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Tomo Iwasaki plays a doubles match at home against Brandeis on April 11, 2019

Bridget Horwood (Scarsdale ’15) started 11 games for Colby women’s lacrosse in her final season since walking onto the team as a freshman. Horwood scored 12 goals and had 13 assists and 12 groundballs for 9-7 Colby.

In the NESCAC Tournament, No. 14 Colby lost 14-12 to Wesleyan as Horwood had two assists. In the NCAA Division III Tournament, Colby lost 11-7 to The College of New Jersey.

At Colby, Horwood was on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. She was a three-sport athlete at Scarsdale, where she played field hockey, skied and played lacrosse.

Eliza Brosgol (Scarsdale ’16) and Haverford women’s lacrosse were 10-8, winning 11-10 over Dickinson and falling 16-10 to Franklin & Marshall in the Centennial Conference Tournament. Brosgol scored a goal in the game against Dickinson. In 18 games, Brosgol scored nine goals and had six assists, 11 groundballs and 15 caused turnovers.

Gillian Lubin (Scarsdale ’16) played five games and had two groundballs for Wesleyan women’s lacrosse, which was 17-4, 8-2 NESCAC. The team made the NCAA semifinals, where Wesleyan lost 16-8 to No. 3 Middlebury.

Emma Coleman (Scarsdale ’17) started all 15 games for 3-12 Saint Michael’s College women’s lacrosse. She had 40 ground balls, 14 draw controls and 52 caused turnovers, a school record that is tied for 18th in Division II history and third in Northeast-10. With 3.47 caused turnovers per game, Coleman was second in the nation in DII, seventh in all of NCAA this spring. With two years left in her college career, Coleman’s 84 career caused turnovers puts her nine away from the program record.

The defender made the NE-10 All-Conference Third Team this spring after making the All-Rookie Team as a freshman. Coleman was another three-sport athlete at Scarsdale, playing field hockey, basketball and lacrosse.

Kasey Stern (Edgemont ’17) played one game as a sophomore for Williams women’s lacrosse. The team was 7-8.

Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale ’17) has now won three NCAA Division III championships, two for field hockey and now one with lacrosse at Middlebury. Middlebury had last won the title in lacrosse in 2016 — the school’s seventh overall in the sport — so this was the second title for nine of Nicholas’ teammates. Nicholas is, however, the lone field hockey/lacrosse player at Middlebury.

Middlebury opened up the season with an 11-10 loss to Bates in overtime, then ran the table to the tune of 22 straight wins to end the season, including five tight regular season wins by three goals or fewer. In the NESCAC Tournament, Middlebury avenged its loss to Bates with a 15-2 quarterfinal win before topping Amherst 11-5 and Tufts 10-9.

In NCAAs, Middlebury won 22-3 over Johnson & Wales, 18-9 vs. Bowdoin, 16-4 against Franklin & Marshall, 16-8 vs. Wesleyan and 14-9 against Salisbury in the finals. Nicholas scored a goal in the finals as the team finished 22-1.

Midfielder Nicholas, who plays at both ends of the field, started 22 of the 23 games, scored 24 goals and had three assists. She also scooped 34 ground balls, won 77 draw controls and caused 24 turnovers. Nicholas was named All-NESCAC First Team, All-Pilgrim Region First Team and Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American First Team.

At Scarsdale, Nicholas also played on the boys ice hockey team. In the fall she was named National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Player of the Year.

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Erin Nicholas faces Salisbury in the NCAA tournament.

Rowing runner-up

Sophie Pendrill (Scarsdale ’17) and the University of Texas-Austin were the NCAA runner-up this spring. Pendrill was the two-seat in the varsity 4+ that placed third at NCAAs in 6:56.987. At the Big 12 Championships she helped the same boat to a victory in 7:31.335. Pendrill rowed for Saugatuck Rowing Club in high school.

Caroline McGee (Edgemont resident/Holy Child ’18) competed six times for Michigan rowing this spring. As the second seat, she and the third varsity 4 took second at the Big Ten Championships in 7:28.133. In high school, McGee rowed for City Island Rowing after committing more of her time to rowing over ice hockey.

Lauren Yu (Scarsdale ’18) rowed for Fordham University’s third varsity 8 that took fifth at the Atlantic 10 Championship this spring. The former volleyball player opted to focus on crew and made youth nationals as a Scarsdale senior in the double.

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Josh Goldenberg

Course masters

Josh Goldenberg (Scarsdale ’15) wrapped up a strong four-year career for the Penn men’s golf team. He played seven tournaments this spring and in 20 tournament rounds he had a team best 72.8 average. At the Ivy League Championships, Goldenberg tied for second on his team and tied for 13th overall at 76-70-75-221. While at Scarsdale, Goldenberg helped the Raiders win two Section 1 team titles and as a junior he won the New York State Federation title.

James Nicholas (Scarsdale ’15) may have gone to Yale to play football, but after one season he went on to put his mark on the golf team, instead. The three-sport All-State player — football, ice hockey and golf — won the Ivy League individual championship by two strokes over Princeton’s Evan Quinn with a line of 74-69-72-215 this spring. Yale placed third overall (Princeton 875, Columbia 876, Yale 877). At the NCAA Regional at Stanford Golf Course, Nicholas tied for 53rd of 75 at 75-70-73-218.

Nicholas, who won the New York State championship as a senior at Scarsdale — and was the Fed runner-up — was named the Ivy League Player of the Year, First Team All-Ivy and PING All-Region Northeast.

According to the Yale athletics website, “This past year was one of the most dominant of any Yale golfer since Bobby Heintz ’92.”

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James Nicholas won the Ivy League individual title.

