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Alumni of the Year - Angela and Mike Clark Christ the Teacher Spring ‘17 Athletic Guide


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

5 Letter from the Principal 6 Fr. Casey's Corner 7 Christ the Teacher 8 Letter from the Director of Development 9 March for Life 2017 10 Alumni of the Year 12 NHS Lead Conference 14 Introducing Coach Flores 16 Meet the 2016-2017 School Board 17 Spring 2017 Athletic Guide 48 School Notes 50 Alumni Calendar 51 Alumni Notes 52 Alumni Sports PUBLISHED BY

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On any given morning, you can walk into the school chapel and find people sitting quietly in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Some are using the time for retrospection. Searching their souls for answers which their minds have been unable to grasp. Others use it as a time for understanding. They come into the presence of the Lord to find the eternal forgiveness which He is always willing to grant, or maybe to ask for His strength to forgive another, or to teach them to forgive themselves. There are people who turn to Him to ask for help. They are facing struggles or sadness beyond their ability to resolve, and they return to His embrace to understand, to find solace, and for hope in the days ahead. And some people simply find peace in a chaotic world by sitting in a place so obviously filled with the sublime presence of the Holy Spirit. The commonality amongst them all is, when you walk into this sacred space, everyone is praying. What is wonderful about anyone who has faith, and especially those who were fortunate enough to have been given the gift of a Catholic education, is God is everywhere and hears our prayers no matter where we are. While His peace may not be as obvious in the loudness of our offices, our kitchens, our cars, or all the random places our lives place us, He welcomes our voices and our conversations. People who have been raised with faith as the foundation of their lives turn to Him without a thought. It is almost instinctual, and for us, it is always quieting, calming, and safe. So many people only reach out for help or resolution. They live their lives in the moment and their happiness is their own, their successes are singular, their joy is selfcreated. They are the nameless many who have not been fortunate enough to have been raised with God at their center. They turn to Him when they need help, but they do not remember who gives them everything else and has been at their side even when they forgot Him. Thankfully our school is a community who has been blessed with His daily comfort. His presence radiates beyond the walls of the Bishop Verot chapel and permeates the entire campus. He is truly felt here and the students know they can be comfortable in His ubiquity. What makes people of faith different, what raises us up in His glory, is we also turn to Him in thankfulness. We give Him credit where credit is due. We appreciate the wonders He has created for our happiness and when we smile at the joy in our children’s laughter, when we see the beams of sunlight radiating through the clouds like a welcoming beacon to His grandeur, when we think of someone who we love and miss and they happen to call as if they felt our hearts reaching out to them, when we are reduced to tears and are wrapped in the arms of someone who loves us like He does…those are the times we are also thankful for Him. We recognize each of those moments were gifts, and we send our thank you notes through prayer. We feel warmth and peace in our souls after saying a Hail Mary, an Our Father, or that special prayer He placed in our hearts, and we know He has received our thanks and is giving it back to us. Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we of faith possess, and it is a gift every child at Bishop Verot has been given by Jesus, and passed down by their families. Each of you reading this will surely smile at a personal memory of the wonders you have been blessed with because of the gift of faith and of the serenity you felt in the halls of this campus. And what makes you and everyone else here different from so many, you will know exactly who to thank for everything and how to thank Him.

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Bishop Verot Catholic High School, building on more than 50 years of tradition and excellence in Catholic education, is a community of faith and learning dedicated to service and centered on Christ. An educational ministry of the Diocese of Venice, Florida, Bishop Verot serves students from southwest Florida as well as international students in a co-educational college preparatory environment. Bishop Verot provides students with opportunities for lifelong learning and leadership, teaching skills for college and values for life.

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Fr. Casey’s Corner

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mong the last lines of Sacred Scripture are the words of Jesus Christ triumphant who says: “Behold, I make all things new.”  (Revelation 21:5) In the spiritual sense, this can be understood to mean that in Jesus Christ we are in a state of constant renewal and we must seek ways in our lives to constantly be receiving the invigoration the Lord longs to give us.  This, I believe, must be the modus operandi of any ministry, to encounter Jesus Christ, either for the first time, or to encounter Him anew. Pope Francis has made this invitation several times in his pontificate. As he writes in his exhortation on the Gospel of Joy: “I invite all Christians, everywhere… to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day… the Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.” One way of inviting our students to this encounter is through Live Jesus retreats presently offered every semester. We have just finished Live Jesus XL and I pray it was a time of renewal and encounter for our students. Helping facilitate this encounter were 12 senior leaders from the class of 2017 under the direction of Ms. Olivia Macke and myself. We can’t say much about the format, as it’s better for the students to come without expectations, but I

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can say that the students are given the opportunity to respond to God’s love through prayer, sacraments, and a deep faith sharing with one another. Students usually leave with a deeper connection to one another and better sense of who they are in Christ. We are so proud of all of our Verot Students who both attend and then come again to help lead a Live Jesus Retreat. As we move through the liturgical season of Lent into Easter, we may not be able to attend a retreat, but nonetheless, we are called to encounter the Lord who makes all things new. Let us all pray for a renewed encounter with the Lord Jesus. I propose for us this prayer written by Pope Francis: “Lord, I have let myself be deceived; in a thousand ways I have shunned your love, yet here I am once more, to renew my covenant with you. I need you. Save me once again, Lord, take me once more into your redeeming embrace.” Live Jesus in our hearts, forever! BV

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Mrs. Leslie Fine named Christ the Teacher In her emotional acceptance, Mrs. Fine shared, “Of all the rewards one can receive, this is the only one for trying to be like Jesus.” As part of our Catholic Schools Week celebration, students cast their votes for the teacher they feel best exemplifies the qualities of Christ the Teacher. Students are invited to nominate a teacher, including in their nominations examples of how the teacher’s faith in God is evident, how they make the Verot community stronger, closer, and more unified, and how they demonstrate the servant mentality, sacrificing time and talent for the good of others. Mrs. Leslie Fine is in her fourth year teaching Spanish at Verot. It is no surprise she has touched the lives of her many students, earning her the nomination for the past three years. Her soft spoken demeanor and ever present smile result in a peaceful, caring atmosphere. Her love for teaching is second only to her love of Jesus and she is not shy about sharing. Every class begins with a prayer, and she recognizes this to be the most important part of her classroom time. “You never know who you are going to reach. It is our job to lead them to the Lord, it is up to Him to do the work.” She considers her profession a calling, a ministry, not just a job. It is evident to her students and all those who know her she takes her ministry very seriously, and truly is trying to be like Jesus. BV

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT My Fellow Vikings,

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Thank you to each and every one who joined us at the 5th Annual Gala & Auction, An Evening in Paris, on March 25, 2017. The transformation of the Nevins Gymnasium to the streets of Paris was magnificent – a vision of the creative and talented Gala committee. The streets overflowed with our special guests, including sponsors, donors, faculty and staff, and volunteers. Together we are furthering the mission of Bishop Verot Catholic High School and having some fun while doing so. This annual fundraiser is an enormous undertaking and would not be possible without the generosity of the time, talent, and treasure of our community. The Bishop Verot Community comes alive as the many volunteers come together to plan this great event. It is such a wonderful sight to see our alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of Bishop Verot work together building relationships and supporting our school. For those who attended, thank you, your support is greatly appreciated. It is my hope you had a fabulous time and are looking forward to next year. If you were unable to join us this year, perhaps we will see you next year. The event is always a great time with the success measured in the amount of support generated. The commitment to Catholic Education and Bishop Verot shown by our many benefactors is inspiring. The generosity of those who wish to give back to their high school, the place where memories were made and success began, is a great testament to the Bishop Verot family. Please consider returning the enclosed envelope with a show of support today, knowing this will help continue the legacy of Bishop Verot Catholic High School. And feel free to stop by anytime to tour the campus. The changes will surprise you! Thank you, I hope to see you on campus soon. Non Excidet,

Gina Lombardo Director of Development

Thank you to the Gala Committee Lisa Quattrone, Angela Clark, Robin Collier, and Beverly Fewster

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March for Life 2017

Picture names L to R: Megan Danehy, Emily Mathis, Bitsy Bretton, Antonela Caro, Kathleen Senes, Xamarie Ruiz, Alyssa West

The 44th Annual March for Life theme was the “Power of One.”

