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Field Hockey Opens the Season with Two Shutouts Including Big Win Over Rival North Salem PDF Print Email

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By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer

Sep. 11, 2019:  The Bronxville field hockey team won four consecutive Section 1 titles leading up to 2018, but last year top-seeded Bronxville had a disappointing loss to North Salem in the sectional semifinals. The game between the Broncos and Tigers ended with no score after regulation time and two overtimes, and North Salem finally won in the second round of a one-on-one shootout. 

With North Salem on the schedule for Monday, the Broncos were determined to have a different outcome than last fall. They focused on possession, scored early and often, and came up with a 6-0 victory.

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Bronxville versus North Salem on Monday at Hayes Field.

“It was a big win for us after last year’s very tough loss in overtime to North Salem,” said long-time coach Jacquelyn Frawley. “That history definitely pumped the girls up for a strong start. I think that with two goals in less than five minutes, the girls certainly showed up hungry today.”

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Bronxville versus North Salem on Monday at Hayes Field.

The Broncos showed a lot of offensive strength with four different players scoring goals. Julia Widen scored first early in the game and went on to score two more.  Also contributing to scoring were Sunday Ladas (1G, 2A), Olivia Gunther (1G, 1A), Carmen Phillips (1G), and Hailey Mullen (1A). It was a slow day for senior goalie Caitlin Mooney as Bronxville had control of the ball for much of the game. She had four saves.

The Bronxville field hockey team returns twelve players including ten seniors.

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Front row (L to R): Caitlin Mooney, Sunday Ladas, Hanna Bishop, AND Grace McSherry. Back Row (L to R): Holly Ungvary, Madison Meehan, Hailey Mullen, Molly Denning, Olivia Martin, and Cassidy Mullen.

“This year we have Sunday Ladas as a strong offensive threat with both stick skills and power,” said Coach Frawley. “Hanna Bishop and Grace McSherry in the center are solid support for all and have really become the core of our team. Hailey Mullen on defense has been the most consistent.”

There are eight new faces this season, including Julia Widen, just an eighth-grader, and Olivia Gunther, who is in tenth grade.

“Eighth-grader Julia Widen has taken a position as a forward with speed, consistent stick skills, and relentless effort,” said Frawley. “Tenth-grader Olivia Gunther has taken a midfield position with strong skill and determination.”

The 2-0 Broncos, led by senior captains Ladas, Holly Ungvary, and McSherry, opened the season last week with a shutout over Hackley. Gunther, McSherry, and Bishop scored for Bronxville. 

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Senior captains Holly Ungvary, Sunday Ladas, and Grace McSherry.

The Bronxville field hockey team plays in Class C and will face Valhalla, Putnam Valley, Pleasantville, Croton, and Albertus Magnus this fall. They will also play Class A Mamaroneck and Scarsdale, which are consistently very strong programs.

The Broncos have focused on their offensive game, and it has definitely paid off.

“We have worked a lot on spreading the field out and finding the open space in order to carry and keep possession,” said Frawley. “Our offensive corners have been working with strong execution on the shots and finishing touches in front of the goal. “

In the game against North Salem, the first two Bronco goals came off of penalty corners.

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Grace McSherry taking a corner shot for the Broncos.

They will face defending Section C champion Pawling today and then return home next Thursday to play Putnam Valley.

Go Broncos.

Pictured at top: The Broncos defeat North Salem 6-0 on Monday at Hayes Field.

Photos by J. Murrer





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All Fields Open and Bronco Season in Full Swing this Week PDF Print Email

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By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer

Sep. 4, 2019: The Bronco preseason kicked off with mid-August captains’ practice for the football team, and the Bronco football players ended each day of practice with their traditional workout--sprints up Hawthorne Road. After a week of workouts in the August heat, the players wrapped up captains’ practice taking on the challenge of pushing one of their cars up Hawthorne.

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The final day of captains’ practice for the football team. Photo by S. Quinn DeJoy.

