Mateo Alzate found everything he was looking for at Davidson College in North Carolina. The Huntington High School senior plans to play soccer there and study for a career as a physical therapist.
Mr. Alzate considered Bucknell, Marist, Georgetown and Binghamton before selecting Davidson. “I chose Davidson because its NCAA Division I soccer program recruited me and because the education at Davidson is one of the best in the country,” he said. “Davidson has a beautiful campus and there are only 2,000 students, making the classes small and making it easier to learn. It suits my educational needs.”
Huntington High School senior Mateo Alzate.
A member of Huntington’s Spanish Honor Society, Mr. Alzate is one of Long Island’s top travel soccer players. He can’t wait to start life as a college freshman and experience the classes, athletic competition and social scene.
“The people at Davidson are very nice and the town around it reminds me of Huntington so I won’t get homesick,” Mr. Alzate said. “I plan on studying biology.”
The teenager’s senior year academic schedule includes Advanced Placement Calculus AB, AP Government and Politics, AP Biology, Photography and Humanities.
Mr. Alzate is well-regarded around the high school. “Mateo is one of my best friends and the best soccer play I know,” senior Nat Amato said. “I know for a fact he’s going to be doing big things in college.”
The teenager has been especially close to math teacher Joann Ferazi and science teachers Amelia Saggesse and Stacey Byrnes
Mr. Alzate will always remember the time he spent at Huntington High School. He said “meeting my lifelong friends, meeting role models that have forever changed my life and making unforgettable memories” are among the highlights of the past four years.
“My experience at Huntington High School is one I’ll never forget,” Mr. Alzate said. “It has been so much fun. Memorable events include homecoming and Relay For Life and the caring friendly community of the high school.”