Falcon Alum Pushes New Paltz to Basketball Conference Title

Locust Valley High School alumna Julia Sabatino, Class of 2020, helped the SUNY New Paltz Hawks to the State University of New York Athletic Conference tournament crown on Feb. 24. The former Falcon guard put up 10 points, five rebounds and three assists in the 52-47 championship win over SUNY Geneseo.

During her Falcons career, Sabatino was named All-County and Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020, while serving as co-captain of the undefeated Nassau County Class A champions. She is one of the few players to score more than 1,000 career points.

Sabatino has been a star off the court, too, attaining a spot on the conference’s Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll in 2020-2021 and 2022-2023 and the team honor roll in fall 2021 and 2022.