Written by Stephanie Joannon, Athletic Director Wednesday, 24 June 2009 14:23
A stellar year of sports at Schreiber High School was capped by an exciting spring season. Many of our teams reached the pinnacle of their sport.
The Port Washington community can take pride in two special awards our school was awarded. The first honor comes from the Nassau County Board of Officials. This organization bestows a sportsmanship award to a high school that exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship through teams, coaches, administration, parents and spectators. For the second year in a row, Schreiber High School was the recipient. The banner will fly high and proud for another year in Schreiber’s gymnasium.
The second high honor is that of Schreiber being named a School of Distinction from the NYS Team Scholar Athlete program. This award comes about when all varsity teams have a roster with an unweighted average of 90 percent or more. No longer can it be said that success in athletics and academics are mutually exclusive as Schreiber has set the bar to high standards in both.
Here is a recap of the spring:
Boys Volleyball – Coach Maria Giamanco’s team went all the way to a county final. The team played before 1,500 spectators, taking the eventual county champion Plainview JFK to a 5th game 26-24 score. Impressive all year, team MVP Brennan Spreitzer capped off an amazing career being named to the All Tournament team.
Boys Tennis – Coach Pete Travis’ team captured the Conference II championship with a 14-2 record. Bryan Kallenberg and Dan Schure competed in doubles at the state level. Freshman Sander Brenner was named the team’s MVP and finished the season undefeated in third singles play.
Boys Track and Field – Coached by Jeremy Klaff, the team exceeded all expectations capturing the Port Invitational crown and the Division championship. Marco Bertolotti broke the school record in the mile running 4:13 at the State Championships. Dean Goodspeed was All-County in the high jump.
Varsity Baseball – finished at 15-3 as Conference Champions. The team qualified for the county playoffs as the #12 seed where they upset #5 Oceanside in a thriller 3-2. They then took the #1 seed Macarthur to three games in the best of three series. MVP pitcher Everett Keller will be back for another year. The team played at the Staten Island Yankees minor league stadium this season.
Boys Lacrosse – qualified for the playoffs this season as it marks the final year of coaching for coach Ken Case who is retiring. Senior MVP Jeff Frocarro was a human highlight film as he, along with Kyle Lewis, anchoring the goalkeeping duties, brought consistent leadership to the team.
Girls Track and Field – Coaches Virginia McMahon and Cherisse Thompson guided the team to the Port Invitational Championship. MVP Meghan Byrnes and Outstanding Track Performer Janayia Thomas led the charge for the team.
Varsity Boys Golf – won the conference championship for the third year in a row. Coach Kathy Doughty’s team placed second in the county. MVP Kelly Shon led this Schreiber powerhouse.
Varsity Badminton – Coach Dave O’Connor’s team just missed out on a conference championship by one game. The team did produce the county champion in singles, Kristin Norton. The team fielded 18 players which is a school record.
Varsity Softball – with new coach Eric Sutz at the helm finished their final 5 games on a winning streak. MVP Emma Horowitz pitched almost every inning for the team and the future looks bright. The team reached out to the community with a series of one day clinics with over 200 total future stars attending.
Girls Lacrosse – continues on the rise in Port. Coaches Raquel Piraino and Mary Romano have set the bar high for this team on and off the field. The successful play day fundraiser for the HeadStrong foundation raised close to $2,000. The team and coaches continue to provide the community and middle school with clinics and camps to keep the interest in girls’ lacrosse alive.
That’s all for another year. Thanks to all who have supported the teams and have read the columns all year. Fall sports are just around the corner. New and exciting things should be in store for us next year, including a new web site dedicated to Vikings Athletics. Can’t wait! Enjoy the summer and get back home in time to start the fall sports season! Football begins Aug. 19…everyone else Aug. 31. See ya!