Eleven Deer Park High School sports teams were recognized at
the school’s fall athletic awards ceremony during a recent Board of Education
meeting, attended by many of the athletes and their proud families.
A total of eight outstanding teams – varsity cheerleading, boys cross-country, kickline, boys varsity soccer, girls varsity soccer, girls swimming and diving, varsity girls tennis, and varsity volleyball – were honored as Scholar/Athlete teams for their successful commitment to both athletics and academics. Teams honored with this award by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association must have at least five players and earn a cumulative team GPA of 90 percent or higher.
The varsity girls tennis team, led by three All-League players, was crowned League IV champions. The remarkable junior varsity volleyball team boasted an undefeated season, finishing 17-0. The boys varsity soccer team – including a number of Scholar/Athlete, All-League, All-County and All-Conference players – qualified for the playoffs, as did the varsity football squad, which boasted four All-Conference athletes, while the junior varsity football team received their league’s vaunted Sportsmanship Award for fair play.
Info/photos courtesy of Greg Fasolino/Syntax