South Orangetown Central School District

Tappan Zee High School’s Girls Basketball team advanced to the New York State Regional Semifinals after winning the program’s first-ever Section 1 Class A championship last weekend. The team, led by Head Coach Riley Chevrier and Assistant Coach Kristen McLaughlin, will play Section 9 champs FDR-Hyde Park at 5PM on Wednesday, March 6, at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh.

Making school athletics history isn’t something team captains Fiona Mullen, Chrissy Lynch and Ashley Chaluisan take lightly. “We knew from the start this year that this was a special team,” said Fiona. “We have a deep bench. It’s not just our starters that other teams have to look out for.”

“It shows that all our hard work paid off,” added Chrissy.

It was a sentiment echoed by Coach Chevrier. “I’m really proud of them. They’ve worked for nearly four months to get here and it really is the best feeling.”

Tickets for Wednesday’s semifinals will be sold at the door: $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children under age 12.

Girls Basketball team with coaches and Section trophy