Friday, December 17, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Art Club's latest work

Art club adviser Stephanie Peacock and the members of the club pose in front of their latest work, a mural depicting the birth of Christ, after Lessons and Carols on December 17. About fifteen students collaborated on the piece, which also hung on the altar of Holy Name Church for the CM Christmas Concert on December 7.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Christmas lunch with the Irish Studies Program

The Blessed Edmund Rice Society and Irish Studies Program hosted a luncheon for visitors from the Irish Pastoral Centre in Quincy on December 14. Above, Mrs. Mary Concannon introduces the students who would lead visitors in singing "Silent Night" in Gaelic.

Friday, December 3, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Parents Council Breakfast

Thanks to Debra Buckley P'13 and the Parents Council for organizing the annual Parents Council Christmas Breakfast for parents, faculty and staff. The Parents Council also organized the annual wreath making event on December 2.

Monday, November 22, 2010

CM Life in Photos: One more game...

The fall sports season isn't over each year until the varsity football team says so. This year, the team visits BC High for the 49th annual Turkey Bowl, scheduled for 10:30am on Turkey Day. Get their early; the Pumpkin trophy hasn't been seen on Baker Street since 2004, so the Knights will need everyone's help winning it back.

The rivalry isn't just on the gridiron, of course. ESPN's RISE Magazine recently rated the CM v. BC High rivalry as the greatest alumni rivalry in high school sports.

Above, one final practice of the season before the big game.

Friday, November 19, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Thanksgiving service

Above, Vice Principal of Student Affairs Mr. Scott thanks the student body for their generosity in the annual Thanksgiving food drive, organized by Campus Ministry, after the Thanksgiving liturgy on 11/19. Below, students in Leah Ramsdell's peer ministry class sort the food before delivering it to St. Patrick's Church in Roxbury.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Top Flight takes intramural basketball tourney

On November 15-16, fourteen teams from the Middle School Program competed in CM's 3rd annual 3-on-3 Intramural Basketball Tournament. After many closely contested games, Team O defeated Lil Globetrotters to claim the 7th grade title, while Top Flight beat the Blue Rockets to earn the 8th grade title. Top Flight then beat Team O to take the Middle School Program title.

Top flight consisted of Denis Tobin '15, Sean Fontes '15 and Kellan Grady '15, while Owen Morris '16, Matt Kerressey '16, Jimmy Stewart '16 and Max Pisano '16 made up Team O.

Above: Robert Mullen '16 drives to the hoop, guarded by Joseph Zegarelli '16, while Michael Calderone '16 looks on in the annual intramural basketball tournament, organized by Mr. Hal Carey '95.

On November 16, twenty Middle School Program students participated in a "basketball shootout." Each student had one minute to earn points by making shots from various spots on the court. Kellan Grady '16 defeated Matt Kerressey '16 in the finals to win the shootout.

~Hal Carey '95

Monday, November 8, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Postseason practice

Members of CM's cross-country team do warm-ups before practice last Friday ahead of this weekend's state championship meet. Connor Muldoon '12 (far right) led the Knights at the Catholic Conference Championships on October 31.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Mr. Bloomstein's Halloween

Dominic Montalbano '11, right, won the top costume prize on Halloween at CM for his impression of Mr. Bloomstein. Montalbano is joined here by classmate, Michael Carroll '11.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Retake Day

Brian Martone '14 readies himself for a photo on retakes day.

Monday, October 18, 2010

CM Life in Photos: A captain's life

Josh Rudy as Capt. Daniel Malcolm poses with Middle School Program students after his talk about the Revolutionary War on 10/13. Photo: Ellen Eberly.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Open House

Brendan Hughes (Right) and Ryan Curley (Left) represent the National Honor Society at CM's Open House.
Michael Gallagher '11

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Longmeadow hands CM its first loss

A loss on a field goal with nine seconds left gives the Knights a bad taste in their mouth heading into the bye week.

The game was delayed about an hour because Longmeadow was late coming to CM; understandable, since it's about a 3-hour drive.

The delay without a doubt made the Knights sluggish as they came out and went down 14-0 in the first half. In the second quarter they seemed to wake up, with Armani Reeves '12 and John Gorman '11 both crossing the goal line and putting CM back in the game. However, a field goal at the end of the half gave them a 3 point deficit heading into the break.

Coming out of the gates for the second half was much easier for the Knights than it was to start the game. A 35-yard pass from AJ Doyle '12 to Reeves set up an 11-yard touchdown run to give CM its first lead of the night, with 9:34 to go in the third.

There weren't many defensive highlights on the night other than a hit by Josh Charles '12 that rocked a Longmeadow player's bones. The player broke a few tackles across the middle of the field before Josh came from the side and sent him down. There is a one-hundred percent chance that this hit will be in Charles' highlight video for colleges next year.

Running back Will Earl '12 took over during one phase of the game when he danced his way for huge gains on several plays. One of those runs was started off by a beautiful juke and ended with Earl in the endzone. That run ended the third quarter and pushed the Knights' lead to 26-17.

The wheels began to fall off the wagon early in the fourth. First, Longmeadow scored a touchdown with 8:51 left and closed the gap to 26-24.

After the ball changed hands a few times Paul Fahey '12 recovered a huge fumble for CM and gave the Knights the ball on their own 40 yard line, up two, with 2:52 left in the game.

Earl once again broke free, this time for a 35-yard gain and gave the Knights great field position. After being stopped three straight plays, the Knights went for it on fourth down. Doyle appeared to have connected with Armani Reeves in the end zone for a game clinching touchdown, but Armani was ruled out of bounds.

Longmeadow marched to ball down, deep in CM territory and after being stuffed on the goal line three times, they hit the game-winning field goal with nine seconds left.

Losing is horrible in general, but losing heading into a bye week is worse because the team is forced to think about it for two long weeks before taking the field again. It's important for the Knights to get refocused, and get ready for the Catholic Conference games which will start against Malden Catholic. Winning the Catholic Conference is what will get them into the playoffs, and that's still a very legitimate possibility.

Mike Slonina '11

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CM Life in Photos: College Fair

Ethan Madden '11 weighs his options during Tuesday morning's college fair for the junior and senior classes. The fair was one of three that CM's Guidance Department hosts for representatives from colleges across the country.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Karma for Guertin and a win for the Knights

The CM Knights played the role of dragon-slayer on Saturday night as they handed Bishop Guertin their first loss in 20 games.

