Wrestling Season Comes to a Close

Mar. 6, 2019


The Seton Hall Prep Wrestling Team closed out their season sending six wrestlers (Larry Melchionda, Conner Decker, Cole Carroll, Jack Wilt, Mike Massa and Niko Diakides) to one of the top state tournaments in the country: The NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships.

Boardwalk Hall is a very unforgiving place as elite New Jersey wrestlers compete for a spot on the podium. All season long, The SHP Wrestling Team came through with big rounds in every tournament to get them to AC.

Jack Wilt came up with a big 1st round win to let everyone know he is the real deal; Junior Mike Massa continue to step up his game going 2-2 and finishing top 16 in NJ.

Then one of the all time great 285 lb wrestlers in SHP history closed out his career. Niko Diakides was a 4-year starter for the Pirates and someone we could always count on.

Niko finished his career with many accolades: 3x District Finalist 2x Champ, 3x County Finalist 1x Champ. Niko is also a 2x region medalist and finished top 12 in NJ as a junior. The coaching staff is excited for next season as Niko is the only graduating member of the team, but filling the void will be a monumental task.

Two School Records Broken as Swimming Concludes Season

Mar. 4, 2019


The Seton Hall Prep Swim Team ended their season with some big performances as two school records were broken at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions on Sunday, March 3, at Gloucester Institute of Technology.

The 200 Freestyle Relay Team of Sophomore Jaeden Yburan (22.08), Junior Matt Prior (22.19), Senior Luke Shea (22.13) and Senior Roo Fenton (20.32) set a new school record in a time of 1:26.72, which also secured them a 4th place finish. The same four swimmers had set the previous record earlier this season vs. Livingston.

Jaeden Yburan would get right back into the water in the next event to break the school record in the 100 backstroke in 51.85, as he finished in 6th place. Jaeden had set the previous record at this year's county championship meet.

Roo Fenton was the Prep's top finisher at the meet as he was runner-up in the 50 freestyle in 20.80, missing the state title by an agonizing .09 seconds. Fenton also finished in 8th place in the 100 Freestyle.

The 200 Medley Relay team of Yburan (24.79 backstroke), junior Mike Pietrucha (27.66 breaststroke), Shea (23.92 butterfly) and Fenton (20.25 freestyle) also had an outstanding performance as they finished 4th in a time of 1:36.62. Fenton's anchor leg was the fastest 50 freestyle relay split in school history.

Congratulations on The Prep's outstanding 2018-2019 season! 

Swimming performs well in NJSIAA Meet of Champions Preliminary Round

Mar. 2, 2019


The Seton Hall Prep Swim team placed a finalist in five events thanks to a solid performance in today's preliminary round at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology.

The top qualifier is Senior Roo Fenton, seeded third for tomorrow's final in the 50 Freestyle, after a 21.28. Fenton is also seeded 7th in the 100 free after a 47.03 in the prelims.

Sophomore Jaeden Yburan tied his own school record in the 100 Backstroke at 51.93, which gives him the #6 seed in the final round.

The 200 Free Relay Team of Yburan, Matt Prior, Luke Shea and Fenton swam 1:27.38 and are seeded fourth in the finals. Yburan, Mike Pietrucha, Shea and Fenton have the #6 seed in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:37.60.

Also swimming today were Yburan in the 200 IM (157.63 for 24th place) and Shea in the 50 Freestyle (22.60 for 50th place).

The finals begin at 10 am tomorrow (March 2) at GCIT.


Basketball's season ends in Montvale

March 1, 2019


The Seton Hall Prep Basketball season ended at St. Joe's Regional School as they lost 77-67 in the NJSIAA Quarterfinals on Thursday, Feb. 28. 

The Pirates got out to a slow start and couldn't quite recover from a 22-8 deficit to start the game. They cut it to five in the fourth quarter, but that was the closest they came to taking a lead in the second half. 

The Pirates end the season 19-8, having won 10 of their last 12 games. 

Basketball Defeats Pingry, Advance in NJSIAA Playoffs

Feb. 26, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated Pingry 65-36 on Tuesday, Feb. 26, behind Senior Ashton Miller's career-high 31 points. 

The Pirates advance to the NJSIAA Non-Public "A" Second Round, and currently hold a 19-7 record. 


Wrestling sets School Record, Sends Six to AC

Feb. 24, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Wrestling set a new school record under Head Coach Jack Decker, sending six wrestlers to Atlantic City to qualify for a State Title. 

At 120 junior Larry Melchionda went 4-1 to finish 3rd for his second trip to AC.

Sophomores Conner Decker 132 and Cole Carroll both finished 4th to punch their first ticket to AC.

Junior 170 Mike Massa went 4-1 to finish 3rd to secure his trip to AC.

Senior Niko Diakides fought threw a stacked bracket to finish 3rd and his second trip to AC.

Junior Zach Merlino finished one match shy of AC, going 3-2 and finishing 5th.

Then the surprise of the Region 4 Tournament (not to the SHP staff), Sophomore Jack Wilt stormed into the finals. Jack won his opening bout and then avenged his loss last season to a round of 12 wrestler from Cranford 10-7 for a trip to the finals.

In the finals, Wilt was in a seesaw battle with the defending 4th place finisher in NJ. The match came down to the last 20 seconds and we fell just short of the gold, but everyone took notice of Jack’s performance.

Heading to AC Wednesday, The Prep sends six wrestlers to one of the toughest tournaments in the country. Five of them are returning next year for SHP.

Great Season, Great Region Tournament and great things to come!


Hockey advances to NJSIAA Quarterfinals

Feb. 23, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Ice Hockey defeated No. 6 St. John Vianney 3-0 in the opening round of the NJSIAA Playoffs on Friday night, Feb. 22.

The Pirates will play Don Bosco Prep Monday at 6pm.

SHP Bounces Back on Senior Night

Feb. 21, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated West Orange 86-66 on Senior Night on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. 

The Pirates, who started all five seniors on their roster, bounced back from a tough loss to East Side in the ECT Semifinals on Tuesday. 



SHP Falls Short of ECT Final, Loses in Double OT

Feb. 20, 2019


The Seton Hall Prep Basketball team's 10-game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday, Feb. 19, as No. 1 seed East Side defeated the No. 4 Pirates in the ECT Semifinals 73-67 in double overtime at West Orange High School.

The Pirates climbed back from down 10 in the fourth quarter to send it to overtime. Senior Ashton Miller, who led The Pirates with 25 points, sent the game into double OT with a buzzer beater from the top of the key. 

In double OT, The Pirates had three players foul out and couldn't keep up with East Side, who pulled away with free throws to get the win. 

The Pirates next play Thursday, Feb. 21, at home against West Orange for Senior Night. 


SHP defeats American History, cracks Top 20

Feb. 18, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated American History 68-50 in the ECT Quarterfinal round on Saturday, Feb. 16. 

With the win, The Pirates advance to play #1 seed Newark East Side at West Orange High School in the Semi-final round on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 

The Pirates also cracked NJ.com's top 20 poll for the first time in over a month, coming in at #15. 

SHP wins 9th Straight

Feb. 14, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball won their ninth game in a row Thursday night, defeating #12 West Side 84-71 in Newark, NJ. 

The Prep was led by Seniors Ashton Miller and Geordan Walker, who scored 23 and 16 points respectively. 

Swimming Finishes 12-1

Feb. 14, 2019


The Seton Hall Prep Swim Team lost their first meet of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 13, losing 87-83 to St. Joe's (Metuchen) in the quarterfinal of the NJSIAA Non-Public "A" Tournament.

The Prep swam their fastest meet of the season, and captured eight of 11 first-place finishes. But the superior depth of an inspired Joe's team proved too much in the end.

The Prep opened with a win in the 200 Medley Relay from Jaeden Yburan, Mike Pietrucha, Luke Shea and Roo Fenton in their fastest time of the season at 1:37.01, but St. Joe's took 2-3 to keep the score at 8-6. 

Matt Prior won the 200 Freestyle in a personal best 1:46.30, but the Falcons went 2-3-4 to tie the score at 15. 

Yburan won the 200 IM for the Prep in 1:57.18, but the squads split the event to keep the score tied at 23. 

Fenton paced a 1-3-5 finish for SHP in the 50 free in 21.70, which gave SHP a 4 point lead at 33-29. Shea then pulled off a great upset win in the 100 butterfly in 53.58, but another 2-3-4 finish from St. Joes' tightened the score to 40-38. 

SHP would get those two points back in the 100 Freestyle thanks to a 1-3 finish from Fenton (47.96) and Pietrucha for a 49-45 lead.  St. Joe's, however, would go 1-3-5 in the next event, the 500 Freestyle, and the score was once again tied at 55. 

Jose Rodriguez, Shea, Prior and Fenton would then win the 200 Freestyle Relay in 1:32.01, but again the St. Joe's depth gave them a 2-3 finish, and the Pirates led 63-61 with three events to go. 

The 100 Backstroke would swing things in SHP's direction with Yburan winning in 53.17, and the overall SHP 1-3-5 finish gave them their biggest lead of the day at 73-67. 

A 2-3-5 finish for the Prep in the 100 Breaststroke kept the lead at 6, 81-75, with only the 400 Freestyle Relay remaining. But the St. Joe's depth would prevail here with a devastating 1-2 finish, enabling them to win the meet at 87-83. 

This was the only time that St. Joe's had the lead in the entire meet.  

The Pirates end the season at 12-1. The last meet on the schedule is the NJSIAA Individual Event Championships (the "Meet of Champions") on March 2-3.  

Basketball Wins 8th Straight

Feb. 10, 2019


Seton Hall Prep won their eighth straight game, defeating Barringer 75-58 in the first round of the Essex County Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 9. 

The Pirates play West Orange on Tuesday, Feb. 12, before playing in the next round of the ECT next Saturday, Feb. 16. 

Candidate's Day (2019)

Feb. 8, 2019


Seton Hall Prep hosted Candidate's Day for the eighth graders that have been accepted for the Class of 2023.

Families of students were invited to become members of the Thomas Farley Seton Scholars Program and gathered with program advisors, current Scholars and department chairs for breakfast and to hear the story of the highly regarded academic program. 

Seton Scholars Brian Axelsen and Anthony Petruzziello spoke about how their decision to accept the invitation to join the Seton Scholars has had an overwhelmingly positive effect on their careers at Seton Hall.

Later in the day, the largest-ever gathering of candidates and their families came together in the Bayley Seton Auditorium for a welcome and introudction to the school's presentation offered to help them make the decision to attend The Prep.  

Director of Admission Michael Zinsmeister and Headmaster Msgr. Robert Harahan introduced seniors Nick Diaz, Eric Camacho and Anthony Petruzziello, along with Mothers Auxiliary President Danielle Batanjany, who presented their own Prep stories.

Then the several hundred guests headed to the Dining Hall and gymnasium for individual conversations with teachers, school counselors, coaches, activities advisors and members of the parents organizations.

Enjoy some highlights from a wonderful day. 

SHP defeats Peter's in Dan Finn Classic

Feb. 7, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball extended their winning streak to seven games with a 49-40 win over St. Peter's Prep at the Dan Finn Classic on Feb. 7, 2019. 

Ashton Miller led the way with 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists. 

Colucci reflects on 100 Career Points

Feb. 6, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Ice Hockey's Thomas Colucci scored his 100th point this season, but he has bigger goals in mind. 

Check out the interview with Colucci and hear him reflect on his four-year career as he gets ready for the postseason. 

Swimming Finishes Season Undefeated

Feb. 6, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Swimming finished the regular season undefeated after defeating West Orange 107-62 on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at NJIT in Newark. 

The 200 Medley Relay Team of Joe Labrador, Mike Pietrucha, Joaquin Quezada and Jaeden Yburan got the ball rolling by winning in 1:49.05.   


Senior Jack McGovern followed by winning the 200 Freestyle in a personal best 1:57.62. 


Other event winners for SHP included Matt Prior in the 50 Free (23.04), Quezada in the 100 Butterfly (59.38), and Pietrucha in the 100 Breaststroke (1:05.40). 


The Prep would also win both Freestyle Relays, with Dylan Negron, Connor Townson, Jack Devilbiss and Roo Fenton winning the 200 Freestyle Relay in 1:39.16, and Yburan, Prior, Luke Shea and Fenton taking the 400 Free Relay in 3:22.02.  


The Pirates have a first round bye in the State Tournament, and will host a Non-Public "A" Quarterfinal match on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at NJIT at 4pm against the winner of St. Joseph's Metuchen and Don Bosco.  

SHP beats East Side, improve to 13-6

Feb. 6, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated East Side 49-45 on Tuesday, Feb. 5. 

It was The Pirates sixth straight win and perhaps the biggest, as East Side was ranked in NJ.com's top 20 poll at #4 last week before dropping to #14 this week. 

Athlete of the Month of January

Jan., 2019


Seton Hall Prep's Jack Wilt, sophomore wrestler, won January's Athlete of the Month!

Wilt went 14-2 in January, including a second place finish in the Sam Cali invitational and first place in the Essex County Tournament!

Hockey defeats #6 Glocuester Catholic

Feb. 3, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Ice Hockey defeated Glocuester Catholic 2-1 on Saturday, Feb. 2, behind two goals from Freshman Patrick Zincone.

The Pirates were ranked at #10 in NJ.com's top 20 poll earlier this week, while Glocuester was #6. 

The Pirates are next in action on Monday, Feb. 4, against Bergen Catholic. 

Basketball wins 5th Straight, Miller scores 1,000th point

Feb. 3, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated Lawrenceville 58-53 Saturday night at The Battle of the Bay in Atlantic City.

It was The Pirates fifth straight win to improve their record to 12-6 on the year.

Senior Guard Ashton Miller led the way with 19 points, including his 1,000th career point for The Prep. 

Top 10 Plays of January (2019)

Jan. 2019


Check out the top 10 plays from the month of January!

Swimming defeats Glen Ridge, Improve to 11-0

Feb. 1, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Swimming remains undefeated after a 124-34 win over Glen Ridge on Thursday, Jan. 31. 

The Pirates also made the NJSIAA Non-Public A Quarterfinal on February 12 at 4 pm at NJIT. Their opponent is yet to be determined. 

The Pirates captured 9 of 11 first place finishes today against Glen Ridge. Freshman Dylan Negron won 2 events - the 200 IM in 2:14.92 and the 100 Breaststroke in 1:09.14. 

Other winners included Junior Matthew Prior in the 200 Freestyle (1:49.26); Sophomore Jack Devilbiss in the 50 Freestyle (24.36); Sophomore Joaquin Quezada in the 100 Butterfly (1:03.44); and Senior Jack McGovern in the 100 Free in a personal best 54.21. 