Stephen Nicholas (Scarsdale ’16) played football, ice hockey and lacrosse in high school. He started out at Franklin & Marshall playing football and then walked onto the golf team as a sophomore.

In April, Nicholas was named men’s golf Athlete of the Week in the Centennial Conference after leading the team to a fourth-place finish at the Hershey Cup. Nicholas won the event with a 71-74-145. F&M placed fourth of seven at the Centennial Conference championships, where Nicholas tied for 17th at 80-87-78-245.

Tennis time

Tomo Iwasaki (Edgemont ’15), who was a New York State doubles champion junior year and a state finalist in singles as a senior, wrapped up her four-year career at Tufts.

Tufts finished 9-10. The team lost 5-2 in the NESCAC Tournament opener to Amherst. Iwasaki lost 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles to Camille Smukler and lost 8-3 with Otilia Popa at No. 2 doubles. In the NCAA Division III Tournament, Tuft topped Stevens 5-0. Iwasaki was up 6-2 at second singles when the match was called and won with Popa at second doubles 8-2. In the next round, Middlebury knocked Tufts out 5-0. Iwasaki lost 6-2, 6-4 to Katherine Hughes and lost 8-7 (7-5) with Popa.

In her first three years, Iwasaki won 31 singles matches and 27 doubles matches.

Nina Lurie (Scarsdale ’15) won 51 matches for Geneseo women’s tennis, including 28 in singles play, over her three years on the team (she did not play as a sophomore).

Geneseo ended the season with a SUNYAC Tournament loss to Oneonta, with Lurie picking up a win in singles. She won nine total matches as a senior. Junior year, Lurie was 20-11 overall, including 12-4 in singles and she was named to the SUNYAC All-Tournament team as she topped Oneonta and New Paltz in straight sets. Geneseo won the SUNYAC tourney that spring.

Lurie didn’t start playing tennis until she was a sophomore at Scarsdale.

Ashley Granieri (Scarsdale ’17) was a combined 10-33 for SUNY Binghamton women’s tennis, which was 4-20 in the spring. Granieri won one more match than she did as a freshman. She had played No. 1 singles for the Raiders.

Rich Bennett (Scarsdale ‘15) played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham this spring and he still has one more year of eligibility. Bennett was 8-14 in singles play, 13-11 in doubles, nailing down his 50th career victory in the spring.

Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham was 14-9 on the season, including a 5-0 loss to Wilkes University in the MAC Freedom Tournament. Bennett lost 8-7 at No. 1 doubles with Kevin Weller and lost 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles to Courtney Murphy.

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Rich Bennett

Luke Smith (Scarsdale ’18) played in four matches for the Washington University men’s tennis team, which finished the season 19-8. Smith was 1-0 at fourth singles and 4-0 in tournament play. Last spring, Smith teamed with then-Scarsdale junior Nikolay Sahakyan to make the New York State finals in doubles.

Lacrosse trio

Brandon Bank (Scarsdale ’15/Trinity Pawling) finished his junior year with Furman men’s lacrosse, which was 4-10. He played 14 games and scooped 13 ground balls. At Scarsdale and Trinity Pawling, Bank also played soccer and ice hockey.

Alex Miller (Scarsdale ’17) and Skidmore College men’s lacrosse were 4-11. Miller started two games, playing the rest off the bench, and was a true spark with 21 goals, second on the team, and five assists. He also had 42 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. Miller earned All-Liberty League Honorable Mention after making second team as a freshman and starting 15 of 16 games.

Seth Thornton (Scarsdale ’18) played for Stevenson instead of Syracuse men’s lacrosse and started 12 of the 13 games he played in. He scored five goals, assisted three others, scooped 92 ground balls and won 152 of 240 face-offs. Stevenson was 13-8, 8-0 conference. The team beat Lycoming 23-4 in the MAC Commonwealth finals before entering the NCAA DIII tournament. Stevenson beat Franklin & Marshall 12-0 and lost 19-4 to Tufts.

Jumpers and runner

Hailey Thornton (Scarsdale ’16) placed 12th in the 100 hurdles in 15.17 seconds, 11th in the long jump at 17 feet, 5.5 inches and eighth in the triple jump at 36 feet, 7 inches for University at Albany at the America East Outdoor Championships.

Greg Crowley (Scarsdale ’17) competed in 3,000-meter steeplechase for Dartmouth this spring. He was eighth at the Ivy League Championships in 9:22.71 and fifth at the New England Outdoor Championships in 9:25.76.

Kendall Bensche (Scarsdale ’17) had a season best 5 feet, 6 inches in high jump this spring for Harvard track and field, and jumped 5-4.5 at the Ivy League Championships to place ninth.

Hardball highlights

Tyler Mandel (Scarsdale ’17) transferred from University of Bridgeport to Westchester Community College. WCC baseball was 24-16, 10-10 conference this spring. In the NJCAA Region XV Tournament, WCC beat No. 2 SUNY Sullivan 12-3 in eight innings before falling 19-10 to No. 1 Rockland Community College and 11-3 to No. 4 Ulster Community College.

Mandel, who was a four-year starter at third base for Scarsdale and All-State his senior year, played in 11 games, making 10 starts. He was 8 for 27, hitting .296, with 10 runs, a double, two triples, five RBI and four steals in five attempts.

Michael Green (Scarsdale ’18) played one game for the 13-21 Carleton College baseball team. He was 1 for 1 with an RBI double and a run scored. Green was starting catcher for the Raiders.

Coaching corner

Adam Werblow (former Scarsdale resident) coached the St. Mary’s sailing team for the 32nd year and the team finished seventh at the Gill Coed National Championships.

Kim Wayne (Scarsdale ’99) finished up her 11th season as the Davidson women’s lacrosse coach. Davidson was 8-9 overall following a 6-0 start.

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