Athletics Signing Day at Wheatley!

Last month, friends and family gathered together to recognize and celebrate the Wheatley student-athletes who have committed to pursuing athletics in college. Mr. Scaturro provided a write-up of these remarkable members of the Class of 2019.

Karan Amin

Karan has been playing tennis since the age of six. This was a year-round commitment to training, playing first at the regional and eastern section levels.  Karan qualified and played his first national tournament when he was twelve and has been continuing to grow his game every year. Karan represented the Eastern Section Team both in the 14s and 16s junior boys’ divisions at the National Zone Team Championships. In his junior year, Karan was ranked inside the top 150 in the country and top 10 in New York State. Currently, he is playing first singles for Wheatley, and he looks forward to playing for Williams College next year! This past weekend, Karan played in the Nassau County singles championship. Although he came up short in this finals match, he qualified for the State Competition.

Tiffany Bernot

Tiffany Bernot 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 our 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Conference and Nassau County Championship Girls Soccer Teams and even led our Wildcats into State Semifinals in 2016. She has been awarded All-Class, All-Conference, All-County, and Playoff MVP honors throughout her High School career. Tiffany was voted a Newsday Top 50 High School Player To Watch, MSG Varsity Playoff Player of the Game, and Verizon Fios Playoff MVP of The County Championships. Tiffany is looking forward to attending SUNY Albany to play Division 1 Women’s Soccer next fall.

Samantha Rothstein

Samantha has played Varsity lacrosse for 4 years at Wheatley and has been captain since 11th grade. This year, Samantha was recognized as a News 12 Scholar-Athlete and was listed in the top 100 lacrosse players on Long Island to watch. In 2018, she was Long Island’s top scorer with 94 goals 16 assists and was recognized as an Honorable Mention Academic All-American. Additionally, Samantha broke the school record for the most goals scored in one game by an individual player. In 2017, she was named Newsday’s Athlete of the Week.  Samantha also captained the Varsity Soccer team in 2018, which won the Long Island Championship and competed in the NYSPHSAA Girls Soccer Final Four. She was named All-County and All-State this past for her efforts in soccer. She loves being a part of the team here at The Wheatley School and is very excited to continue her lacrosse and educational career at Tufts University in the fall. Recently, Samantha was celebrated for scoring her 250th career goal in lacrosse!

Sydney Silverman

Sydney was a three-year starting goalkeeper at The Wheatley School who earned All-County and All-State honors as a sophomore.  She helped the Wildcats to three Nassau County Championships and a Long Island Championship. She was a part of the 2016 NYSPHSAA Girls Soccer Final Four team in 2016.  She was honored as the Albertson Soccer Young Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014 and Junior Goalkeeper of the Year in 2015. Sydney was then awarded the ECNL Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016 before claiming the Senior Goalkeeper of the Year in 2017.  Sydney is looking forward to attending UNC Wilmington next fall to play Division 1 Women’s Soccer.

Nick Tagios

Nick has been a four-year starter on the Varsity Boys Soccer team here at The Wheatley School.  He was named All-County and All-State in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Nick was named the Conference Player of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 while being the team captain in those years as well.  He was a participant in the 2018 Exceptional Senior All-Star Game at Manhasset High School. Nick will be attending Long Island University at CW Post next fall to play Division 1 Men’s Soccer.

 

 

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!

#Homecoming2018 Brings the Community Together Around Athletics, Food and Fun!

Our Homecoming Celebration was a terrific blend of athletics, food and family fun! On an absolutely gorgeous Saturday, our teams competed in tennis, volleyball, soccer, cross country and football. Our student clubs  and our cheerleaders helped support the activities for the community.

As the athletes were competing, community members enjoyed a wonderful International Food Court, music and some bouncy houses! There were a few key folks who helped to bring this event together:

  • Our Cultural Initiatives Committee for organizing the International Food Court
  • Todd Richman and our Wildcat Foundation for raising funds to support the event
  • Michael Scatturo, our district Athletic Director, for overseeing all of the events

[Thanks to Mr. Scatturo for some of the photos!]

 

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!]

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Zack Jacobs and Nick Tagios Named All-State Soccer Players!

Last week, senior Zach Jacobs and Junior Nick Tagios were named to the 2017 All New York State Soccer Team! This recognition is well deserved for two of the leaders of Wheatley’s Nassau County Championship team.

Some of the highlights of these two athletes’ soccer careers include:

Nick Tagios

  • 2017 and 2016 All New York State recognition
  • 2017 and 2016 All-County selection
  • 2017 Class B Player of the Year
  • 2017 Conference ABC Player of the Year
  • 2017 Nassau County Championship Game MVP
  • 2017 Nassau County Champion
  • 2017 conference leader in goals scored (16) and assists (17)

Zach Jacobs

  • 2017 All New York State recognition
  • 2017 All-County Selection
  • 2017 seven shutouts on the season
  • 2016 Honorable Mention All-County
  • 2015 All-Conference selection
  • 4-year varsity starter
  • 2017 and 2014 Nassau County Champion

Congratulations to both of these student-athletes, along with Coach Steve Cadet!