Deer Park’s Senior Scores Big


Scores 1,000th point for Falcons; Receives All-American Consideration

Deer Park High School Senior Josh M., a four-year member of the Boys Varsity Basketball team, has netted his 1,000th point for the Falcons. Head Coach John McCaffrey recently presented Josh with the game ball from this milestone moment before the team tipped off against Riverhead (pictured here).

Additionally, Josh has been nominated for the McDonald's High School All-American Game. The McDonald's High School All American game is the highest honor a high school basketball player can receive and Josh has received consideration for one of just 12 roster spots on the team, comprised of the elite high school basketball players from throughout the eastern United States. Members of the nation-wide Selection Committee as well as New York State representatives, nominated Josh for team.  

Josh has also received regional recognition as a Class AA All-Playoff Tournament player and All-League, All-Conference and All-County athlete. At 6’4”, he leads the team in scoring this season and will look to further his academic and athletic career next year, strongly considering Quinnipiac, Stony Brook, Wagner, Old Dominion and Delaware.

11 Scholar Athlete Teams, 4 Sportsmanship Awards
The Section XI Athletic Association recognized eleven Deer Park High School varsity teams as New York State Scholar Athlete teams. This designation means that as a group they maintained a grade point average of 90 or better throughout their entire athletic season. In addition, four Deer Park teams were awarded the distinction of New York State Section XI Sportsmanship Team Winners, which means that during competition their fair play earned the respect of opponents, coaches and officials.

The following teams received New York State Scholar Athlete status as well as individual players earning All-State, All-County, Academic All-County, All-Conference and All League awards:

Varsity Football
Varsity Girls Soccer
Varsity Boys Soccer
Varsity Girls Swimming
Varsity Girls Tennis
Varsity Girls Volleyball
Varsity Boys Cross Country
Varsity Girls Cross Country
Varsity Cheerleading
Varsity Girls Kickline
Marching Band

The following teams earned New York State Sportsmanship Team Winners:

Varsity Boys Soccer
Varsity Girls Volleyball
Robert Frost Boys Soccer
Robert Frost Girls Soccer