October Athletes of the Month

Walt Whitman Principal Mr. John Murphy congratulates his October Athletes of the Month.  thumbnail143027
Walt Whitman Principal Mr. John Murphy congratulates his October Athletes of the Month.

Congratulations to Raymond Matuza and Annabelle Novinski for earning October’s Athletes of the Month!

Annabelle is recognized as Athlete of the Month as a Center on the Varsity Volleyball Team. Annabelle has been playing since she was in 6th-grade and has always looked for opportunities to compete. As a Junior on Whitman’s Varsity team, Annabelle appreciates how close her and her teammates are and that they continue to play on club teams together outside of school. Annabelle enjoys being a student at Walt Whitman for its diversity and availability to see her friends in one place. While she still has one more year left at Whitman, Annabelle plans to continue playing for the Varsity team next year with thoughts of continue to compete at the collegiate level.

Ray is recognized as Athlete of the Month as a Senior on the Varsity Golf team this Fall. After a tough match at Counties, Ray looks back on this past season with appreciation for the level of competition. One of Ray’s season high lights started early on at one of the team’s first matches where he shot a 38 and went par for par on almost every hole with another golfer in his group. Ray has been playing golf since he was about 9-yeas-old and loves playing Bethpage Black because of how challenging it is.  As a Senior, Ray is in the National Honor Society and Business Honor Society, and is looking to study Marketing at SUNY Binghamton. While Ray used to wrestle in the past, he’s taking this next season off to refocus as he looks forward to finishing his senior year.

Congratulations to you both on this great accomplishment!