Dec 102015

chsfl_logo_footerBy Matt Diano: Just hours before they donned jerseys one final time in their respective scholastic careers, the incredible student-athletes of the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York would “suit up” in a different kind of manner, as they, accompanied by family and friends, partook in one of the NYCHSFL’s grandest traditions, the annual Communion Awards Breakfast.

Hosted on Sunday December 6th on the campus of Kellenberg Memorial High School, the day-long celebration of academic and athletic achievement commenced with the saying of a special mass by School President, Father Philip K. Eichner, S.M….Addressing the congregation with the wisdom that has made him a beloved member of the Society of Mary, as well as the Chaminade and KMHS administrations, Eichner’s message was simple, but elegant…As we enter the Advent season, “we must stop looking around and instead turn to a period of listening; by blocking out all superficial and unnecessary distractions, we can fully prepare and ready ourselves for the coming of our savior, Jesus Christ.”

Following the conclusion of the mass, those in attendance received an invite to feast on a platter of the classics— eggs, French toast, muffins, sausage, beacon, as well as “Kellenberg’s famous crumb cake”—-as the best and brightest young men from our league were recognized and honored for their exemplary skill and character, both on and off of the gridiron during the 2015 season.

Named in memory of founding father, Monsignor Matthew Peters, the former Principal of Cardinal Hayes, who formed the NYCHSFL in 1954, the Msgr. Peters Award is the highest and most prestigious declaration bestowed upon a Catholic high school football player each year. A distinction that is presented to that one individual who most epitomizes what it means to be a genuine scholar-athlete by holding academic excellence superior to athletic pursuits, there could not be a more fitting choice than this year’s honoree, Monsignor Farrell senior captain/field general, Michael Cloppse…Gifted in all categories across the board, Cloppse currently ranks 8th overall in his graduating class with a four-year average of 99.75 and scored an extraordinary 2100 on his Scholastic Aptitude Test…Additionally, the 6-foot, 190-pounder from Staten Island is a beacon and pillar of both his school and his community, devoting his personal time to Hearing Our Heroes (a club that hosts special events that pay tribute to our veterans and service men), the Holy Name Society, and to the Special Olympics.   Off campus, he continues to live the word of the Gospel, volunteering as a coach for the challenger football program in Staten Island….Athletically, the 2014 All-State Honorable Mention/2015 All-Catholic team member under center, also shines on the baseball diamond, helping the Lions to a title in 2015…Cloppse will advance his academic and athletic objectives next fall as a member of the class of 2020 at Bowdoin College (ranked #4 by U.S. News & World Report among national liberal arts colleges and universities).

Rewarded for their stellar play with the ball in their hands would be Joe Riverso Memorial Offensive Players of the Year, Tyquell Fields (Archbishop Stepinac; AAA recipient), Jerome Brooks III (St. John the Bapitst Diocesean High School; AA winner), and Phil DePaulis (Xaverian; A Division)…Both Fields and DePaulis led their teams to their respective divisional titles, as each won the Offensive Player of the game in the AAA and A title contests….Brooks, one half of a lethal Cougar running attack [Nicholas Cipolla being the other] that averaged 400 yards per game on the ground, brought his team to the semifinals before bowing out to the eventual champions from Xavier.

The owner of a 24-1 record in his two year stint as the signal caller for the Crusaders, Fields not only captained his team to consecutive NYCHSFL AAA crowns, he topped it by delivering to them a 2015 Catholic High School State title, overcoming the pain of a high ankle sprain to throw four touchdowns passes in Stepinac’s 42-28 victory on the road over Monsignor Martin champion, St. Francis High School on November 28th….On the year, the Super 11 selection completed 175 of his 288 attempts for a school record 2,268 yards and 24 TD passes. The dual-purpose quarterback proved himself quite adept with his legs, running for 435 yards on 69 carries, including five keepers that found the end zone…It is this versatility and playmaking ability that enabled Fields to attract the interests of the likes of Stony Brook University, Eastern Illinois, Delaware State, and Rhode Island, all of whom have extended scholarship offers to the 6’4 resident of Yonkers…Fields wraps up his scholastic career having accumulated 3,702 total yards (2,898 passing, 804 rushing) and 42 total touchdowns (34 passing, eight on the ground).

Brooks III, who may have set a record for most player of the week nominations, dominated on both sides of the ball for Ralph Carusillo’s Cougars…Called the cornerstone of the program by his head coach, the 6’1, 185-pounder from Central Islip, tallied 1,473 yards on 157 carries, reaching the end zone on 17 separate occasions.   While utilized less in this aspect of the game, when called upon to do so, Brooks showcased his trustworthy hands, catching 14 passes for 250 yards…For good measure, he pulled off the trifecta by starring on special teams, returning one kick and one punt for touchdowns, to round out the 1,923 yards of total offense achieved by him in his swan song….Brooks III, an honors-level student who gets the job done as well in the classroom as he does on the grass, is presently entertaining offers from Lafayette, New Hampshire, Towson, in addition to local programs, Stony Brook and Long Island University-C.W. Post Campus.

