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End of Fall Sports Recap

With the fall season coming to an end for most sports, here is an up-to-date recap as to how Poly did this Fall season.

Boys’ Soccer

After a 3-0 start to the season, the Poly’s Boys’ Soccer team slipped to third in the standings in the Ivy Prep League standing by the end of the regular season. They ended the season with a disappointing 2-2 draw versus Hackley, thanks to two late goals by captain Carlo Carson ‘25 and Brady Hill ‘26. Unfortunately, due to a surprise decision by the NYSAIS committee, Poly Boys’ Soccer was denied an almost definite playoff spot due to only one Ivy League team, the league champions Horace Mann, being allowed into the tournament. Although this was a sorrowful ending to a rather promising season, Boys’ Soccer is looking to next year to finally lift that desired NYSAIS championship.

Girls’ Soccer

After a prolific regular season, Poly’s Girls’ Soccer team fell short of first place and finished in second due to an unexpected loss to Horace Mann in their last regular season game. Girls’ Soccer headed into the NYSAIS playoffs as the seventh seed but had an unlucky first-round exit to the number two-seeded Fieldston after a competitive 1-0 loss at home. Although this team seemed to have it all fall apart for them in the end, they are looking forward to re-establishing the Poly Girls’ Soccer dynasty next Fall.

Cross Country

The Poly Prep Cross Country team had a successful season, with many standout runners. Notably, Natalie Murphy ‘26 ran a 15:37 in the 2.5-mile event, ranking in third place for Varsity Girls E, while leading them to second place out of 21 teams in NYSAIS. Dorsey Smith ‘26 ran an impressive 13:55 in the 2.5-mile event and led the boys in a ninth-place finish. The team is very youthful and has a promising future.


Poly Prep Football has historically been an incredible program, and that success continued in their 2023 campaign. The team had a 4-1 league record and made it to the MIFL championship, coming off a 21-14 semi-final win against Riverdale. Unfortunately, the team lost to Rye Country Day School, in an uncharacteristic performance with Rye winning 38-6. The team had many bright spots, such as Trent Winston ‘24, who averaged 120 rushing yards per game and scored 9 total touchdowns on the year. The team will look towards the 2024 season, as they begin their road for revenge. 


Despite having a rather inexperienced team including no seniors, the Poly Girls’ Volleyball team surprised many with their success in the regular season. Their young team seemed to make it work finishing second in the regular season. The team entered the NYSAIS tournament as the seventh seed and won their first-round matchup against 10th-seeded Chapin. But after this triumphant victory, they unfortunately called a stop to their season after a 0-3 set loss against 2-seeded Avenues in the second round. Although they did not live up to the results of  Girls’ Volleyball in recent years, this young team has proved that they are going to be a dominant force to be reckoned with in the coming years with their astonishing potential. They are almost certain to run it back with this same group of girls and restore the Poly Girls’ Volleyball Dynasty next fall.


The Girls’ Tennis team finished with a tough losing record in the Ivy Prep League this season. Although this is not up to the standards of their recent years, they are set for the next few years due to the immense young talent they have on the junior and varsity teams. Despite a rocky start, the Poly Girls’ Tennis team trained and fought hard as the season progressed in an attempt to keep their season alive. They ended their season with a hard-fought loss against Hackley which unfortunately denied them entry to the NYSAIS tournament. The Poly Girls’ Tennis team is looking forward to strengthening their abilities over the next few months and coming back to restore the Poly Girls’ Tennis dynasty by reclaiming the desired Ivy Prep League title. The team is set for a success-filled future with sophomore Lila Daniels who received the First-Team All-Ivy reward, and junior Mykah Liberthal, recipient of the Second-Team All-Ivy award. 

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