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Sports Awards Ceremony Caps an Exciting Year

An exciting season and year in Roslyn Athletics was celebrated at Roslyn High School’s annual Spring Sports Awards program on Monday, June 1.

A capacity audience in the auditorium cheered the many accomplishments of Roslyn’s student-athletes. Roslyn Athletics also paid tribute to Dr. Mira Martincich, who is retiring at the end of the June after 32 years in the district, including 20 years as director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics.

These are some of the highlights of the season and the awards program:

The girls’ varsity lacrosse team earned its first-ever conference championship for Roslyn High School. Led by coaches Michelle Crennan and Colleen Schmitt, the team compiled an 11-1 league record and an overall 13-3 season record.

The boys’ varsity volleyball team advanced to the county finals for the second straight year. In the semifinals, the team mounted an exciting come-back victory against Jericho, which had beaten the Bulldogs in last year’s final, but a higher seeded team from Bellmore JFK bested Roslyn in a tight contest for the championship. Coach Maureen Timony was very impressed by the boys’ determination this season.

Seven members of the boys’ tennis team entered the Nassau County Invitational Tournament: Austin Blau, Dustin Breitner, Jared Gans, Matt Kline, Chad Levy, Jason Simon and Alex Werman. Jason Simon finished fourth in the state tennis championships.  Coach Kerry McMahon said, “It’s a thrill to see how well they all did ... We have some amazing athletes walking our hallways.”

Every one of Roslyn’s varsity teams earned distinction as a Scholar-Athlete Team by having a team cumulative average of 90 or higher.

Seven seniors were honored as 12-season athletes for their participation in every season of athletics during their Roslyn High School careers. The students are Samantha Batel, Sophie Foster, Amanda Katlowitz, Craig Mittman, Rachel Rubin, Scott Schlachter and Emily Seyburn.

Student athletes were presented with a number of special awards and scholarships from community organizations including Roslyn Little League and Roslyn Booster Basketball Club:  Jacob Ansel, Samantha Batel, Julie Clark, Rachel Durrant, Sophie Foster, Amy Levine, Malcolm Mathis, Daniel Magier, Craig Mittman, Samantha Peters, Jake Rosenblum, Cori Scharfstein, Scott Schlachter, Emily Seyburn, Justin Shapiro and Frank Temperino.

The Bulldog Boosters Association presented its Coach’s Award to cross country and track coach Vera Trenchfield (RHS ‘88). The Boosters also presented a new scholarship to Julie Clark in honor of Dr. Martincich.