OBHS Celebrates Outstanding Athletes
The Spring Varsity Sports Season is in full swing. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves and some were chosen by the Oyster Bay High School coaches as Athletes of the Month for April, 2017.
Girls’ Varsity Track Coach Kevin Cotter had this to say about his choice, “The Girls' track Athlete of the month is Eve Pace. Eve is both a scholar and an athlete, and balances her athletics and academics while excelling in both. She has scored in every league meet this season, has been a key component to her team's 9-2 record, and willingly runs in the events in which she is asked to run.
Eve's attendance has been nearly perfect and she completes all workouts to the best of her ability without excuses. The example she sets is a good one for her fellow teammates to follow.
Ms. Pace recently won the "B" race steeple chase at Long Beach with an outstanding time of 8:55. She was the lone gold medalist for her team. This season Eve has shown a willingness to run nearly every event, but excels in the 1500m, 400m, and Steeplechase.”
Boys’ Varsity Tennis Coach Glen Steinberg featured two players for Athlete of the Month distinction. He said, “Alex Gelabert and Preston Rosh are the athletes of the month for the Boys’ Varsity Tennis Team. They are both tied for the most number of wins on the team half way through the year with six wins each after seven matches played to help keep us in first place in the conference. Alex is a senior and will be attending Missouri in the Fall. Preston is in the 8th grade and we look forward to many more great years ahead from him here at Oyster Bay High School.”
Girls’ Varsity Badminton Coach Greg Bilello said, “Senior Courtney Kowalsky is currently undefeated in conference II with a 10 -0 record at first singles. Courtney is a two-time All-County badminton player and has finished 3rd and 2nd in the individual Nassau singles tournament. She will be attending Brown University in the fall to play Tennis.”
Varsity Crew Coach Kevin Coomey said, “Freshman Giselle Grassi has been a member of the Crew team in both the fall and spring seasons. During this time, Giselle has exhibited a tremendous work ethic, dedication, and competitive nature which has helped her to greatly progress as an athlete. Although just a freshman, Giselle has taken on a huge leadership role which helps to make both she and her teammates better rowers every day, as she always has a positive attitude in and out of the boat.
Giselle has placed in three events at the Port Washington Row for Autism. She will continue the season at the Long Island Championship and the New York State Championship in the upcoming weeks.”
Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Coach Brian Soper picked Bradley Beck and Terrance Cameron for Athlete of the Month honors saying, “Terrance was pivotal in the teams’ defensive effort which limited Seaford to only 2 goals in an 11-2 victory. He played the middle of the zone and was all over the field as he deflected passes and altered shots all night long.
Brad scored 5 goals in the league win against Mineola. He also added one goal and 2 assists in the victory over Seaford, which was the first victory against them in program history.”