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Jim Mancuso '02 Stepping Down to Take College Position at LTU
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Since the 2011 season, Jim Mancuso '02 has held the reigns of the U of D Jesuit Baseball program. Today we are proud to wish him the best as he steps down to accept an opportunity to serve on Stan Eldridge's inaugural staff at Lawrence Tech University. Read more about Coach Mancuso's successful tenure as U of D Jesuit varsity baseball coach.

2015-2016: A school year to remember!
Sunday, June 26, 2016

The 2015-2016 school year was certainly one for the memory banks at U of D Jesuit, with a number of the varsity teams earning regular season and post-season honors. Here's a look back at a historic sports season:

  • The U of D Jesuit football team qualified for the MHSAA state playoffs for the second time in three years with a 6-3 regular season record. Among the regular season highlights were a 23-13 win over Country Day and a 34-0 win over Brother Rice.
  • The U of D Jesuit tennis team enjoyed another successful season, winning their seventh straight regional title and finishing a close second in the Catholic League championship. The season ended with the team finishing fourth in the Division 2 state finals, the team's third straight top-five finish.
  • The U of D Jesuit swimming team finished 8th in the MHSAA Division 2 state finals, the teams highest finish since 2000. Eight swimmers earned All-State designation.
  • The U of D Jesuit hockey team won its fourth straight regional title and earned its fourth straight berth into the MHSAA Division 1 "Frozen Four". The team also won the MIHL South Division title for the second straight year.
  • The U of D Jesuit basketball team went on a historic run, going 28-0 and finishing as the #4 team in the country according to MaxPreps. The team won its fourth straight CHSL Central Division title, 4th straight CHSL Championship, 4th straight MHSAA district title, 3rd straight MHSAA regional title, 3rd straight appearance in the MHSAA Class A "Final Four", culminating with the school's first ever state title in basketball. U of D Jesuit senior Cassius Winston was also the first U of D Jesuit basketball player named "Mr. Basketball" for the state of Michigan.
  • The U of D Jesuit bowling team was undefeating in CHSL divisional play for the third straight year and finished the year in the MHSAA Division 1 "Final Four".
  • The U of D Jesuit golf team won its second straight CHSL Central Division title and CHSL Championship. The team qualified for the state finals, finishing 7th in Division 1.
  • The U of D Jesuit baseball team won its first regional title since 2013, defeating Detroit Western 14-9. This was the baseball team's fourth regional title since 2009, the most of any Catholic League team in Division 1.
  • The U of D Jesuit Academy lacrosse team won its first CYO title since 2013 with a 9-3 win over Plymouth Our Lady of Good Counsel.
  • Recent U of D Jesuit graduate Cassius Winston was named the Detroit Free Press Prep Person of the Year, becoming the first basketball player to receive the honor. 

With the memorable year having come to a close, we can look back with pride on the performance of all the student-athletes at U of D Jesuit and applaud them for their efforts. Go Cubs!

Michigan High School Football All Star Game set for Saturday, June 25
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Good luck to Jimmy Pierce as he competes in the Michigan High School Football All Star Game on Saturday, June 25. This is the 3rd year that the Football program will have a player represent U of D Jesuit in this event. GO CUBS!

U of D Jesuit baseball wins regional title
Monday, June 13, 2016

The U of D Jesuit varsity baseball team won its first regional title since 2013, defeating Grosse Pointe South 18-4 and Detroit Western International 14-9 on June 11. With the regional title, the Cubs will now play in the MHSAA Quarterfinals on June 14 at Wayne State University against Catholic League foe De La Salle. Game time 1 PM.

With the regional title, U of D Jesuit has now won four regional titles in baseball since 2009,  the most of any Catholic League school in Division 1. Congratulations Cubs and Coach Jim Mancuso ' 02!

Golf team prepares for State Finals
Thursday, June 09, 2016

The U of D Jesuit Varsity Golf team is headed back to the MHSAA Division 1 State Finals, looking to add on to an already fantastic season where the Cubs won the CHSL divisional title and the CHSL Championship. Coached by Paul Diehl '73 and Joe DiMambro, the Cubs qualified for the State Finals by finishing 3rd in regional play on June 2. The Finals will be held at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan on June 10 and June 11. Tee time on June 10 will be 9 AM. All U of D Jesuit fans are invited to come out and support the team during the competition rounds!

 

 

Spring Sports in Action!
Friday, June 03, 2016

It’s a big upcoming week for spring sports at U of D Jesuit! The U of D Jesuit lacrosse team will be playing for a Regional title tonight (June 3) at 7 PM against Hartland High School - the game will be at Parker Middle School in Howell. The U of D Jesuit baseball team is opening up the MHSAA playoffs with Districts on June 4 at Southfield High School - the first game starts at 11 AM. Several members of the U of D Jesuit track team will be competing in the State Finals on June 4 in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and a 4x100 meter relay races. In addition, the U of D Jesuit golf team will competing in the state finals June 10 and 11 at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University. Good luck, Cubs!

