St. John Vianney High School (New Jersey)

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Saint John Vianney High School
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"Knowledge - Commitment - Involvement"
Address
540-A Line Road
Holmdel, NJ (Monmouth County), 07733
Coordinates 40°24′7″N 74°12′28″W / 40.40194°N 74.20778°W / 40.40194; -74.20778Coordinates: 40°24′7″N 74°12′28″W / 40.40194°N 74.20778°W / 40.40194; -74.20778
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Saint John Vianney
Established 1969
School district Diocese of Trenton
President Joseph Deroba
Principal Steven DiMezza
Asst. Principal John Niesz
Jane Cable
Faculty 58.6 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,013 [1] (2011-12)
Student to teacher ratio 17.3:1[1]
Campus size 38 acres (150,000 m2)
Color(s) Black and Gold and White             
Athletics conference Shore Conference
Team name Lancers
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Publication Excalibur (literary magazine)
Newspaper 'Lancer's Point'
Yearbook 'Cavalier'
Dean of Students Brian Grimm
Athletic Director Rich Lambert
Website

St. John Vianney High School is a private coeducational Roman Catholic four-year high school, serving students in grades nine through twelve. The school is located on a 38-acre (150,000 m2) campus in Holmdel Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and is operated under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton.[3] The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1983.[2]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,013 students and 58.6 faculty members (on an FTE basis), resulting in a student–teacher ratio of 17.3:1.[1]

The school motto is "Knowledge – Commitment – Involvement". The St. John Vianney High School Lancers wear the school colors of Gold and White.

Education[edit]

Saint John Vianney High School’s offers its students block scheduling. Block schedules enrolls students in four courses each semester that meet every day for 90 days. Each of the four blocks lasts 77 minutes. All students and staff have the same lunch/activity period in the middle of the day.[4]

Athletics[edit]

The St. John Vianney High School Lancers compete in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore.[5] All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County. The league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[6]

The 2000 girls soccer team won the Parochial South A state championship, defeating Holy Cross High School 4-0 in the tournament final.[7]

The girls softball team won the 2002 Parochial South A sectional championship with a 3-2 win over Red Bank Catholic High School.[8] The 2004 team repeated the sectional championship, with a 5-0 shutout of Red Bank Catholic High School and moved on to win the Group A State Championship with a 1-0 win over Mount Saint Dominic Academy, the lone run coming in the bottom of the seventh due to an error on a bunt that allowed a runner to score from second base.[9][10] The 2004 team finished the season with a perfect 33-0 record, setting the state mark for the number of wins in a season by a girls softball team, and gave the Lady Lancers three state titles in four years, the only exception being an extra innings loss in the 2003 tournament final to Immaculate Heart Academy.[11]

In 2005, the girls basketball team won the Non-Public, South A title over Red Bank Catholic High School, 51-39.[12] The team moved on to the Group Championship, defeating Roselle Catholic High School to earn the state group championship.[13] The team advanced to the finals of the 2005 Girls Basketball Tournament of Champions, falling to Woodrow Wilson High School, 64-45.[14]

In 2008, the girls basketball team won the Parochial A State Championship and moved on to lose in the Tournament of Champions semifinals to Malcolm X Shabazz High School by a score of 75-35.[15]

In 2009, the Lady Lancer basketball team, led by Coach Dawn Karpell, was ranked #1 in the New York Metropolitan region by the MSG network after winning NJSIAA Non-Public A and their record sixth Tournament of Champions title, defeating Colts Neck High School by a score of 56-44 in the tournament final.[16]

The Lady Lancer basketball team won the 2010 NJSIAA Non-Public A state title and finished the season as the #2 ranked team in the state by The Star-Ledger after a 53-39 win over Immaculate Heart Academy that marked the team's 13th victory in a Non-Public A final with no defeats.[17] The Lady Lancers lost to Neptune High School by a score of 67-48 in the finals of the Tournament of Champions at the Izod Center.[18]

