Schweitzer to Step Down As Swim Coach

June 15, 2018

After 30 very successful years, Randy Schweitzer has decided to resign as Head Coach of the Seton Hall Prep swim team.

Coach Schweitzer first took the helm for the 1988-89 season after a 5 year run as Assistant Coach. During his tenure, the team had a 370-40 dual meet record, won the last 21 consecutive Essex County Championships, and also won 16 Iron Hills Conference and 9 Super Essex Conference Championships during his tenure. All in all, SHP won 46 of 48 county or conference championships for which a team champion was recognized. The team also qualified for the state tournament in all 30 seasons, making the group final in 2003, 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2016.

Coach Schweitzer also coached 4 individual event champions – the 1991 200 Freestyle Relay Team of John Mitzak, Josh Bischoff, Scott DiGiacomo and Derek Fogg; 100 Freestyle Champion Mike Przywozny in 1994, and double state champion Kevin Wilson in 2009 in the 100 Freestyle and the 100 Breaststroke.

Randy will be succeeded by longtime Assistant Coach, Joe Alexander.

Over 35 Senior Student-Athletes Committ to Play in College

May 30, 2018

Seton Hall Prep has over 35 student-athletes who have committed to continuing their careers in college. See the table below for a full alphabetized list graduating Pirates and where they are headed. Click on the cover image above or visit the media gallery for each student-athletes graphic. 

2018 Committed Student-Athletes
Name Hometown College/University Sport
Anthony Algieri Nutley Worcester Polytechnic Institute Football
John Ariza Belleville Tulane University Baseball
Bobby Burke Roseland Muhlenberg College Football
Rocco Capozza Parsippany Fordham University Soccer
Cameron Carti Franklin Lakes Tufts University Football
Charlie Cunningham Peuannock Washington & Lee Wrestling
Alex DeMaio Livingston Muhlenberg College Lacrosse
Michael DiDonato Warren University of Maryland (College Park) Track & Field
John Farrell Bernardsville Bates College Lacrosse
David Festa Verona Trinity College Baseball
Cameron Fiore Long Valley Brown University Lacrosse
Michael Gaudioso Livingston McGill University Baseball
Jason Gomes Elizabeth Fordham University Soccer
Ryan Hebert Morris Plains Muhlenberg College Baseball
Alex Imegwu Short Hills University of Pennsylvannia Basketball
Will Juhlin Kinnelon Haverford College Lacrosse
Cole Kirst Bernardsville Lehigh University Lacrosse
Nick Kriak West Orange Hobart College Soccer
Matt Michaels East Hanover Providence College Swimming
Quinn Nilan Berkeley Heights Bentley University Football
Will Nomura Maplewood Muhlenberg College Baseball
Dominic Panayi Randolph University of Mary Washington Lacrosse
Nick Parisi Bloomfield Essex County College Track & Field
Michael Pavick Clifton Bucknell University Soccer
Maguire Pecci Verona University of Chicago Wrestling
Andrew Perez North Caldwell Villanova University Football
James Petrovcik Westfield Villanova University Football
Luiz Reis Newark Rutgers University - Newark Track & Field
Ryan Sheppard Florham Park Montclair State University Baseball
Steven Sgaramella Florham Park Montclair State University Baseball
Frank Spano Bloomingdale Holy Cross Baseball
Peter Tevis Scotch Plains Widener University Lacrosse
Griffin Westlin Lebanon University of Notre Dame Lacrosse
Patrick Zadroga Basking Ridge Catholic University Baseball
Daniel Zarillo Long Valley US Coast Guard Academy Lacrosse
Jack Zyska Berkeley Heights Notre Dame Baseball

Track Opens Up With Three Wins

Wed., April 25, 2018

SHP Track secured a big win at the East Stroudsburg University Invitational in a field of 30 teams. The leading Pirate's scorers were Nick Parisi with wins in the 100 ,200, and 400 for 30 team points. Caseem Dewitt had a first place finish in the shot and third in disc for 16 points. Anthony Algieri and Ross Johnson each added 8pts in the meet.

Nick Parisi currently has the leading time in state in all three events- 100, 200 and 400 as of April 22.

Jules Heningburg '14 Named to USILA National Player of the Year Watch List & Drafted by Florida Launch

Thurs., April 19, 2018

Jules Heningburg, SHP Class of 2014, was named to the USILA National Player of the Year Watch List and selected in the first round (seventh overall) of the MLL Draft by the Florida Launch. Heningburg is a senior attackman on the Rutgers University Lacrosse team. The senior from Maplewood leads the Scarlet Knights with 32 goals, 29 assists and 61 total points on the season. He leads the Big Ten in both assists and points this year as well. Prior to starring 'On the Banks', Heningburg was a US Lacrosse All-American at Seton Hall Prep, the first in school history.

Griffin Westlin Named to UA All-America Game Roster

Wed., April 18, 2018

Seton Hall Prep senior Griffin Westlin has been named to the Under Armour All-America Game roster. Westlin, a Notre-Dame commit, already has 24 goals and 16 assists this season for the 6-1 Pirates. The Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game has been held for 13 years and is set to take place on June 30 at Johns Hopkins University's historic Homewood Field at 8 pm. For more on the event and this wave of players selected, click here.

Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Wed., April 18, 2018

Seton Hall Prep had 18 students participate in National Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremonies this year across four different dates set by the NCAA. Of the 18 senior student-athletes who participated, 13 are committed to Division 1 colleges and universities. In the coming weeks a full list of committed senior student-athletes will be published. See below for information on our 17 student-athletes who participated in a signing day this school year, listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Anthony Algieri – Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Football: Anthony Algieri heads to WPI after a senior season in which he recorded 88 tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception, 2 fumble recoveries, and 1 blocked kick. The defensive back from Nutley was named Essex County Scholar Athlete of the Year and has earned First Honors designation at Seton Hall Prep in the classroom all four years.

John Ariza – Tulane University – Baseball: John Ariza signed for Tulane following a junior season in which he allowed just 3 runs all year with a 1.46 ERA. The Belleville native is a Knight of Setonia at The Prep, along with a four-year volunteer for the SHP Baseball Special Friends Carnival.

Rocco Capozza – Fordham University – Men’s Soccer: Rocco Capozza was a defender at SHP who won two Essex County Titles, two SEC Titles, and a Non-Public A North Championship. Over his career, the Parsippany native notched two goals and six assists. Capozza was recently honored by the West Orange UNICO chapter with the Brian Piccolo Award after earning All-SEC Second Team and the SHP Soccer Dr. Richard Grady Award.

Cameron Carti – Tufts University – Football: Cameron Carti captained and quarterbacked The Prep’s football team and earned First Team All North Jersey Super Conference and Second Team All-County. The Tufts commit from Franklin Lakes passed for 2,742 yards and threw 23 touchdown passes, and earned weekly honors from both Jersey Sports Zone and Cameron, who has a 4.36 GPA, has earned First Honors every trimester and is a National Honors Society member.

Cameron Fiore – Brown University – Men’s Lacrosse: Cameron Fiore heads to Brown University an Academic All-American following his junior season in 2017. The Long Valley native also earned Second Team All-State in 2017 after recording 136 saves, including a game-high 18 against Hingham (MA). Cameron is a Commended National Merit Scholar, National Honors Society Member, Seton Scholar, Ambassador, and First Honors student.