 

 

Cub Tracksmen qualify for State Finals
Thursday, June 02, 2016

Congratulations to U of D Jesuit junior Donovan Ervin for qualifying for the MHSAA Class A State Finals in track, based on his performance in MHSAA Regionals last month. Ervin qualified in the 100 and 200 meters race. Ervin also qualified with the 4x100 meter relay team, along with fellow sprinters Christopher Hill, Victor Hill, and Bishara Randolph. Good luck in the State Finals on June 4!

U of D Jesuit Golf Team: CHSL Champs!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

They did it again! The U of D Jesuit Varsity Golf team, led by head coach Paul Diehl '73, has won the Catholic League Championship for the second straight year. The Catholic League title follows up an undefeated nine-hole match play season in Catholic League play this season.

Senior John Karcher led the way for the Cubs, shooting a 72 over 18 holes to finish as the top finisher in the field. Right behind Karcher were seniors Nick Bonema (75) and Mac Bellovich (77), along with junior Mark Thibault (77). The Cubs ended up beating out second place Brother Rice by five strokes and third place De La Salle by 14 strokes.

For their efforts in the Catholic League championship, Karcher, Bonema, Bellovich, and Thibault were all named to the All-Catholic team - the first time U of D Jesuit has ever placed four golfers on the All-Catholic team. In addition, Bonema was named to the All-League team and Bellovich was named to the All-Catholic Academic team.

The Catholic League title finishes up a two year stretch where the Cubs were undefeated in league play, won the Central Division, won the Catholic League title, and had the medalist at the Catholic League championship.

Next up for the golfers will be MHSAA District and Regional tournaments in the next couple weeks. Congratulations, Cubs!

U of D Jesuit Varsity Golf wins Central Division
Sunday, May 08, 2016

For the second year in a row, the U of D Jesuit varsity golf team, led by veteran head coach Paul Diehl '73, has won the Catholic League Central Division by defeating Brother Rice and Catholic Central with a nine-hole match record of 8-0.

The golf team faced their rivals on May 6 at the Detroit Golf Club with the opportunity to win the league title outright. Behind the efforts of seniors Nick Bonema, John Karcher, Mac Bellovich, and junior Mark Thibault, the Cubs defeated Brother Rice by one stroke and Catholic Central by 17 strokes. 

Next up for the Cubs will be the Catholic League Championship on May 16 and the MHSAA Districts on May 25. Congratulations, Cubs and good luck!

U of D Jesuit golf team off to 6-0 league start
Friday, April 29, 2016

The U of D Jesuit varsity golf team is on a roll! Led by veteran head coach Paul Diehl '73, the Cubs are ranked #4 in Division 1 and defeated both Cranbrook and Lutheran North in a Catholic League tri-match at the Detroit Golf Club on Thursday, April 28. The wins put the Cubs at 6-0 in Catholic League play, with one more tri-match left in the league season.

Seniors Nick Bonema (38), Mac Bellovich (39), Nick Boesiger (40), and John Karcher (41) led the charge for the Cubs, with juniors Jack Glover (42) and Mark Thibault (43) not far behind. The next tri-match for the Cubs will be against rivals Brother Rice and Catholic Central at the Detroit Golf Club north course on May 6 at 3 PM. Come on out to support the Cubs!

 

5th Annual May Night set for May 12
Monday, April 25, 2016

May Night for Fall Sports will take place on Thursday, May 12, starting at 6 PM. The four U of D Jesuit fall sports teams will be meeting with current and new U of D Jesuit students to discuss spring/summer activities, start dates, and other pertinent information. The fall sports will meet in the following school locations:

  • Cross Country - Curley Hall
  • Football - Commons
  • Soccer - Chapel
  • Tennis - Media Center

As part of the May Night event, student-athletes will have the opportunity to receive their annual physical, which is required to participate in athletics at U of D Jesuit. This year, U of D Jesuit is proud to offer a heart screen as part of the physical.

U of D Jesuit, along with our medical partner Henry Ford Health Systems, will provide a team of orthopedic doctors and certified athletic trainers to perform much more than a typical "sport physical". Early detection is the key component to preventing cardiac tragedies in student-athletes. Physicals will be available for $25 from 2:45 PM until 5:30 PM on a first come/first serve basis.

Please encourage your student-athlete(s) to take advantage of this opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact: Athletics-Team@uofdjesuit.org.

Pat Donnelly named MaxPreps National Coach of the Year
Friday, April 15, 2016

Congratulations to U of D Jesuit varsity basketball coach Pat Donnelly, who was named by MaxPreps as their national coach of the year! The Cubs, who finished #4 in MaxPreps's final national ranking, made history this year by going 28-0 and winning the first state championship in school history. Donnelly, who has been the basketball coach at U of D Jesuit since 2008, has gone 142-42 in eight year tenure, winning five district titles, five Catholic League Central Division championships, four Catholic League titles, three regional titles, three appearances in the MHSAA Class A "Final Four", culminating in this year's state title.

Congratulations, Coach Donnelly!

