Bishop Eustace Preparatory School
|Bishop Eustace Preparatory School|
|5552 Route 70
Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4798
|Motto||The Tradition Is That of a Winner|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School district||Diocese of Camden|
|Headmaster||Br. James Beamesderfer, SAC|
|Faculty||48.9 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.4:1|
|Campus size||32 acres (130,000 m2)|
|Slogan||"Quod Deus Vult"|
|Athletics conference||Olympic Conference|
|Rival||Camden Catholic High School, Paul VI High School, Holy Cross High School, St. Augustine Preparatory School|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||Phoenix (literary magazine)|
|Academic Dean||Philip Gianfortune|
|Registrar||Dr. Joseph DiAmore|
|Dean of Students||Alice Penza|
|Director of Student Activities||Marylou L. Williams|
|Athletic Director||Victoria Wishnick|
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School is a coeducational private high school in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, which was founded in 1954 by the priests and brothers of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (The Pallottines). The school operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, was named after Bishop Bartholomew J. Eustace, first bishop of the diocese. The school is a coeducational institution (prior to 1972, it was all-male) serving students in ninth through twelfth grades. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1977.
The school is a member of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools.
The Bishop Eustace Preparatory School Crusaders compete in the Olympic Conference, an athletic conference consisting of public and private high schools located in Burlington County, Camden County and Gloucester County, operating under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). Bishop Eustace moved into Non-Public Group A for the 2009-10 sports seasons because of Gloucester Catholic High School moving into Non-Public Group B, and returned to Non-Public Group B for the 2010-11 sports seasons.
The school was recognized as the Group B winner of the NJSIAA ShopRite Cup in 2005-06. The award recognized the school for achieving 3rd in Girls Cross Country, a tie for 3rd in Football, 2nd in Boys Swimming, 2nd in Girls Indoor Track Relays, 2nd in Girls Indoor Track Championships, 1st in Baseball, a Tie for 3rd in Softball, a tie for 3rd in Boys Tennis and 2nd in Girls Outdoor Track.
The boys basketball team Non-Public Group B state championship in 1961 vs. Holy Family High School, in 1973 vs. Our Lady of the Valley (Orange), in 1974 vs. Don Bosco Preparatory High School, in 1975 vs St. Cecilia High School and in 1976 vs. Don Bosco, and won the Non-Public Group A championship in 1962 and 1969 vs. St. Peter's Preparatory School both years. The girls team won the Non-Public Group B title in 1988 and 1989 vs. Immaculate Conception High School and in 2002 vs. Morris Catholic High School.
The chess team won the New Jersey High School Team Championship in 1983 and 1984.
The boys football team won the Non-Public South B state sectional championships in 1974, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1987 and 1988.
The girls field hockey team won the South Jersey Group I state sectional championship in 1977 and 1979, won the Parochial B South state sectional title in 1982, the Central Jersey Group I sectional title in 2006, won the Central Jersey Group II title in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, and won the Non-Public South title in 2014. The team was the Parochial B co-champion in 1982 with Phillipsburg Catholic High School and won the Group II state title in 2010 and 2012. The girls field hockey team won the 2006 Central Jersey Group I state tournament with a 2-1 win over New Egypt High School.
The boys wrestling team won the Parochial B South sectional title in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988 and 1993, and won the Non-Public B sectional title in 2008 and 2009. The team won the Parochial B state title in 1988, and the Non-Public Group B title in 2008 and 2009.
The girls indoor track team won the Group II state relay championships in 1995 and 1996, and the Group I title in 2005. The boys indoor track team won the Group II state relay championships in 1996 and 2003, and the Group I title in 2000.
In 2002, the baseball team won the Parochial South B title with a win over St. Rose High School, by a 3-1 final score, and became the Group B State Champions with a 5-1 win over Montclair Kimberley Academy. The team repeated the South B title in 2004 with 6-4 win over St. Rose, and repeated as Parochial group B champion with a 12-2 win over Newark Academy. The 2006 team won the South B sectional championship with a 7-3 win against Sacred Heart High School in the final game. The 2012 Baseball team won the South Jersey Diamond Classic Championship. In 2015, the Crusaders captured their sixth Diamond Classic title, a tournament described as "the unofficial South Jersey championship", which ties them with Gloucester Catholic for most wins in South Jersey.
The girls soccer team won the 2003 South Parochial B title by edging Holy Spirit High School 2-1 The team repeated for the South B state championship in 2004 with a 5-0 win over Holy Spirit. The team won the 2006 South B title with a 1-0 win vs. Gloucester Catholic High School. In 2007, the team won the South B state sectional championship with a 2-0 win over Holy Cross High School in the tournament final.
