First State Softball Polls Released

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its first state softball poll of 2019, one that included four Catholic schools from the archdiocese.

Here is the list:

Class AA: 3-Moore Catholic-CHSAA, 19-St. Joseph by-the-Sea-CHSAA

Class A: 19-Our Lady of Lourdes-NYSPHSAA

Class B: 19-Albertus Magnus-NYSPHSAA


Iona Prep Grad Enters NBA Draft

Iona Prep grad Ty Jerome announced on Instagram that he’s forgoing his senior season at the University of Virginia to enter the 2019 NBA Draft.

One week earlier, Jerome finished with 16 points, eight assists and six rebounds to help Virginia beat Texas Tech in overtime for the NCAA Division I title.

Jerome, an All-Atlantic Coast Conference second-team pick, averaged 13.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and an ACC-high 5.4 assists per game.

Click here to see Jerome’s Instagram message.


Iona Prep Grad, Virginia Win Title

Iona Prep graduate Ty Jerome finished with 16 points, six rebounds and eight assists, leading the University of Virginia men’s basketball team to an 85-77 overtime victory over Texas Tech in the NCAA Division I title game on Monday night.

Jerome, a junior, earned a spot on the Final Four’s all-tournament team.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our Scholar-Athlete, who has proven himself time and again,” said Alex Malecki, director of communications & marketing at Iona Prep. “From a double-hip surgery that cost him a majority of his senior season, to last year’s humbling opening-round loss, Ty has demonstrated the faith, determination and perseverance–hallmarks of a Gael–in reaching the summit of college basketball Monday night. His alma mater is abuzz with excitement, and his accolades well-deserved.”

The Cavaliers scored 11 consecutive points in overtime to take an 81-73 lead with 23 seconds remaining.

Photo caption: Ty Jerome signs his National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Virginia on a scholarship.


Jerome, Virginia Playing for Title

Iona Prep graduate Ty Jerome and the University of Virginia men’s basketball team will meet Texas Tech for the NCAA Division I title at 9:20 tonight in Minneapolis on CBS.

In the 63-62 semifinal win over Auburn on Saturday, Jerome finished with game-highs of 21 points and six assists. He had a team-high nine rebounds.

The junior was a second-team All-ACC pick for the 2018-2019 season and a third-team selection last season.


Giants Great Carson Being Honored at Club of Champions Tribute Dinner

Pro Football Hall of Famer and former New York Giants linebacker Harry Carson will receive the John V. Mara Sportsman of the Year Award at the 83rd CYO Club of Champions Tribute dinner at the University Club in Manhattan June 6.

Carson finished with 19 sacks, 11 interceptions and 14 fumble recoveries, earning nine trips to the Pro Bowl in his 13 seasons with the Giants. A team captain for 10 seasons, Carson was a member of the Giants roster that captured Super Bowl XXI at the Rose Bowl in California in 1987.

Receiving the Gold Medal Award at the dinner will be John Buran, president and CEO of Flushing Financial Corp. and Flushing Bank

Proceeds from the dinner will support CYO programs in the archdiocese, which has more than 26,000 participants and over 3,000 volunteers representing over 150 parishes.

Contact Anne MacGillivray for more information on the dinner at 646-794-2433 or