DePaulis, who like his AAA counterpart [Fields], made the most of all of his limbs as a dual threat QB, would have a knack for embracing the moment and elevating his level of play in big game situations. Never was this truer than in the “A” Championship game when he tossed three first half touchdowns en route to the Clippers’ 31-12 victory over Cardinal Spellman in locking up the program’s first title since 2006…A captain and role model in all endeavors, when DePaulis is done throwing for nearly 900 yards (54-for-103, 880 yards, and 12 touchdown passes) or running for an additional 547 yards with 13 ground touchdowns, he devotes his team to Christian service, volunteering at a neighborhood soup kitchen as a pure example of Matthew 25:40.

Refusing to be outdone were the three gentlemen who helped to keep points off the scoreboard in 2015, the Vincent O’Connor Memorial Defensive Players of the Year, Dan Negron (Stepinac; AAA Division), Frank Masella (Xavier; AA), and Tahriq Gordon of Nazareth.

Negron, who became the second player in as many years from Stepinac to win this award (Gavin Heslop being the choice in 2014) was nothing short of remarkable in his third straight season starting at linebacker for the Crusaders…Finishing second on the team in total tackles (91) despite missing the first three games of the season while recovering from an injury, the 4.0 student averaged double digit stops for a second consecutive season, racking up 10.1 hits per game in 2015 after collecting 135 tackles as a junior (10.4/game)…Voted to the All-Catholic squad for the first time last Sunday, Negron’s other accolades this season included, but were not limited to being picked to be a member of the All-Hudson Valley 1st team, and earning an Honorable Mention citation on MSG Varsity’s All-Metro team….Negron wraps up his career with the following career totals: 308 tackles, 5 sacks, and 2 interceptions (the second of which came in the New York Catholic State finals and set up a touchdown to give Stepinac a 13-0 lead over St. Francis)….An individual whose best days still awaits him on the collegiate level, Negron has caught the eye of the University of Pennsylvania, Sacred Heart University, and a plethora of other schools that play in the Ivy and Patriot League conferences.

Masella, was the unquestionable anchor of a Knight defensive unit that surrendered only 11.1 points per game this season in claiming their second title in the past four seasons (previously won the AA division in 2012)…A runaway choice to the All-Catholic team for a second straight year, the 5’9, 200-pound linebacker amassed over 100 tackles (102 in 2014, 125 in 2015 in both his junior and senior campaigns….Setting Masella and his teammates apart from the rest of the field, was the way in which they consistently embraced the moment and peaked at precisely the right time. An example of their clutch play came in the 2015 AA semifinals when they held Offensive Player of the Year, Brooks III, scoreless for the first time all season in pitching a 14-0 shutout to avenge their 2014 playoff loss…The Queens resident sees his decorated career end with totals of 227 tackles, 29.5 TFL, and seven sacks.

Gordon, who personifies all of the qualities that we seek in determining the most deserving candidate, is a person whose influence on the Kingsmen may only be fully acknowledged and/or appreciated in the years to come….Playing alongside a roster consisting of 10 freshmen and 10 sophomores, the stat line took a backseat to the Nazareth senior’s work as a peer mentor for his younger teammates…Described by the school’s Athletic Director, Rick Dolan, as “the first to arrive and the last to leave team functions,” Gordon routinely led study hall sessions and always found the time to lend an ear to a teammate in need of guidance…Reflecting upon three decades of experience, Dolan showed no hesitation in labeling the 6’4, 220-pound defensive end as one of the “best athletes to ever represent Nazareth.”…Gordon will bring his impeccable demeanor and championship attitude with him next fall when he officially becomes a Stony Brook University Seawolf.

By no means excluded on Sunday were be the studs who serve as the backbone, foundation, and lifeblood on both offense and defense, A.K.A. the two-way linemen…A rare breed of warrior, these ironmen often get caught in the shadows despite being the ones who in many cases are doing the brunt of the labor.   To step onto the field knowing that you are about to go to “war in the trenches” requires a person of unmatched courage, determination, and toughness.   Unlike Las Vegas where what happens there stays there, when you are performing double duty, you bring those battle scars home with you on a daily basis. It is for this reason that the NYCHSFL makes it a priority to see to it that this beastly cohort be given the same level of admiration as their potentially more famous schoolmates…In consideration of all the attributes one needs to possess in order to excel in this capacity, there could not be better or more worthy candidates than Zach O’Neill (Monsignor Farrell), Lorenzo Worrell (Christ the King), or Michael Marinelli (Xaverian), the respective conferees of the Joe Thomas Memorial Lineman of the Year Award.