Jason Gomes – Fordham University – Men’s Soccer: In just one season with The Prep Jason earned First Team All-Conference, First Team All-County, First Team All Non-Public, and Second Team All-State. The defender scored seven goals and tallied three assists in 25 games played. Gomes, an Elizabeth native, has been named to First Honors at SHP, The Spanish National Honors Society, and is a Knight of Setonia, along with participating in over 10 other clubs and extracurricular activities around school.

Alex Imegwu – University of Pennsylvania – Men’s Basketball: Alex averaged 16.4 points-per-game as a senior for the Pirates in his senior basketball season in which the Pirates went 24-3. For his efforts, Imegwu, a small forward from Short Hills, earned First Team All-Conference honors. Alex, a four-year First Honors student and National Honors Society member, will be coached by Steve Donahue and SHP alumnus Ira Bowman next year at UPenn.

Cole Kirst – Lehigh University – Men’s Lacrosse: Cole Kirst’s attacking prowess for The Prep has earned the Bernardsville native a commitment to play Division 1 lacrosse at Lehigh University. Kirst was a key contributor on the 2017 team that won the Essex County Tournament and finished as Non-Public A Finalists. Kirst, a First Honors student, also writes for the school newspaper, The Pirate.

Nick Kriak – Hobart College – Men’s Soccer: The tireless midfielder from West Orange heads to Hobart College next season after pacing the Pirates to both the SEC and Essex County Titles in 2017 with three goals and 26 assists. For his efforts, Kriak was named SCANJ First Team All-State, First Team All-SEC and Essex County, and First Team All Non-Public. Off the field, Kriak has been an Honor Roll member and Kairos retreat team leader.

Matthew Michaels – Providence College – East Hanover: Matt Michaels has starred for SHP in the pool for three years. The East Hanover native heads to Providence after earning First Team All-County in the 200 M Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, and 100 Fly. In the 100 Fly, Michaels held the third best time in school history after his junior season and attended the Meet of Champions multiple times. In his time at SHP Michaels has been a Knight of Setonia, Ambassador, Wounded Warrior Project Club member, and Future Lawyers Club member.

Quinn Nilan – Bentley University – Football: Quinn Nilan, a defensive end from Berkeley Heights, will continue his career in college at Bentley University next fall. In 2017 Nilan recorded 38 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. For his efforts he was named NJSFC First Team Defense All-Division. In the classroom Quinn has been an Honor Roll member and was a Kairos retreat leader this past winter.

Michael Pavick – Bucknell University – Men’s Soccer: Michael Pavick has donned the SHP varsity soccer kit for three years as a starter. The striker from Clifton had his senior campaign cut short due to injury, however was a key contributor his junior season when the Pirates won the Non-Public A North Title. Michael heads to Bucknell a perennial First Honors student, boasting a 4.1 cumulative GPA.

Andrew Perez – Villanova University – Football: Andrew Perez holds single game records at The Prep for most catches, most yards, and most touchdowns, and graduates 2nd all-time in career catches (98). The receiver from North Caldwell earned 939 yards on 56 receptions and scored 12 touchdowns in 2017. For his efforts he was named First Team All-Conference and Second Team All Non-Public. Perez is a member of the Wounded Warrior Project Club, Italian Club, and has also lettered in Lacrosse at The Prep.

James Petrovcik – Villanova University – Football: James Petrovcik heads to Villanova ranked in the Top 50 players in NJ for the Class of 2018. The left tackle from Westfield earned First Team All Super Conference in both his junior and senior seasons, and First Team All-Area as a senior. The future Wildcat also played freshman lacrosse and hockey at The Prep, and was a member of Knights of Setonia, Band, and Ski Club.

Frank Spano – Holy Cross – Baseball: Frank Spano features for The Prep as a left-handed pitcher and first baseman. The Holy Cross commit won the Essex County Title with SHP in 2017. Spano, a Bloomingdale native, impresses in the classroom as well earning Commended National Merit Scholar designation. He is also a Seton Scholar, First Honors student, and National Honors Society member. Frank is involved in Peer Leadership, Knights of Setonia, and Math Honors Society as well.

Griffin Westlin - Notre Dame - Men's Lacrosse - Griffin Westlin heads to Notre Dame an Under Armour All-American. In his senior season the attacker has tallied a team best 24 goals and 16 assists through the first seven games. Griffin, a native of Leabanon (NJ), has helped lead the Pirates to county titles in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and finish as finalists in Non-Public A in 2017. In the classroom Westlin has been a perrenial Honor Roll student.

Daniel Zarillo – United States Coast Guard Academy – Long Valley: Daniel Zarillo, a midfielder and attacker from Long Valley, has been a three-year varsity letter winner at The Prep. The Coast Guard commit notched 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) in 2016 and 28 points (22 goals, 6 assists, 6 ground balls) in 2017. A National Honors Society member, Zarillo has featured on the Honor Roll all four years, and is a recipient of the Headmaster’s Honors Scholarship. Outside of the classroom Zarillo has participated in Knights of Setonia, a Kairos retreat, and the 2014 Fall Drama, while also earning varsity letters in winter track in 2016 and 2017.

Jack Zyska – University of Notre Dame – Baseball: Jack Zyska heads to Notre Dame a decorated student-athlete. The senior outfielder earned First Team All-State as early as sophomore year following The Prep’s Non-Public A State Title. For his efforts in that historic run, Jack was also named a Perfect Game Underclass All American. In that 2016 season, Jack boasted a .500 batting average with 19 RBI, 3 HR, 8 2B, 8 SB, and 37 runs scored. In 2017 he hit .329 with 24 RBI, 2 HR, 5 2B, 1 3B, 10 SB, and 22 runs. Zyska, who hails for Berkeley Heights, is also a Peer Leader and Knight of Setonia.

SHP Defeats Millburn, 6-5

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Baseball, No. 11 in the Top 20 poll, came out on top against No. 10 Millburn in a tight 6-5 contest on Porcello Field. The Pirates staged a comeback after trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, as Jack Zyska led off with a home run. Senior Brian Kelly eventually punched in the winning runner, Jack Eichler in the bottom of the sixth inning. Click here for the full story.

Pirates Down Hunterdon Central, 9-8

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse, No. 2 in the Top 20 poll, defeated Hunterdon Central 9-8 behind hat-tricks from seniors Griffin Westlin and Cole Kirst. Despite being down 5-1 at half on the road in Flemington, the Pirates rallied for their fourth win of the season. Full story

Nick Parisi Takes Gold at Eastern States Championships

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Seton Hall Prep senior Nick Parisi took the gold in his specialty, the 400m dash, at the Eastern States Championships held at the venerable 168th Street Armory in Manhattan on February 20. His time of 49.56 was the fastest in New Jersey at the time, equaling his gold medal time at the Super Essex Conference Meet in December. He followed up his Easterns win a week later with a bronze medal performance at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions (49.66) and a personal record 49.16 the first week of March at the New Balance Indoor National Championships.

