By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
May 15, 2019: The Bronxville spring season finishes up today, and the Broncos are busy preparing for playoffs. The girls’ lacrosse seeding meeting took place on Monday, and the Broncos received the No. 1 seed. The first girls’ lacrosse game will be on Thursday at home against the winner of Edgemont (No. 8)/Irvington (No. 9). The boys’ lacrosse team is also the No.1 seed and will play on Friday at home against the winner of Keio (No. 8)/Putnam Valley (No. 9). Baseball seedings will take place at the end of the week.
The Bronxville teams have fared well this spring. Below are the most recent results for track and field, baseball and lacrosse.
Track and Field, Loucks Games
It was an amazing three days at the Loucks Games this past weekend. The games were held at White Plains High School and included athletes from schools from as far north as Maine and as far south as Virginia. The Bronxville boys placed first in three events.
Coach Ian Clark (L) along with (L to R) seniors Seamus Watters, Tommy O’Connell, Alex Rizzo, and Matt Rizzo. Photo by Charlotte Rizzo.
The all-senior sprint medley relay, Matt Rizzo, Alex Rizzo, Seamus Watters, and Tommy O’Connell, won in a time of 3:30.21, finishing just tenths of a second ahead of a team from Wilbur Cross High School. Competing in the mile against some of the best runners in the northeast, Matt Rizzo took first place in a time of 4:15.38.
The biggest surprise of the meet was a first-place finish by the 4x800m relay team. Alex and Matt Rizzo, joined by Jack Kochansky and new relay teammate Tim McGrath, ran in the second heat and finished way out in front with a 7:54.73. It was the fastest time by a boys’ 4x800m team in New York this season.
The girls' 4x200m relay qualified for the national championships at the Loucks Games. Photo by David Ryan.
The Bronxville girls’ 4x400m relay, Milly Koenig, Caroline Brashear, Alisa Kanganis, and Eve Balseiro, placed second in a time of 3:55.62, which qualified the team for the top level at the national championships. The 4x800m relay also qualified for nationals, with a third-place finish (9:18.13). Running in the 4x800m were Clio Dakolias, Maeve Sullivan, Brashear, and Natalie Weiner.
Senior Day at the baseball field: David Weild, Zip Malley, Peter Dolan, and Jack Palermo. Photo by Steve Malley.
The Broncos have had a busy end-of-the-season schedule. Last week, the team won three of four games, improving their record to 12-6 with wins against Solomon Schechter (5-1), Rye Neck (4-0), and Pleasantville (8-7 in the 10th inning).
The Bronco win against Rye Neck took place on senior day when Owen Jaquette struck out eight to earn his fifth win of the season. Seniors Zip Malley, Jack Palermo, and Dave Weild and junior Charlie Vail each had an RBI.
The Broncos finish the regular season today with a game at Keio.
Seniors Anneke Pulkkinen, Isabel Sondey, and Fiona Jones recognized on Senior Day. Photo by Jane Ircha.
The Bronxville girls finished the season 13- 3 after defeating Hackley on Saturday, 18-6. The top scorer was Anneke Pulkkinen with five goals followed by Caroline Ircha with four. Goalie Caitlin Mooney had seven saves. Last Thursday, the team celebrated Senior Day with a solid 16-10 win over Somers. Isabel Sondey was the lead scorer with six goals and three assists. The New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) gives the Broncos the No. 1 ranking in Class D in New York State.
In their final match of the regular season, the Broncos defeated Westlake 13-11. Grey Warble led the Broncos with four goals and two assists and Henry Sheehan and Luke Doukas had three goals apiece. Goalie Marco Wimmerschoff had eleven saves.
The Broncos finish the season 10-5 and are ranked No. 3 in New York by the NYSSWA. It will be an interesting playoff season, as some of the top state competitors in Class D are in Section 1. Briarcliff is ranked No. 2 in the state, Pleasantville is No. 5, and Westlake is No. 14.
Pictured at top: The boys’ SMR took first place at the Loucks Games.
Photo by Charlotte Rizzo.