Student-Athletes Demonstrate Strong Skills in Spring Sports Season

Danielle Lambert

 

This spring, BWL students showcased their athletic prowess across the board. From Lower School to Upper School, students demonstrated their commitment to hard work, tenacity and working as a team. Athletic Director Todd DiVittorio was able to round up a series of recaps, highlighting the most compelling moments of the season. Thank you to Tim Jenkins, Assistant Director of Athletics, Jason Russell, Head Coach Track & Field, William Berry, Head Coach Girls Tennis, Lillian Poloner, Lower School Assistant Director and junior William Rosen '23 for their contributions to this article.   

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Boys & Girls Varsity Track and Field

Contributed by Jason Russell 

The 2022 BWL Track season was a huge success. There were strong showings and a few top three finishes throughout the entire season, despite many runners participating in track for the first time. However, what was most impressive was how the BWL Lions rose to the occasion during the championship meet, with the boys team taking home second place overall.

Juniors Max Weiss '23, Dylan Thompson '23, Pierce Satsky '23, and Russell Fisher '23 finished second in the Boys 100 Relay. 

(Photo cred: Andrew Kaplan '23  https://www.instagram.com/sportsbwl/)

 

BWL Junior Russell Fisher '23 

(Photo cred: Andrew Kaplan '23 https://www.instagram.com/sportsbwl/

 

Russell Fisher won a silver medal in the 100m event and bronze medal in the 200m event, qualifying for the NYSAIS state championship in the process. Andrew Kaplan and Hawke Blume won gold and bronze medals respectively in the shot put event. Eve Craven won a bronze medal in the 400m event for the girl's team, and the boys relay teams won a silver and bronze medal in the 4x100 and 4x400 events. With the exception of twelfth grader Eve Craven, the entire team is eligible to return next season. With added experience and maturation, the future is bright for the BWL Track team.

BWL Senior Eve Craven '22

(Photo cred: Andrew Kaplan '23 https://www.instagram.com/sportsbwl/

 

BWL Juniors Andrew Kaplan '23 and Hawke Blum '23

(Photo cred: Andrew Kaplan '23 https://www.instagram.com/sportsbwl/)

 

Girls Varsity Tennis

Contributed by William Berry 

Girls’ Tennis enjoyed a phenomenal season this spring. Boasting depth up and down the lineup, they quickly established themselves as a dominant force in the league, handily defeating Dwight’s A team, an experienced bunch, five to nothing in their very first match. Throughout April they only heated up, rattling off another four statement victories before ultimately squaring off with their only fellow undefeated squad in FASNY for the league title. Despite a tremendous and committed team effort, the girls narrowly fell to French American three to two in a match that lay undecided until the very last point. Nonetheless, this team accomplished a great deal this season and will certainly compete for a banner again next year.

BWL Girls Varsity Tennis Squad (From left to right): Sofia Amato, Eliza Horowitz, Zoie Vitale, Caroline Bassichis, Tatyana Berger, Scarlett Cohen, Heather Vogel, Anna Fuchs, Shay Swerdloff, Nicole Hourican, Jasmine Sih-Feiertag.  

 

Perhaps more important than their final record, however, was the collective demeanor exhibited by these girls throughout the season. Both in match play and practice, this group demonstrated unflagging sportsmanship and a sincere love for the game each and every time they stepped onto the court. This is a good sports team comprised of even better individuals. It was an absolute pleasure to coach them and I have no doubt they will only improve come next Spring.

 

Boys Varsity Baseball

Contributed by William Rosen '22

This season there was a fantastic 1-2 pitching combo! Junior, Hugo Maggio '23, had a 21 strikeout game alongside 50+ total strikeouts throughout the season. Freshman Harrison Milowitz also had a fantastic start to the season, and had an 11 strikeout game to get the win over Churchill on April 11. 

BWL Junior Hugo Maggio '23

(Photo cred: William Rosen '23 https://www.instagram.com/sportsbwl/)

 

BWL Freshmen Harrison Milowitz '25

(Photo cred: William Rosen '23 https://www.instagram.com/sportsbwl/

 

Also on April 11, Senior Dylan Blackman had three hits and a home run alongside two RBIs, which helped the offense back up Harrison to win the game. It was BWL's first home run of the season. 

BWL Varsity Baseball team 

(Photo cred: William Rosen '23 https://www.instagram.com/sportsbwl/)

 

Lower School Field Day 

Contributed by Lillian Poloner

BWL’s Athletics Department spearheaded our first ever indoor Field Day! Lower School students participated in various activities utilizing our outdoor recess space, the athletics facility, and our auditorium. Students wore BWL colors to celebrate school spirit, and grades worked collaboratively to earn points for their teams. Throughout the day, students cheered on their classmates, encouraged one another, and demonstrated integrity and civility while earning additional sportsmanship points. From relay races, to bean bag tosses, and testing focus and agility balancing an egg, BWL students and faculty embraced a return to normalcy during Field Day. The events concluded with our school’s mascot, Leo the Lion, bringing Chef Raul’s famous chocolate chip cookies to commemorate the wonderful event.