B&G Alumni Magazine ~ Fall 2021

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Viktor the Viking Catholics in Action

Then & Now New Faculty

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WE ARE VEROT...A LOOK INSIDE The cover of this issue of your B&G Alumni Magazine is a little different. While it is customary to feature an alum on the cover, this time we are excited to introduce the re-designed Bishop Verot mascot,Viktor the Viking. He symbolizes what Vikings find important – faith, strength, school spirit, and a “We will not fail” attitude. On page 8, learn how the new Viking was created and take a look at some Viking images through the years. At the center of all we do at Bishop Verot is our faith. The Catholics in Action Club provides the opportunity for students to come together in fellowship, sharing their faith. Membership has increased dramatically and participants are looking forward to an exciting year. Learn more about the plans they have on page 10. With one of our largest freshman classes in recent history, it was necessary to increase the faculty and staff as well. Meet the very talented teachers and staff members joining the Verot family this year on page 11. On page 54 and 55 you can see what some of our exceptionally talented students have been up to as well, including those named to the National Merit Scholarship Program. The Athletic Guide, beginning on page 17, highlights the fall season along with the listing of titles earned through the years. On page 14 – 15 meet Coach Scott, Head Coach for the Baseball program, as well as learn about future plans for the baseball stadium. Check out what your fellow alumni have been up to, beginning on page 52. If you have news to share, be sure to send it in for the next publication. Plan to join your fellow alumni at the upcoming Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Marlin’s Brewhouse on December 8th (page 49). If you are interested in picking up some Verot swag with the new Viking, stop in to the school store, The Armory, open every school day from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. We would be happy to show you around while you are here! I hope you enjoy this edition of the B&G!


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Letter from the Editor Patty Holmes

Letter from the Principal

Bishop Verot Alumni Magazine

Suzie O'Grady


Letter from the Director of Development Jeff Brown

Patty Holmes

patty.holmes@bvhs.org publisher

Viktor the Viking - Then and Now

Connie Ramos-Williams, President | CMO

CONRIC pr + marketing layout

Catholics in Action

| design

April Bordeaux,VP Development & Design CONRIC pr + marketing

Welcome New Faculty


Suzie O'Grady suzie.ogrady@bvhs.org

Baseball Program

director of development

Jeff Brown ’80 jeff.brown@bvhs.org

Fall 2021 Athletic Guide

alumni association

Staying Connected...BV Alumni Association

Monica Hartman ’08 & Skyler Bauer ’08 alumniassociation@bvhs.org athletic director

Jason Baumgardner jason.baumgardner@bvhs.org

Alumni News

sports editor

Ryan Murphy ’10 mtxemurphy@gmail.com

Alumni Calendar

advertising information

Linda Fiore • linda@conricpr.com

Alumni Sports

Black & Gold Magazine is published quarterly; fall, winter, spring, and summer by Bishop Verot Catholic High School, Inc. in partnership with CONRIC PR & Marketing. 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. Copyright© 2021 Bishop Verot Catholic High School. All rights reserved.

School Notes

On the cover: Viktor the Viking


MISSION STATEMENT Bishop Verot Catholic High School builds relationships centered on faith, learning, and leadership devoted to educating the whole person, utilizing innovative technologies, empowering students through collaborative experiences, and cultivating a spirit of service while grounded in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

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LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL Another year at Bishop Verot is well underway, and our students and teachers are excited to be back in class, on the athletic fields and in the theater. Although some of the challenges of Covid-19 still linger, new school years bring all the anticipation of a fresh start. We welcomed our largest freshman class in more than a decade with 220 new Vikings walking the halls of Verot. The Science wing now boasts updated labs, including a new BioMedical lab. We opened The Armory, a school store packed with BV gear for students, parents, and alumni. And we introduced the Verot community to a newly designed mascot,Viktor the Viking, created by our own Stacey Elmeer. After years of sharing the Viking head of the Minnesota Vikings, it was time to have a Viking that was uniquely Verot. After dozens of revisions based on committee feedback, the new logo was complete. We hope you like him as much as we do! This year, we also have a record number of alumni serving the Verot community. Several Vikings continue to bleed black and gold as they have taken on roles on the Bishop Verot School Board as well as the committees supporting the board. We are grateful for the insight they offer as we continue to strive to fulfill our mission. I hope to see you on campus this year at any of our athletic events, performing arts performances, Alumni Association events, or the Gala. Blessings,

Mrs. Suzie O'Grady

Mrs. Suzie O’Grady Principal


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LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Fellow Alumni, There are many exciting things happening and several ways for you to support our school as we begin this new school year. There have been new classrooms, programs, and clubs added, all in support of our our mission: Bishop Verot Catholic High School builds relationships centered on faith, learning and leadership devoted to educating the whole person, utilizing innovative technologies, empowering students through collaborative experiences and cultivating a spirit of service while grounded in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Students have embraced the new opportunities offered this year. The redesigned lab spaces are home to the new Robotics program along with the Bio-Med program. After much anticipation, Wrestling joins the Rowing Crew team as the latest additions to the Athletic Department. While we celebrate all that is new, we also recognize with admiration our history. Recently, we celebrated Coach Gill’s 50th Alumni Homecoming Tailgate in the courtyard where plans were unveiled for the Coach Gill Plaza, commemorating this milestone. Among the alumni present were Coach Gill’s family, friends, and former colleagues and students. The new Coach Gill Plaza will be at the entrance to Viking Stadium, south of the ticket booth, featuring a grand entrance with new landscaping and lighting. The Plaza will serve as a meeting place before and after competitions for alumni to gather and share memories of Verot. The Coach Gill Plaza will be our tribute to him in admiration and appreciation for the many lives he has touched in his 50 years at Bishop Verot. Construction will begin once the funds for the project have been secured. Please consider a gift toward this project. Any assistance you may offer will be greatly appreciated. Making a donation is easy. Please complete and return the enclosed envelope in the middle of this magazine. Feel free to make a note on the donation portion of the envelope to direct your funds to a specific project or area of our school. Thank you for your continued support. Non Excidet,

