Spring Sports Recaps – We did it!

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: Jason Cardone, Shane McLaughlin, Max Palmieri

Coaches: Matt Cunningham and Kyle Wood

Seasonal Record: 1-17

Seasonal Highlights: The energy on the bench was always there despite the score. The team never gave up and the team gave a great effort against the #1 team in the section, Yorktown. Brewster gave a great performance and showed the section that they are not a team that can simply be walked over to get an easy win.

Looking Forward: A section final is always the goal here in varsity baseball. The team has a great group of young guys looking to make an impact on the seasons to come. The team also has two impactful players coming back from injury who unfortunately missed a good portion of the season. The team will bring the same energy as they always do, and is hoping for a better season next year, record-wise.

JV Boys Baseball
Captain: Carter Dineen

Coach: Michael Trainor

Seasonal Record: 5-12

Seasonal Highlights: The team’s 9-3 comeback against Pelham

Looking Forward: The team hopes to win more games, finish above .500, score more runs, and make fewer errors

JV Girls Softball
Captain: Kylie Dudones

Coach: Kayla Corvino

Seasonal Record: 4-10

Seasonal Highlights: Kelly Repp diving and jumping high to get the out at shortstop– Kelly would do anything to get out. Briana Franklin being a right and lefty batter, and she always did the splits to get the out at 1st base. Isabella Rizzieri, who hit bombs out onto the field and is the strongest arm on the team. Ivelisse Arocho stepping up as a starter catcher during the middle of the season and blowing the team away on how skilled she is.

Looking Forward: For next season we hope the team learns to work together faster and not as individuals. The team also would like to work on knowing at all times where people are on base as well as where to throw the ball while fielding.

Varsity Boys Lacrosse
Captains: Jason Borsari, Billy Finn, Franco Milano, Aidan Sheil

Coaches: Ryan Cleary, Michael Honey, Gerry Walsh

Seasonal Record: 5-10

Seasonal Highlights: Season was highlighted by big wins over several league opponents including Ossining, Lourdes, and Harrison. The defense led the way being controlled by a senior group of defenders consisting of Jason Borsari, Franco Milano, and Justin Rutledge. Both goalies stood tall for the team all year making spectacular saves left and right. The offensive side of the field started to really hit their stride at the end of the year scoring in the high teens led by seniors Aidan Sheil and Clayton Harrison, as well as a strong man-up unit.

Looking Forward: Graduating a core group of seniors that made up a majority of the defense, the Bears will be young next year with a lot unknown for the future. With a year of varsity experience under their belts, hopefully the underclassmen will be ready to go for next spring.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Captains: Margo Cunningham, Ashley Goodliffe, Ella Pastore, Chelsea Steere

Coaches: Sara Didio and Kristen Ohberg

Seasonal Record: 3-11

Seasonal Highlights: A major highlight from this season would be their win against North Salem. They played a strong game and pulled out a win (13-11). They had three players receive all league: Ella Pastore, Margo Cunningham, and Chelsea Steere. The team had one All-Section honorable mention and Chelsea Steere received All-Section.

Looking Forward: Although Coach Didio has decided to step down, the athletes are looking forward to seeing growth and are excited to see the future of the program.

JV Lacrosse
Captains: Elizabeth Haywood, Lindsay Schmitt, Eliana Thompson

Coach: Jennifer Hershman

Seasonal Highlights: One of the highlights included a great team win over Somers with a great crowd.

Looking Forward: Team members plan on working hard on and off the field and getting better for next season.

Captains: Terence McArdle and Finn Ratajack

Coach: Christopher Gaudio and Michael Nicastro

Seasonal Highlights: This year has been different for the team but has been the strongest season of the last three seasons for many. Each player helped the others become better, shooting some of the lowest scores ever.

Looking Forward: The team is excited to see what progress they make over the next year or so.

Boys Tennis
Captains: Sean Carlin

Coach: Rob McCollum

Seasonal Record: 1-9

Seasonal Highlights: In Mahopac, Sean Carlin and Matt Tuohy had a long second set tiebreaker to win their doubles match. Roderick Cassidy had a dominant game winning his sets 6-0 and 6-1 against Walter Panas. Sam Whitney had two competitive third set tiebreakers against Walter Panas and Mahopac.

Looking Forward: It’s a young team and with more experience for the players and others coming in and joining, they will only get better. The team expects to be in more competitive matches next year and to win more games.

