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Cathedral Prep Athletics and Activities
Upcoming Athletic Events Schedule:
- Anyone interested in playing soccer this Fall - please contact Coach Dan O'Keefe at 718-592-6800.
2010 - 2011 Varsity & JV Bowling
- Anyone interested in bowling this year - please contact Athletic Director - John O'Brien - 718-592-6800.
2010 - 2011 Track
- Anyone interested in running Track - please contact Coach Richie Diaz at 718-592-6800
Other Events:
18th Annual Golf Outing - Thursday, October 7, 2010 - at North Hills - contact Alumni office for more information.
Athletic Results: 
Baseball - Varsity - St. Agnes 7 Cathedral 6 - 5/10
                           - Rice 5 Cathedral Prep 0 - 5/7/10
                           - Sacred Heart 13 Cathedal Prep 9 - 5/5
                           - Scanlan 9 Cathedral Prep 7 - 4/27
                           - Cathedral Prep 20 St. Agnes 13 - 4/23
Baseball - JV - Lasalle 9 Cathedral Prep 3 - 4/27
                   - Cathedral Prep 15  MS(367) 5 - 4/16/10
Basketball - Varsity lost to Salesian - 67-37 - 3/1/10
Basketball - JV lost to Salesian - 2/16/10
Bowling - Varsity - Cathedral Prep lost their match against Christ the King in the first round of the CHSAA playoffs - 12/16/09
Bowling - JV - Cathedral Prep lost to St. Francis Prep in the 1st round of the CHSAA playoffs - 12/16/09
Soccer - Christ the King 8 - Cathedral Prep - 0 - 10/27/09
Track - see Track Information below - 4/19/10
Cathedral Preparatory Athletic Department Notes
The 41st Annual Interscholastic Awards Dinner held at Cathedral Preparatory Seminary on Tuesday, May 19th honored the Interscholastic Student Athletes for their commitment, dedication and representing Cathedral Prep this past year.
The 2009-2010 major awards went to:
- Chris Liander (Track and Basketball) - Athlete of the Year
- Tim Harfmann (Track and Baseball) – the Brian Payne Sportsman of the Year
- Daniel Fox (Track and Baseball) - Msgr. Martin Bannan Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Home games and practices are played at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village.
The Varsity Baseball team finished 5th in the regular season and lost to St. Agnes in the first round of the CHSAA playoffs.
Senior Steven Trudden opened the season with 6.2 innings of no hit baseball – earning the team’s first win. MVP Joseph Santoro led the team in hitting with a .523 avg., 6 doubles, 8 runs scored and 10 RBIs. He played shortstop, centerfield and started 5 games on the mound – pitching 34 innings – a truly outstanding season.
Senior Andres Ortiz hit .361 and played a strong left field and Senior Kieran McGuire hit .323 while playing second, short and third. Next year’s team will be led by Junior Matthew Dybus who hit .371 with 10 runs scored. We appreciate and are grateful for the presence of alumni support.
- Coach Tim McCleary
Junior Varsity
The 2010 JV baseball season was a tough learning lesson. The bright spots of the year were our MVP of the year, Sophomore Chris West, who as a starting pitcher had a total of 55 strikeouts in 5 starts and our hitting came from a freshman who has a bright future at Cathedral Prep, Ryan Quinn, who led the team batting .468 and had an OBP of .732 doing all this while striking out 48 in 3 starts on the mound. All in all, a challenging season where our kids learned how to bounce back and compete after some tough games.
- Coach Rolando Lopez
Click below to view the schedule and results for the Spring 2009 season.
Varsity Baseball Roster & Contact Information
Varsity Baseball Standings
 Junior Varsity Baseball Results
 Junior Varsity Baseball Roster & Contact Information
 Junior Varsity Baseball Standings
 Junior Varsity Baseball Team Picture
Senior Chris Liander named to the 2009-2010 CHSAA "B" League - All Division Team

Click here to see - Photo of All Division Team

Chris Liander represented Cathedral Prep in the CHSAA Basketball Senior Classic held at Fordham University, Sunday, March 14th.



The Varsity Boys Basketball Team had a challenging year on the court this year. With only one returning senior and a core of sophomores the young men competed valiantly against a very strong CHSAA B division. Graduating Senior and MVP Chris Liander led the team in most categories and is preparing to attend St. Francis College in the fall. The team is looking forward to the benefit of a year of varsity experience as they will return six juniors in September. Please come out and support our student athletes at our home opener double header on Tuesday November 30th, JV at 4:30 pm and Varsity at 6:00 pm against St. Ann's.

