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The Giving Issue: The Giving Guide 路 Alumni Give Back 2015 - 2016 Winter Athletic Guide


Thank you for all that you do to support our mission and works

As Catholics and stewards here in Southwest Florida, we have the unique opportunity to ensure the financial prosperity of the parishes, schools and good works of our Diocese of Venice today, and for generations to come. Our Catholic Community Foundation is the financial vehicle, and your informational resource, to accomplish this.

The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a non-profit, religious, charitable organization that receives and manages assets to provide endowed funding specifically to support the parishes, schools and legacy of our Diocese of Venice.

Please contact us to discuss how we might partner to grow a legacy.

941.441.1124 ccf@dioceseofvenice.org The Catholic Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc. • 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285 • Fax: 941.484.1121 • Tax ID #: 54-2119051

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Letter from the Principal

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BVHS School Board

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Letter from the Director of Development

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Giving Guide

12 Winning with Herting 14 Alumni Giving Back 17 Winter 2015-2016 Athletic Guide 44 70s Reunion

46 School Notes 48 Alumni Notes 49 Alumni Sports/Alumni Calendar 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 ART 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

JOHN GULLEY john.gulley@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.

A man misses his train and has to catch the next one, making him late for work. A mother has a toddler who is throwing a temper tantrum which delays her leaving the daycare, causing her to be late for work. A woman spills coffee on her blouse as she gets into her car, causing her a lot of frustration and time to go back inside to change, making her late for work. A husband is delayed in his car because he is having an argument with his wife, making him late for work. All of these are stories of real people who worked in the World Trade Towers on 9/11. All of these are stories of real people who are alive because these minor, and frustrating, events caused them to arrive late to work. All of these people felt the hand of God on that fateful day. And they have all realized their lives are meant for more than they ever thought possible. “Everything happens for a reason” is a well-known adage, but it is one which has a deeper meaning. We find ourselves in unforeseen situations, we get frustrated by events which affect our expectations, we stop taking the time to see the good in everything around us. Every one of us has done this and I am quite sure every one of us has a story about how, in hindsight, the reasons for so many things became clear. And yet God does not forget the good deeds, does not get frustrated with us, does not ignore the sublime inside each of us. He pays attention and He finds ways to help us and guide us, even when we forget to recognize all the times He is present in our lives. He is the reason everything happens. So the next time you are annoyed by the little things which disrupt your day, the next time you are handed a compliment which is unexpected and lifts you up when you needed it most, the next time a friend goes out of their way to help you, stop and remember…everything happens for a reason. I encourage you to see His grace throughout your days, in the good and the difficult, and to be grateful for all He gives us. He has a reason to delay us. He has a reason our attention was diverted and we saw something we would have otherwise missed. He has a reason we are given people who impact our lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. I also ask each of you to help your children do the same. So many young men and women get caught up in the minutia of their days and they forget the affect their decisions have on themselves and others. They may not yet have the capability to step back from their own perspective and see their lives in a broader scope. Help them to see all the good around them and to give credit where credit is due, while also taking responsibility for their own actions. They can do this in their hearts and in their quiet moments, and He will hear them. For if we all come together and give thanks for our blessings, if we appreciate the gifts we are given and for the people who truly care, we can be the catalyst for change. We will not need to have large signs from God to teach us the power found within each of us. Instead we will be the ones who better the lives of others by being His reasons for everything. His Blessings,

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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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Bishop Verot High School Presents the 4th Annual Ball & Auction

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The Bishop Verot School Board

The Courtyard is Open for Its 37th Season

The Bishop Verot School Board is comprised of current and former parents, alumni, and community leaders bringing years of personal, professional, and educational experience to this advisory board. The School Board works with administration, specifically the Principal, in an advisory role on matters pertaining to school policy and planning for the continued growth and success of Bishop Verot. In addition to the School Board responsibilities, some of the members also serve on area-specific committees including the Finance Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Development Committee, Student Life Committee, Catholic Identity Committee, and the Marketing Committee. This year, we welcomed several new members to the school board, Father Stan Dombrowksi, Mr. Jeff Brown ’80, Mr. Matt Roepstorff ’03, and Mr. Brad Shipley ’99. We would also like to thank Mr. Robert Graettinger, Mr. Adam Hall ’94, Mr. David Malt ’75, Dr.Vicki Parks, and Mr. Robert Puls ’78 for their years of service.

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239-332-2065 From left to right, our 2015-2016 school board with the years of service and the names of their Vikings: Back Row: Constantine Mantz, MD, 4 years, Alex ‘15, Nicholas ‘18, and Andreas ‘21; Denny Denison, Ed.D., Principal; Jeff Brown ‘80, new member, Stephen ‘11 and Lauren; Anthony Gargano, 4 years, Meagan ‘04, Anthony ‘06, Monica ‘08, John ‘13, Thomas ‘15, Jimmy ‘18,Vinny ‘20, and Nick ‘22; Father Stan Dombrowski, new member; John Clinger, new member, Katie ‘10, Emma ‘11, Madison ‘18, and Abigail ‘19; Matt Roepstorff ‘03, new member; Brad Shipley ‘99, new member, Madison ‘29 and Peyton ‘31; Front Row: Steve Niehaus, 5 years, Amanda ‘05, Gregory ‘08, Brett ‘09, Mary ‘11, Paul ‘14, Teresa ‘16 and Bernadette ‘18; Chairman - Scott Gregory, 5 years, Tyler ‘11, Lindsey ‘13, and Connor ‘15; Mary Vlasak-Snell, 5 years, Emily ‘13 and Caroline ‘17; Not Pictured: Brett Shannon, MD., 4 years, Keely ‘03, Brett ‘06, and Jimmy’10. BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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A letter from the Director of Development

“I attribute much of my success to Bishop Verot, helping me become the person I am today. If not for the opportunity to go to Bishop Verot, I’m not sure I would have had the academic success at University of Miami, the financial aid Verot helped me to apply for, or even the opportunity to go to the college of my dreams. I also met my fiancé at Bishop Verot.”

