Congratulations to The Girls Varsity Badminton Team for winning "The Nassau County Team Championship." After a very competitive season and three rounds in the county play-offs, the Ladybird Vikings once again clenched a county title. Last year was the first time in Port Washington history that badminton won a county title. The Ladybirds won their conference title finishing their regular season with a record of 12-0. A badminton match consists of seven matches, three singles and four doubles. At a match the team winning at least four of the matches is the winner. The first round of the team championships was the quarter finals and Port was up against Valley Stream South. Port sailed through with a 6-1 win. In the semis, it was Port vs. Bethpage, (5-2). The finals were held at Island Trees High School in Levittown and Port was up against their conference rivals, Great Neck North. The distance was no deterrent as their loyal fans of family and friends were there to cheer the gals on. It was a close match with Port emerging victorious, 4-3. "It was a little tense as each school had won three matches with one match left to finish. The first doubles team of Katrina Fahey and Lauren Alpert, closed out their match securing the win for Port. It was such an exciting match and that's the way a county finals should be. It was very competitive and could not be closer. I am extremely proud of my team" said Coach Andi Uiberall. Another one of their credits is that the team earned the distinction of being a "Scholar Athlete Team."
"It was an incredible, exciting season. Things just kept snowballing as the season went on. First, winning the Conference title, having nine players (the most ever) to qualify to play in the Individual Conference Championships, resulting with two first place finishes and two runner-ups in the county, and then for the team to win another County Team Championship, I'll say what the kids say, It was amazing!!" said Andi Uiberall.