OBHS Celebrates Outstanding Athletes
With many teams participating in post-season play, the Oyster Bay East Norwich Athletic Department is celebrating another stellar season.
OBHS Varsity Baseball Coach Jay Davis has logged more than 400 wins in his OB Baseball coaching career which came to an end with his Baseball Team competing in the County Championship. Along with Assistant Coach Jeff Schiereck, Coach Davis chose his Athlete of the Month for Baseball; Senior- pitcher/outfielder Harrison Treble. Harrison batted .587 on the season finishing one hit shy of batting .600 which is quite an accomplishment. A virtual RBI machine, Harrison had 37 RBIs and an on base percentage of .722 on the season. As a pitcher, Harrison had five wins and no loses during in season league play. His ERA was .67 and he struck out 45 batters in 27 innings pitched. Opponents batted just .157 on him. He only gave up 2 earned runs for the whole regular season. Harrison plans on attending St. Bonaventure in the fall where he will continue his baseball career.
The Girls Varsity Softball team debut coaches Victoria Wink and Joe Florio coached their young team to the County Championships in their first year at the helm. They have chosen this season’s catcher to recognize saying, “The softball athlete of the month is senior, Emily Moore. She was a tremendous impact player both behind the plate and offensively throughout the season. Emily was a huge threat at the plate posting a batting average of .627 in regular season play. She had three homeruns, nine triples and 32 RBI. She has received All County for her accomplishments this season and helped her team get to the County Championship.”
Varsity Golf’s first year coach Bobby Kopp commented, “The golf team selects Seve Garcia-Corradi for the May Athlete of the Month. Seve qualified for counties with a 43 average this season for 9 holes. Seve was an all-conference golfer this season. He qualified for day 2 by shooting an 81 on day 1 at Bethpage Blue. Day 2 he shot an 87 (Bethpage Red) for a 168 - 2-day total. Seve played number 1 for the Bayman each match this season.”
Also leading their team to the County Championship, Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team Coaches Charlie Rizzuto and Kathleen Rotan had this to say, “Ryann O’Keefe has continued to impress throughout the 2017 lacrosse season. For a defender, stats are hard to come by, but Ryann stands out each and every time she steps on the field. Playing near mistake free lacrosse, Ryann is becoming a lock down 1v1 defender and an important part of how our defense works as a unit. In the clearing game Ryann uses her immense speed to strike fear in opposing teams. Every time she has the ball in space she has the ability to create a clear scoring opportunity for our offense. Just a Sophomore, the sky is the limit for Ryann’s future on the lacrosse field.”
Coach Christopher Weber and Assistant Coach Nicole Schwartz had this to say about their selection, “In his first season competing in the 400 meter intermediate hurdles, Eric Chao won the Division 4B Championship Meet with a time of 1:00.96, and placed 6th in County Class A Championship Meet. Eric has also set personal records, this season, in the 400 meters, 800 meters, and long jump. He will be competing Wednesday May 31 at the Section 8 State Qualifying meet in both the 400IH and the 800 meter runs. There is no great mystery as to why Eric has achieved such high levels of success on the track; his work ethic is second to none and he is fully dedicated to improving his craft. Eric is an inspiring leader and friend to all his teammates.”
Congratulations to the six Spring Varsity Teams on earning the New York State Scholar Athlete Team Award.