Cassius Winston named Gatorade Player of the Year
Monday, April 11, 2016

U of D Jesuit senior Cassius Winston keeps racking up post-season honors and deservedly so! Named Michigan's "Mr. Basketball" in March, Cassius was recently named Gatorade's Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the state of Michigan. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court, distinguishes Cassius as the state’s best high school boys basketball player for the 2015-16 season. Cassius will receive the award on an upcoming episode of WXYZ Channel 7's Sports Cave, which runs each Sunday at 11 AM. Congratulations, Cassius!

Three U of D Jesuit coaches named "Coach of the Year"
Monday, April 11, 2016

U of D Jesuit head coaches Rick Bennetts (hockey), Pat Donnelly (basketball), and Darrin Flowers '01 (bowling) have been named Division 1/Class A coaches of the year in their respective sports.

Rick Bennetts, the leader of the U of D Jesuit hockey program since being resurrected in 1995, was named Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association for Division 1. Coach Bennetts led the Cubs to their fourth straight appearance into the MHSAA Division 1 "Frozen Four" and their second straight Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League (MIHL) South Division title.

Pat Donnelly, head basketball coach at U of D Jesuit since 2008, led the Cubs to a historic season, going 28-0, winning their fourth straight Catholic League Central Division title, fourth straight Catholic League championship, fourth straight district title, third straight regional title, straight trip to the state semi-finals, and the program's first ever state championship. Donnelly was named "Dream Team" coach in both the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press.

Darrin Flowers '01, head coach for the U of D Jesuit bowling team since 2013, was named MHSIBCA Division I Bowling Coach of the Year. This year, Coach Flowers and the Bowling Cubs went undefeated in Catholic League match play and finished as one of the final four teams in the MHSAA Division 1 State Finals. Coach Flowers led the Cubs to a state championship in 2014 and a Catholic League title in 2015.

Congratulations on a job well done!

Baseball schedule for Thursday, April 7, 2016
Thursday, April 07, 2016

Academy Baseball: Practice in Auxilliary Gym 3-5PM.
Freshman Baseball: Game has been cancelled.
Freshman Team will be in the weight room at 3-4PM.
JV Baseball: Practice in Gym from 3-4:30PM.
Varsity: Meet in Gym at 4PM.

 

 

A winter sports season for the ages
Monday, March 28, 2016

The 2015-2016 winter sports season at U of D Jesuit has been one for the books. While much of the attention has been on the historic U of D Jesuit basketball team (and deservedly so), many of the other U of D Jesuit winter sports teams enjoyed tremendous success this year. 

  • The U of D Jesuit hockey team went to their fourth straight Frozen Four and won the the MIHL South division for the second straight year
  • The U of D Jesuit bowling team finished their season in the Final Four, with senior Brent Wilkerson qualifying for the individual bowling state finals (one of two total qualifiers from the Catholic League)
  • The U of D Jesuit swimming team finished in 8th place at the MHSAA State Finals, the program's best finish since finishing 4th in 2000. All the swimmers who competed earned All-State honors in either a relay or an individual event
  • The U of D Jesuit Freshman and JV basketball teams won the Catholic League Central Division titles, and the Academy #2 basketball team finished the year as finalists in the CYO #2 Basketball Tournament

Congratulations Cubs on a record setting winter sports season!

U of D Jesuit alumni sign professional contracts
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Two U of D Jesuit alumni, Evan Moore '10 and Jordan Morgan '09, recently signed contracts to play professional hockey and basketball respectively.

Moore signed amateur tryout agreement with the Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans. He joins the Jackals following the completion of his collegiate career at Robert Morris University. The 6-foot 180-pound defenseman appeared in 152 NCAA games for the Colonials amassing 31 points (four goals, 27 assists), 149 penalty minutes and 226 blocked shots. Moore was named to the AHA All-Academic Team in each of his first three seasons and helped Robert Morris win consecutive AHA regular season championships as a junior and senior. As a freshman, Moore led all Colonial defensemen with a plus-19 rating and was named the Robert Morris Rookie of the Year. Prior to attending Robert Morris University, Moore skated for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL and the Green Mountain Glades in the EJHL. 

Morgan signed with the Canton Charge of NBA Developmental League. Before signing with the Charge, Morgan was playing for Paris-Lavellois in the LBN Pro A league, the top-tier level men's professional basketball team in France. During his time with Paris-Lavellois, Morgan was averaging 21 minutes, 8.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assist in 21 games.

Congratulations Evan and Jordan!

U of D Jesuit named CHSL's School of the Year
Monday, March 21, 2016

The Detroit Catholic League, its Executive Board, and member schools have named U of D Jesuit the 2016 James Leary School of the Year for the Catholic League. 

The award, named after the late U of D Jesuit Athletic Director James Leary, was created in 1980 in honor of the late coach and athletic director who had also served several terms on the Catholic League's Executive Board. This award is presented annually to the league school that best exemplifies spirit, sportsmanship and cooperation. This award is a testament to the school culture at U of D Jesuit and is the direct result of the relationships the school has between coaches, student-athletes, fans, alumni and other schools within the league. The last time U of D Jesuit won this award was in 2001.

