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June 3, 2024

Thank you to News12 The Bronx for having our scholar-athletes at the annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Dinner.

Hunter Burgos '24 was one of three students from the Bronx selected for a $1,000 scholarship.

Congratulations to all.

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June 3, 2024

We congratulate the following Victor Ruiz '23 and Luca Vaeriano '24

on their CHSAA All League nominations for Boys' Volleyball.

May 22, 2024

We congratulate the following young men on making the following CHSAA 2024 "AA" All League Lists:

Justin Trinidad - 1st Team Honors and 024 Ron Patnosh Player of the Year Finalist

Jeremy Espinal - CHSAA Honorable Mention List

Alexander Torres - CHSAA Honorable Mention List

Andrew Ferrara - 2nd Team Honors


May 16, 2024

Our Block S Ceremony is a night to commemorate our Varsity Student-Athletes! Our student-athletes possess a unique skill set of discipline, time management, and resilience to succeed both on the field and in the classroom.

The lessons learned while participating in sports at Spellman help shape our students into men and women of vision.

We highlight our senior athletes, many of whom have participated in multiple sports during their 4 years at Spellman. We wish you the very best in your future endeavors! Fly high, Pilots! 


Special Awards:


Athlete of the Year: Hunter Burgos and Nyla Carty

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Jonell Henriques and Kaitlyn Mitchell


Schiazza S Award (awarded to athletes with 7+ Varsity letters): Keillyn Muniz and Hunter Burgos

Becky S Award (awarded to Manager of the Year with 7+ Varsity letters): Cristina Perez


MVPS (in their respective sports):


Amaia Diaz - Cheerleading

Hunter Burgos - Football

Carlo Perri - Bowling

Mason Wheeler - Boys' Swimming

Niamh Moore - Girls' Swimming

Victoria Franciamore - Girls' Cross-Country (co-winner)

Sarahi Paulino - Girls' Cross-Country (co-winner) & Girls' Indoor Track

Daniel El-Lakkis - Boys' Cross-Country

Charles Ford - Boys' Outdoor Track

Angelique Alexander - Girls' Outdoor Track

Yahir Tafoya - Boys' Soccer

Keillyn Muniz - Girls' Soccer

Victor Ruiz - Boys' Volleyball

Sadie Weiss - Girls' Volleyball

Nyla Carty - Girls' Basketball

Domenic Cozzi - Boys' Basketball

Liam Wimmer - Boys' Lacrosse

Ashley Ramirez-Trinidad - Girls' Lacrosse

Kaitlyn Mitchell - Softball

Justin Trinidad - Baseball

May 15, 2024

The Boys' Varsity Lacrosse team has won a playoff game for the first time in Spellman history! The Pilots beat Bishop Loughlin with a final score of 9-3 yesterday afternoon.

The MPV of the game is Mason Ordonez with 4 goals scored.

The team advances to the semi-finals tomorrow at St. Peters. 

May 14, 2024

Your next News 12 The Bronx scholar-athletes are Lacrosse duo, Natalie and Nicole Jallim!

Both will be attending Fordham University this fall on a full scholarship. Natalie will be majoring in Engineering and Nicole will be majoring in Law and Business.

May 14, 2024

Your News12 Scholar Athlete is Jeremy Espinal '24! Jeremy will be attending Felician University this fall to play baseball and major in International Business. He is the captain of our Varsity Baseball team.


May 14, 2024

It's official! Jesse Santana '24 is engraved in Spellman history. His name is up on our record board for his time of 23.2 seconds in the 200m. A record which was previously held by Luther Gillespie '13.

Congratulations Jesse!

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May 14, 2024

Leah Anderson '17 qualifies for the 2024 Olympics in Paris! She will

be running in the  4x400 meter relay with Team Jamaica.

Congratulations, Leah!


April 18, 2024

Cardinal Spellman High School welcomed Chris Farley, a 25-time marathon veteran and founding partner of Relay Goods. Relay Goods is a sneaker company that teams up with brands to build a responsible shopping alternative. HOKA donated shoes to Relay Goods to give back to high school students.

