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.

Leonard Leads All-State Picks

Msgr. Scanlan High School senior Jada Leonard earned first-team all-state honors in Class AA after averaging 20.2 points per game and leading her team to the CHSAA state title and state federation final.

Leonard is a 5-foot-10 shooting guard.

Here are the other Catholic high school players from the archdiocese to be recognized:


Meghan Casey, Ursuline, fourth team; Simone Pelish, Our Lady of Lourdes, fourth team; Allie Falesto, Albertus Magnus, seventh team; Sierra Linnin, Albertus Magnus, eighth team; Rebecca Osei-Owusu, Msgr. Scanlan, ninth team; Ciara Crocker, Ursuline, 15th team; Sophie Nascimento, Ursuline, honorable mention; Karly Fischer, Albertus Magnus, honorable mention.


Danielle Williamsen, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, second team; Mackenzie Iannici, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, fifth team; Brooke Corbett, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 12th team; Madison Crocco, St. Joseph Hill, 14th team; Taylor Lictro, Notre Dame Academy, honorable mention.

Hogan Leads Fordham Prep to Title

Myles Hogan won the boys race to lead Fordham Prep to the CHSAA Intersectional Championship at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Saturday.

Fordham Prep compiled 43 points. Xavier was second with 49 points.

Hogan, a senior, ran to a time of 12 minutes, 50.4 seconds over the 2.5-mile course. His teammate and classmate, Liam Dennehy, was third in 13:27.6.

Xavier senior Michael Hawkes placed second in 13:12.2.

In the girls race, Notre Dame of Manhattan was the top finisher from the archdiocese with 171 points in fifth place. Notre Dame Academy and St. Joseph Hill Academy followed with 172 and 173 points, respectively.

Notre Dame Academy’s Lola Dinneen was the race winner in 15:06.5.

St. Joseph Hill’s Ava Gumb placed second in 15:15.4, and Notre Dame Academy teammates Alyssia Brown (15:57.4) and Meghan Leonard (16:25.3) were third and fourth, respectively.

Banino Leads Runners

The Ursuline School’s Daphne Banino won the Varsity B girls race in a time of 14 minutes, 44.70 seconds on Van Cortlandt Park’s 2.5-mile course to lead Catholic school runners from the archdiocese at the Manhattan Cross Country Invitational in the Bronx.

Ursuline placed seventh with 205 points.

In the Varsity D girls race, Ava Gumb of St. Joseph Hill Academy was second in 15:45.30, leading her team to a seventh-place finish with 226 points.

In the Varsity A girls race, Lola Dinneen was fourth in 15:28.80 and Alyssia Brown placed ninth in 16:01.30, leading Notre Dame Academy to an 11th-place finish with 284 points.

In the Boys Eastern States Championship race, Fordham Prep’s Myles Hogan was fourth in 12:34.80 and his team placed ninth with 275 points.

In the Varsity C race, Dylan Doskocil’s ninth-place finish in 13:56.10 led St. Joseph by-the-Sea to an eighth-place finish with 220 points.

In the Varsity E race, Msgr. Farrell was third with 125 points, led by Anthony Zarrella’s 11th-place finish in 13:48.7.

CHSAA Champions Crowned

Travis Williams, Eamonn Sullivan and Giovanna Comerford all won two individual events to lead archdiocesan competitors at the CHSAA New York State Intersectional Championship at Ocean Breeze on Staten Island May 29.

Williams of Cardinal Hayes sprinted to wins in the boys 100-meter dash (11.16 seconds) and 200 (22.5). Sullivan of Fordham Prep ran to wins in the boys 3,200 (9:42.8) and 3,000 steeplechase (9:51.01). Comerford of Notre Dame Academy won the girls 800 (2:24.34) and 2,000 steeplechase (7:25.74).

Other archdiocesan winners were Eloha-Karmiel Yitzchak, Archbishop Stepinac, boys 110 hurdles, 16.16; Luke Ellwood, Regis, boys 1,600, 4:23.28; Albert DePierre, Iona Prep, boys Javelin, 129-4; Cardinal Hayes, boys 400 relay, 44.0; Xavier, boys 1,600 relay, 3:31.71; Brigid McCabe, Notre Dame (Manhattan), girls 3,000, 10:42.45; Madison Petricevic, Notre Dame Academy, girls javelin, 95-10.

PHOTO: Eloha-Karmiel Yitzchak crosses the finish line first to win the 110-meter hurdles for Archbishop Stepinac. PHOTO COURTESY OF ARCHBISHOP STEPINAC TRACK AND FIELD.

Williams, Comerford Lead Track Stars

Travis Williams and Giovanna Comerford each won two individual events to lead competitors at the CHSAA NY/BQ Sectional track and field championships on Randall’s Island May 15.

Williams of Cardinal Hayes sprinted to wins in the boys 100-meter dash, 10.75 seconds, and 200, 22.1 seconds. Comerford of Notre Dame Academy took first place in the 800, 2:23.89, and 2000 steeplechase, 7:12.34.

