Staff report
The coronavirus pandemic may have wiped out the spring sports season, but that hasn’t stopped Mainland Regional golfer Michael Mitnick from landing his future college choice of William & Mary, in Williamsburg, Va.
Mitnick is a three-year varsity letter-winner, team captain and MVP in golf, and during his tenure at Mainland, Mitnick has been a leader in the classroom, being recognized as a member of the National Honor Society, with a GPA of 4.0 (5.298 weighted), an SAT score of 1440, a four-year member of band and creator of his own non-profit called “Me4You.”
A few golf highlights for Mitnkick include: qualifying for the NJSIAA boys Tournament of Champions as a freshman in 2017; Group 3 South/Central champion that same year; Garden State Cup at Blue Heron Pines (score of 81 in 2019); Cape-Atlantic League individual qualifier at The Shore Club (score of 81 for fourth Place in 2019); third at Carl Arena at Valleybrook Country Club with a score of 78 in 2019; and tied for eighth in the state in 2019 at the 2019 TOC at Hopewell Valley Golf Club.
“Golf has taught me many lessons that I carry into my life: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship honor, and many more,” Mitnick said. “I live to uphold these qualities every day of my life.”
Said his coach, Andre’ Clements, “Life is an everyday quiz or test and how you react will bring out your values, such as integrity, faith, leadership and citizenship. The goal is to demonstrate these values each day.”