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Varsity Flag Football Begins Historic Inaugural Season

Washingtonville - (April 13, 2023) — The varsity flag football team opened its inaugural season with a home game on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. The Wizards were defeated 20-12 by Valley Central. This is the first time in school history the sport is being offered. Athletic Director Suzanne Lendzian urged fellow peers and staff to congratulate the athletes and coaches in the hallways leading up to game time. “This group of individuals has successfully forged Washingtonville athletics forward,” said Ms. Lendzian. “The students and coaches have taken on the challenge of bringing a brand new sport to our community and making history for all that follows.” “It’s my senior year and I wanted to do something fun,” said Alexandra Matovic, senior at Washingtonville High School.

“This program is giving female athletes the opportunity to play a new sport and to be a part of something.” The New York Jets sponsored and donated the equipment, uniforms, training opportunities and a monetary allotment for each Section IX high school committed to offering this program this season. “I knew when this offer came my way, I had to act on it and provide this opportunity for female high school students,” said Ms. Lendzian. On Sunday, March 26, 2023, athletes attended the NY Jets Girls Flag Football Jamboree at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J., with other Section IX teams. The program consisted of a “drills and skills” section and scrimmaging. Good luck and congratulations to the flag football team as they continue their historic season. Coaches: Daniel Haber and Brian McDonough Athletes: Ayeh Aboudeh, Jennay Amaro, Alexis Aquino, Genesis Brita, Julia Camarata, Isabella Cuadrado, Lara Cunnane, Mackenzie Jurain, Madeline Kline, Alexandra Matovic, Katie Mcvey, Isabella Medina, Samantha Muller, Mia Robinson, Kayla Rosa-Cesani, Karoline Rosa-Cesani, Callie Sansone, Haleigh Schindler, Hannah Sullivan, Martina Zalewski

About Washingtonville Central School District:

With more than 3,700 students in five schools, the Washingtonville Central School District is committed to the intellectual, cultural, physical, and emotional growth of our children in a safe and supportive environment.

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