“Even the smallest person can change the course of history.”

- J.R.R. Tolkien

So our small group of Vikings set off to do their part to effect change. Miss Olivia Macke, Campus Minister, and Fr. Casey Jones, Campus Chaplain, accompanied seven students on this trip of a lifetime. They joined thousands of

Americans with one common goal – to promote and celebrate life; lovingly, graciously, and prayerfully. Xamarie Ruiz and Bitsy Bretton, both juniors, were part of the Verot group. Xamarie shared, “I was really moved by how many people were so passionate about life, especially the large amount of people around my age. The sense of unity was so strongly felt everywhere and I’ll remember it for a long time.” And Bitsy also found the BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

March to be an experience of a lifetime, “March for Life 2017 was an amazing experience. Not only did it help me grow in my faith, but I also became very close with the group of us who went. It’s incredible to see how many people believe and support the same values as you. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything and I can’t wait until next year!” BV

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Alumni of the Year

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On Saturday, March 25th, at the 5th Annual Gala and Auction, the 2017 Alumni of the Year were introduced. Angela Giles Clark ’86 and Michael Clark ’86 met in the hallways of Bishop Verot, dated their senior year, and attended the senior prom together. Both of them served on the SGA, Angela was an officer with NHS, and Mike was a basketball player. After high school they headed off to college, Angela to Stetson and then Florida State and Mike to Clemson. They graduated college in 1990 and married in 1991. After three years in North Carolina, they returned to the Ft. Myers area to raise their family. When it came time to select a high school for their daughters Kenleigh ’14 and Peyton ’18, their alma mater was the only choice. Now you will find Angela and Mike back on campus, supporting their girls at sporting events, joining in the many events at Verot like the Alumni Tailgate in the fall and the Gala and Auction in the spring. They have sponsored the Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament and answered the call for help in their quiet way. “Our involvement is something our girls are used to seeing. As a result we get to know their friends better and the Verot family grows,” Mike said of their contributing. The example Mike and Angela set for their girls encourages Kenleigh and Peyton to continue the spirit of giving. Just as Angela spent her Homecoming Week decorating hallways for the class competition, she now helps her daughters as they also participate in this long-standing tradition. Kenleigh, now a senior in college, continues to volunteer her time at Clemson University. Peyton, a junior, participates in SGA and

sports, including Track & Field, and also volunteers at a malnutrition center in Guatemala. Spending a week a year there for the past six years has been very impactful. Giving back is important to the Clark

family and it shows. Thank you Angela and Mike for the awesome example of sharing time, talent, and treasure and giving back. BV

“In a school like this, you have to have parent involvement. Get involved, give back to the people who gave to you.”

“Stay involved with your kids and school, it not only adds to their experience and enriches their lives, but yours as well.”

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National Honor Society’s 2 017 LE AD

n gto n , D.C i h s a W ce – n e r e f n Co By Mrs. Mary Dakin, NHS Moderator

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ach time the BVHS National Honor Society travels to the February LEAD Conference in Washington, D.C., it is an awesome and memorable journey. Every year we experience the magnificence of The Smithsonian, the open vista of The Mall, the solemnity and wonder of the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, a Metro trip to Georgetown for Georgetown Cupcakes, and the opportunity to relish in a sumptuous meal at Filomena’s. Yet, this year was extra special because after a prayer and a quick phone call - a loss became an unbelievable opportunity. As we arrived via Metro to Union Station to have breakfast before our visit to the Russell Building and a Senate tour of The Capitol arranged by Senator Rubio’s office, we received a cancellation notice for our White House tour for later in the day. Thinking to reverse any disappointment for our students, I called my nephew, Kevin Hubbard, who is the Director of the Rules Committee, and asked was there anything he could suggest to replace the White House tour. Immediately, he called and made arrangements for our group to get into the Congressional House Chamber to actually see a vote on the floor take

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place. We had a mad ten minute rush through the bowels of the underground network beneath The Capitol to meet him in Statuary Hall before being guided through the unauthorized personal warning signs to the gallery of the House Chamber. It is a privilege very few Americans will ever experience. The students sat rapt in the action and dynamics of the moment and the realization that they were watching history happen before their eyes. Our good fortune continued when our group was graciously invited back to Congressman Pete Sessions’ private office for a one on one chat and discussion. Then we were off for our original Capitol tour with two of Senator Rubio’s interns, which culminated in having lunch in the Senate dining facilities. This was only one day of adventure on our excursion, but it was one providing an etched memory to carry through life and bring smiles forever. Student Reflections in their own words: Olivia Woolam ’17 - “The LEAD conference in and of itself was a fun time. Friday night we were all split into small classrooms with about 20-30 kids in them, with icebreaker challenges allowing us to connect with other conference attendees from all over the country. Saturday morning consisted BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

of getting a highly motivational speech just before being whisked away into “breakout workshops”. The second session I attended was actually being presented by a junior in high school who was highly versed in the philosophic works of Plato and Seneca. It was really interesting for me to actually be learning about such advanced topics from someone who was younger than me. It made me reflect on the fact a leader isn’t always an adult or someone with power; a leader is a person who is capable of displaying confidence and conviction. Besides dinner at Filomena’s, my favorite part of the whole trip was going to Arlington National Cemetery and witnessing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Both of my grandfathers were part of the armed forces, and my grandfather who served in the Army during the Vietnam War was injured in battle shielding a fellow soldier from a grenade blast. I’m lucky in that I still have both of my grandfathers with me, but seeing such a solemn ceremony reminded me of the sacrifice made by men and women of this country every day and how truly grateful I am for all they do”. Annick Runyon ’17 - “The LEAD conference gave us more than the


conference itself, but also our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. The first night, we visited and learned about each monument and memorial. It gave us a more comprehensive understanding of American history by visualizing the historical figures and their significant quotes inscribed along their memorials. The Lincoln Memorial was my favorite for many reasons. Its position sits right across from the iconic Reflection Pool and Washington Monument, and it also embodies a timeless ambience. From the Gettysburg Address on the wall to Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” engraved on the steps, the memorial manifests the idea of equality and brotherhood, and it felt as if the twelve of us were to continue and spread this mission in honor of them. On Friday we visited the Senate office building and the Capitol Building. It was an incredible opportunity to actually sit in the House Chamber and see known politicians such as Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan. It was also very interesting to see the voting process and the way the politicians interact with one another, and it gave me a better appreciation for our representative democracy. The experience of D.C. and the Lead Conference granted me historical knowledge, leadership skills, and awareness towards society’s issues. The committee sessions during the conference prepared me with tips towards interviewing for jobs and beginning college, and the small group sessions forced me to get out of my comfort zone and meet other students from all over the globe. I’m very thankful to be chosen to attend this trip and spend an amazing four days with