A Summary of the 2017-18 Seton Hall Prep Swimming Season

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The 2017-18 SHP swim season proved to be a tremendous success. The team was undefeated in the regular season, won the SEC/Essex County Championship and advanced to the semifinals of the NJSIAA Non-Public A tournament. Paced by 8 seniors (all of whom were in the starting lineup) while also featuring solid contributors from all grade levels, the team would end the season as arguably the fastest in school history. FULL SUMMARY

Pirates Defeat St. Joseph's Reg. (Mont.) in State Tournmanet

Monday, March 5, 2018

SHP Basketball, No. 11 in NJ, took down St. Joseph's (Mont.) at home on Saturday afternoon in the NJSIAA State Tournament, 84-62. Alex Imegwu scored 22 points with seven rebounds and two steals to The Pirates. Seton Hall Prep will host fourth-seeded and St. Peter's Prep in the semifinals on Monday. FULL STORY

Huge Effort Comes Up Short as Swim Team Falls to CBA

Monday, February 26, 2018

The swim team put forth a magnificent performance in the NJSIAA Non-Public A semifinal, but it proved not to be enough as an even stronger CBA team defeated the Pirates 96.5-73.5 at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA in Perth Amboy on Presidents’ Day. Races were competitive and intense throughout, and the NJSIAA Meet Director took the unusual step of praising both squads over the loudspeaker after the meet was ended.

The Pirates took the lead after the first event as Alex Wang, Saverio Kaufman, Matt Michaels and Roo Fenton won the 200 Medley Relay in 1:37.44, with CBA taking second and third, giving SHP an 8-6 lead. CBA would finish 1-2-4 in the 200 Freestyle to take an 18-12 lead. This event exemplified the competitiveness of the meet, as Matt Prior (1:48.67), Lenny Brown (1:49.76) and Ryan Martynowicz (1:50.64) swam times that would have swept the top three at the Essex County meet, but they could only finish 3-5-6 at this meet.

The Pirates bounced back in the next two events; Alex Wang won the 200 IM in 1:57.30, and with Saverio Kaufman tying for third (2:02.22) and Dom Palumbo taking 5th (2:05.01), SHP was within three. The 50 Freestyle would be the Prep’s best event with Fenton (21.64), Michaels (22.36) and Luke Shea (22.62) finishing 1-2-5, enabling the Pirates to retake the lead at 32.5-29.5.

Matt Michaels (52.73) and Jaeden Yburan (54.02) finished 2-3 in the 100 butterfly, but CBA’s 1-4-5 finish got them to within 1 point. The teams would split the 100 Free, with Fenton winning in 48.73 and Luke Shea taking 4th in 50.09. After 6 of the 11 events, SHP led 47.5-46.5.

CBA would then take 1-3-4 in the 500 Free, with Matt Prior taking second for the Prep in 453.20. Lenny Brown would break 5 minutes for the first time for SHP in 457.60, finishing 5th. CBA lead at this point by 5, 57.5-52.5, but the SHP foursome of Michaels, Prior, Shea and Fenton would win the 200 Freestyle Relay in 1:30.68; CBA finished 2-3 and the Pirates trailed by only 3, 63.5-60.5.

In the next two races, 4 of the 6 Pirate swimmers would swim SHP career bests, only to find that it was not enough to stand up to CBA, who pulled away at this point. Jaeden Yburan would swim a lifetime best 53.41 to finish 2nd in the 100 backstroke, with Dom Palumbo 5th in an SHP best 57.11; Alex Wang would swim an SHP best 1:01.20 and Saverio Kaufman a lifetime best 1:01.52 in the 100 breaststroke, but this was only enough for a 3-5 finish. CBA would take 1-3 in the 400 Freestyle relay to make the final score 96.5-73.5.

The 13-1 Pirates totaled 4519 power points in the meet, the second highest total in school history. Currently ranked 9th in, the team is hopeful to move up in the final rankings based on this performance.

This marks the last dual meet for our outstanding group of seniors, one of the top classes in school history. They all played key roles in this meet; their events are listed below, with SHP bests in bold:

Lenny Brown – 200 Freestyle; 500 Freestyle, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay.
Brendan Flood – 200 Medley Relay Freestyle; 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay.
Joe Gigantino – 200 Medley Relay Breast; 100 Butterfly; 100 Breaststroke.
Saverio Kaufman – 200 Medley Relay Breast; 200 IM; 100 Breaststroke.
Ryan Martynowicz – 200 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle; 200 Free Relay; 400 Free Relay.
Matt Michaels – 200 Medley Relay Butterfly; 50 Freestyle; 100 Butterfly; 200 Freestyle Relay.
Dom Palumbo – 200 Medley Relay Breast; 200 IM; 100 Backstroke.
Alex Wang – 200 Medley Relay Backstroke; 200 IM; 100 Breaststroke; 400 Freestyle Relay.

8 Swimmers (Brown, Fenton, Kaufman, Michaels, Prior, Shea, Wang, Yburan) will represent SHP at the Meet of Champions Individual Event Championships on March 3-4.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Athletic Director Larry Baggitt has announced that the school’s new head football coach is William Fitzgerald.

Coach Fitzgerald will come to The Prep with a long and proven track record of cultivating excellence in student-athletes, while instilling a commitment to both winning and good sportsmanship. Since 2008 he has been the Quarterback Coach/Offensive Coordinator at St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City, bringing with him to Seton Hall Prep a history of developing highly regarded quarterbacks and offenses. Coach Fitzgerald has been recognized with appointments to a number of prominent high school All-Star coaching teams. Prior to his post at St. Peters, he held coaching posts at Dumont High School and Utica College.

Upon accepting the position, Coach Fitzgerald remarked, “I am honored to be given this opportunity to become the head coach of the SHP Football Program, a program rich in history and tradition for over a century. I understand the incredible responsibility that this leadership position demands and I am thrilled to begin this journey with an outstanding group of players, coaches, administrators and alumni. I’m also excited to make an impact in the classroom, working with a highly motivated student body. I want to thank my family for their endless support and Rich Hansen and everyone at St. Peter’s Prep who guided me throughout my many years there. I cannot wait to get started, Hazard Zet Forward!”

William Fitzgerald is a graduate of and former football player at Union College, where he graduated in 2003 with a degree in Psychology and his Masters Degree in Special Education from New Jersey State University. For the last 10 years he has been employed as a teacher in the Union City school system. He will also assume a position at Seton Hall in the Learning Assistance Program.

Coach Fitzgerald takes the reins at Seton Hall Prep following the departure of Coach Vito Campanile. The school has one of the longest athletic traditions in New Jersey, with the football team playing its first game in the late 1800s. He is the 15th football coach since 1930. Coach Tony Verducci held the longest tenure, from 1955 to 1987, when his teams captured 11 Parochial A titles and posted 104 shutouts. Quarterback on his 1956 team was the school’s current President, Msgr. Michael E. Kelly ’57.

