S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Jun. 27, 2018: At the spring sports awards evening on June 6, the 2018 Broncos were honored with many impressive awards. Bronxville athletes were presented with 67 All-League awards and 20 All-Section awards, and many players were recognized with special coaches' awards. Lacrosse players Allie Berkery and Alston Tarry received All-American honors, and lacrosse player Fiona Jones received Academic All-American honors.
Fiona Jones accepting her Academic All-American award.
Also honored this year was Athletic Director Karen Peterson, who just finished her 20th year at Bronxville High School. Athletic Council presidents Caroline Kirby, Sally Reynolds, and Mac Crawford, along with many former Athletic Council presidents, took the stage, and each gave examples of why they loved Mrs. Peterson.
Many students recognized her expert ability to deal with disasters. When Peterson started 20 years ago, she probably never anticipated she would have to deal with working from a trailer, rescheduling games because of multiple construction delays, reordering equipment after devastating floods, lengthy field renovations, and one small fire.
Former Athletic Council presidents honoring Karen Peterson at awards night.
The awards evening also recognized two parents for their many years of volunteering. Athletic Council parent co-chairs Rose Crawford and Jane Sears were given the Bronco Legacy Award for all their years of hard work on the parent committee. The crowd gave them a standing ovation, and as they came onto the stage, they were presented with balloons – in groups of three. Crawford and Sears have brought hundreds of balloons to sporting events and always placed them in "groups of three."
Parents Jane Sears (center) and Rose Crawford (far right) were honored with the Bronco Legacy Award.
At the end of each year, two senior athletes are given special recognition for athletic skill, sportsmanship, and leadership. Allie Berkery, who played varsity soccer, basketball, and lacrosse, was given the Virginia Landis Award, and Alston Tarry, who also played varsity soccer, basketball, and lacrosse, was honored with the Lou Brinsmade Award. Berkery will play lacrosse at Northwestern, and Tarry will play lacrosse at Bucknell.
Karen Peterson presenting Allie Berkery with the Virginia Landis Award.
Karen Peterson presenting the Lou Brinsmade to Alston Tarry.
The complete list of award winners is below.
Head Coach: Joe Ferraro
Assistant Coach: Bobby Crosby
Captains: Andrew Rotchford, Ben von Mehren, John Marshall, Zip Malley
Zip Malley (center) received All-Section honors.
All-Section: Zip Malley
All-League: Theo Sperber, Jack Hommeyer, Z. Malley
All-League Honorable Mention: Owen Jaquette, Michael Grieco
Dan O'Neil Award: B. von Mehren
Most Outstanding Outfielder: Z. Malley
Tenacity Award: John Marshall
Pitcher of the Year: T. Sperber
Seniors: Andrew Rotchford, Ben von Mehren, John Marshall, Griffin Kiefer, Zach Zucker
Boys' Golf (16-1)
Head Coach: Chris Lockwood
Captains: Dan Bettino, Liam Bishop
L to R: Members of the boys' golf team on stage at sports awards.
All-Section: Dan Bettino, Will Tormey
All-League: D. Bettino, W. Tormey, Liam Bishop, Alex Swenson, Aidan Denning, Conner Stoltz
All-League Honorable Mention: Charlie Preusse
Co-MVPs: D. Bettino, L. Bishop
Most Dedicated: A. Denning
Seniors: Dan Bettino, Liam Bishop, Aidan Denning, Leo Gretzinger, Jeff Sargent, Alex Swenson
Coach: Dan Martin
All-Section and All-League: Molly Stoltz
MVP: M. Stoltz
Senior: Nanda Fraser
Boys' Lacrosse (9-9)
Head Coach: Tim Horgan
Assistant Coaches: William Locher, Brian Smith
Captains: Mac Crawford, Dylan James, Nick O'Brien, Alston Tarry
All-American: Alston Tarry
All-Section: Mac Crawford, Griffin Gelinas, A. Tarry
All-Section Honorable Mention: George Daskalakis, Jack Kiefer, P.J. Krestinski
All-League: A. Tarry, G. Gelinas, M. Crawford, J. Kiefer, G. Daskalakis, P.J. Krestinski, Henry Sheehan, Nate Davis, Dylan James, Logan Glick, Nick O'Brien, Ryan Alberghine, Greyson Warble