Boys Track
Captains: Kenneth Gulloso and Ryan Neubauer

Coaches: Mike Courte, Marla Egan, William Ford, Joseph Scelia

Seasonal Highlights: The boys threw down season-best performances to win leagues by 80 points over Yorktown, Byram Hills, and Eastchester! For the league meet, top performances for Day 1 included Patrick Ford winning both the 1600 and 2K steeplechase and Ryan Neubauer was runner up in both the 1600 and 2K steeplechase. Jimmy won the 200 meters and triple jump. Mike Gonch was runner-up in the 200 meters, while Dave Arbeely and Mohammed Barrie placed 3-4, respectively. Arbeely was also runner-up in the triple jump. Mike Brill and Marko Tyhansky took places 2-3 in the 400 meter hurdles, the boys 4 x 400 relay team of Mohammed Barrie, Mike Brill, Jake Roviello, and Carmelo Miniello won a wild race to be League Champions, as well. In the discus, Joe Likens, Kenny Gulloso, and Andrew Pfeffer placed 2-3-4, and in the boys pentathlon, Nick Howell and Cristian Alvear placed 3rd and 4th, respectively.

Top Performances for Day 2 included League Champions for the boys which included Patrick Ford in the 3200 meters, Kenny Gulloso in both the shot put and javelin, and the boys 4 x 800 relay team of Fintan Cassidy, Jake Roviello, Patrick Ford, and Ryan Neubauer. Ryan Neubauer won the 800 meters, Jake Roviello placed 3rd, and Anthony Ayala placed 5th. In the 3200 meters, Brice DiCarlo was 4th and Liam Ford was 5th. Solid personal best for Mark Fedio in the 3200 meters. In the boys 100 meters, Brewster took the top 4 places, led by Michael Gonch as the individual winner. Jimmy Hartigan, Brenden McBride, and Carmelo Miniello placed 2-3-4 respectively. In the 400 meters, Mohammed Barrie placed 3rd, followed by Mike Brill and Marko Tyhansky in 4th and 5th place. In the shot put, Mike Gonch placed 3rd and Andrew Pfeffer placed 5th, while in javelin, Joe Likens was 3rd and Michael Rusinko was 5th.

The following are for the county championships top 6’s – Ryan Neubauer winning the 2000 meter steeplechase in 6:29, the 7th fastest time in New York State thus far. Patrick Ford was the winner of the 3200 meters in a career best 9:41– Pat also placed 3rd in the 2000 meter steeplechase, and 4th in the 1600 meters. Mike Brill was 3rd in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:01.9, while Cristian Alvear was runner-up in the boys pentathlon, Dave Arbeely was runner-up in long jump in 19’4.5” and 6th in triple jump. Kenny Gulloso was 4th in discus in 114’7”, and Mike Gonch placed 6th in the 100 meters in 11.58. Big personal bests in the 3200 meters from Brice DiCarlo, Liam Ford, and Mark Fedio.

Looking Forward: After a downsizing during the winter season it was great to see the boys push their hardest and throw down many back-to-back impressive performances. Their goal looking forward is to have a consistent summer of training, to come back strong, and to bring home more league champion titles.

Girls Track
Captains: Sarah Luby

Coaches: Mike Courte, Marla Egan, William Ford, Joseph Scelia

Seasonal Highlights: Girls tied League Championships! League Champions: Macie Marinich won discus (64-04) and shot put (30-08). Sienna Santiago 2nd in 400 meters (1:01.83). Jessie Ann Arias won high jump (4-8). Sophia Dodd won javelin (76-00). Clarissa Cuomo won pole vault (8-06) and triple jump (28-10.50). A 4 x 800 relay team of Mikayla Goldberg, Emma Winkler, Sarah Luby, and Macie Marinich ran an all-time season best to place 2nd.

All-Northern County: Sienna Santiago was runner-up in the girls 400 meter hurdles (1:10.1). Sarah Luby placed 3rd in steeplechase (8:46.70) Emma Winkler placed 4th (9:08.30) and Maggie Rigano placed 5th (9:11.60). Macie Marinich placed 3rd in javelin (78-05). Several other girls earned season best performances.

Looking Forward: It was great to have the team’s usual runners come back for a spring season all while gaining new members to the team. This time was a very interesting season, but if this is what the girls can do in a rough year, they can’t wait to see themselves in a proper season. Looking towards Cross Country, the athletes already have training plans in place and will be starting soon. The captain is very proud of all of the hard work her girls have put in over the season and the fact they can now do push-ups easily.