Sacred Heart Academy’s athletic department was one of the most recognized programs in Newsday’s latest All-Long Island Fall Sports Awards, as five student-athletes and one head coach made the lists which were published Tuesday evening.
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Head Coach Mary White was named Nassau County Swimming Coach of the Year after leading the varsity team to one of its top performances in school history. Coach White’s proudest moment in this her 25th season, was when her 400-freestyle relay team won the State Championship.
Sophomore Lauryn Johnson was named Nassau County Swimmer of the Year after anchoring the 400-free relay team to the state championship at Ithaca College. Johnson, also took second in the 500-yard freestyle and third in the 100-buttefly and the 200-free relay.
Freshman Joan Cash was named to the All-Long Island First Team. Cash played a key role in the 400-free relay win at states, swimming the first leg in 51.69. Cash also qualified for the 50 and 100 freestyles and swam on the 200-freestyle relay team. Fiona Walsh and Hannah Harkins swam the second and third legs of the winning relay team.
Sophomore Maggie Maier was named to the All-Long Island First Team for Cross Country. Maier repeated as the CHSAA League champion and dominated again with a win at the Intersectional championships. She finished her outstanding season with a top-10 finish at the Federation Championship at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls. Earlier in the fall, Coach Allison Waka was named the CHSAA Coach of the Year.
Junior Caitlin Kennedy earned First Team All-Long Island honors for girls soccer. Kennedy led Sacred Heart and was second in the CHSAA in points, tallying 17 goals and eight assists on the season, helping SHA advance to the CHSAA Championship game.
Junior Emily Barry, an outside hitter on Sacred Heart’s varsity volleyball squad was named to the All-Long Island Second Team. Barry played a key role in SHA volleyball’s turnaround this season, going from a sub .500 record to a spot in the CHSAA Championship game this year. Earlier this fall, Head Coach Emily Butler was named CHSAA Coach of the Year.