Hardly be the largest physical specimen on the field at 6’2, 225 pounds, O’Neill made up for anything he lacked in God-given stature by playing with a wealth of heart…A two-year starter at tackle, it is no coincidence that in the years that he controlled the OL, fellow senior, Steven Viegas, ran for a pair of 1,000+ seasons (1,067 yards in 2014; 1,340 yards in 2015) and score 21 rushing touchdowns in earning All-Catholic distinction back-to-back seasons. As a pass protector, O’Neill provided teammate, the aforementioned Cloppse, with ample time in the pocket as the latter connected on nearly 60 percent of his throws for just under 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns….Turning our attention to defense, despite facing more than his fair share of double teams, O’Neill flourished from his spot at DE, compiling 10 sacks as a pass rusher, and establishing the edge as a never-quit run stuffer….As exceptional a human being as he is an athlete, the Staten Island native participates in the Lions’ Bread for Life drive, is a consummate patriot as evident by his membership in the school’s Hearing Our Heroes Club, and further demonstrates his love of the game by volunteering as a youth coach.

Worrell, who helped the Royals reach the AA title game for the first time since 2007, undoubtedly acted as a catalyst in all areas…Unlike his fellow Thomas recipient [O’Neill], it is impossible to overlook this behemoth of a young man, as Worrell stands 6’5 and tips the scales at an imposing 255 pounds. Despite these chart topping measurements, it is with total validity that we say that the completeness of his skills stood out above all else…A three-year starter for the Middle Village based program, as Worrell continued to develop/grow from year to year, so too did the number of checkmarks in the win column, as the Jason Brown coached squad moved from three victories in 2013 to 10 wins and a finals berth this past season…The degree to which Worrell contributed to this turnaround cannot be overstated. Lining up on the outside at tackle, the kid who calls Rosedale home played like a human bulldozer, disposing of anything that attempted to impede the Royals potent running game.   With their “big daddy” serving as the lead blocker in many an instance, Christ the King accumulated 2,500 yards and 43 scores on the ground, as four different running backs exceeded the 400 yard mark for the season. Living up to his billing as the total package, Worrell provided top notch pass protection, as senior field general, David Navas, enjoyed a fine year, hurling the pigskin for 1,208 yards and 12 TDs….While he made it impossible to touch his quarterback on one end, Worrell would be a nightmare for opposing QBs on the other, leading Double-A leader in sacks this season with nine (of his 56 total tackles)…A true master of all trades, Worrell even saw a little time at placekicker during the 2015 season, successfully connecting on 21 of 29 PAT tries….With many NCAA DI schools having reached out, the Royal senior is exercising patience and doing his homework before making this big decision.

For the 6’4, 230-pound Marinelli, winning both the Thomas Award and the “A” Division title may only rank second and third among his most memorable feats in the past few months. A member of the Xaverian band that played for Pope Francis during the pontiff’s visit to New York in September, the senior defensive end made just as sweet a sound when hitting opposing ball carriers….Recording team highs in tackles (82) and sacks (10), it would be a family affair on the D-Line for the Clippers as Michael (12) teamed-up with younger brother, Anthony (20), to combine for an astounding 32 tackles for a loss….Surrendering more than 10 points only once this season to an “A” opponent, the third time ended up being the charm for the Clippers as they erased the painful memories of back-to-back finals losses in 2013 and 2014, by going undefeated (with four shutouts) in league games in 2015….Offensively, Marinelli moonlighted as a TE/SE, using his size efficiently as an overpowering run blocker for a team that piled up nearly 2,000 yards and 36 touchdowns from the ground…Like many of the student-athletes recognized last weekend, Marinelli’s most powerful tool is his brain as he maintains a 92 grade point average while enrolled in honors-level courses.

Also commended at the breakfast were the recipients of the Golden Eleven Awards, the Ken Weinman Award, the Metropolitan Football Association Award, and the Lieutenant Ronald Winchester Award – Unsung Hero Award. In order of specific acclaim, the selections were:


Golden Eleven Awards:

Michael Calicchia (Iona Prep)

Colin Moran (Holy Trinity)

Patrick Simons (Chaminade)

Thomas Walsh (St Peter’s)

Nicholas Ranieri (Kellenberg)

Clayton Kendrick-Holmes (Xavier)

James Baglino (Xaverian)

Daniel Negron (Archbishop Stepinac)

Ryan Westerhaus (St. Anthony’s)

Justin Covington (Cardinal Hayes)

Alexander Bracco (St. Francis Prep)


The Ken Weinman Award (Dedicated by the Intercounty Association of Football Officials):

Jason Delucia (Kellenberg)

Michael Rossetti (Xaverian)

Jack Natale (St. John the Baptist)

Luke Lunarola (Monsignor Farrell)

