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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.  

June 2016

Adney Silva '18 received a "Rising Star" award at the Brooklyn Reporter's "40 Under 40" event on June 16th - Brooklyn Reporter

John Criscione '18 and Jonathan Kroon '19 answer the question, "Who is your inspiration and why?" - The Tablet

Muslim senior calls Xaverian a "home away from home" - Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

Xaverian's class of 2016 walked across the stage at Brooklyn College's Walt Whitman Auditorium for the 56th Commencement Exercises - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Long-time Varsity Basketball Coach Jack Alesi Retires - Staten Island Advance, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, MSGVarsity.com, New York Post, and NYCHoops.net

Liam Sawyer '19 answers the question, "What makes you truly happy and why?" - The Tablet

Jackson Boutin '18 answers the question, "How are you observing the Jubilee Year of Mercy?" - The Tablet

Xaverian hits its stride during playoffs - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

May 2016

Congratulations to Matthew Hayes (Valedictorian) and Anthony Giannopolous (Salutatorian) - Genesis Class of 2016 - Rockaway Point News

Members of Xaverian's Class of 2016 have earned acceptance to many prestigious universities, and two will go on to serve our country at the United States Military Academy and the Naval Academy Prep Program - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Brandon Leftwich '16 answers the question, Who inspires you and why? - The Tablet

The editorial staff of the X-Press, Xaverian's student newspaper, received awards at The Tablet's High School Press Awards - The Tablet 

The Clippers came through with a 3-1 victory over Holy Cross on May 5 - Times Ledger

David Peña '16 awarded JPMorgan Chase Smart Start Scholarship - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, The Tablet, and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Stolen bases in a rainy game helped Xaverian seal a 3–1 win over visiting Holy Cross in Brooklyn-Queens Catholic school baseball on May 4 - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

April 2016

Mr. Jaguande, who has coached Xaverian's varsity boys soccer team for 12 years, will now serve as Director of Operations for the soccer team - Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Xaverian rallies in seventh to stun McClancy - Times Ledger

Xaverian’s baseball team capitalized on Monsignor McClancy mistakes for four runs in the bottom of the seventh, leading to a thrilling 4–3 walk-off win on 4/6 - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Coach Alesi and his players named in all-Brooklyn boys' basketball honors - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

March 2016

The Tablet's 2016 All Star hoops teams features plenty of talent from Xaverian - The Tablet

Xaverian holds historic, co-ed orientation day for class of 2020 - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, Rockaway Point News, and Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Xaverian robotics teams come up big in FIRST competition - Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Rockaway Point News

Xaverian baseball is preparing to make another run at a title - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Genesis students participated in the NYC History Fair - Rockaway Point News and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Xaverian wins CHSAA "AA" City Championship on 3/13 - Daily News, TheSportsQuotient.com, MSGVarsity.com, Staten Island Advance, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, The Tablet  

Barry Rohrssen '78, associate head coach of men's basketball at St. John's University, shares how he spends a typical Sunday - New York Times

Xaverian Board Member Chris Mullin '81 is blessed to have had two nuns rooting for him all these years - The New Yorker

Xaverian clinches return trip to CHSAA 'AA' final - MSGVarsity

Daniel Petric '15 was among the 2015 recipients of a Kassenbrock Brothers Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to college-bound high school students who demonstate that they have completed community service projects such as park cleanups, helping the homeless and paying regular visits to senior citizen centers - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Varsity Basketball beat Cardinal Hayes 62-57 in overtime on 3/6 to move onto the CHSAA "AA" Semi-Finals - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

February 2016

Xaverian beats Holy Cross in CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens playoffs, 64-60 - Daily News 

Justin Brannan '96, founder of Bay Ridge Cares, president of Bay Ridge Democrats, and owner of The Art Room, has a new column out and he encourages us to be mindful of giving our lives meaning - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Seniors earn $40,000 in scholarships to St. John's University at Academic Bowl - Rockaway Point News and Home Reporter

More than two dozen teams of middle schoolers duked it out in a Lego robot-building competition at Xaverian on Feb. 6, and 12 teams qualified to compete in the New York City First Lego League championship at the Javits Center on Mar. 12 - Brooklyn Paper

Xaverian and St. Edmund's hockey rivalry is alive and well - BRIC TV

Frank Coen '16 has his eyes set on closing his high school swimming career with an appearance at the state champs in three weeks - Staten Island Advance

Xaverian hosts FIRST Lego League Qualifying Competition - News 12 Brooklyn

William J. Russo, Esq., ’65, of W.J. Russo & Associates P.C., will work with the Xaverian and assist the Advancement Team in securing gifts for The Whitcome Society and work with donors on a variety of giving vehicles to benefit both the school and donor - Rockaway Point News

Xaverian back in hunt for city title - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

January 2016

Justin Brannan '96, founder of Bay Ridge Cares, president of Bay Ridge Democrats, and owner of The Art Room, has a new column and says 'the secret is out' regarding Bay Ridge - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator 

Board Member Chris Mullin '81 took 60 Minutes on a tour of his old Flatlands neighborhood - St. John's University 

Xaverian's fall Spirit of Xaverian Gala drew over 300 attendees - The Tablet 

Dominick Santo '16 is profiled for his commitment to community service - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator 

Highlights of the Clippers' 1/17/16 59-54 win over Cardinal Hayes... rave reviews of our student athletes, Coach Alesi, and the MAX Pep Band - MSG Varsity

Brian Kaszuba, Esq. '97, who is a member of Community Board 10, encourages residents to get involved in their neighborhoods by applying to join community boards - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Columbia and Georgetown are among the early acceptances for Xaverian's seniors - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and Rockaway Point News

