By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Jun. 21, 2017: At the spring sports awards evening held on June 6, Bronxville athletes were recognized with league, sectional, and national honors. The Bronxville teams and individual Broncos had some pretty impressive results this spring. Athletes were presented with 67 All-League awards and 20 All-Section awards, and seven Bronco athletes were named All-American or Academic All-American.
Members of the boys' tennis team receiving awards (photo by J. Murrer).
The Broncos put in a lot of time and effort to achieve such impressive results. Athletic director Karen Peterson recognized their success, but she also reminded them that athletic competition is about more than winning.
"I hope you will think about some of the rewards--your friends, your commitment to teammates and coaches, the fundraising--and I hope you will remember being a Bronco with great fondness."
Members of the girls' lacrosse team receiving All-League awards (photo by J. Murrer).
With help from the members of the Athletic Council, parent volunteers, and advisors Matt Fisher and Anthony Vaglica, the Broncos put together a big fundraising effort in the 2016-2017 season, raising $15,000 for a variety of charities. A special award was presented to parent volunteer Nonie Flannery, who supported the Athletic Council events and activities for more than a decade as her six children attended The Bronxville School. Peterson congratulated Flannery by noting that she has likely sold about 8,000 hot dogs in her illustrious career, each one with love.
At the end of each school year, an award is given to a senior boy and a senior girl to recognize their athletic skills, sportsmanship, and leadership. This year, three-sport athletes Kaitlin Ryan and Ellie Walsh shared the Virginia Landis Award, and Athletic Council co-president Jack Reilly won the Lou Brinsmade Award. Ryan, one of the most decorated runners in Bronxville's track program, has won 12 gold medals at states and will run for Stanford in the fall, and Walsh, captain of the field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse teams, will play lacrosse at Cornell. Reilly, captain of the football and basketball teams, was All-League in football and All-League and All-Conference in basketball.
Coach Jim Mitchell presents awards to members of the girls' track and field team (photo by J. Murrer).
Two Bronxville lacrosse players were named All-American, Walsh and Mason Warble, and four were named Academic All-American, Beth Finley, Ara Atayan, James Swartz, and Jason Cushman.
Also named All-American for the 2016-2017 season was Harry Charlton, a freshman who played No. 1 for the Bronxville varsity squash team. Harry was nominated by the FairWest League and the Westchester and Fairfield public school league based on level of play throughout the season as well as US Squash rating and ranking.
For a complete list of award winners, see below.
Head Coach: Joe Ferraro
Assistant Coaches: Bobby Crosby
Captains: Andrew Rotchford, Ben von Mehren, Zip Malley
All-League: Jack Hommeyer, Zip Malley
All-League Honorable Mention: Owen Jaquette, Clark Stephens
Love of the Game Award: Andrew Rotchford
Dan O'Neil Award: Borja Rebaza
Most Outstanding Player: J. Hommeyer
Resilience Award: Ben Grieco
Seniors: Ben Grieco, Borja Rebaza
Boys' Golf (18-5)
Head Coach: Chris Lockwood
All-Section: Daniel Bettino
All-League: Alex Swenson, Liam Bishop, D. Bettino, Connor Stoltz, Will Tormey
Most Improved: A. Swenson
co-MVPs: L. Bishop, D. Bettino
Seniors: Will Vranka, Ethan Reich
Girls' Golf (4-4)
Coach: Dan Martin
Captain: McKenna Stoltz
All-League: McKenna Stoltz, Molly Stoltz
Up-and-Coming Golfer Award: Molly Stoltz
MVP: McKenna Stoltz
Most Improved: Grace Leemputte
Senior: Grace Leemputte
Boys' Lacrosse (League Champion, 15-4)
Head Coach: Tim Horgan
Assistant Coaches: Bill Locher, Brian Smith
Captains: Ara Atayan, Andrew Murray, James Swartz
