Spring Season Senior Tribute 

May 11, 2020

We honor our graduating spring student-athletes, who have given so much of their time and effort toward Seton Hall Prep Athletics. 

Seton Hall University unveils newly renovated field honoring Mike Sheppard Sr.

March 10, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall University honored the late, great Mike Sheppard Sr., SHP '54, by unveiling their newly renovated baseball field with a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Mike Sheppard Sr. Stadium at Owen T. Carroll Field on Tuesday, March 10. 

Swimming Ends Season in Record Breaking Fashion

March 2, 2020

NJSIAA MEET OF CHAMPIONS

The SHP Swim Team finished its season with an outstanding performance at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions, placing in the finals in four events and breaking three school records in the process.

The star of the meet for SHP was Junior Jaeden Yburan, who finished 3rd in both of his individual races, breaking his own school records in the process. Earlier this season, Jaeden had broken the oldest school record on the books in the 200 Individual Medley; the previous record had been set by future Olympian Ron Karnaugh in 1984 at 1:55.12. 

Jaeden would lower the mark further to 1:53.60 in the preliminary round on Saturday, and then smash that mark with a stunning time of 1:51.99 in Sunday's final. Jaeden has been the school record holder in the 100 Backstroke since his sophomore season, and he lowered his record time to 50.51 in Sunday's final.

Yburan would then be part of a third school record, as the Prep 400 Freestyle Relay team set a new mark of 3:11.76 as they finished fourth in Sunday's Final.

The four new record holders are Junior Jack Devilbiss (48.67), Senior Matt Prior (48.29), Senior Mike Pietrucha (48.10) and Yburan (46.70). The previous record of 3:12.89 was set by the 2014-15 team featuring Justin Dunn, Colby Dixon, Mike Pietrucha's older brother Jack, and Connor Mailley, grandson of school nurse Emmelyn Mailley.

The 200 Medley Relay team of Yburan, Pietrucha, sophomore Dylan Negron and Devilbiss also excelled at the meet, finishing 6th in a time of 1:36.90.

Also representing the Prep at the meet were junior Joaquin Quezada and sophomores Connor Townson and Jose Rodriguez.

The team enjoyed a very successful season, ending with a 12-2 dual meet record, having won the SEC/Essex County Championship Meet, and having advanced to the NJSIAA Non-Public A Semifinals.

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Wrestling sends five to AC 

March 1, 2020 

UNION HIGH SCHOOL

Seton Hall Prep Wrestling will have five wrestlers compete in Atlantic City this weekend after a successful weekend at Regions. 

Highlights from Friday night are below: 

Williams earned 200th win as Pirates crush West Side

Feb. 27, 2020

TRACEY GYM

Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated West Side 77-50 as Head Coach Kevin Williams earned his 200th win

Hockey explodes in Round 1 of NJSIAA Tournament 

Feb. 24, 2020

CODEY ARENA

Seton Hall Prep Ice Hockey defeated St. John Vianney 10-0 in round one of the NJSIAA Tournament on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. 

Wrestling has big day at Districts 

Feb. 24, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ

Seton Hall Prep, ranked No. 14 in the NJ.com Top 20, racked up 246 points to top runner-up St. Peter’s Prep, which finished with 192 1/2, while Scotch Plains-Fanwood (114.5), Elizabeth (113) and Gov. Livingston (111 1/2) rounded out the the team scoring’s top five.

The Pirates captured their 2nd District 16 in four years to go along with their ECT title and SEC conference title to complete the trifecta.

The Pirates nine wrestlers to the finals.

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Basketball advances to ECT Finals 

Feb. 18, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated Irvington High School 62-60 in the ECT Semifinals on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at West Orange High School.

Basketball advances to ECT Semifinals 

Feb. 15, 2020

TRACEY GYM

Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated Columbia High School in the Essex County Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. 

The Pirates now advance to the semifinals. 

Swimming advances to Semi Finals

Feb. 11, 2020

YANITELLI CENTER

In a meet featuring intense emotions, a record setting performance, and an incredble comeback, the SHP Swim Team tied with St. Peter's Prep 85-85 on February 10 at the Yanitelli Center Pool at St. Peter's University, and advanced based on winning the first tiebreaker.

The meet began with some controversy in the first event, the 200 Medley Relay. The SHP A relay had a slight edge going into the anchor leg, and then many believed that the St. Peter's A relay freestyler had left the blocks early and disqualified, but there was not dual confirmation from officials as required, and St. Peter's edged SHP 1:38.14 to 1:38.19. Combined with a third place finish by their B relay, St. Peter's took a 10-4 lead, and then extended the lead to 21-9 with a strong 1-3-4 performance in the 200 Freestyle.

The third event, the 200 Individual Medley, featured a duel between each team's strongest swimmer, with SHP's Jaeden Yburan matched up with SPP's Gabriel Orbe. Yburan would prevail 1:54.26-1:54.44. Yburan's time set a new school record in the event, the oldest record on the school list, with the previous record of 1:55.12 set in 1984 by future Olympian Ron Karnaugh. Connor Townson and Dom Ancey took 3rd and 4th in the event as well, and the Pirates pulled to within 6 at 26-20.

St. Peter's then went on a run of 5 events where they gained either 2 or 4 points in each event, and they led 72-52 with only 3 events remaining. While things looked dismal for Seton Hall, strength in the late events has been characteristic of the team all season, and this meet proved to be no exception. The Pirate comeback began in event 9, the 100 Backstroke, as Yburan, Ancey, and Joe Labrador pulled off a 1-2-3 finish which cut the lead in half to 75-65. Townson would then take first in the 100 Breaststroke, and with Vince Wong finishing third and Jack Amoreno finishing 5th, SHP trailed 81-75 going into the last event, the 400 Freestyle Relay. This meant that the meet would be a tie if SHP finished 1st and 3rd. The SHP foursome of Dylan Negron, Jack Devilbiss, Matt Prior and Yburan took first easily in 320.18, and as the race unfolded both St. Peter's A and B relays were battling to the finish with the Seton Hall B squad, with 3 possible outcomes depending on the order of finish. The three relays would only be separated by .21 seconds, and with the SHP B relay in the middle, the meet was tied 85-85.

The first tiebreaker is power points earned in the meet according to the standard established by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association. This sytem assigns power points based on overall speed, and the Pirates prevailed, 4284-4195.

SHP advances to the semifinals and will face # 1 seed CBA in the semifinals on the Presidents Day Holiday at 530 PM at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA in Perth Amboy.

 

Ice Hockey celebrates Senior Night

Feb. 10, 2020

CODEY ARENA

Seton Hall Prep's Ice Hockey team celebrated Senior Night before a 4-2 loss against #10 Randolph. 

Wrestling defeats West Orange on Senior Night

Feb. 7, 2020

TRACEY GYM

Seton Hall Prep's Wrestling team rolled past West Orange 61-9 on Senior Night Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. 

Swimming Advances in State Tournament 

Feb. 6, 2020

NJIT 

The SHP Swim team won their first-round meet in the NJSIAA Non-Public A State Tournament with a 99-71 victory over Notre Dame High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, at NJIT. 

The 5th-seeded Pirates got off to a solid start with a 1-3 finish in the 200 Medley Relay for a 10-4 lead, with the foursome of Jaeden Yburan, Connor Townson, Dylan Negron, and Michael Pietrucha winning the race in 1:42.04.

The two teams would split the points in the 200 Freestyle, but SHP would go 1-3-4 in the next two races to take a 40-22 lead, with Yburan winning the 200 IM and Pietrucha winning the 50 Freestyle.

Any thoughts that the Pirates might coast to victory were cast aside however as a spirited Notre Dame squad finished 1-2-3 in the 100 Butterfly to cut the lead to 43-35.

