CELIBERTI'S 34 SHINES AS BC DEFEATS PASCACK HILLS
April 18 – Haworth, NJ – Senior Will Celiberti was there for win number 1,000 and helped Coach Jacobsen to many leading up to 1,100 so when he was unable to play yesterday, one could only expect a terrific performance his next time out. His 34 led the way as BC defeated the Cowboys 146- 180. Leo Turi shot 36, Thomas O’Neill (37) and Joe Calocino (39). Liam White shot a forty and Charlie Cummings contributed a 41.
CRUSADERS BEST PV. JAKE WINS ELEVEN HUNDREDTH!
April 17 – Paramus, NJ – Ridgewood Country Club has been home to some outstanding events, among them various PGA and LPGA events. Wednesday, RCC hosted Jim Jacobsen’s Bergen Catholic Golf Team in a match against Pascack Valley Regional High School which resulted in his milestone 1100th Career Victory. The only NJ coach with more victories is St. Anthony’s High School Basketball Coach Bobby Hurley, Sr. with 1,189.
Along with his 1100 victories, Coach Jacobsen’s teams have won 51 league titles; 16 Bergen County Titles; 9 District Titles; 9 Non-Public A North Titles; 6 State titles and 10 TOC Titles.
CRUSADERS SET SCHOOL RECORD IN HELPING COACH TO MILESTONE VICTORY
Not to be overshadowed by Coach Jacobsen’s accomplishment, his four-man set a school record on Ridgewood CC West’s nine-hole course, shooting 143 to defeat Pascack Valley (181).
VARSITY RECORDS IMPRESSIVE WIN AT DELBARTON’S HOME COURSE
April 16 – Bernardsville, NJ – The Crusader golf team recorded its tenth win against no losses for the 2019 campaign with an impressive 152-160 victory over Delbarton at Sommerville CC, Delbarton’s de-facto home course. Will Celiberti shot 36 and Brandon Valvano entered a 37 to lead the Crusaders. Chuck Cummings shot 39 and Tom O’Neil 40 to round out BC’s top four. Freshman Liam White shot 41 and Leo Turi, 45 in Coach Jim Jacobsen’s 1099th victory.
GOLFERS LET IT FLY, BUT NOT TOO HIGH, VS DBP
April 15 – Haworth, NJ – In what BC expected to be the most competitive match of their division play, Don Bosco Prep, did not disappoint, forcing BC’s closest dual to date. In the end, the Ironmen were unable to match BC’s experience and the depth provided by a pair of freshmen. Senior, Will Celiberti shot a 39 and freshmen Liam White (39) and Tom O’Neil (40) also did their best to keep the ball down and out of the 30-50 mph gusts which made Haworth CC an adventure on Monday. Breandon Valvano and Chuck Cummings each shot 39 and Leo Turi shot 42 on the afternoon. BC defeated Bosco by just 6 strokes, 159-165 and improves to 9-0 on the season.
VARSITY GOLFERS CONSISTENCY MAKES HIGHLANDS SCORE HIGHER
April 12 – Haworth, NJ – Thomas O’Neill was the low man, shooting 37 as BC defeated Northern Highlands 153-163. Will Celliberti shot 38 and three Crusaders were a shot behind him at 39 – Chuck Cummings, Brandon Valvano and Liam White. Leo Turi closed out the team with a 40. BC climbs to 8-0.
WW NO MATCH FOR 7-0 BC GOLF
April 11 – Tenafly, NJ – The Crusaders took to the fairways of Knickerbocker CC on Thursday to take on the Westwood in a round of nine-hole. Chuck became Charlie (Cummings) as he went from an 80 (18 holes) to a 36 (9 holes) in a day. Thomas O’Neill shot 39 and Joe Calocino shot 41 to set the pace. Liam White and Mike Nargizian each knocked in a 42 and Pierce Ryan shot 49 as BC defeated the Cardinals 158-198.
GOLFERS TAKE TOP PRIZE AT FDU TOURNAMENT
April 10 – River Vale, NJ – The Varsity Golf Team played a terrific round on Wednesday, defeating its next two closest opponents, Blair (313) and Don Bosco Prep (314) in the Fairleigh Dickinson University Tournament at River Vale CC with a low score of 304. Senior standout, Will Celiberti was more like himself, shooting 69 in 18 holes. Brandon Valvano contributed with a 76, Leo Turi (79), Chuck Cummings (80) and Thomas O’Neill (82) in the Five Man Count Four. Joe Calocino played individual and shot 84 on the day.
BC DEFEATS DEMAREST AS VALVANO PERSISTS IN THE RAIN
April 9 – Ridgewood, NJ – A rainy made for difficult conditions on a challenging course, but BC defeated the Norsemen of Northern Valley Demarest 153-179. Brandon Valvano was low scorer for the day, putting in 37-stroke effort. Freshman Liam White got off to 1-under after the first five holes and finished up at 38, good for second. Will Celiberti and Joe Calocino rounded out the top four with 139s. Tom O’Neill shot a 41 on the day and Tommy Olson knocked in a 47 in a day that was unpleasant to play as any day this spring.
GOLF PLAYS WELL, PLACES SECOND AT GARDEN STATE CUP
April 8 – Egg Harbor City, NJ – BC entered this year’s GSC at Blue Heron Pines with a major target on their back. The Crusaders had won the event in each of the past three years and CBA, motivated to have a strong day, certainly did. That said, Brandon Valvano, Chuck Cummings and Leo Turi all shot very respectable 79s. Freshman, Liam White contributed with an 82 and Will Celiberti shot 84 as BC combined for 319 overall (Play 5 count 4), 17 strokes behind the Colts.
CRUSADERS PUTT PAST PANTHERS
April 4 – Haworth, NJ – Although it was a late change of venue, BC made it to 4-0 with a 155-170 victory over Glen Rock. The 15-stroke margin of victory was the closest match BC has had in this young 2019 season. It was Leo Turi’s turn to lead the way with a team low of 37, followed by Mr. Consistency, Will Celiberti (38) and Tommy O’Neill (39).
BC DRIVES OVER DEPAUL
April 3 – Haworth, NJ – Liam White helped the Crusaders get off to a 3-0 record with a 35 as BC defeated DePaul 145-197. Will Celiberti shot 36 and, Charlie Cummings (38) to lead BC.
BC CRUSHES KUSHNER 144-202
April 2 – Oradell, NJ – The friendly confines of Hackensack CC saw four Crusaders break 40. Will Celiberti led the way with a 34, followed by Leo Turi and Tommy O’Neill at 36 and Charlie Cummings (38). Tommy Olson (45) and Mike Nargizian (49) also shot well.
GOLFERS OPEN AMID A STRONG APRIL WIND: 154-217 OVER SJR
April 1 – Montclair, NJ – The winds were cold and the greens were firm but the score was low, so BC opens Coach Jim Jacobsen’s 37th year at the helm with a decisive victory over St. Joseph Regional of Montvale. Senior Will Celiberti tried his best to match the perceived temperature of 35o and led the Crusaders with a low score of 36.
“I had a lot of layers on so it was difficult to hit the ball. I needed to play a lot more ¾ (strength) shots rather than full ones.”
Because of the wind, he generally chose one club up (ex. from an 8 to a 7 iron) in order to keep the ball down. “The second hole was a 170 yard par 3, that I hit within an inch.” That led to his one birdie.
Charlie Cummings and Brandon Valvano each recorded 39. Leo Turi turned in a 45 for the afternoon and Joe Calocino (43) and Liam White (40) rounded out the Crusader golfers.