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown ’80 Development Director

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hroughout Verot’s history, the Viking mascot has had many faces. There have been sharp, boxy Viking heads, hand drawn Vikings adorned in full-body armor, forward facing Vikings, and profile pictures. Most recently, the most prevalent Viking was often mistaken as the Minnesota Viking, making it time to create a fresh, new, official Bishop Verot Viking to use consistently going forward. After looking over past versions, it was decided the new Viktor needed to be fierce-looking, while proudly showing our faith and school spirit. Mrs. Stacey Elmeer, longtime Verot teacher and artist, went to work. After a few revisions, her creation has hit the mark! Viktor the Viking now shows off his whole face, with piercing eyes, a scowl indicative of his Non Excidet spirit, his crown proudly engraved with the BV emblem and, most importantly, a cross to symbolize his unwavering faith. BV

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1973 cheer uniforms

1980s Athletic Booster Club Viking

Gym wall in the '80s

Football uniform circa 1980s

Class of 1991 senior t-shirt

Viking football sign 1990

Viktor costume debuted in 2003


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Catholics in Action


he Catholic in Actions Club brings together students who wish to live and grow their faith both within the Verot family and in the community. As COVID-19 restrictions finally wither away, the club is excited to become involved and active again. With plans to attend the of the March for Life in Washington D.C. and many other religious affiliated activities to look forward to, the club’s participants are ready for a year of living out the Lord’s light. It’s amazing to see how the club has grown throughout the years. From football players to thespians, the club consists of members from many different groups at the school sharing our faith. Members of CIA are excited to launch the first ever Bishop Verot Life Teen youth group. The group will hold Sunday evening meetings on campus under the leadership of Mr. Latell with recent alumni helping as well. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months. Seniors Madison and Mackenzie Thomas, twin sisters and this year’s CIA Leadership Team, say they are excited the club has become such a popular and well attended club in the Bishop Verot community. Mackenzie Thomas - It is amazing to see how the club has grown. The growth is truly incredible and I’m excited to see where it will be in a few years. Last year was a little difficult, but it is time to make up for it and make this year the best year of CIA yet! Madison Thomas - Being able to lead an amazing group of passionate Christians has been incredible. I have made so many wonderful friends through this club and it has given me

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a better connection with the Verot community. This club was the key to find the faith-filled people I was looking for in my life! I have loved being able to contribute to the growth of this club from around 30 students to now around 100! Emily White (11th) - I am super excited to experience the joy of Jesus this year with the CIA family! I am most looking forward to the upcoming Diocesan Youth Rally and our CIA kickoff party! I can’t wait to welcome new members to the club and help their relationship with Jesus blossom. Mr. Latell and the twins are excited for the year to come and can’t wait for new religious opportunities to arise. BV

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New Staff

Back Row: Richie Rode, Craig Davis, Shane Alderman, Jon Gadomski, Robert Alvarado, Martin Byrd, David Villegas, Matt Hiller Front Row: Josh Carlson, Janet Tuohy, Madison Stagner, Megan Murray, Margaret Kennedy

Shane Alderman

Robert Alvarado

Shane is beginning his 31st year of teaching at the secondary level. Most recently, he taught Biology and Environmental Science at Fargo South High School. He has also previously taught at Hillsboro High School in North Dakota. Shane graduated from Minnesota State University, Moorhead with a degree in Life Science Teaching and holds a master’s degree in Science Education from North Dakota State University. A lifelong North Dakotan, Shane is excited to continue his career in SW Florida and feels very welcomed at Bishop Verot. Shane’s family includes his wife Laura, and their adult son and daughter, Dylan and Emily.

Robert joins our faculty from the University of Delaware where he taught Spanish for three years after earning his MA in Spanish literature in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Born on Long Island, he then spent some years living in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, and Spain. Robert attended the State University of New York at Old Westbury where he obtained his BA and later moved to Europe. During his graduate studies at the University of Granada, Robert had the opportunity to participate in a double master’s degree program, which allowed him to live and study in Toulouse


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for five months. In his spare time, Robert enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with his family. Robert loves teaching Spanish and introducing students to Hispanic Culture. He is looking forward to helping students acquire near-native proficiency in Spanish and making an impact in global and language studies here at Bishop Verot. Martin Byrd Martin joins the Verot family teaching in both the Math and Social Studies Departments. He also joins the coaching team for the Football program. Martin earned his bachelor's degree from Polk State College. Most recently, Martin taught at Cypress Lake High School while also coaching football and track. Outside of school Martin serves on a number of community organizations centered around mentoring and community development. He looks forward to making a difference both in the classroom and on the field. Josh Carlson Josh Carlson, a Michigan native, moved to Florida this year to join the Bishop Verot Theology department. He graduated from Ave Maria University in 2019 with a B.A. in Theology. Josh has spent time as a missionary with the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy in Massachusetts, helped to facilitate the Missionaries of Charity’s men’s homeless shelter in the Bronx, and been involved in various ministries of mentorship. Josh is the youngest of 3 brothers and he enjoys an active lifestyle including biking and wakeboarding. Josh is passionate about Catholic education and is excited to be a part of the Bishop Verot community. Craig Davis Craig joins the Verot family after spending close to 10 years in corporate America. He was born and raised in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and earned his degree in Production Technology from Radford University in Virginia. Craig spent nine years with a Fortune 500 healthcare company, first in Tampa and then eventually Atlanta, where he worked in marketing, video production, and Tele-Health technology. His hope is to work with the Media Department to expand the digital media footprint at both the school and, by expansion, the community. Additionally, Craig will bring his passion for lacrosse to the school as he joins the BVHS Men’s Lacrosse coaching staff. Craig moved to Fort Myers to raise his young