Other Archdiocese Winners


400: Meghan Leonard, Notre Dame Academy, 1:01.7; 3000: Brigid McCabe, Notre Dame, 11:09.06; Triple jump: Olivia Cowan, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 31-3; Pole vault: Saranda Capani, Notre Dame Academy, 9-0; Discus: Alexa Boller, Msgr. McClancy, 90-9.


400: Javier Jackson, Cardinal Hayes, 49.87; 800: Antonio Bravo, Iona Prep, 2:00.02; 1600: Luke Ellwood, Regis, 4:19.9; 3200: Eamonn Sullivan, Fordham Prep, 9:41.77; 3000 steeplechase: Tommy Flynn, Iona Prep, 10:42.99; High jump: Matthew Wenz, Msgr. McClancy, 5-10; Pole vault: Michael Croke, Fordham Prep, 14-0; Discus: Robert Menocal, Fordham Prep, 153-1; Javelin: Piotr Draus, Msgr. McClancy, 139-8.

Runners, Teams Shine at CHSAA Cross Country Intersectional

Fordham Preparatory Schoolnjunior Myles Hogan took first place in the Varsity A race to lead archdiocesan runners at the CHSAA Cross Country Intersectional Championships on Van Cortlandt Park’s 2.5-mile course in the Bronx.

Hogan clocked a time of 12 minutes, 44.1 seconds. Regis’ Luke Ellwood and Fordham Prep’s Eamonn Sullivan placed second and third, respectively.

Xavier and Fordham Prep took second and third behind Chaminade in the team standings.

In the boys Varsity B race, St. Joseph by-the-Sea and Iona Preparatory School were second and third, respectively. Iona Prep’s Tommy Flynn was second in 14:19.0.

In the boys Varsity C race, St. Raymond’s Gabriel Gonzalez was the overall winner in 15:01.4. Cardinal Hayes placed third in the team standings with 31 points.

In the girls Varsity A race, Notre Dame School senior Brigid McCabe was first, followed by Notre Dame Academy teammates Lola Dinneen and Giavanna Comerford. Notre Dame Academy placed second to St. Anthony’s for the team title.

In the girls Varsity B race, St. Joseph by-the-Sea’s Grace Schaaf was second, and Dominican Academy took third in the team standings.

Citron Wins Top Honor

Sonia Citron received New York State’s Class AA Girls Basketball Player of the Year from the New York State Sportswriters Association.

The 6-foot-1 junior guard helped The Ursuline School to a 24-0 record and 2019-2020 Section 1 championship in 2019-2020.

Citron announced earlier this month she will attend the University of Notre Dame in 2021-2022.

Citron was one of 11 Catholic High School players in the archdiocese to be recognized by the state sportswriters association. Joining Citron are:

CLASS AA: Paulina Paris, Albertus Magnus, second team; Ava Learn, Our Lady of Lourdes, third team; Alexa Mustafaj, Ursuline, ninth team; Tanasha Mills, Albertus Magnus, 13th team.

CLASS A: Amber Abusbeih, Moore Catholic, third team; Ashley Marrocco, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, sixth team; Jordan Welle, Moore Catholic, ninth team; Gianna Samuels, Notre Dame Academy, 13th team; Shanice Sinclair, Cardinal Spellman, 15th team.

CLASS B: Marie Cari, Notre Dame School, eighth team.



CHSAA Girls Basketball Playoffs


Archdiocesan A Division


St. Joseph by-the-Sea 66, Preston 36

Moore Catholic 71, Kennedy Catholic 50

Notre Dame Academy 55, Maria Regina 36

Cardinal Spellman 61, St. Joseph Hill 57


St. Joseph by-the-Sea 51, Cardinal Spellman 41

Moore Catholic 77, Notre Dame Academy 58


Moore Catholic 47, St. Joseph by-the-Sea 41

NYC B Division


Cristo Rey def. St. Saviour

St. Catharine Academy 58, Cathedral 24


Notre Dame School 49, St. Catharine Academy 38

Cristo Rey 36, St. Vincent Ferrer 33


Notre Dame School 40, Cristo Rey 20

NYC Varsity C Division


Sacred Heart def. St. Raymond

St. Agnes def. St Barnabas


Sacred Heart 54, Mount St. Ursula 47

Dominican Academy 42, St. Agnes 29


Sacred Heart 54, Dominican 45

Bravo, Dinneen Win State Titles

Iona Prep’s Pedro Bravo and Notre Dame Academy’s Sierra Dinneen captured state titles in the boys 1,600-meter run and 1,000 run, respectively, to lead Catholic high school students from the archdiocese at the New York State Indoor Track and Field Championships at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Staten Island March 7.

Top performers throughout the season will represent New York at the New Balance Indoor Nationals at The Armory in Manhattan March 13-15.