Fall sports preview 2019 photo

The Scarsdale football team worked hard in preparation for the season.

The fall sports season is heating up this weekend.

Cheerleading

2018: After qualifying for UCA Nationals in the late fall, Scarsdale headed to Florida over the winter and made the semifinals for just the second time in school history.

Outlook: No matter what the numbers are like, no matter what the starting skill level, the Raiders constantly push the envelope with their routines. The team has a large group of veterans who will set the tone and push for finals this time around.

Coaches: Stacy Monteiro, Brianna Carolini

Roster: Seniors: Amelie Daire, Kayla Hunt, Aiyana Lebron, Michaela Lenskis-Kristian, Gillian Zitrin. Juniors: Sarah Hantgan, Alexandra Kim, Melissa Lass, Natalie Lloyd, Catherine Michael, Rebecca Newman. Sophomores: Blake Goodman, Lily Kiaei.

Cross-country

2018: Coach Rich Clark had another close call, but again his boys team took second in Section 1 Class A, falling shy of sending the team to states by seven points against Arlington. The league and county champs did qualify for the Federation championships, but the meet was nixed due to weather. Senior Andrew Levy was an individual state qualifier, edging teammate Jake Coleman for the final state spot. The two went back and forth and pushed each other all season. The girls were solid with a league championship and 4 of 5 All-League runners return.

Outlook: The boys hope to do what the 2007 and 2008 teams did with back-to-back county titles and then go for the top spot at sectionals behind the likes of Daniel Asher, Ward Bandsma, Joseph Samuels, Alex Friedman and Coleman. The girls have a solid core of returners in Victoria Capobianco, Alexa Doyle, Lizzie Hurshman and Natalyn Kapner.

Coaches: Rich Clark, Chris Mullen, Doug Rose

Roster: Girls: Seniors: Lauren Afran, Victoria Capobianco, Emma Feldman, Bridget Foley, Isabella Lago, Natalia Lago, Michelle Pang, Samantha Scheffler, Samantha Seibold. Juniors: Charlotte Crowley, Alexa Doyle, Kristina Karabanova, Sophia Lally, Lea Reisel, Grace Teuscher, Charlotte Unger, Saray Wong. Sophomores: Shaelyn Fitzgerald, Ilina Goyal, Eleanor Gustady, Lizzie Hurshman, Natalyn Kapner, Sajani Lally, Daniela Latzman, Anna Schwartz, Sara Wong, Sophia Yazdi. Freshmen: Julia Assa, Anaise Azambuya-Skoupy, Isabella Basso, Amelia Liu, Allison Scheffler, Alexandra Simon, Emily Wang, Alicia Xin.

Boys: Seniors: Daniel Asher, Ward Bandsma, Samuel Denison, Ford Lenchner, William Olsen, Jordan Price, Erik Rizk, Joseph Samuels, Matthew Shepetin, Oscar Tirabassi, Jacob Traumer. Juniors: David Attar, Nolan Bansal, Andrew Broom, Jake Coleman, Alexandre Friedman, Oliver Levy, Jacob Rosewater. Sophomores: Simon Bandsma, Jordan Cascade, Jessen Cheng, Ian Chin, Sam Drescher, Nicholas Gettinger, Mark Gibney, Spencer Krivo, Michael Levy, Kei Namba, Jeremy Sobel, Benjamin Sommer, Jeremy Suzman, Tommy Zhao. Freshmen: Riaz Ahsam, Jeffrey Alfonso, Philip Chen, Slate Cypcar, Jackson Fielding, Zacharie Friedman, Jesse Goodman, Raphael Haddad, Shuta Iwai, Karl Li, Utku Melemetci, Henry Nova, Gregory Peng, Daniel Rublin, Matthew Schwartz, Matthew Zhao.

Schedule:

9/14 Warwick Invitational at Sanford Elementary School 8:30 a.m.

9/17 Pre-League Championship at Van Cortlandt Park 4 p.m.

9/21 Pre-State Meet at SUNY Plattsburgh 10:30 a.m.

9/21 Xavier Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park noon

9/28 Gressler Meet at White Plains 8:30 a.m.

9/28 Bowdoin Classic at Bowdoin Park 10 a.m.

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

10/12 Manhattan Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park 10 a.m.

10/19 Coaches Invitational at Bowdoin Park 11 a.m.

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

10/29 League 1B Championship at Van Cortlandt Park 3:30

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

11/30 Nike Nationals NY Regionals at Bowdoin TBA

12/7 Nike Nationals TBA

Field Hockey

2018: Lauren Barton took over the program from fellow SHS graduate Sharon Rosenthal, who retired suddenly after her assistant coach was fired in the winter of 2018. Barton stepped in and stepped up with a strong returning group that went 14-5 and made the Section 1 semifinals. The team just couldn’t solve Mamaroneck yet again, falling 2-0 in sectionals, the team’s third time being shut out by the Tigers. Scarsdale was led by seniors Sam Felder, Lizey Mehlman, Lena Glickman, Julia Jamesley, Grace Vericker, Isabella Waterhouse and Chessy Greenwald.

