By Andrew Wroblewski
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.