The Pride Athetics Fall 2023

Hello Pride fans — welcome back to another school year and another season!

We hope the boys enjoyed their summers, and we’re happy they are back on campus. Student-athletes participating in fall varsity sports arrived on September 2, prior to the rest of the student body, for Early Sports pre-season training and team building. Though this past week has been a hot one, the teams have kept up their energy and excitement for the upcoming year.

Mountain biking Head Coach Gabe Avis is excited about this fall season. Coach Avis is looking forward to working with individual riders on their specific goals and aspirations. He has found that when individual athletes perform their best, the team as a whole grows stronger. This year’s team will be led by some strong riders in Henry Beimler ’24 and Nick Caruso ’24, both captains are primed for a strong season. “It is great to coach in this atmosphere because kids are willing to push themselves to achieve their goals that ultimately help the team, so it is rewarding for them but also for us,” said Coach Avis.

This week, Coach McDougal and the cross country team have been focused on building a team culture with strong camaraderie. “It will be important for the boys to return to a sense of urgency regarding our meets on Saturday,” he said. “We have a good team this year and are looking forward to being competitive again.” Coach McDougal is hoping the combination of younger runners who now have experience, the older 5-year veterans, and captains Harry Clark ’24 and Tyler Olsen ’24 will provide great energy this season.

The football team has returned hungry to improve on last year — they are looking bigger and stronger, proving they have put in the work over the summer. Coach Davenport is excited to welcome our new recruits as well as the returning players from last year. “We’ve had a great training camp and the boys were able to develop chemistry quickly. I’m proud of their work ethic and I think we’re all excited to get our first couple of games underway,” says Davenport. Coach Davenport is also excited to work with his senior captains, Lucas Hunter ’24 and Trey Boula ’24 — both did well last year and are primed for good seasons this year. The team looks to improve from last year and will lean on their seasoned players to ignite the momentum.

Coach Zani is looking forward to the soccer season and competing in league games here at Trinity-Pawling. The team is older as a whole this year — Zani is focused on building their skills and honing in on the aspects of what it takes to be a successful team. “I’m excited to build on last season and really take Trinity-Pawling soccer to the next level,” he said. “We were able to recruit some good players and have some of our older veterans and captains, Gabe Auringer ’24, Maddox Rivera ’24, and Sal Zani ’24 coming back — I’m excited about this year and building the Trinity-Pawling soccer program.”

We would like to wish all of our teams and athletes the best of luck in their competitions this fall!

by Kyle Miller ’18