February Athletes of the Month

Principal John Murphy congratulated our February athletes left to right: Brandon Dowling, Kayla Soulias, Meghan Soulias, and Terron Robinson.
Principal John Murphy congratulated our February athletes left to right: Brandon Dowling, Kayla Soulias, Meghan Soulias, and Terron Robinson.

Our February athletes of the month have all distinguished themselves in one way or another. For Brandon Dowling, a sophomore Epee Fencer, February was a tremendous month.  It’s not that Brandon won each time he was on the strip, or even that he had a great county championship. Brandon found himself an Athlete of the Month because of his perseverance and willingness to never give up and keep working to improve himself.  “There’s something for everyone here at Whitman,” said Brandon. “You can always find something you like and I thinks that really cool.” When not busy at Whitman, Brandon is an active member of Boy Scout Troop 406.

Our other male Athlete of the Month for February needs no introduction. This year’s State Runner Up Wrestling Champion Terron Robinson has ‘been there... done that,’ and was seconds away from a second State Championship when he fractured his arm. In true fashion, Terron was back at the center of the mat wanting to resume and needed to be convinced that it was over and he couldn’t continue. Terron has healed well after his surgery and is now preparing for wrestling next fall when he attends Nassau Community College. Terron’s feature article ‘Life Reversal’ in Newsday spoke volumes of this young mans character and perseverance. You can still access the Newsday article at: http://www.shufsd.org/News/Story.aspx?id=44358

Senior fencing captain Kayla Soulias finished her high school fencing career with the best record in the League, 1st Team All-County in Foil, 1st Team All-Long Island and Ranked #1 Suffolk County. Kayla trains all-year, and participates in the Junior Olympics for fencing. She also plays tennis for the Lady Wildcats. She is a member of the National Honor Society, English Honor Society, and the SAT Scholars Club.  Kayla was undecided where she would be attending college in the fall, but fencing will be a big part of where she ends up. “I think what impresses me the most about Whitman is the amazing teachers and the dedication they bring to their students,” said our celebrated senior.

Sophomore Meghan Soulias had a good year on the basketball court, helping her team into the second round of the playoffs. Meghan had a career high 15 points and played outstanding defense against Sachem's best player and in the first round of the playoffs was instrumental in keeping Hills East to one of their lowest scoring games of the year.  Meghan also plays soccer and lacrosse for the Lady Wildcats. She is member of the National English Honor Society, and a Paw Print contributor, as well as an all-honors student. While only in her second year at Whitman, Meghan has already found plenty to keep her busy. “The environment here impresses me,’ said Meghan. The diversity of what’s offered and the team atmosphere is great.”

Congratulations to all of our exceptional Athletes of the Month!