Contact the Athletic Department
Phone: 845-687-2400 Fax: 845-687-0998

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Chris Frenza
Interim Athletic Director
e-mail: cfrenza

Jake Maloney
Interim Athletic Director
e-mail: jmaloney

Deana DeGrote 
Athletics Secretary - ext 4287
e-mail: ddeg

To e-mail Mr. Frenza, Mr. Maloney or Ms. DeGrote, use the e-mail
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Link for Fall II Parent Meeting 7pm Thursday Night

Fall II Registration is Open

Sign-ups are now available for Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer and Volleyball at all levels. If you are interested in playing please sign up on Family ID ( as soon as possible.

Transportation Request Form Link


To view a recording of the Winter/Fall 2 Parent Meeting that took place on
January 14th, please use the link and passcode below. 
Meeting Link
Passcode: 08Vuw?wd

Section IX Start Dates: 

All High School Fall Sports - March 1, 2021

Cross Country - Varsity 
Football - Varsity
Field Hockey - JV/Varsity 
Golf - Boys Varsity
Soccer - Boys JV/Varsity
Soccer - Girls JV/Varsity
Volleyball - JV/Varsity

Modified Fall Sports - March 1, 2021
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Soccer - Boys
Soccer - Girls

All High School Spring Sports– April 19, 2021
Baseball - JV/Varsity
Golf - Girls Varsity
Lacrosse - Boys Varsity
Softball - JV/Varsity
Spring Track - Boys Varsity
Spring Track - Girls Varsity
Tennis - Varsity

Modified Spring Sports – April 19, 2021
Lacrosse - Boys
Lacrosse - Girls
Spring Track - Boys 
Spring Track - Girls



Please click below to view a statement from NYSPHSAA regarding high-risk winter sports.

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Attention all athletes:  

2020-2021 Athletic Sports Family ID Registration Dates:

Winter Varsity/JV - registration begins on December 4, 2020
-   registration TBD

You must register for your intended sports, even if you played a winter/spring sports.

a button that reads 'Register Now' with a 'Powered by FamilyID' stamp on the bottom of it

For more information and detailed instructions, please click this link.

Winter sports physicals can be scheduled by calling the Rondout Valley Athletic Office, 845-687-2400, x4287. 

Please stay home if you are sick.

*COVID rules will be in effect.  All persons must wear a mask while in the school building.  Please use social distancing and hand-washing protocol. 

**The student should arrive through the building's main entrance screening stations. 

***Students will have temperature check completed and will need to answer the screening questions

****The student must travel directly to the health office, and when completed with the physical exit the building promptly without stopping in offices or classrooms. 

*****Athlete may be accompanied by one parent or guardian.  We will ask that the adult that drives them remain in their vehicle.

At this time, students should plan to obtain the required health examination prior to participation in the winter, fall or spring 
2020-21 seasons, although that may change depending on the status of COVID-19. The Department will provide updated information as needed.

Please contact the Athletic Office or your school nurses with any questions or concerns.



Gander Spotlight

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Congratulations to Caiden Frey and Sam Serrano on their commitment to Utica College and becoming members of the Lacrosse team there.  We didn't get a chance to properly congratulate them this spring.   Both Sam and Caiden were integral members of the lacrosse team serving as captains.  They also were important members of the varsity football team as well.  Sam was named All- section in football his senior year.  Rondout valley High School and the Athletic department want to wish Caiden and Sam best of luck this lacrosse season at Utica.
Hayden Mutz
Congratulations to Hayden Mutz on his commitment to continue his athletic and academic career at American International College.  He will be joining the Yellow Jacket Baseball team during the 2022 season. Hayden is 4-year starter on Rondout Valleys varsity baseball team, playing a key role in the success of the program.  He also is a member of the varsity basketball team.  The Athletic Department and the Rondout Valley High School are very proud of Hayden and excited for him to play at AIC

Congratulations to Lauren Parete on her Commitment to the College of St. Rose.  Lauren will be joining the Golden Knights Softball Team next season.  She is a member of the 2-time Section 9 championship Rondout Valley Softball Team.  The Team won titles in 2018 and 2019.
The Athletic Department and Rondout Valley High School could not be Prouder of Lauren!


Lauren Parete



Take a minute and say thank you to a coach who goes above and beyond for student-athletes. #NYSPHSAACoachesDay

11/10/20 UPDATE

NYSPHSAA and Governor Cuomo have given permission for low and medium risk winter sports to take place starting 11/30. 

We will only be offering Varsity Indoor Track at this time for the winter season. 

All other winter sports are on hold until further notice. Please continue to register and get school physicals for the 11/30 start date. If you have any questions, please contact the Athletic Office. 

Section IX Athletics

September 10, 2020:  The Section IX Athletic Council approved a resolution establishing an opening start date for athletics for all schools in Section IX.  Athletics will begin on November 30, 2020.  The fall season will follow from March to April and the spring season from May through June, with exact start dates to be determined.    

