September Athletes of the Month

Whitman Principal Kathie Acker congratulates her two outstanding athletes for September.
Whitman Principal Kathie Acker congratulates her two outstanding athletes for September.

Christina McFelia started the Field Hockey season on a hot streak. In early September she was one of the top scorers on Long Island, and has now settled in to the middle of the top-scoring group as the Lady Wildcats go up against the top teams in Suffolk’s Division I. When Christina is not attacking the goal with her hockey stick, she can be found in the award winning Wind Ensemble with a flute in her hand. She is active in the Girls Leaders Organization, as well as the National- World Language- English- and TriM Honor Societies. It’s college decision time for Christina, she may be leaning towards a business major, but where that will be is still up in the air.

Whitman senior Tariq Soliman, a right–handed, 6’1” outside hitter, set a League single game record of 30 kills in September and has helped keep his Wildcat Volleyball team in good standing in League I play. Tariq also plays for the Long Island Volleyball 17-Year old regional club, and if the fit is right, may want to continue his volleyball career in college next fall. Tariq is a member of the National Honor Society and has an interest in pursuing Law in college. Currently NYU seems to be a good fit for Tariq, so we will need to stay tuned for his decision.  Tariq fits in well at Whitman, thoroughly enjoying his teachers and the rich diversity of the Whitman student base.

Congratulations Christina McFelia and Tariq Soliman, Walt Whitman’s September Athletes of the Month.