Last season, the Knights traveled up to Nashua, New Hampshire and were one of the many teams that Bishop Guertin beat on their mammoth win streak. In that game, Guertin scored high. They were going for first downs on 4th & 1 situations at midfield.

I know from talking to the CM players this week that they were so hungry for this win that they weren't going to the leave that field without one. That's something that senior captain John Gorman alluded to in his postgame comments: "The talk about this game began immediately after last week's game. We knew we were a good team but we knew this would be the test to show how good we are. In the locker room before the game, it was probably the most focused I've ever seen a CM football team."

The Knights jumped out in front when AJ Doyle hit John Gorman for a 10 yard pass that Gorman turned into a 50+ yard touchdown. There was a bad snap on the extra point so the Knights only came away with six points.

Bishop Guertin took back the lead with a touchdown and the Knights faced a one point deficit. A big kickoff return from Armani Reeves gave them good field position. Armani would get in the end zone before the end of the half on a pass from Doyle. The Knights went for two but it was unsuccessful. They retook the lead, 12-7, and never looked back.

CM came into the second half as hungry and energized as they started the game. You could tell they knew the win was in their sights. Armani Reeves once again got on the scoreboard when he returned a punt for a touchdown and ran over some Guertin players in the process.

Just when it seemed that the Knights were going to run away with it, Bishop Guertin got back into the game on a touchdown run to make the score 19-14.

With the fourth quarter starting and with the ball deep in their own territory, the Knights showed tremendous poise in marching the ball up the field. A pass to Armani Reeves on third down really gave the offense life, and in my opinion that may have been the biggest play of the game. Had they not completed that pass, Guertin would have got the ball back with decent field position and a chance to retake the lead.

Later in the drive, Doyle connected with Nolan Powers for a massive gain and put the Knights in striking range. Doyle came through again when he found Reeves near the sideline for a touchdown to give them an insurmountable 26-14 lead.

The Knights' defense, which had been great all night, forced a turnover on downs. When they got the ball back, running back William Earl broke free for a 42 yard run and that put the game away.

The defense was fantastic, holding a team that was averaging 32 points per game to just 14.

When the final horn sounded, the red sideline was going insane. As they gathered at center field to shake hands, quarterback Doyle was yelling so loud that you could hear him from the crowd.

As one of the very few CM supporters who were at the game in New Hampshire last season, it brings me a ton of joy to see the Knights take this team out.

After the game, I asked Armani Reeves to try and explain the emotion. His answer was short and sweet: "It was crazy, we had a hell of a game. I am so proud of my team."

Next week, the Knights will play against Longmeadow whom they beat on the road last season. CM clearly had a lot of energy going into this game, it's going to be important that they maintain that energy rather than letting it drop off.

Mike Slonina '11

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Sophomore Olympians

Sophomores try their luck at the dash on CM's annual Olympic Day, September 23.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

CM defeats Haverhill to start season 2-0

On a comfortable early fall night the CM Knights came out and dismantled the Haverhill Hillies from the opening kickoff.

Wasting no time, the Knights moved the ball ahead with a quick three minute drive that was capped off by an Aj Doyle touchdown run. The run gave the Knights a 7-0 lead, a lead they would never relinquish. Later in the quarter Aj connected with Armani Reeves for a 15 yard touchdown giving the Knights an early 14-0 advantage.

The Knights defense looked sharp as Haverhill struggled to pick up any positive yardage throughout the game. With 3:52 left in the first half Reeves returned an interception for a touchdown pushing the Knights to a 21-0 lead.

Aj wasn't done making his mark on the first half, with three seconds to go he hit Josh Charles in the end zone for a 39 yard pass putting the Knights up 28-0.

CM wasn't done scoring until Mike Techiera rushed for his first touchdown of the season establishing a 35-0 lead which would end up being the final score.

The Knights played with a lot of energy and passion on a night that featured a huge crowd, a Fox 25 television camera crew, and a Powerade truck handing out thunder clappers. When asked about his team's attitude the blur of speed otherwise known as Armani Reeves had this to say.

"We were really excited with Fox being there and we were really pumped and ready for the game. We played hard and really wanted to win. It was a big motivator for us."

Next week the Knights will take their show on the road as they make the long bus ride to Hartford, Vermont. Last season the Knights beat Hartford at home 42-12. Next week the Knights hope for a repeat performance.

Mike Slonina '11

Friday, September 17, 2010

CM Life in Photos: God before the gridiron

An hour before Friday night's varsity football matchup against Haverhill, a CM football player caught a few moments of quiet.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Early Success

Catholic Memorial soccer made an outstanding statement to the rest of the Catholic Conference last night with a 1-1 draw to St. John's Prep. The always dangerous midfielder, Ryland Foster (Above), buried a free kick from well outside the box in response to SJP's goal just four minutes prior. About the match Ryland said, "The game was a good one. They scored a cheap goal, but we bounced back and buried our opportunity on that free kick. It's a big step in the right direction."
CM's next match is at BC High tomorrow at 5:30.
M.G. '11

Saturday, September 11, 2010

CM wins on 73-yard bomb

On, Friday night, the Knights kicked off their 2010 football season against the Lynn Classical Rams with a thrilling 21-14 come from behind win.

Knight's quarterback AJ Doyle came out of the gates hot and opened up the defense for running back William Earl to operate. The junior running back followed up a 20 yard run with another 19 yard touchdown run filled with jukes and spin moves.

The Rams' offense consisted of a heavy diet of run plays. The reasoning for that became obvious when the first pass they threw was picked off by Donovan Henry.

One thing about the Rams' offense that seriously hurt the Knights was their ability to run long, time consuming drives. To end the second quarter they capped off a 6 minute drive with a pass to the sideline that turned into a 40 yard touchdown.

The Rams started the second half on their own 3 yard line and the Knights took advantage by forcing a safety and tying it up at 8.

Things kept getting better when junior Armani Reeves returned the punt on the safety to the 29 yard line. The offense didn't move much from here on for the Knights. Doyle ran for 10 yards early in the drive but after three consecutive failed runs the Knights were forced to kick a field goal.

Senior Tom Byrnes nailed the 17 yard field goal to give the Knights an 11-8 lead.

