By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Mar. 4, 2020: Athletes who participated in winter sports were honored on February 26th at the annual Winter Sports Awards Ceremony. During the winter season, Bronxville boys and girls compete in basketball, squash, skiing and indoor track and field. In addition, boys compete in ice hockey and swimming.
Tri-Presidents for the Athletic Council, Grace McSherry, Hanna Bishop and Tim Murray, introduced the teams, and the varsity coaches handed out multiple awards. For a complete list of award winners, see below.
Some of the winter teams are combined with other schools including ice hockey, which is made up of players from Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville and Edgemont.
When the sports awards night was held last week, ETBE ice hockey had not yet completed its season and was in the midst of playoffs.
No one expected the 11th- seeded Eagles to advance far into the playoffs, but by Wednesday night at sports awards, they already had two wins under their belt. In the first round, they surprisingly defeated No. 6 Cortlandt 7-3 and kept the momentum going into the game against No. 3 Scarsdale a few days later, winning by a score of 5-3.
When both wins were announced at the sports awards night, no one expected the miracle to continue, but the Eagles defeated No. 2 Mamaroneck on Thursday and headed to the Section 1, Division 1 championship game. The final game against Suffern, the top-ranked team in New York State, put an end to their incredible playoff-winning streak, with the Mounties winning 5-1.
Both boys’ swimming and indoor track and field have not yet completed their seasons and will participate in the state championships this coming weekend.
Senior swimmer Finn Seibold, along with New Rochelle teammates, qualified for the New York State Championships in the 200yd medley relay and the 200yd freestyle relay. The state meet will take place at the Nassau County Aquatic Center on Friday and Saturday.
The New York State Indoor Track and Field Championship meet will take place at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex on Staten Island on Saturday.
Jules Gravier will compete in the pole vault, and Milly Koenig will compete in the long jump. Eve Balseiro, Caroline Ircha, Kelly Weild and Betsy Marshall will run in the 4x400m relay prelims, and Balseiro, Ircha, Alisa Kanganis and Milly Koenig will compete in the finals.
It was a record-breaking season for the track and field teams. Special awards were given to those Bronxville athletes who broke Bronxville school records.
This winter, senior Eve Balseiro broke schools record in the 400m, 600m, and 4x400m relay. Also in the record-setting 4x400m relay were sophomores Caroline Ircha and Milly Koenig and senior Alisa Kanganis. Junior Jules Gravier broke the school record in the pole vault, and Koenig had a record-setting performance in the long jump.
On the boys’ side, junior Connor Randall set a new school record in the 200m dash.
The season will not end with the state championships. Members of the Bronxville girls’ indoor track and field team will compete at the New Balance Nationals Indoor Meet at The Armory the weekend of March 13th.
Coach Keina Samuels presenting awards to the girls’ track and field team. Photo by J. Murrer.
Girls' Indoor Track and Field
Coach: David Ryan
Assistant Coach: Keina Samuels
Captains: Sabrina Mellinghoff , Betsy Marshall, Jules Gravier
All-League: Caroline Ircha, Kelly Weild, Eve Balseiro, Ava Black, Milly Koenig, Jules Gravier, Remi Mellinghoff, Marielle Dibbini, Sabrina Mellinghoff, Lauren Rao, Alisa Kanganis, Betsy Marshall, Maeve Sullivan, Maddy Studpart, Rory Denning, Anna Outcalt, Ella Stupart, Avery Widen
Most Improved: A. Black, A. Kanganis
MVP: E. Balseiro, C. Ircha, J. Gravier
Record-Setting Performances: E. Balseiro (400m, 600m, 4x400m relay), J. Gravier (pole vault), C. Ircha (4x400m relay), M. Koenig (long jump, 4x400m relay), A. Kanganis (4x400m relay)
Seniors: Eve Balsiero, Alisa Kanganis, Sabrina Mellinghoff, Ella Stupar
Coach Brian Halling presenting the MVP award to Connor Randall. Photo by J. Murrer.