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family. He was introduced to Verot because his wife, Melissa, is a Bishop Verot alumnas. The two have an 18-month-old daughter, Reese, and look forward to building a strong connection to the Fort Myers and Bishop Verot communities! Jon Gadomski Jon joins our faculty with 10 years of teaching experience. He earned his BA in History from the University of South Florida and his MA in Theology and Educational Ministry from the Catholic Distance University. Jon has worked in both Catholic education as well as in youth ministry. Jon is married with six children and also cares for children in need via foster care. He is excited to join the Bishop Verot Family as a theology teacher and prays that together he and his students will become Saints for God’s Kingdom. Matt Hiller Matt joins the Bishop Verot administrative team, serving as Assistant Dean of Students. Matt graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York with a BA in Government and Minor in History. Upon graduation, he moved to Florida to pursue an MA of Teaching Social Science Education and graduated USF with honors in 2007. After three years teaching, coaching, and mentoring students at a private school in Bradenton, Matt opened Elevation Preparatory Academy where he served as the Managing Partner and Head of School for 11 years. Matt and his wife Breanna (Clay) ’08 are excited for the opportunity to be in Fort Myers to raise their young future Vikings, Macklynn ’35 and Hudson ’38, close to family and friends. Margaret Kennedy Margaret has been serving in Catholic education since 1985. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and her M.A. in Theology from Felician University. Margaret has had the pleasure of teaching students in parish religious education programs as well as youth ministry. In addition, she has formally taught theology on the secondary school level, as well as served as Service Coordinator for Campus Ministry. Margaret has been a lifelong Catholic and feels very blessed to be working at Bishop Verot Catholic High School where she can combine her love of education and her faith. She loves the performing

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arts, traveling, swimming, and spending time with her husband of 31 years, John, family, grandchildren, and friends.

Janet Tuohy

Megan joins our faculty in her first year of teaching. She was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She attended Grove City College in Pennsylvania where she earned a degree in English and Communications Secondary Education. Megan is teaching English and is also the junior class moderator. She is excited to join the Bishop Verot Family and help students grow spiritually, academically, and socially.

Janet Tuohy joins our faculty after teaching AP and Honors Chemistry in New Jersey for the past 11 years. Prior to her teaching career, she was a communications strategist and market researcher in the food, healthcare and pharmaceutical industry working in New York City. Janet holds a MS from the University of Chicago in Clinical Nutrition and a BSW from The Pennsylvania State University in Applied Nutrition. Following her son’s high school graduation this past summer, the family moved to Florida and now resides in Bonita Springs.

Richie Rode

David Villegas

Richie Rode joins the Verot family, teaching AP Economics and leading the Football Program. Coach Rode began his high school coaching career in 2003 as the Offensive Coordinator at Fort Myers High School. He was later hired to lead the Cypress Lake Panthers, his alma mater. Coach Rode earned his degree from Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia where he was a triple major (Business, Accounting and Economics). Coach Rode and his wife, Bishop Verot alum, Stephanie (Healy) Rode ’97, reside in Cape Coral and have three children, Charles, Justin, and Brooklyn; and one grandchild, Jocelynn.

David joins the Verot Athletic Department as a teacher and member of the football coaching team. Originally from New York, he graduated from Ithaca College in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education. He also holds a MA in Coaching Education from Ohio University. David has over ten years experience in the classroom and on the field coaching football, wrestling, and lacrosse. He is very excited to join the Verot family and get to work! BV

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By Jessica Cole


aseball is all about timing. The speed of the pitch, the swing of the bat, even the pop of a first base glove right before the runner hits the bag has a rhythm of its own. Baseball has been a timehonored tradition at Bishop Verot. It’s more than a sport, much like baseball guys aren’t just about baseball. They are a brotherhood bonded in clay and sweat. Our players today stand on the shoulders of the Viking legends who have come before them. We have a long-storied baseball history. Men who played the game in black and gold still tell the tales of their Viking baseball days and the friendships they made here have stood the test of time. Our baseball program is on the verge of once again becoming the area’s

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powerhouse under the leadership of third year head coach, Casey Scott. His pedigree and experience, along with his rigorous off -season training have turned heads in our community and have quickly made him the coach baseball players want to play for. He is the right coach, the right man, for these times. Coach Scott came to Verot following head coaching stints at SUNY Cortland and Ave Maria. He serves as a member of the USA Baseball Taskforce, scouting for 15U and 17U national teams. In addition, he served on the 2019, 2021 15U Baseball Trials Staff and was selected to train the 15U National USA Baseball Team. His baseball acumen and skills knowledge also garnered Coach Scott coaching clinicians for camps at Clemson University, USF, the United States Naval Academy, Mississippi State, Boston College and the University of Florida, to name a few. We have our guy. Now we need to upgrade the facilities. Plans are underway and renderings are complete. We have several current and former Verot parents, coaches and community members who have already answered the call to financially support this effort. It’s not a small feat – it’s big and it’s worthy of being named “Viking Baseball Stadium”. We will work in stages to ultimately build the best high school stadium in Southwest Florida.

