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John McGee’s Lady Garnets nipped their Harrison counterparts at the wire April 11 at home, taking a 71-69 decision on the strength of wins in the three distance races and a strong showing in the jumping events.
Lizzy Bennett, Ellie Friedman, and Alison McKay led the way with individual wins from 800-3000 meters. Then they joined with Celia Palmer to take the 3200-meter relay in 10 minute and 33 seconds. Meanwhile, Lindsey Clark easily took both the long and triple jumps. The victory pushed Rye’s record to 3-0.
Dirt, concrete, water, turf, rubber, and grass. They’re all surfaces that Rye’s spring teams play on, and they should all be settings for even more Garnet greatness this season.
Last year ended painfully as the ninth-seeded Garnets fell to No. 8 Harrison in the Class A Sectionals. The memory of that loss is seared in the minds of Rye’s 11 returning players.
The 2011 edition will be a veteran team, comprised of 10 seniors and nine juniors, many of them up from the JV squad. The senior co-captains are Kevin Turco and Forrest Henderson. Head coach Michael Bruno said the team goals for this year are nothing less than a League and Section championship.
Max Robinson, Rye High’s track and cross country star, was announced as the Lions Club Athlete of the Year June 7 at the organization’s 12th Annual Scholar Athlete Award Dinner. Robinson, pictured with fellow Athlete of the Month winners at the Osborn, was elected to the prestigious honor by his peers in a schoolwide vote.
“It was a great feeling when I first found out I was an Athlete of the Month,” said Robinson. “It was nice to know what I do was being recognized. Receiving this today was totally unexpected. It’s amazing, and I appreciated the Lions Club and all they do.”
Spring is a time for new beginnings, but the season began on a somber note for the Garnet family. Maureen O’Shea, the 56-year-old coach of the girls’ lacrosse team, passed away March 13 after a battle with cancer.
Girls’ Lacrosse Team Dedicates Season to Memory of Coach O’Shea
In only three years as head coach of the Garnets, Maureen O’Shea was able to leave a lasting legacy.
“The first person that comes to mind when you think of girls’ lacrosse is coach O’Shea,” said Rob Castagna, Rye’s Director of Athletics. “Maureen was here for a short time, but made a tremendous impact on the program. The kids right away felt her passion for lacrosse, which was strongly matched by her knowledge of the game. She was an ambassador and advocate for it everywhere she went.”
Castagna continued, “She saw the kids for everything they brought to the table. If one of her student-athletes had a high GPA, she knew about it and would put her up for an academic award. It was good to see her go out of the way to get girls recognized for the accolades they deserved.”
O’Shea – a 1971 Rye graduate – coached her alma mater to two Section finals. Each time the Garnets had the crown within their grasp, but came up impossibly short. In 2007, they fell 13-12 to Nanuet in sudden-death double overtime.