Casillo, Craddock receive
Buffalo News Scholar-Athlete Award
After every sports season, The Buffalo News presents the Scholar Athlete Awards. To be nominated, a student must be a senior, have above a 90 average for their first six semesters at their school, and play an important role on their team.
This year, St. Mary’s had two student-athletes named as winners of the Scholar Athlete of the Winter Season Award: Alexandra Casillo (girls’ basketball), and Reagan Craddock (wrestling).
In addition, the following received Honorable Mention: Dylan Braniecki (boys’ bowling), Kevin (Eric) Eggert (boys’ bowling), Tyler English (boys’ basketball), Peyton Harris (girls’ basketball), Cory Kiebzak (boys’ basketball), Erin Neary (girls’ bowling), Jacqueline Steck (girls’ basketball), Latrell Tyson (boys’ basketball), Matthew Wrobel (boys’ basketball), Collin Zelli (hockey), and Grant Ziomek (hockey).
Mr. Woj inducted in Depew Wall of Fame
Congratulations to longtime teacher, coach, and athletic director Richard Wojciechowski who was recently inducted into the Depew High School Athletic Wall of Fame.
A 1945 graduate of Depew, Mr. Woj played baseball, football, and basketball at Depew, before attending Niagara University on a football scholarship. In 1951 he was a 17th round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers, but instead entered the US Army, where he was a first lieutenant during the Korean War. Upon returning to Western New York, Mr. Woj began his high school teaching and coaching career at St. Mary's that would last for over 40 years. Mr. Woj is still active at the school, assisting in the Advancement Department, while also serving as the Playoff Tournament Director for the Msgr. Martin Athletic Association.
Hall of Fame Induction, Sports Awards
presented at Spring Banquet
St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster held its annual Sports Award Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction on June 19 at Beginning’s Banquet Facility in Sloan.
The Banquet included the induction of the newest member of the St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame: Lindsey Fattey DiGiacomo, a 2002 graduate of St. Mary’s. While at St. Mary’s, Lindsey was an instrumental part of the State Champion Varsity Volleyball Team, winning the Championship in 2001. Lindsey was a two-time All-Western New York volleyball player, in 2000 and 2001. After St. Mary’s, Lindsey attended LeMoyne College where she was a four-year starter and two-time Northeast-10 All-Conference Player. She set the school’s all-time kill record, recording 1,226 kills in her four years with the Dolphins. Lindsey is presently an elementary school teacher in the Dunkirk School System. She lives in Lakeview with her husband Kevin and their daughter Allie. (Click HERE to see another picture.)
The evening concluded with the presentation of the Major Athletic Awards for the 2012-13 school year. These award winners were:
Ken Jakubowski Award for Dedication – Kristen Hamilton (Clarence)
Lady Lancer Hustle Award – Samantha Giardina (Lancaster)
Dick Woj Dedication to Basketball Award – Quintin Gill (East Aurora)
Harry Paul Memorial Award for Dedication to Sports – Brian Dudek (Cheektowaga)
Joseph Monin Hustle Award – Bryan O’Neill (Holland)
Female Athlete of the Year – Alexandria Wnuk (Lancaster)
Male Athlete of the Year – Paul Rath (Lancaster)
Through our 23 sports of 32 teams, you will find a sense of belonging that fits your interest.
With a new state-of-the art Athletic Center and best in class outdoor facilities, St. Mary's boasts one of the most successful athletic programs in Western New York. St. Mary's has won the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association "A" League Supremacy Cup for the past 8 years. Click on the sports link to the right to see the team schedule and record for this year.
With a state-of-the-art Athletic Center and best-in-class outdoor facilities,
St. Mary’s boasts one of the most successful athletic programs
in Western New York.
- 2013 championships for women's JV & varsity volleyball, men’s JV & varsity basketball, baseball, and golf teams
- Five teams earned trips to State Championships—women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and individuals from track, wrestling, and bowling teams
- 18 Buffalo News Scholar Athletes nominees from St. Mary’s
- 40 Student-Athletes were named to All-Catholic teams
- Nearly 85 percent of students participate in extracurricular activities
- Recent State Championships include Women’s Volleyball (13 total), Women’s Basketball (2011), and Men’s Basketball (2009 & 2010)
- Federation Hockey
- Part of Msgr. Martin Women’s Hockey Team
- State-of-the-art 21,000 sq. ft. Athletic Center with mezzanine weight room