On Sunday, June 9, Amity student-athletes, their coaches and family members gathered at Racebrook Country Club for the annual Block A Dinner.
We know that the athletes are recognized for their hard work and success in their respective sports. But students are not the only ones to receive awards at this event.
The Amity Coaches Association Awards go to those adults who make a difference in the lives of these student-athletes.
Outstanding Service Award
Girls’ Golf Coach Michael Cofrancesco presented the Outstanding Service Award to a mom who volunteers her time to teach the game to girls who want to be on the team.
Jennifer Barnsley has donated her time selflessly for years.
Her assistance is greatly appreciated by the coach and girls alike.
Coach of the Year
Boys’ Basketball Coach Jeff Nielsen had the honor of presenting the Coach of the Year award to longtime Girls’ Basketball Coach Michelle Shoop.
Michelle, the mother of two small children has guided the talented girls to championship games and is known for her patience, passion, and respect. Former players often come back to watch the games and check in with their beloved coach every year.
Boys Hockey Coach Michael “Scooter” Richetelli surprised his assistant coach Todd Dandelske with this award.
Todd has been working with the Spartans Hockey Team for a long time and was part of the coaching staff when Richetelli won this award back in 2014. The year the boys went all the way to the state championship final.
Todd is well liked, and always smiling. Richetelli was joined by three of this year’s players (Jason Csejka, Kenny Page, and Ryan Miller) for the presentation.