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Gleaner's Service Project Information
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Attention all Football Players: Please click on the following links for information regarding the Gleaner's Service Project that is Wednesday, July 29, 2015:  Gleaner's Service Project Permission Slip, Community Service Sheet and Gleaner's Service Project Directions.

Football Parent Meeting: Time Change
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Attention Football parents: The all level Football parent meeting time has been changed to 8PM on Monday, August 10, 2015 to accomodate the guest speaker. We are please to have a nutritionist from the University of Michigan as a guest speaker at 8 PM. Please make sure you make note of the time change and we look forward to a great season! GO CUBS!

IRON CUB ATHLETES: Change in Schedule
Monday, July 13, 2015

Attention 7-8-9 Grade Iron Cub Athletes: Next week is the last week of Iron Cubs for this summer. Your workout times for July 20, 21, and 23, 2015 will move up to 8-10AM. 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Iron Cub Athletes should report for Iron Cubs for an 8AM start! You will also get the opportunity to work one on one with Adam Gentry, CSC. He is our certified speed coach during this time. Thanks for a great summer! Please call (313)927-2391 with any questions. GO CUBS!

Fall Tryout and Practice Information
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

See attached Calendar pdf

Soccer Conditioning and Tryout Dates

All High School levels:
August 10-11, 2015     9AM-3PM    Conditioning    UDJ Backfield
August 12-14, 2015     9AM-3PM    Tryouts           UDJ Backfield

Academy Level:
August 13-14, 2015     3PM-4PM     Tryouts           UDJ Backfield

Practices Times:
Varsity and JVA  (Monday-Friday)      6AM-7:30AM  UDJ Backfield
JVB                   (Monday-Friday)      4PM-5:45PM   IHM
Academy            (Tuesday-Thursday) 4PM-5:45PM   IHM

Cross Country:
Practice Dates:
August 12, 2015 Green Acres: 620 Woodward Heights  Hazel Park, MI @ 8AM
August 13, 2015 Inglenook: 12 Mile between Evergreen and Lahser @ 8AM
August 14, 2015 Bloomfield Middle School: Quarton Rd. Bloomfield Hills, 1/2 mile W. of Telegraph @ 8AM
August 17, 2015 Catalpa Oaks Park
August 18-19, 2015 Green Acres @ 3:30PM
August 20, 2015 Lamphere High School (Meet near the hill) @ 3:30PM
August 21, 2015 Kensington Intra Squad scrimmage  Possum Park @ 9AM

Academy Cross Country:
August 24, 2015 Catalpa Park 3:30PM-5:30PM

Practices will be M-W-F         3:30PM-5:30PM
Bus will drop off at Catalpa Park. Parents will pick up at 5:30PM.
Meets will be on Thursdays.

Varsity Tryouts:
August 12-14, 2015  
8AM-11AM, 12PM-2PM    UDM Tennis Courts

JV Tryouts:
August 17-18, 2015
11AM-2PM                     UDM Tennis Courts

3:30PM-5:30PM every day that a match is not scheduled.

Golfers earn All-State recognition
Monday, June 29, 2015

Two U of D Jesuit golfers earned honors for their performances during the 2015 season - junior team captain Nick Bonema earned All-State honors, while senior team captain Jamie Guisinger earned Honorable Mention All-State honors. Congratulations to these two young men on their fine season!

Christopher Buryta is inducted into the CHSL Hall of Fame
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Congratulations to U of D Jesuit math teacher and former bowling coach Christopher Buryta on his induction into the Catholic Hall of Fame at the 40th CHSL Hall of Fame Banquet on June 8, 2015 at Fern Hill Country Club. Coach Buryta established the bowling program at U of D Jesuit in 1974 during his first year teaching at the school. The program began as an intramural activity and has grown into a state championship team that has captured first, second, and third place finishes at the state level and two CHSL championships. Coach Buryta is a graduate of Wayne State University and has been a math teacher here at U of D Jesuit for over 40 years. He also coached at the now closed St. Francis d'Assisi High School and Harper Woods Notre Dame High School. He is a member of the Michigan High School Interscholastic Bowling Coaches Association and was inducted into the associations's Hall of Fame in 2014.

