The Calhoun Colts girls badminton team defeated Great Neck South 4-3 to win the 2015 Nassau County Championship.
The title represents back-to-back championships for the lady Colts and nine county championship wins during the past 13 seasons.
After losing the first match of the year to Great Neck South, the Colts ran off 14 straight wins to finish with a 14-1 record.
The lady Colts defeated Syosset in the quarterfinals 6-1 and Port Washington in the semifinals 6-1 to advance to the championship match.
The team was led to victory by seniors Nicoletta Freese, Jessica Marrapodi, Claire Murphy and Elaina Walley. Key contributions were made throughout the season by Cara Augugliaro, Muriel Bingham, Nicole Casimano, Kristi Chan, Sanjida Chowdhury, Meaghan Corona, Sophy Feldman, Katie Healy, Jessica Helbock, Phoebe Ma, Briana MacLaren and Dana Piccirillo.
Along this incredible journey, the Calhoun team outscored their opponents 58-12 throughout the second half of the season, was undefeated at home, won the conference championship, the county championship, and was ranked No. 1 on Long Island by Newsday for the past five weeks.
The girls were recognized at the June 3 meeting of the Board of Education along with their coaches Daniel Bowker and David Quartarone.