West Varsity Girls Soccer Earns National Ranking in Year-End United Soccer Coaches Poll

West celebrates its county championship victory over East this past November. thumbnail216174
West celebrates its county championship victory over East this past November.

The High School West varsity girls soccer team’s success this past fall has led to national recognition.

United Soccer Coaches ranked the team 24th nationally in its recently released year-end poll.

In the first-ever county final matchup in any sport between the District’s two high schools, West topped East to earn the county title.

In the Long Island final, West then fell to Massapequa, which finished with a No. 11 national ranking. 

The Bulls had several individual honorees, with senior Hannah Maracina earning all-state, and Maracina, junior Stephanie Schubert, senior Nicole Mennella and senior Julia Tylar earning all-county. Additionally, seniors Emma Wilkinson and Kaitlyn Scheuchenko were all-league. 

Tylar also was the county championship MVP and Newsday All-Long Island second team.

Emily Fey was named coach of the year while working alongside assistant coach Michael Forman.

The team went 12-2-1 in the league and 16-3-1 overall.

“This season was truly one that could have been taken straight from a storybook,” Fey said. “These girls worked unbelievably hard each day, and we firmly believe we still did not reach our peak. We had more to give and further to go. But each ending sparks a new beginning. And we are optimistic for what next season will bring.

“The loss of our seniors will leave tough spots to fill. But with the leadership and passion for the game that they have instilled in the underclassmen, we know that many will rise to the occasion.”

Date Added: 4/18/2022