Seniors Marymargaret Quinn and Graham Kalan were honored with the Father George Godley Award for Excellence in Athletics during the School's virtual semifinal commencement activities Tuesday, May 26th. The award recognizes athletes that demonstrate excellence in two or more varsity sports, the MVPs, as it were. Team manager, spirit award, Cardinals of the year, and scholar-athletes were also recognized during the first ever online ceremony for graduation events.
After more than a decade leading the Cardinals' ice hockey program, Anthony "Tony" DiCarlo was selected as the Bishop Ireton Athletic Department's Coach of the Year for 2019-2020. The Coach commented on the award by saying, "I am honored to be named by my peers as Coach of the Year. It was a pleasure to coach this group of players and I share this award with my invaluable assistants and I am thankful for the leadership of a great Senior Class."
Bishop Ireton's varsity head coaches selected field hockey junior varsity head coach Meredith Tombs as the Athletic Department's Chris Delaware Memorial Assistant Coach of the Year award for 2019-2020. The Chris Delaware Award is named for former boys lacrosse assistant coach Chris Delaware, a Bishop Ireton alumnus. Delaware was serving as a boys varsity assistant coach when he died suddenly at his work.
The Alexandria Sportsman's Club honored an abbreviated number of athletes of the year in their announcement Tuesday. With the coronavirus pandemic, city high schools lost their spring sports seasons reducing the overall number of athletes to be honored.