My Fellow Vikings, As we come to the end of 2015, the year our Pope declared the Year of Consecrated Life, we reaffirm our committment in the celebration of our 54 years educating students at Bishop Verot Catholic High School. Our mission defines us as we continue building a community of faith and learning in the Salesian tradition, devoted to educating minds and hearts, dedicated to service and centered on Christ. Just stepping on to the campus, with the freshly painted halls and bright, new black and gold lockers, you can feel the enthusiasm. Now well into our third year with the 1:1 iPad initiative, we continue to introduce innovative learning techniques, preparing our students for the future. The library was transformed this summer into a state-of-the-art Media Center, allowing for students to work collaboratively and creatively. The 2015-2016 school year once again welcomed one of the largest freshman classes, emphasizing the importance of combining a strong Catholic Faith with rigorous educational excellence. Your support of Catholic education and the Bishop Verot Catholic High School Annual Fund sustains our future. The cost of a private Catholic education continues to grow, challenging all of us to help make Bishop Verot a reality for future generations of Vikings. No private school, even the most exclusive, operates solely on tuition. Through the generous support of many to the Annual Fund, we continue to educate the future leaders of our community. I invite you to consider a gift today. Non Excident,

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full…” Luke 6:38

Gina Lombardo Director of Advancement

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Bishop Verot helped in my academic success, personal life success, and more than anything, my spiritual success. Most importantly, Bishop Verot helped to build and maintain a foundation of faith in my life, and I can guarantee, without the Lord Almighty’s love and patience, I wouldn’t have lasted a second on my own through the trials I have overcome. The Verot community is still to this day a strong bond I have as an adult. My best friends, the love of my life, and many mentors all came from Verot, and Verot helped me to see the importance of a faith based life. I still keep in contact and anytime I am in Fort Myers, I make sure to stop by campus.

My best memory of Bishop Verot is when I called to tell them I could not afford to pay the amount of tuition they were asking for, mind you it was a very generous discount, I was told “Well that’s okay, we can squeeze the pumpkin a little more.” I have never forgotten this conversation. Four years later, Hugo graduated and received the Non-Excidet award. Denise Keating, Hugo’s mother

Hugo Delaphena ’10

What does it cost to adopt a student? During the 2015-2016 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…

Adopt-A-Student

Your support covers a portion of tuition

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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 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

Adopt-A-Student

The Bishop Verot Annual Fund is the foundation of community support for Bishop Verot, supporting such initiatives as technology enhancements, tuition assistance, and campus improvements. The campaign needs 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.

Currently, nearly 40% of our families request needbased tuition assistance, with in excess of $1,000,000 distributed to students. This assistance is not covered by any outside group and must be attained through Bishop Verot’s fundraising efforts.

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Contributing to the Adopt-A-Student program will allow you to make the greatest impact in the lives of our students by ensuring a solid education in a faithfilled environment. Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year is $11,400 inclusive of all fees.

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Consider your contribution in terms of the school year: Pay for the month: $1,140 Pay for the Quarter: $2,850 Pay of 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 grows its investment sufficiently to support an annual spending stream. The two key ingredients 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.

Edward & Esther Kuss Memorial Scholarship Fund Established 2010 A partial scholarship awarded to a deserving student.

Jacob Alderman Memorial Scholarship Fund Established 2003 A need-based award given 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.

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

Spirit of 74/Jay Sheppard Scholarship Fund Established 2011 A need-based based award for a well rounded, high performing student.

John & Mimi Hotchkiss Scholarship Fund 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.

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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Winning with Herting

By Jessica Cole

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ealizing a dream is simply an act of courage. It’s the reward reserved for those who work hard and who are brave enough to take a leap of faith.

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Coach Matt Herting is probably not the image one associates with a “ragsto-riches” Americana story, but that’s exactly what he is. Yes, he speaks faster than an automatic weapon can fire. Yes, he can be exceptionally loud and somewhat abrasive. He’s brutally honest and has more energy than a five year old hopped up on Mountain Dew and Pop Rocks. But, his story is also a testament to the unbridled American spirit and its inevitable acts of faith. Coach Herting’s riches aren’t especially monetary of course. No one teaches to become wealthy. But Matt Herting doesn’t recognize possessions as “wealth” either. His riches lie in his family, which after 17 years at Bishop Verot includes not only his son, Dakota (’14) and daughter Ali (’17), but a very long list – an almost countless number - of former students who continue to call him a mentor and friend. That’s BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

the thing about Matt Herting – once he sees a relentless work ethic, a commitment to excellence, a trial in adversity or the indelible mark of selfdiscipline, he’s hooked. Those students find in him a remarkable coach, an unwavering supporter, and a loyal lifelong friend. Born and raised in Canton, South Dakota, the Herting family didn’t have much in material possessions. Matt, one of three siblings, was raised rather modestly. His childhood home was a small house on the edge of a trailer park, with a one window A/C unit and no central heat to combat the relentless chill of a South Dakota winter. He shared a small bedroom with his brother and his grandfather. He attended college 20 miles from home and, after graduating, found jobs in this small town were mostly menial. But still he understood the value of a close-knit


town and he credits Canton for shaping his values. “Everything I am I owe to growing up in Canton. I learned hard work, selflessness, community, and caring about others from living there. I was so lucky to grow up in a place and time that valued helping each other and friendship way over social status or material goods.” Yet, Matt was ready to go, to “move the needle” as he would say, and he eagerly jumped at the chance to teach and coach basketball at a school in Harlingen, Texas. He stepped off his painting ladder, and with a small advance, drove off sight unseen to begin a new chapter in a Texas border town. Coach Herting spent 7 years in Texas, immersed in a culture that resembled something more Mexican than traditional American. Eventually, he decided it was time to move on and, once again, Coach Herting took a leap of faith. That leap brought Matt Herting to Bishop Verot. Coach Herting quickly became an iconic figure and beloved teacher at Bishop Verot. Colorful, brash, and flamboyant, he’s a fan favorite at Spellamania, where he’s entered the gym in wigs, on ropes, and in costumes that, well, you’d have to see to believe because Matt Herting doesn’t do anything halfway. He gives 100% every single time. That’s especially true when he opens his heart to someone in need. And he’s got a heart bigger than the Midwestern sky. Mr. Herting is a man of action, a Pied Piper of good deeds. When he goes all in, he takes Viking nation right along with him. Two years ago, he learned a student was about to undergo surgery for the removal of a brain tumor. It

took all of one week for Mr. Herting to collect letters from this young man’s favorite pro-players and coaches, offering him words of encouragement and autographed memorabilia. He organized an after school pep rally to present these items and 600 students showed up. Last year, when one of our students was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and his treatment posed a financial hardship, Mr. Herting organized the largest garage sale our area has ever seen. The gym was not only filled wall to wall with donated items for sale, it was full of volunteers and community members, some only stopping in to make a donation. Mr. Herting has that effect.

