Schreiber Alumni Inducted Into the Athletics Hall of Fame

On Sept. 24, some of Port Washington’s most outstanding athletes and coaches were honored with induction into the Port Washington Athletics Hall of Fame.  The 2022 Port Washington Athletics Hall of Fame inductees are Caitlin Fitzpatrick (Class of 2006), Tim Langton (Class of 1992), Norman Taylor (Class of 1956), James McKenna (Class of 1975), Jacqueline Hehir (Class of 2003), and Coach Stephen Shackel.  These honorees were featured in the Pride in Port Parade, were given certificates from the Town of North Hempstead, and were recognized for their achievements by displays placed all around the Schreiber lobby. 

“Each of the honorees exemplify the support, humility and dedication that it takes to reach the milestone of being inducted into our Athletic Hall of Fame. They are role models who have each had a permanent impact on the Port Washington community as students, athletes and in all their endeavors,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Hynes in a Port Washington community page article. 

Caitlin Fitzpatrick played lacrosse, soccer, and track and field at Schreiber.  When she was a junior, the  varsity girls soccer team went undefeated and won the conference championship for the first time in program history.  Fitzpatrick played lacrosse for Adelphi University and won awards such as the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division II Goalkeeper of the Year, and is now working in sports medicine.

Tim Langton played lacrosse, football, cross country, and received seven varsity letters.  Tim isn’t the only Langton to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, as his sister Jen was inducted in 2008.  Langton went on to captain the Towson University’s lacrosse team, and was named a North-South All Star and a Division 1 First Team Player of the Year. 

After moving from Scotland to America in 1948, Norman Taylor went on to become a Schreiber football and track star.  Taylor moved to Lake Success with his mother in the middle of high school, but was so devoted to Schreiber that he would hitchhike to school daily.  A classmate of his even told the school district that Taylor was living with him so that he could continue attending the high school.  Norman would go on to join the Marines and attend Paul Smith’s College.

“The legacies that these athletes leave are amazing, and it’s so cool how they help inspire current student athletes to reach their full potential.  Their stories go to show that an athlete who puts in hard work and persistence will go on to do great things, ” said sophomore Anna Klein. 

James McKenna played football, wrestling, basketball, and lacrosse at Schreiber.  McKenna was recognized as one of the top 44 football players in Nassau County, and went on to play both football and lacrosse at Ashland University.  He captained the Ashland football team as a junior and senior, and also helped lead the Ashland lacrosse team to one of its best seasons.

Earning nine varsity letters after being recruited to join varsity playoffs as an eighth grader, Jacqueline Hehir excelled in field hockey and lacrosse.  Hehir was a standout field hockey player for Harvard University, especially shining on defense.  She currently participates in Ironman triathlons, and will be running in the Marine Corps Marathon this month.

Coach Stephen Shackel always went the extra mile for his students, and was known for his integrity and respect for his players.  Shackel led the boys varsity basketball team to a Nassau County Sportsmanship Award, renovated the varsity basketball closet, and created a basketball guide that discussed the history of the team.  Coach Shackel retired from teaching in 2011, but his legacy lives on.