It is a good year for Fordham Prep athletics when the school wins a CHSAA city title in a couple of sports or wins a state title. But 2018-19 school year was a special one for Fordham Prep athletics as five different teams won either a CHSAA title or a state title, while two other sports finished as CHSAA runners-up, one sport was the state runner-up, and another sport won the Archdiocesan championship.
"It was definitely a great year for Fordham Prep athletics," says Athletic Director Anthony Kurtin. "It's a testament to the students for putting in the time and effort, which is never easy at a school like Fordham Prep. It's also a reflection on our coaching staff and the amount of work they put in with their teams during the season and in the off season."
The excellence achieved by this year's athletic teams was done in different ways. It was the hockey team winning it's first city title in 12 years, defeating fellow Jesuit school Xavier in a best-of-three series after losing the first game in the series. It was the baseball team defeating rival Iona Prep twice during the season, the last win in the CHSAA playoffs, coming back from a 4-0 deficit to win 6-4. It was the tennis team demolishing the entire competition and defeating the school from New Rochelle for their seventh CHSAA title in eight years. It was the rugby team winning their second state title in four seasons. Not to mention the three titles won on the freshman level this year - basketball (CHSAA), crew (state), and track (CHSAA and state). And one of the crew teams won a state title and finished second in nationals!
Fordham Prep athletic teams had a year to remember. In addition to the five championship teams, the varsity basketball, golf, and swimming teams finished as runners up in either the CHSAA or in the state. The varsity track team won the Archdiocesan championship and the Mayor's Cup this past spring. A sophomore cross country runner was an individual State Champion and a senior who was the CHSAA NY State Individual 200m champion. Three wrestlers won their weight class at the CHSAA Championship, and a CHSAA "AA" Long Stick Middie of the Year (Lacrosse), a 2019 Lacrosse All American, a 2018 Youth Track and Field Athlete of the Year, and three CHSAA "A" All Division Baseball Players. Not to forget, the football team defeated Xavier 21-13 on Thanksgiving morning once again.
What. A. Year.
With all the excitement of this past year, we can only look forward to what will be in store in 2019-20!