Varsity Basketball Comes Up Short in the CHSAA Semi-Finals

Middle Village, NY, March 3, 2020 – Playing in the CHSAA Semi-finals at Christ the King on Tuesday night, the varsity Cardinals lost a hard fought 55-52 game at the hands of the St. Edmund Prep Eagles. St. Edmund’s jumped out to an early 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended that lead to as many as 14 points in the 2nd quarter before the Cardinals closed out the half with a 12-0 run to cut the deficit to 26-24 at the half. A tightly played second half would be comprised of timely, clutch shooting on both sides. Trailing by 1 point with under a minute remaining, the Cardinals were unable to get over the hump to gain the lead for the victory.

In their 2nd season back in the CHSAA ‘A’ division, the Cardinals advanced to the semi-finals for the 2nd consecutive season (at least the semi-finals for the 6th straight season overall) and finish this season with a 13-13 overall record. In the loss, seniors Amadou Kouyate and Joshua Nolberto led the way with 14 points each while juniors Michael Carothers Jr. and Branden Pannell added 10 points each.

We wish our seniors athletes, Dylan Harney, Amadou Kouyate, Theo Noble, Joshua Nolberto, Ishmael Sankoh, Kenyetta Smith and managers, Zion Jackson-Avila, Danny Betancourt, Adrien Peguero and Raul Vaca continued success as they conclude their senior year and the best of luck in college!

La Salle Varsity Basketball Advances to CHSAA Semifinals

Saturday, February 29, 2020 – La Salle’s varsity basketball team advanced to the CHSAA “A” Semi-finals with a 57-42 victory over Xavier. Leading by 3 at the end of the third quarter, the Cardinals finished the game on an 18-6 run.

Branden Pannell led the way with 16 points and 8 rebounds while Amadou Kouyate & Dylan Harney chipped in 12 points each and Michael Carothers had 7 assists and a stellar defensive effort.

The Cardinals will face St. Edmunds Prep on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:30pm. The game will take place at Christ the King.

Freshman Basketball Advances to CHSAA Semifinals

Monday, February 17, 2020 – The La Salle freshmen basketball team began their playoffs against Fordham Prep in the CHSAA quarterfinals. The game was tight throughout as both teams showed flashes but neither team was able to pull away. The Cardinals began the 4th quarter with a seven-point lead that quickly evaporated as Fordham Prep came out of the quarter hot which led to a two-point La Salle deficit. With two minutes to go, the young Cardinals buckled down with some tight defense to regain the lead and finish the game with a 45-43 win. La Salle was led by Xavier Sanabria with 19 points and Taylor Perlmutter with 16 points. The Cardinals return to action on Wednesday in a semifinals matchup against St. Edmunds.

JV Falls in Quarterfinals to Farrell after furious 4th quarter rally

Monday, February 17, 2020 – JV Basketball came up short 58-54 in the CHSAA quarterfinals against Msgr. Farrell. Down big early on, the young Cardinals stayed composed, with a comeback stirred by their stingy defense and grit to not give up. The lead was cut down to two with less than a minute left in the game but they were unable to get the lead and secure the win. The team was led by Stephone Vergara with 19 points followed by Giovanni Baquero with 16 points while Dany Diaz chipped in 7 points, grabbing multiple key rebounds during the second half run. A great effort by the short-handed Cardinals!

LA SALLE ACADEMY BASKETBALL HEAD COACH EARNS 100TH CAREER WIN

East Village, N.Y., January 20, 2020 – La Salle Academy’s varsity basketball Head Coach, Jerome Pannell, earned his 100th career win when the La Salle Cardinals defeated Cardinal O’Hara High School 72-43 in the consolation game of the annual Bishop Ludden Holiday Basketball Tournament held in Syracuse, New York in late December.

Coach Pannell was named as the New York State Class B Coach of the Year in 2017 by Basketball Coaches Association of New York, Inc. after he led the Cardinals to a 27-2 record and to La Salle’s first ever New York State Federation Championship in the program’s 114-year history.

Bowling Program Caps off Another Amazing Season with JV City Championship!

Congratulations to our Bowling program on another incredible season! With both the Varsity and JV teams competing in the City Championship round for the 4th consecutive season, it has become apparent that La Salle Bowling is firmly entrenched as one of the top Bowling programs in the City.

The Varsity team, looking to repeat as City Championships,  fell short to Cathedral Prep but was led by Mariano Mitchell’s ’22 670 three game series and strong performances by Yamil Sanchez ’20, Jimmy Falcon ’20, Justin Williams ’20 and Isaiah Perez ’20.

The JV team captured its fourth straight City Championship with Joshua Ramos ’22 leading the way with a 547 series while also winning the triple crown award for High game, high series and high average. Jordan Montes ’23 followed with a 507 series and great contributions were received by Herby Isaac ’21 and Jon Ruiz ’22.

It was a great season for both teams and we thank our seniors for their commitment to the team and the program. We are proud of the continued growth and consistency of the program as evidenced by our seemingly annual participation in the City Championship Round!

We thank all of the parents for their continued support as well as Coach Anderson and Coach Falcon for their dedication, leadership and continued success of the Bowling Program at La Salle.

Bowling Rolls into City Championship Finals

Playing in the City Championship Semi-Finals on Tuesday, January 14th, both the Varsity and JV Bowling teams advanced to the Finals.

While both teams got off to a slow start, each picked up steam through each frame to ultimately emerge victorious.

For the Varsity, Yamil Sanchez had a high-game of 226 with a 584 series with Justin Williams and Isaiah Perez bowling high-games of 223 and 219 respectively.  The JV team was led by Joshua Ramos’ 188 high-game while Jon Ruiz added a high game of 184.

The City Championship Final will be played on Thursday, January 16th at Astoria Lanes at 4:00 PM.

Bowling City Championship Rounds

La Salle Academy’s JV and varsity bowling teams have advanced to the City Championship Rounds! Please support the Cardinals!

City Championship Semi-Finals – January 14, 2020 at Astoria Lanes, 3:45pm

VARSITY
#1 Cathedral Prep vs. Molloy
#2 La Salle vs. #3 Xaverian

JV
#1 La Salle vs. #4 Iona Prep
#2 Molloy vs. #3 Xaverian

Championship Matches – January 16, 2020 at Astoria Lanes, 3:45pm

La Salle’s 4×800 Relay Team Competes in NYS Track Championships

Special congratulations to the 4 x 800 Outdoor Track relay team who qualified for and competed in the New York State Track Championships last weekend in Middletown, NY. The team, comprised of Elias Torres, Shane Cruz, Denzel Avila, Malachi Soloman, Kenneth Echaverria and Michael Correa posted a personal record time at the State Championship.

La Salle Takes 3rd Place in Handball City Championship

The handball season ended with a very close match against Salesian HS in which La Salle emerged victorious to take third place in the city varsity handball tournament championship . The game MVP was Theo Noble who won a tie breaker to seal the victory. A great all around team effort help us beat Salesian with two consecutive doubles wins from our seniors who returned just for this match.

La Salle Relay Team Advances to Track and Field State Championships

On May 25th, the Outdoor 4 x 800 relay team, competing in the CHSAA City Championship on Randall’s Island, participated in the top heat and qualified for the State Championships.

La Salle qualified as a Division II school in the 3200 meter relay (4 x 800) with a time of 9:01.32. This is their best time of the season and was done without one of the top two runners present.

This year’s State Championships will be held at Middletown High School (30 Gardner Ext Ave, Middletown, NY 10940) on Friday, June 7th @ 5pm.  If they advance, they will run on Saturday, June 8th at 1pm.

The 4 x 800 teams is comprised the following student-athletes:

  • Denzel Avila
  • Michael Correa
  • Shane Cruz
  • Kenneth Echeverria
  • Justin Gonzalez
  • Elias Torres

Congrats to Coach Hackshaw, Coach Howard and Coach Williams on a great season! We wish them the best of luck next week!

La Salle Falls to St. Edmunds in First Round of the Playoffs

Wednesday, May 20, 2019 – Randall’s Island, NY– In the first round of the 2019 CHSAA ‘A’ Varsity Baseball Playoffs, the La Salle Cardinals fell 7-4, to the defending champions, St. Edmund’s Prep, on Randall’s Island.

The Eagles struck first, capitalizing on a miscue to take an early lead 3-0. Not to be outdone, La Salle came back, scoring four and taking a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 2nd, thanks to a bases clearing double to right center gap by Cristobal Rivera.

With the game still up in the air, it was St. Edmund Prep that got the timely hit to take a lead that they never relinquished.

Next Up:  The loss puts La Salle in the elimination bracket of the tournament and their next game will be an elimination game on Wednesday, May 22nd, against the loser of the Scanlan – Bishop Loughlin game.  Time and location TBD.

 

 

 

 

Cardinals Fall On The Road To Scanlan

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 –  Bronx, NY… La Salle was beaten 10-2 by Scanlan in a top four match up in the CHSAA A Division. The loss drops the Cardinals record to 8-4 with one game remaining in the regular season.

La Salle starter, Franklin Olivares, struggled and came out of the game after 89 pitches in only two and two thirds innings with 5 earned runs.   Elijah Bridgett was effective in four innings of relief giving up 3 runs (1 earned) on three hits while walking three and striking out five.

Scanlan jumped out to an early lead with big 1st inning.  The Cardinals plated their only runs in the bottom of the second as the Scanlan starter allowed two runs as the Cards showed some plate discipline and earned several walks.

Next Up:  The 2019 regular season comes to a close today, Thursday, May 16thas the Cardinals travel to Brooklyn to face the Lions of Bishop Loughlin at American Legion Fields,

The winner will claim the 3rdseed for the playoffs.  First pitch is scheduled for 5:00pm.

La Salle Falls to Christ The King

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Queens, NY– In a match-up of two of the top teams of the CHSAA ‘A’ Division,  the La Salle Cardinals came up on the short end of the 10-2 decision against Christ The King at Juniper Valley Park.

