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Athletics News

Welcome back everyone! The athletic program is now in full swing for the winter season. All of our teams have now reached the stage of competition as our 5th/6th graders began having their first meets and games.

(Note: Even though it is 8 months away, Fall 2020 preseason is already being planned along with the Fall & Winter seasons for 2020-2021. Preseason practices will begin on Monday August 24th. Next week a note detailing the philosophy and requirements of preseason will accompany the weekly update.)

Have a great long weekend!

Girls Varsity Basketball: What a hot streak the team is on! The Girls have opened the 2nd half of the schedule with three wins in a row. The Lions downed Spence 38-30, then Dwight 49-39, and Saint Ann's the following day 25-19. Zola O. '21 and Maris H. '21 were named All-Stars of the win over Spence. This sets up a 1st place tilt this evening at Packer.

Girls JV Basketball: Girls JV Basketball also opened the new year with a 2 game winning streak! The Lions vanquished Spence 38-25 followed by a win over Packer 29-17. The team plays Packer again tonight, this time on the road, before heading off for the long weekend.

Boys Varsity Basketball: The team competed over winter break in the Rye Holiday Classic, going 1-1. After losing to Dalton in the opening round, the boys defeated Masters in the consolation game. Since coming back from the break, the team went on the road for three straight games, defeating Grace Church but losing to Rye and Dwight in hard fought, close contests. Against Grace, 4 players scored in double figures: Elijah B. '22 with 13, Alex J. '21 with 14, Evan W. '21 with 11, and Jason B. '20 with 10. Against Rye, Elijah B. '22 poured in 21, while Alex J. '21 added 13 and Evan W. '21 had 14 before he rolled his ankle. Against Dwight, Elijah B. '22 had 18, Alex J. '21 had 14 and Elliot R. '21 had 20 points for his first big explosion on the Varsity Level. The team has a huge home game tonight against Packer.

JV Boys Basketball: The JV Boys team has continued its roll of looking nearly unstoppable. Twenty-point wins over Grace Church and Dwight kept the team undefeated in league play. The team should be the favorite in every game it plays from now until and including the league championship. A win in tonight's game with Packer could potentially lock up the regular season title.

7/8 Boys Basketball: The 7/8 Boys Basketball teams have been busy since our return for the new year. First the two teams swept a doubleheader over Packer, 40-31 and 41-30. Then the team won a nail-biter at Saint Ann's, 32-28. Saul N. '25 hit a corner jumper as time expired to send the game into overtime. In the overtime period, Michael M. '25 hit the go ahead shot and Jayden H. '25 iced the game with two free throws. The program takes on Friends Seminary at home tonight.

7/8 Girls Basketball: The Girls have had mixed results since returning from the break. The two teams split a doubleheader against Marymount. The White Team then lost to Saint Ann's but scored a ton more points in only their second game. Coaches and players feel like they are ready to break out. The Cardinal Team defeated Hewitt yesterday 24-10 and the program is back in action tonight against Friends Seminary.

5/6 Basketball: The Boys had the first 5/6 match of the season, dropping a fun contest to Packer in the Lincoln Place gym in front of a capacity crowd.

Middle School Swim: Two swim meets since we returned from break have gotten all of our Middle Schoolers into the pool! The 5/6 Girls and 7/8 Girls traveled up to Sacred Heart for a match. The next day all of our middle school Boys and Girls competed against the British International School in the Athletic Center.

Varsity Swimming: The Boys had one meet this week while the Girls competed twice. The Girls dropped two meets on points to Nightingale and Friends Seminary but competed hard. The Boys defeated Friends Seminary.

This will be the last Athletic Update of 2019 as the teams go on Winter Break. Happy Holidays and a Happy and Healthy New Year from the Berkeley Carroll Athletics Department!

7/8 Girls Basketball: The girls took out BFS 31-11 behind 19 points from Margo S. '24.

Varsity Boys and Girls Swimming: Varsity Boys dominated Grace Church this week, while Varsity Girls hung close with them despite having only two healthy swimmers at the meet. The Boys 200 meter Freestyle team set a school record of 1:42.95. Congratulations to Michael M. '23, Youssef E. '21, Zeb S. '23, and Alex R. '22.