Alex Valdes (St. Joseph by the Sea


Metropolitan Football Association Award (In Memory of John Bromm):

Ibrahim Kante (Cardinal Hayes)

Stephen Weir (Cardinal Spellman)

Tahj Trumpler (Mount Saint Michael)

Hugh Fraser (Mount Saint Michael)


Lieutenant Ronald Winchester Award – Unsung Hero Award (Dedicated by the L.I.A.F.O. Foundation of New York; Donated by Scholastic Promotions Awards & More):

Ryan Flanagan (St. John the Baptist)

Dec 072014

CHSFL Award Winners


Metropolitan Football Association Award

In Memory of John Bromm

Joseph Schillaci (St. Joseph by the Sea)

Andre Brown (Cardinal Spellman)

Callahan Ciriacks (Xavier)

 The Ken Weinman Award

Donated by the Intercounty Association of Football Officials

Robert Gregor (St. Anthony’s)

Andrew Spyridon-Tow (Holy Cross)

Michael DiCarlo (St. John the Baptist)

 Lieutenant Ronald Winchester Award – Unsung Hero Award

Donated by the L.I.A.F.O. Foundation of New York

Gordon Tsang (Xaverian)

 ~ The Bob Stenger Memorial Freshmen Sportsmanship Awards ~

City – Cardinal Spellman

Long Island – St. Peter’s

 ~ Junior Varsity Awards ~

Division Champions

Cardinal Hayes

 Championship Awards

Joe Sullivan Award – AA Champions


League Champions

 John Marchassalla Award

Presented to the League Champions

Cardinal Hayes

 Head Coach Award

Craig Joseph

Assistant Coaches Awards

Presented by the Head Coach

Marcus Reyes

Julio Figueroa Jr.