Coach Frank McQuail


Click below to view information for the 2009-2010 Season:

Varsity Basketball Results & Standings
Varsity Results 1/12/10
The Varsity lost to Scared Heart 76-31.
Varsity Results 1/8/10
The Varsity lost to Blessed Sacrament 66-46.
Varsity Results 12/18/09
The Varsity lost to Scared Heart 54-39.
Varsity Results - 12/1
The varsity basketball team lost to Townsend Harris HS yesterday by a score of 55-43 in a non-league game. Leading scorers were Connor Gallagher w/ 12 pts and Miguel Boodram w/ 11. With improved rebounding the team expects to compete much harder on Friday when they face St. Agnes at 6pm. Please come out and show support for your team!
Varsity Results - 11/23
Congratulations to all the members of the Varsity Basketball Team
on a tremendous effort in their home opener against St. Ann's. Despite losing by two, 51 - 49 the team showed a willingness to compete and battle against a much larger team in the first varsity game for most of these Crusaders.


Kudos go out to Chris Liander, Vincent Falcone, Hubert Bonhomme, Mitchell Diaz, Matthew Ramirez, Miguel Boodram, Radames Duran, Conor Gallagher, Michael Pikozub, Oren Previl, Eugene Reynolds and John Starace for committing themselves and representing us with pride.


Please come out and help support your team this season!

Junior Varsity Basketball
The 2009-10 JV basketball team had a challenging but rewarding season. This young team had 11 freshmen and improved as the season went on. The team was led by sophomore co-captains, Danny Valbrun and James Conroy. Danny was the team's on the court leader and MVP. He led the team in assists. The high scorer was Ryan Kuil, the team's most improved player. Up front, the team was led by Phil Reynolds, the leading rebounder; Juan Marten, the leading shot blocker; Rob Pizkozub, a fast improving player who was the team's best player in the playoffs; Anthony LaPorta, the team's best passer and Johnny Postel who provided a physical presence. Tough guard defense was provided
by Ryan Quinn, Mike Billera and Gary Conte. The future looks bright for this group.
- Coach Joe Crimi
Click below to view information for the 2009-2010 Season:
Junior Varsity Basketball Schedule
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Lost to Salesian in first round of CHSAA playoffs
Friday, February 5, 2010
The JV basketball team lost a tough game to Blessed Sacrament on Friday. Ryan Kuil was high scorer with 16 points. Juan Marten had 11 points and 10 steals. Anthony La Porta chipped in with 8 rebounds. John Postel had 5 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Danny Valbrun had 8 points and 7 assists.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The JV basketball team lost to Salesian. Sagar Yadav was high scorer with 9 points. Rob Piskozub had a season high 8 points and 7 rebounds. Mike Billera, James Conroy and Ryan Quinn played good aggressive defense.
Monday, February 1, 2010
The Junior Varsity basketball team lost a tough game at Packer yesterday. Ryan Kuil was high scorer with 12 points. Danny Valbrun, Juan Marten and Anthony La Porta each had 7 points each. Juan Marten had a team season high 14 rebounds. Juan and Phil Reynolds had 6 deflections each, and Juan had 3 blocked shots. For the second game in a row, the JV team had more assists than turnovers.
Friday, January 22, 2010
The JV basketball team played 2 games this week. On Tuesday, they lost a tough game to Blessed Sacrament. Danny Valbrun had a season high 20 points and John Postel chipped in with 7. Juan Marten had 8 rebounds. Danny had 6 assists and 8 deflections. John Postel also had 5 assists.
On Thursday, the team lost to the Queens High School of Teaching. Ryan Kuil had 12 points, and Sagar Yadav had 7. Anthony La Porta had 9 rebounds. Danny Valbrun had 5 assists and Juan Marten had 5 steals. Ryan Kuil, Ryan Quinn, John Postel and Gary Conte all drew charges in what was a very physical game. Sagar Yadav was a terror on defense.
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 
 The JV basketball game lost a tough game to Sacred Heart yesterday. Anthony La Porta played a great all-around game scoring 9 points and pulling in a team season high 14 rebounds. Phil Reynolds had 8 points and 8 rebounds. Mike Billera and Sagar Yadav came off the bench and sparked the team scoring 7 and 4 points respectively.
Junior Varsity Results 1/9/10

The JV basketball team split its 2 league games last week. On Wednesday, the team lost to Salesian. Phil Reynolds was high scorer with 13 points, while Ryan Kuil chipped in with 8. The JV team got off to a slow start, then mounted a comeback led by the defense of Gary Conte and John Postel.


