The Cardinal Gibbons Athletic Hall of Fame will be unveiling seven new plaques in the gym lobby this afternoon: John Bloom '74, Mary Dunne Hembd '89, Bruce Link '92, Michael Werle '97, Jodi Kenoyer Zeman '99, Coach Jim Scott, and the 2002 & 2003 Wrestling Teams. The induction ceremony will start at 4:00 (1/12) in the gymnasium. A reception in the lobby follows the ceremony.
The Lady Chiefs defeated Pine Crest last night 2-0 at home on Senior Night. Mackenzie Crittenberger scored both goals. Senior Tricia Solenski had nine saves for her 7th shutout of the season. The following seniors were honored: Solenski, Gloria Contreras, Lucia DeSanto, Kaila Jones, Amber LaCerra, Janie Rinderman, Katie Alessi, Hailie Jones, and Morgan Rodriguez. 1/10/13
The Girls Soccer team defeated Deerfield Beach 6-0 last night behind goals from Cosette Motta, Arianne Cardoso, and Kaila Jones, all of whom also had an assist. Tricia Solenski and Valencia Vigarino split the shutout. 1/9/13
Six of Gibbons' Fall sports teams qualified as finalists for the FHSAA's Academic Team Champions program. The Girls Cross Country team led the way with a 3.583 un-weighted cumulative Grade Point Average. They were followed by Boys Golf (3.279), Girls Volleyball (3.263), Boys Swimming & Diving (3.169), Boys Cross Country (3.078), and Girls Swimming (3.025). Cardinal Gibbons is proud of all of its scholar-athletes. 1/9/13
Volleyball player Ali Jacobs, golfers Sam Madsen and Sean Smothers, and football players Trevon Lee and Kadeem Smith were named First Team All-County by the Sun Sentinel on December 28th. Jacobs, a junior outside hitter/defensive specialist, led the Lady Chiefs in service points (275), digs (181), and kills (140). Madsen, a junior, took 4th at State. His teammate Smothers, who will play for Mercer College next season, helped lead the team to an 8th place finish at State.
Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh '08 was selected for the Pro Bowl on Wednesday. He is the first Gibbons graduate to be named an All-Star in a major professional sports league. The Vikings (10-6) defeated Green Bay today 37-34 in Minneapolis to clinch the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs. Walsh hit the game-winning field goal as time expired (pictured after). In his rookie season, he's made 35 of 38 FG's, including an NFL-record 10 from beyond 50 yards. He's a perfect 36 for 36 on extra points, and has scored a total of 141 points. To date, Blair is perfect on kicks longer than 50 yards. He was named conference Player of the Week twice this season.
The Girls and Boys Soccer teams picked up key district wins last night at home over University School. The Girls won 2-0. Cosette Motta and Abby Perry scored. Tricia Solenski had five saves for her fifth shutout this year. The Boys won 3-1 behind two Tony Segota goals, and one from Nick Huber. 12/12/12
The Girls Basketball team defeated University School 62-33 in a district matchup last night at their Davie campus. Diamond Williams led the Chiefs with 27 points. Other scorers were: Katie Mae Lanzon (8), Shakirah Jones (7), Michelle Cohen (6), Deniz Ozaltin (6) Kristen Pollock (4), Kylee Gregos (2), and Ashanti Armstead (2). 12/12/12
The Wrestling team picked up three dual wins on Friday, and then won a traditional bracket tournament on Saturday at Bayside High in Palm Bay with 209.5 points, 43.5 points ahead of Viera. The Chiefs also topped Seminole Ridge, Bayside, Merritt Island, Cocoa, Atlantic, Hagerty, Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Lennard, and New Smyrna Beach.