Sayville football seniors are college bound


Many Sayville varsity football graduating seniors have taken home many merits to add to their trophy case and are looking forward to their future in the fall.

After going undefeated and winning the Long Island Championship and Rutgers Trophy in 2022 and reaching the Suffolk County Championship last fall, these young men have accomplished many personal accolades both in the classroom and on the gridiron, and the future looks bright for these student athletes.

In their senior season last fall, quarterback Jake Tripptree and middle linebacker Jackson Neugebauer were awarded the merit of wearing No. 9 and No. 56. No. 9 is in honor of Mitch Cangelosi and No. 56 is in honor of Joey Visone.

Both numbers are awarded annually to a senior who exhibits leadership, sportsmanship, and integrity. Jake was dignified to wear No. 9 his senior year and Jackson was esteemed to wear Np. 56.

Tripptree, Neugebauer, wide receiver Luke Hansen, and juniors Mikey Sands and Kyle Messina were named All County by the Suffolk County Football Association. Neugebauer received the accolade of D3 Scholar Athlete and was nominated for the James LaBue Top Scholar Athlete Award.

Jackson also was awarded the Suffolk County Zone Leadership Award for Sayville, the NFF Scholar Athlete Award, and the National Football Foundation Suffolk Chapter Golden Eleven Honoree Award and will be attending University of Miami this fall at the Herbert School of Business and will be double majoring in finance and business.

Luke Hansen will be attending Hobart College to play football for the Hobart Statesmen upstate in Geneva, N.Y., and is a business finance major.

Jake Tripptree will be playing football at UConn home of the back-to-back National champion Huskies in men’s basketball and Jake is a business finance major.

This year Tripptree was named First Team All-State and Gridiron Great for the third time. wide receiver Anthony Contaldi who was named 2023 Suffolk County First Team All-Division will take his talents to Wesleyan University to play football for the Cardinals and major in economics.

Defensive tackle Landon Garrett who was named to the Second Team All-Division is attending Cortland home of the 2023 National Champion Red Dragons.

Four Sayvillians will be taking their talents to Otsego County to go to SUNY Oneonta. Richie Carmody, who not only starred on the gridiron but also on the hardcourt as he averaged 20.1 points per game with Sayville basketball and attained the prestigious milestone of 1,000 points scored in his high school career, will be going to SUNY Oneonta.

Footballer and track runner Kevin Scheibe will be going to Oneonta to major in adolescence/special education.

Football and basketball player Dan Lahman will be heading upstate to Oneonta to major in business administration and finance.

Defensive tackle Mitch Kolar will attend Oneonta as an adolescence education major.

Defensive end and Sayville wrestler Dom Franzese will be going to Alfred University.

Wide rceiver/running back/ cornerback and wrestler Dan Holohan will take his talents down south to study sports and entertainment management at University of South Carolina, the home of the 2024 Women’s Basketball National Champions.

Linebacker Zack Watson and wide receiver Noah Jabour will both be playing collegiate football upstate at Alfred University for the Alfed Saxons. Zack will major in education and Noah will be studying health fitness management.

Defensive end and basketball player Liam Dowling will be going to University of Georgia and will major in data science.

Wide receiver and lacrosse defenseman Michael McGuinness will be taking his talents to The University of Rhode Island to study finance. 


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