The Rams refused to go down quietly and connected on a 24 yard pass to get into the red zone to end the third quarter. The Knights fought hard to keep the Rams out of the end zone but eventually they got in on a two yard run to go up 14-11.

The Rams got greedy and tried an onside kick but it backfired horribly when it didn't go 10 yards, giving the Knights the ball on the Rams' 45 yard line.

The Knights' running game was slowed to a crawl in the second half and they faced a 4th & 2 situation, arguably with the game on the line. Doyle and Reeves came up big for the first time on a pass to the sideline for a first down to keep the drive alive. Later in the drive, after escaping a heavy pass rush AJ Doyle showed a pure will to win as he refused to go down for 10 yards, setting up another field goal from Byrnes with 4:23 left to play. As he usually does, Byrnes drilled the 23 yarder and tied it up at 14.

Senior captain John Gorman sacked the Rams' quarterback with 1:50 left as the Knights defense was trying to force overtime. They would end up doing one better as senior Dimitri Claude intercepted a pass intended to the sideline and gave the Knights the ball on their own 40 yard line with 1:01 left in the game.

With the ball and a chance to steal a win, Doyle escaped a rush and broke free for major yards before being thrown down far out of bounds, a dirty tackle that would cause a lot of pushing and shoving on the CM sideline. Despite that dirty play, a block in the back put the Knights back on their own 27 yard line with just 35 seconds left.

After a couple failed plays, it happened.

Doyle dropped back and connected with Armani Reeves for a 73 yard touchdown that sent the crowd into a frenzy. After crossing the goal line Armani immediately looked for the ref and humbly handed him the ball. Then he and the rest of teammates went crazy. I've been to a lot of high school football games and I've never seen a game end like that.

Another interception from Donovan Henry sealed the game and the Knights escaped with a jaw dropping 21-14 victory.

The Knights won without both Cam Williams and Fabrice Rateau, two integral parts of the team.

AJ Doyle showed poise that he didn't have last season and he seemed much more confident in the pocket. I asked him about the game winning touchdown pass and what was going through his mind as the play developed.

"I didn't see the pass get completed because I got hit, but then I heard the crowd go nuts and knew the game was over. Nobody can catch him (Armani Reeves)."

After Friday night I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who would disagree.

Completing that play meant more than football to Reeves. He recalled saying to himself, "I got to do this for my grandfather, so please let me catch this," he said. (Reeves' grandfather had passed away recently.)

Next week, the Knights will play Haverhill in the Fox 25 game of the week. Although their win against Lynn Classical was as exhilarating as a win can get, I'm sure the Knights would rather not do it the hard way next time.

Mike Slonina '11

Friday, September 10, 2010

CM Life in Photos: First Day Starting Off Right

Above, senior Dan Daniluk finishes his first day back with a free period which he put to good use. Everybody agrees that it is good to be back, even if it means that there is work to be done.
~ M.G. '11

CM Life in Photos: Eighth grade begins

On their first day as eighth graders, students settled into second period Theology class with Mr. Boyle. Above, Devin Agyeman '15 musters a smile.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Hands down, the hardest-worker

Senior captain Steve Twerago (above) does his routine one-handed push ups after a tough practice. These are not done to show off but, because he says, "They are great exercise. If I push myself to do these after practice then I will push myself to go the extra mile during a match." He is wearing one of the teams new warm up jackets that they received yesterday. "It's not only enough to be good, you also have to look good," said senior starting keeper Brendan Hughes.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Leadership starts in the classroom

Senior captains Nick Leney (left) and Patrick O'Mara (right) lead the soccer team in a warm up lap around the pitch before their first match. O'Mara says, "Leadership on any team is dependent upon varsity experience, as the younger players get more experience we will benefit as a team. As a senior though, it is not only important that I set an example in a match, but also in the school as well. The examples that all three senior captains set in the classroom will translate into greater success on the field."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CM Life In Photos: Soccer Team Prepares for Season

As the new Student Blogger I wanted my first entry to be focused on a subject important to the school as a whole and to myself personally. As a proud member of the CM Soccer team for the past five years it is an honor to showcase the defending State Champions.

Today Coach Finn prepared the team for their first match tomorrow against Stoughton. The young team focused on fundamental team oriented soccer. Senior captain Nick Leney (above), looking forward to the upcoming season said, "Coming off a strong season last year, every team is going to be gunning for us. With a strong three set of defense comprised of the three senior captains and offensive threats such as Ryland Foster we have the potential to make another great run this season and continue soccer dominance at CM." The team isn't taking last years success for granted however, as celebration for the teams championship ended as quickly as the new season has begun.

The CM community wishes the Soccer Team along with all athletic teams success this year.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Freshman Retreat

Freshmen checked into the cafeteria and ate breakfast on August 31 in advance of their overnight retreat in Becket. Above, CM admissions director Tom Ryan helps one table of new freshmen wake up.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Basketball Camp

The 26th annual Catholic Memorial Summer Basketball Clinic for boys and girls got underway last week in the school's Ronald Perry Gymnasium. Above: Matt Droney '11 and Kyle Lawrence '10 get ready for a day's work, running 3- to 9-year olds through skills and drills.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Middle School Program students reflect on New York City

The seventh and eighth grade classes finished their year-long study in immigration with a trip to the Statue of Liberty in New York City on Friday, June 4. Three guest bloggers tell the story.

Chris McKeeney '14: "I got dropped off at CM by my dad in the morning, and found out what bus I was in. We had breakfast---bacon egg and cheese sandwiches from the cafe in the bus, and a couple of apples. We got on three buses and left around 6:30am. It was about a 4-hour ride. We watched 'The Incredibles' on the ride down.

I hadn't ever been to New York City. When we came over the bridge we could see it--big, crowded, and a lot of performers on the sidewalks. We walked down to the ferry and took that to Liberty Island. From Liberty Island, we went to Ellis Island, but our group ran too late so we didn't get off to see it. We went straight to the food court where we had chicken fingers and fries."

Gabriel Porter '14: "At Liberty Island we went as a group around the Statue of Liberty. kids were taking pictures of the statue. We took a group photo, and we could see the city from the Statue, it was fun. I had been there two years ago, but this time it was a lot more crowded--there were a lot of schools and families, too. At Ellis Island, I went with two other kids to the immigrant wall, with all the immigrants from A to Z who came to Ellis Island in the first wave. My two friends, Casey Hamel and Beau Starrett, found their ancestors there.