Swim Team Defeats St. Augustine, 94-76

Tues, Feb 13, 2018

The Seton Hall Prep swim team started its post-season with a big victory over St. Augustine Prep, 94-76 in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Non-Public A tournament on Monday February 12 at Seton Hall University. St. Augustine came out blazing fast in the 200 Medley Relay, and led the Pirates after 3 legs in spite of the SHP relay (Alex Wang, Saverio Kaufman and Matt Michaels) being ahead of its season best pace. However, junior Roo Fenton come from behind in a blistering 20.89 anchor leg to win it for the Pirates in season best 1:37.39, which when combined with the SHP B relay taking 3rd gave the Pirates the early 10-4 lead. St. Augustine would win the 200 Freestyle and close within 4, but in the next two events Seton Hall would finish 1-3-4, with the senior trio of Wang, Dom Palumbo and Kaufman grabbed the places in the 200 IM, and Fenton, junior Luke Shea and Michaels doing the job in the 50 Free to give SHP the lead 39-23 at the break. The Hermits showed strength in the next three events, cutting the lead in half to 59-51 with four events to go. However, event 8, the 200 Freestyle Relay, would turn the tide back in SHP's favor as a 1-3 finish extended the lead back to 14, with the A relay of Michaels, senior Ryan Martynowicz, Shea, and Fenton posting a season best 130.88. The 100 Backstroke would then put SHP in the driver's seat, with freshman sensation Jaeden Yburan coming out of the B position to win the race in a personal best 53.67, and Wang and sophomore Joe Labrador taking 3rd and 5th to extend the Pirate lead to 18 at 79-61 with 2 events to go. The 100 breaststroke was next, and as they have so often done in their careers, seniors Palumbo, Kaufman and Joe Gigantino would win the event by going 2-3-4 to give SHP their largest lead at 20 and clinch the meet. St. Augustine would take 1st in the 400 Free Relay to close the meet, with the Pirates taking 2-3 to yield the final 94-76 score.

The following swimmers contributed an SHP best time in at least one event to help the Pirates to the victory:

  • Seniors - Lenny Brown, Joe Gigantino, Saverio Kaufman, Ryan Martynowicz, Matt Michaels, Alex Wang
  • Juniors - Roo Fenton, Ryan Gurney, Mike Ippolito, Jack McGovern
  • Sophomores - Gage Derr, Joe Labrador, Mike Pietrucha
  • Freshmen - R J Kelly, Brian Mullen, Joaquin Quezada, Jaeden Yburan

Track & Field Mid-Season Highs

Thurs, January 18, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Track and Field have had a successful first half of the indoor season. So far the Pirates have claimed the following SEC Championships:

  • 1st Place finishes in SEC
    • Nick Parisi 400 m 49.50
    • Dan Gizzo 3200 m 9:53
    • Kennith Washington High Jump 5'8"
    • Caseem Ankuli DeWitt Shot Put 48'10
  • 2nd Place finishes in SEC
    • Luis Reis Shot Put 47'2
    • Mike Didonato 3200 10:01
    • Dan Gizzo 1600 4:39
  • 3rd place finishes in SEC
    • Anthony Algieri, High Hurdles (8.7).

At the NJCTC Relays, Justice Sims finished first in the long jump (19.6), Kennith Washington took first in the Triple Jump (44.2), and Caseem DeWitt threw to 2nd place in the Shot Put (48.2). The Mile Relay Team comprised of Nick Parisi, Aidan Gaul, Chris Parisi, and Anthony Algieri, qualified for the Milrose Race with a 3:32 mark. Nick Parisi also holds the leading time in NJ in the 400M with a 49.5.

The team competes in the NJSIAA State Relays on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Swim Team Impresses in Winning SEC and Essex County Championship

Tues, January 16, 2018

The Swim Team captured eight first places out of 11 events and won every event on points in soaring to victory in the Super Essex Conference/Essex County Swimming Championships on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA in Perth Amboy. The Pirates scored 382 points, nearly 200 more than runner-up Montclair which had 187.

The Pirates were led by junior Roo Fenton who would win the Cullen Jones Award as Most Valuable Swimmer for the second consecutive year. Fenton won 2 individual events: the 50 freestyle in 21.38, and the 100 freestyle in 47.72. He would also be a part of two winning relays: the 200 Medley Relay, along with seniors Alex Wang, Dom Palumbo and Matt Michaels in a winning time of 1:38.79; and the 400 Free Relay, teaming with Wang, junior Luke Shea and sophomore Matt Prior in a winning time of 3:17.63. Michaels, Shea, Prior and freshman Jaeden Yburan would capture the third relay, the 200 Freestyle Relay, in 1:30.91. Michaels, Wang and Prior would also win individual events, Michaels taking the 100 butterfly in 53.59; Wang the 100 backstroke in 54.50; and Prior the 200 Freestyle in 1:49.69.

The top six finishers in each individual race also received medals. Here are the rest of the SHP medalists:

  • Second Place - Lenny Brown (12), 200 Freestyle; Alex Wang (12), 200 IM; Luke Shea (11), 100 Butterfly; Jaeden Yburan (9), 100 Backstroke; Saverio Kaufman (12), 100 Breaststroke.
  • Third Place - Saverio Kaufman (12), 200 IM; Luke Shea (11), 50 Freestyle; Jaeden Yburan (9), 100 Butterfly; Matt Prior (10), 500 Freestyle; Dominic Palumbo (12), 100 Breaststroke.
  • Fourth Place - Ryan Martynowicz (12), 200 Freestyle; Dominic Palumbo (12), 200 IM; Ryan Martynowicz (12), 100 Freestyle.
  • Fifth Place - Lenny Brown (12), 500 Freestyle; Joe Gigantino (12), 100 Breaststroke.
  • Sixth Place - Matt Michaels (12), 50 Freestyle.

Swim Team moves to 7-0 with win at MKA; 18 Swimmers to Represent SHP at County/Conference Championships

Friday, January 12, 2018

The SHP Swim Team improved to 7-0 with a dominant 130-34 win at MKA on January 5. The Pirates won all 11 events on points, capturing 9 of 11 first places in the process. Event winners were as follows:

200 Medley Relay - Ryan Martynowicz (12), Lenny Brown (12), Brendan Flood (12), Alex Wang (12)
200 Freestyle - Michael Ippolito (11)
50 Freestyle - Jaeden Yburan (9)
100 Buttefly - Roo Fenton (11)
100 Freestyle - Dominic Palumbo (12)
500 Freestyle - Jack McGovern (11)
200 Freestyle Relay - Matt Prior (10), Matt Michaels (12), Saverio Kaufman (12), Luke Shea (11)
100 Backstroke - Joe Labrador (10)
400 Freestyle Relay - Brian Mullen (9), Mike McGoldrick (10), Mike Ippolito (11), Ryan Gurney (11)

Congratulations to the following 18 swimmers who will be in the lineup for SHP in the County/Conference Championship Meet on January 15:

Lenny Brown (12) - 200 FR, 500 FR
Jack DeVilbiss (9) - 50 FR, 100 FR
Roo Fenton (11) - 50 FR, 100 FR
Brendan Flood (12) - 100 FR
Joe Gigantino (12) - 100 FL, 100 BR
Michael Ippolito (11) - 100 BR
Saverio Kaufman (12) - 200 IM, 100 BR
Joseph Labrador (10) - 100 BK
Ryan Martynowicz (12) - 200 FR, 100 FR
Jack McGovern (11) - 500 FR
Matt Michaels (12) - 50 FR, 100 FL
Brian Mullen (9) - 200 FR, 500 FR
Dominic Palumbo (12) - 200 IM, 100 BR
Matt Prior (10) - 200 FR, 500 FR
Joaquin Quezada (9)- 200 IM, 100 BK
Luke Shea (11) - 50 FR, 100 FL
Alex Wang (12) - 200 IM, 100 BK
Jaeden Yburan (9) - 100 FL, 100 BK

SHP Downs Morristown, 112-58

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The swim team produced their best performance of the season to date with a decisive 112-58 win over previously unbeaten Morristown on January 3 at the Morristown high school pool. Superior depth would carry the day for SHP, as the Prep would win 10 of 11 events, but the meet featured a number of exciting races for first place between each schools' top swimmers.

