Zyska, Vanheyningen Selected to Summer Showcases


Jack Zyska '18 was selected to compete in the Perfect Game Underclass All America Games as a member of the National (Navy) squad, on August 15th and 16th in San Diego, CA.

Jamil Vanheyningen '17 also earned a trip to the West Coast, as the rising senior represented the Northeast Regional team in the Area Code Games in Long Beach, CA from August 6-10. 

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SHP Maintains Sports Success After 30 Years In West Orange


WEST ORANGE- When Seton Hall Prep moved from South Orange to West Orange for the start of the 1985-86 scholastic sports school year, the parochial school was best known for its success in football under coach Tony Verducci and in basketball under Frank “Finn” Tracey.

Some three decades later, things have changed a bit. Soccer has been the most successful sport in the fall, basketball remains near the top in the winter, and baseball has emerged as a state power in the spring. Football is still respectable, while hockey has struggled. In the spring, lacrosse has also been quite successful.

Here is a look back at the 2015-2016 school year for The Prep with some overall highlights in West Orange during the past 30 years.

FOOTBALL: The Pirates were 6-3 last fall under first-year coach Vito Campanile and made the state playoffs only to lose to Bergen Catholic, 49-20. For the Pirates, Princeton-bound quarterback Zach Keller had a top campaign, passing for more than 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns. In his stellar varsity career, Keller threw for more TDs than anyone else in school history.

A highlight of the 2016 season for SHP was a 42-7 win over town rival and neighbor West Orange High School. The biggest disappointment was a narrow loss to Super Essex Conference-American Division power Montclair, although the Pirates wound up as co-champions of the division along with the Mounties to earn a title in coach Vito Campanile's first season at the helm.

West Orange Historic Football Note for SHP: In its initial season of football in West Orange in 1985, SHP won a state title besting St. Peter’s Prep in a contest played at West Orange High School. Since that game in ’85, the Pirates have not won another playoff title in the gridiron game.

SOCCER: Under veteran coach Marty Berman, the Pirates chalked up an impressive 18-2-3 mark last fall. In the Essex County Tournament final SHP earned a tough 1-0 verdict over Livingston. The Pirates’ top player was Tufts-bound senior midfielder Brett Rojas who had 17 goals and 19 assists. Berman, a Columbia grad, who played under the legendary Gene Chyzowych, picked up his 400th victory during the 2015 season.

West Orange Historic Soccer Note for SHP: Games between SHP and West Orange High School are always intense with former Pirate standout player Doug Nevins putting together a first-rate Group 4 program season-in and season-out at the public school in town. In 2015, West Orange came up with a 2-1 victory and went on to make it to the Group 4 state final while finishing 21-2.

HOCKEY: The Pirates suffered through a long season in 2015-2016, but did turn in a top effort against powerful Randolph earning a 3-3 tie. The Rams went on to the Public A state championship contest. SHP also tied Delbarton, 2-2. The Green Wave were the Non-Public state champs.

West Orange Historic Hockey Note For SHP: The Pirates won Tournament of Champions ice hockey titles in 1998, 1999 and 2004 under John Warchol who racked up 506 career victories. Forward Brandon Doria was a star player for the squad in the late 1990s and might have been the top player in school history next to Peter Herms who played in the late 1970s.

: Led by Notre Dame-bound all-state guard T.J. Gibbs, SHP gained its record 17 th ECT title in the 2015-2016 winter campaign. In the championship contest against Newark East Side, Gibbs had 15 points and Keller chipped in with 13. Gibbs closed out his superb career with a school-record 1,987 points.

Keller, one of the finest all-around athletes in school history, sparkled in the ECT semis against West Side coming up with 16 points and 13 rebounds. The forward, along with Gibbs and a solid group of role players, helped coach Kevin Williams’ Pirates to a gaudy 29-2 record.

West Orange Historic Basketball Note For SHP: Under the legendary Bob Farrell (777 wins), the Pirates earned T of C titles in 1999 and 2005 along with numerous county and conference championships, not to mention state crowns. Farrell’s top player was guard Brevin Knight, who starred in the early 1990s before going on to excel collegiately at Stanford before embarking on a long NBA career.

BASEBALL: In its first season at the Kelly Athletic Complex (KAC) on Prospect Avenue, SHP earned its 16th Greater Newark Tournament title and also won a Non-Public A state tournament championship in 2016. The Pirates crushed Nutley, 11-1, in the GNT final and then bested St. Augustine, 4-2, in the Non-Public A final while finishing 28-3.

The season began with a 10-0 home victory over Montclair when former coach, the Rev. Stephen Kilcarr threw out the ceremonial first pitch to highlight the unveiling of the Pirates’ spanking new baseball diamond at the KAC.

Later in April, longtime coach Mike Sheppard, Jr., earned his 700th career victory as SHP edged West Essex, 2-0.

During the 2016 campaign a number of players had top efforts for the Pirates. Among that group were pitches Brendan Shamieh (University of Rochester) and Ryan Toohers (Villanova). A key for the team was a strong defense, an area that Sheppard, Jr. has always stressed.

Interestingly, Sheppard’s brother, John, guided Morristown-Beard to the Morris County Tournament title this past spring. Their father, Mike Sheppard, Sr., won 998 game as the head coach at Seton Hall University.

West Orange Historic Baseball Note for SHP: In a game against powerful Morristown in the spring of 1993, SHP scored 10 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to stun coach Harry Shatel’s Colonials, 16-15. Gary Cordovano blasted a grand slam to key the incredible comeback win for the Pirates. Morristown did go on to win a state title.

PIRATE PLANKS- Monsignor Michael E. Kelly, the president of SHP and a 1957 graduate of The Prep, said he is ‘very happy’ with the school’s athletic complex on Prospect Avenue.

“It’s just a great place to watch sports,” said the man who had been the school’s longtime headmaster before assuming his role as president of the school.

Since moving from South Orange to West Orange in the summer of 1985, Jeff Miller and Rick Porcello have been two of the school’s special athletes. Miller starred in football, basketball and baseball before playing baseball collegiately at Tulane and then having a professional stint in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Porcello went directly from high school to professional baseball and has excelled in the ‘bigs’ for both the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox.

Former SHP Athletic Director Joe Walsh was inducted into the SHP Hall of Fame in 1992.

The 2016 SHP boys lax squad won its fourth ECT title in a row led by the outstanding goalie Colin Kirst.



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3rd Annual Brendan Tevlin Lax Festival

June 28, 2016

West Orange- The 3rd Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival will be hosted at Seton Hall Prep's Kelly Athletic Complex on July 30, 2016. Centered around Brendan's mantra of, "Good vides and easy living," the day will include pick-up lacrosse games starting at 11:00 am, and a barbecue and refreshments event at the Shillelagh Club following the action until 8:00 pm that evening.

"It is a great day of fun in remembrance of such a special person who made a positive impact on every person he encountered," reads the festival's flyer. "Come feel the good vibes and enjoy some easy living!"

For compete information, please see the official flyer for the 3rd Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival.

For further inquiries, contact Rich Shahpazian at (908) 477-1686, or David King at (973) 738-7211. To make a donation, contact Michael Condon at (973) 886-8187, or email goodvibeseasyliving@gmail.com. 

To register for the 3rd Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival, click here.

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Tevlin '17 & Westlin '18 Represent SHP on Under Armour All-America Underclass Roster

June 20, 2016

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse players Brian Tevlin and Griffin Westlin have been selected to represent the New Jersey "Highlight" team at the Under Armour All-America Underclass Tournament hosted by Towson University.

Tevlin, a 5'11" Mid-Field player, posted 35 goals, 38 assists, and secured 41 ground balls for The Prep in their Essex County Tournament winning season. The rising senior is also a returning starter and standout winger on the Pirates soccer team. Further accolades for the Yale verbal commit include: Maverik Showtime All-Star, First Team All-Frosh/Soph (2015), Under Armour Underclassmen All-American (2015), Recruiting Rundown 80th ranked player (2017 class), Co-leader in points and leader in assists as a Junior.

Westlin, a 5'10" Mid-Field attacker, netted 46 goals and recorded 36 assists as a sophomore in 2016 for SHP. The Johns Hopkins commit's lacrosse resume includes: Recruiting Rundown Freshman 15, Inside Lacrosse Top 25 Young Gun Sophomore, Recruiting Rundown Top 50 Rising Sophomore, New Jersey 3rd Team All State Freshman/Sophomores 2015, Super Essex Conference First Team All Conference 2016, NJILL Fitch-Pitt Second Team All League 2016, NJILCA Honorable Mention All State 2016.

The boys will compete from June 30 to July 3 at Towson University (MD), competing in a pool play tournament for the Under Armour Underclass Championship title.

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Seton Hall Knocks Off No. 3 St. Augustine for State Title and No. 1 Spot in New Jersey

June 13,  2016

Toms River-Yesterday, behind a strong start from freshman pitcher Nick Maldonado, experienced relief from senior Brandon Shamieh, as well as timely hitting from seniors Jack Zyska and Nick DiNicola, Seton Hall Prep won the program's eighth state championship, this time by a 4-2 score over No. 3 ranked St. Augustine.

It was the bottom of the fourth that spelled the difference in the game for the Pirates. First-baseman Ryan Toohers led off with a two-bagger to the wall in the left-field gap, followed by a walk to Justin Miller. DiNicola scored Toohers with a single up the middle. Then Zyska knocked in a pair with another double to center, putting the Hall up 3-0. St. Augustine answered with a pair of runs and had the tying runner on in the top of the fifth, when Shamieh came out of the bullpen with 2 outs and shut the door on the Hermits. Maldonado had allowed two runs off five hits in his 4 2/3 innings.

Seton Hall added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth as DiNicola smoked a ground rule double to left on a 3-0 count to knock in Toohers from third, making the score 4-2. Shamieh tossed the final 2 1/3 and kept St. Augustine in check, with the Pirates disposing of two runners in the final frame. The title is the Hall's eighth state championship, the last one being won on the same field, with current Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello '07 on the mound.

"If you had told me in March that we'd be here winning a state championship as the No.1 team," said Head Coach mike Sheppard Jr.,"I might have told you that you were crazy. Over the years we'll have two or three star players and usually a star pitcher, but we didn't have that here this year. We had a bunch of good players who did their jobs. I'm proud of these guys and what they've been able to accomplish."

Adding to the luster of the day, during the game it was learned that Prep alumni Kevin Mahala and Ty Blankmeyer were selected in the Major League Players Draft, to the Pirates (18th round) and the Reds (36th) respectively.

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SHP Defeats SJR for 13th Sectional Title

June 8, 2016

Mahwah- Seton Hall Prep, No. 4 in NJ, was crowned "Kings of the North" on Tuesday, capturing their 13th sectional title with a commanding 6-2 victory over the No. 1 ranked team in NJ, St. Joseph (Mont.). 

In the bottom of the first, the Pirates (27-3) quickly got to SJR starter Austin Bodrato. Following a single by Jack Zyska to open the game, Bodrado walked the next three SHP batters. The third walk came to John Savino, which scored Zyska. With the bases still loaded, Toohers hit an RBI single up the middle to extend the Pirates’ advantage to 2-0.

After SJR went scoreless in the top of the second, SHP increased its lead to 3-0 with an RBI single by Zyska. The starting centerfielder had himself a productive outing, going 3-for-4. 

The Green Knights clawed back from their three run hole, scoring two runs in the top of the third inning.

Seton Hall Prep wasted no time responding, scoring two runs in the bottom of the third to go back up three runs, 5-2. Those runs came on a two-RBI single by designated hitter Justin Miller.

Rain delayed this one for about five minutes in the bottom of the fourth, but when play resumed, Pat O'Hare took the first pitch and blasted it over the left field wall to put SHP up 6-2. Neither team would score another run.

Toohers (5-1) pitched a complete game, allowing just two runs on five hits to help The Prep capture their 13th all-time sectional crown.

Seton Hall Prep takes on St. Augustine in the Non Public "A" Final this Saturday at 11:00 am.

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25 Student-Athletes Commit to College

Seton Hall Prep is proud to announce that 25 members of the Class of 2016 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.

"When I look at those who are moving on to the next level and starting their collegiate careers I reflect on not only on where they are now, but I still vividly remember their freshman years," commented Athletic Director, Larry Baggitt.

"This group of boys has matured into fine young men, taking advantage of everything we offer here at The Prep. Each and every one of them has a work ethic that continues to yield incredible results, reflected by their successes representing Seton Hall Prep. Everything that we teach to our young men at SHP- academic excellence, leadership, unselfish play, and service to others- has played an important role in molding them into who they are. I am very proud of them all!"

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.

2016 Committed Athletes
Name Hometown College/University Sport
John Savino Mendham Elon Univesity Baseball
Brendan Shamieh Whippany University of Rochester Baseball
Ryan Toohers Florham Park Villanova University Baseball
Justin Miller Rockaway Susquehana University Baseball
Brendan Weiss Roseland Muhlenberg College Baseball
Patrick O'Hare Morristown NJIT Baseball
Nick DeNicola East Hanover West Virginia University Baseball
Joe Giovinco Stirling Gettysburg College Baseball
Dwayne Marshall Piscataway Pace University Baseball
Gerard DePhillips Florham Park Shenandoah University Baseball
Chris Festa Verona Johns Hopkins University Baseball
T.J. Gibbs Scotch Plains University of Notre Dame Men's Basketball
Stephen Ferraro New Providence Bowdoin College Men's Basketball
Rory Schlageter Maplewood Columbia University Football
Zach Keller Basking Ridge Princeton University Football
Sean Leahey Cranford Providence College Men's Lacrosse
Colin Kirst Bernardsville Lehigh University Men's Lacrosse
Jack Rutter Madison Connecticuit College Men's Lacrosse
Achim Younker Union Johns Hopkins University Men's Soccer
Brett Rojas Madison Tufts University Men's Soccer
Tristan Stowell Berkeley Heights Providence College Men's Soccer
Mike Gallo Rutherford Wesleyan University Men's Soccer
Brandon Wang Montville Amherst College Men's Swimming
Greg Spicka Morris Plains University of Scranton Men's Swimming
Brandon Moorer West Orange Northeastern University Men's Track & Field

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SHP Advances to State Final behind Denicola's 3-run homer

June 3, 2016

West Orange- With the Pirates down 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth, Nick DeNicola turned the game around with a blast to right with two men on, to give Seton Hall a 4-3 edge. After two scoreless innings SHP added a four-spot in the bottom of the sixth to move their lead to 8-3, helped along with DeNicola's sac fly and Jack Zyska's RBI two-bagger. Ryan Toohers started on the mound for the Pirates, going six innings, allowing four runs. Nick Maldonado came on in relief in the seventh. Bergen Catholic scored a pair of runs in the final frame, but Maldonado put an end to things with a couple of ground outs. The No. 4 Pirates will face No. 1 St. Joseph's (Mont) on Tuesday for the North Jersey Championship, at Ramapo College.

Golf Finishes 2nd at SEC Championships

June 3, 2016

Maplewood- Seton Hall Prep Golf concluded their 2016 season with a second place finish at the Super Essex Conference Championships, shooting a combined 320.

State and county champion, Creighton Hendrix, finished tied for first, however was defeated in a playoff on the third hole to Will Reif of West Essex. 

Other scorers for SHP included Jack Agnew, who shot an 80 and finished eighth overall, Dan Samtani (83), and Dan Quinn (85).

The Pirates concluded 2016 with a record of 13-3, and had an individual state and county champion, and conference runner-up in Creighton Hendrix.

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SHP defeats Paramus Catholic, 4-3

June 1, 2016

West Orange- No. 3 Seton Hall Prep edged Paramus Catholic in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament on Tuesday, as John Savino's infield ground out was enough to score Jack Zyska to take a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Ryan Toohers had two hits and two RBI to power The Prep, and Gerard DePhillips gave up one hit with a strikeout in 2 2/3 innings of relief to record his fourth win of the season.

Seton Hall Prep Baseball hosts Bergen Catholic on Friday in the state semifinal round. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 pm at the Kelly Athletic Complex.

Paramus Catholic at Seton Hall Prep (NJSIAA Non Public "A" North Quarterfinal)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Paramus Catholic 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 5 2
Seton Hall Prep 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 6 1

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SHP's Shamieh FulFills Boyhood Dream of Being Part of Special Baseball Team

Seton Hall Prep's senior right-hander Brendan Shamieh, who earned the decision in Pirates' recent Greater Newark Tournament championship win over Nutley and is a perfect 7-0 on the season, is the Sideline Chatter/360 Fitness Athlete of the Week. The 6-foot-4 Shamieh has alowed only three earned runs in 46 2/3 IP this spring for SHP. (Photos by Richard Morris/SHP)

SHP Senior, Brendan Shamieh named The SC/360 Fitness AOW.

By Steve Tober for Sideline Chatter

Brendan Shamieh still recalls pitching in one of the biggest games of his then young baseball career as he helped lead Vailsburg Post 395 into the 2013 N.J. State American Legion Final 8 at Moody Park in Ewing where the young team comprised of Seton Hall Prep freshmen more than held their own before being edged, 5-4, by Bordentown Post 26.

From a historical perspective, the 2013 Post 395 all-freshmen team was the youngest state senior legion team to ever make the State Final 8 in the long history of the long-standing, summer baseball league that dates back to its formation in New Jersey in 1918.

“That was a great baseball team to be a part of, and a great game with Bordentown even though we lost, and it was tremendous to see the chemistry we had as a team made up of all high school freshmen playing against some players who were graduated (high school) seniors and college freshmen,” recalled the now senior SHP right-hander. “Now, to be pitching for such an outstanding Seton Hall Prep team, and having the success we have had to this point with so much still to play for is fulfilling a dream I’ve had since I was an eighth grader.”

Shamieh wants to gain a degree of redemption for himself and – most of all- to see his 2016 SHP Pirates win a Non-Public A state championship.

After all, it was last spring when he worked 3 2/3 innings allowing six hits and two runs while walking none and striking out five in SHP’s heartbreaking 7-6 loss in 11 innings to powerful St. Joseph of Montvale in the Non-Public, North A state sectional final to end an otherwise splendid 27-2 campaign for the Pirates.

“Most of all I really want to see us win it all this season, but I also want to do my part and pitch the way I know that I’m capable of,” he said. “This is a special group of guys and great coaches to be around every day and winning a state championship is something we’re all striving for.”

Shamieh, who is a perfect 7-0 with a superb 0.45 ERA this spring, and fresh off a solid workmanlike effort in his team’s 11-1, six-inning victory over Nutley in the 84th Greater Newark Tournament championship game, is the Sideline Chatter/360 Fitness Athlete of the Week.

SHP (24-3), the No. 2 seed in Non-Public, North A this season, will host seventh-seeded Paramus Catholic in a sectional quarterfinal this coming Tuesday, May 31, at the spanking new Kelly Athletic Complex FieldTurf baseball diamond, which is quickly developing a reputation as one of the better high school baseball sites in North Jersey.

The section is loaded as per usual, with top-seeded Delbarton, third-seeded Bergen Catholic (SHP’s possible sectional semifinal opponent on Friday, June 3) and fourth-seeded St. Joe’s.

Whether it’s been a memorable experience pitching with this current group of SHP seniors when all were freshmen American Legion players three years ago, or experiencing the pain of a narrow state tourney loss last May, the overall baseball experience at The Prep has been a special one for Shamieh, who knew some of what to expect as a younger player since his older brother Peter (now a student at Stevens Tech) was a backup catcher to all-stater Matt O’Neill on the 2014 Pirates.

“Pete didn’t get a lot of opportunities to catch with Matt as the starter, but he pinch hit and he said he really enjoyed being part of the Seton Hall Prep baseball program,” said Brendan. “It’s all part of a process here of working hard and earning your way up and I played freshmen and jayvee baseball at the Prep where you just continue to learn so much about the game, and that has really benefitted me this season, which has been my best.”

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Shamieh, a resident of Whippany, worked this past off season with private pitching coach Tim Byron, who is the head coach at Old Tappan, a former record-setting hurler at Seton Hall University, and a cousin of the baseball-coaching Sheppard brothers, including SHP head man Mike.

“Coach Byron stresses throwing at a downward angle toward the plate and developing a good off-speed pitch to complement your fast ball,” said Shamieh. “I’ve continued to work on my change-up this spring and along with my curve that has helped me put together the season I have.”

He has continued to try and perfect that change-up with SHP assistant coach Frank Gately, who calls all the pitches and works diligently with all the Pirate hurlers. The results have led to a 7-0 record for Shamieh this spring hat incudes 46 2/3 IP, 39 HA while walking just six and striking out 39 while allowing only three earned runs all spring.

In his latest effort against a good hitting Nutley team, Shamieh did not have his best stuff, but he made the most of what he did have and induced enough big outs with his solid defense in back of him while still being very economical, needing just 83 pitches to work six innings while scattering seven hits.

“Brendan would be the first one to say he didn’t have his best stuff, but he really competed,” Gately said after the GNT final at Verona. “His change-up was key because his curve ball just didn’t have the bite, but the change got them on their front foot more often than not and that was the game plan, use the change-up on the first pitch to establish it and then make the fast ball that much more effective because they are such an aggressive hitting team.”

Now, it’s on to the Non-Public, North A state tourney opener vs. Paramus Catholic and wherever head coach Mike Sheppard, Jr. decides to insert Shamieh he will be more than ready to take the ball.

“Whoever coach wants to take the mound, we’ll have someone we can count on out there,” said Shamieh, who has a particular fondness for knuckleball pitchers, including Toronto's R.A. Dickey and Boston's Steven Wright. “Our entire pitching staff has done a solid job this spring and guys like Ryan (Toohers, 3-1, 1.14 ERA) and Gerard (DePhillips, 3-0, 0.37 ERA) are always ready to start and (freshman) Nick Maldonado (5-0, 0.52 ERA) has really started to come into his own and can come into a game at any point and be very effective.”

