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SPORTS RECAP: W’s All Around

Girls’ Lacrosse: On Friday, May 3, Poly’s Girls’ Lacrosse team delivered an impressive performance, securing a 21-5 victory against Riverdale. The scoreboard lit up with goals from a variety of players, including Sienna Klauss, Laila Baluk, Delia Pawlak, Anjali Budhram, Ava Vitali, Maddie Ruggie, and Zoë Campbell. Looking ahead to their next challenge on Friday, May 17 against Marymount, the team remains focused and determined. “Everyone does a really good job of getting excited for the games and hyping each other up,” said Junior Drew Waldman. The team clinched a spot in the NYSAIS semi-finals, where they then lost a hard fought game against Rye Country Day School. 

Softball: On Saturday, May 11, Poly’s Softball team won an important game against Riverdale with a score of 12-0 in just five innings. Celia Camara ’27 collected three hits and Jordin Walker ’25 got the win on the mound. The softball team later went on to win the NYSAIS Championship in a thrilling game against Hackley with a final score of 4-3! Lucia Zaremba ’25 collected two hits, bringing in two runs, and Casey Sarubbi ’25 got the win on the mound for the Blue Devils. 

Boys’ Lacrosse: On Sunday, May 12, the Poly Boys’ Lacrosse team delivered a stellar performance, triumphing over Fieldston with a 18-9 victory. Senior Lucas Basham led the charge with five goals, supported by Senior Max Mackler and Freshman Liam Lorenzo, who each added three goals. Juniors Remi Zeitlin and Petros Dulos contributed two goals apiece, while Seniors Sebastian Vitali, Khari Freeman, and Tyler Pelson added one goal each. This win was not just a triumph but also a historic moment, as Poly secured the 2024 Ivy Prep League title for the first time in 13 years, an impressive feat for the team, and for Head Coach Lou Candel. The Boys’ Lacrosse team then secured the NYSAIS championship title with a final score of 9-8!

Tennis: On May 13, the tennis courts saw some intense action as Poly’s team took on their opponents. Sophomore Lucas Powers dominated his singles match and secured a crucial point for Poly, bringing the team’s score to 1. The doubles contest was particularly hard-fought, stretching into three sets, but unfortunately ended in defeat for Poly. 

Boys’ Volleyball: On May 13, Poly’s Boys’ Volleyball team came out on top in a thrilling match against Fort Hamilton High School on their senior night. Despite a slow start, trailing 2-0 in sets with narrow deficits, the team refused to see defeat. In the third set, they fought back from a 2-0 deficit, ultimately securing victory in the fifth set with a final score of 15-9. Reflecting on their triumph, Junior Arthur Vieira emphasized that “The team works really well together, everyone understands their role in the team and how to support one another in the best way possible.” 

Golf: The Poly Golf team finished 3rd place in the Ivy Prep League, after an impressive season. The team is sad to see Senior Noah Saivetz graduate, but his impact on the program will be remembered. Saivetz maintained the highest score in the league, and Junior Eli Cuti finished in the top eight. 

Track & Field: On Wednesday, May 15, the Poly Track and Field team traveled to Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island to compete for the Ivy Prep League Championship. The team looked to secure their second Ivy championship of the school year, but the weather wasn’t on their side as heavy rain fell throughout the meet. Despite the disadvantages, the team prevailed and produced standout performances. Senior Stephen Playford and Junior Jack Bogner placed first and second in the 110-meter hurdles, and Juniors Jordan James and Kofi Rossi placed first and second in the 100-meter dash. For the girls team, Sophomore Nina Sethi placed first in high jump, and Seniors Chantal Guthrie and Mary Howell placed first and fifth in shot put. Because of the weather, four field events were postponed and completed at Hackley on Friday, where the championship would be decided. The boys secured their second Ivy League Championship this season, and the girls placed second in a close race with Dalton. The team looks to continue their success as they compete for the NYSAIS championship on Wednesday, May 22.

Baseball: On Monday, May 13, the Poly Prep Baseball “A” team experienced a 6-0 defeat to Stony Brook in the Championship game. Senior Dan Desmond pitched for 4 and ⅔’s innings, allowing 2 runs. The team looks to get back to their winning ways next season, as while many crucial seniors leave, they have numerous returning players hungry for victory. The Poly Prep regional team had an impressive season and finished 5th with a 11-8-1 record. In the playoffs, they upset an undefeated Riverdale team 5-3 on Saturday, May 18, and the following Monday went on to play Columbia Prep in the semi-finals of the NYSAISAA. Unfortunately, they lost 5-1. Nevertheless, the regional team had a great season and furthered Poly Baseball’s dominance throughout New York.  

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