McQuaid Jesuit was one of 19 schools in New York State to win the 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA).
“I’m very proud of our students and all who have supported them,” says McQuaid Jesuit Principal, Adam Baber. “This recognition highlights and ethic of excellence that reaches all parts of our students’ lives, and notes the importance of athletics in shaping many of our young men’s experience here.”
Schools earn School of Distinction status by having 100 percent of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons. Scholar-Athlete teams require 75 percent of the team’s rosters grade point average to be 90.00 or above.
“Our student athletes strive for excellence not only in their respective sports but in the classroom as well, says McQuaid Jesuit Athletic Director, Matt Thomas. “The School of Distinction award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, coaches, parents, and the entire McQuaid Jesuit community.”
The 16 varsity teams at McQuaid Jesuit are: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track, volleyball, and wrestling.
From Wham 13 News:
At just 16 years old, McQuaid rising junior, Isaiah Stewart is nationally ranked as high as the 20th best player in the class of 2019. Most of the top college programs are recruiting Stewart. 13WHAM Sports Director Mike Catalana has the story of the young man, in demand. Click HERE for the video!
Congratulations to several McQuaid Jesuit student-athletes who earned All-Greater Rochester nods for the Spring 2017 season. Complete information can be found on the Democrat and Chronicle site by clicking HERE. Honorees were as follows:
Athlete of the Year: Noah Williams
Coach of the Year: Coach Brian Sprague
First Team: Dan Rooney
Honorable Mention: Tom Alvermann, Nolan Bernardi, Aidan Blake, Nick Caterisano, Joe Doerr, Abel Hagos, Thomas Jones, Alex McNulty , Andrew Passero, Deaven Westbrook, Devine Williams
First Team: Tyler Griggs, Billy Kehrig
Honorable Mention: John Collins, Tony Palucci, Riley Gall
Honorable Mention: Jack Billtier, Nicholas Young, Matt Palmer
First Team: Jack Bailey, Craig Eichas
Honorable Mention: Stephen Hetterich, Tyler Johnston, Quinn Tata
Congratulations to the McQuaid Jesuit Crew Team, whose Row For Hope efforts have earned them a recognition award from The Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor. They will receive a framed certificate when their journey brings them to Waterford. The rain has made their trip difficult, but their perseverance has allowed them to continue. Way to go, Knights!