Mulcahy, Page inducted into Hall of Fame;
seniors receive end-of-year awards
Honorees at the St. Mary’s High School Sports Banquet included (seated left to right) Tyler English, Adam Page, Lawrence Mulcahy, Nicholas Vallone, (standing) Alexandra Casillo, Matthew Wrobel, Jacquelyn Steck, Dione Strong, and Abigail Salamone.
St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster held its annual Sports Award Banquet and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction on June 10 at Beginning’s Banquet Facility in Sloan.
The Banquet included the induction of the two newest members of the St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame: Lawrence Mulcahy, a 1975 graduate of St. Mary’s, and Adam Page, a 2010 graduate.
While at St. Mary’s, Mulcahy was a two-time All-Catholic Basketball Player (1974 and 1975) where he averaged 17.2 points per game. He was also an All-Catholic in Track and Field for the high jump. After St. Mary’s, he attended Alfred State College where he scored 742 career points, still second most in school history. He was a 1977 National Junior College Athletic Association All-American and the 1977 Alfred State Athlete of the Year. In 2012 he was inducted into the Alfred State Athletic Hall of Fame.
After receiving his BS in Accounting from the University of Scranton and his MBA from Fordham University, Mulcahy became a senior financial manager for various public and private companies. He is presently the Chief Financial Officer of privately held companies in New Jersey where he resides with his wife Nancy and their sons, Matthew and Brian.
Page is a member of the United States National Sled Hockey Team where he has earned many accolades including two Olympic Gold Medals (2010 in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi), the first of which was earned while he was a senior at St. Mary’s High School. Additionally, Page and the team have won four medals in the International Paralympic World Championship (bronze in 2008, silver in 2013, and gold in 2009 and 2012); and four IPC World Sledge Hockey Challenge medals (bronze in April 2011, silver in November 2011 and 2012, gold in 2012). He has been on the U.S. National Sled Hockey team for seven years (2007 to present) and the Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Club Team for 15 years (1999 to present). When he first made the National Team in 2007, he was the youngest member of the team and only a sophomore at St. Mary’s.
On the personal side, Page is presently attending Medaille College where he is majoring in Sports Management. The Lancaster resident is also a motivational speaker.
The evening concluded with the presentation of the Major Athletic Awards for the 2013-14 school year. These award winners were:
Ken Jakubowski Award for Dedication – Alexandra Casillo (Depew)
Harry Paul Memorial Award for Dedication to Sports – Dione Strong (Buffalo)
Lady Lancer Hustle Award – Abigail Salamone (Lancaster)
Joseph Monin Hustle Award – Nicholas Vallone (Depew)
Dick Woj Dedication to Basketball Award – Matthew Wrobel (Depew) Female Athlete of the Year – Jacqueline Steck (Depew)
Male Athlete of the Year – Tyler English (Lockport)
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.
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