Student-athletes from South Side High School in Rockville Centre are college bound


Several South Side High School student-athletes are headed to college to play sports this fall after graduating.

Athletes in the above photo, top row, from left, include Erin Agoglia, who will compete in gymnastics at James Madison University in Virginia; Avery Brull, who will participate in track and field at Cornell University in Ithaca; Sydney Brancaccio, who will join the gymnastics team at the University of Delaware; John Jude Consideine, who will play boys’ lacrosse at Hobart College in upstate New York; EllaGrace Delmond, who will compete in lacrosse at Qunnipiac University in Connecticut and Olivia Duca, who will vie in cross-country and track and field at Boston University.

In addition, second row from left, Sophie Federico will participate in gymnastics at James Madison University, Madison Gemberg will play volleyball at SUNY Geneseo upstate, Thomas Kelly will play boys’ lacrosse at SUNY Binghamton upstate; Faith LaMacchi will compete in volleyball at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, Matthew Lozito will play lacrosse at the University of Georgia and Paul Mata will compete in track and field at Adelphi University.

Additionally, third row from left in the above photo, Matthew Melkonian will play lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania; Ava Morris will compete in track and field at SUNY Albany; Sydney Rathjen will join the lacrosse team at Brown University in Rhode Island; Timothy J. Sheehan will represent the lacrosse team at the University of Denver; Vasion Sinjari will play soccer at SUNY Geneseo and Jack Temple will compete in football at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.

Lastly, fourth row from left in the above photo, Nicholas Tesar will play football at Long island University and Lauren Zola will compete in tennis at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

“South Side High School is proud to congratulate the seniors, not only on acceptance to their prospective colleges and universities, but also for being accepted as athletes at the collegiate level,” the district said in a statement. “They will truly be missed in RVC.”


Courtesy Rockville Centre School District; compiled by Mike Smollins