KEARNEY LEADS BC OVER NORTHERN HIGHLANDS, KELLY SCORES 100TH POINT
April 16 – Allendale, NJ – Senior Captain Midfielder Michael Kearney was on a mission and his four goals alone, doubled the scoring output of the Highlanders. Junior Goalie, Max Nolan, played a tremendous game against his home sending district’s squad as BC defeated NH 11-2. DJ Kelly had a big night with 1 goal and 4 assists. He scored his 100th point on the same field he scored his first varsity point on during his freshman year. Sophomore attackman, Brenden Kelly recorded a hat trick and line-mate Junior attacker, Craig Campbell recorded two goals and an assist. Louden Sheehan pitched in a goal and Gavin Simcox added an assist as BC moves to 3-0 in the NJILL Gibbs Division and 6-1 overall.
CRUSADERS DOMINATE FALCONS
April 13 – Oradell, NJ – The Bergen Catholic Varsity Lacrosse Team built a tremendous lead and coasted to a 17-8 win over St. Joseph High School from Metuchen. DJ Kelly had a big day, scoring 3 goals and assisting on four others while fellow attackman, Brenden Kelly scored three and picked up three assists. Add in attackman, Craig Campbell (2 goals, 3 assists) and the trio put together an eighteen-point day.
Midfielder, Gavin Simcox, scored 2 goals and an assist and Michael Kearney and Nick Almanza also recorded a goal. Junior midfielders Andrew Boel and Brian Mullen pitched in a couple of points with a goal and an assist each. Ryan Jaworski notched his first varsity goal while Daniel Negron, Louden Sheehan and Vann Weinkauf each assisted on a goal.
CRUSADERS POUND RAMAPO IN GIBBS MATCHUP
April 11 – Oradell, NJ – The Bergen Catholic Crusaders put another notch in their belt as they continued to pursue perfection in the NJILL Gibbs Division as they knocked off defending County Champion Ramapo Regional HS on Thursday 10-7.
It was a streaky game as BC jumped out to a 5-1 lead until they saw Ramapo claw at it, to make the score 5-5 entering the fourth quarter. Sophomore attackman, Brenden Kelly, scored four goals and assisted on three more to lead BC. DJ Kelly (3 goals – 1 assist) got things going in the fourth and Michael Kearney (1-2) scored a goal as BC grew a 9-5 lead. Ramapo picked up a fourth quarter goal, before Brenden answered and capped the BC Scoring at 10.
Craig Campbell assisted on two goals and Brett Zabransky and Gavin Simcox each added a goal. Dan Negron rounded out BC’s scorers with an assist. Tom McGee led BC with ground balls with 5, followed by Louden Sheehan (2) and George Talarico (2). Max Nolan saved 9 for the Crusaders who are now 4-1 on the season.
KELLY AND CAMPBELL AMONG STATE LACROSSE LEADERS
April 4 – Newark, NJ – Attackmen, DJ Kelly and Craig Campbell have been putting up some strong numbers in the opening days of the lacrosse season, ranking them among the top in the state. Kelly’s 13 goals places him at 23rd among goal scorers and Campbell’s 7 assists ranks him 44th among set up men! Keep up the great work!
BROTHERS’ CUP REMAINS IN THE HANDS OF IONA PREP
April 4 – New Rochelle, NY – BC found itself in a 5-1 hole, but dug, dug, dug to create an 9-6 lead in the second quarter. That lead evaporated before the intermission and the teams went into the second half tied at 9. Unfortunately, the Crusaders were not able to crack through the Gael defense often enough as Iona Prep defeated BC 11-0 in lacrosse on Thursday.
Senior midfielder, Michael Kearney recorded a hat trick and an assist, while Andrew Boel had a big game for BC with two goals and two assists. Junior middies Louden Sheehan (2 goals) and Gavin Simcox (1 goal) scored as Brian Mullen set up 3 goals. DJ Kelly continued his hot streak scoring a goal and an assist and senior captain defenseman, Tom McGee scored a goal for BC
KELLY AND KELLY LIFT BC OVER BOSCO 7-6
April 2 – Ramsey, NJ – The Crusaders travelled up to DBP on Tuesday evening and, in a typically emotional and physical game, came away with a victory in no small part due to the Righty-Lefty scoring tandem on the attack of DJ Kelly and Brenden Kelly. The senior (DJ) recorded the hat trick (3 goals) and Brenden deposited 2 shots in the back of the net. Michael Kearney and Thomas McGee pitched in goals as well for the victors. Six of the seven goals were set up by Brett Zabransky (1), Craig Campbell (2) and Brian Mullen (3). Max Nolan
LACROSSE RUNS UP AND DOWN AND ALL AROUND THE HILL SCHOOL
March 30 – Pottstown, PA – Senior attackman, DJ Kelly scored 4 goals and 3 assists to lead BC to its second win 15-4 over the Hill School. Junior midfielder, Brian Mullen provided a hat trick and Michael Kearney added a pair of goals as the Crusader offense exploded against the home team.
Brett Zabransky and Craig Campbell each score a goal and each player set up three others, finishing with 4-point days. Brenden Kelly pitched in a goal and an assist and defender Tom McGee along with Riley Kahill and Phil Hahm scored. Gavin Simcox set up to teammates and Aedan Mayo closed out the scoring with an assist.
The Crusaders improve to 2-0, setting up a big game with rival and Gibbs Division competitor, Don Bosco Prep on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm at Granatell Stadium in Ramsey.
CRUSADER LACROSSE STARTS WITH HOME VICTORY OVER MONTCLAIR
March 27 – Oradell, NJ – The Kelly era opened with a win over traditional state power, Montclair High School, by a score of 16-9 on Wednesday at Crusader Stadium. Head Coach Kevin Kelly watched his son Brenden toss in a goal and two assists while senior captain DJ Kelly scored 5 goals and one assist to lead the Crusader offense. Senior midfielder, Michael Kearney scored 3 goals and 2 assists and line-mate Brett Zabransky scored two goals and added an assist.
The entire offense was gelling as the home team opened an 11-2 half-time lead.
Strong defense by Thomas McGee and Goalie Max Nolan helped the Crusaders create a cushion Montclair would never seriously threaten. Senior close defenseman, Julian Virgona and junior Chris Yoler helped to play smart defense while defensive midfielders, led by long-sticks, Trevor Oberlander, Christian Horgan and George Talarico and short-stick Gavin Crimmins shored down the BC goal side of the field.
Football quarterback and midfielder, Andrew Boel, scored his first varsity goal in what expects to be a very promising career. Midfielders Brian Mullen, Jake Nelson and Louden Sheehan all pitched in a goal. Craig Campbell assisted on two scores and Daniel Negron added an assist as well.