When we got back, we drove on the bus to the harbor, where there was a big ship called the Intrepid. My friend Pat Murray and I went on the simulator. I didn't know what a real plane feels like in [the cockpit]. It was fun to steer one, but it felt scary."

Kevin Lynch '15: "When we got to New York, we were driving by Ground Zero, and I saw how they were building the 9/11 Memorial. It was fascinating. In the distance we could see the Statue of Liberty through the trees. we saw street vendors, and street performers doing their acts.

It was a five-minute ferry to Liberty Island. The boat did a loop so we could see all points of view of the island. We docked and walked around, took pictures with the American flag. It was cool, because when you were out on the boat, the statue looked tiny, but when you got there it was giant. We could see 'July 4' written on it in Roman numerals.

Then we walked around Ellis Island and ate lunch. When we got off the ferry, there was a man playing a steel drum, and everyone was clapping and giving him money. It was great to see how talented everyday New Yorkers were. When we got back to the city, we went to the Intrepid. It was like a museum ship, and we got to go through the halls of it, seeing miniature versions of ships. Some of us went on the top deck to see the jets and fighter planes. I went to the Command Center where I saw the captain's room, with his diary, letters, and glasses. It was cool, seeing that big ship. After the top deck, we went back down and rode a 3D roller coaster ride, then had dinner at a restaurant."

Gabriel: "After the Intrepid, we went to a restaurant where we ate an all-you-can-eat buffet. I ate caesar salad, a hot dog, fries, chicken, a brownie, and an orange soda. After the buffet we took a walk down to the busses, then we went home. On the way home, we watched 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.'"

Chris: "The best part of the trip for me was the battleship, seeing these old-fashioned planes and big helicopters on this huge boat, and fun rides on the boat, and the 3D roller-coaster ride.

This year, we also did a big English binder. We did a lot of stuff about immigration, some writing--poems and reports on our ancestors, biographies, and mixed all of our papers from other classes into the binder. And at Student Showcase Night, we showed it all off."

Gabriel: "The best part of the New York trip was the bus rides! They were fun. It was fun to spend time with your friends and having chants--'Mr. Spaner's yellow hat!' and 'Lemonhead.'

Throughout the year, each class that I had was learning about and tying in the immigration unit. In my Spanish class we did the different Spanish missions in California that immigrants had come to. In Civics, we wrote different papers on the first through fourth waves of immigration. In math, we made different charts on immigrant populations. In religion, we had to write a letter pretending we were a bishop writing to President Obama. We also went to the State House and watched the immigrants sworn in as naturalized citizens at Faneuil Hall."

Kevin: "New York looks better than Boston, but the New York Yankees are there. It's ten times bigger than Boston, but the Red Sox are better.

I liked the immigration study we did this year. I liked seeing how my ancestors came from Ireland and Germany. I'd like to look into that now and I don't think I would have if we didn't study immigration this year. We did a lot of projects that gave us the opportunity to do more with it."

Photos courtesy of Mrs. Ellen Eberly.

CM Life in Photos: Farewell CM, Hello World Cup

The seventh and eighth grade spend their last hours of the school year on June 10 at a cookout and field day. With World Cup fever running high, many chose to compete on the soccer field.

Friday, May 21, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Cap's Dogs

Mr. Capodilupo and his dog-and-burger crew plated up the last of over 650 hamburgers and 900 hot dogs on May 21 at the last of the high school class picnics.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Founder's Day Mass

Brothers Oxx, Phelps and Cavet led Catholic Memorial School in its celebration of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice on Founder's Day, May 4, with a Mass celebrated by Fr. Joe Mazzone. It was a special Mass for the seniors, celebrating with the student body for the last time as students.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eighth graders tour State House, Fenway Park

The Massachusetts State House and Fenway Park gave CM's eighth grade class a closer look into the storied history of their city and state on April 7.

At the State House, students received a tour from State House historian and state representative Mike Rush '92. Rush gave students a bevy of trivia and facts about the building and grounds, from the secret about the building's main doors (open only when the governor leaves office or when a president comes to Boston), to the dome being painted battleship gray (during World War II).

"We all agreed that we had a great time at the State House and learned a lot about state government," said Dan Shulman '14.

At Fenway Park, students toured the grounds, learning about another great Boston landmark.

Thomas Quinn '14 and Jack Dion '14 enjoyed learning about the significance of Jackie Robinson's number, Ted Williams's red seat, and the history of the park. "We learned that the Green Monster is the highest wall in a major league baseball park," Quinn recalled.

CM Life in Photos: No rest for the A.P.

Mr. Bradley's Advanced Placement U.S. History class spent part of their April vacation in the classroom. Though the dress was casual, the class was business as usual, as the students prepared for their A.P. test in two weeks. And although the extra study sessions were optional, nearly 100% of the students were there each day, including John Gaffney '11, above.

Monday, April 12, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Dance benefits Haiti Relief

While sophomore class president Mark Woodall was brainstorming ideas for the spring dance on March 19, he thought it might be a nice opportunity to remind students, faculty and guests that Haiti's earthquake relief efforts still need support.

Woodall petitioned President Paul Sheff '62 and Student Activities director Patrick Murray (pictured above) to agree that a dollar of each dance ticket go towards Catholic Charities' efforts in Haiti. After 518 guests enjoyed the dance on March 18, Woodall mailed the check in, along with the best wishes and prayers of the entire CM community.

Friday, April 9, 2010

CM Life in Photos: 8th Grade Field Trip

On April 7, CM's eighth grade class took a tour of the Massachusetts State House guided by Representative Mike Rush '92. Later that day, they toured Fenway Park. Above: students enjoy the view from the first row of the Green Monster. View more pictures here.

CM Life in Photos: Meeting Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray took a break from his busy schedule this April to speak with the 7th, 8th and 9th grade classes on April 8. McGillivray shared some of his most fond memories of organizing, running in and watching the Boston Marathon. Over the years, he has worked closely with Asst. Dean of Students Tom Meagher, who coordinates the marathon's finish line staff. The 114th running of the marathon will take place on April 19.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CM Life in Photos: 800 Rosaries

Students gathered in the Perry Gymnasium on March 30 to celebrate Holy Week in recounting the Stations of the Cross. Here, Josh Hillard '11, Peter DaSilva '11, and Chris Ryan '11 lead students in the recounting of the Divine Mysteries. Other student lectors led the congregation in praying the Hail Mary in Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish and Irish.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

CM Life in Photos: From the page to the stage...

