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BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE WINTER 2016 -17

Continuing the Viking Legacy The Giving Guide Winter 2016 -17 Athletic Guide Alumni & School Notes


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

5 Denny Denison 6 Fr. Casey’s Corner Letter from the Director of Development 8 Gina Lombardo 10 The Giving Guide 12 The Nazarite Challenge 14 Continuing the Viking Legacy 20 Hall of Fame Induction 21 Winter 2016 Athletic Guide 44 Alumni Notes & Calendar 46 Alumni Sports 48 School Notes Letter from the Principal

Photos (top to bottom): (1)Julia Nychyk, Alessandra Ausset, Dayna Hurson, and Alex Quattrone dressed as Apple Geniuses. (2) Alumni Staff Members Austin Flores ‘08, Mark Latell ‘83, John Nolan ‘89, and Bruce Waddell ‘02 volunteer at the Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament. (3) Live Jesus XXXIX Retreat. (4) Students hold banner at 40 Days for Life Walk PUBLISHED BY

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LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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PATTY HOLMES patty.holmes@bvhs.org pubisher

CONNIE RAMOS-WILLIAMS CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing creative director

APRIL BORDEAUX CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing photography

HOFFMAN FINE ARTS PORTRAITS principal

DENNY DENISON denny.denison@bvhs.org director of development

GINA LOMBARDO gina.lombardo@bvhs.org alumni director

MIKE GILL ‘68 mike.gill@bvhs.org athletic director

JASON BAUMGARDNER jason.baumgardner@bvhs.org sports editor

RYAN MURPHY Mtxemurphy@gmail.com ADVERTISING INFORMATION LINDA FIORE • 239.690.9840 Linda@ConricPR.com Black & Gold Magazine is published quarterly; fall, winter, spring, and summer by Bishop Verot Catholic High School, Inc. in partnership with CONRIC PR & Marketing|Publishing. More than 6,500 copies are provided to alumni, parents, students, and friends. Every effort is made to keep our database up to date and accurate. If you are a parent receiving this magazine at home in the name of your child, please contact us so we may update our database. All address updates should be made by emailing Patty Holmes at communications@bvhs.org.

ON THE COVER

As we progress through our liturgical calendar, celebrating the joys of advent and Christmas, and preparing ourselves for the lenten season, which are the bequests Jesus gave each of us to enrich our lives, it is very fitting this edition of the Black and Gold magazine is dedicated to legacy. A legacy is a gift, given by those who came before us. And the perfect personification of the power of a legacy was watching the people excitedly line up for the picture on the front of this issue. I saw how proud each parent was to have given their child the gift of attending Bishop Verot. And just as happy were the students who stood with their shoulders back and heads held high, because they had received the gift of the same excellent education in the same safe and faith filled environment, as members of their own family. The picture was especially poignant in being witness to the pride of all those in attendance, and also as the realization each of these people walked through the same front entrance they currently stood in front of, and into these same hallowed halls. While the campus has grown and the technology has advanced, the foundation has remained the same. History has changed the information being taught, but it has only solidified the faith on which it is based. The lockers and desks may be new, but the community values and gospel traditions have remained steadfast. The legacy of this school is not only for those who have had future generations share in this elite club of graduates, it is also for every child whose parent has given them the gift of a Verot education and experience. It is for those families who had to put their trust in us without the personal history built on experiences. The parents who chose BV because of our Catholic identity, or those who did their due diligence and found our education to be above all their other options, or even those who simply wanted more for their child than they, themselves, ever had. Those parents gave the same gift to their child, and their legacy has just begun. So with this issue of our magazine we honor each person who was privileged enough to not only attend a school which has served as the foundation for their own successful lives, but who also gave that gift to their children. You have created a legacy of pride and tradition, of academic rigor and excellence, and most important, the gift of the foundation of a life based in the gospel and formed in the Catholic traditions. It is also a thank you to every parent who chose to begin their legacy at Verot by sending their child to our school. You have given your student the gift of an excellent education, but you have also given us the gift of your children and your families. We are as proud to have you as part of our school community as you are to have your child and your legacy a part of our history and traditions.

BVHS students with their alumni parents Photo credit: Hoffman Fine Arts Portraits

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FR. CASEY’S CORNER Recently, at one of our Monday morning faculty-led prayer services, Mr. Bill Stejskal and Mrs. Suzie O’Grady shared a quote from Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia: “Thus the ultimate purpose of our Catholic schools is not to get students into Harvard or Notre Dame or Penn or Stanford or Georgetown or Villanova — all of them great universities, but no automatic guarantee of anyone’s humanity — but rather to get them into heaven, which is not some imaginary fairyland, but the intensely real and beautiful embrace of the God who made us, sustains us and longs for us to become the men and women he intended us to be.” It is my sincere hope every student here leaves our halls with a deep relationship with Jesus Christ. This can be difficult in a culture where the largest growing religion is “Former Catholics” and may seem daunting. What is required in St. John Paul II’s “New Evangelization” is to proclaim the gospel with new ardor, new methods, and in new expression. This means often going “outside the box” in endeavors to communicate with students the saving message of Jesus Christ and the call his love entails. One such method we practiced on campus this fall was the Nazarite Challenge. This is an international movement of Christian men who place a spiritual bend on “no-shave” November. Men in the program commit to extra prayer, small sacrifices, and sharing their faith in the month of November, inspired by the prophets of old such as Samson and John the Baptist who took the Nazarite vow described in Numbers 6:1–21. As a sign of this commitment, the men in the challenge do not shave. We had over 40 young men participate in this program, which here at Verot also included meeting weekly at 6:45 in the morning for exercise, reflection, and prayer. In this time we reflected on issues pertinent to male spirituality and prayed with, for, and even over each other. We may have even eaten a grasshopper in the spirit of John the Baptist. This was a great month of what I feel was authentic spiritual growth for the men, who are just one of the many blessings to me here as chaplain at Verot.   

