Cardinal Hayes’ Toussaint Named Class AA State Player of the Year

Cardinal Hayes High School senior Joe Toussaint was named the Class AA State Co-Player of the Year with Long Island Lutheran’s Andrew Curbelo by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Toussaint averaged 20.2 points per game for Cardinal Hayes.

Listed below are state honorees from Catholic high schools in the archdiocese:


R.J. Davis, Archbishop Stepinac, first team; Gary Grant, St. Raymond, second team; Chris Clancy, St. Peter’s, third team; Mike Green, Mount St. Michael, third team; Jaylen Muyrray, Cardinal Hayes, fourth team; Matthew Mayers, Msgr. Scanlan, sixth team; Liam Murphy, St. Peter’s, ninth team; Kobe Brea, Msgr. Scanlan, 10th team; Adrian Griffin, Archbishop Stepinac, 10th team


Nick Johnson, All Hallows, first teamAnthony Clemenza, Msgr. Farrell, fourth team; Josiah Chandler, La Salle Academy, eighth team; Cameron McGrath, Albertus Magnus, 12th team


Joe Manfredi, Regis, third team


Hayes Invitational Set for Jan. 4

Cardinal Hayes High School will be hosting its 24th and final Hayes Invitational at Fordham University in the Bronx at 5 p.m. Jan. 4.

Some 400 athletes have been invited to compete in 26 track and field events.

Catholic and private high schools invited include All Hallows, the Bronx; Archbishop Molloy, Queens; Archbishop Stepinac, White Plains; Cardinal Spellman, the Bronx; Fordham Prep, the Bronx; Iona Prep, New Rochelle; La Salle Academy, Manhattan; Mount St. Michael, the Bronx; Regis, Manhattan; Salesian, New Rochelle; St. Raymond, the Bronx; St. Joseph by-the-Sea, Staten Island; Townsend Harris, Queens; St. Francis Prep, Queens; Hackley, Tarrytown; Collegiate, Manhattan; and Cardinal Hayes, the Bronx.

Contact Michael Cea at 914-965-0926 or


Updated CHSAA Intersectional Boys Basketball Brackets

AA Division

First round

All Hallows 67, Xaverian 45

Msgr. Scanlan 74, St. Francis 60

Second round

St. Raymond 77, Holy Cross 69

Bishop Loughlin 65, Mount St. Michael 52

Iona Prep 69, All Hallows 49

St. Peter’s 58, Msgr. Scanlan 46


Stepinac 83, St. Raymond 68

Molloy 68, Iona Prep 61

Cardinal Hayes 69, All Hallows 49

Christ the King 59, St. Peter’s 55


Christ the King 72, Cardinal Hayes 64

Stepinac 88, Molloy 84


March 11

At Fordham University

BQ No.1 Christ the King vs. NY No. 1 Stepinac, 3 p.m.

A Division

First round

Cardinal Spellman 50, John F. Kennedy Catholic 33


St. Joseph by the Sea 6, Xavier 37

Msgr. Farrell 45, McClancy 33

Nazareth 59, Cardinal Spellman 43

Fordham 56, St. Edmund 46


Nazareth 38, St. Joseph by the Sea 36

Fordham Prep 46, Msgr. Farrell 41


Nazareth 58, Fordham Prep 48

B Division


Sacred Heart 68, Cristo-Rey Brooklyn 32

Regis 52, Salesian 43

Moore Catholic 56, St. John’s Prep 41

La Salle 67, Cathedral Prep 43


Regis 59, Sacred Heart 42

La Salle 49, Moore Catholic 48


Regis 44, La Salle 42

Regis will play Niagara Catholic for the State Catholic High School B Division Championship at 1 p.m. Sunday at Villa Maria College in Buffalo.



Regis Claims Crown

The Regis High School boys basketball team upset top seed and defending state federation champion La Salle Academy, 44-42, to win the CHSAA intersectional B Division championship at Fordham University on Friday night.

The championship is the first since 2015 for the Owls, who advance to the Catholic high school state tournament representing the Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Brooklyn.

“This squad is incredible, they have been nothing but a pleasure to coach this year, and I don’t think we’ve seen the best out of them yet,” said Regis coach Kevin Cullen in a release from the school.

Liam Gallagher led Regis with 11 points, 12 rebounds and two steals.

Korey Williams scored 18 points for La Salle.

CHSAA Championship Doubleheader Scheduled at Fordham University

Fordham University will be the site of two CHSAA intersectional boys basketball championship games on Friday night.

In the opener, top seed La Salle meets third seed Regis for the B Division title at 6:30 p.m. La Salle is the defending state federation champion and is coming off a 49-48 victory over Moore Catholic on Sunday. Regis defeated Sacred Heart, 59-42, in its semifinal.

In the second game, top seed Nazareth plays second seed Fordham Prep for the A Division championship at 8:30. Nazareth escaped its semifinal with a 38-36 win over St. Joseph by the Sea. and Fordham Prep tipped Msgr. Farrell, 46-41, in its semifinal.

The winners will advance to the Catholic high school state tournament.

All-League Teams Released for Catholic Boys Basketball League

The Catholic high school boys basketball league representing Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Brooklyn announced their all-league teams.