Partnering with Relay Goods are Matthew Centrowitz and John Lovett, who previously worked with our Athletic Director Marianne Reilly at Manhattan College. Matt was the Director of their Track and Field program, and John was his assistant coach. It is through this relationship that Cardinal Spellman was contacted and an event was set up for each member of our Track and Field team to get a pair of free HOKA sneakers and spikes!

Click here to read the full story and view more photos.

April 18, 2024


News12 The Bronx highlights Hunter Burgos '24 as their scholar-athlete. Hunter is captain of both our Varsity Lacrosse and Varsity Football teams.

Hunter is an honor roll student who attends Spellman on a full scholarship. He will attend Pace University this fall and play on their football team. 


April 12, 2024


Yesterday evening Principal Jeri Faulkner '75 was inducted into the Brooklyn & Queens Girls CHSAA Hall of Fame. Ms. Faulkner has a 40+ year history of coaching volleyball. Over that span, she influenced thousands of students and athletes. Her career consists of over 500+ wins. In 2021 she was inducted into the Mount Saint Vincent Hall of Fame. Which is her alma mater, and where her coaching career began! She coached both their boys and girls volleyball teams for ten years.

She brought that coaching experience to Spellman and spearheaded our girls' varsity volleyball program. While coaching Ms. Faulkner transitioned into many roles; a student, teacher, Dean of Students, and now the Principal!

Presenting the award to her was Margaret Ellis '96, a former student and athlete of Ms. Faulkner, who had returned to Spellman as a guidance counselor and coach for several years.

Congratulations Ms. Faulkner on your long and distinguished career as an athlete, coach, and mentor!

April 12, 2024


Newly appointed Head Football Coach Matthew Giannettino meets with returning players and seniors on our football team. Welcome to Spellman, Coach G!

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April 12, 2024


A big thank you to coach and alumni Shaheem Burnett '11 for donating school supplies to Cardinal Spellman.

Coach Shah is the Head Varsity Coach of our Girls' Varsity Lacrosse team and Varsity Assistant Coach of our Football team.

We are always grateful for our alumni! 

March 26, 2024


Leah Anderson from the Class of 2017 returns to Spellman to speak to our track and field team! Leah ran for Spellman all four years and went on to run for St. John's University after graduation. She is currently on team Jamaica and has broken multiple records throughout her running career. She spoke to our student-athletes about what it takes to compete on all three levels, high school, college, and now professional, and the importance of having the right mindset and being confident. We thank her for taking the time to come back to share her experiences and wisdom!

March 14, 2024


Cardinal Spellman High School congratulates Hunter Burgos and Jeremy Espinal on their D2 commitments to play their respective sports in college.

Hunter Burgos signed with Pace University for football. He is still deciding whether to major in Nursing or Business.

Jeremy Espianl signed with Felician University for baseball. He is majoring in International Business.

Both student-athletes thank their parents, coaches, and teammates for their success.


February 26, 2024


Congratulations to members of the City Champion Girls' Varsity Basketball team on being selected to the CHSAA All-League Teams.

Nyla Carty '24 - All-League 1st Team

Milena Amador '26 - All-League 2nd Team

Chelsea Murray '26 - All-League 2nd team

February 26, 2024


A big shout-out to our Girls' Basketball Program...

The Varsity Team won the CHSAA City Championship against Cathedral High School, who were undefeated this season. Cathedral had a surge in the second half but the Pilots took over in the 4th to seal the victory. Congratulations to these young ladies, Head Coach James Cassidy, and Assistant Coach Myrna Brady on an incredible season.

In addition, the JV Team had an undefeated season and claimed the CHSAA City Championship title this past week! Congratulations to the JV team, Head Coach Harold Browne, and Assistant Coach Karina Robinson!

