Iona Prep Still Making News

A big week continues at Iona Prep.

On Tuesday, the Gaels won the Catholic high school state boys lacrosse championship, and now the baseball team is in the CHSAA playoffs.

Iona Prep is ranked second in the New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA poll and first among the CHSAA programs in the poll.

The Gaels are playing Fordham Prep today in the CHSAA winners’ bracket final at St. John’s University.

CHSAA Hall Inducts 8

The 2019 CHSAA Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Golf Outing recognized the Class of 2019 at Inwood Country Club in Queens May 30.

The inductees were Lou Baldassano, Msgr. Farrell; Bob McLaughlin, Fordham Prep; Paul Thomas, Archbishop Stepinac, Mount St. Michael; Kevin Piggott, Fordham Prep, All Hallows, CHSAA; Tim Dearie, St. Anthony’s; Todd Jamison, Nazareth; Chris Hardardt, Holy Trinity, Christ the King, CHSFL; and Bob Lowenberg, Msgr. McClancy, Archbishop Molloy.


Iona Prep Wins State Lacrosse Title

Iona Preparatory School defeated St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute of Buffalo, 11-8, in New Rochelle on Tuesday for the program’s first state title since 2015 and fourth overall.

Stephen Krug stopped 10 shots in goal, stopping four 1 v 1 opportunities, to earn most valuable player honors for the Gaels (17-4).


Discounted Hersheypark Tickets Available for CYO Friends, Families

CYO New York is offering discounted entry tickets for Hersheypark.

The CYO rate for CYO friends and family is $42.50, compared to the gate rate of $69.80.

Click here to view an order form. Deadline for purchase is May 29. Tickets will be shipped and available for pick up the week of June 17.

Contact Seth Peloso with questions at (646) 794-2050 or



Junior Golf Event on Staten Island

CYO Staten Island is presenting the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Memorial CYO Grammar School Junior Golf Tournament at Silver Lake Golf Course on Thursday, June 27 at 8:15 a.m.

A barbecue and awards ceremony will follow the tournament.

Entry deadline is June 10. A $35 participant fee is due June 10.

Contact Michael Neely for more information at (917) 667-8907 or

Click here to enter the tournament.

Athletes Earn All-State Honors

The New York State Sportswriters Association recognized Catholic high school girls basketball athletes from the archdiocese as all-state honorees on Tuesday.

The honorees are:


Kateri Poole, Msgr. Scanlan, second team; Ava Learn, Our Lady of Lourdes, 6th team; Paulina Paris, Albertus Magnus, 8th team; Alexa Mustafaj, Ursuline, 12th team; Tanasha Mills, Albertus Magnus, 12th team; Kaylen Banwareesingh, Msgr. Scanlan, 13th team


Jada Rogers, Cardinal Spellman, 4th team; Catherine Finnerty, Msgr. McClancy, 6th team; Gianna Samuels, Notre Dame Academy, 10th team; Brittany Stenz, McClancy, 12th team; Lauren DeMartino, St. Joseph Hill, 13th team


Kyra Villegas, Aquinas, 2nd team


Updated State Polls

The New York State Sportswriters Association released this week’s high school state rankings for softball, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse.

Here is how the archdiocese schools in the CHSAA fared:

SOFTBALL — Moore Catholic, third in Class AA poll

BOYS LACROSSE — Iona Prep, 18th in Class A poll

Kennedy Captures City Title

Connor O’Reilly netted a hat trick and Jack McInerney added two goals as John F. Kennedy Catholic High School claimed a fifth consecutive CHSAA City Championship with a 7-5 win over Msgr. Farrell on Staten Island Friday.

Wyatt Rumpf was 12-3 on faceoffs, and Brendan Sullivan made 12 saves for Kennedy Catholic.


Kennedy Falls in State Final

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School suffered an 8-4 loss to Holy Trinity in the CHSAA state girls lacrosse Class A final in Hicksville Sunday.

Kennedy Catholic reached the final by beating Mount St. Mary Academy of Buffalo Saturday.

The Gaels qualified for the state tournament by beating St. Joseph by-the-Sea for the archdiocesan championship.