~ 2010 ~
Stacey has experienced success at running from the age of 9 when she was a 55m finalist at the Colgate Women’s Games all the way through college, where ran the 3rd fastest 100m time in University of Maryland history. In between, while at NRHS, she was State Champion in the 55m an unprecedented 5 years in a row, State Champion in the 100m 4 years in a row (held sectional record for 13 years), State Champion in the 800m relay (held sectional record for over 10 years), State Champion in the 400m relay (held sectional record for over 10 years), Loucks Games Champion a record 5 consecutive years in the 100m, and still holds the 200m sectional record. As a young lady, Stacey joined a relay team that ran from New Rochelle to Washington, DC, raising funds for babies addicted to drugs.
Mario A. Scarano
~ 2010 ~
Mario left his mark as an athlete, coach and administrator. At NRHS he was QB and co-captain of the football team and a pitcher on the baseball team. In college Mario majored in Physical Education and continued to display his athletic prowess in football. Scarano started his coaching career while in college, and continued leading the youth of New Rochelle for the next 22 years, receiving 5 “Coach of the Year” Awards. Mario’s gift is advancing whatever program he is involved in and this served both New Rochelle and White Plains well, where he served as Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics. At White Plains, he added a full time athletic trainer, increased the number of teams, improved facilities, while incorporating project adventure, rope courses and outdoor education programs. Mario has received the Monroe Sach’s Memorial Award, the Southeastern Zone Award and the NYS Chapter 1 “Amazing Person Award.”
Alan D. Striar
~ 2010 ~
Alan began his community involvement thirty years ago as a co-founder and President of the New Rochelle Youth Basketball and Youth Hockey programs, and President of Youth Soccer. With a focus on implementing an integrated program for children from all parts of the city, he was instrumental in building the soccer program from 300 to 1200 children. Striar was President of NR Youth Baseball and led the fundraising effort for development of Pinebrook Baseball field. As President of each league, he insisted every child play a prescribed time in each game. Alan has coached girl’s tennis, basketball and softball at Blind Brook HS. His work has been honored with the “Alan D. Striar Day”, the Bert Williams Award, the Monroe Sach’s Award, and the Mayor’s Drug Task Force Award, among others.
Rick “Enrico” Yacone
~ 2010 ~
Rick was an outstanding student/athlete, graduating 2nd in his class from the University of Bridgeport while lettering in football, basketball and baseball. While serving in the Marines, he continued to pursue his love for athletics by coaching and playing on the corps baseball and football teams. Yacone started teaching and coaching at I.E.Y. and initiated the schools first football program, which went undefeated in its’ second season. He then went on to coach football, basketball and tennis at NRHS. His teams were very successful, with varsity football winning 3 NYS Championships, JV football going undefeated, and his other sports having numerous winning seasons. During his tenure he was a guidance counselor and took pride in working with his students to help them achieve their goals.