Outlook: Despite losing key senior starters, the Raiders return Liz Scarcella, Sophia Franco and Sophie Carroll to lead the way with second-year goalie Angela Hoey, who gained valuable experience in front of the cage in both field hockey and lacrosse last year. Scarsdale won the section and made the NYS finals in 2016 and the Raiders will look to get back to that level.

Coaches: Lauren Barton, Sarah Martinez

Roster: Seniors: Liz Scarcella, JordanMarie Titone, Andie Novenstein, Sophia Franco, Sophie Carroll. Juniors: Victoria Wilson, Emily Felder, Abigail Stein. Sophomores: Maeve Jacobson, Olivia Franco, Haley Matusz, Chinasa Ohajekwe, Angela Hoey. Freshmen: Anna Feldstein, M.J. Callahan, Riley Iasiello, Mackenzie Mauro.

Schedule:

9/4 Somers Tournament vs. Mahopac 4 p.m.

9/5 Somers Tournament vs. Somers 5:45 p.m.

9/12 Clarkstown South 4:30

9/14 Ketcham 11 a.m.

9/16 at John Jay-East Fishkill 4:30

9/18 at Horace Greeley 4:30

9/21 Carmel noon

9/23 at Bronxville 4:15

9/26 at Mamaroneck 5 p.m.

9/28 at Ursuline 11 a.m.

10/2 at Clarkstown North 4:45

10/7 at John Jay-Cross River 4:30

10/10 at Lakeland 4:30

10/12 Mamaroneck noon

10/14 Fox Lane 11 a.m.

10/16 Ursuline 4:30

Scarsdale field hockey preview 2019 photo

The field hockey and football teams got creative during preseason.

Football

2018: The Raiders were 1-8. It was Scarsdale’s first down year in what seems like ages since Andy Verboys rebuilt the program starting in 2006.

Outlook: Ben Miller returns as a junior second-year quarterback. He took his lumps and now will be relied on to carry the team at least to a .500 record for Scarsdale, which until last year was a perennial postseason participant, including making the Section 1 finals in 2016.

Coaches: Andy Verboys, Bryan Bagala, Art Bonifati, Ryan Bonifati, Andrew Verboys Jr.

Roster: Seniors: Michael Callahan, Ian Rothenberg, Aiden Burden, Harry Song, Tom Reynolds, Adam Freihofner, Jack Cioffi, Sam Feldman, Chris Saenger, Dean Mancini, Tyler Miler, Richard Gao. Juniors: Samuel Silverman, Samuel Wank, Michael Jamesley, Noah Ebner Borst, Ben Miller, Jake Potters, Paul Lamonaca, Bradley Kauffman, Julian Higgins, Brendan Knopp, Edward Eforo, Jared Gendel, Soren Benaissa, Justin Price. Sophomores: Bennett Abbe, Julian Glantz.

Schedule:

9/7 at Port Chester at SUNY Purchase 1:30

9/13 Ramapo 5 p.m.

9/20 at New Rochelle 6 p.m.

9/27 Ossining 7 p.m.

10/5 at Mount Vernon 3 p.m.

10/11 at Carmel 7 p.m.

10/18 Mamaroneck 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer

2018: The 7-8-2 Raiders somehow managed to win a league championship and like the previous year rebounded to even make sectionals after a brutal start to the season behind seniors Ben Lehrburger, Quinn Burke, Joao DeMello and Dylan Cohn. The season ended with a 1-0 loss to Ossining in the Section 1 quarterfinals. It ended up being the final of five seasons for coach Paul Brooks, who stepped down in the spring.

Outlook: All-League players Zach Medvinsky and Luke Peltz return under new coach Marcos Monteagudo, who came over from Blind Brook. Scarsdale has its eyes set on a Section 1 title with new goalie Luca Schettino replacing Lehrburger.

Coaches: Marcos Monteagudo, Carlos Vasquez, Drew Nagel

Roster: Seniors: Patrick Artes, Cameron Davis, John Dowd, Lukas Forsingdal, Calvin Lee, Aidan McKenna, Zachary Medvinsky, Benjamin Rubin, Esteban Rudloff, Joshua Strassberg. Juniors: Cooper Cohen, Jack Porter, Luca Schettino, Adam Wasserman, Michael Waxman. Sophomores: Kian Batliwalla, Eli Gelblum, Adam Katcher, Adrian Lim, Luke Peltz, Rafael Tassari, Roman Tirabassi.

