teams in the PSAL. Led by captains Emma D (12) and Kateryna T (12), the team had a complete turnound from their 2-8 season last year, going 8-1 and taking a division title. They rode this momentum into the playoffs, making it all the way to the city semifinals before losing a close 3-2 match to Beacon.
Girls’ Varsity Volleyball picked up right where they le off last year, completing their sixth consecutive undefeated regular season and capturing the division title. Led by captains Fiona (12), Hillary (12), and Hannah G(12), the team consistently placed high in tournaments throughout the year, and took home first at the Richmond Hill tournament. They used this momentum to mount an impressive playoff run, not dropping a set in their first 13 matches of the season, and making it to the city semifinals, where they lost a competitive match against Brooklyn Tech. Hung and Zeng were both picked to represent Hunter at the Exceptional Seniors game at the end of the season.
Coming off a tough early exit in the playoffs last year, which many had dubbed “the year” for Boys’ Varsity Soccer, the team was ready to bounce back this year and make a true playoff run. Led by captains Matthew (12) and Ben (12), the team captured a division title with an impressive 9-1 record. When the playoffs arrived this year, however, the Hawks were ready. The team won three playoff games, reaching the city semifinals, before losing an extremely close game in penalty kicks to Middle College. In their most successful season since 2011, Boys’ Soccer showed their strength when it most mattered. Girls’ Varsity Soccer also had a season to be proud of. Led by captains Lia F (12), Ainsley W (12), and Flora L (11), the team finished the regular season 9-2-1, and won their first two playoff games by a combined score of 17-0 before losing a tough road game against Susan Wagner. Senior Emily D also had a standout year on defense, and was chosen to be part of the Mayor’s Cup game.
Coed Varsity Bowling had another strong season this year, finishing with double digit wins for the fourth year in a row. Led by a stalwart A team of captain Grayson R (12), Alex H (11), Sklyer D (10), and Connor D (9), the team broke a single game Hunter record by putting up 638 pins against Stuyvesant. Complimented by captains Sydney G (12), Wiktoria O (12), and Brendan R (12), the team won its first round playoff game before losing a close 2-1 match against FDR, a team they knocked out of the playoffs last year. Ruhl, Skyler, and Michelle (11) also competed at the borough championship, where they finished 7th, 6th, and 7th, respectively.
Boys’ Cross Country enjoyed a dominant season this fall, depite losing a number of strong seniors from the Class of 2019. Led by Captains Kyle D (12), Elijah (12), and Rohan L (11), the Hawks successfully overcame the many ferocious hills of Van Courtland Park. It was also an incredibly promising year for the Boys’ Cross Country Team, as a number of newcoming Freshmen made a big splash. Rafael B (9) proved to be a dominant force for years to come, as his strong performance throught the season cumulated in his 6th place finish in the Manhattan Frosh-Soph Championships. This incredible performance was only outmatched by captain Rohan’s 5th place finish at the Manhattan Borough Championships, as he ran a 5k in a mere 18:05.
Girls’ Cross Country had an incredibly successful fall, placing in multiple meets throughout the season. Armed with their largest number of members in recent history, both the Varsity Girls’ XC team and the Freshman Team placed in 2nd respectively at the Mayor’s Cup. At the Manhattan Borough Championships, the Lady Hawks came in a spectacular 3rd place; this day was highlighted by Alessisa B 3rd place finish, and Kate G (11) and Reema D 10th and 11th place finishes respectively. Finally, capping off an incredible season, Bubula advanced to the State level competition for the 5k, representing Hunter and making the Lady Hawks proud.
Girls’ Varsity Swimming had another solid season, finishing 5-3 in their 8 regular season matches. Led by the dynamic duo of Catherine F (12) and Maya M (12), who will both be swimming in college at NYU and Wesleyan, respectively, the Duckies contended with some of the best schools in the city, and lost a hard fought playoff game against Cardozo. Additionally, Fan and Sophia K (9) both qualified for states, making this the fourth consecutive state appearance for Fan. Boys’ Varsity Swimming also made a splash this year, under the leadership of Matthew C (12) and Ben H (12), the team finished 6-4, sweeping rivals James Monroe and Roosevelt Educational Campus in the regular season. However, they lost a well-fought playoff game against James Madison.