Vincentian 2014 Football Preview

Written by Joe Koch on .

The Royals begin full membership in the WPIAL this season as members of the Big Seven Conference. They spent their first two years as an Independent, playing a Tri-County South schedule. Coach Tim Storino welcomed all 11 starters back on defense along with an experienced offensive line.

The Royals will feature a pro-set offense with three-year starter Michael Tappe (5-7, 139, Sr.) at quarterback. The Royals' top runners are Anthony Della Valle (5-9, 180, Jr.) and Micahel Falgione (5-9, 215, Sr.). Three wide receivers — Mitchell Athey (5-9, 160, Sr.), David Fleming (6-1, 170, Soph.) and Jake Thomas (6-0, 170, Sr.) — will be Tappe's main targets.

Athey caught nine touchdown passes a year ago, and Thomas placed sixth in the 400-meter dash last spring at the WPIAL Class AA boys track and field championships.


Boys Basketball: Vincentian stays hot in summer league

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Brad Everett profiles the Vincentian boys basketball team.

"Each winter, the Vincentian Academy boys basketball team proves to be among the best Class A squads in Western Pennsylvania.

It turns out the Royals are pretty darn good in the summer, too.

The prize might not have been as celebrated as a WPIAL or PIAA title, but what Vincentian accomplished last week was noteworthy, nonetheless. Competing in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Summer League, Vincentian captured the small-school title with a 62-50 win against Northgate."



Boys Basketball: Vincentian wins summer league title

Written by Brad Everett on .

A team that has won a WPIAL title two of the past four seasons added a summer league crown to its résumé last week.

Vincentian, one of the premier programs in Class A, capatured the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Summer League small-school championship with a 62-50 triumph against Northgate.

The Royals went 10-1 in the league, which consisted of Class AA and A schools. The Royals topped defending WPIAL Class AA champion Seton-LaSalle in the semifinals.

Among Vincentian's standouts were the team's three returning starters: Ryan Wolf, Jamison Nee and Jay Cortese.


Track: Vincentian senior enjoys golden moment

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Brittany Goncar profiles Vincentian sprinter Ally Bartoszewicz.

"Three years ago a PIAA title wasn't on the radar for Ally Bartoszewicz.

Now the Vincentian Academy senior has four PIAA medals to end her high school career.

Bartoszewicz placed first in the 100-meter dash at the Class AA PIAA championship Saturday at Shippensburg University and also won her distance of choice, the 200-meter, with a time of 24.72.

"It was an incredible experience," Bartoszewicz said. "Just ending my senior year with two gold medals and knowing that was my goal all around. That's an amazing feeling.""



Track: Vincentian’s Bartoszewicz wins two golds

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Last season, Vincentian’s Ally Bartoszewicz finished third and fourth in the 100 and 200 meters, respectively, at the PIAA Class AA meet.

This season, she stood atop the podium in both events.

Bartoszewicz, who will run for Notre Dame next season, proved to be the fastest runner in Class AA this season by winning the two sprinting events last weekend at the state championships in Shippensburg.