Athletics Photos
2019 Varsity Baseball

The varsity baseball team started the season off with a strong showing in Florida where we worked on fundamentals and fitness. We finished the season in third place behind two very strong teams, Loyola and Trevor Day. After an exciting semifinal game where we knocked off #2 Trevor Day, we came up short in the finals against undefeated Loyola, but the boys played well and fought until the final out. This season we had very strong senior leadership from captains Shazeb Dayani, Eric Pena and Alex Wittenberg.  Each one of them contributed a great deal, both on and off the field.  They will be missed. However, we also have a strong core of younger players and are confident we can continue to improve.

2019 Varsity Tennis

Our boys repeated as undefeated NYCAL league season champions. We had a deep team again this year, with solid play all the way through #2 doubles.

2019 Varsity Track

The varsity track team had a successful outdoor season. The boys worked hard each week, incorporating endurance, interval, hill and weight training into their weekly schedules. They also worked hard to improve their race strategies and running form. Together they were able to push themselves and each other in practices and at meets to achieve better times and season goals. The team finished the season with six NYCAL qualifiers and two NYSAIS qualifiers. Ryan Eagan' 20 finished the season as NYCAL 3200, 1600 and 800 champion.  

2019 Varsity Golf

The boys worked very hard to lower their scores from day one, and all of them improved tremendously. Apart from the actual technical side of golf, working on the fundamentals of grip, stance, body position and improving the swing plane, the boys learned course management and how to read greens.

2019 7/8 Baseball

This season, the 7/8 baseball team experienced a rebuilding year with new and young players learning the sport. Through diligence at practice and games, the boys showed promising growth and improvement at bat and in the field.

2019 7/8 Track

Among the many new activities we proposed this year at Browning, one was the creation of a Middle School track team. The purpose of this team is "to introduce Middle School students to track and field and help our boys to develop athletic skills for success in this sport - from sprints and relays to middle and long distance."

2019 Varsity Basketball

This year the varsity basketball team had one of the most successful seasons in school history! Finishing with a record of 19-5, the boys captured the NYCAL Regular Season Title and the NYCAL Postseason Championship in dramatic fashion, defeating Columbia Prep 61-58 on an Alex Liptak three-pointer with 10 seconds left.

2019 Varsity Indoor Track

The varsity indoor track team had a successful inaugural season. The boys endured the cold winter season and worked hard each day, alternating between endurance and speed training. The team also spent time in the weight room every week and improved their strength over the course of the season. The team competed in five meets and sent two runners to the NYSAIS Championships.

2019 Varsity Squash

The Browning Squash team had a great season, despite our record of four wins and six losses. We were led by graduating captain Nick Hurley, with the rest of the squad comprised of ninth and 10th graders. This was a building year, and I predict that we will be very formidable next season!

2019 Junior Varsity Basketball

Over the course of the season, the JV basketball team showed tremendous growth in both skill and teamwork. Despite some initial tough losses, the boys finished with four commendable wins. The team defeated Lycée Français twice and also scored wins against Churchill and Staten Island Academy.

2019 7/8 Basketball Red

The Red team finished their season with a 7-9 record. The boys started the first half of the season with a 5-2 record, and during this time, they displayed excellent ball movement and spacing within their offensive sets. Their biggest win of the first part of the season came against Riverdale School, which marked the first time in seven years that a Browning 7/8 grade team has defeated Riverdale.

2019 7/8 Basketball Black

The 7/8 basketball team had an outstanding season.  They defined the meaning of “grytte” throughout the season, whether it be diving for the ball with 30 seconds on the clock or playing with a “never give up” attitude.

2019 6th Grade Basketball

The sixth grade basketball team ended the season with a 9-3 record. The boys showed tremendous growth as the season progressed. Each member of the team contributed to the success we saw, game after game.

2019 5th Grade Basketball

The fifth grade basketball team had a lot of fun throughout the season. The boys played against some difficult opponents but always kept their heads held high and continued to work hard. They played well together and had a better understanding of how to run plays as the season progressed.

2019 Fencing

The Browning fencers all performed well throughout the season, with each boy an integral  part of the team.

2018 Varsity Cross Country

Chuck Norris said, “Cross Country: No half times, no timeouts, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.” The 2018 NYCAL season experienced a riveting conclusion and delivered its verdict on October 23 at Van Cortland Park. A strong and experienced Trevor Day team won the competition, just edging out Columbia Prep. Browning’s varsity co-captain, Ryan Eagan, won the race (again) with a great time (17:15), close to his personal record (16:58). Ryan has been consistently training hard, pushing himself during interval and hill work-outs, running during the summer and being very responsible about his training. He is a talented runner, and his hard work has paid off in the end. It has been a true pleasure for me to run with the boys this fall and try to share with them my running experience. All of them improved over the season, thanks to their efforts during daily sessions. Most of our harriers will be back next year when we will hope to correct our deficiencies and build on our assets.

2018 Varsity Soccer

While team members started the season with a few ties in league contests, they failed to hit their stride in the weeks after. They were a young team with only four seniors, and the talented freshmen who started often appeared intimidated by the bigger and stronger opponents. Special mention must go to the captains on the team, Blaise Lowen, Nick Hurley and Fernando Cohate, for their leadership and example on and off the field, and to George Newberry, our top goal scorer, who played with a broken wrist for most of the season! We’re very optimistic about the future, as we have some skilled players coming up the ranks to compete at the varsity level.

2018 Junior Varsity Soccer

The team finished the season with a 0-6-3 record and just one win away from a fourth seed playoff spot. The team played an extra play-in game with Loyola and ended it in a 1-1 tie, but narrowly lost the game in penalty kicks. Highlighting the Panthers season were suburb dribbling skills from Captain Luis Altamirano, controlled and timely slide tackles and clears from defensive backs Henry Smith and Alex Raftopoulus, and two late goals to tie games against Loyola and Masters by Jeffrey Ramos and Evan Taylor.

2018 Middle School Cross Country

The Middle School cross country team had a great season, full of improvements. Captain Jack McNeill set a positive tone for the team with his hard work and dedication. The boys came to practice each day ready to work hard, alternating between endurance training, speed workouts and weight training. The team was led by Sasha Maslennikov, who ran consistent times throughout the season and placed in the top 10 each meet. He was followed by teammates Sam Snyder, Kevin Twomey and Jack McNeill, who all improved their times. With hard work, discipline and consistent training, the Middle School boys have strong running careers in their future.

2018 7th and 8th Grade Soccer

The 7-8 soccer team had a successful season with a final record of 8-3. As the season progressed, the boys meshed and played some of their best games. They learned a lot from their three losses, which were all extremely close. Our best games of the season were against Columbia Prep and St. David’s. We beat Columbia Prep in a close game, 3-1. We played St. David’s in our last game of the season, scoring eight goals and moving the ball extremely well. We scored 35 goals and only let up eight throughout the season, which is a testament to our excellent defense and goalkeeper. The boys should be proud of all they accomplished.