Brian Kaszuba, Esq. '97, who is a member of Community Board 10, comments on the fast-tracking of a street co-naming for a Bay Ridge do-gooder who died in September - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

December 2015

Xaverian's President, Robert Alesi '78, received the St. Frances X. Cabrini Award for Migration, which is given to individuals who have played a significant role in the life of immigrants, individuals who have dedicated themselves to helping immigrants, or to individual immigrants, who have made major contributions to society - The Tablet 

The following Clippers were named to The Tablet’s 2015 All-Diocesan Team: Phil DePaulis '16, Brandon Peterson '16, John Santiago '16, James Baglino '16, Mike Marinelli '17, Chris Monti '17, Vincent Finizio '16, Anthony Marinelli '18, Daniel Welsome '17, Robert Massuci '16, James Patsis '16, and Tyler Stewart '16 - The Tablet 

The Clippers overcame St. Francis Prep with a 51-43 win on 12/17 - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily and Times Ledger

Profile of 'coach's dream' Brian Bernardi '12, who is playing a big role in the resurrection of Hofstra's basketball program - New York Post

Detailed profile on Sal Russo, Esq. '74, senior vice president, general counsel, secretary to the board of directors, and a corporate officer at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation - Cityland

Xaverian basketball's new style of play proves effective in the squad’s 58–41 road victory over Archbishop Stepinac on Dec. 12 - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Staten Island residents Michael Marinelli '17 and Phil DePaulis '16 among those honored by the Catholic High School Football League on 12/5 - Staten Island Advance

November 2015

Gilligan family announces establishment of perpetual scholarship at annual Spirit of Xaverian Gala - Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

The Clippers beat Cardinal Spellman 31-14 on 11/21 to become the CHSFL City Champs - nychsfl.org, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, The Tablet, and Staten Island Advance

Board of Trustee Member Chris Mullin '81 coached SJU men's basketball to his first victory on 11/13 vs. Wagner - New York Times

Great feature story on Xaverian's Pastor, Fr. Sean Suckiel, who serves as Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Brooklyn - NET TV's Currents

October 2015

Genesis 6th grader Lindsay Laub, a volunteer at the Staten Island Children's Museum, is being honored by the Staten Island NFP Association - Staten Island Advance

Xaverian Forensics wins tournament championship - Rockaway Point News, The Tablet, and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

There is excitement in the Diocese of Brooklyn as Chris Mullin '81, who is a member of Xaverian's Board of Trustees, gears up for his first season as head coach of men's basketball at St. John's University - The Tablet 

EJ McCabe '17, an Information Technology support volunteer at the Staten Island Children's Museum, is being honored by the Staten Island NFP Association - Staten Island Advance

Xaverian's inaugural co-ed open house drew over 800 prospective students - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Three new hires join Xaverian to form foundation of girls athletics program - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Rockaway Point News, Staten Island Advance, and The Tablet

Xaverian Robotics to co-host "Earth Day" recycling event - Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

Dr. John Suarez '96, an Army senior engineer, was recognized as a 2015 STEM Military/Civilian Hero for his commitment to protecting the warfighter and promoting education and outreach, during the 27th Annual Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards Conference on October 15, 2015 - U.S. Army

Xaverian's one-of-a-kind harp ensemble gives students a unique opportunity to master the beautiful instrument - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Rockaway Point News, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, and The Tablet

EJ McCabe ’17 recently led a group of 17 Scouts back to his former preschool, Children's Harbor Montessori School, to spruce up the playground as part of his Eagle Scout project. So far, EJ has completed about 400 hours of community service as part of his involvement with the Boy Scouts! - Staten Island Advance 

Quarterback Phil DePaulis '16 has hit his stride, leading the Clippers to a 36-8 victory over Cardinal Spellman on 10/10 - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Luke McDonald '17 has verbally committed to play for Division 1 Florida International University in the fall of 2017 - Staten Island Advance

Families from Brooklyn and Queens came together for a Diocesan Family Day at Xaverian - The Tablet

62-year-old Brooklyn native Victoria Keller who was crowned the 2015 Brooklyn Senior Idol - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator 

SNL cast member Pete Davidson '11 continues to garner rave reviews with his unique brand of off-beat comedy - The New York Times 

September 2015

The Jazz Band received rave reviews for the welcome performance for Pope Francis at JFK on 9/24 - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator and BensonhurstBean.com

Xaverian's student reflect on how they battle procrastination in this week's Youth Views - The Tablet 

27th Annual P.O. Hoban Run most successful one yet - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian's Jazz Band was selected to perform for Pope Francis as he arrives at JFK Airport on 9/24! - Brooklyn Daily EagleCourier Life's Brooklyn Daily, Staten Island Advance, WPIX 11, CBS 2, News 12, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, Rockaway Point News

Xaverian once again joined the #GoGold movement to raise awareness of pediatric cancer by hanging gold ribbons around the exterior of the school - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, Rockaway Point News, The Tablet, and Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Xaverian's football program is going the extra mile to ensure the health of its student athletes - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

St. John's University Men's Basketball Coach Chris Mullin '81, who is a member of Xaverian's Board of Trustees, threw out the first pitch at the Mets-Phillies game on 9/2 - St. John's University 

Justin Brannan '96, founder of Bay Ridge Cares, president of Bay Ridge Democrats, and owner of The Art Room, was profiled as a Star of Brooklyn - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Excitement surrounds Xaverian's transition to co-education - Daily News and Queens Tribune

August 2015

Skills and fun are the name of the game in Xaverian's summer baseball camp - NET TV's Currents