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My Fellow Vikings, For 54 years, parents have been making the choice to send their children to Bishop Verot Catholic High School. For most families it is not just a choice, but a sacrifice, making the decision even more challenging. And with each choice comes a story, why Verot? For some, it is the strong Catholic values, for others, rigorous academics, the many opportunities for extra-curricular learning, or competitive athletics is the deciding factor. In recent years, the choice may have been made easier by the leading technological advancements continuing at Verot, with the complete integration of the iPad, the use of Canvas (the same program used in universities across the country for streamlining academics), and state of the art improvements to the campus, including the Media Center and classroom upgrades. All of these are essential to the success of our students, proven by our graduate statistics, with students achieving higher ACT/SAT test scores than area schools, offered over $10 million dollars in college scholarships a year, and continuing their education at some of our country’s leading four year institutions. This year’s new students are no exception, as they too come with a story. But there is one story in particular that truly makes us proud, proving we are in fact achieving our mission here at Verot. Joe Patton is a sophomore. Joe, the youngest of four children, had attended a public middle school and was planning to follow his brothers to the nearby public high school. His parents, however, had seen a change in their older children, moving them away from the values they as parents had worked so hard to instill in their children, and were considering other options. Their choice was to home school Joe for his high school education. This summer, Joe and his father traveled to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day 2016, with St. Katharine Drexel parishioners. While there, Joe had the opportunity to spend time with the Verot group also at WYD. He was very impressed with the way he was welcomed and admired the shared values of the group. After returning home, he pushed for the opportunity to begin his sophomore year at Verot. After what I am sure was a difficult decision and sacrifice, his parents agreed. Today, Joe is excelling academically, socially, and spiritually, as he has adapted to the use of an iPad rather than a textbook, has joined the cross country team, and is seen altar serving at the all school Masses. “The sense of community exhibited by the pilgrims from Bishop Verot Catholic High School during the WYD events made our decision to enroll Joseph in Bishop Verot an easy choice. The welcome Joseph has received since joining the Verot family has had a positive impact on him reaffirming our choice.” - Tom Patton. It is because of the financial support of those who believe in the benefits of a Verot education students like Joe are able to choose Verot. During our existence this family has grown exponentially, serving as a support system in the time of need, and coming together for the common goal of keeping our mission alive. If you have offered financial support in the past, we thank you. If you have never sent back an appeal envelope, perhaps this is the year you will consider doing so. No gift is too small and every gift makes a difference. Non Excidet,

Gina Lombardo Director of Advancement

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What does it cost to adopt a student? During the 2016-2017 school year, Bishop Verot will distribute approximately $1,000,000 in need-based tuition assistance to nearly 40% of families requiring financial aid in order to make a Bishop Verot education a reality. Funds for need-based tuition assistance does not come from any entity or outside group, but is made possible by the generous contributions of donors like you. Tuition for this school year is $11,400. Below are the various levels you can give in the Adopt-A-Student program. Please know any gift you provide will make a difference, making the greatest impact in the lives of these students by ensuring a solid education in a faith filled environment. You support a student for…

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“I love going to school at Bishop Verot, it is everything I could ever hope for in a high school. I am very happy to have the opportunity to go here because my faith is a big part of my life and here at Verot, everyone believes in the same God. Verot is everything I expected, I cannot begin to describe how at home the Verot family makes me feel; a welcoming and family environment.” - Joe Patton

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The

Giving

Guide

Today’s Bishop Verot student measures among the brightest in the nation, with SAT, ACT, and Advanced Placement scores well above the national average. Our students are indeed prepared to meet the challenges of a competitive university environment and have the drive and discipline to become the next generation of leaders in the Southwest Florida community. The cost of educating our students has risen as technology and other factors have dramatically altered the educational landscape. Bishop Verot has strived to limit tuition increases, especially in the last few years, to ensure financial challenges do not become an obstacle for our families. The single most effective way you can ensure all deserving students are able to attend Bishop Verot Catholic High School is through your financial support. There are many ways to support Bishop Verot; your gift of a Catholic education impacts students for the rest of their lives.

Annual Fund The Bishop Verot Annual Fund is the foundation of community support for Bishop Verot, supporting such initiatives as technology enhancements, tuition assistance, and campus upkeep. The campaign asks for support from our Catholic community, alumni, current and former parents, and friends. Whether your gift is $5, $50, $500, or $5,000, rest assured every dollar donated to Bishop Verot is directly supporting our mission to build a community of faith and learning.

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Adopt A Student

Currently, more than 40% of our families request need-based tuition assistance, with in excess of $900,000 distributed to students. This assistance is not covered by any outside group and must be attained through Bishop Verot’s fundraising efforts. Contributing to the Adopt-AStudent program will allow you to make the greatest impact in the lives of our students by ensuring a solid education in a faith-filled environment. Tuition for the 2016 - 2017 school year is $11,400 inclusive of all fees. Consider your contribution in terms of the school year: • Pay for the Month: $1,140 • Pay for the Quarter: $2,850 • Pay for the Semester: $5,700 • Pay for the School Year: $11,400 Whatever the amount, your gift has an immediate impact on the life of a student.

Endowed Scholarships

The purpose of an endowment is to provide ongoing support for the current and future activities of Bishop Verot and its students. It is, therefore, a perpetual, self-sustaining source of permanent funding. Each year, a portion of the endowment’s earnings are paid out, while the principal is retained for future growth. As a result, it is imperative the endowment grow its investment assets sufficient to support an annual spending stream of the endowment in perpetuity. The two key components required for the endowment to grow its assets are: 1) new gifts and 2) investment performance. Bishop Verot currently has nine endowed scholarship funds valued at over $1.16 million, which provide over $62,000 in scholarship each year.

Jacob Alderman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established 2003. A need-based award given to a deserving student.

Joseph Grabsch Scholarship Fund Established 2005. A full scholarship awarded to a worthy student.

John & Mimi Hotchkiss Scholarship Fund

The Courtyard is Open for Its 38th Season

Established 2004. A partial scholarship awarded for a minority student with strong academics.

Carl & Margaret Kistel Memorial Scholarship Fund Established 2000. A need-based award given to a deserving student.

Rob Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund Established 2000. A need-based award given to a deserving student. Edward & Esther Kuss Memorial Scholarship Fund Established 2010. A partial scholarship awarded to a deserving student.

