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UDJ Basketball meets Clarkston in Quarterfinal at Calihan
Thursday, March 19, 2015

The U of D Jesuit Basketball Team will play Clarkston in the Quarterfinals on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:30PM at Calihan Hall: 4011 W. McNichols Detroit, MI 48221. Tickets are available ($6/ticket-cash) only through UDM's Box Office hours: Thursday-Monday, 3/19/15-3/23/15 from 8:30AM - 5:00PM and Tuesday 3/24/15 from 8:30AM - 2:00PM. U of D Jesuit will not be selling advanced tickets. Thanks and GO CUBS!

UDJ Basketball to play Redford Thurston in Regional Semi-Final
Monday, March 16, 2015

Come cheer on the Cubs as they meet Redford Thurston in the Regional Semi-Finals tonight, March 16th, at Southfield High School at 7 PM! GO CUBS!

U of D Jesuit hockey players honored
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Several U of D Jesuit hockey players have been named to honor teams by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association for their efforts in the 2014-2015 season.

First Team All State

  • Christian Wirth-Karbler (senior)
  • Drew Meininger (junior)
  • Jack Deines (senior)

Second Team All State

  • Steven Lauro (senior)

Honorable-Mention All State

  • Peter Hunt (senior)

Academic All State

  • Neil Hodgins (senior)
  • Matt Morgan (senior)
  • Shane Neary (senior
  • Peter Hunt (senior)


Peter Hunt


  • Christian Wirth-Karbler
  • Steve Lauro

All-MIHL (South)

  • Jack Deines
  • Joey Garves
  • Christian Wirth-Karbler
  • Peter Hunt
  • Steve Lauro

Most Improved Player

Neil Hodgins

Chuck Gumbel Most Dedicated Player

Christian Wirth-Karbler

Carl Schmidt Character Award

Shane Neary

Most Valuable Player

  • Jack Deines
  • Christian Wirth-Karbler

High School Hobey Baker Award

Peter Hunt

Overall, the U of D Jesuit hockey team had the second highest grade point average in the state at 3.55, which ranked #1 in the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League and Catholic High School League.

Congratulations to the players and coaches for another awesome U of D Jesuit hockey season - thank you for the memories!

Spring Sports Tryout/Practice Schedules
Friday, March 13, 2015

Monday, March 9:
Freshman & Sophomores     4:30-6:15PM
Juniors & Seniors               6:15-7:45PM

Tuesday, March 10:
Freshman & Sophomores        4:30-6:30PM
Juniors & Seniors                   4:00-6:00PM (Liberty Park)

Wednesday, March 11:
Freshman & Sophomores     4:00-6:00PM (Liberty Park)
Juniors & Seniors               4:30-6:30PM

Thursday, March 12:
Freshman & Sophomore      4:30-6:30PM
Varsity                              4:00-6:00PM (Liberty Park)

Friday, March 13:              
Team Meetings in PE ROOM 4:00-6:00PM
Parent Meeting in Cafeteria  6:00PM

Academy Baseball:
Monday, March 16              4:30-6:00PM (Aux. Gym)
Tuesday, March 17             4:30-6:00PM (Aux. Gym)
Wednesday, March 18        4:30-6:00PM (Aux. Gym)

Monday, March 9-Friday, March 13    6:15AM-7:50AM Tryouts
Monday, March 16-Friday, March 20  6:15AM-7:50AM Practice
JV (Both Levels):
Tuesday, March 10-Friday, March 13  6:00PM-8:00PM Tryouts
Monday, March 16-Friday, March 20   6:00PM-8:00PM Practice
Monday-Wednesday, March 16-18 Time 4:00PM-6:00PM

Monday-Thursday March 9-12              5:00PM-7:00PM
Monday-Thursday March 16-19            5:00PM-7:00PM
Friday, March 13 & 20                            3:00PM-5:00PM

For the first 2 weeks, due to logistics and weather, practices may end 15-30 minutes earlier.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday           3:30-5:00PM

(See attach Tryout schedule pdf)

Good Luck Swim/Dive Team!
Friday, March 13, 2015

Best of luck to our Cub Swim/Dive Team as they compete in the State Championships on March 13 and March 14. Alden Kane, Michael Campbell, Bilaal Pierce, Brian Houghton, Jacob Best, and Kevin Sheridan, Jr. are the Swimmers who qualified to compete. Diver Pierce Gordon also qualified to compete. GO CUBS!

