Impacting Lives Through Service

Representatives from Baseball Miracles will discuss their baseball mission trips around the world at Baseball Miracles: Impacting Lives Through Service in Kaplan Library Room 218 on the Mount St. Mary College campus in Newburgh on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

Baseball Miracles founder John Tumminia will be among the speakers with Mount St. Mary College Assistant Athletic Director Trevor Purcell and Mount St. Mary College student Charles Benfer.

Purcell and Benfer have volunteered time with Tummunia and Baseball Miracles, which has brought baseball to underserved communities. Baseball Miracles has served over 2,500 children on 15-plus mission trips in 10 countries across five continents.

Baseball Miracles completed a mission trip to Mexico City in January.

Click here to learn more about Baseball Miracles.

Bernie Williams at Sheen Center

An Intimate Evening with Bernie Williams will be presented at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in Manhattan on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.

The former Yankees outfielder, who received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Moving Forward,” will perform as well as be interviewed by Michael Kay, Yankees YES Network broadcaster and host of the Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York Radio 98.7 FM, about his careers in baseball and music.

Tickets range from $45 to $65. A $95 VIP ticket includes a meet and greet with Williams before the show.

Click here to learn more about the show and purchase tickets.

 

Updated State Rankings

Here is how Catholic high schools in the archdiocese fared in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association poll.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Class AA: 3-St. Raymond, 10-Archbishop Stepinac, 21-Iona Prep, 30-Cardinal Hayes. Class A: 13-Msgr. Farrell. Class B: 24-Salesian.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Class AA: 4-Ursuline, 13-Our Lady of Lourdes, 18-Albertus Magnus. Class A: 13-Moore Catholic.

 

Davis Chosen for All-American Game

Archbishop Stepinac High School senior RJ Davis is the only high school basketball player from New York selected to compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game.

The game will be played in the Toyota Center in Houston on April 1.

Davis is one of four players participating who will be heading to the University of North Carolina later this year. Four of North Carolina’s five 2020 signees were chosen.

Click here to see the list of 24 players selected.

PHOTO BY MARIA R. BASTONE/CATHOLIC NEW YORK

 

New Gym at Our Lady of Grace

Elijah McGhee is shooting a basketball through a rim 10 feet above a gym floor instead of a garbage can sitting on a cafeteria floor now that Our Lady of Grace School in the Bronx has a gym to call home.

The Jaguars hosted their first basketball games Dec. 22 after playing all road games a season ago when the fifth- and sixth-grade and seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ teams went undefeated against opponents from the Bronx and Westchester County.

Click here to read the complete story in the Catholic Schools Week special section in the current issue of Catholic New York.

All-State Football Honors Announced

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its Class AA and Class A all-state football teams for the 2019 season.

Here is how Catholic high school students in the archdiocese fared:

CLASS AA

First team: Kuno Mendez, Cardinal Hayes; Ajani Cornelius, Archbishop Stepinac; Kevin McKenna, Archbishop Stepinac; Second team: Darius Wilson, Iona Prep; Joey Carino, Archbishop Stepinac; Jalen Smith, Cardinal Hayes; Kevin Rohde, Iona Prep; Chris Bethea, Cardinal Hayes. Third team: Jaleel Rhett, Msgr. Farrell; Tafari Blackstock, Cardinal Hayes; Jordan Dunbar, Iona Prep. Fourth team: Steve Booras, Msgr. Farrell. Fifth team: Avery Turton, Iona Prep; Sidiki Kone, Cardinal Hayes. Sixth team: Henry Belin IV, Cardinal Hayes; Dylan Hach, Msgr. Farrell.

CLASS A

First team: Justin Lacks, Moore Catholic. Second team: Artie Padilla, Moore Catholic. Third team: Jackson Turner, St. Joseph by-the-Sea; Anthony Curran, Moore Catholic; Fourth team: Jake Timm, Our Lady of Lourdes. Fifth team: Anthony Perlongo, Moore Catholic. Sixth team: Nick Heineman, Moore Catholic; Danny Doyle, St. Joseph by-the-Sea; Mike Rice, Fordham Prep.

PHOTO: Jake Timm of Our Lady of Lourdes is shown signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at Long Island University. PHOTO COURTESY of Our Lady of Lourdes High School.

 

Lourdes Grad Siegrist Wins Big East Honor for 5th Consecutive Week

Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate Maddy Siegrist was named the Big East Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for a fifth consecutive week and eighth time this season on Monday.

The Villanova University freshman averaged 21 points and nine rebounds in leading her team to victories over Penn and Georgetown.

Siegrist’s eight double-doubles lead the Big East. She’s averaging a conference-high 20.2 points per game and she’s second in the conference with 9.3 rebounds per game.

On Dec. 23, Siegrist earned conference player and freshman of the week honors after scoring 41 points in a win over La Salle.