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The Bronco football captains: Henry Donohue, Colin Dempsey, and Grey Warble. Photo by S. Quinn DeJoy.

Every Bronco team was out in full force on both Hayes and the newly turfed Chambers Field by the third week of August, and the season opened for the soccer teams before the start of school.

The boys’ soccer team hosted the first round of the Broncofest tournament last Friday and advanced to the final round with a 6-3 win over Tuckahoe. Scoring for the Broncos were Eco Valdez (2G), Will Redman (2G), Luke Doukas (2G, 1A), Theo Liao (1A), and Henry Sheehan (1A). Goalkeeper Liao had seven saves and Nick Bertolizzi had six. Forward Doukas, Liao, and midfielder Jimmy Gallo are captains this year and will lead the team to the final round of the Broncofest on September 14 against Valhalla.

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The Broncos playing in the Broncofest against Tuckahoe. Photos by J. Murrer.

The girls’ soccer team also opened last week, with a 1-0 win over Eastchester in the Eastchester Cup Tournament. Kiki Tormey scored the only goal with an assist from Alex Doukas. It was the third straight year that the Broncos won the tournament. The team, led by captains Maeve Sullivan, Alex Doukas, Vic Ruffo, and Ashley Toal, has fifteen returning players and ten new faces. The Broncos will play their first home game of the season against Pleasantville, a team that is favored to win the Class B title by LoHud.

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The girls’ soccer team playing in the Eastchester Cup. Photos by J. Murrer.

This week is opening week for most of the fall teams. Today, cross country will go up against Valhalla at Van Cortlandt Park, and field hockey will play their first home game against Hackley at 4:30 pm. On Friday, girls’ tennis will travel to Rye for their first match, and girls' swimming will host Fox Lane at Sarah Lawrence at 4:30 pm.

The football team will play away at Albertus Magnus on Saturday at 1:30 pm.

Go Broncos

Pictured at top (rotating): Chambers Field opens after a lengthy renovation (photo by S. Quinn DeJoy); the girls celebrate after a score by Kiki Tormey (photo by J. Murrer); and the Broncos defeat the Tigers in the first round of the Broncofest tournament (photo by J. Murrer). 







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Eighteen Broncos from the Class of 2019 Recruited to Compete in College PDF Print Email

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By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer     


Jul. 24, 2019:  By the end of the summer, eighteen Broncos from the class of 2019 will be heading off to continue their athletic careers at the college level. More than one-third of the recruits will run track, three will play squash, three will play lacrosse, and the remaining five will compete in swimming, crew, soccer, and baseball.

Bronxville athletes will be playing for both big and small colleges and universities.  Ten Broncos will compete in Division 1, including Yale, Columbia, Stanford, the University of Virginia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Berkley, Villanova, and the Naval Academy, and eight will compete in Division 3 athletics at Middlebury, Wheaton, Bowdoin, Amherst, the University of Chicago, and Washington and Lee.

McKenna Stoltz, captain of the Bronxville squash team both junior and senior years, will join Cornell’s squash team in the fall. Stoltz, along with Julia Curran and her sister, Molly, were the only three girls to play in the Boys’ Mixed Division in the FairWest Public School League.

“I played on the high school team at Bronxville, which I loved, but junior squash was not always a smooth path and had a lot of ups and downs,” said Stoltz.  “Starting in ninth grade, I felt a lot more pressure because college was on the horizon. I was training a lot and working hard, and it was challenging mentally. In the end, I ended up at the right school and right place.”

McKenna’s decision to play at Cornell was influenced by the fact that Cornell hired a new coach for the women’s squash team last year.

“I became interested in Cornell my sophomore year because they hired David Palmer, a former world No. 1 player, so their program had a resurgence. There is lot of energy--it is new and exciting, and I liked that about Cornell.”

