2017 Homecoming Recap

2017 Homecoming Recap


At the start of the Riverdale varsity football game. Image courtesy of Patrick Davidson.

At the start of the Riverdale varsity football game. Image courtesy of Patrick Davidson.


 On October 14th, both students and alumni flocked to the Hill Campus to celebrate Riverdale’s annual Homecoming. With sunny skies, temperatures hovering around 70 degrees, and hundreds of Riverdalians cheering for their school and their team, the sporting conditions were prime.

Girls’ Varsity Soccer:

       The 7-2 Riverdale’s girls’ soccer team took the field knowing that they would play hard and make a statement in their home crowd. They took the win with a score of 3 to 0 in the important rivalry matchup against Fieldston.


Boys’ Varsity Soccer:

       Riverdale’s boys’ soccer team defeated Fieldston 3 to 0 in an impressive match by both teams. Juniors Michael Laret and Julian Burden each scored, as well as sophomore Aaron Miller. After this win, the team will now have an unblemished record of 12-0 on the season.


Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey:

       In spite of a hard-fought and competitive match, the Riverdale girls’ field hockey team lost 3-2 to Fieldston. Even though they lost, the team played a great game and will look to get the win next time on October 21st.


Girls’ Varsity Tennis:

       The girls’ tennis team to the win against Fieldston with a score of 4 matches to 1. After starting the year with two losses, the team has bounced back strong, having been 10-1 since then.


Girl’s Varsity Volleyball:

       Even with fully packed stands, the girls’ volleyball team took an unfortunate loss to Fieldston with a score of 3 to 0. Despite the loss, the team never lost hope and never let up any easy points.


Boys’ Varsity Football:

       The football game was set on Frank J. Bertino field, where every Riverdale student, teacher, and alumni could be heard cheering for their Falcons to pull out a win. With the team down 6 to 9 at the half, the dance team came out onto the field to try and keep the energy going in the stands. The team fought on for two more intense quarters, but were defeated by Fieldston with a final score of 32 to 14.


Varsity Cross-Country:

       Both boys and girls varsity ran in the Manhattan Invitational, one of the biggest meets of the season with the attraction of  some of the best runners in the country. Sophomore Tobias Wolfson finished 12th out of the 173 runners in his race, setting a new Riverdale 4K record of 13:25:5. After this race, Tobias became the 33rd ranked sophomore in the country for the 4K. Fellow sophomore Nathaniel Oakes and senior Jackson Harris respectively finished alongside him in 44th and 68th place. The boys’ team collectively finished 1st in points in their race, and will be invited to the championship race next year.  In the girls’ race, junior Audrey Wisch placed 74th out of 155 as she finished with a medal.
























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