Pictured are the 2013/2014 N.S.C.Y.O. Sportsmanship Award winners. Congratulations to both of these teams on their great accomplishments and for representing Saint Dominic C.Y.O., parish and community in such an upstanding way.
The 6th Grade team (top picture), coached By Kevin McLaughlin and John Purcell, captured this prestigious award for the second year in a row, while finishing at the top of their division. The team continues to play at the highest level of competition while displaying all of the virtues we expect in a young athlete.
The 5th Grade Lady BayHawks (bottom picture), coached by Maria Ehlinger and her father, Paul, took home the award in just their first year of playing together. The girls had a great season and were shining examples of what a Saint Dominic C.Y.O. basketball player/team should be. Well done ladies!
Saint Dominic 8th Grade Girls Soccer capture N.S.C.Y.O. Championship
A long and hard fought season for the Saint Dominic Catholic Youth Organization 7th and 8th grade girls’ soccer team finally culminated Sunday night, November 17th in victorious fashion. The Lady BayHawks defeated previously unbeaten Sacred Heart by the score of 2-1 to win the 2013 Nassau Suffolk C.Y.O. championship.
The girls of Saint Dominic jumped out to an early lead when Juliana Cavallone made an astounding shot from the far left extreme of the box that soared over the goalkeeper's head and into the net. After a period of defensive prevalence where it seemed that every offensive attack was countered with an even better defensive stand, Saint Dominic's broke through again when Sacred Heart was called for a penalty. Cavallone again took the shot and notched into the top of the net. Sacred Heart did not allow themselves to be down by two goals for long, however, as they quickly drove down the field and scored in the final seconds of the first half.
The second half was a tremendous battle by both teams, as they fought to move the ball endlessly. The game clock could not move fast enough for the fans and players alike. The ball seemed to linger around the St. Dominic's goal for the most part, but all around great defensive play and an extraordinary performance from goalkeeper Emily Villar (after Sidney Cunningham’s fabulous 1st half stint in goal) were able to stop every one of Sacred Heart's relentless attacks. The final whistle was blown and the Lady BayHawks were crowned champions. This was the second N.S.C.Y.O. Championship for the 7th Grade girls, who captured the title in 2011.
This exceptional, heart-stopping, championship game was the perfect end to a great season of hard work and dedication. The team was led by the exceptional coaching staff of Tom Regan, Jack Lambertson, and Frank Monteleone. Always displaying sportsmanship and a fierce competitiveness, the Lady BayHawks were a perfect example of grace and athleticism. The team also had the tremendous support of friends and family who traveled to every game to cheer them on. A great season ended in the best possible way for St. Dominic N.S.C.Y.O. 7th and 8th grade girls’ soccer team.
(story by James Hilepo)
Saint Dominic N.S.C.Y.O. 2013 Volleyball Champions
Pictured is the N.S.C.Y.O.Saint Dominic 8th grade Girls Volleyball Champions. The team captured the Championship trophy after finishing the regular season in first place. Even more impressive is that this was the inaugural season for the team and for our C.Y.O. program! After the Championship, the Lady BayHawks were invited to participate in the Brookly/Queens-Nassau/Suffolk C.Y.O. Volleyball Challenge.
Congratulations to the team and coaches Therese Direnzo and Gina Giglia on a fantastic year!
Saint Dominic 7th Grade Boys are N.S.C.Y.O. 2012/2013 Basketball Champs
On Saturday, March 23rd, the Saint Dominic C.Y.O. captured 2 victories of historic proportions. In a season that saw 4 C.Y.O. BayHawk boys basketball teams make the playoffs (as well as 2 girls teams), capping off the successful 2012/2013 campaign for 2 of those boys teams by taking home the Championship Trophy was the perfect way to end the season. For the first time in recent history, Saint Dominic C.Y.O. had two teams competing for Gold on the same day.
In a heart-pounding battle, St. Dominic 7th Grade CYO Team came away with the victory versus a very talented St Hyacinth team by a score of 48-47. Behind strong guard play, St. Hyacinth jumped out to an early lead that grew to 10 points through the 2nd Quarter. Led by Strong play from Luke Puccio and a couple of late baskets, St. Dominic cut the lead to 6 points going into halftime trailing 24-18.
Exploding out of halftime, Robby Rossiter scored six straight points in the first minute of the 3rd quarter to tie the score at 24. Rossiter ended the game with 23 points and was named the game’s outstanding player. Strong defense by Alex Breuer and Jack Phelan kept the game close through the rest of the 3rd Quarter.
The 4th quarter was an epic battle by both teams. Fighting through injury and illness Michael Leahy and Justin Renner fought hard under the basket to the brink of exhaustion. Joe Walsh made a couple of late steals and combined with Elia DeBlasio to hit critical free throws in the final minutes. A late basket by Anthony Reilly, who added 15 points, sealed the one point victory and the Nassau Suffolk Catholic Youth Organization championship for St. Dominic.
