Long Beach Athletes Rejoice Over Fantastic Fall Season

Long Beach High School celebrated numerous athletic feats at its Fall Varsity Sports Award Night, held on Dec. 7. The event featured introductions of all fall teams and summaries of the season’s highlights. As in years past, the students were applauded for demonstration of outstanding sportsmanship, teamwork and perseverance in their respective arenas. 

Badminton, cheerleading, cross-country, football, soccer, swim, tennis and volleyball athletes were recognized. Members of the boys volleyball team, coached by Bill Gibson, earned the 2017 Conference Champions title while the girls volleyball team secured the County Champions name under the guidance of coach Kerri Rehnback. 

The girls soccer team, coached by Michael Santoro and Kaysi Ward, also achieved Conference Champions status, as did the boys soccer team, led by coaches Leo Palacio and Rachel Ray. The boys badminton team, led by coach Andrew Rossi, was applauded as County Finalist and the girls swim team, coached by Lynn Volosevich and Phil Cabasino, celebrated four state qualifiers. 

Gibson, Rehnback and Palacio were each distinguished with Coach of the Year awards. The boys badminton, boys cross country, girls cross country, girls soccer, girls swim, girls tennis, boys volleyball and girls volleyball teams were recognized as Scholar Athlete Teams for maintaining grade point averages of 90 or higher.