Edgemont field hockey preview photo

Edgemont field hockey works on corners in preseason.

The season is kicking off in style for Edgemont.

Cross-country

2018: In what would turn out to be the final season of veteran coach J.C. Periac’s long cross-country coaching career at Edgemont, the Panthers had nine All-League runners, six on the boys side, three for the girls. None of the girls are returning, while the boys have Josh Kirschner, Dylan Cecere and the Araki brothers, Takaharu and Kazusato, back this fall.

Outlook: Under new coaches who made their debut with spring track, Edgemont will look to rebuild Edgemont’s distance crew. The boys team is larger than the girls team as usual, and there are only two senior girls, so the coaches will build around the younger runners.

Coaches: Nikki Rosee, Camisha McKenzie

Roster: Girls: Seniors: Michelle Low, Chandini Singla. Juniors: Nadia Adams, Nora Butler, Charlotte Dow, Kayla Ferraro, Alexa Gialleonardo, Johanna Hunt, Sasha Montgomery, Dhatri Sangasani. Sophomores: Marisa Niedzielska, Samantha Richter. Freshman: Julia Hu. Boys: Seniors: Takaharu Araki, Joshua Kirschner, Kenny Zhong. Juniors: Dylan Cecere, Gregory Florio, Devin Frank, Christopher Hunt, Edward Lima-Heese, Daniel Liu, Atticus Margulis-Ohnuma, Dimitar Peev, Jack Posin, Gavin Stern, Brian Zhou. Sophomores: Adam Abramowitz, Nikita Antonov, Kazusato Araki, Connor Gerraughty, Abhiram Masam, Aiden Matano, Shreyas Nair, Lucas Ravazzani. Freshmen: Alexander Ashcraft, Kasper Atkinson, Jae Won Lee, Nirvaan Nagaldinne, Tyler Shelton, Hirdhedyal Singh.

Schedule:

9/10 Home meet 4:30

9/17 at Ardsley 4:30

9/21 Suffern Invitational at Bear Mountain 8 a.m.

9/24 at Harrison 4:30

9/28 Gressler Invitational at White Plains 8 a.m.

10/4 Scarsdale Invitational at Croton Point Park 3:30

10/12 at Byram Hills 10 a.m.

10/15 League Championships at TBA 4:30

10/19 Coaches Invitational at Bowdoin Park 2:10

10/26 Westchester County Championships at Croton Point Park 10 a.m.

11/9 New York State Qualifier at Bowdoin Park TBA

11/16 New York State Championships at SUNY Plattsburgh TBA

11/23 Federation Championships at Bowdoin TBA

Field Hockey

2018: The season ended in heartbreaking fashion as Edgemont had to play up in Class B and fell 1-0 at home to Harrison in overtime in the opening round of sectionals. A large, talented senior class gave the Panthers their best season in several years with a 9-6-1 record.

Outlook: It’s a rebuild for Edgemont without All-League players Emma Hoesterey, Sophie Scherr and Becca Klion and the rest of the senior class. The team is heavy with juniors and freshmen — there are two seniors and a sophomore — so it will take some time for the veterans to get the rookies up to speed.

Coaches: Katie Degen, Cristin Slattery

Roster: Seniors: Olivia DePietto, Peyton Welker. Juniors: Zabelle Aslanian, Aine Butler-Boyle, Abigail Meyer, Hayden Plattus, Aisha Rauf, Mia Ripp, Lily Soroka, Sally Weiss. Sophomore: Quincy Bianchi. Freshman: Breanna Chin, Ashleigh Druckenmiller, Taylor Kenney, Anisha Musti, Sonia Parashac, Mae Parsons, Mya Romero, Lela Warnock.

Schedule:

9/4 Pelham 4:30

9/9 at Nanuet 4:30

9/13 Harrison 6:30

9/17 at Byram Hills 4:30

9/18 at Sleepy Hollow 4:30

9/23 at Ursuline 4:30

9/25 Rye Neck 7 p.m.

10/2 Nyack 4:30

10/7 at Pearl River 4:30

10/10 Byram Hills 4:30

10/12 at Rye Neck 1 p.m.

10/15 at Hen Hud 4:30

10/17 Yorktown 4:30

10/19 at Rye noon

Football

2018: In their first year in the independent league, where they could not qualify for sectionals, Edgemont was 5-3. It was the second year Edgemont had players from Keio to help add a little bulk to the roster. Edgemont excelled behind veteran quarterback Anthony Langiulli and fellow All-League standouts Matthew Sayegh and Alexandre Legros.

Outlook: Edgemont returns to the independent league and features one player from Keio. The team is rebuilding at the skill positions.

Coaches: Brendan Connolly, James Pape, Jeff Marchese, Aldo Spano

Roster: Seniors: Aryan Daga, Daniel Fournier, Griffin Frank, Ryan Gordon, Andrew Klein, Michael Paiva, Miles Tomlinson, Takehiro Harada. Juniors: Owen Burnside, Michael Chudnovsky, Anthony DeRosa, Bradley Fairbairn, Zachary Frain, Kirk Gialleonardo, Jacob Rosen, Dexter Seeley, Gavin Wurtzburger. Sophomore: Stephanie Kornberg. Freshmen: Milan Gialleonardo, Jesse Kaminskas, Davis Kim, Nathaniel Parsons.

