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Spring Sports Recaps – Digging into the Dirt for Victory

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.

Varsity Baseball

Captains: Carter Deneen and JP Mariella

Coaches: Gerard Galella and Michael Trainor

Seasonal record: 8-11-1

Highlights of this year’s team included Chase Prohaszka’s walk off single in a 4-3 win over Westlake at Heritage Financial Field, a big win in Somers against their ace pitcher, and Colin Krebs’ no hitter against Sleepy Hollow. Being a young team, they are looking forward to building on lots of valuable experience and making a run in next year’s sectional tournament. They want to improve on this season and win a home playoff game next year.


Girls Flag Football

Captains: Ava Fagin and Jordan Niles

Coaches: Matt Cunningham and Mike Castaldo

Seasonal record: 13-1-1

Continuing with the juggernaut that was previously established, the girls team went on to win Sectionals and Regionals, and as of press time is going to states. Honorable mention All-League went to Rebecca Anderson and Emma de Benedictis. All-League honors went to Kiley Brooks, Ava Fagin, Shay Rookwood, Sienna Santiago, Sandra Estrada. Additionally All-Section went to Ava Fagin, Sandra Estrada, and Shay Rookwood.

Player of the year in Division 2 was given to Ava Fagin. For the future, the hope is to continue next season the same way they are doing it this season and go all the way to states again.



Captains: Kevin Fox and Matt Thompson

Coach: Michael Nicastro

Looking back at this season, the team particularly enjoy it when Zak Beal aka ZB went season low with a 39. Kevin, Matt, and Jimmy King all were consistently under 50. Coming up, the team has Zak Beal and Finlay King as their best returners next year. They are looking forward to some great games then.


Varsity Boys Lacrosse

Captains: Chris DiBiccari, Luke Cunningham, and Colin LaMoreaux

Coaches: Ryan Cleary and Michael Honey

Seasonal record: 8-10

Seasonal highlights included Luke Cunningham with 100 points scored, Paul Rienzi with 100 face-off wins, Luke Cunningham as a Lohud Player of the week nominee, and Chris DiBiccari making the Senior All Star Game. Looking to next season, the team desires great improvement from last year. The program is only going up and players are only getting better.


Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Captains: Madison Fickeria, Lily Katsetos, and Katlyn Mulvihill

Coaches: Kristen Ohberg and Assistant Coach Marina Souza

Seasonal record: 8-8

Going into this season, the team lost 9 seniors last year so it was a building year for them. They are very proud of the way they came together and played like a team. Their sophomore All-Section goalie Lindsay Smith hit 2 milestones this season with 200 and 300 saves. They are also proud of their sophomore midfielders Lily Katsetos for earning All-League and Amelia Walsh for earning All-League Honorable Mention.

The remaining team members are excited for another season to grow as a team and continue to gain more experience in their new league. They are looking forward to having another great season!


Varsity Softball

Captains: Ivelisse Arocho, Gabriella Gileno, Natalie Hayes, and Ioni Slavkin

Coaches: Lisa Delzio – head coach, Jessica Gresinger – ast. coach

Seasonal record: 10-10

Looking at this past season, they have had so many great highlights there would be no time to share them all! Both Ava Medina, sophomore, and Natalie Hayes, senior, hit over the fence home runs to help the team out this season. Sophomore Ava Medina was mentioned on Lohud and other Sophomore Emma Mariella was nominated for Lohud player of the week. During their game against Lakeland, Sophomore Giana Kusterer threw a no hitter! The team carried great energy and focus throughout the season from pre-season all the way to post-season. To end off the season, three of their players received awards! Ava Medina (sophomore) – honorable mention All-Section and All-League, Ioni Slavkin (senior) – All-League, Gabby Gileno (senior) – All-League. Congrats to all of the girls on a great 2024 season!

Although Brewster Varsity Softball will miss their 5 graduating seniors, there is an extremely talented team for next year. There is so much in store for them next year which will be very exciting to watch unfold. There is a very high standard and expectation that needs to be upheld and they are sure, without a doubt, they will exceed those expectations. Good luck to the all of the girls next year!


JV Softball

Captain: Adrianna Felice

Coach: Richard Hennessy

Seasonal record: 9-7

This team had very good teamwork and a good bond this year. Individual standouts included their starting pitcher Cassie Fox (with a very good job her first year on JV on the mound), Diana Cardona (with an amazing job at first, on the mound, or in the outfield while also doing very well while up at bat too), Ava Siuda (her second year on JV as a 8th grader, holding runners to a stop whenever she had the ball, and a very good record at bat), and Samantha Simmons (hitting bombs all season long with her second year on JV, with two home runs this year). The team looks forward to the talented group that they have coming up next year, and hope that they keep growing and stay consistent as a program because of the potential that this team holds.

Boys Tennis

Captain: John Curtin

Coach: Robin McCollum

Seasonal highlights included acing multiple opponents, volleying where they can’t hit it, hitting great forehands and slicing the ball. Looking to next season, the team hopes that they stay strong and play hard next year.