Boys' Indoor Track and Field
Coach: Brian Halling
Assistant Coach: Ian Clark
Captains: Johnny Moynihan, George Daher, Dylan Ruddy, George McCormick, Connor Randall
All-League: Connor Randall, Ben Hanley, Will Murray, Tim Murray, Johnny Moynihan
All-League, Honorable Mention: Wilder Burgin, Spencer Dessart, Henry Donohue, Ian Gegenwarth, Ellis Goodson, Liam Heraty, Wesley Kane, P.J. Krestinski, Jack Matthews, Macklin Pettee, John Ryan, Henry Sheehan
Most Valuable Rookie: J. Ryan
Most Valuable Newcomer: H. Donohue
Most Valuable Performer: C. Randall
Record Setting Performances: C. Randall (200m)
Seniors: Teddy Conway, Joseph Daher, Benjamin Hanley, P.J. Krestinski, Jack Matthews, George McCormick, Tim Murray, Dylan Ruddy
Finn Seibold receving the MVP award. Photo by J. Murrer.
Boys' Swimming and Diving – New Rochelle/ Bronxville
Swim Coach: Kip Fierro
Assistant Coach: Michael Panzarino, Bianco Grasso
All-League: Finn Seibold
MVP: F. Seibold
Most Improved: Hayes Romley
Coaches’ Award: Theodore Veru
Senior Captain:Finn Siebold
Boys’ and girls’ varsity squash teams on stage during the sports awards. Photo by J. Murrer.
Coach: Supreet Singh
Boys’ Captains: Justin Barr, Connor Stoltz, Harry Charlton
Girls’ Captain: Lainey Neild
MVP, Varsity A: Connor Stoltz
MVP, Varsity B: James Millard
Most Improved, Varsity A: Peter Vorbach
Most Improved, Varsity B: Patrick Eigendorff
MVP: Lainey Neild
Most Improved: Ellie Clifford
Seniors: Peter Ackerman, James Apostolatos, Justin Barr, Dan Casperson, Harry Charlton, Robbie Cruikshank, Patrick Eigendorff, Sean Eigendorff, James Millard, Connor Stoltz
Assistant Coach Ralph Russo handing awards to the boys’ basketball team. Photo by J. Murrer.
Boys' Basketball 14-8
Coach: Bobby Russo, *Coach of the Year- Conference B, League B
Assistant Coach: Ralph Russo
Captains: Will Flanagan, Liam Ruddy
All-League: Chris Kelty, Will Flanagan
All-League, Honorable Mention: Sean McGrath, Jack Hershberg
MVP: W. Flanagan
Heart and Hustle Award: Liam Ruddy
Bronco Award: C. Kelty
Seniors: Will Flanagan, Liam Ruddy, Will Tormey
Athletic Director Karen Petersen presenting Hanna Bishop with the MVP award. Photo by J. Murrer.
Girls' Basketball 13-7
Coach: Donald Lucas
Assistant Coach: Michaela Donohoe
Captains: Hanna Bishop
All-League: Ashley Wetty, Stella Daskolakis
All-League, Honorable Mention: Hanna Bishop, Skyler Martin, Kiki Tormey
MVP: H. Bishop
Senior: Hanna Bishop
Bronxville boys on the ETBE ice hockey team are recognized at sports awards. Photo by J. Murrer.
Ice Hockey (Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Edgemont ) (11-11)
Coach: Steve Forzaglia
Assistant Coach: Rob Striar
Captain: Earl Gretzinger
Bronxville team members: Earl Gretzinger, Kyle Dillon, Liam Angelon, Will Stupart, Patrick Dotson, David O’Shaughnessy
Members of the varsity ski team accepting awards. Photo by J. Murrer.
Coaches: Jim Agnello, Patrick Clark
Captains: Jack Schlamkowitz, James Rohr
All-League: Bailey Gilliam, Jessica Schlamkowitz, Annie Sevin, Lucy Sevin, Jack Schlamkowitz, Paul Hodulik, Ray Thompson
Most Valuable Skier: B. Gilliam, J. Schlamowitz
Most Improved: Frances Arrighi, James Rohr
Bronco Spirit Award: Manoela Rodembush, R. Thompson
Seniors: Christopher Visconti, Jack Schlamkowitz, Cole Zucker
Photo at top: Athletic Council Try-Presidents (l to r) Grace McSherry, Tim Murray and Hanna Bishop. Back: Athletic Director Karen Peterson.