Pietrucha would win the 100 Freestyle to head-up a 1-3-4 Pirate finish in the 100 Freestyle, but Notre Dame would bounce back with a 1-3-4 finish of their own in the 500 Freestyle, leaving SHP with a 59-51 lead after 6 events.

SHP would get the momentum back in the 200 Free Relay with a 1-3 finish to stretch the lead to 69-55, with Jack Devilbiss, Jose Rodriguez, Matt Prior and Mike Pietrucha taking first in 1:32.51.

The Pirates showed strength in the 100 Backstroke and 100 Breaststroke with 1-3-4 and 1-2-3 finishes respectively to put the meet out of reach at 93-63, with Yburan winning the backstroke and freshman Vince Wong winning the breaststroke. SHP would finish 2-3 in the 400 Freestyle Relay to bring about the 99-71 final.

The Pirates next swim in the quarterfinal round against #4 seed St. Peter's Prep at the Yanitelli Center at St. Peter's University on Monday, February 10 at 5 PM.

Eight scholar-athletes participate in National Letter of Intent Ceremony

Feb. 6, 2020

SETON HALL PREP 

Eight Seton Hall Prep scholar-athletes participated in February's National Letter of Intent day. 

Indoor Track wins NJSIAA Prep Championship 

Feb. 2, 2020

OCEAN BREEZE

Seton Hall Prep Indoor Track won the NJSIAA Prep Championship at Ocean Breeze on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. 

Pictures from the event: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126244966@N04/albums/72157712942371532

Wrestling defeats West Essex for 13th straight Win

Jan. 31, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall Prep Wrestling won their 13th straight bout, defeating SEC foe West Essex 45-18 on Friday, Jan. 31, at West Orange High School.

Bowling places 4th in NJSIAA North B Sectional

Jan. 30, 2020

LODI LANES

Seton Hall Prep Bowling placed fourth in NJSIAA North B Sectional competition, held at Lodi Lanes on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. 

Hockey defeats #4 Gloucester Catholic 

Jan. 29, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall Prep Hockey defeated #4 Gloucester Catholic 3-2 on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. 

Highlights: 

Basketball defeats No. 14 Immaculate Conception 

Jan. 24, 2020 

TRACEY GYM

Seton Hall Prep Basketball extended their win streak to six games with a 69-64 win over No. 14 Immaculate Conception.

 

Swimming comes from behind to capture ECT 

Jan. 21, 2020

NJIT

Seton Hall Prep Swimming completed the biggest comeback in their storied history to capture the 2020 Essex County Title on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. 

READ: https://www.nj.com/highschoolsports/2020/01/essex-county-swim-championships-montclair-seton-hall-prep-earn-titles-photos.html

Wrestling wins 5th straight County Title

Jan. 18, 2020

CODEY ARENA

Seton Hall Prep Wrestling won their fifth consecutive Essex County Title!

STORY: https://www.nj.com/highschoolsports/2020/01/wrestling-seton-hall-prep-wins-5th-straight-county-title-as-west-essex-rematch-looms.html

 

Wrestling wins, Melchionda earns 100th win

Jan. 10, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall Prep Wrestling defeats Nutley as Senior Larry Melchionda earns his 100th career victory!

Basketball wins in home opener

Jan. 9, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated Montclair in their first home game of the season. 

Swimming defeats MKA 

Jan. 9, 2020

MKA 

Seton Hall Prep Swimming improves to 6-1 after their win at MKA on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.  

Wrestling performs well at Sam Cali 

Jan. 4, 2020

MADISON, NJ

Seton Hall Prep sent six wrestlers to the quarterfinals round of the Sam Cali Invitational. 

Hockey defeats #9 Augustine Prep 

Jan. 3, 2020

CODEY ARENA

Seton Hall Prep Hockey defeated St. Augustine Prep 2-1 on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. 

Wrestling takes down #13 South Plainfield 

Dec. 29, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD

Seton Hall Prep Wrestling defeated #13 South Plainfield in a tight match Saturday morning. 

Highlights from the match: 

Alumni Hockey Game 2019

Dec. 29, 2019

CODEY ARENA

Over 35 SHP Hockey Alumni, ranging from graduates of 1979 to 2019, played in a spirited alumni game at Codey Arena on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. 

The game raised $2,500 for the SHP Hockey program! Pictures from the event: https://puckshots.smugmug.com/Seton-Hall-Prep-Sports/Seton-Hall-Prep-Alumni-Game-Dec-29-19/i-XH4H2Lz

Basketball defeats New Hope Academy at Governors Challenge

Dec. 27, 2019

SALISBURY, MARYLAND 

Seton Hall Prep Basketball defeated New Hope Academy 57-45 in their opening game of the Maryland Governors Challenge. READ MORE HERE: https://www.shp.org/news-detail?pk=1150076&fromId=257595

 

Wrestling starts the season in Delaware 

Dec. 26, 2019

BEAST OF THE EAST

Seton Hall Prep Wrestling opened their season at The Beast of The East in Delaware this past week. The tournament is considered one of the toughest in the country. 

It showcased 12 of the top 50 teams in the country as well as eight of the top 20 teams in the state of New Jersey. The Pirates, who are currently ranked #9 by NJ.com, had a strong showing with 16 matches won. Mike Massa and Jack Wilt came within a match of placing on a day that started at 6 AM and finished at 11:15 PM.

The Pirates are back in action on Saturday, Dec. 28, taking on #13 South Plainfield at 10 AM in South Plainfield.

On Monday, the 30th, The Pirates face #7 Kingsway away with Delsea.

They finish out the holiday break at the Sam Cali Tournament on January 3-4.

Indoor Track wins SEC

Dec. 23, 2019

OCEAN BREEZE

The Seton Hall Prep Indoor Track team won the Indoor SEC Championship at Ocean Breeze on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019!

Swimming enters Christmas Break 4-1

Dec. 23, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ

The SHP swim team has now won four consecutive meets and heads into the Christmas Break at 4-1 on the heels of victories over Caldwell and Passaic Tech this week.

The Pirates topped Caldwell on Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 119-51 in a meet held at NJIT. SHP captured nine first places out of the 11 events.

Senior co-captain Michael Pietrucha led the way with an outstanding time of 22.29 in capturing the 50 Freestyle. He was joined by his fellow co-captain Matt Prior and Juniors Jack Devilbiss and Jaeden Yburan in winning the 200 Free Relay in 1:31.41.

Other event winners were Junior Joaquin Quezada in the 200 Freeestyle, Sophomore Connor Townson in the 100 Butterfly, Jaeden Yburan in the 100 Freestyle, Sophomore Jose Rodriguez-LaLlave in the 500 Freestyle and Senior Joe Labrador in the 100 backstroke.

SHP also took first in the other two relay events, with Yburan, Townson, Devilbiss and Freshman Kyler Alcebar winning the 200 Medley Relay; and Sophomore Dom Ancey, senior Mike McGoldrick, freshman Aidan Liwanag and Alcebar winning the 400 Free Relay.

The Pirates followed that win with a victory over the reigning Passaic County Champions Passaic Tech by a 108-62 score on the 19th, also held at NJIT.

SHP rose to this tough challenge, capturing 9 of 11 first places in a meet that saw many close finishes for places up and down the lineup.

The 200 Medley Relay Team of Yburan, Pietrucha, Quezada and Devilbiss got things going by winning in a fine time of 1:40.88. Matt Prior and Jaeden Yburan would win 2 events apiece, with Prior taking the 200 Freestyle (1:47.20) and the 100 Freestyle (50.04) and Yburan capturing the 200 IM (1:56.99) and 100 Backstroke (55.17). Connor Townson won the 500 Freestyle, breaking the 5 minute mark for the first time in 4:59.89, and Mike Pietrucha captured the 100 Breaststroke in 1:02.13.

The Pirates also won both freestyle relays, with Pietrucha, Rodriguez, Quezada and Prior winning the 200 Freestyle Relay in 1:33.93, and Devilbiss, Townson, Prior and Yburan taking the 400 Freestyle Relay in 3:26.73.

