Taniya Hanner from the Lady Lions Basketball team has had a wonderful start to her senior year achieving her 1000th career high school point for the RC Lady Lions, a mark that has only been achieved by 4 other RC Girls Basketball players to date.
Roselle Catholic alum Billy Murphy, a college baseball player and minor league pitching coach, spoke to juniors and seniors in the RC elective course on Jan. 8., telling students he still bleeds green.
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"Roselle Catholic has a very aggressive, talented and hustling team and they are perfectly behaved young ladies from all that we’ve seen over the year,” White said. “You can't get better than that.
The Roselle Catholic alumni came together in an amazing effort to raise the necessary funds to bring baseball back to the RC campus last year with the upgrade to the baseball field. RC Baseball coach Dan Olear (RC '85) gave the baseball alumni a chance to play on the newly constructed field named in their honor at Alumni Park by hosting the 1st Roselle Catholic Alumni Baseball Game on Saturday, September 16th.
Jameel Warney, Roselle Catholic High School’s all-time leading scorer, made an appearance at Roselle Catholic Basketball Camp on June 22, just a day after returning to New Jersey from the Dallas Mavericks’ training camp in The Lone Star State.
Warney – who had his jersey (#20) retired at Stony Brook University last winter – showed no signs of jet lag as he answered questions from enthusiastic campers, ranging from first graders to incoming high school freshmen, threw down some dunks and even played a little one-on-one with a few excited grade schoolers.
Playing 44 games for the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, averaged 17.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1 block on 58% from the field in only 29 minutes per game. Warney and the Legends played in front of some of the D-League’s most enthusiastic and supportive crowds as Texas averaged 6,000 per home game in Frisco.
Jameel Warney suited up for the Dallas Mavericks in the Orlando Pro Summer League where he was named the #5 top player in league play.
A 2012 graduate of Roselle Catholic, Warney, who was one of 40 players invited to the D-League Elite Mini Camp in Chicago in May, will next suit up for Dallas on July 1st at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Warney will also join the Los Angeles Clippers for the NBA Summer League 2017 between July 7-17 for games at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.
A three-time America East Conference Player of the Year selection (2014-16), Warney and the Seawolves won the 2016 America East Conference Tournament to secure the program’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament (where Stony Brook fell to Kentucky and fellow RC graduate Isaiah Briscoe). He scored 43 points against Vermont in the ESPN-televised conference final.
Warney concluded his Seawolves’ career as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,132), rebounds (1,275), blocks (275) and games played. At Stony Brook, Warney played for current Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (and assistant coach Jay Young).
A Stony Brook University graduate, Warney hopes to continue pursuit of his NBA dream with a training camp invite in the fall. If Warney fails to land-on an NBA roster, he’ll have options to play professionally overseas.
In 2012, Warney, a Plainfield resident, helped Roselle Catholic and coach Dave Boff reach the Union County Tournament final for just the second time (and first since 1963) at that point in program history. Plainfield defeated the Lions, 72-66, in the ’12 UCT final at Kean University.
The Roselle Catholic Basketball Camp concluded July 14 in The Lions’ Den with an awards ceremony.
This Spring saw the first official varsity baseball game on the Roselle Catholic campus in almost 30 years.
When varsity baseball was last played on the RC campus, Dan Olear from the class of 1985 hit a home run over the left center fence in one of his final at bats as a Lion.
Coach Olear, who returned to guide the Lions baseball team this past season, fondly remembers his playing days on the very same diamond. New memories on the field have already begun to take form, and there are many more to come.
Alumni Park has brought baseball back to RC campus -- and with it came the fans and a heightened energy. The new scoreboard, generously donated by the class of 1966, the refurbished dugouts, major league grade infield, new bleachers, outdoor hitting cage and bullpens have proven to be great upgrades in bringing baseball back on campus. Most notably the two "green monsters" standing 30 feet high in both right and left field, are the signature of Alumni Park.
While the planned festivities the first two weekends of the season were cancelled due to the weather, Xavier Krok threw the first official pitch at the newly renovated ballpark on April 8th in a game versus Brearley.