Last Updated: April 17, 2015
BayHawk C.Y.O. Girls Hoops garner Sportsmanship Award
Congratulations to our 6th Grade and 5th Grade Lady BayHawk Saint Dominic C.Y.O. Basketball teams who were recognized by N.S.C.Y.O. for the 2015 Sportsmanship of the Year Award. The 6th Grade girls were coached by Enzo Zucconi and Peter Brown, while the 5th Grade girls were led by Coaches Roger Gaeckler and John Purcell. These teams not only played great basketball during the season, but represented themselves, their parents, coaches and Parish in a way we can all be proud of. Great job BayHawks!
C.Y.O. Soccer Girls take home Sportsmanship Award
Pictured is the 5th/6th Grade Saint Dominic Girls Soccer team which was awarded the very prestigious N.S.C.Y.O. Sportsmanship Award for the recently completed 2014 Soccer campaign. The kicking Lady BayHawks capped off an awesome season, one in which they finished 7-3 and made the playoffs, by taking home the most valued award that N.S.C.Y.O. bestows.
Coached by Brad Weiboldt and Mike Gillen, the girls were a great group of team players, and at all times represented our beloved C.Y.O., Parish and community in an exemplary manner. As evidenced by this award, which is voted on by opposing coaches, the girls & coaches were true Sports-ladies,on and off the field.
Congratulations to a fine group of young athletes and their coaches!
2014 C.Y.O. Award Winners....
Congratulations to the 2014 Saint Dominic C.Y.O. award winners! Pictured above are Kenny McGee, Coach Rob Rossiter, Nick Viscovich , Lindsey Tiberia & Brianne Lambertson. Kenny (Boys Basketball), Nick(Boys Basketball), Lindsey(Girls Basketball) and Brianne(Girls Soccer) were all winners of the Ed Miranda award for outstanding representative of our beloved C.Y.O. Rob was awarded the Rich McWalters award for outstanding coach. Well done to all and for making us so very proud of you!
BayHawk Soccer Ladies capture Championship #3 !!
Our 7th/8th Grade Lady BayHawk C.Y.O. Soccer gals are pictured above after capturing, once again, the 2014 N.S.C.Y.O. Soccer Championship. The Saint Dominic team, comprised of a veteran mix of 7th grade and 8th grade soccer stars, beat an Our Lady of Lourdes team to bring home the First place trophy for the 3rd consecutive time--a feat not soon to be duplicated! Kudos to the players, Coaches Tom Regan and Frank Monteleone and all the parents and supporters of this marvelous group of young ladies on this most remarkable achievement...we are truly awed by your accomplishments!
2013/14 Saint Dominic C.Y.O. Swim team
Pictured Above is the FIRST ever Saint Dominic C.Y.O. Swimming BayHawks, 2013/14. The team enjoyed tremendous success, improved immensely , and had a blast! Congrats to all of the swimmers, coaches and parents on a great inaugural year.
Saint Dominic Running BayHawks enjoy great 2nd season !
Saint Dominic C.Y.O. Track Enjoys Successful Second Season
Congratulations to 11 members of Saint Dominic BayHawk Track Team (Grades 1-8) that recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the Finals, our athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions representing over 2500 athletes from 23 other parishes. We’d also like to congratulate our Saint Dominic C.Y.O. Track Coaches, Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) for being selected by peer coaches in their Region for the Coaches’ Sportmanship Award. The following athletes medaled in the Finals:
Row 1 (L-R sitting)
Mitchell Hensley (8th gr boys)-400M-Gold Medal, S Medley Relay-Silver Medal
Salvatore Fusco (8th gr boys)-Long Jump and 200M-Bronze Medal, S Medley Relay-Silver Medal
Sahill Yadav (8th gr boys) Long Jump and 100M-Gold Medal, S Medley Relay-Silver Medal
Braedon Warshaw (8th gr boys)-100M-Bronze Medal, S Medley Relay-Silver Medal
Maggie McNamara (not pictured-7th gr girls)-Mile-Silver Medal
Row 2 (L-R standing)
Claudia Paloucci (4th gr girls)-Long Jump-Silver Medal
Riley Keffer (5th gr boys)-Mile-Silver Medal
Claudia Torres (3rd gr girls)-80M-Silver Medal
Nicholas Tardugno (5th gr boys)-400M-Bronze Medal
Kimberly Cardinale (4th gr girls)-100M-Silver Medal
Billy Collery (not pictured-5th gr boys)-800M-Bronze Medal
Congratulations to these athletes and the other 36 members of the Saint Dominic C.Y.O. Track Team on a very successful season!
8th Grade Boys BayHawks Hoops team ---Champions again!
The Saint Dominic 8th Grade Boys basketball team is once again the N.S.C.Y.O Champion after knocking off St. Martin of Amityville. The team, coached by Rob Rossiter and Mike Leahy, captured the title for the second year in a row, after winning the 7th grade Championship last season as the "B" division winner.
This years BayHawk squad,playing in the super-competitive "A" division, proved to a formidable group of talented players. Winning back-to-back titles is a rarity these days and to step up a division and repeat is a tremendous accomplishment.
Congratulations to the team, parents and supporters of our BayHawk team and all the best in the future to a great group of young men!
N.S.C.Y.O. Sportsmanship Award Winners, 2014
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
Bottom row: Lindsey Purcell,Meghan McAuliffe, Jamie Galasso, Alexa Vegoda
(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
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 !!
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
Saint Dominic Boys 7th Grade Bayhawks Crowned N.S.C.Y.O. Baseball Champs
6th Grade Saint Dominic Bayhawks Finish undefeated season with Championship
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!