September Athletes of the Month

Casey Gilmartin, Anna Scortichini and Quinn O’Hara are congratulated by Principal John Murphy. thumbnail102394
Casey Gilmartin, Anna Scortichini and Quinn O’Hara are congratulated by Principal John Murphy.

Third doubles tennis player Anna Scortichini is one of our Athlete’s of the month for September, going undefeated in every one of her matches this season. As a senior at Whitman, Anna is secretary of the National Honors Society, is involved in the Girls Leaders Organization, the Ambassador’s Club, World Language Honors Society, and plays badminton in the spring as well. “I like how you can be involved in a lot of things at Whitman, there’s something here for everyone,” Anna says as she shares her fondness for her school. Anna is interested in studying occupational therapy at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut post-graduation.

Casey Gilmartin, Anna’s doubles partner, receives Athlete of the Month as well. “I’m really proud of us, we played really well every game and it shows because we went undefeated,” Casey says as she describes how she enjoys playing doubles because of the support they give to each other on the court. Casey plays doubles badminton, is involved in the Interact Club, Girls Leaders Organization, World Language Honor Society, and is manager of the Walt Whitman Varsity Tennis Twitter page. “I like how it’s a close-knit community and you don’t feel out of place when you come to Whitman,” the senior shares. Casey is interested in attending Boston University with hopes of double majoring in art and journalism.

Our third Athlete of the Month is senior football player Quinn O’Hara who feels fortunate to be in the top tier of the Newsday Passing leaderboard with 18 total touchdowns. Quinn plays lacrosse as well and has received offers from a number of colleges, including St. John’s, Binghamton and Jacksonville to play Division I lacrosse.  Quinn is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Business Honor Society. “I’ve met some of my greatest friends here and the teachers are awesome,” Quinn says as he reflects on his three-plus years at Whitman. The best part about Whitman for Quinn is its diversity, saying “it’s amazing how everyone comes together as one, all of the sports teams here and the way they all support each other.”

Congratulations to September’s Athletes of the Month!