Catherine Faville, a three-year varsity soccer player who earned All-League and All-Section honors both junior and senior years, is headed to Wheaton College in the fall. In high school, she was a top scorer for the Broncos and is looking forward to playing at the next level.

“It is going to be a change in pace from high school soccer,” said Faville. “Physically, it will be a lot more demanding. My coach has given me a workout routine for the summer. Going in, I expect to work myself up to be a good player and good fit for the team, but right now I’m happy to be a part of the team.”

Faville was recruited by more than 20 schools but eventually decided on Wheaton.

“I liked Wheaton because of the campus, and the people there were nice and friendly. I thought the coach was amazing, and it was a better fit for me than everywhere else.”

Seamus Watters, a three-season athlete throughout high school, played football, ran indoor track, and played lacrosse during ninth and tenth grades. In his junior year, he decided to stop playing lacrosse and focus on track. That decision paid big dividends.

Watters earned All-State and All-American honors in track in the spring and was a member of the sprint medley relay team that won the 2019 National Championship.  He holds the Bronxville School record in the indoor 55m hurdles and the outdoor 110m hurdles and was a member of the 4x200m relay team that set the school record.

Last summer, after a very successful outdoor season, Watters set the recruiting process in motion.

“I reached out to some colleges and just filled questionnaires,” said Watters. “All you have to do is submit an official time, and if that time is up to par, then they will invite you for a visit. They also look at your past times and see your progression.”

Watters was looking for warmer weather and definitely wanted to compete in a Division 3 program, so when the coach at Washington and Lee reached out to him, he committed to their program.

Every recruited athlete has a different story to tell, but in the end, the 2019 Bronxville athletes will make their mark at colleges and universities across the U.S from Maine to California. Through hard work and determination, they have excelled in high school athletics and hope to continue to do so in college.

Below is a complete list of the Class of 2019 recruited athletes.

Natalie Weiner, track, Berkeley

Caroline Brashear, track, Yale

Clio Dakolias, track, Columbia

Zip Malley, baseball, Middlebury

Alex Rizzo, track, Naval Academy

Matt Rizzo, track, Stanford

Seamus Watters, track, Washington and Lee

Timmy Cushman, swimming, Dartmouth

Rachael Peacock, soccer, Bowdoin

Catherine Faville, soccer, Wheaton

Isabel Sondey, lacrosse, Columbia

Anneke Pulkkinen, lacrosse, University of Chicago

Gigi Chrappa, track, Amherst

Charlie Preusse, squash, Bowdoin

Lily Vorbach, crew, Villanova

Fiona Jones, lacrosse, Amherst

Julia Curran, squash, University of Virginia

McKenna Stoltz, squash, Cornell

 

Go Broncos.


Pictured at top (rotating):  (1) The D2 state championship team (L to R): Natalie Weiner, Maeve Sullivan, Clio Dakolias, and Caroline Brashear (photo by David Ryan); (2) lacrosse captains (L to R) Anneke Pulkkinen, Isabel Sondey, and Fiona Jones (photo by Jane Ircha); (3) national champions in the SMR (L to R): Seamus Watters, Tommy O’Connell, Matt Rizzo, and Alex Rizzo (photo by C. Rizzo);  (4) Catherine Faville (in red) (photo by Jeff Faville; and (5) Tim Cushman (center) on the podium at the state championships (photo by T. Cushman). 

 
BHS Class of 2015 Athletes Graduate After Playing in College: Sports Include Lacrosse, Diving, Tennis, Cross Country, Track, and Squash PDF Print Email

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By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer

Jul. 17, 2019:  While many high school athletes aspire to play at the collegiate level, it takes incredible talent, enormous amounts of time, and true dedication to play a sport in college. Eight members of the Bronxville High School Class of 2015 just graduated after competing in collegiate sports for four straight years.

Former Bronxville lacrosse players Liam Lynch, Charlie Tarry, and Ted Forst recently graduated after playing Division I lacrosse.

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Liam Lynch (center) playing for Fairfield University. Photo submitted by Karen Lynch. 

