Athletics

Friends Academy’s powerful foundation of Quaker values encourage student-athletes to push themselves to develop the key skills of resiliency and critical thinking that are necessary in today's athletic realm.  Our team sports provide student-athletes a place to transform our values into sportsmanship and success across one of the most competitive leagues on Long Island.

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"At Friends Academy, the competitive success we’re striving for is rooted in our drive to inspire greatness together – to rally together as teams and as a school community. Our team culture precedes the desires of any individual player. When we live out this philosophy, we are able to focus on the Quaker tenets of respect, stewardship, and integrity, which makes us better athletes, better teammates, and better people."
– Diana Parente, Director of Athletics

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Upper School Athletics

Our athletes compete with great success in Section VIII of Nassau County Public High School Athletic Association. Though we are the smallest school in the association – and the only independent school – we've fielded championship teams in eight different sports for boys and girls in recent years and have won numerous awards for good sportsmanship. And the opportunities to be an athlete and a leader are far greater here than at most larger schools. 

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Varsity Sports

79%

Of Upper Schoolers Play at least one sport

Winter Sports

Boys Varsity Basketball
Boys JV Basketball
Girls Varsity Basketball
Girls JV Basketball
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey
Girls Varsity Ice Hockey
Boys Varsity Squash
Coed Winter Track

Spring Sports

Boys Varsity Baseball
Coed Spring Crew
Boys Varsity Golf
Girls Varsity Golf
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Boys JV Lacrosse
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Girls JV Lacrosse
Girls Varsity Softball
Boys Varsity Tennis
Boys JV Tennis
Boys Track & Field
Girls Track & Field

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Middle School Athletics

Through physical education and athletics, Middle School students develop skills of athleticism and fitness, while learning to understand the values of team, school, and community.

In 5th and 6th grade, all students participate in physical education. Meanwhile, all 7th and 8th graders participate in a team sport each season, with practices built into the school day. 

Athletics should foster values such as; cooperation, a strong work ethic, fair play, grace in victory and defeat, and respect for teammates, coaches, opponents, and officials. Athletics develop individual skills, provide opportunity for personal enjoyment, and give a sense of belonging and accomplishment.

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Middle School Sports Offered

ALL

Middle Schoolers Play a Team Sport Each Season

Winter Sports

Grade 8 Boys Basketball
Grade 8 Girls Basketball
Grade 7 Boys Basketball
Grade 8 Boys Basketball
MS Boys Volleyball
MS Girls Volleyball

Spring Sports

MS Boys Baseball
MS Boys Lacrosse
MS Girls Lacrosse
MS Girls Softball
MS Boys Track & Field
MS Girls Track & Field

Our State-of-the-Art Facilities

Friends Academy's 65-acre campus houses a sprawling athletic complex suited to all of our student-athletes' needs. The Athletics building is home to the Main Gym, where Boys and Girls basketball teams play, as well as an expansive Fieldhouse with three basketball courts and an indoor track, a full weight room, and a cardio fitness room. Outside, the campus boasts five tennis courts, a brand-new turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey, a football field, an outdoor track and field arena, four grass practice fields, a softball field, a baseball field, and over a mile of scenic cross country trails. All competition and practice areas are centrally located, creating a sense of community amongst all student-athletes. 

Awards and Recognitions

Each year we are proud of the achievements our student-athletes earn through teamwork, determination, patience, resiliency – and always with joy for their teammates.

All-State

Student-Athlete Sport Season
Isabella Sha Girls Tennis Fall 2020

 

All-Long Island

Student-Athlete Sport Season
Albert Paniccia Boys Lacrosse Spring 2021
Sean Shallat Boys Golf Spring 2021
Zach Shallat Boys Golf Spring 2021

 

All-County

Student-Athlete Sport Year
Alistair Wright Boys Tennis Spring 2021
John Donohue Boys Tennis Spring 2021
Jack Estrella Boys Golf Spring 2021
William Green Boys Golf Spring 2021
Sean Shallat Boys Golf Spring 2021
Zach Shallat Boys Golf  Spring 2021
Albert Paniccia Boys Lacrosse Spring 2021
Paris Panagopoulos Girls Lacrosse Spring 2021
Skylar Cohen Girls Lacrosse Sprng 2021
Caroline Green Girls Track & Field (400m, 400m hurdles) Spring 2021
Aislinn Frazer Girls Track & FIeld (1500m) Spring 2021
Olivia Como Girls Track & Field (2000m steeplechase) Spring 2021
Adrienne Coleman, Caroline Green, Dijaye Carpenter, Aislinn Frazer Girls Track & Field (4x400m relay) Spring 2021
Aislinn Frazer, Olivia Como, Olivia Carden, Adrienne Coleman Girls Track & Field (4x800m relay) Spring 2021
Dijaye Carpenter Girls Track & Field (Triple jump) Spring 2021
Billy Daal Boys Track & Field (100m) Spring 2021
Logan Mott Boys Track & Field (400m, Triple Jump) Spring 2021
Demarius Coleman Boys Track & Field (400m hurdles) Spring 2021
Demarius Coleman, Ben Martin, Zachary Ragozino, Logan Mott Boys Track & Field (4x400m relay) Spring 2021
Skyler Mott Boys Track & Field (Triple Jump) Spring 2021
CJ Williams Boys Track & Field (Discus) Spring 2021
Adrienne Coleman Field Hockey Fall 2020
Emily Brown Field Hockey Fall 2020
Isabella Sha Girls Tennis Fall 2020
Aislinn Frazer Cross Country Fall 2020
Olivia Como Cross Country Fall 2020
Zachary Ragozino Cross Country Fall 2020
 
