January's 'Athlete of the Month' Announced
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According to Coach Keven Degnan, Marc’s average this season is a 165. His highest scoring game was a 234 and his highest three game series was a 624. “This is Marc’s second year on the bowling team,” Coach Degnan said. “He is dedicated, hardworking and always exhibits excellent sportsmanship. Oyster Bay High School and the bowling team are very proud to have Marc as a student and an athlete.”
Cheerleading Captain Madison Petrizzo, a sophomore, was named Athlete of the Month because she is “one of the best bases on the team,” said Coach Chelsea Bressingham. A member of the team for three years, Madison continues to be “an extremely hard worker and a strong leader,” Coach Bressingham said. “She is always early to practice and stays late to help out her teammates and coach. She is such a great support system for the team and pushes herself, as well as her teammates, to be the best they can be.”
“Madison wants everyone on the team to succeed, which makes her a great leader,” Coach Bressingham continued. “I am extremely grateful for Madison’s continuous hard work and dedication to the team.”
Sophomore Gaby Treble was chosen as Athlete of the Month for stepping up into a “much-needed leadership role” on the Girls Basketball Team, according to Coach Rex Rossen and Assistant Coach Jacqueline Zizzo. “As she enters her third season as a varsity player, she looks toward helping lead the team to the Nassau County Championship. She also leads the team in scoring and in steals,” Coach Rossen said.
Senior Bella Rosenthal is Athlete of the Month for the Baymen Fencing Team. She is in her sixth year of fencing at Oyster Bay High School and is in her fifth year as a starter on the varsity team. According to Coach John Bruckner and Assistant Coach Virginia Kemp, her current record is 9 wins and 1 loss, and she is on her way to her fourth All-County recognition. “She is one of the few three-year captains in Oyster Bay High School history,” said Coach Bruckner. “She is well respected in Nassau County as a strong fencer and fierce competitor.”
Senior Brian Casey is the Boy’s Winter Track Athlete of the Month. “Brian is currently one of the top 1000 meter runners in County Class B,” said Coach Christopher Weber. “Brian set a personal best time this season in the 1000 meters at the 168th St. Armory Track & Field Center on Nov. 30, running a very impressive time of 2:48.09. He is also the anchor leg of his team’s 4x400 meter relay team which is currently ranked second in Conference 6. Brian is looking forward to competing at the conference and county championship meets, and plans to continue running competitively in college.”