Track & Field 



Coach Jen Burhans
Coach Jim Van Ess
Coach Aaron Kanofsky

Girls Varsity Track & Field

Roster: Mila Batuk-Lubbers, Ashlee Evans, Grace Kalisz, Allie Manchester, Allura Meizinger, Neema Muturi, Vivienne Powers, Tallulah Powers, Madison Prusky, Dua Sadiq, Elaine Savaria, Allison Slater, Elliot Smith, Ariel Thomas, Vivian Whelan, Holly White, and Alana Zuke



Triple H (Head, Heart & Hustle)Dua Sadiq

Coach’s Award  – Alana Zuke

MVPVivienne Powers

Boys Varsity Track & Field

Roster: Joshua Albee, Finn Buckenroth, Tyler Carinci, Auden Carmel, Eben Donohue, London Exley, Logan Horton, Gabriel Kalisz, Kioi Muturi, Blake Rogers, Lance Schroder, Julian Smith, Vincent Wu, Ryan Wu, Lukas Zuke, and Joseph Zvirzdin

Triple H (Head, Heart & Hustle) Auden Carmel

Coach’s Award  – Eben Donohue

MVPTyler Carinci

Modified Girls & Boys Track & Field 



Coach Wade Prather

Roster: Aedan Cummings, Lucy Fougere, Daisy Gail, Daniel Gendron, Jayden MacMillen, Mia MacMillen, Julianne Maldonado, Jonathan Perreault, Maddox Southard, Corbin Southard, Damon Vickery, Anthony Williams, Kathy Wu, and Samuel Zvirzdin

Triple H (Head, Heart & Hustle)Corbin Southard

Coach’s Award  –  Maddox Southard

MVPKathy Wu

Honorable Mention – Mia MacMillen



Varsity Softball

Coach Lauren Giglio
Coach Sandstrom

Roster: Trinity Burgess, Jolie Garcia, Lillian Gardell, Jaylynn Harmon, Elizabeth Hunt, Maddisyn Kreutziger, Anna Lawless, Ava Long, Alexandra Pierce, Samantha Pierce, Ava Sandstrom, Julia Stickles, and Katie Tremblay


Triple H (Head, Heart & Hustle) – Elizabeth Hunt

Coach’s Award  – Anna Lawless

MVP –  Lilly Gardell

Modified Softball


Coach Michele Corsey
Coach Candy Hudson

Roster: Jade Baldwin, Izabella Bink, Emma Burdick, Arianna Degroff, Vincenza Deschamps, Amelia Faulkner, Alaina Gardner, Treagan Griffith, Savannah Hammon, Ada Hotaling, Lillian Howard, Shania Murray, Madison Rontey, Mikailyn Shuhart, Rachel Smith, Sophia Szemcsak, Alyah Varela, and Abigail Wilson


Triple H (Head, Heart & Hustle)Izabella Bink

Coach’s Award  – Mikailyn Shuhart

MVP –  Abigail Wilson


Varsity Baseball 

Coach Chris Bonacquisti
Coach Andrew Starks

Roster: Jake Bosso, Caleb Carabis, Adien Degroff, Thomas Dufour, Jordan Harmon, Hunter Hughes, Cale Maxon, Chase Maxon, Dylan Saviano, Tyler Shuhart, Kaleb Sweener, Aidan VanDyk, Taygen Berry, Hayden Chittenden, Christofer DeFelice, and Alex Maxon


Triple H (Head, Heart & Hustle)Tyler Shuhart

Coach’s Award  – Kaleb Sweener

MVP Dylan Saviano

Modified Baseball


Coach Mason Hitchcock
Coach Mike Hastings

Roster: Jack Akley, Austin Amuso, Brennan Berry, Landon Chuck, Jordan Clark, Messyah Crandall, Ryland Crowley, Brayden Fleming, Adam Ford, Roddy Gardell, Louie Gardell, Desmin Hitchcock, Jude Losaw, Easton Maxon, David Ovitt, Luke Turetsky, Logan Verge, Brayden Ward, Tyler Webster, and Conner Wills


