Clark Gillies and Sarah Hughes to headline Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame ceremony Salute to Champions Awards Dinner presented by Briarcliffe College on May 3, 2011 at the Woodlands in Woodbury.

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The Nassau County Sports Commission has announced the full slate of honorees to be awarded at the 16th annual "Salute to Champions" Awards Dinner presented by Briarcliffe College on May 3, 2011 at the Woodlands in Woodbury.

Slate of celebrity honorees to attend that evening include: Legendary New York Islander Clark Gillies and Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes (Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame); Sports Broadcaster Mary Carillo (Dick Schaap Award); Arkansas Razorback D.J. Williams (John Mackey Award); Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packer and Uniondale, NY native Andrew Quarless (Nassau County Athlete of the Year) and multi-talented sports broadcaster C.J. Papa (Broadcast Media Award).

However, the highlight of our event is always the outstanding local student athletes and coaches that are honored on the very same stage as the celebrity recipients listed above.

2011 Scholastic Honorees

High School Outstanding Achievement Award
Catherine Powell - Valley Stream South High School

Lauren Simicich - Floral Park Memorial High School
Barbara Sullivan - Garden City High School
Amanda Walsh - Our Lady of Mercy Academy
Gene Garay - Oceanside High School
Rahmik Perry - Hempstead High School
Christopher Shevins - Wellington C. Mepham High School
Kyle Zahradka - H. Frank Carey High School
Drew Zahradka - H. Frank Carey High School
NCSC High School Coach of the Year
Russ Cellan - Freeport High School
Debbie Rut - Plainview JFK High School
James J. Regan Award
Stephen Jahelka - Garden City High School
Eva Tucci Award
Heather Artinian - Glen Cove High School
College Athlete of the Year
Jack Castellano - Briarcliffe College
Tiffany Yovino - Hofstra University
College Coach of the Year
Joseph Spallina - Adelphi University
The Nassau County Sports Commission, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by Briarcliffe College that provides a health sports environment that advances the health and well being of Nassau County youth. For additional information, please visit

About Briarcliffe College
A proprietary institution with locations in Bethpage, Patchogue and Queens NY., Briarcliffe College is a four-year career education college offering degree programs in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, graphic design, information technology, management and paralegal studies. Programs vary by location. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000 accredits Briarcliffe College. Briarcliffe College does not guarantee employment or salary. Briarcliffe College is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of colleges, universities and schools. For more information, visit or