such an awesome group of people.” Danielle Cambareri ’17 - “The best part of the trip was our experience on Friday. Friday morning was a little rough at first. It started early, we needed to be in the lobby at 6:30 a.m. and my room woke up at 6:28 a.m. Yikes! We were able to quickly get ready and we made it down to the lobby at 6:35 a.m. Once we were all together we went to the Metro and rode it to Union Station. There we had breakfast and some time to shop before heading over to Senator Marco Rubio’s office. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to meet him, but we did get orange juice from his secretary! Shortly after arriving in his office, Mrs.Dakin quickly rushed us over to The Capitol because her nephew was able to get us into the House to watch a vote take place. Being able to sit in on a House vote was by far, the coolest experience I have had during high school, and I will never forget it! Overall I had a phenomenal time.” Kaitlyn Prado-Barker ’17 - “The trip to D.C. truly enhanced my love for our wonderful nation and allowed me to gain a better understanding of what it truly means to be an American. Seeing how many honorable men and women lost their lives and having the ability to pay my respects at Arlington Cemetery was incredible. Watching senators and government employees walk into The Capitol, ready to do their job and improve America even more was astonishing. Meeting people who are truly passionate about seeing our country is the best it can be was beyond phenomenal. Hearing a speech from Pete Sessions was a unique experience and one I will definitely remember for a long time. The conference itself allowed me to meet people from all over our country who want to better themselves and ensure our generation is one filled with leaders and change BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

seekers, which was also incredible. I was given the opportunity to view amazing statues commemorating the people who helped make our nation incredible. Despite not being completely accustomed to the weather, each day was absolutely beautiful and taught me something new. I never really had much of an understanding or love for politics, but after this trip, I can honestly say my interest in my country has grown tremendously and I look forward to reading more about what makes our country so phenomenal.” Kevin Norton ’17 - “Traveling to Washington, D.C., I experienced the daily operations of how our government operates. Thursday, we embarked on a night tour of the city, with illuminated memorials contrasting the dark, cold sky. The next morning, I felt emerged in the life as a politician, rushing to grab breakfast in Union Station and traveling across the Capitol, from the Russell Office Building underground and past numerous “Unauthorized Access Restricted” signs, to make a vote in the House chambers at 10:30. From our perch in the viewing box, my classmates and I observed representatives, including Paul Ryan, Trey Gowdy, John Lewis, and Nancy Pelosi, cast their votes on a resolution addressing the operations of the oil industry. The day continued with seeing the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights in the National Archives. Dinner in the bustling yet homey Georgetown neighborhood set the group in for the night. At the LEAD Conference, I immediately gained a new appreciation for my Bishop Verot High School education, and worked with students across the country to develop skills necessary for being a successful leader. A solemn trip to Arlington National Cemetery further emboldened the honor that I hold for the many men and women who have served for the freedom of others." BV SPRING 2017 | BLACK & GOLD

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Verot Baseball’s Head Coach Austin Flores ’08 by Jessica Cole

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ach new school year, Bishop Verot welcomes back alumni as faculty members and staff. It’s a special phenomenon. People are so touched by this place - it draws them back to share their talents and perpetuate the mission of our school. This school year, Austin Flores, class of 2008, joined the family as a teacher and baseball coach for Bishop Verot. Austin Flores first arrived at Bishop

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Verot in 2004 as a transfer student his freshmen year. He quickly became a part of the Verot family and earned his athletic stripes right away on the baseball field as the starting shortstop, under the leadership of then Head Coach Tom LoSauro. Chris Johnson had graduated the previous spring and headed off to the Major Leagues and as a freshman, Austin stepped in to fill the resulting void. He did it impressively for the Vikings, earning a second place finish to Andrew McCutchen as “State Player of the Year.” McCutchen was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates shortly thereafter in the first round of the 2005 MLB Draft. It was not hard to notice Austin Flores was a special talent. Austin graduated from Bishop Verot in 2008 “with the greatest class that ever was at Bishop Verot” and went on to play baseball for Saint Johns River State College in Palatka, Florida. He earned All Conference honors each of his seasons at St. Johns River and advanced to play Division I baseball at Nichols State University in Louisiana. Still, he remained close friends – family – with his former Viking classmates. The years following his graduation from Nichols State were primarily filled with baseball. Austin came home for a short time and worked as a JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant Coach BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

for Mariner High School in Cape Coral. It was about this time he had a conversation with his former coach, David Nelson, while waiting out a rain delay during one of the Viking’s Final Four appearances at JetBlue Park. “I remember the first time I met Coach Nelson. It was my junior year and he came on as an assistant coach. I remember exactly what he was wearing that day,” said Flores, who never lost touch with Coach Nelson, checking in often with his former coach. Austin told Coach Nelson his ultimate goal was to coach Division I college baseball to a World Series, to which Nelson replied he would have to stay out of high school ball and get back to college. Not surprisingly, Nichols State University had offered Austin a graduate assistant position in the baseball program, which he gladly accepted. He also coached the Mankato


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Moondogs and worked as a scout for Perfect Game USA and Team USA – the latter team he helped recruit went on to win the gold medal in Taiwan. Austin was building a resume and a reputation in college baseball when he was offered two positions – a junior college assistant coaching job and a scouting position with the Houston Astros. It was about the time those offers came in he received a phone call from former BV Head Coach, David Nelson. “When I started out, my goal was to coach college baseball,” said Coach Nelson. “I thought it would make me happy, but as the years passed and I got married and had a family, I realized family was what truly made me happy. I knew from my conversations with Austin he was happy when he was

home, with his family. I knew how much his family, and Bishop Verot, meant to Austin.” Coach Nelson went on to say he knew Austin Flores would be a good candidate for the head coaching position he had vacated. Austin knew the school, the program, and the expectations. Austin also understood the culture of Bishop Verot. So Nelson made the call and Flores answered. “I was working in college baseball and intended to stay there and eventually, hopefully, move higher. I was contemplating two job offers when I got the call from Coach Nelson. There was only one high school coaching job I would ever consider and it was Bishop Verot. “ And so it began. A new season, a new head coach, and a new legacy for the Viking baseball program, one “Coach Flo” - as the players affectionately call him – takes to heart. This is his family, his team, and, in the “full circle” way of Bishop Verot, his home. BV

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INTRODUCING the School Board T

he Bishop Verot School Board is comprised of current and past parents, alumni, and community leaders bringing years of personal, professional, and educational experience to this advisory board. The School Board works with administration, specifically the Principal, in an advisory role on matters pertaining to school policy and planning for the continued growth and success of Bishop Verot Catholic High School. In addition to the School Board responsibilities, some of the members also serve on area-specific committees including the Finance Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Development Committee, and the Marketing Committee. Andrew Engelbrecht ’94, Marc Taglieri, Jack Martin, and Caprice Woodburn are our newest members, joining this school year. Mr. Scott Gregory retired his position as Chairman after this past school year. His many years of service are greatly appreciated.

