Mater Dei Prep Launches First Women’s Ice Hockey Team -- Press Release
Seraphs to become first women’s-only high school team in Shore area
Middletown, NJ, April 17, 2014: Mater Dei Prep women’s ice hockey team will begin play in the upcoming 2014-2015 season. It is the first women’s-only team in the Ocean/Monmouth County area. The Mater Dei Prep women’s ice hockey team will play a full varsity schedule against other women’s-only teams in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania; the majority of their opponents play in the WIHLMA (Women’s Interscholastic Hockey League of the Mid-Atlantic).
Mater Dei Prep is a Catholic coeducational high school located in Middletown, New Jersey that currently runs 19 varsity sports and competition cheer. Women’s ice hockey will be the 20th varsity team. “We are a passionately Catholic school with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the community, classroom, and on the playing field. The addition of women’s ice hockey is indicative of our commitment to the school’s mission to provide opportunities for students. It is an example of the exciting growth that is happening on our campus”.
The women’s ice hockey team will play its home games at Middletown Ice World. A state-of-the-art new facility located just a quarter mile from Mater Dei Prep. Dennis Tobin, MDP’s Athletic Director adds, “Our objective was to make certain we have access to a facility in our area that can accommodate our student’s day-to-day schedules. Across our athletic department, we work to have schedules and resources that compliment the family, community, and academic commitments of our students”.
The formation of Mater Dei Prep’s women’s ice hockey team marks the first women’s-only team in the Shore area. This allows its participants to play according to women’s ice hockey rules, and not in a coed league.
An information and welcome night will be held on May 12, 2014 7:00PM at Mater Dei Prep. For additional information visit Mater Dei Prep’s website at materdeiprep.org or contact the Athletic Office at 732-671-9100 ext-12 email: email@example.com
CONGRATULATIONS to CHRISTINA BUZZANCO '16
Christina Buzzanco received the "Top of the Top" award for Piano Soloists at the Monmouth Teen Arts Festival!
CONGRATULATIONS SERAPH PLAYERS
The Seraph Players were named "Top of the Top" at the Monmouth Teen Arts Festival for Small Theater Group.
Here is a link to the results - click on the Top of the Top 2014 link when you get there:
CONGRATULATIONS to MICHAEL GRIMALDI '14
Michael competed at the 2014 Region 7 Mens Gymnastics Championships over the weekend and for the 2nd consecutive year is the 1st place Region 7 Parallel Bar Champion,he placed 2nd on High Bar and 2nd on Vault. Michael has also qualified for his 6th consecutive year to compete at the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships being held in Long Beach, CA May 6th - May 11th!
Jennifer Trabucco '14 Enters Film in IMAGE Film Festival
Jennifer Trabucco's film, Give and Take, was chosen to be one of the films screened in the High School competition of the IMAGE Film Festival. Jennifer, along with several Mater Dei Prep students made this film which is meant to inspire and uplift the human spirit. The screening will be held on Sunday, April 6th at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. The high school competition begins at 11:15am. Tickets can be bought at the Count Basie Theater or through www.reimagefilmfestival.com. Come out and show your support for Jennifer and Mater Dei. Congratulations to Jennifer on this great achievement!
Fallon Quigley '14 Featured in The Monitor
Check out the feature in the current issue of The Monitor on Mater Dei Prep and St Mary Parishioner Fallon Quigley.
The feature highlights her success as a track athlete, and her unique and impressive accomplishments this season.
Full article here: The Monitor: High jumper excels on county, state levels
MDP Seniors Earn 3 Roster Spots in the Phil Simms North-South All-State Football Classic
Congratulations to seniors Sam Miles, Jalanie Mitchell, and Derrick Lopez for being selected to the Phil Simms All-State Football Game.
"The game will be at 7 p.m. on June 23 at Kean University. It is the oldest statewide all-star game in New Jersey and the second-oldest all-star game overall after the U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic."
