• June

    Coach Joe Moon

    Bishop Ireton Names New Head Coach for Wrestling

    Coach Joseph Michael Moon has been named the new Head Coach for Bishop Ireton Wrestling. Born in Alamance County, North Carolina, Coach Moon has over two decades of combined wrestling experience. He learned from and trained with Olympic and World champion wrestlers and coaches. A two-time North Carolina High School State Champion and a two time high school All-American, Coach Moon attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with a double major in Exercise Sport Science and Psychology. A four year letter, winner he boasted a top 12 national ranking in his senior NCAA campaign. Previously, Coach Moon was the head coach for the Tennessee Wrestling Academy.

    Coach Moon's philosophy is:

    "Sport is an excellent hands-on training tool for the trials of life. Forcing oneself to be emotionally and physically prepared for a difficult situation can be directly instilled through sport. There are no guarantees in life or in wrestling, being able to adapt to adversity is an important learned skill. Even with hours of preparation and effort one may fall short of goals initially. The lessons sport teaches, none better than wrestling, is that consistent attrition will eventually lead to a desired outcome. I want to build my students into happy, hard-working, successful people."

    Welcome to the Cardinal family, Coach Moon!
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  • Bishop Ireton Football Head Coaching Change

    Coach Chip Armstrong has decided to resign as the Head Football Coach here at Bishop Ireton. Coach Armstrong was an assistant coach for the Cardinals in 1985 and assumed the head coaching role from 1991-1994 during which time the team was the 1992 VISFA State Champions, the 1993 WCAC Champions and Chip was named the 1993 WCAC Coach of the Year. In 2018, he returned as an assistant coach and was named head football coach in 2019. Bishop Ireton has been blessed by his love of BI, his care for the students and his tremendous efforts to build our coaching staff and football program, which had an outstanding season this past spring in the midst of adjustments during the pandemic. Chip Armstrong remains a faculty member in the science department, and he will surely be missed on the football field.
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  • April

    No Re'LAX'ing For 2-0 Girls' Lacrosse

    The Cardinals opened their season on April 23 with a convincing win over Bishop McNamara (18-0) by showcasing their depth and variety of scoring combined with a smothering defense and goal tending. 
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  • Boy's Varsity Tennis Ends First Week of Season 1-1

    Starting a season with four straight road contests, in three different localities, spread over 175 miles can be a daunting task for a young team.   Varsity men's tennis opened their 2021 regular season this week, splitting two matches on Monday and Thursday.

    On Monday, April 26th, the Cardinal netters opened their season against VISAA #6 Seton School, losing 6-3 in Manassas. Playing #1 singles, Freshman Drex Rieder won 8-6 to put the visitors ahead early. Close matches at #2 and #3 singles didn't go the Cards way.   Senior Luke Pilot posted a 8-5 win at #5 singles.  Junior Matt Sendi and Freshman Val Schroeder took a tight 9-7 win at #2 doubles to round out the Cardinals win total.   Luke and Junior Jack Grzebien lost a tight match at #3 doubles 8-5.  

    On Thursday, April 29th, the young BI team traveled to Washington DC to take on the St. Anselm's Abbey School Panthers.  Freshman Matt Antonio cruised to a 8-3 win at #2 singles.   Matt Sendi won 8-1 at #3 singles to give the Cards a 2-1 lead.   Val Schroeder clinched the match for the visitors with a clutch 9-7 win in hot, humid conditions.   

    The 3-2 win over St. Anselm's evens the Bishop Ireton men's tennis team record at 1-1.  Keep up with men's tennis on Instagram @Cardinalstennis.
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  • Golf Team Hits the Links

    Varsity Golf finally was able to get out on the links and test their skill versus two tough opponents. It was a tough opening week with losses coming to St John's at University of Maryland, 9-0 on April 26th and a loss against St. Mary's Ryken at Bell Haven Country Club 7-2 on April 28th.

    Ireton takes on DeMatha and Bishop McNamara at Woodmore Country Club on May 10th.
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  • Steady Improvement From Cardinal Softball

    Bishop Ireton Varsity Softball faced Bishop O'Connell on April 27.

    Facing the top team in the conference will either bring out the best in you or make you take a look at your work ethic. Most importantly, it will show you where you need to improve as a player and what intensity you need to be at, at all times. The first 2 innings went according to plan, with only one run given up in each inning. Pitcher Caroline Fletcher, did a marvelous job by letting the opposing team put the ball in play. The Cardinals are a defensive team and pride themselves on it.
    With veteran players and some new to the varsity speed, the game got intense quickly. In the third inning, the Cardinals made one error and it seemed to rattle the team. Ultimately, this led to eight runs given up to the opposing Knights.
    With more practice and the younger players gaining more confidence this team has a high sealing with only two seniors on the roster. Coach Pugh said, "I believe with more consistent pitching this team will be a force."
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  • Cardinals Win Both Games In Double Header Against JPG

    Two Bishop Ireton Cardinals Varsity Pitchers Rally Together To Shutout Saint John Paul The Great Catholic

    The Bishop Ireton Cardinals varsity team defeated Saint John Paul the Great Catholic 3-0 in a 7 inning exhibition game on Friday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Gavin Brunsman struck out Amuso to finish off the game. The pitching was strong on both sides. Bishop Ireton Cardinals' pitchers struck out nine, while Precit sat down two. A single by Caiafa in the second inning was the one positive for Saint John Paul the Great Catholic.