From left to right, our 2016 – 2017 school board with the years of service and the names of their Vikings: Back Row: Andrew Engelbrecht '94, new member, Rachel ‘14, Kristen ‘18, Jake, and Ryan; Jack Martin, new member, John ‘17; Steve Niehaus, 6 years, Amanda ‘05, Gregory ‘08, Brett ‘09, Mary ‘11, Paul ‘14, Teresa ‘16 and Bernadette ‘18; Father Stan Dombrowski, 2 years; John Clinger, 2 years, Katie ‘10, Emma ‘11, Madison ‘18, and Abigail ‘19. Front Row: Brad Shipley ‘99, 2 years, Madison ‘29 and Peyton ‘31;  Jeff Brown ‘80, 2 years, Stephen ‘11 and Lauren; Anthony Gargano, 5 years, Meagan ‘04, Anthony ‘06, Monica ‘08, John ‘13, Thomas ‘15, Jimmy ‘18,Vinny ‘20, and Nick ‘22; Mary Vlasak-Snell, 6 years, Emily ‘13 and Caroline ‘17; Caprice Boyd Woodburn, new member, Jeff, Jared, and Connor ‘15; Constantine Mantz, MD., 5 years, Alex ’15, Nicholas ’18, and Andreas ’21; Denny Denison, Ed.D., Principal. Not Pictured: Matt Roepstorff ‘03, 2 years; Marc Taglieri, new member, Marc, Jr. ‘20 and Juliana ‘21

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BASEBALL • SOFTBALL • BOYS LACROSSE • GIRLS LACROSSE • BOYS TENNIS • GIRLS TENNIS • TRACK • BEACH VOLLEYBALL

2017 BOYS VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM

Back Row L to R: Coach David Zukin, Coach Hank Cassi, Jack Archambault, Levi Kelly, Damien Bishop, Matthew Powell, Coach Brock Graber, Head Coach Austin Flores. Middle Row L to R: Tyler Goguen, Blaze Alexander, Cade Middleton, Cam Hoines, Drew Dwyer, Bryce Glasgow, Michael Lemmerman, Fletcher Reynolds, Michael Green. Front Row L to R: Matthew Cedarburg, Gunnar Byrd, Ivan Cotto, Carson Smith, Evan McKenna, Thomas Lemmerman, Zachary Thomas, Alex Irwin. Not pictured: Coach Rich Nizza.

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Coach Flores begins his first year as Varsity Baseball Head Coach. After graduating from Bishop Verot in 2008, Coach Flores went on to play college baseball for two years at St. Johns River CC and finished his playing career at Division 1 Nicholls State University. Coach Flores began his high school coaching career at Mariner High School where he coached baseball in 2012. He returned to Nicholls State University, as an assistant, coaching infielders and assisting with hitters for three years, where Flores’ infield finished the Division 1 baseball season with the most double plays turned in the country. Flores also spent two summers coaching the Mankato Moondogs, serving as hitting and 3rd base coach for the Minnesota team, part of the prestigious Northwoods Collegiate Baseball League in the Midwest. In the summer of 2016, Flores was Head Coach of The Acadiana Cane Cutters, part of the Texas Collegiate League where his team was runner up in the Texas Collegiate League Championship and ranked #17 in the country. He is very happy to return to Bishop Verot High School.

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BASEBALL • SOFTBALL • BOYS LACROSSE • GIRLS LACROSSE • BOYS TENNIS • GIRLS TENNIS • TRACK • BEACH VOLLEYBALL

COACH DAVID ZUKIN

COACH HANK CASSI

COACH RICHARD NIZZA

COACH BROCK GRABER

2017 Varsity Baseball Seniors Jack Archambault

Tyler Goguen

Damien Bishop

Gunnar Byrd

Michael Green

Drew Dwyer

Alex Irwin

Ivan Cotto

Michael Lemmerman

2017 Boys Varsity Baseball Roster Blaze Alexander Jack Archambault – Senior Damien Bishop – Senior Gunnar Byrd – Senior Matthew Cedarburg Ivan Cotto – Senior Drew Dwyer – Senior

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Evan McKenna Cade Middleton Matthew Powell Fletcher Reynolds Carson Smith Zachary Thomas

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2017 Boys Varsity Baseball Schedule Date 02/21/2017 02/23/2017 02/25/2017 02/28/2017 03/01/2017 03/03/2017 03/07/2017 03/09/2017 03/14/2017 03/17/2017 03/18/2017 03/21/2017 03/24/2017 03/27/2017 04/01/2017 04/05/2017 04/08/2017 04/18/2017 04/20/2017 04/27/2017 04/28/2017

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Name Barron G. Collier High School Gateway Charter High School Archbishop Coleman Carroll Imagine School Venice High School at Venice High School Oasis High School at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Heritage High School at Tournament of Champions Westminster Christian School DeSoto County High School at Fort Myers High School Homewood High School (AL) at Seacrest Country Day School at Ida S. Baker High School Pompano Beach High School at Gulf Coast High School at North Port High School Naples High School at IMG Academy

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Venue Duane Swanson Field Duane Swanson Field Archbishop Coleman Carroll at North Port Duane Swanson Field Venice High School Duane Swanson Field Cardinal Mooney High School Duane Swanson Field Providence Baseball Field Providence Baseball Field Duane Swanson Field Fort Myers High School Bearcreek Recreational Park Seacrest Country Day School Ted Ferreira, Jr. Sports Complex Duane Swanson Field Gulf Coast High School North Port High School Duane Swanson Field IMG Academy


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2017 BOYS JV BASEBALL TEAM

Back Row L to R: Coach Josh Denison, Coach Mike Pohlman, Alex Maurer, Kelle Grau, Santino Cervone, Matthew Johnston, Samuel Archambault, Head Coach Chris Chappell. Middle Row L to R: Jack Welch, Cameron Moore, Dalton Claus, Derrick Doyscher, Micah Wilkerwicz, Sean Middleton, Thomas Rizzo. Front Row L to R: Drew Pflieger, Joshua Heald, Matthew Bevins, Austin Orme, Daniel Blitz, William Galloway, Andrew Vieceli, Mason Bevins Not pictured: Coach Steve Cunningham.

HEAD COACH CHRIS CHAPPELL

COACH JOSH DENISON

COACH MIKE POHLMAN

Not pictured: Coach Steve Cunningham

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2017 Boys JV Baseball Schedule Date 02/21/2017 02/23/2017 02/28/2017 03/02/2017 03/07/2017 03/08/2017 03/10/2017 03/13/2017 03/15/2017 03/16/2017 03/21/2017 03/24/2017 03/29/2017 03/30/2017 04/05/2017 04/08/2017 04/08/2017 04/18/2017 04/19/2017 04/24/2017 04/27/2017

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Name Barron G. Collier High School Gateway Charter High School Gulf Coast High School LaBelle High School Oasis High School at LaBelle High School at Barron Collier High School Riverdale Seacrest Country Day School at Riverdale DeSoto County High School at Fort Myers High School Island Coast High School St. John Neumann at Ida S. Baker High School at Jesuit High School at Jesuit High School Estero High School Charlotte High School Out of Door Academy Naples High School

Venue Duane Swanson Field Duane Swanson Field Duane Swanson Field Duane Swanson Field Duane Swanson Field Labelle HS Baseball Stadium Barron Collier High School Duane Swanson Field Duane Swanson Field Riverdale High School Duane Swanson Field Fort Myers High School Duane Swanson Field Duane Swanson Field Ida Baker HS Jesuit High School Jesuit High School Duane Swanson Field Duane Swanson Field Duane Swanson Field Duane Swanson Field

2017 Boys JV Baseball Roster Samuel Archambault Mason Bevins Matthew Bevins Daniel Blitz Santino Cervone Dalton Claus Derrick Doyscher

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2017 GIRLS VARSITY SOFTBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Trinity Vallee, Alexis Hollinger, Rebekka Fila, Nathalie Lorenzo, Jade Soto, Nicole Fortner-Rodriguez, Illiana Lopez. Middle Row L to R: Tayli Filla, Courtney Maw, Mallory Volz, Sammie Massaro, Dana Wherry, Mackenzie Woods. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Pablo Plaza, Coach Rick Hendrix, Jamie DeCarlo, Jordan Breadmore, Madison Clinger, Coach Andy Takais.