February 26, 2024


Congratulations to Niamh Moore '24 on her News 12 Scholar-Athlete feature! Click the video the left to see her full interview with Dan Serafin from News12. 

Niamh recently swam at the City Championship and finished in the top 20. She was nominated to the GCHSAA All-League Team. 

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February 6, 2024


School record broken! Congratulations to Jesse Santana for his record-breaking time of 23.2 seconds in the 200m dash.

February 6, 2024


Congratulations to the following young ladies on their nominations to All-League!

Amaia Diaz '24 - Cheer

Niamh Moore '24 - Swim

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February 5, 2024


Spellman Cheer comes 4th in Game Day Competition and 5th in Traditional at the CHSAA State Championship!

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February 5, 2024


Niamh Moore, Kaylynn Little, and Rea Begolli made it to the City A Championship. These girls swam their hearts out the past 2 days and we couldn't be more proud!

February 1, 2024


On Sunday, April 7th, 2024, Cardinal Spellman will be hosting a Pickleball Tournament to raise funds for our athletics program!

This is a private tournament for family and friends of alumni and current students and staff. Please use the following access code when clicking the sign-up link.

Registration Code: BeAPilot

(There will be a $30 discount for individuals 18 and under. Please use code Pilots24).

Registration will close on March 30th at 11:45 p.m.

Click here for registration information.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Reyes at

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January 29, 2024

Congratulations to the Girls' Swim Team on finishing third overall in their division. Great job this season, Pilots!

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January 23, 2024

It is with great enthusiasm that we share the news of Cardinal Spellman High School’s newly appointed Athletic Director, Marianne Reilly.

Marianne will return to her Bronx roots on February 1, 2024. She has held athletic administration positions at the higher education level for nearly 40 years. Most recently, in 2016, Reilly returned to her alma mater, Manhattan College, to serve as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. As the first female athletic director for the department, Reilly led facility renovations and projects impacting many sports, including the opening of the Gaelic Park Athletic Center including state-of-the-art training and locker rooms, and 

significant enhancements to Draddy Gymnasium, the home to the Jasper basketball, track and volleyball programs. Under her leadership, Reilly also oversaw a critical strategic plan for the department and helped the College adjust to the ever-changing landscape and rules of Division I college athletics, and acknowledged the many academic achievements of the student-athletes.Prior to Manhattan, she spent three decades at Fordham University, where she began her career as an assistant in facility management, recreation, and club sports. She was elevated to Senior Associate Director of Athletics to accompany her responsibilities as the Senior Woman Administrator for the Rams’ athletics department. At Fordham, Reilly served on the leadership team of the athletics department and supervised NCAA compliance, academic eligibility, and athletic training while also serving as a sport administrator for a number of varsity programs. She mentored coaches, administrators, and student-athletes and oversaw the successful development of many varsity programs.Marianne and her husband, Tom Delaney '66, a graduate of Spellman High School, reside in Tuckahoe, New York.We welcome Marianne to the Pilot community and look forward to her success with our program!

December 5, 2023

Congratulations to the following young men on their 2023 All-Star Nominations. Pictured from left to right: Kendrick Golding '24, Hunter Burgos '24, Leonel Lara '24, and Kemson Golding '24.

December 5, 2023

Congratulations to the following Boys' Varsity Soccer players on being selected to the 2023 All-Leagues. Pictured from left to right: Jaden Shearer '25, Yahir Tafoya '24, William Schwartz '25, and Luca Valeriano '25.


December 5, 2023

Congratulations to the following Girls' Varsity Soccer players on being selected to the 2023 GCHSAA Tier 2 All-League Team 1 Honors. Pictured from left to right: Karla Daley '24, Keillyn Muniz '24, and Daniella Mosca '25.

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November 27, 2023

As the season comes to an end, the following young ladies have been chosen as top players in the league.

Congratulations to Miyah Guerrero '24 and Sadie Weiss '24 for earning the GCHSAA Varsity Volleyball Tier 1 All-League Team 1 Honors.