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This effort will include: •

Turf playing surface

New covered batting cages

Upgraded fencing

New backstop and backstop netting

Here’s how you can help: •

Make a tax-deductible donation

Commit to match donations/find a donor match

Pledge a substantial donation and pay over time

The time is now fellow Vikings. We have stood the test of time. Let’s build a facility that truly represents our program, our players and our legacy. Let’s do it for the future of Viking Baseball. BV

Photo opposite page: Coach Casey Scott Photos this page top: renderings of stadium


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First Row L to R: Owen Edwards, David Shaw-Terry, Deaglan Camron, Ryan Gadson, Ramiro Acosta, Matthew Turner, Preston Hall, Anthony Racioppi, Dylan Moore. Second Row L to R: Trevor Horlbeck, Andrew Kelton, Jeremiah Dean, Elijah Sander, Michael Cooper, Eric Avin, Caileb Salazar, Francis Leckler, Senita Tokohata, Keagan Morrisroe. Third Row L to R: Nick Finamore, Austin Redd, Colin Stanley, Shane McCarty, Landen Bennett, James Dilling, Anthony Lee, Ethan Bruehl, August Schlager. Fourth Row L to R: David Portu, Trevontay Watts, Bruce Thompson, Severin Vogt, Joseph Lentine, Edward Nolan, Riley Bowe, Christopher Graves, James Rose, Wyatt Whalen. Fifth Row L to R: Carter Smith, Coach Josh Vogelbach, Coach Brett Barry, Coach Mike Meunier, Head Coach Richie Rode, Coach Martin Byrd, Coach Bruce Waddell, Timothy Lawson. Back Row L to R: Coach Rod Gadson, Coach David Villegas, Coach David Manzi, Coach John Nolan, Coach Jackson Markert, Coach Doug Chase, Coach James Nicholson. Not Pictured: Charlie Powell, Mason Stahlut, Parker Turner.

Coach Richie Rode is in his first season leading the Verot Football program serving as the Varsity Football Head Coach. He began his coaching career in 2003 as the Offensive Coordinator at Fort Myers High School. Coach Rode served as the Head Coach of Varsity Football at Cypress Lake High School beginning with the 2016 season, where he was able to turn the struggling Panthers into a winning program. Coach Rode earned his degree from Emory and Henry College in Emory,Virginia where he was a triple major Head Coach (Business, Accounting and Economics). Coach Rode and Richie Rode his wife, Bishop Verot alum, Stephanie (Healy) Rode ‘97, reside in Cape Coral and have three children, Charles, Justin, and Brooklyn; and one grandchild, Jocelynn.


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Defensive Line Brett Barry

Special Teams Doug Chase

Defensive Coordinator David Villegas

Wide Receiver Mike Meunier

Video & Film Dave Manzi

Running Backs Martin Byrd

Offensive Line Jackson Markert

Defensive Backs Rod Gadsen

QB/Offensive Coordinator Josh Vogelbach Not Pictured: Jarod Maier, Defensive Line Tim Cameron, Kickers

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2021 Varsity Football Roster Eric Avin Landen Bennett – Senior Riley Bowe Ethan Bruehl – Senior Deaglan Camron Michael Cooper Jeremiah Dean Owen Edwards Ryan Gadson Christopher Graves – Senior Preston Hall Trevor Horlbeck – Senior Andrew Kelton

Timothy Lawson Francis Leckler Anthony Lee Joseph Lentine – Senior Shane McCarty Dylan Moore – Senior Keagan Morrisroe Edward Nolan David Portu – Senior Charlie Powell III – Senior Anthony Racioppi Austin Redd – Senior James Rose

Caileb Salazar – Senior August Schlager David Shaw-Terry Carter Smith Mason Stahlut – Senior Colin Stanley – Senior Bruce Thompson – Senior Senita Tokohata Matthew Turner Parker Turner Severin Vogt Trevontay Watts Wyatt Whalen

2021 Varsity Football Seniors Landen Bennett

Ethan Bruehl

Christopher Graves

Trevor Horlbeck

Joseph Lentine

Dylan Moore


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2021 Varsity Football Seniors David Portu

Caileb Salazar

Charlie Powell III

Mason Stahlut

Austin Redd

Colin Stanley

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Athletic Director Jason Baumgardner

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Athletic Trainer Kaitlin Nicholson

Bruce Thompson


First Row L to R: Paddy Murray, Felipe Trelles, Owen Edwards, Andrew Kusienski, Mikhail Keenan, Cabot Brooke, Lawson Allen, Peyton Carter, Kyle Abellar. Second Row L to R: Luke Mehalik, Luke Fleming, David Shaw-Terry, Luciano Alconero, Gavin Gay, Owen Rardin, Ty Kolaczynski, Ramiro Acosta, Remelo Frontal. Third Row L to R: Brendan Cronin, Gavin Brady, Jonathon Heck, Dominic Torres, Blake Mancini, Elijah Sander, Leo Berman, Robert Leckler. Fourth Row L to R: Ryan Halesworth, Senita Tokohata, Keagan Morrisroe, Sebastian Alconero, Nicholas Richmond, Eric Avin, Brady Rockwell, Alex Cameron, Kevin Jones. Back Row L to R: John Linn, Shane McCarty, Dawson Porter, Coach Doug Chase, Head Coach Bruce Waddell, Coach John Nolan, Ryan Peterson, Logan Dilling. Not Pictured: Benjamin Gulotte, Nathaniel Gulotte, Mason Hart, William Meyers, Thomas Passanisi, Walter Perez, Mason Zehnder.

JV Head Coach Bruce Waddell

JV Defensive Coordinator John Nolan

JV Offensive Coordinator Doug Chase

Not pictured: Adam Hall, JV Line Coach


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2021 JV Football Roster Kyle Abellar Ramiro Acosta Luciano Alconero Sebastian Alconero Lawson Allen Eric Avin Leo Berman Gavin Brady Cabot Brooke Alexander Cameron Peyton Carter Brendan Cronin Owen Edwards Luke Fleming Remelo Frontal Gavin Gay

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Benjamin Gulotte Nathaniel Gulotte Ryan Halesworth Mason Hart Jonathon Heck Kevin Johns Mikhail Keenan Ty Kolaczynski Andrew Kusienski Robert Leckler John Linn Blake Mancini Shane McCarty Luke Mehalik William Meyers Keagan Morrisroe