Reid brothers win USBC Doubles Tournament
Monday, June 08, 2015

Keith Reid 16’ and Ryan Reid 18’ finished in first place for the Michigan State USBC Youth Bowling Association Doubles Tournament. With a score of 1468, they edged out the team originally in first place by 10 pins. This statewide scholarship tournament is run every year and is open to students of all ages. Congratulations to both Keith and Ryan - next year looks promising for these two Cub bowlers.

U of D Jesuit Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees and Award Recipients
Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the U of D Jesuit Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is proud to announce its 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Class and Award Recipients.
Individuals being inducted include:
• Carl Schmidt ’37       • Fr. Frank Canfield, S.J. ’54
• Bruce Maher ’55       • Tim Sullivan ’66
• Dan Hoff ’72            • Walter Jones ’72
• Jim Bobbitt ’81         • Mike Van Antwerp ’93
• Geoff Pope ’02

The 1954 Metropolitan League and Goodfellow City championship football team will be added to the U of D Jesuit Team Ring of Honor, located in Curley Hall. The 1954 football team won the Goodfellow City championship when they defeated St. Mary’s of Redford, 23-20, in one of the most historic victories in Cub history.

Chuck Gumbel ’64 has been selected to receive the Hall of Fame’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award in honor of Tom Coyne '62.

This year’s Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will take place in early December. Last year’s inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony was a sold out event. More details and information on the 2015 inductees and recipients will be made available at a later date.

Cross Country Meeting: June 4th!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Attention all potential high school cross country runners in the Fall of 2015. There will a very important cross country meeting on Thursday, June 4th at 3:15 PM in the Health Room. Anyone planning on running cross country in the Fall should plan on attending. GO CUBS!

Morgan '13 signs with Northland College for hockey
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

For U of D Jesuit hockey playerChristopher Morgan ’13 officially committed to continue his academic and athletic careers at Northland College. Located in Ashland, Wisconsin, Northland is a member of Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association which is made up of Adrian, Concordia, Finlandia, Lake Forest, Marion, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Lawrence.

Morgan, a three-year letter winner and former captain of the Cubs varsity hockey team, earned all-league and all-state honors during his high school years.  During the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, Morgan played for the Gloucester Rangers in the CCHL. “Northland College is an excellent academic institution that will give me the opportunity to continue playing the sport I love while furthering my education," said Morgan. "The campus and surrounding area is a very good fit for me and the support afforded to the students gives me a comfortable feeling about transitioning into college life.”

Northland College is coming off a 3-16-3 season, but has high hopes for the future based on the incoming freshman class.  Head Hockey Coach Seamus Gregory says, “We are ecstatic to have Chris joining us as I think we are a great fit … he is a great kid and will utilize his experience and grit.”  Assistant Coach Michael Lennon says, “I could not be happier having Chris join 'the Jacks' next year.  We have enjoyed coaching Anthony Stempin (UDJ ’11) and look forward to having another former Cub join us.”

Congratulations, Chris!



Cub Golfers win Catholic League!
Monday, May 11, 2015

For the first time since 1971, the U of D Jesuit varsity golf team can call themselves Catholic League champions! Paced by junior Nick Bonema's Catholic League record-breaking score of 63 over 18 holes, the Cubs defeated their league rivals at Katke Cousins Golf Course on the campus of Oakland University. U of D Jesuit finished with a five man score of 297, nine strokes ahead of second place Catholic Central and 11 strokes ahead of Brother Rice. 

Along with Bonema's 63, senior Jamie Guisinger shot a 73, with junior John Karcher shooting 80, and both senior Mo Harb and junior Mac Bellovich shooting 81. For their efforts, both Bonema and Guisinger were named All-Catholic, with Guisinger also being named to the All-League team and junior Nick Boseiger being named to the All-Academic team. 

Congratulations to the U of D Jesuit varsity golf team and coaches Paul Diehl '73 and Joe DiMambro!

Summer sports camp registration now open
Monday, April 06, 2015

Registration for U of D Jesuit's 2015 summer sports camps is now open! Students from the 4th grade (in Fall 2015) can start participating in U of D Jesuit summer sports camps. The sports offerings range across a broad spectrum and includes Iron Cubs, U of D Jesuit's speed and strength program. For more information, visit the summer sports camp page or contact Denise Iaquinta at denise.iaquinta@uofdjesuit.org.

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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