Excitement surrounds Xaverian's transition to co-education - The Tablet 

July 2015

Dillon Burns '12, LIU Post junior guard, who was selected to the 2014-15 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court - LIUPostPioneers.com

Xaverian was ranked in top 25% of Best Catholic High Schools in NYC Metro Area - niche.com

Board Member Michael Strianese '74, who donated $1 million in support of STEM education at Xaverian in 2014, recently supported the construction of a new home for a wounded veteran through his foundation - Watertown Daily Times

Francis Kienzle '18 is highlighted in this article due to his participation in Aviator's Tier 1 youth hockey program - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Brooklyn Senior Idol talent competition will go on as scheduled at Xaverian on 10/2 - Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Registration for the 27th annual Hoban Run is open - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

June 2015

Michael Sally '15 lost his wallet on the way to graduation practice earlier this month, but thanks to a selfless person and the help of Facebook messaging, he had the wallet back rather quickly - Staten Island Advance and NBC4-NY

Genesis students celebrated their graduation on June 13th - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Rockaway Point News, and Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Walter Ward '79 and Kevin Ward '81, who both serve on the committee of the Hoban Run, have been instrumental in the re-dedication of a plaque honoring two brave NYPD detectives who were shot dead during an armed robbery in Brooklyn more than half a century ago - Daily News

Sal Tinervia '97, Xaverian's co-campus minister, was recently honored by the Home Reporter as a "Rising Star" - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian hurlers lead stellar Catholic league pitching in Mayor’s Cup win - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was the guest speaker at the Xaverian's graduation ceremony and told graduates that they were blessed to have been educated at one of the finest high schools in the State of New York - Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Rockaway Point News

Xaverian's faculty recently celebrated the first annual Tech Share Fair - Rockaway Point News

Tom Nestor '15 received the Xaverian Spirit Award at the 55th Commencement Exercises - Rockway Point News

Xaverian's Lacrosse team takes the city title - Rockaway Point News, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, & The Tablet

Xaverian stays alive in 8th inning playoff win - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

May 2015

Xaverian's baseball squad edged Fordham Prep, 3-2, on 6/4 in a CHSAA losers' bracket playoff contest - Staten Island Advance

Xaverian Board Member Ed Gilligan '77, who served as President of American Express Company, passed away suddenly on 5/29 - New York Times

Anthony Paduano '99, VP of the Domestic Disorder Club, helped organize a classic car fundraiser for Saint Peter Catholic Academy on 5/30 - Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

Xaverian basketball Coach Jack Alesi was inducted into the CHSAA Hall of Fame on 5/14 - The Tablet

Xaverian’s FIRST Robotics Competition team, #806 “the Brooklyn Blacksmiths,” won the championship at the 10th Annual Monty Madness Tournament - Rockaway Point News

Xaverian students raised $3,500 for breast cancer vaccine research being conducted by Dr. Vincent Tuohy '65 at the renowned Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute - Rockaway Point News, Bay Ridge Life, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, & Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian secures at least the second seed in the CHSAA varsity baseball playoffs with an 8-3 win over Salesian on 5/27 - Staten Island Advance

Xaverian baseball clinches CHSAA Intersectional berth with 6-5 win over Holy Cross - Staten Island Advance

Xaverian beats Madison in Catholic vs. Public school showdown - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Joe Vitacco '15's bases-clearing triple lifted Xaverian to a 5-4 non-league varsity triumph over Tottenville HS on 5/17 - Staten Island Advance

Five members of Xaverian's class of 2015 have been accepted to Cornell Unversity - Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

Rob Amato '15 pitched the first no-hitter in Xaverian's history against Molloy on 5/11 - Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

Augie Ameruso '15 has committed to play soccer at the College of Mount Saint Vincent next year - Rockaway Times and Rockaway Point News

Xaverian's chaplain, Fr. Sean Suckiel, was profiled because of his exceptional preaching abilities - NET TV's Currents

Genesis, Xaverian's middle school, was highlighted as "School of the Week" - NET TV's Currents

Xaverian is represented nicely in the Daily News All-Brooklyn boys basketball all-stars - Daily News

For his 69th birthday, Dr. Vincent J. Maligno '63 was honored by the New York Yankees as the "Veteran of the Game" sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project.at Yankee Stadium - Staten Island Advance

Michael Marinelli '17 was named the 2017 D-Line MVP for defense at the 2015 NUC (National Underclassmen) Five-Star Invite-Only Football Combine, which was held at Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg, VA, on 5/3 - Staten Island Advance and The Tablet

Xaverian Basketball Coach Jack Alesi opines on what could have been - NDInsider.com

April 2015

Kudos to the members of the Varsity Golf team, who inched closer to the playoffs with a 1-UP overtime win over Monsignor Farrell on 4/28. Joe Graziano ‘17 led the way with a two hole sudden death win - Staten Island Advance

Xaverian tennis beat Monsignor Farrell 3-2 on 4/28 - Staten Island Advance

First place Xaverian beat St. Francis Prep 13-3 on 4/24 - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Coach Jack Alesi and seniors Sayon Charles, Najee Larcher, and Doyin Isaac are all named in Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily's 2015 All-Brooklyn Boys' Basketball Honors - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

St. John's University men's basketball head coach (and Xaverian Board of Trustee member) Chris Mullin '81 has tapped Barry "Slice" Rohrssen '78, who was as head coach at Manhattan College from 2006 to 2011 and most recently served as asssitant coach at University of Kentucky, as associate head coach - Queens Chronicle 

Xaverian defeated Molloy 11-5 in a CHSAA Class AA Brooklyn/Queens divisional matchup on 4/16 - MSG Varsity 

The Varsity Tennis team beat St. Peter’s 4-1 in a match held on 4/15 - Staten Island Advance

