Xaverian students and alumni are constantly making headlines. Please see below for a list of recent media coverage. Also be sure to check out our Recent School News page for additional articles regarding our academic programs and extracurricular activities.
Salvatore Barone '13 drove home the winning goal for St. Francis soccer on October 10th - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Director of Music at Xaverian Joseph Loposky played "Taps" on the bugle at a 9/11 ceremony at the 69th Street Pier - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Comedian Peter Davidson '11 has been handpicked by Lorne Michaels to join Saturday Night Live as the only new featured player for the upcoming 40th season - Deadline.com and New York Post
To ring in football season in the Diocese of Brooklyn, Jim Mancari caught up with the Clipper varsity team in a "Hard Knocks" type setting. The team returns 15 players and will look to improve each day this season during a competitive schedule of CHSFL games. - Currents
Vincent Tropepe '00, an award-winning chef, will be the youngest inductee into the Culinary Hall of Fame at Brooklyn Borough Hall on October 23, 2014 - Home Reporter
Gov. Cuomo signed a law banning sale of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns. The measure was inspired by former Environmental Conservation Officer John Fitzpatrick ‘85 , who headed investigations of illegal ivory sales for the state. Fitzpatrick, a 46-year-old lieutenant in the department, passed away this past May. - Daily News
Michael Calicchio '09 recently achieved the high honor of receiving a scholarship as a walk-on player at the Division I West Virginia University. Michael, who was awarded the Tom Nickolich Award as WVU’s top walk-on, is the team’s 83rd scholarship player - thedaonline.com
49 juniors and seniors took part in Xaverian's Kairos retreat this spring - The Tablet
Michael Marando '11 is heading into his senior season at Fordham as a finalist for the Fred Mitchell Award, given to the best non-Bowl Championship Series place kicker in the country - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily
Genesis 8th graders answer the question, "What do you like to read outside of the school curriculum?" - The Tablet
Dennis Waszak Jr. '91 writes about Oday Aboushi '09, an offensive lineman for the New York Jets, participating in a five-day surgical mission by the Islamic Medical Association of North America in early March to repair cleft lips in Sudan - Associated Press and ESPN.com
Nick Meola '15 and Rob Amato '15 showcased their talents in front of college recruiters and professional scouts at the 2014 Breakthrough Series on 7/27 & 7/28 at MCU Park - MLB.com
Mike Longabardi '91 is serving as the Phoenix Suns' Summer League Coach - NBA.com
Dan Grimaldi '62, who has appeared in many films and TV series (most notably, The Sopranos), takes the stage this summer as part of the cast of Lucky Me at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, NJ - TheaterMania.com
Kevin Ward '81, who was named NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's Chief of Staff, in February 2014, sat down with Donegal TV - Donegal TV
Michael Guzman '14 was featured as one of eight football All-Stars from diocesan high schools who competed in the 2014 Empire Challenge Game on June 25th - Currents
Xaverian's Genesis middle school community celebrated commencement exercises on June 14 - The Tablet
Coach Del George was named Coach of the Year and many members of the Varsity Baseball team were named to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle's All-Brooklyn high school baseball team - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Xaverian celebrated the accomplishments of the members of its 8th grade class at the Genesis Commencement Exercises on June 14th - Rockaway Point News
Track and Cross Country Coach Brian McCartney '04 is proud to carry on the legacy of his father, former longtime Xaverian track/cross country Coach Frank McCartney - The Tablet
Xaverian Pipe and Drum Corps Pipe Major Michael Wallace '14 is one of the recipients of the 2014 Port Authority Police Pipe Band Memorial Scholarship. The award was presented to him by Xaverian alumni Brian Cassidy '94 and Thomas McLoughlin '04 - Rockaway Point News
A large crowd came out to the El Caribe Country Club in honor of the work of the 2014 Spirit of Xaverian honorees - Rockaway Point News
Hon. Matthew D'Emic '70, who is a member of Xaverian's Board of Trustees, gave the keynote presentation at Law Day celebration at Kings County courthouse on May 8th. The topic of his presentation was "Why Every Vote Matters." - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