The Cardinals jumped out to the early 1-0 lead on the legs of Nicholas Rivera, who lead off the game with a bunt base hit, then stole second and was able to score from third on a wild pitch after being advanced with a sacrifice bunt from Cristobal Rivera. However, in the bottom of the inning, Christ The King, batted around for a big inning on La Salle starter, Carlos Flores, who took the loss.   Flores did settle down and kept the Royals off the board the next four innings but the damage was done as was the Cardinals six game winning streak.

Next Up:  It’s a quick turnaround as the Cardinals host last year’s champion, St. Edmund Prep at Central Park North Meadow Field 6 on Thursday, May 2nd.  First pitch is 3:30pm.

 

La Salle Track Opens Up Season at CHSAA Season Opener

Saturday, March 30, 2019, Icahn Stadium Participating in the first official meet of the Outdoor Track Season, the Cardinals would have over 30 athletes in attendance with great weather accompanying them.

A strong showing throughout the day, the Cardinals would earn victories and Gold medals in three events with Denzel Avila winning the 1600M Sophomore Run, Joshua Louis winning the 400M Freshman Run & Denzel Avila, Shane Cruz, Justin Gonzalez and Branden Pannell winning the 400m Sophomore Relay.

  

La Salle had several other Top 5 finishes including: Varsity 400m (4th place – Baimbridge, Torres, McCoy, Francois), Sophomore 400m (4th place – Shane Cruz),  400m Sophomore Relay (4th place – Butts-Jones, Moy, Rodriguez, Sinchi-Dominguez), 400m Freshman Relay (2nd Place – Louis, Walsh, Mateo, Rosario & 3rd place – Lee, Ruiz, Lui, Ye).

 

Varsity Basketball Takes Down Top-seeded All Hallows in Quarterfinal Match-up

In a match-up of the two schools that joined the CHSAA A Division this season (All Hallows from the AA and La Salle from the B), the Cardinals of La Salle earned a hard fought 58-50 victory on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx.

Trailing after the first quarter 13-7, All Hallows used 2nd quarter adjustments to net a tied game at halftime.

The Cardinals used timely shooting in the 4th quarter, a stout defense and a dominant performance on the boards to clinch the win.

Amadou Kouyate led the Cardinals with 20 points while Michael Carothers Jr. added 12 points with 11 rebounds and Josiah Chandler chipped in 9 points with 9 rebounds.
With the upset victory, La Salle advances to the CHSAA A Division Semi-finals on Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00pm. The Cardinals will face off against Monsignor Farrell. The game will be played at Saint Raymond’s in the Bronx.

Come out tomorrow to support your winning Cardinals!

Varsity Basketball Advances to the Quarterfinals

Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Playing in the first round of the CHSAA playoffs on Tuesday, February 19th, La Salle Academy’s varsity basketball team defeated Kennedy Catholic 61-42 at Mt. St. Michael Academy in the Bronx.

A total team effort, the Cardinals were led by Michael Carothers Jr.’s 16-point, 12-rebound and 7-assist effort. Jimmy Romero added 12 points and Branden Pannell chipped in 9 points.

With the win the Cardinals advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday, February 23rd at 4:30pm versus top-seeded All Hallows. The game will be held at Mt. St. Michael Academy in the Bronx.

Come out and cheer on your Cardinals all the way to victory!

 

LSA JV Basketball Sneaks Past Spellman To Enter The Quarterfinals

Saturday, February 16, 2019: JV Basketball advanced to the quarterfinals of the CHSAA playoffs after a nail-biting 64-61 win against Cardinal Spellman. The Cardinals gave up a 20-point third quarter lead but were able to settle down, with clutch free throws sealing the game in the final minute.

The team was led by Carlos Lorenzo with 18 points followed by Nick Williams with 15 points. Jaden Pichardo and Kenneth Echeverría both chipped in with 10 points each.

Next Game:

“A” Division Quarterfinals

Monday 2/18 @ Nazareth

1:00 pm La Salle vs Farrell

 

LSA Freshman Basketball Sprints Into Quarterfinals

Saturday, February 16, 2019: The La Salle Freshmen basketball team raced to a 30-2 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 75-22 win over Kennedy Catholic in the first round of the 2019 CHSAA Freshman “A” Basketball Playoffs at Nazareth High School in Brooklyn.

Donnell Campbell lead the way with 23 points and  Jamir Smith had a double-double (15 points/10 assists) as four Cardinals reached double figures.

Next Game:

“A” Division Quarter Finals Monday 2/18:

@ Msgr. Farrell

3:00 pm La Salle vs Fordham Prep

Varsity and JV Bowling Teams sweep the CHSAA City Championships

Thursday, January 10, 2019, Astoria, NY – Facing the top seeded Cathedral Prep Crusaders in the CHSAA City Championships, the La Salle Cardinals emerged victorious on both the Varsity and JV levels.
On the Varsity, Jimmy Falcon Jr. led all scores with a 219 high game (633 three game series) while Anthony Alvarez followed with a 215 high game with Devin Flowers and Mariano Mitchell both recording high game scores of 212.
For the JV, Yamil Sanchez led the scoring with a 223 high game (615 three game series) while Justin Williams rolled a 214 high game (606 three game series) and Isaiah Perez rounded out the scoring with a 232 high game.
This year’s collective bowling group is one of the best that La Salle has ever fielded with both teams finishing the season with undefeated 15-0 records. This also marks the JV programs 3rd City Championship in a row.
Congratulations to all of the Coaches, Players and Parents for an incredible season that was highlighted by their sportsmanship, leadership and togetherness.

La Salle Bowling Advances to City Championship Finals

Tuesday, January 8, 2019: Playing in the semi-finals of the City Championship Round at Astoria Bowl, both the Varsity and JV Bowling teams would emerge victorious.

Varsity  defeated Archbishop Molloy as Devin Flowers led all scores with a 268 high game and 3 game series of 674. He was followed by Anthony Alvarez with a 265 high game (645 series) and Mariano Mitchell with a 614 3 game series while Jimmy Falcon closed with a 258 high game.

The JV was also victorious as they defeated St. Francis Prep. Isaiah Perez led all scores with a 216 high game and was followed by Justin Williams who had a 197 high game.

Both teams will compete on Thursday, January 10th as they go for the outright City Championships against Cathedral Prep.

Cardinals Fall in Championship of Bishop Ludden Holiday Classic

Friday, December 28, 2018 – The La Salle Cardinals fell to Owego in the Championship of the Bishop Ludden Holiday Classic. Down 2 points at halftime, Owego would use a 21-9 third quarter run that would ultimately be the difference in the outcome of the game. The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler (18 points), Jimmy Romero (14 points) and Michael Carothers Jr. (11 points). Josiah Chandler and Michael Carothers Jr. were named to the All-Tournament Team.

  

Cardinals advance to Holiday Classic Championship

Thursday, December 27, 2018 – La Salle Advances to the Championship of the Bishop Ludden Holiday Classic with a 66-50 victory over Bishop Timon of Buffalo. A tied game at the half, the Cardinals would use stout 3rd Uaryer defense to create and maintain the lead. The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists while Michael Carothers Jr added 14 points and Amadou Kouyate chipped in 10 points.

 

Freshman Basketball Uses 2nd half run en route to victory over Cardinal Spellman

Saturday, December 22, 2018 – In a matinee game before the holidays, the young freshmen Cardinals would use two 3rd quarter runs to extend a 4 point halftime lead to defeat the Pilots of Cardinal Spellman 48-23. Playing short-handed, the Cardinals showed resilience, allowing their defense to create their offense and were led by Jemir Smith’s 23 points. The freshmen return to action on Saturday, December 29th when they travel to Queens to take on St. Francis Prep.

 

 

La Salle Wins at Brooklyn Bridge Invitational Holiday Classic

Friday, December 21, 2018 – Playing in the prestigious Brooklyn Bridge Holiday Invitational for the third straight season, the La Salle Cardinals defeated George Westinghouse 56-55 on Friday night in Brooklyn. The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler’s 20 points, 4 assists While Jimmy Romero added 14 points and Michael Carothers Jr. chipped in 11 points for the victory. Amadou Kouyate was awarded the Scholar Athlete Award, Jimmy Romero received the Sportsmanship Award and Josiah Chandler received the Most Valuable Player Award. The Cardinals return to action after Christmas when they travel to Syracuse to participate in the Bishop Ludden Holiday Tournament on December 27th and 28th.

 

Varsity Cardinals Stage Late run to Ground the Pilots

Thursday, December 20, 2018 –  Playing at Cardinal Spellman in the Bronx, the Cardinals would rally late to defeat the Pilots of Cardinal Spellman 54-45 on Thursday evening. Trailing for most of the game, the Cardinals would tie the game at 41-41 with 3 minutes remaining.  Utilizing defensive intensity down the stretch the Cardinals would use a 14-4 run to close out the victory on the road.  The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler’s 20 point, 11 rebound, 8 assist effort while Jimmy Romero added 14 points and 8 rebounds.

Varsity & JV Bowling Sweep at Archdiocesan Championships

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, Queens, NY –  Varsity Bowling defeated Archbishop Stepinac for the Archdiocesan Championship. Devin Flowers led all scores with a 601 3 game series and he also received the High Average Award.

JV Bowling defeated Salesian High School in their match for the Archdiocesan championship. Justin Williams led all scores for the Junior Varsity with a 215 high game and he also received the High average award for the JV.

Both teams remain undefeated at 13-0. This win was a great team effort for both teams.

Next up for both teams is the City Championship Round, which begins on January 8, 2019.

 

 

 

  

  

Freshman & JV Struggle on Staten Island while Varsity Squeezes Out a Victory

Sunday, December 9, 2018, Staten Island, NY – The Freshman (5-1) suffer their first loss 42-36 at the hands of St. Joe’s by the Sea. The freshmen fought hard throughout but came up short. Dany Diaz led the way with 11 points.

JV Basketball(2-2) fell to St. Joseph by the Sea for a 57-32 league game loss. Already undermanned, the team fought hard all game but failed to cut into the deficit. The Cardinals were led by Julio Acosta with 12 points followed by Kenneth Echeveria with 10 points.