The first event would see a typical result as Alex Wang, Saverio Kaufman, Matt Michaels and Roo Fenton edged Morristown's top foursome to win the 200 Medley Relay by .77 in 1:49.71 (all times are in meters). This would be the first of 7 first place finishes for the Prep, several by close margins.

Morristown would take first in the next two events, but the SHP depth was evident as the Pirates took 2nd, 3rd and 4th in both races to win the events on points. The 50 Freestyle would be next, and it would be the event that gave the Pirates a solid lead that they would not relinquish, as Roo Fenton (24.77), Luke Shea and Matt Michaels would sweep the top three places, giving SHP a 41-21 lead heading into the break.

Morristown would win the next event, the 100 butterfly, and looked as if they might be looking to fight there way back into the meet as their Dennis DeLargy led the 100 freestyle going into the last lap. But Fenton (54.55) would pass him with about 10 meters to go and Shea would catch him on the last stroke to finish 1-2 for SHP, giving the Pirates a 60-34 lead. Morristown would take first in the next event, the 400 freestyle, but another 2-3-4 by the Pirates increased the lead further. SHP would pull away with victories in the last four events. The 200 Free Relay was won by Michaels, Matt Prior, Ryan Martynowicz and Shea in 1:45.61; Alex Wang would win the 100 Backstroke in 1:02.07; and Dominic Palumbo would win the 100 breaststroke in front of his hometown crowd in 1:10.06. In the last event, the 400 Freestyle Relay, SHP's foursome of Shea, Prior, Wang and Fenton were stroke for stroke with Morristown for more than half of the race, but Morristown began to pull away in the third leg, and it seemed that Morristown would win as they had the lead entering the last length, but once again Fenton found a late surge and made up the ground, and the finish was so close that the crowd had to turn to the scoreboard to see who won. A gasp went out from the crowd as the Pirates won by .04 in 3:45.09 to close out the meet.

SHP Pulls Out Come-from-behind Win over West Side

Wed. December 20

Seton Hall Prep (2-0) staged an impressive come-back win over West Side on Tuesday night, defeating the Newark school 72-65. The Pirates, No. 13 in NJ, were led by Alex Imegwu's 22 points. Jabri Abdur-Rahim contriubted 21 points, 15 rebounds, and four blocks, followed by Ashton Miller's 13 points, and Geordan Walker's 11 point effort.

Despite finishing the first quarter down 27-6, The Prep stormed back for a 19-6 second quarter followed by a 18-11 third quarter.

For the full story and box score, click here.

Pirates Down Glen Ridge

Wed. December 20

The swim team set themselves up for a Happy Christmas Break by cruising to a 132-31 victory over Glen Ridge on December 19 at Rutgers-Newark. Seven different Pirates would win races as SHP took 10 of 11 first places overall. Race winners included seniors Matt Michaels (200 IM in 2:08.22), Saverio Kaufman (100 Butterfly in 57.67), Alex Wang (500 Freestyle in 5:17.93), and Dominic Palumbo (100 Backstroke in 59.88); junior Luke Shea (100 Breaststroke in 1:05.76); and sophomores Mike McGoldrick (200 Freestyle in 2:07.66) and Matt Prior (50 Freestyle in 23.56). The Prep also took all three relays. The 200 Medley Relay was won by Palumbo, junior Roo Fenton, Shea, and senior Ryan Martynowicz in 1:47.53. Fenton and Kaufman were joined by senior Brendan Flood and freshman Jaeden Yburan in winning the 200 Freestyle Relay in 1:37.98. The 400 Freestyle relay team of seniors Joe Gigantino and Lenny Brown, McGoldrick, and junior Jack McGovern closed out the meet, winning in 3:45.32. The 5-0 Pirates will come out of the break with what will likely be their toughest foe of the regular season, facing defending Morris County champions Morristown at the Morristown High School pool at 4pm on January 3.

SHP Defeats Montclair Immaculate

Mon. December 18

Seton Hall Prep Basketball, No. 13 in NJ, upset No. 7 Montclair Immaculate in the Hoop Group Showcase on Friday. The Pirates were led by junior, Ashton Miller, who recorded 21 points and 8 rebounds in the opening night victory. Sophomore Jabri Abdur-Rahim registered a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Alex Imegwu had 14 points and seven rebounds. Full story on

Pirates Win Morris Knolls Tournament

Mon. December 18

Seton Hall Prep Wrestling, No. 11 in NJ, won the Morris Knolls Tournament this weekend for the first time in program history. The Pirates had three champions, four second-place finishers, a third, two fourths and a fifth. SHP freshman Connor Decker was named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament by pinning his way to a title. Mike Massa and Alex Garcia also were crowned champions for The Prep. Full story on

Pirates Defeat Millburn 121-49

Wed., December 6, 2017

The Swim Team captured 10 of 11 first place finishes in route to a decisive 121-49 victory over Millburn on December 5 at Newark Academy. The Millers have been conference runners up for several years running, but could not stay with the Pirates in this meet.

The 200 Medley Relay would get the ball rolling, as the foursome of Alex Wang, Saverio Kaufman, Matt Michaels and Roo Fenton posted a season best 1:39.60 to take the victory. Wang, Fenton and Matt Prior would win two races apiece, with Wang taking the 200 IM (2:00.89) and the 100 Backstroke (55.27), Fenton the 50 Freestyle (22.26) and 100 Freestyle (49.94), and Prior the 200 Freestyle (1:50.67) and 500 Freestyle (4:57.29).  Matt Michaels would also earn a victory, in the 100 Butterfly in 53.31.

The only race that SHP would lose was the 100 Breaststroke to Millburn's Eric Wang, but the Prep's senior trio of Kaufman, Joe Gigantino and Dom Palumbo would go 2-3-4 to win the event 9-7. The Pirates would also win both freestyle relays, with Michaels and Prior being joined by Luke Shea and Ryan Martynowicz to take the 200 Free Relay in 1:34.77, and Martynowicz, Lenny Brown, Prior and Fenton taking the 400 Free Relay in 3:30.89.

The race of the meet was the 500 Free, which proved to be a fabulous duel between Matt Prior and Millburn standout Evan Ng. Prior held the lead at the 100, but Ng came on strong and looked like he might cruise to victory as he had a body length lead at the halfway point. But Prior found another gear and began to regain ground, and by the 400 nearly pulled even as the crowd began to get into it. The place was rocking as Prior took a slight lead off the last turn, but Ng found a little life and it was stroke for stroke coming down the stretch. Prior would prevail by less than a tenth in a bang bang finish.

SHP will next face Verona on Friday December 8 at 4 PM at Seton Hall University.

Rich Baird Announced as crew Head Coach

Wed., December 6, 2017

Seton Hall Prep has hired Rich Baird to be the Head Coach of the Crew team. Coach Rich Baird started rowing in college as a member of the Ohio State Crew Club where he rowed for four years. After college, he served a short term as an assistant coach for Raleigh Charter High School in North Carolina in 2006. Following several years away from the sport, Coach Baird joined the Montclair High School Crew team for a season before moving to Ridgewood Crew and Nereid Boat Club for the 2012-2013 seasons.

As an assistant coach at Ridgewood, Coach Baird helped lead the team to great success in state, regional, and national competitions. Ridgewood won multiple Garden State Championship events and City Championship events. The crowning achievements during the years at Ridgewood include winning 5 Stotesbury Cup Trophies and 3 SRAA National Championship events.