HEAD COACH PABLO PLAZA

COACH RICK HENDRIX

COACH ANDY TAKAIS

Coach Plaza enters his 3rd season as Head Coach of the Lady Vikings, after earning the first FHSAA State Championship Title for Bishop Verot and Lee county. During his tenure as assistant coach, Coach Plaza also aided the Lady Vikings in making two FHSAA Final Four appearances. Coach Plaza came to Verot with extensive experience in baseball and softball, both as a player and a coach, along with an impressive run in travel ball as Head Coach of The Chaos, an elite travel team. Coach Plaza is also the father to Verot alum, Amber Plaza ’13, currently playing softball for FGCU. BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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2017 Girls Varsity Softball Schedule Date 02/14/2017 02/17/2017 02/21/2017 02/23/2017 02/24/2017 02/28/2017 03/07/2017 03/10/2017 03/11/2017 03/14/2017 03/16/2017 03/17/2017 03/21/2017 03/23/2017 03/31/2017 04/03/2017 04/05/2017 04/07/2017 04/12/2017 04/20/2017 04/21/2017

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Name at Naples High School Gulf Coast High School at Charlotte High School Gateway Charter High School Barron G. Collier High School at Fort Myers High School at Oasis High School at Lakewood Ranch High School at Gainesville High School Estero High School St. John Neumann at Barron G. Collier High School Minnesota at North Fort Myers High School Westminster Christian School Pulaski County High School Moore Haven High School American Heritage Delray at Gulf Coast High School Riverdale High School Mariner High School

Venue Naples High School Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Charlotte High School Softball Field Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Fort Myers High School NW Softball Complex Lakewood Ranch High School Gainesville High School Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Cougar Softball Complex Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Bobbie Dewey Softball Field Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Moore Haven High School Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Gulf Coast High School Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex

2017 Girls Varsity Softball Roster Jordan Breadmore Madison Clinger Janie DeCarlo – Senior Rebekka Fila Tayli Filla Nicole Fortner-Rodriguez – Senior

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Alexis Hollinger Illiana Lopez Nathalie Lorenzo – Senior Sammie Massaro Courtney Maw Jade Soto

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2017 Girls Varsity Softball Seniors Jamie DeCarlo

Nicole Fortner-Rodriguez

Nathalie Lorenzo

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2017 GIRLS JV SOFTBALL TEAM

Back Row L to R: Adeline Fried, Shavonne Schrickel, Brianna Dutschke, Coach Mario Lopez. Middle Row L to R: Nicole Pagan, Mary Fullenkamp, Jordan Merando. Front Row L to R: Brianna Reardon, Abigail Clinger, Lindsey Stayoch, Gabriela Perez

HEAD COACH MARIO LOPEZ

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2017 Girls JV Softball Schedule Date 02/14/2017 02/17/2017 02/21/2017 02/23/2017 02/24/2017 02/28/2017 03/07/2017 03/14/2017 03/16/2017 03/17/2017 04/03/2016 04/07/2017 04/10/2017 04/12/2017 04/20/2017 04/21/2017

Time 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

Name at Naples High School Gulf Coast High School at Charlotte High School Gateway Charter High School Barron G. Collier High School at Fort Myers High School at Oasis High School Estero High School St. John Neumann at Barron G. Collier High School Pulaski High School at North Fort Myers High School at Estero High School at Gulf Coast High School Riverdale High School Mariner High School

Venue Naples High School Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Harold Ave Rec Center Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Fort Myers High School TBD Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Barron Collier High School Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex North Fort Myers HS Estero HS Gulf Coast High School Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex Sam Fleischman Regional Sports Complex

2017 Girls JV Softball Roster Abigail Clinger Brianna Dutschke Adeline Fried Mary Fullenkamp Jordan Merando

Nicole Pagan Gabriela Perez Brianna Reardon Shavonne Schrickel Lindsey Stayoch

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2017 BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE TEAM

Back Row L to R: Gary Neese, Coach Keith Insolia, Marc Taglieri, Jack Healy, Duane Keohane, Zachary Shupe, Robert Meyers, Maclane Keohane, Justin Feeney, Nicholas Brasacchio, Coach Alex Bass, Coach Chip Dopman. Middle Row L to R: Ryan Healy, Michael Collier, Tagg Toscano, Austin Dopman, CJ Trunkett, Nicholas Colavito, Garrett White, Kyle Leddy. Front Row L to R: Morgan Armitage, Kenneth Leddy, Codey Liberto, Kyle DosSantos, Miles Duca, Greysen Brown, Ronan Haggerty, Dylan Insolia, Zackary Liberto. Not pictured: Jake Comisar, Kyle Hasenfus

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2017 SENIOR LACROSSE PLAYERS Morgan Armitage

Kyle Leddy

Jake Comisar

John Healy

Zackary Liberto

Robert Meyers

Tagg Toscano

CJ Trunkett

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Zachary Shupe

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2017 Boys Varsity Lacrosse Schedule Date 02/03/17 02/03/17 02/04/17 02/10/2017 02/14/2017 02/17/2017 02/21/2017 02/24/2017 03/01/2017 03/03/2017 03/10/2017 03/14/2017 03/15/2017 03/17/2017 03/20/2017 03/21/2017 03/28/2017 03/31/2017

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Name Pre-season Classic vs. Belen Jesuit Pre-season Classic vs. St. John Paul II Preseaon Classic vs. Cardinal Newman Riverview High School (Sarasota) Riverdale High School at Estero High School Cypress Lake High School at Fort Myers High School at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School Lely High School Canterbury at Community School of Naples Fort Myers High School at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School The Out-of-Door Academy Port Charlotte High School Gulf Coast High School Naples High School

Venue Lynn University Lynn University Lynn University Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Jeff Sommer Stadium Viking Stadium Edison Stadium/Sam Sirianni Field Moore Complex @ Turner Fields Viking Stadium Viking Stadium CSN Schilling Field Viking Stadium Cardinal Mooney High School Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium

2017 Boys Varsity Lacrosse Roster Morgan Armitage – Senior Nicholas Brasacchio Greyson Brown Nicholas Colavito Michael Collier Jake Comisar – Senior Austin Dopman Kyle DosSantos Miles Duca

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Justin Feeney Ronan Haggerty Kyle Hasenfus John Healy – Senior Ryan Healy Dylan Insolia Duane Keohane Maclane Keohane – Senior Kenneth Leddy

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Kyle Leddy – Senior Codey Liberto Zackary Liberto – Senior Robert Meyers – Senior Zachary Shupe – Senior Marc Taglieri Tagg Toscano – Senior CJ Trunkett – Senior Garrett White


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2017 BOYS JV LACROSSE TEAM

Back Row L to R: Head Coach Paul Liberto, Matthew Cooper, Coleman Tubbs, Carlos Pantoja-Malaga, Ronan Haggerty, Carter Baxmann, Coach Keith Insolia. Middle Row L to R: Jack Nolan, Grant Barron, Matthew Trottier, Andres Seoane, Brett Kyle, Maxwell Kopko, Ryan Murphy, Dominic Trunkett Front Row L to R: Blake Smith, Moses Melloh, Jacob Stirns, Gabriel Valverde, Elijah Marzella, Matteo Trunkett, AJ Sarlo,Vincent Gargano. Not pictured: Garrett Dupre.