Prior was joined by fellow Junior Mike Pietrucha and Seniors Luke Shea and Roo Fenton in winning the 400 Freestyle Relay in 3:21.91; Pietrucha, Shea and Fenton joined with Freshman Dom Ancey in winning the 200 Medley Relay in 1:49.72; and Quezada, McGovern, Junior Joe Labrador and Freshman Connor Townson won the 200 Freestyle Relay in 1:42.55. 

Next up for the Pirates is the final regular season meet vs. West Orange on February 5.  

Basketball defeats #8 West Side

Jan. 31, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated West Side Newark, #8 in NJ.com's top 20 poll, by a score of 68-66 on Thursday night. 

The Prep was in solid command of the game for most of the second half before a late push from West Side to tie the game at 66-66. Then, Senior Geordan Walker hit two clutch free throws before a big stop at the other end to seal the win.

Highlights from the game:

Bowling earns Conference Championship

Jan. 31, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Bowling came from behind to defeat Livingston 5-2 Thursday at Hanover Lanes, earning the Conference Championship. 

Wrestling defeats Verona on Senior Night

Jan. 31, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Wrestling defeated Verona High School 63-12 on Wednesday night, as Senior Niko Diakides was honored for his outstanding career on Senior Night. 

The Prep is next in action Friday, Feb. 1, against Cedar Grove at home. 

Basketball wins Third Straight

Jan. 30, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball won their third straight game, defeating Newark Central 62-47 on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The Prep jumped out to a 16-2 start and never looked back. Ashton Miller led the way with 27 points, 12 of which came in the fourth quarter.

The Pirates are next in action at home tomorrow, Thursday Jan. 31, against West Side at home (Tracey Gym) at 7pm. 

Hockey defeats Millburn, Ties Pope John

Jan. 29, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Ice Hockey defeated Millburn High School 4-0 on Sunday, then tied Pope John 2-2 on Monday, Jan. 30. 

The Pirates are now 11-6-3 and next play Princeton Day on Jan. 31, away. 

Highlights from yesterday's tie against Pope John:

Wrestling defeats Caldwell, Loses to Pope John

Jan. 29, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Wrestling split their last two matches, defeating James Caldwell 48-25 on Jan. 25, and losing to Pope John 52-15 Monday, Jan. 29. 

The Pirates are now 10-3 in regular season competition and 6-0 in Conference play. 

Their next match is tomorrow, Jan. 30, against Verona at home (Tracey Gym) at 7pm. 

Here are The Prep highlights from their loss to Pope John last night:

SHP wins Second Straight, Improve to 9-6

Jan. 26, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated Payne Tech 55-43 on Saturday, Jan. 26, to improve to 9-6 on the season. 

Senior Geordan Walker led the way with 14 points for The Pirates, who led the entire game. 



Swimming Remains Undefeated

Jan. 25, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Swimming improved to 10-0 with a 98-72 win over Columbia on Thursday, Jan. 24, at NJIT in Newark.

The 200 Medley Relay Team of Freshman Dom Ancey, Junior Mike Pietrucha, Senior Roo Fenton and Sophomore Joaquin Quezada led off the meet by winning in 1:46.38. 

Individual event winners for SHP included Junior Joe Labrador in the 200 Individual Medley (2:16.67), Sophomore Jaeden Yburan in the 100 Butterfly (58.39), Senior Luke Shea in the 100 Freestyle (50.79), Fenton in the 500 Free (5:29.47), Pietrucha in the 100 Backstroke (58.31) and Freshman Connor Townson in the 100 Breaststroke (1:04.42). 

The 200 Freestyle Relay Team of Labrador, Senior Jack McGovern, Shea and Yburan also captured a first place in 1:40.42. 

Next up for the Pirates is a meet vs. West Orange at Rutgers-Newark on January 29.  


Basketball Bounces Back to Defeat Union Catholic 

Jan. 25, 2019


The Seton Hall Prep Basketball team bounced back from a tough loss to Immaculate Conception on Tuesday with a big-time win over #15 Union Catholic 64-51 Thursday night at Tracey Gym in West Orange.

Ashton Miller led the way with 25 points (15 in the second quarter), as Geordan Walker added 13 points and nine rebounds to help The Pirates get back on track and improve to 8-6. 

Their next game is tomorrow, Saturday Jan. 26, at 1 pm at home against Payne Tech.

Curran scores career-high

Jan. 22, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball lost to Immaculate Conception 67-64 Tuesday night in a thriller at Tracey Gym

The Pirates were led by Senior Ashton Miller's 25 points, six assists and five rebounds. Sophomore Michael Curran scored a career-high 22 points. 

The Pirates are back in action Thursday night at home at 7 pm. 


Swimming wins County and Conference Championship 

Jan. 22, 2019


The Seton Hall Prep Swimming Team won the Essex County Championship for the 22nd consecutive season on Monday, Jan. 21, at NJIT in Newark, NJ. 

The meet also determined the Super Essex Conference Champion, which The Prep has now won in each of the ten years of the conference's history. 

Senior Roo Fenton led the way in a performance that earned him the Cullen Jones Award as Most Outstanding Swimmer for the third consecutive season. 


Fenton won both the 50 and 100 Freestyles in 20.97 and 47.17 respectively, both times being the fastest he has swum for The Prep. He also anchored the winning 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay Teams.

The Medley Relay Team consisted of Sophomore Jaeden Yburan, Freshman Connor Townson, Senior Luke Shea and Fenton, winning in a time of 1:39.52. 

4 champs

The 200 Freestyle Relay was the most exciting race of the day. Junior Matt Prior (22.98), Sophomore Jack Devilbiss (22.70) and Junior Mike Pietrucha (22.77) all swam SHP best times, but still found themselves trailing Millburn going into the last leg. 

Fenton would then come from behind to win with a 20.55 split that wowed the crowd.

The total time of 1:29.00 set a new county meet record, previously held by the 2014 SHP team of Justin Dunn, Phillip Jones, Tom Curivan, and Kyle Patterson. 

Yburan would also break a record, this time a school record, as he won the 100 Backstroke in 51.93. The previous record of 52.04 was set by Kyle Madley in 2011.  

Prior was also an event winner, taking the 200 free in 1:47.20.  The 400 Free Relay would give the Prep its 7th win out of the 11 events as Shea, Pietrucha, Prior and Yburan would win in 3:22.26.  


Here is the full story, with quotes and pictures, from NJ.com: http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/-6077055457313347674/seton-hall-prep-swimming-runs-show-again-at-super-essex-conference-championship/?fbclid=IwAR1N6WQsInf4FBt3SwnQmTtOSaErSZlauXepWZku16mUjWlBeolzw4v2YZk

Here are the SHP medalists (top 6 places win medals):

First Place

200 Medley Relay - Jaeden Yburan, Connor Townson, Luke Shea, Roo Fenton

200 Freestyle - Matt Prior

50 Freestyle - Roo Fenton

100 Freestyle - Roo Fenton

200 Freestyle Relay - Matt Prior, Jack Devilbiss, Mike Pietrucha, Roo Fenton

100 Backstroke - Jaeden Yburan

400 Freestyle Relay - Luke Shea, Mike Pietrucha, Matt Prior, Jaeden Yburan

Second Place

200 IM - Jaeden Yburan

100 Butterfly - Luke Shea

500 Freestyle - Matt Prior

Fifth Place

200 IM - Connor Townson

50 Freestyle - Luke Shea

100 Freestyle - Mike Pietrucha

100 Backstroke - Dylan Negron (9)

Sixth Place 

200 Freestyle - Mike Pietrucha

100 Breaststroke - Connor Townson

SHP wins Fourth-Straight ECT Title

Jan. 19, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Wrestling used a strong semi-final round to propel them to their 4th straight Essex County Tournament championship at South Mountain Codey Arena on Jan. 17-18. 

The Pirates came away with 13 medals, 8 finalist, 3 gold and 2 bronze.

The Prep finished with 256 points to West Essex' 238, with Nutley finishing third with 124. 

One of the best stories of the tournament came from The Prep's AJ Hinton; Hinton entered the tournament as a 14th-seed and knocked off the three-seed in his first match to put him in the quarter-finals. 

Hinton then pinned the sixth-seed, propelling him into the semifinals; he finished third place, scoring 16 team points for The Prep to give them a comfortable margin of victory.

"The great thing about his story is that he told us in practice Wednesday, he was going to do this," said Seton Hall Prep coach Jack Decker in a story with NJ.com. "He was not going to be denied. He's a quiet kid so when he says something like that, you know he's mentally prepared to do that. I'm proud of him."

Cpt. Larry Melchionda won his second ECT title, with Mike Massa and Jack Wilt also taking first place. 

Conner Decker, Cole Carroll, Zach Merlino, Drew Mitzak and Niko Diakides all lost close final matches to finish second, while Gabe Jimenez and AJ Hinton came in third. 

Freshman Joe Sciarrone finished a strong fourth, with Dean Musialowicz and Aidan Cunningham finishing sixth. 

The Pirates are back in action on 1/25 in Caldwell. 


Swimming advances to 9-0

Jan. 16, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Swimming improved to 9-0 on the season with a 121-49 win over James Caldwell High School at The Caldwell Community Center on Wednesday. 

The full report is here: http://highschoolsports.nj.com/game/score/4527298/



Lacrosse hosts 11th Annual Men's Beefsteak

Jan. 16, 2019


The Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse program held their 11th anuual Men's Beefsteak Thursday, Jan. 10, at McLoone's Boathouse in West Orange, NJ. 

A sold out crowd of 85 SHP Lacrosse Alumni, fathers and friends came together to break bread and enjoy good fellowship.


Rutgers University Lacrosse Head Coach Brian Brecht was the key note speaker and gave an excellent account of the college lacrosse experience. 


He was followed by SHP Alumni father Gus Heningburg, who read a speach written by his son Jules (SHP '14, Rutgers '18).  


Jules relocated to San Diego, CA, where he plays for the National Lacrosse League team The Sand Diego Seals. He wrote about the attitude and sacrifices it takes to be a High School and College All-American and play at the professional level.





Swimming takes down undefeated Montclair to improve to 8-0

Jan. 16, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Swimming came out victorious in a swim meet between the top two teams in the Super Essex Conference on Monday, Jan. 14, at the Clifton Boys and Girls Club. 

Both teams came in unbeaten, and each swam their fastest meet of the season. Seton Hall Prep came out on top 103-67. 

The SHP 200 Medley Relay of Jaeden Yburan, Mike Pietrucha, Luke Shea and Roo Fenton led off taking first in a season best 1:38.37 to set the fast paced tone; Matt Prior would follow by winning the 200 free in 1:50.02, but Montclair would finish 2-3-4, giving the Prep a 17-13 lead. 

The Pirates would go 1-2 in the next two events, featuring Yburan (in 2:01.38) and Connor Townson in the 200 IM and Fenton (in a blistering 21.24) and Shea in the 50 Free, but Montlcair would stirke back with a 1-3-4 finish in the 100 butterfly to pull within 8 at 43-35. 

Fenton (47.56) and Pietrucha would get it back for the Pirates with a 1-2 in the 100 Free, and with Prior winning the 500 Free in 4:55.38, SHP led 63-47. 

At that point the Pirates began to pull away; Fenton, Jack Devilbiss, Shea and Prior won the 200 Free Relay in 1:31.45; Yburan would win the backstroke in 54.83; Townson (1:02.80) and Pietrucha would 1-2 the 100 Breaststroke, ad Joaquin Quezada, Devilbiss, Prior and Yburan would win the 400 Free Relay in 3:22.13. 

It was an outstanding win for The Pirates in the most exciting meet of the season thus far. 

Next up for the 8-0 Pirates is Caldwell on January 16.  

Basketball wins in thriller against West Orange

Jan. 15, 2019


Seton Hall Prep defeated West Orange 52-51 behind Colin Flaherty's go-ahead three pointer with under 20 seconds remaining in the game. 


Thomas Colucci scores 100th point in 7-5 loss

Jan. 15, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Ice Hockey lost to Portledge (NY) 7-5 on Monday, Jan. 14, but Senior Thomas Colucci scored his 100th career point as a Pirate. 

Aidan D'Urso had a goal and two assists for The Prep, while Alex Kuhtik scored a goal as well. 

Bowling drops close one to Livingston

Jan. 15, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Bowling dropped their first match of the season, losing 5-2 to Livingston High School on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. 

The Prep narrowly took the first game against The Lancers before dropping the final two, both of which came down to the wire. 

Baseball's Annual Winter Carnival 

Jan. 14, 2019


Seton Hall Prep's Baseball Program runs an Annual Winter Carnival that provides developmentally challenged friends a fun-filled day. 

The Prep's goal is to create many smiles, much laughter and develop friendships. 

Check out the video with interviews from Head Coach Mike Sheppard and Seniors Nick Diaz and Nick Maldonado.

Football Coach Bill Fitzgerald talks at the AFCA 

Jan. 13, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Football Head Coach Bill Fitzgerald presented at The American Football Coaches Association Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 8.

Every year, the AFCA provides college and high school coaches an opportunity for professional development and networking.

This year, our own Coach Fitzgerald was chosen to speak and spread his knowledge and wisdom in front of a crowd of attendees. 

coach fitz



Soccer players honored at Coaches Association of NJ Banquet

Jan. 13, 2019


Members of The Prep Soccer team were honored at the 50th anniversary Soccer Coaches Association of New Jersey (SCANJ) banquet held last Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Pines Manor in Metuchen, NJ.

Marty Coaches Association

Pictured from left to right: Jason Pereira '20, Aidan Dunphy '20, Lucas Ross '21, Liam Bertrand '19 and Head Coach Marty Berman. 

Bertrand made Honorable Mention North Jersey Non-Public A (along with Joe Kearns '19 and Brian Zimmermann '19 who were not pictured).

Pereira made Second Team and Dunphy and Ross made the First Team North Jersey Non-Public A.

The Prep was ranked third in the Soccer Coaches' State Private and Non-Public Schools Poll.


Wrestling has busy weekend

Jan. 13, 2019


Seton Hall Prep's Wrestling coaching staff was very proud of the effort displayed by The Pirates over the weekend.

Coming off an emotional win over West Essex, The Pirates took on a tough Irvington squad on Friday, Jan. 11, beating them 61-15 before Saturday's showdown with St. Peter's and St. Anthony's (LI) in Jersey City.

The Prep won the first match with a 39-30 victory over a very solid St. Anthony's team. 

Then, The Pirates went back and forth with a great Peter's club before falling one match short of topping SPP in a rugged dual meet.

The coaching staff wants to extend their thanks to the wrestling faithful for the large showing in Jersey City over the weekend, as The Pirates resume action Thursday at Codey Arena for the start of the Essex County Tournament. 