Mater Dei Prep earned 3 rosters spots of the only 16 players from the Shore Conference that were selected.
Read More: Host of Shore Football Players Selected to North-South All-Star Game | http://shoresportsnetwork.com/host-of-shore-football-players-selected-to-north-south-all-star-game/?trackback=tsmclip
Mater Dei Prep CHEER Wins Division at JAMFEST '14
Congratulations to the MDP Cheer Team. The competition squad took another first place finish this month, this time at JAMFEST hosted by Temple University in Philadelphia PA.
MDP finished FIRST in the intermediate varsity mega division at the event.
Congratulations to the entire team on another successful competition season that included multiple first place finishes and a State Title!
"Mega-JAM Series [are]Regional style events that feature big divisions in convention centers and arenas. Average event size of 80 teams!"
Sam Miles '14 Named to SBCA Men's Basketball All-Senior Team
Congratulations to Sam Miles '14 on being named to the Shore Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Team.
All players are selected by the Shore Conference Coaches.
"The Shore Boys Basketball Coaches Association has announced the rosters for the annual Senior All-Star Game, which will be at Wall Township High School on March 28 at 7:45 p.m., following the girls game at 6 p.m."
Read More: Boys Basketball: SBCA Senior All-Star Game Rosters | http://shoresportsnetwork.com/boys-basketball-sbca-senior-all-star-game-rosters/?trackback=tsmclip
Viscardi '15 & Florio '15 Named to All-Division Women's Basketball Team
Congratulations to Juniors Katie Viscardi & Lindsey Florio for being selected to the B-Central All-Division Team.
Players of the All-Division Team are selected by divisional head coaches as top performers in the league.
Way to go Katie & Lindsey! Congratulations on the award & on another winning season.
Entire listing here: http://shoresportsnetwork.com/girls-basketball-coaches-all-shoreall-division-teams/
National 9/11 Memorial
Mater Dei Prep has been acknowledged by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum for their contributions for a Memorial paver. This project was organized by Mariah Ruther ('13).
Sam Miles '14 Named All Division Basketball
Congratulations to Sam Miles '14 on being named to the B-Central All Division Team.
Selected by divisional coaches, the all division team represents the top players from around the shore.
Congratulations to Sam and the entire Men's Basketball Team!
Full listing: http://shoresportsnetwork.com/boys-basketball-coaches-all-shore-and-all-division-picks/
Ron Perez '14 Named Lombardi Award Winner
Congratulations to Ron Perez '14 on being named a Monmouth Co Lombardi Award winner.
The award is presented annually by the Rotary Club.
As stated by the Rotary Club--"The Annual Vince Lombardi Award honors a lineman from each Monmouth County high school football team. The individuals selected to receive this special award best exemplify the traditions, beliefs and ideals of the legendary coach Vince Lombardi".
Cheerleaders WIN State Title
Congratulations to the Mater Dei Prep Cheer Team. The team won the Intermediate Varsity, NJCDCA State Championship in Trenton.
The State Champion squad now goes to Philadelphia to compete in "Jamfest Nationals" on 3-15-2014.
Way to go ladies!!
Fallon Quigley '14 WINS State Championship in High Jump
Congratulations to Fallon Quigley '14 for winning the NJ Nonpublic-B State Championship. Fallon had a tremendously successful season, winning multiple meets & championships, and she finished yesterday in top form.
This accomplishment crowns an incredible season where Fallon has also won the County Championship and the Shore Conference Championship. Fallon is the first MDP athlete to have ever won all three titles in one season.
Congratulations to Men's AND Women's Basketball
Congratulations to Men's AND Women's Basketball for qualifying for the Shore Conference Tournament.
Game info here: http://shoresportsnetwork.com/basketball-boys-and-girls-sct-seeds-brackets/
CONGRATULATIONS TO EMILIE BOMAN '14
Emilie Boman took part in the National Girl's and Women's Sports Day at Seton Hall University. Emily represented Mater Dei Prep as one of our outstanding athletes!