Schedule:

9/7 at Croton-Harmon 1:30

9/21 at Briarcliff 1:30

9/27 Hastings 7 p.m.

10/5 at Irvington 7 p.m.

10/12 Blind Brook 1:30

10/18 Rye Neck 7 p.m.

10/26 at Tuckahoe 1:30

11/1 Haldane 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer

2018: It was a .500 season for the Panthers with a 9-9 record. The team just couldn’t put the scoring together with the defense, which made it hard to gain momentum. Seniors Kevin Luciano, Fabio Scarselli and Scott Rappaport helped lead the way for Edgemont, which lost 3-0 to Ardsley in the quarterfinals.

Outlook: All-Section honorable mention Zachary Stern returns as part of a senior class of 12. With six juniors and five sophomores, the team has experience on its side, including from goalie Sander Schuchat. Edgemont always has high hopes of being at least in the final four, and this season is no exception.

Coaches: Mike Cozza, David Villalobos

Roster: Seniors: Eli Gonzalez, Patricio Reyes Gomez, Ben Spector, Filipe Branco, Jordan Bench, Jagraj Sudhu, Kevin Luciano, Roy Fu, Jared Turell, Andrew Perlman, Zachary Stern, Michael Fitzgerald. Juniors: Gabriel Darviche, Ethan Lei, Alessio Paolucci, Anthony Sarro, Tim Yoon, Alex Dalal, Evan Cohen. Sophomores: Andrew Knecht, Sander Schuchat, David Brooks, Ben Schuchat, Michael Mirtchev.

Schedule:

9/4 at Pawling 4:30

9/6 Westlake 4:30

9/10 North Salem 4:30

9/12 at Putnam Valley 4:30

9/14 Briarcliff 2 p.m.

9/16 at Pleasantville 4:30

9/18 Hastings 4:30

9/24 Bronxville 4:30

9/26 Rye Neck 5 p.m.

10/2 at Dobbs Ferry 6:30

10/4 Blind Brook 4:30

10/10 at Scarsdale B at Quaker Ridge 4:30

10/11 at Bronxville 7 p.m.

10/16 at Rye Neck 4:30

10/18 at Blind Brook 4:30

Edgemont girls soccer preview Sharika Kaul photo

Edgemont girls soccer goalie Sharika Kaul

Girls Soccer

2018: It was a unique year for the girls as Edgemont didn’t have the numbers to field junior varsity and varsity teams, so varsity absorbed the JV players. Several of the would-be JV girls ended up earning significant playing time as the Panthers finished the season 6-10-1. All-League senior Sophia Chu was a force for Edgemont.

Outlook: Darren Hawks retired over the winter and new coach Eric Brand takes over with a strong returning core of players. Even many of the young players have that extra edge from practicing and playing on varsity last year. Ali Gaviser and Daphne Ballas were All-League last year and Sharika Kaul was the team MVP.

Coaches: Eric Brand, Victoria Lettieri

Roster: Seniors: Betsy Clarke, Delphine Debargue, Ali Gaviser, Natalia Hoffman, Sharika Kaul, Emily Kurumunda. Juniors: Daphne Ballas, Aaliyah Sayas, Tanvi Singla, Amanda Taub-Runo, Zoe Vickery. Sophomores: Zoe Gallup, Alexandra Kahn, Chloe Mendel-Dwork, Mehek Nanavaty, Valentina Russo. Freshmen: Kea Rutherford, Daniela Scheer.

Schedule:

9/7 at Woodlands 11 a.m.

9/9 Yonkers Montessori Academy 4:30

9/12 at North Salem 4:30

9/13 Valhalla 4:30

9/17 at Rye Neck 4:30

9/19 Blind Brook 4:30

9/21 Hastings 9 a.m.

9/23 Dobbs Ferry 4:30

9/24 at Westlake 4:30

9/26 Scarsdale B 7 p.m.

9/28 at Tuckahoe 6 p.m.

10/3 Rye Neck 4:30

10/4 at Scarsdale B at Scout Field 4:30

10/7 Bronxville 4:30

10/11 at Bronxville 4:30

10/17 at Blind Brook 4:30

Girls Swim & Dive

2018: Sleepy Hollow, Hastings, Edgemont and Irvington had their biggest year ever, falling one win shy of a perfect regular season, winning the League 1 and Section 1 championships and coming within four points of winning the New York State title. Among the top state swimmers only Mikayla Klein was a senior, meaning the bulk of the top competitors are back from the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay section champs.

Outlook: Theresa Milio, Kate Hoesterey, Elke Ott, Katie Wang and Sophia Allan return from Edgemont’s core of elite swimmers. SHEDI will go for gold again as long as they can replace Klein’s leadership, speed and versatility. Edgemont features its largest group ever with 20 swimmers.

