Field Hockey Takes Next Step, Wins Regional in 2-1 OT Thriller, Now in State Final Four

Regional_Champs On a brisk Saturday afternoon at Lakeland HS, the Greeley Field Hockey team played their first regional championship since 1984. Their opponent was Section IX's Kingston, a 12-time defending sectional titlewinner with a 12-0 record.

The Quakers came out a bit tight, allowing Kingston to have some confidence and possession advantage. Kingston struck early getting the ball behind most of the Greeley D for a two-on-one and converted for the lead about 5 minutes in to the game.

Both teams traded possessions without much fanfare. Greeley held the edge with a few penalty corners but could not convert before the midpoint.

After the half, it was all Quakers. Several penalty corners yielded some great shots but Kingston's goalkeeper stood tall. The Quakers finally broke through at the midway point of the second half. A Caroline Flannery blast was saved, but Grace Arrese at the left post put back a rebound shot. The keeper got part of it, but the referee was on top of the play as the ball edged over the line for a goal to level the game at one.

Greeley had numerous chances late in the game but could not find the winner in regulation. In the reduced player 7-on-7 overtime, the field opened up. After some back and play, Greeley capitalized on a Kingston turnover coming out of their end. Emma Terjesen controlled the ball into the left hand corner, pivoted and centered a pass to Lily Schooonmaker at the near post. Controlling the ball and shielding it with her body, she turned short side and smacked a backhand shot against the keeper who didn't see the release point, sending the Quakers into a frenzied pile and a trip to the State Final Four.

The team will travel to the Buffalo area Friday morning for afternoon practice at Williamsville North HS, the site of the championships. Their semifinal opponent will be Section V's Penfield HS (suburban Rochester), which beat host Williamsville North 3-1 in the State's Far West Regional. The other Class A semifinal will be Section XI/Long Island champion Sachem East against defending state champion Section 4 Maine-Endwell (Binghamton area). Greeley will be amongst "friends" as the Class B and C regionals were won by other Section I schools Bronxville (Class C) and Lakeland (Class B) who will play right before and after the Quakers on Saturday.

Field Hockey Win Section 1 Title. Regional Final Up Next for Spot in State Final Four

Sect 1 Champs On a chilly Saturday across the Hudson at Nyack HS, Greeley Field Hockey faced Mamaroneck in the Class A Sectional Final for the third straight year. After not registering a goal in the last two attempts, this year it was different.

The two teams took turns advancing puck (ball) only to be turned away by stout defense. Greeley held a posession advantage through much of the game but could not convert. The best opportunity came three minutes after halftime where the puck popped out of a scramble to the side of the Mamaroneck goal, but the shot went wide.

Shots were few throughout the game. Greeley had the penalty corner advantage 8-3 and finally connected off one from Grace Arrese with 5:20 left. Izzy Klein put it home on the doorstep in a crowd. Greeley withstood a charge by the Tigers in the final minutes and was able to run out the clock for the win.

Greeley will now face Section 9 Kingston in the State Regional at 12:00pm on Saturday, November 9th at Lakeland High School. The game will be the middle of three games hosted by Lakeland. Class C winner Bronxville will face Taconic Hills beforehand and Class B winner Lakeland will host Rondout Valley.

Check out the winning goal on our Quaker_Sports Instagram Account

Field Hockey To Play For Section 1 Title

On Wednesday afternoon, solid defense in front of keeper Siena Jarrin and goals from Natalie Laskowski and Izzy Klein were enough to propel Greeley Field Hockey to a 2-0 win against Suffern. The victory put Greeley in the Section I Class A Final and a rematch against Mamaroneck.

The title game is set for 5pm Saturday, November 2nd at Nyack HS.

In the regular season match at Greeley, Mamaroneck got out early 1-0. The Quakers leveled it at 1 halfway through but no one could find a winner the rest of the way.

The game's victor will play Section IX winner Kingston next Saturday at Lakeland HS for a spot in the NY State Final Four.

