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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Honoring top senior male athletes
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Steven Ryan/Herald
West Hempstead's Tayvon Hall will play football at the University of Maine.

Louis Matarazzo (South Side)
One of the most feared hitters in the county, Matarazzo averaged a walk per game but still managed to pound out three homers and 24 RBIs. He batted .422, had an on-base percentage of .609, and scored 31 runs. A two-time All-County third baseman/pitcher, he picked up three saves this spring. He’s attending UNC-Wilmington on a baseball scholarship.  

David McClure (East Rockaway)
A four-year starter on the hardwood and baseball diamond, McClure will attend Oneonta and is considering playing basketball there. He earned All-County honors in both sports and All-Conference in football. He led the Rocks hoops team in points (17.3 per game) and assists and was named Conference B-C MVP. In baseball, he batted .470 with 29 runs and swiped 16 bases.

Michael McCormick (Kennedy)
Off to Hofstra to play baseball, McCormick was a Diamond Award finalist and Co-MVP of Conference AA-III after leading the Cougars with a robust .567 batting average and an eye-popping .783 slugging percentage. He hit leadoff and in the No. 3 spot, anchored the infield at shortstop, and chipped in with his arm with five saves out of the bullpen.  

Matt Mott (Lynbrook)
Mott is taking his lacrosse talents to Adelphi after earning All-County honors for the Owls while serving as their defensive force. He had a big senior year in three sports, the most notable of which came on the wrestling mat when he reached the state tournament at 220 pounds. He won 33 straight matches before losing the county final.   

Robert Person (Kennedy)
Person will bring a laundry list of wrestling accomplishments to Binghamton. He registered 175 career wins, including 96 pins, two Nassau County championships and a pair of All-State finishes. He was All-County four times, a four-time qualifying tournament champ, and five-time winner of the Sprig Gardner tourney. He lost only 27 of 202 matches and went 37-4 as a senior.  

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