Six Earn All-State Softball Honors

The following archdiocesan Catholic high school softball players received all-state honors from the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports:


Fourth team: Julia Harsche, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, senior, third base; Sixth team: Jordan Felci, Moore Catholic, freshman, pitcher; Seventh team: Julianna Martin, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, senior, pitcher.


Sixth team: Sophia DiDonna, Notre Dame Academy, senior, left field; Seventh team: Emily Duhaney, Ursuline, junior, pitcher.


Third team: Teagan Dwyer, Albertus Magnus, freshman, pitcher.

Summer Camps Offered

Summer camps are listed on the CYO New York website.
The listed camps include softball and basketball at Preston High School, the Bronx; basketball at Albertus Magnus High School, Bardonia; soccer and basketball at John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School, Somers; and basketball at Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe. There are many more listed.
Visit for more information on the camps.

CYO Leagues on Staten Island

CYO Staten Island is offering a parish-based outdoor basketball league, high school basketball league, baseball and softball this spring.

The parish-based basketball league opens April 15 and is for children in grades three through eight. Baseball and softball begins May 1 and is open to sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys and girls.

CYO Bowling begins April 12.

Click here to learn more and to register.

CYO Adding Outdoor Sports in April

CYO New York will begin outdoor sports activities in April after having its fall and winter sports cancelled due the Covid-19 pandemic.

CYO New York will offer spring/summer basketball, basketball clinics, cheerleading, track and field, baseball, softball and golf.

“This has been and continues to be a difficult year for thousands of youth who play CYO sports,” said CYO Director Seth Peloso in his letter on the CYO website. “We understand the loss this has been. We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation. We do look forward to re-starting some in-person programming this spring in accord with applicable
public health protocols and regulations.”

Peloso added: “School gyms continue to be used for classes in order to maintain proper social distancing and will
not be available for CYO sports for the remainder of the academic year.”

CYONY Planning for Spring Activities

CYO New York Director Seth Peloso announced in a letter on the CYO New York website that the program is planning outdoor activities for the spring that include track and field, outdoor basketball, cheerleading, baseball/softball and golf.

All indoor activities remain suspended until further notice.

“In the coming weeks, additional planning information and protocols will be shared among CYO parish/school coordinators,” Peloso said in the letter. “We remind everyone that any programming offered will meet all state, city and local health requirements and will look different than our traditional programming pre-COVID. We thank everyone in advance for their patience and cooperation as we move out of the winter months and into the new growth and opportunity that spring will bring.”

Wagner Signs with Villanova

Our Lady of Lourdes High School senior Elaina Wagner signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Villanova University on Monday.

The Fishkill resident earned All-Section One honors each of the last three years with Lourdes and also plays fast-pitch softball travel softball for the Empire State Huskies in Delaware.

Wagner has been a member of the National Honor Society at Lourdes the last two years and plans to major in education at Villanova.

“One being the amazing academics,” Wagner said in a press release from Lourdes. “It is a prestigious Catholic University where I can thrive both academically and athletically. When I went on my visit last year I instantly fell in love with the beautiful campus. The part that really won me over was the sense of family and community that Villanova provided. I felt that instantaneously when I met Coach Bridget, Coach Gabby, Coach Chelsea, and the entire softball team. It felt like home.” 

Consolmagno Voted into Hall

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Diana Consolmagno was voted into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony will be in May 2020.

Consolmagno was a third baseman/shortstop for four seasons, 1997-2000. She helped her team win a state CHSAA title and four archdiocesan championships.

A three-time all-state selection, Consolmagno hit .471 with 72 RBIs and 51 stolen bases in her high school career before competing at the University of Wisconsin.

Softball Champions Crowned

Notre Dame School captured the Varsity Softball Tier 3 championship with a 9-2 victory over Cathedral.

In Varsity Tier 1, Moore Catholic defeated St. Joseph by-the-Sea in a battle of Staten Island schools for the archdiocese championship before losing to Archbishop Molloy for the city title and eventual state champion St. Anthony’s from the Diocese of Rockville Centre in the state semifinals.

In Varsity Tier 4, St. Barnabas beat Mount St. Ursula, 12-4, in a championship game between two schools from the Bronx.

St. Catharine Academy, the Bronx, tipped Msgr. Scanlan, the Bronx, 16-15, for the Varsity Tier 2 crown.

PHOTO CAPTION: Notre Dame School celebrates its championship in Central Park. Photo courtesy of William Regan.

Updated State Polls

The New York State Sportswriters Association released this week’s high school state rankings for softball, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse.

Here is how the archdiocese schools in the CHSAA fared:

SOFTBALL — Moore Catholic, third in Class AA poll

BOYS LACROSSE — Iona Prep, 18th in Class A poll