Selinger Heading to Swarthmore

John F. Kennedy Catholic Prep senior Caroline Selinger will be playing basketball at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, the school announced.

The point guard is a third-year starter for the Kennedy Catholic Prep girls basketball team, which will host Moore Catholic in the CHSAA playoffs on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:15 p.m.

Swarthmore competes at the NCAA Division III level and is a member of the Centennial Conference.


CYO Track Starting March 27

CYO New York released its 2022 outdoor track and field schedule that features nine meets, including the season opener on Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m. at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx.

All nine meets begin at 1 p.m. with eighth of the meets scheduled for Sundays at Mount St. Michael, including the county and archdiocesan championship on June 5. A site for the ninth meet scheduled for Saturday, May 7 is still being determined.

There are no meets scheduled for the weekends of Palm Sunday, Easter and Memorial Day.

Click here for the complete schedule, more information and to register.

Adams Places 7th at State Meet

Msgr. Farrell High School’s Mike Adams finished seventh at 118 pounds in Division I to lead Catholic high school wrestlers from the archdiocese at the New York State Wrestling Championships held Friday and Saturday at the MVP Center in Albany.

Adams, the fourth seed, decisioned third seed Michael Santore of Shaker, 2-0, in the seventh-place match.

Adams started the weekend with a first-round bye and second-round win by 10-1 decision over Ryan Massengale of Horseheads before dropping his quarterfinal match by a 2-0 decision to fifth seed Joseph Clem of Wantagh.

Stepinac Wins Archdiocesan Title

Archbishop Stepinac High School captured the Archdiocesan Tournament championship with a 51-40 boys basketball victory over Cardinal Hayes at Christ the King High School in Queens on Saturday.

Boogie Fland led Stepinac (24-3 overall) with 15 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Isaiah Alexander contributed 12 points, seven rebounds and two assists for the Crusaders, who also received six points, five assists and two steals from Danny Carbuccia. Samuel Gibbs had six points, six rebounds and three assists. Joel Baez added six points, six rebounds, three assists and three blocks. Ben Lyttle finished with six points and eight rebounds.

Stepinac and Cardinal Hayes will be competing in the CHSAA City Championship tournament.

“We will enjoy this today and tomorrow and refocus Monday for a run at the City title,” Stepinac coach Patrick Massaroni told Catholic Sports Scene.

Levy, Fordham Prep Relay Are Top Seeds for State Swim Meet

Iona Prep’s Nien Levy and a Fordham Prep 400-yard freestyle relay are top seeds for the upcoming New York State Swimming and Diving Championships being held March 4 and 5 at Ithaca College.

Levy is the top seed in the 50 freestyle with his All-American Consideration time of 20.80, and is the 12th seed in the 100 freestyle with his time of 47.57.

The Fordham Prep 400 freestyle relay has an All-American Consideration time of 3 minutes, 9.21 seconds for the top seed.

Other Catholic high school swimmers from the archdiocese to qualify for the state meet are: Henry Amer (Fordham Prep, 200 and 500 freestyles); Edward Horgan (Our Lady of Lourdes, 100 butterfly); Michael Barry (Fordham Prep, 100 freestyle); Christian Miraglia (Fordham Prep, 100 freestyle); and Kieran Egan (Fordham Prep, 100 butterfly and 100 bakstroke).

Hayes, Stepinac Meeting for Title

No. 1 Cardinal Hayes and No. 2 Archbishop Stepinac will be playing 1 p.m. Saturday for the Archdiocesan High School Boys Basketball Tournament championship at Christ the King High School in Queens.

The two teams split their regular-season meetings with Stepinac winning the most recent encounter, 67-56, in White Plains on Jan. 28.

To reach the final, both teams won semifinal games on Tuesday night with Cardinal Hayes beating No. 5 Msgr. Scanlan, 71-42, and Stepinac defeating No. 6 Iona Prep, 72-50.

Seven Wrestlers Off to State Meet

Seven Catholic high school wrestlers from the archdiocese will be competing in the New York State Wrestling Championships on Friday and Saturday at MVP Arena in Albany.

The action begins at 9:30 a.m. each day with the opening ceremony on Friday and semifinal matches on Saturday.

The five Division I wrestlers competing with weight class, school, year in school and record are: Mike Adams, 118 pounds, Msgr. Farrell, Senior, 34-1; Kevin McCarvill, 126, Iona Prep, Junior, 27-9; Eric Grant, 138, Iona Prep, Sophomore, 29-2; Sean Degl, Iona Prep, Junior, 33-7; and Max Watson, 152, Iona Prep, Junior, 28-2.

The two Division II wrestlers competing with weight class, school, year in school and record are: Jackson Wainwright, 126, Our Lady of Lourdes, Senior, 27-3; and Charles Batista, 285, Our Lady of Lourdes, 21-7.

Adams, seeded fourth, is the highest seed among the Catholic high school wrestlers from the archdiocese.

Archdiocesan Tournament Continues Tonight

Top seed Cardinal Hayes and second seed Archbishop Stepinac will be in action tonight during the semifinal round of the Archdiocesan High School Boys Basketball Tournament at Christ the King High School in Queens.

Stepinac will meet rival and sixth seed Iona Prep at 6 p.m. with Cardinal Hayes and fifth seed Msgr. Scanlan to follow at 7:30.

Stepinac, winners of 10 consecutive games, swept the regular-season meetings with Iona Prep, including a 76-44 win on Feb. 12. Cardinal Hayes won both regular-season meetings against Msgr. Scanlan, which includes a 79-59 win on Feb. 13.

The semifinal winners will play Saturday at Christ the King. 

First-round results at Stepinac: No. 5 Msgr. Scanlan 55, No. 4 Mount St. Michael 50; No. 6 Iona Prep 63, No. 3 St. Raymond 60; No. 2 Stepinac 73, No. 7 St. Peter’s 54.

In other news, the state federation basketball committee announced over the weekend that this year’s federation boys and girls basketball tournaments will be canceled for a third consecutive year. The tournament was scheduled to be at Fordham for a third straight year, the first time the tournament was scheduled to take place in New York City.

Giorgis Tops 900 Wins

Marist College women’s basketball coach and former Our Lady of Lourdes High School girls basketball coach Brian Giorgis now has won 450-plus high school and college games after the Red Foxes defeated St. Peter’s, 51-41, in Poughkeepsie on Thursday night.

Giorgis, who previously served as a teacher, athletic director and coach at Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is 450-180 in his 20 seasons as Marist coach and is the first Marist men’s or women’s basketball coach to reach 450 wins.

Giorgis has led the program to 11 NCAA tournaments, won MAAC Coach of the Year honors eight times and five NCAA tournament games, and guided the 2006-2007 Red Foxes to the Sweet 16.

At Lourdes, Giorgis had a 451-44 record, .911 winning percentage, 19 league titles and nine state championships in 19 seasons with the girls basketball program. He also is the only coach in New York State high school history to coach four programs–volleyball, softball, girls basketball and baseball–to the state final four. The softball team won a state title in 1990 and he also coached tennis and golf.

Mittag Off to Springfield

John F. Kennedy Catholic Prep’s Nick Mittag has signed to play lacrosse at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.

Mittag was a four-year starter and played on four CHSAA City Championship teams at Kennedy Catholic Prep.

Springfield is an NCAA Division III program that competes in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. In limited action due to the covid pandemic, the Pride finished 0-3 in 2021 and 0-4 in 2020.

Springfield, which finished 11-10 in 2019, opens its 2022 season on Saturday when it hosts Nazareth.