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Alumni Coaches Welcome to our New Staff Fall ‘17 Athletic Guide In the Wake of a Hurricane


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Letter from the Principal

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Letter from the Director of Development

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Denny Denison

Gina Lombardo

Alumni Continue our Legacy

10 In the Wake of a Hurricane 12 Fr. Casey’s Corner 14 Welcome Our Newest Faculty 16

The Viking Football Program Under Alumni Leadership

19 Fall 2017 Athletic Guide 46 Alumni Notes 49 Alumni Sports 51 School Notes PUBLISHED BY

Top to bottom: Students watch the Solar Eclipse with their eclipse glasses, Community shirt day, Freshmen Retreat group works at Special Equestrians, Motivational Speaker Marc Mero speaks to students

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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

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Pictured L to R: Mark Latell ’83, Brooke Palmer ’15, Ryan Murphy ’10, Ross Lane ’04, John Mohring ’02, Josh Vogelbach ’04, John Nolan ’89, Brett Barry ’03, LT Thomas ’92, Bruce Waddell ’02, Casey Breen ’01, Ryan Schrotenboer ’08, Jessica Kramer ’14, Randy Zavada ’77, Michael Larrea ’95 photo credit: Hoffman

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As you all know, hurricane Irma made a crash landing on our area and we all felt her impact. This storm has taken a toll on our entire community but by the grace of God it was not as bad as weather reports had first predicted. Many forecasters say they have no meteorological reasoning behind the decrease in intensity of the storm. As they watched it approach the southern coast of Florida, they expected the worst and could find no weather-related events which made the winds slow below a category 4, which would have overwhelmed our entire city. The one constant which they can claim, the one commonality they could attest to…was prayer. All of our united voices were lifted up and, while the storm certainly was not mild, it was not nearly as devastating as it could have been. Our shared devotions were heard and the power of our prayers was physically felt. It is hard not to get chills just thinking about it. While we escaped the most severe damages possible, we did not get away unscathed. Knowing BV is as much your school as it is ours, I want to be very transparent in what happened and what was required to make our campus safe again. Over fifteen classrooms and offices sustained some level of water damage, with some being an almost total loss. The roof leakages went from minor ceiling tile replacements, to being able to see the sky from inside the building. Not only did we have floors which needed to be dried from the flooding, but some rooms were so extensively damaged, and had carpets which were so well glued, we had to literally grind the fabric out with power tools. Some offices required the resealing of some gaps around window frames, but we also discovered some structural walls which had worked so hard sustaining our foundations, looked like they were crying from the strain of the many years of a busy and powerful life. This leads us all to the inevitable discussion of how we are going to pay for the repairs. The current expected cost for the mitigations and repairs here at Bishop Verot is $1.7 million. While our insurance will cover the majority of the repairs the deductible of $383,000 will be our responsibility. Through your continued and generous support, our school is in exceptional financial stability for the sustained growth in our education, but we do not hold this level of funds in reserve. Therefore, we will be turning to everyone in our BV community for their financial support as we work diligently to make repairs. While our simple goal is to cover expenses, it would be an exceptional feat to bring in enough to have funds set aside for the next “rainy day” which everyone who lives in Florida knows is coming all too soon. I have tried to keep my minor piece in this magazine a source of information for you, and have refrained from using it as a vehicle to ask for anything more than your shared pride in all we accomplish. This hurricane has been a game changer for us all, though, so I am hoping you appreciate our true need for your contributions to our fundraising. My promise in return is a school which is free from dangerous mold, has safe roofs and walls, and has a stronger structure for the continued learning of all our future generations. Thank you for all you already do for our school community and thank you, in advance, for your continued commitment to sustaining all we have built. No support is too little, and as always it will be repaid to you tenfold as we continue to come together and share in His good works through the empowering and educating of each student. Non Excidet,

MISSION STATEMENT

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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When You Do The MaTh, everYThing PoinTs To BishoP veroT 99% of our graduates matriculate to college $10.7 million in college scholarships awarded

to our class of 145 students in 2016

$73,916 was the average college scholarship awarded in 2016 33 National Merit Scholars since 2011 85% of students participate in over 40 co-curriculars on campus

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A letter from the Director of Development

“God has sent His Angels to watch silently over me, and while the Angels you may not be able to see, I know they are there as they show themselves through their work, whenever I am in need.” - Anonymous My Fellow Vikings, Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year. It has been an extraordinary beginning to say the least. I reference Angels above with good reason; Bishop Verot has always been and continues to be blessed by Angels. Our students, parents, alumni, and faculty and staff are Angels in disguise. Once Hurricane Irma passed through our area these Angels were ready to take on the task of our recovery head on. A request came from Dr. Denison asking our students, staff, and parents to help clean up our campus and quickly the numbers grew to over 200 Angels. Not only did we remove all the debris from our campus, we cleared St. Cecilia’s campus too. This was a unique opportunity for our current Vikings to see the power of team work, of community, and of prayer. Bishop Verot Catholic High School has been helping instill these qualities in our students for over 50 years. Now we need to ask the greater Verot community for help. Our school buildings had significant water intrusion from Hurricane Irma and the repairs are estimated at $1.7 million with a deductible of $383,000. We need your support! Please continue to be an Angel by sending a donation with the enclosed envelope today. Every donation will help rebuild our school and recover from this devastating hurricane. Non Excidet!

Gina Lombardo Director of Development

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Alumni Continue our Legacy

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hen you think back on your high school days you remember the friendships made and some of the great events participated in while here. You may also remember a special teacher or coach who had an impact on your future. For some alumni, the desire to come back and coach or mentor today’s students is a way to give back and insure the Viking traditions continue long after they have walked across the stage. For these coaches, returning to their Alma Mater to coach in the sport they themselves played as Vikings is very gratifying. Ryan Schrotenboer ’08 “I never thought I would be back at Verot coaching. It has helped me learn a part of basketball I never knew and it has become a way of returning the favor to all of the awesome coaches I had in high school and beyond. I just hope the

players I have coached have learned as much as I have from them. MTXE” Randy Zavada ’77 “This will be my 20th year coaching at BV ( JV football - 3, Varsity football - 1, JV girls soccer - 1, JV boys soccer - 1, Head Girls Soccer - 14). Bishop Verot has been home since I enrolled as a freshman in 1973. I have been blessed to be able to be a coach here.” Brooke Palmer ’15 “Coaching lacrosse at Bishop Verot allows me to continue being a part of two things that I am passionate about: lacrosse and the Bishop Verot family.”  Michael Larrea ’95 “I was a soccer player at Verot in high school and returning to coach soccer for the Vikings for the past 15 years gives me the opportunity to continue to be a part of the Viking community and the game.” Coach LT ’92 “It means the world to me. All I have ever wanted

to do besides play football is coach football. Getting the opportunity to coach at my alma mater makes it that much more enjoyable. I have coached alongside the man who coached me, I have coached alongside other fellow Vikings and I also had the privilege of coaching my son, and it could not have happened at a better place.” Austin Flores ’08 “Going to Verot and graduating in 2008 was a great experience and coming back to teach and coach has been even better. Coaching in itself is very fulfilling, but getting to do it at your alma matter is even more special and I bet all of our coaching alum would say the same thing.” There are many ways to give back and support Bishop Verot Catholic High School. Thank you to all our alumni still bleeding black and gold and continuing the Viking traditions. Non Excidet! BV

