Following in coach’s footsteps • Monica Staniec, right, accepts her Hall of Fame plaque from her former St. Hedwig coach and 2004 Mercer County CYO Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Joyce Walters. Staniec was one of 17 former CYO athletes, coaches, referees or special contributors inducted into the Hall in 2016. Photos courtesy of Daniel Bossio, program director, Yardville CYO
More than 300 people filled Hamilton’s Nottingham Ballroom on Nov. 20 to honor the 17 inductees of the Mercer County CYO Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016.
The slate of former players, coaches, referees and special contributors were chosen by a committee based on their achievements and successes while involved in CYO basketball, as well as their dedication to a lifetime of good citizenship.
A tie-breaking play that’s being termed the “Mater Dei Miracle” was the culmination of hard work for an entire season and then picking the most opportune time to strike. More ... Tuesday, December 6, 2016
When she goes out to compete for the Red Bank Catholic gymnastics team, junior Nicolette DiPrisco has Philippians 4:13 written inside of her grips – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
“I definitely lean on my faith,” DiPrisco said. “I thank God so much for the talent he gives me, and before every event I pray and I think that helps me get through every meet.”
The Christian Brothers Academy cross country team’s domination of New Jersey ended on Nov. 19 when the Colts finished third in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park. Princeton’s victory stopped a string of seven straight seasons in which CBA won the MOC.
On Nov. 12 in Holmdel Park, the Red Bank Catholic girls Cross Country team resumed its standing as one of New Jersey’s top teams as the Caseys amassed 67 points to outdistance Pope John XXIII by nine in the NJSIAA Non Public A championship meet. More ... Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Don’t let the “co” fool you. When a team emerges from a game in which it never led and, in fact, trailed three separate times and still has a share of a championship trophy, they have won a co-championship that deserves to be celebrated. More ... Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Christian Brothers Academy boys’ soccer team could muster just one official shot on goal in its New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Non-Public A championship game with Seton Hall Prep. More ... Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Seven youth from the Diocese of Trenton successfully channeled their inner soccer stars on their way to the winner’s circle of the 2016 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge finals held Nov. 5 at the Ewing Township Municipal and Police Facility.
Scoring an early goal in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Non-Public South A title game wasn’t going to give the Christian Brothers Academy soccer team a false sense of security.
In early September, the last two girls’ soccer teams anyone might have expected to see battling for the NJSIAA South Jersey Non-Public A title were Notre Dame and Red Bank Catholic. Yet there they were at Eastern High School in Voorhees on Nov. 10, battling it out for a sectional crown and the right to be in the state finals. More ... Monday, November 14, 2016
Before the referee’s whistle ever sounded, before the sneakers worn by eager athletes ever squeaked upon the parquet court, the 64th season of the Mercer County CYO opened as all great Catholic events do: with a Mass. More ... Monday, November 7, 2016