The Con Edison Westchester Scholastic Sports Award Program recognizes the ‘Scholar Athlete of the Week’
“The Con Edison Scholar Athlete of the Week”
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CON EDISON’S WESTCHESTER SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Nicholas Meglino
This week’s winner of the Con Edison’s Westchester Scholar Athlete of the Week is Nicholas Meglino, a Senior on the Edgemont High School Wrestling Team. This past week Nicholas competed in three dual meets and the prestigious Wrangle in the Plains Tournament. In Schenectady, going a perfect 6-0. Nicholas scored bonus points in all six of his victories. In each of the three dual meets, Nicholas voluntarily “bumped up” a .weight class from where he weighed in at 182, to 195, to help the team. At the Wrangle in the Plains in Schenectady, Nicholas was the undefeated Champion in the 182-pound Elite Bracket, defeating all Division 1 opponents (Edgemont is Division 2), without surrendering a single point in the entire tournament. Nicholas had two pins and a decisive bonus-point win over a NYSPHSAA Championships qualifier from Syosset. The Wrangle in the Plains features about 25 teams from amongst the toughest programs In NY, Vermont, Rhode Island and Virginia. Nicholas is 10-1 on the season.
Other Athletic Achievements include : Oct 2018 Super 32 Qualifier (HS Pre-Season Nationals); 2018 Top 8 in NYSPHSAA Championships; 2018 Section 1 Champion; 3-time Section 1 Championship Top 6 Place Finisher (2016-2018); 2018 All-Section; 3-time All-League (2016-2018); 2018 named to LoHud “Mean 15” — top 15 pound-for-pound wrestlers in Section 1
Examples of leadership, citizenship and character include Nicholas being the unanimous selection by both our wrestlers and our coaches as the captain of our team the last two years. Within our program, Nicholas leads our team mentorship program where older wrestler/role models are specifically assigned to mentor junior high and freshmen wrestlers. If that wasn’t enough, Nicholas tutors a local 9th grader in math and other subjects and stays after practice virtually every day to help our younger wrestlers improve. He helps coach our youth league Wrestling. He volunteers at a local animal hospital and he volunteered to do Science Scholars research at NYU, specifically to work toward a cause that would benefit society — finding solutions to the opioid epidemic.