Fall 2015 Athletics Highlights

Middle School Fall Athletics Highlights
By C. Christian Schmid, Director, Middle School Athletics and the D-E Health & Wellness Program

The level of interest and enthusiasm for our Middle School athletic program continues to be remarkable! Some 123 students and 13 coaches expressed their Bulldog Pride on the fields and courts of play this past fall season.

The girls tennis team finished with an impressive 5-4 record. Standouts include big wins at singles for many of our eighth graders—Grace Maline ’20 against Saddle River Day, Jackie Goldstein ’20 against Elisabeth Morrow, India Marseille ’20 against Trinity, and Sloan Charles ’20 against Montclair-Kimberley. These victories against four different schools show the depth of our team.

It is all about setting personal best times when it comes to the successes of the cross country team. Darren Skolnik ’21 had our fastest time of the season, finishing top ten in all the Van Cortlandt races. Ryan You ’21 medaled in the championship meet, and Maeve Feinblatt ’21 had our fastest time for the girls.

In boys soccer, the White team finished 6-3-1, outscoring their opponents by a margin of 37-7, with 11 different players logging goals. While Justin Jo ’20 led the team in scoring with 10 goals and five assists, goalkeepers AJ Campbell ’21 and Ronit Daryanani ’20 combined for multiple shutouts. Although the Blue team lost the first four games, they concluded the season with two consecutive victories. The coaching staff was delighted at the level of improvement exhibited by the players over the course of this season. Leading scorers were Tommy McBeth ’21 and Rod Mohammadi ’21, who registered six goals.

The field hockey team finished the season at 1-5. While our opponents fielded a full roster of players, Dwight-Englewood was a force of only nine players. Paulina Chartouni ’20, Daisy Gallagher ’21, and Sylvie Escobar ’20 combined for eight goals and six assists. The defense was led by Peri Cook ’20 and rookie goalkeeper Lylah Gymrek ’21.

Finishing 5-2-1 was the girls soccer team. Abigail Goodman ’20 scored the most goals for the team with nine goals. The defense was anchored by sweepers Julia Daly ’20, Lola Samiian ’20, and Julia Taub ’20. The midfield, comprising starting players Sara Roth ’21 and Kathleen Meleski ’21, along with Jessica Hirsch ’20, Katherine Ju ’20, and Kiki Marchi ’21, further bolstered the team. Goalkeepers Mena Tausner ’20 and Paris Cooke-Brown ’21 contributed to three shutouts.

At 11-2, the girls volleyball team proved to be a formidable force during what was considered a rebuilding year! Audrey Leak ’20 distinguished herself as the leading server and blocker, while Angie Rosario ’20, Alexi Breslow ’20, and Genevieve Alper ’20 enhanced both defense and offense. The team’s success this season can most certainly be attributed to the improved play of Maddie Weiss ’21, Isabella Brown ’21, Ella Moriarty ’20, and Nya Marshall ’21.

Upper School Fall Athletics Highlights
By Eli Goldberger, Upper School Athletic Director, and Greibin Agramonte, Trainer

The Bulldogs’ fall 2015 season was exciting for athletes and fans alike! Most notably, girls varsity soccer striker Taylor Krakower ’16 became the School’s all-time leading goal scorer, achieving 138 career goals (See previous page). Girls varsity tennis shared the County Title with rivals Leonia Lions, and advanced to the State Sectional Final for the first time in four seasons.

The boys cross country team earned first place in the League Championship Meet and tied for second place in the league with Saddle Brook. Varsity football won the Hudson Valley League “Pride Bowl” against the Forman School. Our boys varsity soccer team finished the season strong, losing in the last seconds to North Jersey perennial power Harrison on Senior Day but then defeating both Secaucus and Leonia to close out the season with an 11-7-1 overall record.

Bulldogs Honored

Dwight-Englewood salutes the Upper School coaches and athletes who were given honors at the league, county, and state levels this fall:

Girls Cross Country
North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, Meadowlands Division:
1st Team All-League—Tara Satnick ’16
2nd Team All-League—Julia Beckett ’17
Honorable Mention—Emmanuelle Arang ’16
Honorable Mention—Noa Levin ’17

Boys Cross Country
North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, Meadowlands Division:
Coach of the Year—Dan Sussman
1st Team All-League— Jeremy Bronstein ’19, Zane Diaz ’17, and David Khym ’19
2nd Team All-League—Michael Kavaler ’17
Honorable Mention—Jason Finn ’18

Varsity Field Hockey
Northeast Field Hockey League:
1st Team All-League—Sydney Zahn ’17
2nd Team All-League—Katherine Anderson ’17
Honorable Mention—Olivia Fuld ’17

