Paul Sclafani ‘86
Sclafani was a leader and role model for so many young men at Portledge. He was the captain of nine different teams throughout his career, as he showed an innate ability to lead others and make those around him better. He was extremely unselfish, classy, and a great motivator. Sclafani was the first ever Boys Lacrosse All - American at Portledge. He held the school scoring record for 16 years. He was the Varsity Boys Lacrosse MVP all four years in high school. In hockey, he was the MVP of the Princeton Day School Tournament in 1985 and the MVP of the team his senior year. He was also a standout goalie on the soccer team saving many big penalty kicks throughout his time in net. Sclafani showed those around him how to compete with class and humility through both victories and defeat.
Emily Edwards-Bourdrez ‘07
As part of the Class of ‘07, Emily Edwards-Bourdrez was a relentless defender and rebounder on the basketball court. Known as a fantastic athlete who could dribble end to end and finish, she was a four-year starter for the Girls Varsity Basketball team, Edwards-Bourdrez was also captain for three years in a row, and league MVP twice, scoring over 1,500 career points and notching a career-high 38-point game. A leader both on and off the court, she was a pleasure to coach and well-respected by all that played with her, coached her, or watched her play. While Varsity Girls Basketball was always an important program at Portledge, Edwards-Bourdrez elevated the game to a whole new level. People started coming to games just to see her play, her name began appearing in Newsday which brought the Portledge Girls Basketball program recognition, recruiting picked up, and soon championships were being won. Edwards-Bourdrez was also a big part of building the Varsity Girls Soccer program as she was a four-year starter and the goalie on the first squad to make it to the PSAA playoffs (part of the famous girls soccer Class of ’07 which had an award created after them). In addition, Edwards-Bourdrez started as a defender on the Varsity Girls Lacrosse team. In her senior year, the lacrosse team advanced to the NYSAIS Quarterfinals. Her senior year she earned the Senior Athletic Award. Edwards-Bourdrez continued her athletic career at Tufts University playing NCAA Div III Women’s Basketball.
Siena Falino ‘09
Know for her incredible elegance, power, and speed on the ice, Siena Falino was a member of the original six players in 2003-04 to start the Girls Hockey program at Portledge School. Falino once scored seven goals in a victory over Lawrenceville, a Portledge record. She captained the only Varsity Girls Hockey team to win the WIHLMA Championship. Although hockey was her main sport, one in which she would go on to play at the Division I level, Siena was almost as dominant in lacrosse as she led the Varsity Girls Lacrosse team to three consecutive NYSAISAA tournament berths, and was an IPPSAL All-League player on Championship tennis teams (2006 & 2008). Her senior year she earned the Senior Athletic Award. Falino continued her athletic career at Northeastern University playing NCAA Division I Women’s Hockey.
Aaron Lee ‘09
As part of the Class of ‘09, Lee was known as a gritty & determined midfielder who played Varsity Boys Lacrosse for five years. Dominant on faceoffs with a great two-way game that eventually earned him recognition as Portledge School’s sixth All American Lacrosse Player, Lee was also a terrific defensive midfielder in soccer and a hard-nosed point guard in basketball. His senior year he earned the Senior Athletic Award. Lee continued his athletic career at United States Military Academy at West Point playing Men’s Lacrosse.
Addie Reilly ‘10
Reilly ‘10 was a three-sport athlete who captained the 2010 Varsity Girls Lacrosse team that won the NYSAISAA Championship, the only Portledge team to win an NYSAISAA Championship. She played on the Varsity Girls Lacrosse teams that competed in four straight NYSAISAA Championship Tournaments and graduated as the All-Time leading scorer in Portledge Varsity Girls Lacrosse history. Her senior year she scored a NYS Record 132 goals. Reilly was the MVP of the first Portledge Varsity Girls Soccer team to win the PSAA Championship (2009) and was a key member of the only Portledge Varsity Girls Hockey team to win the WIHLMA Championship. Her senior year she earned the Senior Athletic Award. Reilly continued her post-Portledge athletic career playing Division I lacrosse at Fairfield University.