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Petri Honored as 2010 Outstanding Male Athlete

Brooklyn, NY -  Seniors Ryan Graybill (Missouri City, TX) and Robert Petri (St. Louis, MO) came to Polytechnic four years ago, Graybill for softball and Petri for Men's Volleyball. Four years later, the two combined to be integral parts of 7 different teams at NYU-Poly.  For their outstanding accomplishments, leadership, self-sacrifice, and pride both were acknowledged as the 2010 Outstanding Athletes Wednesday night at the NYU-Poly Athletic Awards Banquet.

Graybill, the captain of the softball team and three-time, 1st Team All-Conference winner at third base, was praised by softball coach Jimmy Barrett.  Graybill has led this year's team to the school's first-ever regular season title and home-field advantage for the Skyline Championships.  She is just six hits shy of the school record for career hits. Graybill also was a member of the Women's Volleyball team, which won the school's first-ever Skyline Conference Championship this past fall. In doing, so the team advanced to the NCAA tournament, another athletic program first. She also had brief stints on Women's Basketball and Soccer teams.

Petri was a four-year starter and captain of the Men's Volleyball team. He garnered Skyline Conference 1st team honors his junior and senior years and this season led the team in every statistical category. He led the Skyline Conference in six categories. On the soccer field, Petri's leadership in the goal helped guide the program to it's first-ever post-season appearance and first non-losing season in school history (10-10-1). He recorded four shutouts and had a streak of over 220 minutes without allowing a goal. Petri also played outfield for the baseball team and was a participant on the men's golf team.