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Student-Athletes of the Week

2018-2019

Fall 2018

School for Boys - August 27-September 3

School for Boys

Congratulations to Varsity Football Captain Nick Scarpello Student Athlete of the Week. In the scrimmage vs Haverhill over the weekend Nick had 6 tackles including a tackle for loss. Nick is also an SFX scholar. Congratulations Nick!


School for Girls August 27-September 3

School for Girls

Congratulations to Freshman Kaleigh Burke member of the Girl’s Cross-Country team. Kaleigh comes to every practice with an upbeat attitude and strong work ethic. She ran 2.8 miles in 21 minutes and 13 seconds at the Grafton Scrimmage on August 31st, finishing in 3rd place overall. The only two Grafton runners to finish ahead of her were a sophomore and a senior. Kaleigh was the first freshman across the finish line, and the first ever cross country runner to finish a race for the Malden Catholic School for Girls. Congratulations Kaleigh!

School for Boys September 3-10

School for Boys

Congratulations to Sub-Varsity Football player freshman Aiden Cole, this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Aiden caught 5 passes for 80 yards and had 6 tackles and 1 pass deflection in the JV football game against Methuen. In addition Aiden was named the JV practice player of the week last week and will dress in this Friday night’s Varsity game against Masconomet. Congrats Aiden!

School for Girls September 3-10

School for Girls

Congratulations to Freshman Kayla Jackson this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Kayla is a member of the Game Day Cheer Squad. At the Boys Varsity Football Game versus Methuen, Kayla’s leadership really shined. She called every cheer perfectly, and made sure the rest of the squad was ready before doing so. During practice, Kayla is the first person to help others – without being asked to do so – and does it with a smile on her face. For her hard work, dedication, and true Lancer spirit, Kayla is a perfect example to be student athlete of the week! Congrats Kayla!

School for Boys September 10-17

School for Boys

Congratulations to Freshman, Neil Harrington this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Neil is a member of the Cross-Country team. He is an extremely talented and extremely humble young runner. He ran 3 kilometers in 10 minutes and 58 seconds at the Bob MacDougall 3k on September 15th. His average pace was 5:53 per mile. He finished in ninth place overall, earning him one of the top 10 medals in his division. Congrats Neil!

School for Girls September 10-17

School for Girls

Congratulations to Lily Mineo this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Lily is a member of volleyball team. This past week, Lily tallied 5 aces and a kill in our first two matches. On the court, Lily is one of the most committed and energetic players, always trying her absolute hardest and contributing to the team in so many ways. Off the court, Lily has continuously been a positive energy for her teammates helping to keep the team spirit high and enthusiasm even higher. Because of her dedication, resilience, and spirit, Lily is a great example of what a student-athlete of the week should be. Congrats Lily!

School for Boys September 17-24

School for Boys

Congratulations to Lucas Dascoli this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Lucas is the Captain of the Varsity Golf Team. He shot an even par 36 vs Xaverian at Book Meadow Golf Course in Canton.

School for Girls September 17-24

School for Girls

Congratulations to Angie Mejia this week’s Student Athlete of the Week. Angie is a member of the Soccer team. Angie comes to every practice ready to listen, learn and work hard. Her constant positivity and willingness to help others during games and practices helps elevate the intensity and focus on the field. Angie will always be heard during games, talking and encouraging her team mates and is a great example of a selfless, hard working MC Student Athlete.

School for Boys September 24-October 1

School for Boys

Congratulations to Will Driscoll this week’s Student Athlete of the Week. Will is a member of the Varsity Soccer team. He is outstanding in his defensive play. His hard work and willing to do whatever is asked of him makes him a true team player. Congrats Will!

School for Girls September 24-October 1

School for Girls

Congratulations to Lily Baglio this week’s Student Athlete of the Week. Lily is a member of the Girls Sub-Varsity Volleyball team. She played a large role in MC’s back row against Bishop Feehan and Taunton on Saturday. Although she was dealing with an injury of her own, she fought through it in order for the team to succeed and even volunteered to replace another teammate who got injured during a game! Although she couldn’t play against AP earlier in the week, she stepped up to run the scoreboard during the game. Congrats Lily!

School for Boys October 1-8

Congratulations to Eric Kasili this week’s Student Athlete of the Week. Eric is a member of the Sub-Varsity Soccer team. He is the starting forward and scored his first career goal as a Lancer during our 2-1 victory over Catholic Memorial. Eric’s been working extremely hard both on and off the field, and we are glad that he finally got to see the fruit of his labor. After receiving a great paCss he struck the ball into the corner. Keep up the good work!

