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Athletics News

Lion Pride!

Girls Varsity Volleyball continues to collect wins in ACIS league play with wins over Brooklyn Friends, Friends Seminary, and Staten Island Academy to advance to the ACIS Varsity Girl Volleyball Playoff. They will take on Saint Ann’s in the ACIS Semi-Final on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

Girls JV Volleyball record an undefeated record in ACIS league play and hope to continue their impressive streak throughout the playoffs to earn a league championship. They will take on Dwight in the ACIS Semi-Final on Monday, October 25, 2021.

Our Varsity Girls Soccer team finished with two ties and two losses to close out the season. After a difficult season, our Boys Varsity Soccer team rallied to end the season with an impressive 10 - 1 victory over Brooklyn Friends.

On the trails, Varsity Cross Country continues to compete at a very high level and is poised to contend for a league championship title on November 3, 2021, at Van Courtland Park.

BC Athletics Back in Action
After 18 months of remote and hybrid athletics, BC Athletics is back in person and preparing for competitive action. Our Upper School teams gathered at the Athletic Center on August 23, 2021, to kick off the fall season with two weeks of preseason training.
Our season officially opened on September 10, 2021, with games versus Saint Ann's. We were quickly reminded that we are back to play covid-19 still presents a plethora of obstacles to interscholastic athletic competition in NYC. Despite challenges with fields and transportation we managed to make the best of the circumstances and play four of our five scheduled contests.
Our teams are off to an excellent start, Girls Varsity Volleyball has tallied a win over Grace Church and sustained one loss to Saint Ann's in the early part of the ACIS season. Girls JV Volleyball open the season with undefeated ACIS league play with wins over Grace Church and Saint Ann's and has piled up wins in the AAIS with wins over Sacred Heart and Chapin.
On the pitch our soccer teams have demonstrated phenomenal teamwork and true BC pride and spirit. After a rocky start Boys Varsity Soccer mounted a 4 - 3 victory over Staten Island Academy. Girls Varsity soccer has tallied wins over Dwight and Brooklyn Friends and sustained two losses in ACIS league play to Saint Ann's and Grace Church.
On the trails of Van Cortlandt Park our Varsity Cross Country team had a strong season opener but followed up with a team win on in their second race of the season.

We are excited about the start to our season and look forward to seeing how we progress as the season continues.

BC Senior Earns D1 Scholarship
  • Upper School

Congratulations to BC senior Michael Callan M. ‘21 who officially committed to Seton Hall University, signing his letter of intent on National Signing Day (and we also congratulate the Big East Division 1 school for signing him)! “I look forward to continuing my academic and athletic career at Seton Hall,” says Callan, who also earned a baseball scholarship from the university.


Hello Berkeley Carroll Community,

I hope this note finds you all as well as can be both physically and mentally in this unfortunate time. I wanted to update you on our endeavor of Remote Athletics. The tenets of our athletic program - teamwork, sacrifice, character - are more important now than ever. Our coaches have missed their student athletes, and our student athletes want to connect with their coaches and each other.

Varsity Coaches have used a variety of platforms to provide their teams with workouts each week. These workouts - some general and some sport specific - are designed to engage our athletes from a full body perspective, while also keeping them sharp in their given sport.

Varsity Coaches are also holding weekly full team get-togethers and offering time for one-on-one digital meet-ups with their players. These get-togethers help keep the social bonds that develop among teammates in place.

In the Berkeley Carroll Athletic Department, we are committed to caring for one another both physically and mentally.

We currently have two department members offering specialty classes for our athletes. Head Coach Lily Adler is leading Yoga twice a week and Athletic Trainer Becky Schwartzman is leading a strength and conditioning class once a week.

As we move through April and May together, we hope to build on each of these aspects.

In addition, the Berkeley Carroll Athletics Instagram (@berkeleycarrollathletics) has begun to display content to honor our Spring Seniors. Each Spring Varsity team is constructing a video that highlights the personalities and accomplishments of the Seniors in their program. The first of those videos was completed by Coach Adler and Varsity Track.

Follow us to see the rest of our Varsity Sports and much more throughout the Spring.

The Berkeley Carroll athletic program is wishing you all the best and is here for you if you need us.

Speaking for many,
Carmine Giovino, Director of Athletics

This week was the final for our Winter contests. That means we must extend our thanks to all the coaches, parents and student athletes who sacrificed their time to make this such a successful season. We will have a 5 week break before contests begin again for the Spring. Please be on the lookout for an email regarding uniform return.

7th/8th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball: The programs finished off huge seasons with a doubleheader sweep of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School at the Athletic Center on Thursday. After four years of having two teams for Boys Basketball, I was extremely excited to have enough interest to create two teams for Girls Basketball for the first time. This year more Berkeley Carroll 7th and 8th graders played basketball than ever before. Playing, not watching, is the best way to experience athletics and thanks to the coaches for all their hard work.

JV Boys Basketball: The JV Boys Basketball Team capped an amazing season with a league championship last Friday night with a decisive victory over Friends Seminary. The team went undefeated in league play, capturing the regular season title, and with the two victories in the playoffs completed a season where they did not lose to a single league team and had an overall record of 17-2.

Varsity Boys Basketball: The Varsity Boys Basketball program qualified for the NYSAIS State Tournament, a mark only shared by 4 other schools in New York State. It is an honor we are very proud of. The team was chosen for an at-large bid based on their record and strength of schedule. The team defeated Brooklyn Friends School in the opening round game behind 27 points from Elijah B. '22 before falling in the quarterfinals to Friends Seminary.