The Varsity (3-2) would squeak out a 45-40 victory over St. Joes thanks to a renewed vigor defensively in the 2nd half as well as timely defensive plays and rebounds by the two Sophomores. Josiah Chandler would lead the way with 23 points and 8 rebounds.

All three teams return to action on Friday, December 14th when we face cross-town rival Xavier in a home triple-header that tips off at 3:45pm.

La Salle Earns Triple Header Sweep Against League Rival St. Edmund’s

Friday, December 7, 2018, New York, NY – La Salle Freshman Basketball (5-0) stayed hot, improving to 5-0 with a 78-29 win over St. Edmund Prep. The Cardinals struggled to get going in the first half leading 23-20, but came out of halftime clicking on all cylinders with a 38 point 3rd quarter. The Cardinals were led by Jamir Smith with 22 points and Donnell Campbell with 15 points.

JV Basketball (2-1,1-1) came out strong to earn a convincing 66-19 league game win against St. Edmund Prep. The team’s focus was solely on setting the tone on the defensive end which led to a 37-5 lead going into half. The Cardinals were led by Nick Williams with 28 points followed by Carlos Lorenzo scoring 17 points.

The Varsity Basketball (2-1) completed the sweep of the evening with a 62-50 victory. Trailing for much of the game, the Cardinals used a stout defense in the 4th quarter to attain the lead and would never relinquish it in route to the victory. The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler’s 22 point, 14 rebound and 6 assist effort while Jimmy Romero chipped in with 16 points and 16 rebounds.

La Salle Bowling Advances to Archdiocesan Championship Games

  

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Queens, NY – Playing in the first round of the CHSAA Archdiocesan playoffs, the Cardinals entered the post-season as the top seed thanks to their undefeated regular seasons in Varsity and JV. The  Varsity played All Hallows, coming away victorious as Devin Flowers led all scores with a high game of 222 and a 647 series. Anthony Alvarez followed with a 212 high game. Facing Iona Prep, the JV also emerged victorious as Justin Williams led all scores with a 234 high game. The wins keep both teams perfect for the season at 12-0.

Next game for both teams will be Tuesday, December 18th in the Archdiocesan Championship.

The Varsity will face Archbishop Stepinac High School while the JV will square off against Salesian High School.

 

 

La Salle Freshmen Sprint to Victory over All Hallows

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Bronx, NY – La Salle freshmen basketball improved to 4-0 with a 62-44 victory over All Hallows. The young Cardinals sprinted to an early lead thanks to torrid shooting from the perimeter. Jamir Smith led all scorers with 28 points(including eight 3 pointers) while Giovanni Baquero chipped in with 16 points.

The Cardinals return to action on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4pm in the first game of our home triple header against St. Edmunds.

 

 

Varsity Basketball Falls to All Hallows in League Opener

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, New York, NY – Playing in their first league game in the “A” Division in 5 years, the La Salle Varsity basketball team suffered defeat at the hands of the All Hallows Gaels 73-59. Leading 36-32 at the half, the Cardinals went through an extended scoring drought in the 3rd quarter, creating a deficit that they would not recover from. The team was led by Josiah Chandler’s 21 point & 8 rebounds while Jimmy Romero added 18 points with 15 rebounds. The Cardinals return to action on Friday night when they face St. Edmund’s in the finale of our first triple header of the season.

 

Bowling Finishes Regular Season Undefeated!

Tuesday, December 5, 2018, Queens, NY – La Salle Academy Varsity and JV Bowling teams defeated Archbishop Molloy for their 11th win of the season. The win gave both teams a perfect regular season record of 11-0 as they finish in first place and undefeated.

Devin Flowers led all scores for the Varsity with a high game of 223 and 627 series.  Yamil Sanchez led all scores for the JV with a 198 high game.

Next game is December 11, 2018, the first game of the Diocesan playoffs when  La Salle will face All Hallows.

All are welcome and encouraged to support!

    

La Salle Cardinals Roll to 10th Straight Victories

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Queens, NY – Both Varsity and JV Bowling defeated St. Raymond’s for their 10th win of the season. Mariano Mitchell led all scores for the Varsity with a 205 high game. Justin Williams 190 game was high for the JV . Currently, both teams are still in first place and undefeated with a 10 – 0 record.

Next game is Archbishop Molloy High School on December 4th, followed Diocesan Playoffs which take place on December 11th & 17th.

Bowling Continued to Roll into Thanksgiving with Victories…

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – La Salle’s varsity & JV bowling teams defeated Salesian High School for their 9th victory of the season.

Devin Flowers led all scores for Varsity with a 3 game 707 series, while Justin Williams paced the JV with a 3 game series of 564.

JV & varsity both sit in first place in their respective leagues with 9-0 records.

The teams return to action on Tuesday, November 27th versus St. Raymond’s.

Freshman Basketball Earns 2nd Victory in Two Days on Staten Island

Saturday, November 24, 2018 – La Salle’s Freshman basketball team (2-0) earned their 2nd victory of the season in as many games as the young Cardinals used a strong first quarter to propel them to a 59-40 victory over Susan Wagner at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) MIV Center on Staten Island.

The Cardinals were led by Jamir Smith with 19 points and Carl-Mekhi Vincent with 11 points.

The Freshmen return to action for their home opener on Wednesday, November 28th against rival Regis at 4pm.

 

Freshmen Basketball Sprints to First Victory of Season

Friday, November 23, 2018 – La Salle’s Freshman basketball team started the season on a high note as they defeat St. Mary’s 64-54 at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Freshman High School Challenge on Staten Island.

The Cardinals had a balanced attack led by Jamir Smith with 23 points while Giovanni Baquero, Donnell Campbell and Stephon Vergara each contributed 10 points to the victory.

Cross Country Track Saves their Best Effort for the Final Race

Saturday, November 10, 2018, Bronx, NY – On Saturday, November 10th, the La Salle Cross Country team participated in the CHSAA Varsity City Championship Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. The finale for the cross country team proved to be the Varsity’s best individual and team effort of the year! The day even included Coaches William Hackshaw and Peter Williams running in the Alumni race with William Cruz, alumnus from the Class of 2017!

  

Competing in the Varsity B Championship Race, Elias Torres finished first followed by Kenneth Echeveria in 2nd place. In total, five Cardinals finished in the Top 20 of the race but the team would fall one point short of winning the Varsity B City Championship.  Congratulations to all of the La Salle Runners who participated in Cross Country this year.

  

  

  

  

Top Times:

15:11.70 (15:26.27)         Elias Torres                         1st

15:17.50 (15:26.62)         Kenneth Echeveria          2nd

16:10.00 (16:30.61)         Shane Cruz                          13th

16:10.80 (17:08.48)         Denzel Avila                        15th

16:32.40                              Michael Correa                 19th

Special thanks to the coaches for their dedication, the parents for their support and the student athletes for their commitment to the growth of our program!

Indoor Season begins Monday, November 19th!

Freshmen Cross Country City Championships

Saturday, November 3, 2018, Bronx, NY – Despite the absence of 3 runners who have posted the fastest times on the freshmen level, for various reasons, our season ended on an incredibly PROUD moment for our coaches. Our 4th through 11th best runners stepped up at the Freshmen City Championships with eight out of the ten runners finishing with a personal best time at this meet. Although we finished 16th out of 18 teams, this was an amazing way to end the Freshman Cross County Season!  

Personal records:

Kenneth Prophete                    10:31.96 (11:52.99)

Jack Walsh                                 10:37.60 (11:35.82)

Jon Ruiz                                      11:10.88 (11:18.52)

Devin Mateo                             11:30.20 (11:40.21)

Obryan Flores                           11:36.13 (11:58.61)

Jared Rosado                            11:51.70 (12:15.99)

Conan Lee                                 13:59.54 (14:30.01)

Adriel Rondon                          17:20.00 (17:26.64)

  

  

This weekend the track team returns to Van Cortlandt Park this Saturday, November 10th for the Varsity City Championships! All are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

Indoor Track officially begins on November 19th! Workouts have begun!

JV & Varsity Bowling Earn 7th Wins of the Season

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Queens, NY – La Salle’s JV and varsity bowling teams continued their early season roll by defeating Xavier for their 7th win of the season. For the Varsity, Devin Flowers led all scores with a 258 high game. Mariano Mitchell followed with high games of 226 and 224.

Yamil Sanchez led all scores for the JV with a 204 high game. Both varsity and junior varsity are still undefeated with a 7-0 record.

The next game is a match-up with Stepinac High School on Tuesday, November 13th.

LSA Soccer Falls to St. Raymond’s in CHSAA Quarterfinals

CARDINALS ELIMINATED FROM PLAYOFFS

Thursday, November 1, 2018, Bronx, NY– After playing to a tight 0-0 draw through the first 40 minutes, the La Salle Cardinals gave up 3 second half goals and were eliminated from the 2018 CHSAA B Division Soccer Playoffs, 3-1 at the hands of the St. Raymond Ravens at AFC Rapids Field in the Bronx.

Frustrated for the entire first half, St. Raymond got on the board first, off a direct kick just outside the 18-yard box to the left that was tucked in to the back corner. They added a second goal before La Salle’s freshman, Aaron Parajon, knocked in a goalie misplay for his first of the season to cut the deficit in half at 2-1. However, the Ravens added a goal off a scramble in front of the net to ice the game at 3-1.

The end of the season closes out the La Salle careers for 12 seniors, including Striker, Ernesto Castelan, who finished with a team high 27 goals and a nomination to the Mayor’s Cup (PSAL vs CHSAA) match.

La Salle Academy would like to thank all of the seniors for their commitment and dedication to the soccer program.

Remember…We Are La Salle!

 

La Salle Continues to Progress at CHSAA Cross Country Sectionals

Competing in the CHSAA Sectionals on Sunday, October 28th, La Salle fielded 26 runners with 22 total runners achieving new personal bests. Several freshmen received medals for their performance. The team is rounding into shape as they head to the Championship Meets the next two weekends at Van Cortlandt.