SHP 61    IRV 15

152: Jack Wilt (SHPS) over Brisner Xavier (IRVI) (Fall 2:54)

160: AJ Hinton (SHPS) over Stanley Corneille (IRVI) (Fall 0:57)

170: Isaiah Augustin (IRVI) over (SHPS) (For.)

 182: Zachary Merlino (SHPS) over Elton Jean Baptiste (IRVI) (Fall 2:51)

 195: Andrew Mitzak (SHPS) over Jamal Joseph (IRVI) (Dec 10-3)

220: Nashawn Brooks (IRVI) over Alex Giannoglou (SHPS) (Dec 9-2)

285: Nikolaos Diakides (SHPS) over Edwin Louis (IRVI) (Fall 3:05)

106: Joseph Sciarrone (SHPS) over Elton Xavier (IRVI) (Fall 5:59)

113: Gabriel Jimenez (SHPS) over (IRVI) (For.)

120: Lawrence Melchionda (SHPS) over Damas Edouard (IRVI) (Fall 0:26)

126: Conner Decker (SHPS) over Adrian Grace (IRVI) (Fall 1:55)

 132: Carl Banks (IRVI) over Dean Musialowicz (SHPS) (Fall 3:29)

138: Cole Carroll (SHPS) over (IRVI) (For.)

145: Aidan Cunningham (SHPS) over Asah-Iah Lawton (IRVI) (MD 9-0)

SHP 39   St.An 30

182Zachary Merlino (SHPS) over Jake Tutuska (STAN) (Dec 10-4)

 195: Christian Taylor (STAN) over (SHPS) (For.)

220: Andrew Mitzak (SHPS) over Matthew Dahill (STAN) (Fall 3:05)

 285: Nikolaos Diakides (SHPS) over Joseph Gould (STAN) (Fall 1:41)

 106: Mick Brown (STAN) over Joseph Sciarrone (SHPS) (MD 13-3)

113: Gabriel Jimenez (SHPS) over Sean Flick (STAN) (Dec 11-7)

120: Lawrence Melchionda (SHPS) over Anthony DiDonato (STAN) (Fall 0:32)

126: Conner Decker (SHPS) over Dominic Semirera (STAN) (Fall 1:00)

 132: Tommy Szilagyi (STAN) over Dean Musialowicz (SHPS) (Fall 3:47)

138: Preston Maucere (STAN) over Cole Carroll (SHPS) (TF 15-0 4:15)

145: John Baloga (STAN) over Aidan Cunningham (SHPS) (Dec 3-0)

152: Jack Wilt (SHPS) over Joe Schultz (STAN) (Dec 4-3)

160: Tyler Podolsky (STAN) over AJ Hinton (SHPS) (Fall 2:26)

170: Michael Massa (SHPS) over Ryan Walters (STAN) (Fall 1:45)

SHP 26   SPP 35

220: Esquire Boyce (SPPS) over Alex Giannoglou (SHPS) (Fall 2:39)

285: Niccolo Colucci (SPPS) over Nikolaos Diakides (SHPS) (Dec 5-2)

106: Joseph Sciarrone (SHPS) over Patrick Groo (SPPS) (Fall 0:26)

113: Felix Lettini (SPPS) over Gabriel Jimenez (SHPS) (Dec 6-0)

120: Lawrence Melchionda (SHPS) over Patrick Adams (SPPS) (Dec 6-2)

 126: Sean Rendeiro (SPPS) over Dean Musialowicz (SHPS) (TF 16-1 5:10)

132: Conner Decker (SHPS) over Alejandro Leon (SPPS) (Dec 3-1)

138: Cole Carroll (SHPS) over Nicolas Gronda (SPPS) (MD 19-9)

145: Julian Todd (SPPS) over Aidan Cunningham (SHPS) (Dec 3-1)

152: Thomas Kellner (SPPS) over Karson Harcourt (SHPS) (Fall 2:49)

160: Jack Wilt (SHPS) over Daniel Martinez (SPPS) (Fall 5:16)

170: Michael Massa (SHPS) over Roger Diaz (SPPS) (MD 11-1)

182: James Cruz (SPPS) over Zachary Merlino (SHPS) (Dec 6-1)

195: Esquire Boyce (SPPS) over Andrew Mitzak (SHPS) (Fall 2:39)

Swimming remains unbeaten with win over MKA

Jan. 13, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Swimming improved to 7-0 with a 114-56 victory over Montclair Kimberley Academy on Friday, Jan. 11. 

The 200 Medley Relay Team of Sophomore Jaeden Yburan, Freshman Connor Townson, Sophomore Joaquin Quezada and Senior Roo Fenton got things rolling with a winning time of 1:48.99. 

Several different Prep swimmers then stepped up to win individual races, with Sophmore Jack Devilbiss winning the 200 IM in 2:13.00, Senior Luke Shea capturing the 50 Free in 22.97, and Senior Mike Ippolito taking the 100 Freestyle in 55.74. 

Juniors Mike Pietrucha and Matt Prior joined Yburan and Shea to win the 200 Freestyle Relay in 1:35.11, while Freshman Dylan Negron (59.65 in the 100 backstroke) and Quezada (1:12.74 in the 100 Breaststroke) captured the last individual races of the day. 

The 400 Freestyle Relay of Devilbiss, Junior Gage Derr, Freshman Dom Ancey and Junior Joseph Labrador would close the meet by winning their event in 3:40.32.  

Next up for the swim team is a meet with Montclair on Monday, Jan. 14, in what should be the most exciting meet of the regular season. The meet gets underway with a warmup at 8pm at the Clifton Boys and Girls Club. 

Hockey destroys HUN 7-2 on Senior Night

Jan. 13, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Ice Hockey beat HUN 7-2 on Senior Night on Friday night, Jan. 11, 2019. 


Basketball loses to East Side 

Jan. 10, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Basketball lost to Newark East Side 58-46 on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. 

The Pirates next play Tuesday, Jan. 15, at West Orange High School at 4pm. 

Bowling defeats West Caldwell Tech ahead of Conference Match Monday

Jan. 10, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Bowling took care of business Thursday night, beating West Caldwell Tech comfortably at Hanover Lanes in East Hanover. 

The Prep will match up against Livingston High School on Monday, Jan. 14, for a big conference match. 

Swimming improves to 6-0 with win over Mo-Town

Jan. 10, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Swimming defeated Morristown 124-46 on Wednesday, Jan. 9, to improve to 6-0 on the season.

The Prep broke two school records in the metric distances during the meet. 

Senior Roo Fenton set the new record in the 50 meter freestyle, winning the race in a time of 23.90. The previous record had been set in 1994 by Mike Przywozny (24.17). Fenton also won the 100 freestyle in 54.68.

Also setting a new record was Sophomore Jaeden Yburan in a time of 2:09.38, breaking the previous mark of 2:10.09 set by Brandon Wang in 2016. 

Yburan would also double by winning the 100 Backstroke in 59.82.

Other winners for the Prep on the day included Junior Matt Prior in the 200 Freestyle (2:02.90), Senior Luke Shea in the 100 Butterfly (59.90), Freshman Dylan Negron in the 400 Freestyle (4:46.61) and Senior Mike Ippolito in the 100 Breaststroke (1:13.39).  

The Prep would also capture all three relays. Freshman Connor Townson, Shea, Sophomore Joaquin Quezada and Junior Mike Pietrucha won the 200 Medley Relay in 1:58.89; Yburan, Prior, Shea and Fenton took the 200 Freestyle Relay in 1:40.95; and Pietrucha, Negron, Sophomore Jack Devilbiss and Prior finshed up the day by winning the 400 Free Relay in 4:05.42.  

The Prep's next meet is at MKA Friday at 4pm. 

Wrestling beats West Essex in Tight Match

Jan. 10, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Wrestling came back to defeat West Essex 30-22 on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in an intense atmosphere at West Essex High School.

West Essex jumped out to an early 15-6 lead, winning four out of the first six matches. 

The Pirates bounced back with back-to-back major decisions from Larry Melchionda and Conner Decker to tighten the score to 15-14.

After West Essex bounced back with a major decision of their own, The Prep's Cole Carol stopped state qualifier Darren Jones 2-0. 

Going into the last three matches, trailing 22-17, Jack Wilt brought The Prep within one, then AJ Hinton put The Pirates in the lead 24-22. 

Mike Massa put an exclamation point on a big comeback with a 40-second pin to secure the win. 

The Pirates are back in action Friday night at home. 

Full match details here.


Basketball gets back on Track against Central

Jan. 8, 2019

Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated Central HS tonight 52-47. 

Swimming Starts 2019 Strong

Jan. 8, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Swimming won their first meet of 2019, defeating Verona High School 123-43 on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at NJIT in Newark.

Freshman Dylan Negron took two first place finishes for The Prep: the 100 Freestyle (54.01) and the 100 Backstroke (59.84).

Other race winners for The Prep included Sophomore Jaeden Yburan in the 200 Freestyle (200.57), Junior Joseph Labrador in the 50 Freestyle (24.64), Junior Matt Prior in the 100 Butterfly (59.35), and Senior Luke Shea in the 100 Breaststroke (1:04.58).

The Prep also won all three relays: the 200 Medley Relay (Labrador, Sophomore Jack Amoreno, Sophomore Jack Devilbiss and Senior Jack McGovern) in a time of 1:53.48; the 200 Freestyle Relay (Senior Mike Ippolito, McGovern, Devilbiss, and Senior Roo Fenton) in 1:36.96; and the 400 Freestyle Relay (Junior Gage Derr, Junior Asad Holmes, McGovern and Sophomore Alexis Mollet) in 4:00.26.  

The next meet for The Pirates is tomorrow, Jan. 9, at Morristown. 

Hockey beats Bishop Eustace 10-0 on Monday

Jan. 7, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Ice Hockey scored six goals in the opening period of a 10-0 win over Bishop Eustace on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

Pirates Perform Well in Sam Cali Tournament 

Jan. 7, 2019


After a dominate win at Livingston High School Thursday night, the Seton Hall Prep Wrestling team performed well in the 2nd annual Sam Cali Tournament at West Orange High School on Saturday, Jan. 5. 

The tournament featured wrestlers from 36 schools including Blair Academy, Delbarton, Don Bosco, and schools from NY, PA and New England. Seton Hall Prep finished third in the team scoring.

Jack Wilt Sam Cali

(Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com)

Sophomore Jack Wilt made the finals as a sophomore, finishing 2nd. Juniors Mike Massa and Zak Merlino finished a strong third, and Senior Niko Diakides finished fourth in a loaded 285 weight class. 

Next up is an SEC showdown at West Essex Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7pm. The team hopes for a strong SHP crowd.

The Pirates then host Irvington on Friday night at 7pm. Hazard Zet Forward


SHP 47    Liv 12

106: Joseph Sciarrone (SHPS) over Zach Vera (LIVI) (MD 11-3) 

113: Gabriel Jimenez (SHPS) over Sean Neary (LIVI) (Dec 8-3) 

120: Lawrence Melchionda (SHPS) over Drew DiGangi (LIVI) (TF 16-0 5:17) 126: Conner Decker (SHPS) over Agostino Petrillo (LIVI) (MD 12-2) 

132: Jason Wittlinger (LIVI) over Dean Musialowicz (SHPS) (Dec 9-8) 

138: Cole Carroll (SHPS) over Tyler Stolfi (LIVI) (Fall 5:57) 

145: Aidan Cunningham (SHPS) over Eddie Padilla (LIVI) (Dec 6-2) 

152: Jack Wilt (SHPS) over Stratos Kantanas (LIVI) (MD 12-3) 

160: AJ Hinton (SHPS) over Max Lee (LIVI) (Dec 12-5) 

170: Michael Massa (SHPS) over Anthony Newman (LIVI) (Dec 10-6) 

182: Zachary Merlino (SHPS) over (LIVI) (For.) 

195: Austin Paris (LIVI) over Andrew Mitzak (SHPS) (Dec 7-1)

 220: Nick Boffa (LIVI) over Alex Giannoglou (SHPS) (Fall 2:20) 

285: Nikolaos Diakides (SHPS) over Jack Sheehan (LIVI) 

Hockey ties Bergen on the Road

Jan. 5, 2019


Seton Hall Prep Hockey tied Bergen Catholic 2-2 on Friday night, Jan. 4, 2019.

Thomas Colucci scored both goals, one from Ryan Kemp and one from Phil Feinberg. 

The Pirates next play on Monday, Jan. 7, vs. Bishop Eustace at home at 4:15pm. 

Basketball defeats Montclair 48-29

Jan. 4, 2019


Seton Hall Prep bounced back from their loss to Rutgers Prep with a 48-29 win over Montclair Friday night. 

SHP Lacrosse Give Back for the Holidays 

Jan. 4, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse kicked off their Christmas vacation last week with a Team Service Project.


The Prep came together on Saturday, Dec. 22, to bring some Christmas spirit to the men living at the Market Street Mission in Morristown.

The Market Street Mission is a nonprofit organization that has been providing meals, shelter and care for homeless and drug/alcohol addicted men for over 125 years. You can learn more about this incredible organization at www.marketstreet.org.

SHP teammates Ryan Quinn and Matt Douglas headed The Team Service Project by working with the Mission to identify a list of their most needed items and then organizing their teammates in a fun Scavenger Hunt Style Competition through Walmart. 

The players were broken up into four-man teams and given customized shopping lists ranging from cereal and ski jackets to denture paste and dress pants.

The players brought a fun, festive spirit to their shopping and a healthy dose of competition since Chipotle Gift cards were donated for the winning team.


Congratulations to Senior Louis Magliaro, Juniors Connell Kumar and Ryan Webber, and Sophomore Miles Nippes for being the first team to find their items and successfully navigate the very busy checkout lines! 

With their shopping complete, the team headed over to the Market Street Mission, where they took a tour and learned more about the Mission’s life-saving work.

Without a doubt, the most impactful part of the day was interacting with a past graduate of the program and several of the men currently living at the Mission. Their determination, strength, gratitude and hope despite the challenges they face were truly inspiring. 

Thanks to the generosity of Coach Giarrusso and his team, their families and the Pirate Lacrosse Club, the boys were able to donate over $750 in cash and goods to the Market Street Mission. Despite the impressive donation, it’s safe to say the boys got at least as much as they gave.

Even more importantly, as Coach Giarrusso said, “It was a great way to keep Christ in Christmas.”



Wrestling handles Livingston Thursday Night

Jan. 4, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Wrestling defeated Livingston 47-12 on Thursday, Jan. 3. 

Scorecard: http://highschoolsports.nj.com/game/score/4518844/


Wrestling Bounces Back Big

Jan. 3, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Wrestling rebounded from a tough loss to South Plainfield last week, winning all three matches this past Saturday, Dec. 29.

Leading the Pirates with three pins was State Ranked Senior Niko Diakides, Captain Larry Melchionda, Joe Sciarrone, Conner Decker and Mike Massa also went undefeated for the day. 

