Weekly Sports Recap (2/16/18)

On Saturday, 2/10, The Varsity Basketball Team (15-3) played host to Marvelwood in an HVAL matchup. NYMA won by a score of 68-27. The Knights were led by Zamere McKenzie and Will Mayfield who each scored 21 points. Mayfield also added 10 rebounds. Zaahir Woody had 12 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds. Branden Evans scored 9.

The following day Varsity Basketball hosted Redemption Christian Academy and won 81-58. The Knights were again led by a strong performance by Will Mayfield who finished with 25 points, 3 blocks, and 18 rebounds. Zaahir Woody also had a great game; he had 22 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks, and 5 steals. Zamere McKenzie had 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Branden Evans and Karif Isaacs each had 7 points while Josh Antoine and Mickey Urso finished with 5 points each.

On Sunday the JV Team also took on Redemption Christian Academy. They lost by the score of 42-56. NYMA was led by Andrew Weng who scored 16 points and Ethan Hassane who finished with 13.

On Monday both the JV and Varsity Basketball Teams traveled to Poughkeepsie Day School. JV won by the score of 52-28. The young Knights team were again led by Andrew Weng with 18 points and Ethan Hassane with 14 points.

The Varsity Team beat Poughkeepsie Day School by the score of 91-47. NYMA was led by Mickey Urso who finished with a game-high 33 points. The Knights also got solid contributions from Zaahir Woody who had 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists and Will Mayfield who had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Branden Evans and Josh Antoine each added 7 points. David Pinto Ricardo had 8 rebounds.

Wednesday was a big day for NYMA Athletics as we had most of our teams in action. Wrestling was at Marvelwood, Bowling took on Faith Christian Academy, and JV and Varsity Basketball both took the five-mile trip down 9W to renew a friendly rivalry with Storm King.

NYMA Bowling was defeated by Faith Christian Academy in both matches. The first match the Knights lost 96-124, 111-116. Standout bowlers in this first match were Jason Zheng, Alex Huang, and Zhengkun Yang. In the second match NYMA was defeated 102-151, 93-111. Leading the way for NYMA in this second match were Mandy Wang, Alex Huang, and Adam Sun.

JV Basketball fell to Storm King 28-38. The Knights were led by Andrew Weng with 14 points and Bill He with 6 points. Varsity Basketball was able to pull off a win against Storm King in what was an intense atmosphere on the road. The gym was packed and our Color Guard made the trip to present the Colors. The cheerleaders also were at the game and did a great job stirring up the crowd and rooting for the Knights. We also had a special cheering section led by Mrs. Reeves, Mrs. Mango, and Dr. Webb. NYMA defeated Storm King by the score of 78-58. Zaahir Woody had 26 points while Will Mayfield and Zamere McKenzie both scored 17. Branden Evans finished with 11 points, Mickey Urso had 7 points, and Karif Isaacs scored 4.  The Varsity Team is now an impressive 18-3!

Weekly Sports Recap (2/9/18)

It was a very hectic week for sports here at NYMA as weather played a major role in some of our scheduled contests. Wrestling, bowling, and JV basketball all had matches and games canceled due to weather-related issues. We will make up all of these cancellations so please stay tuned for updates.

The Varsity Basketball Team took a road trip this weekend to play national powerhouses, Putnam Science and Springfield Commonwealth. On Saturday, 2/3, they beat Putnam Science by a close score of 92-90. Zaahir Woody recorded a triple-double and led NYMA with 32 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. Zamere McKenzie had 20 points while Will Mayfield had 19 points and 21 rebounds. Josh Antoine had a huge second half in which he scored all of his 10 points. Brandon Evans also helped out in the NYMA win by contributing 8 points.

On Sunday Varsity (13-3) played Springfield Commonwealth and lost a tight game by the score of 61-62. The Knights were led by Zaahir Woody with 16 points, 6 steals, and 5 assists. Brandon Evans finished with 17 points while Zamere McKenzie added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Will Mayfield added 8 points and 10 rebounds while Josh Antoine scored 7.

