Senior Named News 12 Scholar Athlete Winner

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Congratulations to Northport High School senior Frankie Stola for recently being named a News 12 Scholar Athlete Winner! The baseball and football player was presented with a $1,000 scholarship from the Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

News 12 and Bethpage Federal Credit Union selects 30 student-athletes from across Long Island each year that show excellent skills on and off the fields. Stola was the 26th student this year to be recognized with the honor. He has been invited to the Scholar Athlete Banquet on June 13 to celebrate his achievement with the 29 other selected student-athletes.

Surrounded by his baseball coach John DeMartini and Director of Physical Education, Athletics and Health Paul Klimuszko, Stola was congratulated by News 12 and Bethpage Federal Credit Union for his strong academic skills and talent on the field.

Currently a captain on the Northport High School baseball team, Stola plays centerfield and has continually proven to be a valuable player. Playing baseball for as long as he could remember, Stola has been a member of the high school team for the past three years. He was selected for Newsday’s All-Long Island second team in 2016 and also made it to the county finals with his team last year.

“He is a coach’s dream,” said DeMartini. “We are very lucky to have a player like him on the team. He has a high baseball IQ and is an all-around good athlete and good person.”

In addition to baseball, Stola has found a passion for football as well. He plays safety and wide-receiver for the high school team and plans to follow his love for both baseball and football into his college career. Stola will be attending Williams College in the fall where he plans to study business and play both of the sports that he enjoys.

Tune into News 12 tomorrow at 5 p.m. to watch Stola’s feature!