Photo L to R: Mark Latell ’83 (Tennis), Josh Vogelbach ’04 (Football), Ross Lane ’04 (Football), Ryan Schrotenboer ’08 (Basketball), Brooke Palmer ’15 (Lacrosse), John Nolan ’89 (Football), Casey Breen ’01 (Basketball), Brett Barry ’03(Football), Ryan Murphy ’10 (Basketball), LT Thomas ’92 (Football), Jessica Kramer ’14 (Basketball), John Mohring ’02 (Football, Weightlifting), Bruce Waddell ’02 (Football), Michael Larrea ’95 (Soccer), Randy Zavada ’77 (Soccer)

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In the Wake of a Hurricane…

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t is not uncommon to find Vikings working in the community. As freshmen, our students are introduced to community service as part of the Freshman Retreat. Continuing through their four years at Verot students must meet an annual community service hour requirement and one of the final events for our seniors is the Senior Service Day. To say we believe in serving the community and helping those in need is more than just a saying, at Verot it is lived. As Irma was approaching Southwest Florida, our students were deep in a competition between communities to collect much needed relief items for those recovering from Hurricane

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Harvey in Texas. While we ourselves were stocking up on water, batteries, and non-perishable foods for what we hoped was a false alarm, the Media Center was being filled with cases of water, toiletries, cleaning supplies, pet food, and canned goods meant to help those suffering in Texas…helping others before self. The decision was made to close school a couple days early in anticipation of Irma’s arrival, and students helped with preparing our school campus

for the threat of a hurricane. The Viking spirit shown as we helped one another prepare. We all have our own story to tell about Irma and how each family was affected. Some fled for safer ground; some stuck it out here hoping for the best. And post-Irma, families dealt with the damage – loss of homes, flooding, and the treacherous conditions on the roads delaying recovery. Many families spent days and even weeks waiting for their power to be restored. Classes were cancelled for two weeks as the campus was restored, deemed safe for students’ return. What is most impressive though is how these students spent their time off. When the invitation was extended to students to participate in a campus clean up day, more than 170 students answered the call. In three short hours not only was our campus cleared of the brush and debris left behind, students

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Photos top to bottom: 1) Campus clean-up, 2) students help the Knights of Columbus serve lunch at Jesus the Worker Parish, 3) students distribute relief supplies at Catholic Charities Relief Center, 4) loading trucks for caravan delivery to Naples Catholic Charities.

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also worked diligently to help clear the property at St. Cecilia Parish and the Chaplain house. Those driving pick-up trucks enthusiastically offered up their vehicles for transporting brush and pulling out trees. Students showed up with their work gloves, rakes, brooms and garbage bags ready to work. It was much more than expected and an inspiration to see.

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And not only did our Vikings step up for the good of their campus, they also answered the call for help throughout the community. In the post-Irma weeks students volunteered their time at numerous relief centers including Catholic Charities, 3 Hispanic Catholic Charities, and Jesus the Worker Parish. When Church of the Resurrection identified an immediate need for aid in less populated areas of our Diocese, in less than 24 hours

Over 200 years of Experience 1 students helped in the organization of a supply drive, calling on Verot families to offer assistance. In a matter of hours three U-Haul trailers were packed full of water, food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies and delivered to parishes in Sebring, Clewiston, and Moore Haven. A convoy of over 20 pick-up trucks driven by our football and basketball players transported relief supplies to Catholic Charities Disaster Relief Center in Naples. Although students were out of the classroom, the lessons learned in those two weeks were impactful, having lasting effects, making this time filled with Viking pride moments. BV

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Fr. Casey’s Corner

Jesus…rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded…When he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” ( John 13:3-4; 12-14) A hallmark of the Bishop Verot family has always been Christian Service. Many of us who attended Verot as students will have memories of having to complete mandatory service hours, or even having to write reflections on our experience of Christian Service. This is part of what it means to be a Verot Viking, deepening our own awareness of what it means to love and serve others As Jesus has called us to love, through radical acts of service. Service remains a core value at Bishop Verot. This year, as has been the custom for some time, freshman retreat began with our newest Vikings, under the leadership of their elder sisters and brothers, our senior leaders, visiting different sites to spend time together in service. They served neighbor by helping organizations serving the poor, assisting special populations, caring for our common home, or working for the advancement of our local community. Throughout their years at Verot students learn the value of service. For us service means more than just

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acts of kindness, and it means more than connecting to a world larger than us, it means more than just “paying it forward” and it means more than recognizing the value of basic human goodness, though all of these things are immeasurable in value. For the Verot family Christian Service means seeing the face of Jesus Christ in those we serve, as he, himself said “As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40) In Christian Service we both encounter Jesus, and witness his love as he commanded us to do at the Last Supper. As Pope Francis has told us “Following Jesus is a serious task, and, at the same time, one filled with joy; it takes a certain daring and courage to recognize the divine Master in the poorest of the poor and those who are cast aside, and to give oneself in their service.” Jesus tells us, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14) There is an unique glory rendered unto our Father in heaven when our students initiate service on their own. At the beginning of the year, our students began to plan service projects in their houses and communities. A student-led initiative was begun to collect goods for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Then, in the wake of a devastating storm in our own area, Verot students stepped out and glorified God again in service. Over 170 students came BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

to assist in the cleaning and restoring of our campus. On multiple occasions, students stood in the hot sun helping to give food to hungry families, pack or unpack supplies for distribution, while others helped take food to the areas in our region most affected by Hurricane Irma—all of this, while dealing with their own struggles of living without electricity, and helping their own families recover. Seeing our students reach out like this, one cannot help but recall those deep parting words of Jesus: “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35. BV


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Welcome Our Newest Faculty

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e are pleased to introduce ten new faculty members to the Bishop Verot family.

John Bolen John joins the Theology Department as a Theology teacher. He will also join the Athletic Department as assistant coach for the Boys and Girls Swim team as well as work in the Campus Ministry Office. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from St. John’s University and is working on his Master’s degree in Theology. Previously, John was the Director of Faith Formation at St. Elizabeth

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Seton in Naples, overseeing their Faith Formation program, Middle School and High School Youth Groups, and Sacrament Preparation Programs. John is very excited and grateful to be given the opportunity be a part of the Verot family.

William Granieri William comes to Verot with over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Philosophy and History from Kean University and completed a second Master’s degree in Theology from Boston College. He began his career at Immaculata High

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School in Somerville, New Jersey where he taught courses on the Sacraments and Social Justice. Will joined the faculty at St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, and served as the Head of the Theology Department. In addition to teaching, Will has coached football and baseball at the high school and collegiate level. Interestingly, he also worked as a funeral technician for over 20 years. Will enjoys reading, traveling, playing golf and assisting his wife with her Classical Music career. He and his wife Katy recently moved to Southwest Florida and are members of Resurrection Church in Ft. Myers.


