Does anyone remember the Ivy that grew on Ford Hall?
Last night the Lady Tornadoes opened the 2016 ESDAA Volleyball tournament with a bang. Hosted by the Marie Philip School in Framingham, PA, the event opened with a round robin competition.
Fanwood entered the tournament strong, winning their first three games against Rochester School for the Deaf, Marie Philip School, and New Jersey school for the Deaf (NJSD). They came to their only defeat of the day against Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) landing them #2 in Pool A. This qualified Fanwood for the gold bracket and faced Lexington school for the Deaf (LEX) next.
Fanwood won the first set 28 to 26 but fell to LEX in the second set with a score of 20 to 25. In the third and final set, the LEX took an early lead, but Fanwood didn’t give up and came back to win the game!
Today, we are moving up to the Semi Finals against Delaware School for the Deaf at 10:30am. The game will be streaming live on https://twitter.com/mps_athletics/
WPSD hosted 6 schools from 5 different states for the 2nd Annual 2016 ESDAA Soccer Tournament this weekend. Fanwood was in Pool B and faced Lexington School for the Deaf (LSD) in their first game on Friday, with a final score of 0-3.
Their second pool B game was against WPSD. Fanwood played hard, fighting through the rain and muddy field conditions, but ultimately lost the game with a final score of 0-2.
NYSD was placed last in Pool B and faced Pool A’s Ohio School for the Deaf, on Saturday competing for 5th/6th place overall. In the end, NYSD lost the game with a final score of 0-2 and finished in 6th place overall at the 2016 ESDAA Soccer Tournament.
Senior, Carlos V., was one of the athletes awarded “All-Tournament Player”. Coaches Nicolas and Paul are very proud of the boys; even though the weather was terrible, they played hard from start to end and never gave up. At the end of tournament, the boys were banded together like a brotherhood and learned that they will be always be the Tornadoes, whether they come in first or last place.
Third Place Trophy: American School for the Deaf
Second Place Trophy: Lexington School for the Deaf
First Place Trophy:Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
In addition to working in the Fanwood Garden, the students have completed over 100 hours of service at the Food Bank For Westchester in Elmsford, NY. This week they proudly received their official Volunteer shirts, in recognition of their time and effort.
Established in 2012, Fanwood’s Food Bank Garden is one of the largest contributors of organic produce to the Food Bank for Westchester. Under the guidance of the Food Bank, NYSD grows organic vegetables and herbs on campus. The Fanwood Garden contributes well over 3,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to the Food Bank annually.
Once harvested, the Food Bank for Westchester distributes the produce to hunger relief programs throughout the county. The garden provides an opportunity for NYSD students to utilize life skills, work on vocational training and give back to the community. In addition, it provides students the opportunity to get hands-on experience by learning different aspects of how the garden works.
184 more days until Fanwood’s 200th Anniversary!
The countdown continues! 191 days until Fanwood’s 200th Anniversary! We hope you enjoy a new picture from Fanwood’s rich history as each day passes…..
Also…the Fall Athletic season is well on it’s way and our student-athletes are working hard on (and off) the field. Click below for updates and information from their season so far. Go Fanwood!
There was an added edge to the September 24th Homecoming festivities this year, as the rival team, American School for the Deaf (ASD) is nearing their 200th Anniversary, as well. Both schools were prepared to compete in a friendly, but fierce, competition.
NYSD vs American School for the Deaf
NYSD’s volleyball team opened Homecoming Day with a four set win over American School for the Deaf (25-18, 25-10, 24-26, 25-20). During the first two sets, the girls played with such high energy and passion. As for our third set, we became a little too comfortable and allowed American School for the Deaf respond with strong play & they won this set.
Our girls were able to escape with a victory after fourth set. Samantha P. led the team with 23 service points, 8 aces, 2 assists, and 5 digs. Anjel P. earned 10 service points, 1 ace, two assists, and a kill. -Head Coach Kandace Morris
NYSD 0 vs ASD 2
NYSD’s first game of the season fell on Homecoming this year against American School for the Deaf (ASD). This was a special game, as both NYSD and ASD are nearing their 200th Anniversary. NYSD started off a little rusty in the first half, but found their stride and played well. ASD managed to get one in the net and then ASD earned a penalty kick from and NYSD foul in the goal zone, ending the first half with a score of 0-2.
NYSD improved their passing game in the second half and stepped up their defensive game. The team earned a penalty kick opportunity in the second half, but unfortunately missed the net.
Player Highlight Statistics
GK Fernando T.- 10 saves
GK Joey P.- 2 saves
Chris M.- 1 shot, 2 saves
Martin T.- 2 shots
Yazeed A.- 2 shots, 3 corner kicks
Carlos V.- 1 shot
The Deaf Awareness Week activities culminated in a school-wide Pep Rally, in anticipation of the Homecoming games this Saturday.
All students and staff members showed their support to the Volleyball and Soccer teams as they prepare to face American School for the Deaf tomorrow.
There is an added edge to the Homecoming festivities this year, as ASD is nearing their 200th Anniversary, too. Both schools are looking forward to a friendly, but fierce, competition. CLICK HERE FOR PEP RALLY PICTURES