Shamieh, who is a serious student, plans on studying engineering at the University of Rochester where he also plans on playing Division III college baseball.

“I love this game and want to keep playing and Rochester is a good fit with its academics,” said the SHP senior righty, who lists Math and Science as his favorite subjects. “We have a lot of guys going to play baseball at great colleges, which always is the case year-in and year-out at The Prep.”

Toohers is headed to Villanova as a first baseman, DePhillips will pitch at Shenandoah (Va.), second baseman Joe Giovinco is off to Gettysburg, outfielder Brenden Weiss to Muhlenberg, outfielder Justin Miller to Susquehanna, outfielder-first baseman Chris Festa to Johns Hopkins, third baseman Patrick O’Hare to NJIT and catcher Nick DeNicola to West Virginia.

“It’s a great group of guys who love to be challenged both in and out of the classroom and I think that’s a big part of why we’ve been such a strong team together for much of the four years here,” said Shamieh. “We still have some work to do and we know it’s going to be a tough challenge ahead in our state section, but we are also excited by the opportunity.”

Student-Athletes selected for the Sideline Chatter/360 Fitness Athlete of the Week award receive a free speed and agility session at the state-of-the-art 360 facilities located at 25 Greenbrook Road in Fairfield. For more information on all the sessions available at 360, call 1-877-787-0360, ext. 1005 or log on to http://wwwnj360fitness.com

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Pirates season ends in state semifinal

May 31, 2016

St. Joseph (Met.) at Seton Hall Prep [NJSIAA Non-Public "A" Semifinal]
Team 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Seton Hall Prep 2 2 1 7 12
Bergen Catholic 7 2 3 2 14

Oradell- Seton Hall Prep staged and impressive seven-goal fourth quarter rally against Bergen Catholic in the NJSIAA State Semifinal, however the Crusaders were able to hang on to defeat the Pirates, 14-12, in Oradell on Saturday afternoon.

SHP (No. 6 in NJ), down 14-8 with just under seven minutes remaining, scored four goals in the span of 2:49 to cut Bergen Catholic's lead to two, however the No. 10 Crusaders were able to hang on to advance.

"We dug ourselves too deep of a whole, had some unforced errors and Bergen Catholic is an athletic and well coached team- they took advantage of those early mistakes," stated Head Coach, Dave Giarrusso. "We kept our composure and played a little faster and more together in the second half, it is definitely a game that could have gone our way if we eliminated some of those early turnovers. This was another display of how well these guys have fought back all year."

Sophomore, Griffin Westlin, had a career day for The Prep, netting five goals. Senior goalie, Colin Kirst, stopped 12 shots, helping keep The Prep's comeback effort within range.

Also earning multiple points for SHP were Jack Rutter (2 G), Sean Leahey (1 G, 2 A), and Christian Morano (2 G, 1 A). Jack Gorelick and Michael Mughetto scored one goal each for the Pirates, and Jack Sarson contributed one assist.

Following Saturday's game, Coach Giarrusso reflected: What these young men have gone through as "brothers" that has helped and prepared them the most. They have been through more than most people face in a lifetime, we as a staff are continually impressed with their ability to handle adversity. As I've told them many times, I have learned more from them as a group of how to be a better father, husband and friend. Way much much more than I have taught or coached them this year- I am a better person for having the pleasure of working with each and every one of the 16 seniors and 4 managers.

Several of them have gone through major injuries during their four years- including Bruce Greik and Jac Cooper, who both rehabed back after missing full seasons to knee injuries- and most recently senior captain and four year varsity midfielder, Paul Dougherty, losing his senior year to an ACL injury the week before the season started. Paul has been a great assistant coach for us this year.

They have been leaders at SHP and have always been involved in so many aspects of the school- from other varsity sports, Honor Society, Student Government (student body president, student body secretary), Kairos retreat leaders, band members, club leaders, - we are proud of what they have done for our program and more importantly what they have done for SHP.

SHP Lacrosse's 2016 season brought them continued success in both the county and conference, as the team claimed their fourth straight ECT and SEC titles. 

SHP Advances to State Semifinal

May 26, 2016

St. Joseph (Met.) at Seton Hall Prep [NJSIAA Non-Public "A" North Quarterfinal]
Team 1 2 3 4 FINAL
St. Joseph (Met.) 1 1 0 0 2
Seton Hall Prep 1 9 4 1 15

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse exploded for a nine goal second quarter to put away St. Joseph (Met.) in the quarterfinal round of the Non-Public A state tournament on Wednesday.

Griffin Westlin recorded three goals and three assists for SHP, No. 6 in the NJ.com Top 20. Brian Tevlin registered two goals and two assists, Sean Leahey added three goals, and Jack Sarson and Cole Kirst each found the net twice for the Pirates.

The Prep advances to the semifinals to play second-seeded and No. 10 in NJ, Bergen Catholic on Saturday in Oradell.

Pirates blank Livingston

May 26, 2016

Seton Hall Prep at Livingston
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Seton Hall Prep 2 3 5 5 1 0 0 16 10 2
Livingston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4

Livingston- Seton Hall Prep baseball posted 16 runs while shutting out SEC opponent, Livingston, 16-0 on the road yesterday afternoon.

The Pirates were led by NJIT-bound senior, Pat O'Hare, who went 2-for-3 with five RBI to guide SHP, now No. 3 in in the NJ.com Top 20, to a commanding victory.

Senior, Joe Giovinco, had a two-run single with three runs and Eric Raio added two hits with and RBI for The Prep. Nick Maldonado allowed five hits in four innings with no walks and two strikeouts on the hill.

Seton Hall Prep now prepares for its first NJSIAA State Tournament game against Paramus Catholic on Tuesday, May 31, at 4:00 pm at the KAC.

SHP undefeated in SEC Play

May 26, 2016

Summit- Seton Hall Prep Golf closed out an undefeated season of SEC play with a 10-stroke win over Millburn, 168-178, led by state and county champion, Creighton Hendrix.

The Prep also captured spots three through seven on the leader board, as all SHP golfers shot 45 or under on a beautiful day at the Canoe Brook course.

Match results are as follows:

Seton Hall Prep (168) at Millburn (178)
Seton Hall Prep 168 13 3
Millburn  178 8 8
Match Results
1 Creighton Hendrix (SHP) 40
2 Ramsey Little (MHS) 40
3 Mike Haydanek (SHP) 42
4 Jack Haley (SHP) 42
5 Dan Samtani (SHP) 44
6 Dan Quinn (SHP) 45
7 Jack Agnew (SHP) 45
8 Spencer Weiner (MHS) 45
9 Dan Rush (MHS) 46
10 James Maguire (MHS) 47
11 Harry Graubard (MHS) 52

SHP Wins 4th Straight GNT TITLE


By Bob Behre, Diamond Nation

In this age of the overhyped fastball, Seton Hall Prep’s Brendan Shamieh represents a throwback of sorts who succeeds through guile and guts, a formula that deserves replication.

Shamieh (7-0) scattered seven hits over six innings, struck out one and walked one to keep the dangerous Nutley bats at bay on the way to an 11-1 six-inning victory that gave Seton Hall (23-3) its fourth straight Greater Newark Tournament championship and a county-best 16th overall title.

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The top-seeded Pirates exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to turn an entertaining 84th GNT final into a walk. Nick Maldonado doubled home two runs, Patrick O’Hare singled home a pair and Brendan Weiss and Joe Giovinco each chipped in with an RBI single during the uprising.

Meanwhile, Shamieh, a 6-4, 190-pound senior righty, was patiently providing an effective infield-outfield drill for his teammates on Saturday at Doc Goeltz Field in Verona.

“I just pitch to miss barrels,” said Shamieh. “I let my defense make plays behind me, which they did.” The Pirates played a clean game defensively while turning two double plays, including a huge twin-killing to that stranded the bases loaded in the Nutley second.

Andrew Connor and Andrew Santos started the second inning for third-seeded Nutley (17-9) with singles before Shamieh issued a walk to Raul Ortega, loading the bases with no outs. Jake Ramezzana, the No. 7 hitter, then hit a laser that appeared a sure single to left field but Seton Hall’s freshman shortstop Maldonado leaped and snared the drive from the air for the first out.

“I knew I could get to it,” said Maldonado of Ramezzana’s shot. “I just wanted to help Shamieh out of the jam.”

Shamieh then induced a grounder to second base that Giovinco fed to Maldonado for the start of a huge inning-ending double play.

“I didn’t have my best curveball, so I went to my changeup more to keep them off balance,” said Shamieh. “Coach (Frank) Gately recognized that early and my changeup became my go-to pitch.” Shamieh, in fact, estimated he threw 20 changeups in the game.

Gately, the Seton Hall pitching coach, said, “Brendan didn’t have his best curveball so we threw a lot of first-pitch changeups. He threw some cutters, too. He’d be the first to tell you he didn’t have his best stuff, but he adjusted. He’s a competitor.”

Seton Hall took that little bit of momentum from the double play in the top of the second and struck for three runs in the bottom of the inning.

Nutley starter, righthander Nick Senatore, retired the first two batters of the second, so when Nick DeNicola singled to left there seemed little to be alarmed about. That is until Senatore walked No. 9 hitter Weiss and leadoff batter Jack Zyska back-to-back to load the bases.

Senatore, though, appeared to be out of the inning when he got Giovinco to bounce hard to first base, but the in-between hop caught Remezzana on the chest and he lost the ball temporarily. By the time he located the ball, Giovinco would beat the throw to first as courtesy runner A.J. Cerbo scored the game’s first run. Amplifying matters, Remezzana’s rushed throw to first got away and allowed Weiss to score all the way from second with the second run.

Senatore then walked O’Hare to reload the bases, setting the stage for a bit of daring base running by Seton Hall. Cleanup hitter John Savino had worked the count to 1-1 when all three runners broke from their bases, including Zyska, who slid under the tag of the catcher Ortega.

Seton Hall had pulled off a rare triple-steal.

“I saw Vanderbilt pull it off a few days ago,” said Seton Hall coach Mike Sheppard, Jr. “I wasn’t really thinking about the other runners and a triple steal as much as Jack getting home. He had a great jump and got a pitch the catcher had to sit back on.”

Zyska, a sophomore, said, “It was the perfect storm. I knew I was going to make it.”

Senatore settled in a bit, setting the Pirates down in order in the third and avoiding further trouble in the fourth when he chased down a wild pitch and fired to Ortega to get Weiss at the plate for the third out.

The Raiders finally got on the board in the fifth to trim the Seton Hall lead to 3-1. Sean Bernardo singled with one out but was erased on a fielder’s choice grounder by Nick Miller. Matt Butler, however, kept the inning alive with a single to left field before Marty Higgins delivered Miller with a single.

It appeared the teams were headed for another nail-biter like the 5-4, nine-inning doozy Nutley had prevailed in three days earlier. But the Seton Hall bats began to square up on Senatore in the bottom of the fifth.

O’Hare (3-for-3, walk, run, 2 RBI) started the rally with a single to center field. Savino bunted him to second before Ryan Toohers (1-for-3, 2 runs) drew a walk. That brought up Maldonado, who continues to come up big for the Pirates despite is neophyte status at the high school level.

“I was just trying to hit something hard,” said Maldonado. “I got a fastball inside and was lucky enough to get it past the left fielder.”

Maldonado’s rocket inside the left field line easily scored O’Hare and Toohers for a 5-1 lead. “I was very excited standing on second knowing I got the team a bigger lead,” said Maldonado.

Justin Miller followed with an RBI single that extended the lead to 6-1 and knocked Senatore from the game. Weiss and Giovinco followed with RBI singles off reliever Nick Santoriello before O’Hare came up again and capped the inning with a two-run single to right field.

“I’ve been hitting the ball well lately,” said O’Hare. “I saw mostly fastballs today but I saw a curveball my last at bat that got me out on my front foot, but I was able to get it through to right field.”

The lefty-hitting Toohers started the rally that would close matters in the sixth when he pulled a leadoff single through the right side. He promptly stole second. Maldonado (2-for-3, 2 RBI, run) followed with a single to right to put runners on the corners with no outs. Nutley then opted to intentionally walk Miller to set up a force at every base.

DeNicola (2-for-4, RBI, run) worked the count to 2-0 before jumping on a fastball and driving it into left field for a single that scored Toohers and secured an 11-1 mercy rule victory.

“We broke our cage into four stations the last couple days and cranked the velocity up,” said Sheppard, Jr. “We knew we’d be facing a kid who throws pretty hard. It was just a matter of getting a lot of reps.”

That paid off as the Pirates hammered out 13 hits.


Seton Hall also won four straight GNT titles in 1997-’00. The only other schools to win three straight GNTs were Irvington in 1939-’41 and Morristown in 1967-‘69. The GNT was a statewide, all-groups tournament from 1933-’72. The GNT, the state’s longest running tournament, became an Essex County-only affair in 1973. …

Nutley’s victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday very likely ended the Pirates’ hopes of a divisional title in the Super Essex Conference. Millburn can clinch the division with a victory over Newark Academy on Tuesday. That loss did stick in the Pirates craw a bit. “It was a nice feeling to win but especially after losing to them the other day,” said Shamieh. …

Nutley, which won GNT titles in 1993, ’01, ’02 and ’04, defeated Seton Hall in the 2001, ’02 and ‘04 finals. Seton Hall has now evened the GNT final series with Nutley at 3-3, having also edged its rival in 2003 and ’05. Nutley’s cleanup hitter, Connors, went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. … Ortega, a sophomore who transferred home from St. Joseph (Mont.) in mid-season, had a walk and single in two trips. Nutley’s Anthony Condito went a long way to make a fine catch off a foul ball in the fifth, well down the line in right field. ... Weiss, Seton Hall’s No. 9 hitter, drew a walk and singled twice in three trips.

SHP Edges Morristown, 4-3

May 20, 2016

Morristown- Jack Zyska had a sacrifice fly to score A.J. Cerbo with the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning to lift Seton Hall Prep, No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 4-3 victory over Morristown in Morristown.

Pirates freshman, Nick Maldonado, won his fourth game of the season, picking up the win in relief allowing no hits and no walks in 1 1/3 innings.

SHP seniors rose to the occasion, as John Savino had an RBI single and Nick DeNicola added two singles for Seton Hall Prep.

The Pirates can now focus their attention to this weekend's Greater Newark Tournament Final against Nutley, which will take place on Saturday, May 21, at Verona HS at noon.

Pirates fall to DBP, 4-1

May 20, 2016

Ramapo- Seton Hall Prep's state tournament run came to a close yesterday as the Pirates fell to Don Bosco Prep, 4-1, and Ironmen coach, Rich Zawacki, earned his 700th career victory.

Despite Sam Yildirimlar's singles win for SHP (6-1,6-3), Don Bosco swept the remainder of the match, and moves onto the NJSIAA Non Public "A" North Final.

The Prep's tennis team has a quick turnaround, as they take on Millburn today, May 20, in an SEC match, before closing out the 2016 campaign against Newark Academy next Thursday.

SHP 19-1 St. John Vianney

May 19, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep sophomore, Griffin Westlin, recorded three goals and three assists to lead third-seeded SHP to a 19-1 victory over 14th-seeded St. John Vianney in the first round of the Non-Public "A" tournament on Verducci Field.

Seton Hall Prep, No. 9 in NJ, featured a balanced offensive attack as Jack Sarson had four goals and one assist, Brian Tevlin had two goals and four assists, and Jack Rutter added one goal and one assist.

The Pirates advance to play the winner of fifth-seeded St. Peter's Prep versus 12th-seeded St. Augustine on Wednesday, but not before traveling to MKA for a regular season matchup this Friday in Montclair.

Hendrix Wins State Title

May 18, 2016

Bloomfield- Seton Hall Prep junior, Creighton Hendrix, is headed to the Tournament of Champions after winning yesterday's Non Public "A" North Sectional championship by shooting a 73 at the Forest Hill Club.

"Creighton is a tireless worker who constantly puts in the time to perfect his craft. On days we don't play as a team he gets to the range on his own to improve and stay sharp, so it is great to see all of his hard work and dedication pay off in the form of two titles this season," commented Head Coach, Kevin Williams. "He is a prime example of what the younger players should strive to be."

Hendrix, who already won this years Essex County Tournament, led the Pirates to a fourth place overall team finish as well. 

Seton Hall Prep Golf and newly their newly minted state champion return to the links this afternoon to take on Westfield.

Pirates take 2nd at SEC Championships

May 17, 2016

Millburn- Seton Hall Prep Track & Field took second at the Super Essex Conference Outdoor Championships last weekend, finishing with 114 overall team points.

The Pirates had five first place finishes at the meet, including Brandon Moorer (100 M, 400 M), Mark Morrison (800 M), SHP's 4x400 M Relay team (Morrison, Reid III, Warren, & Parisi), and Connor McSherry (Javelin).

All point earning finishes from the SEC Championships are reflected in the notes below:

100 M

  • Brandon Moorer finished 1st and set a new PR, while also tying the meet record held by SHP's Clay Austin (2013) of 10.92.
  • Nick Parisi finished 3rd and Dwayne Warren finished 5th, running 11.17 and 11.55 respectively. Both marks set new PR's.

200 M

  • Nick Parisi and Dwayne Warren took 4th and 5th, running 22.79 and 23.17, both setting new PR's in the 200 M.

400 M

  • Brandon Moorer earned his second 1st place finish, running 48.70.
  • Nick Parisi claimed fifth, running 50.51, setting his third new PR of the day.

800 M

  • Mark Morrison finished 1st and set a new PR, breaking the tape at 2:00.52.

1600 M

  • Malik Kosanovich earned a point for The Prep while setting a new personal best, finishing sixth with a time of 4:31.80.

3200 M

  • Dan Gizzo earned finished third with a time of 9:58.90, setting a new PR.

400 Meter Hurdles

  • Anthony Algieri placed fifth, finishing at 59.82, a PR for the SHP sophomore. 

4x400 M Relay 

  • Pirates squad consisting of Mark Morrison, Jesse Reid III, Dwayne Warren, and Nick Parisi won the event by running 3:23.98.

High Jump

  • Senior, Ikem Eguh, leapt 5-6' to earn sixth place for SHP.

Triple Jump

  • Ammari Sylla bounded 43-00.50 in the triple jump for the Pirates, placing third overall and setting a new PR.
  • Eguh jumped 41-09.00 to earn sixth.

Pole Vault

  • Seton Hall Prep shared a tie for third between Connor McSherry and James McGuire, at 10-06.00. Yoonjae Heo followed in fifth place, clearning 10-00.00. McSherry's 10-6.00 set a new PR for the SHP senior.


  • Senior, Connor McSherry, took the title by tossing 160-07, a new personal best.
  • Justin Jimerson and William Grabbas took 3rd and 6th, respectively, throwing 142-03 and 129-02.

Shot Put

  • James Caprio and William Grabbas finish 5th and 6th, throwing 42-05.50 and 42-01.00 (PR), respectively.


  • James Caprio set a new PR and earned 2nd place, throwing 135-04 to earn eight team points.
  • Jonathon Weir threw a 119-06 for 6th place finish and new PR as well.

Further PR's that are not reflected above include:

  • Jesse Reid- 400 M- 52.70
  • Anthony Algieri- 110 HH- 16.27
  • Robert Hormazabal- IH- 64.30
  • Ikem Eguh- LJ-  19-01.00
  • Justice Sims- TJ- 41-00.5
  • Saverio Kaufman- 3200 M- 10:30.04
  • Phil Sprague- 800 M- 2:07.66

Seton Hall Prep Track and Field now gears up for this Friday's Essex County Individual Championships at Woodman Field in Montclair.

Pirates Down Caldwell, 9-2

May 17, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep defeated Caldwell HS, 9-2, on Monday afternoon behind Pat O'Hare's four RBI. The senior went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs to power the No. 5 Pirates to victory.

Jack Zyska also scored three runs for The Prep, which used a three-run fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Ryan Toohers had a strong day at the plate, going 3-for-4, while Justin Miller went 2-for-3 with two RBI himself. On the mound Gerard DePhillips (3-0) allowed two earned runs on three hits, striking out five while only issuing a single walk over six innings.

The Pirates become familiar with GNT Final opponent, Nutley, as the two Essex County schools face each other tomorrow in SEC play before a marquee matchup in the Greater Newark Tournament Final on Saturday.

SHP Advances in State Tournament

May 13, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep swept St. Joseph (Mont.) on Thursday, 5-0, in the NJSIAA Non-Public "A"  North Quarterfinal Round.

Match results are as follows:


  • S. Yildirimlar (SHP) def. S. Goodwin (SJM) 6-0, 6-1
  • D. Titus (SHP) def. N. Tombo (SJM) 6-0, 6-1
  • J. Tarnoff (SHP) def. R. Kerwin (SJM) 6-0, 6-0


  • G. Maher/ B. Troeller (SHP) def. P. Luby / T. Conroy (SJM) 6-1, 6-0
  • B. McCormick/ P. Michalopoulos (SHP) def. R. Skudera/ J. Battle (SJM) 6-1, 6-1

The Prep continues its regular season schedule this afternoon against Montville HS.

SHP Clinches SEC Title

May 13, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep clinched the Super Essex Conference Title on Thursday by defeating Newark Academy, 161-177, at Rock Spring.

Newark Academy had the days top finish in Sam Goldenring, however The Prep's consistency allowed them to take spots two through six to claim a team victory.

Match results are as follows:

Newark Academy (177) at Seton Hall Prep (161)
Seton Hall Prep 161 12 2
Newark Academy 177 6 9
Match Results
1 Sam Goldenring (NA) 37
2 Dan Samtani (SHP) 38
3 Cole Haas (SHP) 39
4 Creighton Hendrix (SHP) 40
5 Mike Haydanek (SHP) 44
6 Charlie Smollen (SHP) 45
7 Brahm Wieseneck (NA) 45
8 Jared Gilman (NA) 47
9 Connor Haviland (SHP) 48
10 Adam Magistro (NA) 48
11 AJ Hyans (NA) 49
12 Jarrod Maloney (NA) 50

Pirates Advance to GNT Semifinal

May 13, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep defeated Verona, 5-1, as Brendan Shamieh allowed only one run and recorded four strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings to lead the Pirates to the Greater Newark Tournament Semifinal round.

