The Fall Athletics Season on the hilltop was an exceptional one. The entire program across the board had many highpoints throughout their seasons that could be seen as both great for the present and great for the future.All of our varsity teams showed improvement throughout the season that eventually led to tops seeds and success in NYSAIS. For the first time in the school’s history, Hackley School claimed three state championships in the fall season including our first individual NYSAIS champion in cross country. The fall season has turned out to be one for the history books.
Hackley Field Hockey defeated Rye Country Day to win the NYSAISAA championship. LoHud reports: “One team had the top ranking. The other had history on its side. And both teams had aggressive, excellent goalkeeping. More than anything else, the latter is why the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association’s field hockey championship played at Manhattanville College Sunday went past two overtimes and into two shootouts.” Read about it on LoHud.com.
Seven Hackley students performed in concert Thursday night, November 5 at SUNY Purchase. Basia Van Buren, William Zhou, Rohun Rajpal, Benjamin Susswein were selected from the Orchestra to perform at Area All State, and Akira Shindo, Karina Franke, and Matthew Dioguardi were selected from the Upper School Band program.
Sammy Mueller has been named the Con Ed Athlete of the Week Award for her outstanding play this past week in soccer. Sammy has had an incredible season, scoring 17 goals for the Hornets. In the past two games she scored 2 goals against Riverdale in a 3-1 win and 2 goals against Poly Prep in a 3-2 win.
Seven Hackley students have been accepted to perform in the Area All-State groups. Basia Van Buren, Rohun Rajpal, Ben Sussein, and William Zhou were selected for Orchestra. Akira Shindo, Karina Franke and Matthew Dioguardi were selected for Band. All seven students will perform on November 5 at SUNY Purchase.
The Dial has recently been awarded a Gold Medal from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association for its 2014-2015 edition. The Dial entered the competition as a “hybrid” publication, meaning that it was judged and recognized for excellence in both print and online coverage.