Dick Stahl Memorial Scholarship Fund Established 2008. A need-based award given to an incoming freshman from St. Francis Xavier School.

Spirit of 74/Jay Sheppard Scholarship Fund Established 2011. A need-based based award for a well rounded, high performing student. The Bishop Verot High School Foundation Scholarship Established 1995. A need-based award given to a deserving student.

The Judy Springston Scholarship for the Arts Established 2014. A partial scholarship for a student wishing to focus on the Arts. BV

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The Nazarite Challenge No Shave November

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ast November, Fr. Casey Jones offered our male students a rare opportunity. The offer to not shave for the entire month of November came with a challenge, the Nazarite Challenge. The Nazarite Challenge came from the example set by Sampson and John the Baptist who took the Nazarite vow. These men lived strict lives of discipline and never shaved as a sign of their commitment. “The beard signifies the courageous; the beard distinguishes grown men, the earnest, the active, the vigorous. So that when we describe such, we say he is a bearded man.� Exposition on Psalm 133,6. Students who chose to participate were asked to commit to daily prayer, make a sacrifice as done during Lent, share their faith with others, and to stop shaving for the month. As part of the commitment the group met once a week before school in the Chapel for prayer and discussion. For the ladies, Fr. Casey assures there will be a challenge for them as well this spring. BV

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or many of us, it is difficult to imagine sending our kids to the same high school we attended. In Florida, where the population is largely filled with people from somewhere else, to consider the students walking the halls today as continuing a legacy is hard to imagine. Yet, as we discovered this past fall, the Verot family tree has pretty deep roots. Over 30 alumni joined their children, current Vikings, on the front steps of Verot for this edition’s cover photo. After the photo, a few alumni gathered to reminisce about their time here, as students headed back in to school, to the very classrooms memories had been made for their parents. We asked alumni parents to share their thoughts of what it means to them to give their child the gift of a Verot education. MARY BETH EBENGER ’82 parent of Spencer Ebenger ’20 “My memories and lifelong friendships are what I cherish from my high school days at Bishop Verot. I am blessed to be able to send my son to my alma mater. Bishop Verot provides the framework for developing character plus intelligence.”

JANE CASTIGLIONE EVANS ’77 parent of Mark Evans ’17 “As a 1977 graduate and proud alumni, it is an honor to give my son Mark the gift of legacy to attend Bishop Verot. As my parents gave this gift to my sisters and I; to be Bishop Verot Family. I can only describe the meaning of this honor as this: L  is for the unconditional LOVE shared with students, faculty and staff, and all the Verot families

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E  is for the enrichment which is experienced in academics, sports, and activities of giving G   is for GOD who blesses us ALL with Bishop Verot pride A   is for the ACADEMIC excellence to enrich the students C   is for Christian Fellowship we all are eager to share Y   is for the lifetime of YEARNING to be what we strive to be as we carry the gift of being in the BISHOP VEROT FAMILY! The BV Legacy is always in our hearts, mind, and soul!” ALISON HUSSEY ’89 parent of Alexander Hussey ’18

“My experience being part of the Bishop Verot community both as a student and a parent have had such an impact on my life. I am who I am in part because of those here at Verot, I wanted the same for Alex. For him to be able to look back and know he was a part of something. A community that shapes the man he is becoming and will be.”

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MAUREEN GREEN ’86 parent of Lauren Haag ’17 “When Lauren was younger, I told her about my experience of moving to Fort Myers at Christmas time in my junior year of High School. I was very anxious to be attending a brand new school without knowing a single person. On my first day I was a bundle of nerves. My nerves quickly calmed down as I was welcomed into my new school by the friendly staff, teachers and other students. Everyone was so nice and made me feel at home and part of the family. I always knew that if I was living in town and I had a child, I would be sending them to Bishop Verot Catholic High School, with its wonderful academic program with a loving Christian atmosphere. I am a proud alumnus and so glad my daughter will be graduating from BVHS this year! Go Verot!” RUSTI CLINGER ’89 parent of Katie ’10, Emma-Lee ’11, Madison ’18, and Abigail ’19

“My mom was the real passion behind our love of Bishop Verot. She saw the value in a Catholic education and made countless sacrifices to ensure all of my brothers and sisters attended. My girls will round out 13 family members (my brothers, sisters and their children) having graduated from Verot. Sending my four daughters to

Bishop Verot has been a blessing, as for us it is our family. Katie and Emma-Lee have both successfully graduated college and are independent women, both with a focus on giving back to their communities, which was a foundation given to them while attending Verot. Madison and Abigail are both currently growing academically and spiritually thanks to the guidance and support they received daily from the Viking team of teachers and staff. Being able to watch all four girls develop into the young women they are, I know is because of the nurturing, caring, and supportive environment Verot provides. Verot means Family.” KELLEEN LINDEN-SCHRICKEL ’82 parent of Brianna ’12, Kayla ’15, and Shavonne ’20

“There was no doubt in 1982 when I graduated from Bishop Verot my children would be attending Verot someday. Verot provided me an excellent education allowing me to graduate from Barry University in Miami with a degree in Psychology and two Masters in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a Ph.D. from Nova University. Bishop Verot gave me the tools to excel academically.  Bishop Verot also left a lasting impact on me spirituality. Father Mark was a deacon who came to Verot my freshman year and became a priest as we graduated. He is an amazing person who helped us all grow spiritually and even returned to the area to officiate my wedding. In addition, I made many lifelong friends at Verot including my now

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sister-in-law MaryRose O’Connor Linden. Mary-Rose and John have six children who have all attended Verot. My sister Megan Linden Haataja also met her husband at Verot, have a sophomore here, and two more that will be coming through soon.   As for my family, my husband Peter and I have three wonderful daughters. Brianna just graduated from USF with a degree from the Honors college of Biology and will continue on to graduate school for her degree in Genetics. Kayla is in her second year at USF and has a dual major in Psychology and Criminology and our youngest daughter Shavonne is currently a freshman at Verot and loves it. Both Brianna and Kayla have both thanked me for sending them to St. Francis and Bishop Verot.  You know as a parent when your children thank you, you made the right choice. Bishop Verot continues to be an excellent school that I am proud that I graduated from and am grateful that my girls are Vikings too!” MARY-ROSE (O’CONNOR) LINDEN ’82 parent of John ’03, Shawn ’07, Ryan ’11, Nicole ’13, Connor ’15, and Brigette ’18

