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Spring Athletics Program Drawing to a Close

As we approach summer on 16th Street, Xavier’s athletes are wrapping up strong seasons.

The track and field team won the New York CHSAA Sectional and New York City Intersectional Championships this past weekend. 

Percy Moser ’22 won the CHSAA New York State 1600 meter championship with an outstanding personal record of 4:24:69.

The team will compete in the Federation meet this upcoming weekend, having qualified every year since 2011.

The varsity rugby team took fifth place in their national championship. On Friday, May 20, they lost the first game 36-5 against St. Ignatius High School (Cleveland), which emerged as the eventual national champion. 

The following day saw the Knights win over Jesuit High School (Sacramento) 20-19 in a thrilling match. The next game saw them claim another revenge game as they beat rival Greenwich High School, 24-17. 

The team will compete in the state championships in Albany this weekend.

The varsity golf team lost a hard-fought match against Iona Preparatory School in the first round of their playoffs on Thursday, May 19. They completed their season with 10 wins and three losses.

The varsity volleyball team completed their season in late May—being second overall in the division, with seven wins and three losses. The team won their first-ever playoff match 3-0 over Salesian High School on Tuesday, May 17, and unfortunately lost to Iona Prep in the semifinals the following Thursday. 

“Coaches Julie Teller and Greg Stelzer ’11 have a solid group coming back for the next season, so we’re excited to see what they’ll do next,” said Assistant Director of Athletics Dom DeFalco ’10.

The varsity baseball team fell to All Hallows High School in the opening round of their playoffs. They finished the year with five wins and five losses in league play.

The varsity tennis team is nearing the completion of a strong season in the AA league. The team is taking on Archbishop Molloy in the semifinals of the playoffs on Monday, June 6. The Knights will advance to the AA championships later in the week if they secure the win.

Lacrosse lost to Xaverian High School in the opening round of the playoffs. The junior varsity (JV) team lost to Monsignor Farrell High School in the semifinals.

“The JV group had a great season and were a very strong group,” said DeFalco. “We’re hopeful that they transition into a stronger varsity group next year.”