The Girls Volleyball team played host to Storm King on Friday, 10/19, to kick off the Homecoming festivities. It was an exciting match through and through as Storm King defeated our Lady Knights in four sets 3-1. Scoring went as follows: Game 1: 23-25, Game 2: 7-25, Game 3: 25-14, Game 4: 24-26.
On Saturday, 10/20, the NYMA Soccer team defeated Springfield Commonwealth Academy in the first Homecoming competition of the day. The Cross Country meet followed with the Knights finishing 3rd overall. The following cadets earned medals: Matthew Montes (2nd) and Karif Isaacs (8th). Montes ran a personal best finishing the 3-mile race in 18:01. This is 14 seconds faster than his last record and he did it this time recovering from a sprained ankle. We are also extremely proud of cadets Alex Deluccia and Justin Bonsu who finished just outside the top-10 in 11th and 12th place. Great job!
On Monday, 10/22, the Girls Volleyball team played Marvelwood. Our Lady Knights won in a 3-game sweep (Game 1: 25-16, Game 2: 25-15, Game 3: 25-15). Also on Monday, the NYMA Soccer team (4-10 Overall, 2-5 HVAL) traveled to Darrow and lost by the close score of 2-3. Cadet Mickey Urso and Cadet Jeannot Basima scored the NYMA goals. The soccer game this past Saturday (10/27) against Harmony Christian was canceled due to the rain.
Wednesday, 10/24, the Girls Volleyball team traveled to Poughkeepsie Day School where they played a very competitive series winning in another 3-0 sweep (Game 1: 25-20, Game 2: 25-22, Game 3: 26-24). The Cross Country team also competed that Wednesday at Marvelwood in an HVAL race. The team was a little banged up and a few runners did not race but overall, they did a solid job. Cadets Donovan Green, Alex Deluccia, and Justin Bonsu all finished in the top-30. The boys are off until next Wednesday when they head to Oakwood Friends Academy for the HVAL Championships. They will be resting up and getting both physically and mentally ready to compete. We hope to see a few of the cadets earn some medals. We also hope to see Cadet Matthew Montes repeat this year as league champion. Good luck and go Knights!
This past Saturday, 10/13, our NYMA Soccer team (HVAL 2-4) traveled to Storm King and lost 1-9 to a very strong and well coached team. The NYMA Cross Country also traveled Storm King for a meet that day and junior cadet Matthew Montes finished in 2nd place while fellow junior cadet Karif Isaacs finished in 9th place.
On Monday, 10/15, the NYMA Varsity Soccer team hit the road again as they traveled to the Harvey School. NYMA lost a hard-fought game to a talented Harvey squad by the score of 0-4. This kicked off a busy week for us here on campus as we began to gear up for Homecoming this weekend. We have numerous festivities planned on campus and each day should bring something new.
Tuesday, 10/16, our Lady Knights Volleyball team took the court for the first time this year. They faced the defending HVAL champions, Faith Christian, and the girls did the school proud. They had a bunch of fan support from members of the Soccer and Cross Country teams as well as the faculty and administration. It was a great day for NYMA. The girls gave it their all but unfortunately lost to Faith Christian (20-25, 14-25, 9-25). They have been working hard and it will take them a little time and confidence to come together as a team. Over the next three weeks we hope they have some fun and make a run in the playoffs.
The Volleyball team jumped right back on the horse as they traveled to Oakwood Friends Academy on Wednesday, 10/17, for their second straight day of games. They won this match 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-14). The Lady Knights are now 1-1 Overall/HVAL.
Also on Wednesday, the NYMA Soccer team (3-9 Overall) hosted EF Academy from Westchester. NYMA lost by the score of 2-5. NYMA goals were scored by Cadet Mickey Urso and Cadet Jeannot Basima. The NYMA Cross Country team was also back on the course that day as they traveled to the Poughkeepsie Day School. The team was led by their young runners: 8th grade cadet Justin Bonsu and 9th grade cadet Alex Deluccia. The team had to deal with some injuries; they will rest up and come out on Saturday for Homecoming.
We also had a pretty intense week on campus with our Intramural Program as we had a 4-team Flag Football tournament amongst the cadets. The top-2 teams will battle it out for bragging rights in the championship game on the Quad today. Also taking place today, the Lady Knights Volleyball team will take on rival Storm King here at Alumni Gym to kick off our athletic contests for Homecoming Weekend! We will also have our annual pep rally and bonfire later tonight where we will give out our Athlete of the Month Awards.
Saturday will be a jam-packed day as we have Parent/Teacher Conferences and then a nice BBQ lunch before our teams are in action again. Soccer will kick off at 3:00 pm as they host Springfield Commonwealth Academy and the Cross Country races will start at 3:30 pm. Our last Homecoming event will be a kickball game amongst the Corps of Cadets that will begin at 4:00 pm.