Triple H (Head, Heart & Hustle)Jordan Clark

Coach’s Award  –  Desmin Hitchcock

MVPJude Losaw

BNL 2024 Booster Club Awards



The BNL 2024 Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year

Submitted by Shannon Gardell, Co-President of the BNL Booster Club

The BNL Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year encompasses the athlete, as a whole, including the demonstration of: Community Service, Academic Success, Athletic Accomplishments, Leadership, Workmanship, School/Athletic Spirit, and Overall positive difference/impact in our communities. This year we had 62 nominations!! BNL Athletic Director Mr. Corey Brown had the tremendously difficult task of reviewing the nominations and choosing the BNL Outstanding Athlete of the Year. With so many exceptional seniors, Mr. Brown could not decide, and therefore Co-Athletes of the Year have been selected for 2024!

Aidan Van Dyk, Berlin CSD is one of  BNL’s Co-Athlete of the Year. Aidan received multiple nominations, all of which highlighted his excellent sportsmanship, commitment to every sport he plays, his volunteerism and giving back to the community, and his leadership skills. In a stellar nomination, one of his coaches noted that he is “a model student-athlete for multiple BNL Sports, leads by example by showing dedication, discipline, and a strong work ethic in training and performance.”  They continued by saying Aidan is, “determined and always willing to work harder to get better, incredibly coachable and its his positive attitude that sparks the team, as I am sure it does in the classroom.” Aidan was recently recognized as a First Team All-Star for the Independent schools competing in Section II Varsity Baseball!

Tallulah Powers, New Lebanon CSD is also one of BNL’s Co-Athlete of the Year. Tallulah received multiple nominations that pointed out what an amazing individual she is. Not only is she a three-sport athlete who has received multiple honors, she also maintains a high academic average, is gifted musically, and volunteers throughout her community. In a wonderful nomination, one of her coaches reminded us of those athletic honors: “she was a 2023 State Runner-Up in her wrestling weight class and a State top 8 finisher in both 2023 and 2024 and a Wasaren & Section II Class D place finisher for Shot Put & Discus.” She also served as captain for both of those teams, demonstrating what an amazing leader she is. 


Berlin-New Lebanon Athletics Booster Club Scholarship 

Submitted by Shannon Gardell, Co-President of the BNL Booster Club

The Berlin-New Lebanon Athletics Booster Club Scholarship is awarded to four Seniors with plans to attend college or a vocational school.  In order to apply, the candidates must have participated in two or more sports over at least years, have an average of at least 80%, and show good character and citizenship in the BNL athletics program and community.  The applicants were asked to write an essay answering the question, “What lesson(s) have you learned from participating in sports that will be helpful for you in life after High School?” This year’s applications were reviewed by a committee comprised of 10 Booster Club volunteers not related to any of the applicants.  This year we had nine applicants, and we are pleased to present a total of four awards totaling $1000!  Two scholarship awards will be presented to student-athletes from Berlin and two will be going to student-athletes from New Lebanon.  All of this year’s candidates made it extremely difficult for our scholarship committee since ALL of them were super qualified. 


Elizabeth (Lizzy) Hunt, Berlin CSD – Varsity Soccer, Swim, Track & Field, and Softball athlete.  Lizzy is extremely well-rounded and is involved in her community volunteering with local youth sports and is the student representative on the Board of Education and Class Treasurer, among many other things.  She is this year’s salutatorian for Berlin and will be attending Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences this Fall.


Aidan Van Dyk, Berlin CSD-Varsity Cross Country, Basketball, and Baseball athlete.  In addition to being a leader on and off the field, Aidan has been involved in Wreaths Across America, volunteered with local youth sports and many BNL Booster Club events. He will be attending HVCC this Fall. 

Tallulah Powers, ew Lebanon CSD -Varsity Soccer, Wrestling, Track & Field, and Basketball athlete. Tallulah is extremely hard working and has volunteered as an assistant coach for Peewee wrestling and served as the Student Leadership Council Vice President, among many other things. She will be attending Siena College in the Fall. 


Riley Robertson, New Lebanon CSD – Varsity Soccer and Basketball athlete. Riley is a great leader and is very active in the community, has contributed to the Student Leadership Council, and filled backpacks for at-risk youth, to name a few things! She will be attending Russell Sage College this Fall.