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Boys’ Soccer came up short in NYSAIS, ending an otherwise successful season

Boys’ soccer lost a tough, widely anticipated game to Riverdale in the NYSAIS Tournament. They had beaten the Riverdale team twice previously.

By Hadley Chapman, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

Hackley Varsity Varsity Boys' Soccer made tremendous progress last season, despite the loss of Senior captain Patrick Wertimer due to a foot injury in the first week of the season. According to Coach John Gillard, the team's success can be partially attributed to their positive mentality and enthusiasm f...

The Road to NYSAIS: Girls’ Soccer turns season around

Recent Dartmouth graduate and soccer player Sherine Collins joined the Hackley community this year as a lower school teaching assistant. She helped the girls soccer team make it to the NYSAIS playoffs. Sherine played defense and forward in college and brought a lot of insight and fun to the team.

By Hadley Chapman, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019

The Hackley Varsity Girls Soccer team, led by captains Ismene Germanakos, Belle Thomas and Katy Robertson, were looking to push the team into this year’s NYSAIS championship tournament.   Head coach Natalie Hopp said, “The team’s motto, ‘FEARLESS,' appropriately describes their men...

Senior Matthew Braver’s diligent preparation helps him lead the boys soccer team

Senior Mattew Braver looks for a pass from his teammate. Braver has scored more than eighteen goals this season. He is a center midfielder and a captain.

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018

Known as “the chosen one” and savior of the Hackley Soccer program by his teammates, Mathew Braver verbally committed to Bowdoin University this past summer. The four year starter and two year Captain has scored 40 goals throughout three seasons including a sophmore year where he sat out most of the y...

Senior Tatiana Monteleone battles injuries to reach her goal of playing college lacrosse

Tati Monteleone hustles back on defense after an offensive turnover. Her commanding stick skills make her a huge asset on attack. Despite her injuries throughout high school, Tati will continue pursuing her love of lacrosse in college.

By Julia Thomson, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018

Senior Tatiana Monteleone began playing lacrosse in third grade only after her dislike for soccer led her to try more engaging and high scoring sports. Despite the small presence lacrosse occupied in New York City where Tati lived, she joined the only club lacrosse team based there. Looking for a more...

Scheduling issues affect some JV teams attendance at Sting

Students fill the bleachers to cheer on the Football team at the Fall Sting. The Football team came away with a 35-19 win over Poly Prep Country Day. The Athletic Department is working toward being able to host all JV and Varsity games on campus for Sting so that everyone can come support Hackley athletic teams.

By Hannah Ostfield, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

The Hackley Stings were created by parents involved in the HPA who wanted to give the lower and middle school students the opportunity to take part in the widespread school spirit of the upper school. The face fainting and bouncy castles sparked excitement in the younger kids, making them want to atten...

From Indiana to New York; New assistant cross country coach, Leila Braun

From Indiana to New York; New assistant cross country coach, Leila Braun

By Annabel Ives and Jordan Miller, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017

Leila Braun steps onto the track as the new assistant cross country coach. She is transitioning from Culver Academy in Indiana, where she also coached cross country. Though she did not run in college, as she was a NCAA level fencer, Braun possesses great knowledge of the sport. Braun feels that preseason...

Girls Tennis

Girls Tennis

By Tommy Larson, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

The Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis team can’t wait to get back out onto the court for the 2017 fall season. It is shaping up to be a huge year for them as they only lost two seniors from their starting lineup, and added three more players to the team. Coach David Sykes has very high expectations for...

Field Hockey

Field Hockey

By Lauren Ahern, Assistant Feature Editor

October 6, 2017

Work hard, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and figure out why you love being here is Varsity Field Hockey Coach Jenny Leffler’s advice to her players. The coaches love the enthusiasm and energy the girls have. “We can have a lot of really great talented players, but the only way we are going...

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

By Jimmy Hefter, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017

Despite losing eight seniors last year, the Hackley Boys soccer team is pumped to get back on the turf for the 2017 season. While the departure of last year’s seniors may present some challenges, the large presence of underclassmen will surge the team to another successful year. John Gillard, the...

Cross Country

Cross Country

By David Ben-Ezra, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017

The cross country team hit the ground running with a two-week preseason where they focused on building endurance, flexibility, and strength. This year, the team is led by coaches Seth Karpinski, Dawn Crainer, and new faculty member Leila Braun, as well as senior captains Connor Larson, Ben Moskow, Bailey...

Football

Football

By Dylan Wade, Assistant Arts Editor

October 6, 2017

As the new school year begins, the Hackley Football team is getting a head-start to another successful season with senior captains Chad Lasseter, Javon Coleman, Sam Goldberg, Michael Hoffman and Will Waterhouse leading the way. As a senior, Chad brings his years of experience to the field hoping to...

Girls Soccer

Senior Laura Walter-McNeill looks to lead the team in another successful season for Varsity Girls’ Soccer.

By Julia Thomson, Sofia Graziano, and Katy Robertson, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017

Varsity Girls’ Soccer kicks off the year with a strong start after bonding during preseason. Varsity coaches Natalie Hopp and Cassandra Sekkas are excited for the season ahead. “This year we have a great, athletic soccer based team and I know that they’re confident and willing to do anything to...

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