Cast Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week

11/7/2017 - St. John's senior Julia Cast was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts in wins over Georgetown and Villanova. Read more

Haiduk named MVP, Hunter College wins Fourth – Straight CUNYAC Title

Hunter College won their 4th straight CUNYAC title. Junior Outside Hitter Taylor Haiduk had a team-high 10 kills to earn MVP honors. Read more

Nidetch Named to All-CAA Third Team

Northeastern goaltender Nathalie Nidetch was named to the All-CAA third team. Read more

Haiduk Named CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Hunter College's Taylor Haiduk was selected as the CUNYAC/HSS Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September 2017. Read more

Heffer Named CCC Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year

October 30, 2017 - Western New England Outside Hitter Sam Heffer has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Read More

Cast Reaches 1,000 Kill Mark

St. John's University's Julia Cast became the 10th Red Storm player to reach 1,000 career kills. Full story

Nathalie Nidetch Collects Second Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Northeastern University's Nathalie Nidetch collected her second CAA Defensive Player of the week. The junior goalkeeper now has set a new career high with her 6th shutout of the year. Read more

Victoria Cast named NE10 Rookie of the Week

10-3-17 Adelphi Freshman Victoria Cast was named NE10 Rookie of the Week. Cast had a team-high 23 kills and only posted two errors as the Panthers went 2-0. Read more

Porr Breaks Career Digs Record

On Saturday September 16th, 2017, Mikayla Porr broke Le Moyne College's career digs record in a 3-2 loss to Southern Connecticut State. Porr eclipsed the previous record of 1,380 held by Amanda McClure '06. Read the recap 

Mikayla Porr Named NE10 Libero of the Week

9/6/2017 - Le Moyne Junior Mikayla Porr was named NE10 Libero of the Week. She registered 112 digs in Le Moyne's 3-1 season opening weekend. Full release 


8/21/17 - Junior goalkeeper Nathalie Nidetch of the Northeastern women's soccer team has been named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week after posting back-to-back shutouts against Stony Brook and Holy Cross. Full Release

Mets draft Bayside High School baseball star who’s also the son of an Amazin’ legend

The New York Mets selected PAPC athlete Danny Alfonzo in the 38th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Read more

Sacred Heart hitters back Claire O’Brien’s complete game win

Sacred Heart pitcher Claire O’Brien, allowed one hit, struck out nine in a complete game 9-0 shutout over Kellenberg. Read the Newsday article 

Taylor Carson named Newsday’s 20 Girls Lacrosse Players to Watch for 2017

Wantagh High School Senior Taylor Carson was named Newsday's 20 Girls Lacrosse Players to watch for 2017. Link

Sacred Heart’s Lauryn Johnson Sets CHSAA record in 500 Freestyle

PAPC Athlete and Sacred Heart Sophmore Lauryn Johnson broke the CHSAA 500 freestyle with a time of 4:52:62. Newsday Article

Nathalie Nidetch Named CAA Player of the Week

Sophomore goalkeeper Nathalie Nidetch made 11 saves over two games in helping Northeastern to a perfect road weekend in CAA play. Nidetch made seven saves on Friday evening as the Huskies defeated UNCW, 2-1, despite playing the majority of the second half down a player. Following a red card in the 48th minute, UNCW peppered the NU net in the second half, but Nidetch held the fort to preserve the win. Nidetch then made four saves on Sunday as the Huskies ended Charleston’s nine-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win. With the two wins, the Huskies moved into a tie for first place in the CAA standings.Press Release

Mikayla Porr Named Northeast-10 Conference Libero of the Week

Sophomore Mikayla Porr was named Northeast-10 Conference Libero of the Week on October 3rd, 2016. Porr recorded 23 digs and seven service aces in Le Moyne's only match of the week.