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Paddy Murray Thomas Passanisi Walter Perez Ryan Peterson John Dawson Porter Owen Rardin Nicholas Richmond Brady Rockwell Elijah Sander David Shaw-Terry Senita Tokotaha Dominic Torres Felipe Trelles Mason Zehnder


Front Row L to R: Dylan Moore, Nicholas Gargano, Stephen Wheeler, Christopher Spiezio, Austin Santoro. Back Row L to R: Case vandeVelde, David Zeszutek, Payton Printz, David Parker, Leo Berman

2021 Verot Live Roster Leo Berman Nicholas Gargano – Senior Dylan Moore – Senior David Parker – Senior Payton Printz Austin Santoro – Senior Chris Spezio – Senior Trey Toscano Case vandeVelde – Senior Stephen Wheeler David Zeszutek


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Front Row L to R: Ava Hemann, Marissa Peck, Caroline O’Halloran, Diana Akhmetova, Olivia Irion. Middle Row L to R: Brooke Brazley, Delaney Shovlin, Ava Schropp, Kerrigan Habing. Back Row L to R: Julianna Schwartz, Ella Anne Portu, Coach Luis Rodriguez, Morgan Crawford, Klaudia Beach.

Coach Luis Rodriguez begins his first season as Head Coach of the Girls Volleyball program after having served as an assistant for the past two seasons. Coach Rodriguez began his volleyball career at Mater Academy High School in Miami, Florida as a Libero and Setter. Upon graduation in ‘09 he joined the coaching staff of Mater Academy and began their Girls Junior Varsity program, leading with a very successful program start. Coach Rodriguez took a Head Coach position with USA South in 2016 and has been with the Luis Rodriguez club since. He is involved with many programs at USA South, such as: Club program, AAU Tournament, Little Spiker’s and Middle School Camps. In 2018-19 Rodriguez coached the Palmetto Ridge Bears through two successful seasons and the first State Regionals appearance for the program.

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Senior Volleyball Players Morgan Crawford

Olivia Irion

2021 Varsity Volleyball Roster Diana Akhemetova Klaudia Beach Brooke Brazley Morgan Crawford – Senior Kerrigan Habing Ava Hemann Olivia Irion – Senior


Caroline O’Halloran Marissa Peck Ella Anne Portu Ava Schropp Julianne Schwartz Delaney Shovlin

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Front Row L to R: Hannah Schultz, Ava Irion, Jane Smith, Ava Cuellar. Middle Row L to R: Analia Perry, Charlotte Hildebrand, Heidi Hall, Elizabeth Schlager, Taylor Hedge, Lindsey Walsh. Back Row L to R: Madeline Knaak, Brenna Nelson, Lille Layne, Gianna Tufariello, Allison Gauthier

2021 JV Volleyball Roster Ava Cuellar Allison Gauthier Heidi Hall Taylor Hedge Charlotte Hildebrand

Ava Irion Madeline Knaak Lillie Layne Brenna Nelson Analia Perry

JV Head Coach Luis Rodriguez

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Elizabeth Schlager Hannah Schultz Margaret Jane Smith Gianna Tufariello Lindsey Walsh


Front Row L to R: Dennis Olsen, Erika Romero, Bianca Zaccagna, Daphne O’Hara, Mackenzie Delisle, Dominyka Romero, Andrew Marino. Middle Row L to R: Colin O’Grady, Zachary Zielke, Maren Pfleger, Kylie Thomas, Julia Reitz, McKinley Parker, Zachary Engel, Justin Davis. Back Row L to R: Assistant Coach Madison Stagner, Stephen Prendiville, Cael Horton, Grayson Tubbs, Dylan McCormick, Christian Erwin, Rafael Casillas, Head Coach Jorge Fleitas. Not pictured: Daniel Adams, Hannah Manibo, Denise Ramirez, Madison Thomas.

Coach Fleitas, also Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, is in his fifth season as Head Coach of the Girls and Boys Cross Country teams. Jorge holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and a Masters 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 Head Coach Jorge Fleitas 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.


Assistant Coach Madison Stagner

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2021 Boys Cross Country Roster Daniel Adams – Senior Rafael Casillas Justin Davis Zachary Engel Christian Erwin Cael Horton Andrew Marino

Dylan McCormick – Senior Colin O’Grady Dennis Olsen Stephen Prendiville Grayson Tubbs Zachary Zielke

2021 Girls Cross Country Roster Mackenzie Delisle Hannah Manibo Daphne O’Hara McKinley Parker Maren Pfleger Denise Ramirez

Julia Reitz Dominyka Romero Erika Romero Kylie Thomas Madison Thomas – Senior Bianca Zaccagna – Senior

Senior Cross Country Runners Dylaan McCormick

Madison Thomas

Bianca Zaccagna

Not pictured: Daniel Adams

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Back Row L to R: Head Coach Jason Baumgardner, Ethan Holter, Christopher Olivera, Marcos Egri-Martin, Tyler Bromwell, Ryan Holter, Connor Thayer, Raul Egri-Martin, Diego Corredor. Third Row L to R: Daniel Perez, Claire Kupsaw, Laura Flannery, Grace Illum, Jessica Kania, Lauren Pieretti, AnneMarie Swafford, Alexander Price, Stephen Prendiville. Second Row L to R: Dylan Dolinar, Grace Smith, Kaylei Cunniff, Miranda Gonzalez, Jordyn Bain, Ella Dinkel, Samantha Mitchell, Colton Sullivan. Front Row L to R: Renn Horton, Bianca Zaccagna, Natalie Fritsch, Lainey Hooper, Danica Cobian, Samantha Joanne Ciuni, Delayna Jones, Charles McGown. Not pictured: Elise Bolgiano, Rafael Casillas, Mackenzie Delisle, Mackenzie Fennell, Hailey Fischer, Quinn Greer, Ava Lewis, Daniel Orr, Sofia Roman, Nicolas Scripcario, Emory Stephens, Payton Teeter, Helen VonGruben.