Friday, the JV team defeated Blessed Sacrament. Ryan Kuil was high scorer with 17 points and Danny Valbrun scored 11. Danny Valbrun also chipped in with 6 steals and 4 assists. Phil Reynolds had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Anthony La Porta had 6 points and 6 rebounds. Ryan Kuil and Anthony La Porta hit clutch shots in the last minute of the game to seal the victory. Gary Conte and James Conroy played lock-down defense on Blessed Sacrament's high scorers.

Click below to view the information for the 2008-2009 Season:
Varsity Basketball Game Results
JV Basketball Schedule
JV Basketball Roster and Contact Information
The 2009 -2010 Varsity Bowling Team was led by Michael Falce’s 181 and William Cassese’s 170 averages. William also added the season’s high game of 242 and had the third highest high series in the CHSAA league play (463). Danny Mercaldi (166 avg.), Ricky Mercaldi (136 avg.), Kevin Freile (120 avg.) and Patrick McCague (120 avg.) also contributed to a successful season.
Junior Varsity
The 2009-2010 Junior Varsity Team was led by MVP Chris West (106 avg.) and Sportsman of the Year Thomas Murray (96 avg.). Radames Duran (90 avg.), Shawn Rivera (115 avg.), Dominick Santoro (70 avg.) and Danny Tatano (83 avg.) rounded out the squad.
The Varsity and JV teams, coach Oettinger and McCleary thank the Alumni, Administration and students and their families for their continued support.
Click below to view information for the 2009-2010 Season:
Playoff Results -- Wednesday, December 16th at Whitestone Lanes.
JV lost to St. Francis Prep
Varsity lost to Christ the King
Click below to view the information for the 2008-2009 Season:


Cathedral's Speech Team has been awarded the Leading Chapter Award in the NYC District.  This is the highest honor that the National Forensic League can bestow upon a team.  Only 105 schools out of the 2,900 National Forensic League member schools nationwide have received this honor.  To read the full citation, click below:
March 23, 2010 - Speech 
At the last League Tournament of the year on Saturday, Orrin Kumar qualified for the New York State Championships in Student Congress and Kevin Sue-A-Quan qualified in Declamation. Edward Metzing and Justin Sellers qualified as an alternate in Extemporaneous Speaking.
February 8, 2010 Speech
At Saturday’s Speech Tournament, Cathedral Prep won a trophy in the team sweepstakes. Rafal Borynski won a trophy in Student Congress and both Justin Sellers and Brendan Birth won trophies in Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking. Coach Joe Russo
 Click below to view the information for the 2009 Fall Season:
2009 Soccer Playoffs
Cathedral Prep Varsity Soccer team lost to Christ the King in the first round of the CHSAA playoffs on Tuesday, October 27th.  The game was played at Juniper Valley Park.
2009 Results:
On Wednesday, October 21st, McClancy beat Cathedral Prep 3-0.
On Monday, October 19th, Christ the King beat Cathedral Prep 8-5.
On Friday, October 16th - St. Edmund's beat Cathedral Prep 1-0.
On Wednesday, October 14th, St. John's Prep beat Cathedral Prep 6-0.
The team had a very successful season this year, earning a total of 41 medals. This year’s team was characterized by one word – genuine. From the first meet in September, to the last meet in May, our Cathedral Prep student athletes always were themselves and fought hard. The MVP award for Cross Country goes to our strongest runner, Conor Gallagher. Conor always competes to be his best, and has pushed the rest of the team all year to reach their goals and new achievements. He is a leader to all the runners on the team through his encouragement and heart. The MVP award for Indoor/Outdoor track goes to Senior Tim Harfmann. This young man’s attitude has been one of true leadership, strength, ability to overcome any and all adversity, and his ability to laugh at himself. The two Most Improved track awards go to Matthew Ramirez and Michael Piskozub, both made continue to make big strides.
Congratulations guys on a great season, and we look forward to another strong year next year.
Coach Richie Diaz
April 19, 2010
Cathedral's Outdoor Track team ran inits second meet of the season. The Team
was led by Junior Matt Ramirez who ran a personal best mile and Sophomore Conor Gallagher who ran a year record 4:58 mile.  COnor finished second overall in a field of over 20 sophomores.  Michael Piskozub and Chris Certa joined them with individual medals in the 2000 meter race.  The meet ended with the 4 by 100 meter relay where Orrin Kumar,Matt Ramirez,Tim Harfmann and Conor Gallagher finished the day with a time of 52.91, earning Cathedral four more medals.  On the day, the teamfinished the meet with a season record 8 medals.  Congratulations to the Track team!
Tuesday, April 14th - Pelham Bay Park
Cathedral's track team ran in its first outdoor season of the year at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx.  The team's performance was led by Sophomore Conor Gallagher, who ran an impressive 5:04 mile in the 1600 meter race, earning Cathedral its first medal of the day.  Junior Matthew Ramirez and sophomores Estefano Cruz and Chris Certa ran well and beat their seed times.  Our 4 by 100 meter relay team made up of Conor Gallagher, Matthew Ramirez, Michael Piskozub and Timothy Harfmann ended the meet with an impressive 54.5 second finish, earning us 4 more medals.  On the day, Cathedral's track team earned 5 medals; congratulations to the team. 
Friday, October 23rd - Fordham Prep Developmental @ VanCortlandt Park - results:
Cathedral’s Cross Country Track Team continued its season on Friday at Fordham Prep’s meet in the Bronx.  Senior Tim Harfmann led the Varsity team.  Tim gladly broke the 18-minute mark on Friday that he had been working hard to do, setting a personal best with a time of 17:50.  Junior Matthew Ramirez also ran an impressive time of 17:28 on the 2.5 mile course. The sophomores were led by Conor Gallagher, Miguel Boodram, and Michael Piskozub who all made personal improvements. Nicholas Caruana once again led the freshmen, with a personal best time of 12:11 and Emilio Cura with a personal best time of 12:18 on the 1.5 mile course. In all, every runner on the team earned a medal.  The team won 11 medals on the day, bringing the season total to 28.  A special thank you goes out to Fr. Marano for coming to the meet to support the team, and for the fine post-meet meal!  Congratulations to all of our runners on a continued great season.
Friday, October 9th - All Hallows Invitational @ VanCortlandt Park - results:

