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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…)
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Coach Cindy Belt
When the junior varsity team returned from their match at Wyandanch on Sept. 13, Coach Laura Mayo was not happy. Wyandanch only has a JV squad, has good servers and their athletes move well to play a ball. However, nine times out of 10, the ball comes directly back to the other team. This one-and-over style of play is more reminiscent of a junior high team, but it is undeniably off-putting to a team which is in tune with the pass, set, hit tempo of a more advanced style of play. To lose to a team that plays “picnic” volleyball is frustrating. With the rematch on Oct. 11, she had a different strategy, and Shelter Island came away with the win. (more…)
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The Shelter Island girls junior high basketball team. Standing, from left, Angelina Corbett-Rice, Sophie Clark, Andrea Napoles, Coach Laura Mayo, Mary Gennari, Alex Burns and Madison Springer. Kneeling, from left, Katie Gulluscio, Harper Congdon, Cassie Espinosa Heimann, Maia Loizance and Madigan Teodoru.
Laura Mayo has been in the gym since the end of August, coaching three consecutive seasons. On March 14 the girls junior high basketball team played their last game, and the coach regained at least two hours in her day. (more…)
Even though the Shelter Island High School basketball season is over, Coach Laura Mayo is still in the gym, this time guiding the junior high girls. (more…)
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The seven athletes of the Shelter Island girls basketball team gather for a final picture after their never-say-die effort at Southampton. Front row, from left, Dayla Reyes, Lyng Coyne and Valeria Reyes. Back row, from left, Audrey Wood, Bella Springer, Grace Olinkiewicz and Isabelle Topliff.
During the first week of February, the Shelter Island girls basketball team finished out their season with three games in four days. (more…)