Manhasset Secondary School
|Manhasset Secondary School|
|200 Memorial Place
Manhasset, NY 11030
|Type||Middle School / Public High School|
|School district||Manhasset School District|
|Principals and Assistant Principals||Dr. Dean Schlanger (Principal, all grades)
Peter J. Vercessi (Assistant Principal, all grades)
|Faculty||59.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||7 - 12|
|Enrollment||1350 (as of 2008-09)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.3|
|Color(s)||Orange and Blue|
|Athletics conference||Section VII|
Manhasset Secondary School is a four-year public high school and middle school located in Manhasset, at 200 Memorial Place, in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. Manhasset High School consistently ranks among the top 100 High Schools in America.
At Manhasset, Jim Brown earned 13 letters playing football, baseball, basketball and lacrosse, while also running track. Manhasset boys lacrosse has won the state lacrosse title four times.
Schools and offices located in the school building
- Manhasset Middle School
- Manhasset High School
- Central Office
- The Superintendent of Schools
- Offices for the District Coordinators of Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Science, English, Athletics, Technology and Social Studies
- Manhasset's team nickname is the Indians, and the school colors are orange and blue.
- Popular varsity sports at Manhasset High School are baseball, football, basketball, field hockey, cross country, track, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, swimming, crew, fencing, badminton, golf, bowling and wrestling. The following are some of the sport teams and their accomplishments:
Cross-country and track
- The 2010 Cross Country team completed a 3rd consecutive undefeated dual meet season, finishing 13-0 and emerging victorious in the Conference Championship meet. From an individual standpoint, this has been the most successful season in the history of the program. Junior Charlie Morris earned All-County, All-State, and All-Federation honors (first in Manhasset's history) and sophomore Stephen Bourguet achieved All-County and All-State honors as well. The two will return next year as the top runners in Nassau County and will look to carry a young group of emerging harriers back to the State Championships as a team.
- The 2009 Cross Country team finished 4th at the State Championships in Plattsburgh, NY. Top runner Joe Nassirian earned All-State honors with a 16th place finish in a personal best of 16:16. Fellow senior co-captains Patrick Love, Andrew Choi, and Joe Zahn joined teammates Jonathan Thomas, Charlie Morris and Stephen Bourguet in capturing the Nassau County B Championship, following an undefeated season earning the squad a Division and Conference Championship.
- The Manhasset Boys 2008 Cross-Country team won the Class B County Championships, competing in the State Meet in Sunken Meadow, New York. The team placed 4th in the Nassau County tournament, and 8th in the New York State Class B Division. The team was led by Joseph Nassarian, David Knowles and Patrick Love.
- Outdoor Track Coach Donald Scott ranks 6th all-time amongst all New York State coaches in Track dual meet victories, recording 384 over the span of his coaching career. In Cross Country he currently ranks 2nd all-time in Coaching Wins with 510. 
- Manhasset lacrosse is an enduring tradition.
- In 1932, Manhasset established the first HS lacrosse team on Long Island while Garden City followed shortly after in 1934. A yearly lacrosse tradition known as the "Woodstick Classic" emerged between the schools, an event which is attended by hundreds every year, and is currently the nation's longest continuous boys lacrosse rivalry. Manhasset leads the all-time series, 66-55. In recent years, a side rivalry has developed with the Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks, as well as John Jay Cross River High School
- Since 1995, Manhasset has won the Class B State Championship one time : 1995, and Class C State Championship three times: 2004,2009 and 2010.
- For the past six years since 2004, the Manhasset Indians have been ranked among the top 100 best lacrosse teams in the country (Ranked by Laxpower), and have finished among the top three on that list, three different times during that span.
- In 2009 and 2010, the boys lacrosse team won the Class C state championship, making back-to-back state titles for the first time in school history and this year they are being moved up a division.
Manhasset’s Varsity Wrestling Team won the Division 2 Nassau County Championships three consecutive years, 2005, 2006, & 2007. Since moving to Division 1 in 2008, the team has produced several conference champions and all-county wrestlers.
- In 2008, the Boys Junior 4+ boat won the Scholastic National Regatta in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the prestigious Stotesbury Cup regatta, and the New York State Championship regatta.
- The following year, in 2009, the Boys Senior 4+ won back-to-back National titles. They also placed first in both the New York State Championship regatta and the New Jersey State Championship regatta that year. The Girls Junior 4+ boat also won the Scholastic National Regatta and placed 4th in the world famous Head of the Charles Regatta.
- In 2010 the Girls Lightweight 4+ boat won New York State Championship regatta and the Scholastic National Regatta. They also took second place Second at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta.
In 2000, the Manhasset Boys Soccer team finished their season 8-2-2, and was awarded a #6 seed in the playoffs. After winning in both the first and second round playoff games, they upset Garden City (#1 seed) and continued their journey by becoming Long Island Champions. The team lost a heart breaker in the State Semi-Finals 1-0.
In 2010, the Manhasset Boys Varsity Soccer team finished first in conference VI. They finished with an undefeated season (10-0-2) with 32 points and received a #1 seed in the Nassau County Playoffs the first time ever in their school's history. Throughout the season, the team was consistently ranked in the state by Newsday (#1 in Week 4; #5 in Week 5; #4 in Week 6), the first time the school has ever been ranked in the state for soccer. On October 30, 2010, the boys soccer team won their first round playoff game against Seaford 2-1 in Double OT. It was the first time in ten years that the Indians had won a playoff game in soccer. The Indians continued their undefeated streak until losing to Wantagh in the county semi-finals aided by All County Andrew Kapper, all county honorable mention Owen O'hora, all conference Goalkeeper Max Egan, sophomore Alex Leondis and senior Bradford Greaves. Captains Michael Heenan and Max Egan's ambitious qualities helped motivate their team to success.
