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Maroon and White Honors Senior Athletes at June Barbeque

MaroonMomsEvery season, the Maroon and White parent’s organization hosts a sports awards dinner to recognize athletes for accomplishments in their respective sports. The spring dinner, this year held on Tuesday June 4, honors seniors as the spring season is their last opportunity to compete as Raider athletes. A barbeque is followed by the general awards ceremony, which recognizes seniors for their dedication to Scarsdale athletics. Individual sports teams break into smaller rooms to present sport-specific awards after the ceremony.

The Iron Man award is the first of a series of senior awards. The Iron Man honors senior athletes who have completed 12 full seasons of athletic participation, meaning they have played a sport in every high school season. The 2019 Iron Mans were awarded to Alexander Eforo, Chessy Greenwald, Zachary Hoexter, Kazuki Katoh, Andrew Levy, Alexander Mayer, Aliza Mehlman, Nina Metviner, Michael Palermo and Bruno Tassari.

The first of three memorial awards, the Elizabeth Timberger Award, honors an outstanding member of the Scarsdale athletic community. Elizabeth was supportive and influential member of the board of Maroon and White prior to her untimely passing. The Timberger award is given to a senior who helps a team not as a player, but through some other form of participation. The 2019 award went to Mia Bezos, manager of the varsity football team.

The Nina Mooney award is presented to a senior female athlete who displays commitment, enthusiasm, spirit, concern for others and a positive work ethic. Nina Mooney, who passed away in 1991 at the age of 54 after a courageous fight against breast cancer, organized many Maroon and White events and was loved for her kindness and boisterous spirit. Emmeline Berridge, a captain and four-year varsity player for both girls basketball and lacrosse, was the 2019 recipient. Berridge will attend the University of North Carolina in the fall.

The Nonie Knopp Memorial Award honors Knopp, an outstanding member of the Scarsdale community and an avid sports fan who was devoted to Maroon and White as a vice-president and chairperson for the Holiday Basketball Tournament. The award recognizes a male senior varsity player who exemplifies dedication, commitment, spirit, enthusiasm, concern for others and positive work ethic. The 2019 winner of the award was Ben Schwartz, a captain of the varsity ice hockey team and boys golf team who will continue his golf career at Cornell.

The Peppers Award honors Sue Peppers, a former assistant principal of Scarsdale High School, as she remains closely tied to Scarsdale schools and athletics through her daughters, who were scholar athletes at Scarsdale High School. The award recognizes students who combine high standards for academics, sports, and team play. The female Peppers award was presented to Aliza Mehlman, who has distinguished herself in athletics and academics, emerging as a captain in lacrosse and field hockey, as well as maintaining a strong spirit and an impressive academic record. Mehlman will play lacrosse at Stanford. The male Peppers award was presented to Nick Bernard, who was a standout on the boys track and field team. He will continue his track and field career at McGill University.

The Scholar Athlete Honor Society Award is presented to a top male and female student who has excelled in dedication to and performance in his or her sport, and displayed leadership on and off the field of play and high performance in the classroom, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and accomplished SAT or ACT scores. This year there were two female winners and one male winner. Andrew Bernstein, a 2019 high school All American who broke the school record for career goals won for lacrosse; Sam Felder won for field hockey and lacrosse; and Allison Stafford won for soccer. Bernstein will attend Northwestern in the fall, Felder will attend the University of Virginia and Stafford, who is believed to be the only two-time All New York State girls soccer player in Scarsdale High School history, will continue her soccer career at Amherst.

The Scarsdale Raider Award recognizes the intangible characteristics that represent the spirit of a Scarsdale Raider--- the attitude, work ethic, and leadership qualities that the sports community hopes to instill in all Raider athletes. The winners of the Scarsdale Raider Award were Jack Brosgol for lacrosse; Chessy Greenwald for lacrosse, track and field and field hockey; and Kaitlyn Lee for golf. Brosgol will continue his lacrosse career at Swarthmore; Greenwald will play lacrosse at Wesleyan; and Lee will play golf at Yale.

The ceremony also recognized the 27 SHS athletes who are expected to continue their athletic careers in college:

