The Greater 69th St Wildcats are deeply saddened by the loss of alumnus, William " Bill " Bethel. Bill was a great athlete and vital member to the Wildcats organization . However, his athleticism couldn't compare to the spirit, character and drive that he possessed. He was an outstanding student, consummate team player, and served as a mentor and role model for the younger players within the organization. He touched the lives of many in such a short amount of time and will always be remembered and honored as a leader and a true example of excellence.