Lynch, who earned All-League and All-Section honors in high school and was part of the 2014 Bronxville State Championship team, went on to a very successful lacrosse career at Division 1 Fairfield University. 

As a faceoff specialist, Lynch was on the squad all four years. This past year, after being sidelined with a preseason injury, he appeared in all twelve games and as a starter in the last four. In the 2019 season, Lynch took over 100 draws against the top faceoff specialists in the country.

In May, Lynch graduated with honors from Fairfield’s Dolan School of Business.  He was on the honor roll every semester, including the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. He recently started his career in finance as an equity salesperson at SunTrust Bank Corporation.

Charlie Tarry, a captain for the Bronxville varsity team who received multiple honors including USILA All-American recognition, played both close defense and long-stick midfield during his four years at Princeton. He was in the starting rotation every year, missed only four practices, and never missed a game because of injury. 

In his sophomore year, Tarry traveled to Portugal for community service projects and three games against the English National team. This past May, he was nominated for and invited to play in the USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game in Sparks, MD. 

"It was a great honor to be part of the team,” said Tarry. “Playing and representing Princeton was the highlight of my four years there."

Tarry graduated in June with a degree in economics and is working as a consultant in New York City.

Ted Forst, a Bronco captain who received Academic All-American honors in high school, played four years at Yale, making to the NCAA finals twice. In 2018, the Bulldogs won the NCAA National Championship for the first time in Yale’s history with a win over Duke, and in 2019 Yale made it to the finals, where the team lost to Virginia. In that championship game against Virginia, midfielder Forst assisted on a goal.

Former Bronco teammates Forst and Tarry met up at Princeton in March for a regular season game. In that game, the Bulldogs prevailed over the Tigers 15-10.

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Charlie Tarry (No. 4) guarding former Bronxville teammate Ted Forst (43) in the Princeton-Yale game at Class of 1952 Stadium in Princeton on March 23, 2019.  Photo courtesy Robert Goldstein.

Another member of the Class of 2015, Vivian Mroz, pursued her diving at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.  During high school, she was captain of the Bronxville swim team and received All-State recognition. At Canisius, she was a four-year Division I diver, placing in the top three every year at the MAAC Swimming and Diving Championship Meet. She is also a two-time NCAA Diving Zone Qualifier (NCAA qualification diving meet) and holds both the one and three-meter springboard records at Canisius. 

In the spring of her senior year, Mroz used what was left of her NCAA eligibility and ran with the Canisius College track and field team. As a member of the track team, she qualified for her fifth MAAC Championship in three events, including the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles. 

She excelled not only in the pool and on the track but also in the classroom. Mroz made the dean's list multiple semesters and was actively involved as a student leader working as a tour guide, resident assistant, student-athlete representative, and peer educator.

Mroz had the opportunity to work with campus ministry participating in several community service opportunities, including trips to El Salvador and the US/Mexico border working with the Crispaz and KINO Border initiatives. Her experiences through athletics have been a pedestal for Mroz to excel in the classroom and in the community.  

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Vivian Mroz (left center) with her coach and teammates at Canisius College. Photo by Susan Mroz. 

"I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to continue my athletic career as a college athlete,” said Mroz. “Athletics has opened so many doors on and off campus. It showed and taught me what it means to make a meaningful and lasting impact in your words and actions. Being a Golden Griff for four years was one of the best things I could have asked for. Much love and gratitude to my teammates, coaches, and athletic staff."

In total, seven athletes from BHS Class of 2015 showed enough drive and determination to complete four years of competition in college. 

Others who competed include Chrissy Simon, Delia Hayes, and McLeod Abbott. Their accomplishments are listed below.

Chrissy Simon, tennis, Johns Hopkins

  • Won all her matches in 2019, both doubles and singles.
  • Tied for 15th in school history in career singles wins (38).
  • Majored in economics and was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the past two years.