Honorable Mentions
Student-Athlete Sport Year
Lauren Pasquale Field Hockey 2020
     
Skyler Mott Boys Soccer 2020
Tommy Kenny Boys Lacrosse  2021
Charlotte Semlies Girls Lacrosse 2021

 

 

All-Class

Student-Athlete Sport Season
Maya Morey Girls Soccer Fall 2020
Paris Panagopoulos Girls Soccer Fall 2020

All-Conference/Division/League

Student-Athlete Sport Season
Albert Paniccia Boys Lacrosse Spring 2021
Ben Lee Boys Lacrosse Spring 2021
Max Kahane Boys Lacrosse Spring 2021
Michael Walrath Boys Lacrosse Spring 2021
Tommy Kenny Boys Lacrosse Spring 2021
Sydney Kang Girls Lacrosse Spring 2021
Meriwether Florence Girls Lacrosse Spring 2021
Carleigh Zelman Girls Lacrosse Spring 2021
Adrienne Coleman, Samantha Amritt, Dijaye Carpenter, Caroline Green Girls Track & Field (4x400m relay) Spring 2021
Ben Martin, Demarius Coleman, Chemir Mathewson, Zachary Ragozino Boys Track & Field (4x400m relay) Spring 2021
Logan Alvarez, Malachi Russell, Logan Mott, Billy Daal Boys Track & Field (4x100m relay) Spring 2021
Billy Daal Boys Track & Field (Long jump, 100m) Spring 2021
Skyler Mott Boys Track & Field (Triple jump, high jump) Spring 2021
Demarius Coleman Boys Track & Field (400m hurdles) Spring 2021
Logan Alvarez Boys Track & Field (200m) Spring 2021
Logan Mott Boys Track & Field (400m, truple jump) Spring 2021
Chemir Mathewson Boys Track & Field (400m hurdles) Spring 2021
Zachary Ragozino Boys Track & Field (800m) Spring 2021
CJ Williams Boys Track & Field (Shot put, discus) Spring 2021
Caroline Green Girls Track & Field (400m, 400m hurdles) Spring 2021
Dijaye Carpenter Girls Track & FIeld (Triple jump) Spring 2021
Adrienne Coleman Girls Track & Field (400m, 200m) Spring 2021
Olivia Carden Girls Track & Field (100m hurdles, 400m hurdles) Spring 2021
Clementine Constantino Girls Track & Field (Shot put, discus) Spring 2021
Samantha Amritt Girls Track & Field (200m) Spring 2021
Olivia Como Girls Track & Field (800m) Spring 2021
Kate Juhel Girls Track & Field (high jump) Spring 2021
Billy Daal Boys Basketball Winter 2021
Alex Douglas Boys Basketball Winter 2021
CJ Williams Boys Basketball Winter 2021
Heidi Brown Field Hockey Fall 2020
Kiki Grace Field Hockey Fall 2020
Caroline Dineen Girls Soccer Fall 2020
Emma Knopf Girls Soccer Fall 2020
Ludovico Monti Boys Soccer Fall 2020
Ezekiel Popoola Boys Soccer Fall 2020
Isabella Sha Girls Tennis Fall 2020
CJ Williams Football Fall 2020

 

Quakers in College

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Friends Academy has a long-standing history of student-athletes going on to compete at the next level – allowing our alumni to "let their lives speak" at colleges and universities that are a good fit both academically and athletically. 

Friends Academy Class of 2021

Ella Barry Crew Princeton University
Julia Bonvino Equestrian Long Island University
Billy Daal Football The Taft School (post-grad)
Alex Douglas Basketball Trinity College
Meriwether Florence Lacrosse Dartmouth College
Caroline Green Track & Field Williams College
Sydney Kang Lacrosse Amherst College
Madison Mack Soccer Union College
Albert Paniccia Lacrosse Providence College
Gretchen Waechter Soccer Lafayette College

 

Friends Academy Class of 2020

Caroline Carrello Lacrosse George Mason University
Aaron Daniels Football Muhlenberg College
Jack Davis Track & Field Williams College
Tyler Henry Football Washington University
Liam Jachetta Golf Bowdoin College
Pius Lo Tennis Hamilton College
Leah Loetman Track & Filed Colby College
Madeline Rice Sailing University of Pennsylvania
Henry Schoeffel Crew Western University
Daniel Selby Baseball Washington & Lee University

 

Friends Academy Class of 2019

Josie Coleman Crew Brown University
Eve Fine Soccer California Institute of Technology
Joe Horne Baseball Wells College
Andrew Leogrande Soccer Bentley University
Chas Merrill Squash Williams College
Ryan Scarpa Fencing Brown University
Jared Toby Baseball Bard College

 

Friends Academy Class of 2018

Cristian Del Vecchio Golf Elon University
Laura Greene Track & Field Franklin & Marshall University
Andrew Marsh Lacrosse Washington & Lee University
Jennie Miller Squash Yale University
Betty Pakh Track & Field New York University
Alexander Roti Tennis Carleton University

 

Friends Academy Class of 2017

Joe Como Soccer California Institute of Technology
Max Evans Crew Stanford University
Claire Handa Tennis University of Chicago
Katarina Heffron Soccer Amherst College
Alex Merrill Squash Middlebury College
Jess Oxer Field Hockey Muhlenberg College
Morgan Wilkins Tennis Muhlenberg College

 

 

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