By: Jolie Wasserman
With all of the changes that our students had to endure as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, at least there will be some semblance of the normalcy with the continuation of sports. Sophomore Cat Carrafiello represented Briarcliff High School by securing her position as Lohud’s Player of the Week from her performance during the week of February 15. At the time of her award, Cat averaged 20.3 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, and 5.7 assists per game for the Bears.
Fall II sports have recently begun for Section I which includes Briarcliff Football, Cheerleading, Volleyball, and Girls’ Swimming and Diving. The season will last until April 25, coinciding with the start of Spring sports starting April 19. Varsity Spring sports include Briarcliff Lacrosse, Boys’ Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Softball, and Outdoor Track. Most of the spring sports teams have started preparing for the season with optional practices and workouts. For each condensed season, there will be regionalized championships, yet still not the normal playoffs that we have experienced in prior years. In addition, NYSPHSAA has recently changed the restrictions for spectators. Starting April 1, each player will be allowed two guests at each game for outdoor sports. This is different from past seasons, with winter sports having close to no spectators, and fall sports only allowing the two spectators per player to go to home games. All of the spring sport athletes are excited to get back out on the playing field after two years, being that the 2020 spring season was cut short. Good luck to all of the athletes and thank you to all of the coaches, Coach Drosopoulos, Mrs. Asher, and the entire athletic department for making these seasons possible!