A republishing of a 1998 article which recounts the tale of Chris Mullin '81 and friends breaking into Xaverian's gym for a little extra playing time - The Rockaway Times

Daniel Petric '15 spoke with Currents about the recent MAX (Music at Xaverian) B-Bridges Cultural Exchange Trip to Japan - NET TV's Currents

"Another title or bust" mentality prevails for Xaverian Baseball this season - Brooklyn Daily Eagle & Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Xaverian's golf team took Mosignor Farrell 3-2 in match on 4/13 - Staten Island Advance

Xaverian appears in #1 slot of Brooklyn high school basketball power rankings - Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

March 2015 

Xaverian Trustee Member Chris Mullin '81 up to St. John's challenge says Coach Jack Alesi - Staten Island Advance 

Xaverian Board of Trustee Member Chris Mullin '81 has been named Head Coach of men's basketball at his alma mater, St. John's - Daily News

The Tablet’s Boys’ Basketball All-Star Team features Najee Larcher '15 on the 'AA' First Team and Doyin Isaac '15 on the 'AA' Second Team - The Tablet 

Xaverian is represented nicely in the 2015 All-Brooklyn Team: Boys High School Basketball All-Stars, with Jack Alesi being named Coach of the Year, Najee Larcher '15 and Doyin Isaac '15 being named to the First Team, and Sayon Charles '15 being named to the Second Team - Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

Xaverian's Golf team beats Monsignor Farrell 3-2 for the second win of the season - Staten Island Advance

A spotlight on Xaverian Dramatics' spring performance of Catch Me If You Can - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

An exciting CHSAA championship game ends in a tough Xaverian loss - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Xaverian beat Iona Prep, 50-48, in CHSAA Class AA boys basketball semifinal on 3/10 and heads to the championship game on 3/15 against Christ the King - Daily News, USA Today High School Sports, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Brian Berardi '12, who plays basketball for Hofstra, knocked down five three-pointers in a 10-minute stretch that bridged the final seven minutes of regulation and the first three minutes of the first overtime of what is now being billed by some as the greatest CAA tournament game ever played - Staten Island Advance

Clipper Varsity Basketball heads to first semifinal since 2005 - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Paul Jeanbart '16 and Dylan Ditucci-Cappiello '15 reflect upon Catholic meditation - The Tablet 

Thomas Frerks '15 successfully organized over 100 volunteers to clean up the sidewalk that runs along the State Road/Rockaway Point Blvd. from just outside Reid Avenue to Beach 169th Street as his Eagle Scout Project - Rockaway Point News

Xaverian beats Cardinal Hayes, 56-54, in CHSAA Class AA boys basketball intersectional semifinals on March 8 - Daily News and MSGVarsity

Xaverian's Board of Trustees votes to move strategic plan forward with expansion of co-education to high school - PIX 11 NewsHome Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, DNAInfo.com, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Daily EagleDaily News, The Tablet, 770AM's Religion on the Line, News 12 Brooklyn, Rockaway Times, Rockaway Point News

Nice recap of the diocesan final game on 2/27 between Xaverian and Christ the King - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

February 2015 

On 2/27, two Xaverian basketball alums faced off coaching their respective teams in the CUNY conference championships. John Alesi '99's Baruch took Rich Micallef '80's Brooklyn College 90-83 in double overtime - Staten Island Advance and New York Times

CHSAA Coach of the Year Jack Alesi opines on the right way and the wrong way to play the game of basketball - New York Post

Xaverian's Varsity Basketball team beat Holy Cross 57-42 on 2/25 to reach first diocesan final since 2010 - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, Times Ledger, and Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

Pete Davidson '11, who is getting rave reviews for his performances on SNL, recently received a congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton - Staten Island Advance 

John Alesi '99, head coach of Baruch College's Men's Basketball team, was named men's Coach of the Year at the CUNYAC basketball awards luncheon on February 19th - Staten Island Advance

Xaverian Board of Trustee Member Chris Mullin '81 was inducted into the St. John's University Athletic Hall of Fame on February 21, 2015 - Daily News 

Thomas Frerks '15 will be cleaning up the sidewalk that runs along the State Road/Rockaway Point Blvd. from just outside Reid Avenue to Beach 169th Street as his Eagle Scout Project - Rockaway Point News

Four Genesis teams competed at the FIRST Lego League Staten Island borough qualifying competition on Saturday, February 7, with one team, the X-Men, winning the trophy in the Inspiration category and advancing to the FLL City Championship at the Javits Center on March 14 - Staten Island Advance

Board of Trustee Member Chris Mullin '81 proudly stands in front of 7100 Shore Road to reflect on where he learned "the game of life" in NBA promo - NBA

The Varsity Basketball team has won 14 out of 15 games this season - News 12 Brooklyn

The Clippers won big over Molloy on 2/8/15 - MSG Varsity 

Xaverian beat Curtis 72-44 - Staten Island Advance

Doyin Isaac '15 has led the Clipper Varsity to many big wins this season - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

January 2015

Gotham City Games, Ralph Pugliese '05's retro video game store, celebrated its grand opening on 1/24 - The Brooklyn Paper 

Xaverian's Varsity Basketball team is 14-3 overall this year, and Doyin Isaac '15 is the "straw that stirs the drink" - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Rob Helbock '15 reflects upon Catholic meditation in "Youth Views" - The Tablet

With Sports Camps and XCEL (our enrichment program for rising 8th graders), Xaverian's summer programs offer something for everyone! - The Tablet

Randy Antoun '15 poses atop the Verrazano Bridge in our latest Internship Program success story - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, Rockaway Point News, and The Tablet

