Category Archives: Athlete of the Week

Rye Athlete of the week: Roger Paganelli

By LAUREN DEMPSEY Protecting the goal in lacrosse like he protected the quarterback in football, senior goalie Roger Paganelli sacrificed every part of his body to lead the Garnets into the sectional playoffs. After battling his way back from a devastating injury that he suffered in the 2014 section final game, he has become a […]

Rye Athlete of the week: Johnny Emanuel

By LAUREN DEMPSEY With his unconditional commitment to his tennis team and devout love of the game, Johnny Emanuel has earned Athlete of the Week honors. The Ivy League-bound senior is a captain alongside Andrew Emanuel, no relation, and serves as a leader to the younger players with his knowledge of the game and experience. […]

Athlete of the week: Arcadia Zahm

By LAUREN DEMPSEY The Rye High School girls rugby team maybe new to competition, but that hasn’t prevented the Garnets from finding success on the pitch.  So far, one of Rye’s key players has been junior Cadi Zahm. Cadi, a junior, helped lead the Garnets to a 37-10 victory over Lycee Francais on April 24 […]

Athlete of the week: Micheline DiNardo

By LAUREN DEMPSEY Although the goal scorers get most of the notoriety, the key to the success of a lacrosse team is the ability of the goalie to stop shots. Thankfully, the Garnets have one of the best around in Micheline DiNardo. On April 24, DiNardo came up with seven big saves to secure an […]

Athlete of the week: Michael Ackert

By LAUREN DEMPSEY Flying through the sky meters above the water and then hitting the water with essentially no splash, Michael Ackert has been leading the diving team all winter. Only a freshman, this is already his third year on the team.  In fact, this year he is the only diver on Rye’s team. Michael […]

Athlete of the week: Maggie McDermott

By LAUREN DEMPSEY Maggie McDermott, a senior on the Rye track team, broke the indoor 3000-meter school record with a time of 10:31, a whopping 14 seconds ahead of the previous record. Breaking school records is nothing new to Maggie, who now owns two indoor records in the 800-meter and 3000-meter events as well as […]

Athlete of the week: Nat Deen

By LAUREN DEMPSEY Forming an almost impenetrable wall, goalie Nat Deen has been making saves left and right in leading the Garnet hockey team into sectionals. After advancing to the finals last season with Nat in goal, the Garnets are looking again to contend for a section title. With a stellar goals-agai- nst-average of 2.63 […]

Athlete of the Week: Andrea Holguin

By LAUREN DEMSPEY The first Rye High School Athlete of the Week for the 2014-2015 school year is Andrea Holguin, a captain on the girls tennis team. A senior playing her third varsity season for the Garnets, Andrea has helped lead the team to a quick 2-0 start. In the team’s first match, Andrea played […]

Athlete of the week: Luke Meyerson

By LAUREN DEMPSEY Coming through with a clutch pitching performance in the sectional semifinals against one of the strongest offenses around, Luke Meyerson has been named this week’s Athlete of the Week. Meyerson, a senior southpaw, has come through all season for the Garnets and is one of the key factors in the team’s success. […]

Athlete of the Week: Jack Maresca

By LAUREN DEMPSEY Powerful long drives, consistent chipping and clutch putts have helped golfer Jack Maresca not only set personal records this season, but also have greatly contributed to winning matches for his team. Against a highly competitive Fox Lane team, Jack, a junior, shot a two-under-par 34 at Rye Golf Club, the Garnets home […]