Recovering from pneumonia, the team was inspired by the attendance of their teammate, Nicholas “Superman” Viscovich. Nick was able to attend the game and cheer the team to victory. With Coaches Robert Rossiter and Michael Leahy guiding this talented team, Sharing the victory together was a fitting end to a tremendous season for the BayHawks!
Saint Dominic 5th Grade Boys BBall capture 2012/2013 Championship !
Next up was the Championship game that saw the 5th Grade Saint Dominic boys battling against Saint Pius. After see-sawing back and forth through the first 3 quarters, the BayHawks were able to put some breathing room between the two teams with some inspired play by their forwards and excellent rebounding that proved to be the difference down the stretch. With guards Jack Stern, Keith Curran, Brandon and Christian Colletta and Joe Ricci directing the offense, the backcourt was in steady hands. Forwards Jack Rispoli, Teddy Mangiarotti, Aidan Dinenza, Ben Nicoletto and Connor Sweeney did most of their damage on the boards and combined with a deadly shooting touch, they opened up the court. The final score was 33-26 in favor of the victorious Saint Dominic Champions !
Capping off a 11-1 regular season, the Saint Dominic squad, coached by Mike Ricci and Phil Colletta, was the favorite going into the playoffs and lived up to expectations by marching through the tournament and toppling some of the best teams in N.S.C.Y.O. Congratulations to the players, coaches, and outstanding parents and supporters.
Saint Dominic 5th Grade Girls are Sportsmanship Award winners !
The Saint Dominic 5th Grade Girls "A" basketball team was recently awarded the prestigious N.S.C.Y.O. Sportsmanship Award for the recently completed 2012/2013 basketball season. The Lady Bayhawks, competing in the ultra-competetive "A" division, finished the season making the playoffs and lost to the eventual League Champs. The team also captured the Championship Trophy in the Our Lady of Victory Christmas Tournament. All of the young hoopsters are to be congratulated and applauded for the way they represented their parish, team and themselves. They truly are winners on, and off, the basketball court! Congrats to Coaches Kevin McLaughlin and John Purcell for guiding the girls and for a very successful season.
Top row: Emily Leahy,Gaby Treble,Maddie Askland,Elizabeth Reilly,Hannah McLaughlin
(missing from photo: Izzie Vitale, Jayla Lee & Molly McGee)
2012 C.Y.O. Award Winners...Congratulations!
On November, 17th, 2012 ,The Saint Dominic C.Y.O. gathered together at the annual C.Y.O. Mass held at Saint Dominic Church. The Mass is a chance for all of the Saint Dominic C.Y.O. athletes, coaches, parents and supporters to gather together and give thanks and acknowledge our good fortune.
At the conclusion of the Mass, celebrated by Father Kevin Smith, awards were presented to those athletes and a coach who best exemplify the values and attributes that all Saint Dominic C.Y.O. participants aspire to. All of the recipients are long time participants in the C.Y.O. and were deemed worthy of selection by their coaches for the very prestigious awards. Pictured with Father Kevin Smith are the Ed Miranda Award winners for athletes and the Rich McWalters award winner for coach of the year. From left to right, Robert Howes, Steven Shoemaker, Coach Roger Gaeckler, Faith Smith and Frank Iemmiti.
Congratulations to all of the Award winners!
Saint Dominic 6th Grade Boys Bball N.S.C.Y.O. Sportsmanship Winners
Pictured with Fr. Gerry is the 6th Grade Saint Dominic Boys Basketball N.S.C.Y.O. Sportsmanship Award winning team for 2011/2012. The team, coached by Robert Rossiter and Mike Leahy, capped off a very successful regular season with a playoff appearance. The Sportsmanship Award is presented to the teams that best represent the values of what we expect our Saint Dominic C.Y.O. teams to strive for—fair-play, respect for opponents, referees ,coaches and spectators, and upholding the Christian precepts that C.Y.O. is based upon. We congratulate these young gentleman and the coaches on a job well done!
Saint Dominic 5th Grade Lady Bayhawks 2011 N.S.C.Y.O. Soccer Champs
Pictured above are the 2011 N.S.C.Y.O. Saint Dominic Lady Bayhawk Soccer Champions. The Hawk's capped off an amazing undefeated season with two tremendously exciting playoff games.On Saturday, 11/19th, they played a game that will go down in C.Y.O history as the most exciting,well-played, thrilling game ever played at the 5th grade level---or any level for that matter! In a double overtime, quadruple shoot-out match, they emerged victorious against arch-rival, defending champ, Saint Aidans by a 2-1 score.
On Sunday, 11/20th, the Lady Bayhawks captured the N.S.C.Y.O. Championship with a well executed game plan and defeated Our Lady of Lourdes by a score of 4-0.
Coaches Tom Regan and Frank Monteleone did a fabulous job with the girls.
Congratulations to all the players, coaches,parents and supporters of the Lady Bayhawks on "A Dream Season"!
