Manhasset Boys Basketball Recognized At Dinner

From left: Tom Santella—All Conference Award; Chris Themelis—All County Award; John Mastando—All Conference Award; and Louis Perfetto—All Conference Award with Assistant Coach Stu Goldman.

The Manhasset High School boys varsity basketball team had a tremendous 2017-18 season, finishing third in the AA/A-III Conference. The team had ended the season with an 8-5 conference standing finishing behind Great Neck South and Calhoun, advancing them into the playoffs.

Coach Andre Vanterpool receiving his award for JV Coach of the Year.

The season began with a 51-49 win over the Port Washington Vikings in December and ended with a 62-77 loss to the Garden City Trojans in the playoffs to end their season. The basketball team roster included Cole and Jack Zaffirro, Steve Theodoropolous, Chris Themelis, Thomas Santella, Nick Quinn, Louis Perfetto, John Mastando, Joe Locurto, Matt Donnell, Jack Cargiulo, Joe Busch and Alvin Ahmetas. The team had an overall scorecard of 10 wins and 11 losses. Coaches for the varsity season are George Bruns and Stu Goldman.

Four Manhasset Varsity Basketball players were honored at the 2018 Nassau County Boys Basketball Coaches Association Annual Awards Dinner at the Long Island Marriott on March 26. Juniors Mastando, Perfetto, Santella and Themelis all received recognition for their outstanding performance on the Manhasset Varsity Basketball team this 2017-18 season. Themelis, received All-County and Mastando, Perfetto and Santella received All-Conference. Junior Varsity (JV) coach Andre Vanterpool was named JV Coach of the Year.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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