As an athlete, Cody Weiss may be best known as a wrestler who became a recent member of the Century Club at Riverhead High School, surpassing 100 career victories. Or perhaps baseball, where he’s a catcher who just helped lead the Blue Waves to a spot in the 2015 playoffs.
It’ll be another sport, however, that Weiss pursues in college: golf.
A three-sport athlete, Weiss plans to attend SUNY/Oswego in the fall and play on the school’s golf team. Weiss received an academic scholarship to attend the school, according to a Riverhead School District press release.
Riverhead golf coach Steve Failla said Weiss helped lead the Blue Waves into their first league championship tournament in recent memory.
“I have never met a golfer more committed to his craft than Cody,” Failla said. “He is a three-time All-League award winner and possibly All-County this year.”
While the regular season for golf is in the fall, the league tournaments and individual state qualifiers are held in the spring. The Section XI Championships are May 19 and the individual and team state qualifiers are May 21.
Weiss was a recipient of the Suffolk Zone Award in the fall, given to a boy and girl in each high school in Suffolk County based on their achievement in physical education. His sister, Megan, was a recipient of the same award in 2013. She’s now a sophomore at Stony Brook University.
Weiss currently has a 90 GPA and is in the top third of his class, according to the school district.