Loyola School’s Online Alumni Newsletter - April 2010
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Fox Award winner, Sunita Stevens Meyers ’88, and Gannon Award winner, Francis J. Nemia ’73, with Fr. Katsouros at the Alumni Dinner
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Back to School Night
Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Basketball
Boys’ and Girls’ J.V. Basketball
Coach “A” Alumni Basketball Tournament
Back to School Night On Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2010, alumni and alumni parents returned to Loyola for an educational evening with members of our faculty including Eliza Gelfand, Librarian, Joann Kusk, History, Rev. James Martin, S.J., America Magazine, and Danilo Tramontozzi, Foreign Language and History. Participants were thrilled with all that they learned and look forward to registering for next year’s classes! Thank you to all who attended. We hope to see you again next year! Click here to view more photos!
Left: Angie Vivolo ‘02, John Coghlan ‘01, and Andrea McDermott ‘02; Middle: Mary Claire Lagno P’08, Vance Shaw P’04, ‘08, Maureen Dore P’09, Eva Shaw P’04, ‘08; Right: Joann Kusk teaching the History of New York
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Boys Varsity Basketball The 2009‐10 Loyola Knights Varsity basketball team finished the season 4‐17. The team was composed of seven seniors, Ted Conrad, Court Wallner, Aidan Tyson, Marc Berardi, Eugene Whyte, Danny Marocco and Captain Kwaku Frimpong, junior, Chris Jaroszewski, sophomores, Alfred Bolden, Michael Bolden, Tyler Burke, and Drew Roberts, and freshman, Andrew Leone. The Knights tested themselves all season, facing a tough out of league schedule that included Dalton, Florida 3a power Saint Andrews, Canada’s Saint Francois Semanire of Quebec, and Trinity Christian of Florida. Horace Mann’s Peg Duggan Memorial Tournament saw the Knights drop two games. Horace Mann overpowered the Knights with a full court press and St. Agnes’ inside presence was too much for the smaller Knights. The same held true as the Varsity lost to Francois Semanire in the Loyola Christmas Festival 60‐31. The New Year brought some fortune to Loyola as they defeated Calhoun 53‐32 on the road. On Sports Night, the Knights fell to league champion Columbia Prep 58‐47 before a packed house. The seniors were honored before the game for their participation with the team. The Knights kept playing hard after that setback. They defeated Calhoun 61‐39. The Knights then went on the road and dropped a close one to Trevor Day 51‐46. The starters all scored and played quite a team game despite the loss. In the last league game of the season the Knights played Browning and played a strong game despite losing 68‐76. “This team never gave up all season,” stated Coach Agnostakis. The Knights showed they could compete and could run with the league and left it all on the court.
Girls Varsity Basketball
The Lady Knights played what turned out to be the most successful season for Loyola girls basketball in five years. The Lady Knights came into form after the Christmas holiday, winning 11 of their last 13 regular season games. They rolled through the GISAL schedule without a loss, and earned impressive victories out of league as well, including a thrilling win over Convent of the Sacred Heart, and dominating performances over Nightingale and St. Vincent Ferrer. The Lady Knights entered the GISAL playoffs as the top seed, and the team lived up to expectations. They easily handled Lycée Français NY in the semifinals, advancing to face Calhoun in the finals at John Jay College on February 27, 2010. Calhoun kept the game close early, as the Lady Knights went into halftime with a slim 20‐18 lead. In the second half, the Lady Knights, in the words of Calhoun’s coach, “played nearly flawlessly.” The Lady Knights defense held the Cougars to only 14 second‐half points, and Loyola cruised to a 49‐32 victory. The season ended a few days later with a loss to Horace Mann in the first round of the NYSAIS tournament, but that loss did not diminish the many accomplishments of the season. The Lady Knights had an overall record of 18‐7 and finished in first place with a perfect 10‐0 in the GISAL. The Lady Knights won their first GISAL Championship in five years, and earned their second consecutive berth in the state tournament. They were also featured in the New York Post and on MSG Varsity.