Kiersten Cote Named Newsday’s Top 25 Long Island Girls Volleyball Players for 2016

Kellenberg Senior Kiersten Cote was named to Newsday's list of the Top 25 Long Island Girls Volleyball Players for 2016. Cote converted 93.7 percent of her serves last season to go along with 224 digs and 196 kills. See the list

Hunter’s Kerr-Haiduk Takes Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week Honors

Taylor Kerr-Haiduk has been named the CUNYAC Player of the Week for the week of 8/30-9/04. Kerr-Haiduk led the Hawks to one win last week, averaging 3.53 kills per set in four matches. In the first match of the NYU Invite Kerr-Haiduk notched 15 kills against Ramapo. She recorded a weekend-high of 21 kills in the win over Keene St. hours later. The sophomore also had a fantastic defensive weekend, averaging 3.18 digs per set and tallied 17 digs twice during the tournament. Full release

LIAC’s Maggie Aroesty shines at Junior Pan Pac Championships

Swimmer Maggie Aroesty was selected to represent the United States at the Junior Pan-Pac Championships in Maui, Hawaii. Aroesty was selected as one of team USA Captains. In the pool, Maggie earned a bronze medal in the 200 IM and a fourth place finish in the 200 IM. Read More

Wahlig Earns Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week Award

August 28, 2016 - Loyola University Maryland senior Nicole Wahlig has been named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. Wahlig became the first player to score against unbeaten St. John's when she headed a corner in the eighth minute. Full release

Wahlig Named to Women’s Soccer Preseason All-Patriot League Team

Loyola University women's soccer defender and PAPC athlete Nicole Wahlig has been named to the 2016 Preseason All-Patriot League Team. Read the full release

Abbey Sollecito, LIU Post Win 2016 ECC Championship

Abbey Sollecito and the LIU Post women's lacrosse team repeated at ECC Champions, downing Dowling College 7-6 on May 7th. Full Release

Ryan Brown Named Newsday Swimmer of the Year


Kristen Brown Named to USA Softball Women’s Elite Team

University of North Carolina senior Kristen Brown was selected to the 2016 USA Softball Women's Elite Team. In her junior year, Brown broke UNC's record for home runs (24) and RBIs (67) in a single season. She holds the school record for career home runs (47). Full release

LIAC Swimmer Shine at NYS Championships

LIAC and PAPC swimmers dominated the 2015 New York State Championship Meet sending seven athletes and breaking six records! From the LIAC website: Junior Maggie Aroesty, of Long Beach, was named Outstanding Swimmer of the meet.  Maggie was the state champion in both the 200 IM and the 100 Breaststroke. Her time in the 100 Breaststroke of 1:00.00 is a new NYS record!  Her 200 IM time of 1:58.49 is just two tenths off the state record, set in 2006 by USA Olympian Julia Smit!  Maggie was also a part of Long Beach’s 200 Medley Relay which crushed the NYS record by two seconds. Kimmy Chan, a junior at Sewanhaka, was scheduled to be an alternate in the 500 Freestyle finals, but with a late no-show in the event had the opportunity to compete in finals! Freshman Lauryn Johnson, of Sacred Heart, certainly was not intimidated at her first state meet.  Lauryn finished 2nd in the state in the 100 Butterfly in a new best time of 55.29!  Lauryn also just missed breaking the 5:00 barrier in the 500 Freestyle in prelims with a new PB of 5:00.65.  At finals (twenty minutes after her great 100 Butterfly) Lauryn raced to a 6th place finish in the 500! Joanna McNulty, a sophomore at The Mary Louis Academy, swam two personal best times in prelims.  Her 500 preliminary time of 5:04.89 qualified her for the A-Final in the event.  She also competed in the C-Final of the 100 Butterfly after her 58.75 in prelims. Kristen Romano, of Long Beach, won the state title in both the 100 Butterfly (54.76) and the 100 Backstroke (54.28).  Both swims were within tenths of those state records!  Kristen swam a great lead off leg for Long Beach’s record setting Medley relay.  She also swam a 50.87 leading off the 400 Freestyle Relay for LB. Chloe Stepanek, an eighth grader in Northport, held her own at her first state meet.  As one of the youngest competitors in the field, Chloe won the B-Final of the 200 Freestyle, won the C-Final of the 500 Freestyle and led off her 400 Freestyle Relay with a new PB of 53.91.  Not bad for an eighth grader! Senior Cara Treble won the 200 Freestyle with a new public State Record in 1:48.01.  Cara has battled in this event for the last few years and in her senior year took home the gold!  Cara also finished 3rd overall in the 100 Freestyle.  A nice way to end her high school swimming career!

