Sports Round-Up Dec. 1

The CHSAA and GCHSAA squared off against their counterparts in the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) during the annual N.Y.C. Mayor’s Cup soccer matches played Nov. 18 at Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John’s University, Jamaica.

The matches bring together the top high school soccer players in a quest to be crowned “Best in the City.”

The CHSAA boys’ team dropped a 3-0 match to the PSAL. In the girls’ match, the PSAL came away with a 2-1 win over the GCHSAA in double overtime.

Diocesan high school representatives included on the boys’ team: Matthew Asca, Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood; Vasili Brisnovalis, St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows; Todd Charles, Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge; Patrick Dandrea, Xaverian; Marco Oliveri, Holy Cross H.S., Flushing; Matthew Vetell, Molloy; Justin Silva, St. Francis Prep; Paul Todaro, St. Francis Prep; Mario Olmedo, Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst; and Michael Dorcean, Molloy.

The girls’ team included: Elise Fargo, Molloy; Emily Scarda, Molloy; Kerianne Koenig, The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates; Karen Pineda, Christ the King H.S., Middle Village; Karol Guaman, Christ the King; Daniella DiCarlo, Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge; Megan Heerey, Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst; Eleni Spiratos, St. John’s Prep, Astoria; Melanie Lahura, St. Agnes H.S., College Point; and Jillian Howard; Fontbonne.

St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, men’s water polo team. (Photo courtesy St. Francis College Athletic Communications)

The St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, men’s water polo team finished third at this year’s Northeast Water Polo Conference championship tournament.

The squad knocked off Brown University, Providence, R.I., 13-9 in the consolation game. The Terriers dropped a 9-7 contest to Princeton University, N.J., in the tournament semifinals.

Junior attacker William Lapkin was named to the All-Tournament First Team, while senior attacker Bogdan Kostic earned a spot on the All-Tournament Second Team.

The fall Catholic Youth Organization soccer season wrapped up with the following teams taking home diocesan titles:


Subnovice: Blessed Trinity, Breezy Point

Pee Wee: St. Anastasia, Douglaston

Novice: St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor

Bantam: St. Francis de Sales

Rookie: Our Lady of Grace, Howard Beach

Intermediate: St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing


Subnovice: Blessed Trinity

Pee Wee: Blessed Trinity

Novice: St. Anastasia

Bantam: St. Camillus-St. Virgilius, Rockaway Park

Rookie: St. Luke, Whitestone

Intermediate: St. Joseph, Astoria

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