Fenton, Yburan Pace Pirates to Second Victory

Friday, December 1, 2017

The SHP swim team extended their record to 2-0 with a 121-48 victory over West Orange on November 30 at the Clifton Boys Club. The Pirates would capture first place in all eleven events. The most impressive swim of the meet belonged to junior Roo Fenton with a sizzling 21.57 in the 50 Freestyle, a time which places him among the top sprinters in the state. Fenton would also be a part of the winning 200 Medley Relay team (1:43.62), along with freshman Joaquin Quezada, and seniors Saverio Kaufman and Alex Wang. Freshman Jaeden Yburan continued his early season excellence as a double winner, taking the 200 IM in 2:07.06 and the 100 Backstroke in 57.01. Members of the Prep's outstanding senior class would win the other 5 individual events: Lenny Brown, 200 Freestyle (1:53.79); Matt Michaels, 100 Butterfly (53.46); Ryan Martynowicz, 100 Freestyle (52.23); Joe Gigantino, 500 Freestyle (5:43.11) and Saverio Kaufman, 100 Breaststroke (1:04.88). Martynowicz was also part of the winning 200 Freestyle Relay team, along with fellow senior Brendan Flood and sophomores Mike Pietrucha and Joe Labrador (1:38.94). Brown and Flood were part of the foursome that would take the 400 Freestyle Relay, along with freshmen Jack Devilbiss and Brian Mullen (3:40.87). Next up for the Pirates is Millburn on Tuesday, December 5, which is a match between the top two teams in the conference last season.

Pirates Open with Victory over West Essex

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

The 2017-18 Seton Hall Prep Swim Team kicked off their season with a 127-40 victory over West Essex on November 28 at the Caldwell Community Center. The victory featured winning contributions from both returning veterans and exciting newcomers. The 200 Medley Relay team ,consisting of seniors Alex Wang, Dom Palumbo, Matt Michaels and junior Roo Fenton, got the ball rolling with a win in a fine time of 1:41.97. Wang would also win the 100 Breaststroke in 1:01.57, while Michaels took first in the 500 Freestyle in 5:12.11. Their classmate Ryan Martynowicz won the 200 Freestyle in 2:00.01. Fenton captured his first individual victory of the season, taking the 50 Free in 22.57. The sophomore class featured two event winners in Matt Prior (51.43 in the 100 Free) and Joe Labrador (1:02.43 in the 100 backstroke). Freshman Jaeden Yburan had an outstanding SHP debut by winning the 100 butterfly in 54.86, and also joining in the winning 200 Freestyle Relay Team along with fellow freshmen Joaquin Quezada and Jack Devilbiss and sophomore Mike Pietrucha (1:37.31). A “veteran-newcomer” combo would cap off the night, as freshmen RJ Kelly and Brian Mullen joined seniors Brendan Flood and Lenny Brown to win the 400 Freestyle Relay in 3:42.14.

Pirates Open with a Dominant Win Over Bishop Eustace

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Seton Hall Prep Hockey (1-0) opened the 2017-18 season with a dominant 8-1 victory over Bishop Eustace at Codey Arena last Sunday. The Pirates were led by Thomas Colucci who recorded a hat-trick and two assists, followed by Stephen Buck who scored a pair of goals himself. For full coverage via, click here.

SHP Lacrosse's Strong Ties to Kyle Kirst Coaching Clinic

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

This past Sunday the USLacrosse New Jersey Chapter held its third annual Kyle Kirst Coaches Clinic in honor of former Summit HS coach and Seton Hall Prep father, Kyle Kirst. Seton Hall Prep lacrosse Coach Dave Giarrusso was selected as one of the presenters. The Pirates finished the 2017 season ranked #2 in the state and competed in the lacrosse state final, Coach Giarrusso was named the Non Public coach of the year. He was assisted in the clinic by the Rutgers University Mens lacrosse team, led by Sr, Jules Heningburg, SHP ’14, who was named Honorable Mention All American in the 2017 season.

The Kyle Kirst Coaches Clinic was developed by the NJ Lacrosse chapter to honor a Hall of Fame coach who has left an impact on so many. All proceeds from the clinic benefit the Kirst Family Educational Fund. The clinic helped over 80 attendees to become better coaches, role models, mentors and teachers to all of their student athletes.

2017 Boys presenters:
Tom Albano, Head Coach, Ramapo High School - Goalie Play
Mike Webster, Head Coach, Pingry School -Extra-Man Offense
Dave Giarrusso, Head Coach, Seton Hall Prep – Man-Down Defense
Brian Brecht, Head Coach at Rutgers University - Game Day Preparation
Steve Manitta, Lacrosse Director at Centercourt- Fast Breaks and Faceoffs

SHP Wins Essex County Title

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Seton Hall Prep Soccer won the Essex County Tournament in thrilling fashion as Jon Ned finsihed an Adam Silva cross in overtime to give the Pirates 2-1 victory. The Prep jumped out to a first half lead when Joe Cubero volleyed home a second ball opportunity just inside the 18-yard-box. Millburn equalized with under a minute to play, however SHP regained control and scored the pivotal sudden victory winner in the second overtime period. Full coverage via

Gizzo Wins County Title, Pirates Finish 3rd

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Senior Dan Gizzo was crowned champion of Essex County after running a 15:27 race for the Pirates, who finished third as a team in the competition. SHP placed three runners in the top 15, including Gizzo, Michael DiDonato, and Nolan Orr. Full Results

Pirates Beat West Orange to Advance to ECT Final

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017


Seton Hall Prep sophomore Aidan Dunphy led SHP past West Orange in the ECT Seminfinal by scoring two of The Prep's goals in the 3-0 shutout of cross-town rival Mountaineers. Senior Adam Silva also scored off of a blast into the upper-90. The Pirates are set to face Millburn in the Essex County Tournament Final this Saturday at 5:30 pm at Caldwell HS. Read the full story on the West Orange game here.

Pirates Win Northeast XC Championship

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

On a rainy Saturday at Goddard Memorial State Park in Rhode Island at the the Brown Northeast Cross Country Championship, the Seton Hall Prep Cross Country team raced to one of the finest finishes in school history, winning both the Varsity and JV races in a crowded and competitive field of teams from Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Passing the mile and two mile mark in 4:52 and 9:52, senior co-captain Dan Gizzo blazed his way to a 15:36 (PR) 2nd place finish, and one of the fastest 5K times ever run by a SHP harrier. He was closely followed by determined and stellar performances by senior co-captain Mike DiDonato (3rd Place- 15:57-PR) and sophomore Nolan Orr (4th Place- 15:57-PR) who came through the two mile mark in 10:02 and 10:01 respectively. With three runners under 16:00, this was the most impressive performance by any top three SHP runners in school history. They were joined in scoring by gutsy efforts from sophomore Colin Schweitzer (17:00- PR) and senior Matt Martins (17:27). Freshman Chris Gizzo (17:31-PR) and sophomore Cristiano Ribeiro (17:40-PR) rounded out the varsity seven. In a field of 25 teams, their 80 point first place finish edged out runner-up North Shore (87). SHP's team average of 16:23 is one of the fastest in SHP history. The start of the day was equally electrifying in the JV race with the Prep scorers placing 1, 2, 4, 11 and 26. In one of the fastest 5K performances by a freshman in Seton Hall history, Kevin Harvey broke away for a solo 16:40 effort. He was followed in scoring by junior Louis Constable (17:25-PR), senior Diego Gonzalez (17:52-PR), sophomore Brian Phillips (18:25-PR) and senior Rob Lynch (19:05-PR). The JV squad was rounded out by strong efforts from senior Matt Williams (19:47), senior Dwight Thomas (21:28)and senior Hunter Hagan (21:46-PR). In a field of 18 teams, SHP's JV finished first with 44 points, ahead of The Hackley School with 78 points. They raced to an impressive 17:53 team average.