The award will be presented to Fr. Karl Kiser, S.J. at the Catholic League Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards on June 13, 2016 at Fern Hill Country Club in Clinton Township, MI.

U of D Jesuit swimming team earns best finish since 2000
Sunday, March 13, 2016

The U of D Jesuit swimming team ended their season on a high note, finishing 8th in the MHSAA Division 2 State Finals - the best finish for a U of D Jesuit swimming team since 2000. 

Ten swimmers and one diver qualified for the state finals with swimmers earning personal best in each event and relay. Junior Jack Bruce finished sixth in 50 Free and eighth in 100 Free, senior Kevin Sheridan finished sixth in the 100 Fly and 10th in the 500, and senior Alden Kane finished 16th in the 100 backstroke. In diving, senior Pierce Gordon finished 13th.

In the relay events, the Cubs finished 9th in the 200 Medley relay, 7th in the 200 Free relay, and 7th in the 400 Free relay.

Congratulations to all the Cub swimmers and divers and thank you Coaches Black, Austerman, and Mulhern for their dedication!

Bowling team qualifies for state finals once again
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The U of D Jesuit bowling team has qualified for the MHSAA State Finals for the third straight year, finishing in 3rd place in the team regional on February 26, allowing the Cubs to move on to the state finals this Friday, March 4, at Sterling Lanes. U of D Jesuit is the only Catholic League team in Division 1 to move on to the state finals. All 8 team members contributed through 6 baker and 3 individual games.  

In Regional Individuals which took place on Saturday, February 27, senior Brent Wilkerson took 5th out of 87 bowlers to advance to the individual State Finals, taking place Saturday, March 5 at Sterling Lanes. Brent remained in the top 5 bowl through the last five games.

Good luck, Cubs!

The 2016 U of D Jesuit Bowling Team

Football team earns team and individual honors
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Congratulations to the U of D Jesuit varsity football team for earning academic all state honorable mention distinction from the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) for their team GPA. Senior Cedric Mutebi earned an individual academic all state honorable mention honor from the MHSFCA for his overall GPA. In addition, senior Jimmy Pierce has accepted an invitation to play in the Michigan High School Football East-West All Star Game in July 2016. Congratulations, Cubs!

Varsity Basketball finishes regular season undefeated
Sunday, February 14, 2016

The U of D Jesuit varsity basketball finished the regular season undefeated by defeating De La Salle on February 12, 51-47. The Cubs now move on to the Catholic League playoffs starting on February 20, beginning with a quarterfinal game against Notre Dame Prep at Marian High School - game time is noon. The MHSAA state playoffs begin on March 7 at Southfield High School against Southfield High School.

Football Recruiting Seminar set for Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016

Any student-athlete interested in playing football in college is invited to attend the first football recruiting seminar at U of D Jesuit on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in the Commons at 7PM. All grades are invited, along with their parents. A keynote speaker will be present to speak about the football recruiting process. GO CUBS!

JV Ski team finishes 2nd in Mt. Brighton Championship Meet
Monday, February 08, 2016

Congratulations to the U of D Jesuit JV Ski Team, where they competed in the Mt. Brighton JV Championship Meet on Friday, February 5.  The team finished 2nd, beating South Lyon, Birmingham, Catholic Central, and North Farmington.  

In Slalom, Evan Anscheutz placed 6th, Steven Rigg 11th, Jack Condit 12th, Kevin Williams 13th, and Josh Ilkka 14th out of 43 racers. In Giant Slalom competition, Evan Anscheutz placed 8th, Steven Rigg 10th, Jack Condit 12th,  Kevin Williams, 13th, and Alec Brook 14th.  

Congratulations on a great effort!

U of D Jesuit swim team finishes 5th in county meet
Monday, February 08, 2016
The U of D Jesuit swim team competed in the Wayne County Invitational Meet on Friday, February 5 and Sat February 6. In all, 25 schools participated with 200 swimmers who had already  earned a state cut in their individual or relay event.
 
For the Cubs, Pierce Gordon finished 5th in diving out of 19 divers. On the swimming side, 16 U of D Jesuit swimmers qualified, with the following swimmers earning new state cuts: 
 
  • JACK BRUCE:  50 freestyle
  • 400 Yard Free Relay: Jack Bruce, Jacob Best, Kevin Sheridan, and Alden Kane
  • 200 Yard Medley Relay: Alden Kane, Kevin Sheridan, Jacob Best, Bilaal Pierce 
Also of note, sophomore John Hurley dropped nine seconds off his 500 Yard Freestyle swim.
 
Congratulations Cubs on your fine work!
12 U of D Jesuit seniors sign National Letters of Intent
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Congrats to these student-athletes who signed a National Letter of Intent to compete at the college level!

