South High Badminton Wins County Championship Titles
The South High School Badminton program capped off successful seasons with Conference and County championship titles, including Nassau County singles and doubles champions on the boys team and a County team championship for the girls.
The Boys Badminton team completed the fall season (played from March–April 2021) as Undefeated Conference I Champions. The Rebels were runners-up in the County championship team tournament, but Great Neck athletes brought home championship titles from the singles and doubles tournament. Ryan Wu is the Nassau County Singles Champion, and Yang Wang and Aidan Din are the Nassau County Doubles Champions.
The Girls Badminton team finished the spring season (May–June) with a regular season record of 9-1. The Lady Rebels earned the title of Nassau County Badminton Team Champions by defeating Jericho by a score of 5-2 at the team tournament in June. Great Neck’s team victory was supported by singles match wins by Kayla Wu, Emily Xia and Bernice Wang, and doubles match wins by Grace Fong and Nicole Yim, and Myra Saeed and Preeti Shaji.
The coach for both the boys and girls badminton teams is Allison Gottfried, guidance counselor at South High. Ms. Gottfried was honored as Nassau County Coach of the Year.
The South High Girls Badminton team is photographed after winning the Nassau County Team Championship.
Members of the Boys Badminton team and Coach Gottfried are photographed at the Nassau County individual tournament with their All-County, County Championship, and Coach of the Year honors.