The fall CHSAA season came to a close with championships in several sports.
The St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, varsity ‘AA’ team was this year’s Brooklyn-Queens champion and advanced to the state tournament. On the ‘AA’ junior varsity level, Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, captured the diocesan title. Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst, won the regular season South Division title in the varsity ‘B’ league.
Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, won the Brooklyn-Queens varsity tier 1 ‘AA’ championship. The team advanced to the GCHSAA state tournament, where it defeated Nichols H.S., Buffalo, N.Y., in the semifinal match before dropping the championship match to St. Anthony’s H.S., South Huntington, L.I.
The St. Agnes H.S., College Point, varsity team capped off an undefeated regular season to take home its second straight diocesan tier 3 championship as well as the tier 3 city championship title.
The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams each won the ‘AA’ diocesan and city championships. The varsity team advanced to the state championship tournament.
The St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay, varsity team took home ‘A’ division diocesan and city titles, while the junior varsity team won the diocesan ‘A’ title.
In the ‘B’ division, St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope, won the diocesan champion championship, and St. Agnes H.S., College Point, was this year’s JV diocesan champion.
The Catholic Youth Organization crowned its diocesan soccer champions. The following won their respective divisions:
Midget: St. Francis de Sales ‘M,’ Belle Harbor
Pee Wee: Sacred Heart, Bayside
Novice: St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing
Bantam: St. Luke ‘M,’ Whitestone
Rookie: St. Joseph, Astoria
Intermediate: St. Anastasia, Douglaston
Midget: Blessed Trinity, Breezy Point
Pee Wee: St. Francis de Sales
Novice: St. Anastasia
Bantam: Blessed Trinity
Rookie: St. Andrew Avellino
Intermediate: St. Mel, Flushing (three-straight diocesan titles)
The St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, men’s soccer team won this year’s Northeast Conference (NEC) championship on Nov. 12. The team defeated local rival LIU Brooklyn, Downtown Brooklyn, 5-0.
The victory marks the Terriers’ second straight NEC title and the program’s fourth conference championship within the past five years.
The team took on Fordham University, the Bronx, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. In a thrilling overtime match, Fordham emerged victorious, 3-2.