“Faith and education are two of the most important gifts John and I will ever provide our children. Bishop Verot Catholic High School provides the faith formation and education we want for our family.” BV

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Hall of Fame Induction

At the final home football game of the season, four new members were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Jason Holler ’92, Catherine Brady ’99, Ross Lane ’04, and Skip Mitchell, contributor and volunteer were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame during half-time in front of a packed stadium. Jason was a four year letter winner in football and three year winner for baseball. He is the only Verot football player to be named to an All-State team three years in a row. Katie was a four year letter winner in track & field, a state qualifier for swimming, and a cheerleader. Ross was a four year letter winner in football, soccer, and track & field. He was named Florida Varsity 2-A Player of the Year for football, MVP for track & field as a junior, and All-Area First Team for soccer. Mr. Skip Mitchell has remained a dedicated and ever-present volunteer and contributor to our school community for over twenty years. As part of this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, our newest inductees participated in a question and answer session during an All-School Assembly. Our three alumni, joined by Mr. Skip Mitchell, shared their most memorable moments and stories of their time at Verot. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions, inquiring about their post

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high school years as well as their time at Verot. To conclude the assembly, each new inductee was asked to share a piece of advice with our students. Mr. Mitchell asked the students to thank their parents for their sacrifice and to appreciate all it means to be a Viking. Mr. Holler challenged the students to give 100% in all they do, always working hard, even when things get tough, to achieve their goals. Ms. Brady encouraged students to follow their dreams. And Mr. Lane reminded the students Verot is family and the friendships made here will last a life time. Four years goes by so very quickly, but the memories and achievements made here last a lifetime. BV

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BOYS SOCCER • GIRLS SOCCER • BOYS B ASKETB ALL • GIRLS B ASKETB ALL • CHEER

2016 BOYS VARSITY SOCCER TEAM

First Row L to R: Thomas Bickel, Logan McLeod, Adam Day, Darren Vasco, Reed Kaserman. Middle Row L to R: Kevin Reynolds, Joseph Rossi, John Oliva, Emmanuel Routsis, Dominic Miller, Gage Burrow. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Michael Larrea, William Saccone, Michael Whittaker, Michael Hafele, Brian Voorhees, Mark Richards, Assistant Coach Adam Leicht. Not pictured: William Griffin

Michael Larrea ’95 is beginning his second season as head coach after 11 years as assistant coach. Michael played soccer while attending Verot. He received is PharmD in 2001 from the University of Florida. His wife Shannon is the IT Coordinator at Bishop Verot and previously taught in the science department for 12 years. Michael and Shannon have two children, Nathan ‘21 and Audriana ‘23.

HEAD COACH MICHAEL LARREA

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BOYS SOCCER • GIRLS SOCCER • BOYS B ASKETB ALL • GIRLS B ASKETB ALL • CHEER

2016 Boys Varsity Soccer Schedule Date 11/02/2016 11/03/2016 11/03/2016 11/08/2016 11/09/2016 11/10/2016 11/15/2016 11/17/2016 11/18/2016 11/21/2016 11/22/2016 11/29/2016 11/30/2016 12/01/2016 12/06/2016 12/08/2016 12/15/2016 12/16/2016 01/10/2017 01/11/2017 01/16/2017 01/18/2017 01/19/2017 01/24/2017

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Ida S. Baker High School at Pre-Season Classic at Cape Coral High School at Gateway Charter High School at Palmetto Ridge High School Clewiston High School at LaBelle High School Cape Coral High School at Mariner High School South Fort Myers High School at Cardinal Mooney Catholic HS Oasis High School at Community School of Naples Gateway Charter High School at Clewiston High School LaBelle High School at North Fort Myers High School at Oasis High School at Fort Myers High School Estero High School at North Port High School Saint John Neumann Catholic HS at Evangelical Christian School District Tournament

Dave Warkentin Stadium Dave Warkentin Stadium Dave Warkentin Stadium Gateway Charter High School Bear Stadium Viking Stadium LaBelle High School Campus Viking Stadium Tony McKenna Field Viking Stadium Cardinal Mooney High School Viking Stadium CSN Schilling Field Viking Stadium Sugarland Park Viking Stadium North Fort Myers HS Pelican Field Edison Stadium/Sam Sirianni Field Viking Stadium North Port High School Viking Stadium Evangelical Christian School Viking Stadium

2016 Boys Varsity Soccer Roster Tomas Bickel Gage Burrow – Senior Adam Day – Senior William Griffin Michael Hafele Reed Kaserman – Senior Logan McLeod Dominic Miller John Oliva

Kevin Reynolds Mark Richards – Senior Joseph Rossi – Senior Emmanuel Routsis – Senior William Saccone – Senior Darren Vasco Brian Voorhees Michael Whittaker

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BOYS SOCCER • GIRLS SOCCER • BOYS B ASKETB ALL • GIRLS B ASKETB ALL • CHEER

SENIOR SOCCER PLAYERS Gage Burrow

Mark Richards

Reed Kaserman

Emmanuel Routsis

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First Row L to R: Martin Carrere, Treven Figueroa, Jackson Ames, Ethan Cossu, Tyler Vasco, Nicholas Otzko, Ryan Dikover. Middle Row L to R: Joshua Heald, Drew Amerman, Carter Baxmann, Carlos Pantoja-Malaga, Ian van de Velde, Jarred Simmons. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Andy Engelbrecht, Tiernan Dwyer, Marc Cyr, Sebastian Seni, Blake Smith, Assistant Coach Jim Reynolds. Not pictured: Ryan Murphy and Derrick Erickson

