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Aug 7, 2017 2:20 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Southampton's Williams, Pereira, Pike Earned All-State Honors This Past Spring

Chad Pike was Class A Third Team All-State and was selected to Newsday's All-Long Island Second Team. DREW BUDD
Aug 7, 2017 2:20 PM

Southampton High School saw a number of top performances from its varsity players this past spring, leading to a number of postseason honors following the season.

Sebastian Pereira and Nakia Williams both earned All-State honors after top-five finishes at the New York State Track and Field Championships. Williams placed second in the Division II high jump, third overall, after clearing 6 feet 6 inches. He moved on to the Federation Championships—which encompasses athletes from all schools in the state, not just public schools—and placed third after reaching 6 feet 6 inches once again to earn All-Federation honors.

Pereira’s first of three jumps wound up being his best at 20 feet 10½ inches, which placed him fourth in the Division II long jump to take All-State honors. Southampton’s 4x400-meter relay team of Spencer Crough, Christian Oakley, Trevon Jenkins and Patrick Maloney, also qualified for states. Crough was the Small Schools champion in the 800-meter run. Timmy Alejo qualified for states in the triple jump but did not compete at the state meet.

Stephanie Schiavoni and Rebecah Moritz each finished the girls spring season as All-League athletes.

The Southampton baseball team made a run in the Suffolk County Class A playoffs, suffering a pair of close losses in the double-elimination playoffs to Mount Sinai. Chad Pike was named Class A Third Team All-State, Newsday’s All-Long Island Second Team, All-County and was named Most Valuable Player of League VIII, an accomplishment with a competitive Mattituck in the same league.

Another admirable accomplishment came from Devon O’Brien, who was recognized as one of the top defenders in Suffolk County with a Gold Glove at third base. According to Southampton head coach Scott Johnson, O’Brien was the only player east of Patchogue to be given a Gold Glove. O’Brien was also All-League, along with teammates Aaron Krzyzewski, Jem Sisco and Thomas Gabriel. Johnny Navan earned Academic All-League honors.

Samantha Wesnofske was named All-League for her efforts on the Southampton softball team.

The Southampton boys tennis team had a successful season. The Mariners won a three-team playoff for the League VIII title, clinching a spot in the Section XI Team Tournament. Joe Gulli, Justin Hadix and Alex Prag each earned All-League honors, and Jaden Catjhmal was given the League VIII Sportsmanship Award.

In its inaugural season, the South Fork boys lacrosse team—which encompasses student-athletes from Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Pierson, Southampton, and Ross—went 5-10 overall in Division II this past spring. Pierson’s Jack Brown earned both All-Division and All-County honors. The senior captain midfielder had 15 goals and 10 assists for 25 points, second on the Islanders team. According to head coach Matt Babb, Brown was in the top-3 in every statistical category (goals, assists, points, ground balls, takeaways, successful clears).

“The numbers don’t do justice to what Jack meant to the team, though.” he said. “He is a great player that we were able to depend on and was willing to do whatever we needed for the success of the team. In addition to his on-field success, Jack maintained a 91.14 average in school. He is a natural and true leader in every aspect of the word and we were very fortunate to have him.”

As of this past spring, Brown had not chosen a college just yet, Babb said. “I hope he decided to continue playing in college because with his strong leadership and skills, he will instantly make whatever he plays for better over what could be a great college playing career.”


The Whalers baseball team reached the Suffolk County Class C Championship against a loaded Southold team, which they were able to upset in the second game of the series in front of a packed home crowd at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor.

Sam Warne was named All-County while Sean Sloane, Tyler LaBorne, James Sherry and Angelo Toscano were All-League. Matt Burke was Academic All-County.

Information on the Pierson/Bridgehampton softball team was not provided.

East Hampton

The Bonackers tennis team shared League VII and Division IV titles this past spring. Jonny DeGroot, Jaedeon Glasstein, Jack Louchheim, Ravi MacGurn and Alex Weseley each earned All-County honors. Bradley Drubych, James Fairchild, Luke Louchheim and Hunter Medler earned All-League honors.

The East Hampton girls lacrosse team was led by a handful of players all spring. Hollie Schleicher, a Pierson student-athlete, garnered All-County Honorable Mention honors. Lucy Emptage was given the team’s Unsung Hero Award and Elizabeth Bistrian was named All-Division.

The East Hampton softball team finished one victory away from reaching the postseason. Sam Merritt was named All-League.

Information for the East Hampton baseball team was not provided.

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