Saturday, November 3rd: CHSAA Freshman/Sophomore Championships

Saturday, November 10th: CHSAA Varsity/JV Championships

  

  

 

October 28, 2018 RESULTS

2500 METER RUN

10:22.97

SB Joshua Louis (10:54.09)

10:43.65

SB Giovanni Baquero (11:03.62)

11:18.52

SB Jon Ruiz (11:27.24)

11:21.27

SB Javard Dawkins (11:49.25)

11:35.82

SB Jack Walsh (11:43.36)

11:40.21

SB Devin Mateo (12:18.70)

11:58.61

SB O’bryan Flores (12:38.23)

12:15.99

SB Jared Rosado (13:18.85)

13:47.57

SB Bryan Rosario (14:15.92)

14:04.70

SB Gregory Garib (14:29.77)

14:17.41

SB Daniel Estevez (14:51.10)

14:30.01

SB Conan Lee (14:35.33)

17:26.64

Adriel Rondon
 

4000 METER RUN

15:26.27

SB Elias Torres (15:28.67)

15:26.62

SB Kenneth Echeveria (16:09.43)

16:17.88

Michael Correa

17:08.48

SB Denzel Avila (18:07.52)

17:18.90

SB Marc-Butts Jones (17:22.97)

18:44.61

SB Waleed Muhammad (18:49.80)

18:56.94

SB Malachi Solomon (20:03.01)

19:15.11

Amadou Kouyate

19:31.09

Theo Noble

21:27.89

SB Jayden Moore-Thony (21:35.53)

22:02.21

SB Alex Leon (24:46.91)

22:13.46

Dylan Batista

23:38.00

Dave Figaro

 

 

Bowling Continues with Undefeated Record

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Whitestone Lanes, Queens – La Salle Academy’s varsity and junior varsity bowling teams defeated Iona Prep for their sixth win of the season.

Devin Flowers led the Varsity with high games of 231, 238 and a 3 game series of 642. Jimmy Falcon followed with a 221 game and Marion Mitchell had a 211 high game.

Justin Williams led all scores for the JV with a 181 game. Currently both teams are undefeated and in first place.

Next game is against Xavier on November 6th.

 

La Salle Soccer Advances to Quarterfinals

Monday, October 29, 2018, Gerritsen Beach Park, Brooklyn – Playing their most complete game of the season, the La Salle Cardinals finally got back in the win column with a shutout victory over St. Edmund Prep in the first round of the CHSAA Soccer Playoffs.

Zion Jackson-Avila scored his first goal of the season five minutes in off a laser shot from the top of the box and he later added a second goal to ice the game.  Ernesto Castelan scored his 27th goal of the season and seniors Ricardo Rosas & Nathaniel Arenillas contributed a goal each to cap the scoring. Junior goalie, Brian Bazan got the win as a stout defense earned La Salle’s first shutout of the season.

  

Next Game:  The Cardinals have a Quarter-Final match against the St. Raymond Ravens on Thursday, November 1st at AFC Rapids Field in the Bronx.  Kick-off is 3pm.

 

Rescheduled for Sunday 10/28: CHSAA Cross Country Meet

Due to the weather forecast, the CHSAA has decided to move Saturday’s race to Sunday.

Parents/students: Please check your email for more details and a list of students who are scheduled to race on Sunday.

All Runners Arrival Time: 10am

Our Races begin at approx. 11:30am

We encourage all students and parents to wear all the La Salle gear you have proudly in support on Sunday!

Any additional questions, please call Coach Hackshaw.

If your son is not running, we encourage all to come out and support!

Bowling Rolls On to 5th Straight Victory

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Queens – Both JV and Varsity Cardinal bowling teams were victorious in their game against Xavierian on Tuesday at Whitestone Lanes.

Devin Flowers led all scores for the Varsity with high games of  257, 235 and a 669 series. Flowers was followed by Mariano Mitchell with a 206 game and Jimmy Falcon with a 199 game.

Isaiah Perez led all scores for the Junior Varsity with a 168 game and Yamil Sanchez followed with a 167 high game. Both teams are currently 5 – 0.

Next Game: La Salle vs. Salesian High School on Tuesday, October 30th.

 

 

Cross Country Achieves Many Personal Bests @ The NYC XC Carnival

Saturday, October 20, 2018, Bronx – La Salle Cross Country participated in the NYC Cross Country Carnival on Saturday, October 20th and once again had a very good showing as all who ran the 4000 meter races posted new personal best times.

The Freshmen participated in a 8000 meter relay race, finishing 11th overall.

We look for the continued growth and development of the program as they head into the NY Archdiocesan Championships this Saturday(10/27) at Van Cortlandt Park.

  

4000 METER RUN

15:28.67

SB Elias Torres  (16:00.08)

16:15.55

SB Michael Correa (16:55.71)

16:30.61

SB Shane Cruz (16:44.28)

17:22.97

SB Marc-Butts Jones (18:56.35)

17:56.25

SB Amadou Kouyate (18:40.77)

18:02.02

SB Theo Noble (12:32.60)

18:03.38

SB Justin Gonzalez (18:14.85)

18:07.52

SB Denzel Avila (18:40.03)

18:49.80

SB Waleed Muhammad (19:45.00)

La Salle Cardinals fall to All Hallows 6-2

Thursday, October 11, 2018, Manhattan – The La Salle soccer Cardinals fell 6-2 to All Hallows at East River Park on Thursday afternoon.

La Salle was shut out in the first half and trailed 0-3 to start the second half. Senior striker Ernesto Castelan finally got the Cards on the board in the 2nd half but All Hallows answered back with three goals of their own before La Salle’s freshmen winger, Aaron Parajon, recorded the first goal of the season with a tap-in.

Next Match: La Salle will host the the final home game of the season for La Salle against Mount St. Michael on Wednesday, October 18th. Kickoff is slated for 4:00pm at East River Park, Soccer Field #1.

Cross Country with Solid Showing at the Bronx CHSAA Champs Meet

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Bronx – On October 10th, La Salle sent 25 runners to participate in the Bronx CHSAA Championship Meet and the NYCHSAA Sophomore Championships.

In the Bronx Champs, La Salle placed 3rd on the Varsity level with 2 runners in the top 10 and 4 in the top 20 including Elias Torres (PR) and Kenneth Echeverria placing in the 8th and 9th.

In the Freshman race at the Bronx Champs, Giovanni Baquerro and Joshua Louis both finished in the top 15.

  

  

Varsity Bronx Champs
Elias Torres 16:00.08 ( 16:18.38 ) PR
Kenneth Echeverria 16:23.36
Michael Correa 16:55.71
Shane Cruz 17:07.29
Amadou Kouyate 18:53.05
Theo Noble 19:42.29
Waleed Muhammad 19:45.00

Freshmen Bronx Champs
Giovanni Baquerro 11:17.18
Joshua Louis 11:23.32
Kenneth Prophete 11:52.99 ( 12:05.45 ) PR
Jack Walsh 12:06.12
Jon Ruiz 12:24.43
Obryan Jones 12:38.23 ( 12:48.58 ) PR
Devin Mateo 12:43.65
Jared Rosado 13:18.85 ( 13:25.09 ) PR

Bowling Rolls to a Sweep of Archbishop Molloy

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Queens – The La Salle Academy bowling teams continue to roll as they both defeated Archbishop Molloy High School on Tuesday afternoon. Devin Flowers led all scores for the Varsity with a high game of 256 and 633 series. Mariano Mitchell followed with a 193 game. Yamil Sanchez led all scores for JV with a 172 game.
Both JV & Varsity currently sit in first place.

Next game: Xaverian High School on October 23rd. All guests are welcome to attend.

Bowling Rolls to 2nd Victory in a Row

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Queens, NY – The Varsity and Junior Varsity played their second game of the season at Whitestone Lanes with both teams emerging victorious over Salesian High School.

Devin Flowers led all scores for the Varsity with a 202 game followed by Mariano Mitchell with a 182 game. Justin Williams led all scores for the JV with a 192 and he was followed by Yamil Sanchez with a 181 game.

Next Game: Both teams match up with Cathedral Prep on Tuesday, October 9th.

La Salle @ Xavier Invitational XC Meet Results

Saturday, September 22, 2018, Van Cortlandt Park – La Salle fielded 22 runners at the Xavier Invitational Cross Country Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. With over 75% of the team recording their personal best time, the team and track program at La Salle are showing significant progress and growth.
The team will race again on Thursday, October 4th as part of the Fordham Prep Developmental Meet.

2500 METER RUN
ATHLETE PLACE RESULTS
10:54.09 SB Joshua Louis* 46th Freshman Boys 2500m A
11:27.24 SB Jon Ruiz* 62nd Freshman Boys 2500m A
11:43.36 SB Jack Walsh* 72nd Freshman Boys 2500m A
11:49.25 SB Javard Dawkins* 76th Freshman Boys 2500m A
12:18.70 SB Devin Mateo* 82nd Freshman Boys 2500m A
13:25.09 SB Jared Rosado* 99th Freshman Boys 2500m A
14:38.0 Bryan Rosario 106th Freshman Boys 2500m A
14:54.7 Conan Lee 107th Freshman Boys 2500m A
15:05.1 Gregory Garib 109th Freshman Boys 2500m A
16:20.7 Daniel Estevez 113th Freshman Boys 2500m A
17:56.6 Adriel Rondon 118th Freshman Boys 2500m A
4000 METER RUN
ATHLETE PLACE RESULTS
16:39.26 SB Elias Torres* 49th JV Boys 4000 Meter Run
18:12.04 SB Shane Cruz* 105th JV Boys 4000 Meter Run
18:40.77 SB Amadou Kouyate* 120th JV Boys 4000 Meter Run
19:17.54 SB Denzel Avila* 163rd Sophomore Boys 4000m Run
19:32.60 SB Theo Noble* 135th JV Boys 4000 Meter Run
19:45.28 SB Marc-Butts Jones* 177th Sophomore Boys 4000m Run
19:46.25 SB Waleed Muhammad* 144th JV Boys 4000 Meter Run
19:50.44 SB Branden Pannell* 180th Sophomore Boys 4000m Run
20:03.01 SB Malachi Solomon* 147th JV Boys 4000 Meter Run
23:07.09 SB Jayden Moore*  171st JV Boys 4000 Meter Run
*Personal Best

  

  

  

  

  

Cardinal Soccer Falls at Saint Edmund

 Friday, September 14, Gerritsen Beach Park, Brooklyn– The La Salle Cardinals soccer team got off to another slow start and fell behind 0-2 at the 10-minute mark of the 1st half before eventually losing 6-4 to St. Edmund Prep in a CHSAA divisional game at All American Field in Brooklyn. The loss drops La Salle to 0-2 to begin the 2018 campaign.

