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  • November

    Hackley Teams and Athletes Earn Season Accolades

    All League recognition for 30 Hackley athletes capped off the Fall season, along with other accomplishments of the season.
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  • Maya Miller '22

    HGVT at Federation Tournament

    After winning NYSAIS for the first time in school history, the doubles team of Sadie Nipon and Maya Miller participated in another first: The New York State Doubles Federation tournament.
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  • The 2019 Boys Varsity Soccer Team.

    Fall 2019 Boys Soccer

    Going into the 2019 Boys Varsity Soccer campaign, the team knew there we some big holes to fill, in particular the graduation loss of standout Matt Braver who scored 31 goals for the team in 2018. On paper it certainly looked like a rebuilding year.
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  • The 2019 Boys Cross Country Team.

    Fall 2019 Cross Country

    Hackley Cross Country had an exceptional, record-breaking 2019 season, the groundwork for which was laid during the summer months and preseason.
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  • The 2019 Varsity Field Hockey Team.

    Fall 2019 Field Hockey

    The Varsity Field Hockey team had another successful season. Defending its undefeated Ivy League Championship (for the 6th straight season), the team did not even give up a goal in the Ivy League.
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  • The 2019 Hackley Football Team.

    Fall 2019 Football

    The 2019 Hackley Football Team earned an impressive 7-2 record and won the Metropolitan Independent Football Bowl Championship for the second year in a row. 
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  • The 2019 Girls Varsity Soccer Team.

    Fall 2019 Girls Soccer

    The 2019 Girls Varsity Soccer Team, led by seniors Alex Cohen, Sofia Graziano (captain), Annabel Ives, Sophia Masotti (captain), Jordan Miller, and Julia Thomson (captain), finished the season with a 9-5-3 record.
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  • The 2019 Girls Varsity Tennis Team.

    Fall 2019 Girls Tennis

    Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis Team had a historic 2019 fall season, going undefeated, with a 13-0 record, and winning the Ivy Championship for the first time in school history.
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  • At the World Squash Coaching Conference in Cairo, Egypt.

    Coach White Presents at World Squash Conference

    Colin White, Hackley Boys Varsity Coach, presented at the World Squash Coaching Conference in Cairo, Egypt, October 31-November 2.
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  • Five of Hackley's ten runners finished in the top 15.

    Hackley Boys Cross Country Wins State Championship

    Hackley Boys Cross Country won their first ever NYSAIS Championship on November 3 with a dominating performance.
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  • Hackley Football Defeats Poly 27-21

    Hackley Football won the Metropolitan Independent Football League Bowl Championship game on 11/2 over Poly Prep, 27-21.  Go Hack!
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  • Hackley Field Hockey Advances to NYSAIS Championship

    Congratulations to Hackley Varsity Field Hockey for their 3-1 win in todays's semi-final round competition over Chapin.  The team advances to the championship game on Sunday 11/3 at 12 PM, Manhattanville College.
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  • October

    HGVS Advances to Semifinals

    Congratulations to Hackley Girls Varsity Soccer, the athletes and coaches, for their quarterfinal victory 1-0.  The team advances to the semifinals vs. Riverdale, at Riverdale, Friday, 11/1 at 2:30 PM. Go Hack!
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  • Go Hack! Go Hornets!

    Hackley Soccer NYSAIS Competition

    Both the Hackley Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer teams compete today in the quarterfinal round of the NYSAIS Tournament.  HBVS play at 2:30 today at Fieldston, and HGVS hosts Packer at home, also at 2:30. Go Hack!
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  • Hackley Teams Head to NYSAIS Championships

    While Hackley Tennis wrapped up its season with a NYSAIS win last week, Boys & Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, and Cross Country teams continue to compete, and Football has its league championship ahead as well.  Read on for schedule.  For brackets, visit the Athletics News page.
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  • The Hackley Varsity Field Hockey team.

    Field Hockey Wins 6th Consecutive Ivy Title

    Hackley Varsity Field Hockey team wrapped up their sixth consecutive Ivy League title on 10/21 with a 1-0 victory over Fieldston. The team has had an incredible season within the league behind excellent play and a stout defense. No Ivy League opponent has scored a goal this year against Hackley--truly incredible.
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  • Hackley's first NYSAIS doubles champions Sadie Nipon ‘21 and Maya Miller ‘22.

    Girls Tennis brings home first NYSAIS championship

    Sadie Nipon ‘21 and Maya Miller ‘22 won Hackley's first NYSAIS doubles tennis championship today with a 6-3, 6-2 win over a good Horace Mann opponent. 
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  • The Hackley Boys Cross Country team.

