Two players on the Girls Varsity Badminton team are now "Queens of the Court" as they have been crowned county champs. Schreiber's badminton team secured two Nassau County championships this season. Laila Selim, a senior, won the first singles crown and Katrina Fahey won he second singles crown.
Laila has been on the team for five years. She is graduating this year and will be attending Columbia. Ever since she took a position on the starting line-up in her freshman year she has won a Nassau County championship. As a freshman, she played third singles, as a sophomore, second singles and now for two years in her junior and senior year she has played first singles. Her high school career record is 74-5. Three losses came in her freshman year, and the other two were in county playoffs. Laila said, "I've had the most wonderful experience playing on the team. Whether the team was winning or losing, I always enjoyed myself and loved the company of my teammates. I'm hoping to join the Columbia badminton club in college and come back often to visit and help the team in any way I can."
Katrina Fahey, a four-year member on the team, now has two Nassau County championships on her racquet. In her sophomore year she won first place in doubles with her partner Lauren Alpert. This is her first year playing singles and what an excellent season she has had. She was undefeated for the entire season. This includes the regular season of matches of which there are 14, followed by the conference and county championships. After the regular season concludes, players then compete in the conference championships. There are four conferences in badminton. The winners of each conference then advance to the counties. Fitness and stamina are key, as each girl had to play three matches in one afternoon. Before Laila winning the first singles county championship for the past two years, Megan Zebroski won the title for four consecutive years.
Andi Uiberall, coach of the team said, "The Girls Badminton team has come a long way. We now have two team championships and many individual titles to our credit. I am extremely proud of my players."