School for Girls October 1-8

Congratulations to Hannah Burton this week’s Student Athlete of the Week. Hannah is a member of the Cross-Country team. She has a positive attitude each day. She is committed and has shown great improvement since the beginning of the season. She contributes to the team at every opportunity and even arranges rides for many other students on the team. We enjoy Hannah’s good humor. Cross Country wouldn’t be the same without her.

School for Boys October 8-15

Congratulations to Jarrod Wardwell, this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Jarrod is a senior captain of the Cross-Country team. He is a hardworking and charismatic athlete. He consistently provides a positive example for all his teammates to look up to. He strives to get better every week, and he is one of the most reliable runners on the team. He recently ran the Play Brigade 5k in 19 minutes and 26 seconds finishing in 9th place overall out of 275 runners.

School for Girls October 8-15

Congratulations to Lilyanna Romero this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Lilyanna is a member of the Game Day Cheer team. She comes to every practice and game ready to cheer! At games, Lily tries her hardest to get the crowd involved in cheering on the football team. When standing clean & watching the game, Lily is still cheering on the football team with chants like “let’s go boys!” and “you got this!”. When she is told to cheer louder, tighten her motions, or stand clean, Lily does so without complaining. For her charisma, infectious spirit, and positive attitude, Lily is one of the most deserving people for student athlete of the week, and a true cheerLEADER!

School for Boys October 15-22

Congratulations to Aiden Barry this week’s Student Athlete of the Week. Aiden is a member of the Sub-Varsity Football team. He made his first varsity start this past week. He rushed three times for 18 yards and also played free safety and had 4 tackles and one pass deflection. In addition Aidan is an honors student.

school for girls October 15-22

Congratulations to Isabella Paragona this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Isabella is a member of the Sub-Varsity Soccer team. She is quite literally the first person on the field every practice or game and the last to leave, after offering her help tidying away or carrying equipment. Isabella is a leader on game day on and off of the field and refuses to stop working hard regardless of the game situation. Her energy lifts others around her and her growth as a Soccer player this Fall has been vast.

School for Boys October 22-29

Congratulations to Dylan Lever, this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Dylan is a senior member of the Cross-Country team. He is a true team player and he is the epitome of a coachable athlete. He gets faster and stronger every week. He recently ran the The Catholic Conference Classic 5k in 21 minutes and 58 seconds. He ran just over 20 minutes at the Twilight Invitational, and he is working hard to break 20 minutes before the end of the season. Congrats Dylan!

School for Girls October 22 -29

Congratulations to Kayley Ryan, this week’s Student Athlete of the Week. Kayley is a member of the Sub-Varsity Volleyball team. She is one of the most reliable members of the volleyball team. She is consistently the first to help get the gym ready for practice or a game, and without ever being told will always help out during practice to grab the spare volleyballs around the gym. Kayley is one of the most humble players on the team, never calling attention to herself, but at the same time has grown tremendously as a player in talent and leadership over the season. She has turned into a leader by example and has helped to set a standard of what an MC volleyball player should be like in our program. Congrats Kayley!

Winter 2018-19

School for Boys - December 17-24

Congratulations to Student Athlete of the Week Tony Felder Jr. ’22. Tony is a member of the Boys Varsity Basketball Team. In our 78-41 victory over Winthrop Tuesday night Tony scored 32 points, had 6 assists, and 5 steals in his first High School basketball game. Tony made (5) 3 point shots in the game and shot 12 for 21 from the field for a 57% FG shooting average. Tony also achieved Second Honors on his first quarter report Card. Congratulations Tony!

School for Girls - December 17-24

Congratulations to Student Athlete of the Week Caitlin Connarton ’22. Caitlin is a member of the Girls Indoor Track Team. At her first track meet, Caitlin won her heat of the 55m dash. Her time of 8.5 seconds qualifies her for the Auerbach Freshmen/Sophomore Meet, a championship-level meet taking place in January. Caitlin achieved First Honors on her first quarter report card. Congratulations Caitlin!

School for Boys - December 31-January 7

Congratulations to Student Athlete of the Week Billy Mineo ‘ 20. Billy is a member of the Varsity Wrestling team. In the Wakefield Tournament Billy pinned his way through the tournament, recording four pins at the 195 pound weight class. Billy is the first to win the tournament in over 5 years. Congratulations Billy!

School for Girls- December 31 - January 7

Congratulations to Student Athlete of the Week Stacey Jean-Francois ’22. Stacey is a member of the Cheering team. She is the definition of a leader. Because she also cheered in the fall, Stacey has taken on a veteran/leadership role with the winter cheering team. Stacey comes to every practice and leads the team stretches, helps her teammates with learning the cheers, and always has a smile on her face. At games, Stacey was tasked with calling every cheer and she does a phenomenal job! For her dedication, spirit, and leadership, Stacey is one of the most deserving student athletes of the week! Congratulations Stacey!