ASST. COACH JIM REYNOLDS

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2016 Boys JV Soccer Schedule Date 11/08/2016 11/09/2016 11/10/2016 11/15/2016 11/17/2016 11/21/2016 11/30/2016 12/01/2016 12/06/2016 12/08/2016 12/15/2016 12/16/2016 01/10/2017 01/11/2017 01/16/2017 01/19/2017

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Name at Gateway Charter High School at Palmetto Ridge High School Clewiston High School at LaBelle High School Cape Coral High School South Fort Myers High School Community School of Naples Gateway Charter High School at Clewiston High School LaBelle High School at North Fort Myers High School at Oasis Middle School at Fort Myers High School Estero High School at North Port High School at Evangelical Christian School

Venue Gateway Community Park Bear Stadium Viking Stadium LaBelle High School Campus Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Sugarland Park Viking Stadium North Fort Myers HS Pelican Field Edison Stadium/Sam Sirianni Field Viking Stadium North Port High School Evangelical Christian School

2016 Boys JV Soccer Roster Drew Amerman Jackson Ames Carter Baxmann Martin Carrere Ethan Cossu Marc Cyr Ryan Dikover

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2016 GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER TEAM

First Row L to R: Isabella Cossu, Elena Quinonez, Burdilla Camron, Brigette Linden, Lesley Saldana, Christina Generales, Kaitlyn Prado-Barker. Middle Row L to R: Meagan Brown, Keara Haataja, Madeline Sarnac, Kara Sullivan, Nina Gulati, Lucia Spinelli. Back Row L to R: Assistant Coach Raquel Madrigal, Assistant Coach Andy Swett, Brhyde Camron, Lander Peck, Taylor Lukasik, Mackenzie Curcio, Alyssa Verwoert, Coach Randy Zavada

Randy Zavada ’77, and his five children (’01-’10) are graduates of Bishop Verot. Coach Zavada is beginning his 35th year of coaching, his 20th at Verot, and 13th year as head coach. Over the past 12 years he has brought home 11 district titles, one regional title and has led the Vikings to four State Elite 8 appearances and one Final Four appearance. Randy, and his wife Lora, are graduates of Loyola University of New Orleans.

HEAD COACH RANDY ZAVADA

ASST. COACH ANDY SWETT

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2016 Girls Varsity Soccer Schedule Date 10/25/2016 10/25/2016 10/27/2016 11/01/2016 11/02/2016 11/03/2016 11/08/2016 11/10/2016 11/11/2016 11/14/2016 11/15/2016 11/21/2016 11/22/2016 11/29/2016 11/30/2016 12/01/2016 12/05/2016 12/06/2016 12/08/2016 12/16/2016 01/09/2017 01/10/2017 01/12/2017

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Baker High School TBA TBA Viking Stadium Wolfpack Stadium Gulf Coast High School Viking Stadium Sugarland Park Viking Stadium Evangelical Christian School Viking Stadium Riverdale High School Cardinal Mooney High School Viking Stadium CSN Schilling Field Gateway Community Park Viking Stadium Viking Stadium LaBelle High School Campus Pelican Field Lely High School Football Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium

2016 Girls Varsity Soccer Roster Meagan Brown Brhyde Camron Burdilla Camron Isabella Cossu Mackenzie Curcio – Senior Christina Generales – Senior Nina Gulati Keara Haataja Brigette Linden

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SENIOR SOCCER PLAYERS Christina Generales

Mackenzie Curcio

Kaitlyn Prado-Barker

Elena Quinonez

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2016 GIRLS JV SOCCER TEAM

Front Row L to R: Isabella Wilkerwicz, Ellise Holmes, Rachel Howard, Gabriela Saccone, Nicole Pagan, Isabella Saccone, Isabella Miramontes. Middle Row L to R: Shayla Merrigan, Allison Graeber-Witt, Elizabeth Quimby, Jessica Hawkins, Julia Danehy, Angela Evans. Back Row L to R: Assistant Coach Raquel Madrigal, Kat Pozatek, Camille Salomon, Melissa Derose, Erin Ardesia, Head Coach Andy Swett. Not pictured: Francesca Haskins and Gabriela Perez

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2016 Girls JV Soccer Schedule Date 11/02/2016 11/03/2016 11/08/2016 11/10/2016 11/15/2016 11/21/2016 11/30/2016 12/01/2016 12/05/2016 12/06/2016 12/08/2016 01/09/2017 01/10/2017 01/11/2017 01/12/2017

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Wolfpack Stadium Gulf Coast High School Viking Stadium Sugarland Park Viking Stadium Riverdale High School Viking Stadium Gateway Charter High School Viking Stadium Viking Stadium LaBelle High School Campus Lely High School Viking Stadium Jeff Sommer Stadium Viking Stadium

2016 Girls JV Soccer Roster Erin Ardesia Julia Danehy Melissa DeRose Angela Evans Allison Graeber-Witt Francesca Haskins Jessica Hawkins Ellise Holmes Rachel Howard Shayla Merrigan

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2016 BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Jacob Dove, Thomas Code, David Mahan, Peyton Heben, Andrew Shepherd, Dante Curcione, Gabriel Garcia, Cevian Williams. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Matt Herting, Austin Mosbach, Jack Archambault, Joshua Schwartz, Benjamin Fullenkamp, Joseph Mera, Noah Brittenham, Assistant Coach Erik Heben.

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Coach Herting is in his 18th year as the Boys Head Varsity Basketball Coach, where he has compiled a record of 308 - 166, making him Verot’s winningest coach. Coach Herting has won more play-off games than any boys basketball coach in the history of Southwest Florida (16 play-off wins). Over the past 14 years, the Vikings have averaged a 78% win record against teams from SW Florida.Verot has won nine district championships in the last 12 years and have been to six Elite 8’s. Herting has been named SW Florida Coach of the Year five times. He has a BA from the University of Sioux Falls (SD) and a MS from Mississippi State University.