The Pirates are back in action tonight, Jan. 3, at 7pm against Livingston. 


SHP 43    Pisc 24

106: Joseph Sciarrone (SHPS) over Desmond Pleasant (PISC) (Dec 3-2)

113: Gabriel Jimenez (SHPS) over Deon Pleasant (PISC) (Fall 2:35)

120: Lawrence Melchionda (SHPS) over Kendall Jordan (PISC) (Fall 4:55)

126: Conner Decker (SHPS) over (PISC) (For.)

132: Dean Musialowicz (SHPS) over Daniel Mikita (PISC) (MD 18-8)

138: Cole Carroll (SHPS) over Bryan Mora (PISC) (Fall 3:08)

145: Jake Sisk (PISC) over Aidan Cunningham (SHPS) (Dec 4-3)

152: Marcus Petite (PISC) over Jack Wilt (SHPS) (Dec 6-5)

160: Joseph Hatcher (PISC) over AJ Hinton (SHPS) (Fall 2:33)

170: Michael Massa (SHPS) over Gabriel Rodrigues (PISC) (Dec 7-6)

182: Zachary Merlino (SHPS) over Nicholas Lodato (PISC) (Dec 5-0)

195: Nick Recine (PISC) over Andrew Mitzak (SHPS) (Fall 2:27)

220: Rasheed Warren (PISC) over Alex Giannoglou (SHPS) (Fall 0:55)

285: Nikolaos Diakides (SHPS) over Abrahim Mohamed (PISC) (Fall 0:49)

SHP 52     Kitt 16

106: Joseph Sciarrone (SHPS) over Shane Nelson (KRJS) (Dec 9-8)

113: Gabriel Jimenez (SHPS) over (KRJS) (For.)

120: Lawrence Melchionda (SHPS) over Mike Nelson (KRJS) (Dec 2-1)

126: Conner Decker (SHPS) over Patrick Franco (KRJS) (MD 10-2)

132: Dean Musialowicz (SHPS) over Nile Mattar (KRJS) (Dec 10-8)

138: Cole Carroll (SHPS) over Christian Shotwell (KRJS) (Fall 1:13)

145: Aidan Cunningham (SHPS) over Derek Molfetto (KRJS) (Dec 2-1)

152: Brian Hanna (KRJS) over Karson Harcourt (SHPS) (MD 16-2)

160: Jack Wilt (SHPS) over (KRJS) (For.)

170: Michael Massa (SHPS) over Blake Dippel (KRJS) (Fall 4:30)

182: Zach Mafaro (KRJS) over Zachary Merlino (SHPS) (Fall 1:09)

195: Andrew Mitzak (SHPS) over Austin Smith (KRJS) (Fall 2:18)

220: Jackson Crawn (KRJS) over Alex Giannoglou (SHPS) (Fall 0:45)

285: Nikolaos Diakides (SHPS) over Brycen Mafaro (KRJS) (Fall 2:41)

SHP 40             RFHR 25

106: Joseph Sciarrone (SHPS) over (RFHR) (For.)

113: Aidan Shaughnessy (RFHR) over Gabriel Jimenez (SHPS) (Dec 9-6)

120: Lawrence Melchionda (SHPS) over Tristan Izzo (RFHR) (MD 15-4)

126: Conner Decker (SHPS) over Logan McGinn (RFHR) (Fall 1:07)

132: Shay Addison (RFHR) over Dean Musialowicz (SHPS) (Dec 9-2)

138: Max Brignola (RFHR) over Cole Carroll (SHPS) (Dec 1-0)

145: Aidan Cunningham (SHPS) over Tyler Brignola (RFHR) (Dec 4-1)

152: Jack Wilt (SHPS) over Michael Ponenti (RFHR) (Dec 13-7)

160: Jack Kelly (RFHR) over AJ Hinton (SHPS) (Fall 1:28)

170: Michael Massa (SHPS) over Kevin Huges (RFHR) (Fall 1:33)

182: Nick Addison (RFHR) over Zachary Merlino (SHPS) (MD 15-1)

195: Andrew Mitzak (SHPS) over (RFHR) (For.)

220: Von Factor (RFHR) over Alex Giannoglou (SHPS) (Fall 1:22)

285: Nikolaos Diakides (SHPS) over Kenny Ranney (RFHR) (Fall 0:45) 

Hockey closes 2018 on a High Note

Jan. 2, 2018


Seton Hall Prep defeated St. Joe's (Met.) 6-1 on Dec. 30, 2018, in the Ice Vault Classic in Wayne. 

Thomas Colucci scored two goals and recorded an assist to help lead The Prep. 

Alex Kuhtik had a goal and an assist in the win. Phil Feinberg, Brendan Waivada and Christopher Kelly also scored. Ryan Kemp and James Gabriel had an assist and Jake Schunke made 22 stops.


Basketball Sweeps Slate in Wildwood

Dec. 31, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated Tower Hill (DE) 54-36 on Sunday night to win the Dave Lewis Memorial Bracket of the Boardwalk Classic at the Wildwood Convention Center in Wildwood. 

The Prep was led by Ashton Miller, who finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists. 

Senior Geordan Walker added eight points and six rebounds, and Josh Hopson matched his career high with nine points and five rebounds. 

Basketball takes Game One in Wildwood

Dec. 29, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated Brandywine High School 77-30 on Saturday, Dec. 29 at The Crest Savings Battle of the Boards at the Wildwood Convention Center.

It was the semifinal round of the Dave Lewis Memorial Bracket at the Boardwalk Classic at the Wildwood Conventional Center. 

Geordan Walker led the team with 13 points, while Ashton Miller finished with 12. 



Hockey wins Third Straight, Defeats Summit 4-2

Dec. 29, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Hockey, No. 8 in NJ.com top 20, defeated No. 9 Summit High School 4-2 on Friday, Dec. 28 to improve to 7-3 on the season. 

The Prep took scored in each period. Tyler Fogu started it off with a goal in the first, Ryan Kemp scored in the second, and both Harrison Rocheville and Chase Gaudioso scored in the third period. 

Summit scored both of their goals with under two minutes to play in regulation. 

Hockey Wins Two Straight 

Dec. 28, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Hockey, No. 8 in NJ.com's Top 20, improved to 6-3 on the season after back-to-back wins against Indian Hills and Randolph High School. 

The Prep defeated Indian Hills 5-2 on Sunday, Dec. 23, behind goals from Thomas Colucci, Tyler Fogu, Anthony Martine and two from Ryan Kemp. 

Then, on Thursday, Dec. 27, The Prep defeated Randolph High School, No. 9 in NJ.com's Top 20, 2-1 behind goals from Phil Feinberg and Ryan Rodrigues. 

The score was tied heading into the final period, where Rodrigues scored the tie-breaking goal on a rebound of Timothy O'Connell's shot early in the period. 

Jake Schunke tallied 25 saves in goal to earn the win. 

The Prep will look to improve their winning streak to three games with a game tonight, Dec. 28, against Summit High School at 6:30pm at The Ice Vault in Wayne, NJ. 

National Letter of Intent & Commitment Ceremony 

Dec. 26, 2018


Seton Hall Prep held their National Letter of Intent & Commitment Ceremony last Wednesday, Dec. 19, as student-athletes from The Prep's Baseball, Lacrosse and Football teams prepare for the next stage of their athletic and academic careers. 

Basketball wins in OT at Joe's (Met.)

Dec. 23, 2018


Everyone contributed in Seton Hall Prep's big win against St. Joe's (Met.) on Saturday, Dec. 22, as The Prep won 51-48 in overtime.

SHP improves to 4-0 and breaks School Freestyle Relay Record

Dec. 20, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Swimming improved to 4-0 on the season with a 109-61 win over Livingston High School on Thursday, Dec. 20. 

The win over Livingston featured a new school record in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Congratulations to Jaeden Yburan (22.20), Matt Prior (22.19), Luke Shea (21.82) and Roo Fenton (20.97), who set the new record of 1:27.18. 

The previous record of 1:27.31 was set in 1991. 

The full stat sheet and story from nj.com is here.

Wrestling dominates West Orange in Home Opener

Dec. 20, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Wrestling defeated West Orange 58-15 on Wednesday, Dec. 19, in their home opener of the 2018-2019 season. 

The Prep is off to another hot start to the season, finishing second at the Morris Knolls Tournament and defeating Nutley 61-9 on Monday. 

The Prep travels to Delaware for The Beast of The East Tournament starting tomorrow, Dec. 21, and going through the weekend. 

The results from Wednesday's match against West Orange, provided by Jeffery Goldberg, are as followed:

170 lb. JR. Michael Massa won 12-6

182 lb. JR.  Zach Merlino pinned in 5:50

195 lb. JR.  Andrew Mitzak pinned in 1:25

220 lb. JR.  Alex Giannoglou was pinned 2:29

285 lb. SR.  Nike Diakides pinned 1:48

106 lb. FR.  Joseph  Sciarrone pinned 4:51

113 lb. SO.  Gabriel  Jimenez  pinned  2:54

120 lb. JR.   Larry  Melchionda  pinned  :44

126 lb. SO.  Conner Decker pinned 3:16

132 lb. JR.   Dean  Musialowicz lost 10-5

138 lb. SO.  Christian Zampino won by Forfeit

145 lb. JR.  Aidan Cunningham won 5-1

152 lb. SO. Jack  Wilt won 17-4

160 lb. JR.  A J Hinton was pinned :56

Swimming wins third straight 

Dec. 20, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Swimming won their third straight game to begin the 2018-2019 season, improving to 3-0 on the young season. 

The results are linked here

Pirates win Home Opener (Silent Night)

Dec. 18, 2018


The Pirates beat Sparta 71-45 in their home opener Monday night, as Pirate Nation enjoyed "Silent Night," waiting until The Pirates scored 10 points to celebrate. 

The Pirates next game is Thursday @ Payne Tech. 

Wrestling Starts Season Strong

Dec. 17, 2018


Seton Hall Prep opened up the 2018-2019 Wrestling season with a strong second place finish at the Morris Knolls Tournament this past weekend, finishing second only to perennial powerhouse South Plainfield.

Leading the way for SHP was Junior Zach Merlino, who took Gold at 182.

Larry Melchionda, Connor Decker, Jack Wilt and Niko Diakides (Niko lost to the defending State Champ) came away with Silver. Drew Mitzak had a great tournament, taking Bronze. Cole Carroll and Mike Massa both finished fourth, with Joe Sciarrone, Aiden Cunningham and Alex Giannagelou going 1-1.

The Pirates will host their first match of the season at home Wednesday vs. West Orange at 7 pm. Go Pirates will have full coverage.

Track Performs Well in Opener

Dec. 17, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Indoor Track opened it's season Friday, Dec. 14, at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in New York City. 

The team finished 3rd in the field of 24 teams. The following athletes scored and won medals in the meet:

Caseem Ankuli DeWitt, Shot Put winner, 51'11"

Keyon Williams, 4th place, Pole Vault 10 feet

Chris Pepper, 5th place, Pole Vault 9 feet

Kennith Washington, 5th place, Long Jump 19'11'

Colin Schweitzer, 5th place, 1600 m 4:42

Tim O'Connor, 5th place, 39'11"

The Pirates are back in action on Dec. 22 at Ocean Breeze for the SEC Championship meet. 


Basketball drops Opener in Elizabeth 

Dec. 15, 2018


Seton Hall Prep lost 56-47 to Immaculate Conception in their season opener Friday, Dec. 14. 

Senior Ashton Miller led all scorers with 25 points. 

Check out The Prep's highlights:


Offense explodes in 10-4 Hockey win over Mo-Beard

Dec. 14, 2018


Seton Hall Prep is 4-1 after defeating Mo-Beard Wednesday, Dec. 12, their best start since opening 5-1 in the 2009-2010 season. 

Check out the highlights courtesy of Jersey Sports Zone. 

Soccer retires #4 in a Touching Tribute to the Zimmermann Family

Dec. 12, 2018


The Seton Hall Prep Soccer Program held their end-of-season Banquet on Monday, Dec. 10, where they retired the #4 jersey worn by Billy ('11), Shawn ('16) and Brian ('19) Zimmerman.

The Prep was proud to present Brian Zimmermann and his parents with the jersey worn by Billy in 2010. Both Brian and Shawn represented Billy's legacy impeccably, and will be the last to wear the #4 shirt in the soccer program! #HZF #LiveLikeBilly

Bowling Season Outlook

Dec. 11, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Bowling is off to a hot start. Check out the season outlook video featuring interviews from Coach Seann Farrell and a few of the senior bowlers! 

Track & Field: Season Preview

Dec. 11, 2018


Seton Hall Prep's Track & Field team is preparing for another season under Head Coach John Finnegan. Hear from him and some seniors heading into the year.

The First meet is Friday, Dec. 14, as The Pirates will compete in the Essex Invitational @ OBA at 4pm.

Basketball scrimmages defending TOC Champs Roselle Catholic

Dec. 7, 2018


The Prep scrimmaged Roselle Catholic on Thursday, Dec. 6, the defending Tournament of Champions.

Check out some highlights:

Swimming beats Millburn in Opener 

Dec. 4, 2018


Seton Hall Prep defeated Millburn High School 121-49 in their season opener on Monday, Dec. 4. 

The full results here.

Three freshman swam varsity for the first time: Dylan Negron (200 Free), Connor Townson (200 IM, 500 Free) and Dominic Ancey (100 Back).

The Prep had 3706 Power Points.

Ice Hockey shuts out St. Augustine

Dev. 3, 2018


The Prep Hockey defeated St. Augustine Prep 3-0 on Monday behind two goals from Thomas Colucci and one from Chris Kelly. 

It was the first time SHP defeated St. Augustine Prep since the 2011-2012 season, ending a seven-game losing streak. 

Check out some of the highlights, including the first of two goal's from Colucci. 

Seton Hall Prep Swimming: Season Preview

Nov. 29, 2018


Joe Alexander enters his first season as the Seton Hall Prep's Head Coach of the Swimming team. But he's no stranger of the program. 

Alexander's been on the staff for 30 years as an assistant. He knows this program and knows how to win, as he's been a big part of their very successful journey. 

Hear what he and Senior Swimmers Andrew "Roo" Fenton and Luke Shea have to say heading into the year. 


Seton Hall Prep Wrestling: Season Preview

Nov. 28, 2018


Seton Hall Prep is getting ready for another season of Wrestling! Hear from Head Coach Jack Decker and a couple Prep Wrestlers ahead of opening day. 

Seton Hall Prep Basketball: Season Preview (2018-2019)

Nov. 27, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Basketball is gearing up for another season. Hear what Head Coach Kevin Williams and Seniors Ashton Miller and Geordan Walker have to say as they prepare for a big year. 

