Jul 28, 2014
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Malverne Awards Spring Season Mules

Malverne High School honors its student athletes.

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Malverne's spring athletic teams were recognized at the High School's awards assembly on Monday night.

The teams included the boys and girls track & field, lacrosse, baseball, softball and tennis.

Girls track senior captain Brittney Baptiste said she enjoyed her time in a Mules jersey and looks forward to Tuesday's Nassau County championships.

"It will culminate a great four years under coach [Florence] Balay," she added.

Junior 100m runner Kirztie Hernandez earned team MVP honors, while Destiny Dyer was named most improved player.

In boys track, senior Max Fequiere was elected team MVP after many good performances in the shot-put event.

Boys lacrosse coach, Mike Whalen was impressed with his teams dedication.

"Committment was a big thing with us this season," said Whalen. "Our team started off 0-7 and a lot of our guys could have packed it in, but they didn't and they stuck with it. I'm very proud of them for that."

The team ended with a record of 3-11.

Malverne's girls lacrosse coach, Nicole Beauford, said that this year's team was the greatest she has ever coached.

"We built and maintained a comradery between all of our players that lasted all season long," she said.

She added that the team played much better than their overall stats indicated, saying, "The record doesn't show the amount of effort the girls put in this season."

Senior captain, Alexa Germany was the team's leading scorer with 17 goals and received All-Conference recognition from the Nassau County Lacrosse Association. Jessica Rojas was voted team MVP.

The girls varsity softball team was also recognized by the County as a scholar-athlete team and Karen Ulysses earned MVP.

Lady Mules lax coach Jennifer Gibbons said that throughout each and every game, her team was always upbeat and played with a lot of heart.

Gibbons added, "I'm very proud of our girls."

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