Congratulations to Gabriela Castro '24 and Julia Ramos '4 for earning the GCHSAA Varsity Volleyball Tier 1 All League Team 2 Honors.

Honoring Joanne Baier and Elizabeth Breden, two legends who served as pioneers in the world of volleyball from the positions of referee and coach, this year's 2023 Baier/Breden Bronx Volleyball Player is Captain, Sadie Weiss.

Congratulations and job well done!


November 21, 2023

Congratulations to the Boys' Varsity Cross Country Team as they took third place at this year's Sectional Championships. Go Pilots!


November 21, 2023

We would like to congratulate the Girls' Varsity Volleyball Team for finishing second in the CHSAA City Championships! Great job, ladies!

November 21, 2023

We would like to congratulate the Girls' Varsity Soccer team for finishing the year in second place at the CHSAA City Championship.

We look forward to next season!


November 9, 2023

D1 Bound! Justin Trinidad '24 is a member of our Varsity Baseball team who has officially signed to Iona University on a full ride. He is majoring in Nursing and will play for their baseball team. 

Sebastian Milan '24 does not participate in athletics at Spellman but competes with NY Rolling Fury. He has signed to the University of Illinois, on a full ride, and will compete on their wheelchair basketball team. He is majoring in Kinesiology.

Congratulations to both of these young men.

November 17th, 2023

Karla Daley is this week's News12 Scholar Athlete. Click the video on the right to watch her full interview.

November 11, 2023

Miyah Guerrero is this week's News12 Scholar Athlete. Click the video on the right to watch her full interview.

September 27, 2023

Steve Donohue from the Class of 1974 is the Director of Medical Services for the New York Yankees. He provided batting practice tickets to some members of our Varsity Baseball team this past Friday. Our student-athletes, Justin Trinidad '24, Jeremy Espinal '24, and Nahshon McDowell '24, along with Coach Guerrero and Coach Brown were granted on-the-field pregame access and met with Mr. Donohue and the Yankee players.

June 26, 2023

We would like to congratulate the following members of the Varsity Baseball Team for their CHSAA All-League Team nominations and mentions:


June 5, 2023

Ariana Soto '23 has qualified to run the 100M dash at the NYSPHSAA's Federation Championship this Friday, June 9th!

Join us in wishing her good luck at the State Champs.


June 5, 2023

Brian Espinal '23 and Richard Salonia '23 had their official college signing day! Brian Espinal committed to Pace University where he will play baseball. Richard Salonia committed to Western Connecticut State University where he will play both football and baseball.

Congratulations to you both from the Cardinal Spellman community.

June 1, 2023

News12 helps us welcome Coach A.J. Johnson! Coach

Johnson will join the Pilots as their new Boys' Varsity 

Basketball Head Coach.

Join us in welcoming him to Spellman!


May 31, 2023

Girls' Varsity Track ran at the Warwick Valle Fast Times Relay yesterday and hit a season's best with a time of 4:05.9 in their 4x400 meter relay.

They hit the qualifying standard for the New Balance National Championship! Congratulations to Victoria Franciamore, Taylor Rogers, Ariana Soto, and Sarahi Paulino.

May 24, 2023

Congratulations to the Freshmen Girls' Track Team for placing second in the Intersectional Championship! This is the first time in Spellman Track history that the Freshman Girls' placed in the top 3 for scoring at the championship! 


May 17, 2023

Cardinal Spellman's Student Government hosted its first Faculty and Student Volleyball Match. Students from the senior class played against Spellman faculty members. The faculty team ended up winning the match! 

Thanks to all who attended and cheered on both teams. And thank you to Student Government for making this event possible!

A great job done by all!