Boys J.V. Basketball
The JV Knights basketball season was definitely one of “ups and downs”. With most of the sophomores having moved up to the varsity level, the JV team had to rely on four veteran sophomores, Paul Choix, Sasha Lehembre‐Shiah, Christopher Ponteretto, and Jeffrey Valenzuela, and eight freshmen, Andrew Leone, TJ McLaughlin, Ned Taylor‐D'Ambrosio, Renz Ishikawa, Daniel Gubitosa, Chase Donarski, Giuseppe Zappala, and Tim Hurkmans. The freshmen were talented but very inexperienced. It did not matter much because the team quickly jumped into a 6‐1 record, beating teams like Friends Seminary, Trevor Day, Columbia Prep and Churchill. Loyola’s only defeat was against Dalton. The second part of the season was very different. Leading scorer, Andrew Leone, was moved up to the varsity team, leaving the JV Knights on a quest of self‐rediscovery. The young freshmen had to pick up the slack and learn quickly. The sophomores had to take on even more responsibility resulting in a team that made tremendous strides in terms of development. Every player was better in March than they were in November. Unfortunately, those strides were not enough to win another game, going 0‐8, ending the season 6‐9. The Knights’ league record qualified them to appear in their first playoff under the direction of Coach Joseph though they lost to Columbia Prep in the semi‐finals.
Girls J.V. Basketball
The JV Lady Knights ended their season in dramatic and heart‐breaking fashion with a 31‐30 loss in the GISAL play‐off championship game against cross‐town rival Columbia Prep. Despite falling one point shy, the final game was a proud performance, marked with the same tenacity and grit which the team had come to acquire throughout the season. Overall, the 2009‐10 campaign was a very successful season, as the JV Lady Knights finished the year with a 13‐4 record. The team captured the regular season GISAL title for the fourth consecutive year, contributing to a dominating 66‐10 record over the past four seasons. Key to this season’s success was strong sophomore leadership from Jess Luszczyk, Laura Prunty, and Tori Leonard, coupled with the energy of freshwomen Andriana Ilnicki, Emma McCauley, Rebecca Petitti, Tatiana Gleeson, Kendall Dickieson, and Deirdre Haney. All the while, Manager Rosie Montoya kept the team and coaches very organized. The team’s greatest strength was its strong commitment to teamwork, evidence of the great gift of community in the athletic arena. Congratulations to the very special group and young women, who worked hard all season, and can proudly call themselves the JV Lady Knights!
Coach “A” Alumni Basketball Tournament On Sunday, February 21, 2010, nine alumni teams represented by members of the classes of 1980 through 2004 competed in the second annual Coach "A" Alumni Basketball Tournament. Competition was fierce again this year beginning with a round robin series of games. Team Nexus—Leonard Sotomayor ‘80, Rich Jameson ‘91, Adam Kazalski ‘92, and John Coghlan ‘01—received a bye into the championship game after giving up the least number of points in their first two games. That left two teams to face off in a semi‐final game which featured the Class of ‘91 team, James Barker, Chris Moffatt, and Mauro Maccioni, versus Eddie Minson ‘95, Pat Minson ‘99, Doug Murphy ‘95, and D. Tubridy ‘95. The teams were well‐matched but the 1991 team prevailed winning the game 15‐8. Team Nexus and the Class of 1991 played hard in the championship game but there could only be one winner. We congratulate the 2010 tournament champions, Team Nexus, who defeated ‘91 with a score of 21‐11. Many thanks to everyone who attended, both players and fans, for a great day celebrating Coach Fred Agnostakis' 23 years of dedicated service to Loyola School and we hope to see you again next year! Click here to see more photos from the tournament!
