Congratulations to Our October Athletes of the Month!

Principal John Murphy congratulates his two Athletes of the Month for October.
Principal John Murphy congratulates his two Athletes of the Month for October.

Congratulations to senior volleyball player Alexandra DeGaray on earning Athlete of the Month for October! Alexandra is the secretary of the World Language Honor Society, is involved in the Interact Club, Corn hole Club, GLO, National Honor Society and English Honor Society as well. For Whitman, Alexandra plays outside all around and plans to play libero for her travel team and in college. Since 8th grade during the winter months, Alexandra has been playing volleyball for Academy Long Island, a travel club that hosts players from all over the island. As a senior, Alexandra is keeping her options open as she looks to continue playing volleyball at either American University or Iona College. As for Whitman, she sees how special this young volleyball team is with a number of starting sophomores that give the team room for growth. This season the girls were one game short from making the playoffs with a record of 5-7. While disappointing for Alexandra, she still sees the potential for the young team in the upcoming seasons. As she looks back on her time at Whitman, Alexandra says “my favorite part about Whitman is the diversity and the teachers. The teachers have a great connection with their students that always leads to a positive impact.”

Congratulations to All-County Volleyball player Dominick Esposito on earning Athlete of the Month for October! After a tough playoff game against Sachem North, Dominick still looks back on his varsity season fondly. This season, Dominick liked what new assistant coach Citarella brought to the team, saying how funny he is and how “he really helped bring the team together.” The boy's varsity volleyball has a number of seniors, and as a senior himself, Dominick has applied to Binghamton and Albany, seeing the coming years as “full of limitless possibilities.” One of his favorite parts about playing volleyball is the quick turn around, how even if a player messes up, there’s another chance to come back right afterward. Dominick is the co-founder of the Corn Hole Club, a new club that plays behind the north cafeteria after school and has hopes of putting together a tournament during the coming months. This winter, Dominick is looking to join the bowling team and plays midfield for varsity lacrosse in the spring. Congratulations to both of these talented athletes!