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Welcome to the Briarcliff Athletics Program!


Athletic Director:

Chris Drosopoulos 
(914) 488-8272

Athletic Secretary: 

Valerie Asher 
(914) 488-8271
     For the list of scheduled events, please call the Bears Athletic Hot Line, (914) 488-8796.  If you need to send us a fax, the number is (914) 432-8216.    


The Briarcliff Manor School District recognizes and supports the importance of a quality Interscholastic Athletic Program.  It is our mission to foster the quest for excellence by creating an educational experience that is competitive within an atmosphere of sportsmanship.  Our programs will develop individual and team potential by promoting high standards of competence, character and citizenship.  Lessons learned through athletic participation in organized sports programs are the keen elements of the education process.  To reach the high standards of excellence, it is essential to work together toward one common goal and that is to ensure that student/athletes and their families continue to experience the quality and enjoyment that our interscholastic program has to offer.  At Briarcliff, our student/athletes have been quite successful.  The League, Sectional, Regional & State Championships earned are only part of the success that our district has to offer.  They have garnered Con Ed Scholarships, numerous athletic awards as well as New York State Scholar Athlete teams, all of which have been recognized by the state.  I consider it an honor and a privilege to be able to work with such amazing coaches, student/athletes and their families here at Briarcliff.


New Athletic Fields




2017 NCAA Recognition

Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball Team Who Clinched the League Championship!

Congratulations to Jordan Ricciardi who scored her 100th Career Goal vs. Dobbs Ferry on May 17!

Congratulations to Kacey Hamlin, Alana Lombardi, & Maddie Plank who garnered "All State" in Varsity Girls Basketball 2016-2017

Congratulations to our Spring teams who have been recognized as Scholar/Athlete Teams (75% of the teams' overall unweighted grade average is 90 or above):

Girls Golf
Boys Lacrosse
Girls Lacrosse
Boys Tennis
Boys Spring Track
Girls Spring Track

Congratulations to Jack Zimmerman who placed first in the Invitational Discus and Varsity Shot Put and won the New York Relays in the Discus 153-10.00 at the Icahn Stadium on 5/21/17.

Congratulations to Ryan Gallagher and Jack Zimmerman who garnered "All State Honors" for Winter Track & Field 2016-2017.

Congratulations 2016-2017 Varsity Boys Swimming/Diving League Champions!

Congratulations to Jack Zimmerman on being named "Winter Track & Field Athlete of the Year"

Congratulations to Ryan Gallagher for placing second for the 3200 in the NYS Championships at Ocean Breeze in Staten Island on March 4 and to and to Jack Zimmerman for placing second for Shot Put.

Congratulations to Jack Reish who scored is 1000th Career Point in Boys Basketball on February 22 vs. Croton Harmon High School

Congratulations to Jack Reish who garnered All State Honors in Varsity Boys Basketball.

Congratulations to Don Hamlin and Cody Moffett - Girls & Boys Basketball Coaches of the Year

Congratulations to the following teams have been recognized as Scholar/Athlete Teams (75% of the teams' overall unweighted grade average is 90 or above):

Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Girls Bowling
Boys Winter Track
Girls Winter Track
Varsity Boys Swimming/Diving

Congratulations 2016-2017 Varsity Girls Basketball League Champions!


Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Basketball Team - 2016-2017 League Champions!

Fall Starting Dates:

August 14, 2017 - 1st Day of Varsity Football
August 21, 2017 - 1st Day of Varsity & JV Fall Sports
September 7, 2017 - 1st Day of Modified Fall Sport



Spring 2017 Varsity & JV Parent Letter
Spring 2017 Pre-Season Parent Meeting
Spring 2017 Letter to Modified Parents


Congratulations to the our Winter Track & Field Team - County Champions

Ryan Gallagher - 3200m
Dmitry Cafri - Long & Triple Jump
Jack Zimmerman - Shot Put & Weight Throw

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Swimming/Diving Team - Divisional Champions


Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Winter Track Team - League Champions!

Congratulations to the following teams have been recognized as Scholar/Athlete Teams (75% of the teams' overall unweighted grade average is 90 or above): 

Varsity Boys Cross Country
Varsity Girls Cross Country
Varsity Field Hockey
Varsity Girls Soccer
Varsity Girls Swimming/Diving
Varsity Girls Tennis
Varsity Volleyball


CONGRATULATIONS to Ryan Gallagher on running the Bowdoin Park course in 16:21.5 and finishing in 5th place at the NYS Federation Championships. This is the best finish ever by a Briarcliff runner at this the most prestigious of championships in New York State!!

Congratulations to Ryan Gallagher who was chosen as the Con Edison Scholastic Sports Award Weekly Winner for Cross Country.

Good luck to Claire Goldstein, Anna Ketron, & Carly Schwab who will be competing in the Varsity Girls State Swimming/Diving Finals at Ithaca College on Friday & Saturday, November 18-19, 2016


Good luck to Ryan Gallagher who will be competing in the Varsity Cross Country Federation at Bowdoin Park on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Congratulations to Ryan Gallagher – 2016 NYS Class C Cross Country Champion/Section 1 Class C Sportsmanship Award

On Saturday, November 12, Ryan Gallagher ran away from the field winning by 13 seconds the 2016 NYS Class C Cross Country Championship at Chenango Valley State Park - the first ever NYS Cross Country State Championship title by a Briarcliff HS runner. Ryan's time of 15:40.7 broke the old course record and was his best ever 5K time. Ryan was also awarded the Section 1 Class C Sportsmanship Award at the NYS State Championship. This week, Ryan signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Providence College where he will run on scholarship for the legendary Cross Country and Track & Field coach Ray Treacy.


Congratulations to the following student/athletes who signed a "National Letter of Intent" on November 9, 2016:

Ryan Gallagher – Providence College – Cross Country & Track & Field
Sophia Gelard – University of Binghamton - Track and Field
Loren Haukova – Boston College – Women’s Tennis
Jordan Ricciardi - University of Richmond – Women’s Lacrosse
Jack Zimmerman - Penn State University - Track and Field



Congratulations to Ryan Gallagher and Saroja Rao who qualified for the New York State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 12 at the Chenango Valley State Park

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Tennis Team - Section One Champions


Congratulations to Rebecca Lim who Qualified for States in Varsity Girls Tennis and Section One Champion

Congratulations to our Varsity Girls Swimming/Diving team - 2016 Divisional Champions

Congratulations to the following girls who qualified for States:

Claire Goldstein - 200 Medley Relay
Carly Schwab & Anna Ketron - 200 Freestyle Relay Team
Carly Schwab - 50 Freestyle/100 Breaststroke/200 Free Relay/200 Medley Relay

Gallagher Named USATF September
High School Athlete of the Month


Congratulations to Brandon Beck, our Varsity Boys Head Soccer Coach who garnered his 100th victory during the BHS/Blind Brook game on Thursday, October 13

 Congratulations to our Varsity Girls Tennis 2016 League Champions!

At our swim meet last Thursday September 22 against Bronxville/Tuckahoe, Carly Schwab qualified for the New York State Swimming Championships taking place in Ithaca NY, November 18th and November 19th. She qualified in the 100 yard Breastroke with a time of 1:08:20


2016-2017 Starting Dates

Athletic Calendar 2016-2017



    Wednesday, May 24, 2017