Fall 2014-15 Season Wrap Up
by BFS Coaches
The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer team finished the fall 2014 season as the ISAL runners-up and champions of the ACIS B division. From day one of preseason the boys were committed to each other and the greater good of the team. We had ten returning players from the previous year with an addition of eleven new players. The togetherness that the boys displayed throughout the season was something special. Everyone had a role to play and they understood to succeed, they’ll have to be committed to each other. Senior Lucas M. (All-ACIS) and sophomore Charlie S. were the leaders that saw to it that everyone was ready mentally and physically for practices and games. Henry K. (All-ACIS, All-ISAL), Noah W. (All-ISAL) and Quran D. played the role of our dynamic attacking trio. The three finished the season with 36 goals scored (Henry 21, Quran 8, Noah 7) and 14 assists (Henry 6, Noah 4, Quran 4). But with all the goals that were scored we only let 17 goals in all season (15 games). This would not be possible without our core defensive group which included Isaac H., Henry J., Sam H., Colin P. and goalkeeper Thomas C. We had a great group of freshman players, some that have never played the game before. But when their number was called, they answered with some fantastic performances that helped us out of some tough games. After a few tough seasons, it was a pleasure to see the joy and excitement that came along with this incredible season. It’s been a long time coming and we’re making steps in the right direction. Can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for us!
New player records:
Devon O. assisted 22 goals in 16 games to set a new record for most assists in a single-season.
The BFS Middle School Boys Soccer team enjoyed a successful season, winning ten and drawing one of their thirteen games this season. They got off to the perfect start by beating Browning 3-2 in a closely fought encounter. The goals came courtesy of Gabe D., Miles B. and Coby W. Two 7-0 victories followed against Staten Island Academy and LREI, with Jack B, Sam E. and Miles JP. opening their goal scoring accounts for the season. The next game against Churchill provided the toughest test of the season so far. With BFS trailing their opponents with 20 minutes left on the clock, they stormed back to win 4-2. The highlight of the game was a well-executed free kick from Lewis W. in the last minute, which curled beyond the despairing reach of the goalie to cap a fine team performance. BFS made it 5 wins in a row by beating York Prep 5-2, before drawing 0-0 with Birch Wathen Lenox. Despite their winning streak coming to an end, BFS defended well to keep the clean sheet. Defenders Ty S, Sebastian B-S, Finn S, Aja M, Ben R. and Sam F. were all in inspirational form. Goalie Patrick D, arguably the most consistent player throughout the season, made some outstanding saves to keep BFS in the game. Packer provided the opposition in the next game, which proved to be one of the most dramatic encounters between the two schools in recent years. The game was evenly balanced throughout, and Packer missed the opportunity to take the lead, missing a penalty midway through the second half. They were left ruing the missed chance, as Miles B. scored the winning goal 5 minutes from the end. Friends Seminary were the next victims on the receiving end of another excellent BFS performance. The game ended 4-1, with Lewis W. curling in another excellent free kick. Unfortunately BFS’ unbeaten run came to end with a 2-0 defeat and the hands of Dwight, but they were back on track a day later, winning 5-1 against Garden School. Miles B. scored another late winner to help BFS to a 2-1 victory against Berkeley Carroll. The tenth and final win came against a much-improved Friends Seminary team. BFS trailed 2-1 with ten minutes to go. However, BFS once again refused to give up and 2 late goals gave them another last-gasp victory. Miles JP. and Gabe D. turned the game around to complete another fine display. All 26 players on the roster this season played a significant part in a highly enjoyable and successful season for the middle school boys soccer team. BLUE PRIDE!
The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball team had a season to remember. The varsity team started organizing in the summer, participating in a 3 day summer camp, to start developing their skills and building chemistry. During the preseason, the US volleyball program accepted the “Ice Bucket” challenge, to contribute in the fight for the cure of ALS. During the preseason it was evident our athletes were committed to have a successful season, indicated by the high volume of participation and effort during the training sessions.
During the month of October, the team joined forces with the MS VB team, the JV VB team, the girls SC team, and the CC team, to cheer up the participants of the “Avon Walk for Breast Cancer”, at the Manhattan bridge cheering station, showing our “Blue Pride” dressed in Pink.
GIRLS JV VOLLEYBALL
The BFS Girls JV Volleyball team had a season to remember. Eighteen players graced the roster, representing the 11th, 10th and 9th grades. Seven returning JV players were joined by six players who moved up from the Middle School team and five players new to BFS. The experienced players did an excellent job mentoring their peers, such as helping them learn the rotations. All players showed excellent commitment and worked hard throughout the season to improve, as individuals and as team members. Their efforts were well rewarded as the team won the Independent School Athletic League championship with an undefeated record and earned 2nd place in the Athletic Conference of Independent Schools.
Off the court the JV girls enjoyed participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, cheering for participants in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, and celebrating during the volleyball program party with the players from the Middle School and Varsity teams. Coaches Stefanie and Marna thank all of the players for their positive energy, contributions and spirit during our successful season! Blue Pride!
MS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The BFS MS Girls Volleyball team finished their season strong coming in second in the ISAL league for the second year in a row. The team had a great season. The girls stayed motivated, showed sportsmanship, learned about the game and had a great time doing so. Each girl contributed to the team in their own way; wether it was their leadership, encouraging words, humor or the sense of seriousness. The dynamic on and off the court helped the girls not only better their game but their friendships. There was a lot of growth shown throughout the season, but the girls maturity and skill level was truly demonstrate in the last game against St. Ann’s. The girls worked hard and continue to do so even during the off season. Congrats!
MS/US CROSS COUNTRY