He’s consistent when it comes to caring for our own and, in doing so, sends a strong message of faith and community to our entire student body. He calls it “chex mix”, but his love for Verot is the epitome of being many parts, but one body. Our students recognize his servant’s heart, which is why Mr. Herting has been honored with the much coveted “Christ, the Teacher” award. This award is chosen only by students, in recognition of the teachers they feel mirror the character of Christ. Mr. Herting is life in living color. He’ll don fur and beads. He’ll lead BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

the student body in a charge at pep rallies or at karaoke night. He’ll take the stage in outrageous costumes or hang from a wrecking ball, but when he steps on the basketball court, Coach Herting is the very picture of composed professionalism. His impressive sense of strategy and intricate knowledge of the game made him one of the most respected coaches in Southwest Florida. Over the course of his 17 year career at Verot, he has amassed 300 wins, earned 9 District titles, advanced to 6 Regionals, and made 1 State Final Four appearance. He has given our somewhat unlikely school a respected name in the basketball community. He’s sent dozens of athletes on to colleges to continue their basketball careers. He has cultivated relationships with basketball programs and elite coaches all over the country and was instrumental in forming the Southwest Florida Basketball Association, which teams together area coaches to advocate for their sport and their athletes. He has led our basketball program with impeccable vision. When the winter basketball season began, we commemorated a significant landmark in Coach Herting’s career as Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Bishop Verot. On November 19, 2015 Coach Herting notched his 300th win with the BV program. We invite our supporters, parents, alumni and students to be a part of this year-long celebration - a celebration of a career landmark, a celebration of spirit. Check out our 2015-2016 Boys Basketball schedule and help us make this season one to remember. BV

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Vanessa Akin (’02) has been giving

back well beyond her time at Bishop Verot. She credits her passion for making a difference from her faith and the values instilled while at Verot. Seeing the emotion on her face as she says “I just don’t feel right, not doing something for others, like there is something missing,” it is evident how important serving others is to her. As a Viking,Vanessa met her community service requirement by volunteering with Special Populations, Habitat for Humanity, and Ronald McDonald House. After high school, she continued working with non-profits, as she was the local spokesperson for the National Alzheimers Association. After college, Vanessa and her husband settled in Ft. Myers and she again felt the pull to be doing something for others. Joining fellow Verot grads, she was instrumental in the creation of the Red Shoe Society of Southwest Florida, the young professionals’ organization raising money and awareness for the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida Charities. The Red Shoe Society, which recently named Vanessa President, hosts a number of events throughout the year, including a Kentucky Derby event, pop-up social events,Valentine’s Day Bash, and most recently, “Wine Wednesday” in November. She is also a Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida Charities board member.

Many of our Viking alumni, along with Vanessa, have continued to volunteer in the community beyond their high school years. Having had the opportunity to see the impact of their actions while fulfilling the service requirement as students,

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these alumni have continued to give of themselves to help causes important to them. These are just a few of the many alumni who make a difference in our communities and beyond.

Vanessa with Bishop Verot National Honor Society students at a Red Shoe Society event

Noelle Casagrande-Montgomery (’02) Social Marketing Director for Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma Intimates, serves on the board of directors for Dress for Success SW Florida, PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, and the Southwest Florida Gator Club. She’s a Junior League Sustainer, Past President and Founding Member of the Red Shoe Society, a young professionals group within Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, as well as co-founder of Y.E.S! (Young Executives for Success) within Dress for Success. In her third year as an Impact Initiative member with Lee Memorial Health Systems, she is part of a dynamic group impacting and inspiring our community to build a brighter future for generations of families. Noelle also volunteers her time with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, United Way, and other charitable organizations. “My passion for philanthropy began with my loving parents and was reinforced BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

by the learned life skills at St. Andrew Catholic School and Bishop Verot. The Viking family paired with our exemplary mission - build a community of faith and learning, devoted to educating minds and hearts, dedicated to service, and centered on Christ - has always inspired me to pay those values forward. My true happiness is lifting and motivating others...and creating smiles along the way.”

Noelle Casagrande-Montgomery

Zach Ryan (’04) and Dan Jackman (’01) run a three-month long fundraiser each year at Salesianum called SALSTHON. Last year, they spearheaded a campaign with their students, raising over $150,000 for the Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans. The money was used to purchase a 10-bedroom home, which today houses up to 15 veterans in a transitional living environment, setting the individuals on a path for independent living. “SALSTHON is more than just


handing over a check and walking away, we spend months with the non-profits learning about their mission along with the challenges their constituents face each and every day. Our students truly learn, serve, grow, and change with the organization as we work together. It’s an impact our students will carry on with them the rest of their lives and I’m thrilled I can help challenge the next generation to give of themselves.” -Dan Jackman

volunteer is not always easy, but we have made it an important part of our family life.”

Kerry (Engelbrecht) Goldsmith

Dan Jackman with Salesianum students

Salesianum students and Zach Ryan meet with the Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) for the first time

Kerry (Engelbrecht) Goldsmith (’86) is involved with many charitable organizations and causes, including Rotary Club, Scouts, Special Equestrians, United Way, and Bishop Verot. “Bishop Verot’s welcoming community atmosphere provided many opportunities for involvement during my high school years - from SGA and NHS to cheerleading and school musicals. Looking back, it’s clear to see those experiences laid the foundation for a lifetime of volunteerism, while also providing leadership and team building skills. Finding the time to

Morgan Cole (’13) is a microbiology major at the University of South Florida with plans to attend medical school following graduation next spring. Although she has a busy schedule, she regularly volunteers with the Florida Hospital; spent part of this past summer on a medical mission trip to Ecuador; and also volunteered as a counselor for children afflicted with cancer at Camp Boggy Creek. “Bishop Verot gave me a foundation of service and as I continue to volunteer, I’m so thankful to have had such an opportunity. I have seen Christ in so many people through my experiences.”

