By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Dec. 7, 2016: Last week, high school administrators, coaches, and student-athletes gathered in the school's auditorium to honor both team and individual accomplishments.
Athletic Council presidents Beth Finley and Jack Reilly hosted the evening and introduced the teams and their coaches.
The varsity teams fared well this fall, winning league, sectional, and regional titles. Five Bronco teams won their respective league titles, and field hockey and girls' soccer won sectional championships. The field hockey team returned to the state semifinals for the third time in six years but ended its bid for a state championship with a 3-2 loss to Cazenovia.
Overall, 75 Broncos were given All-League recognition, ten athletes were awarded All-Section honors, and many were recognized with coaches' awards.
Field hockey seniors Mia Bettino, Ellie Briskin, and Sophie Kohlhoff were named to the Golden Dozen at the recent Section 1 field hockey dinner. The Golden Dozen award is given to twelve student-athletes in Section 1 in recognition of their athletic, academic, and extra-curricular accomplishments. It is the first time that three Bronxville students were named to this elite group of twelve.
The Bronxville girls' soccer team had a strong season, winning the Class B Sectional Championship. The soccer program hit a milestone this fall when Coach Don Cupertino won his 400th game. Two players who have had a big role in the Broncos' success are seniors Mason Warble and Natalie Kister. Warble and Kister were recently named to the Elite 12, which recognizes twelve Section 1 soccer players for their athletic, academic, and extra-curricular achievements.
For a complete list of award recipients, see the list below.
Girls' Soccer (17-2-1)
League and Section Champion
Coach: Don Cupertino
Assistant Coaches: Scott Lucas, Michaela Donohue
Elite 12: Mason Warble, Natalie Kister
All-Section: M. Warble, N. Kister, Rachael Peacock
All-League: R. Peacock, M. Warble, Alex Doukas, Isabelle Sondey, Allie Berkery, N. Kister, Laura Holland, Catherine Faville, Maddie Coyne
All-League Honorable Mention: Gabbie Amboss, Victoria Ruffo, Shannon Hendrick, Devin Portner
Team MVP: M. Warble
Defensive MVP: M. Coyne
Offensive MVP: R. Peacock
Team Impact Award: N. Kister
Leadership Award: B. Finley
Graduating seniors: Maddie Coyne, Beth Finley, Natalie Kister, Sarah Wagner, and Mason Warble.
Field Hockey (16-4)
League and Section Champions
Coach: Jacquelyn Frawley
Assistant: Cassie Caplan
Golden Dozen: Mia Bettino, Ellie Briskin, Sophie Kohlhoff
All-Elite: M. Bettino, S. Kohlhoff, Ellie Walsh
All-Elite, Honorable Mention: Mallory Bates
All-Section: E. Walsh, M. Bettino
All-League: M. Bates, M. Bettino, S. Kohlhoff, E. Walsh, Ava Austi, Hannah Weirens, Caroline Brashear, Claire Kraemer, Hadley Barr, Kat Ungvary
All-League, Honorable Mention: Katie Gordon, Fiona Jones
MVP: E. Walsh
Defensive Rock: M. Bates
Most Improved: H. Barr
Graduating Seniors: Mallory Bates, Mia Bettino, Ellie Briskin, Mia Carpenteri, Sophie Kohlhoff, Caroline Krall, and Ellie Walsh.
Coach: Jeff Napolitano
Assistant Coaches: Phil Kuczma, James Salerno, Rich Salerno
Volunteer Coaches: Tim Pandekakes, Jim Purdy
All-Section: Brian DePaul, Class C Offensive Player of the Year
All-League: B. DePaul, Jack Reilly, Arman Vranka, Ben von Mehren, Damian Meehan, Avery Kane, Tripp Judkins, Dylan James, Jack Flanagan
All-League Honorable Mention: Ryan Alberghine, Jack Baxter, Ford Neild, John Markola, Damien Meehan
Bob Burt Award: J. Flanagan
Vito Priore Award: A. Vranka
John Fearon Award: B. DePaul
Leadership Award: T. Judkins
Iron Man Award: D. James
Impact Award: J. Reilly
Senior Bowl Participant: B. DePaul
Graduating Seniors: Brian DePaul, Jack Flanagan, Tripp Judkins, John Markola, Sean Mooney, Michael Moynihan, Ford Neild, Jack Reilly, Pablo Rivera, and Arman Vranka.