SHP, No. 5 in NJ, was paced by a balanced offensive effort as Jack Zyska, Brenden Weiss, John Savino, Ryan Toohers, and Nico Mottesi each drove in one run for The Prep.

The Pirates will face Montclair in the GNT Semifinal round this Saturday on the neutral grounds of Belleville HS.

Verona @ Seton Hall Prep
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Verona 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 0
Seton Hall Prep 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 5 9 0

SHP Powers Past Glen Ridge

May 13, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse showcased their offensive prowess on Thursday, defeating Glen Ridge 13-6 on Verducci Field.

Jack Sarson netted five goals for the No. 9 ranked Pirates, followed by Brian Tevlin's hat-trick, and Griffin Westlin's two goals and four assists. Jack Rutter, Andrew Perez, and Thomas Colucci scored one goal apiece, with Rutter also tallying one assist. Liam McCabe and Richie Radici also recorded assists, while goalie Colin Kirst made nine saves in the winning effort.

The Prep used a fourth quarter surge to seal the victory, netting six of their 13 total goals in the final frame.

SHP will take on MKA on May 19 in the final fixture of the regular season.

2016 SHP Tennis Album

Pirates Edge Montclair

May 12, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep defeated Montclair HS by four strokes on Wednesday behind another strong Creighton Hendrix performance.

SHP Blanks Bloomfield

May 12, 2016

Bloomfield- Seton Hall Prep won a road contest at Bloomfield yesterday, shutting out their opponent for the second time in as many days.

Pat O'Hare went 3-for-3 on the day, with four RBI and three runs to lead The Prep to a, 20-0, five-inning victory. Nick DeNicola and Chris Festa also had strong outings for Seton Hall, going 2-for-3 with two RBI and 1-for-1 with two RBI, respectively.

Jamil Vanheyningen, now 2-0, tossed four scoreless innings, striking out two and walking one. C.J. Strlekar pitched one scoreless relief inning to complete the shutout.

The Pirates, No. 5 in NJ, return home this afternoon to take on Verona in the Greater Newark Tournament Quarterfinal round.


May 11, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep, No. 6 in NJ, shut out Mendham on Tuesday afternoon behind the arm of Ryan Toohers who allowed no hits, one walk, and four strikeouts in three innings to earn the win. 

The Pirates scored their lone run off of Brendan Weiss' third inning sacrifice fly which scored Nico Mottesi. Dwayne Marshall preserved the shutout for SHP, coming out of the bullpen to earn the two-inning save.

Seton Hall Prep travels to Bloomfield HS this afternoon for a 4:00 pm matchup.

4-Peat: Pirates Crowned ECT Champs

May 9, 2016

Nutley- Top-seeded Seton Hall Prep claimed is fourth consecutive Essex County Tournament Title on Saturday, defeating Montclair, 18-6.

The Prep went on an insurmountable 14-0 run that stretched well into the third quarter of play. Jack Sarson scored two of his game-high five goals during that stretch, the culmination of supreme speed and ball movement in the offesnive third.

"It was a great team effort. We are taught just to play fast," Sarson told Chris Ryan of NJ.com. "We got out there and were firing on all cylcinders."

Ten different players scored for Seton Hall Prep, led by Sarson's five. Brain Tevlin added three goals and three assists, Dan Zarillo added two goals, and Griffin Westlin chipped in two goals and four assists.

The Pirates face just two more opponents in the regular season before the State Tournament, taking on Glen Ridge at home on May 12, and MKA away on May 19.

GNT: SHP Downs Cedar Grove

May 9, 2016

West OrangeSeton Hall Prep took down Cedar Grove in the Greater Newark Tournament this Saturday, shutting out the fellow Essex County school 7-0.

SHP's leadoff man, Jack Zyska, went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored, and John Savino added three more RBI for the top-seeded Pirates.

The Prep, No. 6 in NJ, was also sparked by strong performances from Joe Giovinco and Brendan Shamieh. Giovinco laced two hits and scored two runs, while Shamieh tossed seven shutout innings and struck out seven, without surrendering a walk.

Seton Hall Prep takes returns to the diamond this Tuesday to take on Mendham at the KAC.

Pirates Take Second at County Relays

May 9, 2016

Livingston- Seton Hall Prep Track & Field claimed a second place team finish in the 2016 Essex County Relays at Livingston HS last Friday.

The Prep's 4x100 Relay squad, comprised of Dwayne Warren, Nicolas Parisi, Jesse Reid III, and Brandon Moorer claimed a first placed finish posting a time of 43.33.

In the 4x400, SHP placed third thanks the efforts of Mark Morrison, Dwayne Warren, Nicolas Parisi, and Brandon Moorer crossing the finish line at 3:26.93.

The Pirates 4x800 Relay group came in fourth place, with Malik Kosanovich, Brandon Hicks, Matthew Williams, and Mark Morrison running a 8:14.11.

The Spring Medley Relay team (200-200-400-800M) also placed fourth in the county.

Connor McSherry placed fifth in the Javelin with a toss of 130-09, and fourth in the Polo Vault clearing 10-00.00.

SHP jumpers, Ammari Sylla (Triple Jump) and William Rockson (Long Jump) placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Sylla bounded 42-06.25, while Rockson leaped 19-01.00.

Seton Hall is back in action tomorrow, travelling to Montclair HS for a meet.

Pirates Blank Immaculata

May 6, 2016

Somerville- Seton Hall Prep had a strong showing at Immaculata HS yesterday afternoon, sweeping the Somerville-based school 5-0.

Match results are as follows:


  • S. Yilirimlar (SHP) def. C. Kim (IHS) 6-0, 6-0
  • D. Titus (SHP) def. A. Baurkot (IHS) 6-0, 6-1
  • J. Tarnoff (SHP) def. R. Baurkot (IHS) 6-0, 6-0


  • G. Maher / B. Troeller (SHP) def. A. Giampino / A. Simon (IHS) 6-0, 6-0
  • D. Thomas / P. Pinto (SHP) 0(0), 0(0), 0(0) forfeit

SHP Defeats Livingston, 167-175


May 6, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep defeated Livingston, 167-175, yesterday to improve their record to 9-1 in 2016. Creighton Hendrix, recently minted Essex County Champion, shot a round best 37.

See the full match report below for details (click report to expand): 

Pirates Advance to ECT Final

May 6, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep defeated MKA, 8-5, in the ECT Semifinal round yesterday afternoon behind two goals and one assists from SHP junior, Brian Tevlin.

The Prep used a second half surge to break a 4-4 tie after two quarters. Sean Leahey had a productive afternoon, scoring two goals for the Pirates. Jack Sarson, Griffin Westlin, Jack Gorelick, and Sean Quinn all chipped in one goal for the SHP. Jack Rutter had a strong day facilitating The Prep's offense, nothcing three assists.

The Essex County Tournament Final will take place this Saturday, May 7, as Seton Hall Prep prepares to take on sixth-seeded Montclair.

SHP defeats MKA,156-172

May 4, 2016

West Orange - Seton Hall Prep's Dan Samtani finished with a round best 37 strokes to lead the Pirates to victory over MKA, 156-172.

Match results from Essex County Country Club are as follows:

Pirates Down Columbia in ect quarters

May 4, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep defeated Columbia in the quarterfinals of the Essex County Tournament, 16-8, behind five goals from Jack Sarson, and hat-tricks by Brian Tevlin and Liam McCabe.

Griffin Westlin chipped in two goals for SHP, and Mike Mughetto, Jack Rutter, and Sam Corrazza each scored in the contest for The Prep.

Seton Hall hosts fourth-seeded Montclair Kimberley on Thursday.

SHP Defeats St. Peter's, 170-193

May 3, 2016

Bloomfield- Seton Hall Prep defeated St. Peter's Prep by 23 strokes on Monday at Forest Hill Field Club, earning a 170-193 victory over the fellow Non-Public "A" competitor.

Seton Hall Prep is back on the course this afternoon, taking on MKA at the Essex County Country Club.

Pirates Blank Belleville, 5-0

May 3, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep defeated Belleville 5-0 on Monday afternoon, behind the arm of Brendan Shamieh who tossed a two-hit shutout on a rainy afternoon at the KAC.

Shamieh, a senior headed to the University of Rochester next year, struck out six and only allowed a single walk. The game was deadlocked at 0-0 until the  bottom of the fifth inning, when Mike Ukrainskyj scored on a Belleville error. The Prep got insurance runs thanks to a two-run double by Gettysburg-bound senior, Joe Giovinco, and two-run single from John Savino, who is headed to Elon next fall.

Seton Hall enjoys a brief respite from a rigorous game schedule, and will resume its competition schedule this weekend in the Greater Newark Tournament.

SHP Defeats Newark Academy, 6-2

April 29, 2016

Livingston- Seton Hall Prep, No. 3 (Non-Public) in NJ, defeated Newark Academy 6-2 on Thursday behind a strong offensive performance from West Virginia-bound senior, Nick DeNicola.

DeNicola went 3-for-4 with a triple and one RBI in the Pirates victory. Dwayne Marshall added two hits and two RBI, followed by John Savino's two hits and one RBI. 

The Prep scored two runs in the second, third, and seventh inning to in route to the win.

This afternoon SHP hosts Millburn (10-2) who is currently the top ranked team in Group 4 in NJ in a marquee matchup of Essex County powers.

Fathers Club Auction Raises the Bar

April 23, 2016

West Orange- Last Saturday evening the largest crowd in years enjoyed several hours of fun, food, friendship and bidding at the Fathers Club Annual Pirate Treasure Auction. By the time the night wrapped up, a Prep family had won a Mercedes and, according to early returns, the organization's coffers sported an additional $100,000. Spurred on by raffle items featuring Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and Michael Kors, as well as a 65” TV, proceeds from the raffles were up 300% from last year. The live auction also did great business, with marquee prizes like tickets to the PGA at Balrusrol, an autographed Odell Beckham jersey, fishing trips, front row seats for the Mets and prime seating at The Prep’s upcoming graduation.

The auction committee was led by Co-Chairmen Mike Nilan and Jeff Spicka, spreading out over 200 prizes among the Live, Silent & Tricky Tray Auctions. Also a hit were the Pirate Cork Pull & Treasure Chest games conducted by ex FC President Ed Maffey. The Pirate Cove was again erected and manned by Fathers Club Veterans Committee members, Gary Steele, Bob Waldron, Tom Coyne and Pete Nolan. New to the auction were “Guys & Gals” raffle tables, which were a huge success, driven by a Super-Pac ticket deal which gave participants a discount on tickets. The Super Pac was the brain child of former FC President Tom Lynch (who also doubled as the evening’s host) and past Auction Chairman Vinnie D’Antonio Class of ‘80.

Said FC President Tom Young, “..this group of fathers did an amazing job putting together this year’s event. We are very proud to be a part of the Prep community and glad our event had such great support. We received help from everywhere in the Prep community this year, with assistance from the bookstore, the Mothers Auxiliary, and parents of the various sports teams/clubs. We also had great help from the student ambassadors as well as from some of the football team members who helped to set up the gym on Friday after school”. Young continued, “We are truly thrilled that Auction night has become such a community event; we had support from Veteran’s Committee dads Bruce Desonne, John Santucci, Lou Puopolo & Tony Esposito as well as some new fathers who joined the decorating committee; Joe Diamante and Mark Salerno.

Prep Headmaster Msgr. Robert Harahan, President Msgr. Michael Kelly and Tom young presented the 2016 Art Williams Award to Bob Waldron, Class of 1979. The award is given in memory of the late Art Williams, whose tireless efforts “behind the scenes” for many years beginning in the 70s continues to be the hallmark of the Fathers Club.

Seton Hall defeats Livingston, 166-177

April 28, 2016

Livingston- Seton Hall PRep defeated Livingston HS by 11 strokes on Wednesday, led by SHP's Will Lane (38), and Creighton Hendrix (39).



SHP Falls to No. 2 Summit

April 28, 2016

Summit- No. 11 Seton Hall Prep fell to No. 2 Summit on Wednesday, 5-3. 

Griffin Westlin led The Prep with two goals and one assist, and Brian Tevlin scored once. 

The Pirates now set their sights on Livingston, who visits Verducci Field this Friday for a 4:00 pm matchup.

Following Friday's game against the Lancers, Seton Hall opens its doors to Hingham (MA) lacrosse, for a pasta dinner and to listen to guest speaker, Drew Adams, 2015 Major League Lacrosse Champion with the Long Island Lizards, and three-time All American at Penn State.

On Saturday, SHP and Hingham will play each other in the Kyle Kist Classic at Summit's Tatlock Field at 2:00 pm, in honor of the life of Kyle Kirst, father of Seton Hall Prep lacrosse players, Colin Kirst '16 and Cole Kirst '18, and dedicated coach, mentor, and teacher before his passing in 2015.

Hot Bats Spark SHP Past Bloomfield

April 26, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep put together a stellar performance on the diamond Monday afternoon, shutting out SEC opponent Bloomfield, while scoring 10 runs of their own.

En route to the Pirates 10-0 victory, John Savino and Brenden Weiss went 3-for-3 for The Prep, followed by Ryan Toohers who went 2-for-2. Nico Mattesi chipped in a pinch hit home run for SHP, who scored at least one run in every inning. Patrick O'Hare, Justin Miller, and Kevin Gately each added an RBI on the day.

On this hill, freshman, Nick Maldonado, tossed a one-hit-shutout, recording four strikeouts.

Seton Hall Prep, No. 5 in NJ, takes on Newark Academy in Livingston on Wednesday.

SHP Shows Well at Red & Black Invitational

April 25, 2016

East Stroudsburg-  Seton Hall Prep Track & Field competed in East Stoudsburg University's Red & Black Invitational on Friday, and took home six medals on the day.

Northeastern-bound senior, Brandon Moorer, and sophomore, Nick Parisi, finished first and second in the 200 M Dash, posting times of 49.20 and 50.75, respectively. Moorer also placed in the 200 M dash, finishing second, while Parisi took sixth in the same event.

The Prep's 4x400 squad took second place, 4x800 group finished sixth, and the 4x00 relay team placed seventh. 

Pirate thrower, Connor McSherry, placed third in the Javelin, with a toss of 152 -8. Fellow field athlete, James Caprio, placed 8th and 9th in the discuss and shot put, with distances of 124-9 and 42-2, respectively.

Malik Kosanovich placed third in the 1600 M run, posting a 4:33:39 finish. Fellow mid-distance runner Dan Gizzo finished seventh in the 3200 M, crossing the finish line at 10:00:42.

In the 800 M run, Brandon Hicks claimed a fifth place finish for the Pirates, posting a 2:00:29. 

For complete results from the 2016 Red & Black Invitational, see here.

SHP Defeats No. 4 Monroe in Extra innings

April 25, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep, No. 5 in NJ, took down No. 4 Monroe on Saturday morning in an extra inning thriller at the KAC thanks to a game-winning RBI single from senior, John Savino.

"I really needed o help out my team there," Savino told Braulio Perez of NJ.com moments after the win. "Toohers led off with the walk and Pat (O'Hare) had the big sac bunt, so I figured this as the least I could do for the team. We did a great jo. We fought the whole game."

Toohers, a Villanova-bound senior for The Prep, put in a solid effort on the hill, tossing five innings and allowed two earned runs. Freshman, Nick Maldonado, came in and threw five strikeouts in two innings of stellar relief, followed by Dwayne Marshall, who pitched the eighth, which earned him the win.

Seton Hall Prep is now 12-1 on the season, and will host Bloomfield this afternoon.

For extensive interviews courtesy of NJ.com, see here.

Pirates Blank Caldwell, 5-0

April 25, 2016

Caldwell- Seton Hall Prep defeated Caldwell HS 5-0 on Friday, sweeping the fellow Essex County school for the Pirates fourth win of 2016.

Match results are as follows:


  • S. Yildirimlar (SHP) def. N. Lim (CHS) 6-1, 6-3
  • J. Tarnoff (SHP) def. S. Frey (CHS) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • G. Maher (SHP) def. S. Travers (CHS) 6-1, 6-1


  • B. Troeller / B. McCormick (SHP) 6(0), 6(0), 0(0)
  • P. Pinto / D. Thomas (SHP) def. C. Matthews / A. Nagarajan (CHS) 6-0, 6-0

Hendrix Claims County Title

April 22, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep junior, Creighton Hendrix, was crowned Essex County champion on Wednesday, shooting a tournament best 75.

Hendrix continues an impressive 2016 season, a campaign in which the SHP junior has led the Pirates in key victories such as Montclair and Newark Academy.

Creighton and the Seton Hall Prep golf team take on St. Peter's Prep on Tuesday.

Coach Mike Sheppard Jr. Earns 700th Career Victory

April 21, 2016

By Steve Tober for sidelinechatter.com

West Orange- The 13 Greater Newark Tournament titles are certainly worth relishing in addition to the six Non-Public A state championships and the fact he has sent 40 players to the Division I college level and 17 have gone on to play professionally; and now with the 700th career victory in the books with Wednesday’s 2-0 win over West Essex it couldn’t be much better in terms of on-the-field achievements for longtime Seton Hall Prep head baseball coach Mike Sheppard, Jr...FULL ARTICLE.

No. 11 SHP Defeats No. 13 Westfield

April 21, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep, No. 11 in NJ, withstood a late Westfield surge to earn an 11-9 victory over the Union County school on Verducci Field on Wednesday.

Sophomore, Griffin Westlin, led The Prep's attack with four goals and one assist. Brian Tevlin and Jack Rutter added two goals and an assist each for the Pirates, while Liam McCabe also chipped in two goals. 

Colin Kirst stopped nine shots in between the pipes for Seton Hall.

The Prep has a brief respite following a a grueling five games in 10 days, returning to action next Wednesday against Summit.

SHP Defeats Montclair, 159-161

April 20, 2016

Montclair- Seton Hall Prep edged out Montclair in a close match yesterday afternoon, defeating the fellow Essex County school, 159-161.

Creighton Hendrix shot a round best 34 at the Montclair Golf Club, followed by Montclair's Jack Carrigan who finished with 37.

Full round results are as follows:

  1. Creighton Hendrix (SHP) - 34
  2. Jack Carrigan (MHS) - 37
  3. Logan Carter (MHS) - 40
  4. Will Lane (SHP) -41
  5. Dan Quinn (SHP) 41
  6. Sanjay Mukherjee (MHS) - 41
  7. Jack Petrovcik (SHP) - 43
  8. Clifford Lindholm (MHS) - 43

The Pirates hit the course again this afternoon for the Essex County Tournament, which will be held at Byrne Golf Course.

Pirates Fall to Columbia, 3-2

April 20, 2016

South Orange- Seton Hall Prep Tennis suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Columbia yesterday afternoon, falling to the SEC rival, 3-2.

Sam Yildirimlar won his first singles matchup against Columbia's Jared Levi, however the only other SHP victory came from doubles tandem, Griffin Maher and Brandon Troeller.

Match results from Tuesday are as follows:


  • S. Yildirimlar (SHP) def. J. Levi (CHS) 7(7)-6(1), 6-4
  • A. Kaplan (CHS) def. D. Titus (SHP) 6-0, 6-0
  • B. Kaplan (CHS) def. J. Tarnoff (SHP) 6-2, 6-4


  • G. Maher/ B. Troeller (SHP) def. S. Gordon/ K. Tamayo (CHS) 6-2, 7(7)-6(3)
  • S. Brand/ A. Lieber (CHS) def. P. Michalopoulos/ D. Thomas (SHP) 6-0, 7-5

The Pirates are back in action on April 22 when they take on Caldwell at home.

SHP Holds On Against Nutley, 9-7

April 19, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep's offense was firing on all cylinders again on Monday, as the Pirates defeated Nutley 9-7 at the KAC in West Orange.

Junior, Kevin Gately, had a perfect day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two RBI and three runs. 

Quick Hits

  • Nick DeNicola went 2-for-4 with an RBI
  • Patrick O'Hare had two RBI courtesey of a sacrifice fly and a bases loaded walk.
  • Francis Prior blasted a triple, recorded an RBI, and a scored a run.
  • Jack Zyska had two hits with an RBI and a run.
  • John Savino went 2-for-4 with an RBI
  • Nick Maldonado threw four innings on the mound, giving up one run and recording four strikeouts.

The Prep continues its homestand on Wednesday against West Essex at 4:00 pm at the KAC.

Pirates cLAIM rOAD wIN OVER cALDWELL, 14-7

April 19, 2016

Caldwell- Seton Hall Prep powered past Caldwell yesterday afternoon, as Griffin Westlin recorded five goals in the Pirates 14-7 road victory.

Sean Leahey and Jack Sarson recorded hat-tricks of their own in the commanding victory, a game in which The Prep led 9-3 at halftime. Colin Kirst made eight saves in goal for SHP to preserve the lead.

Seton Hall, now 5-3, returns home to face Westfield on Wednesday at 4:00 pm.

Baseball Wins the Weekend


April 18, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep, No. 8 in NJ went 2-0 on the weekend, defeating Caldwell on Friday and Old Bridge on Saturday.

The Prep rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Chiefs, as Dwayne Marshall's bases-leaded-triple in the fourth inning sparked the Pirates offense.

On Saturday, Old Bridge paid a visit to the Kelly Athletic Complex, playing the Pirates to a 2-1 nail-biter. Leadoff hitter, Jack Zyska scored both runs for The Prep- one in the first and one in the third- while Ryan Toohers threw four shutout innings to preserve the narrow lead. 