Hon. William F. Mastro '68 was awarded the 49th Annual Rapallo Award on April 26th. The prestigious award is named after the first Italian-American jurist to be named to the NYS Court of Appeals. Past recipients include U.S. Supreme court justices Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia, and New York state politicians George Pataki, Rudy Giuliani and Mario Cuomo - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
8th graders Joseph Iuni, Elizabeth Fields, and Alienor Manteau reflect upon a Pope John Paul II quote - The Tablet
Xavier Jean-Paul '15 and Malachi Provenzano '16 reflect upon Easter - The Tablet
Pat Russo, Esq. '86 G'15 has been appointed to MTA Inspector General Management Advisory Board - windelsmarx.com
Senior Pitcher Anthony Sigismondi's off-season work is paying off, as the Varsity Baseball team earns some key wins - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily
Kevin Ward '81 was recently named NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's Chief of Staff. A 30-year member of the NYPD, Chief Ward's most recent posting was as commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens South. - Daily News
Chris Alesi '01 and Louie Karis '01 To Be Inducted Into The Xaverian Athletic Hall of Fame - Baruch College
Coach John Mullin '84 played an important role in an inspiring story about a high school senior with Down syndrome which made national headlines - USA Today
Xaverian's Varsity Basketball team beat Mount St. Michael 48-39 in the opening round of CHSAA 'AA' intersectional playoffs - Daily News
Preview of Class of 2014 college acceptances includes US Naval Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, and Princeton - Rockaway Point News
Jason Calacanis '88, an internet entrepreneur and investor, launched Insider.com, a a mobile-first news reader that's full of external links and story summaries with a high quality selection of content - businessinsider.com
The Xaverian Varsity Hockey team traveled to the Bronx to see an outdoor Rangers vs. Islanders game at Yankee Stadium - The Tablet
Michael Marando '11, Fordham University junior placekicker, was honored by the Patriot League being named Special Team Player of the Week for his performance in the Rams' win over Bucknell on 11/9. He was also named College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) honorable mention placekicker of the week. - fordham.edu
Matthew Petronis '11, who raised over $1 million dollars for the Breezy Point Relief Fund for Super Storm Sandy recovery, was recently honored by the Mets' David Wright's organization, "The Wright Thing" - The Wave
Erik Johnson '96, a mail carrier in Breezy Point, was profiled in a video about the resilience of Breezy Point residents one year after Super Storm Sandy - usatoday.com
Nick Vendidos '87, P'14 and Frank Carone P'14,'16 will be honored at the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator’s third annual King of Kings networking breakfast, taking place on Thursday, November 7 at the El Caribe Country Club - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
Gerard Buckley '96, Xaverian's former Director of Admissions, recently became an assistant principal at St. Mary's High School in Manhasset - theislandnow.com
Dr. Lukasz Cygan '03, who serves as the volunteer assistant coach for St. Joseph's College's men's basketball team, is profiled in the school's fall magazine - St. Joseph's College Magazine
Kevin Simon '03, a medical student at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2013-14 National Institute of Mental Health Medical Student Fellowship in Mental Health Research - SIU School of Medicine
Joseph Pepitone '89 and Billy Pepitone '85 are the writing team behind Stuck in the Middle, an award-winning independent film about a mail room slacker who accidentally kills himself in a bizarre experiment and finds himself sentenced to Purgatory working in the mail room - filmcourage.com
A wonderful profile has appeared about Jason McDermott '94, owner of the Pour House and VP of Viking House NYC, a local nonprofit organization - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
Laray Smith '13 has impressed his coaches at Indiana University early in fall practice with a level of open-field speed that running backs coach Deland McCullough calls "unbelievable." - Inside Indiana
Peter DiSalvo '14, Matthew Cappiello '14, and Christopher Bashinelli '04 were honored on June 22nd at a community event for having achieved the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
Charles Caloia '13 has been elected as the Bay Ridge Historical Society's new secretary. Caloia, a former historical society intern, was one of the editors of Xaverian’s literary magazine, The Voyager - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Raj Patel '13 has earned acceptance into the United States Naval Academy - The Tablet