Greeley Sports Boosters elects Executive Board for 2019-2020

At the June monthly meeting of Greeley Sports Boosters, the following members were elected to Executive Board:

  • Co-Presidents: Laura Brail (one year) and Jennifer Bergin (to become President in 2020-201)
  • Vice President, Marketing: Ron Frasch
  • Secretary: Amanda Goodstadt
  • Treasurer: Cindy Greenstein
  • Chief Technology Officer: Jeff Dorst
  • Director of Membership: Samantha Potack
  • Director of Fundraising: Bonnie Berg
  • Director of Modified & Youth Sports: Stacey Reynolds
For general inquiries or how to get involved with Greeley Sports Boosters email us

Get To Know State Wrestling Champion Aaron Wolk ’19

by Mason Greenstein ‘21
Aaron Wolk won the wrestling state championship in the 170 pound weight class. Aaron was the first State championship wrestling winner for Greeley since 1995. I decided to sit down with him and speak to him about his wrestling career.

I know you will be attending D1 Brown University, why did you choose Brown?
They have the open curriculum so it makes it really easy to choose classes. I really like the coach and the team. I visited and talked to the coach multiple times. I’m 40 minutes away from Foxboro and being a Patriots fan, that’s pretty exciting.

What was your high school wrestling record and how many pins did you have?
My record is 157 and 26 and I had 112 pins.

What is your trademark move, what do you do to execute that move, and was that the move you used to pin the guy in the championship match?
My trademark move is the cradle. When I cradle my opponent, I bring his head towards his knee, and lock my hands so that the head and knee stay together. I then pull the guy onto his back. Yes, that was that the move that I used in my championship match.

When did you start to wrestle?
I started in second grade with Coach DeBellis’s youth program.

How did you get into wrestling?
My mom signed me up for Coach DeBellis’s youth program, I kept doing that and the youth tournaments until about 5th grade.

Who do you credit for your success?
Obviously my parents, and my Greeley coaches - Debellis and Tortora. And my club Empire Wrestling Academy in Somers with coaches Degl and Dassan.

What has wrestling taught you?
Time management is a big one. I have a lot of homework both during the season and out of the season too. Perseverance too, especially with injuries. It's hard to come back from an injury but to be the best you have to.

The Greeley Student Boosters thanks Aaron for the interview and we wish him luck at Brown. Congratulations on an amazing Horace Greeley wrestling career!

2019 Senior College Commitments

The list of 2019 Seniors who have made commitments to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level has started to be posted.  Check out the list here.

The list is "opt-in." If you would like your name to be listed please email us here with your name, school and sport.  You do not have to be a scholarship recipient.

Greeley Sports Boosters Gifts Support Training Staff, Athlete Health. More Planned with AD Jason Semo

Greeley Sports Boosters has gifted the Horace Greeley Athletic Department with several items used by the training staff to treat athletes from all teams. After the required approval by the Board of Education, the Boosters purchased the first series of items to improve the athletic experience:
  • Portable Training / Taping Table
  • Hydrocollator and Heating Pads
  • Vacuum Splint Set – for stabilizing significant injuries to a leg, arm, wrist or neck
Taping Table Athletic Trainer Rachel Marino taping an ankle on the new table

“The convenience of having the portable table has helped me more effectively treat injured athletes without leaving the sidelines of the basketball game. I’m looking forward to being able to evaluate student athletes on the sidelines on the fields. In the past, the training staff has to address injuries on the ground or on a metal bench. It was not an optimal way to treat our student athletes.”

Hydrocollator
Heating pads in the controlled Hydrocollator heat bath

“We now can treat athletes with heat therapy according to protocol. Before receiving the hydrocollator from the Boosters, we had no effective way of taking care of athletes needing warm therapy.”

Athletic Director Jason Semo added, "The Greeley Sports Boosters organization is a tremendous asset to our athletic department. Aside from financial assistance that supports various projects that enhance the overall pride throughout the district, the Boosters serves a great source of support between department and community through constant conversations and a full collaboration of ideas."

The Team Behind The Team

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