Four former Port Washington stellar athletes will take their place Saturday among Schreiber's elite as members of the 2013 inductees to the sports Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, the inductees will be honored at a Hall of fame breakfast before taking their place in the Pride In Port Parade. An inductee recognition ceremony wil take place at halftime of the homecoming football game between Port Washington and Great Neck South.
The 2013 inductees:
Thomas Eletto, Class of 1990
Eletto was an outstanding three-sport athlete in football, wrestling and baseball. A leader in words and in action on the field, he was captain of the football team for three years and a captain of the wrestling team. Eletto was known for being a tenacious competitor who worked hard to earn his playing time and the accolades soon followed. During the time he played at Schreiber the teams were on the rise. His presence and athletic abilities were instrumental in the success of these programs. His captaincies are a testament to the respect he gained from his teammates and coaches. His exceptional play on the high school football field led him to play collegiately at the University of Connecticut where he earned the “Strongest Freshmen” strength award and being named as the top recruit for their program. Eletto transferred to C.W. Post and completed a stellar career as he was named Player of the Week, All Conference and was captain of the team. Eletto continues his sports endeavors as a tri-athlete and coaches junior baseball.
Eletto is married to his wife, Heather. They have three children: Thomas, Christian and Ava.
Anthony Saccone, Class of 1995
A three-sport athlete, Saccone played varsity football, basketball and lacrosse. He was a running back and outside linebacker for the football team that was one game shy of making the playoffs. His solid season earned him the “Unsung Hero” recognition by the Nassau County Football Coaches Association. It was in lacrosse that Saccone gained most of his notoriety. In his junior year, he was named All League before becoming an All-County player his senior year and also being named Honorable Mention All-American. Saccone played midfield on the 1995 county championship lacrosse team that defeated Farmingdale. He said he remembers that Port was down by three at halftime and coming back to defeat the Dalers was one of his biggest thrills as an athlete. Saccone was named MVP in the championship game. He started his collegiate lacrosse career at Nassau Community College where he made the All-Region Team as a sophomore. He transferred to have a great career at Adelphi where he was named All American and played in the 1999 national championship game. He had the privilege of playing for the professional New York Saints lacrosse team. He currently teaches physical education in the Deer Park School District where he coaches girls varsity lacrosse. Saccone is married to the former Jill Kennedy and they have a son, Caden Anthony, born in 2011. Though he resides in Carle Place, his mother and five sisters, Sandra, Barbara, Nicole, Annemarie and Christina, still reside in Port. He said he will always consider Port Washington his home.
Levine, Class of 1975
Levine was an outstanding tennis player at Schreiber. A three-year standout varsity singles player, he was team captain and went undefeated in his senior year. Levine was known as an intense competitor and a student of the game and his mental toughness was a strength not seen by many on the courts. His passion was second-to-none, and with his array of strokes and work ethic, he was among the best players on Long Island. Levine was highly recruited out of Schreiber by Hobart, the Air Force Academy and Emory University. He decided on Hobart because he said he fell in love with the campus and the coach felt he could contribute as a freshman. The majority of his collegiate experience was playing third singles. As a senior, he was named captain and MVP of the team. After college, Levine went to Mercer University Law School and has had great success in the law field. In 2008, he was elected mayor of Old Field, N.Y. He is currently serving a third term as village mayor in the town of Brookville. He is president-elect of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, serves on the Board of Directors of Suffolk United Cerebral Palsy and is a partner of a law firm.
Levine has been married since 1989 to his wife, Pamela. They have two children, Randy, who is a junior at Colgate University and Carly, who is a nationally- ranked fencer at Ward Melville.
Lynn Porter Schnepper, Class of 1960
Schnepper was a multi-talented athlete and sports participant in many sports – field hockey, basketball, cheerleading, tumbling, volleyball and Color War. Looking back on that time before Title IX, which provided more opportunities for females, she took full advantage of the opportunities that Schreiber offered to females at the time. She was a captain of cheerleading and was a leader on the varsity basketball and volleyball teams. She was passionate and enthusiastic about all she did and was known to be a great athlete and a wonderful teammate. In 1960, she was named the school’s Outstanding Girl Athlete. She said she has fond memories of Color War as a member of the White Team. Her love of sports continued as a physical education major at Denison University in Ohio were she played field hockey and was a member of the swim team. After college, she taught high school physical education at Broom Town High School in Chicago Heights. She got involved in the Northfield Community Nursery School Board and as president of the school board in Sunset Ridge for 10 years. Married in 1964, she has four children with her first husband, Joe Bodman. She is currently married to Howard Schnepper, who has four children as well. The extended families include 15 grandchildren. She and Howard split their time between Chicago and Las Vegas during their retirement.
Information provided by the Port Washington School District