Mastic Beach, NY, December 10, 2020 – William Floyd High School senior Jezayd Hall has been selected as the latest recipient of the “Thomas Cutinella Memorial Foundation Service Award” presented by Long Island Beach Radio 101.7 as part of its “Tour for 54” efforts of recognizing high school students or programs that exemplify the characteristics of kindness, modesty, selflessness and care for their community and others.
Jezayd, a member of the class of 2021, excels both in the classroom and in athletics. As a three-sport athlete, he stars in lacrosse, football and wrestling. During his athletic career, he has earned various accolades including playing in the prestigious Long Island Lacrosse Showcase three times, being named a Top 50 player by the Long Island Lacrosse Journal, a Newsday top 100 player for 2020 and one of Newsday’s Top 50 “Players to Watch” as a junior and senior. He is also a two-year lacrosse team captain who in the last season played faced off at an amazing 76%. He has also earned numerous honors in wrestling and football throughout his time at William Floyd. When not successfully balancing his academics with athletics, Jezayd volunteers at local youth league sports clinics to give back and share what he has learned with the younger students.
“Jezayd Hall epitomizes character, leadership and the team-first mentality,” said Desmond Megna, head coach of the William Floyd boys’ varsity lacrosse team. “He has always done what I ask of him regardless of how it may affect any personal goals or achievements in an effort to provide his teammates with increased chances for success. To Jezayd, the success of the team and his teammates is more important than any personal accolades.”
Jezayd has accepted a college scholarship to play lacrosse for the Division I, nationally-ranked Albany Great Danes in the fall of 2021. Although undecided on his major at the moment, he is considering pursuing a degree in business.
The Thomas Cutinella Memorial Foundation Service Award is given in honor of Thomas Cutinella, a 16-year old Shoreham-Wading River High School student-athlete who suffered a fatal injury in a football game in 2014. Since 2016, Beach Radio and the “Tour for 54” have been honoring high school students and programs who best exemplify Thomas Cutinella and his legacy. Past William Floyd recipients of this award include the William Floyd High School Interact Club (2017), the William Floyd High School NJROTC (2018), William Floyd High School senior Thomas Verga (2019) and now Jezayd Hall (2020).
Jezayd has attended William Floyd schools K-12 including Moriches Elementary School, William Floyd Middle School and now William Floyd High School.
Watch Jezayd's interview with Long Island Beach Radio 101.7 here!