Xaverian Basketball extends winning streak to nine with January 11th win over St. Mary's - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Jim Mancari takes a look at the Xaverian-Xavier rivalry at an ice hockey game on January 7 - Currents

The Internship Program at Xaverian (IPAX) enables students to reach new heights (literally) - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Brandon Peterson ’16, Louis Springer ’15,  Mike Marinelli ’17, Mike Rossetti ’16, Greg Juliano ’15, Anthony Bianchi ’15, Dom Fattorusso ’15, Lindo Skoda ’15, James Baglino ’16, John Santiago ’16, Zach Salvato ’15, and James Patsis ’16 have been named to The Tablet’s 2014 Football Diocesan All-Star Team - The Tablet 

Steven Attanasio '04 recently published Untouched Heroics, a book about the life of a living 95-year-old WWII veteran named Tony Varone - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Home Reporter takes "A Look Back" at their coverage of the October 1988 funeral of PO Chris Hoban '80 - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

December 2014

Students reflect of the question, "Do you seek out silence?" in the Youth Views column - The Tablet 

Volunteer efforts of Xaverian community contribute to a successful Christmas Cafe Cabaret for local senior citizens - Rockaway Point News, The Tablet, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

MAX (Music at Xaverian) played at the arrival of the peace light at JFK from Bethlehem - NET TV's Currents

A local World War II veteran returned 39 lacrosse balls that his late dog had collected from the bushes after Xaverian's lacrosse practices - Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator 

Bob Costas attends fall 2014 Spirit of Xaverian Gala to surprise his good friend and honoree, Dr. Andy Fiore '66 - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and Rockaway Point News 

Rob Helbock '15 graced the cover of the BERMUN Times and was the subject of a feature article describing the international friendships which a formed through participation in BERMUN - BERMUN Times

Dominick Santo Jr. '16, "Xaverian's Own Santa," raises money each year for the Sansone Foundation's Children's Christmas Party - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator and Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Once again, Music at Xaverian's Pep Band, led by Mr. Joe Loposky, performed at the Salvation Army's Kettle Campaign Kickoff event - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

November 2014

Xaverian's Jazz Choir joined four other choirs for a special performance at Good Shepherd Church - NET TV's Currents

Xaverian student athletes sign commitments to play ball at Seton Hall and Queens College - Home Reporter/Brooklyn SpectatorBrooklyn Daily Eagle, The Tablet, and Rockaway Point News

Xaverian students participate in Urban Plunge retreat in Camden, NJ - Rockaway Point News, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and The Tablet

Xaverian downs Monsignor Farrell 96-78 in swimming season opener - Staten Island Advance

John Chianchiano '18 and Joseph Pidoriano '15 attended a Bowl-A-Thon on 11/16 at Rab's Country Lanes on Staten Island for the Staten Island Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.  Joseph was one of the organizers of the event - Staten Island Advance

Clippers' heads are held high after a great season despite loss to Fordham Prep in CHSFL A Finals - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Staten Island residents Anthony Scotti and Nick Meola signed letters of intent with Seton Hall and Queens College, respectively, on 11/17 - Staten Island Advance

Ryan Ward '14 of the Mount Saint Mary College men's swimming team was named Skyline Conference Men's Swimming Rookie of the Week - Mount Saint Mary College 

13 Xaverian students volunteered at the 9/11 Memorial site on 10/25, clearing acorns which will be sent to other locations for planting - 9/11 Memorial Blog 

The safety and well-being of Clipper student athletes is paramount, which is why Xaverian requires all coaches to take an online course on concussion awareness by the CDC - PIX11.com 

Joseph A. Patella '89, a litigation partner with Andrews Kurth, was named by Super Lawyers in the Top 100 New York Lawyers for 2014 - AndrewsKurth.com

Xaverian Board of Trustee Member Chris Mullin '81 ran a leg of the NBA's All-Star Relay through Bay Ridge in the NYC Marathon on November 2nd - NBA.com 

The winner of this year's Senior Idol competition, which is held at Xaverian annually, was Anthony Neve, singing "My Way" - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily  

October 2014

A wonderful profile of Thomas Nestor Jr. '15, who serves as the acting chief’s aide within the Breezy Point volunteer fire department - GOOD Magazine

James E. Leonard '76 has been named FDNY's Chief of Department, the highest ranking uniformed position in the FDNY - Staten Island Advance

Clipper pride on full display at annual open house - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator and Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Xaverian students gain valuable work experience with Internship Program - The Tablet 

Xaverian students answered the Tablet's Youth Views question, "Where do you get your news?" - The Tablet

Xaverian students answered the Tablet's Youth Views question, "Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" - The Tablet 

With a 35-12 win over Nazareth, the Clipper Varsity Football team is hitting its stride as they get closer to the playoffs - Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

Salvatore Barone '13 drove home the winning goal for St. Francis soccer on October 10th - Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

Xaverian Baseball wins Johnnie Ray Tournament over Salesian 4-0 - Staten Island Advance 

September 2014

James P. Mallon '97 is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-selected crew charged with bringing the Navy’s newest and most advanced amphibious assault ship into service - Navy Outreach and Brooklyn Daily Eagle 
Xaverian's Varsity Soccer team triumphed 5-3 over Monsignor Farrell on 9/30 - Staten Island Advance 

NBA All-Star Chris Mullin '81 and AmEx President Ed Gilligan '77 among Xaverian's new Board Members - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Home Reporter/Brooklyn SpectatorRockaway Point News, and The Tablet

The 26th Annual PO Chris Hoban Memorial Run was a huge success, drawing nearly 500 runners - Currents, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, Rockaway Point NewsCourier Life's Brooklyn DailyBrooklyn Daily Eagle, and The Tablet

