Lourdes Star Signs with Villanova

Maddy Siegrist, a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes High School, signed a National Letter of Intent last week to play basketball next year at Villanova University.

Siegrist averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds in earning all-state honors from the New York State Sportswriters Association as a junior in 2016-2017. She is rated among New York State’s Top 2018 Recruits by Northeast Girls Recruiting.

Siegrist is the daughter of George and Ginna Siegrist. Her dad played basketball at Marist College and later was an assistant coach at the college.


Bishop Named Shining Star

Eileen Bishop was named an adult shining star for her work with the St. Augustine’s CYO basketball program by Catholic Charities Community Services at the second annual Ulster County CYO Shining Stars Awards in Kingston.

Nearly 130 people attended the event recognizing youths and adults for their contributions to their parishes.


St. Peter’s Claims Soccer Title

Dave Rocco scored two goals, including the game-winner with 12 minutes remaining, as St. Peter’s Boys High School tipped John F. Kennedy Catholic, 3-2, for the CHSAA City A boys soccer championship at SUNY Maritime on Sunday.

St. Peter’s, which won its first City Championship in 11 years, rallied from a 2-1 deficit, playing a man down for the final 30 minutes. Mike Giannino scored the tying goal on a penalty kick and assisted on Rocco’s two goals.

Guiseppe Antonacci made 10 saves for the Eagles, who finished the season at 17-2-3 overall and 14-0-3 against CHSAA opponents.

“This team is special,’’ said St. Peter’s co-coach Christina Monzi-Sanger. “They came together so well as a unit and they wanted this more than anything.’’

Kennedy Catholic Drops Semifinal Match at State Volleyball Tournament

The John F. Kennedy Catholic High School girls volleyball team finished 1-5 in pool play before dropping 25-14, 25-17 decision to Diocese of Rockville Centre champ Kellenberg in the CHSAA state semifinals on Saturday.

In pool play, the Gaels were 1-1 against Diocese of Brooklyn champ Mary Louis Academy, and 0-2 versus both Kellenberg and Buffalo champ St. Mary’s of Lancaster. St. Mary’s defeated Kellenberg, 25-16, 25-20, 25-20, in the final for its third state title in four years and 16th overall.

A few days prior to the state tournament, Kennedy Catholic suffered a 19-25, 25-17, 25-13, 23-25, 15-5 loss to Mary Louis in the CHSAA City Championship match.

Mount St. Michael Wins Soccer Title

Jaime Carillo scored a goal and added two assists as Mount St. Michael Academy captured the CHSAA City B boys soccer championship with a 3-1 victory over All Hallows at SUNY Maritime on Sunday.

Solomon Castro and Jordan Wilson each added a goal for Mount St. Michael, which received seven saves from goalie Tajae Byrd McClean.

It was the third city championship for the Mount St. Michael boys soccer program.


Xavier, Notre Dame Win XC Crowns

The Xavier boys and Notre Dame Academy girls claimed the CHSAA intersectional state boys and girls cross country team championships, respectively, at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Saturday.

Xavier placed five runners in the top 13 to finish with 35 points, compared to 65 points for second-place St. Anthony’s. Aidan Donahue took second place with a time of 12 minutes, 50.61 seconds on the 2.5-mile course to lead Xavier finishers.

Notre Dame had five runners finish in the top 10, finishing with 33 points. Sacred Heart was second with 72 points.

Notre Dame’s Sierra Dinneen (15:16.87) was second on the 2.5-mile course.

The top finishers and teams will be competing in Saturday’s New York Federation meet at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.

Click here for complete results of the the CHSAA meet.


Regis Falls in State Soccer Final

Regis High School came up a win shy of capturing the CHSAA AA state boys soccer championship, losing to Diocese of Rockville Centre champion Chaminade, 2-1, in overtime at St. John’s University on Sunday.

Liam Nicholson scored the goal, and Andrew Ceonzo stopped six shots in goal for Raiders.

In the state semifinal, Colin Hall and Eric Schemitsch each scored a goal as Regis reached its first state final in program history by beating Diocese of Brooklyn champion St. Francis Prep, 2-1, in overtime two days earlier at St. John’s. Chaminade, which won a third straight state title, beat St. Joseph’s Collegiate of Buffalo, 1-0, in the other semifinal.

Regis (19-6-3) enjoyed the most successful season in program history, despite the final outcome. The team won the program’s first CHSAA AA intersectional championship, competed in the program’s first state final, and also won the program’s first Archdiocesan championship since 2002.

“I could not be prouder of this group of guys.  From the start of the season back in August to now, they have bonded on and off the field and have formed a bond and memories that will last a lifetime while rewriting the Regis soccer record books,” said Regis coach Vincent Catapano.

COURTESY PHOTO: Regis celebrates after beating Fordham Prep for the City AA championship behind goals from Colin Hall, Eric Schemitsch and Jack Baldwin.