    Hackley Boys Cross Country Wins Ivy Title

    Hackley Boys Cross Country brought home their first Ivy title since 1986 on 10/25. The team, led by Ivy Champion Jonah Gorevic ’21, ran the perfect race to defeat perennial power Collegiate. Five of Hackley School’s runners placed in the top 15 to bring home the top prize in a great race.
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  • The Hackley Girls’ Tennis team.

    HGVT Wins League Title

    Hackley Girls’ tennis team won their first league title in the history of the school on the Roberts Tennis Courts on 10/23. In a very tightly contested match, the team defeated Horace Mann 4-1 to bring home the school’s first Ivy title. Two of five matches went to tie breaking sets with another match closely contested to bring home the victory. 
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  • Sadie Nipon ’21

    Hackley Tennis Doubles #1 Seed at NYSAIS

    Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis doubles teams earned the first and fifth seed in the upcoming NYSAIS tournament, to be held this weekend at the Cary Leeds Tennis Center in the Bronx.  Hackley Girls Tennis secured the Ivy championship this week as well witha  4-1 win -- the first Ivy tennis win in Hackley history.
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  • Hackley Boys’ Cross Country team

    Boys Cross Country Tops at Brown NE CC Invitational

    On Saturday, October 19th, the Hackley Boys’ Cross Country team won the Division I race at the Brown Northeast Cross Country Invitational up at Goddard State Park in Rhode Island.
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  • Sophia Masotti ’20 (Girls Soccer)

    Athletes of the Week, 10/7

    Athletes of the Week for October 7th are Sophia Masotti ’20 (Girls Soccer), Enzi Teacher ’20 (Football), Grace Rainero ’23 (Girls Tennis) and Dan Paradis ’23 (Boys Soccer).
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  • Enzi running the ball.

    Athlete Spotlight

    Senior Enzi Teacher was profiled recently in The Hudson Independent, highlighting his strong comeback from last year's surgery.
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  • Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis

    HGVT Goes Undefeated in League Play

    Congratulations to Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis, which has gone undefeated in league play for the Fall 2019 season. Our records suggest that this may be the first such feat for Hackley Girls Tennis since the girls’ tennis league was created in 1982. Led by captains Leah Holmes and Maggie Broaddus and by Head Coach David Sykes and Assistant Coach Pawel Meres, the team’s historic performance is worthy of applause as they head into the Ivy Preparatory School league tournament.
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  • Colin Ives ’22

    Athletes of the Week, 10/1

    Athletes of the Week for Oct 1st are Colin Ives ’22 (Field Hockey), Sadie Nipon ’21 and Maya Miller’22 (Tennis), Josh Williams ’21 (Football) and Charlie Rudge ’21 (Cross-Country).
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  • Girls Soccer off to a Good Start

    The Hackley Girls’ Soccer Team has had a strong start to the season with a 4-2-3 record thus far.
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  • September

    Asahi Goods ’24 and Alex Gray ’20

    Athletes of the Week, 9/23

    The Athletes of the Week for September 23rd are Asahi Goods ’24 and Alex Gray ’20 (Girls Tennis), and Thomas DeGirolami ’22 (Boys Soccer).
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  • Sofia Graziano '20

    Athletes of the Week, 9/19

    Sofia Graziano '20, Jessie Bard '21, Will Rifkin '21 and Jordan Johnson '21 are Hackley's newest Athletes of the Week.
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  • Leah Holmes '20

    Holmes '20: Top Lacrosse Recruit

    Senior Leah Holmes has been named in the top three of Inside Lacrosse's "Young Gun Seniors" -- the top Lacrosse recruits nationally. Congratulations, Leah!
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  • Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis Team

    Strong Start for HGVT

    Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis is off to a fantastic start, opening the season at 6-0.
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  • Jonah Gorevic ’21 (Cross Country)

    Athletes of the Week, 9/12

    Jonah Gorevic '21, Maggie Broaddus '20, Conor McMahon '20, and Jenny Canoni '20 are Hackley's latest Athletes of the Week.
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  • Jenny Canoni ’20

    Canoni Reaches 600 Saves

    Jenny Canoni ’20 recorded her 600th save on Wednesday, September 11th, an accomplishment very few have achieved. Jenny, who was already our career saves leader on the Hilltop, continues to stymie offenses with her outstanding play. Congratulations, Jenny.
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  • August