Seton Hall, now 8-0 in 2016, faces Nutley this afternoon at the KAC.

To view pictures from Friday's matchup against Caldwell, click on the image above.

Pirates Fall to IMG Academy

April 18, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse, No. 7 in NJ, fell to IMG Academy (FL) 19-6 on Saturday morning. 

Sean Leahey and Griffin Westlin both scored two goals for The Prep, however the the Bradenton-based boarding school's 19-goal performance proved insurmountable.

For pictures from this marquee matchup, click on the image above. 

SHP Edges Bergen Catholic, 3-2

April 15, 2016

Paramus- Seton Hall Prep Tennis defeated Bergen Catholic 3-2 on Thursday afternoon, as Sam Yildirimlar (1st Singles), Darius Titus (2nd Singles), and Peter Michalopoulous/Dwight Thomas (2nd Doubles) claimed victories against the Crusaders.

Match results are as follows:


  • S. Yildirimlar (SHP) def. J. Carney (BC) 6-0, 6-0
  • D. Titus (SHP) def. A. Yoon (BC) 7(7)-6(1), 6-2
  • N. LaScala (BC) def. J. Tarnoff (SHP) 0-6, 6-1, 6-3


  • W. Felix/L. McLaughlin (BC) def. G. Maher/B. Troeller (SHP) 6-4, 6-0
  • P. Michalopoulos/D. Thomas (SHP) def. J. Meloro/O. Anderson (BC) 6-1,6-3

Seton Hall Prep Tennis, now 3-3 on the season, takes on Montclair HS this afternoon at O'Connor Park in West Orange.

Cerbo and Toohers Power The Prep

April 15, 2016

Flanders- SHP seniors, A.J. Cerbo and Ryan Toohers, had stellar days at the plate, each going 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs to lead the No. 8 Pirates past Mount Olive, 12-0.

Prep junior, Nico Mottesi added a double and three RBI, followed by Patrick O'Hare and MIke Ukrainskyj who each posted two RBI on the day.

Kevin Young put in a strong performance on the hill, only surrendering three hits in five shutout innings to earn the win.

Seton Hall Prep Baseball is on the road again this afternoon, taking on the Chiefs of Caldwell High School at 4:00 pm.

Pirates Edged by West Morris Central, 9-7

April 15, 2016

Chester- Seton Hall Prep suffered its second loss of 2016 at the hands of No. 17 West Morris Central on Thursday, falling by a score of 9-7 to the fellow Fitch-Pitt conference member.

West Morris held a 4-3 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter, a defecit the Pirates could not erase, despite playing the Highlanders to even second and fourth quarters. 

The Prep was led by Sean Leahey and Jack Gorelick, who each contributed two goals to the Pirates effort.

SHP squares off against IMG Academy (Brandenton, FL) on Saturday on the home turf at Verducci Field. Face-off is set for 11:00 am.

SHP falls to Morristown

April 15, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep Golf came within seven strokes of Morristown HS, falling to the Colonials, 167-174 at the Essex County Country Club on Thursday.

Will lane shot the best round for the Pirates, coming in second overall with a 40 stroke round. Creighton Hendrix shot a 43, followed by Cole Haas (45), and Jack Petrovcik (46).

The Pirates are now 3-1 in 2016, and are set to compete in the Blue Devil Invitational at Echo Lake CC on Monday.

Pirates Rally to Defeat Livingston, 4-3

April 14, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep rallied late as senior, Pat O'Hare, tied the game on a wild pitch in the fifth inning and doubled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth as The Prep defeated Livingston at home, 4-3.

O'Hare, an NJIT commit, went 1-for-2 on the day, with an RBI and a run scored. Sophomore, Jack Zyska, and Muhlengerb-bound senior, Brenden Weiss, each went 2-for-3 in the game with Weiss adding a fourth inning RBI. 

SHP junior, Jermaine Vanheyningen earned the win for The Prep by tossing three scoreless innings of relief for starter, Brendan Shamieh, who allowed three unearned runs, three hits, and two walks with four strikeouts in four innings of work.

Seton Hall Prep, now 5-0 and No. 8 in NJ, travels to Mount Olive in a reunion of former Iron Hills Conference member programs.

SHP Golf Improves to 3-0

April 14, 2016

Caldwell- Seton Hall Prep's golf team improved to 3-0 on the season by defeating Newark Academy, 156-173.

Junior, Creighton Hendrix, scored best for The Prep, posting a 35, good enough for second on the overall leaderboard. SHP also claimed the third and fourth place spots, thanks to Will Lane's score of 38 and Mike Haydanek's 40. Dan Quinn was three strokes behind, shooting a 43 on the day.

The undefeated Pirates take on Morristown HS today at the Essex County Country Club.

Heningburg '14 & Carnovale '15 Earn Conference POW Honors

April 13, 2016

West Orange- Two Seton Hall Prep alumni, Jules Heningburg '14, and Nick Carnovale '15, have earned Player of the Week Honors from their NCAA Lacrosse conferences, the Big 10 and Empire 8 respectively.

Jules Heningburg (Maplewood, NJ) , B1G Offensive Player of the Week - Heningubrg had a career-high five goals in a 13-6 win over Michigan. He scored twice in the fourth quarter in a crucial 5-0 RU run to put the game away. The Maplewood, N.J. native had his sixth game this season with at least five points. Over his past four games, Heningburg has totaled 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points, which coincides with a four-game Scarlet Knights winning streak. On the season, the sophomore attacker has 27 goals, 14 assists and 41 points. Heningburg earns the accolade for the second time this season. -Rutgers Athletics

Nicholas Carnovale (Fairfield, NJ), Empire 8 Player of the WeekFreshman Nicholas Carnovale of the No. 20 Stevens Institute of Technology men's lacrosse team was tabbed Empire 8 Conference Player of the Week Monday. The first year player becomes the second Duck to claim the award this year, as senior Andrew Scrutchfield won it back on February 29. Carnovale went 13-of-15 on faceoffs in a 22-0 rout over Houghton College on Saturday. He also collected a career-high 10 ground balls and also first registered his first career point, tallying an assist late in the game. - Stevens Athletics

No. 7 Pirates Hold off No. 13 Chatham

April 13, 2016

West Orange- No. 7 Seton Hall Prep warded off a late surge from No. 13 Chatham yesterday afternoon on Verducci Field, stopping the Cougars on their final possession to secure a 9-8 home victory.

An even battle throughout, Prep senior, Jack Rutter, gave the Pirates a 9-6 lead with 4:46 to play, however Chatham netted two unanswered goals to stay alive.

Junior defender, Zachary Lima, clinched the contest with three seconds remaining by intercepting a Chatham pass, one of several big plays by Seton Hall's defensive unit.

"Those are guys that do their role and those guys led us to victory," stated SHP Head Coach, Dave Giarrusso on his teams one-on-one defensive efforts.

On the offensive side, Providence-bound senior, Sean Leahey led the way with four goals, while Lehigh bound netminder, Colin Kirst finished the game with 14 saves.

Coach Giarrusso credited his teams success on the attacking end to longer possessions and stringing dodges together to create better shot opportunities.

For video highlights and full coverage courtesy of NJ.com, please see here.

SHP is back in action this Thursday, as the Pirates travel to West Morris Central for a 4:00 pm contest.

Pirates defeat MKA, 3.5-1.5

April 12, 2016

Montclair- Seton Hall Prep defeated Montclair Kimberley Academy by a score of, 3.5-1.5, on Monday afternoon in Montclair.

Sam Yildirimlar claimed SHP's lone singles victory, however The Prep won both doubles matches to come out on top.

Results are as follows:


  1. Sam Yildirimlar (SHP) def. Guyon Ganchi (MKA) 6-0,6-3
  2. Will Michaels (MKA) def. Darius Titus (SHP) 6-2, 6-0
  3. Jake Tarnoff (SHP) & Rohan Israni (MKA) DRAW 4-6, 2-3


  1. Griffin Maher/ Brandon Troeller (SHP) def. J. Smukler/ B.Desia 6-2, 7-5
  2. Peter Michalopoulos/ Dwight Thomas (SHP) def. K. Bodmer/ C. Wright (MKA) 6-0, 6-1

Seton Hall Prep takes the court again today against Newark Academy in Livingtson.

The Prep Powers Past Belleville, 9-3



April 12, 2016

Belleville- SHP continued to showcase its powerful offense yesterday afternoon, defeating Belleville 9-3 behind a strong offensive day from West Virginia-bound senior, Nick DeNicola, who went 2-for-4 with a homerun, a double, and three RBI.

DeNicola blasted his two-run homer in the fourth inning to put the Pirates up 4-0.  Fellow senior and Susquehana commit, Justin Miller, went 3-for-4 with three RBI as well. 

Seton Hall's victory was credited to relief pitcher, Kevin Young, who came in for Gerard Dephillips.

The Prep's next game is this Wednesday, as they are set to take on Livingston at 4:00 pm at the KAC in an SEC contest.

SHP Shines at NJCTC Relays

April 11, 2016

Holmdel- Seton Hall Prep Track & Field put on a strong showing at the first outdoor meet of the spring, placing in nine events at the NJCTC Al Naimo Spring Relays at St. John Vianney on Sunday.

Notable results are listed below:

  • 4x100 - 1st - 44.14
  • 4x200- 2nd- 1:31.22
  • 4x400- 1st- 3:24
  • Discus- 3rd - Jim Caprio
  • High Jump - 1st - Donovan Carter
  • Spring Medley - 3rd - 3:45
  • Triple Jump - 2nd - Amari Sylla
  • 4x800 (Sophomores) - 1st
  • Distance Medley - 3rd

Click here for compelte coverage of the NJCTC Relays.

Pirates fall to Delbarton, 12-9

April 11, 2016

Morristown- No. 6 Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse lost its first game of the 2016 campaign to No. 5 Delbarton on a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon.

The two Non-Public "A" competitors were locked at 2-2 after the first quarter, however a Delbarton's 5-2 second quarter gave the Green Wave a 7-4 advantage at half that the Pirates could not overcome.

Jack Sarson led SHP with a hat-trick, followed by two goals each from Sean Leahey and Jack Rutter, and lone talleys from Brian Tevlin and Griffin Westlin.

Colin Kirst made 10 saves in between the pipes for The Prep.

SHP Lacrosse is back in action on Tuesday, hosting Chatham at 4:00 pm on Verducci Field.

SHP Completes Comeback Against Millburn

April 11, 2016

Millburn- In a matchup of two NJ.com Top 20 teams, No. 11 Seton Hall Prep emerged victorious over No. 6 Millburn, overcoming an early 4-0 lead to defeat the Millers, 6-5.

The Pirates trailed 4-0 after the first, but took little time to put the bats to works, cutting the defecit by two thanks RBI singles from Justin Miller and Francis Prior in the top of the second.

SHP's, John Savino, blased an RBI-double in the fourth to make the score 5-4 Millburn.

The Prep evened the game at 5-5 thanks to a Ryan Toohers bases loaded walk in the top of the fifth, followed by a Patrick O'Hare ground out to score Jack Zyska for SHP's first lead of the day, and eventual final score.

Head Coach, Mike Sheppard Jr. spoke to Braulio Perez of NJ.com following the game, stating, "Even though we were down four runs, I knew we'd be able to get some good swings on the ball. We made things tougher than perhads things should have been, but I am happy with how our guys battled back, because Millburn is a quality team."

Pirates starting pitcher, Brendan Shamieh (2-0) went four innings, giving up one earned run, stuck out four, and gave up one walk, and was relieved by junior, Jamil Vanheyningen, who struck out four batters and allowed one hit in the final three innings to secure the Priates win, who coach Sheppard praised as having tremendous potential, and for his strong performance on the day.

The Prep, now 3-0 on the young season, takes on Belleville this afternoon on the road.

For a full box score and NJ.com's interview with John Savino, click here.

SHP Tops West Essex, Falls to Chatham

April 11, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep Tennis went 1-1 this past weekend, defeating West Essex HS on Friday (3-2), and falling to Chatham on Sunday (2-3). 

In The Prep's 3-2 victory over West Essex, Jake Tarnoff earned the lone singles victory for SHP, however Griffin Maher and Brandon Troeller (1st Doubles), and Peter Michalopoulos and Dwight Thomas (2nd Doubles) defeated their West Essex opponents to complete Seton Hall's comeback.

On Sunday The Prep traveled to Chatham and fell to the Morris County school, 3-2. SHP claimed two out of three singles matches, thanks to Sam Yildirimlar and Darius Titus, however fell in both Doubles matchups.

SHP Tennis is back in action today, travelling to MKA for a 4:00 pm match.

SHP defeats Montclair, 16-3

April 8, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep dominated Montclair on Thursday, defeating the fellow Essex County school 16-3 behind a six goal performance from SHP senior, Jack Rutter.

The Prep controlled the game from the start, jumping out to a 6-0 first quarter lead, and pressed on for a commanding 9-1 lead at half. Four more unanswered goals in the third quarter all but sealed the deal for SHP in an efficient home performance in front of a loyal following on Verducci Field.

Jack Rutter led all socrers with 7 points (6 goals, 1 assist), followed by Mike Mughetto (5 points), Jack Gorelick (3 points), and Sean Leahey, Brian Tevlin, and Liam McCabe, who each contributed 2 points to The Prep's effort.

Lehigh-bound senior, Colin Kirst, had an efficient day in net, stopping 11 shots while only conceding one goal. 

No. 4 in NJ, Seton Hall Prep, travels to No. 6 Delbarton this Saturday to take on the Green Wave in a 2:00 pm contest, as SHP seeks its fourth win of the young 2016 season.

Yildirimlar Wins 1st Singles, SHP falls to Millburn

April 7, 2016

Millburn- Seton Hall Prep junior, Sam Yildirimlar, won 1st Singles for the Pirates, however Millburn claimed overall victory by a score of 4-1 to open the 2016 season.

Seton Hall Prep tennis returns to action to the court on Friday, weather permitting, to compete against West Essex HS at 4:00 pm.

SHP Blanks Newark Academy, 13-0


April 7, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep combined for a six inning no-hitter behind the arms of freshman, Nick Maldonado, and junior, Christian Bascunan, to defeat Newark Academy in a mercy rule shortened contest, 13-0.

Maldonado tossed the first five innings at the Kelly Athletic Complex, striking out nine and only walking one batter. Bascunan replaced Maldonado in relief and struck out the side in the sixth for No. 11 in NJ SHP.

Junior, Mike Ukrainskyj, bolstered The Prep's cause with a sixth innning grand slam to end the game. Also having notable days in the batters box for the Pirates were Justin Miller (2-for-3 with a three-run HR), Brenden Weiss (2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI), and Patrick O'Hare (2-for-3 with 2 runs and a RBI).

The Prep returns to the diamond this afternoon to take on Bloomfield in an away contest slated for 4:00 pm.

SHP edges Mendham, 12-11

April 4, 2016

Mendham- Sean Leahey, NJ.com "Player to Watch," made his season debut for the Pirates and led the way for Seton Hall Prep, No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 20, with five goals and one assist in its 12-11 victory over Mendham in Mendham.

Jack Sarson added three goals for Seton Hall Prep, which outscored Mendham 5-2 in the fourth quarter after Mendham had won the third quarter 5-1 to take a 9-7 lead.

The Prep's effort was bolstered by strong performances from Brian Tevlin, who chipped in one goal and three assists, and Colin Kirst- aslo named a "Player to Watch"- who recorded 18 saves in the victory.

Seton Hall, now 2-0 on the young season, returns home to Verducci Field on April 7 to take on Montcliar at 4:00 pm.


April 4, 2016

West Orange- Sandwiching the game between a pair of weather fronts, the Prep Baseball Team opened the 2016 season following the blessing of the field by SHP President Michael Kelly and the delivery of the first pitch by former Head Coach Fr. Stephen Kilcarr. The pregame ceremony included a welcome from Headmaster Msgr, Robert Harahan and a reading from St. Paul by Chaplain Fr. Zack Swantek. Fr. Kilcarr had chosen as his battery-mate for the inaugural toss his former player and current Pirates Assistant Coach Frank Gately '86.

In his remarks Msgr. Kelly made special note of the many alumni, parents and friends of The Prep that had made the field a reality. He called particular attention to the extraordinary generosity lent to the project by Rick Porcello '07, currently a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, and the Porcello family, as well as the tireless work of Prep attorney Robert Williams, who continues to lead the school through the maze issues that plague any project of this magnitude.

Fr. Kilcarr was head coach from 1973 to 1986, winning more than 225 games, while garnering a state championship, a Greater Newark Tournament title and an Iron Hills Conference crown. He was a religion teacher at The Prep for deades before his health sidelined him five years ago. He currently resides at the Msgr. Kelly Residence in Caldwell.

The Pirates won the opener against Montclair, 10-0 (5 inn.) behind the pitching of Brendan Shamieh.

SHP Triumphs over West Essex, 17-7



March 30, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep's lacrosse team opened up its 2016 season with a dominant performance over West Essex, defeating the fellow Essex County school 17-7 on the Verducci Field turf.

Johns Hopkins committ, Griffin Westlin, starred for Seton Hall Prep, No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 20, scoring five goals and assisting on another to lead the way for the Pirates in their season-opener.

Jack Sarson added four goals for SHP, which outscored West Essex 5-2 in the second quarter and 7-2 in the third quarter. Jack Rutter and Richie Radici chipped in with two goals each in the victory.

The Prep is back is back in action on Saturday, April 2, when they take on Mendham HS in an away contest.

Brevin Knight '93 & Coach Bob Farrell included on All-Time Essex County hoops team

March 22, 2016

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Essex County Tournament, retired Star-Ledger high school sportswriter, Rick Bliwise, presents his all-time Essex County hoops teams while also announcing that a special dinner will be held later in April to honor the history of the tournament. 

Seton Hall Prep is well represented on the boys side of Essex County's all-time hoops team, as Brevin Knight, SHP class of 1993, and former head coaches, Bob Farrell and Frank "Finn" Tracey, were named to the first team. Brevin went on the lead Stanford to the NCAA tournament and graduated from the California school in 1997. He was drafted with the 16th pick of the first round in the 1997 NBA Draft. In his rookie season, Knight led the NBA in steals per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He has played for the Cavaliers, the Atlanta Hawks, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Phoenix Suns, the Washington Wizards, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Bobcats, averaging 7.6 points and 6.5 assists per game in his career.

Coach Farrell won a remarkable 12 Non Public “A” state titles, 10 Essex County Tournament championships, and two Tournament of Champions championships. His teams also won 24 out of a possible 27 Iron Hills Conference championships and two Super Essex Conference/American Division championships since conference realignment in 2009.

Coach Tracey’s teams won three Essex County Tournament titles, in 1951, 1952 and 1956, and also two Non Public “A” state titles in 1961 and 1964.

Named to the Honorable Mention list from The Prep includes: 

Keven McDonald '74- Keven remains fourth on SHP's all-time scoring list despite playing before the introduction of the three-point line, and went on to play at University of Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1978. He won the Robert V. Geasey Trophy as a junior and was named the Ivy League Player of the Year as a senior. Following his career at Penn, McDonald was selected in the 1978 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics as the 42nd overall pick.

T.J. Gibbs '16-The Pirates newly crowned all-time career scoring leader with 1,987 career points is headed to Notre Dame to continue his career next fall. Averaged 20.6 points-per-game his senior campaign while leading The Prep to the 2016 Essex County Tournament Title. 

Jeff Miller '98- NY Daily News/MSG Network Tri-state Athlete of the Year winner for his efforts in football, basketball, and baseball at The Prep. Averaged 17.5 points and six rebounds on an SHP team that earned second place in the Tournament of Champions.

Mel Knight '67- Played at Seton Hall University from 1967 to 1971 after starring at Seton Hall Prep and worked at the school for 13 years in various capacities after graduating. Father of Brevin Knight, mentioned above, and Brandin Knight, who had a prolific Prep career before captaining Pittsburgh, where he now coaches.

Ashton Gibbs '08- Third all-time points leader in SHP history and current professional basketball player. He was named All-Big East First Team in 2010-11, and represented our nation as a member of the Under-19 junior USA Basketball Team that won gold with an undefeated record at the FIBA World Championships.

For the full story and list of honorees, view Steve Tober's article for Sideline Chatter.

SHP Swimming Finishes No. 7 in NJ

March 21, 2016

Contributed by Associate Head Coach, Joe Alexander:

The SHP swim team was ranked #7 for the 2015-16 season in the nj.com final top twenty poll. The Pirates finished the season at 12-1, reaching the Non-Public A final, featuring victories over #8 Morristown, #12 St. Augustine's, #19 Millburn and #20 St. Peter's, losing only to #2 CBA.

For a full review of Seton Hall Prep Swimming's 2015-16 season, click here.

Pirates' Season Ends in State'S North Final

March 10, 2016 [Photo links to media gallery album]

Piscataway- Seton Hall Prep’s 2015/16 campaign came to a close at the Rutgers Athletic Center with a 73-53 loss to Don Bosco Prep in the Non-Public “A” North Final.

T.J. Gibbs’ 11 points in the contest set a new all-time scoring record for The Prep (1,987), eclipsing his brother Sterling’s previous record of 1,984 career points set in 2011.

Seton Hall Prep went 29-2 on the season, winning both the Super Essex Conference and Essex County Tournament, as well as fashioning an impressive third place finish at the Beach Ball Classic, a national invitational holiday tournament held in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The Prep spent the majority of the season ranked in the Top 5 in NJ.com’s weekly polls, and garnered national attention by receiving a ranking as high as No. 12 in the USA from MaxPreps.

SHP was led by a remarkable and well-rounded senior class, featuring Notre Dame- bound all-time career points leader, Gibbs, multi-sport star Zach Keller, who will play football at Princeton and Stephen Ferraro, who will play basketball at Bowdoin. The Prep featured a relentless back court combination of JJ Jenkins and Brandon Oladapo. Ryan Toohers, who will play baseball at Villanova, was a key contributor in the frontcourt. The Class of 2016 also includes Tyree Chapman and Ikem Eguh, who showcased the Pirates’ depth, providing electric ball handling and spectacular finishes around the rim.