Xaverian "Goes Gold" for the month of September to raise awareness for pediatric cancer - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Rockaway Point News, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and The Tablet

The 26th Annual PO Hoban '80 Memorial Run will take place this Sunday - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator 

Xaverian football won their season opening vs. Xavier 20-14 on 9/12 - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

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 


August 2014

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 

26th Annual Hoban Run set for Sunday, September 21st - Rockaway Point News

Anthony Scotti '15 has made a verbal commitment to accept a partial scholarship to play ball at Seton Hall University - Staten Island Advance and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

July 2014 

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

June 2014

Xaverian celebrated the accomplishments of the members of its 8th grade class at the Genesis Commencement Exercises on June 14th - Rockaway Point News

Xaverian was honored to welcome Bishop DiMarzio to 7100 Shore Road on May 2nd - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

The St. Michael’s Diocesan High School Alumni Association presented Xaverian with a check in the amount of $106,788.61 in unrestricted support of its academic mission - Rockaway Point News

Xaverian celebrated the accomplishments of the class of 2014 at the 54th Commencement Exercises on June 7th - Rockaway Point News

Anthony Sigismondi '14 played a critical role in helping the Clipper Varsity Baseball team capture the CHSAA Championship title - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Xaverian is proud to have 7 Eagle Scouts - Rockaway Point News, Brooklyn Daily EagleThe Tablet, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Pat Coen '14 was appointed to the United States Naval Academy - Rockaway Point News, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, and Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

The Varsity Clippers beat Molloy High School twice to win the CHSAA city baseball title - Staten Island Advance, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, NET TV, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and MSG Varsity

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  

Varsity baseball's 4-2 win over St. Joseph by-the-Sea on 6/4 has propelled them to the CHSAA City Championship game vs. Molloy on Monday, 6/9, at St. John's University. The Clippers need to win two to claim the city title. - Staten Island AdvanceBrooklyn Daily Eagle, and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily 

May 2014

Mike Longabardi '91 is one step away from NBA head coaching gig - Brightsideofthesun.com

Xaverian seniors set to serve our country in the US Naval Academy and the US Coast Guard Academy - The Tablet

Daniel Loud '14 named to The Tablet's 2014 All-Scholastic Team - The Tablet

Jeff Manzi '14's serious work ethic paid off when he led Xaverian's Varsity Baseball team to a 3-1 win over Kennedy Catholic High School in the CHSAA quarterfinals - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Xaverian's offense steps up for a playoff win over Salesian - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

$1 million gift from Mr. and Mrs. Michael Strianese '74 bolsters STEM education at Xaverian - Rockaway Point News, Manhasset Times, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

More on the baseball team's success in the playoffs - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Xaverian students answer the question, "What is the hardest part of this time of year?" - The Tablet

There is speculation that Mike Longabardi '91, currently an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns, may be under consideration for head coach of the Utah Jazz - The Salt Lake Tribune

MAX (Music at Xaverian) performed at the Fleet Week celebration at Fort Hamilton - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

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

Bishop DiMarzio visited Xaverian on May 2nd - Rockaway Point News

Xaverian's Varsity Baseball team, which was at first considered to be rebuilding, now has its sights set on a city championship - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Barry Rohrssen '78, one of Xaverian's Distinguished Alumni, has joined the University of Kentucky men's basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach - UKathletics.com

Xaverian's Varsity Baseball team won over Colts Neck at MCU Park on May 3rd, which was their Senior Day - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

April 2014 

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

Peter Ferrarotto '14 has earned a number of college scholarship awards, including one for his participation in FIRST Robotics - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, The Tablet, and Rockaway Point News

Staten Island residents Nick Meola '15, Chris Nierva '15, and John Bini '15 all contributed to the baseball team's win over Tottenville on 4/19 - Staten Island Advance

Despite rebuilding, Xaverian Baseball is off to a great start - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

A recent blood drive in memory of Mathiew D. Johnson '89 raised over 100 pints of blood - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Maria Lane, alumni parent and long-time Xaverian staffer, was honored as a top "Woman in Business" at the Home Reporter's event last week - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

March 2014

Impressive college acceptance news is flooding the mailboxes of the members of Xaverian's class of 2014 - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

National History Day Successes: 11 Projects Moving onto NY State Competition - Rockaway Point News and Home Reporter

Xaverian junior performs life-saving CPR - Rockaway Point News and The Tablet

Xaverian's Mock Trial Team was victorious in court - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily and Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian juniors participate in immersion retreat and help those in need in Camden, NJ - The Tablet, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and Rockaway Point News

Xaverian's Pipe and Drum Corps kicked off the parade season by marching in the Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade - Rockaway Point News and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily


February 2014


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

Middle school students impress judges at 2014 History Fair - Rockaway Point News and Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Justin Brannan '96 wrote a powerful piece on benefits of Catholic education - The Tablet

Xaverian Varsity Hockey's captain and goalie, Kurtland Sullivan '14, is motivated by faith and the memory of his father - The Tablet  

Chris Garcia '05 was recently signed to a minor league deal by the Mets - MetsMerizedOnline.com


January 2014

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

Joey Barone '16 and Michael Guzman '14 were named to the Brooklyn Daily's All Brooklyn Boys' Soccer First Team - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Xaverian is highlighted in this article about diverse learning opportunities in Bay Ridge - Hope Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Students assisted the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Staten Island for a one-day food drive on Dec. 27 that collected 700 food items to distribute to needy Staten Island families - Catholic New York

Louis Springer '15, Garrett Murnan '15, Dean Oswald '14, Justin Philip '16, Brendan Peterson '15, and Joseph Principato '14 were all named 2013 Football Diocesan All-Stars by The Tablet - The Tablet

