Kennedy Boys Lacrosse Wins Titles

Fin McConnell scored the game winner as John F. Kennedy Catholic Prep defeated visiting Msgr. Farrell, 7-6, for its seventh consecutive CHSAA A City Championship.

The sophomore finished with three goals and two assists. Tim White stopped 11 shots in goal for the Gaels.

The next day in Somers, Kennedy Catholic Prep defeated St. Mary’s of Manhasset, 18-4, for the program’s third CHSAA Intersectional Championship.

MConnell scored five goals and Connor Baia, who had a goal, was 6 for 6 on faceoffs.

Kennedy Girls Lacrosse Claims Crown

Malin Turnquist collected seven goals and four assists as John F. Kennedy Catholic Prep captured the Tier 1 CHSAA City Championship with a 14-4 win over Xaverian of Brooklyn.

Kennedy Catholic Prep advanced to the state semifinals where it lost to St. Dominic of Long Island.


Jackson, Capani Lead Archdiocesan Athletes

Cardinal Hayes High School’s Jaavier Jackson and Notre Dame Academy’s Saranda Capani each won two individual events to lead archdiocesan athletes at the New York and Brooklyn/Queens Sectional Track and Field Championships at Icahn Stadium in Manhattan.

Jackson sprinted to wins in the 100-meter dash, 10.94 seconds, and 200, 21.52. Capani won the 100 hurdles, 17.07, and the pole vault, 10-feet, 1-inch.

Here are the winners from the archdiocese:


3000 steeplechase: Dylan Doskocil, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 9:55.6; 800: Myles Hogan, Fordham Prep, 1:55.9; 3200: Percy Moser, Xavier, 9:27.67; 400 relay: Cardinal Hayes 43.24; 400: Tavon Williams, Cardinal Hayes, 48.37; 1600: Michael Hawkes, Xavier, 4:20.81; 3200 relay: Xavier 8:18.52; 1600 relay: Mount St. Michael Academy 3:29.98; Pole vault: Carter Treggalio, Fordham Prep, 15-3; Discus: Ratu Delano Navoti, Xavier, 130-8; Triple jump: Andrew Boyce, Regis, 42-6; Long jump: 1-Nick Jordan, Moore Catholic, 20-5; Javelin: Joseph Rachiele, Regis, 150-1; Shot put: Luke Alexander, Xavier, 44-6.


100: Arianna Soto, Cardinal Spellman, 12.86; 800: Alyssia Brown, Notre Dame Academy, 2:15.36; 3000: Lola Dinneen, Notre Dame Academy, 10:59.52; 400 relay: St. Joseph by-the-Sea 53.76; 1500: Maggie McCabe, Notre Dame School, 5:08.07.

Strong Outing for Santos

Alex Santos struck out six over four innings for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers in a 9-5 victory over the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.

The Mount St. Michael Academy graduate allowed no earned runs, three hits and one walk for the High-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.

Santos is 0-2 with a 3.90 earned run average in 2022. He has 36 strikeouts in 30 innings.

Santos, 20, was the 72nd overall pick of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft by the Astros, who received the compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Gerrit Cole.


Velaquez Continues to Hit

Andrew Velazquez has a hit in nine of his last 10 games for the Los Angeles Angels.

The Fordham Prep graduate is 9 for 36 over his last 10 games for a .250 batting average. In Saturday’s 5-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics, Velazquez belted a two-run homer.

For the season, Velazquez is hitting .198 with two home runs, nine RBI, 14 runs scored and six stolen bases.

The Angels begin a six-game homestand on Tuesday with the opener of a three-game set against the Texas Rangers. The Angels will start a three-game series in the Bronx versus the New York Yankees on May 31.


Kennedy Wins Archdiocesan Title

John F. Kennedy Catholic Prep captured the CHSAA AA Archdiocesan Championship with a 1-0 baseball victory over St. Joseph by-the-Sea.

Ryan Boyd, who will play next season at University of Scranton, pitched all seven scoreless innings for the Gaels.

Kennedy Catholic Prep reached the championship game by beating Archbishop Stepinac, 2-0, on a two-run, walk-off home run by junior Harry Leipold, who has verbally committed to play at the University of Maine.

Kennedy Catholic Prep will be the second seed for the CHSAA city championship tournament.

San Miguel Boat Heading to Nationals

The San Miguel Academy boys under-15 quad boat with coxswain qualified for nationals after taking first place at the US Rowing Northeast Youth Championships on the 2,000-meter Merrimack River course in Lowell, Mass.

The San Miguel boat consisted of coxswain Gustavo Laureano, and rowers Joseph Cordova, Daniel Conde, Ayden Garcia and Ismael Chihuahua.

This is the first time a boat from San Miguel competed at a regional with hopes of qualifying for nationals.

The USRowing Youth National Championships will be held June 9 in Sarasota, Fla.

Click here to read a feature on the academy’s rowing program from the May 5 issue of Catholic New York.


Four John S. Burke Catholic Athletes Commit to Compete at College Level

John S. Burke Catholic High School announced four of its student-athletes will be competing in college athletics.

The four athletes are listed below with their college choice, sport and college major:

–Piper Kaylor, SUNY Morrisville, softball criminal justice

– Victoria Harrison, Mount St. Mary, soccer, nursing

– Kyle Ketcham, Wells College, baseball, environmental science

– Caleb King, The Catholic University of Amerca, football, education


6-Game Hitting Streak for Velaquez

Andrew Velazquez has a hit in six consecutive games for the Los Angeles Angels entering tonight’s game with the Texas Rangers.

The Fordham Prep graduate is 6 for-22 over his last six games with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base.

For the season, he’s hitting .196 with 12 runs scored, one home run and five RBI.

The Angels claimed Velazquez off waivers from the New York Yankees following the 2021 season and started 2022 season with the Salt Lake Bees, the Class AAA affiliate of the Angels. The 27-year-old shortstop was originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.