Trinity-Pawling Cross Country team

Pride Football

Head Coach: Nick LaFontaine (8th year at Trinity-Pawling)

Returners: Seniors — JJ Flaccavento (OL), David Bancroft (WR/CB), Richard Bolding (OL/DL), Tim Moran (WR/CB), Blake Shao (OL/DL); Juniors — Liam Dietrich (OL/DL), Tyler Gmyr (OL/DL), Stuart Phillips (QB/WR/S), Matt Bologna (WR/LB), Peter Claro (WR/S), Desmond Sampson (OL/DL), Marquese Ward-Morning (RB/LB); Sophomore — Kyle Lee (WR/S)

New Faces: PGs — Kyle Bicho (QB/LB), Jaden Clark (WR/CB), Dougie Simmons (OL/DL), Nick Slofkiss (OL/DL); Juniors — Jaden Dawkins (RB/LB), Kam Katsch (RB/LB), Peter Lundstrom (WR/S), Jeff Miller (OL/LB), Eddie Torres (RB/S); Sophomores — Cebastian Searight (OL/DL), Mason Clark (OL/DL), Raphael Komeyli-Birjandi (RB/CB); Freshman — Braden Root (RB/LB) Garrett Backus (WR/S) Deandre Williams (WR/S)

The varsity football team looks to build on the 2018 campaign with a host of new talent across the board. PG quarterback Kyle Bicho takes the reigns of an exciting new Pride offense, flanked by 2018 scoring leader Donte’ Williams ’20 and returning starter Marquese Ward-Morning ’21. New threats Eddie Torres ’21, Kam Katsch ’21, and Raphael Komeyli-Birjani ’22 will share touches while Bicho looks wide to connect with receivers Jayden Clark ’20, Peter Lundstrom ’21, Kyle Lee ’22, and Tim Moran ’20. The offensive line returns four starters. Senior center JJ Flaccavento leads the charge with returning linemates Tyler Gmyr ’21, Liam Dietrich ’21, and Desmond Sampson ’21.

On the defensive side of the ball, PGs Dougie Simmons and Nick Slofkiss will anchor the line with contributions from sophomores Cebastian Searight and Mason Clark. Jeff Miller ’21, Jaden Dawkins ’21, and Matt Bologna ’21 highlight a quick, well-studied linebacker group, while versatile returner Stuart Phillips ’21 takes the controls in the secondary.

Pride Soccer

Head Coach: Sam Clougher (3rd year at Trinity-Pawling)

Returners: Seniors — Bailey Monteiro (GK), Trevor Cole (DEF), Solomon Hess (GK), CK Giancola (ST), Nick Szymanski (MID); Junior — Sebastian Padilla-Ortega (MID); Sophomore — Andrew Belcher (MID)

New Faces: PGs — James Salvatore (MID), Cooper Mehlhorn (ST); Juniors — Angelo DeLango (DEF), Lukas Dorta (DEF), Sam Renaud (DEF); Sophomores — Cooper Vengrove (MID), Chase Newbold (MID)

The varsity soccer team returns some valuable pieces and adds significant talent to a team that struggled through the 2018 season. Captain Bailey Monteiro ’20 returns to full health and looks primed to have an excellent season in goal while sophomore Andrew Belcher, fresh off a position change, looks far more comfortable in his second year with the program.

Among the newcomers The Pride welcomes a mix of old and young. Farhaan Rashid is a promising young freshman with exceptional dribbling ability, while James Salvatore, a PG from Sutton, Massachusetts brings years of experience and unending competitiveness. The team looks forward to a 16-game season against top New England competitors.

Trinity-Pawling Cross Country

Head Coach: Jim McDougal (5th year at Trinity-Pawling)*

Returners: Seniors — Ben Yoon, Henry Daniel, Rodger Ecker, Danny Csaszar; Juniors — Jimmy Nolan, Toby Berner, Tommy Li, Ryan Kane; Sophomore — Brian Poulos Freshman — Tucker Kellogg

New Faces: Seniors — Lucas Hughes Sophomores — Robbie Accomando, Chris Pellitteri, Mike Pellitteri; Freshmen — Harry Clark, Alex Kozin, Dylan Harrer

The Pride competed in the Choate Pre-Season invitational on September 14, providing a preview for the year. This young group of runners — with only 2 seniors in the top 10 — has the potential to be successful on a weekly basis. The returning runners are fit and newcomers are doing very well as they adjust to the expectations of New England Prep School Cross Country. The seniors and returning runners have set the tone for the season: inclusion, kindness, and effort — qualities that were on full display at the first meet as the runners supported each other and reveled in each other’s success. 

*Coach McDougal is now serving his fifth season as head coach, but 26th with the program!

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by Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris