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The junior high volleyball team. Back row, from left, Dariana Duran Alvarado, Janet Carbajal, Danae Carter, Sophie Clark and Jennifer Fabian Santos. Front row, from left, Kaitlyn Gulluscio, Johanna Kaasik and Harper Congdon
The first day back from the five-day Thanksgiving break, the Shelter Island girls junior high volleyball team was back in action. With Sophie Clark working the scoring table, the team was down to just seven athletes for the Dec. 2 match against the 15-member Southold Red squad. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island volleyball award winners gather in the East Wind’s ballroom on December 2. From left, Maria Carbajal, Lyng Coyne, Coach Cindy Belt, Valeria Reyes, Jane Richards and Dayla Reyes
The Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association’s annual awards dinner is always an impressive night. Seven hundred and twenty guests and 52 girls varsity volleyball teams attended the gala event on Monday, December 2. Shelter Island, the smallest school of them all, garnered six awards under the chandeliers of the ballroom at Wading River’s East Wind. (more…)
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Katie Gulluscio’s impressive serving helped lead a strong showing against the Mattituck Gold team on Nov. 22.
The winter sports season has started. While the track team still trains outside, the gym schedule is crowded with four different basketball teams, the cheer squad and the junior high volleyball team. (more…)
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On the road with the Shelter Island High School volleyball team. From left, Maria Carbajal, Myla Dougherty, Valeria Reyes, Jane Richards, Audrey Wood, Coach Cindy Belt, Emma Martinez Majdisova, Amelia Clark, Dayla Reyes and Lyng Coyne.
On Sunday, Nov. 3 Lydia Martinez Majdisova and I drove nine players to Pace University in Westchester County to watch the Section I Class D volleyball finals. (more…)
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Varsity seniors on the volleyball team. From left, Coach Cindy Belt, Amelia Reiter, Amelia Clark (captain), Lyng Coyne, Jennifer Lupo, Abigail Kotula, Audrey Wood, Lauren Gurney, Maria Carbajal (captain) and junior varsity Coach Laura Mayo.
The varsity volleyball team ended the regular league competition at 5-7, our best finish since 2015. In contrast, we had won a total of six league matches in the previous three seasons. That effort has been rewarded by being designated the Section XI/Suffolk County Class D champions. In order to get that honor we had to play well in our final two matches. (more…)