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.