SHP Earns Dominant Homecoming Win

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

SHP Downs Delbarton 37-31

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

35 Pirate Runners Hit PR's in Conference Championship

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

On a beautiful Tuesday afternoon at Branch Brook Park, the Cross Country team competed in the Conference Championship. Despite some setbacks due to illness, the Pirates turned in impressive performances in the Freshman, Novice and Varsity races. Of the 43 runners that competed, 35 runners turned in personal bests.

Beginning the day, the freshman turned in a strong 2nd place finish. They were led by Kevin Harvey’s dominant solo effort of 10:42 which broke the 2 mile course record that was set by Nolan Orr last year. The other freshman scorers were Brian Mullen (12:30-PR), Eric Puhala (12:37-PR), Mike Lazzari (12:43-PR), and Luke Incardona (13:12-PR). The Prep’s Novice team turned in a strong 4th place finish and were led by sophomore Brian Phillips (18:49- PR), senior Rob Lynch (19:33-PR), senior Matt Williams (19:37-PR), sophomore Chris Puente-Duany (19:39-PR), and sophomore Matt Guarnuccio (20:00-PR).

In the final race of the day, the gritty varsity squad turned in stunning performances with the team’s top three runners coming in the top four of the race. After the first mile, Dan Gizzo broke the race open pulling away from the front pack finishing first in a Branch Brook personal best of 16:02 (a top-ten mark on the all-time performance list). He was followed by an aggressive sophomore Nolan Orr (16:18- 3rd place- PR) and a charging senior Mike DiDonato (16:24- 4th place- PR). The varsity efforts were impressively rounded out with big PR’s by sophomore Colin Schweitzer (17:48), junior Louis Constable (18:04) and senior Diego Gonzalez (18:45). In this hotly contested race and by a thin margin, the Varsity came in 3rd place (76 points) behind Montclair (1st-67 points) and Columbia (2nd- 75 points).

Pirates Beat Central and Columbia

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

No. 2 in NJ SHP Soccer most recently defeated both Newark Central and Columbia. Click above for photos.

Story Link: Newark Central

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SHP Falls to Pope John

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Seton Hall Prep Football battled a physical Pope John team on Saturday aternoon at the KAC.

Pirates Post Back-to-Back 4-0 Wins

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Seton Hall Prep Soccer, No. 2 in NJ, posted back-to-back 4-0 shut-out wins over Caldwell and Livingston this week. Taking on a jam-packed schedule consisting of three games a week, The Prep now sits at 9-1 on the season, with their only loss coming in a showcase tournament at the hands of the Hill School. Click for full details on the Monday's win over Caldwell and Wednesday's victory over Livingston.

SHP Finishes Conference Races with 7-2 Record

Thursday, September 28, 2017

In an impressive display of herd running, SHP Cross Country was victorious over Columbia (15-50) and MKA (22-39) on Thursday at Branch Brook Park in Newark. The Pirates finished their regular season conference races with a record of 7-2. The team was led by senior Dan Gizzo (2nd place- 16:55), sophomore Nolan Orr (3rd place- 16:57), senior Mike DiDonato (4th place- 17:04), sophomore Colin Schweitzer(18:40), sophomore Cristiano Ribeiro (18:45). The top seven was rounded out by freshmen Chris Gizzo (18:47) and Kevin Harvey (18:51). Top five finishers in the Novice 5K were sophomore Brian Phillips (4th place- 19:59), senior Matt Williams (20:47), junior Kevin Wong (20:53), sophomore Chris Puente-Duany (20:59) and sophomore Matt Guarnuccio (21:25). The top five finishers in the Novice 2 miler were freshmen Luke Incardona (13:19), Mike Lazzari (13:31), Eric Puhala (13:36), Leder Joseph (13:44) and sophomore Patrick Blaesser (13:47). The Pirates will be competing in the Conference Championship next Tuesday, 10/3, at Branch Brook Park.

Pirates Battle St. Peter's in Game of the Week

Monday, September 25, 2017

SHP Football fell to St. Peter's Prep in the game of the week - the second time this season SHP competed in such an event. Despite putting up 20 points on the Jersey City power and cutting the Maruaders lead to 25-20 shortly after halftime, SHP was defeated by a final score of 43-20. Click for full coverage via If you missed the live pregame, halftime, or postgame show on Seton Hall Prep's Facebook page, catch the archived videos!

SHP Beats Montclair in OT Thriller

Monday, September 25, 2017

No. 2 in NJ Seton Hall Prep Soccer took down a strong fellow SEC and Essex County Montclair HS side 1-0 on Friday afternoon at the KAC. The Pirates and Mounties battled to a scoreless regulation, however The Prep found an answer in extra time as sophomore Aidan Dunphy picked off a pass in midfield and slotted junior Jon Ned through the right side for a perfectly tucked finish. Click for full coverage via

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Pirates Earn 8-0 Road Win over North Plainfield

Thursday September 21, 2017

SHP Avoids Trap Game With Win over MKA

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Seton Hall Prep defeated Montclair Kimberley Academy 2-0 in Montclair on Monday afternoon. Seniors Nick Kriak and Paul Silva recorded goals for the Pirates, who are currently ranked No. 2 in NJ. For full coverage via, click here.

SHP Forces Overtime Thriller Against Defending State Champs

Monday September 18, 2017

Pirates Place 4th at Regis Invitational

Monday September 18, 2017

This Saturday, at the historic VanCortlandt Park in the Bronx, the Cross Country team competed in the Regis Invitational against a predominantly New York field. This was the Prep's first time on the challenging and hilly 2.5 mile course in many years. Despite its unfamiliarity and ruggedness and the heat and humidity, the Prep raced to an impressive 4th Place finish in a field of 14 teams behind two New York schools and Pope John XXIII. Leading the charge for the Pirates was senior Dan Gizzo who came in an impressive 2nd Place in a time of 13:17. Prep scoring was rounded out by senior Mike DiDonato in 9th (14:07), sophomore Nolan Orr in 22nd(14:34), sophomore Colin Schweitzer in 31st(14:48) and senior Brandon Hicks in 33rd(14:53). Rounding out the Varsity squad was senior Matt Martins (15:09) and sophomore Cristiano Ribeiro (15:58). Other impressive efforts were gutted out by freshmen Chris Gizzo and Kevin Harvey who came in 2nd (8:50) and 4th (8:58) respectively in the freshman 2.5K race. Rounding out the day of gritty efforts on the 2.5 mile course were TJ Martynowicz (16:22) and Brian Phillips (17:18) in the Sophomore race and Louis Constable (15:45) and Evin Connolly (16:17) in the Junior race.