Delia Hayes, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, Boston College

  • Competed all three seasons for four years. 
  • As a senior, Hayes:
    • Set a PR in the 6K (21:24.8) at the ACC Cross Country Championships.
    • Set a PR in the 3000m indoors with a time of 9:52.93.
    • Ran a PR of 5:17.00 in the mile at the Ocean State Invitational and placed second in the 5000m at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational.

McLeod Abbott, squash, Bates College

  • Team captain for two years with a career record of 39-35.
  • Named to the NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Team junior year.
  • Helped Bates finish second in the NESCAC his junior year and fourth during his senior year. Bates finished 21st in the U.S.

    Killian Donohue, soccer, Dickinson College

    • At Bronxville, captain for the 2014 State Championship team.
    • During her four years in college, played in 59 games, starting in 46.
    • Played in all 17 games her senior year, scoring 3 points.
    • Dickinson finished the season 11-4-4, placing 4th in the Centennial Conference.

Go Broncos.

Pictured at top (rotating):  Charlie Tarry (No. 4) (photo courtesy Princeton University Men's Lacrosse); Vivian Mroz diving for Canisius College (photo by Susan Mroz). 





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Bronxville Athletes Honored at 2019 Spring Sports Awards Evening PDF Print Email

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By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer

Jul. 3, 2019:  At the spring sports awards evening held in June, Bronxville varsity athletes were recognized for their many accomplishments. The Broncos were recognized with 21 All-Section and 67 All-League awards, and many of the athletes were given special coaches awards. Junior lacrosse player Hanna Bishop was named All-American, and teammates seniors Fiona Jones and Isabel Sondey were awarded Academic All-American honors. Freshman Molly Stoltz had an impressive squash season and is currently ranked No.2 in the U.S. in the Girls Under 17 division.

Each spring, two seniors are selected to receive awards for their athletic performance, sportsmanship, and leadership throughout the year. Caroline Brashear, who played field hockey and ran indoor and outdoor track, received the Virginia Landis award, and Matt Rizzo, who ran cross country and indoor and outdoor track, was honored with the Lou Brinsmade Award. Brashear and Rizzo will both continue to run in college at Yale and Stanford, respectively.

For a complete list of award winners, see below.

Baseball

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Baseball Senior Day: David Weild, Zip Malley, Peter Dolan, and Jack Palermo. Photo by Steve Malley.

Head Coach: Anthony Vaglica

League Player of the Year: Zip Malley

All-Section: Zip Malley

All-Section Honorable Mention: Owen Jaquette

All-League: Z. Malley, O. Jaquette, Spencer Dessart, Ethan Jaquette

Co-MVPs: Zip Malley and Owen Jaquette

Game Changer Award: Spencer Dessart
Dan O’Neil Award: Michael Grieco

Boys' Golf  

Head Coach: Chris Lockwood 

All-Section: Will Tormey

All-League: Jay Coyne, J.P. Swenson, Willy Swenson, Robbie Cruikshank, W. Tormey, Conner Stoltz, Charlie Preusse

MVP: Will Tormey

Most Improved: R. Cruikshank

Rookie of the Year: J. Coyne

Girls' Golf 

Coach: Dan Martin

All-Section: Molly Stoltz

All-League: McKenna Stoltz, Theresa Wang, Molly Stoltz

MVP: Molly Stoltz

Most Improved: Theresa Wang

Boys' Lacrosse

Head Coach: Rob Ambrose

All-Section: Nate Davis

All-Section Honorable Mention: Grey Warble

All-League: N. Davis, Henry Sheehan, Henry Donohue, G. Warble, Tim Murray, P.J. Krestinski, Dylan Alberghine