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Benjamin Fullenkamp

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2016 Boys Varsity Basketball Schedule Date 11/21/2016 11/29/2016 12/02/2016 12/05/2016 12/06/2016 12/08/2016 12/16/2016 12/19/2016 12/22/2016 01/03/2017 01/06/2017 01/10/2017 01/11/2017 01/13/2017 01/13/2017 01/14/2017 01/17/2017 01/19/2017 01/25/2017 01/26/2017 01/27/2017 01/30/2017 01/31/2017 02/04/2017

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Dunbar High School at Community School of Naples at Saint John Neumann Catholic High School Estero High School Oasis High School LaBelle High School Gateway Charter High School City of Palms Classic Cypress Lake High School Community School of Naples Saint John Neumann Catholic High School at Gateway Charter High School Island Coast High School at Wally Keller Classic at Oasis High School Sarasota High School at LaBelle High School East Lee County High School Charlotte High School North Fort Myers High School at Ida S. Baker High School at Evangelical Christian School at Lemon Bay High School at Fort Myers High School

Nevins Gymnasium Field House SJN Gym Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Gateway Charter High School Nevins Gymnasium Charlotte High School Gym The Shark Tank Charlotte High School Gym LaBelle High School Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium The Dawg Pound Evangelical Christian School Thomas M. Catanzarite Gymnasium Fort Myers High School Gym

2016 Boys Varsity Basketball Roster Jack Archambault – Senior Noah Brittenham Thomas Code Dante Curcione – Senior Jacob Dove Benjamin Fullenkamp – Senior Gabriel Garcia

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2016 BOYS JV BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Mulon Missick, Andrew Carter, Denzel Redd, Sam Archambault, Cole Ames, Joshua Halm, Alexander Crouch. Back Row L to R: Coaches’ Assistant Ryan Murphy, Daniel Darby, Kelle Grau, Duane Stemle, Dylan Snow, Joslyn Mira, Associate Head Coach Kevin Jordan. Not Pictured: Micah Wilkerwicz.

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2016 Boys JV Basketball Schedule Date 11/21/2016 11/29/2016 12/02/2016 12/05/2016 12/06/2016 12/08/2016 12/16/2016 12/22/2016 01/03/2017 01/06/2017 01/10/2017 01/11/2017 01/13/2017 01/17/2017 01/19/2017 01/25/2017 01/26/2017 01/27/2017 01/30/2017 01/31/2017 02/04/2017

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Dunbar High School Nevins Gymnasium at Community School of Naples Field House at Saint John Neumann Catholic High School Saint John Neumann High School Estero High School Nevins Gymnasium Oasis High School Nevins Gymnasium LaBelle High School Nevins Gymnasium Gateway Charter High School Nevins Gymnasium Cypress Lake High School Nevins Gymnasium Community School of Naples Nevins Gymnasium Saint John Neumann Catholic High School Nevins Gymnasium at Gateway Charter High School Gateway Charter High School Island Coast High School Nevins Gymnasium at Oasis High School The Shark Tank at LaBelle High School LaBelle High School East Lee County High School Nevins Gymnasium Charlotte High School Nevins Gymnasium North Fort Myers High School Nevins Gymnasium at Ida S. Baker High School The Dawg Pound at Evangelical Christian School Evangelical Christian School at Lemon Bay High School Thomas M. Catanzarite Gymnasium at Fort Myers High School Fort Myers High School Gym

2016 Boys JV Basketball Roster Cole Ames Sam Archambault Andrew Carter Alexander Crouch Daniel Darby Kelle Grau Joshua Halm

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Joslyn Mira Mulon Missick Denzel Redd Dylan Snow Duane Stemle Micah Wilkerwicz

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2016 GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Olivia Woolam, Julie Gough, Catherine Reszel, Nathalie Lorenzo, Sequoyah Rajner-Robinson, Jaymee Reszel. Back Row L to R: Assistant Coach Scott Woolam, Caroline Snell, Claire Woolam, Mackenzie Kramer, Margaret Nolan, Elizabeth Dinsmore, Head Coach Mark Kramer.

Mark Kramer is in his 6th year as the Varsity Head Coach for the Bishop Verot Lady Vikings Basketball team. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. During his tenure the Lady Vikings have claimed two district titles. Coach Kramer resides in Fort Myers with his wife Denise, and their five children; Taylor ‘11, Jessica ‘14, Cassidy ‘16, Mackenzie ‘19, and Payton ‘21. COACH SCOTT WOOLAM

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SENIOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS Nathalie Lorenzo

Caroline Snell

2016 Girls Varsity Basketball Roster Elizabeth Dinsmore Julie Gough Mackenzie Kramer Nathalie Lorenzo – Senior Chelsea Meehan Margaret Nolan Sequoyah Rajner-Robinson

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2016 Girls Varsity Basketball Schedule Date 11/15/2016 11/17/2016 11/18/2016 11/22/2016 11/29/2016 11/30/2016 12/02/2016 12/05/2016 12/06/2016 12/08/2016 12/16/2016 01/03/2017 01/06/2017 01/07/2017 01/10/2017 01/12/2017 01/13/2017 01/17/2017 01/19/2017 01/20/2017 01/24/2017 01/25/2017

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Palmetto Ridge High School Nevins Gymnasium at Sebring High School Sebring High School Gym at Southwest Florida Christian Academy SFCA/Grace Gym Donahue Academy Nevins Gymnasium Community School of Naples Nevins Gymnasium Riverdale High School Nevins Gymnasium Saint John Neumann Catholic High School Nevins Gymnasium at Estero High School The Jungle at Oasis High School The Shark Tank at LaBelle High School LaBelle High School at Gateway Charter High School Gateway Charter High School at Community School of Naples Field House at Saint John Neumann Catholic High School Saint John Neumann High School Lely High School Nevins Gymnasium Gateway Charter High School Nevins Gymnasium at Community Christian School Community Christian School Oasis High School Nevins Gymnasium LaBelle High School Nevins Gymnasium at First Baptist Academy Family Life Center/High School Gym Braden River High School Nevins Gymnasium at The Out-of-Door Academy Thunderdome at Golden Gate High School Titan Gym

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2015 GIRLS JV BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Jaymee Reszel, Lily Rafacz, Emily Broomhead, Chelsea Meehan. Back Row L to R: Coach Scott Woolam, Jaynie Parker, Angela Ficarro, Coach Mark Kramer. Not Pictured: Savannah Nippa, Head Coach Jessica Kramer and Assistant Coach Maureen Martin