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Lauren Baugh (’01) is the founder

of Shoes, Socks, Shirts, and Smiles, Inc., a Lee County Non-Profit, helping the local population of needy people one pair of shoes at a time. “As a Bishop Verot student, I had the experience of serving the community in various ways to complete the required community service hours, teaching me service above self is one of the most important lessons to be taught in life. I have followed that mantra, having founded the non-profit with the intent on helping people and making them smile. This is easy to do. Find a need, figure out how to meet the need, and then meet it. I call it the #bebetter initiative.”

Lauren Baugh

Our mission is exemplified by the actions of our countless alumni carrying on the tradition of helping others long after they leave Bishop Verot.Viking alumni can be found building homes for Habitat for Humanity, helping in soup kitchens, working within their parishes helping those in need, and many other ways. For some, they take it a step further, forming their own non-profit organizations in order to fill a need. If you have a story, please be sure to share it. We would like the opportunity to spread the news about our alumni and their accomplishments. (communications@bvhs.org). BV WINTER 2015-16 | BLACK & GOLD

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

2015 BOYS VARSITY SOCCER TEAM

Front Row L to R: Joseph Rossi, Andrew Krutky, Adam Day, Logan McLeod, Adrian Urquiola, Darren Vasco, Tomas Bickel. Middle Row L to R: Michael Whittaker, Gabriel Carrau, Dominic Miller, Nathan Holmes, Kevin Reynolds, William Saccone, Elias Eisenkeck, Gage Burrows, John Oliva. Back Row L to R: Coach Jose Routsis, Coach Adam Leicht, Landon Howell, Zachary Cloutier, Emmanuel Routsis, Michael Hafele, David Whittaker, Hector Valenzuela, Mark Richards, Nathan Powers, Head Coach Michael Larrea.

Michael Larrea ‘95 enters his first year as Boys Varsity Soccer Head Coach after eleven years as assistant coach. He also played soccer while attending Verot. He received his PharmD in 2001 from University of Florida. His wife, Shannon Larrea, is the IT Coordinator at Bishop Verot and previously taught in the Science Department for 12 years. Michael and Shannon have two children, Nathan and Audriana.

HEAD COACH MICHAEL LARREA

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

2015 Boys Varsity Soccer Schedule Date 10/27/2015 10/27/2015 10/28/2015 11/12/2015 11/13/2015 11/17/2015 11/19/2015 11/23/2015 12/01/2015 12/08/2015 12/10/2015 12/17/2015 12/18/2015 01/04/2016 01/05/2016 01/07/2016 01/08/2016 01/11/2016 01/12/2016 01/15/2015

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Name at Pre-Season Classic at Ida S. Baker High School at Cape Coral High School Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School at Clewiston High School Gateway Charter High School LaBelle High School at Ida S. Baker High School Oasis High School Clewiston High School at Gateway Charter High School at Oasis High School at Cape Coral High School at LaBelle High School North Port High School at Lake Placid High School at Cypress Lake High School Estero High School Island Coast High School Mariner High School

Venue Dave Warkentin Stadium Dave Warkentin Stadium Dave Warkentin Stadium Viking Stadium Sugarland Park Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Bulldog Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Gateway Charter High School Pelican Field Dave Warkentin Stadium LaBelle High School Campus Viking Stadium Roger Scarborough Memorial Stadium Thomas Broomhead Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium

2015 Boys Varsity Soccer Roster Tomas Bickel Gage Burrows Gabriel Carrau - Senior Zachary Cloutier - Senior Adam Day Elias Eisenkeck Michael Hafele Nathan Holmes - Senior

Landon Howell - Senior Andrew Krutky - Senior Logan McLeod Dominic Miller John Oliva Nathan Powers - Senior Kevin Reynolds Mark Richards

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Gabriel Carrau

Zachary Cloutier

Nathan Holmes

Landon Howell

Andrew Krutky

Nathan Powers

Adrian Urquiola

Hector Valenzuela

David Whittaker

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2015 BOYS JV SOCCER TEAM

Front Row L to R: John Gunter, Emmanuel Magallanes, Christopher Rugama, Nicholas Otzko, Jackson Ames, Khang Phan, Ryan DiKover. Middle Row L to R: Matthew Homolka, Sebastian Seni, Bryan Zola, Treven Figueroa, Tiernan Dwyer, Marc Cyr, Chris Heidt. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Jose Routsis, Cade Middleton, Drew Amerman, Reed Kaserman, Carlos Pantoja-Malaga, Jarred Simmons, Ian vandeVelde, Charles Hodges, Christopher Fowler. Not Pictured: Matthew Cooper, Bradley Harlow, Sam Heidt, Fabian Kuylenstierna, Richard Maly.

HEAD COACH JOSE ROUTSIS

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2015 Boys JV Soccer Schedule Date 11/13/2015 11/17/2015 11/19/2015 11/23/2015 12/08/2015 12/10/2015 12/18/2015 01/04/2016 01/05/2016 01/07/2016 01/08/2016 01/11/2016 01/12/2016 01/15/2016

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Name at Clewiston High School Gateway Charter High School LaBelle High School at Ida S. Baker High School Clewiston High School at Gateway Charter High School at Cape Coral High School at LaBelle High School North Port High School at Lake Placid High School at Cypress Lake High School Estero High School Island Coast High School Mariner High School

Venue Sugarland Park Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Bulldog Stadium Viking Stadium Sherman Soccer Field Dave Warkentin Stadium LaBelle High School Campus Viking Stadium Roger Scarborough Memorial Stadium Thomas Broomhead Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium

2015 Boys JV Soccer Roster Drew Amerman Jackson Ames Matthew Cooper Marc Cyr Ryan DiKover Tiernan Dwyer Treven Figueroa Christopher Fowler John Gunter

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Bradley Harlow Chris Heidt Sam Heidt Charles Hodges Matthew Homolka Reed Kaserman Fabian Kuylenstierna Emmanuel Magallanes Richard Maly

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2015 GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER TEAM

First Row L to R: Lander Peck, Olivia Miller, Lauren Lockard, Brigette Linden, Elena Quinonez, Elizabeth Bretton, Mackenzie Curcio. Second Row L to R: Jessica Kemp, Lucia Spinelli, Meagan Brown, Brhyde Camron, Nina Gulati, Julia Flynn. Back Row L to R: Coach Matthew Burbach, Keara Haataja, Madeline Sarnac, Reilly McAloose, Taylor Lukasik, Samantha Webb-Martin, Coach Randy Zavada. Not Pictured: Bridgette Myers.