The members of the Ryken Club hosted another successful "Crazy Hat Dance" for developmentally challenged adults from the nearby Guild for Exceptional Children - The TabletRockaway Point News, and Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

December 2013

The National Honor Society organized a successful relief drive for the Philippines, collecting hundreds of items for those in need - The TabletRockaway Point News, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, and Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Sean Hayes '05, a New York City police officer, assisted in nabbing a cell phone thief - New York Post

Members of the MAX (Music at Xaverian) program performed on 12/4 at the arrival of the Peace Light from Bethlehem at JFK's Our Lady of the Skies Chapel - The Tablet

The Xaverian community welcomes new Chaplain and honors a veteran teacher at Feast Day Prayer Service - Rockaway Point News and The Tablet

Xaverian Robotics continues to innovate - Rockaway Point News

The members of Music at Xaverian (MAX) once again performed at the annual Shore Road Park Conservancy's Tree Lighting Ceremony on 12/4 - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Anthony Bianchi '76 is making a global impact by serving as a City Councilmember in Inuyama, Japan - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

November 2013

MAX helped kick off the Salvation Army's giving season by performing at the Annual Kettle Kick Off on 11/13 - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

151 exceptional Xaverian students were inducted into the Brother Hilary Chapter of the National Honor Society on October 29th - The Tablet, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, and Rockaway Point News

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

October 2013

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

Xaverian students volunteered with the Shore Road Parks Conservancy on It's My Park Day on 10/19 - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator and "Brooklyn Education" Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Music at Xaverian (MAX) played at the grand opening of the Bay Ridge EcoDock at the 69th Street Veterans Memorial Pier - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian's football progam held a successful fundraiser for breast cancer research - The Tablet, Rockaway Point News, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and Staten Island Advance

Xaverian's Pipe and Drum Corps led the march at Bay Ridge's annual Ragamuffin Parade - The Tablet

Article about the enduring legacies of fallen officers highlights Chris Hoban '80, and the annual memorial run which was organized after his death - Manhattan Times

MAX Director Joe Loposky and Xaverian music teacher Karen Chalif served as judges at this year's Senior Idol contest - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Clippers remain tough despite loss to Mount St. Michael - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Patrick Coen ’14 and Michael Darby ’14 have been named Semifinalists in the 59th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, Rockaway Point News, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and The Tablet


September 2013


25th Annual PO Chris Hoban Memorial Run a huge success! - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Nearly 100 guests turn out for the 12th Annual Cigar Night - Rockaway Point News

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


August 2013


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

July 2013


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

Over 80 high school students from Italy, Spain, and Russia are visiting Xaverian as part of the International Summer Visitor Program - The Tablet and Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian students 'Ace' final project for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering mentor program - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Members of the Italian Club have had their literary works published in an Italian journal - The Tablet

Brian Bernardi '12 will be coming home to New York soon, as he has recently committed to transferring to Hofstra University from SMU - New York Post and Newsday

Charles Misiano '13, Nick Meola '15, and Andrew Schillaci '13 were all named to The Tablet's 2013 All-Star team for H.S. Baseball - The Tablet


June 2013


Middle School graduation celebrates achievements of Xaverian's eighth graders - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian will host a Lacrosse Clinic this summer - Rockaway Point News

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

St. Patrick School's Salutatorian Jeffrey Loraine will attend Xaverian in the fall - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian Students 'Ace' Final Project for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentor Program - MSGVarsity.comRockaway Point News and The Tablet

Senior Research Symposium a success - Rockaway Point News

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

Diplomas were conferred upon 239 seniors at Xaverian's 53rd Commencement Exercises at Brooklyn College on June 1st - MSGVarsity.com,  Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator,  Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily and Rockaway Point News

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

May 2013

Middle school students competed in the National History Day Competition - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

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

Eight Xaverian students hold the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout - MSGVarsity.com, Rockaway Point News, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and The Tablet

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

Chris Mullin '81, Frank J. Desiderio, Esq. ’65, Henry Spinelli, M.D. ’74, and Nick Vendikos, KHS ’87 were all honored at the Spirit of Xaverian Gala on May 1st - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator and The Tablet

Xaverian's baseball team beats Molloy HS, 8-3, as sophomore Nick Meola smacks pair of home runs - Daily NewsTimes Ledger, and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Xaverian's baseball team beats Monsignor Clancy 2-0 - Times Ledger and Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

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

Draft close-up on Oday Aboushi '09 - ESPN.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Michael Darby '14 earned a perfect score on the SATs - Rockaway Point News , Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and Staten Island Advance 


April 2013

Clippers are in a three-way tie for first place in the Brooklyn-Queens Class AA Division - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Oday Aboushi '09 was selected by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the NFL draft - Washington Post, MuslimVillage.com, CBS.com

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

Xaverian's B-Bridges Inuyama Day is scheduled for May 3rd - Rockaway Point News

Luke Schreiner '15 featured in film being screened at Tribeca Film Festival - The Tablet and DNAInfo.com

The middle school Lego League teams and the high school Robotics team won awards at the city championships in March - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

32 middle school students participated in the New York City National History Day competition - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian Volleyball stuns Salesian - MSGVarsity.com, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

A rembrance of Bro. Ronald Bonti, C.F.X., a former Xaverian teacher who passed away on March 14th - The Tablet

Twenty sophomores and juniors took part in Xaverian’s eighth Annual Belgium Exchange Program - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

March 2013

Xaverian's Middle School wins in National History Day competition - Rockaway Point 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