Ice Hockey Dominates in Opener

Nov. 26, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Ice Hockey defeated Bergen Catholic 6-2 on Sunday, Nov. 25, at Codey Arena in West Orange in The Pirates opening game of the season. 

The Pirates, a young team that graduated 14 seniors last year, got out to a hot start, leading 3-0 after the first period of play. 

Senior Thomas Colucci scored twice to lead the way for The Prep, and Freshman Goalie Jake Schunke blocked 21 shots in his Varsity debut. 

The Pirates next game is Wednesday, Nov. 28, @ Don Bosco Prep at 7:15 pm. 

Ice Hockey Prepares for 2018-2019 Season

Nov. 21, 2018


Eight Students Participate in NCAA NLI Ceremony

Nov. 15, 2018


Seton Hall Prep had eight students participate in the NCAA NLI Signing Day ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. Student-athletes were joined by their parents, coaches, and school administrators on stage in the Bayley Seton Auditorium to commemorate the occasion. The following student-athletes participated in this round of signings:

Andrew Fenton - Swimming - University of Connecticut 
Michael Mahala - Baseball - US Naval Academy 
Patrick Mahala - Baseball - Georgetown University 
Nick Maldonado - Baseball - Vanderbilt University 
Quincy Clark - Baseball - University of Rhode Island 
Jack Eichler - Baseball - Georgia Southern 
Thomas Colucci - Lacrosse - Colgate University
Ryan Kemp - Lacrosse - St. Joseph's University

This is the first of four signing dates set by the NCAA where student-athletes can sign their National Letters of Intent to commit to play in college. The Prep recognizes all student-athletes across all divisions that go on to continue their careers at the collegiate level during these events. 

Football's season ends short in NJSIAA Quarterfinals

Nov. 10, 2018


Seton Hall Prep's Football season ended in Oradell today as they lost to #1 in the state Bergen Catholic in the NJSIAA Quarterfinals.

The Prep got their first playoff win since 2011 and first playoff shutout (17-0) since 1997 against Paramus Catholic last week, but couldn't overcome the #1 team in the state today. 

Quarterback Aidan Gilman completed 17-of-28 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in his final game as a Pirate. 

Matt Colantuono caught six passes for 59 yards, while Tim Macko caught seven for 47 yards and the team's only touchdown. 

Thank you Seniors!


Soccer loses in Penalty Kicks in State Sectional Final

Nov. 9, 2018


Seton Hall Prep's Soccer season ended Thursday after 100 minutes of play and penalty kicks against #1 ranked Delbarton in the North Jersey, Non-Public A Championship game at Millburn High School.

SHP tied the game at 1-1 before halftime when Joe Kearns found fellow senior Nate Dean for a header with a long throw in in the 39th minute. 

The Prep found themselves down again, this time 2-1 late in the second period, when senior defender Jon Ned scored in the 70th minute to score and force overtime. Ned had missed most of the season after suffering an injury on Sept. 15, but came back for this game and played a pivotal role. 

The Pirates went on to lose in Penalty Kicks 4-3 against the undefeated Green Wave. It was their first game allowing more than one goal. 


Nick Kriak (18') Earns Conference Rookie of Year for Hobart Soccer

Nov. 7, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Alumni Nick Kriak (class of 2018) earned postseason honors from the Liberty League this week. 

The first-year midfielder was named the conference's Rookie of the Year.

"A starter in 11 of the 16 games he played in, Kriak played an important role in the midfield for Hobart. An extremely hard working player, he covered a tremendous amount of ground on both sides of the ball. Kriak's athletic ability and work ethic impacted every game he played in. He is the sixth Statesman to be named the Liberty League Rookie of the Year."

Soccer advances, defeats Bosco in PKs

Nov. 5, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Soccer beat Don Bosco Prep after 100 scoreless minutes and penalty kicks on Monday as Sophomore Goal Keeper Tomas Hut made a key save. 

The Prep, #2 seed, advances to the North A State Sectional Final against top-seeded Delbarton on Thursday at 3pm at Millburn High School after beating Don Bosco 5-3 on PKs.

Senior GK Liam Bertrand held Bosco scoreless through regulation and two overtime periods before Hut came in relief to save one of four shots in PKs. 

Brian Zimmermann, Joe Kearns, Skyler Storms, Rafael de la Torre and Bobby Smallman (game-sealing PK) all made their penalty shots. 


Football wins First Playoff Game under First-Year Head Coach

Nov. 4, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Football had a lot of turnover in the offseason. 

It didn't break this group. 

The Pirates won their first playoff game since 2011, beating Paramus Catholic yesterday, Nov. 3, 17-0 in the opening round of the NJSIAA Playoffs. 

First-year Head Coach Bill Fitzgerald has delivered five wins in his first season at the helm, as The Pirates will now prepare for the biggest test of the season against Bergen Catholic in the second round next weekend. 


Soccer loses tough one in ECT Final

Nov. 4, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer lost to Montclair in the Essex County Tournament Final in Penalty Kicks after a scoreless game through regulation and two overtime periods. 

The Pirates lost the Penalty Kicks 5-4 to fall just short in their quest to win back-to-back Essex County Championships. 

The season isn't over for The Pirates, who will continue play in the NJSIAA Playoffs tomorrow, Monday, against Don Bosco Prep at home (BPT Field, The KAC) in the Semi-Final round at 2pm. 

Football Prepares for Home Playoff Game

Nov. 2, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Football will play Paramus Catholic in the NJSIAA Playoffs tomorrow, Nov. 3, at 1pm at BPT Field (The KAC). 

Hear from Head Coach Bill Fitzgerald and some key members of The Pirates team before the matchup!

Soccer advances, defeats Joe's 1-0 in NJSIAA Quarters 

Nov. 1, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer defeated St. Joe's Regional High School 1-0 on Thursday, Nov. 1, behind Senior Skyler Storms goal in the second half. 

The Pirates advance in the NJSIAA Playoffs, but will first concentrate on Saturday's ECT Championship matchup against Montclair at Millburn High School against Montclair at 3pm (Nov. 3). 

Athlete of The Month: October

Oct. 31, 2018


Senior Quarterback of the SHP Football team Aidan Gilman won Athlete of the Month of October for The Pirates. 

Check out the interview with the Brown-commit here:

Rick porcello (07') plays big role in 2018 world series champion boston red sox

Oct. 31, 2018

Just a little over a decade ago, Rick Porcello was the face of Seton Hall Prep's very successful baseball program. Fast forward 11 years, and he's a World Series Champion.

Porcello started game three of the World Series and played a pivotal role in their postseason run, stepping up as both a starting pitcher and even a reliever along the way. 

The coverage for Porcello and the Red Sox has been excellent. Below, I'll link the articles and videos I've found surfacing the web for you to enjoy and share with friends, family and fans. If you find something you want to see added, contact Sports Media Director PJ Candido and Pcandido@Shp.org.

Porcello on the MLB Network set after winning the World Series

An emotional Porcello after the series-deciding win

Powerful stuff from Porcello and his family

Porcello hugging Catcher Sandy Leon and fellow pitcher Chris Sale

Article highlighting Porcello's selflessness that led to Red Sox World Series

SHP Alumni Spotlight on Porcello 

Winter Tryout Schedule 

Please note, that Basketball, Wrestling and Track are not participating in practice per NJSIAA rules on the following dates: November 22-25

Basketball (please know that times may be tweaked based on turnout):

Monday, Nov. 19th

Varsity: 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Freshman 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm... 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Junior Varsity 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 20th

Varsity 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Freshman 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm... 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Junior Varsity 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 21st

Freshman 8:00 am - 9:15... 9:15 - 10:30

Varsity 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Junior Varsity 12:30 - 2:30 


Monday & Tuesday (11/19-20):

3:15 - 5:15

Wednesday, Nov. 21:

9:00 am - 11:00 am


Starts Monday November 26, 2018

Soccer prepares for Postseason Play

Oct. 30, 2018


The Seton Hall Prep Soccer team is ready for the postseason.

Currently 17-2-2, The Pirates are officially done with regular season competition and are preparing to achieve the goals they set out at the beginning of the year. 

The Pirates face St. Joe's Regional HS this Thursday, Nov. 1, in the NJSIAA Non-Public "A" Quarters at 2 pm at BPT Field (The KAC). 

They then go on to play in the Essex County Tournament Championship Saturday, Nov. 3, at 3 pm vs. Montclair at Millburn High School. It's The Prep's second consecutive ECT Championship game. 

Check out the postseason preview with interviews from Coach Marty Berman, players Aidan Dunphy, Billy Zimmermann, Lucas Ross, Liam Bertrand and more. 

Top 10 Plays of The Month: OCTOBER

October, 2018

Check out the top 10 plays of October in Seton Hall Prep Sports!

Cross Country competes in County Championship 

Oct. 28, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Cross Country placed sixth among 19 county competitors in the Essex County Championship on Friday, Oct. 26 at Brookdale Park. 

A young and gritty Prep squad led by Junior Colin Schweitzer (6th Place, 16:07- PR) and Sophomore Kevin Harvey (8th Place, 16:14- PR) placed sixth as a team among their 19 county competitors.

With Junior Nolan Orr sidelined with an injury, the Pirates went to the line with six runners focused on taking on their county rivals. Through the first mile, Schweitzer and Harvey came through in 5:01 and 5:02 and were comfortably in the top twenty.

With an eye on the competition, both moved up with each mile, nearly breaking into the top ten by the second mile.

The scoring for the varsity team was rounded out by Junior Brian Phillips (17:33- PR), Sophomore Chris Gizzo (17:38) and Senior Louie Constable (17:59).

For their efforts, Schweitzer and Harvey will both be named First Team All-County.

In other action, the JV team placed a strong third among 14 teams. Scoring for the JV were Sophomore Luke Incardona (4th Place- 17:56- PR), Junior TJ Martynowicz (18:23- PR), Senior Pat Nolan (18:25- PR), Junior Will Spies (18:29- PR) and Junior Will Robinson (18:31- PR).

The Prep's Freshman team ran away with First Place and were led by Anthony Bottino (3rd Place, 18:22- PR), Danny Collum (4th Place, 18:31-PR), Ben Ferrara (5th Place, 18:38-PR), Brady Sheaffer (9th Place, 19:12- PR) and Anthony Urciuoli (10th Place, 19:16- PR).

Football loses to Pope John in Regular Season Finale

Oct. 28, 2018


Pope John used a big second half to defeat Seton Hall Prep 30-20 in the regular season finale, outscoring them 22-3. 

Quarterback Aidan Gilman scored two touchdowns, the first being a receiving touchdown from Matt Colantuono, and the second a one-yard rush in the second quarter. Gilman completed 17 passes for 147 yards. 

Giye Jenkins had six catches for 61 yards, while Dominic Busby and Colantuono caught a combined eight passes for 67 yards. 

Zach Hoban kicked a 42-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for the team's only points in the second half. 

The Pirates end the regular season with a 4-5 record as they prepare for the first round of the playoffs against Paramus Catholic next Saturday, Nov. 3. 

Soccer beats Millburn 2-0, Advance to ECT Championship 

Oct. 26, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer defeated Millburn High School 2-0 on Thursday, Oct. 25, to advance to their second straight Essex County Tournament Championship

Sophomore Lucas Ross scored in the 63rd minute off a beautiful assist from Junior Aidan Dunphy to give The Pirates a 1-0 lead. Dunphy then scored with 12 seconds left to close out the game. 

SHP, No. 6 on NJ.com's top 20 poll, will face No. 2 Montclair on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. at Millburn in the ECT Final. 

Cross Country prepares for Essex County Championship Meet

Oct. 25, 2018


Seton Hall Prep's Cross Country team hasn't competed in a meet since Oct. 6, when they raced in the Brett Taylor Invitational in Mahwah. 

The long break was used by The Prep's runners to heal, rest, and prepare mentally and physically for the Essex County Championship meet taking place tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26, at Brookdale Park. 

Head Coach Chris Barnitt said he's really pleased with how The Prep has performed this season, and they should be well prepared for the meet tomorrow. 

"I really wanted to lock down a good 2-3 weeks to be able to train," Barnitt said. "We've been able to do some more race-specific training, and we had a lot of tough workouts that really stretched them, but also prepared them for what's to come on Friday at the county championship... I think it was a good couple of weeks to train, focus on conditioning and get us ready to be in race-ready shape."

Junior Colin Schweitzer said they used the break to improve their diets, catch up on sleep, and stay in race-ready shape. 

"Going into the meet, I feel confident that our team overall could perform really well," Schweitzer said. "I feel like our squad has shown really strong improvement over the season and I think we could go out there and really compete."

Sophomore Kevin Harvey said the break really helped The Pirates improve their stanima and speed heading into the big meet. 

"My goal for the meet is to break 16:30," Harvey said. "Our goal as a team is to finish top 3, and I think the Freshman, JV and Varsity squads all should be able to do it."

Junior Nolan Orr said he also feels confident going into the meet. He said he took advantage of the break by improving his diet, strengething his core, and healing his body from the season. 

"I would love to get top 3," Orr said. "But I think we could get first if we all put together a top performance. We're just excited to get out there, compete, and have fun."

Barnitt said The Pirates have a young team, featuring over 20 juniors and over 20 sophomores. He said while the program has a bright future to be excited about, he's even more excited for what's to come tomorrow.

"I'm looking forward to see how they stack up against the competition," he said. "They always show up for the big race... We're hoping for good things." 

Soccer defeats Kearny 5-1, Improve to 16-2-2

Oct. 23, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer improved to 16-2-2 on the season after defeating Kearny 5-1 on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. 

Skyler Storms scored twice, Aidan Dunphy scored and tallied an assist, and Lucas Ross had three assists all in the first 20 minutes of the game. 

Dunphy and Brian Zimmermann finished with two assists on the afternoon while Will Monroy and Rafael de la Torre scoreed a goal each.

Liam Bertrand and Tomas Hut had 6 saves each.

The Pirates next play Thursday, Oct. 25, in the ECT Semis against Millburn at Livingston HS. 


Soccer defeats Livingston in ECT Qtr Final Round

Oct. 21, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer defeated Livingston HS 2-0 on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Qtr. Final Round of the Essex County Tournament. 

Sophomore Lucas Ross scored both goals for The Pirates, who next play tomorrow, Monday, against Kearny High School at Harvey Field at 4 pm. 

The Prep will continue ECT play Thursday, Oct. 25, at Livingston HS against Millburn. 

Football loses to St. Joe's

Oct. 20, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Football lost to St. Joe's 45-10 on Saturday, Oct. 20, to drop to 4-4 on the season. 

Quarterback Aidan Gilman completed 12 of 18 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown. 

Dominic Busby caught five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown, while Matt Colantuono caught five for 43 yards. 

