Stuyvesant High School Sports Structure And Performance

This article is about Stuyvesant High School sports performance in competitions the school has participated in over the years.

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As you may already know, Stuyvesant High School is located in New York. The School is very notable for its academic exploits but the least can be said about its achievements when it comes to sports.

First of all, gaining admission to Stuyvesant can be a Herculian task. Admission to Stuyvesant involves passing the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test.

Every March, the 800 to 850 applicants with the highest SHSAT scores out of the around 30,000 eighth- and ninth-graders who apply to Stuyvesant are accepted.

This may be a factor why most of the students aren’t quite enthusiastic about sporting activities. They are way more concerned about their grade than extracurricular activities.

The total enrollment in Stuyvesant High School is currently pegged at 3,344 and with a student-to-teacher ratio of 22:1.

The school has a wide range of extracurricular activities, including a theater competition called SING! and two student publications. Sports is arguably the biggest event of them all.

Stuyvesant High School Sports Structure And Performance in this article covers a number of sporting activities.

What events do Stuyvesant High School sports involve?

Stuyvesant fields 32 varsity teams participating in their unique events, including; swimming, golf, bowling, volleyball, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, fencing, baseball/softball, American handball, tennis, track/cross country, cricket, football, and lacrosse teams.

In addition, Stuyvesant has ultimate teams for the boys’ varsity, boys’ junior varsity, and girls’ varsity divisions.

Stuyvesant High School Sports Structure And Performance

In September 2007, the Stuyvesant football team was given a home field at Pier 40, located north of the school at Houston Street and West Street.

Also, the baseball team was granted use of the pier after the construction and delivery of an artificial turf pitching mound that met Public Schools Athletic League specifications in 2008.

Stuyvesant also has its own swimming pool, but it does not contain its own running track or tennis court. Unlike most American high schools, most sports teams at Stuyvesant are individually known by different names.

Only the football, cheerleading, girls’ table tennis, baseball, girls’ handball, and boys’ lacrosse teams retain the traditional Pegleg monikers.

Stuyvesant High School Sports Structure And Performance

Eligibility requirements for students who wish to join the Stuyvesant High School teams.

The school strictly follows the Public School Athletics League eligibility requirements in drafting students into any of their teams.

PSAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. The 5 + 1 Rule: A student must pass five credit-bearing subjects and physical education. A senior programmed for 4 or 5 classes who fail one class will be eligible as long as the failed class is not required for graduation.
  2. The 10 credit Rule: A student must accumulate ten credits for the two semesters prior to the eligibility period, not counting physical education
  3. Students must achieve a minimum of 90% attendance at the end of each marking period (NO MORE THAN 3 ABSENCES)
  4. Student-athletes must achieve a passing GPA at the time of eligibility evaluation.
  5. Lateness to school/class may result in exclusion from athletics.
  6. Cutting class will result in exclusion from athletics.
  7. You are no longer eligible after your 8th term of high school or if you turn 19 years of age before July 1 of that school year.

It is important for aspiring athletes to note that you can not try out without turning in a completed medical and consent form. The medical form must be signed and stamped by the doctor as well as having the registry number and date of the physical or it will not be accepted.

The top portion must be completely filled out and signed by your parent/guardian.

Stuyvesant High School Sports performance

Despite lacking a sports community, Stuyvesant High School has enjoyed some success when it comes to athletics in the district. For example, both of their boys’ and girls’ track teams consistently won the Borough Championships and made it all the way to States.

Stuyvesant has also won several New York City championships as well: during the 2021-2022 year, boys’ fencing, boys’ gymnastics, boys’ table tennis, and girls’ table tennis all won PSAL championships in their respective playoffs.

Many of the other sports teams who unfortunately do not make it all the way in the playoffs are still impressive in their respective Manhattan or Bronx/Manhattan divisions, frequently placing high enough in the division table to ensure playoff qualification.

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