Cub Swimmers finish strong, finish 4th in CHSL
Monday, March 09, 2015

The U of D Jesuit swim team ended their season on a strong note, finishing 4th in the Catholic League finals, with junior Pierce Gordon winning the Catholic League in diving, setting a season high for earned diving points. 

Preliminaries for the Catholic League Finals were held on Friday, March 6 and the finals were held on Saturday, March 7. Over 160 swimmers from seven Catholic League schools competed in the preliminaries, with over 20 U of D Jesuit swimmers qualifying for the finals in individual events. In addition to Gordon, several other Cubs earned their state cut and the opportunity to compete in the Division 2 state finals meet on March 13 and 14.

  • Junior Jacob Best - 50 Yard Freestyle
  • Senior Michael Campbell - 100 Yard Breast Stroke
  • Junior Alden Kane - 100 yard Back and 200 I.M.
  • Junior Kevin Sheridan - 100 yard Fly and 500 yard free style

Congratulations to the swim team and Coaches Jason Black, Jack Bernard, and Emmanuel Werner! 

Alumni Football Meet & Greet: March 6, 2015
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Coach Oscar Olejniczak '91 and the Cub football team would like to invite all football alumni to come back to The High and see the 2014-15 football team in action. You will be able to watch the team at its last practice of Cub Pride Drills, which are two weeks of intense morning workouts, and interact with the team afterwards. This unique event will give the players a chance to meet alumni and learn about their playing days while the alumni will be able to socialize and see the team, all while enjoying some breakfast. Stretches start at 6:30AM. Hope to see you there and make this event a new tradition to enjoy!

Bowling team wins CHSL, finishes second in MHSAA regional
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Congratulations to the U of D Jesuit bowling team and head coach Darrin Flowers '01 on winning the program's first Catholic League since 2006 and finishing second in the MHSAA regional to qualify for the state finals and defend the program's 2014 state title.

In the Catholic League championship match, U of D Jesuit defeated Brother Rice in the semi finals, before beating De La Salle in the finals to win the title. At the league meet, freshman Ryan Reid and senior Michael Davis were named to the All-Catholic team, junior Cameron Keuning was named to the All-League team, and junior Jimmy Jenereux was named to the All-Academic team.

In the MHSAA regional meet, the Cubs finished second to Wyandotte-Roosevelt and will defend their state title on March 6 and 7 at Sunnybrook Lanes in Sterling Heights. Good luck and Go Cubs!

U of D Jesuit Basketball Team is Calihan Hall bound
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Congratulations to the Cub Basketball Team as them make their 3rd trip to Calihan Hall in the past 3 years. The game will be played on Sunday, March 1st at 3PM vs. the Eaglets of Orchard Lake, St. Mary's. GO CUBS!

Michael Kenney named MHSAA Farmer's Insurance 2014-15 Scholar-Athlete
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

U of D Jesuit senior Michael Kenney has been named a MHSAA Farmer's Insurance Scholar-Athlete scholarship winner for 2014-15. Kenney is one of 32 winners out of 1,600 entrants and the only award winner from a private or Catholic high school in Class A this year. The MHSAA Farmer's Insurance Scholar-Athlete scholarships are given as part of an annual essay writing contest that focuses on sportsmanship and athletic participation.