The swimmers will resume competition on the first day back at school, Monday January 6th, vs. Millburn in an evening meet held at Newark Academy, an 8:15 start.

Seton Hall Prep Basketball: Season Preview (2019-2020)

Dec. 21, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall Prep is ready to play with a chip on their shoulder this season.

Seton Hall Prep Wrestling: Season Preview (2019-2020)

Dec. 19, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall Prep Wrestling starts their 2019-2020 season in Delaware at The Beast of The East this weekend, and they're excited for what should be a really fun season. 

Hear from The Pirates as they prepare to get it all started. 

National Letter of Intent Ceremony at Seton Hall Prep

Dec. 18, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Six scholar-athletes participated in Seton Hall Prep's National Letter of Intent Ceremony on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. 

Bowling faces off against Millburn 

Dec. 16, 2019

HANOVER LANES

Seton Hall Prep Bowling was in action this afternoon, facing off against Millburn at Hanover Lanes in East Hanover. 

Swimming Splits First Two Meets

Dec. 8, 2019

SWIM

Seton Hall Prep split its' first two meets, opening the season with a 1-1 record. 

The first meet was against Montclair on Tuesday, December 3, featuring a battle between what figures to be the top two teams in the conference. In spite of securing 9 first places out of 11 events, the Pirates fell to a very deep Montclair Team 90-80.

Double event winners for SHP included Senior Matt Prior (200 and 500 Freestyle), Junior Jaeden Yburan (100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke) and Sophomore Connor Townson (200 IM and 100 Breaststroke).

Senior Mike Pietrucha won the 100 Freestyle. Yburan, Pietrucha, and juniors Joaquin Quezada and Jack Devilbiss won the 200 Medley Relay, and Prior, Devilbiss, Townson and Yburan won the 400 Freestyle Relay.

The Prep would bounce back two days later, defeating West Orange High School 119-51.

Seven swimmers would win events for SHP - Connor Townson in the 200 Freestyle, Michael Pietrucha in the 200 IM, Jaeden Yburan in the 50 Freestyle, Matt Prior in the 100 Freestyle, Sophomore Dylan Negron in the 500 Freestyle, Junior Jack Amoreno in the 100 Backstroke, and Freshman Kyler Alcebar in the 100 Breaststroke.

The Pirates also won all three relays, with Negron, Yburan, Devilbiss and Prior winning the 200 Medley Relay; Senior Mike McGoldrick, Senior Gage Derr, Townson and sophomore Jose Rodriguez took the 200 Freestyle Relay; and Junior Alexis Mollet, Senior Joe Labrador, Quezada and Pietrucha won the 400 Freestyle Relay.

Next up for the Prep is a meet against Morristown, to be held at NJIT on Tuesday, December 10 at 4 pm.

Swimming Season Preview: 2019-2020

Nov. 27, 2019

NJIT

Seton Hall Prep Swimming is looking to build off another great season, and they'll look to their depth to help get them where they want to be. 

Hear from Head Coach Joe Alexander and a few of the swimmers heading into the season. 

Cross Country Season comes to Close

Nov. 18, 2019

The Seton Hall Prep Cross Country season was one to remember. 

The Pirates finished 4th at the NJSIAA Non-Public A Group Championship, their best finish since '04. 

Scoring for the Pirates were Senior co-captain Colin Schweitzer (16:37), Junior Kevin Harvey (17:27), Junior Luke Incardona (17:50), Sophomore Ben Ferrara (17:50), and Senior co-captain Nolan Orr (17:55). They posted a 17:31 team average.

Sophomore Danny Collum (18:00) and senior Brian Phillips (18:12) would round out the varsity squad.

For his 11th place finish and 16:37 mark, Schweitzer will advance to the Meet of Champions next Saturday, 11/23, at 11:45 at Holmdel Park, where he will race against the best teams and individuals in the State.

 

Football's season ends in Quarterfinals 

Nov. 18, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Football lost to St. Augustine Prep 20-15 in the NJSIAA Quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 16. 

The Pirates finish the year ranked #12 in the state. 

NCAA NLI Signing Day Ceremony 

Nov. 13, 2019

SETON HALL PREP 

Seton Hall Prep celebrated the NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Day by holding a ceremony today, Nov. 13, on our school campus. 

We were proud to have 10 scholar-athletes participate, listed below: 

Jason Pereira (Soccer, Providence), Connell Kumar (Lacrosse, UVA), Kyle Stephenson (Lacrosse, Michigan), Matthew Christopher Prior (Swimming, Gettysburg), William Charles Rojack III (Lacrosse, Marquette), Nicholas Gullace (Lacrosse, Hobart), Mark Hindy (Baseball, William & Mary), Justin Cassella (Baseball, Elon), Thomas Patrick O'Rourke (Baseball, Stanford), Luke Powers Blanc (Lacrosse, UMass Amherst)

Soccer wins NJSIAA Non-Public "A" State Championship

Nov. 10, 2019

KEAN UNIVERSITY

Seton Hall Prep Soccer defeated St. Augustine 1-0 in overtime to win the NJSIAA Non-Public "A" State Championship! 

Pictures

Cross Country Wins Prep State Championship

Nov. 8, 2019

BLAIR ACADEMY

Seton Hall Prep won the boys title at The Prep A State Championship at Blair Academy on Wednesday, Nov. 6. 

Pictures

 

Soccer advances to North Finals

Nov. 5, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Soccer defeated Don Bosco 1-0 in the NJSIAA Non Public "A" North Semifinals on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at BPT Field.

Lucas Ross scored the lone goal in the second half.

The Prep will host The Pingry School on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 2pm on BPT Field for the North State Championship.

 

Football closes out Regular Season Strong

Nov. 3, 2019

POPE JOHN

Seton Hall Prep Football defeated Pope John 28-10 to finish the regular season with 7 straight wins and an 8-1 record.

Senior Captain Matt Colantuono eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards on the season during the game, as well as scoring 2 touchdowns.

SHP wins XC County Championship

Nov. 3, 2019

BROOKDALE PARK

Seton Hall Prep won their first Cross Country County Championship in 15 years!

Soccer wins and advances; Postseason Preview

Nov. 3, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Soccer defeated Oratory Prep 4-0 to advance in the NJSIAA tournament. 

Check out their postseason preview:

Football shocks #2 St. Joe's Regional

Oct. 26, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Football defeated #2 St. Joseph's Regional HS on Saturday, Oct. 26, in one of the programs biggest wins in recent history. 

Football defeats #20 Delbarton 

Oct. 19, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Football defeated Delbarton 16-14 on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. 

Cross Country places 2nd in Brown Northeast Invitational 

Oct. 19, 2019

GODDARD STATE PARK

The Seton Hall Prep Cross Country team showed all-around team strength as both the Varsity and JV squads placed 2nd in the Brown Northeast Cross Country Invitational at Goddard State Park in Rhode Island.

On a beautiful cool fall day tailor-made for Cross Country running, both squads knew that this would be a day to run fast against schools from New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The Prep's grade-diverse Varsity squad would set out in a fast but controlled first mile, led by senior co-captain Colin Schweitzer (5:02) and junior Kevin Harvey (5:08).

They were gamely followed by their teammates who navigated narrow and crowded trails with the last of the team's seven passing the mile in 5:29. As they approached the hill at mile two, each raced off the top, pushed down the flats and charged through the finish in personal bests.

Schweitzer and Harvey would cross in 5th and 6th place, 15:51 and 15:55 respectively, both breaking under 16:00 minutes for the first time. Juniors Chris Gizzo and Luke Incardona gutted it out through the finish in 16:33 and 16:57 respectively. Sophomore Ben Ferrara, with a late race surge, crossed in 17:00 and would be the final scorer for the squad.