All-League Honorable Mention: Logan Glick, Luke Doukas, Colin Dempsey

MVP, Offense: N. Davis

MVP, Defense: D. Alberghine

Bronco Award: T. Murray

Girls' Lacrosse

Head Coach: Sharon Robinson

All-American: Hanna Bishop

Academic All-American: Fiona Jones, Isabel Sondey

Golden Dozen: Anneke Pulkkinen

All-Section: H. Bishop, F. Jones, I. Sondey, Caroline Ircha

All-Section Honorable Mention: A. Pulkkinen, Caroline McGrath, Katie Formato

All-League: I. Sondey, F. Jones, A. Pulkkinen, H. Bishop, Alex Doukas, C. Ircha, Kiki Tormey, Betsy Marshall, Cassidy Mullen, K. Formato, C. McGrath, Caitlin Mooney

Section 1 Sportsmanship Award: C. Mooney

New York State Tournament Sportsmanship Award: C. Mooney

NYS Tournament Team: F. Jones, A. Pulkkinen, C. Ircha

Rookie of the Year: C. Ircha

Four-Year Outstanding Achievement Award: I. Sondey, F. Jones

Two-Year Outstanding Achievement Award: A. Pulkkinen

Tennis

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Tennis co-captain Michael Swartz in match against Blind Brook. Photo by J. Murrer.

Head Coach: Chris Doyl

All-Section: Liam Krall

All-League: L. Krall, Charlie Nordahl, Michael Swartz

Rookie of the Year: Harrison Brown

MVP: M. Swartz

Boys' Track and Field

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Coach Ian Clark with seniors from the track team (L-R): Seamus Watters, Tommy O'Connell, Alex Rizzo, and Matt Rizzo. Photo by Charlotte Rizzo.

Head Coach: Ian Clark

All-State:  Alex Rizzo, Matt Rizzo, Jack Kochansky, Tim McGrath

All-Section: A. Rizzo, M. Rizzo, Seamus Watters

All-League: A. Rizzo, M. Rizzo, J. Kochansky, T. McGrath, S. Watters, Will Redman, Trent Dillon, Tommy O'Connell, Chris Kelty, Dylan Ruddy, Cory Ramando 

All-League Honorable Mention: Nathan Revadigar, Eric Fleisig 

Sprint MVP:  T. O’Connell

Distance MVPs: A. Rizzo and M. Rizzo

Arthur Lynch Award: S. Watters

Girls' Track and Field

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Members of the girls' track team hold Class C Championship trophy (L-R): Maeve Sullivan, Ava Downs, Caroline Brashear, Alisa Kanganis, Eve Balseiro, and Clio Dakolias. Photo by David Ryan.

Head Coach: David Ryan, Keina Samuels

Assistant Coach: Jim Mitchell

All-State: Natalie Weiner, Maeve Sullivan, Milly Koenig, Caroline Brashear, Alisa Kanganis, Clio Dakolias, Eve Balseiro, Sabrina Mellinghoff, Jules Gravier

All-Section: E. Balseiro, C. Brashear, N. Weiner, M. Sullivan, M. Koenig, A. Kanganis, C. Dakolias, S. Mellinghoff

All-County: N. Weiner, M. Sullivan, M. Koenig, C. Brashear, A. Kanganis, C. Dakolias, E. Balseiro, S. Mellinghoff, J. Gravier, A. Downs

All-League: N. Weiner, M. Sullivan, M. Koenig, C. Brashear, A. Kanganis, C. Dakolias, E. Balseiro, J. Gravier, A. Downs, Avery Widen, Ella Stupart, Andrea Shephard, Molly Palma, Emma Mandanas, Isabella Dibbini, Marielle Dibbini, Gigi Chrappa, Ava Black

All-League Honorable Mention: Kelly Weild, Donna Napolitano

MVPs: E. Balseiro, C. Dakolias, N. Weiner

Richard Murphy Award: I. Dibbini

Jim Mitchell Award: C. Brashear

Tuckahoe/Bronxville Softball

Coach: Michael McGovern

All-Section: Maggie O’Hare

All-League: M. O’Hare, Katie O’Hare

Photo at top by J. Murrer

 

 

 

 


 
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