The Lady Knights returned to the volleyball court on Tuesday at home against Faith Christian. They were all smiles as they gave it their all against FCA. Although they came up short against the 3-time defending HVAL Champs, it was a huge first step to bringing back a great program. Congratulations and good luck this season! Go Knights!!!
On Wednesday, October 10th the NYMA Knights Soccer team (3-6 overall, 2-3 HVAL) played host to Woodstock. The game was a great outing as Cadet Jeannot Basima finished with four goals. Basima really made an impact on the game as did the following cadets: Thapelo Shika, Remy Sykes, Bob Weng, and Zamere McKenzie. They each scored goals resulting in an 8-4 NYMA victory. Our young goaltender, Cadet Felix Fan, had a great learning experience and is still acclimating himself to the position. Senior Cadet goalie Bill He took over and put NYMA in a great position to win the match.
Also on Wednesday, the NYMA Cross Country team was in action but this time they had home field advantage as they hosted an HVAL Invitational meet. It was a great competition and the overall field consisted of 100 runners. The schools that were in attendance were Storm King, Faith Christian Academy, Poughkeepsie Day School, Marvelwood, Oakwood Friends, Harvey, EF Academy, Woodhall, and Woodstock. Junior Cadet Matthew Montes stole the show once again coming in 1st place for the third straight meet. Cadet Karif Isaacs finished in 9th place and freshmen Cadet Alex Deluccia finished in 10th. Cadets Xavier Gibbs (20th), Josh Antoine (22th) and Justin Bonsu (30th) all finished in the top 30. The Knights had a nice team showing as well as they came in 2nd place overall out of the ten schools who competed.
On Monday, 9/24, our Knights played host to HVAL opponent and rival, Poughkeepsie Day School. During the game, there were many opportunities for our offensive players to score on PDS, but their goalie proved to be better than most we have faced so far. PDS won the game by the score of 3-1 but the Most Valuable Player of the game was Cadet Mickey Urso. He showed pure skill, determination, and great character leading his teammates. Other notable players included cadets Jeannot Basima, Remy Sykes, and Alvin Lukose.
On Wednesday, 9/26, the Knights traveled to Chase Collegiate in Connecticut. NYMA lost by the score of 0-7 but had a strong effort from a number of cadets including Mickey Urso and Jeannot Basima. Despite the score, senior goalie Bill He continued to show improvement and had a couple of big saves. The Knights are back in action on Saturday, 9/28 at home versus HVAL opponent, Marvelwood, at 3:00 pm.
Cross Country was off from competition this week due to weather-related issues. It was a very wet week and made some of the courses dangerous for the runners. They will be back in action next Wednesday for an HVAL Invitational at Storm King (2:30pm Course Walk, 3:15 pm Start) and then again on Saturday as they head to Darrow (3:15 Course Walk, 3:45 pm Start) for another HVAL Invitational. Darrow is a later start due to the SAT exam scheduled for next Saturday morning. Go Knights!
The Academic & Athletic Awards Ceremony and Dinner took place in the Curie Dining Hall this past Friday, June 8th.
Congratulations to all recipients!
We had a very interesting finish to our Spring Sports Season as the weather in the area took a turn for the worse last week. Due to the destruction of the storm that hit, all of the playoffs were unfortunately affected and shortened. We had to deal with some issues on campus, but in the end, everyone was safe and that’s all that matters.
We finished our spring season with Ultimate Frisbee losing to Marvelwood by the score of 6-15 and finishing in 5th place in the Hudson Valley Athletic League. Baseball finished in 5th place as well and Boys Tennis defeated Faith Christian to finish in 3rd place. We are extremely proud of all of our cadets as they represented NYMA well throughout the season and the entire school year! A special thanks goes out to our spring coaches for all of their time and dedication.
To see the Athletes of the Month for this month and last (as well as browse all recipients for the 2017-2018 school year) please click here.
This has been a very exciting week as the Hudson Valley Athletic League Playoffs are scheduled to kick off on Monday. The NYMA Boys Tennis Team beat Poughkeepsie Day School the other day in a close match 5-4. That win clinched the #3 playoff seed which also means home court advantage for Coach Nate Dimme and the boys on Monday against Faith Christian Academy.
The Knights Baseball Team has been awarded the #5 seed which means on Monday they will play #4 Storm King at Mt. Airy Field in Cornwall. They played Storm King yesterday in the last regular season game of the year and lost 8-12. It was a close game and is setting up for a great rematch on Monday as the Knights fight to stay alive and make a playoff run!
Ultimate Frisbee lost a tough game to Marvelwood earlier this week. Yesterday they also came up short against Poughkeepsie Day School. Coach Forrest Gordon and the team have been awarded the #5 seed in the HVAL Playoffs and will either have to travel to Darrow or Marvelwood on Monday.