Stacey Klein Stacey grew up in Sarasota. She majored in History and Art History at Duke University, earned a Master of Art in History at the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in History at the University of Illinois. She has one son, David, who is in the Honors College at FGCU, and a spoiled fourteen-year-old beagle named Pocahontas “Poky” Klein.

Caroline Lennox Caroline is blessed to join the Bishop Verot family in the Theology Department and as an assistant coach for the Girls Golf team. She is originally from Rochester, New York and moved to Florida in 2007 to attend IMG and the David Leadbetter Academy in Bradenton. Caroline went on to play Division I Golf for Florida Gulf Cost University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. After graduating in 2013, she embarked on an internship with the LPGA in Daytona Beach working with Girls Golf and the LPGA Foundation. However, she changed her path to pursue her Master’s in Theology from Fordham University after fully realizing the importance of sharing the Catholic faith. She is very excited to be back in the Fort Myers area to start her teaching career at Bishop Verot.

John Mohring, Jr. ’02 John joined the staff of Bishop Verot to teach Strength and Conditioning, Personal Fitness, and Team Sports. Coach Mohring completed his Bachelor’s degree at Georgia Southern, where he competed in football, amassing 302 tackles and earning All American Team Honors for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Coach Mohring was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was later a member of the Orlando Predators and the

Montreal Alouettes. After his playing career, he went on to receive his Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Arkansas State University where he was also Assistant Linebacker coach for the Red Wolves. Coach Mohring is the Defensive Coordinator for the Vikings Varsity Football team and has been named Head Coach for both Girls’ and Boys’ Weightlifting teams.

Navy on their submarine fleet, including the Triton, Superb, and Victorious. Stuart has a HND in Mechanical Engineering from Derby College, a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences from Nottingham University. He is excited, proud and feels very blessed to be here at Bishop Verot.

Claire Myers Claire earned her Bachelor of Art in Theology and French at Marian University in Indianapolis and a Master of Theological Studies in Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She has been teaching high school Theology for five years. Claire moved from Indiana to Florida just two months ago when her husband accepted a job at the Catholic Center. Irma was quite a welcome!

Joe Novak Joseph was born and raised in Holden, Maine. He graduated from the University of Maine and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies as well as a Master’s degree in Education. Joseph has taught World History, AP World History, Government, Public Speaking, and Economics. He moved to Florida three years ago, loves the weather, and hopes to catch a ten pound bass soon.

Kaitlin Nicholson Kaitlin Nicholson has joined the Athletic Department as Athletic Trainer. Prior to her position here, Kaitlin served as Head Athletic Trainer at Colonial Heights High School in Colonial Heights, Virginia. She is a graduate of James Madison University where she earned her degree in Athletic Training. Kaitlin earned her Master’s degree from the University of Florida in 2014. Kaitlin and her husband, James, have two dogs, PopTart and Sadie. She enjoys spending time outside with family and friends, cooking, and traveling when she can. BV

Stuart Westran Stuart joins Bishop Verot with over 20 years of teaching in the UK, Kenya and now in USA. He has been teaching in Florida since 2005, with experience in public and charter schools and is happy to return to a private Catholic school. Prior to his teaching career, Stuart spent 14 years with the Royal BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

Photo opposte page: Seated - Stuart Westran, Caroline Lennox, Stacey Klein, Claire Myers. Standing - John Bolen, Jeff Rehm, John Mohring, Joseph Novak, William Granieri.

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VIKING FOOTBALL PROGRAM under Alumni leadership

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s a student at Verot, Josh Vogelbach ‘04 wore the #11 football jersey, championing the mighty Vikings as the starting quarterback. He now wears a Coach’s shirt, leading another group of players, thirteen years later.  

Coach Vogelbach watches his team

Josh Vogelbach never really left the game for very long. He was recruited by East Carolina University to play football, transferred to Guilford College after his redshirt freshmen year and became a four year starting quarterback for the Quakers. Coach Vogelbach earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Guilford and concluded his college athletic career as the most prolific passer in NCAA Division III

history. Coach Vogelbach threw 124 touchdowns; compiled 13,591 passing yards; and set a whopping 19 NCAA records. He took over the helm of the Viking program after serving as Offensive Coordinator for the prior three seasons under previous Head Coach Bill Shields. Coach Vogelbach is also the owner of To The Top Training. Coach Vogelbach credits Bishop Verot for helping mold him into the man he is today. Both of Coach Vogelbach’s younger siblings are also Verot grads, Daniel, ‘2011 and Sarah, ‘2012. “I love being back. Verot was – and is – home for my family,” Vogelbach said, “I know my brother and sister would say the same. There is no other place I would want to be coaching. I am blessed.” Coach Vogelbach’s goal for Bishop Verot Football is to create a respected program across the state of Florida. He wants Verot to be respected not only for the style of play and wins, but for the type of young man who comes through the program and the success each one has following high school. “The most important factor in building a successful program is getting the kids to buy in to what you are doing,” Vogelbach added, “be dedicated

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to not only the program, but to the school and its culture as a whole.” The football program has quite a

Midnight practice under the lights

few BVHS alumni on staff to help Vogelbach and he credits them for sharing his vision; embracing the culture and really understanding what they are trying to build. He also long remembers the traditions he experienced as a football player under then head coach, Mike

Joel Webb and Keith Messery

Photo top: Josh Vogelbach #11 runs the ball (2004)

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Marciano. Vogelbach brought one of those traditions back this year when he held an overnight lock-in following fall camp. The players spent the night in the gym after practice, playing games, hanging out and watching movies. Team parent, Erica Webb made sure there was plenty of food on hand for the football players to enjoy. Senior Joel Webb thought the lock-in was a great team bonding experience and he hopes it continues. He also added naming Josh Vogelbach head coach this season was the best choice for the Viking Football program. “I was glad we were going to have a strong leader,” Webb said, “someone who would expect only the best from us at all times.”

Vogelbach became the head coach. Verot is lucky – very lucky – to have him. He doesn’t stop believing in us. Even after Korey and JJ suffered seasonending injuries, Coach Vogelbach knows we can still win. He believes in us more than anything.”

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Korey Besse shakes hands with the competition

Josh vogelbach hands the ball off (2003)

Keith Messery, senior defensive end agrees. “I was very excited when Coach

Korey Besse, senior starting quarterback for the Vikings, suffered a season-ending injury in the preseason contest at Lemon Bay. Both stands stood in silence as medical personnel huddled around the injured athlete. Korey, a natural leader and team captain, has had quite a few heart-to-heart talks with Coach Vogelbach following his injury.