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2017 Boys JV Lacrosse Schedule Date 02/10/2017 02/15/2017 02/22/2017 02/28/2017 03/06/2017 03/08/2017 03/17/2017 03/23/2017 03/28/2017 03/31/2017

Time 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

Name Riverview High School (Sarasota) Immokalee High School Barron Collier High School at Barron G. Collier High School at Estero High School at Immokalee High School at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Estero High School Gulf Coast High School Naples High School

Venue Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Cougar Stadium Estero High School Immokalee High School Cardinal Mooney High School Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium

2017 Boys JV Lacrosse Roster Grant Barron Carter Baxmann Matthew Cooper Garrett Dupre Vincent Gargano Ronan Haggerty Maxwell Kopko Brett Kyle Elijah Marzella Christopher Melloh Ryan Murphy

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John Nolan Carlos Pantoja-Malaga AJ Sarlo Andres Seoane Blake Smith Jacob Stirns Matthew Trottier Matteo Trunkett Dominic Trunkett Coleman Tubbs Gabriel Valverde

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2017 GIRLS VARSITY LACROSSE TEAM

Back Row L to R: Coach John Nolan, Lauren Puleo, Sophie Douglas, Kaitlyn Kantaris, Maggie Nolan, Shayla Merrigan, Skyler Hart, Claire Woolam, Head Coach John Phillips, Brigette Linden. Middle Row L to R: Sarah Springer, Hailey Burton, Jennifer Krutky, Margaux Fry, Nicole Holdgrafer, Sydney Nugent, Ali Herting, Jaymee Reszel, Elizabeth Dinsmore, Arianna Paisan. Front Row L to R: Taylor Gabrovic, Gabriella Swennes, Casey Owens, Danielle Cambareri, Elizabeth Chailosky, Angela Leddy, Anna Seltzer, Olivia Curcione, Isabella Wilkerwicz, Kameryn Gannon. Not pictured: Elizabeth Simmons, Coach Brooke Palmer.

Coach John Phillips begins his 2nd season as Head Coach. Coach Phillips also teaches Theology and is on the Football coaching staff as Tight Ends, Outside Linebackers, and Special Teams football coach. John has an extensive coaching background including football and lacrosse at Catholic schools in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. He was also a lacrosse player himself, playing for his high school team and a traveling club team. John, and his wife Jessica, have two sons, Jack and Joey.

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COACH JOHN NOLAN

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2017 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Schedule Date 2/08/2017 2/10/2017 2/14/2017 2/17/2017 2/21/2017 2/24/2017 2/27/2017 3/01/2017 3/07/2017 3/10/2017 3/14/2017 3/15/2017 3/17/2017 3/21/2017 3/23/2017 3/24/2017 3/30/2017 3/31/2017

Time 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM TBD 6:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Name at Cape Coral High School at Sarasota Riverview Riverdale High School at Estero High School Cypress Lake High School at Fort Myers High School Gulf Coast High School at Riverdale High School Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Canterbury at Community School of Naples Fort Myers High School Sarasota Riverview Port Charlotte High School at Out of Door Academy Cape Coral High School Canterbury at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School

Venue Dave Warkentin Stadium Sarasota Riverview Viking Stadium Estero High School Viking Stadium Edison Stadium/Sam Sirianni Field Viking Stadium Riverdale High School Viking Stadium Viking Stadium CSN Schilling Field Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Out of Door academy Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Cardinal Mooney High School

2017 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Roster Hailey Burton Danielle Cambareri – Senior Elizabeth Chailosky Olivia Curccione – Senior Elizabeth Dinsmore Sophie Douglas Margaux Fry – Senior Taylor Grabovic Kameryn Gannon – Senior Skyler Hart

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Ali Herting – Senior Nicole Holdgrafer Kaitlyn Kantaris Jennifer Krutky – Senior Angela Leddy Brigette Linden Shayla Merrigan Maggie Nolan Sydney Nugent – Senior Casey Owens – Senior

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2017 GIRLS LACROSSE SENIORS Danielle Cambareri

Olivia Curcione

Margaux Fry

Kameryn Gannon

Ali Herting

Jennifer Krutky

Sydney Nugent

Casey Owens

Lauren Puleo

Sarah Springer

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2017 GIRLS JV LACROSSE TEAM

Back Row L to R: Head Coach John Nolan, Isabella Wilkerwicz, Arianna Paisan, Kara Sullivan, Claire Woolam, Skyler Hart, Coach John Phillips. Middle Row L to R: Elizabeth Quimby, Gabriela Saccone, Burdilla Cameron, Meghan Senes, Isabella Saccone, Mary Castillo, Christiana Hellenbrand, Karoline Tyrell. Front Row L to R: Madison Vellela, Alexandra Snyder, Catherine Reszel, Alisha Kurian, Allison Traiger, Hannah Santora, Angelica Gibbons. Not pictured: Chelsea Meehan, Elizabeth Simmons, Coach Brooke Palmer

HEAD COACH JOHN NOLAN

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02/03/2017 TBD 02/10/2017 5:00 PM 02/15/2017 6:30 PM 02/27/2017 5:30 PM 03/02/2017 5:00 PM 03/09/2017 5:00 PM 03/14/2017 4:00 PM 03/16/2017 5:00 PM 03/17/2017 5:00 PM 03/23/2017 5:00 PM

Name Community School of Naples at Sarasota Riverview Canterbury Gulf Coast High School Barron Collier at Canterbury at Community School of Naples at Canterbury Sarasota Riverview at Out of Door Academy

Venue Viking Stadium Sarasota Riverview Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Canterbury School Community School of Naples Canterbury School Viking Stadium Out of Door Academy

2017 Girls JV Lacrosse Roster Burdilla Cameron Mary Castillo Angelica Gibbons Skyler Hart Christiana Hellenbrand Alisha Kurian Chelsea Meehan Arianna Paisan Elizabeth Quimby Catherine Reszel Isabella Saccone Gabriela Saccone

Hannah Santoro Meghan Senes Elizabeth Simmons Alexandra Snyder Kara Sullivan Allison Traiger Karoline Tyrell Madison Vellela Isabella Wilkerwicz Claire Woolam

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2017 BOYS TENNIS TEAM

Back Row L to R: Sebastiano Chiurato, Jacob Williams, Christopher Bine, Griffin Kupsaw, Samuel Bejarano, Coach Mark Latell. Front Row L to R: Christian Kearns, Christopher Lee, Connor Kiernan, Matthew Palmon, Andrew Takais. Not pictured: Anthony Pohner

Mark Latell is beginning his 6th year as the Varsity Boys Tennis Coach. Mark is a 1983 Verot alumni with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. Mark moved back to his hometown of Ft. Myers six years ago and is teaching math at Verot. Mark and his wife Deanna, also a Verot graduate, have five children, Danielle, Anna, David, Matthew, and Andrew.

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2017 Boys Tennis Schedule Date 2/15/2017 2/17/2017 2/21/2017 2/23/2017 2/28/2017 3/4/2017 3/6/2017 3/14/2017 3/16/2017 3/22/2017 3/23/2017 3/30/2017

Name Oasis High School Cape Coral High School Naples High School Barron Collier High School Ida Baker High School Gateway Invitational Cypress Lake High School Community School of Naples Ft. Myers High School Lemon Bay High School Venice High School Mariner High School

Venue Mariner High School Cape Coral High School Ft. Myers Racquet Club Barron Collier High School Ida Baker High School Gateway Golf & Country Club Rutenburg Tennis Center Community School of Naples Ft. Myers High School Ft. Myers Racquet Club Venice High School Mariner High School

2017 Boys Tennis Roster Samuel Bejarano Christopher Bine – Senior Sebastiano Chiurato – Senior Christian Kearns

Connor Kiernan Griffin Kupsaw – Senior Christopher Lee – Senior Matthew Palmon – Senior

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Sebastiano Chiurato

Griffin Kupsaw

Christopher Lee

Matthew Palmon

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2017 GIRLS TENNIS TEAM

Back Row L to R: Dayna Hurson, Arianna Addis, Coach Mary Gibson, Alexandra Schaerf,Yvonne Wojtas. Middle Row L to R: Alessandra Ausset, Kalani Yap, Danielle Latell, Leah Bombassaro, Jennifer Dickey, Gabrielle Magnant. Front Row L to R: Kaitlyn Cathie, Gabriella Martinez, Madison VanDress, Sara Campos, Elena Ausset, Janice Smith, Marina Lombardo.

