All-State Football Honorees

The New York State Sportswriters Association just released its all-state football teams.

Here are the honorees from the archdiocese:

CLASS AA

First team: Derek Ferraro, Iona Prep; Lucas Nunez, Cardinal Hayes; Trill Williams, Archbishop Stepinac

Second team: Michael Nicosia, Stepinac; Elijah Jones, Cardinal Hayes

Third team: Sofian Massood, Cardinal Hayes, Michael DeGasperis, Iona Prep

Fourth team: Shawn Harris, Stepinac; Malkelm Morrison, Iona Prep

CLASS A

First team: Matt Valecce, Fordham Prep; Will Loffredo, Fordham Prep; Joseph Petti, Fordham Prep

Third team: Anthony D’Urso, Lourdes; Sean McDowell, Lourdes; Jaheim Jones, Lourdes

Fifth team: Liam McHale, Fordham Prep

CLASS B

Second team: Michael Booth, Cardinal Spellman

Third team: Ed Longest, Kennedy Catholic

CLASS C

First team: David Ross, Burke Catholic; Mark Przybocki, Burke Catholic

Third team: Heath Hoovler, Burke Catholic

CYO Winter Track Begins

CYO NY winter track practices started Monday at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx and will continue each Monday through March 15 at Mount St. Michael from 6-7:30 p.m.

Additional practices and meets may be added. Forty-seven athletes participated in the first practice.

Registration is still open for winter track as well as the 2018 spring track season.

Click here to register for the winter and spring seasons.

 

Pat Joyce Memorial Tournament Surpasses $10,000 Over 8 Years

The Pat Joyce Memorial CYO Boys Basketball Tournament surpassed raising $10,000 over eight years with the money donated in Pat Joyce’s name to the Tree House, a Westchester County Bereavement Center.

Joyce, a husband and father of two daughters, lost his life fighting a fire as a Yonkers fireman in October 2009. Patrick Woods, Joyce’s CYO coach at St. Margaret of Cortona in 1984, started the tournament with Billy McLoughlin of Annunciation and Dan Harrigan of St. Joseph’s.

The eighth annual tournament, featuring 12 CYO teams of sixth and eighth grade boys, took place Dec. 26-30 with preliminary games at St. Margaret of Cortona in Riverdale, Annunciation in Crestwood and St. Joseph’s in Bronxville. The championship games were at Fordham Prep, where Joyce attended high school, and were won by St. Catherine’s of Blauvelt (eighth grade) and Annunciation (sixth grade).

Pat Joyce’s nephews – Matthew, Regan and Will Brunner – competed in the tournament with St. Peter’s of River Edge, N.J.

Five Archdiocese Basketball Teams Ranked in State Sportswriters Poll

Five CHSAA boys basketball programs from the archdiocese are ranked in this week’s high school state poll by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

In Class AA, Cardinal Hayes is fourth, followed by Archbishop Stepinac and Iona Prep at seventh and 11th, respectively. Stepinac won a thrilling overtime game over Iona Prep at the Westchester County Center over the weekend.

St. Peter of Staten Island is 20th in Class AA.

In Class B, LaSalle Academy is fourth.

The rankings include public and private schools in New York State.

Myers Signs with Seahawks

Marist College graduate and kicker Jason Myers signed a reserve/future contract with the Seattle Seahawks for 2018.

Myers, 26, played three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, making 64 of 79 career field-goal attempts with a career long of 58 yards before being released during the 2017 season. Prior to his time with the Jaguars, Myers was a member of the Arizona Rattlers and San Jose SaberCats in the Arena Football League.

 

Baseball Miracles Visiting Newburgh

Baseball Miracles just released a list of over 20 instructors for its next mission trip which will be at the Armory Unity Center in Newburgh on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The instructors will include former New York Yankees pitcher and Marist College softball coach Joe Ausanio, Baseball Miracles founder and Chicago White Sox scout John Tumminia, former U.S. Military Academy baseball coach Joe Sottalano, former Marlboro High School baseball coach Dave Onusko, former Toronto Blue Jays farmhand and Long Island Duck Jason Monti, Boston Red Sox minor-league pitcher Mike McCarthy, Philadelphia Phillies scout Alex Agostino, Cleveland Indians pitching coach Brian Sweeney, New York Yankees associate scout Kelly Rodman, Baltimore Orioles associate scout Kyle Bamburger and Washington Nationals trackman operator Matt Burns.

In addition, Miami Marlins scout and former California Angels pitcher Willie Fraser and Toronto Blue Jays vice president of baseball operations Ben Cherington will be part of a special guest round table.

Rick Zolzer, public address announcer and vice president of the Hudson Valley Renegades, will be MC.

Baseball Miracles, a non-profit organization, is a team of baseball and softball instructors teaching the game to boys and girls with economic and environmental disadvantages throughout the world.

Click here to learn more about the event and Baseball Miracles.