2017 Sachem Athletic Hall of Fame Class Inducted

2017 Sachem Athletic Hall of Fame Class Inducted photo
For just the third time in district history, Sachem inducted an Athletic Hall of Fame class. Their ceremony took place on Saturday, October 7 in the gymnasium lobby at Sachem High School North.

“The Sachem Athletic Department is proud and honored to be a part of inducting some of the top athletes and coaches in Sachem history,” said Gary Beutel, Sachem’s Director of Physical Education, Athletics and Health Education. “We wish every inductee congratulations and thank them for their efforts in representing our school district with pride and honor.”

The event was sponsored by the Sachem Alumni Association.

“There is nothing better than honoring the past and inspiring the future here in Sachem,” said Chris R. Vaccaro, President and Founder of the Sachem Alumni Association. “We have a tradition of excellence in Sachem that has been built over decades of success in athletics and to honor some of the best coaches and student-athletes in district history is tremendous.”

Class of 2017 Inductees
Joe Amplo, lacrosse and football, Class of 1995
Daniel Brienza, soccer, Class of 1999
Matt Brisson, coach
Brian Brecht, lacrosse, Class of 1991
John Carvalheira, wrestling, Class of 1993
Jeanna Composti Sondag, track and field, Class of 1999
Matt DiStefano, volleyball and basketball, Class of 1996
Patty Fabian Scaturro, three-sport athlete, Class of 1978
Mike Falcon, wrestling, Class of 1980
Michael Farley, three-sport athlete, Class of 1984
Bill Kropp, coach and athlete, Class of 1977
Chris LaMorte, gymnastics, Class of 1992
Steve Lorincz, coach
Pat Metcalf, coach
Pete Montalbano, coach
Mike O’Flaherty, coach
Kathleen O’Reilly, three-sport athlete, Class of 1984
Linda Otten, administrator
Tony Petillo, coach and athlete, Class of 1974
Eric Reichenbach, baseball, Class of 1988
Steve Rich, coach
Shannon Weeks McCormack, track and field, Class of 1996
Mike Westscott, coach
Wayne Wilson, three-sport athlete, Class of 1987
Alex Young, coach, Class of 1977
Tom Zambrotta, gymnastics, Class of 1984

To learn more about each inductee, you can read bio capsules on SachemAlumni.org.

Photo Courtesy Jo Art Photographers