Members of Xaverian's Class of 2013 from Staten Island accomplished wonderful things and garnered impressive awards - Staten Island Advance
Six all-stars from the Diocese of Brooklyn, including Xaverian's own Charles Misiano '13 and Andrew Schillaci '13, were selected to compete in this year's Baseball Mayor's Cup played June 15 at MCU Park, the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones - The Tablet's Jim Mancari
Elvin Soto '11 was recently selected in the 16th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Diamondbacks. The hard-hitting catcher, a first team All-Big East selection, hit .320 with six home runs and 43 RBIs for the Pittsburgh Panthers - New York Post and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily
Alanna McAuliffe G'10 was sworn in as Commissioner for a Day by full-time Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at 1 Police Plaza after winning an essay contest - Daily News and CBS 2
Jerry Cahill '74 (a member of Xaverian's St. Francis Xavier Society), who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 10, will turn 57 this month and continues to inspire all who live with CF to exercise - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
Steven Swenson '13 was named to The Tablet's 2013 All Scholastic Team - The Tablet
Jim Mancari casts a spotlight on Xaverian's LAX team. Congratulations to Xaverian seniors Stephen Dorazio, Jonathan Holuka, Valerio Auguste, and James Angelillo who played in the NYC Mayor's Cup Lacrosse All Star Game at Poly Prep on 6/2 - Currents
Harbor Fitness, which was founded by Michael '88 P'16 and Christopher '90 Ganim, sponsored a wildly successful 5K run which raised tens of thousands of dollars for The HeartShare Schools and Preschool, an institution devoted to children with autism and other special needs. William R. Guarinello '66 serves as President and CEO of HeartShare - Industry Magazine (Brooklyn)
Terence Mullin '88 has been a key part of an effort to raise funds to completely restore the schoolyard of Rockaway's St. Francis de Sales after Hurricane Sandy. The schoolyard is home to the Summer Basketball Classic, a popular tradition which began 30 years ago - The Tablet
University of Pittsburgh fears losing Elvin Soto '11 to the MLB Draft - Cardiachill.com
Xaverian's Pipe and Drum Corps led the students and faculty from Fontbonne Hall Academy from their school to St. Patrick’s Church for a liturgy that closed the school’s 75th anniversary year - The Tablet
Meals on Wheels volunteers Joseph Astarita '14, Anthony Astarita '16, Philip Giordano '16, and Christopher Perrone '16 took part in the "Tutto Mangiare" event in Staten Island on April 28th - Staten Island Advance
Coach Lou Piccola was recently inducted into the Catholic High School Athletic Association's Hall of Fame - The Tablet
Oday Aboushi '09, a practicing Muslim who was selected by the NY Jets in the 5th round of the NFL draft, states that Xaverian's Catholic environment helped him to grow as a person and grow in his religion - The Tablet
Louis Ricciardi '80,a lawyer who works full time for Citigroup and lives in Monmouth County, has begun offering his time to Volunteer Lawyers for Justice in order to assist those whose homes were destroyed or damaged by Hurricane Sandy- The Two River Times
Gregory Sapienza '11 represented Rochester Institute of Technology in the New York State Business Competition finals on 4/26. Gregory was a member of the team Skyvo, which presented on the topic of applications for iPads for educational use - RIT University News
John Leo Heyer II '00, development officer for Catholic Foundation of Brooklyn and Queens, and Jason McDermott '94, owner of the Pour House, were amonth the honorees feted at the 2013 Rising Star Awards - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
Xaverian welcomes the Class of 2017 on Orientation Day - MSGVarsity.com
Xaverian students participate in 8th Annual Belgium Exchange Program - MSGVarsity.com
Mr. Anthony Diaz '79, Mr. Terence Mullin '88, Mr. Domenick Laurendi, and the 1990 City Championship Varisty Baseball team were all inducted into Xaverian's Athletic Hall of Fame - The Tablet and Tablet writer Jim Mancari's video
Luke Schreiner '15 appears in a mini-documentary regarding the devastating affects of Hurricane Sandy on his community in Breezy Point - youtube.com
In a recent video Chris Mullin '81, one of this year's Spirit of Xaverian honorees, returns to his elementary school gym to reflect upon his success and says, "True character is what you do when no one's watching." - Youtube.com