“He went through something similar with his shoulder in college, so he can relate to what I am going through. He always reminds me to stay positive. I know I will be back training with him in the spring.” Webb advises his underclassmen teammates to continue to work hard under Coach Vogelbach. “Play every game in practice; take advantage of every moment. You never know when your ability to play will end.” “Football is a great game,” Vogelbach said, “But it is just that. It is a game. In my eyes, football is just an avenue to a greater good. One of my mentors summed it up when asked what type of team he has, ‘I will tell you in 30 years. Coaching kids, building men. That is our goal.” BV

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STEPHANIE PEACOCK 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle

2014 Boys SWIMMING

2015 Boys SWIMMING

SANTIAGO CORREDOR 500 Freestyle

SANTIAGO CORREDOR 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle

2016 Boys SWIMMING SANTIAGO CORREDOR 200 y IM / 500 Freestyle

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BASEBALL

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BOYS TENNIS

1976 1977 1992 1997 2000 State Finalist

2003 2008 2009

2010 2011 2013 2015 2017

2012 State Finalist 2013 2014 2015 2016

BOYS LACROSSE 2010

BOYS SOCCER

2009

1991

2004 State Finalist

1994 State Finalist

BOYS SWIMMING 2008

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1990 State Finalist

1988

2011

BOYS BASKETBALL

FOOTBALL

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GIRLS GOLF 2002

GIRLS LACROSSE 2007 State Semi-Finalist 2008 State Semi-Finalist

2014 State Semi-Finalist

SOFTBALL 1977 1979 1981 1983 2004 State Finalist 2010 2012 2013 2016 State Finalist

GIRLS SWIMMING 2007 2008

VOLLEYBALL 1983 1991 2002 2003 2016

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

2017 State Semi-Finalist

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Baseball 1971 Baseball 1976 Baseball 1977 Baseball 1984 Baseball 1987 Baseball 1989 Baseball 1990 Baseball 1991 Baseball 1992 Baseball 1993 Baseball 1997 Baseball 1999 Baseball 2000 Baseball 2001 Baseball 2003 Baseball 2004 Baseball 2006 Baseball 2008 Baseball 2009 Baseball 2011 Baseball 2012 Baseball 2013 Baseball 2014 Baseball 2015 Baseball 2016 Baseball 2017 Boys Basketball 1971 Boys Basketball 1991 Boys Basketball 2005 Boys Basketball 2006 Boys Basketball 2007 Boys Basketball 2008 Boys Basketball 2009 Boys Basketball 2010 Boys Basketball 2011 Boys Basketball 2012 Boys Basketball 2013

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1995 1999 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2015 2016 2010 2013 2014 2015 2016 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2014 2017 2000 2004 2007

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Girls Golf Girls Golf Girls Golf Girls Golf Girls Golf Girls Lacrosse Girls Lacrosse Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Swimming Girls Swimming Girls Swimming Girls Swimming Girls Swimming Girls Swimming Girls Swimming Girls Swimming Girls Swimming Girls Swimming Girls Swimming

1999 2000 2001 2002 2015 2014 2015 1996 1998 2000 2001 2001 2003 2004 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2007 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 1998 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2013 2014

Girls Swimming 2015 Girls Swimming 2016 Girls Tennis 1994 Girls Tennis 1998 Girls Tennis 1999 Girls Tennis 2005 Girls Tennis 2008 Girls Tennis 2009 Girls Tennis 2010 Girls Tennis 2011 Girls Tennis 2012 Girls Tennis 2013 Girls Tennis 2015 Girls Tennis 2016 Girls Tennis 2017 Girls Track 1996 Girls Track 1997 Girls Track 1998 Girls Track 1999 Girls Track 2005 Girls Cross Country 1994 Girls Cross Country 1995 Girls Cross Country 2004 Softball 1977 Softball 1979 Softball 1980 Softball 1981 Softball 1983 Softball 1984 Softball 1989 Softball 1991 Softball 1993 Softball 1994 Softball 1999 Softball 2000 Softball 2001 Softball 2002

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FOOTBALL • VOLLEYBALL • CROSS COUNTRY • SWIMMING • GOLF • CHEERLEADING • BOWLING

2017 VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM

First Row L to R: Logan McLeod, Joel Webb, Brayden Cook, Dylan Heitmann, Ty Whiteman, William Haley, Tequon Chatman, Mulon Missick, Derrick Erickson, Brock Gee, Charles Hodges. Second Row L to R: Daniel Ogden, Cole Ames, Gavin Golba, Dalen Himschoot, Dominic Trunkett, Garrett White, Gabe Garcia, Brandon Peck, Thomas Sciarrone, Tiernan Dwyer. Third Row L to R: Justin Feeney, Blake Williams, Kainoa Page, Joseph Mera, Keith Messery, Trace Darby, Alex Sikora, Joslyn Mira, Fletcher Reynolds, Brodrick Hamilton, Jeff Mocarsky. Back Row L to R: Joshua Schwartz, Eddie Gaynor, Coach Rod Williams, Coach Doug Chase, Coach John Mohring, Coach Brett Barry, Head Coach Josh Vogelbach, Coach LT Thomas, Coach John Nolan, Coach Ross Lane, Korey Besse, Alex Crouch. Not Pictured: Christopher Rugama, Michael Whittaker

2017 Varsity Football Roster # 1 3 4 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 17 19 20 21 23 24 26

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Name Tequon Chatman William Haley Joseph Mera Gabriel Garcia Korey Besse Brock Gee Joel Webb Joslyn Mira Cole Ames Keith Messery Blake Williams Daniel Darby Mulon Missick Logan Mcleod Michael Whittaker Brayden Cook Brodrick Hamilton Kai Page Brandon Peck Josh Schwartz

Position CB, SB CB, RB MLB, OLB WR, FS QB CB, FS, SB FS, SB RB QB, FS DE, TE WR, CB WR, FS OLB, FB K K FB, OLB, MLB FS FS MLB, RB DE, TE

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Grade Ht So. 5’5” Sr. 5’6” Sr. 6’2” Sr. 5’11” Sr. 6’1” So. 5’10” Sr. 5’10” Jr. 6’2” Jr. 6’1” Sr. 6’2” Jr. 6’2” So. 6’4” Jr. 5’8” Jr. 5’9” Sr. 6’3” Sr. 5’8” Jr. 5’11” Jr. 5’10” So. 5’10” Sr. 6’2”

Wt 145 145 230 170 180 150 150 205 180 235 135 170 165 140 185 195 185 180 230 210

# 28 29 30 32 33 44 45 46 51 54 55 56 62 64 68 70 71 74 75

Name Derrick Erickson Dalen Himschoot Christopher Rugama Ty Whiteman Tiernan Dwyer Fletcher Reynolds Jack Nolan Gavin Golba Thomas Sciarrone Alex Sikora Garrett White Alex Crouch Jeffrey Mocarsky Dominic Trunkett Daniel Ogden Charles Hodges Justin Feeney Eddie Gaynor Dylan Heitmann

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Grade Ht So. 5’9” So. 6’ Jr. 5’6” Fr. 5’7” Jr. 5’9” Jr. 6’1” So. 5’10” So. 6’ Fr. 5’10” Jr. 6’ Sr. 5’11” Jr. 6’2” Sr. 6’2” Jr. 5’10” Jr. 6’2” Jr. 5’10” Sr. 6’ So. 6’3” Jr. 5’8”

Wt 145 205 160 167 160 215 190 195 210 230 215 200 230 180 275 270 250 280 230


FOOTBALL • VOLLEYBALL • CROSS COUNTRY • SWIMMING • GOLF • CHEERLEADING • BOWLING

Josh Vogelbach enters his first season as Varsity Football Head Coach. During his senior year at Verot, Coach Vogelbach was recruited by East Carolina University to play football. After his redshirt freshmen year, he transferred to Guilford College and became a four year starting quarterback for the Quakers. Coach Vogelbach took over the helm of the Viking program after serving as Offensive Coordinator for the past three seasons.