School for Boys - January 7 -14

Tommy St. Cyr ’19. Tommy is a member of the Varsity Wrestling team. In the Pentucket Tournament Tommy pinned his way to a championship at 145 pounds. On the season, Tommy St. Cyr is 16-1, with 15 of those decisions coming by pinfall. Recently, Tommy has been tracked by MassWrestling as a top ten wrestler at 145 lbs, for the entire state of Massachusetts. Congratulations Tommy!

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School for Girls January 7-14

Madeleine Trowbridge ‘22. Madeleine is a member of the Girls Sub-Varsity Basketball Team. In the game win over Notre Dame Academy Maddie led all scorers in the 4th quarter. Madeleine works hard in practice to improve her shooting and it really showed this week. She is always looking to improve her game and is a great teammate! Congratulations Madeleine!


School for Boys- January 14-21

Jordan Rodriguez ’22. Jordan is a member of the Indoor Track team.J ordan set the Malden Catholic Freshman record in the 300m Dash with a time of 41.48. This was his first time running this event after transitioning his focus fro short to long sprints. Jordan now has the third fastest time on the team so far this year. Congratulations Jordan!



School for Girls - January 14-21

Marielle Riccioli ’22. Marielle is a point guard for the Girls Sub-Varsity Basketball team. She has really brought the team together during games and in practice. Her leadership has helped the team to an impressive overall record. Marielle averaged 11.5 points, and 8 assists in wins over Shawsheen Tech and Penguin Hall. Congratulations Marielle!


School for Boys- January 21-28

Indoor Track Mile Runners Liam McKinnon ’19, Ian Brito ‘19, Jarrod Wardwell ‘19 and Neil Harrington ’22. The boys are mile runners for the Varsity Indoor Track team. They finished 2-5 in the 1 Mile against St. John’s Shrewsbury. This was the first time breaking the 5-minute barrier for Liam, Ian and Jarrod who ran 9, 12, and 10 second PRs, respectively. Neil Harrington finished with a 6 second PR resetting his MC Freshmen record. All 4 student-athletes now rank in the top-20 all time at Malden Catholic. Congratulations Boys!



School for Girls - January 21-28

Francesca Callahan ’22. Francesca is a member of the Girls Indoor Track team. On January 15th, Francesca, in her first time competing in the event, finished 4th against Tri-County in the Shot Put. Her throw of 20’ 6” is an Auerbach Freshmen/Sophomore qualifying mark. On Saturday, January 19th, Francesca sang the National Anthem at the MSTCA Division 3 State Relay Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in front of student-athletes, coaches, and families from roughly 30 schools across the state. Congratulations Francesca!

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School for Boys - January 28 - February 4

Ross Dyer ’22. Ross in a member of the Freshmen Basketball team. Ross’ steady dedication, willingness to learn, and hard work have set a great example throughout the entire season. Moreover, Ross’ selflessness and versatility have been a consistent asset to his team: depending upon the game situation, Ross has shown the ability to be the team’s leading scorer, rebounder, playmaker, or defensive stopper, as well a consistently positive leader, both vocally and by example. Congratulations Ross!



School for Girls - January 28 - February 4

Andrea Turner ’22. Andrea is a member of the Sub-Varsity Girls Basketball team. Andrea has worked extremely hard returning to basketball. Her hard work on the court and in the classroom shows her commitment and leadership to the Malden Catholic community. Congratulations Andrea!



School for Boys - February 4-11

Brenden Brown ’20. Brenden is a member of the Boys Indoor Track team. On Thursday, February 7th, Brenden won the Tri-County League (Catholic Conference schools plus St. John’s Shrewsbury and Brockton) Championship. Brenden ran a PR of 6.75 in the prelims to earn the top spot in the finals. He would eventually run another PR of 6.71 to become MC’s first league champion in the 55m dash since Joe Ruane in 1975 and the first in any event since 1992. Brenden is now #2 all time at Malden Catholic and ranked in the top 10 out of Massachusetts Division 3 schools. Congratulations Brenden!



School for Girls - February 4-11

Congratulations to Student Athlete of the Week Stacy Bulega ’22. Stacy is a member of the Girls Cheerleading squad. Stacy comes to every practice and game with a huge smile on her face. At strength and conditioning, Stacy puts in 110% every time and it shows; especially when her teammates are cheering her on! Stacy is always happy and has come such a long way since fall cheering. For her growth, dedication, and kindness, Stacy is extremely deserving of being student athlete of the week! Congratulations Stacy!


