Congratulations to Ethan Shapiro on being named Athlete of the Month for February! Ethan is a junior on the Varsity Bowling team who has been bowling competitively for about eleven years. Ethan has been a member of the team since 7th grade and next year will become the 7th athlete in Walt Whitman history to be a varsity letter winner for six years. The junior bowler earned 2nd team All-League honors this season. His high game of 257 during the County tournament was tied for the high game that day and his consistent scoring led to him receiving this honor. Highlights from this season for Ethan include entering the Wild Card round and finishing 2nd out of 17 teams. Making it to County’s and placing 7th was a major accomplishment for himself and the team, who last made it to County’s almost 20 years ago. In his free time, Ethan enjoyed practicing at the Plainview bowling alley before it closed, so he now enjoys bowling at the Farmingdale alley. He is also involved in the Science Bowl at Whitman, as well as the Varsity Tennis team during the spring season. As a junior, he looks forward to the start of tennis and beginning to apply to colleges where he is interested in studying sports marketing and finance. Congratulations and good luck, Ethan!
Congratulations to Jenna Stockfeder on being named Athlete of the Month for February! The senior is named one of February’s Athletes of the Month as captain of the Girls Varsity Basketball team and has been competing on varsity since freshman year. The forward center led the team to the playoffs this past season, and despite a tough loss in the final round against Longwood, their accomplishments throughout the season prevail. Averaging 14 points and 14 rebounds per game, Jenna was named MVP of the team, as well as earning All-League, All-Conference, and All-County awards through Section XI. Jenna continues to stay active as middle blocker for the Girls Varsity Volleyball team this fall season and is glad to be able to play and finish her senior year with her friends and teammates. Her advice to her teammates? “Work hard, keep pushing, and something good will come from it,” shared the experienced captain. Jenna signed with Muhlenburg College where she will continue to play as she keeps an open mind about a field of study. The senior is also a member of the bowling team, enjoys science, and is involved in the high school’s Robotics club. Congratulations and best of luck, Jenna!