JV Boys Basketball: The team is on a 4 game winning streak, taking all three games in this period. Last Friday the Boys defeated Friends Seminary on the road 64-44. The team went on the road again Monday and defeated Packer 62-45 behind 16 points each from Nick E. '23 and Jonatan P. '23. The team closed out their pre-holiday schedule with a home win over Fieldston 62-37, with Nick E. '23 and Dylan A. '22 leading the way.

Varsity Girls Basketball: This week, the Girls competed in the Brearley Holiday Classic. The team dropped a heartbreaker in the first round to Nightingale, 39-33, before falling to host Brearley in the consolation game.

Varsity Boys Basketball: The Boys had quite a week. They have spent much of this time down 3 starters due to injury and illness. No excuses given, the Boys went to Friends Seminary Friday with only 7 players and had a late lead before losing 76-70 in overtime. The team was led by Elijah B. '22 with 33 points and Alex J. '21 with 16. After the weekend, they went on the road again to play rival Packer. This time, the Boys pulled the game out in overtime 69-60; led by Elijah B. '22 with 29 points, Alex J. '21 with 17 points, and Elliot R. '21 with 12 points. Elliiot hit two big 3's in overtime. Finally, last night, the team hosted Fieldston and came away with a convincing 78-66 victory. Again, the team was led by Elijah B. '22 with 22 points and Alex J. '21 with 20 points. This game saw the return of Evan W. '22 in limited action off the bench and he chipped in 12 points. The team now gears up for a game with Dalton on Friday in the Rye Holiday Classic, facing either Rye or Masters on Saturday before breaking until the new year.

We are rapidly approaching the holiday break with almost all of our athletic teams competing. Swimmers from 5th-12th grade have been competing in the pool. Basketball players from 7th- 12th grade have been up and down the hardcourt. After the break, 5th and 6th grade ballers will have their first games.

Varsity Swimming: The Varsity Swim Team lapped Dwight this week in the Athletic Center pool. There were strong swims on both the boys and girls sides for race and point victories. Alex R. '22 set PR's in the 50 Free and 100 Free. The team has one last meet next week against Grace Church before going on break.

7/8 Girls Basketball: The girls defeated Friends Seminary in their first game of the year on Wednesday in the Lincoln Place Gym, 30-7. Taylor S. '25 scored 16 points and Margo S. '24 scored 12 points. Zoey S. '25 rounded out the scoring.

7/8 Boys Basketball: The boys defeated Friends Seminary in their first game of the year on Wednesday in the Lincoln Place Gym, 32-27. Trent W. '24 scored 10 points, Nick H. '24 scored 8 points, and Ozzie W. '24 had 6 points.

JV Girls Basketball: After winning their first contest of the year in a non-league match up, the girls dropped their first league match this week at Sacred Heart. The team looks to rebound on Monday against Hewitt (game played at Trevor Day) before breaking for the holiday.

JV Boys Basketball: The boys competed in two tough non-league match-ups in the past week, dropping close games to Trinity and Collegiate. Those contests seemed to prepare them when they got back into league action as the team routed Dwight at the Athletic Center on Wednesday to move to 2-0 in league play. Everyone chipped in and played hard all three games. Jonatan P. '22 had a breakout game against Collegiate, at one point hitting 3 threes in a row.

Varsity Girls Basketball: Varsity Girls contended with two city powerhouses this week, dropping two tough games to Poly Prep and Sacred Heart. The team looks to rebound next week in the Brearley Holiday Classic. A match up with Nightingale on Tuesday opens the tournament and then either a 4:00pm consolation game or 5:00pm championship game on Wednesday.

Varsity Boys Basketball: Varsity Boys opened this period with a non-league road victory over Trinity. Johnny K. '21 led the way with 17 points and Elijah B. '22 added 11. The team dropped its next two games in heartbreaking fashion. A back and forth game on the road at Collegiate ended in a loss. Alex J. '21 had 18 points and Elijah B. '22 had 11 again. This split of tough non-league games had the team prepared for a huge home game against Dwight. The game was back and forth in the first half with neither team able to open up more than a 3 point lead. Evan W. '22 had 18 points in the first had Johnny K. '21 had 9 points. Unfortunately, both boys suffered injuries that kept them out most of the 2nd half. A 4 point BC lead disappeared and the team lost a heartbreaker. They look to rebound Friday at Friends Seminary before a slate of challenging games next week at Packer, at home versus Fieldston, and then against Dalton in the first round of the Rye Country Day Holiday tournament on Friday at Rye.