St. Edmund got on the board quickly after two LSA defensive lapses that created the scoring opportunities, one on a breakaway and the other on a direct kick, both of which found the back of the net. La Salle senior striker, Ernesto Castelan, single-handedly brought the Cardinals back to life, scoring all four Cardinal goals of the game. Unfortunately, the team needed some more help to get La Salle into the win column.

La Salle Soccer is back in action on Tuesday against Cristo Rey Brooklyn.  Kickoff is scheduled for 4pm at Linden Park in Brooklyn.

 

Cross Country Season Commences at the Regis Invitational

Saturday, September 15, Van Cortlandt Park – The La Salle Cardinals Cross Country Track team participated in the Regis Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday to begin the fall season. A great effort was displayed by all participants and the team showed great promise for a good season ahead.

      

Top Cardinal Finishers by Race:
Freshman (2500m)
Joshua Louis – 11:15.31
Jack Walsh – 12:11.55
Giovanni Baquero – 12:13.28
Javard Dawkins – 12:14.00
Sophomores (4000m)
Branden Pannell – 20:56.76
Denzel Avila – 21:06.92
Varsity (4000m)
Elias Torres – 17:27.96 75
Michael Correa – 17:30.51 76
Theo Noble – 20:53.50 88
Malachi Soloman – 21:54.71

Cardinal Cross Country returns to action Saturday, September 22nd for the Xavier Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park.

  

La Salle Bowling Never Stops

La Salle’s Bowling team did not take a break over the summer. Instead, members of the LaSalle Varsity and Junior Varsity Bowling team attended Dick Ritgers Bowling Camp in Fishkill, NY. They focused on developing their mental and physical game, understanding lane play, a formula to play the lane and spare systems to improve spare conversions. They are preparing for another great season in fall 2018.

Cardinals Score A College-Level Experience

The La Salle Cardinal basketball stars attended Rider University’s Team Camp for the fourth summer in a row during the weekend of June 23rd. The Cardinals returned home with a 3-4 record and an experience they will never forget.

Training in their off-season, these student athletes were able received a glimpse of their futures by playing on a college-level court. La Salle Academy looks forward to participating in this tradition again next summer.

Varsity Baseball Holds Off Elimination

Saturday, May 26, 2018 – The La Salle Cardinals scored five unearned runs in the top of the first then held on for a 5-2 victory over Christ The King to hold off elimination at Juniper Valley Park in Queens. The Cardinals move into the Quarter-Final elimination game on Monday against St. Edmund Prep.

Gilbert Santos, Jr. led off the game with a sharp grounder up the middle that skipped passed Christ The King’s shortstop and into center field and was quickly advanced to second after CTK misplayed Nicholas Brito’s bunt.  La Salle scored their first run after CTK’s shortstops low throw on Julian Nieves’ grounder pulled the first baseman off the bag and following a walk, the Cardinals found themselves with bases loaded and no outs.  This time, however, La Salle cashed in as catcher, Ethan Rosario, laced a three-run triple to center field putting the Cards 4-0.  Rosario later scored on an RBI ground out for the fifth and final run.

The first inning run production made a winner out of LSA’s starter, Julian Nieves, who pitched a complete game scattering four hits with 8 strikeouts and 4 walks.

JV Baseball Falls to Scanlan in Playoffs

Thursday, May 24, 2018 – It was the end of an era as the 3-time defending CHSAA JV City Champions, La Salle Cardinals, lost 12-0 (five innings) to Scanlan in the 2018 Semi-Finals at Scanlan High School in the Bronx.  A fourth straight title was not in the cards as the rematch of last year’s Championship game was a total role reversal, this time, with La Salle on the short end of the stick.

The Cardinals only managed to get three runners into scoring position but could not push one across as they were no-hit by Scanlan’s starting pitcher.

It was a rebuilding season for La Salle JV and although it didn’t produce a championship, there were major strides shown.

Varsity Baseball Stumbles at Msgr. Scanlan

Monday, May 21, 2018 – Playing with the lead for most of the game the La Salle Cardinals gave up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and lost 5-4 to Monsignor Scanlan in the 2nd Round of the 2018 CHSAA Varsity ‘A’ Baseball Playoffs at Msgr. Scanlan High School in the Bronx.

The loss drops the Cardinals into the losers bracket of the double elimination tournament as they await an elimination game on Wednesday, May 24th.

Cardinals Advance to 2nd Round of Playoffs

Friday, May 18, 2018 – In a rematch of last year’s Championship, the La Salle Cardinals began the playoffs with a come-from-behind, 9-4 victory over Nazareth on Randall’s Island, to move into the double elimination round of the 2018 CHSAA Varsity ‘A’ Division Baseball Playoffs.

Two errors in the top of the first opened the door for Nazareth as they jumped ahead 3-0 before La Salle could even come to the plate but the Cardinals chipped away plating solo runs in the 1st and 2nd innings to cut the deficit to one going into the bottom of the third. In the fourth, La Salle took advantage of a Nazareth miscue, an infield pop-up that would have been the third out, fell to the dirt, and the Cards cashed in, scoring four on a two-run triple by Franklin Olivares and RBI singles by Jimmy Muniz and Gilbert Santos, Jr. The bottom of La Salle’s order was phenomenal going 9 for 11 with seven runs scored and six RBIs.

The offensive explosion made a winner out of starting pitcher, Julian Nieves who went 6 1/3 giving up 8 hits, 4R, 2ER with 8Ks and only 3BBs. Cristobal Rivera got the final two outs to eliminate Nazareth and push La Salle into Round 2.

NEXT UP:It’s the Double Elimination round of the CHSAA Playoffs as La Salle travels to the Bronx to face the #4 seen, Scanlan on Monday, May 21st, first pitch is 4:30pm.

Cardinals fall to St. Edmund’s on the Road…

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – La Salle Academy varsity baseball dropped their first division game, 4-3, to St. Edmund Prep at Bergen Beach Field in Brooklyn.  The road loss moves the Cardinals’ record to 6-5 overall and 5-1 in the CHSAA ‘A’ division.

All the action came in the first two innings as Prep opened the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the first.  La Salle, rallied back in the top of the second with three runs of their own to tie the game, however St. Edmund pushed across one more with a two-out base hit, which turned out to be the difference.

It was nip and tuck the rest of the way as both teams had chances to put up more runs but stellar relief work by La Salle’s Franklin Olivares and St. Edmund kept both teams off the board the rest of the way.

Carlos Flores took the loss for La Salle and Nicholas Brito had two hits for the Cardinals.

 

 

Cardinals Baseball Earns a Split at Coastal Virginia Spring Break Baseball Classic

Monday, April 9, 2018 – In an attempt to avoid the bad weather scheduled for the greater Norfolk area, the Cardinals would be scheduled to play their final two games of the Spring Break Classic on Tuesday night in an unconventionally timed double-header.

Fork in the Road
A tight game got out of control late as the La Salle Cardinals lost 10-4 against King’s Fork High School on Day 2 of the Coastal Virginia Spring Break Baseball Classic.After falling behind 0-3 after one inning, La Salle twice got within one run but could not get over the hump.

The Cardinals outhit King’s Fork 6-5 but just couldn’t get the timely hit and paid the price as King’s Fork put up five runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the game away.
Nicholas Brito paced the Cardinals offense with three hits and Franklin Olivares took the loss, giving up 5 runs(3 earned) over five innings.

Better Late

In a game that didn’t start until 10:30pm, the La Salle Cardinals finally picked up their FIRST WIN of the season with a 9-4 win over Euclid (OH) at 1:30am the next morning. The late night start that didn’t stop Cardinals pitcher Julian Nieves, who picked up the win. La Salle was down 3-2 going into the bottom of the fourth when they finally got the big hit as Adrian Santos laced a two-out base clearing triple to the gap in left center to claim a 5-3 lead.

Euclid(OH) fought back loading the bases with no outs in the sixth inning. Cristobal Rivera, pitching in relief of Nieves, struck out three straight to end the threat. Rivera, also helped himself out at the plate in the bottom of the frame with a RBI triple of his own. Euclid put up three runs in the top of the seventh but in the end just ran out steam in the wee hours of the morning.

A tremendous trip throughout, the team was able to play three games against a high level of competition, complete a service project at a local food bank, take a college tour of Norfolk State University and even found some time to get some bowling in. All in all, a wonderful experience for our young men.

Cardinal Baseball Heads to Virginia

Monday, April 2, 2018 – Travelling in a cardinal red coach bus, the La Salle baseball team headed to Virginia this Spring Break to play in the 2018 Coastal Virginia Spring Break Baseball Classic. They spent the next morning training before their first game of the tournament against Norfolk Christian.

In a well-played first game of the 2018 Coastal Virginia Spring Break Baseball Classic, the La Salle Cardinals fell by the score of 4-1 to the host team, Norfolk Christian, at Lakewood Park in Norfolk, Virginia. Junior lefty, Carlos Flores took the loss but was stellar for La Salle, tossing a complete game on only 67 pitches.

The Cardinals got a lead off hit by Gilbert Santos, Jr. on the first pitch of the game but were unable to capitalize as the threat ended before it started. In the bottom of the frame Norfolk Christian capitalized by taking advantage of a fielding error to plate two runs (one earned) for a 2-0 lead.

La Salle had multiple opportunities to put runs on the board but couldn’t cross the plate until Franklin Padilla’s (1 for 3) RBI ground out following Adrian Santos’ (1 for 2) one out triple in the top of the sixth.