Miles '14 & Lopez '14 Awarded Shore Football Coaches Association Academic Honors
Congratulations to Sam Miles '14 and Derrick Lopez '14 for being selected by the Shore Football Coaches Association to the All-Shore Academic Team.
As stated by the SFCA, "excelling both in the classroom and on the playing field, as well as representing his family and school with the utmost integrity".
CONGRATULATIONS TO FALLON QUIGLEY ('14)
Fallon Quigley finished in 1st Place Overall in High Jump at this weekend's Shore Conference Championships. She finished ahead of ALL other competitors from 72 Ocean & Monmouth County Teams. The overall team finish was 8th place in the Shore Conference, competing against Group IV & III schools. Quite an accomplishment!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL GRIMALDI ('14)
Michael competed at the 2014 West Point Gymnastics Open on Friday, January 24th and took 6th Place AA. He qualified in the top 8 to compete on Saturday night where he placed 5th on parallel bars and 6th on floor. Great Job!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JORDAN LACEY ('15)
Jordan Lacey was one of 12 semi-finalists selected for the HOBY Outstanding Youth Alumni Award. This is an award for service to their community. Congratulations Jordan!
Kelly McBride '14 Honored for Life Saving Action
Kelly McBride '14 was honored for her action in saving a man's life!
Here is an excerpt from the full story located at The Atlantic Highlands Herald http://www.ahherald.com/newsbrief/local-news/16900-teen-honored-for-saving-a-life-at-foodtown
"-On a cold December evening, a Foodtown customer rushed into the grocery store to alert employees that a man was in distress in the parking. The 20-something-year-old man was lying in the snow and was not breathing.
Store cashiers Kelly McBride, 17, of Navesink and Lisa Garzone, 20, of Hazlet and a student at Immaculata University immediately went to the man, checked his pulse, and started cardio-pulmanary resusitation (CPR). As Kelly began compressions on the man's chest, Lisa administered mouth-to-mouth breathing. Soon the Atlantic Highlands First Aid Squad responded to the scene and helped revive the man who was transported to the hospital."
Thank you Kelly for your courage and action!
Congratulations to Fallon Quigley '14 -- Monmouth Co Indoor High Jump Champ
Senior Fallon Quigley won the Monmouth Co High Jump Championship this weekend. Competing against an always deep and competitive field, Fallon took the top spot and now claims the Monmouth County Indoor Championship.
Great work Fallon!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MARISA BRYANS ('17)
Marisa Bryans has been accepted to Monmouth County Arts High for her poetry submission. Congratulations Marisa!
CONGRATULATIONS TO PAUL JUELIS (CLASS OF 2012)
Paul Juelis qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships after placing 16th overall at the November 16 regionals. The regional race was held at SUNY Geneseo where 275 men competed in the 8K race. Paul clocked in at 25:29.7 and was the top New Jersey Athletic Conference finisher, earning All-Region honors for the first time in his collegiate career. Congratulations, Paul!
Mater Dei Prep Earns 4 Student-Athletes Named All-Division: Football
Congratulations to Jalanie Mitchell ('14), Ron Perez ('14), Sam Miles('14) and Tysaun White ('15) for being selected to the All-Division Football Team.
Players are selected by nominations from opposing divisional coaches.
Congratulations to them and the entire team as they finished 6-5 and played into the semi-final round of the playoffs this season.
Christian Palmer '15 Named Shore Sports Network Player of Week
Christian Palmer, Jr., QB, Mater Dei Prep
Palmer ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, including the game-winning 16-yard touchdown run in overtime as the Seraphs upset Spotswood 30-24 to guarantee their first non-losing season since 1999. He also threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to freshman Eddie Lewis with 42 seconds left in regulation that helped send the game to overtime.
Women's Soccer & Football in Post Season Play
Congratulations to Women's Soccer as they advance the State Sectional Semifinals vs St Rose HS Thursday 11-14 7:30pm at Holmdel HS.
