Winter Sports Recap


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Winter sports are coming to a close, with various teams rising above expectations. These teams have put together a winning culture at Lynbrook, which has made its teams very enjoyable to watch.

To start, the boys’ swim team has had an impressive  season, with a solid 6-2 record, resulting in the boys ranking third in their conference. Senior captain Danny Dalrymple and sophomore Samir Souidi made county cuts for most of their events, and Dalrymple will even advance to states. Being the underdogs this year, Lynbrook’s team amazed many with their outstanding performances. 

The boys’ varsity basketball team worked hard this season, and although they had a 7-12 record, junior Thomas de Menezes has a positive outlook for the future: “We had a young team this year. We’re going to put a lot of work in this off season.” 

The bowling team had a successful  season this year. Senior captain Arianna Paxinos continued her consistent dominance against opponents, while junior Nida Ajmal, senior captain Adam Polokoff, and freshman Daniel Levine also played well this season. Polokoff said, “The team was great this year, and we all had a lot of fun”

For the wrestling team, siblings junior Ally and freshman Liam Fitzgerald led the team to a phenomenal season. Ally Fitzgerald had a record of 26-4, while her brother had an impressive 29-4 record during his first year with the team. Senior captain Kyle Serro also led the team and was a great role model for the newer members. 

Lynbrook’s winter track team was led by seniors Caitlin Buchala and Jane Hoeflinger. Although the team did not win any of its meets, some players still performed very well: junior Sarah Denker qualified for counties for shot put and weight throwing. Junior Heather Horowitz had this to say about the team: “A lot of good things happened this season. Even though we had an unsuccessful season, the team is a lot of fun and a family for life.”

Overall, Lynbrook had a strong season of winter sports.