To SUNY Oneonta graduate Sean Bernstein and SUNY Oneonta tennis coach Lonnie Mitchel, who recently participated at the Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem.
Bernstein brought home three medals — two gold, one bronze — in track events, and Mitchel led the Grand Masters tennis team to 17 medals, including six golds.
“I had to really pinch myself to be surrounded by all this coaching talent and see all these great athletes,” said Mitchel. “I was so humbled, but at the same time learned so much. It’s been quite a whirlwind, and this experience will make me an improved coach.”
Bernstein, a 12-time SUNYAC champion and school record-holder in the 100m, 200m and 4x100-meter relay, called the event “a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
“It was an incredible honor to not only represent my sport, but also my school, heritage and my country,” Bernstein said.
We’re proud to see these two men representing SUNY Oneonta so successfully on the world stage.