All-State Football Honors Announced

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its Class AA and Class A all-state football teams for the 2019 season.

Here is how Catholic high school students in the archdiocese fared:


First team: Kuno Mendez, Cardinal Hayes; Ajani Cornelius, Archbishop Stepinac; Kevin McKenna, Archbishop Stepinac; Second team: Darius Wilson, Iona Prep; Joey Carino, Archbishop Stepinac; Jalen Smith, Cardinal Hayes; Kevin Rohde, Iona Prep; Chris Bethea, Cardinal Hayes. Third team: Jaleel Rhett, Msgr. Farrell; Tafari Blackstock, Cardinal Hayes; Jordan Dunbar, Iona Prep. Fourth team: Steve Booras, Msgr. Farrell. Fifth team: Avery Turton, Iona Prep; Sidiki Kone, Cardinal Hayes. Sixth team: Henry Belin IV, Cardinal Hayes; Dylan Hach, Msgr. Farrell.


First team: Justin Lacks, Moore Catholic. Second team: Artie Padilla, Moore Catholic. Third team: Jackson Turner, St. Joseph by-the-Sea; Anthony Curran, Moore Catholic; Fourth team: Jake Timm, Our Lady of Lourdes. Fifth team: Anthony Perlongo, Moore Catholic. Sixth team: Nick Heineman, Moore Catholic; Danny Doyle, St. Joseph by-the-Sea; Mike Rice, Fordham Prep.

PHOTO: Jake Timm of Our Lady of Lourdes is shown signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at Long Island University. PHOTO COURTESY of Our Lady of Lourdes High School.


Lourdes Grad Siegrist Wins Big East Honor for 5th Consecutive Week

Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate Maddy Siegrist was named the Big East Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for a fifth consecutive week and eighth time this season on Monday.

The Villanova University freshman averaged 21 points and nine rebounds in leading her team to victories over Penn and Georgetown.

Siegrist’s eight double-doubles lead the Big East. She’s averaging a conference-high 20.2 points per game and she’s second in the conference with 9.3 rebounds per game.

On Dec. 23, Siegrist earned conference player and freshman of the week honors after scoring 41 points in a win over La Salle.


Siegrist Wins Honor for 7th Time

Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate Maddy Siegrist was named Big East Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for the seventh time this season Jan. 13.

The Villanova University freshman had 23 points and 18 rebounds in a win over Xavier and 11 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Butler.

Siegrist is leading the conference with her 20.1 points per game and is second with 9.3 rebounds per game.


Updated Basketball Rankings

Here is how Catholic high schools from the archdiocese fared in this week’s basketball polls from the New York State Sportswriters Association:

Boys basketball

Class AA: 3-St. Raymond, 5-Archbishop Stepinac, 13-Iona Prep, 21-Cardinal Hayes, 28-Mount St. Michael.

Class A: 11-Msgr. Farrell.

Class B: 17-Salesian.

Girls basketball

Class AA: 4-Ursuline, 11-Our Lady of Lourdes, 15-Albertus Magnus.

Class A: 15-Moore Catholic.


Learn Scores 1,000th Point

Ava Learn scored her 1,000th varsity point and finished with 14 points for the Our Lady of Lourdes High School girls basketball team in a 61-35 victory over Roy C. Ketcham Jan. 7.

Mikayla Russo and Sofia Feigelson added nine and eight points, respectively, for the Warriors (7-2 overall).

Lourdes, ranked 12th in this week’s New York State Class AA poll, plays at Carmel Jan. 8.