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Scholastic Roundup: The stars were shining for Xaverian High School

April 28, 2023 Andy Furman
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Xaverian High School, with a total of six All-Stars, topped the Catholic High School Athletic Association basketball star-studded squad for the recently-concluded season.

Nazareth High School and Brooklyn’s St. Edmund’s each followed with four representatives.

Xaverian placed senior guard Kara Wehner, and sophomores Alexandra Carbonaro and Grace Lanier on the girls’ squad and senior guards Nasir Muhammad, Aaron Goldstein and Don Colon on the boys’ roster.

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Wehner, a team co-captain, averaged seven-points and five assists for the Clippers. Teammates Alexandra Carbonaro averaged 12 points-a-game and Grace Lanier was a 15-points-per-game scorer.

Nasir Muhammad averaged 25.8 points-per-game for the Clippers and was selected CHSAA ‘AA’ All-League First Team. Senior Aaron Golden scored at a 16.7 per-game clip for Xaverian and was selected to CHSAA “AA” All-League, third-team. Senior forward Don Colon, averaged 16.8 points-per-game for Xaverian last season.

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Two seniors and a sophomore landed on the All-Star squad for the boys for Nazareth High and junior guard Vanessa McManus was the lone Nazareth selection on the girls’ All-Star squad.

Jueliz Dickerson and Andre Prescott were the Nazareth seniors – Dickerson averaged 17.6 points-per-game, and was selected to CHSAA ‘A’ All-League. Teammate Andre Prescott averaged 12.3 points-per-game and was a CHSAA ‘A’ All-League member.

Halon Rawlins, a Nazareth sophomore forward, averaged 19.0 points-per-game and was selected to CHSAA ‘A’ All-League.

Junior guard Vanessa McManus averaged 26.0 points-per-game for Nazareth, named to the GCHSAA Tier 1 All-League Team and was the recipient of the Cynthia McGrath Sportsmanship Award.

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St. Edmund Prep saw two seniors and a junior named to the boys’ squad and a senior guard – Jenna Karr – named on the girls’ roster.

Mitchell Wiggan averaged 20 points-a-game and five rebounds for St. Edmund. The senior guard was selected to CHSAA ‘A’ All-League; senior forward Brendan Armour averaged 17.5 points-per-game and was named CHSAA ‘A’ MVP. Teammate and junior guard Jordan Boreman averaged 6.0 points-per-game.

Senior Jenna Karr – a team captain for St. Edmund Prep, averaged 14.0 points and four rebounds-per-game and was named to the GCHSAA Tier 2 All-League Team.

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Kaylah Barr a junior guard from Bishop Loughlin who averaged 18.0 points-per-gamer and 7.0 rebounds was named to the squad as well as to the GCHSAA Tier 1 All-League Team.

Bishop Loughlin junior guard Jakai Sanders who averaged 19.5 points-per-game was named an All-Star and was selected CHSAA ‘AA’ All-League Second-Team on the boys’ roster; teammate Christian Jeffrey, a junior guard with 16.5 points–per-game average made the squad as well.

Cristo Rey’s Justyn Capellan, a junior forward who averaged 20.0 points-per-game, was name to the boys’ squad and was a CHSAA ‘B’ MVP. On the girls’ roster Cristo Rey placed sophomore guard, Andreanna Riley on the roster with her 9.8 point-per-game average.

Hannah Flanders, a sophomore center and team captain from St. Saviour High School averaged 10.0 points-per-game and 15.0 rebounds-per-game was named an All-Star and placed on the GCHSAA Tier 3 All-League Team.

Noelle Polanco, a sophomore guard from Fontbonne Hall Academy averaged 22.8 points-per-game ands was named to the GCHSAA Tier 2 All-League Team, was tabbed an All-Star.

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Xavier Webb went two-for-four at the plate to lead Xaverian to a 5-1 victory over St. John the Baptist last week. James Cronin had two stolen bases for the victorious Clippers who snagged seven stolen bases on the day.

