State Champion Wildcats Honored In Albany

By Andrew Wroblewski

awroblewski@longislandergroup.com

Photo by New York State Assembly Photography

Photo by New York State Assembly Photography

Walt Whitman High School’s boys soccer team was honored in Albany on Wednesday for its recent New York state championship.

The Wildcats, which finished their season with a record of 20-1-1, toured the Capitol, and were introduced on the floor of the New York State Assembly by state Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R-South Huntington).

 “Watching the Wildcats march to the state title was a thrill for the South Huntington community,” said Lupinacci, an alumnus of the South Huntington School District. “It is truly a privilege to spotlight this very special group of young men who made history at Walt Whitman High School.”

The assembly unanimously adopted a resolution commemorating Walt Whitman High School’s first-ever boys soccer state championship. An embossed copy of the resolution celebrating Whitman’s historic championship run will be presented to administrators at a later date.

The Wildcats also met with Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) in the Senate Chamber.

The championship team was joined in Albany by coaches John DiGiacomo, Brian Karcz and Seth Goldman; South Huntington Superintendent David Bennardo; James Wright, supervisor of physical education, health, athletics and recreation; and Nick Ciapetta, vice president of the South Huntington school board.