2010 Alumni Participants Greg Acosta ‘03 James Barker ‘91 Chris Beha ‘97 Jim Beha ‘97 Chris Borgia ‘03 John Coghlan ’01 Maggie Dolan ‘03 Pat Farrell ‘93 Patrick Hanlon ‘03 Rich Jameson ’91 Adam Kazalski ‘92 Mauro Maccioni ‘91 Will Maldarelli ’03 John McCarthy ‘89 Michael McVann ‘04 Michelle McVann ‘03
Myron Michalski ‘89 Eddie Minson ‘95 Patrick Minson ‘99 Chris Moffatt ‘91 Doug Murphy ’95 Bran Noonan ‘94 John O’Brien ‘93 Sean O’Connor ’04 Gary Power ‘89 Aleks Radovich ’97 John Smith ‘94 Leonard Sotomayor ’80 Nicola Torchia ‘01 Dan Tubridy ‘95 John Virga ‘04 Stephen Walsh ’03
1965 Chris Murray’s art gallery, the Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. is celebrating its 34th anniversary on 34th street in Georgetown. Chris and the gallery were featured in a Vanity Fair article in the January 2010 issue. Visit http:// www.vanityfair.com/online/style/2009/12/govinda‐gallery‐a‐gem‐in‐georgetown.html to read the full article. Chris also curated an exhibition called “Elvis at 21”, which was launched at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on January 8, 2010 in celebration of Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday. Chris organized the exhibition in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) who are touring the exhibition to twelve major American museums over the next three years. 1966 John Zambetti and Walter Egan recently released a new Malibooz cd entitled “Queens’ English”. Their latest release features a collection of new tunes in the 1960’s British Invasion style and includes many original artists. 1970 Bob Pacicco was inducted into the New Jersey Elected Officials Hall of Fame on February 24, 2010. This special honor is given to elected officials who have distinguished themselves for more than twenty years of service. Bob was nominated by the Mayor and Council and the New Jersey League of Municipalities, the State Senate and State Assembly ratified this selection. Bob has served as Mayor of Leonia, Councilman, Trustee, and on the Board of Elections to name just a few. He currently serves on the Leonia Planning Board.
John Zambetti ‘66 and Walter Egan ‘66
1985 Marco Maccioni is engaged to be married to Sabrina Wender. A wedding is planned for June 12, 2010 in Pietrasanta near Lucca in Tuscany, Italy. 1989 John McCarthy has moved to the suburbs! 1994 Joseph Bustros is engaged to be married to Andrea Dispenza. 1996 Lucas Tramontozzi developed a website for the State of Louisiana, www.HealthFinderLA.gov, which allows people to compare hospital and nursing home quality and find prices for common prescription medications.
John McCarthy ‘89
1999 Cameron McMunn‐Coffran’s art was on exhibit at Art Bar on March 5, 2010. Michael Mullins recently launched The New York Companion Newspaper, whose purpose is to help animals in need in New York City. A beat reporter in New Jersey for a few years after coming home from Iraq, Michael also previously worked at CNN and was named the “2006 Best First Year Reporter in the state of New Jersey” by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists for his work at The Hoboken Reporter Newspaper. 2006 & 2007 Ryan Schira ’06 and Devan Schira ’07’s band, Safe to Say, performed at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square on Saturday, December 19, 2009 as part of a tribute to Sublime, entitled, Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime. Faculty Rachel Meuler’s first solo art show was on exhibit from March 4‐25, 2010 at the Rabbithole Studio in Brooklyn, New York.
1983 John Young and his wife, Eileen, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Hazel, on October 15, 2009. Hazel joins big brother, Harry, and sister, Fiona. 1984 Greg Barrett and his wife, Francesca, welcomed their daughter, Delfina, on December 29, 2009. Delfina joins big brother, Luke, and sister, Isabella. 1987 Colleen Costantini‐Segal and her husband, Richard, welcomed their daughter, Kiersten Leigh, on October 20, 2009. Kiersten joins big sisters, Angelina Rose, 8, and Meagan Elizabeth, 16 months. 1991 Cairo Cebrian Gregor and her husband, Michael, welcomed their daughter, Gipsy Grace, on August 3, 2009. Gipsy joins big brother, James, and sister, Stella. 1994 Erica Hearns Jalil and her husband, Dan, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Leila June, on February 23, 2010. Former Faculty Donna Romero and her husband, Nick, welcomed their daughter, Kelly Genevieve, on March 5, 2010.
1943 Lois Ross, wife of Gerard Ross, on November 22, 2009. 1943, 1951 & 1973 Robert Mullen, father of Robert Mullen ’73, and brother‐in‐law of Raymond Reiss ’43 † and Ted Reiss ’51, on January 16, 2010. 1985, 1989, & 1993 Sara Fernandez, mother of Helen Fernandez ’85, Carmen Fernandez Romero ’89, Oscar Fernandez ’93, and mother‐in‐law of Stacey Usiak ’93, on February 10, 2010.
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Photos top to bottom: Harry, Fiona and Hazel Young; Kiersten Segal; Gipsy Gregor; Leila Jalil
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