    Leading Effort in Football Safety

    Hackley School is collaborating with Riverdale Country School and other independent schools in the greater New York City area to partner with the Concussion Legacy Foundation to launch the Future of Football Project. The project will be focused on making High School football safer in our country.
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  • Holmes, US U19 Lacrosse, Win World Championship

    Leah Holmes '20 and the United States U19 Lacrosse Team dominated the World Championship competition, defeating 2nd place Canada 13-3. Leah led the team in scoring, with four goals, including the team's first goal, about 8 minutes into the game. Read about it here.
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  • June

    Ismene Germanakos '19: 19th at Nationals

    On Friday, June 14th, in Greensboro North Carolina, javelin thrower, Ismene Germanakos represented Hackley at the most prestigious high school track competition in the country, New Balance Nationals.
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  • Ismene Germanakos

    Top Track & Field Results at Easterns

    On June 2 at the Eastern Track & Field Championships Ismene Germanakos broke her own school record in the Javelin by over 5’, throwing 124’5” to qualify for Nationals in Greensboro NC on June 14th. Several other Hackley athletes brought in exceptional performances as well.
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  • May

    Spring Athletics Success

    Hackley Athletics saw four teams make it to the NYSAIS Tournaments this spring, and brought home state championships in Girls and Boys Lacrosse -- both teams defeating Rye Country Day School for the championship. In addition, the season saw numerous exceptional performances, with individual event champions named in multiple track and field events, as new school records were set. Go Hack!

    Visit the Athletics News page for team-by-team season highlights.
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  • 2018-19 Athletics Accomplishments

    The following Hackley athletes have earned notable recognitions in athletics this year. In addition to numerous All League recognitions, Hackley athletes earned Journal News recognition, Golden Dozen recognition, individual league and NYSAIS championships, and team league and state championships, while also setting new school records and crossed elite scoring thresholds.
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  • Charles Segal '20

    Athletes of the Week, 5/27

    Charles Segal '20, Jared Rosenberg '22, Maddie White '19, and Charlie Hite '19 are the final Athletes of the Week for the 2018-19 school year. Congratuations to all our athletes!
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  • Hackley Boys Varsity Golf 2019

    Hackley Boys Golf worked together through an impressive growth year, with young players becoming accustomed to the high level of competition in high school competitive golf.
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  • Hackley Boys Varsity Lacrosse 2019

    Hackley Boys Varsity Lacrosse concluded an amazing season with the most exciting lacrosse game in recent memory, overcoming Rye Country Day’s 8-2 halftime lead in the NYSAIS championship game by roaring back in the third quarter with a 10-0 run to claim a second consecutive independent school state title.
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  • Hackley Boys Varsity Tennis 2019

    Boys Varsity Tennis opened its season with the same starting lineup as in 2018 season, with the hope of adding a player or two from the promising group of freshman. By season's end, the team advanced in the standings above last year, finishing fifth.
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  • Hackley Girls Varsity Golf 2019

    The 2019 Girls Varsity Team, though small in number, showed tremendous growth and tenacity throughout the season.
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  • Hackley Girls Varsity Lacrosse 2019

    The Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team had another successful season, finishing with a 15-4 overall record, winning the Ivy League, with an undefeated league record of 12-0 for a 8th straight season, and defending the NYSAIS Championship with a definitive 18-7 win over Rye Country Day.
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  • Hackley Varsity Baseball 2019

    The Hackley Baseball Team worked very hard in the off and preseason this year, starting with Sunday workouts in January and the annual trip to Florida for pre-season training, and opened the season by winning three out of their first four games, highlighted by a walk-off bases loaded single in the bottom of the 7th against Dalton.
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  • Hackley Varsity Softball 2019

    The Hackley Softball Team made some history on the field this season, with accomplishment for the record books.
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  • Strong Finishes at Track & Field Championships

    Hackley Girls Track & Field captured second place in the NYSAIS meet, led by several individual event champions. Boys Track & Field finished fourth, just five points out of the top three, with several outstanding individual finsihes. Together, they concluded another outstanding season for HackleyTrack and Field.

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  • Hackley Lacrosse Teams Win NYSAIS Championships

    In an exciting afternoon of lacrosse between perennial rivals Hackley and Rye Country Day School, Hackley Girls and Boys Lacrosse each delivered strong wins (18-7 and 12-10, respectively) in the NYSAIS championship round at Manhattanville College on Wednesday, May 22.
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  • Three Hackley Teams Advance to NYSAIS Championships

    Hackley Softball and the Hackley Girls and Boys Lacrosse teams all delivered resounding victories in the semi-final round of the NYSAIS tournament on Monday, May 20, and advance to the Championship round on Wednesday, May 22 at Manhattanville College.  Hackley Golf and Track & Field teams also have NYSAIS competitions on Wednesday.
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  • Track Athletes Win at Loucks and Rasbeck

    Hackley Track and Field athletes performed well, setting new personal records and bring home championships at the Loucks games and Rasbeck Relays over the weekend of May 11-12.
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  • Congratulations, Teams!

