2009 - 2010 banner year in Stepinac Athletics

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by the press
The year is almost complete but 2009- 2010  will remembered as one  of the great years in Stepinac Athletics history.
Our Basketball team rallied  at the end of season & won the CHSAA A Championship over Cardinal Hayes at a  packed Fordham University gym. They went on to play in the  State championship vs Nichols HS[ which went on to the federation championship & #1  ranking]. The Varsity lost that game but won fans all over western NY by playing hard & showing class in defeat. Thomas Decker won   the Westchester Con Ed Scholar Athlete award for his efforts on & off the field.  Conroy Baltimore was also nominated for Con Ed award & made All NY State all Star team. Conroy is being heavily recruited by Div 1 teams

Varsity Football team started season off with a 8-0 record & won the CHSFL AA division championship. Josh Powell recieved All State honors & will continue his career at SUNY Morrisville. MVP Joe Telesco will go to AIC on a Lacrosse scholarship. Rameal Roberson  OT received a full  academic scholarship to Univ of Pittsburgh. James Mullin will  play at Kings College , Andrea  Gigi will play at Alfred University.  Juniors Donnie Simmons & Tyrell Goodman  are making the Stepinac parking lot a busy place with  many major colleges stopping by to check them out. Donnie has received a  full scholarship offer from Akron University & Syracuse already.

Indoor track had a  very successful season. Brandon Mcgeever won the CHSAA City championship in the weight throw & qualified for the nationals.

Outdoor track saw the crusaders have their best year in a long time. Brandon McGeever won the discuss in City Championships/ Tyrell Goodman won the cities in the Javelin. Brandon has qualified  for States in discuss & the nationals. They will compete  at Eastern States  next week.

Varsity Lax  has jumped out of the gate with a 14-5 record & is playing in semifinals  in the CHSAA A playoffs . Shaun Hanlon  won  the Con Ed Scholastic award for his great work on the  field & off. He will be the valedictorine at schools graduation. Daniel Spies who also was up for a Con Ed Award- will attend West Point next year.

Varsity Baseball team did not disappoint. They  beat Fordham Prep on Friday to win their 3 rd Bronx - Westchester Division Championship in a row . They are in seeding round as we speak. & hope to add a CHSAA City Championship to the wall in gym. Steven Martinez signed a letter of intent to play Baseball at Pace University on Scholarship next fall.

Golf team upset #1 Archbishop Molloy to move into the semi finals against Fordham prep this week. Rocco Miano ws named to  NY State golf tournament. James Chillemi & Michael Collins  are alternates.

Varsity Hockey  had small numbers  but a  big heart. They competed each night as hard as they could. Rocco Miano was named CHSHL MVP & scoring champ. Shaun Hanlon was all league. These two seniors  help lead our team to two straight CHSHL championship games.

We competed this year in Swimming & Wrestling as new sports at Stepinac. We built a brand new wrestling room & hope sport takes off with us entering the league next year as  a full time member.

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