Throughout the season, Pirate Nation’s support of the team not only bolstered play on the court, but also attracted state-wide media attention. On four occasions, Pirate Nation sold out Tracey Gymnasium, highlighted by the “white-out” state semifinal matchup against Bergen Catholic when the gym was filled to capacity an hour-and-15 minutes before tip.

Perhaps the most eloquent description of our athletes- T.J. Gibbs here in particular- the student body, and culture at The Prep came from Mike Kinney of MSG Varsity following SHP’s thrilling home victory over Gill St. Bernard’s, in which he stated:

“He (Gibbs) only cares about what the result of what the points might bring... it’s not a show. I’ve been talking with the kid for four years... talking about how much he loves his teammates, the school he represents, and doing what he is doing for Seton Hall Prep. It’s a rarity these days and when you know it’s heartfelt it’s very reassuring. The student-athletes at Seton Hall Prep want to play in front of their schoolmates. They follow them. They’re loyal to them, and they feel as if they have an obligation to them. There is no hierarchy of athlete/non-athlete at Seton Hall Prep - it’s all about being a Pirate!”

Sideline Chatter: Stifling Defense Boosts SHP to Semifinal Win

March 8, 2016  [photo links to media gallery album]

Article by Steve Tober for Sideline Chatter.  
READ: "Stifling Defense Boosts Seton Hall Prep to Non-Public, North A Semifinal Win"

West Orange- The seamless pinpoint passing and efficient perimeter game are staples of the Seton Hall Prep offensive approach, but when the Pirates’ man-to-man defense is in lockdown mode for four quarters then opponents truly are up against it in a big way which Bergen Catholic found out in frustrating fashion for them in Monday night’s Non-Public, North A state tournament semifinal before a packed house inside Frank J. Tracey Gymnasium.

Limiting the Crusaders (20-7) to just 15 second half points, second-seeded SHP (29-1) moved into Thursday night’s Non-Public, North A state sectional final with an impressive 61-40 semifinal win...FULL ARTICLE.

SHP takes on Don Bosco Prep at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) at 6:00 pm this Thursday, March 10, in the Non-Public "A" North Final.

Monteverdi, Calas finish season top 16 in NJ

March 7, 2016

Atlantic City- Seton Hall Prep was represented by two wrestlers at the NJSIAA State Tournament in Atlantic City this past weekend.

160-pound Region 3 champion, TJ Calas, and 152-pound Region 3 finalist, Aidan Monteverdi took to the mat at the prestigious Boardwalk Hall to compete against the state’s best, and both concluded their 2015/16 campaigns with top 16 finishes.

Calas, a junior, went 33-5 on the year, accumulating impressive accolades including:

  • 2nd- Morris Knolls Tournament
  • 1st- Essex County Tournament
  • 1st- District 10
  • 1st- Region 3
  • Top 16- NJ at 160 pounds

Fellow classmate, Monteverdi, went 34-6, with the following additions to his trophy collection:

  • 2nd- Morris Knolls Tournament
  • 2nd- Essex County Tournament
  • 1st- District 10
  • 2nd- Region 3
  • Top 16- NJ at 152 pounds

Seton Hall Prep Wrestling concluded their year as team Essex County Tournament Champions, and led District 10 in first place finishes with four.

Gibbs' 38 pts Pace The Prep past Pope John

March 7, 2016

West Orange- T.J. Gibbs scored a game-high 38 points, was a perfect 21-for-21 from the foul line and pulled down five rebounds to lead SHP, No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 20 and No. 12 in MaxPreps national poll, past No. 16 (NJ) Pope John, 74-63, in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Non-Public “A” tournament.

Seton Hall Prep came out firing, opening the game on a 13-0 run, nine of which came from Gibbs. J.J. Jenkins had the other four points in the stretch and finished with six points in the game, along with teammates Ryan Toohers, and Treyvon Bennett.

Zach Keller added seven points and a team-high six rebounds for the Pirates in the victory.

The Prep hosts Bergen Catholic tonight at 7:00 pm in the Non-Public “A” No. Semifinal round.

3 Pirates Compete at 82nd Eastern States Championships

March 2, 2016

New York- Brandon Moorer, Nick Parisi, and Ammari Sylla represented Seton Hall Prep at the 82nd Eastern States Championships at the New Balance Track & Field Center in New York City.

Northeastern-bound senior Brandon Moorer tied for second place in the 400m posting a season best time of 49.11. His time tied the fastest for the fastest run in the state of New Jersey this season by any athlete in the 400m.

Moorer's time of 22.18 in the 200m was also a season best for the West Orange native, however he opted out of the 200m final to focus on the 400m. SHP's top sprinter has compiled an impressive resume this winter, with times placing him at 4th in the state in the 400m, and first in the 300m dash.

Sophomore, Nick Parisi, ran a season best 51.23 in the 400m event.

Amari Sylla also represetned The Prep at the 82nd Eastern States Championships in the Triple Jump.

SHP downs East Side for 17th ECT Title

February 29, 2016 [photo links to media gallery album]

Newark- In the 70th edition of the Essex County Tournament, Seton Hall Prep claimed its 17th title by defeating Newark East Side 50-44 at Essex County College on Saturday.

This championship marks the third title for the Pirates' senior class, and fifth in the last six years for Seton Hall Prep.

The Prep jumped out to a strong first half, but had to absorb a wild third quarter run by East Side, eventually steadying the tide behind big shots from seniors, T.J. Gibbs and Zach Keller, who finished with 15 and 13 points respectively.

"It's just sticking together, having the mentality to just keep playing,” T.J. Gibbs told NJ.com. “Coach works on that with us all the time — if things start going bad, how are we going to respond, what are we going to do? I think we did a great job of that today."

Keller, who opened up the pivotal fourth quarter by converting a lay-up off of a Treyvon Bennett assist, added, “We all have trust in ourselves as a team, so we never felt like we were out of control.”


Hockey falls to CBA in States

February 29, 2016

Wall-  Seton Hall Prep’s state tournament journey came to a close last Friday, as CBA defeated the Pirates 4-0 in the second round of the NJSIAA Non-Public “A” State Tournament.

The Prep held the No.1 ranked Colts to a 1-0 lead until the second period, however CBA added two goals in the second and one in the third to put the contest out of reach for SHP.

In the effort, Seton Hall netminder, Jack McConeghy, made 24 saves.

The young Pirates squad finished the 2015/16 campaign with a 5-14-4 overall record, and advanced to the second round of the state tournament.

SHP's Calas and Monteverdi Qualify for AC

February 29, 2016

Union- Seton Hall Prep placed sixth as a team in the Region 3 Tournament and qualified two wrestlers for next weekend’s state finals in Atlantic City, juniors TJ Calas and Aidan Monteverdi.

Junior 160-lb standout, TJ Calas, claimed his first region title with a first period pin. Calas heads to Atlantic City with an impressive 32-3 record on the 2015/16 season. Aidan Monteverdi finished as a Region 3 finalist at 152 lbs, dropping a close match in the finals to South Plainfield’s, Dan Hedden. The three-time district champion, Monteverdi, travels to AC with a 32-4 record on the year.

Sophomore, Maguire Pecci, fell one point short of a tip to Atlantic City finishing fourth. Charlie Cunningham and Danny Young both had strong tournaments finishing in the fifth and sixth spot, respectively.

Backstrokers Pace SHP Finishers at Meet of Champions

February 29, 2016

Sewell-  All year long the 100 backstroke has been the fastest event for the Seton Hall Prep Swim Team, so it was only fitting that the backstrokers would have the highest finishes as the swim season came to and end at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Gloucester Tech on February 27 and 28.

Junior Colby Dixon secured the highest place for the Pirates, finishing 7th in the 100 Backstroke in his SHP best time of 52.27. Senior Brandon Wang capped off his career by placing in two consolation finals, finishing 11th in the 100 Backstroke in his SHP best time of 53.06, and 14th in the 200 Individual Medley in 1:57.07.

Also representing the Pirates at this prestigious meet were:

200 Medley Relay - Colby Dixon, senior Greg Spicka, sophomore Matt Michaels, senior Jared Kovacs, 1:40.21, 18th
100 Freestyle - Colby Dixon, 49.38, 27th
200 Freestyle Relay Freshman Roo Fenton, Senior Mike Crean, Freshman Luke Shea, Jared Kovacs), 1:32.89, 29th
100 Breaststroke - Greg Spicka, 102.46, 36th
400 Freestyle Relay - Senior Roy Cullen, Luke Shea, Brandon Wang, Colby Dixon, 321.16, 21st.

Basketball tops West Side in ECT Semi, 61-46

February 24, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep grinded out a hard fought victory over the West Side Roughriders on Tuesday night, defeating the Newark school 61-46.

Zach Keller led the Pirates in scoring with 16 points and 13 rebounds, followed by Ryan Toohers’ 12 points and five rebounds.

Stephen Ferraro sparked SHP early on, and finished with eight points, four rebounds, and five assists.

Despite The Prep’s strong 18-11 first quarter lead, West Side battled back with an 11-8 run to tie the score at 18 early in the second quarter.

Seton Hall responded to West Side’s surge with a 9-0 run of their own to take control of the game and enter the halftime break up, 32-25, and controlled the pace the rest of the way to secure their 27th ECT Final berth.

The Prep will face Newark East Side in the Essex County Tournament Final this Saturday at Essex County College at 1:00 pm.

Buck's Hat-Trick Lifts SHP over St. Rose, 4-1

February 23, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep opened up the NJSIAA State Tournament with a 4-1 victory over St. Rose at home on Monday night, led by sophomore, Stephen Buck, who completed a hat-trick against the Belmar based school.

The Pirates gained a first period lead on Buck's first tally off of a Jake Sandomeno assist. Buck doubled The Prep's lead in the second period, this time off of assists from Thomas Colucci and John O'Hern.

Carrying a 2-0 lead into the third, Colucci, who assisted on SHP's second goal, found the back of the net off of combination play from Jake Sandomeno and Stephen Buck.

Buck completed his hat-trick with 9:55 remaining the the third period to put SHP up 4-0. Kevin Bishop recorded the assist on the goal.

The Prep's opening Non-Public "A" State Tournament victory earns them a matchup at CBA on February 26.

Click for PHOTOS from last night's game against St. Rose.


February 22, 2016

Millburn- Seton Hall Prep Wrestling had a strong showing at the District 10 Tournament, as they led District 10 in first place finishes (4), and advanced seven wrestlers on to Region 3.

Junior, Aidan Monteverdi, won his third consecutive District 10 title, taking the 152-pound crown.

T.J. Calas repeated as a district champion, winning the 160-pound title with a convincing pin over Jacob McKnight of Union.

Freshman, Jonathan Alvarado, earned his first district championship by way of a convincing 14-6 major decision victory at 220 lbs.

Both Maguire Pecci (113 lbs) and Danny Young (145 lbs) placed second, and Jake Smith (132 lbs) earned a third place finish, all punching their ticket regionals.

Senior, Joe Pratola, finished as a semifinalist for SHP as well.

SHP Sends 5 Athletes to Meet of Champions

February 22, 2016

Toms River- Seton Hall Prep finished fifth as a team at the state championships, and placed five track athletes into the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

Northeastern commit, Brandon Moorer, placed second in the 55m dash (6.63) and 400m run (50.1).

Brandon, also a part of SHP’s 4x400 relay team, including Anthony Algeri, Nick Parisi, and Mark Morrison, finished fourth, coming in at 3:33.

Donovan Carter also punched his ticket to the Meet of Champs in the High Jump, leaping 5’ 8”.

Other notable performers for The Prep include:

Nick Parisi - 8th in 400m & 9th in 55m.
Ethan Morrison- 11th in Shot Put.
Mark Morrison- 13th in 800
James Maguire- 7th in pole vault
Jay Heo- 10th in Pole Vault

SHP Finishes Season as State Finalists

February 22, 2016

Ewing- Seton Hall Prep concluded their team competition slate as Non-Public “A” finalists, as they were defeated by CBA, 126-44.

A terrific season for the SHP swim team came to an end as CBA overwhelmed the Pirates 126-44 at the College of New Jersey on Sunday, February 21. SHP’s times were about as fast as they had been throughout the season, however it was not enough to overcome No. 3 ranked CBA. The top performances for the Pirates were three second place finishes: Senior Brandon Wang, 1:56.81 in the 200 IM; Junior Colby Dixon, 49.74 in the 100 Freestyle, and the 200 Freestyle Relay Team of Freshmen Roo Fenton and Luke Shea and seniors Roy Cullen and Jared Kovacs (1:33.94). The Pirates finished the year at 12-1, having defeated 4 teams ranked in the top 20 and winning the Super Essex Conference and Essex County Championship.

Representing The Prep at the individual Meet of Champions next weekend includes Brandon Wang (200 IM, 100 Backstroke), Colby Dixon (100 Free, 100 Backstroke), and senior Greg Spicka (100 Breaststroke), as well as by all three relay teams.

Pirates Advance to ECT Semifinal

February 21, 2016

West OrangeFor the third straight game Ryan Toohers set or matched his career high for points in a game, scoring 23 in the emphatic win over American History High School in the ECT quarterfinal on Saturday, as the Pirates defeated the Newark school, 87-49.

Senior standout, T.J. Gibbs, also notched 23 points in the effort to go along with a balanced five rebounds and five assists.

SHP came out relentless from from the start, jumping to a commanding 22-8 first quarter lead that American History could not overcome.

It was another well balanced scoring day for The Prep, as Stephen Ferraro scored 17 points with seven rebounds, and seven assists, and Zach Keller dished out seven assists and pulled down six rebounds.

Click for PHOTOS or VIDEO highlights.

No. 3 (NJ) Seton Hall Prep’s Essex County Tournament semifinal matchup against fifth-seeded West Side will take place on Tuesday at 5:00 pm at West Orange High School.

Pirates defeat Columbia, 85-53


February 19, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep defeated Columbia by 32 points last night, lead by senior, Ryan Toohers, for the second straight. Toohers' 21 points powered the No.3 Pirates to a, 85-53, and 23rd win of the season.

From the opening tip, SHP controlled the action, jumping out to a 25-7 first quarter lead. The Pirates would not look back, rallying behind stellar performances from Toohers (21 pts, 8 reb) and Gibbs (18 pts, 7 reb, 5 ast). Stephen Ferraro and Austin Williams added eight points a piece for SHP as well.

The game allowed for The Prep to showcase their depth, as every player on the roster logged significant minutes in each half, and13 SHP players scored against their SEC and old Iron Hills Conference foe.

Seton Hall looks to continue their unblemished Essex County campaign this Saturday, when American History HS visits Tracey Gym for a 1:00 pm ECT Quarterfinal contest.

Toohers' 21 points lift SHP

February 17, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep defeated Orange, 86-45, at home on Tuesday night, sparked by senior, Ryan Toohers', career-high 21 points and team best five rebounds.

No. 3 Seton Hall Prep lead by only six after the first quarter, but outscored Orange, 59-17, over the second and third quarters to secure the victory.

Toohers, who is headed to Villanova to play baseball next year, lead all scorers with 21 points, followed by Notre Dame- bound, T.J. Gibbs, who added 20 points and eight assists to the Pirates effort.

The Prep benefited from double figure scoring nights from seniors Stephen Ferraro (10 pts, 5 ast) and Princeton- bound, Zach Keller (10 pts, 4 stl).

SHP’s depth was also on display, as JJ Jenkins (9 pts), Tyree Chapman (5 pts), Austin Williams (4 pts), John Helsel (3 pts), Michael Mughetto (2 pts), and Will Yarbrough (2 pts) all got on the scoresheet as well.

Seton Hall continues its homestand against Columbia this Thursday, followed by a home ECT contest against American History on Saturday afternoon.


February 16, 2016

Montclair- Seton Hall Prep Hockey posted a season high six goals against Montclair Kimberley Academy en route to a commanding, 6-3, victory.

Stephen Buck scored twice in a span of 2:54 in the second period, and Thomas Colucci chipped in a goal and two assists to lead to Pirates.

John O’Hern, Jack Rutter, and Kevin Bishop also converted for SHP, Bishop’s goal being the first of the sophomore's young career.

John Profaci stopped 19 shots in net to preserve The Prep’s lead and fourth victory of the 2015/16 season.

SHP Advances to State Finals

February 16, 2016

Contributor: Associate Head Coach, Joe Alexander.

Perth AmboyThe SHP swim team advanced to the NJSIAA Non-Public A state final by virtue of an exciting 86-84 victory over St. Augustine's Prep on Monday, February 15 at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA in Perth Amboy. The meet featured three lead changes and three tie scores over the course of the eleven events.

St. Augustine's came out stronger than expected and took an early lead over the slow starting Pirates. The Hermits took first place in each of the first four events, with SHP managing to outscore St. Auggie's in only one of the 4 events, the 200 IM, thanks to a 2-3-4 finish from senior Brandon Wang (2:00.82), sophomore Dom Palumbo (2:04.11) and sophomore Saverio Kaufman (2:07.79), the latter two being personal bests.

This left SHP down by 8 at the break after the 50 freestyle. The Pirates needed a big effort in the next race, the 100 Butterfly, and got it with a 1-2-4 finish out of sophomore Matt Michaels (personal best 54.18), sophomore Alex Wang (personal best 55.03) and freshman Luke Shea (56.57) to tie things up at 39 all. A 2-3-4 finish in the 100 free from junior Colby Dixon, Senior Ian D'Souza and freshman Roo Fenton (in a best time of 51.77) gave SHP its first lead 48-46, after 6 events.

St, Augustine gained 2 points in each of the next two events, however, to regain the lead 63-61 with 3 events to go. The next event, the 100 backstroke, is SHP's best; still, St. Augustine's star Luke Snyder won that race; however, another 2-3-4 finish from SHP thanks to Dixon and the brothers Wang brought the Pirates even at 70 with just 2 events to go.

The next event, the 100 breaststroke, would be huge for the Pirates, as senior Greg Spicka won in 101.75, with Palumbo second in 102.61 and Kaufman fourth in 104.54, all 3 personal bests. This gave SHP an 82-74 lead going into the last event, the 400 Free Relay. The only way that St. Augustine's could win was by taking both first and second in the race, and they split their stars in an attempt to do just that. The SHP A relay featured D'Souza, Shea, Dixon and Brandon Wang, and paced by a best time of 50.42 from Shea, seemed to be sitting comfortably in second as the anchor legs entered the water. However, St. Augustine's Snyder was anchoring their B relay, and he made a serious move on Wang, who was simultaneously picking up ground on the St. Augustine A relay. Going into the last length, the outcome was in doubt, but Wang secured the second place finish with his 49.97 split, finishing 1.3 seconds behind their A relay and 1.04 ahead of their B relay to secure the win for SHP.

The 12-0 Pirates have won all of their big meets this year thanks to superior depth, but this meet proved to be the most outstanding example, with SHP capturing only 2 first place finishes out of the 11 events, yet still winning the meet.

SHP will face CBA in the Non-Public A final on Sunday, February 21 at the College of New Jersey at 1:30 pm.

SHP 74-38 Irvington

February 12, 2016

Irvington- T.J. Gibbs scored a game-high 23 points, draining five 3-pointers, with five assists, to lead Seton Hall Prep, No. 3 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a, 74-38, away victory over Irvington.

The three was falling for The Prep, as Zach Keller added four three pointers and a total of 14 points with seven rebounds, highlighted by nine points in the first quarter as the Pirates took a, 24-6, lead. Fellow senior, Stephen Ferraro, chipped in eight points as well.

Seton Hall Prep Basketball is back in action on tomorrow for the first round of the Essex County Tournament. Verona HS will pay Tracey Gymnasium a visit for a 1:00 pm contest.

Pirates Win, Gibbs moves to 3rd on all-time scoring List

February 10, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep defeated University HS, 67-42, at home Tuesday night, as T.J. Gibbs’ 25 point effort led all scorers in the contest, and propelled him to third on SHP’s all-time scoring list.

Gibbs also posted four rebounds, four assists, and four steals to accompany his 25 points, and was followed on the scoresheet by Stephen Ferraro, nine points and seven rebounds, and J.J. Jenkins, nine points and five assists. Senior Zach Keller pulled down nine rebounds and dished out five assists.


The Notre Dame-bound senior passed Keven McDonald (1,774 pts) for third on Seton Hall Prep’s all-time scoring list. T.J. Gibbs, sitting on 1,776 career points following last night’s contest, is only trailing both of his older brothers who hold first and second place.

Ashton Gibbs, who played from 2004-2008, finished his distinguished Prep career with 1,882 points before starring at Pitt.

Sterling Gibbs, current UConn redshirt senior who played for SHP from 2007-2011, tops the list with 1,984 career points as a Pirate.

Bowling Finishes 4th in Essex County

February 9, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep Bowling claimed a fourth place team finish in the Essex County Championships on Monday afternoon at Eagle Rock Lanes, compiling a series score of, 1696.

SHP improved upon a game one score of 750, and bowled a 946 game in the second.

Marcus Regino shined bright for the Pirates, leading all qualifiers for the Essex County Boys Individual Title to be held on Wednesday at Eagle Rock Lanes. Regino finished the day atop both game and series high scores with, 258 and 707, respectively.

SHP Places 2nd at NJCTC Championships

February 8, 2016

Staten Island- SHP Indoor Track and Field earned a second place finish in the NJCTC Championships on Sunday at the state-of-the-art Ocean Breeze facility, as 17 teams made the trip to Staten Island for the meet.

Northeastern-bound senior, Brandon Moorer, finished first in the 300, and second in the 55 dash.

Sophomore, Nick Parisi, earned fifth in the 300, and sixth in the 55 dash.