May 16, 2023

On Saturday, May 13th, Cardinal Spellman's Athletic Program hosted its annual Block S Award Ceremony in celebration of varsity athletes. The awards for the Class of 2022-2023 athletic season are as follows:

Most Valuable Athletes 2023

Football: Isaiah Rodriguez & Hunter Burglos

Girls Volleyball: Lauren Espinal & Emily Gonzalez

Boys Volleyball: John Zerafa & Jahmai-Kaream Maurice

Boys Soccer: Dwayne Brown & Jordy Vargas

Girls Soccer: Keillyn Muniz & Amber Kurtovic

Baseball: Brian Espinal

Softball: Camila Uribe & Kaitlyn Mitchell

Boys LAX: Ryan Molloy

Girls LAX: Amerie Figueroa & Danielle Mataquel

Boys Basketball: Mario Piarulli

Girls Basketball: Jada Walker & Milena Amador

Cheer: Breanne Puddie

Swim: Aidan Stewart

Bowling: Vincent Vega

Cross Country: Amare Walker & Victoria Franciamore

Indoor Track: Zaccary O'Reagan, Taylor Rogers & Ariana Soto

Outdoor Track: David Ogunnowo, Dushane Salmon & Morgan Powell

Schiazza "S"

Emily Gonzalez - 8 Varsity Letters

John Zerafa - 8 Varsity Letters

Emily Gutierrez - 7 Varsity Letters

Isaiah Rodriguez - 7 Varsity Letters

Richard Salonia - 7 Varsity Letters

Scholar Athletes of the Year

Danielle Mataquel

Christian Gamilo

Athletes of the Year

Ariana Soto

Richard Salonia

To view the full photo album from the event please click here.

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May 15, 2023

Members of the Spellman football team, along with the Yonkers Fire Department, in affiliation with VFW 275, the empire post, adorn the graves of veterans with flags!

May 9, 2023

Patricia McCarthy '23 is this week's News12 Scholar-Athlete.

Click on the video on the right for her full interview with News12 reporter Pat O'Keefe.


May 5, 2023

After a 10-5 victory against Cathedral, the girls' varsity lacrosse team are playoff bound! The game will be this Saturday. More details will be posted shortly.

The team also celebrated their senior day! What a way to celebrate. 

April 25, 2023

The Freshmen girls' track team have been rolling with fast times. At the iconic NY Relays, the Pilots competed in their first relay competition since the indoor season. The girls were 1st place double winners in the spring medley relay and the 1600m relay. They also finished first in their section of the 400m relay, placing 4th overall. The girls ran away with awards in all three contested events!

April 17, 2023

Our girls' varsity track team competed in the Dennis Walker Relay Showdown this past weekend and placed third in the 4x400. Congrats, Pilots! 


April 17, 223

Richard Salonia is this week's News12 Scholar


In addition to baseball, Richard also plays football.

Click here for his highlight video.

March 22, 2023

The girls' varsity lacrosse team had their first victory of the season against St. Vincent Ferrer, with a final score of 9-8. 

Amerie Figueroa had 4 goals and 2 assists. Jaylin Rodriguez had 3 goals and 1 assist. Patricia McCarthy had 1 goal. Angelica Rubino had 1 goal. Mariah Cavanagh-Jenis had 6 saves and Yugita Persaud had 12 saves.

March 21, 2023

Thank you to Pat O'Keefe for coming to interview Jada Walker '23 for scholar-athlete highlight. The clip will air next Monday on News12BX. We will be sure to post the link here! 

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March 21, 2023

Sarahi Paulino-Martinez '26 and Geneva Austin '26, freshmen at Cardinal Spellman High School, compete at Nationals. Both hit new personal records. Awesome work, Pilots! 

March 20, 2023

Mario Piarulli '23 was nominated for News12 Scholar-

Athlete of the week. Watch the full clip here:

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March 17, 2023

Spellman is forever! Our baseball team took a trip over to St. John's University to support alumnus Mario Pesca from the class of 2022.

Bringing some Spellman pride over to The Red Storm.


March 7, 2023

Aidan Stewart made it all the way to City Champs and beat his personal best time in both the 50 free and 100 free. He was awarded the Vin Hawkins award.

Congratulations, Aidan! 

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