Nationally ranked opponents? No problem. The spring sports are off with a bang at Trinity-Pawling.
Varsity Lacrosse is currently 7-2 on the season, and has been ranked as high as 23rd in the nation according to LAXpower.com. The highlight of the season thus far was a 12-11 overtime victory over the Deerfield Big Green. Trailing 9-7 to begin the fourth quarter, the Pride fought back and scored the tying goal with 13 seconds remaining in the contest. Only a minute into overtime, sophomore attackman Brenden Lundy scored the game-winning goal only to be completely mobbed by his fellow teammates.
“The victory over Deerfield put our team on the map,” said senior captain Caelahn Bullen. “We have made a name for ourselves, and now there are nationally ranked teams dreading the thought of playing Trinity-Pawling,” he continued.
Bullen has been fantastic between the pipes for the Pride, while fellow senior Paul Rasimowicz has been an extremely dominant force as the Pride’s faceoff man. The attack line of seniors Eric Mawdsley and Justin Scott, along with junior Chris Connolly have led the T-P offense that averages a stellar 12 goals a game.
JV lacrosse, currently 4-2, is led by sophomore goalie Cam Tucci and sophomore midfielder Joe Webber. Thirds lacrosse is 1-3 with an exciting overtime victory over Canterbury, and middle school lacrosse is a perfect 3-0 on the season.
Varsity baseball is currently 7-1, highlighted by a 10-9 thriller over Kingswood-Oxford School and a 2-1 pitching battle against Kent. James Varian ’17 has put on a hitting clinic, batting .429 with seven RBI’s and no strikeouts. Fellow junior Forrest Ruiz has been fantastic from the lead off position, scoring 10 runs, managing three extra-base hits and leading the team with a .619 slugging percentage.
The Winn brothers have been constant contributors on both offense and defense. Casey Winn ’16 pitched six innings against Kent without giving up an earned run, while also leading the team at bat with a .526 on-base percentage. Younger brother Ryan ’17 leads the team with three wins on the mound to go along with a .333 batting average and a team-leading six walks.
JV Baseball is 3-1 on the season and has outscored their opponents 36-10. Tommy Poulin ’19 has thrown two complete game shutouts against Kent and Canterbury, while Hunter Olstein ’17 and Nate Tanner ’18 have been leading the team at the plate.
Varsity golf has started 4-4 in competition this season, including two close victories in the past week. Last Saturday, the Pride defeated Berkshire 437-442 and followed that up with a 214-228 win over Canterbury in nine holes of golf on Wednesday. Senior captain Henry Angier has been a machine; shooting par or near to par in every contest thus far in 2016. Chris Taylor ’17 has also been a solid performer, highlighted by a 79 against Berkshire, equaling teammate Angier on the day. Cam Somers ’16 and Dennis Ilmela ’17 have also consistently been in the top five finishers for the Pride.
Head Coach Bill Dunham said of his team, “We have two very talented returning golfers, Henry Angier and Chris Taylor, and the rest of the team is improving their skills on a daily basis. Many of our athletes are talented golfers, but now they need to learn how to play at a competitive high school level.”
The Track and Field team has had some fantastic meets thus far including a defeat over Taft and Brunswick in a tri-meet, and a victory at Quads over three teams this past Saturday. Khaleed Exum-Strong ’16 has been a beast in the field events, winning the shot put, discus, and long jump in almost every meet thus far. Also in the field events, Ty Gundrum ’17 has been consistently scoring in the Pole Vault, while Stephen Morrissey ’17 has been dynamite in the triple and the long jump.
On the track, Stephen O’Hanlon ’16 is rarely beat in the 100 and 200 meters, while junior Avery Johnson has been a constant contributor in the 400 meters. In the distance races, Jordan Harnum ’16 is undefeated thus far in the 3000, as junior Will Estony has been nearly perfect in the 800 and the 1500 meters.
Last Friday, four members of the track team traveled to Philadelphia to compete at the prestigious Penn Relays in the 4×100 meter relay. Khaleed Exum-Strong, Monte Lambert, Miles Martin, and Stephen O’Hanlon placed third in the 4×100 heat with a time of 46:06.
Varsity Tennis is currently 1-3, with a 6-1 victory over Canterbury. Team ace, Sean Solecki ’16 continues to be the driving force for the Pride. JV and third’s tennis are both 0-2 on the season.
Get the latest scores here. Roll Pride!