Jeffrey Hunter

POS. Player School Year Ht. Wt. Hometown
OL Dwayne Scott Archbishop Stepinac Sr. 6’2 295 Bronx
QB Brandon Coleman Archbishop Stepinac Sr. 5’9 170 Yonkers
RB Malcolm Major Archbishop Stepinac Sr. 5’7 175 Yonkers
RB Tyquan Ennis Archbishop Stepinac Sr. 5’10 185 Mount Vernon
R GianCarlo Furio Archbishop Stepinac Sr. 6’2 190 Bronx
OL Jaelen Vazquez Cardinal Hayes Sr. 6’3 260 Bronx
R Jayvon Ingram Cardinal Hayes Sr. 6 185 Bronx
RB Elloheim Tucker Cardinal Spellman Sr. 5’10 160 Harlem
RB Kenny Johnson Cardinal Spellman Sr. 6’1 175 Bronx
OL Kevin Coyne Chaminade Sr. 6’3 265 Floral Park
RB Jack Tigh Chaminade Sr. 5’11 185 Garden City
RB Jamen Williams Christ the King Sr. 5’9 186 Queens
OL Rashawn Williams Christ the King Sr. 6’1 250 Brooklyn
R Marcus Layne Christ the King Sr. 6’2 160 Brooklyn
WR Will Randell Fordham Prep Sr. 6’ 180 Port Chester
C Nick Lorusso Fordham Prep Sr. 5’9 200 Thornwood
OL Will LeClairE Holy Cross Sr. 6’ 270 Flushing
OL Prince McCarthy Holy Cross Sr. 6’1 295 Rosedale
WR Amed Bah Holy Cross Jr. 6’3 200 Brooklyn
OL Jeremy Medina Holy Cross Sr. 6’2 255 Whitestone
WR Paul YodicE Holy Cross Sr. 5’9 165 Howard Beach
R Earl Meyers Holy Trinity Sr. 5’10 170 Uniondale
QB Cameren Hayes Holy Trinity Sr. 6’3 180 Uniondale
RB Phil Crawford Holy Trinity Sr. 6’ 200 Valley Stream
R Dylan Mucci Iona Prep Sr. 5’10 170 Cortlandt Manor
QB Robert Madison Iona Prep Sr. 6’3 205 Bronx
OL Franco Iannacito Iona Prep Sr. 6’2 250 Bronx
OL Xavier Tyler Iona Prep Sr. 5’11 250 Mount Vernon
QB Bobby Mossa Kellenberg Sr. 5’10” 175 Malverne
RB Jason Delucia Kellenberg Jr. 6’ 210 North Bellmore
C Jimmy Longest Kennedy Catholic Sr. 5’10 185 Katonah
RB Tucker Clair Kennedy Catholic Sr. 5’11 175 Somers
TE Sean Coughlin Monsignor Farrell Sr. 6’2 220 Staten Island
WR Andrew Lunarola Monsignor Farrell Sr. 5’10 175 Staten Island
OL Pat Kelly Monsignor Farrell Sr. 6’5 260 Staten Island
RB Steven Viegas Monsignor Farrell Jr. 5’8 165 Staten Island
OL Lindsay Malcolm Mount Saint Michael Sr. 5’11 248 Bronx
WR Julian Massiah Mount Saint Michael Sr. 5’10 155 Mount Vernon
QB Shakur Bey Nazareth Sr. 5’2 140 Brooklyn
RB Darrius Black Nazareth Sr. 5’9 225 Brooklyn
WR Chaasad Colas Nazareth Sr. 6’1 140 Brooklyn
WR Rob McCann St. Anthony’s Sr. 6’ 195 East Meadow
OL Brennan Walsh St. Anthony’s Sr. 6’3 310 East Islip
WR Danny Jones St. Anthony’s Sr. 5’9 160 Baldwin
OL Tom Dennis St. Anthony’s Sr. 6’5 305 Port Jefferson
OL Ryan Finn St. Anthony’s Sr. 6’3 290 Huntington
QB Robert Einersen St. Francis Prep Sr. 5’11 165 Flushing
OL Anthony Pravata St. Francis Prep Sr. 6’2 245 Bayside
RB Nicholas Cipolla St. John the Baptist Jr. 5’10 160 East Islip
RB Jerome Brooks III St. John the Baptist Jr. 5’11 175 Central Islip
OL Frank Guidice St. John the Baptist Soph. 5’11 260 Wantagh
QB Michael Russell St. Joseph by the Sea Sr. 6’3 200 Staten Island
R Joe Robles St. Joseph by the Sea Sr. 6’4 250 Staten Island
OL Carlo Krecic St. Joseph by the Sea Sr. 6’1 235 Staten Island
RB Galo Carrera St. Peter’s Sr. 5’10 180 Staten Island
OL Sean Kennedy St. Peter’s Sr. 6’5 230 Staten Island
C Will Myhre St. Peter’s Sr. 6’4 245 Staten Island
WR Willie Dale St. Peter’s Sr. 6’2 205 Staten Island
QB Joe Czelusniak St. Peter’s Sr. 6’2 175 Staten Island
OL Louis Springer Xaverian Sr. 5’10 280 Staten Island
RB Brandon Peterson Xaverian Jr. 5’7 170 Brooklyn
OL Teddy Boateng Xavier Sr. 5’10 210 Queens
RB Mike Chiarovano Xavier Jr. 5’8 175 Queens
RB Zachary Cilmi Xavier Jr. 5’9 160 Staten Island
POS. Player School Year Ht. Wt. Hometown
DB Gavin Heslop Archbishop Stepinac Sr. 6’1 180 Yonkers
DT Christopher Jordan Archbishop Stepinac Sr. 6’2 295 Yonkers
DE Terry McDonald – Preston Archbishop Stepinac Sr. 6’2 225 White Plains
LB Damarcus Miller Archbishop Stepinac Sr. 6’1 185 New Rochelle
DE Isiah Williams Cardinal Hayes Sr. 6’3 240 Bronx
DE Albert Smith Cardinal Hayes Sr. 6’ 225 Harlem
LB Justin Collins Cardinal Hayes Sr. 5’11 190 Bronx
LB Calvin Milliner Cardinal Hayes Sr. 5’10 196 Harlem
CB Ashton Toliver Cardinal Hayes Sr. 6’1 180 Harlem
LB Javier Barcelona Cardinal Spellman Sr. 5’9 187 Bronx
DL Ted Capsis Chaminade Sr. 6’3 250 East Williston
LB Jack Fowler Chaminade Sr. 6’1 215 Wantagh
DL Brain Goulard Chaminade Sr. 6’2 250 Garden City
FS Jack Morris Chaminade Jr. 6’ 175 Bellmore
LB Vinny Speranza Chaminade Sr. 5’11 200 Syosset
DB Christian Layne Christ the King Jr. 6’ 186 Brooklyn
LB Cory Giordano Fordham Prep Sr. 6’1 230 Rye
DB Calvert Springer Holy Cross Sr. 5’9 170 Springfield Gardens
LB Christopher Manfre Holy Cross Sr. 5’11 205 Howard Beach
DB Justin Johnson Holy Trinity Sr. 6’3 185 Cambria Heights
LB Andre Devieux Holy Trinity Sr. 6’1 220 Amityville
LB Lorenzo Gisonda Holy Trinity Sr. 5’11 190 Franklin Square
LB Myles Dewar Holy Trinity Sr. 5’9 190 Uniondale
LB Colin Moran Holy Trinity Jr. 6’ 190 Syosset
DE Qaadir Sheppard Iona Prep Sr. 6’4 235 Bronx
DB Taj Marable Iona Prep Sr. 5’10 180 White Plains
LB Sal Villano Iona Prep Sr. 5’11 195 Bronxville
DB Syncier Malone Iona Prep Sr. 6’2 185 New Rochelle
DB Brian Thompson Iona Prep Sr. 6’2 195 Bronx
LB Michael Greene Kellenberg Sr. 5’11 190 Stewart Manor
LB Michael Patalano Kellenberg Sr. 6’ 185 Mineola
LB Joe Irlinger Monsignor Farrell Sr. 5’10 185 Staten Island
DB Fred DiTommaso Monsignor Farrell Sr. 5’10 200 Staten Island
DL Christian Sheridan Monsignor Farrell Sr. 6’2 270 Staten Island
LB Phil Forma Monsignor Farrell Sr. 5’10 190 Staten Island
LB Storm Williams Mount Saint Michael Jr. 6’ 210 New York City
DB Nazir Hopson Mount Saint Michael Jr. 5’9 150 New Jersey
DB Aaron Brown Mount Saint Michael Sr. 5’7 160 New York City
DE Pete Corbett St. Anthony’s Sr. 6’ 235 Wantagh
LB Kyle O’Donnell St. Anthony’s Jr. 6’1 210 Seaford
LB Josh Jefferson St. Anthony’s Sr. 6’ 215 Lindenhurst
DE Russell Kohler St. Anthony’s Jr. 5’10 225 Seaford
LB Richard Posch St. Francis Prep Sr. 5’10 205 Whitestone, NY
LB Francis Cole St. Francis Prep Sr. 5’11 190 Maspeth, NY
DE Brendan Cole St. Francis Prep Sr. 5’11 190 Maspeth, NY
DL Daniel Driscoll St. John the Baptist Sr. 6’ 240 Rocky Point
LB Jamal Butler St. John the Baptist Sr. 6’1 230 Bay Shore
DE Frank Pannacchione St. John the Baptist Sr. 6’1 175 West Islip
LB Brian Weintraub St. Joseph by the Sea Sr. 6’ 225 Staten Island
DB Frank Vigilante St. Joseph by the Sea Sr. 5’11 180 Staten Island
DL Nic Franklyn St. Peter’s Sr. 5’7 190 Staten Island
LB Sean Wade St. Peter’s Sr. 5’10 220 Staten Island
DB Jeff Karteron St. Peter’s Sr. 6’1 175 Staten Island
LB Michael Rosetti Xaverian Jr. 5’8 190 Brooklyn
DT Joseph Garthaffner Xavier Sr. 5-11 195 Brooklyn
LB Ryan Fitzpatrick Xavier Sr. 5-10 180 Staten Island
LB Frank Masella Xavier Jr. 5-9 200 Queens