Congratulations to the MDP Football team as they finish the season and head to the playoffs. The Seraphs will play Morristown-Beard HS at MBHS 1pm in first round action.
Mater Dei Prep Girls Soccer
The Lady Seraphs beat Cardinal McCarrick 4 to 0 in their first state game on Thursday, November 7th. The Seraphs will go on to the next game to be played on Monday at home at 2:00 pm. Come show your support!!
Congratulations to Jordan Lacey '15 -- Selected to HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy
Congratulations to Jordan Lacey '15 on being selected to HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy.
HOBY’s Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA or the Academy) is a new program for any U.S. or Canadian high school junior or senior (ages 16-18 at the time of the program).
Through the HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy, participants will:
* Understand the seven dimensions of the Social Change Model of Leadership and how they work together to accomplish the eighth dimension, change
* Use a skills inventory to identify and understand their own entrepreneurial strengths and capabilities;
* Create an action plan to lead a service project or social enterprise in their home communities
* Meet new people and establish an ongoing network of other leaders and social entrepreneurs.
The program utilizes a college text, Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development (LBW), a book written for students who seek to understand and demonstrate leadership to address social issues. All ALA participants and volunteers read and utilize LBW throughout the program.
- See more at: http://www.hoby.org/advanced-leadership-academy#sthash.M9P0lFi0.dpuf
Mater Dei Prep Women's Soccer -- Game Recap vs. St Rose HS
Claire Begley scored the lone goal in the second half to lift Mater Dei Prep to a 1-0 victory over St. Rose, No. 16 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, in New Monmouth.
Katie Viscardi made 16 saves for Mater Dei Prep and Jordan Nash made 14 for St. Rose.
Christian Palmer ('15) Named Player of the Week
Christian Palmer '15 has been named Shore Sports Network Offense-Player-of-the-Week for his performance against Dunellen HS.
Full story here: Shoresportsnetwork.com
MDP Football in the News
Game 3 recaps can be found on ShoreSportsNetwork.com & APP.com
The Seraphs beat Dunellen 49-35 on Saturday, scoring the most points since they hung 49 on St. Peter’s (New Brunswick) in 1972, according to head coach Steve Sciarappa. When the school that you last did that against doesn’t even exist any more, you know it’s been a long time. Lopez, Mitchell, White, Palmer, Miles and Lewis all found the end zone in the program’s first win ever over Dunellen. It also marked a school record for combined points in a game, according to Sciarappa. The Seraphs scored 125 points all of last season and now have 121 through three games.
MIDDLETOWN — Mater Dei Prep’s Seraphs ran their record to 3-0 at the expense of Dunellen on Saturday.
They dashed past the Destroyers, 49-35, in non-conference action.
The Seraphs are 3-0 for the first time since 1986 when they sped to a 4-0 start.
“I believe we’re getting respect,” Mater Dei junior quarterback Christian Palmer said after shredding the Destroyers for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. “We’re finally getting some respect around here.”
The Seraphs received plenty of respect from Dunellen coach Dave DeNapoli after turning Monsignor Robert T. Bulman Stadium into a speedway. A few minutes after the game, DeNapoli turned to the Seraphs and said, “Nice job guys,” as they headed to their gathering.
“Hey,” DeNapoli said, “they’re fast. They’re athletic. They beat us on the edge. They had a nice game plan. They did nice things.”
To hear fourth-year Mater Dei coach Steven Sciarappa tell it, the Seraphs’ seniors have done plenty of nice things.
“Our seniors have been with us for four years,” he said, “and they understand the program well. When they joined our program, we told them, ‘We will run this like it’s a college program.’ They have done a great job of leading our young guys. One-third of our players are freshmen. Our seniors do a great job of bringing their lunch pails to practice.”
Fall Sports Season Preview Now Available
The 2013 season preview is now available online at allshoremedia.com
The preview includes quotes from Coaches & players on thoughts for this season. AND directions to every Monmouth / Ocean County school.