Mary Gibson is in her 11th season as the Varsity Girls Tennis Coach. During the past ten years, the Vikings have won eight district and two regional titles. The team repeated as Regional Champions, allowing for back-to-back State appearances in 2009 and 2010. Gibson has been named News-Press Coach of the Year three times during her tenure. In 2012, she was selected by the Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association to coach the Inaugural State of Florida High School AllStar Team for Region 7. Gibson teamed with Naples High Coach Tony Kamens and brought the first All-Star title to our area. Mary has been married to husband, Gil, for 27 years and has three sons, all are Vikings – Zakary ’09, Gunnar ’12, and Cooper ’16.

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2017 Girls Tennis Seniors Alessandra Ausset

Jennifer Dickey

Yvonne Wojtas

Dayna Hurson

2017 Girls Tennis Schedule Date 02/15/2017 02/17/2017 02/23/2017 03/03/2017 03/04/2017 03/06/2017 03/07/2017 03/08/2017 03/14/2017 03/16/2017 03/21/2017 03/23/2017 03/30/2017

Name Oasis High School Cape Coral High School Barron Collier High School Naples High School Gateway Invitational Cypress Lake High School Gateway Charter High School Lemon Bay High School Community School of Naples Ft. Myers High School LaBelle High School Venice High School Mariner High School

Venue Mariner High School Cape Coral High School Vineyards Country Club Fort Myers Racquet Club Gateway Golf & Country Club Rutenburg Tennis Center Fort Myers Racquet Club Fort Myers Racquet Club Vineyards Country Club Fort Myers High School Fort Myers Racquet Club Venice High School Mariner High School

2017 Girls Tennis Roster Arianna Addis Alessandra Ausset – Senior Elena Ausset Leah Bombassaro Sara Campos Kaitlyn Cathie

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Jennifer Dickey – Senior Gianna Gagliardi Dayna Hurson – Senior Danielle Latell Marina Lombardo Gabrielle Magnant BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

Gabriella Martinez Alexandra Schaerf Janice Smith Madison VanDress Yvonne Wojtas – Senior Kalani Yap


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2017 TRACK & FIELD TEAM

Back Row L to R: Head Coach Jorge Fleitas, Coach Bruce Waddell, Trey Oakley, Joslyn Mira, Korey Besse, Alvin Lalanne, Jordan Funk, Daniel Ogden, Bryce Peters, Coach Don Thompson, Coach Ron DelaCuesta. Third Row L to R: Joshua Zingel, Richard Matchett, Carsen Volz, Jacob Meijer, Dalen Himschoot, Mulon Missick, Keeshaurn McCaulley, Joseph Rossi, John Martin, Gavin Golba, Joseph Patton, Alex Crouch. Second Row L to R: John Whyte, David Thompson, Owen Garton, Mateo Devito, Samantha Dombkowski, Caroline Pesch, Hannah Marzella, Peyton Clark, Olivia Cerretani, Addison Nugent, Savannah Nippa, Kendall Luthringer, Tequon Chatman. Front Row L to R: Raymond Kateregga, Analise Lewis, Anna Langermann, Tracey Smith, Ellise Holmes, Ombretta Lubin, Sequoyah Rajner-Robinson, Megan O’Grady, Jackson Ames. Not pictured: Katherine Bines, Alyssa Collins, Bryce Faubel, Samantha Muller, Denzel Redd.

Coach Jorge Fleitas is beginning his first year as Head Coach of the Track & Field team. Coach Fleitas also coached the Cross Country team in the fall and teaches World History and American History at Bishop Verot. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and earned his Masters in Psychology degree from Carlos Albizu University. Fleitas has coached for over 13 years at Florida’s highest level of competition. Most recently he coached Dr. Phillips High School to a Track and Field 4A Team State Title in 2015. He also coached at his alma mater, Columbus High School, to a Cross Country Team State Title in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 seasons. In his 13 years of coaching Cross Country and Track, his teams have finished in the top two spots eight times. Jorge and his wife Angela, a teacher at St. Francis, have two young children Jorge Jr. and Nico.

HEAD COACH JORGE FLEITAS

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COACH BRUCE WADDELL

COACH DON THOMPSON

COACH RON DELACUESTA

2017 Track & Field Schedule Date 02/14/2017 02/17/2017 02/25/2017 03/04/2017 03/11/2017 03/18/2017 03/24/2017 04/01/2017 04/07/2017 04/13/2017

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Name Neumann Mini Meet Palmetto Ridge Invite Jim Smith Invite Eagle Relays CSN Invite Wolfpack Invite Tarpon Invite UF Relays Wally Keller Invite DISTRICTS

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Venue Saint John Neumann High School Palmetto Ridge High School Golden Gate High School Naples High School Community School of Naples South Fort Myers High School Charlotte High School University of Florida Charlotte High School Lely High School

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2017 Track & Field Seniors Samantha Dombkowski

Bryce Faubel

Jacob Meijer

John Martin

Trey Oakley

Keeshaurn McCaulley

Joseph Rossi

2017 Track & Field Roster Jackson Ames Korey Besse Katherine Bines Olivia Cerretani Tequon Chatman Alyssa Collins Alex Crouch Mateo Devito Samantha Dombkowski – Senior Bryce Faubel – Senior Jordan Funk Owen Garton

Gavin Golba Dalen Himschoot Ellise Holmes Raymond Kateregga Alvin Lalanne Anna Langermann Analise Lewis Ombretta Lubin Kendall Luthringer John Martin – Senior Hannah Marzella Richard Matchett

Keeshaurn McCaulley – Senior Jacob Meijer – Senior Joslyn Mira Mulon Missick Samantha Muller Savannah Nippa Addison Nugent Trey Oakley – Senior Daniel Ogden Megan O’Grady Joseph Patton Caroline Pesch

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Bryce Peters Sequoyah Rajner-Robinson Denzel Redd Joseph Rossi – Senior Tracey Smith David Thompson Carsen Volz John Whyte Joshua Zingel

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2017 BEACH VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Back Row L to R: Lillian Mahan, Sophia Shahriari, Coach John Leonard, Mindie Mabry, Jessica Gedra, Selina Pfuner Front Row L to R: Kelsey Sullivan, Kenzie Leonard, Allison Gerlach, Teya Suico-Leonard, Lynzi Baxter

Coach John Leonard is the Head Coach of the new Beach Volleyball team, after serving several years as the indoor volleyball assistant coach. He is the father of Teya Suico-Leonard, ‘17 and Kenzie Leonard, ‘19, who both play both indoor and beach volleyball.

HEAD COACH JOHN LEONARD

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2017 Beach Volleyball Seniors Allison Gerlach

Mindie Mabry

Teya Suico-Leonard

Kelsey Sullivan

2017 Beach Volleyball Roster Lynzi Baxter Jessica Gedra Allison Gerlach – Senior Kenzie Leonard Mindie Mabry – Senior Lillian Mahan Selina Pfuner Sophia Shahriari Teya Suico-Leonard – Senior Kelsey Sullivan – Senior

Summer Camps

Summer 2017 Camp information is now available at www.bvhs.org/summer-camps

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STEM Team Tour Members of the Bishop Verot STEM Team dominated at the American Water Works Association’s Model Water Tower event. The competition was the 4th in the series of 2016-17 STEM Tour competitions presented by STEM Team of SW Florida. Teams had to design model water towers that were as light as possible while being able to hold between 1 and 2.5 gallons of water. Towers were then tested for leaks and were rated for filling and draining. Vikings took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.