After reading Macbeth in their English classes this winter, the sophomores watched Shakespeare Now's live performance of the play in the Perry Gymnasium on March 24. The Brookline-based theater troupe specializes in traveling theater and drama education programs. Above, Lady Macbeth questions Macbeth in Act II.

CM Life in Photos: Middle School Coffee

Above, Mr. Boyle speaks to parents at the March 23 Middle School Guidance Coffee. Mrs. Kenna Sullivan P'14, a social worker at Newton Wellesley Hospital who teaches at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College, also addressed the parents on a variety of issues pertaining to early adolescence.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bland, Warren commit to Bentley

Catholic Memorial School seniors Donald Bland and Lorenzo Warren have committed to Bentley University, a decision announced by the CM Athletics Office last week.

The two seniors, who captained CM’s football team last year, will play for the Falcons, who led the Northeast-10 Conference last season and sent four players to the Conference All-Star game.

Warren, who earned a Catholic Conference All-Star nod in December, led the Knights in rushing yards this past season. Bland, who played tight end on offense and linebacker on defense, was also named a Catholic Conference All-Star in the 2009 season.

“This is a well-deserved opportunity for both players,” said CM head coach Alex Campea. “They are both good student-athletes and a good example of kids who work hard both in class and on the field.”

Friday, February 26, 2010

Behind the Iron Curtain: BERSI in Eastern Europe

“Standing at ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ and the remnants of the Berlin Wall, brought me back in time to a world that I thought never existed, or that I never appreciated, being born after Berlin and Europe were united.” So wrote Michael Gallagher ’11, one of the thirty-two students on this February’s BERSI trip to Eastern Europe, in his reflections afterward.

Joined by Director of Campus Ministry and theology chair Brian Scott and theology teachers William Hahn and Tim Lewis, the group visited Munich, Krakow, Prague and Berlin.

Gallagher continued: “Prior to my visit, the Berlin Wall was just a wall, and nothing more. But I learned that the magnitude of despair there was much greater than what I would have imagined before visiting it."

Students might have gotten lost in Berlin, lost their passport, or lost a lot of sleep due to jetlag on the trip. But according to Brendan MacNabb ’10, who went with BERSI to Peru last year, the gains offset the losses.

“These trips have given me perspective of the world outside Boston, and outside of the U.S.,” he said.

At the Berlin Wall.

The group’s visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau, MacNabb noted, will likely stay with them forever. “Just the desolation…it just stretched on as far as you can see,” he said. “The gas chambers and barracks. Where there weren’t buildings, there were still the smokestacks, and rows and columns as far as you could see.”

Although Berlin has been modernized and reborn, students saw glimpses of the old Europe in Krakow. “It was left untouched by the Nazis, and then the Soviets, and all the original architecture was there,” MacNabb recalled. “But once you stepped out of the nucleus of it, you see the modern city. Just the dichotomy of it was noteworthy.”

Mr. Lewis arranged the itinerary in collaboration with Vice Principal Dr. Keane and art teacher Mrs. Malachowski. Brother Jeff Oxx briefed the group on contemporary European history before they left.

“A personal highlight for me was walking behind the young men and seeing their reverence for the cemetery at Auschwitz,” Mr. Lewis said. “Their respect for that place was admirable.”


“We were extraordinarily happy with how the trip went,” said Mr. Lewis. “The kids really embraced the diversity of Eastern Europe, and will fondly remember their time there.”

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Postseason update: CM Hoops downs West Roxbury, 79-57

Senior captains Kyle Lawrence '10, Dan Brooks '10 and Mike DeRoma '10 enjoy a break in the 4th quarter as CM won its first round game against West Roxbury in the MIAA Division 1 South Sectional bracket, Feb. 23. Lawrence led the Knights in scoring with 16 pts. The team faces the winner of Weymouth/Newton North this Saturday at 7pm.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Speech and Debate wins University of Pennsylvania tournament

The CM Forensics team took home its third consecutive team championship from the University of Pennsylvania's 35th Annual Liberty Bell Classic on February 13. In the team's first year at the tournament, it surpassed fifty-five schools by earning individual spots in the finals in every speech category.

"This was an impressive showing for CM and an outstanding overall team effort," said head coach Rob Croteau '93.

The team was led by Pat Simas '10 and Ethan Madden '11, who earned a first place trophy in duo interpretation, and Jhovani Vonleh '11 who earned the tournament's first place trophy in declamation.

Also earning high honors were Chris Masterson '10 (2nd - Original Oratory), Pat Simas '10 (3rd - Dramatic Interp), Kevin Donnelly '11 (3rd - Declamation), Mark Woodall '12 (3rd Oral Interp), Laroy Streat '12 (4th - Oral Interp), Marcus Jackson '12 (4th - Declamation), Sean Steinberg '10 (5th - Dramatic Interp), Eric Butts '10 (5th - Oral Interp), Andrew Fanikos '10 (6th - Extemp) , Joe Botsch '12 & Michael MacKenzie '12 (Octo-Final - Debate) Joe Sweeney '10 (Super Session - Congress), Tom Foley '12 (Semifinals - Declamation), Chris Traynor '12 (Semifinals - Declamation), and Kevin Verity 10 (Semifinals - Oral Interp).

Monday, February 8, 2010

Forensics team earns 19 spots at Nationals

Nineteen CM students will travel to Omaha, Nebraska over Memorial Day Weekend to compete in the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Tournament.

