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BC Spring Athletics Photos

See photos of all of our Middle and Upper School spring athletic teams in action.

Congratulations to all of our Middle and Upper School spring athletes for successful seasons in baseball, softball, tennis, track, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and flag football!

See a full photo album here.

It is hard to believe that the long winter season is over, especially with snow on the ground and temperatures hovering around freezing. However, the transition to our spring sports is already more than a week old, with 10 upper school teams using the time before spring break to prepare for their seasons.

However, before we move on to baseball and frisbee, softball and track, tennis and volleyball, it is important to recognize the many accomplishments of our basketball players and swimmers.

The time and effort that our winter athletes invest is so impressive-- the season spans 16 weeks, and while Berkeley Carroll is blessed with two basketball floors and a pool, our oldest athletes often find themselves practicing well into the evening, with 7:00/7:30 finishes not a rarity. That they can handle these demanding schedules, and still perform at such high levels in the classroom (and on the debate team, jazz band, choirs, Key Club....) is amazing!

JV Basketball

While it did not end quite as they hoped, JV Boys Basketball enjoyed quite a season. While a young team, drawing its roster from only the eighth, ninth and tenth grades, they dominated the regular season in the ACIS, posting an 11-1 league mark to earn the regular season championship.

The JV Girls played with a great deal of enthusiasm and spirit. The season was marked by a number of close, hard fought contests; the Lions lost three AAIS tilts by margins of four points or less. Even though it did not produce a victory, the season came to a fitting end with a 'buzzer beater' against Marymount.

Varsity Basketball

For the Varsity Girls, this was a rebuilding campaign. The Lions were the youngest team in the AAIS; eight of ten players were ninth and tenth graders. The leadership of seniors Melina S and Bella O was critical to helping such a young group adjust to the intensity of varsity play. The growth over the course of the year was very positive, including a solid win over AAIS rival Nightingale in the season's closing week and a berth in the ACIS Invitational. The experience gained this year will certainly make Berkeley Carroll a dangerous opponent next season.

The Varsity Boys continued their run of NYSAIS appearances, earning a seventh consecutive berth in the post season tournament. As always, the Lions played one of the most challenging schedules in the city, playing 17 of their 26 games against tournament teams (including the champions of both the B and C brackets!). There is no question that the leadership provided by a large group of seniors (Jared S, Matt J, Idriys A-C, Nick B, Tristan L, Ethan Z,) spurred the team's best efforts to the closing second of the final game at SIA.


The lower level of the Athletic Center was an equally busy place this winter. Lions took to the water in a big way. The Varsity Boys team needed to replace a large group of seniors who drove the team last season, and they did! Steady improvement characterized the year, ending with a fourth place finish at the ACIS Championships (and a silver medal for eighth grader Michael M).

The Girls Varsity also enjoyed a solid season, benefitting from the steady presence of seniors Hannah S, Natalie S, and Eve B. The season culminated with the girls taking the second position in the ACIS Championship meet, then edging Brearley in the AAIS Championships and earning the sixth position in that event. Hannah S. took home the bronze medal in the 100 Yard backstroke.

Congratulations and thanks to all of Berkeley Carroll's winter season student-athletes!

BC Alum Signed by New York Yankees

Adam Ottavino '03 is the newest member of the Bronx Bombers. The right-handed pitcher will join the Yankees bullpen.

Congratulations to BC Alum Adam Ottavino '03 who was recently signed by the New York Yankees to join their bullpen.

Read the full coverage in the New York Times here.

Boys Varsity Basketball Closes Solid Week with Win Over Fieldston

Building on the lessons learned at the Hackley Tournament, Boys Varsity Basketball enjoyed a

successful opening week of the season, earning a pair of victories. On Monday, the Lions

defeated league rival Packer by a score of 52—45. After a seesaw opening quarter, with the

lead changing hands several times, the Lions defense propelled them into the lead before

halftime. The balanced scoring of Elijah B (11), Jared S (11), and Alex J led the way to the win.

Wednesday saw the Lions travel to face powerful Lawrence Woodmere, led by their all-star

center/Louisville recruit. He controlled the paint at both ends of the floor, picking up numerous

second chance baskets while dominating the defensive backboards. BC was able to hang in

behind the outside shooting of Elijah (13) and Alex j (11). In the end, the Tigers pulled away,

posting a 91-63 victory.

Friday brought much better results. The team made the difficult Friday trek to face Fieldston in

the Bronx. The trip proved well worth it, as the Lions came away with a 57-53 win. Jared S (12),

Tristan L (12), and Evan W (11) led an attack that saw 10 different players find the basket!

Monday sees the Trinity Tigers make their way to Brooklyn to face the Lions at the Athletic


Varsity Boys Basketball travelled to Tarrytown on Thursday to defend their title in the Dan DiVirgilio Tournament at the Hackley School. Their opponent was Archbishop Stepinac from White Plains. The game was seesaw affair, with the teams taking turns on hot streaks and swapping the lead several times. As the fourth quarter wound down, Stepinac took advantage of its size to open up a six point lead. The Lions were able to cut it to three but were not quite able to get 'over the hump', falling by a final count of 43-37. The team will head back to Tarrytown tomorrow for a 1:00 game. This will provide a final tune-up before the start of the ACIS season. On Monday, Packer will visit the Athletic Center for a 4:00 contest for an early contest between a pair of schools that usually factor in the race for the league title.