Head Coach Jason Baumgardner

Jason enters his seventh year as Head Coach of the Swimming and Diving Program and is in his sixth year as Verot’s Athletic Director. Coach Baumgardner has won the Girls District Title and has placed second in the region each year. On the boys side he has one District Championship and has had multiple district and region individual champions along with four individual state champion titles. Jason, and his wife Jennifer, have four daughters, Sandra ’17, Erika ’18, Deisy

’20, and Laura ’21.

Assistant Coach Hajnalka Egri-Martin

Assistant Coaches Not pictured: Natalie Rochette, Chiqui Zaballa BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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2021 Girls Swim & Dive Roster Jordyn Bain Elise Bolgiano Danica Cobian Samantha Joanne Ciunni Kaylei Cunniff Ella Dinkel Mackenzie Delisle Mackenzie Fennell Hailey Fischer

Laura Flannery – Senior Natalie Fritsch Miranda Gonzalez – Senior Quinn Greer Lainey Hooper Grace Illum Delayna Jones Jessica Kania Claire Kupsaw – Senior

Ava Lewis Samantha Mitchell Lauren Pieretti Sofia Roman Grace Smith – Senior AnneMarie Swafford – Senior Payton Teeter – Senior Helen VonGruben Bianca Zaccagna – Senior

Senior Girl Swimmers Laura Flannery

Grace Smith

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Miranda Gonzalez

AnneMarie Swafford

Claire Kupsaw

Payton Teeter

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Bianca Zaccagna

2021 Boys Swim & Dive Roster Tyler Bromwell Rafael Casillas Diego Corredor – Senior Dylan Dolinar – Senior Marcos Egri-Martin – Senior Raul Egri-Martin Ethan Holter Ryan Holter Renn Horton Charles McGown

Chris Olivera – Senior Daniel Orr Daniel Perez Stephen Prendiville Alexander Price Nicolas Scripcario Emory Stephens Colton Sullivan Connor Thayer

Senior Boy Swimmers Diego Corredor

Dylan Dolinar

Marcos Egri-Martin


Chris Olivera

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Back Row L to R: Andrew Ausman, Joshua Corr, Declan DiMarino, Zachary Loninger, Kevin Kelly, Head Coach Andy Scott, Assistant Coach Ben Schemmel. Front Row L to R: Griffin Henry, Alexander Aung Oo, Stephen Wheeler, Michael Bevins, Matthew Matta, Christian Allen. Not pictured: Dalton Payne

Andy Scott is entering his ninth 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. Head Coach His positive, simplistic approach to golf Andy Scott 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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Assistant Coach Benjamin Schemmel

2021 Boys Golf Roster Christian Allen Alexander Aung Oo – Senior Andrew Ausman – Senior Michael Bevins Joshua Corr – Senior Declan DiMarino – Senior Griffin Henry Kevin Kelly Zachary Loninger Michael Matta Dalton Payne Stephen Wheeler

Senior Golfers Alexander Aung Oo

Andrew Ausman

Joshua Corr


Declan DiMarino

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Front Row L to R: Morgan Franklin, Ava Aloia, Grace Ryan, Brooklyn Butler, Talia Rodino, Monika Martinez. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Jeff Nixon, Gracie Mitchell, Amelia Loninger, Maddon McDonald, Caroline Kelly, Assistant Coach Jessica Cole. Not pIctured: Josee Fry

Jeff enters his fifth 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 Head Coach has coached over a thousand students Jeff Nixon ranging from scratch players, beginners, juniors and the disabled. Jeff’s unique ability is to be able to adapt to each student has served him well in the 10,000 plus lessons that he has given over the past twenty years. Jeff enjoys sharing his past experience with the Verot Golf program.

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Assistant Coach Jessica Cole

2021 Girls Golf Roster Ava Aloia Brooklyn Butler Morgan Franklin Josee Fry

Caroline Kelly Amelia Loninger Monika Martinez Maddon McDonald

Erin (Gracie) Mitchell Talia Rodino – Senior Grace Ryan

Senior Golfer Talia Rodino

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Front Row L to R: Jasmin Matchett, Sophia Iglesias, Emma Rathur, Alivia Mehalik, Phoebe Rando, Emily Boddison. Second Row L to R: Alyssa Hansen, Sydney Hatcher, Chloe Engh, Cameron Doyle,Yesenia Murray, Ella Dinkel, Alexandra Quintana. Third Row L to R: Kendall Olmstead, Raven Gadson, Kara Cross, Jamilah Clement,Victoria Konior, Kailey Allen, Olivia Overton-Cross, Sophia Pina. Fourth Row L to R: Makayla Wetmore, Kennedy Allen, Amelia Loninger, Molly DaSilva, Trissa Babcock, Christina Citrola, Mallory Gay. Back Row L to R: Mckenzie Taylor, Jordan Speake, Trinity Babcock, Coach Danielle Allen, Head Coach Amy Glasgow, Coach Kirsten Cross, Cadence Timm, Mandy Wiltshire, Kaitlyn King. Not Pictured: Olivia Cross

2021 Varsity Cheerleading Roster Kailey Allen – Senior Kennedy Allen – Senior Trinity Babcock Trissa Babcock Emily Boddison Christina Citrola Jamilah Clement Kara Cross Olivia Cross Molly DaSilva Ella Dinkel Cameron Doyle

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Chloe Engh Raven Gadson Mallory Gay Alyssa Hansen Sydney Hatcher – Senior Sophia Iglesias Kaitlyn King Victoria Konior Amelia Loninger Jasmin Matchett Alivia Mehalik Yesenia Murray FALL 2021

Kendall Olmstead – Senior Olivai Overton-Cross Sophia Pina Alexandra Quintana Phoebe Rando Emma Rathur Jordan Speake Mckenzie Taylor Cadence Timm Makayla Wetmore Mandy Wiltshire

Amy Glasgow enters her seventh 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 her husband Cris, 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.