Head Coach Jessica Kramer Assistant Coach Maureen Martin

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2016 Girls JV Basketball Schedule Date 11/15/2016 11/17/2016 11/18/2016 11/30/2016 12/02/2016 12/06/2016 12/08/2016 01/06/2017 01/07/2017 01/13/2017 01/17/2017 01/19/2017 01/20/2017 01/25/2017

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Palmetto Ridge High School at Sebring High School Southwest Florida Christian Academy Riverdale High School Saint John Neumann Catholic High School at Oasis High School at LaBelle High School at Saint John Neumann Catholic High School Lely High School Oasis High School LaBelle High School at First Baptist Academy Braden River High School at Golden Gate High School

Nevins Gymnasium Sebring High School Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium The Shark Tank LaBelle High School Saint John Neumann High School Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Family Life Center/High School Gym Nevins Gymnasium Golden Gate High School

2016 Girls JV Basketball Roster Emily Broomhead Angela Ficarro Chelsea Meehan Savannah Nippa Jaynie Parker Lily Rafacz Jaymee Reszel

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2016 GIRLS CHEER TEAMS

Front Row L to R: Gabriella Martinez, Samantha Clark, Camryn Cook, Jenna Contorno. Second Row L to R: Skyler Hart, Natalie Arnold, Gracie Wall, Caitlin Downing, Ashlyn Bischoff, Olivia Olmsted. Third Row L to R: Dayna Hurson, Sydney Bombassaro, Madison Vellela, Harley Glasgow, Olivia Galloway, Sea-Sea Mayers, Maria Kacoyanis. Back Row L to R: Kendall Luthringer, Sofia Feeney, Caroline Hudson, Kelsi Snow, Mary Fullenkamp, Elizabeth Simmons, Kinzie Luthringer. Not pictured: Grace Butler, Ally Schaerf, Ashley Dobranski, Hannah Santoro.

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Amy Glasgow enters her second year coaching at Bishop Verot. Amy was born and raised in Plover, Wisconsin and served in the United States Navy. She works for Cemex USA and enjoys working in the community. Amy and Cris, her husband of 20 years, have three children; Trevor ‘16, Bryce ‘17, and Harley ‘19. Cheering is a big part of her life and she enjoys coaching JV and Varsity.

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2016 Varsity Cheer Roster Natalie Arnold Grace Butler Camryn Cook Ashley Dobranski Mary Fullenkamp Harley Glasgow Skyler Hart Dayna Hurson – Senior Maria Kacoyanis Kinzie Luthringer Gabriella Martinez Olivia Olmstead Alexandra Schaerf Kelsi Snow – Senior Gracie Wall

2016 JV Cheer Roster Ashlyn Bischoff Sydney Bombassaro Samantha Clark Jenna Contorno Caitlin Downing Sofia Feeney Olivia Galloway Caroline Hudson Kendall Luthringer Sea-Sea Mayers Hannah Santoro Elizabeth Simmons Madison Vellela

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Kevin Greenwell ‘97 Kevin was recently recognized by the Business Observer, a regional business to business publication, as a 40 Under 40 2016 award recipient. He was selected from a pool of nominations from area counties. Kevin is Agency Principal at East & Greenwell Insurance, Inc. with locations in Estero and Naples. Kevin and Robyn, his wife of nine years, have two little girls, Addyson, 6 and Emersyn, 4.

Noelle Casagrande-Montgomery ‘02 Noelle was also recently recognized as a 40 Under 40 2016 award recipient by the Business Observer. Noelle is the Director of Corporate Communications at the Fort Myers based Chicos FAS. Noelle and her husband John Montgomery reside in Cape Coral with their miniature doxin, Willy.

Account Manager for ASO Corporate and Matt is the Program Coordinator for Player Development at Impact Basketball, Florida Division.

Patrick Rickert ‘09 Dr. Patrick Rickert PT, DPT was a Lead Scholar, on the Dean’s list and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida, May 2013. Patrick earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy and received an award of research excellence from the University of Central Florida, May 2016. He passed the jurisprudence and the national licensure exams soon after. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Dr. Patrick Rickert PT, DPT has joined the practice of Pelletier Rickert Physical Therapy Inc., PA, located in Cape Coral and Pine Island, Florida.

Breanna (Clay) Hiller ‘06 Breanna and her husband Matt welcomed their daughter, Macklynn James, on November 21st. Macklynn was 7lbs. 9 oz. and 19 ½ inches long at birth. The family resides in Bradenton, where Breanna is the Strategic National

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Jay Arnold ‘12 Jay graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps on September 23, 2016. He will return to Quantico Virginia in November to continue with his training.


Cailyn Rizzo ‘12 Cailyn is pleased to announce her engagement to Calvin Holmes ’11. Both Cailyn and Calvin work for Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Disney World Resort, where Cailyn is a breakfast bar barista and Calvin is the Recreation Manager. The couple is planning an October 2017 wedding at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral.

ALUMNI CALENDAR There is currently no reunion information to share. Please send any upcoming reunion information to patty.holmes@bvhs.org for future B&G publications. Thank you!

The Class of 1966 held their 50th reunion in October at the Legacy Harbour Hotel in Fort Myers. A lot of time was spent sitting together and catching up as the last reunion was 15 years ago. There was also a lot of reminiscing about our time at Bishop Verot High School. Although the 35th reunion was our last gathering, it did not feel like 15 years had passed. Everyone felt like we had just returned from summer vacation. We were a very small and close class.

Class of 1991 Reunion Cruise Ladies from the Class of 1991 reunited for a cruise this summer.