The Pirates wrap up the regular season at home next week against Pope John at 2 pm. 

Soccer defeats Science Park in First Round of ECT

Oct. 18, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer defeated Science Park 7-0 Thursday, Oct. 18, in the first round of the Essex County Tournament. 

Senior Skyler Storms opened it up with two goals for The Prep, followed by a goal from Junior Aidan Dunphy and one from Sophomore Lucas Ross to close out the half up 4-0. 

The scoring continued in the second half with goals from Eddie Neas, Will Monroy and Dylan Perez. Goalkeepers Liam Bertrand and Tomas Hut had a save each.

The Pirates continue ECT play tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2pm against Livingston HS at BPT Field. 

Soccer edges Monroe 2-1

Oct. 14, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer improved to 13-2-2 with a 2-1 win over Monroe on Saturday, Oct. 13. 

The Prep took a 1-0 lead in the first half off an own goal. After Monroe tied it at 1-1 in the 2nd half, Sophomore Lucas Ross scored the game-winning goal with just a few minutes to play. 

GK Liam Bertrand had 6 saves, and Aidan Dunphy recorded an assist on the Ross goal.

The Prep next plays Tuesday, Oct. 16, against James Caldwell HS at home.

Football's 4-game Win Streak Snapped

Oct. 14, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Football's four-game winning streak was snapped yesterday, Oct. 13, as Delbarton's big second half proved to be enough for a 34-17 win over The Pirates. 

The Prep held a 17-14 lead in the early stages of the third quarter, but Delbarton responded with 20 unanswered points.

Quarterback Aidan Gilman threw for 130 yards and ran for 79 and two scores. Matt Colantuono had three receptions for 56 yards, while Nicholas Gullace had two catches for 48. 

On the defensive side of the ball, Caseem Akinruli Dewitt had four tackles and one sack. Niko Diakides had seven tackles and two sacks. 

The Prep next plays Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Joes at 1pm. 

This Week in Sports: Oct. 6-12

Oct. 6-12


Saturday, Oct. 6

Seton Hall Prep Football won their fourth game in a row, improving their record to 4-2 on the year, with a thrilling 29-28 win over Montclair. 

The Prep could have played for overtime by kicking an extra point with under a minute to go in a 28-27 game, but decided to roll the dice and go for two. 

It proved to be the right call as QB Aidan Gilman ran it in from the 2-yard line to convert on the two-point play, just moments after throwing the go-ahead 28-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Gullace.

Gilman completed 18-of-30 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown and added 46 yards and a score on the ground.

Sophomore RB Nazeer Elias carried 32 times for a career-high 152 yards and two touchdowns.

Monday, Oct. 8

Seton Hall Prep Soccer took their first loss since Sept. 7, losing to Millburn High School 1-0 on Monday.

The Pirates had a chance to tie the game with just over three minutes remaining on a penalty kick, but Millburn GK Zach Barr made his best save of the day to save the game.

Millburn scored in the 16th minute off a header from Alex Marx. That would be the only goal of the game as SHP GK Liam Bertrand finished with 4 saves, and Barr with 6.

The Prep, No. 4 in NJ.com's top 20 poll, went 10-0-2 in their 12-game unbeaten streak. They would get back on track later in the week...

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Seton Hall Prep Soccer bounced back with a dominate 6-0 win over Belleville at BPT Field on Wednesday.

The Prep filled up the box score. First it was Rafael de la Torre with a goal from Lucas Ross to take a 1-0 lead, then it was Will Monroy scoring off a pass from Brian Zimmermann. That gave The Prep a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

In the 2nd half, Aidan Dunphy, Lucas Ross, Brian Zimmermann and Ben Chambeau each scored to give The Prep a 6-0 win.

Nate Dean and Dylan Perez each finished with an assist as well.

Liam Bertrand, Nick Hiel, Tomas Hut and Anthony Petruzziello each finished with saves for The Prep, who didn't allow a goal.

Seton Hall Prep next plays tomorrow night, Oct. 13, at Monroe at 7pm.

Soccer Gets Back on Track, Defeats Belleville 6-0

Oct. 11, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer bounced back with a dominate 6-0 win over Belleville at BPT Field on Wednesday, Oct. 10. 

The Prep filled up the box score. First it was Rafael de la Torre with a goal from Lucas Ross to take a 1-0 lead, then it was Will Monroy scoring off a pass from Brian Zimmermann. That gave The Prep a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

In the 2nd half, Aidan Dunphy, Lucas Ross, Brian Zimmermann and Ben Chambeau each scored to give The Prep a 6-0 win. 

Nate Dean and Dylan Perez each finished with an assist as well. 

Liam Bertrand, Nick Hiel, Tomas Hut and Anthony Petruzziello each finished with saves for The Prep, who didn't allow a goal. 

Seton Hall Prep next plays Saturday night, Oct. 13, at Monroe at 7pm. 


Soccer loses to Millburn, 12-game unbeaten streak snapped

Oct. 8, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer took their first loss since Sept. 7, losing to Millburn High School 1-0 on Monday, Oct. 8 at BPT Field. 

The Pirates had a chance to tie the game with just over three minutes remaining on a penalty kick, but Millburn GK Zach Barr made his best save of the day to save the game. 

Millburn scored in the 16th minute off a header from Alex Marx. That would be the only goal of the game as SHP GK Liam Bertrand finished with 4 saves, and Barr with 6. 

The Prep, No. 4 in NJ.com's top 20 poll, went 10-0-2 in their 12-game unbeaten streak. They will look to bounce back against Belleville at home Wednesday, Oct. 10, at BPT Field at 4 pm. 

SHP Converts on Gutsy 2-point Conversion to Win Fourth Straight

Oct. 6, 2018


Seton Hall Prep could have played for overtime by kicking an extra point with under a minute to go in a 28-27 game on Saturday, Oct. 5, against Montclair. 

They had other plans. 

First-year Head Coach Bill Fitzgerald decided to roll the dice and go for two, and it proved to be the right call in a 29-28 win over Montclair.

Quarterback Aidan Gilman ran it in from the 2-yard line to convert on the two-point play, just moments after throwing the go-ahead 28-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Gullace. 

Montclair took their first lead of the game, 28-21, with 1:29 to play. The Pirates then went on a 5-play, 80-yard touchdown drive in under a minute to reclaim the lead. The Pirates' defense then finished the job. 

Gilman completed 18-of-30 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown and added 46 yards and a score on the ground. 

Sophomore RB Nazeer Elias carried 32 times for a career-high 152 yards and two touchdowns. 

The Pirates improved to 4-2 on the season and have now won four games in a row for the first time since 2013. They play Delbarton next Saturday, Oct. 13, at Delbarton's home fied.

This Week in Sports

Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2018


Another great week for The Prep sports as we headed into the month of October. Let's recap it. 

Saturday, Sept. 29

Soccer and Football both had impressive road performances on Saturday. 

Soccer traveled to CT to play one of the best high school soccer programs in the nation, South Kent, and played a very competitive 90 minutes. They drawed 0-0. 

Football defeated East Orange in East Orange by the score of 20-14. It was another collective effort from The Pirates to earn their third straight win, blocking a punt for a touchdown, forcing three turnovers, and scoring on offense twice. The Pirates are now 3-2 headed into their homecoming game against Montclair tomorrow, Oct. 6, at BPT Field at 2 pm.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Soccer took care of business in Verona, winning 3-0 off two goals from Senior Skyler Storms and one from Sophomore Lucas Ross. 

All three goals were scored in the first half. 

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Cross Country played second in the SEC Championship meet on Wednesday as three runners placed in the top 10. 

They compete tomorrow, Oct. 6, at the Brett Taylor Inivitational. 

Friday, Oct. 5

Soccer defeated West Orange 3-0 to improve to 11-1-2 on the season. Skyler Storms, Brian Zimmermann, and Lucas Ross each scored in the second half. 

Soccer nexts plays against Millburn Monday, Oct. 8, at BPT Field at 4pm. 

Soccer defeats West Orange 3-1

Oct. 5, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer improved to 11-1-2 on the season with a 3-1 win over West Orange on Friday, Oct. 5. 

After a scoreless first half, The Pirates scored three goals in the final 40 minutes. 

Brian Zimmermann, Skyler Storms and Lucas Ross each scored a goal, while GK Liam Bertrand had 5 saves. 

The Pirates next game is Monday against Millburn at 4pm.  

Cross Country places 2nd in SEC Championship 

Oct. 4, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Cross Country took on an evenly matched field of competitors and placed second behind Montclair in the Conference Championship at Branch Brook Park Wednesday, Oct. 3. 

Junior Nolan Orr was among the leaders who clocked a 5:05 first mile, while the other runners ran aggressively and battled a sea of blue from Montclair and Millburn. 

At the finish, The Prep placed three runners in the top ten. Orr (4th in 16:57), Sophomore Kevin Harvey (7th in 17:09, Branch Brook PR) and Junior Colin Schweitzer (8th in 17:18, Branch Brook PR). All three runners will receive All-Conference recognition for their efforts.

Sophomore Chris Gizzo (18:20 - PR) and Senior Louie Constable (18:32) rounded out the scoring for the afternoon. 

Cross Country will compete next this Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Brett Taylor Invitational at 9am at Darlington County Park in Mahwah. 




SHP Soccer: Midseason Highlights

Oct. 3, 2018

Seton Hall Prep is 10-1-2 on the season. Check out their midseason highlight video!

Soccer Takes Care of Business in Verona

Oct. 3, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer improved to 10-1-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 2, when they beat Verona High School 3-0. 

Senior Skyler Storms had the first two goals for SHP, and Sophomore Lucas Ross had the other off a penalty shot. 

All three goals were scored in the first half. 

Soccer's next game is Friday at West Orange High School, 4pm. 

SHP Football: Midseason Highlights 

Oct. 2, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Football is 3-2 heading into their homecoming game against Montclair Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2pm. Check out some highlights from the first five games!

Top 10 Plays of the Month

September, 2018

Football Wins Third Straight, Defeats East Orange 20-14

Oct. 1, 2018


Seton Hall Prep beat East Orange High School on Saturday, Sept. 29, 20-14 to win their third straight game. They're now 3-2 on the season. 

The Prep's special teams got their second touchdown of the season, and it was a big one. Vin Henrich blocked a punt and Andrew Mitzak picked it up and returned it for a touchdown to give The Pirates a 7-0 lead. 

Quarterback Aidan Gilman got it done on the ground and through the air, rushing for 57 yards and a touchdown and throwing for 85 yards and a score to Giye Jenkins. 

Ryan Monteleone had seven tackles and two interceptions, while Foster Bryant finished with 12 tackles and a fumble recovery.

The Prep hosts Montclair this Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2pm. 

Soccer draws against South Kent

Oct. 1, 2018


South Kent is one of the best high school soccer programs in the entire nation, but Seton Hall Prep was ready for the challenge on Saturday, Sept. 29, when they traveled to Connecticut and played a very competitive 90 minutes of soccer. 

South Kent, 2015 and 2016 Top Drawer Soccer HS National Champions, have athletes from Guatemala, Bermuda, Argentina, Ghana and Czech Republic, to name a few. The Prep didn't back down from the top-level competition. 

The match was played by college and professional standards -- two 45-minute halves (No Overtime periods). Both teams had multiple scoring chances, but both defenses stepped up and didn't allow a goal in the full 90 played. The game finished with a 0-0 draw. 

Liam Bertrand finished with five saves for The Pirates, who are now 8-0-2 in their last 10 matches. South Kent Goalkeeper Hunter Kochiss had six stops. 

The Pirates, no. 6 in NJ's top 20, next game is against Verona Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Verona at 4pm. 

This Week in Sports

Sept. 22-28, 2018


Seton Hall Prep had another big week in sports. Let's recap it. 

Saturday, Sept. 22

Seton Hall Prep Football got their second win in a row in a thrilling game against Paramus Catholic. 

Quarterback Aidan Gilman totaled over 180 yards and 3 touchdowns as The Pirates won 37-29, scoring over 35 in back-to-back wins. 

Matt Colantuono had two touchdowns, one that came in the fourth quarter with The Prep up 30-29. He finished with 60 yards rushing, 77 receiving yards and one touchdown on the ground and one in the air. 

RB Luca D'Emilio added 70 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. 

Junior Dominic Busby was everywhere on the field, tallying 5 catches for 46 yards, an interception and a tackle-for-loss.

Monday, Sept. 24

Soccer had it's first draw of the season against West Essex in a game that went a full 100 minutes of play.

Although the Pirates controlled the ball and out-shot West Essex by a large margin, the game ended in a tie after two 10-minute overtime periods.

Goalkeeper Liam Bertrand had four saves.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Cross Country competed in their final regular season conference race against Newark Academy and Bloomfield in a torrential downpour at Branch Brook Park, in Newark. 


The Prep runners trudged through many flooded portions of the course. They held strong through the second mile but Newark Academy was able to insert extra bodies before The Prep's top five to pull off a 25-30 victory. 

The Prep defeated Bloomfield 21-38 to finish their regular season competition with seven (7) wins and two (2) losses, and in second place behind Millburn. 

The team was led by Junior Nolan Orr (17:24) who ran comfortably and uncontested up front. Additional scorers for The Pirates were Sophomore Kevin Harvey (18:26), Junior Colin Schweitzer (18:52), Junior Brian Phillips (19:16) and Senior Louie Constable (19:23). 

Thursday, Sept. 27

Seton Hall Prep Soccer improved their record to 9-1-1 with a 3-0 win over James Caldwell High School.

Aidan Dunphy, Owen Stahl and Lucas Ross each had a goal as Liam Bertrand finished with five saves and 0 goals allowed. 

The Pirates face South Kent (CT) Saturday, Sept. 29, in a huge game between two of the nation's best. 

Friday, Sept. 28

Soccer Forward Lucas Ross won Athlete of the Month after a tremendous September. He's accounted for 19 goals (11 goals, 8 assists) as The Pirates still have one more game to play this month. 

The full story is linked here with video interviews from Ross himself and Head Coach Marty Berman, in addition to quotes from Asst. Coaches David Snyder, Matt Berman and Director of Athletics Larry Baggitt. 

Athlete of the Month (September): Lucas Ross, Soccer

The Month of September 


Lucas Ross' month was one to remember.

The sophomore Forward for Head Coach Marty Berman's Soccer team has been lights out in his first full month playing on the varsity level. As of Friday, Sept. 28, Ross has 11 goals and eight assists with one game still left to play (South Kent, Saturday, Sept. 29). The Pirates are 9-1-1. 

Ross said his teammates have helped bring him success, and he's enjoying the brotherhood that's blossomed along with it.

"Everyone's really determined and motivated to win," Ross said. "Everyday I look forward to practice or a game because everyone helps out and wants to play as a team."

