Celebrating Lady Wildcats Everywhere

Special guests join our representative athletes, back row left to right: Town of Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, Whitman Principal John Murphy, and South Huntington Schools Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo.   Representing Girls Cross Country: Grace Weigele, Giavanna Manganello, Juliana Nguyen. Field Hockey: Kristy Campana, Meaghan Liegey. Tennis: Jasmine Haug, Katherine Gotard. Softball: Britany Khatchatourian, Hailey Khatchatourian, Riley Piromalli. Student Leadership Organization: Lilly Pelliccia, Taylor Martino, Chloe Blumberg. Fencing: Nicole Algierie, Emily Engoran, Anne Rodriguez. Lacrosse: Hannah Stasko, Shannon Polk. Volleyball: Maelyn Latko, Noelle Bryggman. Basketball: Leatrice Brown, Meghan Soulias, Marissa Martino. Track & Field: Lili Petzold. Gymnastics: Carly McEntee.
Special guests join our representative athletes, back row left to right: Town of Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, Whitman Principal John Murphy, and South Huntington Schools Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo. Representing Girls Cross Country: Grace Weigele, Giavanna Manganello, Juliana Nguyen. Field Hockey: Kristy Campana, Meaghan Liegey. Tennis: Jasmine Haug, Katherine Gotard. Softball: Britany Khatchatourian, Hailey Khatchatourian, Riley Piromalli. Student Leadership Organization: Lilly Pelliccia, Taylor Martino, Chloe Blumberg. Fencing: Nicole Algierie, Emily Engoran, Anne Rodriguez. Lacrosse: Hannah Stasko, Shannon Polk. Volleyball: Maelyn Latko, Noelle Bryggman. Basketball: Leatrice Brown, Meghan Soulias, Marissa Martino. Track & Field: Lili Petzold. Gymnastics: Carly McEntee.

February 7, 2018 marked the 32nd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports.

On Friday evening at the Lady Wildcats Basketball game, student representatives from all of Walt Whitman High School’s Women’s Sports teams paid tribute to the extraordinary achievements in girls and women’s sports and the positive influence athletic participation brings to their lives.

“It’s been 46 years since the Title IX ruling, so giving us the opportunity to recognize Girls and Women in Sports is a great thing,” said South Huntington’s Athletic Director Dr. Jim Wright.  “We’ve been fortunate over the years to have some very productive and competitive girls teams at the county and the state level, and as a father of two daughters who had the opportunity to play sports, one of them in college, its only fitting that girls and women are recognized for their efforts.” 

NGWSD is a time to celebrate the extraordinary achievements in girls and women’s sports and recognizes the ongoing effort towards equality and access for women in sports and the nation’s commitment to expand sport and participation opportunities for all girls and future generations.

Way to Go Lady Wildcats!