Seven members of the William Floyd High School girls’ varsity tennis team recently received All-County honors at their Suffolk County awards dinner held earlier this month at Villa Lombardi’s restaurant. This is the first time in William Floyd history that seven student-athletes on one team have been selected for All-County honors, an accomplishment that is a testament to the hard work and dedication of each student athlete.
The William Floyd School District Athletic Department provides interscholastic athletic opportunities for male and female students in grades seven through 12. The athletic program fields 64 teams in 18 different sports with more than 1,000 students participating in the program at the middle school and high school levels. The athletic program supports the academic mission of our school district and serves as an extension of our educational program. Through our athletic program, students will learn teamwork, sportsmanship, being a gracious winner and loser, hard work, self-discipline, self-confidence and the skills necessary to handle competitive situations. Student-athletes will also acquire the skills and knowledge to live healthy lifestyles through their continued sports participation. There are three sport seasons, during the fall, winter and spring seasons, in which student-athletes have the opportunity to compete. Equal opportunities for participation are available for both male and female athletes during each of the seasons.
Zariel Macchia, William Floyd High School sophomore and cross-country star student-athlete, made history this past weekend as she outpaced 106 other girls to win the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Class A Girls Cross Country Championship race at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School in Verona, New York, with a record-setting time of 18:02.60, the fastest ever by a girl from Long Island. Not only did Macchia win the race, she dominated it from wire-to-wire, winning by more than 15 seconds to secure her first state title.