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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.