Senior Brian Phillips (17:05) and sophomore Danny Collum (17:08) would round out the varsity. The team would average 16:27 on the day. In the opening race of the day, sophomore Anthony Bottino had a bold performance leading much of the race and fighting off a late race challenge to win in a personal best of 17:27.

Junior Gabe Ferriero (PR- 18:01), senior Cristiano Ribeiro (18:31), senior Will Spies (18:35) and Paddy Sheppard (PR-18:39) would round out team scoring and contributed to the 18:15 team average.

Strong efforts were also contributed by senior Dylan Coffin (18:46), junior Mike Lazzari (18:47), senior Holden Colter (PR-21:21), and senior Ryan Surmay (PR- 21:31).

The Cross Country team now sets its sights on the Essex County Championship at Brookdale Park on Friday, November 1st, where they hope to build upon their victory at the Conference Championship two weeks ago.

 

 

Soccer wins ECT Semis, then Finals 

Oct. 19, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY TOURNAMENT 

Seton Hall Prep Soccer won a thriller against MKA in the ECT Semifinals on Thursday, Oct. 17, then defeated Montclair 1-0 in the Finals on Saturday to win an ECT Championship. 

Highlights from the semifinals: 

Highlights from the Finals:

Football wins thriller in Montclair

Oct. 12, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ

Seton Hall Prep Football won their 4th straight game, defeating Montclair 43-42 in a thriller at Wooden Field on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. 

Soccer advances in ECT Tournament 

Oct. 10, 2019

BPT FIELD (THE KAC)

Seton Hall Prep Soccer advances in the ECT Tournament after a strong first offensive performance against Columbia on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. They won the game 9-0. 

The Prep will host the next ECT game this Saturday, Oct. 12, at home at 2pm. 

Seton Hall Prep hosts Alumni Baseball Game at Porcello Field

Oct. 9, 2019

PORCELLO FIELD

Over 70 former Seton Hall Prep Baseball players spanning five decades reunited at Porcello Field (The KAC) for a great morning of renewing friendships and baseball activities.

 

Cross Country wins first SEC Championship

Oct. 7, 2019

BRANCH BROOK PARK

Seton Hall Prep's Cross Country team won their first SEC Championship since the conference's inception in 2009. 

This followed the team's 1st regular season conference title where the Pirate's posted a 9-0 record.   

Through the 1st mile the Varsity squad ran comfortably behind the front runners from Livingston and Montclair and slowly but steadily asserted themselves as they moved through the 2nd mile. 

In the final push of the race, junior Kevin Harvey led the team finishing in 16:30 (BB PR- 3rd Place), followed by senior co-captains Nolan Orr (16:53- 5th) and Colin Schweitzer (16:57- 7th), and juniors Chris Gizzo (17:24- 11th) and Luke Incardona (17:55- 22nd).  Collectively, they would post a 17:08 team average. 

The varsity squad was completed by a strong effort by sophomore Ben Ferraro (18:04- BB PR) and senior Brian Phillips (18:39). 

In the Novice 5K, sophomore Danny Collum boldly broke away from the pack and comfortably ran away with the victory in a PR of 18:14. 

Scoring for the team was rounded out by sophomore Anthony Bottino (18:59), junior Luke Avigliano (19:16), junior Mike Lazzari (19:31), and senior Paddy Sheppard (19:39).  The Novice squad would post a 19:08 team average and a 2nd Place finish. 

In the Freshman 2 miler, TJ Sparno, Russell Webb, Max deFries, Joe Nader and Paulo Reyes would score for the squad and led the team to a 2nd place finish.

Cross Country places 3rd at Shore Coaches Invitational

Oct. 6, 2019

HOLMDEL, NJ

On a beautiful fall day for Cross Country running, the Seton Hall Prep Pirates demonstrated all-around team strength. 

At the Shore Coaches Invitational in Holmdel, our Varsity and 26 JV runners toed the line in what was a spectacular day of Cross County running featuring the best teams from NJ and neighboring States.

In our Boys Varsity F race, Senior co-captain Colin Schweitzer, Juniors Kevin Harvey, Chris Gizzo and Luke Incardona, and Senior Brian Phillips and Sophomores Ben Ferrara and Anthony Bottino had a strong and smart start up the challenging uphill quarter mile.   

At the finish, Schweitzer would grab a strong 5th place finish in a time of 16:34 (Holmdel PR) which places him among the top five fastest runners in SHP XC history on Holmdel. 

He was followed by a charging Harvey (17:20- 14th Place), Gizzo (17:32- 18th Place), Incardona (17:44- 28th Place) and Phillips  (18:19- 48th Place).  The line-up was rounded out by Ferrara (18:27) and Bottino (19:07). 

The Varsity team put up a strong 17:29 team average, placed 3rd in their race and 26th out of the 168 teams competing that day. 

In the JV race, a herd of Prep runners, many of whom are first-timers on the course, would rise up to the challenge of the day putting in rugged efforts. 

Scoring for the JV were sophomore Danny Collum (18:18-16th Place), junior Luke Avigliano (19:26), senior Will Spies (19:36), junior Mike Lazzari (19:46) and senior Dylan Coffin (20:03).  They turned in a team average of 19:25 and placed 8th out of 20 teams in their race.

Football gets it done on Homecoming!

Oct. 5, 2019

BPT FIELD (THE KAC) 

Seton Hall Prep Football defeated #9 East Orange Campus 31-12 on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. 

Soccer remains unbeaten on Senior Day

Sept. 28, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Soccer defeats Irvington 5-0 on Senior Day Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.

Football defeats Paramus Catholic on the Road

Sept. 28, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ

Seton Hall Prep Football improved to 3-1 on the season with a 38-19 win over Paramus Catholic.

Cross Country finishes regular season undefeated

Sept. 25, 2019

BRANCH BROOK PARK

The Seton Hall Prep Cross Country continued its undefeated run yesterday, beating Verona (19-42) and Nutley (18-45) and finishing with a 9-0 season and 1st place standing for weekly competition.

Senior co-captain Colin Schweitzer controlled the race up front finishing comfortably in first in 17:08.  Team scoring was rounded out by Junior Luke Incardona (3rd- 17:49), Sophomore Ben Ferrara (6th- 18:15), Senior Brian Phillips (7th-18:24) and Sophomore Anthony Bottino (8th-18:33).

In the Novice 5K, there were many strong performances with 8 SHP harriers in the top 20.  They were led by Freshman TJ Sparno (19:49), Senior Cristiano Ribeiro (19:57), Sophomore AJ Villaruel (20:24), Senior TJ Martynowicz (20:37) and Sophomore Tyler Delk (21:14).  

The Varsity, JV and Freshman squads will compete in the Conference Championship on Wednesday, October 2nd at Branch Brook Park where they hope to have a strong team showing.

 

Soccer remains unbeaten with 1-0 win over Millburn

Sept. 17, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Soccer, No. 2 in the state (NJ.com), defeated No. 6 Millburn 1-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 17. 

Senior Captain Aidan Dunphy provided the lone goal in the first half. 

Cross Country remain Undefeated with 5th Straight Victory

Sept. 10, 2019

The trio of Senior Colin Schweitzer (17:08), Senior Nolan Orr (17:08) and Junior Kevin Harvey (17:09) led The Pirates over West Orange (18-38), Newark Academy (19-40) and Millburn (16-39) on Tuesday. 

The trio finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, while Junior Chris Gizzo (17:32) came in 7th, and Junior Luke Incardona finished 10th (18:04). 

After a conservative first mile, the leaders opened up a gap in mile two and never relented, turning in a team average of 17:24. 

The varsity line-up was rounded out by Brian Phillips (18:22), Ben Ferrara (18:49), Anthony Bottino (19:04), Paddy Sheppard (19:37), Gabe Ferriero (19:38) and Will Spies (19:40).   

After two weeks of conference competition, the Pirates are 5-0. They resume conference competition next Tuesday, 9/17, and will compete in the Thompson Park Class Meet on 9/21. 