HEAD COACH JOSH VOGELBACH

Team Managers: Natalie Parker Ashton Mueller Ryan Dikover

VARSITY COACH BRETT BARRY

VARSITY COACH JOHN MOHRING

VARSITY COACH ROD WILLIAMS

VARSITY COACH DOUG CHASE

VARSITY COACH JOHN NOLAN

ATH TRAINER KAITLIN NICHOLSON

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VARSITY COACH LT THOMAS

ATH DIRECTOR JASON BAUMGARDNER

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2017 Varsity Football Seniors Korey Besse

Brayden Cook

Justin Feeney

Gabe Garcia

William Haley

Joe Mera

Keith Messery

Jeff Mocarsky

Joel Webb

Garrett White

Joshua Schwartz

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2017 JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM

First Row L to R: Laderick Rugama, Ewald Stephens, Matteo Trunkett, Eli Marzella, Nick Martin, Jack Delaney, Hunter Stevens, Justin Spezio, Chris Baker, Russell Parker, Charlie Suroski.Second Row L to R: Chad Schetter, Jackson Meijer, Jason Algeo, Carl Taylor, Gabe Valverde, David Cambareri, Beau Reynolds, Hunter Thompson, Alonso Pagan, Wyatt Green, Will Springer. Third Row L to R: Blake Josza, Jonah Schwartz, Blake Fortier, Jacob Azizi, Cameron Lynch, Jack Nolan, Max Mangone, John Taylor, Noah Trathen, Grant Barron, Connor Kiernan, Jon Wedding. Back Row L to R: Peter Simmons, Bryce Farnsworth, Jack Welch, Lucas Tejera, Coach Jeff Palmer, Coach JJ Ames, Head Coach Bruce Waddell, Coach Mike Crouch, Maxwell Kopko, Jordan Funk, Evan Ames. Not Pictured: Ryan Dwyer

2017 Junior Varsity Football Roster # Name 1 John Taylor 3 Jack Welch 7 GabeValverde 8 Blake Fortier 9 Will Springer 10 Evan Ames 11 Nick Martin 14 Russell Parker 15 Jacob Azizi 19 Lucas Tejera 20 Jordan Funk 22 Grant Barron 23 Chris Baker 24 Laderick Rugama

Grade Position 10 RB, CB 10 RB, B 10 FB,LB 9 WR, DB 9 RB, LB 9 TE, LB 10 QB, LB 9 WR, DB 9 QB, S 9 WR,S 10 WR, S 10 RB, LB 9 WR, DB 10 FB, N

# Name 26 29 33 36 37 40 41 44 54 55 56 58 59 61

Grade Position

Blake Jozsa Hunter Stevens Ryan Dwyer Connor Kiernan Jack Delaney David Cambareri Jackson Meijer Beau Reynolds Bryce Farnsworth Jack Nolan Matteo Trunkett Ewald Stephens Jason Algeo Justin Spezio

9 10 9 10 9 10 9 9 9 10 10 9 10 9

WR, CB FB, LB K, DB WR, DB WR, DB WR, LB WR, LB RB, LB OL, DL OL, DE OL, DE OL, DT C, DL OL, DL

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Grade Position

62 Wyatt Green 9 RB, LB 64 Hunter Thompson 9 C, DL 66 Jon Wedding 9 OL, DL 69 Cameron Lynch 9 OL, DL 70 Carl Taylor 10 OL, DL 71 Eli Marzella 10 OL, DL 72 Max Mangone 9 OL, DL 75 Peter Simmons 9 T, DT 77 Chad Schetter 10 G, DT 79 Max Kopko 10 OL, DL 79 Alonso Pagan 9 OL, DL 84 Charlie Suroski 9 WR, DB 86 Jonah Schwartz 9 WR, DE

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HEAD COACH BRUCE WADDELL

COACH JJ AMES

COACH MIKE CROUCH

COACH JOHN NOLAN

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COACH JEFF PALMER

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FOOTBALL • VOLLEYBALL • CROSS COUNTRY • SWIMMING • GOLF • CHEERLEADING • BOWLING

2017 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Isabella Shahriari, Abigail Clinger, Kenzie Leonard, Alyssa Collins, Lynzi Baxter, Jessica Hawkins, Erin Brauch. Back Row L to R: Head Coach John Leonard, Lily Mahan, Jessica Gedra, Addison Nugent, Sophia Shahriari, Selina Pfuner, Nicole Holdgrafer, Isabella Sterrett, Assistant Coach Olivia Mesner.

Coach John Leonard begins his first year as Head Coach of the Varsity Volleyball team after serving several years as the Assistant Coach. Coach Leonard also coaches the Beach Volleyball team. He is the father of Teya Suico-Leonard ‘17 and Kenzie Leonard ‘19, who both play both indoor and beach volleyball.

VARSITY ASST COACH OLIVIA MESNER

VARSITY HEAD COACH JOHN LEONARD

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2017 Varsity Volleyball Roster Lynzi Baxter - Senior Erin Brauch Abigail Clinger Alyssa Collins - Senior Jessica Gedra - Senior Jessica Hawkins Nicole Holdgrafer - Senior

Kenzie Leonard Lily Mahan Addison Nugent - Senior Selina Pfuner - Senior Isabella Shahriari Sophia Shahriari Isabelle Sterrett

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Lynzi Baxter

Alyssa Collins

Jessica Gedra

Nicole Holdgrafer

Addison Nugent

Selina Pfuner

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2017 JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

Front Row L to R:Victoria Wentworth-Buchanan, Josephine Bravo, Rae-Lee Stefanacci, Malia Leonard, Ashley Smallwood, Madison Logan. Middle Row L to R: Margaret Harrel, Kelsey Hoolihan, Erin Ardesia, Taylor Speer, Grace Gerlach. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Jenn Piatt, Arianna Huisman, Abigail Powell, Avery Paulsell, Natalie Rehm, Assistant Coach Kelly Corr.

