McQuaid Jesuit

NYSPHSAA Announces 2017-2018 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and Excellence Winners

Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) announces its 2017-18 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence Award winners. The purpose of the School of Distinction and School of Excellence Awards are to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide honor. This year, 30 schools earned the School of Distinction Award and 111 schools earned the School of Excellence Award.  An additional 11 schools received the School of Distinction Award and 51 more received the School of Excellence Award compared to 2016-17 school year. This year’s figures represent the highest number of NYSPHSAA member schools being recognized for their academic achievements. 

“The increase in the number of schools receiving both awards shows what fantastic student-athletes we have here in New York State,” said Robert Zayas NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “This is evidence that schools, administration, coaches and student-athletes focus on excellence in the classroom as well as the playing fields.”

Schools can earn School of Distinction status by having 100% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons. To earn the School of Excellence Award, 75% of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award. McQuaid Jesuit has earned a School of Excellence Award.  Please click here for the complete list of winners.


If your 7th or 8th grade son is interested in participating in a Fall sport at the high school level (Freshmen, JV or Varsity), please read the information listed on the website (see link below) to understand the requirements. Please contact the Athletics Office no later than Friday, August 3rd for approval.  Once you submit the requested forms and provide your contact information, the Athletic Director will contact you to schedule the test. 

Here is a link to the Athletic Placement Process information:

If you have additional questions, please contact Amy Sheffer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 256-6147.

Five McQuaid Jesuit student athletes have earned 1st team honors for the Democrat and Chronicle's All Greater Rochester selections for the spring sports season.  Congratulations to:

Jack Bailey - Boys Golf Player of the Year and 1st Team

Max Dragon and Alex Zurat - Boys Golf 1st Team

Ben Beauchamp and Erik Johnson - Boys Baseball 1st Team

*keep scrolling for Honorable Mention



Additional congratulations to several student-athletes who were given Honorable Mention:

Lacrosse: Jack Billitier, Sean Emmert, Jon Gaglio, Ryan McEvily, James Merkley, Jack Miller, and Nick Young

Baseball: Drew Bailey, Noah Campanelli, Tyler Griggs, Ryan O'Mara, and Hunter Walsh

Track & Field: Nate Brunacini, Abel Hagos, Dustin Coha, Tim Oberlies, Andrew Passero, Sam Perozzi, Alex McNulty, and Lukas Kokkinis

Golf: Jared Zito, Quinn Tata, and Nick Zappia

Tennis: Riley Gall, David Dancuta, and Jack Redder

Click HERE for the entire AGR article.

As per NYSPHSAA guidelines, McQuaid Jesuit utilizes the following protocol when making the decision to suspend outdoor practices and camps in times of extreme heat.  Click here for detailed heat index information.

Congratulations to Devon Goodbody, '19, who was one of 27 athletes invited to attend the USRowing U18 Small Boat and Sculling Development Camp at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.  The goal of the camp is to provide an introduction to sculling, as well as the camp environment for those athletes seen as having the physical potential to contribute to the National Team in future years.