Boys' Soccer (12-7)
Coach: Donald Lucas
Assistant Coach: Ricky Stephens
All-State: Will Vranka
All-Section: W. Vranka, Mac Crawford
All-League: Alston Tarry, James Burnell, M. Crawford, Matt Toal, W. Vranka
All-League, Honorable Mention: Harry Colvin, Luke Doukas, Cameron McKhann, Mark Sears
Coaches Award: Cameron McKhann, Harry Colvin
Most Improved: Eddie Connors
Jack Murray Sportsmanship Award: Dylan Weber
Stu Bush Leadership Award: M. Toal
Graduating Seniors: Jason Cushman, Borja Rebaza, James Swartz, Matt Toal, Will Vranka, Dylan Weber.
Girls' Cross Country (10-0)
League and Section Champion
Coach: Jim Mitchell
Assistant Coach: Ian Clark
All-Section: Kaitlin Ryan
All-County: K. Ryan, H. Rizzo, Olivia Scotti
All-League: K. Ryan, Patty Haggerty, Sydney Coddington, Emma Mandanas, Avery Widen, Gigi Chrappa, Lyric Abbott, Lindsay Nobles, Molly Palma, O. Scotti, Bela Lamadrid, Marguerite Scotti, Eve Balserio, Ruby Howell, Isabella Dibbini, Sophia Dibbini, Sophia Sulimirski, Allegra Alfano
MVP: K. Ryan, S. Coddington
Graduating seniors: Allegra Alfano, Sydney Coddington, Sophia Dibbini, Audrey Kim, Lindsey Nobles, Kaitlin Ryan, and Emily Spitz.
Boys' Cross Country
Coach: Jim Agnello
Assistant Coach: Nick Roosa
All-League: Matt Rizzo, Alex Rizzo, Joe Dougherty, Evan Downs, Tim Murray, Ashton Smith, Tim McGrath, Ethan Waggoner, Harry Vollmer, Tim Atkeson, Colin Dempsey
All-League, Honorable Mention: Nate Davis
Most Improved Runner: A. Smith
Most Valuable Runner: M. Rizzo
Spirit Award: T. McGrath, C. Preusse
Graduating seniors: Sam Brashear, Joe Dougherty, Evan Downs, Michael Landy, Henry Vollmer
Girls' Swimming/Diving (6-3-1)
Swimming Coach: Dominick Galimi
Assistant Coach: Alice Hansbury
Diving Coach: Melanie DiLascio
State Qualifiers: Alisa Fominykh, Nicole Veru, Caroline McGrath
All-Section: A. Fominykh
All-Section, Honorable Mention: Nicole Veru
All-League: A. Fominykh, Nicole Veru, Nina Veru
Most Improved: Eileen Marshall
Most Valuable Swimmer: A. Fominkyh
Graduating seniors: Katie Canty, Alyson Schultz, and Nicole Veru.
Girls' Tennis (10-0)
Coach: Ted Garber
All-League: Lucy Hanrahan, Lindsey Cruikshank, Eva Dani, Katharine Forst, Sarah Goodell, Olivia Jensen, Katie Formato, Sophia Sheumack, Alexandra Brumbaugh, Maryasa Krivitskaya, Christina Brumbaugh
Coaches' Award: Olivia Jensen
Most Outstanding Player: L. Cruikshank
Most Valuable Player: L. Hanrahan
Graduating seniors: Sophia Anagnostakis, Christina Brumbaugh, Emily Conway, Sarah Conway, Lucy Hanrahan, Olivia Jensen, and Maryasa Krivitskaya.
Pictured here (top down): Soccer goalie Maddie Coyne presents the Class B Sectional Championship plaque to Athletic Director Karen Peterson (photo by J. Murrer); (L to R) Golden Dozen awardees, Mia Bettino, Ellie Briskin, and Sophie Kohlhoff (photo by Susan Bettino); senior Ellie Walsh takes home multiple awards for field hockey (photo by J. Murrer); varsity soccer player James Burnell receives an All-League award from Assistant Coach Ricky Stephens (photo by J. Murrer).
Photos by J. Murrer