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Outstanding Athletes In Oyster Bay

The Spring Varsity Sports Season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Three fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay High School Coaches as Athletes of the Month for March 2013.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach Brian Soper selected Senior Captain Zach Greenspan, who plays Attack. Zach set career highs in goals with five and points with six in a 12-6 victory against Copiague High School. This season Zach has scored a goal in every game so far and leads the team with 17 goals in the first six games. He has propelled the boys varsity to a great start. The team began the season with a 4-2 record, which surpassed last year’s win total.

Varsity Baseball Coaches Jay Davis and Jeff Schiereck got together and picked Tom Kelly as their March Athlete of the Month.

Davis said, “Senior Tom Kelly is truly a student athlete for this month. He is the Nassau Zone Physical Education Award winner for this school year as well as an elite pitcher on the varsity baseball team.  Long Island Baseball Magazine chose Tom for the Coaches’ Select Top 100 High School Seniors For 2013 list and he has proven worthy of such an honor with the red-hot start he has had this year on the hill. Tom has pitched three complete games giving up no earned runs. He has thrown three times as many strikes as he has balls and threw a one hitter as well. Opponents are batting just .100 against him.”  

The third Athlete of the Month for March is senior Melissa LaCorte, who is a four-year varsity badminton starter. Coach Greg Bilello reflects, “Melissa is currently team captain. As a freshman doubles player she gained eight wins at fourth doubles. Her sophomore year she added 11 wins at second doubles. Last year at first singles Melissa earned 11 wins and represented Oyster Bay at the Nassau County singles tournament. So far this year she is 3-0 at first singles. She is a hardworking dedicated player who strives for success.  Melissa is a three time all conference badminton player.  We look forward to her leading the team to another successful season.”

And speaking of great athletes, the Oyster Bay High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting new members in the fall of 2013. If you know a former OBHS Athlete who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame fill out a nomination form and return it to the Athletic Office.