Randy Zavada ’77, and all five of his children (’01-’10) are graduates of Bishop Verot. Zavada is beginning his 34th year of coaching, his 19th at Verot, and 12th year as Head Girls Soccer Coach. Over the past 11 years, he has brought home 10 District Titles, 1 Regional Title, and has led the Vikings to 4 State Elite 8 appearances and 1 Final Four appearance. Randy, and his wife Lora, are graduates of Loyola University of New Orleans.

HEAD COACH RANDY ZAVADA

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2015 Girls Varsity Soccer Schedule Date 10/19/2015 10/20/2015 10/27/2015 11/02/2015 11/05/2015 11/11/2015 11/12/2015 11/17/2015 11/19/2015 11/20/2015 11/23/2015 12/01/2015 12/03/2015 12/07/2015 12/08/2015 12/10/2015 12/17/2015 01/04/2016 01/06/2016 01/07/2016 01/08/2016

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Riverdale High School (Preseason) Immokalee High School (Preseason) Gulf Coast High School Estero High School North Fort Myers High School Clewiston High School Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School at Gateway Charter High School at LaBelle High School at Mariner High School Ida S. Baker High School Oasis High School Riverdale High School at Lehigh Senior High School at Clewiston High School Gateway Charter High School at Oasis High School LaBelle High School at Gulf Coast High School at Fort Myers High School South Fort Myers High School

Riverdale High School Riverdale High School Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Sherman Soccer Field LaBelle High School Campus Tony McKenna Field Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Lehigh Senior HS Football Stadium Sugarland Park Viking Stadium Jim Jeffers Park Viking Stadium Gulf Coast High School Edison Stadium/Sam Sirianni Field Viking Stadium

2015 Girls Varsity Soccer Roster Elizabeth Bretton Meagan Brown Brhyde Camron Mackenzie Curcio Julia Flynn - Senior Nina Gulati Keara Haataja Jessica Kemp - Senior Brigette Linden Lauren Lockard - Senior

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Taylor Lukasik Reilly McAloose - Senior Olivia Miller - Senior Bridgette Myers Lander Peck Elena Quinonez Madeline Sarnac Lucia Spinelli Samantha Webb-Martin - Senior

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SENIOR SOCCER PLAYERS Julia Flynn

Reilly McAloose

Jessica Kemp

Lauren Lockard

Olivia Miller

Samantha Webb-Martin

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2015 GIRLS JV SOCCER TEAM

First Row L to R: Alexie Casey, Ellise Holmes, Gabriela Perez, Francesca Haskins, Iliana Lopez, Isabella Wilkerwicz, Nicole Pagan. Second Row L to R: Allison Graeber-Witt, Kaitlyn Prado-Barker, Isabella Cossu, Jennifer Roberts, Kaley Hildebrand, Gabriella Swennes, Christina Generales. Back Row L to R: Coach Randy Zavada, Hannah Marzella, Shayla Merrigan, Ombretta Lubin, Briana Guerrieri, Courtney Maw, Melissa Derose, Head Coach Matt Burbach. Not Pictured: Margaret Day, Brianna Reardon

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2015 Girls JV Soccer Schedule Date 10/27/2015 11/02/2015 11/05/2015 11/11/2015 11/19/2015 11/20/2015 11/23/2015 12/03/2015 12/07/2015 12/08/2015 01/04/2016 01/06/2016 01/07/2016

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Gulf Coast High School Estero High School North Fort Myers High School Clewiston High School at LaBelle High School at Mariner High School Ida S. Baker High School Riverdale High School at Lehigh Senior High School at Clewiston High School LaBelle High School at Gulf Coast High School at Fort Myers High School

Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Viking Stadium LaBelle High School Campus Tony McKenna Field Viking Stadium Viking Stadium Lehigh Senior HS Football Stadium Sugarland Park Viking Stadium Gulf Coast High School Edison Stadium/Sam Sirianni Field

2015 Girls JV Soccer Roster Alexie Casey Isabella Cossu Margaret Day Melissa Derose Christina Generales Allison Graeber-Witt Briana Guerrieri Francesca Haskins Kaley Hildebrand Ellise Holmes Iliana Lopez

Ombretta Lubin Hannah Marzella Courtney Maw Shayla Merrigan Nicole Pagan Gabriela Perez Kaitlyn Prado-Barker Brianna Reardon Jennifer Roberts Gabriella Swennes Isabella Wilkerwicz

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2015 BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Gabriel Garcia, Harry Kitner, Peyton Heben, David Mahan, Dante Curcione, Austin Mosbach. Back Row L to R: Coach Matt Herting, Robert Voorhees, John Archambault, Luke Lanman, Benjamin Fullenkamp, Andrew Louzao, Joshua Schwartz. Not pictured: Noah Brittenham

Coach Herting is currently in his 17th year as the Boys Head Varsity Basketball Coach, where he has compiled a record of 299-157, making him Verot’s all-time winningest coach. His overall record is 372-157. 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 12 years, the Vikings have a 167-40 (81%) record against teams from SW Florida.Verot has won 9 district championships in the last 10 years and have been to 6 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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COACH KELLY JORDAN

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SENIOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS Luke Lanman

Andrew Louzao

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2015 Boys Varsity Basketball Schedule Date 11/10/2015 11/10/2015 11/12/2015 11/18/2015 11/19/2015 11/20/2015 11/24/2015 12/01/2015 12/02/2015 12/04/2015 12/07/2015 12/08/2015 12/10/2015 12/26/2015 01/04/2016 01/05/2016 01/07/2016 01/09/2016 01/12/2016 01/13/2016 01/21/2016 01/22/2016 01/26/2016 01/29/2016

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at Preseason Classic IMG Academy at Golden Gate High School Barron G. Collier High School Marco Island Academy at Saint John Neumann Catholic High School at First Baptist Academy at East Lee County High School at Island Coast High School at Estero High School at LaBelle High School Gateway Charter High School at Oasis High School at Gulfshore Holiday Hoopfest East Lee County High School Community School of Naples at Gateway Charter High School LaBelle High School Oasis High School at Dunbar High School at Cypress Lake High School Evangelical Christian School at Charlotte High School Fort Myers High School

Titan Gym Golden Gate High School Golden Gate High School Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium SJN Gym First Baptist Academy Gym Island Coast High School - Gym The Jungle LaBelle High School Nevins Gymnasium The Shark Tank Titan Gym Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Gateway Charter High School Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Dunbar High School Elmer Tremont Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Charlotte High School Gym Nevins Gymnasium

2015 Boys Varsity Basketball Roster John Archambault Noah Brittenham Dante Curcione Benjamin Fullenkamp Gabriel Garcia Peyton Heben Harry Kitner

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Luke Lanman - Senior Andrew Louzao - Senior David Mahan Austin Mosbach Joshua Schwartz Robert Voorhees - Senior

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2015 BOYS JV BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Mathias Combs, Andrew Shepherd, Jacob Dove, TJ Code, Cevian Williams. Back Row L to R: Robert Holmlund, Kelle Grau, Brian Voorhees, Colin Thompson, Trey Oakley.