  • Jack Wolfe – Wittenberg University (Lacrosse)
  • Keith Reid – Siena Heights University (Bowling)
  • Marshall Neu – Lawrence Tech University (Soccer)
  • Pierce Mueller – Lawrence Tech University (Baseball)
  • Greg Leatherwood – Ferris State University (Football)
  • Dai Dai Otaka – Yale University (Baseball)
  • Cassius Winston – Michigan State University (Basketball)
  • Nick Bonema- Loyola-Chicago (Golf)
  • Tim Dolan – St. Louis University (Soccer)
  • Evan Sale – Berry College (Lacrosse)
  • Alex Mitchell – Kenyon College (Football)
  • Connor Hamm – University of Tampa (Lacrosse)

Congratulations and Go Cubs!

2016 Cub Club Euchre Social Results
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Thank you to all that attended the 11th Annual Cub Club Euchre Social. When all was said and done, the cafeteria was filled with 28 tables of current and past parents, alumni and friends of U of D Jesuit. Just over $2,000.00 was raised to benefit our student-athletes at UDJ. Congratulations go out to the first, second and third place winners: Nicole Meadows (Score-63), Doug Couts (Score-58) and Sam Santilli (Score-57). Thanks to all that helped to make the event a huge success. See you next January! GO CUBS!

U of D Jesuit Addresses the CYO's New Sport Season Policy
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Many of you are aware of the CYO's recent decision that prohibits a student-athlete from participating with a club/travel team concurrently with a CYO sponsored team. That policy has been in effect for a numbers of years and in enforcement throughout the fall and winter sports seasons. Spring had traditionally been exempt from this regulation due to the nature of baseball and more recently lacrosse. Please read more on U of D Jesuit Athletic's perspective on the new policy. GO CUBS!

Ski team competes in South Lyon Invitational
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

On Saturday, the Ski Team competed in the South Lyon Invitational Meet at Boyne Highlands.  The Varsity Team finished 4th beating North Farmington, Grand Rapids West Catholic, Grand Rapids Catholic Central, and Farmington.  In Slalom, Mike Donovan placed 10th, Ward Schiller 11th Eric Wagner 21st, & Connor Plagens 22nd out of 47 racers.  In Giant Slalom, Alek Weiermiller had 2 excellent runs and placed 2nd.

The JV team finished 2nd.   In Slalom, Evan Anscheutz placed 4th, Josh Ilkka 6th, Charley Paroly 10th, and Ryan Kizy 16th.  In Giant Slalom, Steven Rigg placed 5th, Jack Condit 8th, Kevin Williams 9th, and Josh Ilkka 11th. Congratulations on a great effort!

National Letter of Intent Signing Day-February 3, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The National Letter of Intent Signing Day is to be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Our Seniors that have committed to play a collegiate sport will sign their letters during Senior lunch period from 12:19PM-1:04PM in Curley Hall. Congratulations and GO CUBS! 

11th Annual Cub Club Euchre Social: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

All are invited to the 11th Annual Cub Club Euchre Social on January 30, 2016. The event will be held in the cafeteria with check-in starting at 6:30PM. Attached are the details and the registration form. Please contact Denise Iaquinta at: denise.iaquinta@uofdjesuit.org or call (313) 927-2391. We look forward to a fun evening!

JV & Varsity basketball home games moving to Calihan Hall at UDM
Monday, January 25, 2016

The final three league JV & Varsity home basketball games will be played at Calihan Hall at the University of Detroit Mercy. Freshman games will still be played at U of D Jesuit High School on their normally scheduled dates and times with free admission. The JV/Varsity home games to be played at Calihan Hall are as follows:

  • U of D Jesuit vs DeLaSalle on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
  • U of D Jesuit vs Brother Rice on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
  • U of D Jesuit vs Catholic Central on Friday, February 5, 2016

Please note the following:

  • Admission will be $5
  • Parking will be $5 per car
  • Current student and faculty/staff IDs,  will be honored along with Cub Club membership passes

We are encouraging students to carpool when traveling to UDM whenever possible. Go Cubs!

Hockey team hits halfway point
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Through the first half of the season, U of D Jesuit hockey team has been on a bit of a roller coster ride. Led by Head Coach Rick Bennetts, who is in his 21st season behind the bench, the Cubs currently sit at 8-3-4 after going 2-1 this past weekend (January 22-24), losing to Cranbrook in overtime, 4-3 on Friday, but defeating rivals Orchard Lake St. Mary's for the first time since 2011, 5-1 on Saturday and mercying Toledo St. John's Jesuit, 8-0 on Sunday. Highlights of the season thus far include defeating Catholic Central, the #1 team in Division 1, and sweeping the season series aginst De La Salle. The team also retained the Miners' Cup against Calumet, tying them in both games this season. The team is currently ranked #3 in Division 1.

The road does not get easier for the Cubs, as they take on top-10 teams the last 10 games of the season. Go Cubs!

Ski team competes in first race of the season
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Ski Team was finally able to compete last night, January 19. The team has been training up north since before Christmas, and with enough man-made snow at Mt. Brighton, were to compete in their first race of the season at Mt. Brighton. 