The Lady Lancer softball team, led by Coach Kim Lombardi, won the 2010 NJSIAA Non-Public A state title with a 4-1 victory over Paramus Catholic High School, the program's fourth state title and its first since 2004, finishing the season as the #2 ranked team in the state by The Star-Ledger.[19]

In 2010, St. John Vianney's Lady Lancers became the first school to win NJSIAA Non-Public A state girls' basketball and softball championships in the same school year.[citation needed]

In 2014, St. John Vianney's baseball team defeated Gloucester Catholic High School by a score of 3-2 to win the NJSIAA Non-Public South A sectional final and won the state Non-Public A title as an 8 seed in their own section when they defeated St. Joseph Regional High School of Montvale, the representative from North A by a score of 3-1 in the state championship gane.[20]

Popular culture[edit]

Nine girls from this school were featured on an episode of Project Runway in 2008, in which each designer was asked to create a modern prom dress for each girl.[21]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Data for St. John Vianney High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 10, 2014.
  2. ^ a b St. John Vianney High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed June 28, 2011.
  3. ^ School Directory, Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton. Accessed July 14, 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.sjvhs.com/academics/block-scheduling/index.aspx
  5. ^ School Info, Shore Conference. Accessed March 9, 2008.
  6. ^ League Memberships – 2010-2011, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 18, 2012.
  7. ^ 2000 Soccer - Parochial South A, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 8, 2007.
  8. ^ 2002 Softball Tournament - Parochial South A, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 31, 2007.
  9. ^ 2004 Softball - Parochial South A, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, accessed May 8, 2007.
  10. ^ 2004 Softball - Parochial Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 18, 2007.
  11. ^ Albano, George. "Vianney makes history with perfect 33-0 mark", Sentinel, June 24, 2004. Accessed July 14, 2011. "That might be the only way to describe the kind of season the 2004 St. John Vianney High School girls softball team had this spring. All the Lady Lancers did was compile a perfect 33-0 record, win the Shore Conference, the Monmouth County title and the NJSIAA Parochial A state championship. But what really made what they did so special, what really set this past season apart from any other, was the 33 victories. No other girls softball team in New Jersey state history has ever won that many... The state championship was the Lancers’ third in four years. They also won the Parochial A title in 2001 and 2002, and only a 3-0, 12-inning loss to Immaculate Heart Academy in last year’s state final prevented a three-peat.... Then, in their next game, the Lancers faced Mount St. Dominick in the state finals and also won that game 1-0. They scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh when Reingle singled and Eder walked to put runners on first and second. Zreeland then laid down a two-strike bunt that was misplayed into an error as pinch-runner Laura Aniello raced home with the winning run to cap St. John Vianney’s 33-0 state championship season."
  12. ^ 2005 Girls Basketball - Non-Public, South A, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, accessed May 8, 2007.
  13. ^ 2005 Girls Basketball - Non-Public Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, accessed May 8, 2007.
  14. ^ 2005 Girls Basketball - Tournament of Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, accessed May 8, 2007.
  15. ^ Appezzato, John. "Shabazz rolls past St. John Vianney, 75-35", The Star-Ledger, March 13, 2008. Accessed June 28, 2011. "Kajunia Walker, Jynae Hudson and Chanez Robinson outscored the entire St. John Vianney team as Shabazz rolled to a 75-35 victory tonight in the semifinals of the NJSIAA Girls Basketball Tournament of Champions at the Ritacco Center in Toms River."
  16. ^ Morris, Tim. "Lancers back atop New Jersey hoops", Holmdel Independent, March 26, 2009. Accessed June 28, 2011. "On March 23 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, the Lancers (31-2) delivered on their season-long quest by beating Colts Neck High School, 56-44, to capture their record sixth Tournament of Champions crown."
