The New York State Sportswriters Association released its first state softball poll of 2019, one that included four Catholic schools from the archdiocese.
Here is the list:
Class AA: 3-Moore Catholic-CHSAA, 19-St. Joseph by-the-Sea-CHSAA
Class A: 19-Our Lady of Lourdes-NYSPHSAA
Class B: 19-Albertus Magnus-NYSPHSAA
The Iona Prep baseball and boys lacrosse teams are ranked in their respective New York State Sportswriters Association polls.
Baseball is No. 1 in Class AA.
Lacrosse is No. 16 in Class A.
Regis High School’s Joe Manfredi earned Class B third-team all-state honors from the New York State Sportswriters Association.
The 6-foot, 4-inch junior averaged 19.1 points per game in leading Regis to the CHSAA Class B state final.
The Class AA and Class A all-state players will be announced next week.
The New York State Sportswriters Association released its final high school state basketball polls for the 2018-2019 season.
Here is how schools in the archdiocese fared:
Class AA: 9-Stepinac, 10-Cardinal Hayes, 16-St. Raymond, 27-Mount St. Michael
Class A: 7-Msgr. Farrell, 13-Fordham Prep
Class B: 14-Regis
Class AA: 7-Ursuline, 8-Msgr. Scanlan
Class A: 6-Cardinal Spellman, 13-Msgr. McClancy
The Cardinal Spellman High School girls basketball team suffered a 70-60 loss to Staten Island Academy in a Class A state federation semifinal at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls on Friday.
Jada Rogers scored 18 points for the Pilots, the CHSAA champions who finish their season at 22-7 overall. In 2019, Cardinal Spellman won its first CHSAA state title in 20 years and fourth overall.
Staten Island Academy, the AISAA champion, will play NYSPHSAA champion Pittsford Mendon at 4:45 p.m. Saturday for the state federation title.
John F. Kennedy Catholic High School’s Alyssa Gazivoda signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Trinity College in Hartford.
Gazivoda is a senior catcher for Kennedy Catholic.
Trinity College, an NCAA Division III program, started the 2019 season at 3-3 overall.
Three members of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School’s CHSAA boys soccer championship team signed with their respective colleges.
Luke Ferrari and Luke Rossiter both signed with Siena College, a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference that finished 5-10-3 in 2018.
Brendan Lebitsch is off to Ithaca College, which finished 14-2-4 in 2018.