Kenney ran three seasons of varsity cross country and will run his fourth of track and field this spring. He also played basketball two seasons and soccer as a freshman, and served as a captain of cross country and track and field varsities while earning all-District honors in the fall and all-Regional in the spring. Kenney is currently serving fourth year in the Student Senate and was co-chairperson and master of ceremonies for the Building Bridges to a Culture of Life conference in Royal Oak that drew more than 250 students and speakers. He volunteers for a number of projects and services including Gleaners Community Food Bank, Angela Hospice Home Care and the Special Olympics, and has served as a camp counselor at Madonna University’s basketball camp for three years.

The award will be presented at a special ceremony at halftime of the MHSAA Class C Boys Basketball championship on March 28 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Congratulations Michael!

Ski Team Finishes in Elite Eight
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Yesterday, with temperatures reaching a high of 5 degrees, the Ski Team competed in the State Finalist at Boyne Highlands.  Racing against the elite teams in the state, the team finished 8th place overall, beating Catholic Central in both GS and Slalom, and Traverse City West in Giant Slalom.  Sam Ilkka was the top finisher for our team in Slalom and Alek Weirmiller was top finisher in Giant Slalom.  We had strong finishes by Nate Tomlinson, Mike Donovan, Ben Ottolini, Dan Toal, Mike Peterson, and Ward Schiller. Congratulations on one of the best seasons in the history of the Ski Team!


2015 CHSL Winter Sports Honors Announced
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Detroit Catholic League (CHSL) announced its individual awards for basketball and hockey for the 2015 league season and several U of D Jesuit student-athletes earned honors:


  • Cassius Winston (All-Catholic)
  • Gary Collins (All-Catholic)
  • Ike Eke (All-League)
  • Greg Eboigbodin (All-League)
  • Michael Bernard (All-Academic)


  • Michael Davis (All-Catholic)
  • Ryan Reid (All-Catholic)
  • Cameron Keuning (All-League)
  • Jimmy Jenereaux (All-Academic)


  • Peter Hunt (All-Catholic)
  • Christian Wirth-Karbler (All-League)          
  • Steve Lauro (All League)
  • Shane Neary (All-Academic)


  • Ben Ottolini (All-League, All-Region)
  • Sam Ilkka (All-Region)


  • John Ginotti (All-Catholic)
  • Nick Jelonek (All-Catholic)
  • John McRoberts (All-Catholic, All County)
  • Jackson Stachalek (All-Catholic)

In addition to the player awards, basketball coach Pat Donnelly has been named the 2015 CHSL Central Division Coach of the Year. Congratulations to the student-athletes and Coach Pat Donnelly for their respective honors! 

The basketball Cubs will begin the CHSL post-season basketball tournament on Saturday, February 21 when they take on Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard at Marian High School at 1:00PM. The hockey team will play Divine Child on Saturday, February 21 at Orchard Lake St. Mary's as part of the Catholic League Classic - game time is 2:30 PM.

Cub Swimmers earn state cuts
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Congratulations to senior Michael Campbell and juniors Kevin Sheridan, Jacob Best, and Alden Kane for making the state cut as part of the 200 yard medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay swimming teams. By making the state cut, the quartet will now be able participate in the MHSAA Division 2 swimming finals, taking place on March 7-8 at Eastern Michigan University.

The swimming team will swim against Catholic Central on February 19, before competing the Catholic League championship meet on February 26.

Brand selected for Michigan vs. Ohio All-Star game
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

U of D Jesuit senior Ryan Brand is one of 40 Michigan football players selected by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association to represent the state of Michigan in the annual Michigan vs. Ohio All-Star game ("the Border Classic") taking place on June 13 at Wayne State University. Brand, who will be playing college football at Air Force, is the third Cub in the past two years to compete in the game. In 2014, Parris Bennett and Dillon Dixon participated in the "Border Classic", which Michigan won 27-13. Congratulations, Ryan!

U of D Jesuit to host Football Town Hall meeting on Feb. 25, 2015
Monday, February 09, 2015

U of D Jesuit invites all members of its past and current community to a “town hall” discussion regarding the football experience for our student-athletes at U of D Jesuit. The event will be held on February 25, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Commons. This gathering is the second in a series of discussions regarding the history and future of the football experience at The High. Please join members of our school leadership, our football coaching staff, and others for this important event. Go Cubs!

