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Top Stories 2012: Rye Girls Lacrosse Wins Title

Emma Brinkman, right, and her Rye girls lacrosse teammates won the Section 1 Class C title and advanced to the New York State final four. Photo Credit: Tony Pinciaro
Melissa Fulenwider qualified for her fifth New York State Girls Swimming Championships. She finished fifth in the 100 breatstroke and eighth in the 100 freestyle. Photo Credit: Courtesy Melissa Fulenwider
Captains, from left, Lacey Collins, Alex Bennett, Scarlett Sulliman and Claire Martinelli led the Rye field hockey team to the Section 1 Class B final for the fourth consecutive year. Photo Credit: Tony Pinciaro

RYE, N.Y. – The Rye varsity girls lacrosse team returned to championship stature last spring as the Garnets won the Section 1 Class C title.

It was Rye’s first championship in six years and one of the top sports stories in 2012 in Rye.

The Garnets, led by Emma Brinkman and Anne Van Wagenen, defeated Byram Hills, 12-11 in the Section 1 final. Rye followed this up with victories over Red Hook and Queensbury in the New York State Championships, advancing to the final four.

Also in Rye sports, senior Melissa Fulenwider concluded her brilliant six-year varsity swimming career by qualifying a fifth time for the New York State Championships.

Fulenwider, who will attend Princeton next fall and continue swimming, finished fifth in the state in the 100 breaststroke and eighth in the state in the 100 freestyle.

The Rye field hockey team continued its annual excellent play as the Garnets advanced to the Section 1 Class B field hockey championship final for a fourth consecutive year.

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