Fall Sports Recaps – Starting the Athletic Year off Right

All recaps are as reported by team captains. Bear Facts makes every effort to contact any and all captains; any omission is therefore not the responsibility of the news staff.

Captain: Toni-Ann Munoz
Coach: Kelsey Stockton
Seasonal record: 1st place win!

The season highlight was winning first place at the team’s first competition and 3 athletes receiving All-League. Next season, the team wants more wins and more athletes getting awards.

Cross Country
Captains: Brice Di Carlo, Patrick Ford, Mikayla Goldberg, and Maggie Rigano
Coaches: Renee Acquisto and Joe Scelia

Boys – The team were League Champions, beating Somers, Yorktown, John Jay (CR), and Lakeland. The boys were team champions in the Brewster Bear Classic out of 15 total teams. They finished third in the Northern County meet and also placed third at the section one championships. Looking ahead, the team hopes to improve in winter and spring track and are going to work towards a better performance at the sectional meet next year. Their goal is to make it to states.

Girls – The team had a strong working group of girls this year. At the Brewster Bear Classic, they placed first in their varsity race and half of their team earned medals, which were given to the top 25 runners in the varsity and junior varsity races. They placed second in their league out of five teams consisting of Somers, John Jay (Cross River), Lakeland/Panas, and Yorktown Heights. The girls, who ran very strong, had four girls make All-League: Michelle DiCarlo, Gizelle Luna, Mikayla Goldberg, and Valentina Brenes. The race took place at John Jay Cross River High School. The girls pushed through this extremely difficult course to earn faster times than when they ran there earlier in the season. The varsity girls placed 3rd overall at the Northern County Championships. Girls medalists included: Gizelle Luna (13th), Maggie Rigano (14th), Michelle DiCarlo (16th), Mikayla Goldberg (18th), Valentina Brenes (21st).

They look forward to training hard during winter track, spring track, and summer training to come back better and ready to accomplish big things next season. They are a very strong and determined group of girls who hope to rank high in their league and county next season. They know the only way to get there is through commitment, dedication, and hard work. They will miss their two seniors, Mikayla Goldberg and Gizelle Luna, but plan to expand the team to come back a stronger group.

Field Hockey – Girls Varsity
Captains: Isabella Boissonnault, Ellen Cassidy, Sofia Sanchez, and Lindsay Schmitt
Coach: Jen Purcell
League record: 2-14

During October, Brewster Field Hockey hosted a Pink game to honor those who have been diagnosed or beat breast cancer. They raised $800+ to donate to BSAC. Also, Sofia Sanchez was nominated for player of the week for her offensive skill during the season.

All four captains have been on the team since modified and have seen each other grow in skill and as human beings. They hope that as the girls move up, they carry positivity to the team and also look at the good even if something is not in their favor. The graduating captains hope that they better give up and always try their hardest because it will not go unnoticed.

Field Hockey – Girls JV
Captains: Kaitlyn Flanagan, Lily Katsetos, Alexa McCormack, and Yasmin Martinez-Miguel
Coach: Carly Corbett
Seasonal record: 6-6-2

The team won most of their games, and overall it was a great season. Next year, they hope to have a great season and work more on skills.

Football – Boys Varsity
Captains: Massimo Parrello and Logan Simon
Coaches: Ed Mulvihill, Ryan Cleary, Mike Honey, Matt Cunningham
Seasonal record: 4-5

The boys had a tough lineup this year, starting off with a difficult opponent in Rye, but the boys played a great game with a special shout out to Julius returning the kick return for a touchdown against them. After overcoming a few losses early in the season, the boys had a great game against Yorktown where they won the homecoming game. This game put our quarterback and captain Mass Parrello in the running for LoHud player of the week (which he won). The Bears used this accomplishment as fuel to come back on a winning streak, putting them as the 4 seed to play against Somers in the first round of the playoffs. Although they lost, the boys played a great game and plan on coming back better, faster, stronger and tougher next season.

Next year, the team want to come back better than ever and use these losses as fuel for our upcoming season.

Football – Boys JV
Captains: Luke Cunningham, Jacob Ercole, Luke Johnson, Marco Parrello, and Jason Weller
Coaches: Nick Leahy, Glen Niles, and Ron Reid
Seasonal record: 4-3-1

Every one of their wins this season was a shut out. Throughout the season, Chase Prohaszka, Jason Weller, Abe Sanchez and Vincent (Tre) Ficarra had multiple standout performances. The team is hoping to have a better record next year. They are also hoping for more team commitment in the off-season (weightroom, other sports, etc).

