April Athletes Celebrated

Whitman Principal Ms. Kathie Acker, and South Huntington Athletic Director Dr. Jim Wright congratulate their two Athletes of the Month for April.
Whitman Principal Ms. Kathie Acker, and South Huntington Athletic Director Dr. Jim Wright congratulate their two Athletes of the Month for April.

Our honored athletes for April have been very busy this spring, each leading their respective team into the playoffs. For badminton player MaryRose Stone, she has played an integral part in Suffolk County’s leading badminton team. Her record as of press time is identical to the team’s record of 14-2. The Wildcat team has already clinched the League Championship and is in the middle of their playoff run. MaryRose keeps busy in the fall and winter as well, playing tennis and fencing respectively. As a senior, MaryRose will be attending Farmingdale College next fall where she will major in Bioscience.  She hopes to become an Endocrinologist.

Having a rock-solid ball shot at your head at over 80 miles per hour can be unsettling for most of us, but Varsity Lacrosse Goalie Shane Brennan gets a thrill from the whole experience.  That thrill has earned Shane the #1 Lacrosse Goalie on Long Island (as of press time) with 223 saves and still counting. While Shane may only be a junior, when you post stats like that, colleges come calling, and in Shane’s case, early. As a Sophomore Shane made a commitment to play at Binghamton University in the fall of 2016. This is Shane’s second season in the Whitman goal and while having opposing players bearing down on you can be unnerving, the thrill of the game, especially victory, overpowers any nervousness he may feel.

Congratulations to both of these exceptional athletes and good luck in the playoffs!