At the Nassau County Sports Commission's (NCSC) Annual Awards Dinner, which was held on April 11, athlete Meghan Kiley of Our Lady of Mercy Academy was honored with the Outstanding High School Achievement Award. The dinner, held at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place, honors athletes and coaches for excellence in sports, academics, sportsmanship and community service. These awards were given out on the high school, collegiate and professional levels.
As impressive a student Kiley is, it would be a disservice to her if she was evaluated on that alone. She has been involved in a myriad of activities both in and outside of school. Kiley has played varsity basketball, varsity lacrosse and varsity soccer. As captain of the girls varsity soccer team, she helped lead her team to two consecutive Division Championships and to the team's first place standing this year. Kiley has excelled in the classroom as well, ranked number one in her school with over a 99 academic average. She is a member of the John F. Kennedy chapter of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.
Other highlights of the awards dinner included Four-time Track and Field Gold Medalist Al Oerter, former world ranked tennis professional Gene Mayer, and New York Jets legends Freeman McNeil and Greg Buttle accepting their induction into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame. The John Mackey Award and Dick Schaap Award were also presented during the evening.
The Nassau County Sports Commission is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that has brought sporting events and programs to Nassau County for over 12 years. Proceeds from the Award Dinner support the "Let's Do It!" program in Nassau County. For more information or to make a donation, call 365-9625 or e-mail email@example.com.