New Nassau County Records:

200 Freestyle, Cara Treble

200 IM, Maggie Aroesty

100 Butterfly, Kristen Romano

100 Freestyle, Cara Treble

100 Backstroke, Kristen Romano

100 Breaststroke, Maggie Aroesty.

Full LIAC Article and Newsday Article

Julia Cast named to All-BIG EAST Second Team

St. John's Red Storm Sophomore volleyball player Julia Cast was named to the All-BIG EAST second team. Cast's .333 attacking percentage led the team and was the fifth-highest hitting percentage in school history. She was also named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on October 5th. Full Release 

Hunter College’s Kerr-Haiduk Named to CUNYAC All-Star First Team

Hunter College women's volleyball player Taylor Kerr-Haiduk was selected to the CUNYAC All-Star First Team. Kerr-Haiduk amassed 284 kills, 20 aces, 204 digs and 24 blocks in her freshman season. Full Release

Marywood University’s Khozouri Named to the CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team

Marywood University Women's Volleyball player Amanda Khozouri was selected to the CSAC All-Sportsmanship team. The senior from Hicksville has been named to three CSAC All-Sportsmanship teams- in 2013 for women's volleyball and 2014 for women's lacrosse. Full release

Mount Saint Mary College’s Jennifer Gries Breaks Digs Record

The Mount Saint Mary College Women's Volleyball team has a new career digs leader. On October 31st, 2015 Jennifer Gries was credited with her 10th dig in the third set of a match against the Farmingdale State, giving her 1,465 career digs. Full Recap

Hunter College’s Taylor Kerr-Haiduk Named CUNYAC Womens’ Volleyball Rookie of the Week

Hunter College Volleyball Player Taylor Kerr-Haiduk was named CUNYAC/Pepsi Women's Volleyball Rookie of the week for the week of 10/19-10/25. For the week, Kerr-Haiduk had 35 kills, 30 digs and six service aces in three matches. Release

Cullen’s Late Goal Lifts Women’s Soccer Past PSU-Berks, 1-0

Sophomore defender Katie Cullen picked the perfect time for her first career goal, scoring in the 86th minute to lift the University of Scranton women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Penn State-Berks on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Read the recap   

Julia Cast Garners First-Career BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll Mention

After recording a team-high 3.25 kills per set over the weekend, St. John's University sophomore Julia Cast was named to her first-career BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, as announced by the conference office. Read the full release 

Kimberly Gries Earns Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week

PAPC Athlete and Mount Saint Mary College Volleyball Player Kimberly Gries was named Skyline Conference's Rookie of the Week on Sept. 28. Gries averaged 8.58 assists and 1.25 digs over 12 sets in a 3-0 week for Mount Saint Mary…had 28 assists and 2 digs on Sept. 27 versus Maritime…recorded 30 assists on Sept. 22 against Lehman in a five-set victory…notched 45 assists and eight digs on Sept. 27 in a 3-1 win over St. Joseph's-Brooklyn.  Read the release 

Brian Haeffener’s 259 yards, four TDs help Garden City end Carey’s 25-game winning streak

PAPC Athlete and Garden City running back Brian Haeffener ran for 259 yards and four touchdowns in Garden City's 38-7 victory over Carey on September 19th. Garden City's win ended Carey's 25-game winning streak. Read the full recap

Jennifer Gries Named to the Hawks Invitational All-Tournament Team

Mount Saint Mary College Senior Libero Jennifer Gries was named to the Hawk Invitational All-Tournament team, hosted by SUNY New Paltz. Gries had 73 digs in the four game tournament to average 5.94 digs per set. The Holy Trinity High School alum has trained at PAPC for the past two years. Read the recap

NBA Pre-Draft Training

NBA Pre-Draft Training We were honored to help prepare the following players who entered into the 2014 NBA Draft -- Khem Birch, Jordan Clarkson, Melvin Ejim, Tyler Ennis, Damien Inglis, LaQuinton Ross, Ovie Soko, and Noah Vonleh.

