William Floyd girls’ varsity tennis has had quite the run over the past 16 years under the expert leadership of two-time United States Tennis Association Coach of the Year Dave Pia, including 16 consecutive playoff appearances, 14 seasons with at least 10 wins and a seven-season run (2012-present) with a 112-17 record, six straight League and Division titles (2012-17), an appearance in the Suffolk County finals in 2013 and a Suffolk County Championship in 2014. Many of the former Colonial tennis standouts are carrying that winning William Floyd tennis tradition into their collegiate careers. Currently, there are nine who are excelling both on the court and in their academics.
“Congratulations to all of the ladies who are doing so well in college both academically and athletically,” said Coach Pia. “All their hard work and dedication over the years is showing. All of us at William Floyd are so proud of your outstanding accomplishments.”
Listed below are William Floyd alumni tennis players who are excelling in their collegiate tennis careers along with their accomplishments.
Kelci Henn (Class of 2015) – SUNY Plattsburgh
1st Team All-Conference Doubles (2018), 2nd Team All-Conference Singles (2018), 2nd Singles 9-4 (Career 32-21), Second place Doubles 9-4 (Career 36-17).
Victoria Panicola (Class of 2015) – St. Joseph’s College
1st Team All-Conference Singles (2017, 2018), 1st Team All-Conference Doubles (2017, 2018), 2nd Singles 7-4 (5-1 in Conference), 1st Doubles 8-4 (6-0 in Conference), 2018 Skyline Conference Champions (9-3 team record).
Emily Fernandez (Class of 2017) – Kings College
MAC Conference Women’s Individual Tennis Champion (2018), 1st Team All-Conference (2018), MAC Conference Rookie of the Year (2017), Singles Record 24-9 (career), Doubles Record 14-9 (career), Academic All-Mac team, team finished 5th in division (2018).
Brooke Fernandez (Class of 2018) – Le Moyne College
2nd Team All-Conference Northeast-10 Conference Doubles (2018), Undefeated in 3rd Doubles 13-0 (2018), 6th Singles (3-0).
Alivia Cagliano (Class of 2018) – SUNY Purchase
2nd Team All-Conference Singles (2018), 4th Singles undefeated 10-0 (2018), team finished 2nd in Skyline Conference (11-2 team record).
Briana Gonzalez (Class of 2018) – Malloy College
5th singles 3-1 (2018), 3rd doubles 3-0 (2018).
Nicole Ferguson (Class of 2016) – SUNY Farmingdale
5th singles 8-6 (2018), 2nd doubles 9-5 (2018), team finished third in Skyline Conference (10-5 team record).
Jessica Jones (Class of 2018) – Suffolk Community College
2nd Team All-American 3rd Singles NJCAA (2018), 3rd singles record 6-1, Region 15 Champions, Division III finalist NJCAA.
Delany Kane (Class of 2018) – Suffolk Community College
2nd Team All-American 1st Doubles NJCAA (2018), 1st Doubles undefeated 6-0, Region 15 Champions, team was Division III Finalist NJCAA.