Archive for the ‘RCDS Boys' Lacrosse’ Category

High Hopes and Reigning Champions Abound at Rye Country Day

April 11, 2011

The season is already underway, which means the Wildcats are well on their way in attempting to repeat the success of recent spring campaigns.

Boys’ Golf

On the heels of a fifth consecutive NYSAIS State title and Rye Country Day’s second FAA boys’ golf championship in school history, the Wildcats return in 2011 with their murderer’s row of Brian Starker, Colin McDade, James Kennedy, and Harrison Baker  intact.


Wildcats Conquer Scorching Sun and Hackley to Win First NYSAIS State Title

June 11, 2010

The Rye Country Day boys’ lacrosse team overcame both an early deficit and oppressive heat to win the State championship May 26 at Randall’s Island. With the temperature dialed up close to 100 degrees – nearly toppling a 130-year-old NYC record – the Wildcats defeated Hackley 10-7 in the sport’s inaugural NYSAIS tournament.

The 2010 NYSAIS State champions

“It feels great to finish my final season with these guys and coaches,” said Jack Mandy, a captain and one of 12 seniors. “It’s awesome to accomplish something together at the end of the year. I couldn’t wish for better people to share this moment with.”


Boys Advance to Semifinals; Girls Fall at Nyack

May 26, 2010

The sixth-seeded Rye boys’ lacrosse team defeated No. 3 Pelham 9-5 on the road yesterday in the Class C quarterfinals. The Garnets jumped out to a 6-1 lead by halftime, and extended the lead to 9-1 entering the third. Although the Pelican made things interesting with four unanswered goals in the fourth, Rye held on to advance to the semifinals where they will face second-seeded Bronxville on the road Thursday at 4:30.

Christian Bonaventura in Rye's 15-1 first round victory.

Against Pelham, junior captain Matt McReddie led with three goals, while senior captain Cole McCormack and junior Briggs Barton scored two apiece. Mike Linehan, also a senior captain, dominated early and often for the Garnets. He made 10 saves, many in dramatic fashion in the early goings as dirt from Pelham’s natural field kicked up and created a cloud of dust around him.

On the girls’ side, their season unfortunately came to an end in the Class C semifinals against No. 2 Nyack, the team who defeated them in the Section championship last year. Nyack ousted Rye 8-6 this time, as the 11th-seeded Garnets fought valiantly to the end, cutting a three-goal defecit to 7-6 before the second-seeded favorite pulled away.

In today’s action, the top-seeded Rye Country Day boys’ lacrosse team will battle for the NYSAIS State championship with Hackley at Randall’s Island at 3 p.m.

Make it Eight Straight: Garnets Overwhelm Wildcats in Mayor’s Cup Clash

May 7, 2010

New mayor, same result. For the eighth consecutive year, the Rye High boys’ lacrosse team hoisted the Mayor’s Cup by defeating crosstown rival Rye Country Day in the 11th annual meeting between the schools. This time it was a 13-6 victory in favor of the Garnets.

Cole McCormack and Mike Linehan

Unlike last year’s clash, when RHS trailed until scoring four unanswered goals in the final quarter, the Garnets quickly took control and led wire to wire at home May 1 in Nugent Stadium. Rye improved to 4-5 while dealing the Wildcats their first loss of the season, the same thing that happened last year.


Undefeated Wildcats Pick Up Where They Left Off

April 22, 2010

In their first four games, the Rye Country Day boys’ lacrosse team blew out the competition, continuing a run that’s seen the reigning Fairchester Athletic Association and Western New England Division II champions net 22 wins in their last 24 games.

Then, at home against Kingswood-Oxford April 17, RCDS proved they could win the close ones too.

With 3:30 left in a tie game, senior captain Harry Razook fired the game-winner off the far pipe and into the net from 15 yards out. The Wildcats held on in the final minutes to preserve an 8-7 victory that put their record at 5-0.

Harry Razook


RCDS Spring Programs Primed to Add to School’s State Crowns

March 29, 2010

The 2009-10 school year already has been a banner one at Rye Country Day. With three State titles in the bag, the Wildcats are hungry for more as the spring season rolls in.

Boys’ Lacrosse

Rye Country Day was an unrelenting, buzzsaw in 2009, cutting opposing teams to ribbons in their march to a 17-2 record and both the Fairchester Athletic Association and Western New England Division II championship.

The two-pronged engine of that prolific offense – Cody Levine and J.P. Garry – has graduated, but the Wildcats possess a group of four captains who will form the backbone of the 2010 model. Seniors Harry Razook, attack, and midfielder Chris Seter will be heavily relied upon as the only two returning offensive starters. Goaltender Chandler Grinell and defensemen Jack Mandy, seniors as well, are a pair who can spearhead what Rye Country Day hopes is a physical brand of defense.

Harry Razook

“We have a great group of seniors who have worked extremely hard throughout their time here and have meant a lot to this program,” said head coach Matt Rosolen. “Also, we return every defensive player from last year’s team and need their experience and talent to lead throughout the season, especially at the onset as we develop our more inexperienced players.”