2017 Junior Varsity Volleyball Roster Erin Ardesia Josephine Bravo Grace Gerlach Margaret Harrel Kelsey Hoolihan Arianna Huisman Malia Leonard Madison Logan

Avery Paulsell Abigail Powell Natalie Rehm Ashley Smallwood Taylor Speer Rae-Lee Stefanacci Victoria Wentworth-Buchanan

JV HEAD COACH JENN PLATT

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FOOTBALL • VOLLEYBALL • CROSS COUNTRY • SWIMMING • GOLF • CHEERLEADING • BOWLING

2017 BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

Front Row L to R: Matthew Korista-Jacobs, Jackson Ames, Owen Garton. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Jorge Fleitas, Mateo Devito, Carter Baxmann, David Thompson, Assistant Coach Ron DelaCuesta. Not Pictured: Vincent Gargano, Raymond Kateregga, Nathan Mertz

2017 Boys Cross Country Roster Jackson Ames Carter Baxmann Mateo Devito Vincent Gargano Owen Garton Raymond Kateregga Matthew Korista-Jacobs Nathan Mertz David Thompson - Senior

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2017 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

Front Row L to R: Tracy Smith, Bailey Veloz, Megan O’Grady, Mia Cross, Lauren Mills, Cassidy Marino. Middle Row L to R: Grace Canzano, Dinara Smith, Ellise Holmes, Sarah Porter, Amanda Maly, Isabella Rodriguez, Tatyana Lacourse. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Jorge Fleitas, Olivia Cerretani, Olivia Rose, Hannah Marzella, Brianna Murray, Assistant Coach Ron DelaCuesta. Not Pictured: Sarah Bejarano

2017 Girls Cross Country Roster Sarah Bejarano Grace Canzano Olivia Cerretani - Senior Mia Cross Ellise Holmes Tatyana Lacourse Amanda Maly Cassidy Marino Hannah Marzella - Senior

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Coach Fleitas, Dean of Students for juniors and seniors, is entering his first year as Head Coach of the Girls and Boys Cross Country teams after serving as Assistant Coach last year. Jorge holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and a Master’s in Psychology from Carlos Albizi University. In addition to his teaching and administrative experience, Jorge has a proven track record as a Cross Country and Track coach. Under Coach Fleitas’ leadership, the Dr. Phillips High School Track and Field team earned a 4A Team State Title in 2015 and the Columbus Catholic High School Cross Country team earned state titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Jorge, and his wife Angela, a teacher at St. Francis Xavier, have two young children, Jorge Jr. and Nico.

HEAD COACH JORGE FLEITAS

ASST COACH RON DELACUESTA

SENIOR CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS Olivia Cerretani

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Hannah Marzella

Isabella Rodriguez

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2017 SWIM & DIVE TEAM

Back Row L to R: Garrett Stanley, Alexander Midgley, Graham Kupsaw, Robert Flannery, Ryan Staunch, Trevor Moore, Matthew Strickland, Beau Schoenegge, Robert Housler, Cameron Moore, Connor Cranfield, Head Coach Jason Baumgardner. 3rd Row L to R: Assistant Coach John Bolen, Laura Baumgardner, Antonela Caro, Tayli Filla, Dana Wherry, Madilyn Dwyer,Victoria Salzone, Savannah Nippa, Arianna Addis, McKenna Wherry, Chase Bella, Julian Perez. 2nd Row L to R: Nicholas Salzone, Chaz Fang, Kaitlyn McManus, Erika Baumgardner, Bernadette Niehaus, Hannah VanDress, Shae Clifton, Olivia Humpel, Amanda Reeter, Devin Welsh, Dylan Tanascha, Anthony Bethune. First Row L to R: Brandon Shepherd, Letitia Tiranayake Siriwardena, Angela Hopkinson, Grace Kerns, Sara Campos, Alexa Gonzalez, Julia Czerski, Madison VanDress, Deisy Baumgardner, Erick Aguedo, James Humpel

HEAD COACH JASON BAUMGARDNER

Jason enters his third year as Coach of the Swimming and Diving Team and is currently serving as Bishop Verot’s Athletic Director. Jason has taught Physical Education, has been Dean of Students, and is currently our Athletic Director. In his first year with the BV team, Coach Baumgardner won the Girls District Title and placed second in the region. On the boys side he had multiple district and region individual champions along with two individual state champion titles. Jason, and his wife Jennifer, have four daughters, Sandra ’17, Erika ’18, Deisy ’20, and Laura ’21.

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FOOTBALL • VOLLEYBALL • CROSS COUNTRY • SWIMMING • GOLF • CHEERLEADING • BOWLING

2017 Boys Swim & Dive Roster Erick Aguedo Chase Bella - Senior Anthony Bethune Connor Cranfield Chaz Fang Robert Flannery Robert Housler James Humpel Graham Kupsaw Alexander Midgley Cameron Moore

Trevor Moore - Senior Julian Perez Nicholas Salzone Beau Schoenegge - Senior Brandon Shepherd Garrett Stanley Ryan Staunch Matthew Strickland - Senior Dylan Tanascha Devin Welsh

2017 Girls Swim & Dive Roster Arianna Addis Deisy Baumgardner Erika Baugardner - Senior Laura Baumgardner Sara Campos - Senior Antonela Caro - Senior Shae Clifton - Senior Julia Czerski Madilyn Dwyer Tayli Filla - Senior Alexa Gonzalez Angela Hopkinson

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Olivia Humpel - Senior Grace Kerns Kaitlyn McManus Bernadette Niehaus - Senior Savannah Nippa Amanda Reeter Victoria Salzone Letitia Tiranayake Siriwardena Hannah VanDress Madison VanDress Dana Wherry - Senior McKenna Wherry

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SENIOR SWIMMERS Erika Baumgardner

Shae Clifton

Bernadette Niehaus

Chase Bella

Tayli Filla

Beau Schoenegge

Sara Campos

Antonela Caro

Olivia Humpel

Trevor Moore

Matthew Strickland

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2017 BOYS GOLF TEAM

Back Row L to R: Head Coach Andy Scott, Harrison Kyle, Reece Kyle, Arnie Gillard, Trevor Telisky, Assistant Coach Matt Gagnon Front Row L to R: Jacob Whittington, Brady Loughren, Alex Hussey, James Miller, Jackson Sprecher. Not Pictured: Jacob Vetter

HEAD COACH ANDY SCOTT

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Andy Scott is entering his fifth year coaching the Boys Golf team. He originally hails from Kentucky and has trained with world renowned golf teachers such as Hank Haney, Bob Toski, Jim McLean, Phil Ritson, and Mac O’Grady. He has been amongst his peers and students alike as one of the top golf instructors in South Florida. His positive, simplistic approach to golf lessons has helped many players improve their games. Andy has a strong junior golf program which has produced 23 juniors to NCAA Collegiate Golf Scholarships.

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2017 GIRLS GOLF TEAM

L to R: Head Coach Jeff Nixon, Assistant Coach Bobby Conroy, Ari Kaltsounis, Alivia Baxmann, Gabriella Vetter, Claire Sattler, Assistant Coach Caroline Lennox.

