Girls Varsity Basketball Earn Playoff Berth

The Coaching Staff and the underclassmen would like to thank seniors left to right: Samantha O’Toole, Meghan Soulias, Desiree Kleberg, Danielle Kleet, Morgan Wagner, and Eleni Glodowski for their commitment to the Girls Varsity Basketball program.
The Coaching Staff and the underclassmen would like to thank seniors left to right: Samantha O’Toole, Meghan Soulias, Desiree Kleberg, Danielle Kleet, Morgan Wagner, and Eleni Glodowski for their commitment to the Girls Varsity Basketball program.
In the 60-42 Smithtown West win, Meghan Soulias (21) finished with 18 points.
In the 60-42 Smithtown West win, Meghan Soulias (21) finished with 18 points.
A 4-year starter on the varsity basketball team Danielle Kleet added 14 points on her senior night.
A 4-year starter on the varsity basketball team Danielle Kleet added 14 points on her senior night.
Desiree Kleberg chipped in 13 points to spark Whitman (8-5) in Suffolk II.
Desiree Kleberg chipped in 13 points to spark Whitman (8-5) in Suffolk II.
Morgan Wagner is also a varsity volleyball player and was an Academic All-County award winner this year with a 100.6 weighted average, placing her in the top 3% of her class.
Morgan Wagner is also a varsity volleyball player and was an Academic All-County award winner this year with a 100.6 weighted average, placing her in the top 3% of her class.
A couple of stand-out freshman are getting quality minutes on the court that’s sure to payoff in the coming years. Mia Stampfel (3) looks to keep the ball moving.
A couple of stand-out freshman are getting quality minutes on the court that’s sure to payoff in the coming years. Mia Stampfel (3) looks to keep the ball moving.
Kate Hoffman (12), the other freshman who sees plenty of court time, will take the upcoming playoff experience with her as she grows into a solid contributor.
Kate Hoffman (12), the other freshman who sees plenty of court time, will take the upcoming playoff experience with her as she grows into a solid contributor.

Congratulations to the girl’s varsity basketball team for clinching a playoff spot on Tuesday night vs. Smithtown West.  The win was even sweeter as they earned their 8th league win on Senior Night.  Congratulations to Eleni Glodowski, Morgan Wagner, Desiree Kleberg, Danielle Kleet, and Meghan Soulias.  These seniors are an impressive group of girls, and you can come and support them today, Saturday, February 2nd at noon in the South Gym as they take on Riverhead.

The Coaching Staff and the underclassmen would like to thank Samantha O’Toole, Eleni Glodowski, Desiree Kleberg, Danielle Kleet, Meghan Soulias, and Morgan Wagner for their commitment to the Girls Varsity Basketball program.  These young ladies have developed great reputations in the high school for their performance in the classroom and on the playing fields.  Good luck to all of you as you move on to bigger and better things!

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Samantha O’Toole is a three-year varsity basketball manager who has always done anything the coaches have ever asked of her.  Whether it’s operating the scoreboard at practice or videotaping games, Samantha always helps out with a smile.  She is also a varsity soccer and lacrosse player who excels in the classroom.  She is a member of the National Business Honor Society and the National Honor Society.  Samantha plans on studying Marketing in college.

Eleni Glodowski is a two-year varsity basketball player who has had a tremendous impact on the team’s success.  Unfortunately, Eleni has been injured and unable to play for the past few weeks, but in a season and a half, she has compiled nearly 200 rebounds. In consecutive games this season, Eleni impressively grabbed 13 rebounds.

Eleni is equally impactful in the classroom and school community. She has a 95.66 weighted average, is a member of the English Honor Society and National Honor Society, and, when not dancing, is active with the Ambassadors Program, supporting our students with special needs.

Next year, Eleni looks to continue dancing on the college dance team in Florida.  She will major in Psychology and wants to become an Occupational Therapist for children with special needs.

Morgan Wagner is also a 2-year varsity basketball player. Morgan is a guard, but injuries to teammates have demanded she play forward against much bigger players.  Morgan has filled this role solidly and has developed into a versatile player who always provides valuable minutes. 

Morgan is also a varsity volleyball player and was an Academic All-County award winner this year.  This is certainly no surprise, as she has earned a 100.6 weighted average, placing her in the top 3% of her class.  Additionally, she scored 1440 on the SAT exam.  Morgan is a member of the World Language Honor Society, the English Honor Society, and the National Honor Society and plans on attending either The University of Michigan or The University of Maryland.

Desiree Kleberg is a 3-sport varsity athlete and a 4-year player on both the varsity lacrosse and basketball teams.  Her versatility on the court has been noticed by the coaches in the league, as she was an All-League basketball player as a junior.  Besides being an excellent defender who can drive to the basket with both hands, she has compiled over 50 three-pointers in her career and over 500 points.  On the lacrosse field, Desiree received All-County Honorable Mention honors her sophomore and junior years.

Even more impressively, Desiree has a 99.24 weighted average which places her in the top 5% of her class, and she scored 1350 on the SAT exam.  She is a member of the World Language Honor Society and the National Honor Society. Desiree will be playing lacrosse at Quinnipiac University where she will study biology in college and pursue med school.

Danielle Kleet is a 2-sport varsity athlete who excels on the soccer field and on the basketball court.  She was an All-League soccer player as a junior and an All-Division player this fall.  Additionally, she is a 4-year starter on the varsity basketball team who was voted All-League and All-Conference as a junior.  She is a point guard who can distribute to other players while being a threat to score.  Danielle has amassed over 500 points, 175 assists, 175 steals, and 80 three-pointers in her career and these numbers continue to grow.

Danielle, like her teammates, excels in the classroom, as she is a member of the World Language Honor Society and the National Honor Society.  She plans on pursuing a degree in Education, possibly at St. John’s University.

Meghan Soulias is a 3-sport varsity athlete.  Besides playing varsity soccer and lacrosse, Meghan is a 4-year starter and stand-out for the girl's varsity basketball team.  She was voted Rookie of the League in 9th grade, All-League, and All-Conference in 10th grade, and All-County and Team MVP as a junior.  Meghan averaged 17 points/game as a junior before suffering a knee injury requiring surgery in the off-season.  Even after her surgery, Meghan is still playing at an All-County level, demonstrating offensive efficiency and nearly perfect team defense.  To date, Meghan has compiled over 190 assists as, 450 rebounds, 820 points, and 42 three-pointers.

In the classroom, Meghan has earned a weighted average of 98.8, placing her in the top 10% of her class.  She is a member of the National English Honor Society, National Business Honor Society, and the National Honor Society.  Meghan plans on studying Health Sciences with a Pre-Physical Therapy concentration at either Binghamton University, The University of Maryland, or The University of Connecticut.