Everyone here at Athletic and Fitness Trainers of Long Island would like to wish our client Marvin Mervilous the best of luck on his tryout for the Arena league football team, the Philadelphia Soul. On Saturday January 31st Marvin will be heading down to Philadelphia for the Souls open tryout. He will be tested in the 40 yard dash, the short shuttle drill and wide receiver specific drills to show the coaches he has what it takes to be a big time threat in the arena league. Marvin played college football at Valdosta State University and Pace University. Marvin has been training with us for over a year now and has made gains both in his strength, speed and conditioning. At 6’5 225 Marvin is a mountain of a man who has fantastic hands which he will demonstrate at his tryout. Marvin is also a hard working man who works long hours at South Oaks Hospital and still manages to get all of his training in. Good luck Marvin we are all very proud of you, show them what your made of!
Congratulations to the girls U-11 Starbursts soccer team on finishing their season undefeated. The girls finished in first place in there LIJSL division. There only blemish on the season was a tie during the middle of the year giving them a final record of 8-0-1. The Starbursts have been doing team training with us Thursday evenings here at AFTLI to work on both speed and agility as well as strength and conditioning. The girls have been working super hard and they continue to get better every session. Great job girls, your hard work in the gym has paid off with a great season. We are proud of you girls!
Congratulations to Delaney Lenaghan on being named one of the 40 semifinalists from Long Island and one of 300 nationally. Delaney has been working 9-5 at the Feinstein Institute at North Shore LIJ for the past two summers to help her the her research on type two diabetes. The Intel Science Talent Search is the nations most prestigious pre-college science competition. Delaney, who is a senior at St. Anthony High school is not only a fantastic student she is also a phenomenal athlete. Last year she played on the St.Anthony girls lacrosse team which is one of the top high school girls lacrosse team in the Northeast. Delaney is such an amazing person and we are all very proud of what she has accomplished both on and off the field. Keep up the great work and good luck with the rest of the Intel Science Talent Search. We are proud of you girl, and know you will go far in this world. Keep it up!
Special congratulations to member Hasan Chambers, runningback/kick returner of the Valley Stream South Eagles! Hasan made a big step this year from playing at the Junior Varsity level to being moved up to the Varsity level in only his Sophomore season! Hardwork and dedication continues to pay off for this young man. Going into his junior year Hasan is expected to be top rotation at tailback and starter on kick return. Hasan will continue to exceed expectations as college coaches are now contacting and watching him play, only hoping to have him play on their team in the future. Keep up the great work Hasan. The sky is the limit for you bud.
Congratulations to the United States Military Academy mens lacrosse team on being ranked 19th in the nation by lacrosse insiders. Last season Army went 9-5 and lost in the patriot league simi finals. They have plenty of returning players and a great crop of young talent. Two of there freshman players are Matt Isnardi and Andrew Nadjari. Both Matt and Andrew have been training with us for the past two years. Matt was a standout senior for Chaminade high school last year while Andrew was at Chaminades rival St.Anthony’s last year. Both Andrew and Matt are competing to become an intricate part of the black nights who will be competing for a patriot league championship as well as a national championship. Good luck on the up coming season guys. Keep working hard and greatness will follow.
We would like to give a shout out to Jake Shozer for being named the News 12 Scholar Athlete. The Roy Kessenich Memorial award was presented to Jake for his outstanding achievement and dedication as a scholar-athlete. Jake has trained with us the past two years and is an outstanding individual. He is a very intelligent young man with a great work ethic. Jake helped Plainedge get to another Varsity Football Nassau County Championship and now is wrestling for Plainedge High School. Keep up the great work Jake! We are proud of you and know you will go far in this world.
Jake’s segment on News 12 Long Island will air this evening.
This shout out goes to our man Alex Mitchell. Mitch, as we call him, has been with us for about 7 months now and when he started training with us he weighed 250 lbs. In that time period Mitch has dropped 80 lbs and was down to 170 lbs. Recently Mitch’s goal is to put on some more muscle mass and is currently at a lean 185 lbs. I couldn’t be more proud of this kid. He’s always in good spirits and brings a great sense of humor to our gym. Also his work ethic in the gym is second to none. Anyone trying to transform their bodies knows what a challenge it could be and we are very proud of him. Keep up the great work Mitch, you’re the man!
Wanted to give a shout to the Massapequa Girls soccer teams U12 & U11. Both teams started their team training with us this week and killed their first sessions. Both teams have a great group of hard working girls and we are looking forward to continue working with them. Keep up the great work girls!
Happy New Year to all our members and their families!
We would like to give a shout out to one of our most consistent Long time young athletes. Ryan Mahlmeisters work ethic and dedication to training is going to open a lot of doors for him, in his athletic career as well as in life. Over this past weekend Ryan’s team the Junior Islanders participated in a 10 team round robin tournament and finished with a 6-0 record taking home the championship. On the road to the top the Junior Islanders faced opponents from Boston, Philadelphia, Virginia, North Carolina and Buffalo. In an extraordinary effort the team only gave up 2 goals! The final win came with a 3-0 victory against the Valley Forge minutemen. Congratulations again to the team and Ryan! Now its back to the drawing board lets bring another one home.