All-League Honorable Mention: Quinn Daly
Raw Meat, Whole Milk Award: J. Kiefer
Kourage, Heart and Hustle Award: D. James
Coaches' Award: Jack McSherry
Seniors: Ryan Alberghine, Mac Crawford, George Daskalakis, Kevin Formato, Griffin Gelinas, Dylan James, Jack Kiefer, Will Maze, Jack McSherry, Nick O'Brien, Alston Tarry
Girls' Lacrosse (17-4)
Head Coach: Sharon Robinson
Assistant Coach: Jackie Pierce, Genette Zonghetti
Captains: Allie Berkery, Nan Carpenter, Gabbie Amboss, Grace Randall
All-American: Allie Berkery
Academic All-American: Fiona Jones
Golden Dozen: Nan Carpenter, Grace Randall
All-Section: G. Randall, A. Berkery, Isabel Sondey, F. Jones
All-League: G. Randall, A. Berkery, N. Carpenter, Gabbie Amboss, Sally Reynolds, Ava Austi, I. Sondey, F. Jones, Caitlin Mooney, Victoria Ruffo, Anneke Pulkkinen, Alex Doukas
All-League Honorable Mention: Grace McSherry, Devin Portner
Rookie of the Year: A. Doukas
Most Improved: A. Austi
Section 1 Sportsmanship Award: D. Portner
Defensive MVP: G. Randall
MVP: A. Berkery
Seniors: Allie Berkery, Nan Carpenter, Gabbie Amboss, Grace Randall, Devin Portner, Sally Reynolds, Ava Austi
Coach: Ben Cornish
Assistant Coaches: Richard Hoffman, Rebecca Phillippo, Bobby Michailides, Chris Starace
Captain: Jack Harwood, Sophie Geer, Tyler Stupart
Hardest Training Award: Ashton Smith
Most Tenacious Rookie: Wyatt Spiegal
Most Points: Sofia Fenner
Seniors: Gordon Hoffman, Jack Harwood, Kenny Taylor, Tyler Stupart, Zixi Chen
Head Coach: Ted Garber
Captains: Colin McCloskey, James Ackerman
Members of the varsity tennis team accepting their awards.
All-Section: Liam Krall
All-League: L. Krall, Charlie Nordahl, Jimmy Hennessey, Michael Swartz, Colin McCloskey
All-League Honorable Mention: Declan Broderick
Rookie of the Year: D. Broderick
MVP: C. Nordahl
Coach's Award: C. McCloskey
Seniors: Colin McCloskey, James Ackerman, William Bogatyrenko
Boys' Track and Field
Head Coach: Ian Clark
Assistant Coaches: David Ryan
Captains: Matt Rizzo, Seamus Watters, Tommy O'Connell
L to R: Billy Ramundo, Scott McGrath, Avery Kane, and Seamus Watters.
Division 2 State Champions: Alex Rizzo, Matt Rizzo, Jack Kochansky, Ethan Waggoner
All-Section: A. Rizzo, M. Rizzo, J. Kochansky, E. Waggoner
All-League: Eric Fleisig, A. Kane, Griffin Garbarini, Scott McGrath, Billy Ramundo, A. Rizzo, M. Rizzo, Tim McGrath, J. Kochansky, Seamus Watters, Tommy O'Connell
All-League Honorable Mention: Jacoby Goodson, Patrick Mooney, E. Waggoner
Sprint MVP: S. Watters
Distance MVPs: A. Rizzo, M. Rizzo
Arthur Lynch Award: J. Kochansky
Seniors: Avery Kane, Jack Carty, Griffin Garbarini, Emmanuel Yimer, Scott McGrath, Billy Ramundo
Girls' Track and Field
Head Coach: Jim Mitchell, Keina Samuels
Captains: Lyric Abbott, Caroline Brashear, Natalie Weiner
Seniors Laura Holland (L) and Margot Richards
Division 2 State Champions: Eve Balseiro, Caroline Brashear, Patricia Haggerty, Laura Holland, Rachael Peacock, Natalie Weiner
All-Section: E. Balseiro, C. Brashear, P. Haggerty, L. Holland, R. Peacock, N. Weiner
All-League: Alisa Kanganis, Sabrina Mellinghoff, Ava Downs, Amelia Koenig, Clio Dakolias, Emma Mandanas, Avery Widen, Gigi Chrappa, E. Balseiro, C. Brashear, N. Weiner, Caroline Kirby, Marielle Dibbini, Jules Gravier, Remi Mellinghoff, Isabella Dibbini.
All-League, Honorable Mention: P. Haggerty, L. Holland, Molly Palma, Andrea Shepard
MVP, Sprint: E. Balseiro
MVP, Middle Distance: C. Brashear
MVP, Distance: N. Weiner
Richard Murphy Award: L. Holland
Seniors: Laura Holland, Caroline Kirby, Isabela LaMadrid, Margot Richards, Olivia Scotti
Special Olympics Team-Pioneer League Broncos
Sports Coach: D. DiMaggio
Assistant Coaches: Marcia Bailey, Jason Dickens, Michelle Rueda
Participants: Eric Barni, Henry Brennan, Thomas Corcoran, Mel Harris, Jakob Johansson, Natalie Latham, Margaret McAllister
Pictured at top (L to R): Grace Randall, Nan Carpenter, and Devin Portner.
Photos by J. Murrer