Here are the honorees:

AA Division

MVP: Moses Brown, Molloy, Sr.

First team: Alan Griffin, Stepinac, Sr.; Tyrese Williams, Cardinal Hayes, Sr.;  Cole Anthony, Molloy, Jr.; Bryce Willis, Iona Prep, Sr.; RJ Davis, Stepinac, Soph.; Joe Toussaint,  Cardinal Hayes, Jr.

Second team: Kofi Cockburn, Christ the King, Jr.; Khalid Moore, Molloy, Sr.; Justin Champangie, Bishop Loughlin, Jr.; Souleymane Koureissi, Iona Prep, Sr.; Tyson Walker,    Christ the King, Sr.; Omar Silverio, St. Raymond, Sr.

Third team: Dallas Watson, St. Raymond, Sr.; Josh Alexander, Iona Prep, Sr; Ibrahim Wattara, Mount St. Michael, Soph.; Michael Green, Mount St. Michael, Jr.; Nick Johnson, All Hallows, Jr.; Julian Champangie, Bishop Loughlin, Jr.

Coach of the Year: Joe Arbitello, Christ the King

A Division

MVP: Bryan Medy, Nazareth, Sr.

All League: Kalos Evans, Cardinal Spellman, Sr.; Shemar Latty, St. Edmund, Soph.; Kaadeer Cleaves, McClancy, Sr.; Josh Gourgue, Xavier, Sr.; Dre Turnispeed, Nazareth, Sr.; Malcolm Hansford Whyte, McClancy, Sr.; Avni Mustafaj, Fordham Prep, Jr.; Michael Young, Nazareth, Sr.; George Schilling, Fordham Prep, Sr.; Owen Jacobson, Xavier, Soph.; Niall McStay, Fordham Prep, Sr.; John Moran, Xavier, Sr.

Coach of the Year: Todd Jamison, Nazareth

B Division 

Most Valuable Player: Korey Williams, La Salle, Sr.

All League Team: Dylan Wusu, Sacred Heart, Jr.; Brendan Cama, Salesian, Sr.; Joe Manfredi, Regis, Soph.;  Josiah Chandler, La Salle, Jr.; Shakirro Samuels, Sacred Heart, Sr.; Kevin Diaz, Sacred Heart, Sr.; Kyle Holston, St. John’s Prep, Sr.; Edwin Matos, Cristo Rey Brooklyn, Sr.; Mark Nilaj, Salesian, Jr.; Conor Nicholson, Regis, Sr.; Anthony Leone, Cathedral Prep, Jr.; Charlie Bostwick, Regis, Sr.

Coach of the Year: Jerome Pannell                           La Salle

Staten Island 

MVP: Chris Velasquez, Moore Catholic, Sr.

Devin Nicholson, St. Joseph by the Sea, Sr.; Chris Ledlum, St. Peter’s, Jr.; Jordan Fox,           St. Peter’s, Sr.; Chris Clancy, St. Peter’s, Jr.; Stephen Crowley, Msgr. Farrell, Sr.; Will Edwards, Msgr. Farrell, Sr.

Coach of the Year: Artie Conroy, Moore Catholic

B Division Tournament Set

The CHSAA boys basketball tournaments to determine the representative from Archdiocese of New York/Diocese of Brooklyn in the state tournament start Wednesday for the B Division with four quarterfinal games.

At Fordham Prep

No. 7 Cristo-Rey Brooklyn vs. No. 2 Sacred Heart, 5:30 p.m.

No. 6 Salesian vs. No. 3 Regis, 7:15 p.m.

At McClancy

No. 5 St. John’s Prep vs. No. 4 Moore Catholic, 5:30 p.m.

No. 8 Cathedral Prep vs. No. 1 La Salle, 7:15 p.m.

The semifinals are Feb. 25 at Cardinal Spellman and the final is March 2 at Fordham University.

In the A Division, No. 9 Kennedy Catholic and No. 8 Cardinal Spellman play a Tuesday quarterfinal at Mount St. Michael Academy at 3 p.m.

The remaining tournament seeds for the AA and A divisions will be determined following the Archdiocesan and Diocese of Brooklyn tournaments. Games will be played at neutral sites with the finals scheduled for Fordham University.

La Salle Remains No. 1

The La Salle Academy boys basketball team in Manhattan stayed at No. 1 for a second week in the state Class B poll compiled by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

La Salle, the 2017 state federation champions, is one of five CHSAA teams in the archdiocese in the state polls released on Tuesday. In Class B, Sacred Heart is 17th.

La Salle beat Sacred Heart, 80-76, on Saturday.

In Class AA, Cardinal Hayes is fifth, followed by Iona Prep at No. 8 and Archbishop Stepinac at No. 14.

Cardinal Hayes and Iona Prep meet tonight in New Rochelle.


La Salle Takes Over No. 1

La Salle Academy in Manhattan is this week’s No. 1 Class B boys basketball team in the state poll compiled by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

La Salle captured the state federation championship in 2017 (photo above).

Three archdiocese schools received a ranking in Class AA — Cardinal Hayes at No. 6, Iona Prep at No. 13 and Archbishop Stepinac at No. 16.

Click here to see the complete rankings.