In the Slalom meet, the team finished 5th out of 11 teams beating Birmingham, Howell, Northville, North Farmington/Harrison, Stockwell Academy, and Farmington.  Ward Schiller placed 8th and Mike Donovan 9th out of 50 racers.   In his first varsity start, Connor Plagens placed 17th.  

Congratulations, Cub skiers!

 

 

Swimming and Diving enjoys successful weekend
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The U of D Jesuit swimming and diving team enjoyed a successful weekend January 15 and 16, 2016. 

On January 15 in a tri-meet versus Brother Rice and Ann Arbor Huron, the Cubs held their own against two state powers. The 200 medley relay team of Alden Kane, Kevin Sheridan, Jacob Best, and Bilaal Pierce earned second place, while Noah Zielinski and Jack Bruce swam personal bests in the 200 IM and the 100 free style, respectively.

On January 16, freshmen and sophomores on the U of D Jesuit swimming and diving team participated in the Dexter Frosh/Soph Invitational, with seven other schools. U of D Jesuit swimmers earned over 20 medals and placed throughout the top 12 in several events.

  • 5th place overall 400 free relay: P. Chekal-Hurley-Ferrari-Zielinski
  • 7th place overall 200 free relay: P. Chekal-Means-Hurley-Zielinski
  • 7th place overall 50 free: Peter Beuscher
  • 7th place overall 100 fly: John Hurley
  • 9th place overall 200 free: Nick Ferrari

Congratulations Cub swimmers and divers!

Swimming wins Walled Lake Invitational
Monday, January 11, 2016

The U of D Jesuit swimming team got strong performances out of seniors Pierce Gordon, Jacob Best, Kevin Sheridan, and Alden Kane to win the 2016 Walled Lake Invitational on January 8 over five other area high schools.

Senior Pierce Gordon placed first overall in diving, senior Kevin Sheridan placed first in the 200 Free, senior Alden Kane placed first in the 100 IM and 2nd in 100 Backstroke, and senior Jacob Best finished in second place in the 100 freestyle. In the relays, the 200 freestyle relay team of Jack Bruce, Johnny Hurley, Bilaal Pierce, and Kevin Sheridan finished in first place.

Congratulations, Cubs! The swim teams next meet will be on January 15 against Ann Arbor Huron and Brother Rice.

Varsity Basketball Venue and Opponent Change
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Varsity Basketball Fans: U of D Jesuit will play Detroit Allen Academy at River Rouge High School at 8:30PM on Saturday, December 19, 2015. Admission is $10 per person. GO CUBS!

Varsity football players honored by Detroit-area newspapers
Thursday, December 03, 2015

Several U of D Jesuit varsity football players were recently honored by both the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press as part of their All-Detroit and All-State honor teams for their accomplishments this past season. 

Detroit Free Press
First Team All-Detroit, Defense: Scott Nelson
First Team All-Detroit, Offense: Jimmy Pierce
First Team All-Detroit, Kicker: Niccolo Seilo
Second Team All-Detroit, Defense: Brian McNamara
Honorable Mention All-Detroit, Punter: David Anton
First Team All State, Defense: Scott Nelson
First Team All State, Kicker: Niccolo Seilo
                                    
Detroit News
First Team All-Detroit, Athlete: Scott Nelson
First Team All-Detroit, Kicker: Niccolo Seilo
Honorable Mention All-Detroit, End: Scott Nelson
Honorable Mention All-State, Specialist: Scott Nelson
 
Associated Press
Honorable Mention All-State: Scott Nelson
 
The U of D Jesuit football team went 6-4 on the season, qualifying for the state playoffs for the second time in three years. Congratulations to all the student-athletes honored!
Cassius Winston officially signs with Michigan State for basketball
Thursday, November 12, 2015

On the first day of the NCAA early signing period, U of D Jesuit High School standout point guard, Cassius Winston, has signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at Michigan State University.

Winston, a four-year starter for the Cubs, verbally committed to the Spartans on September 17th after a lengthy recruitment.  MSU head coach, Tom Izzo, will be adding Winston, a top-30 player nationally, to an already incredible recruiting class, which includes other top players Nick Ward, Miles Bridges and Josh Langford.  “I feel blessed that I have this opportunity to have a dream come true.  Signing today nearly completes the process of me becoming a Spartan”, Winston said.

Winston’s U of D Jesuit career has been the most decorated of any player in the school’s 139-year history. Heading into his senior season, Winston’s accolades include: three-time All-Catholic league selection, three-time All-Detroit, two-time All-State performer, Dream Team member and two-time team MVP.  Many of the state’s basketball enthusiasts consider Winston as one of the leading contenders for the prestigious Mr. Basketball Award, which is given to the state of Michigan’s premier player.  Winston has his sights set on a state championship for his U of D Jesuit team, as well as individual goals, which he says will accompany winning and performing at a high level.  Being named Mr. Basketball and being selected to the McDonald’s All-American team and Jordan Brand Classic are within reach for Winston.

