Wheatley Baseball Player Antonio Deodato Commits to LIU Post

The Wheatley School Athletic Program is honored to recognize the accomplishments of senior Antonio Deodato. Antonio has signed a letter of commitment to continue his impressive academic and athletic career at LIU Post, in the East Coast Conference.

Antonio is a returning three-year starter and senior captain for the Wildcats Baseball team. Last season, he earned All County recognition. He was a starting pitcher and centerfielder on the 2016 Class B Long Island Championship and Nassau County Championship team. As one of our most complete athletes, Antonio has also earned the respect of his teammates, opponents and college coaches. Antonio performs at the highest level on the field and is a role model to all of our athletes. He has been a major contributor to our very successful baseball program throughout his career.

Antonio’s transcript speaks for itself. His outstanding efforts in the classroom, as a member of the National Honor Society and La Società Onoraria Italica, the National Italian Honor Society, and as an All County level performer on the athletic fields, demonstrate an exceptional student-athlete.  With all that Antonio does in the classroom and on the athletic field he still finds time to participate in community service and volunteer to help others.

Antonio is a member of the nationally ranked Long Island Body Armor Titans Baseball Club.  As a member of this 2015 National Championship Team, Antonio has used his considerable talents to help this team reach the pinnacle of success. Antonio has been listed on the Blue Chip Prospects list of 2017 graduates for the past two years. In addition to playing baseball, Antonio finds time to help younger baseball players develop their talents. Antonio lends his talents and time to volunteer coach the Under Thirteen Travel Baseball team.

On November 14, 2016, Antonio Deodato made his decision to accept the LIU Post’s academic and athletic scholarship. LIU Post is thrilled to have a student-athlete of Antonio Deodato’s character and work ethic to help build on the Pioneer’s proud athletic reputation.

[Thanks to Thomas Fitzpatrick for the write-up and Susan Checkla for the group photo!]

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