Mamaroneck High School senior track standout Sean Ideozu has been selected as Mamaroneck High School/ Daily Voice Standout Student-Athlete this week.
Ideozu will attend continue to participate in the sport at Stony Brook University.
He also participated in cross country and winter track at Mamaroneck.
Brief overview of accomplishments/achievements from Coach Bob Morrissey:
Sean is a fine student-athlete. With his prodigious talent and his commitment to hard work, he has accomplished much in his high school career.
He won two gold medals in an intersectional relay at winter states 2014 and 2015. He placed 4th at winter states in the 300m in 2016. He was all league, all county, all section and all state. His time of 49.48 is the best time in the 400m at Mamaroneck HS since records have been kept.
Captain of the track and field team for two years, he also won the honor of being chosen out of hundreds of athletes in Section 1 to be named Sportsman of the Year for 2016. The team and his coaches will miss his humor and playful personality.
Q&A with Sean
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy watching movies, eating self-prepared food, binge watching TV series such as "The Big Bang Theory", and now that it is summer, relaxing outside
Favorite restaurant in town?
The Smash Burger in Mamaroneck. To me, it is the closest thing to Five Guys, and is only a short walk from where I live. One of my favorite fast food meals are burgers, so when it opened up in the summer, I went and have been going back ever since.
Favorite subject in school?
Computer Science. Though very difficult at times, it has challenged me to a great extent. I've become a better problem solver, and logical thinker. Through the year, I invested a large amount of time practicing and becoming better at coding. I believe in the future, it will open doors that I never thought possible. On top of that, there are many branches in the computer science field that I can pursue.
What are some reasons for your success?
I believe I have a great work ethic, and mindset/mentality. Even greater than that, I've had outstanding teammates, coaches, coaching, support, availability of practice area, and facilities. All things were in reach, and without them I would see it very difficult to have achieved what I have achieved.
Biggest influences on your varsity career?
Biggest influences on your varsity career? Both my coaches and teammates have played a large role in my career, I couldn't ask for better. Over the years I've bonded, and have gotten to know everyone. They've pushed me to do my absolute best, and with hard work I am where I am today. "Hard work pays off", Coach Mc. I will hold that quote with me forever.
Coaches: Marge McEvoy, Robert Morrissey, David Smith, Nicholas Larosa
A person you would like to meet?
I've always wanted to meet Kevin Hart. He is one of my favorite actors, and comedians, and seems to be in every movie nowadays.
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Being stress free, and working in perhaps a large tech company. For the most part, I hope to be happy and stable, with a moderate sized house.