In 2012 the boys varsity team struggled to start out the season but toward the end of the year they were in playoff contention. Exciting games included home games vs. North Shore, Valley Stream South and Lynbrook. Vital parts to the teams success included Kade Kenlon, Michael Fahey, Will McNamara, goal keeper Donald Spampinato, Chris DeMatties, Evan Tortora, Jimmy Baranello, Alex Miradoli, Nick Fiacco and Chris DiPreta. McNamara, Spampinato and Miradoli received All-Conference Post Season awards, DeMatties received All County honorable mention.
- Notable Alumni Include: Daniel Barnes (P, MHS Class of 2007) Nassau County Diamond Award-Winner who pitched for Princeton. Was drafted by TOR in 35th round of MLB Draft, Blue Jays farm system (present). Joe Puliafico (C, Class of 1995) started as a catcher at Penn State University from 1995-2000. Matt Demitroff (INF, Class of 2010) holds NY State career record for steals with 134 (5/11/10).
- NYS Scholar-Athlete Team: 1994- Present
- Coach Richard Hess is the program's all-time wins leader, with 150 wins in 16 years (1994-2009). Succeeded by Brian Corbo (2010-Present).
In 2007 Manhasset's Choirs (Concert Choir, Kinsmen, & Select Ensemble) became the first in New York State to receive three Golds with Distinction on the highest level of NYSSMA. In 2008 this process was improved with four Golds with Distinction when the Women's Chorus also received one on Level VI.
This year eight choirs will involve over 300 students in singing: Symphonic Choir, Concert Choir I, Concert Choir II, Women's Chorus, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Select Ensemble, Kinsmen, Varsity Kinsmen.
Kinsmen is the elite men's choir with 35 members. In June 2008 they were selected as the Best High School Choir in New York State. In recognition of their excellence Kinsmen will perform at the NYSSMA All-State Conference in Rochester in December. Kinsmen can be heard on YouTube.
The Manhasset High School Marching Band has won the USSBA Division 1A New York State Championships three years in a row, from 2009 through 2011. On October 3, 2010, Manhasset hosted its own marching band competition, which included five bands competing and an exhibition by the Stony Brook University marching band.
- 2009 Golds with Distinction: Women's Chorus, Symphonic Choir, Select Ensemble, Kinsmen, Orchestra
- 2008 Golds with Distinction: Women's Chorus, Concert Choir, Select Ensemble, Kinsmen
- 2007 Golds with Distinction: Concert Choir, Select Ensemble, Kinsmen
- Ted Bessell (born 1935) television actor and director.
- Jim Brown (born 1936), NFL Hall of Famer for the Cleveland Browns.
- Jack Coffee (born 1944) attorney, professor of law at Columbia and SEC expert.
- John Gagliardi (born 1974), professional lacrosse player.
- Dr. Nancy E. Gary, (1937–2006) former dean of Albany Medical College, Executive Vice President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Dean of its F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.
- Ken Howard (born 1944), actor best known for the TV series The White Shadow and Chancellor of the National Kidney Foundation.
- Steve Lesser (born 1944), architect, best known for work on Faneuil Hall, Boston.
- Vicki Robin (born 1945), activist, author Your Money or Your Life
- Ira Lee Sorkin (born 1943), attorney, and SEC expert, defended Bernard Madoff
- Manhasset High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 27, 2007.
- Rubin, Bob. "REMEMBER JIM BROWN, LACROSSE STAR?", The Miami Herald, November 25, 1983. Accessed June 1, 2008.
- "Manhasset Lacrosse: Enduring Tradition". Manhasset Press. July 14, 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-17.
- Local Heat, National Spotlight - High Schools, Long Island Expressway, National Collegiate Athletic Association - Newsday.com
- Woodstick Classic Boys Varsity Lacrosse November 30th, 2006.
- Woodstick Classic: All-Time Results - Lacrosse, Microsoft Corporation - Newsday.com
- Holden, Stephen. "FILM REVIEW; Jim Brown as Football Legend, Sex Symbol and Husband", The New York Times, March 22, 2002. Accessed October 15, 2007. "It was at Manhasset High School that he became a football star and athletic legend."
- Barbuti, Angela. "Field of Dreams: Manhasset's Fab 5 Returns to MHS to Practice", Manhasset Press, August 26, 2005. Accessed November 27, 2007. "Of the 150 best lacrosse players in the world, five call Manhasset home. Beginning their careers playing on Manhasset's P.A.L. teams, Conor Denihan, John Gagliardi, Tim Goettelmann, Blake Miller, and Nick Murtha would all grow up to play major league lacrosse."
-  Nancy Gary; Pioneering Dean of Medical Schools, Washington Post, June 15, 2006
- Ken Howard profile, The New York Times. Accessed November 23, 2007.
- Manhasset Public Schools-Welcome
- Manhasset Middle School
- Manhasset High School
- Manhasset High School Choirs
- The Manhasset Girls Field Hockey Team in a championship game against Garden City
- Woodstick Classic Boys Varsity Lacrosse November 30, 2006.
- The Woodstick Classic boys varsity lacrosse on 3-31-07
- The boys varsity lacrosse team winning their Nassau county semifinal game against the Friends Academy on 5-25-07