Fall Season Highlights

 

Les jours raccourcissent et c’est un signe manifeste que la saison athlétique d’automne s’est achevée. Toutes nos équipes participent à la New York City Athletic League (NYCAL) avec des écoles telles la Columbia Preparatory, la Browning School ou encore Trevor Day et UNIS. Nous remercions tous nos athlètes pour leur esprit sportif quel que soit le terrain sur lequel ils excellent !

Voici un retour sur la saison.

20160830_lfny_camppontiac_001Once again, we traveled to Camp Pontiac for preseason training. 20160830_lfny_camppontiac_018This year we took seventeen teams and 211 students to the camp in upstate New York. 20160901-lfny-camp-pontiac_morning_initial-selects_012Our aim is always to give students an opportunity to build relationships with their peers, as well as work on their skills for the upcoming season. girls-middle-school-volleyballCamp Pontiac is often the place where team bonding and fun make for life-long friendships!

Cross Country
Our Middle-School Team continues to grow in numbers and spirit.
The team finished third overall, and we saw a number of students run their personal best. This year’s team had over twenty-three runners.
Our Varsity Team showed improvement as the season went along.

Soccer

Did you know that soccer is one of the most popular sports at LFNY next to basketball and rugby? lfny-soccer-teams-photo-by-tricia-suriani-ramsay-90We fielded seven teams this year! Once again our Middle School Boys were champions of the regular NYCAL season.  lfny-soccer-teams-photo-by-tricia-suriani-ramsay-88The Varsity Boys Team was co–champion of the league, and our Junior Varsity Boys made it to their league finals, where they lost in overtime to UNIS.

We should extend a special shout out to our Varsity Girls, who beat FASNY for the second year in a row.  lfny-soccer-teams-photo-by-tricia-suriani-ramsay-71Let’s not forget our Middle School Girls Team and their impressive win over UNIS. Our two Sixth-Grade Teams also worked hard and saw strong results as the season came to a close. lfny-soccer-teams-photo-by-tricia-suriani-ramsay-64The Girls Team beat Friends and Grace Church School to finish up their season, and our Boys Team shows great potential for the future.

Volleyball

20161017_lfny_volleyball_004We had another exciting season in Girls Volleyball. The Middle-School Team continued to improve as the season went along, with a full sixteen players on the roster now. 20161017_lfny_volleyball_010-1The Junior Varsity Team finished in second place in the league, and made it to their league finals. 20161017_lfny_volleyball_022They lost to The Calhoun School in an exciting match. 20161017_lfny_volleyball_017The Varsity Team also showed success, so much so that they were able to host a playoff match for the first time since we have been a member of NYCAL.

Congratulations to all our student athletes and coaches, and thanks to our parents for all your help and support during the fall season. We look forward to seeing you at one of our winter athletic events. Don’t forget the winter athletic schedule of practices and games can be found on the LFNY Portal!

 

As the days become shorter, it’s a clear sign our fall athletics season has come to a close. All of our fall teams compete in the New York City Athletic League (NYCAL), which includes schools like Columbia Preparatory, The Browning School, Trevor Day and UNIS. We thank our competitors for their sportsmanship on the field, track and court.

Here’s a look at the season.

20160830_lfny_camppontiac_001Once again, we traveled to Camp Pontiac for preseason training. 20160830_lfny_camppontiac_018This year we took seventeen teams and 211 students to the camp in upstate New York. 20160901-lfny-camp-pontiac_morning_initial-selects_012Our aim is always to give students an opportunity to build relationships with their peers, as well as work on their skills for the upcoming season. girls-middle-school-volleyballCamp Pontiac is often the place where team bonding and fun make for life-long friendships!

Cross Country
Our Middle-School Team continues to grow in numbers and spirit.
The team finished third overall, and we saw a number of students run their personal best. This year’s team had over twenty-three runners.
Our Varsity Team showed improvement as the season went along.

Soccer

Did you know that soccer is one of the most popular sports at LFNY next to basketball and rugby? lfny-soccer-teams-photo-by-tricia-suriani-ramsay-90We fielded seven teams this year! Once again our Middle School Boys were champions of the regular NYCAL season.  lfny-soccer-teams-photo-by-tricia-suriani-ramsay-88The Varsity Boys Team was co–champion of the league, and our Junior Varsity Boys made it to their league finals, where they lost in overtime to UNIS.

We should extend a special shout out to our Varsity Girls, who beat FASNY for the second year in a row.  lfny-soccer-teams-photo-by-tricia-suriani-ramsay-71Let’s not forget our Middle School Girls Team and their impressive win over UNIS. Our two Sixth-Grade Teams also worked hard and saw strong results as the season came to a close. lfny-soccer-teams-photo-by-tricia-suriani-ramsay-64The Girls Team beat Friends and Grace Church School to finish up their season, and our Boys Team shows great potential for the future.

Volleyball

20161017_lfny_volleyball_004We had another exciting season in Girls Volleyball. The Middle-School Team continued to improve as the season went along, with a full sixteen players on the roster now. 20161017_lfny_volleyball_010-1The Junior Varsity Team finished in second place in the league, and made it to their league finals. 20161017_lfny_volleyball_022They lost to The Calhoun School in an exciting match. 20161017_lfny_volleyball_017The Varsity Team also showed success, so much so that they were able to host a playoff match for the first time since we have been a member of NYCAL.

Congratulations to all our student athletes and coaches, and thanks to our parents for all your help and support during the fall season. We look forward to seeing you at one of our winter athletic events. Don’t forget the winter athletic schedule of practices and games can be found on the LFNY Portal!

 

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John Burpoe

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John Burpoe
John has been working in education for 30 years, with 22 of them as athletic director at the high school level. A key goal this year is to help build up the girls athletic program at the Lycée. John is married and has three children. On his downtime, he likes to run and referee basketball games.

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