The following students qualified for Nationals at the National Qualifier Tournament held at Shrewsbury High School on February 6:

Patrick Simas '10 (Dramatic Performance)
Patrick Simas '10 & Ethan Madden '11 (Duo Interpretaion)
Chris Masterson '10 & Sean Steinberg '10 (Duo Interpretaion)
Aram Gurekian '11 & Raffi Grigorian '12 (Duo Interpretaion)
Kevin Verity '10 (Original Oratory)
Andrew Fanikos '10 and Joseph Sweeney '10 (Extemporaneous Speaking)
Joe Botsch '11 & Michael MacKenzie '11 (Public Forum Debate)
Laroy Streat '12 (Oral Interpretation)
Kevin Donnelly '11 (Declamation)
Jhovani Vonleh '12 (Declamation)
Marcus Jackson '12 (Declamation)
Andrew Rogantino '12 (Declamation)

The following students were selected as alternates for Nationals:

Chris Traynor – Declamation (1st Alt.)
Mark Woodall – Oral Interpretation (1st Alt.)
George Evangjeli – Congress (2nd Alt.)
Eric Butts – Oral Interpretation (3rd Alt.)

“Congratulations to our entire team on a true team effort,” said Coach Rob Croteau ’93. “Our team showed great strength this weekend in all facets of our program—drama, public address, and debate.”

On January 30, Kevin Donnelly ’11 and Ryan Lemoie ’12 led the team with wins in declamation and radio as it earned its third Tournament Championship of the year at the Cape Ann Classic, hosted by Manchester/Essex High School. Individual winners also included:

Andrew Fanikos '10 – 2nd Place (Extemp)
Michael MacKenzie '11 & Joe Botsch '11 – 2nd Place (Public Forum)
Frank Theodat '11 – 2nd Place (Novice Reading)
Aram Gurekian '10 & Raffi Grigorian '12 – 2nd Place (Duo)
Eric Butts '10 – 2nd Place (Poetry)
Mark Woodall '12 – 3rd Place (Poetry)
Pat Simas '10 & Ethan Madden '11 – 3rd Place (Duo)
Joseph Sweeney '10 – 3rd Place (Extemp)
Gerard Lawler '12 – 3rd Place (Novice Extemp)
Marcus Jackson '12 – 3rd Place (Declamation)
Chris Ryan '12 – 4th Place (Novice Reading)
Brendan McGowan '12 – 4th Place (Declamation)
Nicholas Leney '11 – 4th Place (Radio)
Sean Steinberg '10 – 5th Place (Play Reading)
Pat Simas '10 – 6th Place (Dramatic Performance)
Brendan Shea '11 – 6th Place (Play Reading)
Ethan Madden '11 – 7th Place (Play Reading)
John Clarke '13 – 7th Place (Radio)
Eric Butts '10 – Semi-Finalist (Prose)
Kevin Verity '10 – Semi-Finalist (Prose)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Letters to Haiti

In addition to other efforts to send relief and support to those affected by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, students in several Catholic Memorial English classes have been writing open letters of support to the people of Haiti.

More results of this project, which began in Mrs. Eberly's eighth grade Language Arts classes and spread to include high school classes as well, will be published here in the coming days. Here are a few of the first "Letters to Haiti."

Dear people of Haiti, 

I heard about your devastating earthquake on the news. It made me feel sad because it was a huge earthquake that broke everything. It even broke jails so criminals could get out. Then what really shocked me was another earthquake with a magnitude of 6. It wasn’t as bad as the first but it still did a lot of damage. 

Some information did shock me when the week went on because I saw this lady who lost her leg, but she didn’t care about that, she cared about her survival. Some images inspired me, I saw people getting saved under a lot of buildings and I saw worried photos of little boys and girls who could not survive this devastating earthquake. 

My hopes for Haiti are a lot of things in the near future. I hope that the USA will be able to rebuild this destruction and that Haiti will rebuild…and that the survivors will get shelter, food and care. I hope Haiti will get stronger soon. 


Jonathan Blouin '14


Dear People of Haiti,

I remember the day that I first saw the horrifying videos and pictures of the aftermath of the earthquake. It was the morning after the quake and I was curious as to why my mom was paying such close attention to the TV. It was at this time that I realized the magnitude of the quake and how serious it really is.

When I looked at the newspaper, the front page had a picture of the damage. It was later this same day that I saw a short video of the people in Haiti. It consisted of pictures of the damage, all of the people left homeless, and a young man trapped in a pile of rubble with his arm hanging out of the side signaling for help. This made me feel as though we take for granted how safe and grateful we should be here in America.

I hope that everyone in the world can do as much as possible to help the people of Haiti. Every single contribution, no matter how big or small will help them. The people of Haiti will be especially grateful because they have lost everything, and they did not have much to begin with...


Zack Stueve '14


Dear People of Haiti,

When I first heard of the earthquake and how bad it was, I thought the people who told me were exaggerating. But then I saw pictures of the country. I saw children crying, wounded trapped under buildings, and thousands of dead. When I saw this, I was at home watching TV. I felt selfish and snotty because of the things I had. But the pictures also inspired me to want to help.

Each night I pray for the people of Haiti. I hope that the world will immediately respond and help. You did not deserve what was done to you and your country.


Angelo Conti '15


Dear People of Haiti, 

I was very sad to hear of the terrible earthquake which struck your country last week...I want you to know that I am thinking of you and praying that you will be able to carry on day by day. It is so sad that you have lost so much.

The worldwide community knows you are suffering and hears your pleas for help. Millions of dollars have been raised and countries throughout the world are coming to your aid. Your life will never be the same but I believe with the help of the world you will be able to first have your basic needs met: food, water, shelter and medical care...

You will not be forgotten. Here in West Roxbury, we are praying for you and hope you find strength knowing you are not alone – the world will help you begin again. 


Michael Keane '14


Dear People of Haiti,

I first heard of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake a few weeks ago while I was eating my breakfast at 6:00 in the morning. When I came into school that day everyone was talking about this tragic event.

Over the week I heard many awe-inspiring stories of people being able to survive for days under the rubble of the destroyed buildings. On the news channels on the television every day there was a new shocking story of lives being saved.

In my school we are raising money to help rebuild the tragedy struck city of Port-Au-Prince. Everyone in America is surely praying for you, people of Haiti, that you will be able to rebuild from this disaster.

Sincerely yours,

Kevin O'Toole '15


To the People of Haiti,

My heart goes out to you and your suffering. Your country has had suffering and troubles that we here in America can only face in our worst nightmares. Though we too have had disasters, we have had nothing as unexpected as what happened to you.

When I heard about the earthquake and the amount of people that had lost their lives, I was filled with shock at the result…I am quite glad to hear that all these countries, even from far away, are sending aid to this one country.

