Graydon Diamond was a gem for the Scarsdale boys lacrosse team Saturday night, June 12.
The curtains have closed on the Scarsdale baseball team’s season following a first round playoff exit to No. 2 seed Ketcham on Saturday, marking not only the end of the careers for the seniors but the start of a new era for the returning players.
All told, it wasn’t a bad season for Scarsdale softball with a 5-13 record and there is an incredibly bright future for coach Kevin Carrigan’s program. With 14 of 16 players returning next spring — 11 rising sophomores — Carrigan will have plenty of time to develop the players at the varsity level.
If the final game of the season didn’t mirror the challenges the Edgemont boys lacrosse team faced this season, nothing will.
Abby Meyer and Carly Faust didn’t go down without a fight. The Edgemont seniors kept their team competitive in sectionals, Meyer by scoring five goals, Faust on defense.
From the atmosphere to the effort, Edgemont softball coach Larry Giustiniani left Edgemont’s postseason game — a 21-6 loss to Tappan Zee — with a sense of accomplishment. He credited the Tappan Zee administration, coaches and team, along with his own team, for making that possible.
With experienced senior captains Alexandre Friedman and Jake Coleman leading the way, it was only a matter of time before the Scarsdale boys track and field team brought home another outdoor league title.
Kaylie Min and Katie Asciutto, each in their own way, are models of success for Edgemont girls golf, though they got there in different ways and at different times in their lives.
One out away.
After two straight runner-up finishes in 2017 and 2018, the Scarsdale girls golf team now has two straight Section 1 team championships, having won in 2019 and this spring, as there was no season in 2020 due to COVID-19.
With a monstrous doubles tennis bracket for all leagues and conferences in Section 1, reaching the round of 16 was the equivalent of qualifying for sectionals during a typical year. Two of the three Scarsdale teams made it that far, one all the way to the quarterfinals.
After a one-win regular season, the Scarsdale girls lacrosse team needed a sign that even through the struggles they were headed in the right direction. That went for both the seniors and the returning players.
Every success story needs a setback.
On the final day of the regular season, it all came together for the Edgemont girls lacrosse team. Though the team already had three wins to its credit, topping Blind Brook 10-9 after losing to Blind Brook 13-9 earlier in the season was the true sign of progress.
Championship season began for the Scarsdale girls track team on May 20 when the Raiders hosted the League 1B championship meet. The girls, led by veteran seniors like Alexa Doyle and Yurami Van Eer, finished third of five teams, finishing sandwiched between New Rochelle and Ursuline in first…
In the end it was a 6-5 season for the Scarsdale boys tennis team, which was charged with rebuilding and earning varsity experience quickly after losing key players from the roster both before the pandemic and during it, too.
Though it hasn’t been the greatest season in Scarsdale baseball history, it certainly has been a memorable one for the Raiders.
A seventh straight league title and another season of competitive crossover matches against the best teams in the section has Edgemont boys tennis set up well for postseason with the entire starting lineup qualifying, according to coach Mark Romney.
Nobody said it would be easy putting 11 freshmen on a varsity softball roster of 16 players, but the payoff could be amazing down the road for Scarsdale.
After falling behind by one goal just seconds into the game and then two goals just a minute into the game, the Edgemont boys lacrosse team cruised the rest of the way en route to a 17-5 senior night win over Ardsley on Wednesday, the last night of the regular season.
Scarsdale girls lacrosse coach Kaitlin Nolan has seen the bond that sister duos like the Felders, the Francos and the Matuszes have on and off the field. She wants everyone on the team to have that sort of connection.
With two powerhouse players returning and a lineup full of question marks, the Scarsdale boys golf team has gone out so far this season and been nothing short of dominant. There was no rebuild, just a reload.
Though individually the season hasn’t gone as well as some players had hoped, as a team Edgemont’s boys golfers proved to be a solid bunch.
Edgemont girls golf coach Mitch Shapiro had never seen a bigger smile from senior Katie Asciutto than when she added up her score on the ninth green at Sunningdale on May 24. Asciutto shot a 47, which assured her a spot in the top 30 to qualify for the Section 1 championships.
The only things Edgemont junior Juliet Agoglia knew about softball coming into this season were you throw the ball, catch the ball, hit the ball and her basketball coach wanted her to learn to play catcher and join the varsity team.
James Synowiez was extremely impressed with Eddie Eforo’s statline against New Rochelle on May 19: one goal, 1/1 on the face-off and two saves.
The best measure of where Scarsdale baseball stands comes in comparison to league rivals White Plains, New Rochelle and Mamaroneck. Wins against those teams are always celebrated.
For a team that got a late start, almost didn’t get off the ground, got blown out in its first two games and then had to postpone two games and cancel another as it took a week to recover, the Edgemont boys lacrosse team came back with a vengeance by winning four straight games with its rost…
The season highlights keep piling up for the 5-8 Edgemont baseball team. A day after getting no-hit by Rye, pitchers Jack McKillop and Michael Miele combined to no-hit Hastings and the team later won back-to-back one-run games against Ardsley with Alessio Paolucci putting the finishing touch…
Larry Giustiniani knows how lucky he is. And he knows how lucky his softball players are.
After what looked like a hot start to the season with an intense win over Edgemont, the Scarsdale boys tennis team has endured some struggles against recent opponents Harrison and Mamaroneck. With only two seniors on the team, both sophomores when there was last a varsity season in 2019, gai…
With only two seniors consistently in the starting lineup — Ryan Ho at first singles and Tyler Griffith at second doubles — and the Edgemont boys tennis team competing well against other top teams in Section 1, there is a reason to be excited about the program. In addition, the team is undef…
After losing the first two games of the season by a wide margin, the Edgemont girls lacrosse team played its first competitive game in a 13-8 loss to Irvington, building toward wins in the next two games. Though the young team lost the next two after that, the Panthers believe they are build…
In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, I never thought we’d find the comfort and happiness that my child yearned for — for an entire year — in youth tackle football. But now I know that sometimes the most wonderful blessings come from the least expected places.
Alexa Goldberg found her surroundings very fitting on Tuesday afternoon. For her first match as a high school tennis coach, the 2014 Edgemont grad was at Scarsdale High School coaching her alma mater.
While Art Bonifati was brought in to be a short-term replacement to lead the Scarsdale girls lacrosse team two years ago, the long-term replacement was right by his side. Assistant coach Kaitlin Nolan, after the two were unable to coach last spring due to the COVID-19 shutdown, was tasked th…
There’s no denying Maddie Seltzer is the best girls diver ever to step on the board for Scarsdale High School, consistently breaking not only personal, but school records throughout her four years on the team. The only thing missing was a Section 1 — and possibly a state — championship.
Six games, five or fewer goals allowed, six wins. The 6-0 Scarsdale boys lacrosse team is relying on stingy veteran defense, a multitude of young players on the goals/assists sheet and a sophomore goalie to start the season off among the best in Section 1.
Taking an extra week of preseason, Edgemont lacrosse coaches Billy Locher and Brian Smith finally cobbled a team together, got in two games and then had to cancel a few so the already banged up team could regroup.
For the first time in her life, at age 41, Lindsay Gottlieb was “the other” in the room when she went from a 20-year coaching career in NCAA women’s college basketball to the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers two years ago as 1 of 7 female coaches in the league.