This announcement was provided by the office of Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning.
The William Floyd High School girls varsity tennis team was recognized by the Suffolk County Legislature on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 for winning the 2014 Suffolk Championship. Legislator Browning presented the girls and Head Coach Dave Pia with a proclamation to honor their great achievement.
In addition to winning the 2014 Suffolk County Championship, the highest honor a Suffolk County tennis team can attain, the girls also won the League and Division titles for the third straight year. Coach Pia led the team to a 19-1 overall record and the team’s first Suffolk County championship by upsetting three-time defending champion Half Hollow Hills East.
Coach Pia was recognized by Newsday as Long Island “Coach of the Year” for girls tennis, and the team received numerous awards including four All-State players, eight All-County players and one All-Division player.
“It was an honor to have the girls varsity tennis team come before the legislature and be recognized for their amazing season. They overcame a serious challenge from a three-time defending champion to win their first championship, and it was due to their hard work and dedication that they were able win the first ever Suffolk County championship for William Floyd. I am so proud of everything they accomplished and know they will work extra hard to repeat in 2015.”
“The team was thrilled to be honored by Legislator Kate Browning at the Suffolk County Legislature’s general meeting,” said Coach Pia. “We would like to express our gratitude to the Legislator for recognizing the team for their outstanding work ethic, dedication and commitment as student athletes.”
Coach Dave Pia, assistant coaches Don Law, Kate Archer and Matt St. James. Team: Christina Cali, Kayla D’Addario, Zoe DaSilva, Brooke Fernandez, Emily Fernandez, Julia Gaudio, Kelci Henn, Kaitlin Hibbert, Vianna Iorio, Lisa Lin, Victoria Panicola, Autumne Venturino and Antonette Viglione.
Four All-State players: Kelci Henn, Lisa Lin, Kayla D’Addario and Antonette Viglione
Eight All-County players: Kelci Henn, Lisa Lin, Kayla D’Addario, Antonette Viglione, Zoe DaSilva, Victoria Panicola, Emily Fernandez and Brook Fernandez.
One All-Division player: Christina Cali