Cathedral’s Cross Country Track Team continued its season on Friday at All Hallows Invitational meet in the Bronx.  The Varsity team was led by seniors Chris Liander with a time of 17:08 and Tim Harfmann with a time of 18:09.  Seniors David Strack and Jordan Nieves also ran personal bests on the day.  Junior Matthew Ramirez also ran an impressive time of 17:15 on the 2.5 mile course.  The freshmen were led by Nicholas Caruana, with a time of 12:20 and Emilio Cura with a time of 12:53 on the 1.5 mile course.  Once again, the leading performance of the day went to sophomore Conor Gallagher, who ran 15:08 for the 2.5 mile course, winning the team a medal for the meet.  In all, the team earned one medal on the day, bringing the season total to 17.  Congratulations to all of our runners on a continued great season.

Click below to view the information for the 2008-2009 Season:
Track Roster
Track Results from March 24, 2009
Intramural Football
Intramural Basketball 2009-2010 Program
The End of an exciting season of Intramural basketball completed no other way
then an upset in the championship game. After the Lady Bugs lead by the senior
class defeated the faculty and the sophomore lead team the MVP's took care of
the High Light kid's in the semi-finals. 

This led us to the Finals which were watched by the entire student body.
The game went back and forth with the MVP's down one to the Senior Lady Bugs
team with a minute left.  The sophomores turn to their star of the day John
Starace who hit a tough Basket to give them a one point lead with thirty seconds
left.  The seniors still had a chance to win but Jordan Nieves came up short as
the horn blew to end the game. The court was then mobbed to congratulate the
MVP's as 2009-2010 Intramural Basketball champions.
So Congratulations to Chris Beetz, John Starace, Eugene Reynolds, Phillip
Reynolds, and Gary Conte for winning the Championship and thanks for all
involved with the games and see you next year!!!!
Intramural Wiffle Ball Champion -2008-2009
2HI - Matthew Flood, Mitchel Diaz, Jeffrey Jarusuwannaruk, Brendan Dolan, Patrick McCague, Patrick Ryan, Robert Kasprzyk.
Intramural Football Champion 2008-2009
No Names - Peter Vella, Louis Gomez, Chris Klewinowski, Ryan Sullivan, Ricardo Jean-Pierre, Michael Pittelli, Oswald Odle, Matthew Dybus, Matthew Flood, Raymond Malaver.
Intramural Crossball Championship 2008-2009
On Thursday, March 19th, in a thriller, the Faculty team beat the Panthers in Overtime 1-0.
Intramural Hockey Championship 2008-2009
The Poodles.
Fall Ping Pong Classic Champion 2008-2009
2009 Champion - Daniel Valbrun defeated Chris West in the Finals - Wednesday, November 25th
2008 Champion - Mike Knott
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