Coming up in next week’s Catholic New York and on cny.org is a story with New Jersey Devils defenseman Steven Santini.
Santini grew up in Mahopac, attending John F. Kennedy Catholic High School and Mass at St. John the Evangelist.
Read what he has to say about his game, the Devils success thus far and his faith.
The 24th annual Cardinal Hayes High School Track and Field Invitational is Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at Fordham University.
Fourteen private, public and Catholic high schools are scheduled to participate, including All Hallows, Cardinal Spellman, Fordham Prep, Iona Prep, LaSalle Academy, Mount St. Michael, Regis, Salesian and St. Raymond from the archdiocese.
Some 500 athletes are expected to compete in seven running and four field events.
Click here for more information and results from the meet.
The rival Iona and Manhattan college men’s basketball teams were picked to finish 1-2 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason poll.
MAAC play begins this week. Read what the players and coaches said about the conference and rivalry in this Catholic New York and cny.org story.
Collegiate football is coming to Rockland County.
St. Thomas Aquinas announced it is adding a sprint football team for the 2018-2019 school year, the first collegiate football program in Rockland County.
The Spartans will compete in the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL), which includes the U.S. Military Academy, Caldwell, Chestnut Hill College, Cornell University, Franklin Pierce University, Mansfield University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Post University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Sprint football is for player weighing 178 pounds or less.
Click here to learn more about the league.
St. Raymond High School for Boys and Iona Preparatory School are meeting at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Bronx to highlight one of the big boys basketball games this week.
Iona Prep was ranked sixth and St. Raymond was 11th in the most recent Class AA poll released by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
Click here for this week’s schedule.
CYO Staten Island is adding bowling to its winter lineup for the first time.
Bowlers will compete on teams representing their parish in one of five age divisions.
Registration has begun and the season starts Jan. 9.
Click here or call 718-979-1600 for more information.
Our Lady of Lourdes High School senior Kaleigh Hilah signed a National Letter of Intent to row at Bucknell University.
“I knew Bucknell would be the school when I met the team on my official visit there. Academically and athletically, it is a perfect fit,” said Hilah in a press release.
Hilah plans to study biomedical engineering at Bucknell.
COURTESY PHOTO FROM LOURDES: Kaleigh Hilah (center) stands with her family and Lourdes crew coach Kim Kochem (second from right) at the signing ceremony.
Archbishop Stepinac High School senior football player Ronald “Deuce” Prince II was named the Con Edison Athlete of the Week.
The Valhalla resident helped the Crusaders win the state title by serving as a captain and anchoring the offensive line from the center position.
A member of the National Honor Society, Prince has been a member of the varsity basketball and baseball teams at Stepinac.
New York City scored 19 unanswered fourth-quarter points and beat Long Island, 47-27, in the 2017 Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York’s Senior Bowl at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale on Sunday.
Archbishop Stepinac High School senior quarterback Mike Nicosia threw four touchdown passes for NYC and was named the game’s offensive most valuable player.
Before the game, the league announced its annual award winners including its Golden Eleven, and its offensive, defensive and linemen of the year. Click here for a listing of the award winners.
The CYO New York basketball season begins this weekend with games throughout the archdiocese.
Games will continue through the winter months with the top teams competing for the archdiocese championship in March.
Click here to visit the CYO site for schedules and rosters.