With the spring sports season drawing to a close, Browning celebrated its athletes on May 11. In his welcome to the Form I-VI boys, Head of Upper School Jim Reynolds remarked that he was impressed with the boys’ ability to balance academic and athletic endeavors, which contributes immensely to the spirit of the School. Before turning over the program to Athletic Director Andrew West ’92, Mr. Reynolds said, “My hat is off to you all."
Coach West noted how diligently the athletics department works to get all the boys involved and offer something that appeals to everyone. He remarked on the extraordinary involvement by boys of all ages this year, with 100% participation from Form III boys. He concluded that if they keep these numbers up, the Panthers will have even greater success down the road.
This spring, varsity baseball won the 2015 regular season NYCAL championship and will represent the NYCAL in the NYSAIS Post-season State Tournament. The varsity tennis team members defended their title as league champions, winning their fifth straight NYCAL League Tournament. The varsity track team finished second in the league.
During the awards ceremony, Coach West announced that Alec M. ’15, Anthony C. ’16 and Liam K. ’16 were selected as NYCAL All League Baseball Players, Del S. ’16 had been selected as a NYCAL All League Tennis Player, and Alejandro O. ’16 had been selected as a NYCAL All League Golf Player. Alec and Del also received the highest ranking of all players in the league from all the coaches in the league, making them the NYCAL League’s MVPs in baseball and tennis, respectively – the highest honor a player can get!
Above, watch a slide show produced by Director of Communications Design Jeremy Katz ’04 of action shots from the season. Photographers Sandy Pelz ’71 and Christine Bramble took these wonderful photos and spend many afternoons cheering on the Panthers.
View additional photos and season details from the coaches for Varsity Baseball, Varsity Tennis, Varsity Track, Varsity Golf and Form I/II Baseball. Congratulations to all the players on a great spring season!