The newly renamed Thomas J. Connell Old Timers’
Athletic Association Sports Award, represents outstanding accomplishment in
athletics, leadership, citizenship and scholarship.
The winners this year from Mamaroneck High School are
Heather Noto and Jacob “Jack” Miller and Georgia Richardson and Jeff Colangelo
from Rye Neck High School.
Noto, a two-sport varsity athlete, played field hockey
and lacrosse and was voted an Academic All American by the National Field
Hockey Coaches Association and was named to the State All-Tournament Team.
Heather is heading off to Washington College.
Miller, a two-sport varsity athlete, was captain of
both the football and wrestling teams and was selected as a Golden Dozen
Scholarship award winner for football, as well as a Con Edison award winner.
Miller is bound for Washington University in September.
Richardson, a three-sport athlete, played varsity
soccer, basketball and softball all four years of her high school career. She
is a member of the National Honor Society, a NYSSMA vocalist and a Blue Ribbon
Scholarship winner. Georgia is headed for the University of Michigan.
Colangelo, a three-year varsity baseball player, was elected
All League in his junior and senior years. He also played two years of varsity
football and one year each of varsity basketball and bowling. He was on the
high honor roll. Colangelo will be heading off to Boston College in the fall.
The Old Timers’ Association, founded by Charles
Gronberg, has been presenting this prestigious award since 1957. Its membership
includes more than 150 residents from the Larchmont and Mamaroneck communities
who have a passion for high school athletics, both past and present.
This year’s award was renamed to honor Tom Connell,
former president and treasurer of the organization, who recently passed away.
Tom was the “glue” that helped to keep the organization together. Connell’s
wife, Alice, and family were on hand to accept a special award in his honor.
For more information about the Old Timers’ Association
of Mamaroneck-Larchmont, please contact Skip Pennucci at (914) 424-1823
or e-mail him at email@example.com.
–Skip Pennucci contributed this story. He can be found most days behind the counter at Village Paint in Larchmont