10th Annual Summer Sizzle at Bar Anticipation 

July 20, 2019

LAKE COMO, NJ

Join fellow alumni from all class years and faculty for an unlimited BBQ, and a day of socializing at Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Ave., Lake Como (formerly South Belmar), NJ on Saturday July 20, 2019 between 3:00pm and 8:00pm.  The cost of $15.00 per person includes unlimited hot dogs, burgers, salads, corn on the cob, baked beans, watermelon and more. There will be a cash bar with reduced drink prices and specials announced throughout the event.  There will also be DJ entertainment!  All guests purchasing alcohol must be 21 years of age and have two forms of valid identification.

For directions and additional information visit Bar Anticipation website: www.bar-a.com

Or, you can contact the Alumni Office at 973-325-6634.

Matt O'Neill '15 drafted by New York Mets

June 6, 2019

NEW YORK

Matt O'Neill, Seton Hall Prep '15, was selected in the 20th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by The New York Mets. 

O'Neill played catcher for The Pirates before attending UPENN to play baseball at the next level. 

Now, he'll play in The New York Mets organization. 

FULL STORY

 

Alumni Spotlight: Tom Verducci '78

June 4, 2019

MLB NETWORK

Seton Hall Prep Alumni Tom Verducci '78 invites Director of Alumni Relations and Sports Media PJ Candido to MLB Network in Secaucus to discuss his journey at Seton Hall Prep, and how it helped groom him into the successful man he is today. 

Verducci has written many successful books and stories, done work with MLB Network, Fox Sports, and Sports Illustrated, to name a few. He still finds time to stay involved within The Prep community. 

Want to see more Alumni Spotlights? Contact PJ Candido at pcandido@shp.org with suggestions! 

Baseball Finishes Strong, beats Livingston for Conference

June 3, 2019

PORCELLO FIELD

The Seton Hall Prep Baseball team won its third consecutive Super Essex Conference American Division title with a 5-1 win over Livingston yesterday, June 3, at Porcello Field. 

The Pirates scored four runs in the opening inning, with Jack Eichler scoring the first of four on an RBI double. Chris Maldonado followed up that up with a two-run double, then Karson Harcourt added the fourth run on a groundout. 

Three SHP pitchers combined for a one-hitter. Kieran Hollander (5-1) pitched five innings, striking out two and allowing just one hit and one run. 

The Pirates, who finish the season at 22-7, have now won eight SEC American Division championships in 10 years. 

Track School Record Broken

May 27, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall Prep's Caseem Akinruli-Dewitt broke the school record for the Discus Throw last Monday at Sectionals. 

Akinruli-Dewitt threw a 156.9 to break the record last week. He broke the record set by Chris Dilorenzo in 2009 (155-5).

Akinruli-Dewitt said breaking a Seton Hall Prep record is "a prayer answered."

"I'd always pray that I'd break a record, but never thought it would be the disc record," the Senior dual-sport student-athlete said. "Hopefully I'll break the shot record soon too by God's grace."

Akinruli-Dewitt also played defensive tackle for The Pirates in the Fall. He's going to Central Michigan University and will be a member of both the Football and Track & Field programs. 

"First I thank God, Coach Finn, Coach Bob, the rest of the coaching staff and my teammates that supported me every meet. They pushed me every practice and had my back every meet even if didn't do well."

Baseball Wins Big on Senior Day

May 27, 2019

PORCELLO FIELD

Seton Hall Prep defeated Montclair 11-0 in five innings on Saturday, May 25, on Senior Day.

The victory clinched at least a share of The Super Essex Conference - American Division Title, The Prep's 8th in 10 years of the existence of the conference. 

The day was also special for the seniors, who were honored after the game with their families. 

The victory also marked the 778th at Seton Hall Prep for Head Coach Mike Sheppard Jr., making him the winningest coach in the history of the school's athletics program.

Sheppard Jr., who is also 3rd in New Jersey history for baseball wins with 789, broke the mark held by legendary SHP Basketball Coach Bob Farrell, who had 777 wins from 1977-78 through 2010-11.


"Seton Hall Prep has had outstanding coaches over the years and to have the most victories in school history is truly a great honor," said Sheppard, who has led the Pirates to 15 Greater Newark Tournament Titles and 7 NJSIAA Non-Public "A" Championships.

Baseball advances to NJSIAA Semifinals 

May 24, 2019

PORCELLO FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Baseball defeated St. Peter's Prep 6-0 in the NJSIAA Quarterfinals on Friday at Porcello Field in West Orange. 

The Pirates advance to the NJSIAA Semifinals, which will be played Tuesday. 

Lacrosse advances to NJSIAA Semis

May 22, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse defeated Pope John 10-2 in the NJSIAA Quarterfinals at BPT Field Tuesday, May 21, to advance to the semfinals on Saturday. 

The Pirates will play the winner of Don Bosco Prep and Bergen Catholic on Saturday at home (BPT Field, West Orange) in the semifinals. 

SHP Golf defeats Millburn 

May 21, 2019

WEST ORANGE

Seton Hall Prep Golf defeated Millburn High School 159-170 on Monday, May 20, at Francis Byrne Golf Course in West Orange, NJ. 

The Pirates were led by Patrick Blaesser who shot a 38, while Matt Smollen shot a 39. 

Behind them was Nate Dean (41), Nolin Shah-Dutta (41), Marco Zando (44), and Jude Scerbo (47). 

SHP competes in Essex County Championship

May 18, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ

Seton Hall Prep's Track & Field competed in the Essex County Championship on Friday, May 17, at West Orange High School.

Senior Cassem Akinruli Dewitt won the Shot Put and Discus, while Sophomore Tim Polizzi finished Disc in third and Shot in 4th. 

Kyle Regan finished fourth in Javelin and Tim O'Connor 5th. 

Colin Schweitxer was 5th in the 1600m race while Ken Washington finished 5th in the Triple Jump. 

Check out some highlights 

SHP advances in NJSIAA Tournament 

May 15, 2019

FINNEY COURTS

Seton Hall Prep Tennis defeated Bergen Catholic 4-1 in the NJSIAA Tournament on Wednesday, May 15, at Finney Courts in West Orange. 

Full results: http://highschoolsports.nj.com/game/score/4607368/

Baseball advances to GNT Finals

May 11, 2019

VERONA, NJ

Seton Hall Prep defeated Millburn High School 8-2 on Saturday in the GNT Semifinals.

The Prep was led by Sophomore Kieran Hollander on the mound, allowing just one run on four hits in a career-high five innings pitched. Freshman Chris Maldonado chipped in with three hits and two RBIs on offense. 

FULL STORY: http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/8072265900155638384/surprise-ace-hollander-lifts-seton-hall-prep-past-millburn-in-gnt-semis/

FULL HIGHLIGHTS: 

 

SHP beats Iona Prep (NY #7) 13-5

May 10, 2019

BPT FIELD 

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse defeated Iona Prep (#7 in NY) 13-5 on Thursday, May 9, in West Orange. 

SHP beats Livingston in Windy Conditions

May 9, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY CC

Conor Handley (36) led the Seton Hall Prep Golf team to a 160-174 victory on Thursday, May 9, at Essex County Country Club. 

Nolin Shah-Dutta and Matt Smollen shot 40s, Jude Scerbo 44, Nate Dean 45 and Patrick Blaesser 46. 

Pirates advance, defeat West Essex 7-0 in GNT 

May 9, 2019

PORCELLO FIELD

The Seton Hall Prep Baseball team defeated West Essex 7-0 in the GNT Quarterfinalson Thursday at Porcello Field in West Orange. 

Quincy Clark (6IP) and Daniel Savino (1IP) combined for a no-hitter. 