This event may be filled with suffering, but it is an example of how the human spirit, and its will, continues. In my perspective, this one event will unite the world for one purpose.


Kyle MacNeil ‘10


Dear People of Haiti,

The first time I heard about the earthquake was when I came home from school. When I heard about the damage and people I realized how many people were either killed or trapped. I saw pictures of the earthquake and I saw all of the people that were affected by the earthquake. I also saw how many people persevered to help others. Then I saw how strong your country is, even when you have lost people. My hope for your country is that other nations like the U.S. help rebuild and supply you with water, food, shelter and medicine. Every day at school, we are praying for you, your country, and those who have lost loved ones.


Bryan Sweeney '15


Dear Haiti,

It is a terrible thing that has happened to you. 

It is strange to think that such a thing could happen so close to my home. My apologies, though, do not do much for your people. I intend to do my part to support the problems there. I hear what is going on down there and I wish there was more I could do. I wish I could supply the natural resources that you're lacking. I wish I could supply the leadership that you are lacking. To put it simply, I wish there was more I could do.

I do plan on joining my school in their efforts for relief. We are doing our best and giving what we can to help support your people. We hope for the best in the future for the people of Haiti that their nation may turn in the right direction.


Brad Jones '10


To the People of Haiti,

The earthquake that has struck your nation has caught every single country's attention in sending aid and resources for reconstruction. However, the earthquake has done more than to show how each nation is gives a glimpse into a world of poverty and disease that went unnoticed for too long.

CNN has depicted scenes that will stay fresh in my mind for a lifetime. People rising out of the rubble badly injured, holding their children in their hands and crying out loud, haunts me. Images where people hurt each other for food, water and thousands of corpses left on the streets raises more problems.

Haiti is ravaged by illnesses and poor economic development...the question that should be in everyone's mind is why didn't we send aid years before this incident took place? By beginning with Haiti, new steps to end world poverty and disease can be increased. Haiti can present us with a single solution for a world problem.


Ben Alves '10


Dear People of Haiti,

When I first heard about the earthquake, I felt worried for all of you. Also, I thought of the worst thing that happened to me, and it doesn't seem to be anywhere near as bad as what you are going through. When I saw the news, I thought of all the people who lost somebody and prayed for them. The images scared me and made me worry more about you and the rest of the people in Haiti. I really hope that Haiti gets through all this. We are sending money and supplies to help you. We will continue to try as hard as we can to help you recover from this terrible disaster.

Sincerely yours,

Patrick Wall '15

Friday, January 22, 2010

Chamber Ensemble, eighth grade perform at Faneuil Hall

"O beautiful for spacious skies." As the eighth grade class sang those words on Thursday afternoon, and they echoed against the halls of the most historic hall in the country, they became the first words that two hundred and fifty immigrants to the United States heard as newly naturalized U.S. citizens.

Above: the Chamber Ensemble performs, while the eighth grade prepares to sing.

As part of the Catholic Memorial Middle School Program's interdisciplinary unit on immigration and citizenship, the eighth grade class and its teachers spent their second day this term outside of the classroom on January 21, visiting two historic sites important to U.S. immigration and citizenship throughout the city. In December, the Middle School Program visited the Museum of Science for an Omni Theater presentation of "Great Journey West" and to the Prudential Center's top-floor exhibition of immigration history in Boston.

On Thursday morning, students visits the famous "Golden Steps" in East Boston, arrival site of thousands of Italian, Irish and Jewish immigrants in the 1800s and 1900s. Second only to Ellis Island in terms of the number of entering immigrants, the Golden Steps are an important landmark in the history of new Americans seeking the dream.

From seeing one of the points of entry for America's first major wave of immigration, students then traveled to Faneuil Hall, where they witnessed the oath of allegiance of two hundred and fifty of America's newest citizens.

Along with the CM Chamber Ensemble which played the Star Spangled Banner, the eighth grade sang "God Bless America," as representatives of the U.S. District Court, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Immigration and Naturalization Services looked on. Mr. Denis Riordan P'14, the District Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, arranged for the students to come on Thursday. Judge Rya Zobel, who swore in the newest citizens, praised the students' efforts and musical talents.

Middle School Program theology and geography teacher Mark Smith '85 testified that the students got a lot out of the day. "Watching these people who are looking for new opportunities to come intro our country and experience freedom and's an exciting day," said Smith.

Jacob Graham '14 agreed. "It was good to see everybody so happy after they came into this country."

"My favorite part was seeing so many different countries [represented] and everyone becoming a U.S. citizen," added Andrew Kang '14.

Plans are underway for a seventh grade field trip to the March naturalization ceremony at Faneuil Hall as well.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Speech and Debate Team wins New York City tournament

CM's Speech and Debate team took home the 2010 Team Championship trophy from the Fr. Gerald Rippon Memorial Tournament held at Regis High School in New York City on January 16.

Individual winners that contributed to the team championship were:

Marcus Jackson - 1st Place (Declamation)
Laroy Streat - 2nd Place (Oral Interpretation)
Ethan Madden & Patrick Simas - 2nd Place (Duo Interpretation)
Kevin Donnelly - 2nd Place (Declamation)
Jhovani Vonleh - 3rd Place (Declamation)
Chris Masterson - 4th Place (Original Oratory)
Kevin Verity - 5th Place (Original Oratory)
Joe Botsch - 5th Place (Congress)
Andrew Fanikos - 5th Place (Extemp)
George Evangjeli - Finalist
Joseph Sweeney - Finalist (Congress)
Andrew Rogantino - Finalist (Declamation)
Mark Woodall - Honorable Mention (JV Oral Interp)

"All of our competitors represented CM well this weekend," said head coach Rob Croteau. "Their hard work and dedication to this program was evident as we captured our second championship there in three years. From skating at Rockefeller Center to enjoying each other's company to getting up early to prepare for this event--everything contributed to our ability to shine this weekend."

The Forensics team captured its first team championship of the year at the Lincoln Sudbury Showdown on December 5. Two weeks prior, the team had come in 6th place out of over 60 teams in the prestigious Villiger tournament at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish visits CM

Last month, nearly a hundred poets, storytellers and essayists vied for $500 in cash and prizes and for the pride of being celebrated as CM’s best writers in the annual Catholic Memorial “Picturing America” Writing Contest.

