Poltorak Named A Top Drawer Soccer Top Freshman

Poltorak, Binghamton
Haylee Poltorak. Photo: Binghamton University

In her freshman year at Binghamton, Haylee Poltorak has become a fixture in goal for the Bearcats, appearing in each of her team’s 15 matches to date.

The Massapequa native and graduate of Massapequa High School has been recognized by Top Drawer Soccer as one of the nation’s top college freshman, ranked at No. 93.

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Through the first four matches of the season, Poltorak split time in goal with her teammate Hanna Mackenzie. However, since the match on August 31 vs. Saint Francis, Poltorak has secured her spot as the team’s number one keeper.

As of October 7, she has played more than 1,148 minutes, has four clean sheets, has made 39 saves and has a goals against average of 1.02. Three of those clean sheets came in consecutive matches from September 9-16 vs. Cornell, Bryant and LIU Brooklyn, all Binghamton wins.

The first year of Poltorak’s collegiate career follows her stellar playing days at Massapequa High School. She led her high school team to three consecutive state final appearances (winning in her sophomore season), was named First Team All-State goalkeeper, posted a 0.41 goals against average with 101 saves as a senior and had a scoreless string of 595 minutes.

In the classroom, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and was on the Principal’s List.