The Volleyball and Basketball seasons began last week, kicked off with the “Central White-Out Day,” when students were encouraged to wear white in support of the Central Wildcats. There were wins for all of our teams: JV and Varsity Volleyball teams won their very first games of the season against North Shore, Varsity Basketball defeated North Shore, and JV Basketball was victorious over Flatbush on Wednesday!

Perri Bausk, a freshman from Woodmere, said “being on the JV Basketball team is so much fun. As a freshman on the team, it’s a great way to meet new people. Whether we win or lose, the team is always so supportive.”

After the long break in athletic programming, the Central Wildcats were hungry for competition, super high energy, and ready to play. Mr. Erez Bar-Levy, Athletic Director, said, “It seemed like the athletes didn’t miss a beat since pre-COVID times. All of our teams played really well this week.” Everyone, from family and friends to faculty and administrators, was grateful that fans were allowed to attend the games. They showed so much school spirit and support for our Wildcats. We’re looking forward to a healthy, productive, and successful season!

Shira Rosoff, a junior from Kew Gardens Hills who is on the varsity volleyball team, said, “Being part of a team, especially after being so separate last year, is great. We also practice with the JV team, and we cheer for each other at games, so it’s a really nice way to connect with girls in other grades.” To be a part of the incredible athletics at Central, apply today at