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Pirates Complete a Three-Win-Week

Monday September 18, 2017

Seton Hall Prep Soccer had a busy week going 3-1. The Pirates earned wins against West Essex, East Orange, and Dickinson and fell to The Hill School (PA) in the Mid-Atlantic Jamboree, a special showcase played in front of dozens of college coaches. SHP Soccer, currently No. 2 in NJ, has no time to rest as they face MKA on Monday in Montclair.

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Dominant 2nd Half Propels SHP Past West Essex

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Seton Hall Prep Soccer (2-0) exploded for four goals in the second half to put away West Essex at home on Monday afternoon, 5-1.

John Ned (2), Mike Pavick, Aidan Dunphy, and Joe Cubero all recorded goals on the day. Adam Silva and Frank DeLuca both contributed two assists, followed by Nick Kriak and Paul Silva who recorded assists as well. Gabe Ferreira made three saves in net for the Pirates, including a full extension dive to end the first half.

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Pirates Edged Late by Don Bosco

Monday September 11, 2017

Seton Hall Prep Football were tied at halftime with the No. 6 ranked Don Bosco, however a late surge by the Ironmen saw SHP fall in its opening game of the season, 21-13. Senior quarterback, Cameron Carti, threw for 281 yards on 17 of 22 passing, including a 83-yard pass to Andrew Perez in the first half.

Related Links
WATCH - Pregame and halftime live stream rewind via SHP Facebook page.
READ - Game recap on

No. 2 SHP Defeats Summit to Open the Season

Monday September 11, 2017

Seton Hall Prep Soccer defeated Summit HS 4-1 on Saturday afternoon. The Pirates were led by senior, Michael Pavick, who scored two goals on the day. Fellow senior Jason Gomes and junior Jon Ned also scored for SHP. Recording two assists each were Adam Silva, Nick Kriak, and Aidan Dunphy. Paul Silva added an assist as well.

The Pirates take on West Essex on Monday afternoon in the programs first ever regular season game on Brendan P. Tevlin Memorial Field. 

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Cross Country Puts Forth a Strong Opening Week

Monday September 11, 2017

Seton Hall Prep Cross Country opened up the season with wins over Nutley and Newark Academy, followed by a fourth place finish at the Randolph Invitational.

SHP vs. Newark Academy, Nutley, and Montclair
The Cross Country program got off to a strong start Thursday afternoon at Branch Brook Park with 51 runners competing. Our Varsity won over Newark Academy and Nutley and dropped to Montclair to start their season with a 2 & 1 record. Scorers for Varsity were senior Dan Gizzo (16:55), senior Mike DiDonato (17:02), sophomore Nolan Orr (17:09), sophomore Colin Schweitzer (18:28) and senior Brandon Hicks (18:50). In the Novice 5K, sophomore Cristiano Ribeiro (19:11) confidently won the race and junior Louis Constable (19:30), junior Evin Connolly (20:16), sophomore Brian Phillips (20:23) and sophomore Dylan Coffin (20:28) rounded out our top five. The freshman race was the most dominant 1-2 freshman start since the Super Essex Conference began in 2009, with Chris Gizzo (11:13) and Kevin Harvey (11:43) running impressive times on the 2 mile course. The freshman top five was rounded out by Jaeden Yburan(13:09), Eric Puhala(13:14), and Brian Mullen(13:17).

Randolph Invitational
The Seton Hall Prep Cross Country team got off to a promising start under the lights on Saturday night at the Randolph Invitational. In a loaded Varsity A race that included some of the top teams in the State, the Pirates came in 4th place out of 10 teams. Scoring was led by an impressive 16:08 4th place finish from senior Dan Gizzo (the 4th fastest time run in the State on opening day) and was rounded out by sophomore Nolan Orr (16:42-PR), seniors Mike DiDonato (16:57), Brandon Hicks (17:40-PR) and Matt Martins (17:47). Sophomores Colin Schweitzer (18:21) and Cristiano Ribeiro (18:22) both set PR’s as well. Our JV squad came in 5th place with scoring from junior Louis Constable (18:45), sophomore TJ Martynowicz (19:15), junior Evin Connolly (19:46), senior Diego Gonzalez (19:52) and sophomore Brian Phillips (20:07-PR). The SHP freshman squad put in a thrilling performance finishing 5th in a field of 14 teams. Chris Gizzo (9:11) and Kevin Harvey (9:19) blazed to an amazing 1-3 finish. Scoring was wrapped up by solid efforts from Jaeben Yburan(10:25), Brian Mullen(10:27) and Michael Lazzari (10:39). Next Invitational up will be the Regis Invitational on Saturday, September 16th at the historic Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

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35 Student-Athletes Commit to College

Friday, June 2, 2017

Seton Hall Prep is proud to announce that 35 members of the Class of 2017 have committed to a college or university to continue their academic and athletic careers at the NCAA level.

This group not only excelled in their athletic endeavors here at The Prep, they also worked diligently in the classroom and in the community, which is reflected by their choice of colleges- many of which are ranked amongst the most competitive in the country.

"Once again I am proud of our student-athletes that choose to play at the next level," stated Athletic Director, Mr. Larry Baggitt. "The committment that it takes to balance academic and athletic performance should be commended, and I am confident in how our school has prepared them in every way to take the next step to the college level."

The full list of committed athletes is below organized alphabetically by "Sport." See the media gallery for a personalized graphic for each of our prospective NCAA student-athletes.

2017 Committed Student-Athletes
Name Hometown College/University Sport
Christian Bascunan Nutley Rowan University Baseball
Jack Mahala Far Hills Harvard University Baseball
Francis Prior North Caldwell New York University Baseball
Eric Raio West Caldwell Gettysburg College Baseball
Jamil Vanheyningen West Orange Campbell University Baseball
Jermaine Vanheyningen West Orange Campbell University Baseball
Austin Williams Roseland Marist College Basketball
Alexander Zaino West Caldwell Stevens Institute of Technology Crew
Malik Kosanovich Newark Howard University Cross Country/ Track & Field
John McCarthy Mendham University of San Diego Cross Country
Thomas Cavanaugh New Providence Sain Anselm College Football
Matt Durborow Parsippany Amherst College Football
Joshua Kaminski Whippany Columbia University Football
Michael Mughetto Verona Tufts University Football
Sean Ryan Verona Susquehanna University Football
Paul Theobald Caldwell Boston College Football
Robert  Cannon Roseland Susquehanna University Lacrosse
William Fitzgerald II Fairfield DeSales University Lacrosse
Alexander Giaquinto West Caldwell Muhlenberg College Lacrosse
Christopher Hyde Tewksbury Muhlenberg College Lacrosse
Collin Leigh Watchung University of Utah Lacrosse
Zach Lima Chatham Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute Lacrosse
Sean Quinn Summit Drexel University Lacrosse
Brian Tevlin Livingston Yale University Lacrosse
Michael Georgiou Montclair Dickinson College Soccer
Adam Ned Kinnelon Occidental College Soccer
Jonathan Santos Kearny Mount Ida College Soccer
Mason Toye South Orange Indiana University Soccer
Ryan Vazquez Kinnelon The College of New Jersey Soccer
Benjamin Amoreno Caldwell Loyola University (MD) Swimming
Colby Dixon Madison Bryant University Swimming
James Caprio North Caldwell Middlebury College Track & Field
Tristen Calas Clark Sacred Heart University Wrestling
Aidan Monteverdi Whippany Binghamton Universty Wrestling
Jake Smith Berkeley Heights Worcester Polytechnic Institute Wrestling

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