Who would have thought that this year, of all years, could end up being the most successful year for athletics in the history of Walt Whitman High School. The Winter season saw all but one team make it to the county tournament for their respective sport, and it seems the same is true for the "Fall" season. Ten out of the 11 Varsity teams had a guaranteed playoff spot this year, proving that even a pandemic can not keep us down. Best of luck to all the teams and their players and coaches as we wrap up the modified Fall season and move onward to Spring sports.
Congratulations Varsity Football: ...on an outstanding season. Although the Team fell just short of reaching its ultimate goal of a County Championship, it put forth a tremendous effort all the way to overtime. The defense was led by Rasahn Thompson with 20 tackles and a forced fumble, Sean Bock, Jakub Pipota, Steven Lainez Gomez, and Liam Villanti. Offensively, AJ Evans had 150 yards of total offense and scored a touchdown. Nicholas Bottoni scored both running and throwing, connecting with Chris Silverio for a touchdown. Mikey Phillips, Kyle Owens, and Brandon Ivy made big catches throughout the game. The entire Offensive Line led by Joe Robert, Logan Bermudez, Logan Elmore, and Diego Romero played great against tough competition. Josh Arevalo added three key extra points. The coaches are so proud of the Team and would like to thank the seniors for all they have done for the program. The Team would like to thank the administration, staff, and students for all their support. Looking forward to achieving even more next year!
Congratulations to Whitman’s Varsity Swim Team that had 5 swimmers who qualified for County Championships this past Saturday and Sunday at Stony Brook University. The Team finished 8th in the County. Senior Captain Emily Teplansky swam in her final high school meet, recording a personal record in the 200 yard IM and the 100 yard Freestyle. Emily will swim next year for Clemson University! Bianca Santaromana also swam a personal best to help the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays score points. Go Wildcats!
Congratulations: ...to senior Grace Weigele on her phenomenal performance last Thursday in the Suffolk County Finals at Sunken Meadow. Grace ran the 2.5 mile course in 15:12 and came in 2nd overall in the entire County! This was Grace’s last cross country meet of her high school career and she topped all her previous performances with a personal best time. You go, Grace!
Congratulations to the Whitman Golf Team: This has been a historic year for the Whitman Golf Team, as this is the first Whitman Golf Team ever with an 8-match winning streak, finishing the season as undefeated League Champs! The Wildcats will participate in the Suffolk County Golf Tournament on April 26th at Smithtown Landing. Congratulations on a great season!
Congratulations to Girls Varsity Volleyball: Girls Varsity Volleyball defeated Bellport 3 games to 1 in their 1st round playoff game. Caroline Phillips had 16 kills, Jenna Stockfeder had 9 kills and 4 blocks, and Annabelle Novinski had 39 assists to help lead the way. Allie Fink added 11 kills and Judy Anest added 7. Maggie Neiland had 14 digs and 3 aces. Although the team fell short in the second round of playoffs against Ward Melville, the team finished their season with great effort. Congratulations and good luck to our graduating seniors on a great season!
Congratulations Gymnastics: Junior Carly McEntee competed with the top gymnasts in Suffolk County in the Individual Championship meet on Vault and Floor. Carly finished 6th of 30 on the floor and will continue to the LI Championship meet. Amazing job, Carly!
Congratulations to Boys Varsity Soccer on an impressive season. Despite a tough loss in the home semifinal game against Lindenhurst, the team can easily count their overall successes. Coach John DiGiacomo, who has been the Varsity Soccer Coach for the last 20 years, reached his 150th win this season. When you have been coaching for a long time, it is not a given that the wins will pile up. In Coach John DiGiacomo's case, the wins not only piled up, but a State Championship and a regular tenant at the Counties signifies a successful career. Congratulations to coach and to his athletes on a hard-fought season!
Congratulations: ...to Varsity Tennis player, Chelsea Carino, who won 2 rounds at the Division Individual Tournament, which advanced her to the County Individual Tournament and earned her All-County honors. Great job, Chelsea!