Long Beach High School celebrated athletic achievements during Fall Varsity Sports Award Night, held on Dec. 4. 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.
Badminton, cheerleading, cross-country, football, soccer, swim, tennis and volleyball athletes were recognized. This fall was an especially exciting season as the girls volleyball team, coached by Kerri Rehnback, won the 2018 State Championship and New York State Sportsmanship Award. They received proclamations from Senator Todd Kaminsky and Assemblywoman Melissa Miller at the awards ceremony.
The boys volleyball team also triumphed, and made it to the Nassau County semifinals under the direction of coach Bill Gibson. The girls tennis team, coached by Tony Stricklin, won their conference and the boys soccer team reached the Nassau County Final Four. The girls swim team, coached by Lynn Volosevich, Kyle Swan and Danielle Cecco, celebrated four state qualifiers. Football player Alexander Ramirez was honored with the National Football Foundation Award, along with other distinctions.
The boys badminton, boys cross country, girls cross country, girls soccer, girls swim, girls tennis, cheerleading, boys volleyball and girls volleyball teams were recognized as Scholar Athlete Teams for maintaining grade point averages of 90 or higher.