The Wheatley School’s Varsity Girls Field Hockey team has been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for academic excellence and has been declared New York State Champions in its Scholar/Athlete Recognition Award Program. This program, which was initiated by NYPHSAA twenty-three years ago, recognizes athletic teams from across New York State for the exemplary academic performance of its team members. Based upon a composite of the grade point averages among team members, team champions are selected for each varsity sport from those high schools across New York State that enter the competition.
For the recently completed 2013-2014 fall sports season the Wheatley School’s Varsity Field Hockey team’s unweighted GPA of 97.308 is the highest GPA in the sport of field hockey. This remarkable accomplishment is a credit to the athletes who have had to balance the demands of a rigorous academic schedule with the long hours of practice and competition required to successfully compete in interscholastic athletics at the varsity level.
The Wheatley School is proud of the recognition the team members have earned and offers its congratulations to Coaches Kristin Adamski and Kristina DePalma, and to the members of the Wheatley Varsity Girls Field Hockey team. The following team members will be recognized for this remarkable achievement at the Board of Education meeting on 27 January.
The 2013-2014 Varsity Field Hockey team:
Samantha Siegler (Captain), Samantha Palazzolo (Captain), Taylor Keenan (Captain), Julie Rajman (Captain), Allie Schreiber (Captain), Farrah Siegler, Perri Schreiber, Namita Reddy, Amanda Sivin, Nicole Degliomini, Jenna Heller, Jessica Sakeni, Hannah Frantz, Lauren Frantz, Carly Brensilber, Jane Kim, Marion Wolloch, Mikayla Lucio, Victoria Roaldan, Morgan Silverman, Jamie Chusid, and Stephanie Kazhiloti.
The Varsity Girls Field Hockey team is the twenty-first Wheatley varsity athletic team to have received New York State Championship honors for academic excellence in the past thirteen years. The other teams winning state honors were Boys Indoor Track (2000-2001, 2008-2009 and 2012-2013), Boys Track and Field (2012-2013), Boys Basketball (2002-2003 and 2006-2007), Girls Basketball (2003-2004 and 2009-2010), Girls Indoor Track (2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009), Girls Track and Field (2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007), Girls Soccer (2005-2006), Boys Soccer (2009-2010), Boys Golf (2012-2103) and Girls Field Hockey (2008-2009, 2011-2012 and 2013-2014).
(Thanks to Tom Fitzpatrick for the text of this post!)