Coaches: Tobey Saracino, Clare Carr, Stephanie Schilling

Roster: Edgemont: Seniors: Sophia Allan, Theresa Milio, Katie Wang. Juniors: Michelle Novominski, Shivani Weber. Sophomores: Lauren Allan, Kate Hoesterey, Jordana Klein, Anna Mello, Florence Millet, Natalie Peng, Elke Ott. Freshmen: Kate Anderson, Ariel Novominski, Naina Ray. Eighth-graders: Lauren Lee, Janice Lin. Seventh-graders: Jadot Manon, Nidhi Ray, Isabelle Wolchek. Hastings: Juniors: Sophia Mainiero, Marissa Minozzi, Roisin O’Flaherty. Irvington: Senior: Ava Franks. Juniors: Ava Maffucci, Sofia Perrone. Sophomore: Reinesse Wong. Eighth-grader: Caitlin Sims. Sleepy Hollow: Senior: Emma Guarnieri. Juniors: Olivia Chambers, Nicole Kopasz. Sophomores: Virginia Bencosme, Madison Morgan. Freshman: Belanger Corinne. Seventh-grader: Bianca Lopez Parnetti.

Schedule:

9/9 at Horace Greeley at SUNY Purchase 4:45

9/11 at John Jay-Cross River at Lewisboro Town Park 4:45

9/17 Ursuline at Marymount College 4:30

9/19 at Mamaroneck at Hommocks 4:45

9/26 Westlake at Marymount 4:30

10/3 Pelham at Marymount 4:30

10/10 Fox Lane at Marymount 4:30

10/16 at Scarsdale at WCC 4:45

10/24 Bronxville at Marymount 4:30

Girls Tennis

2018: Edgemont was back at states with Ariella Zagorsky and Olga Lew-Kiedrowska taking third place in Section 1 doubles. At states, the duo made the quarterfinals. As a team, Edgemont was 7-3 behind the other All-Section players, Alexis Chan and Iris Lin.

Outlook: Anyone remember those incredible young tennis players who came up and contributed as middle schoolers? Well, they’re seniors now, including Lew-Kiedrowska, Zagorsky, Lin and Chan. Edgemont has extremely high hopes of succeeding in Section 1 during the regular and postseasons.

Coach: Katie Feinstein

Roster: Seniors: Olga Lew-Kiedrowska, Lauren Alexander, Iris Lin, Ellie Rieger, Avery Kraus, Ariella Zagorsky, Anjali Patel, Allie Blechman, Alexis Chan. Juniors: Zornitsa Peeva, Olivia Rosner, Madison Youngstein, Hannah Guttenberg, Charlotte Ballan, Bhavya Arora, Tiffany Tikvanska. Sophomores: Dani Friedman, Alexandrea Vickey, Lora Tikvanska.

Schedule:

9/5 Rye 4:15

9/10 Hastings 4:15

9/11 Rye Neck 4:15

9/16 at Scarsdale 4:15

9/18 Bronxville at USTA National Tennis Center 4:15

9/20 at Albertus Magnus 4:15

9/23 at Keio 4:15

9/25 Blind Brook 4:15

9/27 at Hastings 4:15

10/2 Keio 4:15

10/4 at Bronxville 4:15

10/7 Albertus Magnus 4:15

10/10 at Blind Brook 4:15

Girls Volleyball

2018: Edgemont was 8-11 in Eddie Olivares’ first year as the coach. The girls had hopes of winning the team’s first league title since 1975, but fell short. Sasha Hirschheimer, Kimmy Baumgarten and Averie Cohen led the team.

Outlook: With the starpower from past season gone, Edgemont is in a true rebuild, looking to see what some of the returning veterans and newcomers are able to show on the court.

Coach: Eddie Olivares

Roster: Seniors: Phoebe Allen-Cheng, Sarah Allen-Chang, Scarlett Carbrera, Lauren Clarke, Tiana Guo, Ariel Malki, Catherine Sayegh. Juniors: Samantha Ackerman, Rachel Bortstein, Constanza Caballero, Carly Faust, Alexa Filippone, Ava Filippone, Emma Seifer. Sophomores: Carolina Angel, Saatiya Naik.

Schedule:

9/4 at Yonkers Montessori Academy 4:30

9/6 Palisade Prep 4:30

9/7 at Briarcliff Tournament 9 a.m.

9/10 at Haldane 6 p.m.

9/12 at Woodlands 4:30

9/13 Briarcliff 4:30

9/16 North Salem 4:30

9/18 at Alexander Hamilton 4:30

9/20 at Rye Neck 4:30

9/26 Blind Brook 4:30

9/28 Pawling 11 a.m.

10/2 Hastings 4:30

10/4 at Keio 6 p.m.

10/5 Keio 3 p.m.

10/7 Eastchester 4:30

10/10 Rye Neck 4:30

10/11 at Westlake 4:30

10/16 at Blind Brook 4:30

10/18 at Hastings 6 p.m.

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