Fall 2019 Preseason

Fall Teams

Varsity Cross Country
Varsity Soccer
Varsity Tennis
JV and Varsity Volleyball

Team Tryouts

All students hoping to participate on a fall team are expected to return to the schoolhouse for the start of team tryouts on Monday, August 19. As with past years, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who tries out, but we encourage all students to come out for a team! Team rosters will be decided by Thursday, August 22.

Preseason Trip

All teams will take a preseason trip to Brant Lake Camp in the Adirondacks from Monday, August 26, through Wednesday, August 28. This trip will provide teams with ample practice space during the day and plenty of opportunities for fun and team bonding. Please note that there will be some cost for this trip, but we are working to keep it low; financial aid will be available for qualified participants. We will share more details when we have them.

After their return on Wednesday, August 28, teams will have practice on Thursday, August 29. There will be no practice on Friday, August 30.

Practice Schedules

The schedules below are tentative and may change as preseason approaches.

Cross Country

Monday, August 19–Thursday, August 22: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Monday, August 26: Wednesday, August 28: Preseason Trip

Thursday, August 28: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Soccer

Monday, August 19–Thursday, August 22: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Monday, August 26–Wednesday, August 28: Preseason Trip

Thursday, August 28: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Tennis

Monday, August 19–Thursday, August 22: TBD

Monday, August 26: Wednesday, August 28: Preseason Trip

Thursday, August 28: TBD

Volleyball*

Monday, August 19–Thursday, August 22: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Monday, August 26: Wednesday, August 28: Preseason Trip

Thursday, August 28: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

*Once teams are divided into varsity and junior varsity, practice times will shift.

Preparing for Preseason

Please be sure to arrive for preseason in good athletic condition, as you will be expected to attend and participate fully in all practices. Below are sport-specific lists of items you will need to bring with you to all preseason practices. If you have any questions related to your particular sport, please contact the coach at the e-mail address provided below.

Varsity Cross Country

Coach Chimé Wangdu: cwangdu@nightingale.org
Running sneakers
Water bottle
Proper running attire

Varsity Soccer

Coach Lisa Reda: lreda@nightingale.org
Shin guards
Soccer cleats/turfs
Running sneakers
Water bottle/sports drinks (i.e. Gatorade)
Healthy snack
Sunscreen
Athletic attire

Varsity Tennis

Coach Aila Main: amain@nightingale.org
Tennis racquet
Tennis sneakers

Varsity Volleyball

Coach Jeanne Finnigan-John: jfjohn@nightingale.org
Volleyball Sneakers
Knee Pads
Water Bottle

JV Volleyball

Coach Eileen Saguirer: esaguirer@nightingale.org
Volleyball Sneakers
Knee Pads
Water Bottle

Athletics Hotline

For game day location information and updates, call the athletics department hotline at 212-933-6720. The hotline is updated daily with the athletics schedule and provides information on any game location changes or cancellations.