~ Varsity Awards ~

 Division Awards

Bro. Neri Fulton, O.S.F. Award – AAA/AA Division Champion

Archbishop Stepinac

 Howie Smith Award – A Division Champion


 Championship Awards

Tom Murray Award – A Varsity Champion

Fordham Prep

Joe Lamas Award – AA Varsity Champion


 Michael Cunnion Memorial Trophy

Presented to the League Champions

Archbishop Stepinac

 Joseph Tricario Memorial Trophy

Presented to the Winning Coach

Michael O’Donnell

Assistant Coaches Awards

Presented by the Head Coach

Joseph Spagnolo

Jon Demarco

 Andy Martinez

Sheddrick Wilson

Steve Moroney

Joe Collins Jr.

 Adam Gullo

Gene Johnson

Kevin Magee

Ryan Hunt

Sanjay Singh

 ~ Players of the Year Awards ~

New York State Football Coaches

Championship Game Offensive and Defensive Player Awards

AAA Championship Offensive Most Valuable Player – Gavin Heslop (Archbishop Stepinac)

AAA Championship Defensive Most Valuable Player – Damarcus Miller (Archbishop Stepinac)

AA Championship Offensive Most Valuable Player – Nicholas Crennan (Chaminade)

AA Championship Defensive Most Valuable Player – Vincent Speranza (Chaminade)

A Championship Offensive Most Valuable Player – Matthew Valecce (Fordham Prep)

A Championship Defensive Most Valuable Player – Michael Bronzo (Fordham Prep)

Vincent O’Connor Award

Defensive Player of the Year


Qaadir Sheppard (Iona Prep)


Gavin Heslop (Archbishop Stepinac)

 A Defensive Player of the Year

Cory Giordano (Fordham Prep)

 Joe Riverso Memorial Award

Offensive Player of the Year


Andrew Lunarola (Monsignor Farrell)


Robert Madison (Iona Prep)

A Offensive Player of the Year

Bobby Mossa (Kellenberg)

Joe Thomas Memorial Award

Lineman of the Year


Peter Corbett (St. Anthony’s)


Dwayne Scott (Archbishop Stepinac)

A Lineman of the Year

Kenneth Preisel (Kellenberg)

 Golden Eleven Awards

Erick Pacher (Chaminade)

