As the Dalton varsity football team opens up their 2018-19 season, you will notice a shiny new addition to their uniforms. Dalton is equipping all members of the team with the VICIS ZERO1 helmet. The decision to equip the entire team in the ZERO1 is part of a larger commitment to protect Dalton student-athletes with the safest and most technologically advanced equipment. Dalton joins over 1000 high school programs in addition to a significant number of professional and college teams that have made equipped their players in the ZERO1 helmet for the 2018 season.
The Baseball, Softball, and Boys Lacrosse Teams all qualified for NYSAIS Postseason tournaments play this year. The Softball Team received a #2 seed among the highest seeds in recent history after a 9-4 season and a second-place finish in the Ivy League. Both Baseball and Boys Lacrosse also were selected as automatic bids for the postseason with the Baseball Team seeded 7th and the Boys Lacrosse Team seeded 6th in their respective tournaments.
It was a record-breaking weekend for the Track and Field team at the Loucks Games. Zachary Love '19 broke the school mark in the long jump with a leap of 22-3.5 on Friday, May 11. It was nearly a foot farther than he had jumped before this season and helped him finish in third place. His finish was the best for a Dalton male athlete at the prestigious meet that brings together the best track and field runners from the East Coast.
Dalton Softball is having an excellent season with a 6-3 record in their first nine games. They are currently in second place in the Ivy League after an exciting comeback against Riverdale. Trailing in the bottom of the 7th, Dalton scored 5 runs to tie the game. Dalton held Riverdale scoreless in extra innings before finally breaking through when Lulu Saghie ’19 hit a walk-off single RBI for the winning run in 10 innings.
Zach Love '19 became the first Dalton student to win an event at the NY Mayor's Cup. He captured the triple jump title Saturday with a jump of 43'8". Love won the event by 3.5 feet over his next closest competitor. He was so dominant that any of his six jumps would have easily won the contest. His winning jump was the fifth highest in the past eight years since 2015. Zach also placed second in the long jump, just narrowly getting beat out for first on the winner's final attempt. The junior's performance capped a record-setting day for the Dalton boys team, which placed second among private schools at the meet. Arjun Prasad '18 came in fifth in the pole vault, clearing 12'6", a foot better than his previous school record. Ari Eaton '20 broke the school record in the steeplechase. This was the first time the sophomore had competed in the event.
Congratulations to all.
Story and photo provided by Doug Feinberg, Sportswriter, Athletics Coach
After a quarter-final upset of top seed player and a semi-final rematch at the Junior National Championships, Daelum Mawji '18 won his first national title defeating a well-matched fellow New Yorker. "He's a great player," Mawji said of his final opponent. "We've been playing each other almost every single tournament over the past two years, so I knew how fit and strong he was. I just had to stick to my game plan and get the job done."
Varsity and JV Baseball, Boys Varsity Lacrosse, Girls Varsity Lacrosse, and Varsity Softball traveled to Orlando, Florida during Spring Break to prepare for their upcoming season games. The teams trained at ESPN World Wide Sports Complex, a 220-acre athletic complex, located in the Walt Disney World Resort. In addition to daily practices and competitions against schools from across the country, the teams enjoyed many of the nearby attractions and theme parks, including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios.
For the first time, Girls Varsity Basketball won both the Ivy Preparatory League and the New York State Association of Independent Schools in the same season. William Bousquette ('21) recaps the Tigers' thrilling victory in the NYSAIS Championship this past Monday.
The Dalton Wrestling team finished their season with a strong showing at the NYSAIS State Tournament. Four Dalton wrestlers grappled their way into the finals -- Jake Intrater '19, William Swett '18, Jamaal Spence '20, and Elie Farah '19.
Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team for winning the NYSAIS Championship, defeating Masters 49-34 at School of the Holy Child. The Tigers trailed at halftime before coming back and winning the game, holding their opponent to just nine points in the second half. The team finished the season with a 24-2 record. The victory gives the Tigers their second NYSAIS championship in three years. Go Tigers!
The Girls Basketball team celebrated a remarkable accomplishment this season as Elise Bousquette '18 became the third member of the team to record 1,000 points in her career. Fellow seniors Caleigh Ryan and Ema Schumer reached the milestone achievement earlier this season with Ryan breaking 1,000 points against Packer Collegiate on December 2 and Schumer scoring her 1,000th point on Senior Day against Fieldston on February 9. The three captains have played together since their freshman year, guiding the team to three league championships in four years.
The Girls Basketball team defeated Poly Prep 51-40 in the NYSAIS Tournament Semifinals on Saturday, February 24.
The Tigers will take on Masters in the NYSAIS Championship game at School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY at 5:00 PM on Monday, February 26. Information will be provided about transportation to the game if needed.
Congratulations to both the Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball teams for winning Ivy League Championships. The Boys Basketball team is enjoying one of their best seasons, finishing 13-1 in the Ivy League. This is the first league title in 25 years for the team. The Girls Basketball team finished 11-1 in the Ivy League. This is third Ivy League Title in four years for the Tigers.