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2015 Boys JV Basketball Schedule Date 11/18/2015 11/20/2015 11/24/2015 12/01/2015 12/02/2015 12/04/2015 12/07/2015 12/08/2015 12/10/2015 01/04/2016 01/05/2016 01/07/2016 01/09/2016 01/12/2016 01/13/2016 01/21/2016 01/26/2016 01/29/2016

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Barron G. Collier High School at Saint John Neumann Catholic High School at First Baptist Academy at East Lee County High School at Island Coast High School at Estero High School at LaBelle High School Gateway Charter High School at Oasis High School East Lee County High School Community School of Naples at Gateway Charter High School LaBelle High School Oasis High School at Dunbar High School at Cypress Lake High School at Charlotte High School Fort Myers High School

Nevins Gymnasium SJN Gym First Baptist Academy Gym Island Coast High School - Gym The Jungle LaBelle High School Nevins Gymnasium The Shark Tank Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Gateway Charter High School Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Dunbar High School Elmer Tremont Gymnasium Charlotte High School Gym Nevins Gymnasium

2015 Boys JV Basketball Roster TJ Code Mathias Combs Jacob Dove Kelle Grau Robert Holmlund

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2015 BOYS FRESHMAN BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Mulon Missick, Andrew Carter, Sammy Archambault, Joshua Heald, Dominic Trunkett, Matthew Powell. Back Row L to R: Coach Kevin Jordan, Cole Ames, Julian Meyers, Mateo Hernandez, Joshua Halm, Alexander Crouch, Grayson St. John.

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2015 Boys Freshman Basketball Schedule Date 11/18/2015 11/21/2015 11/21/2015 11/21/2015 11/23/2015 12/02/2015 12/04/2015 12/05/2015 12/08/2015 01/09/2016 01/14/2016 01/20/2016 01/21/2016 01/23/2016 01/26/2016 01/29/2016

Time 4:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:00 AM 4:00 PM 10:00 AM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 4:30 PM 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM

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Barron G. Collier High School at CHS Freshman Tourney Elevation Academy at Charlotte High School Lemon Bay High School at Island Coast High School Estero High School at Cypress Lake Freshman Tournament Cape Coral High School at Dunbar High School Island Coast High School at Lemon Bay High School at Cypress Lake High School Dunbar High School at Charlotte High School Fort Myers High School

Nevins Gymnasium Charlotte High School Gym Charlotte High School Gym Charlotte High School Gym Nevins Gymnasium Island Coast HS - Gym The Jungle Elmer Tremont Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Dunbar High School Nevins Gymnasium Thomas M. Catanzarite Gymnasium Elmer Tremont Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Charlotte High School Gym Nevins Gymnasium

2015 Boys Freshman Basketball Roster Cole Ames Sammy Archambault Andrew Carter Alexander Crouch Joshua Halm Joshua Heald

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2015 GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Claire Woolam, Sarah Williams, Cassidy Kramer, Olivia Woolam, Sequoyah Rajner-Robinson, Mackenzie Kramer. Back Row L to R: Coach Mark Kramer, Caroline Snell, Jessica Weeks, Jessy McLean, Annalea Williams, Bailey Russell, Coach Scott Woolam.

Mark Kramer is in his 5th 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. The Lady Vikings went 13-13 last season. 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, Jessica, Cassidy, Mackenzie, and Payton. COACH SCOTT WOOLAM

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SENIOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS Cassidy Kramer

Jessy McLean

2015 Girls Varsity Basketball Roster Cassidy Kramer - Senior Mackenzie Kramer Jessy McLean - Senior Sequoyah Rajner-Robinson Bailey Russell Caroline Snell

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Time 7:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 2:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 12:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

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Saint John Neumann Catholic High School at Donahue Academy at Southwest Florida Christian Academy Golden Gate High School Marco Island Academy at Palmetto Ridge High School at Braden River High School at Riverdale High School at Clewiston High School at Gateway Charter High School Oasis High School at Sarasota Military Academy LaBelle High School at Lely High School Gateway Charter High School First Baptist Academy at Oasis High School at LaBelle High School at Coconut Creek High School at Lemon Bay High School at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Sebring High School

Nevins Gymnasium Rhodora J. Donahue Academy SFCA/Grace Gym Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium PRHS Gym Braden River High School Riverdale High School Clewiston High School Gymnasium Gateway Charter High School Nevins Gymnasium Robert L. Taylor Community Complex Nevins Gymnasium Lely High School Gym Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium The Shark Tank LaBelle High School Coconut Creek High School Thomas M. Catanzanite Gymnasium Cardinal Mooney High School Nevins Gymnasium

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2015 GIRLS JV BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Briana Gizzi, Rebekka Fila, Nathalie Lorenzo, Jaymee Reszel. Back Row L to R: Coach Maurine Martin, Jaynie Parker, Julie Gough, Margaret Nolan, Coach Taylor Kramer. Not Pictured: Malyia Madden.

