Weekly Sports Recap (12/22/17)

The NYMA Varsity Basketball team beat Chase Collegiate by the score of 80-24 last Saturday. The Knights were led by a balanced scoring attack as Will Mayfield had 24 points and Brandon Evans had 17. Josh Antoine finished with 11 points, Zaahir Woody with 9, Zamere McKenzie added 7, and Robin Zhao had 6 points.

A special Knights shout-out goes to Monmouth University Assistant Coach Duane Woodward and Palm Beach State (FL) JUCO Head Coach Martin McCann. They both stopped by Alumni Gym to watch practice this week and meet a few of our cadets.

The Varsity boys then traveled to Oakdale, CT to take on NEPSAC power, St. Thomas More. The Knights won 70-57. They were led by Zaahir Woody with 31 points. NYMA also had solid performances from Zamere McKenzie with 15 points, Will Mayfield added 6 points and 18 rebounds, and Josh Antoine and Jalen Ricks had 6 points each. The Knights also received great efforts from Karif Isaac, Mickey Urso, and Nigel Petti-Fernandez in the win. The team is now 4-2 overall.

JV Basketball was in action as well as they also took the ride to Oakdale, CT to take on St. Thomas More. They were led by Remy Sykes and Ethan Hassane and came out with a huge win. The young squad also had contributions from Henri Racine and Simon Chen.  They are now 3-1 overall.

On the Bowling side of things, Jeffrey Li recorded a personal and team best score of 141 this week at practice. The Bowling team will be ready to make history and kick off the season after the Winter Furlough. Swimming and Wrestling will also begin competing at events and meets after the holidays.

50 Blessing Bags Created and Donated

Earlier today NYMA students delivered 50 blessing bags to Safe Homes of Orange County in Newburgh.

Safe Homes of Orange County’s mission is to work toward the elimination of intimate partner violence and human trafficking by providing comprehensive support services to victims and their children. They aim to increase public awareness about these issues and encourage accountability for perpetrators.

The director explained that when victims finally have the courage to flee, they often leave everything they own behind so as to not raise any suspicions. We were told that the items that the cadets purchased were perfect because they are not covered by food stamps. They were extremely appreciative and will be posting our picture on their Facebook page. We wanted to pass this gratitude on to you for helping to make this happen!

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Winter Programs at NYMA

Come to NYMA for winter break! Students can arrange to visit NYMA for special programs during winter recess. The programs incorporate classes in the morning and special activities in afternoon and evening.


-International Two-Week Program: January 28th – February 9th

-Mid-winter Recess: February 17th – 24th

To inquire or apply, please contact: admissions@nyma.org

Weekly Sports Recap (12/15/17)

On Wednesday, 12/13, the Varsity Basketball team (2-2) traveled to Long Island to play Upper Room Christian and lost 87-71. The Knights were led by Zaahir Woody who finished with 24 points. Will Mayfield added 15 and Zamere McKenzie had 12. Brandon Evans, Karif Isaacs, Mickey Urso, and Josh Antoine added 6 points each.

On Friday, 12/8, the Varsity boys traveled to Faith Christian Academy for a HVAL match-up. The Knights won by a score of 93-66. NYMA had a balanced scoring attack led by Zaahir Woody with 20 points, Will Mayfield and Zamere Mckenzie each had 18, and Josh Antoine added 10 points.

On Wednesday, 12/13, the JV Basketball team played host to league rival Storm King. The Knights played very tough, but in the end they came up short losing 32-22. Cadets Bob Wang and Henri Racine both had outstanding games. These two teams will meet again in February at Storm King for what should make for another great game. The JV Boys, led by Coach Mario Espinoza, are now 2-1.

The Varsity Boys will travel to Chase Collegiate on Saturday, 12/16.  Both JV and Varsity are then back in action next Wednesday, 12/20 as they travel to NEPSAC powerhouse, St. Thomas More.

