Fall Sports Wrap-Up

By Alex Horowitz

It is now November, which means another successful season of Briarcliff Varsity Fall sports has wrapped up. Alex Horowitz of The Briarcliff Bulletin sat down with several of these star student-athletes to get an inside look at how their teams faired this season.

  • Senior quarterback Matt Heyda, on the Varsity Football season:

“The whole team, especially the seniors, was pretty disappointed with our record of only winning a few games. There were a lot of injuries across our roster and it was tough to lose some close games like the Westlake game and the especially the Pleasantville game. We had the talent, but just couldn’t put it all together. But it was a huge step up from last year and we hope the team can keep getting better and win some big games next year and the years to follow.”

  • Senior Allison Kaye, on the Varsity Tennis season:

“Even though we had such a big team this year, the girls really bonded nicely, which made the sport enjoyable. We also had a very strong 1st singles player this year, [Junior] Loren Haukova.

  • Senior Jordana Kaltner on the Varsity Girls Volleyball season:

“We had a pretty strong team this year. We played some hard teams but worked hard and won a lot of games. We started off strong, but unfortunately lost in the first round of sectionals.”

  • Senior Michael Terilli, on the Varsity Cross Country season:

“Our girls team was second in the county and second in Section 1, Class C. They won the league, while the boys team was league runner up. Cole DiNome, Ian Wax, and Caroline Pennachio all went to states.”

  • Senior Ian Wax, on competing at states for the Varsity Cross Country team:

“An amazing experience that clearly shows the growth of the Briarcliff running program”

  • Senior Jenna Heitzler, on the Varsity Girls Soccer season:

“I’m very proud of how our team played this season. All of the hard work during practice and all of the bonding outside of school really helped us get all the way to the section finals.”

It was certainly an impressive season for our fall-sport athletes, and we are hoping that this success translates to the winter varsity teams, who began their first practices this week.


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