The coaching staff of E3Sports wrapped up 2014 on a very strong note. Several coaches finished the fall season with winning records, as well as winning a few conference titles and one state championship.
All three E3Sports varsity soccer coaches lead their teams to a top 3 finish in their conference tournaments. Riverdale’s Boys Varsity Soccer Team, coached by Co-founder of E3Sports, Andrew FitzGerald, placed 2nd overall in the Ivy League Tournament. Following the tournament FitzGerald and his team ended the season with a bang earning the 2014 NYSAIS State Championship title, Riverdale’s first since 2006, in a 2-0 win over the #1 seed Horace Mann. FitzGerald not only led his team to victory, he did it while giving his players a season they would all enjoy. “Andrew has embraced the mission of Riverdale Athletics: providing each student-athlete a positive experience,” said The Director of Athletics at Riverdale County school, John Pizzi. Coach Eoghan O’Kelly helped guide the Marymount’s Girls Varsity Soccer Team to a perfect 9-0 record and a 2nd place overall finish in the AAIS tournament. The team also received a bid into the state tournament where they were eliminated in the Quarterfinals. The Chapin School’s Girls Varsity Soccer Team, coached by Alex Dawson, played their way to a 3rd place overall finish in the AAIS and a semifinal exit in the conference tournament after a 9-6-1 season.
1st year coach Eric Lodde and The Chapin School’s Girls Varsity Volleyball Team went a perfect 9-0 in AAIS conference play. Lodde followed up their regular season success by leading his team to the NYSAIS State Tournament where they earned a hard fought 2nd place overall finish. Marymount’s Girls Varsity Volleyball Team, coached by Carlos Chavarria, had a strong finish to their 2014 season by winning their opening round AAIS tournament match before falling to the #1 seed, The Chapin School, in the Quarterfinals.
The Chapin School’s Girls Varsity Cross Country Team, coached by both Alain Saint-Dic and Brittney Towner, overcame an injury plagued season by guiding their team to an impressive 8th place overall finish in the NYSAIS Championship Meet, with one runner earning a top 10 finish. Nightingale-Bamford School’s Girls Varsity Cross Country Team, coached by Dean Brown, had a very positive 2014 fall season and saw their training pay off with a 9th place overall finish in the NYSAIS Championship Meet. Nightingale-Bamford School also had one runner race to a top 3 individual finish. Trevor Day School’s Co-ed Varsity Cross Country Team, coached by Daniel Vidal, capped off their 2014 season with an appearance in the NYSAIS Championship meet, finishing 18th overall.
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