The Huntington boys’ and girls’ fencing teams are in action, competing in dual matches and invitational contests.
Huntington boasts one of Long Island’s oldest fencing programs. The team practices in the gym at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School. The squad is busy sharpening its skills. An evening elementary school age intramural program has attracted more than 30 participants as the Blue Devils look to establish a secure pipeline of athletes into the program for years to come.
The Blue Devils are led by head coach Michelle O’Brien and assistant coaches Vin O’Garra and John Ferraiolo.
The Blue Devil boys’ roster includes seventh grader Theodore Leavy; eighth grader Liam Tucker; freshmen Luca D’Anna, James Kretschmer and Matthew Mead; sophomores Carlos Cruz-Serrano, Declan Duffy, John Holly, Miles Tierney and Baris Toprak; juniors Zubair Ali, Christopher Carmen, Conor Heffernan, Neil Jean-Baptiste, Paul Katigbak, Nicholas Kretschmer, Gabriel Medina-Jaudes, Riley Tucker, Brandon Varady and Matthew Youngwall and seniors Connor Dougal, Thomas Holly, Dominick Stanley, Aidan Walsh and Liam Walsh.
The girl’s team includes seventh grader Uma Shtrom; eighth grader Fiona Brosnan; freshmen Madelyn Bavaro, Alexandra Kustera, Michelle Lopez, Sophia Matheus, Allison Quinn and Emily Roberts; sophomores Adora Colay, Emma Guba, Rebecca Hoffmann, Sasha Koulakova, Aileen Lopez and Gemma Pellegrini; juniors Josefina Fasolino and Akira Selleri and seniors Francesca Greco and Meagan-Elise Malone.
Huntington has upcoming matches against Half Hollow Hills, Newfield/Miller Place, Centereach, Brentwood, Ward Melville, Sayville/Bayport-Blue Point, Commack, Walt Whitman and Lindenhurst along with a tournament at Ward Melville. The Blue Devils are hosting an invitational on Saturday, January 12.