April Athletics Update

Step Team Takes Plaque at CHSAA Regional Competition
Congratulations to the SEP Step Team for placing second at the CHSAA Cheer and Step Competition at Queens College on March 18th.  The team performed an energetic and thrilling routine that wowed the crowd and impressed the judges.  This is the second consecutive top-three finish for Head Coach Shamire Marc '10 and the SEP Step Team.
 
Carricato and Lundy Earn CHSHL All-Star Recognition
The Catholic High School Hockey League announced their 2016-2017 post season All-Star Team, which features two St. Edmund Prep student-athletes. John Lundy '19, who was among the league leaders in goals scored, was selected as a first-team forward while team captain Justin Carricato '17 was chosen as the first-team goalie thanks to an impressive 1.72 goals-against average. For a full listing of CHSHL All-Stars, visit the CHSHL Website.
 
Williams and O’Donnell Represent CHSAA at Mayor’s Cup
Congratulations to senior basketball players Jordan Williams '17 and Kelly O'Donnell '17, who were selected to represent St. Edmund Prep on the CHSAA teams competing in the 2017 Mayor's Cup Game on April 2nd.  Fresh off a season which saw each of these outstanding players score their 1,000th career point and lead their respective teams into the playoffs, Williams and O'Donnell become the third and fourth Eagles to be selected to the NYC Mayor's Cup Basketball All-Star squad.  Alitine King '14 and Alexandra Jacques '15 previously earned the honor.

The NYC Mayor's Cup matches the top seniors from the CHSAA against the top seniors from the PSAL in a one-game showdown for New York City bragging rights. For more information, visit http://www.nycmayorscup.com/
 
Winter Sport Student-Athletes Honored at Dinner
SEP’s Winter Sports Awards Dinner was held on March 21st at Buckley’s Restaurant.  In addition to recognizing the accomplishment of our individual winter sports teams, several special awards were presented.  The Girl's JV Basketball Team, coached by Randy Nieswenter, earned the Athletic Director’s Cup for Academic Excellence for posting the highest overall GPA during the second marking period (93.6%).  They joined Boy's Varsity Basketball and Girl's Swimming in posting overall averages of better than 90.0%.  

It was a good night for the SEP Swim Program as Kaelyn Edwards ’17 received recognition as a nominee for the Joseph and Anna Stetz Career Swimmer Award.  Christopher O’Connor ’17 earned the Vincent Harkins Memorial Award, the top honor presented by the CHSAA Boys Swimming League.  Girl's Swimming coach Danielle Johnson ’00, who lead the Eagles to their first CHSAA Division Championship since 1992 was selected as the league’s Coach of the Year.

A number of SEP Basketball Players were chosen by The Tablet for their CHSAA Basketball All-Star Team.  All five starters of the Boy's Varsity Team were featured:  Jordan Williams ’17 (first team), Jonathan Auguste ’17 (second team), Belmin Purisic ’17 (second team), Shemar Latty ’20 (third team), and Michael DeGaetano ’17 (honorable mention).  Representing the Eagles for the Girl's All-Stars are Kelly O’Donnell ’17 (first team), Lizzie Mulvaney ’18 (second team), and Ryann Duffy ’17 (honorable mention).

Richard Simon ’18, a member of both the Boy's Varsity Basketball and Baseball teams was selected as the third recipient of the Joe Romano Memorial Scholarship, given each year to the student-athlete who best exemplifies the traits of sportsmanship, scholarship, and dedication that Big Joe embodied throughout his life.
 
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