Athletic News - 5/7/19
Baseball: The Pirate baseball team has had an up and down season. They started the season with a 6 and 3 record. Their last 5 games yielded a 2-3 record, making their overall season 8-5. The team will play Tappan Zee today and Somers tomorrow. Their Senior Day will be Monday May 13th. Go Pirates!
Softball: The softball team is 10-3 overall and currently 4-0 in League play. We just came back from competing in a state-ranked, invite-only tournament in Herkimer, NY this past weekend, going 3-1 vs top competition. We upset of the #6 team in New York State, beating them 5-0 (PRHS was ranked #22 in NYS heading into the game). Freshman Maeve Woods, Junior Julia Kinnally, and Senior Julia Pozzuto all had big weekends for the Lady Pirates offensively. It was a great trip for softball, as well as excellent team bonding! We have a big week this week with league rivals Nanuet (home Wednesday) and Tappan Zee (away Thursday). Our senior recognition game is this Saturday 5/11 vs Valhalla at home at 12pm. We have 7 games remaining before playoffs and are looking to keep things rolling!
Girls' Track & Field: Sophomore Ciara Durcan won the 5000m race walk (3 miles) at Penn Relays with a time of 25:10. She finished a minute and a half in front of 2nd place. On a side note, the event following Ciara's was the 5000m Olympic Development women’s racewalk (athletes trying to go to the Olympic trials) - Ciara would have placed 4th in this event! Freshman Una Boylan ran a time of 11:16 in the 2 mile, qualifying for the Freshman 2-mile at Nationals in North Carolina in June! Allie Ritchie won the 400LH at our League Meet last night, being named All League in this event!
Boys' Track & Field: The boys' team finished its undefeated dual meet season last week with a dominating win over Nyack. On Monday, the boys gave Coach Kiernan a very nice birthday present by winning the league championship at Tappan Zee High School. During the meet, Senior Nick Malfitano won the 110 and 400 hurdles, Junior Will Mattei won the shot put, and Senior Jack Reynolds won the 2 mile. Our stand-out performer of the day was Junior Aleks Belz who threw the discus 123 feet. Aleks has improved over 20 feet in the past two weeks!
Boys' Lacrosse: The boys' lacrosse team had their Senior day yesterday, with the ceremony recognized 7 graduating student athletes. The day was topped off with a terrific win over Albertus Magnus, 14-3.
Girls' Lacrosse: Our girls lacrosse team is 6-8. They have a young team and look forward to success as the season unfolds. Senior Megan Foiles scored her 150th career goal in a 15-14 overtime win over Nanuet. Senior Day was Friday May 3rd, with the ceremony recognizing 14 senior athletes. Sophomore Alyssa Smith was nominated for the Journal News Player-of-the-Week. Senior Lauren Sullivan was also highlighted in the Journal News for her successes as a student athlete.
Boys' Golf: The boys' golf team is currently 1-10; they competed last week in the Rockland County Golf Championship and have 3 matches remaining.
Girls' Golf: The girls' team is looking for a win after 9 matches, with 3 regular season matches to play. Six girls will participate in the Rockland County Championship Match on Tuesday, May 14, at Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern. The girls' continue to improve and post personal best scores and we remain hopeful for an individual sectional qualification.
Boys' Tennis: The last two weeks for the tennis team has been very successful. Players continue working hard at improving their skills and becoming more well-rounded tennis players. Every player on the roster has earned a varsity starting spot the last two weeks. League play has been challenging, but we continue to make matches highly competitive and our players never give up till the final hit. With sportsmanship, respect for the game and fellow players always being a priority, our players get an "A". As we finish our regular season play, we are hoping to qualify some individuals in the conference and sectional championships. Standout players over the last two weeks: Seniors Jack Bellew, Mike Gaglio, Sean O'Connor, Tyler Smith, & Jack Sweeney; Juniors John Piscani, Tyler O'Neill, & Matt Galgano; Freshman Tommy Carroll