Congratulations 2014 NBA Draft Picks!

Congratulations to Noah Vonleh, Tyler Ennis, Damien Inglis, and Jordan Clarkson -- 2014 NBA Draft Picks! Great having you train at PAPC to prepare for the Draft! We were honored to have among the 2014 players who trained with us:

  • Noah Vonleh (#9, R1),
  • Tyler Ennis (#18, R1),
  • Damien Inglis (#31, R2),
  • Jordan Clarkson (#46, R2),
  • Khem Birch,
  • Melvin Ejim,
  • LaQuinton Ross,
  • and Ovie Soko.
The Professional Athletic Performance Center (PAPC) prepares basketball players entering into the NBA Draft, by improving their ability to change direction, become more explosive, and overall conditioning for the rigors of team workouts.  

Laurel Fischer

Laurel Fischer We would like to congratulate Laurel Fischer on her accomplishments within the Track & Field world. Laurel achieved All American honors at the USATF National Junior Olympics, and placed 5th in the 2000 meter Steeplechase. Laurel trained at the Professional Athletic Performance Center over the summer, as an athlete in our Pro Program. She is also an athlete at Garden City High School.

Joseph Lo Bosco

Congratulations to our athlete Joseph Lo Bosco, who was named the CUNYAC/Brine Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week of September 1-7, 2014! Joseph personal trained with us at Professional Athletic Performance Center for 2 years. Read more here.

Briana Gellineau

Congratulations to PAPC athlete, Briana Gellineau, of the Long Island Aquatic Club! Briana dropped 3.2 seconds off her best time while competing at the AGUA Season Starter, and was 13.5 seconds faster than she was at the same meet last year. (200y free, 1:59.82)

Brittany Steele

PAPC would like to congratulate our volleyball athlete, Brittany Steele (freshman, Western Connecticut State University) for receiving her third Rookie of the Week in the Little East Conference! Brittany, the team's middle hitter, trained at PAPC during the summer with teammate senior setter Jennifer Hogan, who is WCSU's Women's Volleyball #3 all-time leader in assists. During her training, Brittany increased her vertical jump from 23 to 26.5 inches, a PAPC record. Good luck to both ladies as their team takes on UMass Boston at the semifinal round of the Little East Conference Tournament on Saturday, November 8, 2014!

Connor Brown

Congratulations to our athlete Connor Brown, of Garden City High School, for being honored with New York State's 2015 Section VIII Outstanding Competitor Award! Connor recently won the 200 and 500 meter Freestyle events at the New York State Championship held at Ithaca College on March 1, 2015. He's also set county records in both of those events and has All American Qualification times. Connor has committed to swim at University of Notre Dame this upcoming fall semester. It's been a pleasure having you train with us for the past 4 years, and wish you the best in your future athletic career!

Congratulations, Grossjung and Newins!

Grossjung and Newins 4-29-2015 web Congratulations to Dana Grossjung and Jennifer Newins -- two athletes from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, who train at the Professional Athletic Performance Center (PAPC) and recently earned all-conference accolades! Grossjung, the senior captain midfielder on the team, is top three on her team in goals scored, assists, and points. Newins, a sophomore defender, helps anchor the #3 defense in the country in caused turnovers. Newins is the daughter of Professional Physical Therapy's Chris Newins, Not pictured is junior defender Amanda Khozouri, who also trains with us at PAPC and has been instrumental to Marywood's success. We congratulate them on their hard work and wish them luck in today's (April 29) CSAC semifinal game against top seeded Cabrini College. Marywood is seeded fourth.