By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Mar. 22, 2017: At the annual winter sports awards evening held on March 16 in the school auditorium, Athletic Council co-presidents Beth Finley and Jack Reilly introduced the winter sports teams. It was a successful season for the Bronxville athletes, who were honored with All-American, All-State, All-Section, and All-League recognition.
Will Cioffi receives the Morse Cup award for squash (photo by J. Murrer).
It was an outstanding season for many Broncos, including Sabrina Mellinghoff, Sophie Kohlhoff, Laura Holland, and Kaitlin Ryan, who were recognized with All-American honors after finishing third in the sprint medley relay at the New Balance National Championships on March 11. Ryan also earned All-American honors in the 800m, finishing in second place in 2:08.63, a new Bronxville School record.
SMR relay team (L to R): Sabrina Mellinghoff, Sophie Kohlhoff, Laura Holland, and Kaitlin Ryan, with Coach Jim Mitchell (photo submitted by L. Holland).
At the New York State Swimming Championships, Andrew Babyak earned All-American recognition with his first-place finish in the 500yd free at the New York State Championships; Babyak and Tim Cushman also earned All-American honors in the 400-free relay. Bronxville High School turned out six All-Americans during the winter season, an incredible statistic for such a small school district.
Swimmers Andrew Babyak (L) and Aidan Flannery (photo by J. Murrer).
The Broncos also had nine talented squash players participate in the prestigious U.S. Junior Championships held at Harvard and MIT this past weekend. It was a great weekend of squash for the Bronxville players, with particularly outstanding results for siblings Molly Stoltz (Girls Under 13) and Connor Stoltz (Boys Under 15), who both placed second in their age divisions. For more details of the weekend, please see this week's squash article on MyhometownBronxville.
Two Bronco basketball players, eighth-grader Brooke Tatarian and senior Jack Reilly, were named most valuable player for their respective leagues. Brian Senior, the coach for the boys' team, was also recognized during the awards ceremony for earning his 100th varsity win this season. Senior will be stepping down as head varsity coach.
The basketball team giving a standing ovation to Coach Brian Senior (photo by J. Murrer).
The evening included photos and videos of each team, and the Athletic Council and Athletic Director Karen Peterson gave special thanks to Liam Siegal, who produced the multimedia presentation.
Award recipients are listed below.
Girls' Indoor Track and Field
Coach: Jim Mitchell
Assistant Coach: Keina Samuels
Captains: Sophie Kohlhoff, Lindsey Nobles, Sophia Dibbini
New York State and Federation Champion: Kaitlin Ryan
All-Section and All-County: K. Ryan, Patty Haggerty, Sydney Coddington, Laura Holland
All-League: Emma Mandanas, L. Holland, K. Ryan, Avery Widen, S. Kohlhoff, Caroline Brashear, P. Haggerty, S. Mellinghoff, Gigi Chrappa, Grace Randall, Molly Palma, Alisa Kanganis, Maeve Sullivan, Betsy Marshall, Eve Balseiro, Amanda Shkreli, Marina Alfano, S. Coddington
Sprint MVP: S. Kohlhoff
Field MVP: S. Mellinghoff
Middle Distance/Distance MVP: K. Ryan
Seniors: Allegra Alfano, Sydney Coddington, Sophia Dibbini, Audrey Kim, Sophie Kohlhoff, Lindsey Nobles, Kaitlin Ryan
Boys' Indoor Track and Field
Coach: Ian Clark
Assistant Coaches: Bobby Love, James Salerno
Captains: Evan Downs, Tripp Judkins, Sean Mooney
All-League: Luke Redman, Kevin Formato, T. Judkins, Alex Rizzo, Avery Kane, Andrew Murray, Damien Meehan, Tommy Fitzgibbons, Tommy O'Connell, Matt Rizzo, Seamus Watters
Sprint MVP: S. Watters
Field MVP: A. Murray
Distance MVP: A. Rizzo
Seniors: Evan Downs, Tripp Judkins, Sean Mooney, Andrew Murray, Liam Siegal, Harry Vollmer
Boys' Swimming and Diving
Swim Coach: Kip Fiero
Assistant Coach: Adam King
New York State and Federation Champion: A. Babyak
New York State Champion: Tim Cushman
All Section: A. Babyak
All-League: A. Babyak, T. Cushman, Aidan Flannery
MVP, Swimming: A. Babyak
MVP, Diving: Mark Sears
Most Improved: T. Cushman
Coaches' Award: Aidan Flannery
Senior: Aidan Flannery
Coach: Jason Hicks, Karim Samy
Captains: Sam Abukhadra, Hadley Barr
Most Improved: Sam Abukhadra, Robbie Cruikshank
MVPs: Connor Stoltz, Sasha Capasso
Morse Cup: Will Cioffi and McKenna Stoltz
Seniors: Ford Neild, Will Cioffi, Tommy Maldonado
Coach: Brian Senior
Assistant Coaches: Justin Brucale
Captains: Matt Toal, Alston Tarry, Jack Reilly
All-Conference: A. Tarry, J. Reilly
League MVP: J. Reilly
All-League: J. Reilly, M. Toal, A. Tarry
All-League Honorable Mention: Eddie Connors
MVP, Defense: E. Connors
Coaches' Award: Jack Flanagan
Seniors: Brian DePaul, Jack Flanagan, Jerry Frost, Jack Reilly, Matt Toal
Coach: Donald Lucas
Assistant Coach: Michaela Donohue
Captain: Ellie Walsh, Natalie Kister
All-Conference: Brooke Tatarian
League MVP: B. Tatarian
All-League: E. Walsh, N. Kister, Ashley Kaye, B. Tatarian
All-League, Honorable Mention: Allie Berkery, Olivia Jensen
Coaches' Awards: E. Walsh and N. Kister
Seniors: Ellie Walsh, Natalie Kister, Sophia Anagnostakis, Olivia Jensen, Alyson Schultz
Coach: Steve Forzaglia
Assistant Coaches: Joe Blute
All-Section, Honorable Mention: Ethan Reich
Russ Simon Sportsmanship Award: E. Reich
All-League: E. Reich
All-League, Honorable Mention: Leo Gretzinger
Senior Awards: Michael Landy, E. Reich, Joe Dougherty
Seniors: Michael Landy, Ethan Reich, Joe Dougherty
Coaches: Jim Agnello, Peggy Williams
All-League: Remi Laurence, Piper Gilliam
Boys Most Valuable Skiers: R. Laurence, P. Gilliam
Most Improved: Emily Spitz, Peter Meyer
Seniors: Emily Spitz, Sam Arcano, Remi Laurence, Alex Oman
Pictured at top: Ellie Walsh receives her six-year varsity award for basketball.
Photo by J. Murrer