Statewide, Vincentian is most known for its girls basketball program, a perennial power that has won two PIAA titles in recent years.
But last Friday, it was the school's baseball team that completed its ascent to state champion.
Vincentian captured its first PIAA championship when it defeated Meyersdale, 5-2, in the Class A final at Penn State. The Royals became only the fourth WPIAL team to win a PIAA Class A title since the class was formed in 1999. The Royals finished the season with a record of 21-7.
Some might call Vincentian's state championship a surprise considering the Royals didn't even make it to the WPIAL championship. They beat Union in the third-place consolation just to qualify for the PIAA playoffs. But a closer look will tell you that the Royals, even entering the PIAA playoffs, were one of the most talented teams in the state.