Justin Italiano would like nothing more than to cap off his senior year by leading Huntington High School’s baseball team to its first league championship since 1965.
Mr. Italiano is expected to captain the Blue Devil diamond squad and play first base. A three-year varsity baseball player, he was All-League last spring after leading off for Huntington most of the year. He was second on the team in batting with a .339 average and led in stolen bases with 14.
Huntington senior Justin Italiano.
“He’s a great kid and a team leader,” Blue Devil head coach Billy Harris said. Mr. Italiano is entirely focused on ending Huntington’s long league championship drought and his teammates are of a similar mind.
The teenager’s senior year academic schedule includes classes in AP Government and Politics, Calculus, Forensics, Journalism, Honors Spanish and Virtual Enterprise, a new business course.
Mr. Italiano’s closest friends include Christian Bellissimo, Tyler Abedin and Jake Costabile. His favorite faculty member is business teacher Paige Tyree Furman.
The senior is considering Quinnipiac University, Adelphi, New York Institute of Technology, Molloy College and Hofstra for the next step in his educational journey. Mr. Italiano wants to play college baseball. He intends to study business.
A Jefferson Primary School alum, Mr. Italiano has enjoyed his time in the district, including at the high school. “It’s been great with lots of opportunities to meet new people and prepare for the future,” he said.