Head Coach Amy Glasgow

Assistant Coach Danielle Allen

Assistant Coach Kirsten Cross

Senior Cheerleaders Kailey Allen

Kennedy Allen

Sydney Hatcher


Kendall Olmstead

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Front Row L to R: Lydia Whalen, Francesca Donalisio, Ava McElvany, Caylee Baschieri, Lucia Cross, Britney Kreitzer, Carly Curiano. Second Row L to R: Raegan Wingate, Kayce Nette, Alyson Dilling, Mara Lodwick, Elizabeth Longenhagen, Annabelle Grasmeier. Third Row L to R: Marisa Stambaugh, Lillian Murnane, Jasmine Hoffman, Ava Rathur, Ava Byrd, Shelby Lee, Sophia Evangelista. Fourth Row L to R: Kayla Nichols, Sofia Santiago, Kiley Lebid, Ava Dusold, Elise Bolgiano, Alexis Crowe. Back Row L to R: Coach Danielle Allen, Head Coach Any Glasgow, Coach Kirsten Cross

2021 JV Cheerleading Roster Caylee Baschieri Elise Bolgiano Ava Byrd Lucia Cross Alexis Crowe Carly Curiano Alyson Dilling Francesca Donalisio Ava Dusold

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Sophia Evangelista Annabelle Grasmeier Jasmine Hoffman Britney Kreitzer Kiley Lebid Shelby Lee Mara Lodwick Elizabeth Longenhagen Ava McElvany

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Lillian Murnane Kayce Nette Kayla Nichols Ava Rathur Sofia Santiago Marissa Stambaugh Lydia Whalen Raegan Wingate


Front Row L to R: Katherine Krutky, Madison Meyers, Isabella Lentz, Mackenzie Fennell, Annabeth Corrigan. Middle Row L to R: Nolan Wagner, Chris Carranza, Carter Davis, Seamus Murray, Christopher Davis, Andrew Marino. Back Row L to R: Head Coach David Zukin, Adam Belof, Justin Layne, Tanner Filla, Gavin Hart, Assistant Coach Mitch Moscowitz. Not pictured: Cameron Schockling, Kendall Sullivan.

Head Coach David Zukin

Coach David Zukin is in his fifth year as Head Coach of the Bowling team. Coach Zukin has been bowling since he was seven years old and a bowling league participant for 35 years. He has bowled two perfect games. Coach Zukin is in his 27th year in education, teaching Algebra 2 Honors and Statistics Honors. He and his wife, Chris, have a daughter, Laurel.


Assistant Coach Mitchell Moskowitz

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2021 Boys Bowling Roster Adam Belof Christopher Carranza Carter Davis Christopher Davis Tanner Filla – Senior

Gavin Hart Justin Layne Andrew Marino Seamus Murray Nolan Wagner

2021 Girls Bowling Roster Annabeth Corrigan Mackenzie Fennell Katherine Krutky – Senior Isabella Lentz

Madison Meyers Cameron Schockling Kendall Sullivan

Senior Bowlers Tanner Filla

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Front Row L to R: Declan Derba, Thomas Petersen, Maria Roa,Victor Kateregga, Brianna Ray. Middle L to R: Shea Murray, Naissa Esperance, Grace Kiszka. Back Row L to R: Catherine Hughes, Kyle Long, Michael Gaeta, Livia Kiszka. Top Row L to R: Assistant Director Erica Childs, Band Director Linda Burke.

Band Director Linda Burke MARCHING BAND

Linda Burke is in her fourth year as the Viking Band Director. She comes with more than 20 years of both classical and symphonic musical experience and education. She earned her Bachelor degree in Music, majoring in clarinet, from St. Mary’s College in 2008 and received her Master degree in teaching three years later. She is very excited for the opportunity to grow the marching band and go on local and state competitions with field shows in the next few years.


Asst. Band Director Erica Child MARCHING BAND

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2021 Marching Band Roster Declan Derba Naissa Esperance Michael Gaeta Catherine Hughes Victor Kateregga – Senior Grace Kiszka Livia Kiszka

Kyle Long – Senior Shea Murray Thomas Petersen Henry Phillips Brianna Ray Maria Roa

Senior Marching Band Victor Kateregga

Kyle Long





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STAYING CONNECTED...BV ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Greetings alumni! We hope you and your family are well! Special thanks to Keith Durling ’79 and Jeff Brown ’80 for updating the school’s trophy case in honor of Coach Gill’s 50th Homecoming. Next time you are at Bishop Verot make sure you check it out.

Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on alumni events. All the best,


Monica (Gargano) Hartman ’08


Skyler Bauer ’08

Upcoming Events Alumni All Souls Day Mass – Please join your fellow alumni as we celebrate Mass in the Bishop Verot Chapel on November 2 at 6:00 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Ugly Christmas Sweater Party - Breakout your ugliest Christmas sweater and join us for our 4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Marlin’s Brewhouse on Wednesday, December 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thank you!


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ALUMNI NEWS Jim ’85 & Dawn ’93 Nolan

Erin Gillies ’14 Erin Gillies is pleased to announce her engagement to Camilo Garcia. The couple met while working at Polo Ralph Lauren in high school. Camilo and Erin are planning a spring wedding in New York.

On September 14th, 2021, Jimmy and Dawn (Delizia) Nolan welcomed Adele Eileen Nolan ’40 into the world. Adele joins current Viking Eddie ’24 (pictured), and future Vikings Betty ’26, Bobby ’28, Annie ’30 and Lucy ’32.

Trevor Telisky ’18 Nicole Linden ’13 Dr. Nicole Linden earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern this past May. She graduated from Florida State University in 2017 with a degree in Exercise Science. Nicole is working at Advance Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Cape Coral as a Physical Therapist.