Bergen County:
1st Team All-County—Sydney Zahn ’17
2nd Team All-County—Katherine Anderson ’17
Honorable Mention—Belicia Rodriguez ’17

North Jersey Field Hockey Coaches Association:
2nd Team All-North Jersey—Sydney Zahn ‘17

Varsity Volleyball
North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, Liberty Division:
2nd Team All-League—Olivia Garcia ’16 and Autumn Leak ’19
Honorable Mention—Annabelle Janssens ’17

Girls Varsity Soccer
North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, Liberty Division:
1st Team All-League (Forward)—Taylor Krakower ’16
1st Team All-League (Defender)—Julietta Thron ’16
1st Team All-League (Midfielder)—Isabella Patino ’18
2nd Team All-League (Midfielder)—Alexis Fiore ’16 and Katherine Park ’16
2nd Team All-League (Forward)—Yasmin Watt ’18
Honorable Mention—Carrie De Los Reyes ’16

Bergen County:
2nd Team All-County—Taylor Krakower ’16
3rd Team All-County—Julietta Thron ’16

Girls Varsity Tennis
League: North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, Meadowlands Division:
1st Team All-League (Singles)—Elizabeth Maline ’16
1st Team All-League (Doubles)—Madeleine Kachikian ’18 and Hannah Wolfer ’17
2nd Team All-League (Singles)—Kira Trout ’18
Honorable Mention (Doubles)—Olivia Greenberg ’19 and Nicole Marino ’18

Bergen County:
2nd Team All-County (Doubles): Madeleine Kachikian ’18 and Hannah Wolfer ’17

Boys Varsity Soccer
North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, Liberty Division:
1st Team All-League (Midfielder)—Nathan Song ’18
1st Team All-League (Defender)—Martin Schecter ’16
2nd Team All-League (Forward)—Maxmilian Asteris ’19
Honorable Mention—Jared Pomerantz ’16

Varsity Football
Hudson Valley Football League:
All-League—Aaron Haskel ’16, Anthony Ruggiero ’16, and Joseph Saffioti ’16
Honorable Mention—Matthew Kaufman ’17 and Jeffrey Strauss ’17

The following Upper School students were recognized at the Fall 2015 Sports Banquet.  To all our athletes who participated in this season, we congratulate and thank you for your contributions and accomplishments!

Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
Most Improved—Noa Levin ’17
Coaches’ Award—Julia McSpirit Beckett ’17
Most Valuable Athlete—Tara Satnick ’16

Boys Cross Country
Most Improved—Jason Finn ’18
Coaches’ Award—Zane Diaz ’17
Most Valuable Athlete—David Khym ’19

Field Hockey
Varsity Field Hockey
Most Improved—Emily Nebens ’18
Coaches’ Award—Dori Henick ’16
Fialko Award—Alexandra De Jarnett ’16
Most Valuable Player—Sydney Zahn ’17

JV Field Hockey
Most Improved—Ashley Chang ’19
Coaches’ Award—Caroline Lobel ’18

Girls Soccer
Girls Varsity Soccer
Most Improved—Jessica Verp ’17
Coaches’ Award—Katherine Park ’16
Most Valuable Player—Taylor Krakower ’16
Most Valuable Player—Julietta Thron ’18

Girls JV Soccer
Most Improved—Zoe Hyman ’19
Coaches’ Award—Elena Latinsky-Ortiz ’18
Most Valuable Player—Darya Bychkova ’17

Varsity Volleyball
Most Improved—Linda Chen ’19
Coaches’ Award—Annabelle Janssens ’17
Most Valuable Player—Olivia Garcia ’16

JV Volleyball
Most Improved—Veronica Chen ’18
Coaches’ Award—Yuhan “Peony” Xie ’17
Most Valuable Player—Christine Chow ’17

Girls Tennis
Girls Varsity Tennis
Most Improved—Olivia Greenberg ’19
Coaches’ Award—Nicole Marino ’16
Coaches’ Award—Madeleine Kachikian ’18
Most Valuable Player—Emily Katz ’18

Girls JV Tennis
Most Improved—Samantha Lovett ’18
Coaches’ Award—Danielle Zeller ’17
Coaches’ Award—Sarah Khym ’17

Boys Soccer
Boys Varsity Soccer
Most Improved—Matthew Park ’19
Coaches’ Award—Martin Schecter ’16
Most Valuable Player—Nathan Song ’18

Boys JV Soccer
Most Improved—Joshua Kim ’18
Coaches’ Award—Wen Plotnick ’19
Most Valuable Player—Cameron Dupre ’18

Most Improved—Jeffrey Strauss ’17
Coaches’ Award—Anthony Ruggiero ’16
Most Valuable Player—Joseph Saffioti ’16
Most Valuable Player—Aaron Haskel ’16

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