Senior, Amari Sylla, earned first in the Triple Jump, with a 42.6 ft leap.

Junior, Donovan Carter, set a personal best in the high jump with a 5 ft 8 in effort, enough to earn seventh in the event.

Sophomore, Matt Martins, ran a sub five-minute 1600, posting a time of 4:50.

SHP’s 4x400 relay team finished second thanks to the efforts of Morrison, Moorer, Rockson, and Parisi.

The Pirates 4x800 relay team, consisting of Jordan, Deditch, Kosanovich and Bodnar, earned a fifth place finish as well for SHP.

Seniors Spur SHP to Victory over Gill, 58-54

February 8, 2016

West Orange-  The match up of the No.4 and No.8 teams in NJ did not disappoint on Saturday afternoon, as SHP narrowly edged a young Gill St. Bernard’s team at home, 58-54.

The No. 4 ranked Pirates relied on the gutsy performances of its seniors, as Gibbs (16 pts), Keller (15 pts), and Ferraro (nine pts) lead the way to victory in front of a packed Pirate Nation.

“This is the greatest. Our fan section was so loud...with this atmosphere, it’s very hard for us to lose” senior Zach Keller told MSG Varsity’s, Mike Kinney, following the win.

SHP was down by as much as eight, but rallied behind a stellar first half from Keller, well-rounded industrious play from Ferraro, and fourth quarter heroics from Gibbs.

“I love these games, I love these coaches, I love my teammates, I love this school,” Notre Dame-bound Gibbs commented.

For a full recap of the action, see MSG Varsity’s article by, Mike Kinney.

The game will air on channel 1 and 501 on Verizon Fios cable systems in NJ on Wednesday, February 10, at 7:30 pm.

Hockey Weekend Recap

February 8, 2016

West Orange- SHP Hockey played back-to-back home games this weekend, going up against No.1 in NJ, Don Bosco Prep on Friday, and Bishop Eustace on Saturday.

SHP tested the No.1 team in New Jersey on Friday, skating hard with the Ironmen and leveling the contest at, 1-1, with 6:23 remaining in the second period off of a Stephen Buck goal and Thomas Colucci assist.

The Prep’s lone tally was not enough, as Don Bosco answered with a go-ahead-goal just under three minutes later, and added a third with 7:52 remaining the third period, for a final score of, DBP 3-1 SHP.

Following the hard fought defeat on Friday, the Pirates faced Bishop Eustace on Saturday night. SHP fell to the south Jersey school, 3-0. Jack McConeghy made 14 saves in the effort for Seton Hall, however Bishop Eustace found the net three times, once in the first period, and twice in the third to seal the game at Codey Arena.

SHP Hockey travels to Montclair Kimberely Academy on Wednesday, Feb 10, for a 7:45 pm showdown at Clary Anderson Ice Arena.

5 Pirates Celebrate National Letters of Intent

February 5, 2016

Five Prep student-athletes celebrated the signing of their National Letters of Intent to Division I athletic programs on Thursday. They were joined on the occasion by their parents, coaches and school officials.

T.J. Gibbs, point guard on the Pirates Basketball team, signed his NLI last November, the nation’s first signing period, with the University of Notre Dame. Closing in on The Prep’s all-time scoring record, Gibbs was Essex County Player of the Year in 2015, with numerous county, conference and state honors to his credit.

Zach Keller also signed in November, to play football at Princeton University. Rolling up more than 4500 passing yards, with 42 TDs and a 60% completion record in his career, he was 2nd Team All State, as well as Essex County and Super Essex Conference Offensive Player of the Year. [At Princeton he will join current Prep classmate Bruno Fernandez and Prep alumnus Spencer Weisz, junior forward on the Tigers basketball team.]

Tristan Stowell will join the Providence Friars soccer program following a standout season with The Prep’s highly ranked team, where, from his midfield position, he earned All-County and All-State honors.

Brandon Moorer, currently among the top quarter milers in New Jersey, will head to Northeastern University. Beginning in his sophomore year at The Prep, he has gained All County and All Conference and All State standing.

Rory Schlageter was Zach Keller’s favored target last fall. The tight end hauled in 26 passes for 428 yards and 5 TDs. Collecting All-Conference and All Area honors, he was also an MSG All-State Honorable Mention. He signed his NLI with Columbia University.

By signing a National Letter of Intent a student-athlete agrees to attend the offering institution full-time for at least one academic year and the institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for the same period.

Click for PHOTOS.

Pirates End Road Trip with a Win

February 5, 2016

Newark- Seniors, T.J. Gibbs and Zach Keller, posted 30 and 16 points respectively in The Prep’s, 69-57, triumph over East Side.

A close contest throughout, SHP used a, 21-13, third quarter to push ahead of their SEC rival, with 13 of the Pirates 21 points coming from Notre Dame bound T.J. Gibbs.

Stephen Ferraro put in a well-rounded shift for SHP, adding nine points, six assists, five rebounds, and four steals to the winning effort. A heralded rebounder for The Prep, Treyvon Bennett chipped in 10 rebounds to accompany his eight points and five assists on the night.

The Pirates return HOME on Saturday in a marquee matinee match-up at Tracey Gym between No.4 (NJ) ranked Seton Hall Prep, and No.8 (NJ) Gill St. Bernards. Tip is scheduled for 4:00 pm, however spectators are encouraged to arrive early with the promise of an exuberant Pirate Nation filling the stands!

Annual Pirate Treasure Auction Fast Approaching!

February 4, 2016


Our annual Fathers Club Pirate Treasure Auction and Car Raffle is fast approaching! With April 23rd right around the corner, we are in our final push in regards to yearly fundraising for both athletics and activities. We truly could not do what we do for our boys without the continued generosity and support from our dads.

The Fathers Club is ingrained in the fabric of SHP, constantly innovating to become more involved at The Prep in a variety of ways, including but not limited to the launch of the inaugural Freshman Class Barbecue in 2015.

For the first time, the Fathers Club has created a Wish List on Amazon with accompanying instructions, making it easier than ever to give back to SHP. Simply click on the Wish List, find and purchase the the item(s) you wish to donate, and your contribution will be shipped directly to the Athletic Director's office. 

If you are not in a position to donate yourself, spreading this message to your family and friends can have a positive influence on our funding efforts as well. We appreciate any and every contribution you can make in our effort to fund the programs that provide intangible experiences and life long memories for our Pirates. Hazard Zet Forward into an exciting and dynamic era of SHP Athletics.

How to get involved?

-The SHP Fathers Club Pirate Treasure Auction and Car Raffle will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 7 pm on the campus of Seton Hall Prep.
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Pirates Tie No.14 Randolph

February 3, 2016

Randolph- Seton Hall Prep earned a hard fought, 3-3, tie against No. 14 Randolph on Wednesday night.

After conceding a first period goal to the Rams, SHP sophomore, Stephen Buck, leveled the contest in the second period off of a Thomas Colucci assist.

Randolph regained the lead again with 11:07 remaining in the third period to go up, 2-1, however, a pair of Thomas Colucci power-play goals, scored nearly 40 seconds apart (3:47 & 3:04), put the Pirates up, 3-2, with just over three minutes to play.

The Prep’s, 3-2, lead lasted just over two minutes, until Randolph pulled even with 39 seconds remaining in the contest.

The draw was Seton Hall’s fourth of the season, and its third against a ranked opponent.

SHP returns home on Friday night to take on top-ranked Don Bosco Prep at Codey Arena. Puck drops at 6:45 pm.


February 2, 2016

Contributed by Head Coach, Ralph Dellanno Jr.

East Hanover- In the last regular season game, SHP Bowling needed a win to ensure a winning record, and they got it in style, beating Livingston, 6-1, while scoring a season high game of 971 and a high series of 2821.

Marcus Regino had a 247, 215,248- 710 series, all but locking up the best average in the league. Junior, Andrew Handal, pitched in with a 202, and freshman, Tyler Kaufman, had a 209.

On the JV side, freshman, John Prout, threw a 190 early on- his best this season- and then topped it in game 3 with a 197.

The Varsity concluded the regular season with a record of, 8-7.

On Friday (Feb 5), SHP Bowling competes in the NJ State sectionals, followed by the Essex County Championships on Monday. 

SHP tops West Orange, 122-46

February 2, 2016

Newark- The SHP swim team concluded its regular season with a 122-46 victory over West Orange on February 1 at the Rutgers-Newark Pool. The Pirates took first place in all 11 events, with 18 different swimmers taking part in either an individual event or relay event win. Here are the winners and their times:

200 Medley Relay - Dominic Palumbo (10), Brandon Wang (12), Ian D'Souza (12), Luke Shea (9), 1:49.22
200 Free - Alex Wang (10), 1:59.26
200 IM - Gregory Spicka, (12), 2:14.79
50 Free - Colby Dixon (11), 23.21
100 Fly - Roo Fenton (9), 58.60
100 Free - Matthew Michaels (10), 54.20
500 Free - Mike Crean (12), 5:37.15
200 Free Relay - Toby Ippolito (12), Jeffrey Cueva, (10), Michael Dellanno (11), Zack Hicks (12) 1:41.83
100 Back - Dominic Palumbo (10), 1:00.63
100 Breast - Joseph Gigantino (10), 1:10.02
400 Free Relay - Ryan Ross (11), Brandon Hicks (10), Michael Dellanno (11), Martin Lederman (9), 3:46.97

The SHP Swim Team has earned the #2 seed in the Non-Public A group in the 2016 NJSIAA Tournament. Seeding is based on a system of Power Points; teams earn a specific number of power points based on how fast they swim; then each team submits the average of the best two meets of the season to the state for seeding purposes. 8 teams qualify in non-public A, with the top two seeds getting a "double-bye" into the semifinals. The team will swim the semifinal meet on Monday, February 15 (Presidents Day), at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA in Perth Amboy, at either 5:30 or 7 pm.

SHP 77-56 West Side

February 2, 2016

Newark- Seton Hall Prep defeated West Side, 77-56, in the Pirates fourth straight win by 20 or more points.

T.J. Gibbs led all scorers with 26 points, eight assists, and six rebounds and Treyvon Bennett added 17 points and 15 rebounds in the Pirates’ winning effort.

Second quarters continue to be stellar for SHP, as The Prep exploded on a 20-4 second quarter run en route to a 37-16 halftime lead.

SHP Basketball is on the road again on Thursday, when they take on East Side at 4:00 pm.

Pirates Honor 10 Seniors

February 2, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep Hockey squared off against Bergen Catholic on the Pirates Senior Night, as The Prep honored 10 members of the Class of 2016.

Before the puck dropped on the Codey Arena ice, Keith Bishop, Niall Breagy, Alexander Cautela, Hunter D’Avella, Evan Eckert, Patrick Hollander, Matthew McLaughlin, Jack Rutter, Ian Saheed, and Nick Scafidi were escorted by their families to center ice and presented with their senior picture by President, Msgr. Kelly, Headmaster, Msgr. Harahan, Assistant Headmaster, Mike Gallo, Chaplin, Fr. Zack Swantek, Athletic Director, Larry Baggitt, Head Coach, Mike Atkinson, and Assistant Coach, Kevin Crane.

The Pirates fell to the Crusaders, 2-1, on a late short handed goal. SHP skated hard and had a would-be go ahead goal called back in the first period.

Bergen broke the deadlock 8:51 into the second period on a power-play goal, but The Prep leveled the score with 4:33 remaining in the third period on a Devon Dobres finish. Thomas Colucci and Alexander Cautela assisted on Dobres’ equalizer.

Nearly 50 seconds later, Bergen pulled ahead and maintained the lead for a final score of, 2-1, in favor of the Crusaders.

SHP netminder, Jack McConeghy, made 15 saves for The Prep in the tight contest.

Although the seniors were honored Monday, the team still has four regular season games remaining, including a back-to-back home stint against Don Bosco Prep (Feb 5) and Bishop Eustace (Feb 6).

Moorer WINS 3 golds, SHP finishes 4th

February 1, 2016

Jersey City- Seton Hall Prep finished fourth at the Essex County Championships, led by senior, Brandon Moorer, who lit up the Jersey City Armory track winning the 400, 55-dash, and the 200.

After a bizarre start to the meet, as described in NJ.com’s coverage of the Championships, Moorer was able to keep his focus to defend his 400-meter title running a 50.79 to claim first place following five failed starts due to the malfunctions with the starter’s pistol.

Following the 400, Moorer competed in the 55-meter-dash, winning the event with a 6.54 sprint down the track. Moorer won the treble by finishing first in the 200-meter race as well (22.73).

Also placing at the meet for The Prep was junior, Joshua Kaminski, throwing a 44-08.75 in the Boys Shot Put. James Maguire placed 5th earning 2 pts for SHP, and the 4x400 team also scored important team points for The Prep.

For NJ.com's video coverage of the events, follow the links below:

Moorer's 400M Victory, Moorer's post 400 M Interview, Moorer's 55-dash Victory


SHP downs Teaneck, 82-50, in Coaches vs. Cancer match-up

February 1, 2016

Fort Lee-  A balanced scoring attack by the No. 4 ranked Pirates wore down No. 18 Teaneck in a Coaches vs. Cancer matchup.

Four SHP players recorded double figures on the afternoon, led by senior, T.J. Gibbs (21 pts). Treyvon Bennett added 13 pts of his own, followed by senior, Stephen Ferraro (12 pts), and Austin Williams (10 pts).

In the second times in as many games, SHP used a strong second quarter run to distanced themselves from their opponents. The Prep scored 16 unanswered second quarter points against Teaneck, a run the Highwaymen couldn’t rally to overcome.

As the game wore on The Prep’s depth continued to show, as 12 players scored in the contest.

The Pirates face a quick turnaround as they travel to West Side for a 7:00 pm SEC showdown.

947 Series lifts Pirates over Caldwell

January 31, 2016

East Hanover- Seton Hall Prep Bowling posted a season and game high performance with a 947 series in their, 5-2, victory over Caldwell HS.

Marcus Regino led The Prep with a 699 series in the winning effort. 

Seton Hall Prep's JV squad also beat Caldwell by the same score of, 5-2.

Pirates top No.10 Gloucester Catholic

January 31, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep hockey earned a hard fought, 3-0, victory over Gloucester Catholic on Friday in a home contest at Codey Arena.

The Pirates broke the deadlock with 10:23 left in the second period on a Jack Rutter goal assisted by Jake Sandomeno and Stephen Buck. The Prep added an insurance tally with nearly five minutes later on a Stephen Buck goal. Thomas Colucci put sealed the victory for SHP with under a second left to play in the third period, scoring on an empty net.

Both teams applied a physical brand of hockey, and large part of the game was played up or down men on the power play for both SHP and Gloucester Catholic.

Alexander Cautela recorded an assist on the night for the Pirates, and Jack McConeghy was a stalwart in net stopping all 19 shots Gloucester tested him with.

The Pirates take the ice again tonight, February 1, as Bergen Catholic travels to Codey Arena at 6:15 pm.

Gibbs' 34 points pace the Pirates

January 30, 2016

Newark- T.J. Gibbs continued his stellar senior season on the road at Barringer, contributing 34 points, five steals, and five rebounds en route to No. 4 Seton Hall Prep’s 76-51 victory last night in Newark.

A strong second quarter for the Pirates started with an 18-0 run that put the game out of reach for the Newark school. Notre Dame bound Gibbs scored 13 of the team's 25 total second quarter points.

Zach Keller, 12 points, five rebounds, and five assists, and Treyvon Bennett, eight points and eight rebounds, followed Gibbs on the stat sheet in Seton Hall Prep’s 25- point victory.

SHP returns to action on Saturday in a Coaches vs. Cancer matchup against Teaneck HS. Tip-off is slated for 4:30 pm at Ft. Lee HS.

SHP Bowling sweeps West Orange

January 29, 2016

East Hanover- The Pirates defeated West Orange on Thursday, sweeping the neighboring high school 7-0.

Marcus Regino put forth a stellar performance, bowling a 718 series in his team’s victory.

Freshman, Tyler Kauffman, added a fine effort of his own, bowling a 611 series for The Prep.

Seton Hall Prep’s junior varsity squad also earned a win, defeating the Mountaineers 5-2.

Pirates fall to Peter's, 2-1

January 29, 2016

Newark- The Pirates battled to a hard fought defeat at the hands of St. Peter’s Prep on the road last night, with a final score of 2-1 in favor of the Jersey City based school.

SHP opened up the scoring on an unassisted Stephen Buck tally 2:40 into the second period, and the lead stood until just under seven minutes into in the third.

St. Peter’s Matt Koziel scored the equalizer and assisted on the eventual winner to guide the No. 11 ranked Marauders to a narrow victory.

Following a strong performance that came up just short of victory, the Pirates have the chance to earn a victory tonight, as they take on Gloucester Catholic. The last time the two schools met SHP rallied to finished deadlocked at 3-3. The puck is set to drop at 6:45 pm on The Prep’s home ice at Codey Arena.

Wrestling Honors Pratola on Senior Night

January 28, 2016

West Orange- Following The Prep's Essex County Tournament title last weekend, the wrestling team honored its lone senior, Joe Pratola, on Wednesday night as the Pirates took on ECT runner-up Caldwell.

The Pirates narrowly missed out on a victory, falling to the Cheifs, 36-34.

On his senior captain, seventh year head coach, Jack Decker, commented, "Since his (Pratola) sophomore year, even before he was a starter, he has been a leader vocally and by the example he sets for others. I couldn't be happier with how he has progressed as a wrestler, due in large part to his dedication to the sport on his own in the off-season." Pratola won his individual bout last night following his second place finish last weekend at the Essex County Tournament.

The results from the match-up between the top two teams in Essex County are as follows, as reported by NJ.com:

SHP 34-36 Caldwell (CHS)
Weight SHP CHS Result Winner
106 lbs D. Caicedo M. Driggs Pin - 1:56 CHS
113 lbs M. Pecci M. Goldbach Pin - 1:18 SHP
120 lbs  J. Pratola K. Maw MD: 14-5 SHP
126 lbs C. Cunningham   Forfeit SHP
132 lbs M. Spicka G. Jones  Pin - 0:11 CHS
138 lbs J. Smith T. Rodgers OT: 8-4 SHP
145 lbs D. Young D. Fano Dec: 8-4 SHP
152 lbs A. Monteverdi D. Caravela Dec: 3-1 SHP
160 lbs TJ Calas D. Capozzoli Pin - 1:43 SHP
170 lbs P. Carpinelli K. Schaffer Pin - 1:26 CHS
182 lbs R. Cannon C. Dalla Riva Pin - 0:33 CHS
195 lbs   M. Piersanti Forfeit CHS
220 lbs M. Corcoran R. Schaffer Pin - 0:57 CHS
285 lbs J. Alvarado M. Maddaloni Dec: 7-3 SHP

ECT Champs: A closer Look

January 25, 2016

Contributed by Ron DiLeo, Assistant Coach

West Orange- The young SHP Wrestling team stepped it up at the ECT Tournament this week. With the majority of SHP wrestlers earning crucial points, the Pirates won their second county title under Head Coach, Jack Decker.

285-pound freshman, Nikko Diakides, finished 8th but the early round wins put the Pirates in the lead on the first day of wrestling.

113-pound sophomore, Maguire Pecci, lost a close 2-1 bout in the semifinal match to a district champion. Maguire came back strong scoring a fall in the 3rd place match, giving the Prep much needed bonus points.

120-pound senior captain, Joe Pratola, put up big bonus points on his way to the finals. Joe finished 2nd overall.

126-pound sophomore, Charlie Cunningham, battled the flu and his opponents to capture his first county title.

132-pound junior, Jake Smith, defeated former Essex County champion, Nick Fierro, in over-time in the semifinals, on his way to a 5-1 victory in the finals.

145-pound sophomore, Danny Young, bounced back from a close semi-final loss to capture 3rd.

152-pound junior, Aidan Monteverdi, defeated two-time NJ place winner, Dean Caravela, en route to the finals, where he lost an exciting bout to Steve Bonsall . With four returning County Champs, 152 was touted as the deepest weight class.

160-pound junior, TJ Calas, marched to his first county title with a 4-1 win in the finals.

220-pound freshman, Jon Alvarado, dominated his way to the finals. Jon won his first county title with two strong double legs in a 5-1 victory. Jon is only the fourth freshman at The Prep to win an ECT title, joining Donnie Defillipis, Angelo DiLeo and Lou Mascola.

The Pirates finished 1st with 177 points, followed by 2nd place Caldwell (172.5), and 3rd place Nutley (161.1).

In Jack Decker’s seven seasons as head coach, The Prep has earned two first and two second place team finishes, as well as a third and fourth place finish. Jack has produced 24 finalists and 15 champions.

As a program, SHP Wrestling has had 45 total Essex County champions, including a streak of nine consecutive years with at least one individual first place finish. Additionally, SHP is one of only two teams to have two four-time County Champs, Lou Mascola & Angelo DiLeo. Seton Hall also holds the record for most champions in a tournament, with six in the 2005 ECT.

Congratulations to former SHP Wrestling coach, Dino DeBellonia, who earned Union County Coach of the Year honors as the head coach of Union HS. As a program we would also like to thank Jeff Goldberg for his continued help with the team as well as his contributions during this year’s Essex County Tournament.

For photos from the 2016 Essex County Wrestling Tournament, see here.

Wrestling Claims Fourth ECT Team Title

January 23, 2016

West Orange- In a performance coined "Pirate Supremacy" by NJ.com, Seton Hall Prep earned its fourth Essex County Tournament team title last night at Richard J. Codey Arena.

“It was a great team effort, but that’s definitely a tribute to how hard we train each day in the room,” Calas (26-3), a junior, told Sideline Chatter. “What’s great is that no matter who your training partner is that particular day you know you’ll get some great work in, and our coaches put in so much time with us.

Calas added, “The result of all that positive atmosphere is what we’ve been able to do in the counties, and now we’ll look to have the same energy and effort as we move toward Districts.”

