Bethpage High School Spotlights Athletic Success

Bethpage High School Spotlights Athletic Success photo

The athletic department at Bethpage High School enjoyed success and achievements from individuals and teams throughout the 2017-18 academic year as select accomplishments were recently highlighted.

Three individual seniors recently signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic journeys at the college level. Jason Seiter declared his intent to play lacrosse at the University of Delaware after earning All-County honors this past season. A three-sport athlete, he was also named second team All-State and first team All-Long Island in football in addition to All-Conference for basketball. He was selected as this year’s Jay Fiedler Award recipient, awarded to the top scholar-athlete in Nassau County. 

Seiter’s teammate Max Groom elected to join the men’s lacrosse program at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Groom was an All-County honorable mention pick this past year. Additionally, Alex Freedman decided to continue his studies and play golf at the Catholic University of America. Freedman recently qualified for the Metropolitan Golf Association’s Ike Stroke Play Championship that will take place June 25-26 at the Meadow Brook Club. 

Another individual in the spotlight is cross-country and track performer Clayton Santiago. Santiago qualified for all three state meets this past year by earning spots in the fall’s cross-country meet, the winter indoor competition and the upcoming outdoor race on June 8 in Syracuse. The senior is slated to compete in the 800-meter race. He also holds the Bethpage cross-country school record in the 5,000-meter and is an All-County for both indoor and outdoor track.

For the third year in a row and ninth time in school history, the women’s marine fitness team were crowned national champions. Led by individual champion, senior Kaitlyn Chua, the John Como and Deb Rut-coached team claimed a margin of victory of 255 points to earn the title.