HEAD COACH JEFF NIXON

ASST COACH BOBBY CONROY

ASST COACH CAROLINE LENNOX

Jeff enters his second year as the Girls Golf Coach. Jeff is a graduate of Cape Coral High School and is a Class A member with the PGA of America. He has won multiple awards including the 2006 Teacher of the Year and the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Presidents Award for growth of the game. Nixon was also named the 2012, 2013, and 2014 PGA Player Development Award recipient for the South Florida PGA. Jeff has coached over a thousand students ranging from scratch players, beginners, juniors, and the disabled. Jeff’s unique ability to be able to adapt to each student has served him well in the 10,000 plus lessons he has given over the past twenty years. Jeff is looking forward to sharing his past experience with the Verot.

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SENIOR GOLFERS Alivia Baxmann

Alex Hussey

Harrison Kyle

2017 Boys Golf Team Roster Arnie Gillard Alex Hussey - Senior Harrison Kyle - Senior Reece Kyle Brady Loughren James Miller Jackson Sprecher Trevor Telisky - Senior Jacob Vetter Jacob Whittington

2017 Girls Golf Team Roster Alivia Baxmann - Senior Ari Kaltsounis Claire Sattler Gabriella Vetter

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Trevor Telisky


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2017 VARSITY CHEERLEADING TEAM

Front Row L to R: Maria Kacoyanis, Natalie Arnold, Olivia Olmsted, Camille Salomon, Sydney Bombassaro, Ashlyn Bischoff, Camryn Cook, Angelina Mayes, Gabriella Martinez, Casey Hendra. Middle Row L to R: Brooke Tooley, Leah Bombassaro, Skyler Hart, Elizabeth Watson, Madison Farnsworth, Lauren Muench, Grace Butler, Gracie Wall, Samantha Clark. Back Row L to R: Kylie Junghans, Sofia Feeney, Payton Thomas, Kinzie Luthringer, Head Coach Amy Glasgow, Alexandra Schaerf, Elizabeth Simmons, Kendall Luthringer, Julia Mulder. Not Pictured: Olivia Galloway, Harley Glasgow

Amy Glasgow enters her third 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 21 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.

2017 Varsity Cheerleading Roster HEAD COACH AMY GLASGOW

Natalie Arnold - Senior Ashlyn Bischoff Leah Bombassaro - Senior Sydney Bombassaro Grace Butler - Senior Samantha Clark Camryn Cook Madison Farnsworth Senior Sofia Feeney Olivia Galloway

Harley Glasgow Skyler Hart Casey Hendra Kylie Junghans Maria Kacoyanis - Senior Kendall Luthringer Kinzie Luthringer - Senior Gabriella Martinez Angelina Mayes Lauren Muench Julia Mulder

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Olivia Olmsted Camille Salomon Alexandra Schaerf - Senior Elizabeth Simmons Payton Thomas - Senior Brooke Tooley Gracie Wall - Senior Elizabeth Watson

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SENIOR CHEERLEADERS Natalie Arnold

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Leah Bombassaro

Madison Farnsworth

Maria Kacoyanis

Alexandra Schaerf

Payton Thomas

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Grace Butler

Kinzie Luthringer

Gracie Wall


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2017 JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADING TEAM

Front Row L to R: Lilly Alexander, Olivia Regan, Jenna Contorno, Morgan Leach, Katelyn O’Halloran, Jeanie McCaughey. Middle Row L to R: Dayton Gibson, Crystal Gomez, Rachel Hartig, Alyssa Gnagey, Mikayla Soriano, Rachel Howard, Nicolette Cordero. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Amy Glasgow, Olivia Kennedy, Bailey Farnsworth, Caroline Hudson, Hayli Gerdt, McKenna Sprecher. Not Pictured: Madison Vellela

2017 Junior Varsity Cheerleading Roster

HEAD JV COACH AMY GLASGOW

Lilly Alexander Jenna Contorno Nicolette Cordero Bailey Farnsworth Hayli Gerdt Dayton Gibson Alyssa Gnagey

Crystal Gomez Rachel Hartig Rachel Howard Caroline Hudson Olivia Kennedy Morgan Leach Jeanie McCaughey

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Katelyn O’Halloran Olivia Regan Mikayla Soriano McKenna Sprecher Madison Vellela

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2017 BOWLING TEAM

Front Row L to R: Daniel Krutky, Sarah Robertson, Isabella Wilkerwicz, Keara Haataja, Brianna Murray, Megan O’Grady,Vincenzo Vall-llobera. Back Row L to R: Kevin Lambert, Ashton Mueller, Micah Wilkerwicz, Coach David Zukin, Derek Stayoch, Connor Lee,Vincent Fiore. Not Pictured: Marissa Guerrieri, Dylan Lavis, John Smith.

HEAD COACH DAVID ZUKIN

Coach David Zukin is beginning his first year as Head Coach of the Bowling team, the latest addition to the athletic program. Coach Zukin has been bowling since he was seven years old and a bowling league participant for 35 years. Coach Zukin is in his 24th year in education, teaching Algebra and Geometry and also serves as an assistant coach for the Viking Baseball team. He is excited to start the bowling program at Bishop Verot and hopes it leaves a legacy.

SENIOR BOWLERS Connor Lee

Derek Stayoch

2017 Bowling Roster Vincent Fiore Marissa Guerrieri Keara Haataja Daniel Krutky Kevin Lambert Dylan Lavis

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Derek Stayoch - Senior Vincenzo Vall-llobera Micah Wilkerwicz Isabella Wilkerwicz


Bishop Verot Catholic High School Performing Arts presents:

November 17-19 in the Anderson Theater Performances

Friday at 7:00 PM • Saturday at 7:00 PM • Sunday at 2:00 PM

Tickets

General Admission: $10 • Students: $3 Tickets may be purchased at the box office prior to show time or in advance at the Main Office.

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Cristina Colon ’13

Ellen O’Donoghue ’06

Cristina Colon graduated from the University of South Florida with a major in Chemical Engineering this past spring. She received the Outstanding Graduate Award for her Academic and Leadership accomplishments in the Chemical Engineering Department. She was the only female to receive Summa Cum Laude recognition in the College of Engineering’s spring graduating class. Cristina is working for Georgia-Pacific in Savannah, Georgia.

Ellen O’Donoghue and her husband Michael Kulick ’06 celebrated the birth of their son, Oliver George, on June 8, 2017. Oliver weighed 9 lb. 4 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. The family resides in Denver, Colorado.

Matthew Barrett ’12 Matthew Barrett is completing his internship as a student teacher with the Bishop Verot Science Department. He is in his fifth year at Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in Secondary Biology Education. Matthew will graduate in December and plans to teach biology locally.

Angelique Colon ’10 Angelique Colon graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After graduation, she went to work at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando and then Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. In the fall of 2017, Angelique will be starting her Master of Science in Nursing— Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Miami.

Jenna Sandoval ’02 Jenna Sandoval is in her second year of working at Instagram as a Global Business Marketing Manager. Her role focuses on global scale and consumer insights where she gets to travel to many places including Singapore, Brazil, and even places like Cannes, France. Jenna enjoys mentoring via activities at the University of Texas as well as virtual mentoring with a start up called “Purple Squirrel”. She resides in Austin, Texas, and in her free time, she enjoys tennis, barre, and getting to see her sweet niece and nephew in Dallas.

