Archive for the ‘RCDS Softball’ Category

Gryphons Outslug Wildcats

May 23, 2011

Four runs in the bottom of the fourth propelled Holy Child to a 5-2 victory over rival Rye Country Day May 6 at Gryphon Field. Junior pitcher Kathleen Samuelson pitched seven innings and struck out five in the victory.

Chloe Giordano

Three Gryphons – Chloe Giordano, Noelle Grieco, and Lauren Manzino – accounted for six of Holy Child’s nine hits. Kim McKoy had two hits for the Wildcats.


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.


Explosive Offense Makes Up for Defensive Lapses in Wildcat Victory

April 6, 2010

If we learned anything from Rye Country Day’s season-opener at home March 31, it’s that this softball team can rake with the best of them.

The Wildcats erased an early 8-2 deficit against Hamden Hall and prevailed 19-14 in a four-and-a-half inning game that took two hours to complete. Errors, wild pitches and passed balls abounded on both sides – typical of the first local game of the spring – but the RCDS offense showed no signs of winter rust. The team recorded more hits (14) than outs (12), with 10 coming from the bats of junior Christine Cunningham and seniors Kim McKoy and Elexa Antweil.

Kim McKoy

“This is promising,” said head coach Wendy Haft of the hitting capabilities her squad displayed. “Even with our best teams over the past few years there hasn’t been as much promise. The small-ball offensive game and base running will be a focus for us.”


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.”