Winter Sports Recap

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Winter Sports Recap

Caitlin Levine '21

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This year Ramaz Upper School sported 8 athletic teams competing in the winter season: boys and girls JV and Varsity basketball, boys JV and Varsity Hockey, and girls JV and Varsity volleyball. 

The JV boys Basketball team has had a successful season leading up to the playoffs with a record of 7 and 3. The team’s captains are Julius Rubinstein ’22, Morris Dabah ’22, and Jeremy Miller ’22. Captain Julius Rubinstein is also the team’s leading scorer. The basketball team’s most intense game was against Frisch. Off of a 2 game losing streak, the JV Rams defeated Frisch, who are known for their talented team, by 20 points. This game was extremely important because it legitimized the JV Rams as a strong competitor. The team faced a tough loss in their game against TABC. Despite anticipating a good game, the players did not play up to their standards. Although the team started off in the lead, they ended up losing. 

The JV girls basketball team has also had a successful season, and hopes to make the playoffs, with a record of 4 and 6. The team’s captains are Julia Feit ’22 and Jordan Sebag ’22. The team’s leading scorers are Lila Ellman ’23 and Chloe Gad ’23. The girls JV team’s toughest loss was against SAR, the team’s biggest rival. Their most intense game was against Flatbush. It was a very tight game and either team could have won, but in the end Ramaz lost. Whether the girls JV Basketball team makes the playoffs or not, all agree it was a fun and exciting season.

Boys Varsity Basketball has had a great season leading up to the playoffs with a record of 8 and 6. The team is led by Yoni Vilinsky ’20, Ryan Leibowitz ’20, and Spencer Rubinstein ’21. Spencer Rubinstein is also the team’s leading scorer. Unfortunately, Spencer was injured in a recent game against MTA, and will be out for the season. The team’s toughest game was against their rival, Frisch. During the Glouberman Tournament, the Varsity team played a nail-biter against Frisch which ultimately resulted in a win for the Rams off a buzzer beater shot. The team’s toughest loss was against Shaare Torah. It was a back and forth game and then Ramaz collapsed in the fourth quarter. 

The girls Varsity Basketball team is having a solid season, with a record of 8 and 4 going into the playoffs. The team’s captains and leading scorers are Alyssa Garbulsky ’20, Sophia Kremer ’20, Gabby Schwartz ’20, and Olivia Sakhai ’20. The team’s most intense game was against Flatbush. The Rams were barely ahead at half time and worked really hard to come up with a win. The team’s toughest loss was their first game against Maayanot. Despite playing a great game, Ramaz lost by 7 points. 

The boys JV Hockey team unfortunately did not make it to the playoffs and had a record of 1-8-0-1 from the regular season. The team does not have captains, but their leading scorer is Alex Freilich ’22. The team’s  most pressuring game was against JEC. Ramaz almost won, but in the end did not pull through. The team’s toughest loss was against TABC, with a crushing loss by 15 points. The players are enthusiastic for next year’s team. 

The Varsity boys Hockey team has made it to the playoffs with a record of 9-4-0-1. The team’s captains are Eddie Catton ’20, Isaac Schertz ’20, and Jeremy Baruch ’21. In addition to being team captain, Isaac Schertz is also the leading scorer. The team’s top rival is SAR. Ramaz varsity hockey experienced their toughest loss to SAR because the game went back and forth the whole way. The team’s most intense game was against Frisch. Frisch came in as the underdogs and played a really hard game that was super close. But in the end, Ramaz came through with the win.

The girls JV Volleyball team has a record of 3 and 5 and has made it to the playoffs. The team’s captains are Clementine Roth ’22, Eliana Casper ’22, and Riva Ash ’22. Talia Larios ’23 is the leading scorer. Ramaz JV Volleyball’s biggest rival is Bruriah because they are undefeated and Ramaz is the closest team to beating them. If Ramaz makes it into the playoffs, the game against Bruriah will definitely be intense. The team’s most extreme game was the most recent home game they had against SAR. During the first set, Ramaz was down by 12 points. Ramaz then caught up by a lot but did not get the win. The team did win the second set and the competition went to a third set. Unfortunately, Ramaz lost the last set by 2 points. The team’s toughest loss was against SAR. Ramaz played incredible ball and had a few remarkable comebacks. The team describes the game as, “the best we had ever played.” It was therefore a hard loss for Ramaz.  

The girls Varsity Volleyball team has a record of 6 and 4 and hopes to make it to the playoffs. The team is led by Rachel Guidanian ’20 and Daniella Feingold ’20. Maya Hoff ’20 takes the lead in points. The team experienced their greatest loss during their first game against Frisch. We hope to watch the girls Varsity Volleyball Team fight their way to the playoffs. 

The Rampage congratulates all Ramaz’s winter sports teams on their hard work, commitment, and sportsmanship. We look forward to rooting for our teams in the playoffs and championships. May we continue to dunk, spike, and slapshot our way to victory!