Berman, who's in his 33rd year as Head Coach at SHP, said Ross has been everything they expected and more.

"We knew from last year when he had such an explosive season on the freshman level that he would definitely be a starter and a factor in our offense this year," Berman said.

Ross had 37 goals as a freshman, a school record. Berman said he has the ability to do something spectacular everytime he touches the ball.

"You never know when you'll see him get off a shot or do something that makes you say 'wow,'" he said.


Assistant coaches David Snyder and Matt Berman echo the praise given from Coach Berman. Snyder said Ross has two incredibly powerful feet, is good in the air, and never quits, in addition to being completely sportsmanlike and respectful to coaches and referees. 

"We really admire and respect how much Lucas wants to improve," Snyder said. "The kid just has a passion to learn and improve all the time. As well as he's been playing, we haven't seen the end of his dominance."

Matt Berman said what's most impressive to him is how much Ross is willing to soak up information from coaches and adapt to play on a varsity level at such a young age. He also pointed out Ross' ability to thrive in big moments.

"He has a clutch gene that's honeslty impossible to coach," Berman said. "When someone has it, you have to cherish it and enjoy watching it come to fruition. His talent level is phenomenal and he's had tremendous success contributing to the team."


Director of Athletics Larry Baggitt said he's not surprised by Ross' success on the varsity level after watching him play as a freshman.

"His presence on the field is immediately noticable," Baggitt said. "Everybody around him, because of his actions on and off the field, believes he belongs there. And he does." 

Ross still has lots of soccer to play and more goals to score. But winning with his team is his number one priority. 

"I want to get more wins, win a state championship and grow closer to the team," he said. "I understand the brotherhood here; everyone's determined to win."

Soccer defeats Caldwell 3-0

Sept. 28, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer improved their record to 9-1-1 on Thursday, Sept. 27, with a 3-0 win over James Caldwell High School.

Aidan Dunphy, Owen Stahl and Lucas Ross each had a goal as Liam Bertrand finished with five saves and 0 goals allowed. 

The Pirates face one of their toughest competitors of the season Saturday, Sept. 29, when they travel to South Kent for a 2:30 pm matchup. 

Cross Country embraces tough weather in final conference race

Sept. 26, 2018


The Seton Hall Prep Cross Country team competed in their final regular season conference race against Newark Academy and Bloomfield on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in a torrential downpour at Branch Brook Park. 

A convival and playful spirit at the starting line turned into a heated competition on the trails as The Prep runners trudged through many flooded portions of the course in Newark, Head Coach Chris Barnitt said. 


The Prep held strong through the second mile, but Newark Academy was able to insert extra bodies before The Prep's top five to pull off a 25-30 victory. 

The Prep defeated Bloomfield 21-38 to finish their regular season competition with seven (7) wins and two (2) losses, and in second place behind Millburn. 

The team was led by Junior Nolan Orr (17:24) who ran comfortably and uncontested up front. Additional scorers for The Pirates were Sophomore Kevin Harvey (18:26), Junior Colin Schweitzer (18:52), Junior Brian Phillips (19:16) and Senior Louie Constable (19:23). 

The Pirates will travel to Carlisle, PA, this weekend to participate in the Carlisle Invitational and look forward to a competitive Conference Championship next Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Branch Brook Park. 



Soccer draws against West Essex

Sept. 25, 2018


Seton Hall Prep soccer faced West Essex Monday, Sept. 24, in a game that went a full 100 minutes of play.

The game ended in a 0-0 draw after two 10-minute overtime periods despite The Prep controlling the ball and taking many more shots than their opponent. 

West Essex Goalkeeper Ryan Leach finished with 13 saves, as SHP GK Liam Bertrand had four. 

The Prep will play Caldwell HS at home (BPT Field) Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4pm. 

SHP Football wins second straight, defeats Paramus Catholic 37-29

Sept. 22, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Football defeated Paramus Catholic 37-29 on Saturday, Sept. 22, for their second win in a row.

Quarterback Aidan Gilman totaled over 180 yards and 3 touchdowns as The Pirates scored over 35 points for the second straight week. 

Matt Colantuono had two touchdowns, one that came in the fourth quarter with The Pirates up 30-29. He finished with 60 yards rushing and 77 receiving yards.

Luca D'Emilio added 15 carries for 70 yards and a score. 

Junior Dominic Busby had five catches for 46 yards, and added an interception and tackle-for-loss on the defensive side of the ball. 

The Pirates will play at East Orange HS next Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1pm. 

This Week in Sports: Sept. 14-21

Sept. 21, 2018


Sept. 14: The Pirates' football team got their first win of the season last Friday against Passaic County Tech Institute 42-20. It was first-year Head Coach Bill Fitzgerald's first win! Congrats to the staff and many more to come. Highlights:

Sept. 15-16: Over the weekend, The Pirates' soccer team took care of business against Montclair Kimberly Academy and Delran (PA). This marked The Pirates 4th and 5th straight win as they improved to 6-1. Highlights from both games:

Sept. 18: On Tuesday, the Soccer team won their 6th straight game, defeating Newark East Side by a score of 3-1. This improved their record to 7-1. Highlights: 

Sept. 20: On Thursday, The Pirates Cross Country team took care of business against Livingston and Columbia as they prepare for The Carlisle Invitational and Conference Championship later this month. Full story: https://gopirates.shp.org/news#XCrolls

Sept. 21: Friday, the Soccer team picked up their 7th straight win as they defeated Columbia 2-0 behind goals from Aidan Dunphy and Nate Dean. 

Soccer wins 7th Straight

Sept. 21, 2018


The Pirates Soccer team has now won seven straight games after defeated Columbia on Friday, Sept. 21, 2-0. 

After a scoreless first half, The Pirates got on the board with an Aidan Dunphy goal off an assist from Lucas Ross. 

Nate Dean scored shortly thereafter to make it 2-0. 

The Pirates are now 8-1 and prepare for a home game against West Essex on Monday, Sept. 24, at BPT Field (the KAC). 


Cross Country rolls as they near Carlisle Invitational 

Sept. 21, 2018


The Seton Hall Prep Cross Country team ran with confidence as they swept yesterday's conference competition at Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey.

They were victorious over Livingston (19-42) and over Columbia, who did not field a team.

The Prep showed promise as they head into a busy schedule later this month and heading into October, as The Carlisle Invitational is set for Sept. 29 and the Conference Championship on Oct. 2. 

Junior Nolan Orr (16:40) continued a three-week string of time drops, winning the race after an early challenge from Livingston's top runner Philmon Mehari. 

Rounding out the scoring were solid performances from Junior Colin Schweitzer (17:56), Sophomore Kevin Harvey (18:17), Sophomore Chris Gizzo (18:23) and Junior Brian Phillips (18:33). 

Sophomore Luke Incardona (19:10), Senior Gus Kern (19:11), Senior Louie Constable (19:17), Sophomore Mike Lazzari (20:10-PR) and Sophomore Rhys Williams (20:17-PR) completed the varsity line-up. 

Cross Country will race tomorrow, Sept. 22, at the Bernie Magee Class Meet at Greystone Park at 9am. 


Soccer defeats East Side 3-1 

Sept. 18, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer won their sixth game in a row on Tuesday, Sept. 18, as they defeated East Side (Newark) 3-1 behind two goals from Lucas Ross and one from Nate Dean. 

The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the first half off a goal from Senior Nate Dean. 

Lucas Ross put them ahead 2-0 with a goal in the second half, then East Side cut the score to 2-1 with a goal of their own. 

Ross put the game away with a Penalty Kick goal late in the second half to make the score 3-1. 

The Pirates have now won six straight games and look to continue their winning streak Friday at Columbia at 4pm. 


Soccer Sweeps Weekend Slate, Wins 5th Straight

Sept. 18, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer took care of business this past weekend as they improved their record to 6-1 after winning three games in four days. 

The Pirates, winners of five straight, faced a tough four-day stretch that included away games at Livingston, MKA and Delran (PA). They scored eight goals and let up only one as they sweeped all three opponents. 

Against Livingston, Nate Dean, Aidan Dunphy and Brian Zimmermann all scored a goal each in a 3-1 win.

At MKA, in a 2-0 win, Jason Pereira and Lucas Ross scored a goal each. 

To cap it off against Delran at the Mainline HS Jamboree at the United Sports training Center in Downington, PA, Brian Zimmermann, Brandon Real and Lucas Ross each scored in the 2nd half to lead the Pirates to a 3-0 victory. 

Seton Hall Prep now prepares for East Side (Newark) today, Sept. 18, at 4pm at BPT Field.

They then play Columbia HS at Underhill Field Friday, Sept. 21, at 4pm. 


Football gets first win under HC Bill Fitzgerald 

Sept. 14, 2018

Seton Hall Prep hit on all three phases of the game Friday night in a 42-20 win over Passaic County Tech Institue (PCTI) in Wayne, New Jersey. 

First-year Head Coach Bill Fitzgerald got his first win as The Pirates' saw offensive, defensive and special teams touchdowns. 

Quarterback Aidan Gilman had two rushing touchdowns and Running Back Luca D'Emilio added one as The Pirates' offense moved the ball successfully pretty much all night. 

The Pirates' defense racked up 5 sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown, and a fumble recovery. 

Dominic Busby blocked a punt that landed in Nick Eliades' hands for a touchdown as The Pirates clicked on all three phases of the game. 

The Prep's next game is Saturday, Sept. 22, against Paramus Catholic at home (BPT Field). 

Coach Marty Berman gets 450th Career Win as Soccer defeats Livingston 3-1

Sept. 13, 2018


Seton Hall Prep scored three unanswered goals to defeat Livingston High School 3-1 on Thursday, Sept. 13, as Head Coach Marty Berman recorded his 450th career win in his 33rd year. 

Livingston took an early 1-0 lead on an own goal in the first two minutes of the game, but it was all Pirates after that. 

Nate Dean scored with 10 minutes remaining in the first half to tie it up going into halftime. After the break, The Pirates scored two more goals to put the game away.

Brian Zimmerman gave The Prep the lead off a rebound from a Jason Pereira shot, then Aidan Dunphy scored The Prep's third and final goal with just over 17 minutes left in the game. 

The Pirates have now won three straight games as they head into a busy weekend that includes traveling out of state. They play Montclair Kimberly Academy on Saturday, then travel to Pennsylvania for a match against Delran on Sunday. 

Cross Country Improves to 4-1 in Conference Competition 

Sept. 13, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Cross Country defeated West Orange (26-30) and Verona (19-38), but fell to Millburn (32-27) on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ. 

The Prep was led by a strong three-person front headed by Junior Nolan Orr (2nd - 16:51), Sophomore Kevin Harvery (3rd - 17:48) and Junior Colin Schweitzer (4th - 17:49). 

Scoring was rounded out by Sophomores Luke Incardona (19:17) and Chris Gizzo (19:29).

The Cross Country team is now 4-1 in conference competition and will resume regular season competition next Thursday, Sept. 20, when they meet against Livingston and Columbia at Branch Brook Park at 4pm. 

the prep mourns the loss of a great man

Sept. 12, 2018

A great man close to the hearts of many has passed away.

Corey Felton, 47, a former Seton Hall Prep (SHP) football coach and a great friend of many current staff members, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.

Felton attended Columbia High School and Delaware State before serving as a defensive line coach for Columbia in the late 1990s and then Seton Hall Prep in the early 2000s.

Mark Smith, Dean of Men at SHP, had the pleasure of coaching Felton at Columbia before coaching with him at both Columbia and The Prep. Smith said Felton was a loving man who made everyone he came in contact with smile.

“He’s just a different type of individual,” Smith said. “He just filled any room he walked in with joy… He had a great laugh and the biggest personality.”

Larry Baggitt, The Prep’s Director of Athletics, was the Athletic Trainer when Felton came on SHP’s football staff. He said it was an easy transition for Felton, who the players absolutely loved playing for.

“The kids just played for him… he was a great motivator,” Baggitt said. “He was one of the happiest, nicest guys I have ever met. And I’m not just saying that, I sincerely mean it. We are all going to miss him so much.”

Felton coached at The Prep for five years, but his love, passion and intensity for life and football has remained strong in the hearts of those he came in contact with at SHP over the years.

“The guys who will recognize his name will know about his laugh, his smile, his intensity for football, and his love for everyone who came in contact with him,” Smith said. “He always found a way to connect and get a ton out of every kid he worked with.”

Services for Felton will be held at Imani Baptist Church on 113 Elmwood Ave in East Orange, NJ. The viewing is Friday, Sept. 14 from 4-8pm and going home services are Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9-11am.

For more info, call Perry’s Funeral Home at 973-824-9201.


Soccer Wins Two Straight Heading into Busy four-day Stretch

Sept. 11, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Soccer bounced back from their overtime loss to Montclair with two straight wins over Westfield and Trenton (Sept. 10, 5-1). 

The Prep defeated No. 18 Westfield 4-3 on Saturday, Sept. 8, after trailing 2-0 early in the first half. The Prep scored four of the last five goals to win the game, three of which came off the foot of Sophomore Lucas Ross. 

The Prep then defeated Trenton 5-1 on Monday, Sept. 10, thanks in large part to a dominating four-goal first half. Lucas Ross, Aidan Dunphy, Skyler Storms, Dylan Perez and Nate Dean all scored a goal. 

The Prep sits at 3-1 heading into a busy weekend in which they'll play three games in four days starting Thursday at Livingston. The Prep then plays at Montclair Kimberly Academy on Saturday before traveling to Pennsylvania on Sunday to play Delran High School at The United Sports Training Center. 


Football drops Home Opener to DePaul Catholic

Sept. 10, 2018

Seton Hall Prep Football lost their home opener to DePaul Catholic 49-3 on Saturday, Sept. 8, in West Orange. 

The Spartans, no. 3 in NJ.com's top 20 poll, were too much for The Prep to handle. Highlighted by Penn State commit Ta'Quan Roberson (QB) and Ohio State commit Ronnie Hickman (WR), DePaul's offense is simply one of the best in the state. They showed why on Saturday. 

The Prep's three points came from Senior Kicker Zach Hoban, who hit a school-record 52-yard field goal (shown in above highlights). Quarterback Aidan Gilman was 10-for-16 throwing with 63 yards, while Matt Colantuono caught six passes for 36 yards. 

The Prep travels to Wayne on Friday night for a matchup against Passaic Co Tech Institute at 6 p.m. 

Cross Country Opens Season Strong

Sept. 8, 2018

The Seton Hall Prep Cross Country team opened up their season with a strong showing against Montclair and Montclair Kimberly Academy (MKA) Friday, Sept. 7 at Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ. 

The Prep came out on top with a 25-31 win over Montclair and a 18-40 win over MKA. 

The Prep was led by Junior Nolan Orr, who comfortably won the race in a time of 17:01.

