Message from the Athletics Department

Dear Portledge Community,

Athletics holds a special place in all of our hearts. It is why we have chosen to spend our lives working in this area and helping Student-Athletes achieve their goals. Teamwork, sacrifice, learning from a loss, and knowing how to win - these are just some of the fundamental lessons athletics teaches young men and women that will benefit them in every walk of life. Furthermore, these lessons are learned out in the open for all to see, and often underlined by a scoreboard from which no one can hide.

Like many other areas of our lives, athletics has been drastically affected by this pandemic. We all want to be out on the field just as much as our athletes. At the moment, our care for them manifests itself in our desire to keep our athletes safe. Rest assured that we are monitoring each and every federal and state communication. We are availing ourselves of every guideline and every recommendation.

We are not sitting idle. We are reviewing every inch of this department so it can be better than ever. We are planning multiple contingencies for this year and articulating philosophies for the years to come. When athletics is deemed safe - in any form - Portledge will be ready to welcome our athletes onto the field.

Carmine Giovino
Director of Athletics

Cecilia Mulry
Associate Director of Athletics

Mia Favretto
Head of Middle School Athletics

Lauren Mahoney
Athletic Trainer

Upcoming Games

Athletic Plan

Athletics at Portledge

Through skill development, sportsmanship, group interaction, leadership, and teamwork Portledge student-athletes are provided a myriad of experiences that provide significant educational opportunities. The Physical Education and Recreational Sports Programs at Portledge provide the foundation for students to learn about and live a more healthy lifestyle while the Interscholastic Athletics Program allows for students to partake in competitive and spirited contests that further the camaraderie and school spirit associated with being a member of the Portledge community.

Athletic News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Zoe Meshel '19 commits to Columbia University for Archery!

    Congratulations to Portledge School student Zoe Meshel ‘19 on her commitment & acceptance to Columbia University for Archery. Meshel '19 will join the Division 1 Columbia Archery 8-time National Champion team where she will continue to compete as a compound archer. Way to go Zoe!
  • Max Scalamandre '19 commits to Penn State!

    Congratulations to Portledge School senior Max Scalamandre for his commitment to Penn State for swimming! Scalamandre ‘19, has been swimming since he was 7, and is most excited about the overall athletics program at Penn State and the exciting student atmosphere. He is most confident in the backstroke and IM and we can’t wait to hear about his accomplishments for the next 4 years! Congratulations Max!
  • Boston College Women's Lacrosse Visits Portledge

    Portledge School was proud to host the second consecutive Boston College Eagle Elite Girls Lacrosse Camp on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The exciting day of lacrosse saw over 90 girls from around the tri-state area join together on the beautiful Portledge campus to hone and further develop their on-field skills in a four hour clinic hosted by the coaching staff and players of the 2-time consecutive NCAA Division I Runners Up, Boston College Eagles. The day included small group skill sessions, position specific drills, and circuit training for a group of youngsters that hope to one day play NCAA College Lacrosse. The partnership between Portledge School and Boston College Womens Lacrosse is a strong one that both institutions hope to further in the coming years.
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Athletic Department Contacts

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Carmine Giovino

    Carmine Giovino 

    Interim Director of Upper School / Director of Student Life / Director of Athletics
  • Photo of Cecilia Mulry

    Cecilia Mulry 

    Associate Director of Athletics
    516-750-3212
  • Photo of Mia Favretto

    Mia Favretto 

    Director of Middle School Athletics / Teacher / Coach
    (516) 750-3218
  • Photo of Lauren Mahoney

    Lauren Mahoney 

    Athletic Trainer / Health & Wellness Teacher
    (516) 750-3174
  • Photo of Patrick Wingler

    Patrick Wingler 

    (516) 750-3228

- The Portledge Experience

"We are committed to ensuring that every student who wishes to compete interscholastically in a particular sport will get that opportunity."