Prince Garners Honor

Archbishop Stepinac High School senior football player Ronald “Deuce” Prince II was named the Con Edison Athlete of the Week.

The Valhalla resident helped the Crusaders win the state title by serving as a captain and anchoring the offensive line from the center position.

A member of the National Honor Society, Prince has been a member of the varsity basketball and baseball teams at Stepinac.

 

 

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City Claims Senior Bowl

New York City scored 19 unanswered fourth-quarter points and beat Long Island, 47-27, in the 2017 Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York’s Senior Bowl at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale on Sunday.

Archbishop Stepinac High School senior quarterback Mike Nicosia threw four touchdown passes for NYC and was named the game’s offensive most valuable player.

Before the game, the league announced its annual award winners including its Golden Eleven, and its offensive, defensive and linemen of the year. Click here for a listing of the award winners.

 

Basketball Season is HERE

The high school boys basketball season is underway with an interesting matchup on Friday highlighting the first full weekend of the campaign as Cardinal Hayes hosts Christ the King in a non-league game.

Cardinal Hayes features senior Tyrese Williams and junior Joe Toussaint. Both earned second-team all-league honors in 2016-2017.

Christ the King returns 2016-2017 third-team, all-league honorees in senior Tyson Walker and junior Kofi Cockburn.

Click here to see the 2017-2018 high school boys basketball schedule.

 

Silverio Going to Santa Clara

Omar Silverio, a senior at St. Raymond High School for Boys, signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball with Santa Clara University.

The shooting guard came to the United States at the age of 14 from the Dominican Republic and signing with Santa Clara is another step toward his goal of playing in the NBA.

“I am truly excited about having the opportunity to attend a prestigious university such as Santa Clara. I am also extremely excited about playing for Herb Sendeck and the Broncos,” Silverio said in a press release.

 

Abreu Signs with Manhattan

Keury Abreu, a senior at St. Raymond High School for Boys, signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Manhattan College.

Abreu has been a starting player at St. Raymond since his sophomore season in 2016 and hit .300 with three doubles and 14 RBI as a junior in 2017. He has played third base, shortstop and pitcher in his two varsity seasons.

“In the end, I chose the school that fit me best and I am excited to become a Jasper,” said Abreu in a press release.

 

Stepinac Wins State Title

Archbishop Stepinac High School scored 26 unanswered points in rallying back from a 14-9 halftime deficit to defeat Canisius, 49-28, for the New York State CHSAA football championship in Buffalo on Saturday.

The Crusaders won their second state title and avenged a 23-10 loss to Canisius in the first state final in 2014.

Trailing 14-9, Trill Williams caught a Michael Nicosia and took it to the end zone to complete a 61-yard play that gave Stepinac a 16-9 lead.

The Crusaders never relinquished their lead and it was the first of three second-half touchdowns for Williams, who will attend Syracuse in 2018.

 

Stepinac Claims Football Crown

Archbishop Stepinac High School scored 33 unanswered points in rallying from a 14-0 deficit to defeat top seed St. Anthony’s, 47-22, for the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York’s AAA League championship at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale Nov. 18.

The third-seeded Crusaders, who won a third title in four years, took a 33-14 lead in the first minute of the fourth quarter before St. Anthony’s scored to cut its deficit to 33-22 with 7 minutes, 45 seconds remaining.

The Crusaders, playing in a fourth consecutive title game, answered with two touchdowns in the final four minutes.

Stepinac’s Trill Williams ran for 183 yards to earn offensive player of the game honors, and teammate Kevin Gray, a middle linebacker, was named the game’s top defensive player.

The Crusaders play at Msgr. Martin Athletic Association champion Canisius High School in Buffalo for the state title at noon Saturday, Nov. 25.