Boys Track and Field

Captains: J’Den Thomas, Mark Fedio, and Stephan Thomas

Coaches: Michael Bellucci, Lindsay Cavanaugh, Will Ford and Emily Trupia

The Varsity Boys team had some strong solo and team showings this season with lots of individual and team successes. Liam Ford earned All-League for the 1600m and the 3200m steeplechase, as well as All-County for the steeplechase, Harrison Dakin earned All-League for the 400m hurdles, Marco Accurso earned All-League for discus, Ryan Spidal earned All-League and All-County in pole vault, Mohammed Barrie earned All-League for the 400m dash, Stefan Thomas earned All-League in the pentathlon, the 4x100m relay team of Kevin Cantoral, Ethan Elibox, Mohammed Barrie and J’Den Thomas earned All-League as well as All-County and they were crowned the county champions in the 4x100m relay. The relay team also broke the previous decade old school record  and continued to break their own record lowering the record three more times after besting it. Sophomore Ethan Elibox had a tremendous end to his season as he was crowned the county champion in both the 100m and 200m dash sprints and he was a part of the winning county champion 4x100m relay. Ethan also broke the sophomore class 100m dash record at this meet with a time of 11.29 seconds, and broke the overall 18 year old school record for the outdoor 200m dash after clocking a 22.74. The varsity boys placed 2nd as a team at the county championships meet behind a very strong Arlington. The boys had a great season with lots of major improvements, and they will continue to keep growing stronger.

We are thankful for all of our seniors this year, we will miss them, and we wish them all the best of luck in their futures. We are looking forward to our indoor and outdoor seasons next year.


Girls Track and Field

Captains: Alex Agustin, Adeline Benvenuto, Jae King, Katie Mejia, and Nia Lurin

Coaches: Michael Bellucci, Lindsay Cavanaugh, Will Ford and Emily Trupia

The girls team showed strong performances this season and year, especially with many of the girls team previously competing during the winter season. Some highlights we’ve seen from our girls is in the 100m, were when Samantha Miller ran a 14.22, placing her at 6th in Brewster history for this event. Jae King also ran a 14.26, Cadin Lapen-Burke ran a 14.37, (making these 2 girls top 10 in Brewster history for the event,) and Jeannah Dossous ran a 14.47 (11th in history). In our 200m, Cadin Lapen-Burke ran a 29.84, and Amirah Alexander ran a 30.89. Great job sprinters! In the 400m, Maeve Looby ran a 1:08.94. In the 800m, Olivia Francis ran a 2:38.47. In the 1500m, Maeve Looby ran a 5:39.38. For our 100m Hurdles, Isabella Pelaez ran a 22.49. In the 400m Hurdles, Michelle Di Carlo ran a 1:21.23. Alexandrea Agustin, Jaelena King, Samantha Miller, Cadin Lappin-Burke ran a 56.50 in the 4×100, placing that relay 2nd in Brewster Girls History. (Similarly, they also placed 3rd in this events history at 57.83, but swap Alex Agustin with Jeannah Dossous). Our girls throwers grew as a team this year. Jeannah Dossous threw a 28’9” in Shot Put, placing her 6th in the events history. Adeline Benvenuto threw a 27’10”, placing her 8th in the events history. Isabella Pelaez also threw a 27’6.5”, being only her first year throwing, placing her 9th in the events history. Brissia Portillo also threw a 23’0.5” as a first year. In Discus, Adeline Benvenuto threw a 86’7”, placing her 5th in the events history. Jaylin Morales threw a 70’8” (10th in the event’s history,) and Brissia Portillo a 66’, both as first time throwers. Incredible growth. In Javelin, Adeline Benvenuto threw a 64’7”, (7th in the event’s history,) Brissia Portillo threw a 56’, and Freshman Geily Alonzo threw a 37’, and Freshman Teresita Morales threw a 34’9”.  Charly Handal jumped a 4’4” in High Jump. In Pole Vault, Alexandrea Agustin jumped a 7’6”, and Bianca Torke jumped a 6’6”. Lots of improvement in Long Jump, but some standouts are Freshman Sophia Negro, who jumped a 14’9”, placing her 4th in the events history. Jaelena King also jumped a 14’4’, (7th in the event’s history,) Charly Handal jumped a 13’11” (9th in the event’s history). Freshman Samantha Santos jumped a 29’9.5” in Triple Jump (6th in the event’s history,) and Jaelena King jumped a 29’4.25”, (8th in the event’s history). For Pentathlon,  Charly Handal has garnered 1,795 points in one meet, and Isabella Pelaez garnered 1,424 in one meet. Alexandrea Agustin, Charly Handal, and Adeline Benvenuto are all qualified to compete in State Quals. During the League Championships against Somers, Byram Hills, and John Jay Cross River, multiple girls have earned All-League titles. Sophomore Charly Handal is All-League Champion in the 100m hurdles and Alex Agustin came in second in pole vault. Along with Leagues, the girls’ throwers were the highest scoring team at the Putnam/Duchess County Championships. Olivia Francis, Katie Mejia Flores, Maeve Looby, and Valentina Brenes also ran the 4x800m relay at the County Championships, placing second.

As the spring season comes to a close, and the summer season starts, some of the girls team, specifically the distance girls are looking forward to Cross Country in the fall. Along with this, the girls’ team is looking forward to the next spring season accomplishing their goals with the same hard work they have put in this year.

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