This resolution was presented to the Athletic Council by the Section IX COVID-19 Task Force.  This decision was based on two main determining factors: the safety of the students and the fact that so many of our Section IX school districts are conducting all classes via remote learning.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues Section IX in conjunction with our school districts will monitor developments and make changes when needed. 

(see link below)

Section IX Covid-19 Press Release Sept 10 2020.docx

Please click below to view a message released on September 9th from NYSPHSAA regarding Football and Volleyball.

NYSPHSAA FBall VBall Cheer 090920.pdf

Please click below to view the "Return to Interscholastic Athletics" document released on September 11, 2020 by NYSPHSAA.

Return To Interscholastic Athletics REVISED FINAL 091120.pdf


The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced the following adjustment to the Fall 2020 athletic season: Originally scheduled for August 24th, the anticipated start date for Varsity and Junior Varsity sports is now Monday, September 21st.  The anticipated start for Modified sports remains TBD, pending a final decision from NYS on educational procedure.

2020-2021 Athletic Sports Family ID Registration Dates:

Winter Varsity/JV - registration begins on October 30, 2020
-   registration begins on October 30, 2020

Fall Sports Varsity/JV - registration begins -  1/30/21
Modified - 2/6/21

Spring Sports Varsity/JV registration begins TBD
– registration begins TBD

Sports Physicals: Sign up will be in respective Health Offices


Please see the workout link below from Coach Frenza for the Modified Football team athletes:

Dante Catalfomo and Katherine Hardy named Senior-Scholar-Athletes!

Congratulations to seniors Dante Catalfomo and Katherine Hardy who have earned the Senior Scholar-Athlete Award!

Catalfomo served as captain of the Varsity Cross Country Team and played Varsity Soccer and Indoor and Outdoor Track. In addition, he is a member of the National Honor Society, Band and Pit Orchestra. Catalfomo will be studying Business Administrating with a concentration in finance at Babson College.

D. Catalfomo

Hardy played Varsity Soccer, Tennis, and Alpine Skiing. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Team, Science Olympiad, All County Band, Stage Crew and recipient of the Junior Stockholm Water Prize for her Science Research Project. Hardy will be studying Biology at Binghamton University.


K. Hardy

Congratulations to Bryan Chorzempa !!!

Bryan placed 4th in the State in the 200 Free (3rd for public high schools) and 3rd in the State in the 100 Backstroke (2nd for public high schools). At State Championships, he was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award for Section IX. 

At Sectionals in February, Bryan qualified for every individual event, he swam the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke. He was Section Champion in both events. He also won the Outstanding Swimmer Award for Section IX. 

Bryan will be reporting to the United States Naval Academy in July majoring in Engineering.  He is hoping to earn a spot on the Navy swim team.


#RondoutStrong #GanderNation

Congratulations to Darrian Slater who was a 4 year varsity basketball player and was recognized  the last 2 seasons as one of the Top Fifty Players in Section lX. During her 4 year varsity career at Rondout, Darrian scored 623 points.  Darrian will be continuing her educational and athletic career at Ulster County Community College.

D. Slater

#RondoutStrong #GanderNation

Doug Morse was voted Section IX Modified Wrestling Coach of the year!!!!

Senior Bryan Chorzempa Medals at the NYSPHSAA Swim Championship

A huge congratulations to Bryan Chorzempa who placed in the top four in two events this weekend at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's swim championships at the Nassau County Aquatic Center on Long Island. Chorzempa placed third in the backstroke in 50.90 seconds and captured fourth in the 200-meter freestyle with a 1:40.80. He was the only area athlete to reach the championship finals. Congrats Bryan! #GanderPride #BleedBlue

Rondout Valley Football Player Jimmy Brush participated in the Section 9 Golden 50 College Showcase. He was selected as 1 of 8 Quarterbacks from the section. He had a great showing including a 60 yard TD pass on the last play of the showcase.  Great Job Jimmy!”



Section IX Parent Information

Welcome Mr. Ron Montalto!

Ron Montalto was appointed to the position of Interim Athletic.
Ron comes to Rondout with 40 years of experience in high school athletics. He has won multiple awards including New York State Section IX Basketball Coach of the Year: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1999. Ron retired from Monroe-Woodbury Central School District in 2016 after serving as the Athletic Director for 34 years. Since 
Mr. Montalto’s retirement in 2016 he has served as an interim athletic director in seven other districts throughout the state. Ron also served with distinction in the US Military serving in Vietnam as a 1st LT Airborne Ranger Infantry Platoon Leader with the 101st Airborne Division. Awarded: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, New York State Conspicuous Service; award presented by Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Combat Infantry Badge (CIB)

We are honored and privileged to have Mr. Montalto assist in our Athletic Department and we are thankful for the values he will bring to our student-athletes while he is here.

Mr. Montalto can be reached in the Athletic Office at 845-687-2400 ext. 4287
Email: rmontalto
To e-mail Mr. Montalto, use the e-mail 
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An Important Reminder

There is no smoking and no dogs allowed on campus, including all sporting events