Julia Schriefer, an 8th Grader (!), is Heading the NYS Championship Meet!

After an impressive season that included breaking school records and accomplishing much on the track and field, 8th Grader Julia Schriefer is heading to the New York State Track and Field Championship Meet in Cicero-North Syracuse! This is an amazing accomplishment for a relatively young runner.

Julia earned the right to compete in the State Championship meet after winning the 800 m run and 400 m hurdles in last week’s State Qualifier meet. (These two races were separated by a mere 30 minutes…and she WON both of them!)

Congratulations to Julia and Coach Paulson for this wonderful accomplishment! Good luck, Julia!

[Thanks to DJ Paulson for the action photos!]

Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Team Building at Sagamore Gymnastics!

On Friday, the Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Team went to Sagamore Gymnastics in Syosset to become Ninja Warriors!

The girls had a terrific time while enjoying quality team bonding.

Girls climbed ropes, ran up 8-10 foot walls, swung from silks, jumped on giant trampolines, worked on balance, tested their limits, showed off some hidden skills and, most importantly, laughed with and encouraged each other every step of the way.

Thanks to Coach Jenna Stein for the terrific photos!

Girls Softball Raises Funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center!

On Saturday afternoon, the Wheatley Girls Softball team participated in the Strike Out Cancer Fundraiser at Wantagh High School. With the support of the East Williston softball community and the varsity softball team, over $700 was raised for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the name of Nassau County longtime softball player/coach Kathy DelGais Butler.

Thanks to Coach Cambria and Coach Curcio for supporting the team on this worthwhile endeavor!

[Thanks to Coach Cambria for the photos and write-up!]


Wheatley’s Joseph Contrastano Earns All-American Status at 2018 Nationals!

The Wheatley Athletic Program is honored to recognize the accomplishments of Joseph Contrastano. Joe, a sophomore, is a three-year starter for the Carle Place/Wheatley wrestling team. He is a returning All-State wrestler (6th NYS Division 2), three-time All-County and two-time Nassau County Champion. Last month, Joe earned All-American Status through his efforts at the NHSCA High School Nationals meet in Virginia.

Joe helps to organize practices and takes care of pre-game practice and match responsibilities. As our most accomplished wrestler, Joe performs at the highest level on the mat and continually adds spirit and confidence, keeping the team motivated and enthused. He has been a major contributor and the source for keeping the Carle Place/Wheatley wrestling program viable. As the recipient of every wrestling recognition that The Wheatley School awards, Joe has excited the Nassau County and New York State wrestling enthusiasts for the past three years.

Joe’s outstanding accomplishments speaks of his unlimited talent and desire to be the best. Next season Joe will be entering his junior season as one of the top-ranked wrestlers in Nassau County and New York State. His focus and dedication to the sport of wrestling has allowed his talent to be sought after by many Division I wrestling programs. Joe has been a member of Vougar’s Honors Wrestling Club, one of the top clubs in the country. Joe is a true student of the sport and returns the help and instruction he has received from his coaches by mentoring the younger members of the club as a volunteer coach and supporter.

At this prestigious wrestling Club, Joe has competed nationally and has achieved All-American recognition.  At the 2018 Nationals Joe finished with 8 wins and earned All-American status with a 7th place finish. This is a major accomplishment and a result of the hard work, commitment and perseverance Joe has endured over his wrestling career.

Congratulations, Joe!

[Thanks to Tom Fitzpatrick for the write-up!]

Wheatley’s Will Feil Commits to the ​University of Albany!

The Wheatley Athletic Program is honored to recognize the accomplishments of Will Feil (Class of 2018). Will has signed a letter of commitment to continue his impressive academic and baseball career at the University at Albany.

Will Feil is a rare three-sport athlete. As a member of our Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Baseball teams, Will has established himself as a student-athlete of high recognition. Will played on our Nassau County Class B Championship Soccer team. As Captain of our Varsity Basketball team, Will earned All-Conference recognition for his outstanding play during the 2017-18 season. Will is a returning Captain for the Wildcats Baseball team, and a returning “All-County 2017” and “All-Conference 2016” member of our varsity baseball team. Will’s accomplishments on the baseball field have earned him recognition as one of Newsday’s Top 100 Players.  Will was a key contributor to the baseball team’s 2016 Nassau County Class B and Long Island Class B Championship as well as the 2017 Nassau County Class B Championship. As our most complete player, he performs at the highest level on the field and continually inspires and supports his teammates. Will’s leadership and ability are being counted upon to lead us back to the Nassau County Class B Baseball Championship and beyond.

Will’s outstanding transcript speaks for itself. Will has a weighted GPA of 4.0, his rigorous course of studying includes 8 Advanced Placement course. Through his efforts Will has earned the “AP Scholar with Honors” distinction. He has extensive community service and volunteer experience as a member of our National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society. Will is also a member of the St. Aidan’s Peanut Butter Gang. Will is a well-rounded student-athlete.

In February, Will signed his Letter of Intent to attend the University at Albany to compete in baseball.  His academic scholarship and athletic prowess will allow Will Feil to continue his pursuit of excellence. We are all very proud of the accomplishments he has earned and look forward to his future achievements!

[Thanks to Tom Fitzpatrick for the write-up and the photo!]