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2015 Girls JV Basketball Schedule Date 11/10/2015 11/17/2015 11/20/2015 12/01/2015 12/02/2015 12/03/2015 12/05/2015 12/10/2015 01/04/2016 01/09/2016 01/12/2016 01/14/2016 01/15/2016 01/19/2016 01/22/2016

Time 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 12:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM 11:00 AM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM

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Saint John Neumann Catholic High School Golden Gate High School at Palmetto Ridge High School at Braden River High School at Riverdale High School LaBelle High School at Clewiston High School Oasis High School at Lely High School First Baptist Academy at Oasis High School at LaBelle High School at Coconut Creek High School at Lemon Bay High School Sebring High School

Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium PRHS Gym Braden River High School Riverdale High School Nevins Gymnasium Clewiston High School Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Lely High School Gym Nevins Gymnasium The Shark Tank LaBelle High School Coconut Creek High School Thomas M. Catanzanite Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium

2015 Girls JV Basketball Roster Rebekka Fila Briana Gizzi Julie Gough Nathalie Lorenzo

Malyia Madden Margaret Nolan Jaynie Parker Jaymee Reszel

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2015 GIRLS VARSITY CHEER TEAM

First Row L to R: Hannah Haefeli, Reagan Nowell, Julia Boron, Makenzie Dolan, Natalie Arnold, Cameron Hargitt, Isabella Mayes. Second Row L to R: Madison Hyde, Grace Butler, Ariel Meyers, Jewel Breadmore, Rachel Murphy, Andrea Duca. Back Row L to R: Coach Heidi Nychyk, Madison Jozsa, Ally Fraser, Julia Nychyk, Kelsi Snow, Sydney Nugent, Kaitlyn McNamara, Siobhan Brennan. Not Pictured: Kate Pendy, Alexandra Schaerf.

Heidi Nychyk enters her second season as Head Coach for the Varsity Cheerleading Squad at Bishop Verot, after coaching cheerleading at St. Michael Lutheran School for many years. At St. Michaels, her team won first place at CFLAA and the 2015 Contest of Champions. Heidi has an extensive background in dance, has danced professionally, and taught dance for several years. Heidi resides in Ft. Myers with her husband, Tim, and daughter, Julia ’18.

2015 Varsity Cheer Roster

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Natalie Arnold Julia Boron - Senior Jewel Breadmore - Senior Siobhan Brennan - Senior Grace Butler Makenzie Dolan - Senior Andrea Duca - Senior Ally Fraser - Senior

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SENIOR CHEERLEADERS Julia Boron

Jewel Breadmore

Andrea Duca

Reagan Nowell

Madison Hyde

Ally Fraser

Kaitlyn McNamara

Makenzie Dolan

Siobhan Brennan

Rachel Murphy

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2015 GIRLS JV CHEER TEAM

First Row L to R: Lindsey Gannon, Jennifer Farri, Amy Piper, Olivia Olmsted, Camryn Cook, Gabriella Martinez. Second Row L to R: Maria Kacoyanis, Alexandra Iglesias, Leah Bombassaro, Skyler Hart, Ashley Dobranski, Arianna Paisan. Back Row L to R: Coach Amy Glasgow, Grace Trathen, Alexandra Sullivan, Kinzie Luthringer, Natalie Stemle, Mary Fullenkamp, Harley Glasgow, Coach Jessica Maine. Not Pictured: Lexi Brady, Aubriana Rodriguez.

ASST. COACH JESSICA MAINE

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2015 JV Cheer Roster Leah Bombassaro Lexi Brady Camryn Cook Ashley Dobranski Jennifer Farri Mary Fullenkamp Lindsey Gannon

Harley Glasgow Skyler Hart Alexandra Iglesias Maria Kacoyanis Kinzie Luthringer Gabriella Martinez Olivia Olmsted

Arianna Paisan Amy Piper Aubriana Rodriguez Natalie Stemle Alexandra Sullivan Grace Trathen

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1970s By Joe O’Connor ’75 & Ann Everett ‘75

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he April 17th evening was full of firsts on the Verot campus. It had the first Verot group reunion with 10 graduating classes, the first-ever reunion for the 1974 class and, for many alumni, their first reunion attendance and their first return to Verot’s campus in the 35+ years since their graduation days. The ten classes from 1970 through 1979 filled the school cafeteria and enjoyed the balmy spring evening in the outside courtyard. A district playoff game played on the football field the same evening satisfied the cliché, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The contest was a sport unheard of in SW Florida in the 1970’s, lacrosse, in a hot match between Verot and Cardinal Mooney, always a top sports rivalry in our day. Helping us to feel we were on familiar ground was Verot legacy, Mike Gill, who provided welcoming comments. The entire evening was energized with conversations fed by revived friendships and fond memories. We also were fêted with a scrumptious and wide ranging buffet of hors d’oeuvres. Walls were filled with huge 4’ x 10’ banners of senior pictures for each class, and a banner

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of all 101 Verot staff from the 1970’s decade. Outside the cafeteria, student volunteers led tours of the modern campus. The campus has greatly expanded since we ate bag lunches in stairwells and celebrated dances in the center courtyard. When shown an aerial photo of the campus and its single building circa 1971, the student guides were astounded by how simple the campus was. One student noted, “At least you had a tennis court.” But what seemed like a tennis court in the aerial photo was the school’s asphalt parking lot—which had the only two basketball hoops on campus until the Santini gym was built—which itself has been replaced by a large sports facility with countless championship banners hanging from its ceiling. The original asphalt parking lot still exists but the two basketball poles are long gone! Several 1970’s faculty members and 1970’s Bishop Verot parent, Mrs. Elaine Toggweiler, also attended the decades reunion. After Friday’s reunion event, some alumni participated in the sunrise Saturday morning fundraising Paint Run on campus, and some classes held additional off-campus reunion


Reunion events the rest of the weekend. Well over 150 alumni attended weekend reunion events, with about 30% making a special effort to return from out of state. The overwhelming feedback was everyone enjoyed the reunion gatherings of conversation and reconnections, while agreeing former classmates who were unable to attend missed an excellent reunion weekend. Reunion photos can be seen at www.verot70s.smugmug.com. Proceeds from commemorative reunion t-shirt sales were donated to support Verot’s student scholarship fund. BV

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National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students for 2016

prepare for the arrival of their guests, and then spend an hour teaching art techniques and helping them to create something beautiful. This past October, the club hosted a Halloween Party, complete with seasonal art projects and treats. STEM Team Competition

Hannah Crosby, Geraghty Anne Ellis, Ally Fraser, and Azam Hussain, seniors at Bishop Verot Catholic High School have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and were issued a Letter of Commendation for scoring in the Top 5% in the nation. Art Club Makes a Difference

The STEM team placed 1st and 2nd at the Village School of Naples STEM event in October. The objective was to build a dome structure out of newspaper and wooden dowels. This event was part of the 2015-2016 STEM tour that includes six competitions throughout the area, with the final challenge at FGCU with the Solar GoKart Race. Little Bit of Spirit

The Art Club, under the leadership of Mrs. Marjorie Bronsted, works with kids from Special Populations, providing a weekly art class. Students in the Art Club, with the help of NHS students, meet after school,

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The Varsity and JV Cheerleaders held the Little Bit of Spirit clinic in October. Little cheerleaders, as young as two and up to 8th grade, were invited to take part in this fun clinic, learning Bishop Verot cheers. During half time at the Varsity Football game, the group showed off their cheer talent by performing the routine.

