"It was a year of firsts" for Schreiber's girls varsity badminton team, said their coach, Andi Uiberall. "I've been coaching for seven years and even before that it has never been done."
It was the first time ever for Schreiber to take first place in their conference. There are four conferences in Nassau County with eight schools in each.
It was the first time ever for Schreiber to have an undefeated season. The team finished their regular season with a record of 14-0 and after the playoffs, finished with a record of 17-0.
It was the first time ever for Schreiber to win five first place medals at the Conference Championships; First, Second, Third Singles, Third and Fourth Doubles.
It was the first time ever for Schreiber to have a player, Megan Zebroski, win "The Nassau County First Singles Championship'' for four consecutive years. It is also the first time ever and a new Nassau County record to have a player win the crown for four years. Newsday documented that the record had been two years. Megan joined the team as an eighth grader. She won her first county championship in ninth grade and has continued to do so for the next three years. Megan finishes her high school career with an overall record of 91-4 and an undefeated four year winning streak, 79-0, since ninth grade.
It was the first time ever for Schreiber to capture four individual first place county medals; first and second singles, third and fourth doubles.
It was definitely the first time ever for Schreiber to win a Nassau County Team Championship. After taking first place in their conference, the team now had to go up against the winning teams from the other three conferences in Nassau. The first round match was against Lynbrook. It was a clean sweep for the Lady Vikings, winning 7-0. A match consists of three single and four doubles. The semi's put them up against Calhoun, who are the defending county Team Champs for the past two years. Schreiber victoriously won 5-2. The finals were held at Island Trees High School and the opponent was Hempstead. The Lady Vikings made it an A Day! Winning all their matches, a perfect way to end the season, capturing a County Team Championship 7-0.
In closing, said their coach, "It was a great day all around. All the girls' parents were there just as they had been all season. With five players graduating, it will be difficult to say 'goodbye,' not only to my players but to their parents as well. We've been one, big family. The best way to sum up this year, is that we were the smaller, hometown version of the movie Miracle."