The Long Beach High School athletic department had a successful 2020-21 school year and received numerous recognitions that reflect the dedication of student athletes and coaches. The high school earned the NYSPHSAA’s Scholar-Athlete Team School of Excellence Award, and four coaches received special distinctions.
The School of Excellence Award is presented to schools in which 75% of varsity teams earn Scholar Athlete Team status. The boys and girls badminton, girls basketball, boys and girls bowling, boys and girls cross country, boys golf, gymnastics, boys and girls lacrosse, girls soccer, softball, boys and girls swimming, girls tennis, boys and girls indoor track, boys and girls outdoor track and boys and girls volleyball teams all achieved Scholar Athlete Team honors based on the number of students on each team attaining average student GPAs of 90 or higher.
Boys badminton coach Andrew Rossi, girls soccer coach Michael Santoro and girls swim coach Lynn Volosevich earned Coach of the Year awards from each sport’s Nassau County Coaches Association, and varsity girls indoor and outdoor track coach Megan Grahlfs was voted on by all Long Beach High School coaches to receive the Sam Santay and Irv Gold Memorial Award.
Congratulations to these coaches and to all the student athletes!