  1. Brooke Bensche – Track & Field - MIT
  2. Nicolas Bernard – Track & Field - McGill University
  3. Elise Boucher - Cross Country/Track & Field - Smith College
  4. Jack Brosgol – Lacrosse- Swarthmore College
  5. Garrett Campbell - Football - Denison College
  6. Jack Charland – Football - Dickinson College
  7. Aidan Donovan – Cross Country - Fairfield University
  8. Sierra Donovan – Track & Field– Amherst College
  9. Kaitlyn Du – Diving – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  10. Elizabeth Elcik – Cross country and Track & Field - Santa Clara University
  11. Andy Fan - Golf - University of Pennsylvania
  12. Mao Fukada – Swimming – Soka University
  13. Chessy Greenwald – Lacrosse-- Wesleyan University
  14. Samantha Ho – Diving- Yale University
  15. Eric Jacobson - Track & Field - Fordham University
  16. Cole Kattan – Basketball- SUNY Geneseo
  17. Kaitlyn Lee - Golf - Yale University
  18. Danielle Lemisch- Swimming – Lafayette College
  19. Andrew Levy - Cross Country/Track & Field - Emory University
  20. Brian Lilly - Crew - Univ of California at San Diego (UCSD)
  21. John Lloyd - Ski Racing - Hobart and William Smith
  22. Aliza Mehlman- Lacrosse – Stanford University
  23. Josh Porter – Football - Colby College
  24. Renata Pratt - Cheerleading - Elon University
  25. Ben Schwartz - Golf - Cornell University
  26. Allison Stafford – Soccer - Amherst College
  27. Dylan Pflaum-Football-Ohio Wesleyan University

Here are representatives from each team and a brief recap of the season's highlights:

StatesGolfGirls Golf
States team pictured: Skye Braun, Jackie Lu, Madhavi Shashank, Kaitlyn Lee, Rebecca Maude, Coach Barney Foltman
Girls golf had an “amazing season” according to senior Sarah Abbe. Three girls on the team went to states, Kaitlyn Lee, Jacqueline Lu, and Rebecca Maude. Many girls on the team also went to sectionals. The team won both states and sectionals.

GirlsLaxGirls Lacrosse
Seniors pictured: Aliza Mehlman, Mia Dell'Orto, Lena Glickman, Emmeline Berridge, Samantha Felder, Chessy Greenwald
This season, the girls lacrosse team made it to playoffs. Senior Chessy Greenwald got 100 goals. Chessy also named all-section.


Seniors pictured: Cole Thaler, Avery Tzamarot, Sam Bernstein, Trevor Lambert, Cole Kattan, Kody Morikuni, Michael DiSanto, Jonah Schneider, Matt Watiker
The boys baseball team did not have their best season this year. Their record at the end of the season was 4 and 12. However, they did score a win against the Suffern Varsity Boys Baseball team, which is the number two team in the entire state.

BoysGolfBoys Golf
Seniors pictured: Henry Kronenberg, Ishwar Mukherjee, Andy Fan, Ben Schwartz, Aidan Londa, Dan Silk, Andrew Kass
The boys golf team had a phenomenal season and was undefeated with a 19 and 0 record. 10 members of the team qualified for for sectionals, which is a record. The team also sent 4 boys to states, at Cornell, and they were the only team to qualify more than one person. 3 boys also went to all-states.

BoysTennisBoys Tennis
Seniors pictured: Jose Maronilla, Jordan Ziffer, Dylan Cohn, Jake Singer
The boys tennis team had a stellar 11 and 1 record during the regular season. The team made it to playoffs, but unfortunately lost to Horace Greeley. Two boys went to states, freshman Jason Shuler and junior Nikolai Sahakyan and won the state doubles title. 7 boys also qualified for the all-section tournament.

BoysLaxBoys Lacrosse
Seniors pictured: Will Maybaum, Ben Klein, Zach Reyman, Jackson Bornstein, Jackson Brosgol
Boys lacrosse had a great regular season, with their record being 13 and 3. Although they lost in the playoffs, the boys had a fun time and “rode with the dogs” according to senior Ben Klein. Also, senior Andrew Bernstein made all-American.

The girls softball team’s record this season was 16 and 5, and the team made it to the sectionals. Some highlights of the season were that the team beat their rival, Mamaroneck, who we haven’t beaten in years. They also beat White Plains, which has the number 1 team in the section and number 4 team in the state. The girls also won their first sectionals game in 11 years.

GirlsTrackGirls Track & Field
Seniors pictured: Alexandra Wilson, Sierra Donovan, Brooke Bensche, Elizabeth Elcik, Isabelle Boucher, Elise Boucher
The girls SMR(sprint medley relay) qualified for nationals- the relay consists of Annabel Jacobs, Samantha Jahrmarkt, Yurami Van eer, and Sierra Donovan. Sierra Donovan ran a 2:18.71 in the 800m.

BoysTrackBoys Track & Field
Seniors pictured: Bruno Tassari, Alex Mayer, Kazuki Katoh, Zach Hoexter, Andrew Levy, Omar Van Eer, Michael Palermo, Eric Jacobson, Nicolas Bernard
Alex Friedman ran a 56 second PR(personal record) in the 3200. Daniel Asher ran 4:26.94 in the 1600m(mile). Jake Coleman ran 9:49.45 in the 3200m(2 mile)— just roughly a second and a half off of winning and event and going to states as a sophomore and after being injured at the beginning of the season. Boys 4x800m relay broke the school record set in 2008.

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