Tom Dennis (St Anthony’s)

Matthew Conlon (St John the Baptist)

Jeff Karteron (St Peter’s)

Will Randell (Fordham Prep)

Jonathan Miller (Holy Trinity)

Tucker Clair (Kennedy Catholic)

Dan McLaren (Xavier)

Woodley Jean-Louis (Mount Saint Michael)

Christopher Manfre (Holy Cross)

Fred Di Tomasso (Monsignor Farrell)

 Monsignor Matthew Peters Award

Student Athlete Award

Brandon Coleman (Archbishop Stepinac)

Dec 012013

New York State Football Coaches
Championship Game Offensive and Defensive Player Awards
A Offense – Bryan Sinclair, QB, St. John the Baptist
A Defense – Jamal Butler, LB, St. John the Baptist
AA Offensive – Roberto Nunez, QB, Cardinal Hayes
AA Defensive – Steven Batista, DE, Cardinal Hayes
AAA Offensive – Naim Jones, RB, St. Anthony’s
AAA Defensive –Scott Arens, DB, St. Anthony’s

Vincent O’Connor Award
Defensive Player of the Year
Chris Caraballo (Monsignor Farrell)

Jordan Francklin (Holy Cross)

AA/A Defensive Player of the Year

Shawn Antoine II (Cardinal Hayes)

Joe Bilotti (St. Peter’s)

Joe Riverso Memorial Award
Offensive Player of the Year

Jordan Gowins (St. Anthony’s)

Sean Cerrone (Chaminade)

AA/A Offensive Player of the Year

Lawson Prendergast (St. John the Baptist)

James Esposito (Bishop Ford)

Joe Thomas Memorial Award
Lineman of the Year

Steven Fletcher (St. Anthony’s)

Brian Harris (Archbishop Stepinac)

AA/A Lineman of the Year

Jaelen Vazquez (Cardinal Hayes)

Walter Ferdinand (Bishop Ford)

Golden Eleven Awards
Joseph Barettta – St. Joseph by the Sea
Mike Russo – St Anthony’s
Patrick Williams – Holy Trinity
Kevin DeMauro – St. Francis Prep
Steven Alonso – Chaminade
Phineas Reichert – St John the Baptist
Joseph Principato – Xaverian
Kevin Fitzpatrick – Xavier
Nicholas Kryza – Iona Prep
Dan Kleis – St. Peter’s
Brian Harris – Archbishop Stepinac

Monsignor Matthew Peters Award
Student Athlete Award
Nicholas Lazzara – Monsignor Farrell

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Bro. Neri Fulton, O.S.F. Award – AAA Division Champion
St. Anthony’s

Championship Awards
Tom Murray Award – A Varsity Champion
St. John the Baptist

Joe Lamas Award – AA Varsity Champion
Cardinal Hayes

Michael Cunnion Memorial Trophy
Presented to the League Champions
St. Anthony’s

Joseph Tricario Memorial Trophy
Presented to the Winning Coach
Richard Reichert

Assistant Coaches Awards
Presented by the Head Coach
Lenny Anderson
Larry Broesler
Alex Conlon
Fred Gallagher
Chris Koepplin
Bob Lewis
Mark Maier
Mike Maratto
Dick McGuire
George McLaren
Matt McLees
Joe Minucci
Tom Monahan
Neil Varricchio

