Sports Round-Up Oct. 13

(Photo courtesy Christ the King H.S.)

The Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, girls’ varsity basketball team attended this year’s WNBA Inspiring Women Luncheon in New York City on Sept. 25. The event recognizes individuals who have blazed new paths on the court, in the boardroom and in the community.

“It was an honor and a privilege for our Lady Royals to attend the WNBA Inspiring Women Luncheon and hear from leaders who empower and inspire young women to be the best they can be – both on and off the court,” said Christ the King Principal Geri Martinez.

St. John’s University, Jamaica, announced that Mike Cragg has taken over as the school’s athletic director. He brings over three decades of experience from his days at Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Mike Cragg (Photo courtesy St. John’s Athletic Communications)

Cragg served as the senior administrator for Duke’s men’s basketball program since 2000. He most recently was Duke’s deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer.

At St. John’s, Cragg will also be a member of the President’s Advisory Council. He replaces Anton Goff, who resigned as athletic director this past June.

St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, is hosting it annual 5K fun run in honor of our 9/11 heroes. The race is set for Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m.

The day begins with 8 a.m. Mass at the school, located at 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows. Advance registration is $20, while day-of registration is $25. A pee-wee race (children 7 and under) can run for free after the 5K begins.

To register, contact Bro. Robert Kent, O.S.F., at 718-423-8810, ext. 230 or

Three members of the St. John’s University, Jamaica, baseball team have been recognized as part of the top 150 prospects in Division I baseball.

Junior pitcher Gavin Hollowell is ranked No. 84 and No. 42 among pitchers. Last season, the hard-throwing right-hander went 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA and five saves out of the bullpen for the Johnnies.

Jeff Belge (Photo courtesy St. John’s Athletic Communications)
Jeff Belge (Photo courtesy St. John’s Athletic Communications)

Junior pitcher Jeff Belge came in at No. 107 on the list. The lefty finished 6-4 with a 2.84 ERA last season for the Red Storm en route to winning the Big East Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award.

Junior pitcher Sean Mooney took home the No. 146 spot. The two-time First Team All-Big East selection tied the program record with 11 wins last season. He also struck out 104 batters, good enough for eighth on the program’s single-season record list.

St. John’s, fresh off a second-straight 40-win season and a league-record ninth Big East Conference title, is just one of 18 collegiate programs nationwide to have three of more players recognized on the list.