SHP Places Second at Essex County Relays 

May 3, 2019

LIVINGSTON

Seton Hall Prep (62) finished second to St. Benedict's (71) at the 2019 Essex County Relays on Friday at Livingston High School. 

Seton Hall Prep senior Caseem Akinruli-Dewitt won the individual Shot Put title, at 47-6, and led the Pirates to the team title in this event, too, teaming up with fifth-place finisher Tim Polizzi (42-5).

Seton Hall Prep finished in first and third place in the Discus Event with Caseem Akinruli-Dewitt (142-11) and Tim Polizzi (140-09) to win the team event in 283-08. 

Kennith Washington had the top triple jump of the night with an outstanding 44-9 jump.Tim Pollizzi used his last throw to hit a PB and win the event for SHP with a 140 foot throw.

Pirates will be competing for a SEC Championship Saturday in Newark. 

 

 

Crew Competes in The City Championships

May 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA

This past weekend, The Seton Hall Prep Crew team competed in the City Championships in Philadelphia, with qualifying races held on Saturday, May 4 and the finals on Sunday, May 5. 

The team had been training hard in preparation for the event given its importance as the last opportunity to qualify for Nationals.

Five teams competed this weekend: the Freshmen 8+, Freshmen 4+, Freshmen 4x, JV 2x and JV 4+. The Freshman 8+ and JV 2x qualified for finals on day two. The JV 4+ missed qualification for finals by two seconds.

The JV 2x competed early Sunday, posting a personal best and semi final third place time of 5:15, which secured a spot in the finals later in the day. 

The Freshmen 8+ raced in a straight final posting their best time of the season securing a third place overall, a bronze medal and a qualification for national championships. The JV 2x final saw the team secure a 6th place overall.

The JV 2x boat comprised of Juniors Wayne Alley and Joe Andrews. The Freshmen 8+ was comprised of Freshmen Patrick Treacy, Ruben Ananias, Brady King, Christian Ferraro, Luke Freijomil, James Brockmeyer, Christian Robinson, Nathaniel Amaty, and Luke Klacik.

Lacrosse wins 7th straight ECT 

May 6, 2019

WEST ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse won their seventh straight Essex County Championship on Saturday, May 4, defeating Glen Ridge 12-4 behind Senior Cullen Wolff's five goals and two assists. 

Full story: http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/9072379900803639241/glen-ridge-4-at-seton-hall-prep-12-essex-county-tournament-final-boys-lacrosse/

 

Baseball Sweeps Season Series against Nutley 

April 30, 2019

NUTLEY

The Seton Hall Prep Baseball team defeated No. 8 Nutley High School for the second time this season, this time 13-2 in Nutley. 

Karson Harcourt went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and five RBI as The Pirates defeated Nutley in six innings at Park Oval on Monday, April 29. 

 

Joseph DeCicco went 3-for-4 with a two-run double in a fourth inning in which The Pirates scored six of their 13 runs. 

Lucas Zyska and DeCicco hit back-to-back home runs to lead off the sixth inning, before Harcourt delived the final blow with a three-run homer to make it 13-2. 

Jack Eichler also hit a homerun, and Andrew Tuozzolo was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. 

Nick Maldonado (2-0) got the win, striking out five batters in four innings. Chris Maldonado struck out four in the final two innings, while allowing one unearned run and two hits. 

 

The Pirates are now 10-3, winners of their last four games. They play at Columbia today at 4pm. 

 

Geico High School Lacrosse Showcase Preview

April 25, 2019

LONG ISLAND, NY

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse is gearing up for the Inaugural GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase this weekend. 

The Pirates recently jumped to #10 in the nation after a 12-0 start to the season that's included multiple wins against opponents ranked in the top 25 in New Jersey. 

The Pirates play #20 Darien (CT) on Saturday, April 27, at 12pm on ESPN 3. Then, they'll play at the same time Sunday (12pm, ESPN 3) against #22 Ward Melville. 

Hear from The Pirates as they gear up for a big weekend. 

Baseball improves to 8-3 with Win over Columbia

April 24, 2019

PORCELLO FIELD

The Seton Hall Prep Baseball team improved to 8-3 on the season with a 5-0 win over Columbia High School on Wednesday at Porcello Field. 

Nick Maldonado got his first start of the season and got the win, allowing just one hit and no runs. 

Lacrosse improves to 12-0

April 23, 2019

BPT FIELD

The Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse team improved to 12-0 with an 8-5 win over #8 Summit High School on Tuesday at BPT Field in West Orange. 

Cullen Wolff, Luke Blanc and Kyle Stephenson had two goals each, while Thomas Colucci won 15 of 16 faceoffs and scored a goal off one of them in the first period. 

The Pirates next play Thursday at Chatham before heading to Long Island for the Geico Showcase this weekend. 

Golf wins match against Bloomfield

April 22, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY COUNTRY CLUB 

Seton Hall Prep Golf defeated Bloomfield, finishing with a team score of 170 to Bloomfield's 208. 

Conor Handley shot a 39 through nine holes, the best score of the day.

Following Handley was Jude Scerbo (41), Nate Dean (44), Nick Zito (46), Oliver Grinkin (49) and Nicholas Daniels (55). 

 

Lacrosse rolls to 11th Win

April 20, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse defeated No. 7 Hunterdon Central 12-4 on Saturday to improve to 11-0 on the season. 

Luke Blanc and Connell Kumar had three goals each for The Pirates, who have now scored double-digit goals in six straight games. 

FULL STORY

 

Baseball loses to Roxbury

April 19, 2019

PORCELLO FIELD

The Seton Hall Prep Baseball team lost 10-14 to Roxbury on Thursday, April 18. 

They'll look to get back on track against Old Bridge tomorrow, April 20, on the road at 10am. 

Check out some of The Prep's highlights from the loss. 

Baseball bounces back against Millburn 

April 17, 2019

MILLBURN

Seton Hall Prep Baseball was clicking on all cylinders in a 10-0 win at Millburn on Wednesday. 

The Pirates didn't get a hit until the 4th inning, when seven of eight batters recorded a hit in a seven-run inning to give Pitcher Tommy O'Rourke more than enough insurance.

O'Rourke went 6 and 2/3 innings, allowing just two hits with eight strikeouts. 

Read the full story herehttp://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/7724508808255194809/a-big-rally-and-masterful-pitching-propels-no-9-seton-hall-prep-to-victory/

 

 

SHP remains undefeated with 10-5 win over Montclair

April 17, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse improved to 10-0 with a 10-5 win over Montclair on Wednesday at BPT Field in West Orange. 

The Pirates will play Hunterdon Central Saturday at 10 am at home. 

Track hosts Montclair and Payne Tech

April 17, 2019

WEST ORANGE

Seton Hall Prep Track hosted Montclair High School and Payne Tech on Tuesday. 

Check out some highlights and stay tuned for a full story here. 

Tennis beats Golda Och 4-1

April 16, 2019

FINNEY COURTS

Seton Hall Prep Tennis defeated Golda Och 4-1 on Tuesday at Finney Courts (The KAC) in West Orange. 

Check out the full story here and enjoy some highlights!

Baseball wins third straight, First of Four this Week

April 15, 2019

PORCELLO FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Baseball won their third straight game of the season, beating West Essex 11-2 on Monday. 

It was the first game of a four-day, four-game stint for The Pirates, who improved to 5-1 on the season with the win. 

Andrew Tuozzolo went 2-for-3 with four RBI, with a single that put The Pirates up for good in an exciting second inning that saw five runs for The Pirates. 

Jack Eichler was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, while Tommy O'Rourke went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Tyler Kaufman and Quincy Clark also had a RBI in that second inning

Kieran Hollander pitched five innings and finished with three strikeouts in his first varsity start, then Luke Boylan struck out three in two perfect innings to close out the game. 

The Pirates play at Montclair tomorrow at 4pm. 

Crew races in Manny Flick 5 

April 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA

Four out of seven Seton Hall Prep Crew boats finished in the top 10 of their races in the Manny Flick 5 in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 14. 