Swim team finishes 6th in Wayne County meet
Monday, February 09, 2015

Congratulations to the U of D Jesuit swimming and diving team as they finished 6th in the 2015 Wayne County Swimming Championship. Diving Pierce Gordon finished fifth overall out of 30 competitve divers. Go Cubs!

U of D Jesuit basketball no longer one dimensional
Monday, February 09, 2015

The U of D Jesuit basketball team is no longer defined by just Cassius Winston '16, but rather a total team effort, writes Mick McCabe in the February 9 edition of the Detroit Free Press.

Ski Team: Brighton League Champs!
Friday, February 06, 2015

Congratulations to the Ski Team on a great finish to the regular season. On February 5 at Mt. Brighton, the Ski Team finished 1st out of 11 teams in the Mt. Brighton League Championship Meet beating Birmingham, Brighton, Okemos, Catholic Central, South Lyon, Howell, North Farmington/Harrison, Hartland, Farmington and Ann Arbor. By finishing 1st , the team qualified to compete in the Southeast Michigan League Championship meet on February 17 at Pine Knob. In Slalom competition, senior Sam Ilkka placed 7th, junior Ward Schiller 10th, senior Nate Tomlinson 22nd, and junior Dan Toal 23rd. Senior Ben Ottolini was named All League for the entire season competition. Good luck next week in the Catholic High School League meet on Monday, February 9 and the MHSAA Regional meet on Thursday, February 12. Go Cubs!

Slaughter named Coach of the Year
Friday, February 06, 2015

The Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Association and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) named U of D Jesuit tennis head coach Jim Slaughter their 2014 Boys’ Tennis Coach of the Year for Michigan. In his 11th season as head coach of the U of D Jesuit tennis team, Slaughter led the Cubs to their second consecutive top-five state finals finish with a fifth place finish in 2014, which followed up a second place finish in 2013. The team also won their third consecutive regional title under Slaughter, who is a Theology teacher at U of D Jesuit. “I couldn't be happier with where the tennis program is right now and I want to thank Jim for all his efforts,” says U of D Jesuit Athletic Director Nick Kocsis. “Being recognized by your peers is one of the highest honors anyone can receive.”

Slaughter was formally recognized for his award at the 56th Annual Michigan High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year Banquet on Sunday, November 9, 2014, held at the Lansing Ramada Inn Hotel and Conference Center. Congratulations Coach Slaughter! 













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Athletic Events This Week

2014/2015 JVA GLF v. Lutheran North H S (A)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

2014/2015 JVA LAX v. Brother Rice H S (A)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2014/2015 F BB v. DeLaSalle Collegiate (A)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2014/2015 V BB v. Novi - Catholic Central H S (H)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2014/2015 V TF v. Dearborn - Divine Child H S (H)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2014/2015 JV BB v. Birmingham - Groves H S (A)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

2014/2015 JVB LAX v. Clarkston H S (A)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

2014/2015 V LAX v. Brother Rice H S (A)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

2014/2015 F BB v. DeLaSalle Collegiate (A)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2014/2015 V BB v. Novi - Catholic Central H S (H)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2014/2015 JVA LAX v. Orchard Lake - St. Mary Preparatory H S (A)
Tue, 31 Mar 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2014/2015 V LAX v. Orchard Lake - St. Mary Preparatory H S (A)
Tue, 31 Mar 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2014/2015 JVB LAX v. DeLaSalle Collegiate (H)
Tue, 31 Mar 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

2014/2015 V BB v. Orchard Lake - St. Mary Preparatory H S (A)
Wed, 01 Apr 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2014/2015 JV BB v. Orchard Lake - St. Mary Preparatory H S (H)
Wed, 01 Apr 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2014/2015 JV BB v. Orchard Lake - St. Mary Preparatory H S (H)
Wed, 01 Apr 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2014/2015 V BB v. Orchard Lake - St. Mary Preparatory H S (A)
Wed, 01 Apr 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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