 

Between practice and games, the Cardinals have managed to sprinkle in some team bonding, dining at Crackel Barrell and bowling together along the way. Check out the photos below!

   

    

 

A Tough Loss; An Incredible Season

Playing in the CHSAA B Championship Game at Fordham University for the 2nd year in a row, La Salle looked to repeat as City Champions for the first time in decades. Playing against rival Regis in a low scoring contest, the Cardinals led 34-30, entering the 4th quarter and tried to withstand a late run by the Raiders that included 4 three-pointers but were unable to regain the lead, falling 44-42.

The Cardinals were led by Korey Williams, who with his short jumper in the 2nd quarter surpassed 1000 points for his career, and finished with 18 points on the day while Josiah Chandler added 14 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds.

While the close loss was tough on the Cardinals, it does not take away from what was an incredible season! This season saw the team net its second consecutive 20-win campaign, finishing 21-3 overall. The Cardinals, who began the season ranked #1 in Class B by the NYS Sportswriters Association, also concluded the regular season with that #1 ranking.

The Cardinals also had 3 individuals honored by CHSAA as Korey Williams was voted League MVP, Josiah Chandler was selected to the “All-League” team and Jerome Pannell was selected as Division B Coach of the Year.



We are all very proud of our team, we celebrate their efforts and accomplishments as we begin to prepare for next season but not before wishing our seniors the best of luck in college and beyond!

Remember… We Are La Salle!

Varsity Basketball Advances to City Championship Game

Sunday, February 25, 2018 – Playing in the City Championship semi-finals yesterday, La Salle’s varsity basketball team (21-2) defeated Moore Catholic 49-48 on a buzzer beater by Korey Williams. Trailing throughout much of the game, the Cardinals would take a brief five-point lead in the third quarter before Moore would storm back to take a one-point lead entering the fourth quarter. Trailing by three points with 55 seconds to go, the Cardinals would use their trademark defense to cause a turnover that led to a Tyler Cambrelen lay-up, eventually setting up the final play with eight seconds remaining when Korey Williams would rebound a Josiah Chandler miss and put it back as time expired. Korey would lead the Cardinals with 19 points while Josiah Chandler added 16 points and Tyler Cambrelen chipped in 8 points.

With the victory, the team’s 21st of the season, the Cardinals will play for the City Championship on Friday at Fordham University vs. rival Regis at 6pm.

JV Basketball Falls in Championship Game to Salesian

Sunday, February 25, 2018 – JV Basketball played in the City Championship at Fordham Prep and fell to Salesian 48-30. The Cardinals were led by Amadou Kouyate with 19 points. Struggling to score, the team was able to stay in striking distance through halftime but a size-able third quarter run became too much for the Cardinals to overcome.

Although the team didn’t win the championship, it was a great season and we would like to congratulate them on making it as far as they did.

Varsity Basketball Advances to City Semi-Finals

Playing in the quarter-finals of the Varsity Intersectional Playoffs, La Salle Academy’s varsity basketball team would use a second quarter run to establish a lead that would not relinquish en route to the 67-43 victory over Cathedral Prep. The Cardinals were led by Korey Williams, who finished with 30 points, and Josiah Chandler who would finish with 7 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Joshua Nolberto added 9 points to the effort.

With the victory, the Cardinals advance to the Semi-Finals this Sunday, February 25th when they will face off against Moore Catholic at Cardinal Spellman. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 2:45pm.

JV Basketball Advances to City Championship

La Salle Academy’s JV basketball team advances to the City Championship game with a well-orchestrated 65-42 win against Regis on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

The Cardinals were led by Amadou Kouyate with 27 points & 6 rebounds, followed by Theo Noble with 20 points & 12 rebounds and Isaiah Brown who scored 12 of his 14 points in the 4th quarter.

JV returns to action on Sunday, February 25, 2018 for the JV City Championship @ Fordham Prep (Time TBD).

JV Basketball Advances to Semi-Finals

JV Basketball uses a strong first half to advance to the semi-finals of the City Championship playoffs with a 62-51 victory over St. John’s Prep on Sunday night at Salesian High School.

Theo Noble had 18 points and 10 rebounds followed by Amadou Kouyate with 13 points 8 rebounds.

The victory sets up a Tuesday match-up with rival Regis at 4:00pm at Regis High School.

JV Bowling Secures 2nd City Championship in a Row! – Varsity Falls Just Short of Championship

Friday, January 19, 2018 – On Friday, La Salle Academy played in the final round of the CHSAA Bowling City Championships at Astoria Lanes.

Playing against Cathedral Prep, La Salle Academy was victorious for the second year in row. Justin Williams led all scores with a high game of 213 and his first 600 series.  Among other high scores were 200 by Jimmy Falcon, 182 by Isaiah Perez and 177. Justin was also voted Playoff MVP by the coaches.

The Varsity also played for the City Championship, losing by once point to Archbishop Molloy. Top scores included a 258 game and a 766 game series, a new playoff record. One of La Salle’s own won the triple crown award for the second year in a row (high game, high series high average and MVP). Among other high scores were a 244 games and a 650 3 game series by Michael Anorve, a 191 game by Anthony Alvarez and a 190 games by Joseph Palaguachi.

Congratulations to both teams on a great season!

JV & Varsity Basketball Sweep St. John’s Prep

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – JV Basketball earned a league 67-46 win against St. John’s Prep on Thursday night in Queens. Outstanding teamwork on both ends of the floor gave the Cardinals a comfortable lead throughout much of the game. The team was led by by a player with 20 points followed by Theo Noble with 16 points and Amadou Kouyate with 12 points.  JV returns to the court today to face rival Sacred Heart at 4:30pm.

Following the JV victory, the La Salle varsity basketball team secured a 74-54 victory over St. John’s Prep Thursday night in Astoria.

The Cardinals were led by Korey Williams with 34 points while Josiah Chandler with a double-double netting 16 points and 12 assists. Tyler Cambrelen added 11 points. Varsity returns to the court today to face rival Sacred Heart at 6pm.

 

Bowling Earns Victories to Secure Spots in City Championship Games

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – La Salle varsity and junior varsity bowling teams are heading to the CHSAA City Championship today at 4pm after their victories in the playoffs on Thursday afternoon.

The JV defeated Archbishop Stepinac. Jimmy Falcon led all scores with a high game of 223 and 3 game series of 546. Justin Williams followed with a 212 and a 552 series. Isaiah Perez also had a 179 Game.

The Varsity defeated Salesian High School.  The high score for varsity was a 269 game and a 3 game series of 656. Other high scores were achieved by Anthony Alvarez, Joseph Palaguachi and Michael Anorve.

Next up for both teams is the CHSAA City Championship today at 4 pm. The JV is facing Cathedral Prep and the Varsity is playing Archbishop Molloy at Astoria Lanes. All are welcome.

La Salle to Induct Stephen McDowell ’94 into Athletic Hall of Fame

We are thrilled at the opportunity to induct Stephen McDowell ’94 into La Salle Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame for his extraordinary record as one of the top all-time scorers in La Salle’s history.

McDowell was the best three-point shooter to ever play at La Salle Academy. During his three-year varsity career, he nailed an amazing 176 treys, which Is not only a La Salle record but also a New York State record (at the time) as well. During his senior campaign, he hit 78 three pointers, another record. McDowell also canned a trey at the buzzer to beat the then ranked #1 team in America, Rice High School. The sweet-shooting two guard finished his career with 1,056 points, making him one of La Salle’s leading scorers. After La Salle, McDowell was recruited to play at another Christian Brothers school, Manhattan College, where he also rewrote the record books for three-point shooting.

The induction ceremony will be held at half-time during the varsity game on Friday, February 2nd. For more information about this event and to register, click here. 

La Salle Basketball Sweeps Moore Catholic

The La Salle Freshman Basketball Team defeated Moore Catholic 50-40 yesterday on Staten Island. The Freshmen came out hot to earn a 15 point halftime lead and never looked back. The Cardinals were led by Krist Garcia with 14 points, Danny Chan with 11 points and Branden Pannell with 10 points.

Freshmen return to action for a home game against Kennedy Catholic on Saturday, January 13th @ 1pm.

JV Basketball defeated Moore Catholic 66-56. Starting the game off on a 12-0 run, the Cardinals never looked back as they kept a comfortable lead throughout the game. The team was led by Amadou Kouyate with 19 points, Theo Noble with 16 points followed by Devin Justiniano with 9 points.

JV returns to action for a home game against St. Joseph’s by the sea on Saturday, January 13th @2:30pm.

Varsity Basketball earned a hard fought victory versus Moore Catholic 54-51. The victory was sealed by late game hustle and clutch free-throw shooting as the team would be a perfect 11 for 11 from the free throw line in the 4th Quarter, including Josiah Chandler’s 6 for 6 from the line in the quarter.

Varsity returns to action on Tuesday, January 16th at home against Cristo Rey.

Bowling Strikes Victory at B/Q Championship!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – La Salle’s JV and varsity bowling teams played for the Brooklyn-Queens Championship and both emerged victorious!

The JV team, playing against Cathedral Prep, was led by Justin Williams with a high game of 266 followed by a 246 High game and his first 600 series while Jimmy Falcon had a 191 game. This win was a huge upset as JV defeated Cathedral Prep team who did not lose a single game or point all season. The JV now has a record of 12 – 2.

The Varsity team, playing against Archbishop Molloy, was led by Chandler Hayer with a 249 game and 663 series followed by a 247 Game and a 689 series. Michael Anorve added a 208 game and Joseph Palaguachi a 186 game. The Varsity finished their season undefeated. Chandler Hayer led the entire Varsity A division with a 210 average.

Next up for both teams is the CHSAA City Playoffs and City Championship on January 4th & 5th at Astoria Lanes. Games begin at 4pm.

JV & Varsity Bowling Roll Into B/Q Championship Games

On Tuesday, December 12th La Salle Academy’s JV and varsity bowling teams competed in the Brooklyn-Queens Playoffs.