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Walk for Life

Santi Corredor Earns State Champion Swim Titles

Campus Minister, Ms. Olivia Macke, and 14 students from our BVHS club, Catholics in Action, joined Bishop Dewane and parishioners of the Diocese of Venice, in the 40 Days for Life Prayer Walk on October 8th. The event began with Mass at the Church of the Resurrection followed by a procession to Planned Parenthood. Following Mass, more than 50 people gathered along Winkler Rd. to pray, sing, and give testimony to the sanctity of life. Our students took turns leading the Luminous mysteries of the Rosary.

The Bishop Verot Swim and Dive team competed at the FHSAA Class 1A State Championship in Stuart, Florida, on November 7, 2015. In the Boys 200 Yard Freestyle, Santiago Corredor, junior, finished first, earning him a State Champion title, and Stanislav Van Genderen, junior, finished third. In the Boys 500 Yard Freestyle, Corredor also took first place, with Van Genderen finishing third. Santi Corredor’s two 2015 State Championship titles make him a three time State Champion as a Bishop Verot Viking Swimmer. He also took first place in last year’s Boys 500 Yard Freestyle State Championship.

BV Theater Presents…Lucky Stiff

In October 2015, Bishop Verot Theater put on an enjoyable performance of Lee Ahrens’ Lucky Stiff, a lesser-known murder mystery farce. With a starring cast of seniors Krista Carroll, Andy Crouch, Ariana Giordano, and Tiffany Matyja, the students mastered the music and landed the jokes. The Anderson Theater was filled with laughter and music for three nights, as Mr. Harry Witherspoon tried to take his dead uncle to Monte Carlo and receive his $6 million inheritance. Miss Lisa Stevens (director) was very proud of the talented and dedicated cast, and can’t wait to see them back out for the spring musical.

Law Studies Honors Students Field Trip

Mrs. Akin’s Law Studies Honors students were able to witness firsthand the Criminal and Civil Law process as they spent the day at the Lee County Courthouse and Jail. Students began their day in the Honorable Nicholas Thompson’s court room for juvenile detentions, followed by listening in on a Civil Trial case. Students witnessed a jury selection process for a DUI case and ended the day with a tour of the Juvenile Assessment Center’s booking cells. It was an excellent opportunity for the students to see the whole judicial process from first appearance to incarceration.

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Barrett Stejskal ‘98

opened Infinity Wellness improving the lives of his patients through Chiropractic and Chiropractic Craniopathy. Parker, along with his wife, Kayla, resides in Minnesota.

Michelle Papadopoulos Rivers ‘08

Michael Lehnert ‘08

Barrett was recently recognized in the Ft. Myers News-Press 12-Under-40 series, as a young entrepreneur changing Southwest Florida’s business landscape. Barrett, along with his wife Christina, founded the consulting firm, BearPaws Environmental Consulting, Inc. in 2012. The firm conducts environmental evaluations, maps wetlands, creates habitat management plans, and helps clients with permitting at all government levels, from county to federal.

Parker Dahlgren ‘06

Parker Dahlgren graduated from the University of Miami in 2010 with a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Biochemistry. He continued his education, graduating from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Parker Dahlgren

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Michelle and Dustin Rivers were married on November 7th, 2015 at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church. The couple met while in medical school at Ross University in Dominica. They will be completing their clinical clerkships in Queens, New York. The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce Attorney Michael Lehnert has joined the firm as an associate in the Real Estate practice area. He handles real estate matters, including commercial and residential leases, title issues, and purchase and sale agreements. Lehnert served as a summer associate with Henderson Franklin in 2014. While in law school, he joined the UF Environmental Moot Court Team and the Pi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. Lehnert also served as Finance Chair of the 2015 annual Public Interest Environmental Conference. Lehnert graduated from Bishop Verot High School (2008) and currently resides in his hometown of Cape Coral. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (B.S., 2012) and his law degree from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law (J.D., 2015). BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

Michelle Nielsen ‘09

Michelle and Johnathon Cain ’09 are pleased to announce their engagement. Michelle works with Vein Specialists and Johnathon manages the Timbers Restaurant on Sanibel Island. The couple is planning a Fall 2017 wedding at St. Andrew Catholic Church and will reside in Ft. Myers.


ALUMNI

SPORTS

Class of ‘12

Class of ‘14

Cody Cole

Ashlyn Brown

utsa football

new mexico state volleyball

Cole saw time at right tackle for the Roadrunners of UTSA, and was listed on the two-deep at the position throughout the season. The Roadrunners played their best football in November, earning victories over Charlotte and Rice.

Brown helped New Mexico State to a WAC regular season and tournament championship. Brown, a setter, played in 13 matches and recorded 107 assists, the third highest total on the roster.

Class of ‘15

Kelly Williamson miami cross country

Williamson raced in five events for the Hurricanes, including the ACC Championships as one of two seniors on the roster. Her best 5K time came at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, where she completed the course in 22 minutes, 49.95 seconds. She was one of six Miami runners who competed in the ACC Championships in Tallahassee in late October.

Eric Poland wagner tennis

In his first fall season with the Seahawk tennis program, Poland was instantly inserted into the lineup, going 6-4 in singles competition and 5-2 in doubles play. Poland played as part of the number one doubles team three times during the season, winning all three matches. Wagner won five of their six duals during the fall campaign.

ALUMNI CALENDAR Date

TBD

Class of 1966 Reunion Date and Time TBD Please contact Gary Ricciardi ‘66 for more information or to help with the reunion at penguin.ysu@att.net.

July

22-24

Class of 1986 Reunion Tentative dates: July 22-24, 2016 For more information or to help with the reunion, please contact Kerri Goldsmith at 239-218-7400 or kagoldsmith@gmail.com.

Alumni, please help our organizers by sharing this information with your contacts. Thank you. BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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