    Mike Murphy got the win for BI. The right hander went six innings, allowing zero runs on two hits and striking out seven. Brunsman threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Brunsman recorded the last three outs to earn the save.

    Precit took the loss for Saint John Paul the Great Catholic. The hurler surrendered three runs on four hits over six innings, striking out two.

    Jack Schulz, Will Kopp, Nick Ierardi, and Brunsman each managed one hit to lead the Cardinals.

    Kopp's Walk-Off Gives Bishop Ireton Cardinals Varsity Victory Over Saint John Paul The Great Catholic

    The varsity baseball team defeated Saint John Paul the Great Catholic 3-2 in the second exhibition game of a double header on Friday thanks to a walk-off. The game was tied at two with Bishop Ireton Cardinals Varsity batting in the bottom of the seventh when an error scored one run for BI. The pitching was strong on both sides. BI pitchers struck out ten, while Caiafa sat down four. John Paul the Great Catholic fired up the offense in the first inning. Pahlmeier grounded out, scoring one run.

    John Paul the Great Catholic knotted the game up at two in the top of the fourth inning. An error scored one run for JPG.

    Aidan O'Brien pitched Bishop Ireton Cardinals Varsity to victory. The bulldog lasted three and a third innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out five and walking one.

    Caiafa took the loss for Saint John Paul the Great Catholic. The pitcher allowed nine hits and three runs over six and two-thirds innings, striking out four.

    Peter Chiarello started the game for BI. The left hander went three and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out five.

    BI launched one home run on the day. Gavin Brunsman had a four bagger in the third inning.

    The Cardinals tallied nine hits. Henry Jones, Will Kopp, and Owen Hull each had multiple hits . Hull, Kopp, and Jones each collected two hits to lead the Cardials.
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  • March

    by Katie Kessmeier

    Celebrating Women's History Month at BI

    Cam Arnold (BI '22) and Girls Who Code worked on a project with fellow students to commemorate Women's History Month throughout the month of March.
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  • Girls' Soccer Hosts First Annual Cardinal Cup

    Saturday March 27, 2021 marked the first Annual Cardinal Cup Tournament featuring the entire Bishop Ireton Girls Soccer Program. Three teams competed on the day to accumulate the highest point spread to win the prized Cardinal Cup trophy. Also, this past Saturday the Bishop Ireton Girls Soccer Program celebrated and honored its 12 graduating seniors Savannah Hensley, Jessica Gerard (Captain), Elizabeth Hutchison (Captain), Brigid O’Connor, Mia Jocz, Natalie Briggs, Emme-Cate Heilburn, Alexandra Gray, Morgan Taylor (Captain), Francesca DiNapoli, Kelly Reilly and Mary-Claire Dyke. The graduating seniors competed as a team in the tournament and went undefeated to take home the Championship. Goals from Elizabeth Hutchison (1), Brigid O’Connor (1), and Mary-Claire Dyke (2) allowed the senior team to lift the Cardinal Cup trophy victoriously! Coach Lisa Alaoui, Coach Kenza Mdarhri-Alaoui, and Coach Matthew Zielezienski would like to thank the seniors for their contributions to the program over the past four years and wish them all the best in their future endeavors! #Cardinalforlife #BIGVS
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  • Varsity Field Hockey Ends the Season With a Win

    In a varsity only contest, the Cardinals had a knockout win over Elizabeth Seton on sunny Saturday, March 27th, 6-0. The Cardinals added 2 early goals from Ella Rier ('23) and Annie Mule ('21). In the second quarter the Cardinals added 2 additional goals from Sarah Wood ('23)  and a penalty stroke goal from Callie Rieder ('22). 
    In Ireton fashion, the Cardinals opened the second half early with a beautiful deflection goal from Callie Rieder ('22)  for her second tally of the game. The offensive effort continued as Ireton got another goal from senior Paige Kern ('21) and Siena Puglisi ('23). 
    This was the end of a hybrid field hockey season with Ireton graduating 8 seniors. We look ahead to the Fall of '21 with extraordinary talent and more exciting games to come. 
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  • Dr. Timothy Guy

    Bishop Ireton High School Hires Dr. Timothy Guy as New Principal for the 2021-2022 School Year

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – March 22, 2021 – Today, Bishop Ireton High School is pleased to announce that Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, upon receiving the recommendation of the search committee and after prayerful discernment, has appointed Dr. Timothy Guy as the school’s new principal. “It is with great privilege that I have appointed Dr. Guy to serve in partnership with Mrs. Kathleen McNutt as the leadership team at Bishop Ireton," said Bishop Burbidge. "Dr. Guy’s energy and, most importantly, his focus on the Catholic identity and mission of Bishop Ireton is going to further elevate this impressive Catholic high school in the coming years.” As previously announced, Mrs. Denise Tobin, the current Bishop Ireton principal, is retiring following the completion of this school year. Dr. Guy will assume his duties on July 1, 2021.
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  • The Cardinals huddle after their win against JPG.

    BI Football Off to a Strong Start in the "Fall" Season

    The varsity football team defeated Pope John Paul the Great 41-0 on Saturday afternoon in Dumfries, Virginia. The Cardinals offensive and defensive lines dominated the game racking up 405 yards of total offense while holding the Wolves to under 100 yards. Senior Jaeven Hughes had two of the team's four interceptions and also returned a punt 57 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Senior Chris Ntumba and sophomore Reid Burke also had interceptions.
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