Schedule:

8/30 at Ardsley 11 a.m.

9/3 Horace Greeley at Butler Field 5:30

9/5 at Fox Lane 5 p.m.

9/7 Arlington at Quaker Ridge noon

9/11 Ramapo at Quaker Ridge 4:30

9/17 at White Plains 4:30

9/19 at Horace Greeley 4:30

9/25 at New Rochelle 4:30

9/27 Mount Vernon at Butler Field 5 p.m.

10/3 at Mamaroneck 5 p.m.

10/11 New Rochelle at Butler Field 4:30

10/12 at Hen Hud 3 p.m.

10/15 at Mount Vernon 4:30

10/19 Mamaroneck at Butler Field 11 a.m.

Girls Soccer

2018: The league champions were tested early and grew as a team to compile a 9-7-1 record, always competitive in the big games. The season ended with a 1-0 double overtime loss to Arlington in the quarters. Allison Stafford was All-Section, while fellow seniors Nayumi Parente-Ribeiro, Riley Edlitz, Kelly Rutherford, Ella Ansell, Paige Barlow, Amanda Ruzumna, and goalie Christina Coco all earned honors.

Outlook: Scarsdale always has high expectations and they have plenty of firepower with returning players Olivia Bryant, Meghan Quirk, Victoria Von Redden and Emily Yacoub. The team will have a new goalie with veteran Coco graduating.

Coaches: Mindy Genovese, Kiera Fox

Roster: Seniors: Sophia Trujillo, Elizabeth Shawn, Olivia Bryant, Sophie Hu, Meghan Quirk, Olivia Silberstein, Sophie Verelli, Isabela George, Sophia Caione. Juniors: Jojo Denion, Anastasia Stefanou, Kate Braverman, Ryan Silberfein, Sasha Fischer, Abigail Talish, Victoria Von Redden, Emily Yacoub, Eve Braverman, Olivia Surin. Sophomores: Emily Shawn, Audrey Gendel, Justine Karp. Freshman: Alessia Schettino.

Schedule:

9/4 Arlington at Scout Field 4:30

9/6 Byram Hills at Butler Field 4:15

9/10 at North Rockland 4:30

9/14 at Horace Greeley 3 p.m.

9/16 Suffern at Butler Field 4:30

9/18 at Ursuline 4:30

9/20 New Rochelle at Butler Field 4:30

9/24 at Mamaroneck 5 p.m.

9/28 Mahopac at Butler Field 11 a.m.

10/2 Mount Vernon at Scout Field 4:30

10/4 Ursuline at Butler Field 4:30

10/10 at New Rochelle 4:30

10/12 Mamaroneck at Butler Field 2 p.m.

10/15 at Bronxville 4:30

10/18 at Mount Vernon 4:30

Girls Swim & Dive

2018: Scarsdale had its best season in school history with a league title and Section 1 runner-up finish — to make it two in a row — to rival SHEDI, making Scarsdale the unofficial single school champion behind Section 1 butterfly champion Joy Jiang, state finalist Anya Pabby (100 backstroke) and divers Maddie Seltzer (sixth at states), Samantha Ho (ninth) and Katelin Du (19th.)

Outlook: The diving takes a hit with Ho and Du graduating, but Jiang, Pabby and Seltzer are all back as juniors. Scarsdale will again challenge for the sectional title and look to have a large group at states.

Coaches: Barney Foltman, Caitlyn Nolan

Roster: Seniors: Isha Bedi, Julia Campbell, Anika Dhuri, Angela Ferrigno, Ava Girardi, Emma Glaser, Felecity Huang, Megan Katchis, Julia Kawai, Rebecca Maude, Elena Orengo. Juniors: Danielle Eforo, Julia Gurden, Amy Hu, Joy Jiang, Jennifer Kahn, Julia Kushnick, Megan Lee, Helena Leroy, Anya Pabby, Maddie Seltzer, Caroline Silberberg, Dylan Tuchman, Ariel Weinsaft. Sophomores: Tierney Burke, Margot Diamond, Betsy Harris, Riddha Iyengar, Claire Kassabian, Claire Kaufman, Kaitlyn Lee, Talia Levenson, Caitlin Needham, Ariella Pevzner, Clare Scarcella, Eliana Zitrin. Freshmen: Grace Cheng, Abigail Gurden, Anne Jones, Orly Kornstein, Andrea Rodriguez, Erika Wu.

Schedule:

9/4 Relay Carnival 4 p.m.