Dec 012013
Week 1
Sean Cerrone, QB, Chaminade
Malik Crossdale, RB, Fordham Prep
Will Solomon, RB/FS. Xavier
Jordan Franklin, LB/RB, Holy Cross
Week 7
Patrick Williams, DB, Holy Trinity
Odean Gilzene, DT, Mount St. Michael
Sean Wade, TE/LB, Bishop Ford
Stephan Smith, RB/DB, Iona Prep
Week 2
Joe Sotomayor, LB, St. Anthony’s
Brandon Coleman, QB, Stepinac
Lawson Prendergast. RB/LB, St. John the Baptist
Rob Speranza, RB, Chaminade
Week 8
Shakur Bey, QB, Nazareth
Matthew Tierney, K, Archbishop Stepinac
Greg Galligan, QB, St. Anthony’s
Michael Greene, LB, Kellenberg
Week 3
Kasim Thomas, QB/DB, Mount St. Michael
Dante Aiken, RB, Bishop Ford
Jordan Gowins, RB, St. Anthony’s
Justin Guerre, RB, St. Francis Prep
Week 9
Christopher Monfre, LB-FB, Holy Cross
Jonathan Joseph, CB, St. Francis Prep
Brian Harris, C – DE, Archbishop Stepinac
Week 4
Rodney Gonzalez, SB, Bishop Ford
Shaka Shomari, RB, Holy Trinity
Jack Fowler, LB, Chaminade
Michael Hartgrove, WB. St. Francis Prep
Osaze Perry-Porter, DE-TE, Stepinac
Playoffs Round 1
Tim Poindexter, RB, Cardinal Hayes
Albert Sutton, RB/LB, Mount Saint Michael
Steven Bradley, RB, St. Peter’s
Naranda Itwaru, S, Archbishop Stepinac
John Antetomaso, R, Kellenberg
Edwin Webber, QB, Cardinal Spellman
Week 5
James McHale, QB, Fordham Prep
James Esposito, QB, Bishop Ford
Tyrrell Halliman, WR/DB, Mount St. Michael
Robert Bambil, OLB, Archbishop Stepinac
Shakur Bey, QB, Nazareth
AAA – AA Semi-Finals
Naim Jones, RB, St. Anthony’s
Kasim Thomas, QB, Mount Saint Michael’s
​Jordan Francklin, LB-RB, Holy Cross
Sam Orta, OLB, Cardinal Hayes
Robert Irimescu, DT/RB, Xavier
Week 6
Bryan Sinclair, DB/RET, St. John the Baptist
Tariq Oliver, RB, St. Francis Prep
Joseph Barretta, RB, St. Joseph-by-the-Sea
Trey Solomon, RB, Xavier
New York State Football Coaches
Championship Game Offensive and Defensive Player Awards
A Offense – Bryan Sinclair, QB, St. John the Baptist
A Defense – Jamal Butler, LB, St. John the Baptist
AA Offensive – Roberto Nunez, QB, Cardinal Hayes
AA Defensive – Steven Batista, DE, Cardinal Hayes
AAA Offensive – Naim Jones, RB, St. Anthony’s
AAA Defensive –Scott Arens, DB, St. Anthony’s
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Metropolitan Football Association Award
In Memory of John Bromm
Pierangelo Licata – St Francis Prep
Joseph Cutrone – Xavier
Stefan Harrington – Holy Cross

The Ken Weinman Award
Donated by the Intercounty Association of Football Officials
Raffaele Bradshaw – Holy Trinity
William Renz – Chaminade
Francesco Tangredi – Chaminade

Lieutenant Ronald Winchester Award – Unsung Hero Award
Donated by the L.I.A.F.O. Foundation of New York
Aidan Morgan (Xaverian)

The Bob Stenger Memorial Freshmen Sportsmanship Awards
City – Fordham Prep
Island – St. John the Baptist

Junior Varsity Awards
Division Champions
St. Anthony’s

Championship Awards

Joe Sullivan Award – AA Champions
Holy Cross

League Champions

John Marchassalla Award
Presented to the League Champions
St. Anthony’s

Head Coach Award
Phil LaGreca

Assistant Coaches Awards
Presented by the Head Coach
Fred Gallagher Sr
Lou Bonnanzio
Darren Dawber
Rich Mamolite
Robert Lewis
Harrison Passante
Sam Maratto
Chris Koepplin
Nicholas Auriemma
Bro. Xavier Castaldo

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New York State Football Coaches
Championship Game Offensive and Defensive Player Awards

A Offense – Xaviah Mattocks (Bishop Ford)
AA Defense – Devonte Linton (Bishop Ford)
AA Offensive  – William Solomon (Xavier)
AA Defensive – Ryan Kilgallen (Xavier)
AAA Offensive –  Sean Cerrone (Chaminade)
AAA Defensive – Brian Dunne (Chaminade)

Vincent O’Connor Award
Defensive Player of the Year

Jordan Francklin (Holy Cross)

Christopher D’Ambrosio (Chaminade)

AA/A Defensive Player of the Year

Khalil Collier (Cardinal Hayes)

Lawson Prendergrast (St. John the Baptist)

Joe Riverso Memorial Award
Offensive Player of the Year

Andrew Russo (St. Joseph by the Sea)

Mario Biaggi (Iona Prep)

AA/A Offensive Player of the Year

Devon Mitchell (Bishop Ford)

William Soloman (Xavier)

Joe Thomas Memorial Award
Lineman of the Year

O’Shane Morris (Iona Prep)

Joe Tustin (St. Anthony’s)

AA/A Lineman of the Year

Mamadou Bah (Cardinal Hayes)

Jackson Moses (St. John the Baptist)

Golden Eleven Awards

Nicholas Groszewski – Fordham Prep
Joseph Gotti – Holy Trinity
Brett Bracco – Msgr. Farrell
Xavier Watkins – St.John the Baptist
William Bishop – Iona Prep
Andrew Lane – Mount St. Michael
Steven Wasserfall – St. Francis Prep
Thomas Galli – St. Joseph by the Sea
George Dawson – Cardinal Hayes
Christopher D’Ambrosio – Chaminade
Rory Walsh – Kellenberg

Monsignor Matthew Peters Award
Student Athlete Award

Rob Casey – St. Peter’s