SHP had back-to-back winners in Charles Cunningham (126) and Jake Smith (132), followed by T.J. Calas at 160, and freshman Jonathan Alvarado who took the crown at 220- pounds. 

Finalists for The Prep included Joseph Pratola (120) and Aidan Monteverdi (152). 

The Prep, with six finalists and four champions, outscored runner-up Caldwell, 177-172.5, for The Pirates' second title in three years.

Pirates defeat Newark Tech, 79-49

January 22, 2016

West Orange- No. 4 Seton Hall Prep cruised to a 30 point victory over Technology HS Thursday night, as the Pirates returned home after two consecutive road wins.

Senior, T.J. Gibbs, continued his scoring prowess, tallying 18 points and five assists in the victory. Junior, Austin Williams, added 12 points and five rebounds of his own, followed by Treyvon Bennett’s eight points and four rebounds.

Due to the inclement weather forecasted to hit the area this weekend, Saturday’s (Jan 23) “Coaches vs. Cancer” game against Teaneck HS has been canceled.

Regino bowls 725, Pirates fall, 4-3

January 22, 2016

East Hanover- Despite senior Marcus Regino’s 725 series, SHP narrowly fell to Millburn, 4-3.

The Pirates junior varsity squad was also edged by the Millers, 5-2.

Tonight's match against Technology HS has been postponed due to inclimate weather until February 2, at 3:50 pm.

SHP tops Peter's, 99-71

January 19, 2016

Contributed by: Joe Alexander, Associate Head Coach

Jersey City- The SHP swim team faced a tough “back to back” on the schedule, facing a solid St. Peter’s Prep squad on the day after the County/Conference Championships, but prevailed 99-71 at St. Peter’s Yanitelli Center pool.

SHP came out strong by taking both first and second in the 200 Medley Relay to lead by 10, but St. Peter’s came back to sweep the top 3 places in the 200 freestyle to tie things up. Senior Brandon Wang won the 200 IM pacing a 1-3-4 SHP finish, and after taking 2-3-4 in the 50 freestyle the Pirates led by 8. The next race would be a key moment in the meet, as sophomore Matt Michaels held off St. Peter’s standout Grant Thieroff 54.47-54.64 to win the 100 butterfly, giving the Pirates a 12 point lead.

After three more races St. Peter’s had narrowed the gap to 10, but then consecutive 1-2-3 finishes for the Pirates in the 100 backstroke (Junior Colby Dixon, Brandon Wang and his brother sophomore Alex Wang) and the 100 breaststroke (Senior Greg Spicka and sophomores Dominic Palumbo and Saverio Kaufman) put the meet out of reach.

Next up for the Pirates is a meet with West Essex on Friday the 22nd, with state tournament pairings to be announced next week.

SHP falls to Nutley, 37-32

January 19, 2016

West Orange- Seton Hall Prep lost a close home match against Nutley Wednesday night, falling by a mere five points (37-32).

The Pirates won six of the 14 bouts, four by Pin, one by Technical Fall, and one Decision victory. 

For full match results as reported by NJ.com, see below:

SHP 32-37 Nutley (NHS)
Weight SHP NHS Result Winner
106 lbs D. Caicedo D. Cofone Pin - 1:14 NHS
113 lbs M. Pecci J. Hickey Tech. Fall: 4:47 SHP
120 lbs  J. Pratola J. Hargrave Pin - 0:56 SHP
126 lbs C. Cunningham F. Gabriele Pin - 1:33 SHP
132 lbs J. Smith F. De Maio  Dec.: 3-6 NHS
138 lbs C. Smollen R. Duxbury Pin - 0:27 NHS
145 lbs D. Young J. DiPasquale Dec.: 3-0 NHS
152 lbs A. Monteverdi D. Pena Dec.: 5-11 NHS
160 lbs TJ Calas J. Zarro Dec.: 4-2 SHP
170 lbs P. Carpinelli L. Long Maj Dec: 7-15 NHS
182 lbs R. Cannon J. Bivona Pin - 1:33 NHS
195 lbs   G. D'Alessio Forfeit NHS
220 lbs M. Corcoran S. Abreu Pin - 2:55 SHP
285 lbs J. Alvarado S. Coppola Pin - 2:43 SHP

Bowling Blanks Irvington

January 19, 2016

East Hanover- Seton Hall Prep Bowling defeated Irvington Wednesday afternoon by a score of 7-0, their second victory in as many contests. 

The Prep swept the event, as the junior varsity squad also came out on top, beating Irvington 5-2.

SHP Bowling is back in action on Thursday when they take on Millburn HS.

Swimming Claims 19th Consecutive ECT Title

January 18, 2016

Contributed by: Joe Alexander, Associate Head Coach

Perth AmboyPaced by first place finishes in 7 of the 11 events, the SHP swim team captured the Essex County and Super Essex Conference titles on Monday January 18 at the Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy. This was the Pirates’ 19th consecutive county title and 24th overall.

Senior Brandon Wang and Junior Colby Dixon won two races apiece, with Wang capturing the 200 yard freestyle in 1:47.76 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.38, and Dixon winning the 100 freestyle in 49.25 and the 100 backstroke in 53.77. Both Wang and Dixon were a part of two winning relays: the 200 Medley Relay of Dixon, senior Greg Spicka, Wang and senior Jared Kovacs winning in 1:39.15; and senior Ian D’Souza, sophomore Matt Michaels, Dixon and Wang winning the 400 Freestyle Relay in the most exciting race of the day in 3:20.54, just .06 ahead of second place Millburn. The third relay event, the 200 Freestyle Relay, was also won by SHP, with D’Souza, freshman Roo Fenton, Spicka and Kovacs winning in 1:32.48.

Other SHP medalists included D’Souza (3rd in the 200 freestyle and 4th in the 100 freestyle); junior Ben Amoreno (2nd in the 200 IM and 5th in the 500 freestyle); Kovacs (2nd in the 50 freestyle and 5th in the 100 freestyle); Fenton (4th in the 50 freestyle); Spicka (5th in the 50 freestyle and 3rd in the 100 breaststroke); Michaels (2nd in the 100 butterfly); freshman Luke Shea (4th in the 100 butterfly) and sophomore Alex Wang (6th in the 100 butterfly and 2nd in the 100 backstroke).

Pirates tie No. 10 Gloucester Catholic

January 18, 2016

Sewell- Three unanswered SHP goals helped the Pirates tie No. 10 Gloucester Catholic in a road contest on Monday.

After conceding a goal midway through the first period, Matthew Robinson, Thomas Colucci, and Jack Rutter found the back of the net for The Prep, assisted by Stephen Buck, Devon Dobres, and Hunter D’Avella, respectively, to take a 3-1 lead. Gloucester would erase the deficit and level the score with 5:41 remaining in the third period.

In the 3-3 tie,  netminder, John Profaci, stopped 27 shots for The Prep.

SHP has drawn level with two Top 10 opponents this season, the first coming against rival Delbarton on December 15.

After three consecutive road games, the Pirates return to Codey Arena on January 25 to face Bishop Eustace. The puck is set to drop at 6:15 pm.

Pirates edged by St. Benedict's

January 18, 2016

Newark- Despite winning seven individual bouts in The Prep's annual matchup against St. Benedict's Prep, the Newark based school won the match 39-30.

The Grey Bees snapped Seton Hall's nine match win streak.

Individual results from the match as reported by NJ.com are listed below.

The Pirates have a quick turnaround as they face Nutley at home, tonight, Jan 19, in Tracey Gym.

SHP 30-39 St. Benedict's Prep (SBP)
Weight SHP SBP Result Winner
106 lbs D. Caicedo T. Fierro Pin - 1:39 SBP
113 lbs M. Pecci J. Brown Dec.: 7-3 SHP
120 lbs  J. Pratola D. Wright Tech. Fall - 4:21 SHP
126 lbs C. Cunningham S. Beckles Dec.: 4-2 SHP
132 lbs J. Smith D. Johnson  Maj. Dec.: 13-3 SHP
138 lbs S. Rowe E. Sukhbaatar Pin - 1:13 SBP
145 lbs D. Young D. Woody Injury Def - 2:21 SHP
152 lbs A. Monteverdi N. Rodriguez  Pin - 1:48 SHP
160 lbs TJ Calas A. Daniel Dec.: 2-6 SBP
170 lbs P. Carpinelli B. Bido Dec.: 9-7 SHP
182 lbs R. Cannon J. Reynolds Pin - 2:28 SBP
195 lbs   C. Smith Forfeit SBP
220 lbs J. Alvarado M. Okaro Pin - 0:26 SBP
285 lbs N. Diakides G. Cordero Pin - 3:28 SBP

SHP takes three

January 16, 2016

Morristown- Seton Hall Prep wrestling won three consecutive matches on Saturday in a quad-match featuring Morristown, Ramapo, and Paramus Catholic.

The Pirates posted a 45-28 win over Ramapo in the first match, followed by a 46-36 victory over Morristown, and a 39-36 triumph over Paramus Catholic.

Match results are as follows, as reported by NJ.com: 

Weight SHP RAMAPO Result Winner
106 lbs D. Caicedo M. Simone Pin - 1:59 RHS
113 lbs M. Pecci J. Leonard Pin - 1:30 SHP
120 lbs   J. Perna Forfeit RHS
126 lbs C. Cunningham S. Imbimbo Pin - 0:38 SHP
132 lbs M. Spicka   Forfeit SHP
138 lbs J. Smith W. Gil Maj. Dec: 15-5 RHS
145 lbs D. Young S. O'Connor Dec. : 11-8 SHP
152 lbs C. Smollen   Forfeit SHP
160 lbs A. Monteverdi L. Brantly Maj. Dec: 17-6 SHP
170 lbs TJ Calas J. Foster Tech. Fall: 16-0 SHP
182 lbs R. Cannon J. O'Connor Pin - 3:31 RHS
195 lbs   J. Guerriero Forfeit RHS
220 lbs J. Alvarado  J. Allen Pin - 1:24 SHP
285 lbs N. Diakides A. Scher Dec.: 4-1 SHP
Weight SHP Morristown Result Winner
106 lbs D. Caicedo   Forfeit SHP
113 lbs M. Pecci   Forfeit SHP
120 lbs   D. Allison Forfeit MHS
126 lbs C. Cunningham J. Estrada Pin - 1:12 SHP
132 lbs J. Smith L. Tappen Major Dec.: 14-3 SHP
138 lbs M. Spicka N. Graney Pin - 0:49 MHS
145 lbs D. Young M. Capella Pin - 3:37 SHP
152 lbs A. Monteverdi J. Rondon  Pin - 0:30 SHP
160 lbs TJ Calas   Forfeit SHP
170 lbs P. Carpinelli C. Champi Pin - 0:24 MHS
182 lbs R. Cannon J. Contreras Pin - 2:34 MHS
195 lbs   B. Diaz Forfeit MHS
220 lbs J. Alvarado    Forfeit SHP
285 lbs N. Diakides B. Fajardo Pin - 2:33 RHS
Weight SHP PC Result Winner
106 lbs D. Caicedo S. Faraon Pin - 1:59 PC
113 lbs M. Pecci   Forfeit SHP
120 lbs   S. Silverio Forfeit PC
126 lbs C. Cunningham John Weglarz Pin - 0:31 SHP
132 lbs J. Smith Joe Weglarz Major Dec.: 13-5 SHP
138 lbs M. Spicka J. DelaCrruz Pin - 0:33 PC
145 lbs D. Young J. Minichetti Pin - 0:23 SHP
152 lbs A. Monteverdi D. Hernandez Pin - 0:48 SHP
160 lbs TJ Calas L. Lynch Tech. Fall - 2:38 SHP
170 lbs P. Carpinelli V. Gazzillo Pin - 4:21 PC
182 lbs R. Cannon J. Pletsch Pin - 3:12 PC
195 lbs        
220 lbs J. Alvarado    Forfeit SHP
285 lbs N. Diakides C. Dunga Dec.: 9-4 PC

SHP Tops University 57-50

January 16, 2016

NewarkSeton Hall Prep downed University 57-50 in an away contest in Newark on Saturday afternoon.

Zach Keller (12 pts, 11 reb) and Treyvon Bennett (11 pts, 13 reb) lead the Pirates, both recording double-doubles to help SHP, No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 20 advance past SEC foe University.

Both Stephen Ferraro and T.J. Gibbs had 14 points in the Pirates effort as well.

SHP is back in action on Thursday, Jan 21 for a home game against Newark Tech. Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm.

SHP 77-40 Orange

January 15, 2016

Orange - Seton Hall Prep put forth another strong performance Thursday night as they defeated Orange 77-40.

T.J. Gibbs led all scorers with 20 points and seven steals in the Pirates away victory, followed by Treyvon Bennett (14 PTS, 9 REB.), and Zach Keller (8 PTS, 5 AST, 4 STL, 3 BLK).

The team travels to Newark on Saturday, Jan 16, to take on University High School in its second consecutive contest away from home.

SHP Cruises past Columbia

January 16, 2016

South Orange- Seton Hall Prep swimming, now 8-0, enjoyed a wide margin of victory against Columbia on the campus of Seton Hall University last night, winning the meet 121-49.

The Pirates took first place in 10 out of 11 heats in their only home contest of the 2015-16 campaign. 

The Prep swim team is back in the pool Monday, January 18, competing in the Essex County Championships at the Raritan Bay YMCA.

For photos from last night's action, click here.

For individual results from last night's meet vs. Columbia, as reported by NJ.com, see tabale below.

Individual Results: First Place Finishes
Event School Individuals Time
200 Medley Relay SHP G. Spicka/ R. Cullen/ R. Fenton/ C. Dixon 1:48.53
200 Freestyle SHP Michael Ippolito 2:20.98
200 IM CHS Spencer Haines 2:22.33
50 Freestyle CHS Jeremy Dunston 26.47
100 Butterfly SHP Roo Fenton 58.79
100 Freestyle SHP Luke Shea 52.05
500 Freestyle SHP Jeffrey Cueva 5:54.80
200 Freestyle Relay SHP I. D'Souza/ D. Palumbo/ S. Kaufman/ J. Kovacs 1:36.93
100 Backstroke SHP Lenny Brown 1:05.33
100 Breaststroke SHP Roy Cullen 1:06.90

Clayton Parros '09 Signs Contract with iTG Elite

January 14, 2016

“Today I am proud to announce that iTG Elite has officially signed one of the USA's up and coming 400m talents,” stated iTG Elite Sports Management via their Facebook page on Wednesday. “Clayton Parros has become the newest addition to the iTG Elite family.”

“Clayton has always had a tremendous work ethic and unwavering dedication to both athletics and academics,” commented SHP Athletic Director, Larry Baggitt. “Watching him earn a gold medal for our country was a special moment, and now to see him continue to strive to reach new heights makes all of us at The Prep very proud. He truly lives our motto, Hazard Zet Forward!”

Parros, SHP class of 2009, trains in Florida under coach Gary Evens at the Adidas Pure Athletics training group spearheaded by Lance Brauman. The group includes notable training partners Tony McQuay, Curtis Mitchell, and Keston Bledman.

Over the last two seasons the former Pirate and UNC standout has found himself at the forefront of the USA's talent pool over the one lap event. Parros started his professional career on the national 4x400m relay team, the same farming system which has developed many World and Olympic medallists. His dependability has helped the USA collect GOLD medals at multiple international events. Clayton burst onto the scene in 2014 as part of the gold medal 4x400m relay teams at both the IAAF World Relays and IAAF World Indoor Championships. In 2015 he once again helped the USA earn GOLD at both the NACAC championships and was part of an epic relay race against the Bahamas at the USA vs The World- Penn Relays.

His first individual success also came this past year when he finished 2nd over 300m at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Congratulations Clayton, and Hazard Zet Forward!

Wrestling Edges West Essex, 38-35

January 14, 2016

West OrangeSeton Hall Prep Wrestling earned another narrow victory last night, defeating West Essex 38-35. The match was the third in a row that the resilient Pirates won by three points or less.

The match had seven contests end with a pin, five of which were in The Prep’s favor. Seton Hall wrestlers who pinned their opponent include Jonathan Alvarado (220 lbs), Robert Cannon (182 lbs), Patrick Carpinelli (170 lbs), Aidan Monteverdi (152 lbs), and Joseph Pratola (120 lbs).

Charles Cunningham (126 lbs) won by a 19-4 technical fall for SHP, and TJ Calas added a 6-0 decision to the Pirates cause.

Sitting undefeated in conference matches at 3-0, the Pirates make the short trip across town to face rival West Orange on Friday night at 7 pm.

Hockey Falls to No. 6 Pope John

January 14, 2016

Stockholm - Keith Bishop’s first period equalizer was not enough for Seton Hall Prep to hold off No. 6 Pope John at Skylands Ice World, as the Pirates conceded two unanswered second period goals and a late empty net tally for a final score of 4-1 in favor of the Lions.

Two SHP netminders, Jack McConeghy and John Profaci, contributed a total of 25 saves to the Pirates’ effort, with nine and 16 respectively.

Pope John’s Zach Frisk led the scoring with two goals on the night.

The Prep returns to action on Monday making the trip south to Hollydell Ice Arena where the Pirates take on No. 10 Gloucester Catholic.

Swimming tops Millburn 100.5 - 69.5

January 13, 2016

Livingston- Seton Hall Prep swimming continued its’ unbeaten streak this season with a 100.5 - 69.5 victory over Millburn at Newark Academy Pool on Tuesday.

Despite five first place finishes by Millburn to open up the meet, the Pirates were able to gain points back with three first place finishes of its’ own, including victories in the 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay, and 100 Backstroke.

Seton Hall gained enough points on second, third, and fourth place finishes to avenge Millburn’s eight first place finishes on the night.

The victory put The Prep at 7-0 on the season. Ranked No. 6 in NJ as of January 8, the Pirates face a quick turnaround as they take on Columbia, this Thursday, at Seton Hall University.

No.4 Pirates defeat Irvington

January 13, 2016

West Orange - A balanced scoring effort by The Prep led by senior T.J. Gibbs’ 19 point contribution guided the Pirates to a comfortable 83-52 home victory over Irvington.

Following Gibbs on the score sheet was Treyvon Bennett, adding 17 points and nine rebounds of his own. The Prep had 12 different players score in the win, including senior, Zach Keller, who recorded eight points and six rebounds, and Ryan Toohers and Will Yarbrough who each tallied seven points on the night.

After only a four point lead at the conclusion of the first quarter, the Pirates offense clicked in the second quarter outscoring Irvington 20-7, to take a 35-18 lead at the half.

Seton Hall’s momentum continued following the break as the Pirates scored 30 points in the third quarter, and added another 18 in the fourth.

The Prep returns to action Thursday in an away SEC contest against Orange. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

Baseball Hosts "Carnival For Our Friends"

January 11, 2016

West Orange - The Seton Hall Prep baseball team hosted a “Carnival for Our Friends,” a service project to engage over 125 developmentally delayed people in activities in Tracey Gym.

The Prep extends its gratitude to the Baseball Team, coaches, Julie Wester, Rich Morris, and Ryan Clark for their involvement with the event.

The outstanding turnout for the Carnival currently stands as the largest single service event every year.

To view photos from the event, click here.

Pirates earn 3rd at BBC

January 2, 2016

Myrtle Beach (S.C.)- Seton Hall Prep earned a third place finish at the Beach Ball Classic, a national holiday invitational tournament, going 3-1 on the trip, including victories over St. James (SC), Moeller (OH), and Shadow Mt. (AZ).

Following delays due to transportation trouble, Seton Hall Prep arrived in Myrtle Beach just in time to take on St. James of South Carolina in the opening round of the tournament. Despite the quick turnaround, the Pirates opened with a 6-0 run and never looked back, leading by as much as 40 in the second half. Senior Zach Keller led the pirates with 22 points.

The Prep would advance past Moeller (OH) in the quarterfinal round in a low scoring contest which only saw a combined 72 points. Senior Notre Dame commit, TJ Gibbs, lead all scorers with 13 points, followed by fellow senior Stephen Ferraro. In addition to advancing the Prep to the semifinal round, the victory was also head coach Kevin Williams 100th career win.

The Pirates would put in an inspiring effort in a semifinal matchup against nationally ranked #2 Montverde Academy (FL). Despite Montverde's international lineup, Seton Hall fought to an even first half, with both teams locked at 25 at the break, and outrebounded Montverde in lieu of their severe height advantage. A 13-2 Montverde second half run was too much to handle, and the Pirates fell by a score of 66-59. SHP's TJ Gibbs would lead all scorers with 20 points in the contest, and went a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line.

Following the hard fought semifinal round, the Pirates competed for third place in the tournament against Shadow Mountain (AZ). Feeling the effects of the Montverde contest the night prior, the Prep trailed 30-20 following a sluggish first half. The halftime intermission would serve the Pirates well, as they would score the first 15 points of the second half to gain a 30-35 lead with 12:05 on the clock.

TJ Gibbs put in a career high performance, contributing 36 points and 10 rebounds. Seton Hall would sustain the lead for the remainder of the game, earning 3rd place in the 35th Annual Beach Ball Classic.

3 Match Win Streak

January 2, 2016

West Orange - Seton Hall Prep wrestling ended the Holiday break with a three match winning streak, defeating South Brunswick, West Windsor-Plainsboro South, and Sayreville.

The three victories would put the Prep above .500 following a 2-3 start to the 2015-16 campaign.

Undefeated in 2016, the Pirates start SEC competition Wednesday, Jan 6 at Bloomfield HS against the Bengals.

SHP wrestling returns home on Friday night, when they take on Irvington HS.  

Hockey Holiday Roundup

January 2, 2016

West Orange - Seton Hall Prep hockey would go 1-2-1 over the break, contributing to an overall record of 2-5-2.

The Prep earned its second victory of the season on December 26 against Madison HS with a 4-0 shutout. Four different Pirates got in on the scoring action, including Thomas Colucci, Thomas Freda, Jack Rutter, and Nick Scafidi.

