Alexander Aurrichio, a former three-sport standout at Half Hollow Hills West High School, became a star in Australian Rules Football and was known affectionately as “The Rooch.” He died Monday night in a cycling accident in Australia’s Northern Territory at age 30.
Alexander Aurrichio as a member of the Southport Sharks in Australian Rules Football.
Alexander Aurrichio, right, playing Australian Rules Football for the Waratahs Football Club.
Alex Aurrichio, with his father, Lou, and mother, Jill, in Australia.
Alex Aurrichio, center, with family members in Australia.
Alexander Aurrichio and his father, Lou, after an Australian Rules Football game.
Hills West goalie Alexander Aurrichio holds up his team's trophy in celebration after defeating Massapequa, 1-0, in the Class AA Long Island boys soccer championship on Nov. 11, 2007.
Alexander Aurrichio hits a two-run double for Hills West against Riverhead on April 2, 2008.
Alexander Aurrichio of Half Hollow Hillls West Soccer on December 6, 2007.
Hills West keeper Alexander Aurrichio dives for a loose ball on Nov. 5, 2007.
Half Hollow Hills West's Alex Aurrichio, was the winner of the Dellacave Award as the best male athlete in Suffolk on June 8, 2008.