Cassie Dooley Lifeguard of the Year
Cassie Dooley is currently going into her senior year at Bayport-Blue Point High School. Cassie exhibits on a daily basis what ocean rescue stands for. She is responsible, quick-thinking, and reliable. When she is not in tower, you will still see her working. From taking care of the tower, mound, gathering supplies, she is always on the move. She placed second in the running for rookie of the year in 2012, and continually worked diligently for the 2013 season to become the lifeguard of the year.
She is the first woman to do so, as well as the first second year guard. Cassie wishes to continue to save lives in her future, as she has already received a NROTC Scholarship, where she must commit 5 years to the Navy once she graduates from college. She is hoping to attend either Cornell University, like her brothers, or MIT. Cassie plans to use the skills she has developed through lifeguarding to aid her in her future endeavors of fighting for our country.
Written by Courtney Dooley
Smith Point Rookie of the Year
Matt Hauser lives in Shoreham and currently attends Shoreham-Wading River High School. Matt plays golf in the fall and trains for triathlons year round. Matt is an athlete who loves challenge and competition, and the swimming and running skills he works so diligently to perfect, help him in both triathlons and lifeguarding.
When he’s not keeping watch at the beach or training, Matt enjoys flying planes, and riding motorcycles. Matt will graduate high school with his private pilots certificate, and plans on taking his knowledge of aviation to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and hopes to one day be an air traffic controller.