The JV defeated Archbishop Molloy High School and Justin Williams led all scores for the JV with a 212 Game and a 526 series. Jimmy Falcon had a 211 game and Isaiah Perez 179 game and a 505 series. With this victory, the JV moved its season record to 10-2 will play Cathedral Prep for the Brooklyn-Queens Championship.

Varsity played Holy Cross High School and also emerged victorious. Chandler Hayer led all scores for the Varsity with a 254 game and a 680 three-game series he was followed by Joseph Palaguachi who had a 213 and a 609 3 game series. With this victory, the Varsity moved their season record to 12 – 0 and will face Archbishop Molloy for the Brooklyn-Queens Championship.

Both Championship Games will be played on December 19, 2017.

La Salle takes 2 of 3 at Salesian

Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Over the weekend, all three basketball teams traveled to Salesian for their first league games of the season.
The Freshmen fell 69-58 and were led by Alijah England’s 17 points. 

JV would earn a close 52-50 victory as they took control of the game late and held on behind Theo Noble’s 17 points and Amadou Kouyate’s 10 points. 
Both Freshman & JV return to action this Saturday at Xavier HS.

Varsity (3-0) would sprint to a 70-53 victory after trailing by 1 point at halftime. Korey Williams led the way with 34 points while Josiah Chandler added 11 points with 8 assists and Joshua Nolberto added 9 points. Varsity returns to action on Friday evening (December 15, 2017) at Gauchos Gym when they take on South Bronx Prep.

Bowling Finishes the Regular Season with a Pair of Victories

On Tuesday, December 5th both JV and varsity bowling teams played their final game of the regular season against Archbishop Molloy High School and both teams emerged victorious.

JV was led with a 191 game, followed by Justin Williams who had a 189 game and a 528 3 game series.

The JV finished the regular season 9 – 2, clinching second place and second seed in the Brooklyn-Queens Playoffs.

Varsity was led with a 245 high game, followed by Chandler Hayer who had a 217 Game and a 606 3 game series.

The Varsity finished the regular season undefeated with an 11 – 0 record and clinched the #1 seed in the playoffs.

Congratulations to both teams on great regular season. Playoffs start Tuesday, December 12th.

Cardinals Capture Br. Arnold Championship

Sunday, December 3, 2017 – Playing in the Championship of the Br. Arnold Tournament hosted by Msgr. McClancy, the Cardinals would emerge victorious.

In a rematch of last year’s Br. Arnold Championship, the Cardinals used a huge 2nd quarter run to build a 22 point halftime lead and never looked back, en route to the 81-45 victory in last night’s Championship game.

Led by Tournament MVP Korey Williams’ 31 points, the Cardinals would use defensive intensity to build and maintain the lead. Josiah Chandler would have 17 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds, falling one rebound short of a triple-double while Jimmy Romero added 14 points and 8 rebounds.

Josiah Chandler and Tyler Cambrelen were both named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Varsity team returns to action on Saturday, December 9th when they travel to Salesian High School.

Varsity Basketball Sprints to Season Opening Victory

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Playing in their opening game of the season, Varsity basketball defeated Kellenberg Catholic 70-39 behind a career high 42 points from senior Korey Williams. Josiah Chandler added 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. The Cardinals return to the court today at 6pm today in the championship game of the Br. Arnold Tournament at Msgr. McClancy.

 

All Hallows Spoils Home Openers for Freshman & JV Basketball

Friday, December 1, 2017 – Playing in their first home game of the young season on, the freshman Cardinals (1-3) would overcome early deficits to storm back into a highly competitive game against All Hallows before eventually suffering a 66-54 defeat. The Cardinals were led by Branden Pannell, who tallied 15 points while Alijah England added 12 points. The Freshman return to action on Wednesday at home vs. Msgr McClancy at 4:30pm.

Following the freshman game, La Salle JV Basketball (0-1) fell 48-33 to All Hallows in their season opener at home. Early on, the Cardinals couldn’t capitalize on open opportunities but were sure to remain focused on defense which led to a 20-10 deficit going into the half. Showing true grit, the Cardinals shortened the deficit for a score of 34-28 in the 4th but a barrage of turnovers and fouls led to a 14-5 run by All Hallows to close out the game.
The JV Cardinals were led by Amadou Kouyate with 13 points followed by Theo Noble with 11 points.

JV Basketball is back in action at home on Wednesday, December 6th at 6pm.

Bowling Rolls over Archbishop Molloy

On Tuesday, November 28th both JV and varsity bowling teams played Archbishop Molloy High School and they both were victorious.

The JV increased their season record to 8 – 2 .

Jimmy Falcon led all scores with a 211 high game and a 527 3 game series and he was followed by Justin Williams who had a 186 high game.

The Varsity moved into first place with one week to go in the regular season.

Varsity was led with a 3 game series of 699 and a high game of 243 . Chandler Hayer followed with a high game of 245 and 633 3 game series.

Next was Joseph Palaguachi who had a 214 game 619 3 game series. This was Palaguachi’s first 600 series.

Our next game is a re-match with Archbishop Molloy High School on Tuesday, December 5th. All are invited to come out and cheer our teams to victory!

A Win and a Loss for Freshmen Basketball

Friday, November 24, 2017 – The La Salle Cardinals Freshman start their season off with a 66-44 win over New Dorp in Staten Island.

Playing in their first game at the CYO/Catholic Charities “SI vs NY” Challenge, the young Cardinals used a balanced attack to propel them to the convincing victory with four players double figures. Alijah England led the way with 21 points while Danny Chan added 14 points. Branden Pannell contributed 12 points and Krist Garcia chipped in 10 points.

  

Saturday, November 25, 2017 – The La Salle Freshman (1-1) fell 75-61 to Msgr. Farrell in their second game in as many days on Staten Island at the CYO/Catholic Charities “SI Vs NY” Challenge. The Young Cardinals overcame a slow start to take a 1 point lead at half.

The second half began with Farrell going on a huge run that the Cardinals were unable to stop. The Cardinals were led by Alijah England with 22 points, Krist Garcia with 17 and Branden Pannell with 16 points.

The Freshman team returns to action on Friday, December 1st when they travel with JV to All Hallows for a doubleheader.

 

 

Bowling Continues to Roll to Wins

On Tuesday, November 21st both JV and varsity bowling teams faced Xaverian High School and emerged victorious.

The JV moved their season record to 7 – 2 as the Varsity remains undefeated with a 9 – 0 season record.

The JV team was lead with a 201 high game and a 505 3 game series while Jimmy Falcon scored 180 and Isaiah Perez 179.

Chandler Hayer led all scores for the Varsity with a high game of 243 and he was followed by Joseph Palaguachi who had a 212 game.

The bowling teams return to action facing Archbishop Molloy on Tuesday, November 28th.

 

Track Results

    

The following are the results from the NY Sectional meet on Saturday, October 28th:

Freshman

Anonymous – 10:01 PR – top 50 overall and received a medal

Andrew Khan – 14:26 PR

Karl Sydneus – 19:10 PR

Varsity

Ibrahim Diop – 15:11 PR by 37 seconds

Michael Correa – 17:03 PR

Phillip Bart – 17:26

La Salle Soccer: Shut out & Knocked out of the Playoffs

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Brooklyn, NY – The La Salle Cardinals took a tough loss as they were shut out and knocked out of the 2017 CHSAA Soccer playoffs by virtue of a tough 2-0 loss to the South division’s #1 seed, Cathedral Prep at Aviator Sports Complex.  La Salle’s ends with a final record of 6-8-1 on the year.

The Cardinals had trouble building an offense all game and unfortunately, the shots they got just missed the mark.

We would like to thank this year’s soccer seniors for the commitment and dedication to La Salle Academy and the Cardinals Soccer program!

La Salle Bowling: 6-0

 

On Friday, November 3rd the JV and Varsity Bowling teams defeated The Mary Louis Academy. The win marks a perfect 6-0 start for both teams.

Jimmy Falcon and Isiah Perez were top scorers for the JV, each garnering a 168 game followed by Justin Williams with a 160 game.

The lead score for the varsity was a 230 high game while Joseph Palaguachi bowled a 215 game and Michael Anorve a 212 game.

Both teams return to action on Tuesday, November 7th when they take on Cathedral Prep.

La Salle Soccer: Cardinals Fall Short to Sacred Heart in Season Finale

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Yonkers, NY – In their final tune-up before the playoffs, the La Salle Cardinals came out flat in the second half and suffered a 5-2 loss to Sacred Heart at Fleming Park in Yonkers.  With the loss, the Cardinals finished the regular season at 5-7-1, in fourth place in the CHSAA “B” Division North, and will host a 1st round playoff game on Monday, October 30th.

John Heras scored his fourth goal of the season and Ernesto Castelan contributed his team leading 14th goal of the season but it wasn’t enough to overcome an effective Sacred Heart offense.

Next Match:  The 2017 CHSAA “B” Soccer Playoffs begin on Monday, October 30th. La Salle will host the #5 seed from the South Division, the Bishop Loughlin Lions.  The match is set for a 3:00pm kickoff at Field #44 on Randall’s Island.

Bowling Roars to Dual 5-0 Start!

On Tuesday, October 24, both JV and Varsity Bowling defeated Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School for their 5th wins of the season.

Herbie Isaac led all scores for JV with a 187 high game and was followed by Jimmy Falcon, who bowled a 183 game.

Chandler Hayer led all scores for the Varsity with a 264 high game and a 629 three game series while his teammate came in second with a 248 game and a 620 3 game series.

Other scores:

Joseph Palaguachi       215

Michael Anorve           208

Both teams return to action for a special Friday match-up on November 3rd vs. Mary Louis HS.

Cross Country Cardinals Achieve Personal Records

Below are the results from the NYC Cross Country Festival held on Saturday, October 21st:

On the varsity level, all five runners achieved new personal records.

Freshman – 1500 meters

Karl Sydneus – 9:08 PR

Varsity – 2.5 miles

Ibrahim Diop – 15:43 PR

Andy Fernandez – 15:58 PR

Michael Correa – 16:58 PR

Christopher Pena – 17:30 PR

Kevin Merino – 22:33 PR

The Cross Country team will participate in the Sectionals this Saturday at Van Cortland Park.

