The Wheatley School’s Varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Girls Soccer teams have been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for academic excellence and have been declared New York State Champions in its Scholar-Athlete Recognition Award Program. This program, which was initiated by NYPHSAA twenty-four 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 2014-2015 fall sports season the Wheatley School’s Varsity Field Hockey team earned an unweighted GPA of 97.56 — the highest GPA in the sport of field hockey. This is the second consecutive year the Field Hockey team has achieved this Championship Rating in New York State (and the third time in four seasons)!
The Varsity Girls Soccer team has followed up its second consecutive Nassau County Class B Championship (2013 and 2014) with its 2014-2015 NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete Team Championship. The Girls Soccer team accomplished this feat with a 98.10 unweighted GPA.
The Wheatley School is proud of the recognition the Field Hockey team members have earned and offers its congratulations to Coach Kristina Roaldsen and to the members of the team. The 2014-2015 Varsity Field Hockey team consisted of:
Perri Schreiber (Captain), Samantha Palazzolo (Captain), Allie Schreiber (Captain), Carly Brensilber, Jamie Chusid, Nicole Degliomini, Kimberly Esquilin, Hannah Frantz, Lauren Frantz, Jenna Gursky, Jenna Heller, Alexandra Kasparian, Taylor Keenan, Jenna Heller, Rachel Koty, Samantha Mason, Grace Pavlovich, Namita Reddy, Taylor Robotsky, Victoria Roaldan, Jessica Sakeni, Ally Schmertz, Morgan Silverman, Amanda Sivin, Jennifer Spar and Farrah Siegler.
The Wheatley School is just as proud of the recognition the Girls Soccer team members have earned and offer its congratulations to Coaches Paul Paino and Christina Cambria and to the members of the team. The 2014-2015 Varsity Girls Soccer team consisted of:
Adena Bernot (Captain), Rachel Jozef (Captain), Alana Leahy (Captain), Jade Marcus (Captain), Daniel Wasserman (Captain), Kayla Barroca, Rachel Barroca, Tiffany Bernot, Rebecca Besada, Joy Bestourous, Krista Chen, Lisa DiFiore, Nicole Hetzel, Sharon John, Gretchen Keller, Stephanie Klar, Allison LaMonica, Hannah Mittman, Brianna O’Brien, Erin O’Kelly, Jessica Patterson, Julie Samuels, Sydney Silverman, Micki Wain and Hannah Woodward.
The Varsity Girls Field Hockey and Girls Soccer team are the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh Wheatley varsity athletic team to have received New York State Championship honors for academic excellence in the past fourteen 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 and 2014-2015), Boys Soccer (2009-2010), Boys Golf (2012-2103) and Girls Field Hockey (2008-2009, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015).
These remarkable accomplishments are 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.
(Thank you to Tom Fitzpatrick for the write-up of this recognition!)