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.
Sean Casey, parent of a pair of 2020 Ireton graduates and two-year president of the Bishop Ireton Athletic Booster Club, was named the School's first winner of the Peter G. Davey Service Award. The newly named award honors the School's tireless director of operations and facilities following 21 years of service to Bishop Ireton High School. Davey retires May 31st.
Bishop Ireton swim and dive announced their 2019-2020 most valuable performers and Cardinal Award winners for the boys and girls teams. The Cardinals saw a pair of sophomores earn the MVP honors while the seniors walked away with the leadership, team-oriented Cardinal accolades.
Bishop Ireton's 2019 varsity football squad awarded its most valuable players and Cardinal award winner Monday. Zamarion Williams and AJ Porter were named co-MVPs while Graham McCulloch was the squad's choice for the Cardinal Award. The players were selected by players and coaches.
Coach Ahmad Sasso formally honored the varsity soccer team's most valuable player and Cardinal award winners Monday. Senior Liam Somerville was named the squad's MVP while Graham Kalan was the Cardinal Award winner.
Boys' and girls' cross country officially announced their most valuable performer and Cardinal Award winners for the 2019 fall campaign Monday. Head Coach Bob Artman praised his group as "great teammates and people". Colin Baird and Kara Curry were honored as the MVPs while Sioban Chawk and David Burdick were the Cardinal Award selectees.
The 2019 field hockey team honored two seniors with their annual most valuable player and Cardinal award in virtual ceremonies Monday. Marymargaret Quinn was named the most valuable player while teammate Tess Moore received the Cardinal award.
Volleyball coach Brad Lacey announced junior Taylor Wilmot was the Cardinals' most valuable player. The team setter, Wilmot captained the varsity squad and earned first team, all VISAA and second team, all WCAC honors. Bella Obioha was named as the team's Cardinal award winner.
Bishop Ireton's award winning cheerleaders capped another championship year with their 5th straight Christian Cheerleading Association's (CCA) grand national championship in Fayetteville, North Carolina in March of this year. This week they released their fall and winter most valued awards as well as their Cardinal Award winners.
Bishop Ireton had less than half a dozen returning lettermen to start the wrestling season. But, among the five, they proved it isn't always "how many" as "who" you have around you. Juniors Finn Sofleld and Jack Ambrey were honored as the squad's most valuable performer adn Cardinal Awardee for the 2019-2020 campaign.
Today, Bishop Ireton announced that it is moving in a new direction with its boys basketball program. Coach Neil Berkman, the varsity head coach for the past 11 years will no longer be coaching the team. Bishop Ireton is extremely grateful for his time and commitment to Bishop Ireton basketball. His love of the program and his work with alumni have been well recognized in the Ireton community.
James Berry poured in 21 points and Sese Mobutu added 10, but the seniors couldn't get the Cardinals past top-ranked Paul VI in the quarterfinals of the VISAA Division I playoffs Wednesday in Fairfax. It was the final appearance for the pair in a Cardinal uniform and the campaign ends for the 9th-seeded Bishop Ireton at 15-18.
Athletic director Bill Simmons announced WCAC spring sports will open their 2020 tryout camps on Thursday, February 20th at Bishop Ireton. A current VHSL athletic physical must be entered into the Magnus portal prior to a student participating in tryouts.
Merrimack-bound senior James Berry's putback in the game's final seconds propelled Bishop Ireton (8-7, 3-5) to its third straight win, 86-85 at 19th ranked Flint Hill Monday night. Flint Hill led at intermission 45-36 before the high lfying redbirds mounted their second half rally.