Saint Dominic 8th Grade Girls Capture 2011/2012 Basketball Championship
Pictured above are the 2011/2012 Saint Dominic Girls 8th Grade N.S.C.Y.O. Basketball Champions. The team, coached by Karen Testa and assisted by Andrew Galgano, finished a remarkable season with heart-stopping victory against a previously undefeated, Infant Jesus team from Port Jefferson. The Lady Bayhawks went on to defeat their counterparts from Brooklyn in the first ever NSCYO/BQCYO challenge held @ Saint Dominic on March 3rd. Congratulations to the Lady Hawks and the coaches on a tremendous campaign and for representing Saint Dominic C.Y.O. in such a fine way.
Saint Dominic C.Y.O. 6th Grade Girls Soccer make Playoffs and take home Sportsmanship Award !!
The 6th Grade Lady Bayhawk Girls Soccer team, above, captured 4th place in a super competitive Catholic League 6th grade division this past fall.In addition, they made the playoffs for the first time in their short history. The team, comprised of both 5th Grade players and 6th Grade holdovers from last years team, were coached by Jack Lambertson and assisted by Jim Siviglia and Dawn Gibbons.
To top things off, the 6th Grade Bayhawks also garnered the prestigious Sportsmanship Award from N.S.C.Y.O. as a result of the tremendous qualities displayed on the field towards opponents, officials,coaches and fans.Having gone winless in the previous 2 campaigns, the Lady Bayhawks had a tremendous season and with the sportsmanship and camaraderie that they displayed all season long, made all of their supporters extremely proud. Congratulations Ladies--you truly are an amazing group of young ladies!
Saint Dominic C.Y.O. Mass 2011--Award Winners
On Saturday, November 19th, 2011, The Saint Dominic C.Y.O. held their annual Awards Mass and distributed awards for Excellence and Achievement to our Athletes and Coach. These awards are given based on adherence to C.Y.O. values that all of our Athletes and coaches strive for. These honorees represent all that is good about CYO athletics and all hold a special place in the Saint Dominic family. Pictured above:Conor McAuliffe (Ed Miranda Award-Boys Basketball), Father Gerry Gordon, Anthony Mammano (Ed Miranda Award-Boys Baseball), Frank Mammano (Rich McWalters Award--Saint Dominic C.Y.O. Coach of The Year). Missing from picture is Kiera Coyne(Ed Miranda Award-Girls Basketball).Congratulations to our award winners and thank you for being a shining example to your teammates and fellow coaches!
Saint Dominic Boys 7th Grade Bayhawks Crowned N.S.C.Y.O. Baseball Champs
For the 2nd Year in a row, The Saint Dominic Bayhawks 7th grade Boys Baseball team captured the N.S.C.Y.O. Championship. Managed by John Dagher and assisted by Ken Breuer, the boys competed in a mixed 7th and 8th grade division. Congrats to the Coaches, Players and supporters on a job well done and a back-to-back championship season!
6th Grade Saint Dominic Bayhawks Finish undefeated season with Championship
The 6th grade Boys Bayhawk C.Y.O. Baseball team recently capped off an amazing undefeated season with the N.S.C.Y.O. Championship. Playing against the best teams on Long Island, the boys exhibited tremendous skills and sportsmanship on their way towards rolling to the title.
Managed by Jim Mattel, and coached by Mike Lorusso and Joe Daniello, the 6th grade Bayhawks bested their nemesis, Saint Mary's in the title game.
Congratulations on a fabulous season all around--especially to the parents and supporters of the team!
Both The 8th grade and 7th grade Saint Dominic C.Y.O. Girls Bayhawk Basketball teams were the recipients of the N.S.C.Y.O. Sportsmanship award for the recently completed 2010/2011 season. This award is given to teams and coaches that continue to display all the virtues that C.Y.O. and the Saint Dominic parish community holds important in athletics and life. In addition, the 7th grade girls made it to the playoffs for the first time. We congratulate the 8th grade and 7th grade girls teams, and the coaches, Roger Gaeckler (8th) and Karen Testa (7th) on their accomplishments.
The Saint Dominic C.Y.O. 6th grade Lady Bayhawks soccer team was recently awarded the Prestigious "Sportsmanship Award" by the N.S.C.Y.O., for the 2010 season. Congratulations to the young ladies and the coaches, Dawn Gibbons, Lori Kowalczyk and Jack Lambertson. Thank you for upholding the values of C.Y.O. and for teaching the girls that Sportsmanship and respect for opponents, referees and fans is something to be proud of.
On Saturday, November 20th, The Saint Dominic C.Y.O. held their annual Awards Mass and distributed awards for Excellence and Achievement to our Athletes and Coach. These awards are given based on adherence to C.Y.O. values that all of our Athletes and coaches strive for. These honorees represent all that is good about CYO athletics and all hold a special place in the Saint Dominic family. Pictured above:Paul Ehlinger (Richard Mcwalters-Coach of the year),Dominique Ehlinger, (Kevin Murphy Award -Softball), Berkeley Golon, (Ed Miranda Award -Baseball), and Julia Lorusso (Ed Miranda Award-Basketball). Missing from picture is Ryan Curran (Ed Miranda Award-Basketball).Congratulations to our award winners and thank you for being a shining example to your teammates and fellow coaches!