The 2018-19 school year is officially over. Children can finally relax and take a break from the intense life as a student-athlete.
This summer, the Tribune will take a look back at the stars of the region throughout the season. Athletes who were featured throughout the winter and spring seasons excelled, partially due to their innate abilities on the court and field, but also thanks to their peers, who often pick them up when they’re down.
General Douglas MacArthur High School rising senior Timothy Weber is a star for the varsity soccer team, as well as the track and field squad. Weber won the winter conference championship in the 1,000 and 1,600-meter relays. He also scored spots on the All-Conference and All-State teams.
Charlie Eisele is a catcher for the Island Trees High School Bulldogs baseball squad. The recent graduate is heading to SUNY Old
Westbury, where he’ll play Division III men’s baseball. Eisele was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs. He started the season as hot as anyone on the boys varsity baseball team, going eight for 15 with four doubles, a triple and seven RBIs. It’s his toughness that has helped make him a leader on and off the field.
Division Avenue High School graduate Angelina Gatt is one of the most inspirational people you’ll meet. Gatt was born with Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a rare genetic eye disorder affecting 3,000 people in the United States. Yet that didn’t stop her from becoming a cheerleading sensation.