March Athletes of the Month

Whitman Principal Ms. Kathie Acker congratulates her March Athletes of the Month.
Whitman Principal Ms. Kathie Acker congratulates her March Athletes of the Month.

 

One of the benefits of spring sports is that you know the nice weather is just around the corner. Unfortunately, for many of our teams, that corner has been a long and winding road. “We are so glad to finally be outside,” said Kristen Cummings, our March Female Athlete of the Month. The Varsity Girls Lacrosse team was relegated to running in the halls of Walt Whitman High School until the weather broke enough to head outside. Kristen, a Whitman senior, also played soccer this past fall and is looking at attending a nursing program at one of the mid-Atlantic colleges in the fall. She is a member of the Huntington Manor Junior Firefighters Club. Kristen, who plays defense, has been made co-captain for her leadership qualities, which inspire her teammates to work hard and stay positive despite a difficult start in a tough Girls Division 1 lacrosse schedule. 

Vincent Feola, our March Male Athlete of the Month, has been steadily and quietly working his way through Suffolk County’s wrestlers in the 220-pound weight class. His progression has been evident over the past couple of years as he got closer and closer to the top of the class. “You have to constantly push yourself and strive to get better and learn from your mistakes to be successful,” said the Whitman junior, who concentrates solely on wrestling. “I’ve been working really hard at this. I like the fact that wrestling is a very tough sport and teaches you discipline.”  Vincent had a very successful season winning the league championship and the Suffolk County Championship. He has worked his way through the state ranks, landing in the championship round against the parochial school champion. Ending the year second in the state is a great accomplishment, and it will only strengthen Vincent’s determination for his next and final year at Whitman.