    Hackley Athletics is proud to announce that we have eight spring teams competing over the next week for Ivy and NYSAIS titles. Please come out and support the athletes and coaches as they make runs for championships! Read on for team by team schedules.
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  • Hackley Baseball Heads to NYSAIS Tournament

    Congratulations to the Hackley Varsity Baseball team, which has received the number eight seed in the NYSAIS tournament. The team has a play in game against Stony Brook this Thursday at Hackley School at 3:30 PM, and the winner will face the number 1 seed poly on Saturday. (NYSAIS Baseball Tournament Bracket.)
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  • Josh Saha

    Athletes of the Week, 5/6

    Athletes of the Week for the week of May 6th are Josh Saha ‘19 (Track & Field), Julia Thomson ’20 (Girls Lacrosse), Abbey Schiller ’21 (Softball) and Patrick Wertimer ’19 (Boys Lacrosse).
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  • Hackley Boys Golf at Fisher's Island

    The boys golf team competed in the Fisher's Island golf tournament yesterday--a very special opportunity for these four players to play on such an incredible course. The team placed 2nd out of 12 teams, and Neil Singh placed third individually, shooting a 76.
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  • Josh Saha '20

    New Hackley 400M Record Set

    At the Somers invitational on May 4 Josh Saha '20 won the 400m hurdles event, setting a new school record time (56.84), surpassing the record set by Ian Parnell '13 in 2012.(57.7).
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  • The 400m Relay Team

    Hackley Athletes Compete at Penn Relays

    Two Hackley relay teams traveled to Penn Relays to compete in the world's most widely recognized relay-only competition.
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  • April

    Tahryam Toure

    Athletes of the Week, 4/22

    Athletes of the Week for the week of April 22nd are Tahryam Toure ’20 (Track and Field), Jimin Jung ’20 (Boys Golf), Zoe Naughton ’19 (Track and Field) and Jason Mark ’19 (Baseball).
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  • Summer Sports Camp at Hackley

    The week of July 22-25, Revolution Field Hockey, GameBreaker Boys & Girls Lacrosse, & Revolution Softball Camp will be held at the HACK.
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  • Dana Van Buren ’19

    Athletes of the Week

    Dana Van Buren, Ameera Shaban, Jordan Johnson, Leah Holmes, and Henry Jones have earned Athlete of the Week honors for their performance in last week's games
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  • March

    Hackley Boys Golfer Recognized in 2019 Season Preview

    Hackley golf standout junior Jimin Jung was recognized in 2019 season preview by LoHud as one of the top local high school players.
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  • US Junior Squash Event at Hackley

    Head Varsity squash coach Adrian Grant hosted a US junior sanctioned silver event on March 16/17, attracting over 50 participants many of the top junior players in the country for this tier, which included Hackley students.
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  • Rob Horan

    Two Hackley Wrestlers Selected as Area's Best

    Rob Horan ’21 was selected 1st team Westchester/Putnam All-Stars at 113lbs by the Journal News and Jack Bosco ’20 received Honorable mention at 120lbs. Congratulations to both on this impressive honor!
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  • Boys Basketball Moving in Right Direction

    The 2018-19 Hackley Hornets Boys Varsity Basketball team took positive steps forward in a season that found wins hard to come by, but new coach Zach Kuba focused on establishing a new culture in the program that included a positive atmosphere, the joy of practicing and playing basketball together, good communication and chemistry.
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  • Girls Basketball Exceeds Expectations with Breakout Season

    The Hackley Girls Basketball Team vaulted past their high pre-season expectation to finish the year with an impressive 19 – 5 record, second place in the Ivy League with a record of 10 - 2, and the #3 seed in the NYSAIS state tournament.
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  • Hackley Swimming Finishes Start of New Era on Upswing

    The 2018-2019 season has been a year of growth and learning, for Hackley swimmers and coaches. Following the nearly 30 year reign of coaching excellence from Coach Gillard, this year saw a new trio of coaches at the helm: Anne Budlong, Mike Ruggiero, and Jeremy Storm, in addition to practicing and competing in the new JCHW pool.
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  • Winter Track Athletes Set New Records