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Michael Chappell ’12 Michael Chappell is completing his internship with the Bishop Verot Athletic Department. He graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and Education and will earn his Master’s in Sport Management in December. Michael will be coaching baseball this spring at Verot and in the fall will join Teach For America in North Carolina.

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Brooke Palmer ’15

Brooke Palmer is beginning her internship with the Athletic Department. She is currently a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in Athletic Training in the Department of Rehabilitation Services. Brooke is also an assistant coach for the Verot Girls Lacrosse team.


Thank you to all our Viking alumni who came out in the rain for the annual Homecoming Alumni Tailgate. Many classes were represented with a number of our alumni now parents of current students.

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ALUMNI CALENDAR Class of 2007 Reunion

The 10 year reunion is planned for December 23, 2017. Please plan to meet us at Fort Myers Brewing Company at 6:30 p.m. For more information please contact Lisa Stevens at lisa.b.stevens89@gmail.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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ALUMNI

SPORTS Eric Poland ‘15

Mindie Mabry ‘17 HARVARD VOLLEYBALL

WAGNER TENNIS

Mabry has made an immediate The first two events of the fall impact for Harvard in her first season proved to be fruitful season on campus. In the first for Poland, who went 5-2 in ten matches of the season, the singles play and added another freshman logged 72 kills, and three doubles wins. At the was second on the team in kills Villanova Invitational, Poland per roster. She led Harvard to went 4-1, winning seven of nine a victory over city rival Boston sets. He also advanced to the College on September 14 with quarterfinals in both singles 16 kills, and helped the Crimson and doubles at the Hofstra to a 6-4 start to the 2017 season. Invitational. He went 2-2 in doubles action at Villanova, The win over Boston College was part of a stretch of along with partner Dylan Walters. four matches, all Harvard wins, where Mabry recorded Ashlyn Brown ‘14 at least ten kills. Hallianne Hobson ‘16 SAMFORD GOLF

Hobson’s sophomore season began with one of the best performances of her college career. Hobson shot a two-over 218 to finish tied for 12th at the USA Intercollegiate, played at Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course. Hobson shot even par in each of the first two rounds, her second and third par-orbetter round. Her 12th place finish among 74 golfers was also a high-water mark for her career.

APPALACHIAN STATE VOLLEYBALL

In her senior season at Appalachian State, Brown has been a consistent starter at setter. Through 16 games, she led the Sun Belt Conference in assists and was in the top 15 in the nation with 642. She was also one of the team’s most reliable defensive players, logging 186 digs. In her first 15 matches of the season, Brown recorded a double-double (at least ten digs and ten assists) 13 times.

Thaddeus Ward ‘15

Bobby Brennan ‘14

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC BASEBALL

UCF BASEBALL

Brennan received the A rising junior, Ward spent his opportunity to play in the nation’s summer in Alaska playing for most prestigious summer the Matsu Miners of the Alaska baseball league, as he suited Baseball League.The righthander up for the Chatham Anglers of was one of the best relief the Cape Cod Baseball League. pitchers in the league, recording Brennan played for the Anglers a 1.72 ERA in 31.1 innings on the in the opening month of the mound. He was selected to the season, and finished his stint ABL’s All-Star Game, playing with with the team with a two-run - and as - one of the best prospects in the country. He single in a victory over the Cotuit Kettleers on June 19. finished the summer with six scoreless innings of work in the playoffs, helping the Miners to an ABL Championship. BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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DJ Oceant-Kelly ‘13

SAINT VINCENT FOOTBALL

Chris Johnson ‘03 BALTIMORE ORIOLES ORGANIZATION

As a senior, Oceant-Kelly has continued to be Saint Vincent’s Johnson completed his 12th main downfield threat in the season of professional baseball passing game. In the first four in 2017, playing for the triple-A games of the season, he made affiliate of the Baltimore 14 catches for 312 yards and Orioles, the Norfolk Tides. In four touchdowns. He pulled 62 games with Norfolk, Johnson in touchdowns in each of the recorded a .301 batting average first three games of the season, with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs. including two scores in a 174The infielder recorded 79 hits yard performance against Geneva. Oceant-Kelly was this season, which propelled his ranked second in the PAC in yards per reception, and career total in professional baseball to nearly 1400 hits. was among the top 50 in the nation in yards per catch as The season had extra meaning for Johnson, who was able of September 29. to play for his father, Norfolk manager Ron Johnson. Paige Law ‘13 FGCU SOCCER

In her final season with the Eagles, Law saw time on the field in eight of the first ten FGCU matches. She scored the third goal of her career on September 18 in an 8-0 victory over Webber International, and assisted on a goal in a loss to Arizona State on September 10. Through ten games, FGCU boasted a 7-2-1 record, with both losses coming on the road to Power Five programs. Daniel Vogelbach ‘11 SEATTLE MARINERS ORGANIZATION

For the second consecutive year, Vogelbach was selected to the Triple-A All-Star Game, played at his home park in Tacoma, Washington. He began All-Star festivities with a runner-up performance in the AAA Home Run Derby, which saw him hit some of the longest homers of the night. Vogelbach finished the 2017 season on the roster of the Seattle Mariners, marking the second season he has finished in the Major Leagues.

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National Merit Scholarship Program Awards Olivia Humpel has been named Semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, making her one of only 16,000 students nationwide to be recognized among the 1.6 million juniors who entered the competition by taking the 2016 PSAT. She may qualify as a Finalist by completing the National Merit Scholarship Application, which also provides an opportunity to compete for scholarships. Leah Bombassaro, Isabella Rodriguez, and David Thompson  have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for L to R: Isabella Cossu, Esaan Azizi, Isabella Rodriguez, David Thompson, Olivia National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the Humpel, and Leah Bombassaro more than 1.6 million students. And finally, Esaan Azizi, Isabella Cossu, David Thompson, and Isabella Rodriguez have been recognized as 2017 - 18 National Hispanic Recognition Program award recipients. They have become Scholars in this program as a result of their outstanding academic accomplishments and by scoring at or above the HNRP qualifying level for their region. Toiletry Drive Two juniors, Celeste Canzano and Kaley Hildebrand, organized a toiletry drive at St. Cecilia Church. The students presented at Mass asking parishioners to donate to their cause in honor of National Senior Citizen’s Day. They spent the following weekend collecting donations after all the Masses, totaling 3,162 items. Those toiletries were then donated to Catholic Charities for distribution to low income, home bound citizens in our area.

Freshman Retreat Community Service An important element of the annual Freshman Retreat is the community service projects. Students spend an afternoon out in our community volunteering their time at a variety of organizations including Special Populations, ECHO, LARC, Heights Foundation and many others. This year, sophomore Megan O’Grady invited students to help cut out material and stuff bears for her non-profit, Blue Line Bears. Megan started Blue Line Bears last year with the goal of helping children of fallen Law Enforcement officers cope with the loss of a parent by making teddy bears out of their parent’s uniform shirts. Each bear includes a patch from the officer’s department, a St. Michael medal, and is blessed by a Priest before being delivered to the families. BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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