Academic All-Americans: Ara Atayan, James Swartz, Jason Cushman
All-Section: A. Atayan, Alston Tarry, J. Swartz
All-Section Honorable Mention: Gerry Frost, J. Cushman
All-League: A. Atayan, A. Tarry, J. Swartz, G. Frost, J. Cushman, Dylan James, George Daskalakis, Jack Kiefer, Logan Glick, Ryan Alberghine, Will Maze, Nick O'Brien
Raw Meat, Whole Milk Award: D. James
Kourage, Heart, and Hustle Award: J. Cushman
MVPs: A. Atayan, J. Swartz
Seniors: Ara Atayan, Jason Cushman, Gerry Frost, Andrew Murray, James Swartz
Girls' Lacrosse (League, Sectional, Regional Champion, 20-2)
Head Coach: Sharon Robinson
Assistant Coach: Jackie Pierce
Captains: Beth Finley, Ellie Walsh, Lucy Hanrahan, Mason Warble
All-American: Ellie Walsh, Mason Warble
Academic All-American: Beth Finely
Golden Dozen: Olivia Jensen, B. Finley
All-Section: E. Walsh, M. Warble, B. Finley, O. Jensen, A. Berkery
All-Section, Honorable Mention: L. Hanrahan, Grace Randall, Gabbie Amboss
All-League: B. Finley, E. Walsh, M. Warble, L. Hanrahan, O. Jensen, A. Berkery, Nan Carpenter, G. Amboss, G. Randall, Fiona Jones, Isabel Sondey
All-League Honorable Mention: Hanna Bishop
Section 1 Sportsmanship Award: Gianna DiMinno, Caroline Krall
Four-Year Outstanding Achievement Award: E. Walsh, B. Finley, M. Warble, L. Hanrahan
Heart of Attack Award: O. Jensen
Seniors: Beth Finley, Ellie Walsh, Lucy Hanrahan, Mason Warble, Olivia Jensen, Gianna DiMinno, Sophia Anagnostakis
Coach: Benjamin Cornish
Assistant Coaches: Richard Hoffman
Captain: Sophie Geer
Coaches' Award: Ashton Smith, Sofia Fenner
Team Leadership Award: Sophie Geer
Motivation Award: Matthew Pytosh
Tennis (League Champion, 13-0)
Head Coach: Steve Klurfeld
All-Section and All-League: Robby Simon, Julian McCarthy, Liam Krall, Charlie Nordahl, Jimmy Hennessy
All-League, Honorable Mention: Colin McCloskey, Michael Swartz, Remi Laurence
Rookie of the Year: C. Nordahl
MVP: Julian McCarthy
Lifetime Achievement Award: Robby Simon
Seniors: Robby Simon, Julian McCarthy, Remi Laurence
Boys' Track and Field (League Champion)
Head Coach: Ian Clark
Assistant Coaches: James Salerno
Captains: Alex Rizzo, Liam Siegal, Avery Kane
All-League: Avery Kane, Jack Kochansky, Michael Landy, Luke Redman, Alex Rizzo, Billy Ramundo
All-League Honorable Mention: Scott McGrath, Tim McGrath, Damian Meehan, Cory Ramundo, Jack Ruhannen
Field MVP: Avery Kane
Sprint MVP: Michael Landy
Distance MVP: Alex Rizzo
Seniors: Tripp Judkins, Michael Landy, Sean Mooney, Liam Siegal
Girls' Track and Field (League Champion, Sectional Champion)
Head Coach: Jim Mitchell
Assistant Coach: Keina Samuels, Ian Clark, Jeff Napolitano
Captains: Sydney Coddington, Sophie Kohlhoff, Veronica Walsh
Division 2 State Champions: Kaitlin Ryan, Laura Holland, Caroline Brashear, Eve Balseiro
All County: E. Balseiro, C. Brashear, L. Holland, Alisa Kanganis, Sophie Kohlhoff, Sabrina Mellinghoff, Margot Richards, K. Ryan
All-Section: K. Ryan, E. Balseiro, C. Brashear, L. Holland
All-League: Patty Haggerty, Sophia Prior, Avery Widen, K. Ryan, A. Kanganis, Ava Downs, S. Kohlhoff, L. Holland, C. Brashear, Andrea Shephard, Sophia Sulimirski, Jules Gravier, Marina Alfano, Kirsten Ircha, Bella Dibbini, Olivia Scotti, Lyric Abbott, Molly Palma, M. Richards, E. Balseiro, S. Mellinghoff, Gigi Chrappa, Caroline Kirby
MVPs: S. Mellinghoff, L. Holland, S. Kohlhoff
Seniors: Allegra Alfano, Gigi Chrappa, Sydney Coddington, Sophia Dibbini, Patty Haggerty, Sophie Kohlhoff, Kaitlin Ryan.
Special Olympics Team-Pioneer League Broncos
Sports Coach: Dona DiMaggio
Assistant Coaches: Jason Dickenson, Jessica Guercio
Participants: Eric Barni, Henry Brennan, Thomas Corcoran, Mel Harris, Natalie Latham, Margaret McAllister
Most Improved: Henry Brennan
MVP: Eric Barni
Pictured here (at top, rotating): (L to R): Jack Reilly, Ellie Walsh, and Kaitlin Ryan (photo by S. Quinn DeJoy); student athletes in the auditorium for the sports awards evening (photo by J. Murrer).