The hockey team returns to action Monday, January 4, against Gloucester Catholic at Codey Arena.  

Basketball Downs Delbarton

December 21, 2015

West Orange - TJ Gibbs 23 point contribution helped propel the Pirates to a resounding 90-54 victory over Delbarton in front of a capacity crowd at Tracey Gym.

The Prep came out strong holding with a 25 point first quarter, and a 49-33 halftime lead. Delbarton would not be able to make up the deficit, as the Pirates would cruise to a 90-54 win, and season high point total (90).

JJ Jenkins and Treyvon Bennett put in solid performances for Seton Hall, adding 13 and 11 points respectively.

The undefeated Pirates head down to South Carolina for the Beach Ball Classic, an invitational holiday tournament which gathers top talent from around the country.

Chris Herren: Rebound

December 17, 2015

West Orange - The Prep student body listened in rapt silence as the story unfolded of the rise, fall and rise again of Chris Herren, a high school basketball legend who dreamed of playing for the Boston Celtics. An All-American, Chris broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges, featured in Sport Illustrated and became the focus of an an acclaimed book, Fall River Dreams. He realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and was traded to the Celtics after his rookie season, but lost it all due to substance abuse.

Now alcohol and drug-free for nearly eight years, he has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above everything else. He has shared his harrowing story of abuse and recovery in his memoir, Basketball Junkie, as well as in numerous interviews in the ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, and now shares his story with students throughout the country. It is a story of his descent into addiction, a miraculous recovery and his new mission of sharing his story in the hopes of reaching someone to make a difference in their life.

His presentation focuses nowadays not so much on life as an addict trying to function as a star athlete, but rather on the ways that the students in the audience can cope with the temptations that constantly try to draw them to smoking, drinking and taking drugs. He challenged the students with the question, "Why is it that so many of you don't feel good enough about who you are that you can't go out on a Friday or Saturday night without drinking or taking drugs? You should feel good enough about yourself when you go out on a that you won’t blindly follow the lead of your friends and that you’ll stay sober." Chris also hammered home the message of the responsibility each one has for their little brothers and sisters, that view them as role models, again with a challenge: “Your little brother and sister want to be just like you. If you were your little brother, would you even look up to you?”

More than one person remarked that the impact on the assembly was evident— for 90 minutes you could hear a pin drop.

Bowling tops West Orange

December 18, 2015

Seton Hall Prep bowling earned a 5-2 victory over West Orange High School in an SEC matchup Thursday.

SHP senior standout, Marcus Regino, bowled a 248 on the night, continuing his impressive senior campaign.

The JV squad also earned a win over West Orange, shutting out the neighboring high school 7-0. Freshman Lou Morales put in a stellar performance, bowling a 201, the first deuce of his career.

The Bowling team will take on Irvington for the second time this season next Monday, December 21 at Hanover Lanes.

Swimming Improves to 4-0

December 18, 2015

Seton Hall Prep swimming improved to 4-0 on the season with a victory over Livingston High School Thursday night, winning by a total score of 125-38.

The Pirates would come out on top in 10 out of the 11 individual heats, including the 200 Medley Relay (Wang, Palumbo, Shea, Fenton, 1:46.91), 200 Freestyle (Cullen, 1:54.02), 200 IM (Dixon, 2:06.06) , 50 Freestyle (Kovacs, 23.50), 100 Freestyle ( Wang, 51.84), 50 Freestyle (Spicka, 5:50.95), 200 Freestyle Relay (Ross, Crean, Cullen, Dixon, 1:37.21), 100 Backstroke (Palumbo, 1:01.27), 100 Breaststroke (Shea, 1:08.69), and 400 Freestyle Relay (Lederman, Brown, Cueava, Kovacs (3:44.96).

The undefeated Pirates will resume their competition schedule in the new year, when they face Caldwell on Tuesday, January 5.

Snyder Honored by NSCAA

December 17, 2015

Seton Hall Prep assistant varsity soccer coach, David Snyder, was named 2015 NSCAA HS East Region Assistant Coach of the Year, one of only four assistant coaches recognized from around the United States for service to the school's program, commitment to education, service to the soccer community, dedication to player development, and commitment to excellence both in season and through off-season programs.

The E-licensed coach has been with the soccer program for 21 years, both in the capacity as head assistant varsity coach (1995-96, 2013-present) and as the head JV coach (1997 -2012).

A holder of a NSCAA Player Development diploma, Connecticut E-license, NJ F license, Goalkeeper Training Diploma, and attendee of Champions Soccer Clinic at Mohegan Sun for 10 years, Snyder is described by varsity head coach, Marty Berman, as:

“A coach who is always thinking of ways to improve our team, suggesting at any hour tweaks to our lineup, tactics, or even various motivational ploys. His greatest contribution to the program is his immensely positive influence on the boys. Through his unfeigned energy he brings to training each day, he shows players how much he cares about them both as young men and soccer players.”

Snyder, graduate of Scranton University and SHP Class of ’89, played for current head coach Marty Berman from 1987-88, and rejoined the program as the varsity assistant coach in the fall of 1995 upon returning to his alma mater to teach science.

A man of many hats, the New Providence native is currently the Science Department Chairman, Director of Educational Technology, Physical Science teacher, and varsity assistant soccer coach. Outside of the Prep, Dave coaches his three children at the New Providence Soccer Club, where he holds the title of Director of Coaching.

SHP 3 - 5 St. Peter's

December 17, 2015

Seton Hall Prep took on the Marauders of St. Peter’s Prep Wednesday afternoon at Codey Arena, in the Pirates second contest against an NJ.com top 10 opponent in as many nights.

No. 8 St. Peter’s jumped on the board with 10:12 remaining in the first period, and added second nearly eight minutes later.

Seton Hall sophomore, John O’Hern, would claw one back for the Pirates under a minute later, and the two teams traded goals through the remainder of the contest.

With the score at 4-3 and SHP pressing late for the tying goal, St. Peter’s would convert an empty net opportunity to put the game out of reach with eight seconds remaining in the third period, for a final score of 5-3.

Seton Hall Prep’s varsity hockey team returns to action over the break next Tuesday, December 22, when they take on St. Augustine Prep at the Igloo in South Jersey.

SHP 2 - 2 Delbarton

December 16, 2015

Seton Hall Prep tied No. 2 Delbarton on Tuesday night at Aspen Ice in Randolph, ending the Morristown schools’ 19-game winning streak against the Pirates.

“The team played simple, smart hockey,” SHP first-year head coach Mike Atkinson told NJ.com. “We played sound defense, and our goalie played outstanding.”

The Prep opened the scoring on a John O’Hern breakaway with 13:03 left in the second period. Six minutes later SHP would double the lead, as Keith Bishop converted a Thomas Colucci feed.

Delbarton would get a goal back with 1:28 remaining in the second period, followed by a Green Wave equalizer with 3:01 left in the third off of a power play goal from Jalen Kaplan.

Seton Hall Prep junior goalie Jack McConeghy stood strong in net, making 22 saves for the Pirates in the tie. Delbarton netminder Kyle Riegler made 12 saves for the Green Wave.

The Pirates, now 1-2-1 on the season, return to Codey Arena for a home contest against St. Peter’s Prep tonight, Thursday, December 16 at 4:15 pm.

Moorer - "Athlete to Watch"

December 15, 2015

West Orange - Seton Hall Prep senior, Brandon Moorer, was named to NJ.com “Athlete to Watch” list for the 2015/16 Indoor Track season. The Northeastern bound sprinter finished ninth last year in the 400 at the outdoor Meet of Champions. Owning a personal best of 6.68 in the 55 dash, 22.40 in the 200, and 48.55 in the 400, Moorer concluded his junior outdoor season with honors including All SEC 2nd team (200, 400), All SEC 1st team (100), and earned a spot on the All State Non- Public 3rd Team.

To Follow Brandon and the entire Indoor Track team's 2015/16 progress, check back for continued news, and be sure to visit the Indoor Track team page.

Early goals not Enough

 December 11, 2015

Monsey (NY) - Despite jumping on the scoresheet with two first period goals, St. Joseph (Mont.) defeated SHP 5-2.

Seton Hall Prep’s first period lead was not enough to hold off St. Joseph (Mont.) on Friday night, as five unanswered goals hand SHP their second loss of the season.

Keith Bishop (SHP) opened up the scoring with 14:44 left in the first period, assisted by both Niall Breagy and Stephen Buck.

The Prep’s Jack Rutter would add to the early lead, off assists by Thomas Freda and Niall Breagy, who picked up his second assist of the game.

Despite the Prep’s 2-0 advantage, St. Joseph would answer with five goals, the first coming 58 seconds after Seton Hall Prep added their second. The Green Knight’s would go end the first period up 3-2, and eventually tack on two more for a final score of 5-2.

Seton Hall Prep looks to bounce back on Tuesday, Dec. 15 against Delbarton at Aspen Ice. The puck will drop at 4:45 pm the Pirates and Green Wave face off for the first time this season.

For the full 2015/16 varsity Schedule, Roster, and all things SHP Hockey, see their team page at gopirates.shp.org.

Swimming Tops Montclair

December 10, 2015

Clifton - In a showdown of two of the top teams in Essex County Wednesday night, No. 6 Seton Hall Prep Swimming defeated Montclair HS 103-67 at the Clifton Boys & Girls Club.

Individual winners from the Prep included members of the 200 Medley Relay (Dixon, Spicka, Michaels, Kovacs), 200 IM (Amoreno), 50 Freestyle (Dixon), 100 Butterfly (Shea), 200 Freestyle Relay (Cullen, Kovacs, Wang, D’Souza), and 100 Backstroke (Wang).

Seton Hall Prep swimming will take on Livingston High School at the Clifton Boys & Girls Club, Thursday December 17, at 8:30 pm.

For the full 2015/16 varsity Schedule, Roster, and all things SHP Swimming, see their team page at gopirates.shp.org.

Hockey falls to pope john

December 07, 2015

West Orange - Seton Hall Prep fell to 1-1 in the 2015/16 campaign on Monday night, as the Pirates were defeated by pre-seaon No.5 in NJ, Pope John, 4-1 at Codey Arena. 

Josh Mead scored two goals to lead Pope John over the Pirates. John Spetz also added a goal and an assist for the Lions.

Seton Hall Prep’s lone goal was scored by sophomore, Stephen Buck, off of a Keith Bishop assist. Junior goalie, Jack McConeghy, tallied 18 saves for the Pirates.

The Prep’s varsity squad (1-1) will take on St. Joseph’s Regional HS this Friday, Dec. 11, at Sport-O-Rama in Monsey, NY. Game time is slated for 7:15 pm.

For more information on Prep hockey and all things SHP Athletics, explore all the newly launched athletics site, gopirates.shp.org, has to offer.

Hockey Wins Opener


Pirates baseball welcomes special needs friends

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Last Sunday afternoon, in a renewal of the team's commitment to offering service to the community, the Seton Hall Prep baseball program hosted a baseball clinic on Verducci Field for a group of adults with special needs. The event is one of many that Coach Mike Sheppard's players have organized over the past few years, including last month's work with the FoodBank and Livingston Mall, and last winter's Games Day for people with developmental delays. The latter event, attended by more than 150, will be hosted again this coming January.

Last Sunday's program began with the guests suiting up in Pirates uniform tops, followed by team and guest introductions, the singing of the National Anthem, led by Service Learning Director Vinnie McMahon, and a group warm-up. Coach Sheppard and the players then led the instruction in several phases of the game, including proper throwing, fielding and batting techniques. After finishing up the afternoon with a 2-inning game, the Pirates players gave out team hats to the guests, sending both players and guests home with smiles on their faces.


31st annual hall of fame inducts ten new members

Friday, October 23, 2015

On October 15 a gathering of 250 alumni, family and friends celebrated the induction of ten new members to the Seton Hall Prep Hall of Fame.  At the 31st annual event, The Prep honored alumni whose exploits on the athletic field over the last half century have added to the school’s proud and distinguished legacy.

The evening at Mayfair Farms saw the induction of Victor Iannelli ’52 (football), Frank Diaco ’87 (football), Clayborne Fields ’87 (football, track), Scott Chisholm ’03 (golf), Jamar Nutter ’03 (basketball), Jack Decker ’04 (wrestling), Brandon Costner ’05 (basketball), Andrew Pusar ’05 (basketball), Nick Christiani ’05 (baseball), and the 1958 Football Team. For details on the careers of the honorees, download the event program.


coach berman gains 400th career win; soccer program receives national academic award

Monday, October 19, 2015

Last Saturday Pirates Soccer Coach Marty Berman won his 400th game with a 3-1 victory over Newark Academy. "It is really rewarding in a lot of ways," he said. "It lets you know that the program leaves an indelible mark on kids and they really appreciate what they have coming through. You have real quality student athletes from quality families. Most of them are good hardworking middle class families. It's a real great environment– religiously, socially, academically and athletically. It's also humbling. When you walk around the halls, as a coach, there are other coaches walking around the halls, like a Mike Sheppard Jr. or a Bob Farrell. There is greatness all around."

Taking over the soccer program from inaugural varsity coach, the late Pete Butler, the first couple of years were a little rough. "Until 2001 we were always a tough out... the kind of team that would play everybody tough, pull off some upsets and some tough wins, but we really weren't a great program by any stretch of the imagination," he recalled. "I was really lucky. I had great kids to coach, it was a great place to be. From 2001 on, we've been on a real good roll, averaging about 18 wins a year. Obviously the quality of players got a little bit better and it snowballed.”

Among the victories are a pair of NJ State Championships, a trio of Essex County Tournament and a fistful of conference titles. “I've had really great assistant coaches. I've had great players to coach," he said. "We've been able to win some big games and titles, which is nice. These were things that early on I probably would've never dreamed were possible. Really the 400 is a great testament to all the players that have come through." Coach Berman is also the freshman basketball coach and has collected more than 500 wins in that position.

Adding to the luster of the milestone, the Soccer Team, with a team GPA last year of 3.94, was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with the 2014-15 High School Team Academic Award. The NSCAA annually recognizes high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their performance on the field. The team finished their 2014 season with a 17-4 record, a #10 NJ state ranking, and a Super Essex Conference crown. Pirates Soccer was one of 398 teams (150 boys, 248 girls) nationwide recognized for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2014-15 academic year.

photo: Coach Mary Berman, pregame earlier this season, with volunteer coach and former Pirates All-Stater Brandon Adler (l) and Assistant Coach Dave Snyder.

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04/23 - Fathers Club Auction Raises the Bar
04/28 - Seton Hall Defeats Livingston, 166-177 (Golf)
04/28 - SHP Falls to No. 2 Summit (LAX)
04/26 - Hot Bats Spark SHP Past Bloomfield (Baseball)
04/25 - Red & Black Invitational (T&F)
04/25 - SHP Defeats No. 4 Monroe in Extra Innings (Baseball)
04/25 - Pirates Blank Caldwell, 5-0 (Tennis)
04/22 - Hendrix Claims County Title (Golf)
04/21 - Coach Mike Sheppard Jr. Earns 700th Career Victory
04/21 - No. 11 SHP Defeats No. 13 Westfield (LAX)
04/20 - SHP Defeats Montclair, 159-161 (Golf)
04/20 - Pirates Fall to Columbia, 3-2 (Tennis)
04/19 - SHP Holds on Against Nutley, 9-7 (Baseball)
04/19 - Pirates Claim Road Win... (LAX)
04/18 - Baseball Wins The Weekend
04/18 - Pirates Fall to IMG Academy (LAX)
04/15 - SHP Edges BC, 3-2 (Tennis)
04/15 - Cerbo and Toohers Power The Prep (Baseball)
04/15 - Pirates Edged by West Morris (LAX)
04/15 - SHP Falls to Morristown (Golf)
04/14 - Pirates Rally to Defeat Livingston (Baseball)
04/14 - SHP Golf Improves to 3-0
04/13 - No. 7 Pirates Hold Off... (LAX)
04/12 - Pirates Defeat MKA, 3.5-1.5 (Tennis)
04/12 - The Prep Powers Past Belleville (BASE)
04/11 - SHP Shines at NJCTC Relays (T&F)
04/11 - Pirates fall to Delbarton, 12-9 (LAX)
04/11 - SHP Completes Comeback...(Baseball)
04/11 - SHP Tops West Essex...(Tennis)
04/08 - SHP defeats Montclair, 16-3 (LAX)
04/07 - SHP Blanks Newark Academy, 13-0 (Baseball)
04/04 - SHP Edges Mendham, 12-11 (LAX)
04/04 - Fr. Kilcarr's 1st Pitch Opens the KAC (BASE)
03/30 - SHP Triumphs Over West Essex, 17-7 (LAX)

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03/22 - Brevin Knight '93 & Coach Farrell...Hoops Team 03/21 - SHP Swimming Finishes No.7 in NJ
03/10 - Pirates Season Ends in State Final (BBALL)
03/08 - Sideline Chatter: "Stifling Defense..." (BBALL)
03/07 - Monteverdi, Calas Finish Season Top 16 in NJ
03/07 - Gibbs' 38 pts Pace The Prep Past Pope John (BBALL)
03/02 - 3 Pirates Compete at 82nd Eastern States Championships
02/29 - SHP Downs East Side for 17th ECT Title
02/29 - Hockey Falls to CBA in States
02/29 - SHP's Calas and Monteverdi Qualify for AC
02/29 - Backstrokers Pace SHP Finishers at Meet of Champions
02/25 - Ryan Toohers Earns Athlete of the Week Honor

02/24 - Basketball Tops West Side in ECT Semi, 61-46
02/23 - Buck's Hat-Trick Lifts SHP Over St. Rose, 4-1 (HOCKEY)
02/22 - 7 Wrestlers Qualify for Region 3
02/22 - SHP Sends 5 Athletes to Meet of Champions (Indoor T&F)
02/22 - SHP Finishes Season as State Finalists (SWIM)
02/22 - Pirates Advance to ECT Semifinal (BBALL)
02/19 - Pirates defeat Columbia, 85-53 (BBALL)
02/17 - Toohers' 21 Points Lift SHP (BBALL)
02/16 - SHP 6-3 MKA (Hockey)
02/16 - SHP Advances to State Finals! (Swim)
02/12 - SHP 74-38 IRVINGTON (BBALL)

02/10 - Pirates Win, Gibbs moves to 3rd on all-time scoring list (BBALL)
02/09 - Bowling Finishes 4th in Essex County
02/08 - SHP Places 2nd at NJCTC Championships (T&F)
02/08 - Seniors Spur SHP to Victory over Gill, 58-54 (BBALL)
02/08 - Hockey Weekend Recap
02/05 - 5 Pirates Celebrate National Letters of Intent
02/05 - Pirates End Road Trip with a Win (Basketball)
02/04 - Annual Pirate Treasure Auction Fast Approaching!
02/04 - SHP Ties No.14 Randolph (Hockey)
02/03 - Bowling Completes Winning Season
02/02 - SHP Tops West Orange, 122-46
02/02 - SHP 77-56 West Side
02/02 - Pirates Honor 10 Seniors
02/01 - Moorer Wins 3 Golds, SHP Finishes 4th (T&F)
02/01 - SHP Downs Teaneck in Coaches vs. Cancer Match-up
01/31 - 947 Series lifts Pirates over Caldwell
01/31 - Pirates Top No.10 Gloucester Catholic
01/29 - Gibbs' 34 Points Pace the Pirates
01/29 - SHP Bowling Sweeps West Orange
01/29 - Pirates Fall to Peter's, 2-1 (Hockey)
01/28 - Wrestling Honors Pratola on Senior Night
01/25 - ECT Champs: A Closer Look (Wrestling)
01/23 - Wrestling Claims Fourth ECT Team Title
01/22 - Pirates Defeat Newark Tech, 79-49 (Basketball)
01/22 - Regino Bowls 725, Pirates fall 4-3 (Bowling)
01/19 - SHP Tops Peter's, 99-71
01/19 - SHP Falls to Nutley (Wrestling)
01/19 - Bowling Blanks Irvington
01/18 - Swimming Claims 19th Consecutive ECT Title
01/18 - Pirates Tie No.10 Gloucester Catholic(Hockey)
01/18 - Pirates Edged by St. Benedict's (Wrestling)
01/16 - SHP Takes Three (Wrestling)
01/16 - SHP Tops University (Basketball)
01/15 - SHP 77-40 Orange (Basketball)
01/15 - SHP Cruises Past Columbia (Swimming)
01/14 - Clayton Parros '09 Signs Contract with iTG Elite (Alumni)
01/14 - Wrestling Edges West Essex, 38-35 (Wrestling)
01/14 - Hockey Falls to No. 6 Pope John (Hockey)
01/13 - Swimming tops Millburn 100.5-69.5 (Swimming)
01/13 - No. 4 Pirates defeat Irvington (Basketball)
01/11 - Baseball Hosts "Carnival For Our Friends" (Baseball)
01/02 - Pirates Earn 3rd at BBC (Basketball)
01/02 - 3 Match Win Streak (Wrestling)
01/02 - Holiday Roundup (Hockey)
12/21 - SHP Downs Delbarton (Basketball)
12/20 - Chris Herren: Rebound
12/18 - Swimming Improves to 4-0 (Swimming)
12/17 - Snyder Honored by NSCAA (Soccer)
12/17 - SHP 3-5 St. Peter's (Hockey)
12/16 - SHP 2-2 Delbarton (Hockey)
12/15 - Moorer - "Athlete to Watch"(Indoor Track)
12/11 - Early Goals Not Enough (Hockey)
12/10 - Swimming Tops Montclair (Swimming)
12/7 - Hockey Falls to Pope John (Hockey)
11/30 - Hockey Wins Opener
11/03 - Pirate Baseball Welcomes Special Needs Friends
10/23 - 31st Annual HOF
10/19 - Coach Berman Gains 400th; Academic Award

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