Sofia Greenfield and Matthew Kreitzer Named Outstanding Physical Education Students!

Last night, seniors Sofia Greenfield and Matthew Kreitzer were honored by the Nassau Zone NYSAHPERD for being selected by their Physical Education Teachers as the Outstanding Physical Education Students for the East Williston UFSD.

The criteria for the award includes exhibiting a physically active lifestyle both during and outside of school, demonstrating responsible personal and social behavior, demonstrating leadership and being a positive influence on their peers, demonstrating and valuing a healthy lifestyle and lifelong learning and having exceptional achievement in Physical Education class.

Congratulations to Sofia and Matt on a wonderful honor! Thank you to Mrs. Tsabasis and Mr. Scaturro for attending the recognition dinner with these fine students!

[Thank you to Mr. Scaturro for the write-up and some of the photos!]

Wheatley Announces Nassau County Fall Sports Awards Winners!

Mr. Michael Scaturro, our Director of Physical Education, Health, Athletics and Medical Services, created a terrific presentation celebrating the different levels of Nassau County and New York State recognition received by our fall athletes and athletic teams.

You can view the presentation through this link: Fall Athletics Highlights 2018

Fall Athletics Cover 2018

Tiffany Bernot Commits to Play Soccer at University at Albany!

The Wheatley School Athletic Program is honored to recognize the accomplishments of Tiffany Bernot. On Wednesday, 14 November, Tiffany signed her National Letter of Intent to be a Member of The SUNY at Albany Women’s Soccer Team and to continue her academic studies at SUNY Albany, in The America East Conference.

Tiffany began playing Varsity Soccer for The Wheatley Wildcats as a starter in 8th grade and made an immediate impact. She has always been a complete player. Very motivated, a hard worker, enthusiastic, always helping her teammates, and performing at the highest level, culminating in her being named Captain as a Junior. She was a major contributor to the team’s 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017 Conference and Nassau County Championship Girls Soccer Teams, and even led our Wildcats into The NY State Semifinals in 2016.

If strong defense was needed, Tiffany was there. If goals were needed, Tiffany provided the offense, whether by assisting teammates or scoring some of our most important goals (including overtime penalty kicks). She has been awarded All Class, All Conference, All County, and Playoff MVP honors throughout her High School career. Tiffany was voted Newsday Top 50 High School Player To Watch, MSG Varsity Playoff Player of the Game, and Verizon Fios Playoff MVP of The County Championships. She was even the top vote-getter on Twitter for MSG Varsity NY area Playoff Plays in 2017 for scoring on 52 yard and 46 yard direct kicks in the County Championship Game, not 5 minutes apart late in the 2nd half, all the while proudly representing her friends, her teammates, and The Wheatley Wildcats. As a Senior, Tiffany was Manager of The Wheatley HS Boys Varsity Team as she was not eligible to play High School as a Developmental Academy Member.

Outside of Wheatley, we are very proud of her. She has worked so hard to master the game of Futsal, is a 3-Time Member of The United States National Futsal Team, training in Kansas and playing in International Play in Canada, Captaining in Costa Rica and Colombia, her teams going undefeated at 9-0 over 3 years and being coached by the National Team Coach, Keith Tozer.

Tiffany has played in The NPL League, The ECNL League, and Currently plays for The FC Fury NY DA Team, Coached by Paul Riley. She captained The Albertson ECNL Team last year. She takes her soccer very seriously, trains at a high level and plays as such. She has become a leader and a friend to not only her teammates but also to her school friends.

She has worked very hard on her academics maintaining a 3.85 GPA, has taken Honors and AP classes, and is a member of both the National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society. She has extensive community service and volunteer experience. She loves to have a good time, loves her friends and teammates, and gets their love back.

We are all very proud of Tiffany’s accomplishments on and off the field and wish her the best in the next phase of her career at SUNY Albany. Congratulations to Tiffany and her entire family!

Wheatley Volleyball Wins Class B Nassau County Championship!

In an exciting and hard-fought match, the Wheatley Varsity Volleyball team defeated a tenacious Island Trees team to earn the Nassau County Championship crown for the second consecutive year! The girls earned this victory in a four-game set, 25-16, 28-26, 21-25, 25-19. Congratulations to the athletes and coach Tom Greely!

The team will play for the Long Island Championship on Sunday, 11 November at 3:00 pm at SUNY Farmingdale.

Update: You can read Newsday’s coverage of the game through this link: Volleyball County Champions Newsday_9Nov18

 

 

 

 

 

Wheatley Runners Make their Mark at State Qualification Meet!

Earlier today, four Wheatley Cross Country athletes (Emilia Keys, Amanda Ustick, Yani Lin, Declan Brady) competed in the State Qualification meet for the right to run in next week’s State Championship meet. On a beautiful morning at Bethpage State Park, all four athletes earned the right to compete next week.

Of particular note was Emmie’s performance, as she earned a second place finish in her race!

Congratulations to all four runners, and best of luck as they compete next weekend at the State Championship meet at Sunken Meadow State Park!

Wheatley Students Provide Entertainment at a Nursing Home on our Day of Service and Learning!

During our 10th annual Day of Service and Learning, Mr. Orlovsky and Mr. Fitzko accompanied students to the Grace Plaza Nursing Home in Great Neck, where students performed a concert for the residents.

Violins, cellos, trumpet, keyboard, vocals and guitar were all featured in this musically packed performance!

Thanks to Mr. Orlovsky for the photos and videos!