Timothy Fox '94, an NYC Sanitation Supervisor, was honored at the Annual Queens County St. Patrick's Parade Ball at Antun's in February for the excellent job he did of managing the Hurricane Sandy cleanup in Rockaway, Broad Channel, Breezy Point and Howard Beach. Timothy was named an Honorary Grand Marshal of the 38th Annual Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade - The Wave
Justin Brannan '96 crafted a beautiful Op-Ed detailing the importance of Catholic education - Irish Echo
John Leo Heyer II '00, development officer for Catholic Foundation of Brooklyn and Queens, and Jason McDermott '94, owner of the Pour House, have been named 2013 Rising Star Honorees - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
Xaverian was well respresented at the recent 113th Anniversary Dinner of the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn...Guests were led into the ballroom by Xaverian's Pipe and Drum Corps - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
Middle school student Brigid McEvoy will be honored by the Francesco Loccisano Foundation at the March 10th "Frankie's Heroes" event...Brigid developed and chaired a drive out of her home collecting 197 bag packs and many more boxes filled with school supplies for those who are less fortunate - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
Xaverian students answer the question "How do you celebrate your accomplishments?" in Youth Views column - The Tablet
Xaverian defeats Moore Catholic 71-49 in the outbracket of the CHSAA Intersectionals at Archbishop Molloy in Queens - Staten Island Advance
After a tough loss against Cardinal Hayes, Varsity Basketball Co-Captain George Lambert '13 credits Xaverian for shaping him into the man he is today - Bay Ridge Eagle
A wonderful profile of Justin Brannan '96, president of the Bay Ridge Democrats - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Matthew Petronis '11 and Nicholas Compagnone '11 recently received special recognition awards at the 12th Annual Graybeard Dinner Dance for raising over $500,000 for the Rockaway and Breezy Point communities in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy through web based donation sites - Rockaway Point News and The Wave
Laray Smith '13 was the only representative from the state of New York at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in California 1/4 - The Tablet
Xaverian's Christmas Prayer Service features special guests, Steve Leondis '79 and his daughter, Devon, speaking about giving back - MSGVarsity.com and Rockaway Point News
Xaverian's Ryken Club, founded by Bro. Jim Smith, has hosted over 350 dances for the disabled adults from the Guild for Exceptional Children - Rockaway Point News
Alex Hajjar '11 recently published an article entitled "College Kids Give Back," a piece describing how his former Xaverian classmates Matthew Petronis '11 and Nicholas Compagnone '11 have raised $175,000 for the Rockaway and Breezy Point communities in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy - aspiredaily.com
Football and track star Laray Smith '13, who has been recruited by many colleges, including Syracuse,Tennessee, Connecticut, Purdue and Indiana, held off on announcing a commitment while in California to play in the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl - Syracuse.com
Forbes.com - Malcolm Davis, a football coach at Xaverian, used the website gofundme.com to raise over $15,000 in 48 hours for a retired Brooklyn Tech football coach who lost his Belle Harbor home due to Hurricane Sandy. More here.
Brooklyn Daily - Xaverian beats Holy Trinity 53-18 in last night's football game at Aviator. More here.
Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator - Music at Xaverian Director Joe Loposky and Anthony Bianchi '76 serve as judges for Senior American Idol, which was hosted on campus. Photo here.
Staten Island Advance - Xaverian's soccer team edges out St. Peter's with a 5-4 win. More here.
MSG Varsity - Homecoming football game coverage. Video of full game featuring halftime interview with Principal Deacon McCormack at 57 minute mark here. Photos here.
ESPN - Chris Mullin '81 makes trick shot on first try on lunch break at ESPN. Video below or here. Mullin takes his shot at the 20 second mark.
Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily - Recap of the Hoban Memorial 5 Mile Run here.
Daily News - QB Zach Kearney leads the Clippers to a win over Stepinac. More here.
Staten Island Advance - Xaverian soccer defeats Monsignor Farrell. More here.
The Wave - The art of Matthew Petagna '10 was exhibited at the Rockaway Artists Alliance's Studio 7 Gallery from August 11 to August 18. More here.
Bay Ridge Eagle - 2005 ESPN National Three-Point Shooting Champ "Black Jack" Ryan visits Xaverian's Summer Sports Camp. More here.