The East Hampton girls volleyball team led the way in terms of postseason accolades this past fall.
The Lady Bonackers finished the regular season with a perfect 12-0 record (13-0 overall) to win the League VI title and receive a first-round bye in the Suffolk County Class A playoffs where they were defeated by powerhouse Kings Park in the semifinals. Mikela Junemann was named League VI Player of the Year, Class A Fifth Team All-State, All-Tournament Team and All-County. Elle Johnson was also named Class A Fifth Team All-State, All-Class A and she was named the Lady Bonackers’ Most Valuable Player. Molly Mamay was named to the All-Tournament Team and All-League. Madyson Neff, Nicole Realmuto and Ella Gurney were also All-League and Gurney was given the team’s Coach’s Award. Erin Decker and Connie Chan were All-County Academic for having an unweighted GPA at 95 or above. Decker was named the team’s Most Improved Player. East Hampton head coach Kathy McGeehan was named League VI Coach of the Year as was junior varsity coach Nicole Cummings.
The East Hampton boys volleyball team missed out on the playoffs after a 2-12 season. Logan Gurney was named All-Division and was given the team’s MVP award. Clark Miller, Morgan Segelken and Luc Campbell were All-Division Honorable Mentions, with Campbell being named the team’s Most Improved Player. Cameron Downs and Jordan Uribe were both All-Academic and Henry Garneau was given the Coach’s Award.
The East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton girls swimming team had another successful season, winning the League III regular season title with a 5-0 record. Jane and Julia Brierley, Oona Foulser and Sophia Swanson were All-State by placing 13th in the 200-yard medley relay at the state meet after having already qualified as an All-County team. The same group was also All-County in the 200 freestyle relay and competed in the same event at states. Swanson and Jane Brierley were All-County in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke, respectively, and competed in those events at states.
The following swimmers earned All-League honors: Jane Brierley (200 individual medley), Julia Brierley (100 breaststroke), Caroline Brown (100 backstroke), Foulser (50 freestyle, 100 free), Darcy McFarland (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke), 400 free relay (Olivia Brabant, Kiara Bailey-Williams, Emma Wiltshire, Camryn Hatch).
The East Hampton boys soccer team qualified for the playoffs after a 7-7 League V season (8-8 overall). It defeated Kings Park in the first round of the playoffs before falling to Elwood/John Glenn in the county quarterfinals. Zane Musnicki, Sebastian Fuquen and Kurt Matthews were each named All-Conference while Musnicki also earned All-County Academic honors. Cris Criollo and Brian Gonzalez were named All-League and JV head coach Mike Vitulli was recognized as League V JV Coach of the Year. The Bonackers were also given the League V Sportsmanship Award.
The East Hampton girls soccer team had one of its best seasons in recent memory, finishing with a 6-7-1 Division II record (7-8-1 overall). Lucy Short and Asha Hokanson each received All-Division honors.
Ryan Fowkes led the East Hampton boys cross country team in his senior season. He was All-County, Academic All-County, All-Division III, All-League and was named the team MVP. Evan Masi was also All-Division III and All-League and Ethan McCormac was Academic All-County. Luke Tyrrel was named the team’s Most Improved Runner and Avery Martinsen was given the Coach’s Award. Ava Engstrom earned an All-County distinction for her success this past season on the girls cross country team. She qualified for the state meet for the second year in a row.
Turner Foster qualified for the boys golf state tournament for the third time in his high school career and earned All-County and All-League honors in the process. Teammate Nate Wright was All-League as well.
A 9-5 season would qualify most teams for the playoffs but due to not having enough power points, the East Hampton field hockey team just missed out, but it had plenty of postseason accolades to make up for it. Emily Hugo, Kate Ward and Cate Wicker—all co-captains of the team this past season—earned All-County Honorable Mention honors, with Hugo taking home an Exceptional Senior Award. Ward represented East Hampton in the Suffolk County Field Hockey Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game on November 8. Rianna Helier and Tia Weiss were each named All-Division and Anna Hugo was given the team’s Unsung Hero Award. Wicker was named the team’s MVP, Weiss was named Most Improved Player and Rorey Murphy was given the Coach’s Award.
Boys and girls cross country, boys golf, field hockey, girls soccer, girls swimming, girls tennis, and boys and girls volleyball all qualified as New York State Scholar-Athlete teams. To qualify, 75 percent of a team’s roster must have had an average GPA of 90 or above.
Information on East Hampton’s girls tennis team was not provided.