Soccer – Boys Varsity
Captains: Carter Dineen, Matteo Gulla, and Shashaank Sharma
Coaches: Jim McKee and Dan Rossi
Seasonal Record: 2-12-2

Looking back on the year, a highlight of the season was defeating the defending state champions Alexander Hamilton. After a few tough games to start the year, the team put it all together for this game. A few great saves from Larry Nadig, and a late goal by Dante Gulla, put the team in a great position to get the team’s first win in two years.

Next year, the team hopes to build off what they started this year: to continue to play close games against good opponents, and hopefully come out with a few more wins in the process.

Soccer – Boys JV
Captains: Daniel Ingunza, German Recinos Luna, and Stefan Thomas
Coach: Dominique Corrao
Seasonal Record: 1-14

In the JV Boys only win of the season, Kevin Cantoral scored both goals against Walter Panas to give them the 2-0 win. This win is the first in over 2 years. Also, Kevin Cantoral led the team in goals and Enzo Granados led the team in assists. Seasonal highlights included five goals by Kevin Cantrol Madrid, a free kick scored by Enzo Granados, two penalty goals by German Recinos Luna, and three assists by Daniel Ingunza.

The team looks forward to a promising freshmen group for the 2023 season as well as returning players from this year’s season. The team also looks forward to a rebuild for next season to (hopefully) pull off a few wins.

Soccer – Girls Varsity
Captains: Sabrina Bisio, Emma Bridges and Addison Crowley
Coaches: Mike Fratto and Kristen Ohberg
Seasonal Record: 6-11

This season the team grew as players and as a team! They became a close family, constantly laughing and never having a dull moment. They had a great season, making it to the first round of sectional playoffs and beating Sleepy Hollow 2-1 in overtime. They ran in their second annual 9/11 5K, running in honor of all of the victims and fallen heroes. They also held a 9/11 Remembrance game and Pink Game supporting the fight against Breast Cancer. Shout out to our two All-League players Sabrina Bisio and Ava Fagin!

They are looking forward to next season and improving individually and as a team! The team wants to thank their six seniors for all that they have done for the program: they will miss you all!

Soccer – Girls JV
Captains: Sandra Estrada and Adriana Galizia
Coach: Brianna Thomas
Seasonal Record: 1-12

Highlights for the team included Sandra Estrada as goalie, Sofia Rosamilia on defense, Adriana Galizia as striker, and Hailey Kutz as midfielder. Looking to next season, the team is hoping to get better as individuals to better the team as a whole.

Tennis – Girls Varsity
Captains: Mia Palladino, Isabella Parraga, and Alex Schajer
Coach: Rob McCollum
Seasonal record: 0-14

Highlights of the year included when 4th doubles pulled out one win over Mahopac, Claire Renault had a 9-3 record of season competition and made a first round appearance at sectionals, and Mia Palladino maintained an undefeated record, won the Section 1 tournament, and placed top 3 in New York State.

Volleyball – Girls Varsity
Captains: Kylie Dudones, Taylor Dudones, and Kelly Repp
Coach: Maribeth Powers
Seasonal record: 13-5

Highlights of the season included for the Dig Pink volleyball game: the team raised over $2,500. They also had an exciting game against Carmel where the team ended up winning 3-2. Next year the girls hope to win more games because they will have an older and more experienced team. This year they only had two seniors and three juniors, but next year they will have three seniors and around six juniors.

Volleyball – Girls JV
Captains: Aliyah Billar and Emmaleigh Seidel
Coaches: Julia Borsari and Nicole Rosner

This year’s team had an amazing bond and a ton of laughs and passion. Sammie Simmons is a 7th grader that got pulled up and was a huge part of the team. Sammie as well as Carly Krebs were incredible and helped us gain many points. Next season, they are looking for girls with passion for this sport and to help our program grow.

Swimming – Girls Varsity
Captains: Rashel De La Rosa, Audrey Healy, and Fiona O’Reilly
Coaches: Sophia Bisantz and Patty Kaufman

Seasonal highlights include Madison Feller who won first in the 100 free at divisionals and received All League. Next year, they look forward to continuous hard work and team effort.