PMHS boys varsity soccer team quarantines after Rye player tests positive


The Pelham boys varsity soccer team must quarantine for one week after a member of the Rye soccer team tested positive for Covid-19. Pelham played Rye on Nov. 3, and it was announced Monday that the Pelham players must now stay home and participate in remote learning until Nov. 17.

An email was sent to all students and families Monday. It was made clear that there have been no additional positive tests reported from the team or in Pelham Memorial High School.

“At this time, all individuals who must quarantine due to this incident have been notified,” said Principal Mark Berkowitz via email. “If you have not received notification, you/your child do not need to quarantine at this time.” 

The team was set to play New Rochelle Tuesday before the game was cancelled. The Pelicans were also slated to face Sleepy Hollow on Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Both games were cancelled due to members of Sleepy Hollow testing positive for Covid-19.

According to Senior Captain Benjy Schneider, “As frustrating as it is to quarantine, we have to do what’s best not only for ourselves, but everyone around us. In times like these, safety has to be our first priority. Despite not being able to train, the team is going to continue working individually to stay in shape and hopefully make a strong playoff run if given the opportunity.”

The team has no remaining regular season games and finished with an impressive 4-2-2 record. At this time, it is still undecided if they will be able to participate in the playoffs, which are set to begin on Nov. 16.