East Hampton High School honors athletes

By Jason Harris - Staff Writer
East Hampton - posted Fri., Nov. 16, 2012
Seniors Julianne Toce, Andrea Nease and Meghan Kimball holding their Shoreline Conference Champsionship Volleyball trophy with Principal John Fidler behind them. Photos by Jason Harris.
Seniors Julianne Toce, Andrea Nease and Meghan Kimball holding their Shoreline Conference Champsionship Volleyball trophy with Principal John Fidler behind them. Photos by Jason Harris.

East Hampton High School recently celebrated its fall athletes. Principal John Fidler told the assembled group that the evening was an opportunity to honor all of the school’s athletes. “Your efforts this fall was tremendous,” Fidler said. “It certainly came with a lot of personal sacrifice, time, energy and commitment.”

He also praised the school’s coaches. “You guys are a tremendous group of people,” Fidler said about the coaches. “You pour your hearts, your energies, your time, your attention and focus it all on the kids and get the best you can out of them and your programs.”

During the ceremony, Director of Athletics Shaun Russell honored coach Bob Boscarino, who just finished his 23rd season, with a signed soccer ball for winning his 200th game this past October. “This man has spent a great deal of his life here in East Hampton working very hard for the kids of East Hampton,” Russell said about Boscarino. “He has built a program that is recognized throughout the state of Connecticut for one that plays with great intensity, tremendous sportsmanship and great effort. This guy is, to me, a great coach, role model, colleague and friend.”

Senior Paul Phelps, who won the Hustle award for boys' varsity soccer, felt very grateful about winning and said he thinks Boscarino is a great person. “I think that he knows what he’s doing out there,” Phelps said about his coach. “He knows the players. He knows everything about the game. He deserves to be coach. I think he’s done great things for this program. I think he should coach for a very long time.”

Fidler said that one-third of the school was involved in athletics this fall, which he thinks is phenomenal and an incredible number. He mentioned that 78 percent of the school’s athletes also made either honors or high honors scholastically. “Athletes, you are truly amongst the best we have in this school,” Fidler said. “Given the amount of time you need to put in with games, practices, getting in shape and still take care of your academic business, as a school we could not be prouder.”

Senior Julianne Toce, who won the award for Most Valuable Player in girls' volleyball, said it was a bittersweet night since this is her last year playing volleyball, which she has done since she was a freshman. “Just seeing my coach talk about me was pretty emotional because it’s my senior year,” Toce said.


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