Xaverian girls’ jayvee Lacrosse Team remained undefeated at 4-0 with a 20-2 win over Fontbonne Hall Academy last week. Lucia Schrripa and Victoria Gautto each scored four goals, while Nikki Scalfani, Olivia Forrester and Oia Hughes each had hat tricks. Amelia Foster, Lindsay Thompson, Gabriella Manna each had a score for the winners.

The CHSAA will hold its annual Hall of Fame golf outing and dinner, Thursday, May 16th at the Inwood Country Club, Inwood, New York. For more information: [email protected].

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The Pratt Institute men’s and women’s track and field teams honored five seniors at the conclusion of their first home meet Saturday at the Queens College track. The Cannoneers won eight events and competing in a double-dual format the women swept City College of New York (53-37) and Queens College (52-36) while the men split defeating CCNY (42-38) and falling to Queens (55-28).

Siena Sujitno was the top performer for the women, winning the 100-meter dash (12.91) and 200-meter dash (27.96) – both season bests – and helped the 4×100 to a second-place finish in 56.69.

Thomas Perrone, Bruce Westgate and Dominic Paolini each claimed event wins for the men. Paolini took the opening 3000-meter run in 10:33.36. Perrone won the 800-meter in 2:04.24.

Westgate topped the 1500-meter run in 4:49.73 as the Cannoneers took the top three spots in the event followed by Daniel Bhopaul (5:02.22) and David Valentine (5:34.25).

Christina Sancho-Sporee claimed the women’s 1500-meter in a season-best 5:09.05. Sarah Cawley bested in the 800-meter run in 2:43.40. Alexis O’Rourke nabbed second in the women’s 100-meter (14.16) and a third in the 200-meter (29.44). Ava Hunwick contributed a second in the 400-meter (1:08.77) and fourth-place points in the 200-meter (30.00).

The Colonial State Athletic Conference (CSAC) announced Pratt Institute sophomore defensive specialist Lenard Tolentino was recognized with a spot on Volleyball’s All-Sportsmanship Team.

The All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes CSAC student-athletes that most closely demonstrate good sportsmanship based on the ideals of the CSAC and its Code of Conduct.

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Fresh off winning the inaugural Northeast Conference tournament, the LIU men’s volleyball team now appears in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll for the first-time in program history.

The Sharks received five points, pacing them fourth among others receiving votes in the Top-15 poll.
LIU won its first-ever NEC postseason title Saturday, topping host and top-seeded Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania.

Luke Chandler was named tournament MVP and was joined by teammates Livan Moreno and Caden Satterfield on the All-Tournament Team.

LIU completed the second-season in program history with a 19-11 record.

LIU women’s lacrosse team honored six seniors and celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Division II national championship, Saturday.

Before the game, LIU’s Senior Day ceremony recognized Ava Burns, Kelly Johnston, Lluna Katz, Leah Nonnenmann, Caroline Person, Gina Toscano and Francesca Vasile-Cozzo.

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Brooklyn College sophomore pitcher Danielle Guzzardi has been named the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Pitcher of the Week and freshman catcher Kaitlyn Belfield earned Rookie of the Week honors.

It is the second-time this season both have earned their respective honors, with Guzzardi taking consecutive awards. Both helped lead the Bulldogs to a 4-0 mark on the week including a pair of key conference wins against Lehman.

Guzzardi extended her win-streak to eight-straight games – she reached double-figures in strikeouts against Lehman and Sarah Lawrence, including a no-hitter against the Gryphons.

Belfield had a strong week, going five-for-12 at the plate with four-runs-scored. In Brooklyn’s 10-1 win at Lehman last week, she went three-for-four, drove in a pair of runs and scored twice.

Andy Furman is a Fox Sports Radio national talk show host. Previously, he was a scholastic sports columnist for the Brooklyn Eagle. He may be reached at: [email protected] Twitter: @AndyFurmanFSR.

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