Kenleigh Clark ’14 & Scott Gislason ’14 Scott Gislason and Kenleigh Clark are delighted to announce their engagement. Kenleigh and Scott were friends at Verot and started dating while in college. They were engaged at the Edison Home in town and are planning a May 2022 wedding on Boca Grande Island.

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Trevor earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance, graduating Magna Cum Laude this past May, from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He is continuing his education at Albany Law School in Albany, New York, where he is in week five of the 1L year as a law student and Juris Doctor candidate in the class of 2024. He also interned and is currently working as a law clerk under mentor Brett French of Cooper Erving and Savage LLP. Excitingly enough Brett is a Florida Bar Certified Attorney and the aspiration is to expand Cooper Erving & Savage to serve Southwest Florida.

Tyler Goguen ’17 & Natalie Seoane ’18 Natalie and Tyler are pleased to announce their engagement. Tyler received his degree in Entrepreneurship from FGCU in May of 2021. He is the owner/operator of the Beau’s BBQ food truck. Natalie will graduate in May of 2022 with a degree in Resort and Hospitality Management with a focus on event management. The couple is planning a November 2022 wedding.

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ALUMNI NEWS Alumni Calendar Alumni Mass All Souls Day Mass on November 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bishop Verot Chapel on Campus. Wine and cheese reception to follow. Viking Legal Society Please be sure to follow the Viking Legal Society facebook page for future events and invitations. Please check the Verot Alumni page of the website for alumni event and reunion updates at bvhs.org/alumni. Please send any upcoming reunion information to patty.holmes@bvhs.org for future B&G publications. Thank you!


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ALUMNI SPORTS Daniel Vogelbach ʼ11

Joe Mera ʼ18



Vogelbach completed his sixth season in Major League Baseball, playing in 93 regular season games for the National League Central champion Brewers.Vogelbach, who finished the season with the highest batting average in his MLB career, hit nine home runs on the season, including a walk-off grand slam in Milwaukee’s 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on September 5.

In his junior season with the Division I Bulldogs, Mera has played in every game as of press time for Samford. In the first five games of the season, Mera logged 12 total tackles, including seven solo stops. He also forced a fumble and logged a QB hurry in Samford’s contest against Tennessee-Martin, and recorded a quarterback sack the following week in a Samford victory over Western Carolina.

Andrew Palumbo ʼ11

Marc Taglieri ʼ20



Palumbo, who starred on Verot’s state championship team in 2010, has carved out a professional soccer career in Sweden. The midfielder currently plays for Vänersborgs IF, who play in the third division of Swedish football. Recently, Palumbo scored a goal in Vänersborgs’ 5-1 win over Lunds BK on September 11, finding the back of the net in the 54th minute.

Taglieri scored his first career touchdown for the Bulldogs, which also served as his first career catch. The tight end hauled in a four-yard touchdown catch in Bryant’s game with NCAA Division I FBS Akron, a score that got the Bulldogs on the board.

Jeff Passantino ʼ14

Meagan Brown ʼ19



Passantino moved over to the Pirates organization before the season, and played the entirety of 2021 with the Altoona Curve at the Double-A level. The righthander struck out 74 hitters in 76 innings of work, and walked just 20 hitters. Over his four seasons in professional baseball, Passantino has struck out 276 hitters and walked just 49.

After Brown’s sophomore season was cancelled due to the pandemic, the junior has played in six of PBA’s seven matches as of press time for the NCAA Division II Sailfish. In each of her six appearances, Brown has played at least 20 minutes on the field. In Palm Beach Atlantic’s first seven matches of the season, Brown aided a defensive effort that allowed just five goals total, and posted three shutouts.

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ALUMNI SPORTS Nicole Gulati ʼ21

Maddy Logan ʼ21



In her first season of college soccer, Gulati has immediately seen time on the field for Washington University in St. Louis. The freshman scored goals in back-to-back matches for the Bears, finding the back of the net in victories over WisconsinWhitewater and DePauw. As of press time, Gulati and the Bears held an undefeated record of 8-0-1.

Logan has appeared on the court for the Wildcats of Culver-Stockton College, an NAIA program in Missouri. In her freshman season, Logan played in eight of the team’s matches in the first stretch of the season. A setter, Logan recorded 44 assists, which included a season-high of 21 against William Woods. She logged 13 and added eight service aces, as well.


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SCHOOL NOTES College Fair After a year hiatus, the annual College Fair returned to the Nevins Gymnasium in September. Juniors and seniors were able to talk with admissions representatives from over 50 colleges and universities from across the country. Students learned about the many opportunities offered at places like Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, Michigan State University, Catholic University of America, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Florida, and Florida State University and many others.

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Sophia Miller, senior, has been named a 2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Sophia is on of only 16,000 students nationwide to be recognized among the 1.5 million juniors who entered the competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Sophia is also a member of the Girls Varsity Softball team, Girls Weightlifting team, National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta.

Commended Students in National Merit Program Four seniors have received national recognition for academic success. Michael Armiras, Arielle Dicang, Anna Latell, and Grace Marie Smith have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to these scholastically talented students.

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SCHOOL NOTES Environmental Club Volunteers Members of the Environmental Club, led by Mrs. Schlotterbeck, participated in the recent International Coastal Cleanup 2021. Students gathered on a Saturday morning at Lovers Key State Park to comb the beach for trash.

Science National Honor Society Our President and Founder, Alexandra Barriga, and Vice President, Zofia Costa, planned a beach clean-up as a service activity for the Science National Honor Society in September at the Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel. It was a great success and we are so proud of our students who went out to help our community. The newly formed Science National Honor Society is led by moderator Mrs.Vocu. Follow them on Instagram to see their journey at snhsatbvhs and get updates on the Science Honor Society.


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