9/11 at Westlake at Pace 5:45

9/16 Mamaroneck at WCC 4:30

9/18 Fox Lane at WCC 4:30

9/23 Bronxville at WCC 4:30

9/25 John Jay-Cross River at WCC 4:30

10/2 Horace Greeley at WCC 4:30

10/7 at Ursuline at College of New Rochelle 4:30

10/16 Sleepy Hollow at WCC 4:45

10/23 Pelham at WCC 4:30

Girls Tennis

2018: Scarsdale was 5-3 in what turned out to be a mostly quiet regular season. In sectionals, however, Emily Anne Tsai and Maggie Inirio-Akuetey were one win away from states in doubles, falling 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) to Edgemont.

Outlook: Scarsdale returns All-Section Tsai, Inirio-Akuetey, Zoe Tucker, Anna Cho and Meagan Niu, which makes the team veteran and dangerous along with the Mendes sisters, Luisa and Laura.

Coach: Jennifer Roane

Roster: Seniors: Maggie Inirio-Akuetey, Luisa Mendes. Juniors: Anna Cho, Devin Goldman, Anna Kornfeld, Meagan Niu, Natalie Schonefeld, Sabrina Siegel, Emily Anne Tsai, Zoe Tucker. Sophomore: Laura Mendes. Freshmen: Natalie Hu, Maggie Maronilla.

Schedule:

9/4 Fox Lane 4:15

9/6 at Ursuline 4:15

9/9 Bronxville 4:15

9/13 Mamaroneck 4:15

9/16 Edgemont 4:15

9/18 at Horace Greeley 4:15

9/20 at Fox Lane 4:15

9/23 TBA 4:15

9/25 Ursuline 4:15

9/26 at Harrison 4:15

10/2 at Mamaroneck 4:15

10/4 Horace Greeley 4:15

Boys Volleyball

2018: The Raiders were 1-19, topping only Eastchester.

Outlook: Scarsdale aims to beat a Rockland team for the first time without the services of top players like Davis Umansky, Eitan Altman and Charlie Quill. Ethan Gates, Justin Mandel, Jack Mintzer and Dorji Phuntsho lead a large senior class of 10.

Coach: Jim Williams

Roster: Seniors: Schoen Amidor, Ethan Gates, Josh Mandel, Justin Mandel, Jack Mintzer, Spencer Martin, David Peng, Dorji Phuntsho, Ari Sontag, Dylan Wasserberger. Juniors: Ben Hoexter, David Lang, Gustavo De Moura, Noah Weber, Evan Dershovitz, Lee Kermanshahchi. Sophomores: Santiago Gomez, Aaron Klien.

Schedule:

9/7 Scarsdale Tournament 9 a.m.

9/9 at East Ramapo 6 p.m.

9/11 at Clarkstown South 5:30

9/13 at Clarkstown North 4:30

9/18 Suffern 6 p.m.

9/24 Eastchester 5:30

9/26 East Ramapo 6 p.m.

10/2 Clarkstown South 5:30

10/4 at Suffern 6:30

10/7 at Clarkstown North 4:30

10/10 Clarkstown North 6 p.m.

10/16 at Eastchester 5:30

10/18 at East Ramapo 6 p.m.

10/22 at Clarkstown South 5:30

10/24 Suffern 6 p.m.

TBA Eastchester 5:30

Girls Volleyball

2018: The Raiders were close to glory again, going 14-5 and making the Section 1 semifinals behind seniors Mary Langford, Rena Li, Morgan Costello, Manya Kula and Abbie Vetrone. The season ended with a 3-0 loss to North Rockland.

Outlook: The Raiders still feature several key players like Magan Chin, but will rely on new players in key positions, including setter. Scarsdale never goes quietly and this year’s team will aim to continue keeping Scarsdale in the top four in Class AA.

Coaches: Ann Marie Nee, Doug Zani

Roster: Seniors: Alexa Rupe, Caroline Higgins, Coco Dweck, Jordy Love, Julia Strong, Magan Chin, Rachel Swartz, Ruby Foligno, Sarah Shepetin, Sophia Laaraj. Juniors: Jackie Joyce, Katie Stiroh, Sidney Langford, Virginia Lilly. Sophomore: Emily Simons.

Schedule:

9/4 at Fox Lane 4:30

9/6 Horace Greeley 4:30

9/7 at Briarcliff Tournament 9 a.m.

9/9 Suffern 4:30

9/11 at Mahopac 5 p.m.

9/13 Ossining 4:30

9/14 Scarsdale Tournament 9 a.m.

9/17 at New Rochelle 4:30

9/19 Mamaroneck 4:30

9/20 at North Rockland 4:30

9/24 Ardsley 4:30

9/25 at Ursuline 4:30

10/3 at Mount Vernon 4:30

10/4 Mount Vernon 4:30

10/7 New Rochelle 4:30

10/11 at Mamaroneck 4:30

10/14 Volleyball Hall of Fame Tournament

10/16 Ursuline 4:30

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