The Freshmen 4+ boat finished 4th out of five boats with 16 seconds separating the 1st place boat and SHP’s freshmen team. The rowers were Landi (Cox), Freijomil, Ferris, Yarussi, and Brockmeyer.

The Freshmen 8+ boat finished in 7th place out of 18 schools beating established teams from Ridgewood, St. Benedicts Prep., Christian Brothers Academy, and St. Josephs Prep. The rowers were Klacik (Cox), Treacy, Ananias, King, Amaty, Chu, Ferraro, Robinson, and Wong. 

The Novice 4+ boat finished in 7th place out of 15 boats. Twenty seconds separated the first placed boat and SHP’s novice team, which included rowers Randall (Cox), Hindy, Sedlazek, Arzonico, and Horbacz.

The JV 2x boats improved from last week with the boats placing 5th and 14th out of 18 boats racing. The boats were crewed by Andrews and Alley and Timberlake and Miller.

The JV 4+ boats placed 15th and 22nd respectively out of 25 boats racing. The 15th placed boat lineup was Sadati (Cox), Gehringer, Bridge, Shoemaker, Lucas, and 22nd placed boat lineup was Ciamillo (Cox), Ziegler, Heaney, Swetz, and Zampino.

The Pirates now look ahead to the City of Championships, Garden State Championships and the season-ending Stotesbury Cup at the end of May. 

SHP Hosts NJCTC Relays

April 15, 2019

WEST ORANGE

Seton Hall Prep hosted the NJCTC Relays on Sunday, April 14, at The Kelly Athletic Complex in West Orange.

The Pirates finished second to Notre Dame, sweeping all three throwing events. The Pirates won the Shot Relay, the Disc Relay, and the Javelin Relay. 

Caseem Akinruli-Dewitt had the longest throw of the day in both shot put and disc relay. Tim Pollizzi and Tim O'Connor teamed with Cassem in shot and disc wins.

Kyle Regan had the second-best throw of the day in Javelin and teamed with O'Connor and T Pollizzi.

Overall, The Pirates had a very balanced performance with medals won in distance sprints and jumps also. 

Check out some highlights from The Pirates on Sunday, and keep following gopirates.shp.org and SHP_Athletics on social media for more updates throughout the season!

Pirates beat No. 1 Delbarton

April 11, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse, No. 3 in NJ.com's top 20, defeated No. 1 Delbarton 13-9 on Thursday, April 11 at BPT Field in West Orange. 

The Pirates were led by Connell Kumar's seven goals on nine attempts, six of which came in the first half alone. 

Baseball defeats Newark Academy 12-0 

April 11, 2019

LIVINGSTON

Seton Hall Prep Baseball improved to 4-1 with a 12-0 win over Newark Academy on Wednesday, April 10. 

Tyler Kaufman's three-run home run was the highlight of a seven-run inning for The Pirates, who have now won two straight. 

Chris Maldonado added three RBIs himself, going 2-for-three with a double and a walk. 

It was the first shut-out of the season for The Pirates. Mark Hindy tallied five strikeouts in two innings of work while Patrick Mahala recorded eight in three innings. 

The Pirates next game is Monday, April 15, against West Essex at home (4pm). 

Tennis sweeps Cedar Grove 5-0 

April 10, 2019

CEDAR GROVE

The Seton Hall Prep Tennis team defeated Cedar Grove High School 5-0 on Wednesday. 

The Pirates won all three of their single matches (Martynowicz, Marashlian, Nolan) and both of their doubles (Orloff/Schneider and Finney/Guarnuccio). 

Baseball beats Nutley in 10 Innings

April 9, 2019

PORCELLO FIELD

Sophomore Alex Duffey hit a walk-off single to drive in Jack Eichler in the 10th inning to defeat No. 17 Nutley 3-2 on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Porcello Field.

Junior Tommy O’Rourke allowed two runs (both unearned) on two hits with nine strikeouts over the first seven innings, while Junior Dan Savino got the win after pitching three shutout innings, allowing no hits with three strikeouts.

Eichler and Karson Harcourt had two hits each, while Joseph DeCicco and Lucas Zyska added an RBI each. 

The Pirates play Newark Academy tomorrow, April 10, at 4pm in Newark. 

 

Crew Races on the Schuylkill River

April 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA

The Seton Hall Prep Crew team raced in Philadelphia on the Schuylkill River this past weekend, competing in the Freshamn 8+, Novice 2x, JV 4+ and JV 2x categories, with the 2-man skull boats racing for the first time. 

In the Freshmen 8+ races, The Prep placed 4th and 5th in the heats, which resulted in a 6th place and 21st overall finish.

The 6th place boat members were Klacik (Cox), Treacy, Ananias, King, Amaty, Chu, Ferraro, Robinson and Wong. The 21st placed boat lineup was Mcdonnel (Cox), Horbacz, Landi, Sedlazek, Hindy, Ferris, Freaijomil, Brockmeyer and Yarussi.

crew 1

In the Novice 2X, SHP placed 1st in the heat and 3rd overall, an excellent result for the boat given it was their first time racing together as a 2-man crew. The rowers were Alley and Andrews.

crew2

In the JV 4+ race, SHP placed 4th and 6th in the heats which resulted in a 12th and 22nd overall finishes. The 12th place boat crew was Sadati (Cox), Gehringer, Bridge, Shoemaker and Lucas. The 22nd place boat was Ciamillo (Cox), Tempera, Arzonico, Heaney, Ziegler

In the JV 2x race, SHP placed 4th in their heat and 14th overall. This was also a first outing for the team racing in a 2-man JV category. The rowers were Timberlake and Miller.

The team races again this weekend in the Manny Flick 5 race series.

Prep defeats Rumson-Fair 8-4

April 7, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse remains undefeated after taking down Rumson-Fair Haven 8-4 on Saturday, April 6, 2019. 

Luke Blanc led the way for The Pirates with three goals, while Kyle Stephenson added two himself. 

SHP ranks No. 1 on Top 50 Private Schools for Sports List

April 7, 2019

SHP

Seton Hall Prep was named the No. 1 Private High School for Sports by niche.com! Check out the full article here: https://expo.nj.com/sports/g66l-2019/04/0d35fba0af2603/these-are-the-50-best-new-jersey-private-high-schools-for-sports-in-2019-report-says.html

 

Lacrosse moves to 4-0

April 5, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse improved to 4-0 with a 14-5 win over Glen Ridge on Thursday, April 4, at BPT Field in West Orange.

Luke Blanc, Max Merklinger, and Kyle Stephenson had two goals each. 

The Pirates play again Saturday at 11am at BPT Field against Rumson. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lacrosse improves to 3-0 with win over Westfield

April 3, 2019

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

Seton Hall Prep improved to 3-0 on the season with a 10-5 win at Westfield on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Connell Kumar led the way with four goals for The Pirates, while Luke Blanc added three. 

Senior Thomas Colucci won 14 of 19 faceoffs and tallied an assist. 

Todd Carolonza and Patrick Grimes combined for 12 saves. 

Crew competes in Manny Flick Race in Camden

April 3, 2019

COOPER RIVER

The Seton Hall Prep Crew teams competed in the the Third Manny Flick Race on the Cooper River in Camden this past weekend. 

The 8+ boat placed 2nd in their heat and placed 14th out of 24 boats racing, beating boats from Don Bosco, St. Benedict’s Prep and Saint Augustine.

The 4+ boat placed 6th in their heat and placed 23rd out of 24 boats overall. The boat battled technical difficulties impacting their placement.

HZF

Golf wins opening match against Peter's

April. 3, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY COUNTRY CLUB

The Seton Hall Prep Golf team defeated St. Peter's 181-171 on Tuesday, April 2, in their first match of the season at The Essex County Country Club.

