Portledge School Scholar And Athlete Addie Reilly Receives Dual Distinctions
(Long Island, N..Y.) Adeline “Addie” Reilly, a resident of Locust Valley and senior at Portledge School, received two distinctions this month: she signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Fairfield University in Connecticut, where she will play lacrosse, and she has been featured on MSG Varsity/Cablevision Channel 14’s Student Spotlight for her athletic and academic achievements. According to Phil Hills, Head of Portledge School’s Athletics program and History department, “Simply stated, Addie is energetic, focused and bright. She is an absolute pleasure to teach and coach and shows tremendous leadership to her teammates and fellow students. I take great pride in her accomplishments, as does the rest of the tight-knit Portledge community.”
ABOUT THE DISTINCTIONS
The National Letter of Intent is often viewed as the pinnacle of a high school athlete’s career, not the least of which signifies that the student will receive an athletic scholarship to attend the chosen school.
MSG Varsity/Cablevision Channel 14 visited Portledge School on December 7th and hosted Ms. Reilly in the studio on the 8th for an in-depth interview. The Student Spotlight aired on December 9th and is available for viewing on http://www.msgvarsity.com/long-island/student-spotlight-addie-reilly-12-10-09-1.6742.
ABOUT ADDIE REILLY
Ms. Reilly, the daughter of John and Kathleen Reilly of Locust Valley, has played lacrosse since the age of 5, when she joined her father and siblings in the family love of the sport. This eventually led to her participation – and excellence – in lacrosse, soccer, and ice hockey. In lacrosse, she was named an Academic All American; she was chosen as Player of the Year in the Private School Athletic Association Varsity Girls Soccer League in fall 2009; selected Most Valuable Player of the Portledge Varsity Girls Soccer team; is a member of Portledge’s Varsity Girls Ice Hockey team (the ONLY such team on Long Island), that is the defending champion of the Women’s Interscholastic Ice Hockey League of the Mid Atlantic.
Yet Ms. Reilly is not just about sports, as if those achievements aren’t praiseworthy enough. This articulate and multi-faceted young woman is a top student who is currently attending an Advanced Placement English class, and during her junior year, was enrolled in U.S. History Advanced Placement. Also as a junior, she received the Portledge award for achievement in English. She consistently receives academic honors and includes among her extracurricular activities the Robotics Club (soon to create a robot that shoots hoops) and the Green Team, a club devoted to environmental sustainability.
IN HER OWN WORDS
“As a student of Portledge,” states Ms. Reilly, “I have been able to evolve into the person I am today – a serious student and serious athlete, who still manages to have a lot of fun in my life.” She goes on to state, “I have experienced many opportunities to excel and have developed strong relationships with my teachers, team members and classmates. My parents and the adults at Portledge have influenced my life in a way that has encouraged me to hone both my intellectual and physical athleticism. ”