Top (left to right), Carolina Mocorrea, Candace Taylor, Harmony Grodsky, Molly Sullivan, Sunny Lostritto and Katrina Garry. Bottom (left to right), Lydia Graham, Shekinah Pettway and Katherine Hom. (Not in photo: Kelsey Margey, Charlotte Gelfand, Catherine Bechand, Simran Ghooi and Casey Rosen).
Varsity Girls Winter Track wins first Conference Championship
LOCUST VALLEY – The Friends Academy Girls Winter Track team decisively won its first Conference Championship after beating 2nd place Cold Spring Harbor HS by 20 points and 3rd place Mineola HS by 53 points. The Lady Quakers dominated the 55-meter race, finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd .
“We are so excited as a team about this achievement,” said coach Lauren Carballo. “But what is really great is that we have such an extremely young team,” she added. “This is a team with a lot of heart and spirit.”
1. Friends Academy - 124 points 2. Cold Spring Harbor HS - 104 points 3. Mineola High School - 71 points 4. Locust Valley High School - 60 points 5. Wheatley High School - 47 points 6. Oyster Bay High School - 22 points 7. Seaford High School - 13 points 8. Malverne High School - 12 points 9. Roosevelt High School - 10 points
FA Fall Sports Playoff season
UPCOMING PLAYOFF ACTION
Varsity Girls' Soccer
NEW! GIRLS EARN FIRST STATE TITLE!
Lady Quakers share co-state championship after grueling scoreless tie.
GIRLS WIN LONG ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIP, 6-0
Varsity Girls Field Hockey
NEW! QUAKERS WIN LONG ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIP VS. BABYLON HS, 5-1!
QUAKERS WIN NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP, 4-0
Saturday, Nov. 19 State Semi-Final at Syracuse, NY vs. Greenwich HS - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 State Finals at Syracuse, NY - 2 p.m.
NEW! GIRLS FINISH 7TH IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, BOYS FINISH 8TH
Senior Kelsey Margey (Huntington) takes 3rd overall in State Championships, receiving All-State recognition and qualifying for the Federation Meet.
BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS WIN NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Varsity Girls Tennis to play Cold Spring Harbor in Championship match
The FA Girls Varsity Tennis team (13-2) defeated Massapequa (12-3) in the Conference 2 Semi-finals 4-3 (Equivalent to Class B for most sports) on Monday, October 24. The Girls team heads to the overall Championship, which involves 16 schools in two co-conferences.
Championship match vs. CSH
Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. - Garden City High School (1 win/1 loss vs FA)
Cross Country Division Champions; head to Conference Championship
Boys Division IVB
9-0 - Division Champions
Girls Division IV B
6-0 Division Champions
Conference IV Championships Saturday, Oct. 29th at Bethpage State Park
Front row: Emily LeoGrande (Lattingtown), Marianna Cuomo-Maier (Lattingtown), Nicole Katz (Muttontown) and Nikki Simon (Old Brookville). Standing: Meghan Johansen (Garden City), Sydney Menzin (Lattingtown), Stephanie Gherlone (Mill Neck), Stacey Danziger (Brookville), Margaret Brennan (Oyster Bay), Augusta Mayer (Glen Head), Jalisa Clark (Glen Cove). MIKE DAMM/FRIENDS ACADEMY
Girls Varsity Golf undefeated in regular season
Varsity Girls head into match 2 of Nassau County Championships
LOCUST VALLEY – For the second year in a row, the Friends Academy Girls Varsity Golf team have scored an undefeated regular season and another chance at the conference title.
Finishing with a 12-0 record in the North Division Conference, coach Gail Baker is excited for her team. “We’re hoping to win it back-to-back. That’s one of our team goals.”
Yesterday, the Lady Quakers qualified for the final round of the Nassau County Championships, which are being held at Bethpage State Park. The Boys Varsity Golf team will also compete at Bethpage tomorrow as well. On Tuesday, May 15, the Lady Quakers beat Manhasset and Jericho high schools at Nassau Country Club. “We are trying to place better in the county tournament this year,” said Baker. Last year the team earned 4th place.
A combination of youth and veteranship has served to create a strong and, seemingly, unstoppable team. “The team dynamic is different from last year,” said Baker. “We have two freshmen who have stepped up and really contributed. Marianna Cuomo Maier (Lattingtown) and Stephanie Gherlone (Mill Neck) have been really solid, playing in the #2 and #3 spots,” said Baker. “They’ve been impact players on our team and made huge contributions as young players. At the same time, our upper classmen have been role models of support,” she added.
Baker emphasizes that the challenge of winning another conference is a challenge the girls are constantly working toward. “We are playing really good golf. The majority of the girls are shooting in the 40s.”
If the girls persevere, “this would be the second undefeated season and conference championship,” said Baker. “And we are working very hard to get that.”