High School West’s varsity girls volleyball team earned its second straight Suffolk County title this past fall. And senior middle hitter Carley McAleavey, one of the driving forces behind that success, has now been named Newsday’s Long Island Player of the Year.
McAleavey produced 305 kills, 83 aces and 72 blocks this past season.
“The numbers sound amazing,” High School West coach Deron Brown told Newsday. “But it’s her unwavering leadership both on and off the court that made everything happen for Smithtown West.
“She not only helped deliver back-to-back county championships at West, but she has left a legacy here that will live on for many years to come.”
Smithtown student-athletes were well-represented on Newsday’s All-Long Island teams: Samantha Hannwacker (HS East, girls soccer, second team), Julia Tylar (HS West, girls soccer, second team), Cole Pergan (HS East, boys soccer, second team), Dan Shanley (HS West, boys volleyball, first team), Kasey Tietjen (HS West, girls volleyball, first team), Kira Pirrera (HS West, girls volleyball, second team) and Leah Treglia (HS West, girls swimming, first team).