BWL Wraps Up Successful Fall Sports Season

Danielle Lambert

 

BWL was thrilled to welcome back some of its favorite fall sports teams this year. Since the pandemic sidelined all extracurricular sports at NYC independent schools in 2020, BWL's Upper School was delighted to be able to participate in an exciting season of in-person athletic programs for Boys Varsity Soccer, Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Cross Country. 

Photo: Boys Varsity Soccer faces off against the Churchill School. 

In Soccer, the Boys Varsity team had a solid record of achievement, thanks especially to the combined talents of Seniors Frank Seaman '22 and Dylan Blackman '22. The team won seven regular season games and finished second in the Division, before being defeated in the playoffs by the French-American School. 

Both the Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball teams had a strong season, with the Varsity team coming close to qualifying for the playoffs. These teams are rebuilding after a number of teammates graduated last spring. The Cross Country team had a season of grit and commitment running in Van Cortlandt Park, with Senior Eve Craven '22 showing hard work and determination. 

Photo: Members of the Girls Varsity Volleyball team look ready during a match at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. 

The highlights of the athletic season have been closely documented on a new Instagram page created by William Rosen '23. Rosen, along with the help of fellow Juniors Andrew Kaplan '23, Harris Whiton '23, Jon Berk '23, and Jack Scher '24, has been posting during every game, showcasing some of the season's best moments. The group has also been broadcasting important games when possible.

Photo: William Rosen '23 and Jack Scher '24 broadcasting the Boys Varsity Soccer game from Randall's Island. BWL went on to defeat The Garden School 10-1. 

"The biggest challenge is the fact that everything has to be done off-site, both because of the pandemic which impacts space at BWL, and the need to go to the actual games and juggle the team schedules," Rosen said. "The BWL Sports Instagram page is improving school spirit during a time when the community needs the boost--sports have been consistent when other in-person activities have had to be remote. The Instagram page is keeping everyone connected." 

Photo: BWL Juniors Andrew Kaplan '23, Jon Berk '23, Harris Whiton '23 and William Rosen '23 (left to right). 

After a year of challenges in maintaining school spirit, Will and his broadcasting team are proud of what they have accomplished. We look forward to more from @sportsbwl as we gear up for the winter season!  

To view more of the season's athletic highlights, visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/sportsbwl/