The Xaverian Swim Team ended the 2012-2013 season in fine form, with two commanding dual meet victories - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian's Faculty Advisor of Instructional Technology Patrick Fogarty '96 guest blogs about cloud storage and its uses for 1:1 iPad organizations - CloudTech

Xaverian Robotics brings home trophies - Courier Life's Brooklyn DailyMSGVarsity.com, and Rockaway Point News

MSG Varsity was at the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday and got some great shots of our Pipe and Drum Corps - MSGVarsity.com  

165-, 123-, and 141-pound novices all gathered at Xaverian for third-round action and a shot at the quarterfinals of the Golden Gloves boxing tournament - Daily News

Domenick Laurendi was inducted into Xaverian's Athletic Hall of Fame on March 9th - The Tablet

Xaverian swimming finishes the season with yet another title - MSGVarsity.com and 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


February 2013

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

Xaverian Faculty Advisor Patrick Fogarty '96 Named Apple Distinguished Educator - MSGVarsity.com and Courier Life

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

Pacos Tacos, a Mexican-American restaurant owned by Joe Ricca '92, received a rave review from local newspaper - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Anthony Ingrassia '02, Producer/Editor of Inside Rutgers Basketball, has been nominated for a New York Emmy Award - scarletknights.com

Ronald Honka Jr. '16 attended the 57th Presidential Inauguration and got a photo op with former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice - The TabletRockaway Point News, and Courier Life

Xaverian students answer the question "How do you deal with pressure before big events or great challenges?" in Youth Views column - The Tablet

Xaverian students reflect upon the significance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation - The Tablet

Seven Xaverian students participate in Urban Challenge Retreat in Camden, NJ - The TabletMSGVarsity.comHome Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and Rockaway Point News

Ronald Honka Jr. '16 attended the 57th Presidential Inauguration - MSGVarsity.com

Laray Smith '13 commits to Indiana University, where he will play football and run track - Daily News, MSGVarsity.com, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, Rockaway Point News, and The Tablet

January 2013 

Laray Smith '13 is searching for a college that will help him develop both his track and football skills (article features a photo taken by Bradley DeSalvo '13) - Daily News

The Model UN Team traveled to Germany to participate in the Bermun Conference - The Tablet

Xaverian Swimmers win "Battle of Shore Road" at Fort Hamilton High School - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

As entry to Xaverian becomes more competitive, Coach Jioia must work strategically to rebuild the football team - Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily

Xaverian announces Mr. Tomas Gonzalez '92 has been named Varsity Lacrosse Coach - MSGvarsity.comRockaway Point News, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Xaverian's band, led by Mr. Joe Loposky, performed at the International Peace Light ceremony at JFK International Airport recently - Staten Island Advance

Xaverian inducts 114 students into the Brother Hilary Chapter of the National Honor Society - MSGVarsity.com and Rockaway Point News

Xaverian's basketball team defeats division-leading Archbishop Molloy 62-61 - Daily News

Mr. Dominick Sarta '93, who was named co-president of the 13th Avenue Merchants Association last year, has been profiled as a "Star of Brooklyn" - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Mr. Nick Vendikos '87 (and current Genesis Parent) has been named Director of Development for The Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens and Futures in Education - The Tablet

Mr. Mike Jioia has been named Xaverian's new Head Football Coach - Daily NewsCourier Life's Brooklyn Daily, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, Staten Island Advance, Rockaway Point News

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

Xaverian's hurricane relief efforts are spotlighted in Year in Review piece - Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator


December 2012

Xaverian's basketball team traveled to Alaska over Christmas break to take part in the fourth annual Doc Larson Roundball Classic at Wasilla HS - Daily Newsyoutube.com (opening game footage), youtube.com (Championship game footage) Anchorage Daily News

Oday Aboushi '09 gives back to his community in Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy - Staten Island Advance

The Interact Club organized a bake sale, with proceeds being donated to the Graybeards in Rockaway, and a Toys for Tots drive - The WaveHome Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator, and Rockaway Point News

The Clippers edged out Staten Island's Curtis High School 49-46 - Staten Island AdvanceMSGVarsity.com, and Daily News

MAX (Music at Xaverian) traveled to Washington, D.C. to perform at the National Gallery of Art - The Georgetowner

A wonderful profile of Xaverian Trustee Hon. Matthew J. D'Emic '70 - National Catholic Reporter

The Model UN Team traveled to Germany to participate in the Bermun Conference - Rockaway Point News, Home Repoter/Brooklyn Spectator

The Speech and Debate team came in first place in Novice Public Forum Debate at the Mary Louis Academy on 12/1 - The Wave, The Tablet, Rockaway Point News, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

Ryken Week Celebration Features All-School Prayer Service with Ryken Award Being Presented to Mr. John Dormer - MSGVarsity.com, The Tablet, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator

A recap of Xaverian's ongoing hurricane relief efforts - The WaveCourier Life's Brooklyn Daily, and Rockaway Point News

A spotlight on Xaverian's basketball team - MSGVarsity.com

November 2012

Xaverian Senior Running Back Laray Smith Selected To Play In Semper Fidelis All American Bowl - Staten Island AdvanceMSGVarsity.com, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily, Home Reporter, and The Tablet

Matt Petronis '11, former Xaverian pitcher, founded a webpage to raise funds to help rebuild his native Breezy Point after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area - MSGVarsity.com

Gregory Habeeb '67 has developed a series of videos offering advice on a wide array of topics, including budgeting, problem-solving, and decision making.  Youtube.com


October 2012

Accomplished Alumni Return to Xaverian to Present Guest Lectures - Home Reporter and Rockaway Point News

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.  


September 2012

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.  

August 2012

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.  

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