On Thursday, 2/8, the Varsity Basketball Team hosted Poughkeepsie Day School in an HVAL matchup. NYMA dominated the game winning by the score of 81-31. The Knights were led by Zaahir Woody with 20 points and Will Mayfield with 16 points. Karif Isaacs added 12 and did a great job controlling the tempo of the game. Brandon Evans and Zamere McKenzie both finished with 8 points. Mickey Urso scored 6 while Josh Antoine and Nigel Petti-Fernandez each had 5 points. For pictures of the game, please visit: Facebook Album: Basketball vs Poughkeepsie Day.

Weekly Sports Recap (2/3/18)

On Friday, 1/26 the Varsity Basketball Team played Faith Christian in a HVAL Matchup. NYMA won 92-44 and were led by a balanced scoring attack. Brandon Evans led the team with 23 points while Zaahir Woody had 20. Mickey Urso and Zamere McKenzie contributed 10 points each while Will Mayfield scored 9 points. Josh Antoine and Karif Isaacs each had 7 points and Nigel Petti-Fernandez finished with 4.

The JV Basketball Team also took on Faith Christian on 1/26 and lost by the score of 63-52. The young Knights were led by Andrew Wang who scored 17 points. Simon Chen finished with 13 points while Henri Racine added 10. Ethan Hassane also scored 8 points.

On Saturday, 1/27 the Varsity Boys (9-2) played host to Carson Long Military Academy from Pennsylvania in the first ever Northeast Military Academy Tournament. NYMA won by the score of 78-48. The Knights were led by Most Outstanding Player, Zaahir Woody. Woody finished with 19 points while teammate Zamere McKenzie added 15 points. Jalen Rocks pitched in 10 while Will Mayfield finished with 9. Karif Isaacs scored 8 points, Josh Antoine had 7, Mickey Urso had 5, and David Pinto-Ricardo and Nigel Petti-Fernandez each contributed 3 points. Carson Long Military Academy’s Brandon Osofo and Tristin Garcia both scored 16 points apiece and Osofo took home the Sportsmanship Award.

The JV Team also played Carson Long and won by the score of 62-34 with Cadet Andrew Weng scoring 20 points for the Knights.

On Saturday, 1/27 the NYMA Wrestling Team traveled Down 9W to Storm King and wrestled against Woodhall, Marvelwood, and Storm King. Matthew Montes and Nathan Kratman wrestled very well and made NYMA proud!

On Monday, 1/29 the NYMA Varsity Basketball Team (10-2) started a five-game road trip by traveling to Hartford, CT to play a very talented Watkinson team. The game was 39-30 at halftime in favor of NYMA. The Knights ended up winning by the score of 86-48. NYMA was led by Will Mayfield who finished with 27 points, 20 rebounds, and 6 blocks. Brandon Evans scored 21 points and Zamere McKenzie finished with 17. Zaahir Woody also had a great game contributing 9 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds.

On Wednesday the Varsity Team then traveled to Oakwood Friends and won by a score of 77-42. Senior Zaahir Woody led the Knights in scoring with 22 points. That effort helped Woody  eclipse the 1,000-point total for his high school career! Brandon Evans also finished with 20 points for the Knights. Other cadets with solid contributions were Zamere McKenzie and Mickey Urso with 8 points and Karif Isaacs and Josh Antoine with 7 points.

That same Wednesday the NYMA Bowling Team was in action again. Match #1 was versus Storm King. NYMA was defeated in 2 games by scores of 109-91 and 138-105.  Stand out players for this match for NYMA were Mandy Wang, Heidi Welsh, and Zhengkun Yang.

The second match was against Faith Christian Academy. NYMA lost the match with FCA winning game one 109-98 and NYMA winning game two 121-97. FCA came through with a clutch strike to win game three by the score of 114-107. Mandy Wang and Heidi Welsh carried the team against FCA making 5 of 6 spares that they attempted. Next week we will be at Pat Tarsio Bowling Lanes for matches that will be starting at 3:00 pm sharp! If you’re free, come by and support your Knights!

On Thursday the Varsity Basketball Team headed up the thruway to New Lebanon to take on Darrow in another HVAL matchup. NYMA (12-2) won by the score of 80-39 as Zaahir Woody finished with 19 points. The Knights got a solid contribution from Zamere McKenzie who finished with 16 points, Karif Isaacs who had 11 points, and Mickey Urso who scored 10. Josh Antoine and Jalen Ricks also each scored 7 points while Brandon Evans ended the game with 6.

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.

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!!!

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.

Weekly Sports Recap (11/11/17)

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!