The Warwick Valley High School athletic department held their boys’ basketball Senior Night on Tues., Feb. 19. The following basketball players were recognized for their contributions to the team.
Jonah Bevacqua is a senior captain and two-year varsity starter. Jonah is having an outstanding season, averaging over 12 points and nine rebounds per game. Having a center that can step outside and shoot threes has made it very difficult for teams to defend. Jonah’s offensive versatility has played a large part in the team’s success. Jonah is unselfish and always looking to set his teammates up.
Jonah was accompanied to the Senior Night by his parents, Sharon and Dave Bevacqua. Next year Jonah will be looking to study communications. The schools that he is interested in include: Hunter College, Kean University, and Farmingdale State College.
Zac Goldstein is a three-year varsity starter and captain who entered tonight’s celebration just 12 points shy of 1,000 for his career. Zac’s season averages of 20 points and 10 rebounds per game rank him among the best in the section. Zac has scored over 20 points in 10 games this season, including 36 points against Chester and 32 points against Port Jervis. He has continued to improve each year and has added elements to his game that will make him a terrific collegiate player.
Zac has many schools interested in him and is currently undecided on where he will attend. He will look to study business management next fall. His parents, Pam and Mitch Goldstein, joined him at center court.
Josiah Joseph is the senior starting point guard and captain who has played on varsity for three years. Josiah has been a key piece to the team’s success and entered tonight averaging 12 points, five rebounds, and five assists per game, while shooting 83% from the free throw line. His full court pressure bothers his opponents and his quick first step makes it almost impossible to stay in front of him on defense. Josiah was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Mustang Classic Holiday Tournament, in which he helped lead Warwick to the championship.
Next year Josiah wants to attend Iona College or SUNY Purchase. He was joined at center court by his parents, Keisha and Byron Joseph.
Harsev Singh is a two-year varsity player and has been an important role player for the team this year. He has started four games and has been a leader in the locker room all season. ‘H’ is willing to do anything for the basketball program and his work ethic and positive attitude will be missed next year. Harsev is a role model in school as well and maintains an average of over 100.
Next year he will look to study pre-med at one of the following schools: Cornell, University of Virginia, Boston College, Villanova, Colgate, University of Connecticut, SUNY Binghamton or Fordham. His parents, Sandy and Dr. Sandeep Singh, as well as his sister, Gursimar and his brother, Tegh, were on hand as he was recognized.
Jaquil Tucker has been a three-year varsity player for the Warwick program. After suffering an injury that cost him 14 games last year, Jaquil has been a centerpiece for the team this season. He is the best defender on the team and one of the top defenders in the section. Jaquil is asked to guard the opponent’s best player and has done a terrific job accepting the challenge.
Next year Jaquil hopes to continue playing basketball at Dutchess Community College or Lackawanna College, where he plans to study marketing.
He was joined at Senior Night by his mother, Nerlane Sterling and his sister, Isabella and brother, Daniel.