The Feast of St. Blaise February 3rd is the Feast of St. Blaise, a bishop who died a martyr in the year 316. His intercession has long been renowned for miraculous healings, especially connected to the throat, but also to other illness. The Blessing of Throats is done with candles, to commemorate the gift of a kind widow who brought him candles and food while he was in prison. Fr. Casey offered the Blessing of Throats during student’s Flex time on this Feast Day.

Model UN Travels to Boston Members of Model UN returned to Boston for their fourth consecutive year to once again participate in the Boston University Model United Nations Conference. The 22 member group will face many preparatory and boarding Model Un clubs from the northeast, as well as clubs from around the world. While in Boston, students also were able to experience and explore the science museum, investigate the solar system at the planetarium, and walk the Freedom Trail.

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Scholars Academy The Scholars Academy students learned about professional dress during their Dress for Success presentation. Debbie Sallee and her daughter Jessica ’12 from Black Tie Tuxedo spoke with the boys, explaining suit pieces and styles. Christine Sherlock, owner of Image Matters, explained to the girls the importance of understanding colors and what looks best with skin tones. She also talked about professional dress, including appropriate accessorizing.

Students Win at ArtFest Several students had their art work displayed at the Ft. Myers ArtFest “Under 20” Competition. Two of the pieces were chosen to be recognized. There were also two teams of artists who participated in the Chalk Block Competition. Congratulations to Nicole Holdgrafer for the Honorable Mention in Mixed Media and to Angela Shi for earning 2nd Place in Drawing.

Valerie’s House Service Project Sophia Prendiville and Megan Piller, both sophomores, organized a schoolwide service project during Catholic Schools Week. The teddy bear drive for Valerie’s House for Grieving Families, a local non-profit organization, was a great success. Megan shared their thoughts on how it all came together. “When it came time to choose a charity to work alongside our Scholar’s Academy project we both knew we wanted to work with a unique charity in a caring environment.Valerie’s House gave us the opportunity to do both. This organization gives kids a caring and open environment in which they learn loss does not have to limit their dreams. A staple of Valerie’s House is their teddy bear library. Children who enter the program are allowed to choose a bear that will remain with them for the entirety of their experience at Valerie’s House. Both Sophia and I have seen the joy that the teddy bears bring to the kids and how quickly they put a smile on their faces. Since Valerie’s House is now helping over one hundred kids throughout our community, we wanted to provide them with enough teddy bears to last through this growth. The teddy bear drive allowed us to collect a multitude of teddy bears as well as to involve the student body. At the end of this drive our goal was to raise awareness for this amazing charity and provide the kids with one of their favorite parts of their counseling experience. We are very thankful that our project was the focal point of Catholic Schools Week and look forward to our future working alongside Valerie’s House.” BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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A Message from SeĂąor Boulton Although it has been four years since I left Bishop Verot, I continue to have strong emotions when I think of all the amazing students I have had in my classes. I want you to know all of you have made my 20+ years at Verot a rich and amazing experience, and it was an honor for me to have you as my students. In addition to enriching my life, many of you were able to impact the lives of the people we worked with in Latin America. My wife and I will soon be moving to Cape May County, NJ to be closer to family. However, the Verot community will always be part of who I am. God bless all of you and I wish you the very best. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. Sincerely, Ed Boulton (ejbou9@embarqmail.com)

Pictured left: Ed Boulton, James Redmond, Judge Zach Gill ’98, Greg Jones

ALUMNI CALENDAR Class Reunions Class of 1977 Reunion The 40 year reunion is currently being planned. Anyone interested in helping or organizing this event should please contact Randy Zavada at rjz7781@yahoo.com. Class of 1997 Reunion The 20 year reunion committee plans to hold the reunion in conjunction with Homecoming 2017 weekend (Dates TBD). For more information and to help with the planning please contact Alison (Chuplis) Petersen at achuplis@aol.com. Class of 2008 Reunion Class members are currently in the planning process for a 10 year reunion. If you are interested in helping with the event organization, please contact Eva Dupay at evadupay@yahoo.com. Alumni, please help our organizers by sharing this information with your contacts. Please send any upcoming reunion information to patty.holmes@bvhs.org for future B&G publications. Thank you!

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Lee Viacava ’97

Joseph A. Adams ’08

Lee Viacava ’97 is managing partner with the law firm of Viacava and Cantor. The firm, founded in 2013, specializes in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.Viacava and Cantor is located in downtown Ft. Myers.

Sarah (Fair) Nuccetelli ’02 Sarah (Fair) Nuccetelli ’02 and her husband Nick welcomed Paul Raymond to their family on January 27, 2017. He weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. The family resides in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Attorney Joseph Adams ’08 has joined the Pavese Law Firm with his primary focus of practice on the areas of Real Estate, Environmental, and Land Use. Joe received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.

Liz Flack ’04 Liz Flack ’04 and Joseph Rakowski ’04 were married on January 14, 2017 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ft. Myers. Liz and Joe reside in San Francisco, California.

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Makenzie Baker ’10 Makenzie Baker ’10 and Daniel Krispinsky ’10 were married on October 15, 2016. Father Chris Beretta led the ceremony at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Dan and Makenzie met at Bishop Verot and currently reside in Fort Myers.

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Jesse Mitchell '13 Mount Olive lacrosse

Jeff Passantino '14 Lipscomb University baseball

Mount Olive’s 4-1 start to the 2017 season was aided by the play of the senior attacker. In the first five games of the campaign, Mitchell scored five goals and added another assist. He scored in each of the first four games of the season, all Spartan victories. The attacker scored two goals in a season-opening victory over Catawba.

Evan Dougherty '14 Palm Beach Atlantic baseball

The righthanded pitcher has carried his successes from the famed Cape Cod League back to Lipscomb. He was the Bisons’ top starter over the first three weeks of the season, logging a 2.76 ERA. The junior struck out a team-best 23 hitters, while walking only four. His best outing of the early season came at Auburn, when he did not allow an earned run over six innings on the mound, while striking out eight hitters. Thaddeus Ward '15 UCF baseball

In his first season at Palm Beach Atlantic, the outfielder has started every game as of press time. Dougherty, who played on Verot’s state title team in 2011, was hitting .338 through 19 games, and tied for the team high with 26 hits. Dougherty also scored a team-best 20 runs. He was also a force on the basepaths for the Sailfish, stealing nine bases

Ward has been one of the best arms in the UCF pitching staff early in his sophomore season. Over the Knights’ first 14 games of the season, Ward made eight scoreless appearances, and earned two victories. In his scoreless innings streak, he recorded shutout outings against both Florida and Florida State. Ward struck out seven hitters in his first eight appearances, and

without being caught.

only surrendered two walks.

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Richie Nizza '15 Florida State College at Jacksonville baseball Nizza has been the leading hitter for the BlueWave in the first 27 games of the 2017 season. The sophomore had a .333 batting average as of March 8, and had a .457 on base percentage. Nizza hit two home runs in his first 75 at bats, and led the team with eight extra base hits. He also held team best numbers in slugging percentage (.507) and walks (17) as

Halliane Hobson '16 Samford golf Hobson played in each of the first three tournaments during the spring season of her freshman season. The first tournament of the spring, the Samford Spring Shootout, saw her post the best finish of her collegiate career, tying for 18th. She also added to the team score in Samford’s efforts in the Amelia Island Invitational in Jacksonville and the Kiawah Island Spring Classic in South Carolina.

of press time. Jessy McLean '16 Emory softball As a freshman, McLean has immediately stepped into the lineup for the Division III Eagles. The member of 2016’s Verot state championship team played in each of the first 16 games at Emory, and led the team in doubles, home runs, runs batted in and slugging percentage as of press time. Her contributions helped the Eagles to a 10-6 start.

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