Weekly Varsity Sports Update: Soccer Holds On Against St. Anthony’s, Football Wins Big in Staten Island

By Andrew Donnelly ’21

Varsity Soccer

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Flyers celebrate after a goal against Holy Trinity


The varsity Flyers bested league rival St. Anthony’s on Thursday, September 26 with a final score of 3-1. On a quest for their fifth straight championship, the team has kicked off the year with a string of strong performances and are currently boasting a league record of 7-1-0 and a 10-2-3 overall record.

The soccer team continued their success against the Francis Lewis Patriots on Monday, October 1. After co-captain Michael Lynch’s and senior Jason Leyden’s two goals in the first half, the Flyers emerged victorious 2-1 in a challenging match .

“Fortunately, we held onto our lead and came out on top in the end, 2-1. In the upcoming weeks, our team will be looking to improve upon creating greater leads in games like these, either by conceding less goals or by scoring more when we have the chance up top,” explained team co-captain Justin Caccavo ’20.

Varsity Football

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Quarterback Ryan Walsh ‘20 lines up a pass downfield

The football team improved its record to 2-2 with a decisive 40-12 victory over St. Peter’s in Staten Island on Saturday, September 28. The offense and defense both demonstrated an impressive work ethic.

On defense, linebacker Aidan Cappelino ’20 contributed 7 solo tackles, 24 total tackles, in addition to forcing a fumble. On the offense, Donovan Wood ’20 added 6 receptions for 71 yards, and caught 2 touchdowns.  Starting quarterback Ryan Walsh ’20 threw for 102 yards. Junior running back Mario Fischetti, Jr. had a stellar game as well, rushing for 114 yards on 24 carries.


After capturing the state championship and garnering a respectable finish at nationals in Ohio last season, Chaminade’s varsity crew team is ready this year to continue its tradition of success. Rowers will kick off the season this weekend in Hartford, Connecticut at the Head of the Riverfront Regatta.

“We definitely ended last season on a high note, as we won the scholastic state championship and placed well at nationals,” noted Connor Brandvold ’20. “With the returning members of the varsity team combined with new junior talent, we feel that we have the talent to capitalize on last season’s success.”

Cross Country

After splitting its first two league meets against St. Mary’s and St. Anthony’s (a win and a loss, respectively), the Flyers’ varsity cross country team prevailed over league rival Kellenberg on Wednesday.  Led by Kyle McLean ’20, Nick DeVita ’20, and Doug Stern ’20, the Flyers are looking forward to achieving their ambitious goals this season.

“I really think that this season is going to be great,” Doug Stern ’20 exclaimed. “We have a lot of exceptional runners, and we’ll hopefully finish even better than we did last year.”