Locust Valley High School Senior Kevin Rieger has been chosen as a News 12 Scholar-Athlete. He is one of only thirty high school students on Long Island to receive this honor. This is the third consecutive year that Locust Valley High School has had a News12 Scholar-Athlete.

Kevin is a three -sport athlete, playing football, wrestling and baseball. He is a two-time All-County award winner in Football and also the team captain. As a junior, Kevin’s tremendous ability as an offensive and defensive lineman sparked one of Locust Valley’s most successful football seasons as the team finished 7-1 and in first place in regular season-play. As a senior, Kevin was instrumental in helping the team advance to the play-offs once again.  

Kevin earned All-Conference honors as a member of the Varsity Wrestling Team. On the Varsity Baseball Team he is a starter, the team captain, a pitcher and a third baseman. He is also the male recipient of the Section VIII Athletic Administrators Association Scholar-Athlete Award.

“Kevin is a talented and driven scholar-athlete; most importantly he is a gentlemen,” said Locust Valley Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics, Mark J. Dantuono. “His character is unprecedented, which makes him a special person to be around.”

Kevin’s academic success rivals his athletic accomplishments. He is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidate, member of the National Honor Society, French National Honor Society and the Model United Nations.  He has achieved scholar-athlete status and made high honor roll during all four years of high school. Kevin participates in multiple community service activities, including volunteering at Cancer Center for Kids and participating in Relay for Life and Athletes Helping Athletes. He also plays the cello in the high school orchestra.

Guidance counselor Jillian Celli described Kevin as a true gentleman that posses a strong set of core values. “Kevin is consistent and reliable in all aspects of his life and possesses an uncanny ability to put things in perspective.” She added that he never quits anything he starts and always gives 100% to any task he undertakes.