December Athletes of the Month

Walt Whitman Principal John Murphy congratulates his winter sports stars and our December Athletes of the Month, Aiden Smyth and Meghan Soulias.
Walt Whitman Principal John Murphy congratulates his winter sports stars and our December Athletes of the Month, Aiden Smyth and Meghan Soulias.

Meghan Soulias is our Female Athlete of the Month for December.  As of press time, the team was 5-1 and needed one more win to make the playoffs.  “But we're hoping to win much more than that,” said the Junior Guard/Forward who is undoubtedly having her best year on the court. Since our initial interview with Meghan, the Lady Wildcats have played undefeated ball and are currently 8-1. Meghan’s top play comes at a cost and she garners a lot of attention from opposing players creating a real battle under the ‘boards.’ Meghan and her teammates will be going up against their toughest opponent on Friday evening (2/2/18 @ 6:15), in what will sure to be an exciting game against the number one ranked Northport Tigers in Whitman’s South Gym.

Meghan is also a midfielder on the Wildcats lacrosse team and when she’s not on a court or field, she’s busy with the National Honor Society and the National Business Honor Society.

Congratulations Megan Soulias and good luck lady Wildcats down the stretch!

Our Male Athlete of the Month for December is Track phenom, Aiden Smyth. Fresh off his Newsday Spotlight last weekend, and his first-place performance in the 1-mile event (1600m) at the Armory, Aiden is ready for Monday’s Section XI Championships. “Winter had always been more of a spring tune-up for me, but I started stronger than I expected,” said Ayden. “The Armory Meet has put me in a good position and I’ve been working hard towards the County and State Qualifier meets. Aiden ran Cross Country last fall where he was All-League, All-Division, All-County, All-County Academic, and New York State Qualifier. He will be running in the 1600 meter (1mile) and 3200 meter (2mile) events this spring.

Aiden is a member of the National Honor Society, National Language Honor Society, and the National English Honor Society, and does a lot of off-campus volunteer work. Our future bio-medical engineer has been narrowing down his college search, acknowledging that his two top schools were on opposite ends of New York State.

Congratulations Aiden Smyth and good luck!