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ALUMNI Cody Cole ‘12

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO FOOTBALL

In his final season playing for the Division I Roadrunners, Cole helped UTSA to a bowl game for the first time in school history. The Roadrunners posted a 6-6 record, including a 5-3 mark in Conference-USA play. Cole has seen time on the offensive line in three different seasons for UTSA. Quade Marinell ‘13 LEE UNIVERSITY SOCCER

A senior forward, Marinell started every game for the Flames, and played more minutes than any player on the roster. Marinell scored six goals for Lee, who posted a 9-7-2 record at the Division II level. Two of Marinell’s goals were game-winners, including a two-goal effort against IllinoisSpringfield in September. He also scored in the 92nd minute of a victory over Cedarville. DJ Oceant-Kelly ‘13

SAINT VINCENT FOOTBALL

The senior was Saint Vincent’s leading receiver during the 2016 season, hauling in 47 receptions for 881 yards and 10 touchdowns. OceantKelly’s marks in yards and touchdowns were team-bests. His final two games were two of the best in his career, going over 140 yards receiving with three total touchdowns.

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SAINT VINCENT FOOTBALL

Feeney, a senior, played in every game for the Bearcats as a linebacker. Feeney recorded 16 tackles, including three behind the line of scrimmage. He also forced a fumble and recorded a quarterback hit during the campaign, which saw Saint Vincent go 5-5. Ashlyn Brown ‘14

APPALACHIAN STATE VOLLEYBALL

Brown started 16 games for the Mountaineers, and served as the team’s main setter. The junior averaged nearly eight assists per set, and was one of five players on the App State roster to average more than two digs per set.The 2016 season was Brown’s first at Appalachian State after two seasons at New Mexico State. Katie Sullivan ‘14 FGCU SOCCER

Sullivan played in two games for the Eagles, who advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in six years. The junior midfielder helped FGCU to an undefeated conference mark, which included the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament championship. Sullivan has made appearances for both FGCU and Stetson in each of the past three seasons.

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Eric Poland ‘15 WAGNER TENNIS

SAMFORD GOLF

Poland posted a solid fall season for the Seahawks, who went 5-0 in dual competition. Poland won seven of his eleven singles matches, and went 7-6 in doubles play. Poland, a sophomore, advanced to the semifinals of the Hofstra Invitational, and won his sole match as Wagner’s number two singles player. Poland has now won 18 singles matches in under two seasons with the Division I program.

During her first season on campus, Hobson played in all five fall tournaments for the Bulldogs. Her best finish, a top20 effort, came at the Memphis Women’s Fall Intercollegiate. Hobson’s best round was a two-under par 70 at the Pinehurst Challenge, played at the famed Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Buoyed by the 70, Hobson finished in the top third at Pinehurst.

Scott Rasmussen ‘16 BOSTON COLLEGE SAILING

The freshman won a national championship at the National Singlehanded Sailing Championship for the Eagles. Rasmussen posted 81 points at the Championships, which included three first place finishes. The victory made Rasmussen the first Boston College sailor to win a national championship. For his efforts, Rasmussen was named Eagle of the Week across the Boston College athletic department.

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Showing our continued support of Catholic Education for

Bishop Verot High School The Parishioners at St. John XXIII are always praying for you. May God’s Word be the lamp unto your feet and the light unto your path!

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40 Days for Life Walk

Several students from the Catholics in Action Club took action as they joined Bishop Dewane and representatives from area churches for the annual 40 Days for Life Walk. Bishop Verot students led the crowd praying the Rosary. Scholars Academy Respect for Life Conference Two Scholar’s Academy students held a Respect Life conference in October. Juniors Isabella Rodriguez and Esaan Azizi organized the event as part of their Scholar’s Academy thesis project. The conference included local and national speakers on the topics of human trafficking and abortion.

Mindfulness Workshop Diane (Kuliaowski) Munoz ’00, Mental Health Counselor, spoke at the Mindfulness Workshop, hosted by the Guidance Department. Students were invited to take part in this workshop designed to teach stress and anxiety coping skills. Mrs. Munoz discussed stress management techniques including grounding, guided visualization, breathing exercises, as well as the use of gratitude journals. Mindfulness has been statistically shown to reduce stress, improve memory, and strengthen the immune system. She also introduced some apps for the iPad to assist them in reducing stress.

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Coach Shields Final Home Football Game

Coach Bill Shields was honored with the game ball at his final home game on Friday, October 28th. Alumni football players and coaches from his time at Verot were present for this emotional evening. In celebration, players and coaches were given a commemorative t-shirt with a picture of Coach Shields and his favorite quote, “The good Lord put our eyes in front of our heads, instead of the back, so we can see where we are going, not where we’ve been.” The Verot family is grateful for his positive impact on the football program and wishes him well in his retirement. Three Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent Senior athletes Mindi Mabrey, Stanislav Van Genderen, and Santiago Corredor signed their National Letter of Intent to further their athletic careers at the Division I collegiate level. Mindie Mabry will continue her volleyball career at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stanislav Van Genderen, a three year letter winner for the Bishop Verot Boys’ Swim Team, will continue his career at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. And Santiago Corredor, a four year letter winner for the Bishop Verot Boys’ Swim Team and five time State Champion will continue his swimming career at the University of Florida. 

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Environmental Science Classes Visit Babcock Ranch Mrs. Bergau’s Environmental Science classes spent the day touring the property and spending some time in quiet reflection. After the bus tour through the farmland and wetlands, Mrs. Bergau led the students on a walking tour. This is a great trip, allowing students to see for themselves many of the species studied in the class.

National Honor Society Diaper Drive NHS students gathered more than 2,500 diapers for the Lee County Salvation Army to be sent to area homeless shelters. Each school year, NHS students find areas of need out in the community and work to meet those needs, offering hours of service volunteering.

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Engineers Building Bridges In Mr. Latell’s Introduction to Engineering class, students studied civil engineering and the load capabilities of our bridges. Students worked to design and build their own bridges, with the goal of holding the most weight. The students inspected each other’s designs and watched closely as they were loaded with weight to the breaking point. The winning bridge could sustain 250 pounds.

Pre-Med Club The Pre-Med Club is a new club at Verot, introducing the medical field to interested students. The club moderators arrange for speakers from all aspects of the medical field to speak with members in an effort to educate them on the many career opportunities within the field. Recently, they heard from Mr. Trevor Boozer of Medtronic Medical, a leading medical device company.

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