Winston has led the Cubs to three consecutive Catholic League titles and two straight trips to the MHSAA Final Four.  As a junior, the lead guard averaged over 22 points per game, while passing out 7.2 assists per contest.  Although Winston is a very capable scorer, passing may be his best attribute.  Spartans boss, Tom Izzo, once described Winston as “the best high school passer he has seen since Magic Johnson.”
Follow Cassius Winston and the U of D Jesuit Cubs as they embark on their quest for a third straight trip to the Final Four, capping it off with that elusive state championship.  They will open the season on December 7th versus Chicago Morgan Park.  Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30PM at Calihan Hall on the campus of University of Detroit-Mercy. 

U of D Jesuit Athletic Hall of Fame dinner set for December 5
Monday, November 09, 2015

The U of D Jesuit Athletic Hall of Fame dinner is set for Saturday, December 5 when the second class will be inducted. The dinner will include Ring of Honor team inductions, Hall of Fame inductions, and the Distinguished Service Award.

Individuals being inducted are: 
• 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 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.

For more information, please contact the U of D Jesuit Athletic Office at 313-927-2391.

Tennis team earns league and state honors
Monday, November 02, 2015

The U of D Jesuit tennis team, led by head coach Jim Slaughter, enjoyed another successful season, winning their fourth straight regional title and finishing a close second in the Catholic League championship. The season ended with the team finishing fourth in the Division 2 state finals, the teams third straight top-five finish. Following the end of the season, the team and the following players earned league and state level honors:

Catholic League:

  • All Catholic: Joe Wilson, Louis Wyre 
  • All League: Freddy Heegan, Michael Caserio
  • All Academic: James Rivard 

Regional:

  • Regional Co-Champs
  • Regional Coach of the year: Jim Slaughter

State:

  • All State Honors: Joe Wilson, Louis Wyre
  • All-State Academic Team

Congratulations to the U of D Jesuit tennis team on a fine season!

Varsity football headed to the playoffs!
Monday, October 26, 2015

The U of D Jesuit varsity football team defeated Redford Thurston on October 23, 38-0 and giving the Cubs an automatic berth into the MHSAA playoffs where the Cubs will play Detroit Martin Luther King High School.

The Cubs started the scoring early, scoring on their first drive of the game, capped by a 20 yard touchdown run by junior Scotty Nelson. On Thurston's first possession, Nelson picked off an Eagles pass and ran it back 70 yards, giving the Cubs a 14-0 lead. Later in the first quarter, the Cubs blocked a Thurston punt, which led to a Niccolo Seilo 32-yard field goal to extend the U of D Jesuit lead to 17-0. In the second quarter, junior Yusuf Lewis powered into the end zone from 17 yards out, giving the Cubs a 24-0 lead at the half.

In the third quarter, Victor Hill took a reverse 41 yards down the left sideline extending the U of D Jesuit lead to 31-0 and late in the third quarter, Cam Hall intercepted a Thurston pass at the Eagles 4 yard line and ran it in for the score, giving the final margin of 38-0. The U of D Jesuit defense recorded their second straight shutout and their third shutout of the season, forcing four Thurston turnovers.

The Cubs will now take on Detroit Martin Luther King in the first round of the MHSAA playoffs. Game date and time are yet to be announced.

Hockey Tryout Information
Monday, October 26, 2015

Varsity and JV:

Monday, November 2  at Hazel Park Arena Olympic  3:30-5:00PM
Tuesday, November 3 at Hazel Park Arena Olympic  3:30-5:00PM

Bus transportation provided on Tuesday; there is no school on Monday.

Basketball Tryout Information
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Academy (A & B Teams):
Tryouts will be held November 3, 4, 5 from 3:15-5:00PM in the main gym. Team selections will occur Wednesday, November 5th at the conclusion of the final tryout.

High School (Freshman, JV & V):
Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 16th
Freshman from 3:15-5:00PM in the Main gym
Junior Varsity from 5:00-7:00PM in Aux Gym
Varsity from 5:00-7:30PM in Main Gym

Varsity Football: Important Student Information
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Any student that plans on attending this Friday's Varsity football game at Redford Thurston High School: Administration states that it is the official district policy that any student attending Friday night's game must present their U of D Jesuit student ID for entry. If you do not have your ID with you, you will not be allowed entry into the game. Thank you and GO CUBS!

Freshman Football Venue Changed
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Freshman Football game will be played on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Redford Thurston High School instead of U of D Jesuit. Game time is 5:30PM. GO CUBS!

Varsity Football defeats Brother Rice, 34-0
Monday, October 19, 2015

The U of D Jesuit varsity football team broke a few streaks on Saturday, October 17, defeating Brother Rice, 34-0. For the football Cubs, it was their first Central Division win since 2006, their first win against Brother Rice since 2001, and the first regular season win against Brother Rice since 1972.

The Cubs were led by junior quarterback Scott Nelson, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more scores - on the day, Nelson ran for 135 yard and was 3 of 6 passing for 25 yards. On defense, senior Greg Leatherwood and junior Brian McNamara - Leatherwood recorded 12 tackles, including six tackles for loss, while McNamara was in on 10 tackles.