Spring 2019

Student Athlete of the Week Spring

School for Boys - April 1-8, 2019 - Dylan Lever '19

Congratulations to Dylan Lever this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Dylan is a senior captain on the Varsity Outdoor Track team. Dylan qualified for the Division 2 State Championship in the 100m Dash against Xaverian. He came 2nd at the meet.


School for Girls - April 1-8, 2019 - Kaleigh Burke '22

Congratulations to Kaleigh Burke ’22 this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Kaleigh is a member of the Girls Lacrosse team. Kaleigh scored 4 goals in each of the first two games, as one of the experienced players on the team she is helping to teach the game to her teammates.


School for Boys - April 8-15, 2019 - Nico Alex '20

Congratulations to Student Athlete of the Week Nico Alex ’20, Varsity Baseball. Nico went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and played a great game as catcher in the season opening victory over Winchester. He went 2-2 vs Oxford with a triple and a double and has been solid all year as the team’s catcher.



School for Girls - April 8-15, 2019 - Lily Mineo '22

Congratulations Lily Mineo ’22, Girls Outdoor Track; Lily Placed 2nd in Long Jump with a jump of 13ft 8in, and 3rd in the 100m with a time of 13.9s.


School for Boys - April 15-22, 2019 - Ben Foy '21

Congratulations to Student athlete of the Week Ben Foy ’21, Varsity Outdoor Track. Ben played a major role in MC’s 94-40 win over Catholic Memorial on April 22nd. Along with winning his primary event, the 110m hurdles, he also picked up 10 additional points by winning the triple jump and 400m hurdles, his first time competing in both of these events. Ben is currently second on the team in points scored this season.



School for Girls - April 15-22, 2019 - Christina Frati '22

Congratulations to Student Athlete of the Week Christina Frati ’22, Softball. Christina is the starting pitcher for the team. Christina’s great pitching secured the first win for the softball program in MC history. In last week’s game against Everett, which MC won 18-4, Christina recorded numerous strikeouts and trusted her teammates to make plays in the field. Not only did Christina pitch well, but she made it around the bases twice to score two runs for the team. After what she called a “trial” game against Wakefield, which MC lost 18-17, Christina came out stronger and more disciplined in the game against Everett; her attitude on the mound made all the difference. For her determination, drive, and will to win, Christina is most deserving to be student athlete of the week. Congratulations Christina!



School for Boys - April 29-May 6, 2019 - Stephen Mineo '21

Congratulations to Stephen Mineo ’21 this week’s Student Athlete of the Week! Stephen is a member of the Boys Varsity Rugby team. As two year member the team he is one of the hardest working, he is a consistent starter and good student. Stephen scored his first try in the match vs Brookline on May 3rd. Congratulations Stephen!



School for Girls - April 29-May 6, 2019-Alana DiFronzo '22

Congratulations to Alana DiFronzo ‘22, this week’s student athlete of the week. Alana, starting left fielder for the girls softball team, had two great games against Bishop Fenwick and Triton. In the game against Bishop Fenwick, Alana led off with a single, and would go on to score 5 runs throughout the course of the game. Against Triton, Alana made 4 crucial outs in left field and hit an important RBI to tie the game which MC would eventually win 10-9 with a walk off in the bottom of the 7th. For her hustle, sportsmanship, and athleticism, Alana is most deserving to be student athlete of the week. Congratulations, Alana!



School for Boys - May 6-13, 2019 - Chris Peguero '20

Congratulations to School for Boys Student Athlete of the Week Chris Peguero ‘ 20. Chris is a member of the Varsity Baseball team. Chrispitched a complete game one hitter in a 2-1 Catholic conference victory over Xaverian. Congrats Chris!



School for Girls - May 6-13, 2019 - Lilyanna Romero '22

Congratulations to School for Girls Student Athlete of the Week Lilyanna Romero ’22. Lilyanna is a member of the Girls Outdoor Track team. In the meet vs Mount Alvernia Lilyanna had PRs (personal records) in the 100-meter (14.94) and Long Jump (10ft 8.75in). She also ran the 200 meter dash (31.52s). Congrats Lilyanna!



School for Boys - May 13-20, 2019 - Dom Bono '20

Congratulations to School for Boys Student Athlete of the Week Dom Bono ’20. Dom is a member of the Varsity Rugby team. Dom is a quick learner and makes an immediate impact his first year. He is already stepping up as a leader. This week Dom won the title of Gritty Lancer of the Week and scored his first try in the win over Algonquin. Congrats Dom!



School for Girls - May 13-20, 2019 - Francesca Callahan '22

Congratulations to School for Girls Student Athlete of the Week Francesca Callahan ’22. Francesca is a member of the Girls Sub-Varsity Lacrosse team. She is a key part of the defense, she has multiple interceptions playing coast to coast. Francesca has also scored 5 goals this season as a defender. Congrats Francesca!