    The 2018-2019 Winter Track Team consisted of 52 athletes and their coaches, Seth Karpinski, Dejan Maksimovic, Jessie Gaines, and Bill McLay. The team participated in several meets over the season, including four Ivy League meets, the New Balance Games, the New Jersey Classic, the Ivy League Championships, and the NYSAIS Championships.
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  • Youth Movement Takes Charge of Hackley Wrestling

    The Hackley Wrestling had an impressive season as young stars broke through and the team went 5-3 on the year with a 3rd place finish in the Ivy Prep League, and a 4th place finish at the NYSAIS Championships.
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  • Girls Squash Mixes Hard Work, Commitment and Fun

    The Hackley Girls Squash Team finished with a 6-8 record on the way to the #5 seed in the NYSAIS tournament, and then went on to beat the 4th seed in thrilling fashion demonstrating how their hard work was paying off.
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  • Hackley Fencing 2018-19

    Hackley Boys Fencing dominated this season, with undefeated Foil and Epee Teams and 2nd place in the league for the Saber Team, while Girls Fencing, small but feisty, captured an individual championship and two fifth place team finishes.
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  • February

    Hackley NYSAIS Tournament update

    Hackley Girls Basketball defeats RCDS to advance; Girls squash advances. Boys Squash advances.
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  • Hadassah (left) and Lara (right)

    Hackley Girls Shine at State Wrestling Meet

    Congratulations to Lara Schechter ’21 and Hadassah Henderson ’21 for their strong performances at the Girls State Wrestling Championships at Truman High School (Bronx) this past weekend.
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  • Hackley Teams Heading to Post Season Competition

    We would like to congratulate many of our athletics teams for making the NYSAIS championships and moving on to the post season.
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  • Hackley Wrestlers Capture Three Titles

    The Hackley Wrestling Team placed 3rd overall at the Ivy League Championships this past weekend with three Hornets taking home individual titles.
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  • Jordan Wade ’19

    Athletes of the Week, 1/28

    Athletes of the Week for the week of Jan. 28 are Jordan Wade ’19 (Girls Basketball), Zaya Gooding ’19 (Fencing), Joshua Zhang ’19 (Fencing) and Nicky Wind ’22 (Fencing).
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  • Hackley Fencing

    Congratulations to the Hackley Fencing Program for their outstanding performances this past weekend. Thirteen of our fencers medaled on Saturday with three individual champions. Congratulations to the coaches and fencers on a fantastic day.
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  • Hackley LAX Athlete Named to US Team Training Roster

    Leah Holmes '20, member of Hackley's Girls Varsity Lacrosse team,is one of 23 players named to the U.S. women's U19 National Team training roster following the recent Spring Premiere at Stanford University, a first for Coach Leffler's players. Read about it here.
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  • January

    Hackley 1000 Point Club

    Senior Jordan Wade joined Hackley's elite group of basketball players to reach the 1000 point mark in points scored at the Winter Sting. Jordan is the 10th female athlete and the 18th athlete overall to reach this benchmark.
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  • Hackley students with Diego Elias from Peru.

    Learning from the Pros

    Last week, Hackley squash players took advantage of the opportunity to see some of the world's top professional squash players compete at Grand Central Station.
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  • Jasmyn Phillips ’21

    Athletes of the Week, 1/14 and 1/21

    Hackley Athletics recognized six Athletes of the Week over the last two weeks.
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  • Boys Fencing Sits Atop Standings at Season Midpoint

    The Boys Fencing Team has had a terrific start to the season with strength across all disciplines, with undefeated Foil and Epee teams sitting in first place, and the Saber team in second place.
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  • Coach Scarcella ’84 Notches 100th Win

    Hackley Girls Basketball coach and Hackley alum Margaret Scarcella ’84 recorded her 100th career varsity coaching win with a 40-28 win over Convent of the Sacred Heart in NYC.
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  • Robert Horan' 21

    Big Win at Westchester Wrestling Championship

    Hackley wrestler Robert Horan' 21 won the prestigious Westchester County Championships in Yonkers on Saturday, January 19th.
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  • Boys Basketball Tops Fieldston

    The Hackley Boys Varsity Basketball Team earned their First Ivy League victory of the season on Monday evening when they ousted a feisty Fieldston team, 67-64, in the Johnson Center.
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  • The Power of Perspective: Hackley Football

    Varsity Football coach Simon Berk offers this thoughtful reflection on "The Power of Perspective" in our blog, Hackley Perspectives, noting the important difference the shift from "I have to" to "I get to" makes--a message that applies to athletics and to everything else we do.
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