Playoff Bound

Congratulations to all eight seniors on a great season and for making such a positive impact on the Walt Whitman Community.  These young ladies have achieved great academic success and have played a part in making Walt Whitman such a special high school with their participation in extra-curricular activities and community service.
Congratulations to all eight seniors on a great season and for making such a positive impact on the Walt Whitman Community. These young ladies have achieved great academic success and have played a part in making Walt Whitman such a special high school with their participation in extra-curricular activities and community service.
Rosa Portaro was Rookie of the League as a ninth grader and an All-League player and team MVP as a tenth grader.
Rosa Portaro was Rookie of the League as a ninth grader and an All-League player and team MVP as a tenth grader.
Brittney Coleman was an All-League player as a sophomore and has a career total of 49 made three-pointers.
Brittney Coleman was an All-League player as a sophomore and has a career total of 49 made three-pointers.
Sarah Glaser is an All-Division softball player and a former WWHS Athlete of the Month.
Sarah Glaser is an All-Division softball player and a former WWHS Athlete of the Month.
Alivia Barton plays soccer and lacrosse and is a two-year varsity basketball player.
Alivia Barton plays soccer and lacrosse and is a two-year varsity basketball player.
Camilee Getchell is the captain of this year’s basketball and lacrosse teams, and she was awarded Rookie of the Year last lacrosse season.
Camilee Getchell is the captain of this year’s basketball and lacrosse teams, and she was awarded Rookie of the Year last lacrosse season.
Alexa DelColle is a three-year varsity basketball player who is second on the team in assists and leads the team in rebounds.
Alexa DelColle is a three-year varsity basketball player who is second on the team in assists and leads the team in rebounds.
Lauren Ragone’s athletic versatility, she plays field hockey and softball, has allowed her to defend multiple positions on the floor.
Lauren Ragone’s athletic versatility, she plays field hockey and softball, has allowed her to defend multiple positions on the floor.
Emma Palka is a two-year varsity basketball player and has run cross-country all four years.  On the court, Emma is a strong rebounder and aggressive defender.
Emma Palka is a two-year varsity basketball player and has run cross-country all four years. On the court, Emma is a strong rebounder and aggressive defender.

On Tuesday, January 24th the girl’s basketball team defeated Riverhead in overtime by a score of 52 to 51.  Meghan Soulias scored a career-high 23 points and also had a career high of 13 rebounds.  Her all around play was a difference maker in the thrilling victory.

On Wednesday night, January 25th the team honored 8 seniors while defeating Connetquot 53 to 28.  Brittney Coleman led all scorers with 10 points, and the Lady Wildcats had 11 different players score.  The team is currently 13 and 3 overall, and they are 8 and 2 in league play, earning a playoff spot.  Congratulations to seniors: Rosa Portaro, Brittney Coleman, Alexa DelColle, Camilee Getchell, Sarah Glaser, Emma Palka, Alivia Barton, and Lauren Ragone.

Congratulations to all eight seniors on a great season and for making such a positive impact on the Walt Whitman Community.  These seniors have helped lead the Lady Wildcats to an 13-3 overall record while going 8-2 in league play.  More importantly these young ladies have achieved great academic success and have played a part in making Walt Whitman such a special high school with their participation in extra-curricular activities and community service.

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Senior Highlights:

Alivia Barton: Alivia is a three-sport varsity athlete.  She plays soccer and lacrosse and is a two-year varsity basketball player.  Alivia keeps herself busy while not on the court. She is a member of the Girls Leaders Organization, National Honor Society,  National English Honor Society, and World Language Honor Society.  Alivia has received the Minds in Motion academic award, and she maintains this academic excellence while also being a Student Government Officer. Alivia has a 98.32 grade point average and is ranked 10 in a class of 457.

Lauren Ragone: Lauren is a three-sport varsity athlete who participates in field hockey and softball.  As a first year varsity basketball player, Lauren’s versatility has allowed her to defend multiple positions on the floor. In the classroom, her success has earned her membership to the National Honor Society,  World Language Honor Society, and Girls Leaders Organization.  Lauren intends to be a Physician’s Assistant and study at James Madison University. Lauren has a 95.6 grade point average.

Emma Palka: Emma is a two-sport varsity athlete.  She is a two-year varsity basketball player and has run cross-country all four years.  On the court, Emma is a strong rebounder and aggressive defender.  She has been a Minds in Motion scholar athlete award winner all four years, and this academic achievement has placed Emma in the National Honor Society.  Outside of school she has been a participant in the Huntington Youth Court. Emma has a 91.86 grade point average.

Sarah Glaser: Sarah is a two-year varsity basketball player and a two-sport varsity athlete.  Sarah is an All-Division softball player and a former WWHS Athlete of the Month.   On the basketball court Sarah has shown steady improvement and is shooting 48% from the floor.  Off the playing fields she is very active in the Girls Leaders Organization, and she has consistently earned the Minds in Motion award while being on the Honor Roll.  Sarah is undecided where she will attend college.

Camilee Getchell: Athletically, Camilee is a three-sport varsity athlete, playing soccer, basketball and lacrosse.  She is the captain of this year’s basketball and lacrosse teams, and she was awarded Rookie of the Year last lacrosse season.  Academically, Camilee has been a High Honor Roll student all four years.  This consistent high achievement has earned her membership in the World Language Honor Society, National Honor Society, English Honor Society, and Girls Leaders Organization. Camilee has a 95.3 grade point average.

Alexa DelColle: Alexa is a three-year varsity athlete who plays soccer in the fall and softball in the spring.  She is a three-year varsity basketball player who is second on the team in assists and leads the team in rebounds.  Off the court Alexa frequently volunteers her time with the Wildcat Booster Club.  Despite these time-consuming commitments, she is a member of the Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, and Girls Leaders Organization.  Alexa will be playing soccer next year at West Virginia Wesleyan and will major in Special Education. Alexa has a 94 grade point average.

Brittney Coleman: Brittney is a four-year varsity basketball player who has spent three of those seasons as a full-time starter.  She was an All-League player as a sophomore and has a career total of 49 made three-pointers.  This year Brittney is tied for first in scoring on the team averaging 12 points per game; she leads the team in made free-throws and free-throw percentage and is second on the team with 23 made three-pointers.  Additionally, she is a member of the National Honor Society, Girls Leaders Organization, and Ambassador Program.  Brittney has a 94.3 average.

Rosa Portaro: Rosa is a four-year varsity basketball player and started since her freshman season.  Rosa was Rookie of the League as a ninth grader and an All-League player and team MVP as a tenth grader.  Unfortunately, Rosa missed the bulk of her junior year with a knee injury.  Even after missing virtually an entire season, she has career totals of 454 points and 65 three-pointers.  She came back strong this year and is in the top ten players on Long Island with 40 made three-pointers.  Additionally, she is tied for first on the team with 12 points per game.  Rosa is undecided about where she will attend school next year, but she plans on studying Emergency Medicine. Rosa has a 95 grade point average.

Congratulations ladies and good luck in the playoffs!