   

 

Track Results: Manhattan College Meet – Saturday, October 14th

Below are the results from the Manhattan College Meet held on Saturday, October 14th:

On the varsity level, all four runners achieved new personal records

Freshman – 1 1/4 miles

Karl Sydneus – 12:10

Varsity – 2 1/2 miles

Ibrahim Diop – 15:48 PR

Michael Correa – 17:15 PR

Phillip Bart – 17:19 PR

Christopher Pena – 17:53 PR

   

Track will compete in the NYC Cross Country Festival this Saturday at Van Courtland Park.

La Salle Soccer Shuts Out St. Raymond’s 3-0

Monday, October 16, 2017, Bronx, NY – After a scoreless first half, the La Salle Cardinals soccer team tallied three goals after the intermission for a 3-0 victory over the St. Raymond Ravens at AFC Rapids Field to improve their record to 5-4-1.

La Salle goal keeper, Emanuel Garcia, kept the Cardinals in the game during a tense first half with a tremendous diving save on a penalty kick off the foot of Raven’s. Garcia also had a beautiful kick save off a PK rebound late in the second half to preserve his fourth win and second shutout of the year.

Freshman, Valon Dudus got La Salle on the board in the 48th minute with his third goal of the season.  Ernesto Castelan notched his team leading 11th goal in the 52nd minute and senior winger, Christian Toledano completed the scoring with his third goal, a laser shot to the right corner from 17 yards.

Next Game:  The push for the playoffs gets another stern test on Wednesday as La Salle hosts CHSAA B Division leaders and undefeated All Hallows on the pitch in Central Park – North Meadow Field #5.
Kickoff is set for 4:00pm.

Bowling Off to a Hot Start: Both Teams Sit 3-0

The JV and Varsity Bowling teams are off to torrid starts with both teams sitting at 3-0 going into today’s match vs. St. Francis Prep. See below for a recap of this season’s games:

Tuesday October 10, 2017 vs. Christ the King

The Junior Varsity and Varsity defeated Christ the King High school for their 3rd win of the season.  The top scorer for the JV lead with a 193 game and he was followed by Jimmy Falcon who bowled a 170 game & Herbie Issac with a 157 game. A sophomore led all scores for the Varsity with a high game of 234 and a 665 3 game series.  This sophomore was followed by Michael Anorve who bowled a 231 game and a 647 3 game series. Chandler Hayer leads the entire league with a 232 bowling average.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 vs. St. Agnes

The JV won their match 3 games to 0 with Isaiah Perez leading all scores for the JV with a 177 Game. He was followed a teammate who bowled a 176 game. The win moved La Salle’s record to 2-0 and 20 straight wins dating back to last season.

The Varsity also defeated St. Agnes 3 to 0. Chandler Hayer led all scores with games 204, 220 and 234 for a 658 three game series. The Varsity season record is 2-0 and they are currently in first place.

Tuesday September 26, 2017 vs. Holy Cross

On opening day for Junior Varsity and Varsity Bowling, both teams defeated Holy Cross High School. The Junior Varsity finished last season with an undefeated record (18- 0) and won the City Championship. This win increases their overall record to 19 straight wins dating back to last season.

Isaiah Perez led all scores for the JV with a 191 game. He was followed by Jimmy Falcon who had a high game of 163. Chandler Hayer led all scores for Varsity with a high game of 268 and a 737 three series. Hayer’s other games were 224 and 245. Devin Flowers followed with a 242 high game.

 

CARDINALS DOMINATE FROM START TO FINISH TO CAPTURE CITY CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, June 2, 2017 – For the first time in over 10 years, the La Salle Academy Cardinals Varsity baseball team are Champions of the CHSAA (Catholic High School Athletic Association) Varsity “A” Division.  The Cardinals offense, with the aid of a couple errors, once again erupted taking a 5-1 lead after 2 innings, enroute to a 9-3 victory over the Nazareth Kingsmen to claim the title at St. John’s University.

Senior pitcher, Angel Fernandez-Diaz, pitched a complete game for the victory.  For the day, Angel, gave up 7 hits, striking out three and walking four, working out of jams in the third and fifth innings.  Angel also helped himself at the plate with an RBI single in three plate appearances.

Adrian Santos, had a monster game going 3 for 3 with a double, BB and RBI, to help lead the offense.  For the second time in as many games, the Cardinals jumped out on top and continued to pile on runs while Angel shut down Nazareth.  Playing with the lead, the outcome was never in doubt but an RBI triple by Franklin Padilla in the top of the seventh sealed the deal for the 2017 CHSAA Varsity “A” City Champions.

Congratulations to all of the players, coaches and parents for an outstanding season!

La Salle Baseball Forces Deciding Game for City Championship

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – With their backs against the wall, the La Salle Cardinals baseball team came out with their claws sharp to force a deciding game by way of an 8-3 victory over Nazareth at Fordham University.  With the win, La Salle will get a shot to win our first Varsity Championship in over a decade.

Senior pitcher Danny Maria, making his last start for La Salle, was magnificent, throwing 6 2/3 innings giving up three earned runs with seven strikeouts and only one walk.  Cesar Santana picked up the final out on a strikeout as Nazareth tried to mount a two-out rally.

Senior Billy Gonzalez also had a big day going 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBIs.  Jimmy Muniz also contributed two hits and a run scored.  For the second time in as many days, the La Salle offense struck first as speedy Gilbert Santos, Jr. was able to squeeze past Nazareth’s pitcher, who was covering home on a wild pitch.  In the second the Cardinals batted around and put up 5 runs, to give them the comfort of the lead which they never gave back.

The Cardinals will face the Nazareth Kingsmen, one more time, for the CHSAA Varsity “A” Division Championship.  The game will take place on Friday, June 2nd at St. John’s University in Queens at 4:00pm.

CARDINALS STORM INTO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – The La Salle Academy Cardinals varsity baseball team are headed to the CHSAA “A” Division Championship round thanks to stout pitching and an opportunistic offense that lead to a 10-0 five inning victory over St. John’s Prep at Salesian High School.

Junior Julian Nieves had a strong performance on the mound and at the plate to lead the Cardinals, tossing a complete game 3-hitter with three walks and three strikeouts.  Nieves helped himself at the plate going 2 for 3 with a run scored, two RBIs and four stolen bases. Gilbert Santos Jr. and Nicholas Brito contributed two hits and two RBIs apiece as the Cardinals stole 11 bases as a catalyst for the offense. 

Defensively, La Salle played a relatively clean game as Nieves only allowed one runner to reach third base.

With the win, the Cardinals advance to CHSAA 2017 Varsity “A” Championship Tournament Championship Round.

La Salle, the #2 seed, will face the top seeded Nazareth Kingsmen, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 31st at Fordham University in the Bronx at 7pm.

This is a double elimination tournament. If La Salle wins, the deciding game will be on Friday (Time and Location: TBA).

Varsity Baseball Playoff Update

Saturday, May 27, 2017 – There is a playoff saying, “survive and move on,” and the La Salle Academy Cardinals did just that on Saturday with a 10-6 victory over the Sacred Heart Irish at Randall’s Island to move into the “Winners” bracket of the CHSAA 2017 Varsity “A” Championship Baseball Tournament. The win set up a Sunday showdown with the Nazareth Kingsman, 2pm at Msgr. McClancy High School, with the winner moving on into the Championship Round.

The score was tied 6-6 as the Cardinals and the Irish flip flopped 2 and 4 runs in the first two innings.

Angel Fernandez-Diaz pitched three scoreless innings in relief of Danny Maria to pick up the win. La Salle scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 6-6 tie as Gilbert Santos, Jr. and Nicholas Brito both walked and scored. Santos, Jr. would score on the back end of a double steal and Brito on a wild pitch. In the seventh following a walk to Adrian Santos, Billy Gonzalez (2 for 4) put the game out of reach with a mammoth home run to left that landed on the river basin of the park.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 – Twice down eight runs, the La Salle Cardinals rallied for five in the fourth and six in the sixth, but couldn’t push across the tying runs with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh and came up on the wrong end of their 11-13 loss to the Nazareth Kingsmen in the winners bracket game of the CHSAA Varsity “A” Championship Tournament at McClancy High School in Queens.

For the second straight day, the Cardinals fell behind early as Nazareth put up back to back four spots off La Salle’s starter John Michael Silvers, who took the loss after failing to get out of the second inning.  La Salle finally showed some life as they put up five runs in the top of the fourth thanks to a 2-RBI single by Adrian Santos. However, the Kingsmen struck right back for five runs to build their lead back to eight.

The varsity Cardinals will host St. John’s Prep in an CHSAA Elimination game on Tuesday. Time and location to be announced.

LSA Varsity Baseball: Cardinals Drop a close one to divisional rival

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – In a battle for division supremacy, the La Salle Cardinals fell short 7-5 against Monsignor Scanlan in the Bronx.  The loss dropped the Cards to 9-4 in league play and creates a 3-way logjam on the top of the division with Scanlan and Nazareth.  However, La Salle holds the tiebreaker (head-to-head) over Scanlan but Nazareth has the tiebreaker over La Salle.

La Salle broke on the board for four runs in the top of the second only to give up five runs to Scanlan in the bottom of the frame.  LSA pitcher, Angel Fernandez-Diaz (L) scored the tying run in the top of the third but the Cardinals failed to capitalize the rest of the inning leaving the bases loaded without pushing across any extra runs to support.   Scanlan grabbed the lead for good in the fifth on an errant throw to third on a stolen base, which ended up in left field. They tacked on an insurance run in the sixth for the final margin of victory.

On offense, Jervon Warlick had two hits and Julian Nieves had one-hit and two RBIs to pace the cards.

NEXT GAME

Today’s makeup game with Cathedral Prep was cancelled so next up for the Cardinals is the CHSAA “A” Division Double Elimination Playoffs, which are set to begin on May 23rd.  Times and Locations: TBA