This week was the final week of the fall season for our athletes here at NYMA! Soccer traveled to Darrow for the playoff quarterfinals and lost by the score of 5-2. It was a great game that was played in some tough conditions due to the temperature and heavy rain. NYMA goals were scored by cadets Simon Chen and Bob Wang. The Knights finished the season 4-12-1 which was a huge improvement from last year. There is a solid young core of cadets that we hope to build around for years to come!
Cross Country had an eventful week as some of the runners took part in the Hudson Valley Athletic League B Invitational held at Faith Christian Academy this past Wednesday. Cadet Karif Isaacs came in first place overall. Isaacs also won the 11th grade division as a sophomore. Senior cadets Zaahir Woody and Zamere McKenzie finished in 6th and 7th overall and 1st and 2nd for the senior race. Cadet Michael Yusupov finished in the top-10 for the juniors and Cadet Mickey Urso finished in 3rd for the sophomores. Cadet Michael Zelenger finished in 3rd place for the 8th grade division while Cadet Daniel Geng came in 8th. Both Zelenger and Geng ran personal bests at this event which was a great way to end their season.
The remaining runners chose to rest up and prepare both physically and mentally for the New England Championships that will be held today at Berwick Academy in Maine. Coach Gordon and the team, led by Cadet Matthew Montes and Cadet Karif Isaacs, headed to Maine yesterday after classes and hit the course this morning for the event. They will have to attend registration followed by the course walk. The actual race will start at 2:00 pm and the awards ceremony will take place afterwards at 4:00 pm. We wish our athletes the best of luck. We are so proud of all of you!