Colin Handley shot a match-low 41 through nine, with Nolin Shah-Dutta behind him with a 42. 

Patrick Blaesser and Marco Zando shot a 44 each, while Matt Smollen shot a 47 and Nate Dean a 49. 

The Pirates next tee off against Millburn High School Thursday, April 4, at 3:30 pm at Maplewood Country Club. 

Baseball Comes From Behind to Win Opener

April 2, 2019

PORCELLO FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Baseball came back from a 4-2 deficit in the sixth inning to defeat Millburn 6-4 on Monday, April 1, at Porcello Field in West Orange. 

Karson Harcourt doubled in the go-ahead run for The Prep, No. 10 in the NJ.com Top 20. 

Seton Hall Prep Baseball: Season Preview (2019) 

March. 31, 2019 

BPT FIELD 

It's just about that time for another season of Seton Hall Prep Baseball!

Check out the season preview with interviews from Head Coach Mike Sheppard and Seniors Nick Diaz and Tyler Kaufman. 

Lacrosse Improves to 2-0 with Exciting win Over Malvern

March 30, 2019

BPT FIELD

The Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse team came from behind to defeat Malvern Prep (PA) 8-7 on Saturday, March 30, at BPT Field in West Orange. 

The Prep trailed 4-1 and 6-2 before storming back in the second half to take down their second consecutive out-of-state opponent to begin the 2019 season. 

SHP Dominates in Opener

March. 29, 2019

BPT FIELD

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse defeated La Salle College High School (PA) 21-10 on Thursday, March 28, in their season opener at BPT Field in West Orange. 

The full story from NJ.com is linked here

 

Crew Gets Off to a Strong Start

March 29, 2019

KEARNY, NJ

The Seton Hall Prep Crew team raced this past weekend in the Metropolitan Speed Order in Kearny, NJ.

The Prep won a first place and gold in the freshamn 4 (a) boat and a third place bronze in the freshman 4 (b) boat. 

The JV team won first place gold in the 4 man boat and second place silver in the JV 8 man boat. 

This was the first race of the season for The Prep, and they got off to a great start!

HZF

Winter Sports AWARDS

March. 25, 2019

SETON HALL PREP

Students who excelled in their respective sport this past winter are being recognized. 

So far, all-conference selections have been made for basktball and swimming. 

Here is a list of those awarded for their play from The Prep. 

SWIMMING:

Second Team All State, 50-yard Freestyle

  • Roo Fenton

FIRST TEAM, 200 Medley Relay 

  • Jaeden Yburan
  • Connor Townson
  • Luke Shea
  • Roo Fenton

FIRST TEAM, 200 Freestyle 

  • Matthew Prior 

FIRST TEAM, 50 Freestyle

  • Roo Fenton 

FIRST TEAM, 200 Freestyle Relay 

  • Matthew Prior
  • Jack DeVilbiss 
  • Michael Pietrucha 
  • Roo Fenton

FIRST TEAM, 100 Backstroke

  • Jaeden Yburan 

FIRST TEAM, 400 Freestyle Relay

  • Luke Shea
  • Michael Pietrucha
  • Matthew Prior
  • Jaeden Yburan 

SECOND TEAM, 100 Butterfly 

  • Luke Shea

BASKETBALL:

Third Team All State

  • Ashton Miller

First Team All Conference

  • Ashton Miller

Second Team All Conference

  • Geordan Walker

Honorable Mention

  • Michael Curran
  • Mario Bollo

 

SHP Alumni and Yale Midfielder Brian Tevlin Ready to Make a Big Save

March 21, 2019

SETON HALL PREP

Seton Hall Prep Alumni Brian Tevlin is doing big things at Yale, and not only on the lacrosse field. 

The 2017 SHP graduate was a key contributor for Yale in his freshman season, even scoring a goal against Duke in the national championship. Heading into his sophomore season, Tevlin will be making even greater contributions off the field

Tevlin participated in a surgical process on Wednesday at a hospital near home in Livingston in hopes of helping someone in a dire situation by donating bone marrow. 

Tevlin first signed up for the national bone marrow donor registry as a high school junior. A few years later, Tevlin is slated to miss up to four weeks, maybe more, of the lacrosse season as he recovers from surgery. 

“I put myself in the other person’s shoes,” Tevlin said. “They’d told me it was a male in his 50s, and I thought God forbid if that was my father, and there was a college kid who only had to give up a couple of games for him to live. It seemed like a no-brainer when I said it to myself like that.”

Read the full story from The New Haven Register here: https://www.nhregister.com/colleges/article/Yale-lacrosse-midfielder-Brian-Tevlin-ready-to-13701045.php

The Prep community is praying for a full recovery for Tevlin as we continue to support his athletic and academic career at Yale. 

Alumni Spotlight: Rutgers Athletic Director Patrick Hobbs (SHP '78)

Mar. 8, 2019 

THE RAC

Check out the Alumni Spotlight feature with Rutgers Athletic Director Patrick Hobbs, Seton Hall Prep Class of 1978. 

Hobbs discusses his journey from West Orange to New Brunswick, and everything in between, and how he got to where he is now using what he learned from Seton Hall Prep. 

Special thanks to Seton Hall Prep, Patrick Hobbs, Kerry Brum, Kevin Lorincz, Colin Osborne and the rest of the Rutgers staff for making this all possible.

SHP Lacrosse to play on national stage

Mar. 7, 2019

GEICO SHOWCASE

Seton Hall Prep Lacrosse will participate in the GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase at the end of April at St. Anthony High School's Cy Donnelly Field in South Huntington, NY. 

The Prep is one of six high school lacrosse teams that will put their talent on a national stage, with all games being televised on ESPNU and streamed on ESPN3. 

The six participating teams will play two games each, with the action starting at 10 a.m. EST both Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 on ESPNU, with games each day following at 12 pm. and 2 p.m. streaming on ESPN3.

The Prep, specifically, will play #21 in the country Darien (Ct.) on Saturday, April 27, at Noon, streamed on ESPN3. They then play #5 Ward Melville (N.Y.) on Sunday, April. 28, at Noon streamed on ESPN3. 

"In its continued commitment to high school sports, ESPN will now be the home of the GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase. This inaugural event will allow six of the nation’s top high school lacrosse teams to bring their talents to a national stage, with all games available across ESPNU and ESPN3."

“The GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase, which is created by Paragon Marketing Group, furthers ESPN’s growing portfolio of high school events and continued dedication to the sport of lacrosse,” said Dan Margulis, senior director programming and acquisitions. “This showcase provides ESPN yet another opportunity to feature the next generation of college athletes.”

“Lacrosse continues to grow rapidly in athlete participation and popularity nationwide. We are excited to introduce this new event, which presents high school lacrosse in the regular season for the first time on ESPN networks“, said Rashid Ghazi, partner at Paragon Marketing Group. “This is another great opportunity for lacrosse players, coaches and fans to experience the fastest growing sport in the county on a national level, along the same vein as the GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals.”

Strong Winter Season Bodes Well for Spring

Mar. 5, 2019

SETON HALL PREP

The Seton Hall Prep Winter Track team saw signifcant improvments during their indoor season, which bodes well for the Spring season. 

The team finished second in the NJSIAA Prep Championship and third in all County meets (Supper Essex, Essex Relays, County Meet). 

Three individuals who had outstanding Winter seasons were Caseem Akinuli Dewitt in the shot, Colin Schweitzer in 1600 and 3200 and Kennith Washington in HJ,TJ and LJ.

Akinuli Dewitt won nine meets and won medal at the MOC, finishing 6th. He had the #2 throw indoor in shot 55-9 to Dorian Scott's 57-6.

Schweitzer ran 4:32 in 1600m run and 10:19 in 3200m run to lead distance team in medals and points scored.

Washington jumped his way to indoor school record in the triple jump with 44'2 jump that won NJCTC championship and won medal in almost all meets in jumping events.

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