September 19, 2013 |
Ever since she stepped on the field as a freshman, Sarah Furey has made a major impact on the the Bishop Eustace field hockey team - both as a player and a leader. "Some people are leaders and they speak as leaders, and some lead by their actions," Eustace coach Danielle Senior said. "Sarah is the kind of leader who speaks with her actions. " Furey, one of the most dominant players in South Jersey, has led the Crusaders to two Group 2 state titles in the last three seasons, and just last year was named first-team all-South Jersey and third-team all-state.
May 31, 2013 |
There were no surprises, no secrets. How could there be when the two Olympic Conference National Division rivals had met four times this season? Bishop Eustace ended up winning the best-of-five season series against Camden Catholic with Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the visiting Irish in a South Jersey Non-Public A baseball quarterfinal. Third-seeded Eustace (22-7) will visit St. Augustine in Friday's sectional semifinals. That Camden Catholic (19-10) was a No. 11 seed spoke volumes about the difficulty that exists in Non-Public A. And even more challenging was trying to beat Eustace righthander Zac Gallen.
May 23, 2013 |
Roy Hansen's statistics weren't too shabby Tuesday. He scored five goals, assisted on another, and went 11 for 15 on faceoffs. But those gaudy numbers probably won't be what the sophomore midfielder will remember about Bishop Eustace's 15-10 win at Newark Academy in the first round of the South Jersey Non-Public B Tournament. Instead, he'll savor the number one, as in the first boys' lacrosse playoff victory for the Crusaders in program history. Bishop Eustace, the No. 10 seed, first fielded a team in 2007.
May 20, 2013 |
Devin Smeltzer walked off the mound after the win the same way he walked onto it in the first inning. It was the same stone-faced attitude he used to recover from allowing an RBI single with no outs in the second inning. Nothing appeared to faze the 6-foot-2 lefthander, and his Bishop Eustace baseball team latched onto that mind-set Saturday in a 6-1 victory over Eastern in the quarterfinals of the Diamond Classic at Washington Township. "I just kept going at them," said Smeltzer, who threw a two-hitter, striking out nine and walking two. "I try to keep my emotions in check, settle in, and hit my spots.
May 10, 2013
South Jersey's all-time leaders in baseball coaching victories: Rk. Coach School(s) Win-Loss 1. Russ Spicer Haddonfield, Moorestown, Paulsboro, Cinnaminson 603-287 *2. Lee Ware Woodstown 597-328 *3. Rich Bender Delran 585-297 *4. Sam Tropiano St. Augustine, Bishop Eustace 549-206 5. Dave Martin Cherry Hill East 502-286 6. Dennis Barth Gloucester Catholic 485-94-1 7. Brian Gibney Shawnee 469-210 8. Tom Trotman Cherry Hill West 467-234-1 *9. Gary Sarno Cherry Hill West, Hammonton 433-241 *10. Rich Horan Audubon 425-162-2 11. John Bush Washington Township 406-191-1 12. John Haessler Cherokee 403-224 *–active Source: S.J. Baseball Coaches Association.
May 8, 2013 |
Zac Gallen stuck with an old formula. Mike Krusinski tried something new. Both approaches worked to dramatic effect in Bishop Eustace's 4-0 victory over Cherry Hill West on Tuesday in an Olympic Conference National Division clash of Top 6 baseball teams. Gallen, a senior righthander, pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts as the Crusaders snapped the Lions' 10-game winning streak and kept pace with division-leading Camden Catholic in the Olympic National race. Krusinski, a junior leftfielder, snapped a 0-0 tie with a three-run triple on an 0-2 count with one out in the top of the seventh for Bishop Eustace (14-5 overall, 7-2 division)
May 5, 2013 |
After Bishop Eustace junior Brianne Innamorato zoomed into second base with an RBI double in Wednesday's softball game against Paul VI, she did not celebrate much. The tall shortstop with long, blond hair did not react much when she ranged to her left or right to make a strong play in the field, either. Bishop Eustace is 2-10 this season. While Innamorato has committed to play at Florida Gulf Coast University and is hitting .517 with five doubles, a triple, and three home runs this season, she puts her emotion into supporting the teammates around her. You can hear whenever she's in the field.
May 3, 2013
Here are some facts and figures on the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic, a 16-team baseball tournament that will mark its 40th year this season: First game: Gloucester Catholic 4, Gateway 3, on June 3, 1974. First winning pitcher: Gloucester Catholic's Bob Pisker (nine-inning complete game). First home run: Sacred Heart's Bruno Vagnarelli, on June 12, 1974. First championship game: Camden Catholic 6, Penns Grove 0, on June 15, 1974. First no-hitter: Shawnee's Bob Sebra in a 1-0 win over Pennsville on May 30, 1978.
April 15, 2013
BASEBALL Team Record Preseason ranking in parentheses. 1. Gloucester Catholic (1) 10-1 The Rams are 21-1 since a loss to Millville in the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic last May 12. 2. St. Augustine Prep (3) 4-1 Senior catcher Barry Buchowski, a Tulane recruit, hit home runs in consecutive games last week. 3. Bishop Eustace (5) 6-1 Five players have homered for the Crusaders. 4. Eastern (7) 6-1 Senior second baseman Nick Tierno, a La Salle recruit, turns double plays "like a major leaguer," according to coach Rob Christ.