Weekly Sports Recap (12/8/17)

On Saturday, 12/3, our Varsity Basketball team had their first game of the season against Darrow in a HVAL matchup. NYMA won by the score of 62-14. The Knights were led by Will Mayfield who scored 22 points. Zaahir Woody and Mickey Urso also finished with 8 points each.

Aside from the basketball team picking up their first win, we had another milestone as our cheerleading team led by coach Stephanie Staudle took the court as well! The squad of Sarah Elhouti, Jedianne Graham, Veronica Walker, and Giana Whritenour were amazing and did the school proud!

The Knights were back in action on Sunday, 12/4, as they played host to NYC powerhouse, Our Savior Lutheran, in a non-league matchup. O.S.L. won by a score of 89-70. NYMA was led by Zaahir Woody who scored 24 points. The Knights also received balanced scoring from Brandon Evans with 13 points, Will Mayfield with 10, Mickey Urso with 9, Josh Antoine with 8, and Zamere McKenzie with 6 points. The Varsity team (1-1) will take on Faith Christian in a league matchup in Poughkeepsie.

The JV Basketball team also started their season on Saturday against the Woodstock Day School. Bob Wang and Remy Sykes led the Knights to victory. On Monday, 12/5, the JV team took the court for their second game versus Oakwood Friends Academy. The Knights again were led by Bob Wang and Remy Sykes as they picked up their second win of the season. Henri Racine and Andrew Weng also had great games for NYMA. The JV team (2-0) returns to the court next Wednesday at home against the Woodhall School.

Go Knights!!!

Service Learning Update (12/5/17)

Last week some members of the culture group gathered inspiration from the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel to create a “Ceiling of NYMA”. Other members used teamwork to stuff cannolis with delicious filling for dessert.

Luke Daly, one of the newer members of the Corps of Cadets, has obviously acclimated to his new school quickly. He was getting into the swing of things in our NYMA kitchen on service learning day to pay homage to Italian cuisine. The pizza was delicious!

The project group has been racking their brains or should we say raking…to come up with ways to raise money for their cause. Their goal is to create 50 blessing bags to distribute to those in need. They have tackled the zillions of leaves falling around town and are getting closer and closer to their goal each day!

Making NYMA Proud at Pace

Our New York Military Academy Color Guard consisting of Kobe Parker, Timothy DelUniversita, and Jake Debree presented the Colors yesterday at a Pace University basketball game. They were accompanied by Veronica Walker and Gianna Whritenour who did an outstanding job singing our National Anthem. Great job cadets…you made NYMA very proud!

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Facebook Video: NYMA Color Guard @ Pace University


HVAL All-Conference Announced

The following are the Hudson Valley Athletic League All-Conference Selections for this fall:

First Team All-Conference

Cross Country – Matthew Montes

Second Team All-Conference

Cross Country – Karif Isaacs

Second Team All-Conference

Cross Country – Joshua Antoine

First Team All-Conference

Soccer – Remy Sykes

First Team All-Conference

Soccer – Simon Chen

Second Team All-Conference

Soccer – Brandon Fooks

Second Team All-Conference

Soccer – Nigel Petti-Fernandez

NEPSAC Soccer Senior All-Star Selections

Brandon Fooks

Nigel Petti-Fernandez



Weekly Sports Recap (11/18/17)

We need to recognize a few accolades at the end of the season. The Cross Country team finished strong at the New England Championships. Sophomore Matthew Montes placed 25th out of 220 runners. Teammates Karif Isaacs, Will Mayfield, Daniel Geng and Michael Zelenger all made the trip to Maine with Coach Gordon and made us proud!

We’d also like to mention that Senior Zaahir Woody has been offered a full athletic college scholarship for basketball by the following schools: Felician University (D2), Dominican College (D2), and the County College of Morristown, NJ.  Congratulations Cadet Woody!

This coming winter season we will be offering the following sports: Varsity Basketball, JV Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Rifle, Swimming, and Wrestling.

Please stay tuned for updates and information about these winter sports including rosters and schedules.