By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Mar. 13, 2019: At the annual winter sports awards evening held on February 26 in the high school auditorium, Athletic Council co-presidents Rachael Peacock and Gigi Chrappa introduced the winter sports teams. Bronxville athletes received multiple awards, including all-American, all-state, all-county, and all-league recognition.
It was an historic winter for the boys’ and girls’ indoor track and field teams. This year’s Broncos broke a total of fourteen school records during the indoor season.
For the girls, Eve Balseiro set three school records in the 300m, 400m, and 600m, and Sabrina Mellinghoff and Caroline Ircha set records in the 55m and 200m, respectively. The Rizzo brothers broke records in the 1000m and mile (Matt) and the 600m and 1600m (Alex), and Seamus Watters set a new record in the 55m high hurdles.
Four Bronxville relays broke previous school records. The girls’ 4x400m relay (Balseiro, Mellinghoff, Betsy Marshall, and Caroline Brashear) and the 4x200m relay (Ircha, Mellinghoff, Alisa Kanganis, and Balseiro) both set all-time Bronxville records. The boys’ SMR (M. Rizzo, A. Rizzo, Watters, and Tommy O’Connell) and the DMR (A. Rizzo, M. Rizzo, O’Connell, and Jack Kochansky) set all-time records.
For a complete list of award winners, see below.
Eve Balseiro, who broke multiple school records in track, receives a hug from Coach Keina Samuels.
Girls' Indoor Track and Field
Coach: David Ryan
Assistant Coaches: Jim Mitchell, Keina Samuels
Captains: Andrea Shephard, Isabelle Dibbini, Sabrina Mellinghoff
All-League: Eve Balseiro, Ava Black, Gigi Chrappa, Clio Dakolias, Marielle Dibbini, I. Dibbini, Ava Downs, Jules Gravier, Patty Haggerty, Caroline Ircha, Alisa Kanganis, Milly Koenig, Emma Mandanas, Betsy Marshall, S. Mellinghoff, A. Shephard, Maeve Sullivan, Kelly Weild, Natalie Weiner, Avery Widen
All-League Honorable Mention: Molly Palma, Julia Widen
All-County: S. Mellinghoff, E. Balseiro, C. Ircha, C. Brashear, J. Gravier, M.Koenig, A. Kanganis, B. Marshall, N. Weiner, C. Dakolias, M. Sullivan
MVPs: Caroline Brashear, Eve Balseiro, Sabrina Mellinghoff, Caroline Ircha
Seniors: Abbott Lyric, Caroline Brashear, Clio Dakolias, Isabelle Dibbini, Patty Haggerty, Emma Mandanas, Andrea Shephard, Sophia Sulimirski, and Natalie Weiner.
Alex and Matt Rizzo accepting awards from Coach Ian Clark.
Boys' Indoor Track and Field
Coach: Ian Clark
Assistant Coach: Victor Palumbo
Captains: Tim Murray, Nathan Revadigar, Alex Rizzo
All-American: Matt Rizzo, Alex Rizzo, Seamus Watters, Tommy O’Connell, Jack Kochansky
State Champions: M. Rizzo, A. Rizzo
All-League: J. Kochansky, Zip Malley, T. O’Connell, Connor Randall, M. Rizzo, A. Rizzo, Seamus Watters
All-County and All-Section: M. Rizzo, A. Rizzo, S. Watters
MVP, sprint: S. Watters
MVP, distance: M. Rizzo, A. Rizzo
Seniors: Jay Burstein, Jack Kochansky, Kevin Leka, Tommy O’Connell, Luke Redman, Nathan Revadigar, Matt Rizzo, Alex Rizzo, Seamus Watters, and Emmanuel Yimer
Boys' Swimming and Diving – New Rochelle/ Bronxville
Swim Coach: Kip Fiero
Assistant Coach: Michael Panzarino
All-League: T. Cushman
MVP: T. Cushman
Rookie of the Year: Theodore Veru
Coaches’ Award: Finn Seibold
Senior Captain: Tim Cushman
Coach: Supreet Singh
Captains: Conner Stoltz, Julia Curran, McKenna Stoltz
Most Improved: Conner Stoltz
MVP: Molly Stoltz
Senior Awards: J. Curran, M. Stoltz
Basketball captains Corey Ramundo (L) and Tim McGrath.
Coach: Bobby Russo
Assistant Coach: Ralph Russo
Captains: Tim McGrath, Corey Ramundo, Ashton Smith
All-League: T. McGrath
MVP: T. McGrath
Hustle Award: Ashton Smith
Bronco Award: Corey Ramundo
Seniors: Tim McGrath, Ashton Smith, and Corey Ramundo
Members of the girls’ basketball team accepting awards.
Coach: Donald Lucas
Assistant Coach: Michaela Donohue
Captains: Jenny Pettee, Denise Kinas, Samantha Huss
All-League: Stella Daskalakis, Ashley Wetty
All-League, Honorable Mention: Denise Kinas, Hanna Bishop
Coaches’ Awards: Denise Kinas, Samantha Huss, Jenny Pettee
Seniors: Denise Kinas, Samantha Huss, and Jenny Pettee
Ice Hockey (Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Edgemont )
Coach: Steve Forzaglia
Assistant Coach: Rob Striar
All-League, Honorable Mention: Trent Dillon
Coaches' Award: T. Dillon
Senior Captain: Trent Dillon
Coaches: Jim Agnello, Peggy Williams
Captains: Mary Moynihan, Caroline Spitz
All-League: Bailey Gilliam, Piper Gilliam, Bridget Sands, Philip Meyers
Most Valuable Skier: B. Gilliam
Most Improved: B. Sands, P. Meyers
Bronco Spirit Award: Cole Zucker
Seniors: Hanna Beldotti, Sarah Conneally, Lindsey Cruikshank, Peter Dolan, Barrett Dollar, Damian Kaminski, Margaret Knight, Mary Moynihan, Mike Murray, Kunzang Namgyal, Alex Knew, Ellie Parson, Jack Parzick, Charlie Preusse, Caroline Spitz, and David Weild.
Pictured at top (rotating): Tim Cushman, team captain and most valuable swimmer; Eve Balseiro, who broke multiple school records in track, receives a hug from Coach Keina Samuels.
Photos by J. Murrer