  17. ^ Reilly, Sean. "St. John Vianney 53, Immaculate Heart 39", The Star-Ledger, March 13, 2010. Accessed July 14, 2011. "Katie O'Reilly was anxious and full of energy as she waited for her St. John Vianney team top take the court against Immaculate Heart Academy yesterday in the final of the NJSIAA/ShopRite Non-Public A tournament at the Ritacco Center in Toms River.... O'Reilly, who finished with 19 points, scored seven in a blistering first quarter that sent St. John Vianney to a 53-39 victory.... It also moved the Monmouth County power to 14-0 all-time in state finals, including 13 victories in Non-Public A title games."
  18. ^ Lerner, Gregg. "Girls Basketball - 2009-10 NJSIAA Tournament - Tournament of Champions - Round 3 - Game 1 - Girls Basketball", The Star-Ledger, March 23, 2010. Accessed July 14, 2011. "Sparked by its playmaker performing at a feverish rate, Neptune, No. 2 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, pulled away in the fourth quarter to secure a 67-48 victory over third-seeded and defending champion St. John Vianney, ranked No. 5, last night in the NJSIAA/Meadowlands Sports Complex Tournament of Champions final before 2,817 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford. Neptune (30-1) claimed its first T of C crown and became the first public school from the mighty Shore Conference to win the prestigious event."
  19. ^ Reilly, Sean. "St. John Vianney 4, Paramus Catholic 1", The Star-Ledger, June 5, 2010. Accessed July 14, 2011. "Jen Retzer, St. John Vianney did not have an elaborate plan for her team’s date against Paramus Catholic yesterday in the final of the NJSIAA/Blue Ribbon Awards Non-Public A tournament.... The junior right-hander was in complete command by pitching a four-hitter with nine strikeouts and two walks when St. John Vianney, No. 2 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, gained a 4-1 victory over Paramus Catholic at Toms River East.... Retzer (24-3) did not allow another base runner in the game as St. John Vianney secured its first championship since its state record setting 33-0 campaign in 2004. St. John Vianney has now won four state tournament championships."
  20. ^ Kratch, James. "Baseball state championships: St. John Vianney beats St. Joseph (Mont.) for Non-Public A title", The Star-Ledger, June 7, 2014. Accessed June 10. 2014. "The Lancers undoubtedly did just that, finishing off one of the most improbable state tournament runs in recent memory with a 3-1 triumph over St. Joseph of Montvale, No. 5 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, in the NJSIAA/Star-Ledger Non-Public A final at Toms River East High.... The Lancers (20-7) defeated No. 4 Bishop Eustace in the sectional quarterfinals, No. 7 Gloucester Catholic in the sectional semifinals and then St. Joseph (24-6-1) in the final."
  21. ^ Gunn, Tim. " What A Girl Wants; Giving the girls that magical dress", Project Runway, January 9, 2008. Accessed June 10, 2014. "Heidi tells our nine remaining designers that for this challenge they are to create a look for the most important day in a girl's life. Then, she introduces the models: seniors from St. John Vianney High School in New Jersey."
  22. ^ Freeholder Director Robert D. Clifton, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Accessed July 14, 2011. "Freeholder Clifton was born and raised in Matawan, where he attended local elementary schools and St. John Vianney High School."
  23. ^ "Meet the candidates of the Apprentice II", Tonight, March 6, 2006. Accessed August 11, 2008. "Pamela Day of San Francisco, California is a partner in an investment firm.... She went to St John Vianney High School in Holmdel, NJ."
  24. ^ Terry Deitz actor profile, The South African TV Authority. Accessed July 29, 2007. "He then attended St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, New Jersey, where he earned 11 Varsity letters in football (quarterback), baseball (catcher) and wrestling."
  25. ^ Broadcasters, Baltimore Orioles. Accessed August 11, 2008.
  26. ^ Henderson, Helen. Matawan and Aberdeen: Of Town and Field, p. 151. Arcadia Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0738524034. Accessed June 10, 2014. "One of the latest performers who at one time called Matawan or Aberdeen their home was Jodi Lyn O'Keefe... A graduate of St. John Vianney High School, O'Keefe's modeling experience led her to Los Angeles and an audition in 1995 for a part on the daytime television program Another World, where she was cast at the age of 17 as Marguerite Cory, a role she held for approximately six months before leaving."

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