On January 20, the judges—bestselling novelist William Martin ‘67, former Boston Globe columnist Charles Kenney ’68 and Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish—revealed the winners at a ceremony in the CM Board Room.

Above: Poet Laureate Sam Cornish addresses the winners.
Click here to watch a video of the winners reading their work.

The winners: Eric Butts ’10 (1st place, poetry), Conor Leahy ’12 (2nd place, poetry), Ian Reeb ’10 (honorable mention, poetry), Ryan Hubbard ’12 (honorable mention, poetry); Dan Haley ’10 (1st place, non-fiction), Seungjae Lee ’12 (2nd place, non-fiction), Brendan MacNabb ’10 (honorable mention, non-fiction); Jon Lott ’10 (1st place, fiction), Ethan Madden ’11 (2nd place, fiction), and Sean Sweeney ’11 (honorable mention, fiction).

The winners read from their works, which were all inspired by one of two pieces of art installed at the school as part of the “Picturing America” series of art prints, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish emceed the awards ceremony. “You read so much, and sometimes your eyes can’t take anymore,” he said of judging poetry. “But then I opened up this pack, and there you were—it was a joy. It was a pleasure to read them. It was more difficult, however, to decide.”

“Sometimes, something just jumps right out and grabs you,” Cornish told the students, parents and faculty assembled, “as if the heart and the truth of the moment has found its way to the pen, to the keyboard and is on the page. And that’s what I experienced here.”

According to librarian Mrs. Magyar, who founded the contest last year, this year’s winners had some things in common. “Two characteristics—empathy and honest—came through in all these winning entries,” said Ms. Magyar. “These are qualities that all good writers share.”

City Councilor John Tobin ’87 addressed and congratulated the students as well. Tobin’s recalled to everyone the difficulties in installing the post of Poet Laureate and getting Mr. Cornish’s appointment passed. “Everyone thought it was crazy at the time,” said Tobin, “but I’ve had so many parents in the city thank me, because that is one of the ways many of their children express themselves.”

Monday, January 4, 2010

Winter Sports Updates

Varsity wrestling defeated Walpole (36-33) but fell to Central Catholic in the Commonwealth Cup on 1/2. Varsity basketball opens Catholic Conference play this Friday (1/8) at Xaverian at 7pm. Varsity swimming visits East Boston Tuesday at 4pm.


Varsity Track: 1/2/10
Donovan Henry '12 broke a meet record in the 300-meter dash at the Auerbach Inivtational Meet, earning first place by 1/100th of a second. Henry, who also came in 2nd place in the long jump event, earned the Outstanding Overall Performer of the Meet award.

JV Hockey:
1/2/10 Coyle Cassidy High School Away W 4-1
Goalie Marty Josephs '11 had an outstanding night in the net stopping 14 shots. Brian Picarello '11 lit the green light twice and Kevin McCarthy '11 scored once and earned an assist. The highlight of the game was an unselfish pass by Ryan Curley '11 as he froze the CC goalie and laid a pass to Picarello for the goal.

JV Hockey:
1/1/10 Needham High School (West Roxbury) Home W 7-1
Goalies Marty Josephs '11 and Jake Uminski '11 shut down Needham. Defensman Christian Durham '11 assisted on two goals. John Mildner '11 led the offense with two goals and an assist. Kevin McCarthy '11 also netted a goal and an assist. Joe Barton '12 posted his second goal of the season.

Freshman Hockey: 12/31/09 *Malden Catholic High School (at Boston University) Home W 7-1

The Knights scored on their first two shots and never looked back. Tom Barrett and Jack O'Hear each had two goals and two assists. Michael Cusato and Connor Meagher each had a goal and an assist. Dylan Ryan scored his first of the season with an assist to Billy Campbell (his first point of the season). Sean Donovan played the first two periods and only gave up one goal. Justin Devieux made his season debut and played a clean third period.

JV Hockey: 12/31/09 *B.C. High (West Roxbury) Home T 2-2
A strong CM defense lead by Goalie Jake Uminski '11 (18 saves) and defensmen Pat Carney '11, Christian Durham '11, Leo Stapleton '11 and John Delano '12 were able to hold off BC High by blocking 7 out of 28 shots on net. Scoring for CM: Tom Stanton '12 and Ryan Curley '11.

Freshman Hockey: 12/30/09 *Xaverian Brothers High School Away L 2-1
The Hawks were up 1-0 going into the 3rd period when Jack O'Hear tied the score from Tom Barrett and Justin Ryder. Xaverian won the game with about 1:30 left on a breakaway goal. Sean Donovan was in the CM net.

JV Hockey: 12/28/09 Hingham High School Away W 6-5
Trailing 4-1 after 20 minutes of play, the Knights never quit and fought back to win. Goals by John Harrison '12, Sean Vitello '11, Brian Picarello '11, Tom Stanton '12, Nick Barker '12 and the second game-winner of the season for Ryan Curley '12. Goalie Marty Josephs '11 stopped 22 shots.

Freshman Hockey:
12/28/09 *St. John's Prep School (at West Roxbury) Home L 3-1
St. John's held a 1-0 lead after 1 period of play. The Knights tied it up on a goal by Michael Cusato from J.J. Barrett early in the second frame. However, the Prep put two past Sean Donovan, who played well in his second game in the CM net, before the period was over. A scoreless third then followed to leave the final score 3-1.

JV Hockey
: 12/26/09 *Xaverian Brothers High School Away L 2-1
CM battled for three full periods taking 33 shots on the Hawks but came up short with only one goal by John Mildner '11 assisted by Tom Stanton '12 and Nick Barker '11. CM netminder Shane Starrett '13 stopped 23 shots.

Freshman Hockey 12/23/09 *B.C. High (at West Roxbury) Home T 3-3
The Knights were up 3-1 after 2 periods on goals by Tom Barrett (2) and Jack O'Hear, But the Eagles got two early in the third frame to even the score. Sean Donovan started his first game of the year in the CM net and played a strong game.

Varsity Hockey: 12/23/09 Saint Sebastians Country Day Sch (Kevin Mutch Cup) Away L 4-2
T.J. O'Brien '10 and Troy Starrett '10 scored for CM, with an assist by Derek Colucci '10 on both goals. Tommy Knox '11 had 21 saves.

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