The New York City schools of the Catholic High School Football League (CHSFL) are set to begin their spring season on April 17. The four-game regular season will wrap up on May 8. Diocesan CHSFL participants include Holy Cross H.S., Flushing; St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows; Christ the King H.S., Middle Village; Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge; and Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush.
St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, graduate and former basketball standout Emily Engstler has transferred to the University of Louisville, Ky. She spent the last three seasons playing at Syracuse University, N.Y., where as a junior this past season she averaged nearly a double-double with 10.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.
Dean Marlowe, a safety on the Buffalo Bills who graduated from Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, made a generous donation to his alma mater. Marlowe provided the football program with new speed flex helmets and shoulder pads. In Week 8 of the past NFL season, Marlowe earn The NFL Way to Play Award, which recognizes the best examples of playing technique each week.
Coming off five consecutive league victories to close out regular season play, the St. John’s University, Jamaica, women’s volleyball team finished in first place in the Big East Conference’s East Division.
The Red Storm entered the Big East Tournament as the top seeded squad after finishing 10-3 overall and 6-2 in conference play. The Johnnies fell to Marquette University, Milwaukee, in the tournament’s semifinal round.