The Winter season is upon us, as Upper School teams began their contests this week and Middle School teams wrap up their last week of practices before their games begin. With an explosion in participation, Berkeley Carroll is fielding 12 basketball teams and 6 swimming teams.

Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls Swimming: The Varsity Swim Teams opened the season with a joint home meet against L.F.N.Y. this week. The Boys won the meet both on races and points, with Michael M. '23 setting a new record in the 100 free. The Girls won their races, but trailed in points to the large L.F.N.Y. team. Next week, both teams have home meets against Dwight and Packer.

JV Girls Basketball: JV Girls Basketball open the season with a victory over Fieldston 24 - 20. Lia J. '23 led the way with 12 points. The Girls have their first road game of the season next week at Sacred Heart.

JV Boys Basketball: After dropping their first game in a non-league contest to BFS, the JV Boys Basketball team evened their record at 1-1 with a league victory over St. Anns 70-30. Taro Z. '22 led the way with 23 points. The team wraps up the week at home against Trinity this Friday before playing Collegiate, Dwight, and Friends Seminary next week.

Varsity Girls Basketball: Varsity Girls opened the season with a big league victory on the road at BFS, 45-37. The team then played Fieldston in their home opener and lost 49-33 in a game that was much closer than the final score would indicate. The Girls host Poly Prep on Monday before going on the road against Sacred Heart on Wednesday.

Varsity Boys Basketball: Varsity Boys Basketball opened their season at home this week in a non-league match up against the two time defending Class B Champions Lawrence Woodmere. Unfortunately, the boys dropped a back and forth contest 67-60. The team was led by 21 points from Elijah B. '22 and 17 points from Alex J. '21. The Boys evened their record on the season the next night with a league win over Saint Anns 79-43. Balanced scoring led the attack: 18 from Elijah B. '22, 11 from Alex J. '21, 12 from Jason B. '20, 13 from Evan W. '22, and 14 from Elliot R. '21. The team has a huge road game at Trinity on Friday before taking on Collegiate, Dwight, and Friends Seminary next week.

Middle School Swimming: The Middle School Swim team competed in their first swim meet of the season against the British International School. A total of 20 swimmers in Grades 5-8 competed.


This week brings the Fall 2019 season to a close. It was an extremely successful season by any metric. Thank you so much to the 31 coaches and 261 student athletes who devoted their time and energy to making it all happen.

Varsity Boys Soccer: An historic season came to a close on Wednesday for the boys in the NYSAIS State Tournament. The team fell 3-1 to #3 Riverdale in the QuarterFinals. The match was even closer than the final score would let on as the teams reached halftime tied 0-0. Riverdale scored twice early in the 2nd half on headers off corners. Our defenders and goalie were in perfect position, they just made a play. Berkeley Carroll struck back with 17 minutes remaining in the match off their own corner kick and had a number of chances in the next 15 minutes to net the equalizer. The team kept the pressure on and pushed up as hard as they could but to no avail. Riverdale added a goal in the final minute for the ending score. A special thanks must be extended to seniors Jake A. '20, Kirill B. '20, Luca B. '20, Ayden C. '20, Grey J. '20, Devon G. '20, George H. '20, and Ollie O. '20. They have brought this program to new heights and will always be remembered for bringing the school its first ever league championship and a trip to the state tournament in Boys Soccer.

Varsity Cross Country: Tuesday was the ACIS Championship meet for Varsity Cross Country at Van Cortlandt Park. The Lions had a strong finish to the 2019 Cross Country season. A special thanks must be extended to all of our seniors for leading the way, literally and figuratively, these past 4 years. Thank you to Julian A. '20, Maya K. '20, Evie L. '20, Emily L. '20, Cleo L. '20, Zoe R. '20, Isabella R. '20, and Sol Rey V. '20!!!!

Facing the brutal Van Cortlandt back hills for the last time this season in the rain, the Berkeley Carroll Girls took second place in the league, while the boys took fourth overall.

The girls were lead by Aniesha D. '21 who finished 6th overall, setting a new PR of 23:15.54 and earning all league honors. Maya K. '20 finished off her BC career with a new PR of 27:22.98. The Berkeley Carroll Boys were lead by Sol Rey V. '20 in 12th place with a new PR of 19:36.25. Daniel C. '22, Antonio D/ '21, Ryan I. '22, Aidan P. '23, Gabi P. '21, Noah G. '23 and Zeb S. '23 all raced hard and ended the season with new PRs.