The Bishop Eustace 2007-08 wrestling team won their second state championship with a 55-24 win over Hudson Catholic Regional High School in the tournament final meet. The 2008-09 wrestling team repeated as state champions by an identical 55-24 score over Hudson Catholic, marking the program's third state title.
In 2007, the boys freshmen crew team was the first Bishop Eustace Crew team to win the New Jersey state championships in Bishop Eustace School history. In 2007, 2008, and 2009, the Bishop Eustace Varsity Girls Crew won first place in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta's Varsity 8 category. In 2007, the Varsity 8 competed in the Henley Women's Regatta in England. In 2010, the Bishop Eustace Varsity 8 Boys Crew Team won the New Jersey Scholastic Championships.
- Ralph Ipri, the all-time winningest boys' high school tennis coach in U.S. history with a career record of 956–90.
- Kelli James (born 1970), former field hockey striker who earned a total number of 144 caps for the United States women's national field hockey team, and United States Olympian.
- Billy Lange, former head men's basketball coach at the United States Naval Academy; started his coaching career at Bishop Eustace in 1995-96.
- Bill Melchionni (born 1944) 76ers and Nets basketball player.
- Gary Melchionni (born 1951), former Phoenix Suns basketball player.
- Richard Miller (born 1952), CEO, Virtua Healthcare Systems.
- Tyler Miller (born 1993), professional soccer player.
- Blaine Neal (born 1978) Major League Baseball relief pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals and United States Olympic bronze medalist.
- John Olive (born 1955), former San Diego Clippers basketball player.
- Dana Redd (born 1968), Mayor of Camden, New Jersey.
- Katherine Shindle (born 1977), 1998 Miss America.
- Devin Smeltzer (born 1995), baseball player
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- Tuition & Financial Aid, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School. Accessed July 14, 2015.
- Catholic Schools Directory, Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Accessed October 20, 2016.
- Listing of ADVIS member schools, Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools. Accessed July 10, 2011.
- League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 3, 2016.
- Third Annual ShopRite Cup: 2005‐2006 Final Standings, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 2, 2008.
- NJSIAA Group Basketball Past Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 5, 2015.
- N. J. High School Team Champions 1956 – PresentFather Casimir J. Finley Trophy, New Jersey State Chess Federation.
- Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 19, 2015.
- 2015 NJSIAA Field Hockey Tournament of Champions Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 2, 2015.
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- History of the NJSIAA Team Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 5, 2015.
- History of the NJSIAA Indoor Relay Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 5, 2015.
- 2001 Boys Soccer - Parochial South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 28, 2007.
- 2002 Girls State Basketball - Parochial South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 28, 2007.
- 2002 Baseball - Parochial South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 28, 2007.
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- 2006 Baseball - Non-Public, South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
- Minnick, Kevin. "BASEBALL: Bishop Eustace claims Diamond Classic", Courier-Post, May 17, 2015. Accessed August 3, 2016. "Generally the team's closer, Cole fired a complete-game four-hitter as Bishop Eustace defeated Eastern 4-1 Sunday to capture its sixth tournament title in the 42nd edition of the unofficial South Jersey championship.... The title is the first since 2012. The Crusaders also won it in 1987, 1991, 1999 and 2004."
- 2003 Girls Soccer - South Parochial B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 28, 2007.
- 2004 Girls Soccer - South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. May 28, 2007.
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- Lewis, John. "Valiant Lancers fall short", Burlington County Times, November 9, 2007. "The Holy Cross girls soccer team battled hard, as their coach thought it would. The Lancers gave themselves a chance to avoid their fate — a 2-0 loss to Bishop Eustace Prep School in yesterday's South Jersey Non-Public B championship — but that fate was sealed when the Crusaders put in their second goal of the night."
- 2007 Boys Team Swimming - Non-Public - B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 28, 2007.
- Brower, Donald J. "The wrap-up: Bishop Eustace defeats Hudson Catholic for the New Jersey state team wrestling tournament Non-Public B title", The Star-Ledger, February 16, 2009. Accessed July 10, 2011. "For the second year in a row, Bishop Eustace defeated Hudson Catholic for the Non-Public B title when it rolled to a 55-24 decision yesterday at the Ritacco Center in Toms River. Bishop Eustace beat Hudson Catholic by the same 55-24 score in last season's Non-Public B final."
- