Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00
Student-athletes were recognized for their achievements at the Winter Sports Award program at Roslyn High School on March 3. Eleven teams and 216 student athletes competed in the winter season.
Athletic Director Joanna Commander paid tribute to the teams and students who earned special acknowledgement for their achievements. Four teams experienced the thrill of post-season competition, including both the girls and boys basketball teams which played in very tough conferences. A very young gymnastics team improved dramatically over the season and had many individual achievements. The girls and boys winter track teams were also acknowledged for an exceptional season.
Some of the remarkable individual honors of this season:
• Emily Lipari tore up the winter track season and signed an official Letter of Intent to continue her career as a collegiate athlete at Villanova University.
• Stefanie Klapper was named “Athlete of the Week” by Newsday/MSG for scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds as she led the girls’ basketball team in their first round playoff game.
• The boys’ 4x800 meter relay team posted the best time in Roslyn’s history.
• John Lanzillotti led the wrestling team with a 29-6 record.
Five of the teams were recognized by the NYS Athletic Association as “Scholar Athlete Teams”, and 120 Roslyn student-athletes were designated as scholar athletes for their 90 or better average for the second quarter.
Ms. Commander introduced these students who earned interscholastic designations in their respective sports:
Alex Arnowitz, All Conference Wrestling
Matthew Au, All Conference Winter Track
Tyler Calinda, All Conference Wrestling
Damiana Dendy, All County Gymnastics
Samantha Faden, All Conference Gymnastics
Keren Feldsher, All County Gymnastics
Tom Gloznek, All Conference Basketball
Victoria Gottlieb, All County Gymnastics
Monica Gowargy, All Conference Gymnastics
David Griffin, All Conference Wrestling
Nikola Hadzibabic, All Conference Basketball
Nina Hadzibabic, All Classification Basketball
Sam Kaplan, All League Bowling
Stefanie Klapper, All County Basketball
Sam Kreisberg, All Conference Wrestling
John Lanzillotti, All County Wrestling
Ashley Levy, All Conference Basketball
Emily Lipari, All County Winter Track
Gabriel Mabatah, All Conference Winter Track
Samson Magid, All Conference Wrestling
Walter (Danny) Mendoza, All County Winter Track
Adam Oken, All Conference Wrestling
Jordan Richman, All County Basketball
Samantha Richman, All Conference Basketball
Andrew Tack, All Conference Wrestling
Three independent athletes, who compete in sports for which Roslyn does not field a team, were also recognized: Independent swimmers Jake Schwartz and Craig Todd, and fencer Rebecca Allen who competed in the foil category.