Be sure to check it out. Go Seraphs!
Jeanne Dickinson named Shore Conference Softball Coach of The Year!!!
Congratulations to Coach Jeanne Dickinson for being named Shore Conference Softball Coach of The Year. In addition to Coach Dickinson, Senior Larisa Chiesa was named 2nd Team All Shore while Seniors Jordan Donohue and Emilie Boman were named 3rd Team All Shore. Congratulations to the entire softball team for a memorable 2013 season.
Women's Softball on a roll.
The Seraphs play Sacred Heart High School today in the NJSIAA State Semifinals and Toms River East tomorrow in the Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals.
The Seraphs have beat Freehold Township, RBC, #2 Wall HS, and Howell in the past 2 weeks!!
See attached for more info. http://www.app.com/article/20130530/NJSPORTS0131/305300162/Mater-Dei-reaches-SCT-softball-semis-first-time
Boys Track Team Qualify for State Group Championships
Members of Boys Track Team medaled and qualified at State Sectionals and will compete in State Group Championhips Meet. Congratulations to: C.J. Williams (junior) – 400M Intermediate Hurdles; Triple Jump (medaled in triple jump)Jay Curti (sophmore) – 110 High Hurdles; Jalanie Mitchell, (junior) – Long Jump; Brendan Donnelly (senior) Javelin (medaled). Best of luck boys at State Group Championships today and Saturday at Egg Harbor High School.
Girls Track Team Qualify for State Group Championships
Member of Girls Track Team medaled and qualified at State Sectionals and will compete in State Group Championships Meet. Congratulations to: Fallon Quigley (junior ) State Sectional Champion High Jump; Katie Viscardi (sophomore) Long jump; Triple jump; High jump and Javelin (medaled in all 4 events); Deejah McGee (senior) State Sectional Champion 400 meter hurdles; 400 meters (medaled); Emma McCarthy (freshman) 100 meter hurdles and 400 meter hurdles; Theresa Osborne (freshman)- Javelin and Disc (medaled);Kerry Ward (senior) – Javelin and Disc. Best of luck girls at State Group Championships Meet to be held today and Saturday at Egg Harbor High School
LADY SERAPHS DEFEAT WALL IN OPENING ROUND OF SHORE CONFERENCE
The Lady Seraph Softball Team have turned some heads these past two weeks. With a record of 22 - 2 and big wins over Group 3 & 4 schools (Jackson Liberty, Red Bank Regional, Marlboro, Freehold Township), the girls are beginning to get noticed. They may have put the icing on the cake this Monday when they defeated Wall in the opening round of the Shore Conference Tournament, 2-1. The Lady Knights were seeded #2 in the tournament and have been in the top 3 of the Shore Conference Rankings all season. The Lady Seraphs came into the tournament seeded #15, undefeated in the "B" Central Division, winners of the Monmouth County Tournament White Division and not given much "love" by other coaches and sports writers in the area. Well, hopefully all that has changed. The girls continue their adventure when they play host to St. Rose on May 29th in the State Tournament and travel to either Middletown North or Howell in the next round of the SCT. Come out and see what all the noise is about.
Congratulations to The Seraph Players for their Basie WINS
The Seraph Players won best Choreography, Chorus, and Best Musical Director.
Congratulations to Mrs. Dwyer and all the players!
SERPAHS SOFTBALL TEAM SOARS TO UNDEAFEATED SEASON IN THEIR DIVISION
Check out the front page of the Middletown Patch for details. Visit middletown-nj.patch.com
Congratulations to Fallon Quigley ('14)
Fallon Quigley ('14) finished 3rd in the high jump at the Shore Conference Championships held on May 18. Fallon has medaled in Shore Conference Championship meets as a freshman, sophmore, and junior student. She is looking forward to competing at the NJSIAA Championships on May 25. Congratulations to Fallon on this outstanding achievement!