The Cubs are now 5-3 and will take on Redford Thurston at Thurston on Friday, October 23 with the chance to clinch their second playoff berth in three years. Game time is 7 PM. Go Cubs!

Buryta honored by Detroit Catholic League with named award
Friday, October 02, 2015

Every spring the Detroit Catholic High School League (CHSL) hosts a Scholar-Athlete banquet where the league honors the service of faculty, administration, and most importantly, the best and brightest student-athletes in each sport. The Catholic League has attached names to some of the Scholar-Athlete award, which include a select and legendary group of individual teachers, coaches, and mentors, including John Shada (football), Ralph Owen (baseball), and Sam Madden (basketball) to name a few.

Last month the CHSL Executive Board met at Sacred Heart Seminary and voted on a proposal that was unanimously passed. Today, I have the privilege of informing everyone in the U of D Jesuit family that the CHSL Men’s Bowling Scholar-Athlete award will now be named the “Chris Buryta Award” to the top academically achieving male bowler in the CHSL as selected by the CHSL Executive Board each spring. This follows Chris’s induction into the CHSL Hall of Fame in 2015. It is a testament to his 40 plus years of service to the U of D Jesuit community and high school bowling.

Please join me in congratulating Chris Buryta, a man for others, on this unique and special honor. 

Nick Kocsis

Athletic Director, U of D Jesuit

 

 

Former collegiate swimmer added to coaching staff
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

U of D Jesuit High School recently bolstered its swimming coaching staff with the addition of Jason Austerman, who will assist Head Coach Jason Black and Diving Coach Tom Mulhern. Most of Coach Austerman’s life has revolved around swimming - he began competitive swimming at the age of five and became a two-time USA Swimming state meet high point champion. Coach Austerman swam at the collegiate level for both Michigan and Michigan State and recently served as the swimming coach for the Huntington Woods Aquatic Club, the head coach of the Tropical Storm HWAC Development Program, and as a stroke analyst for TWEAK Competitive Swim Training. U of D Jesuit is proud to welcome Coach Jason Austerman to "the High."

U of D Jesuit hockey alumni update
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

This year, seven U of D Jesuit alumni will be playing college hockey, while three others will be play junior hockey in preparation for collegiate hockey:

  • Craig Pefley '13 will be starting his collegiate hockey career with Ferris State
  • Chris Morgan '13 starts at Northland College, a Division III school in Wisconsin
  • Mac Olson '09 will captain the Hobart hockey team in 2015-2016
  • Evan Moore '10 will begin his senior season at Robert Morris University
  • Evan's twin brother, Matthew '10, will be playing at Lawrence University
  • Anthony Stempin '11 begins his junior season at Northland College
  • Timmy Moore '12 will start his sophomore year at Robert Morris.
  • Matt Meininger '14 is moving from the Cenral Canada Hockey League (CCHL) to the North American Hockey League (NAHL) this month   
  • Christian Wirth-Karbler '15 will be in Philadelphia with the NAHL
  • Jack Deines '15 will be in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) with the Soo Eagles

In addition, senior Drew Meininger has affiliate status with Aberdeen in the NAHL allowing him to complete his senior year at UDJ but get playing time throughout the season in the NAHL on an as needed basis.

Congratulations to all of these young men as they progress with their hockey careers at the next level!

Apap '14 commits to Michigan State for hockey
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

U of D Jesuit alumnus Tommy Apap '14 has verbally committed to Michigan State University for ice hockey for the 2016-2017 season. Apap, who will be playing for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League (USHL) this upcoming season, would be the first U of D Jesuit hockey alumnus under Head Coach Rick Bennetts to play at Michigan State. During the 2014-2015 season, Apap played for the Wichita Falls Wildcats in the North American Hockey League (NAHL), producing 43 points in 63 games, earning including "Player of the Week" honors and Top Prospect Tournament status.

During his high school career, Apap was a four-year member of the U of D Jesuit hockey and lacrosse teams, earning All-State honors in both sports. In hockey, scored 38 goals and recorded 92 assists during his time on the varsity hockey team, capped off by a phenomenal 63 point campaign his senior year, where he helped lead the Cubs to the Frozen Four.

"Tommy Apap is a gifted and talented hockey player with excellent size, skill and ability to play at the highest level but more important than that, Tommy is a fantastic human being", says U of D Jesuit hockey coach Rick Bennetts.  "He does all the right things when nobody is looking, makes sandwiches gives money to the homeless, gives underclassmen rides to and from practice and values his family as you would want everyone to.  Tommy is the son everyone would want to have and the young man all parents would want their children to idolize, even though he is academically and athletically gifted and talented, he is still the hardest working student in the classroom and athlete on the field and ice doing so with incredible humility."

"Tommy also has a tremendous family support system with his parents, Paul and Maureen, and his siblings, Teddy and Ellie. The Apap family consists of some of the finest people I know and it is a tremendous honor to coach their sons."

Congratulations Tommy and to the entire Apap family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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