The strong team effort was secured by Junior Colin Schweitzer in 17:30 (4th overall), Sophomore Kevin Harvey in 17:35 (6th overall), Sophomore Chris Gizzo in 18:30 (8th overall), and Senior Gus Kern whose 18:39 9th Place finish was critical to the team’s success.

Luke Incardona, Brian Phillips and Louie Constable rounded out the Varsity squad. The team average of 17:51 was the fastest team average on the day.

The team’s next conference competition will be on Wednesday, Sept 12, against West Orange, Verona and Millburn.

Cross Country Prepares for an Exciting Season

Sept. 6, 2018


Seton Hall Prep’s Cross Country program is growing every single year, and Head Coach Chris Barnitt is excited about the youth he has on his roster this season.

Barnitt said there are 70 runners on the team, most in school history. He said he’s excited to see what they can do this season with a group of guys that will be lead by mostly sophomores and juniors.

“This year is exciting in that it’s unpredictable,” Barnitt said. “Our fastest, most competitive runners are going to be sophomores and juniors... For me, that’s incredibly exciting.”

The Pirates two fastest runners going into the season are Nolan Orr (junior) and Kevin Harvey (sophomore).

Orr said he’s excited to get out there and start winning races.

“I think our team has a really good goal set in mind, and we have the talent to be one of the best teams in the county,” Orr said. “We’re all really excited to have a great season as a team.”

Harvey said he expects The Pirates to have a great season despite having a young team.

“We’re all motivated to improve and set some PRs,” Harvey said. “The team looks really good… we want to have fun and win some big meets like we did last year.”

The Prep runs in the American Division of The Super Essex Conference and competes on the conference, County and state levels. Barnitt said they are going to cut back on weekend invitational races early in the season so that they’re ready for Conference and County Championship play in late September and October.

“We want our guys to focus on conference competition,” he said. “It’s a lot to ask of the guys to compete three times a week.”

The Pirates finished in third place in last year’s conference championship race, behind Montclair and Columbia. They finished third in the county championship behind Benedict’s and Montclair.

“My goal is to continue to be competitive on those levels,” Barnitt said. “I want to give my guys the opportunity to actualize their potential.”

Barnitt is confident despite a young team that leaves behind two graduates that are competing at the collegiate level.

“With more depth, we’ll be able to compete at the county and conference level,” he said. “Hopefully we see the value of our collective efforts when it comes to our personal goals.”

It all starts on Thursday, Sept. 6, when The Prep opens up their season at Brand Brook Park at 4 p.m.

Soccer edges Nutley in Overtime 

Sept. 4, 2018


Seton Hall Prep Soccer survived a scare in their season opener Tuesday, Sept. 4, at BPT field. 

The Prep, ranked no. 2 in NJ.com's top 20 poll, scored two late unanswered goals against Nutley; one to even the score before the end of regulation, and one to win the game in overtime with three minutes remaining in the first of two 10-minute extra halves. 

The game-winning goal came off the foot of Sophomore Lucas Ross on an assist from Christopher Angermund. Aidan Dunphy evened the score at 3-3 with his goal in the 31st minute of the second half of regulation. 

Ross and Dunphy finished with two goals each. 

The Pirates will face Montclair Thursday, Sept. 6, at BTP Field in West Orange. 


soccer prepares for exciting season 

Sept. 4, 2018


Make no mistake about it: Seton Hall Prep Soccer is one of the best programs in the nation, and their goals are set high for the 2018 season kicking off today, Sept. 4, 2018.

Head Coach Marty Berman knows they have to take it game-by-game before The Pirates can achieve their final goal. He thinks his team is ready for the tough schedule this season presents.

"Our depth is going to be key, because it's a brutal schedule," Berman said. "I think we're going to have a lot of speed up front... I think that's going to help us have a varied attack."The Pirates are coming off a 2017 season many would call successful, finishing with a 21-3 record that included SEC and ECT Championships.

But to them, and especially their senior leaders, they aren't satisfied without a Non-Public A State Title.

The Pirates are lead by seniors Jon Ned, Liam Bertrand, Brian Zimmerman and Joe Kearns. While they're all aware of the brutal schedule and long season ahead, they all share the same common goal.

"We have to stay focused, because every team is going to be a challenge for us," Bertrand, the team's Goal Keeper, said. "If we take it game-by-game, get better every week, and we should be alright."

"A nice ring would be awesome," Ned said.

"We want to go all the way this year," Kearns said.

"No matter who we play, we have to focus on the game in front of us," Zimmerman said.

The Pirates will have tough matchups throughout the year playing in Essex County, but they also play some extremely difficult out-of-conference opponents, such as Delran, South Kent (Conn.), and Westfield.

Assistant Coach David Snyder acknowledges these new opponents, and he thinks The Pirates are well-equipped to handle the challenge.

"It's a pretty loaded schedule," Snyder said. "The good thing is, we can go well into our bench this year... We can still come at you and bring some guys off the bench to give us the energy our team needs in critical spots without suffering a massive dropoff."

Assistant Coach Matt Berman said the team will need to stay consistent throughout the year, and he believes they have the right type of leaders to do so.

"The guys have seen the correct way to do things through a strong culture of a program," Matt Berman said. "They're excited and ready to lead and pass those traditions down by being an extension of the coaching staff."

The Pirates have a long way to go before reaching their goal, and it starts today, Sept. 4, against Nutley High School.

Football falls to archbishop carroll in out-of-state opener


The Seton Hall Prep Pirates traveled to Springfield, Pennsylvania for their first out-of-state football game since 1999. Senior Captain and Quarterback Aidan Gilman threw three touchdown passes for The Pirates, who lost 54-28 in the Philadelphia-North Jersey Challenge played at Cardinal O'Hara High School.  

The Pirates quickly found themselves down 7-0 after giving up a 75-yard touchdown run on the opening drive of the game. They responded back with a 65-yard touchdown pass from Gilman to Nicholas Gullace on their first offensive play of the season to even the score.

Archbishop Carroll scored three unanswered touchdowns to take a 28-7 lead into the halftime break before The Pirates cut the score to 28-14 on Luca D'Emilio's 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. 

With just over eight minutes remaining in the game, The Pirates cut the deficit to 13 after Junior Dominic Busby reeled in a 22-yard touchdown pass from Gilman to make the score 41-28. Archbishop Carroll scored on their following two possessions, which put The Pirates away. 

Gilman finished completing 17-of-37 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns; one to Tim Macko, one to Busby and another to Gullace. 

The Pirates will face DePaul Catholic at home Saturday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at BPT Field. 




Seton Hall Prep Football is set to kickoff the 2018 season against Archbishop John Carroll High on Friday, Aug. 31, in Radnor, Pennsylvania. The Pirates look to rebound from a 2-8 campaign in 2017, but it won’t come easy against a very challenging schedule in the Super Football Conference.

The Pirates are lead by first-year Head Coach, Bill Fitzgerald, who spent the last 10 seasons in Jersey City with St. Peter’s Prep. Fitzgerald is ready for the challenge ahead, but knows he has work to do to get this program where he wants it to be.

“Everybody’s on board and everybody wants to see this program return to the days of glory,” Fitzgerald said. “I don’t think anybody thinks it’s going to happen overnight, but we’re definitely taking steps in the right direction everyday.”

With Fitzgerald comes new assistant coaches Ed Stinson, Scott Shepherd, Tony Woods, Tom Falato, and John Peluso, a deep and highly respected staff that joins Chuck Granatell, Max Ruiz and John Merklinger. Senior Captain and Quarterback Aidan Gilman, who’s committed to Brown University, likes what he’s seen from the new staff.

“I think it’s one of the best in the state,” Gilman said. “We got a great man at the trigger… he’s really given us the tools to be successful… It shows how great this program is becoming.”


The Pirates return six starters on each side of the ball. Senior Captain Tom Callahan, who plays along both lines, said everyone’s on the same page. “The new coaching staff’s been great… We all have the same goal, same common mission,” Callahan said. “We want to show the league who Seton Hall Prep is… We’re going to play our hardest all the time, no matter what,”

The Pirates will face familiar foes in DePaul Catholic (home opener Sept. 8), Paramus Catholic, Montclair, Delbarton and Pope John XXII this season. Added to this year’s schedule are teams like Passaic County Tech, East Orange and Archbishop Carroll. Fitzgerald said they’re up for the challenge.

“Keeping the team ready every week goes back to what we’ve done since January through August, including in the weight room with Coach (Max) Ruiz, who’s just phenomenal,” he said. “The staff has done a great job in the summer and in training camp to prepare the guys."

Tony Woods '83

August 27, 2018

Tony Woods Alumni Spotlight

Current Occupation: Supervisor of Omni School Bus Drivers for Newark Public Schools, and SHP assistant coach (DL)

Residence: Newark, New Jersey

Sports Played at SHP: Football and Basketball

Tony Woods was the first New Jersey football player to ever be selected in the first round of an NFL draft. The former linebacker/defensive end was selected with the 18th overall pick of the 1987 draft by the Seattle Seahawks, where he played six seasons. He then played one season for the Los Angeles Rams before ending his 10-year career with the Washington Redskins for three seasons. Woods attended The University of Pittsburgh, where he earned All-American honors his senior season. He attended Seton Hall Prep from 1979-1983 and was a key component of The Pirates' 1981-1982 state championship team (11-0). Woods was born in Newark, New Jersey. He has two sisters and one brother, Darrell, who also attended Seton Hall Prep. After retiring from football, Woods helped coach at West Side High School and then William Paterson University. He's now apart of the coaching staff at Seton Hall Prep, where it all started. 


1. After a very successful career, how did you end back up at Seton Hall Prep?

“Well once I came back to New Jersey, I started coaching in the city of Newark… me being from the city of Newark, I loved to come back and pass on what I learned to the players. From there, the opportunities started growing and I ended up coming here (to Seton Hall) in 2012 for one season, then left to coach at William Paterson for five seasons and now I’m back at my Alma Mater, so I’m excited”

2. How did Seton Hall Prep, on and off the field, help prepare you for your future?

“It was a great opportunity…Once I got here, I found out about the tradition, Coach Verducci, and the program that we had here. It was tough, hard-nosed football, very successful, #1 in the state with a lot of state champions, so I was able to help add to that. Plus just being here, an all-boys school, taught me to come from a boy to a man; it taught me a lot of things that are helping me out right now."

3. What’s the defining moment of your career?

"The defining moment is probably the state championship that we won. We lost my sophomore year at the meadowlands, and then my junior year we had the chance to play Bergen Catholic again (in the championship). We had the opportunity to play at the meadowlands or play at home, and we decided to play at home. We went undefeated, we were 11-0, and beat them for a state championship… that was the defining moment."

4. Do you have a “funniest moment” of your four years at Seton Hall Prep? 

"The funniest moment is that I didn't know Seton Hall Prep was an all-boys school when I first came here… I was in a baseball league that summer talking to some of my teammates saying ‘I can’t wait to go to Seton Hall Prep and see all the girls and all this other stuff’ and they started laughing at me… that’s the funniest moment I could say, because I had no idea.”

5. Any advice for future Seton Hall Prep students?

"It’s amazing the commitment that the staff has. I see some guys here that are still teaching that were teaching when I was 15, 16, 17 years old. That tells you how much they love the place… Come here being focused, the academics are tough, but you can get through it. It’s going to help you grow; the networking opportunities are key. Whether you play football or not, you’re going to meet so many different people in different areas of life that can help you, because a Prep guy always helps another Prep guy.”

Schweitzer to Step Down As Swim Coach

June 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

Over 35 Senior Student-Athletes Committ to Play in College

May 30, 2018

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

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

Track Opens Up With Three Wins

Wed., April 25, 2018

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

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

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

Thurs., April 19, 2018

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

Griffin Westlin Named to UA All-America Game Roster

Wed., April 18, 2018

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

Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Wed., April 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHP Defeats Millburn, 6-5

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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

Pirates Down Hunterdon Central, 9-8

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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

Nick Parisi Takes Gold at Eastern States Championships

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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

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

Sunday, March 11, 2018

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

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

Monday, March 5, 2018

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

Huge Effort Comes Up Short as Swim Team Falls to CBA

Monday, February 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thursday, February 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Swim Team Defeats St. Augustine, 94-76

Tues, Feb 13, 2018

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

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

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

Track & Field Mid-Season Highs

Thurs, January 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

Swim Team Impresses in Winning SEC and Essex County Championship

Tues, January 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

SHP Downs Morristown, 112-58

Sunday, January 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Wed. December 20

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

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

For the full story and box score, click here.

Pirates Down Glen Ridge

Wed. December 20

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

SHP Defeats Montclair Immaculate

Mon. December 18

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

Pirates Win Morris Knolls Tournament

Mon. December 18

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

Pirates Defeat Millburn 121-49

Wed., December 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Baird Announced as crew Head Coach

Wed., December 6, 2017

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

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

Fenton, Yburan Pace Pirates to Second Victory

Friday, December 1, 2017

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

Pirates Open with Victory over West Essex

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

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

Pirates Open with a Dominant Win Over Bishop Eustace

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

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

SHP Lacrosse's Strong Ties to Kyle Kirst Coaching Clinic

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

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

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

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

SHP Wins Essex County Title

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

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

Gizzo Wins County Title, Pirates Finish 3rd

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

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

Pirates Beat West Orange to Advance to ECT Final

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017


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

Pirates Win Northeast XC Championship

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

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

SHP Earns Dominant Homecoming Win

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

SHP Downs Delbarton 37-31

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

35 Pirate Runners Hit PR's in Conference Championship

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

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

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

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

Pirates Beat Central and Columbia

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

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

Story Link: Newark Central

Story Link: Columbia

SHP Falls to Pope John

Sunday, October 1, 2017

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

Pirates Post Back-to-Back 4-0 Wins

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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

SHP Finishes Conference Races with 7-2 Record

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

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

SHP Beats Montclair in OT Thriller

Monday, September 25, 2017

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

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Pirates Earn 8-0 Road Win over North Plainfield

Thursday September 21, 2017

SHP Avoids Trap Game With Win over MKA

Tuesday September 19, 2017

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

SHP Forces Overtime Thriller Against Defending State Champs

Monday September 18, 2017

Pirates Place 4th at Regis Invitational

Monday September 18, 2017

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

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Pirates Complete a Three-Win-Week

Monday September 18, 2017

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

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Dominant 2nd Half Propels SHP Past West Essex

Tuesday September 12, 2017

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

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

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Pirates Edged Late by Don Bosco

Monday September 11, 2017

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

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

No. 2 SHP Defeats Summit to Open the Season

Monday September 11, 2017

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

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

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Cross Country Puts Forth a Strong Opening Week

Monday September 11, 2017

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

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

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

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35 Student-Athletes Commit to College

Friday, June 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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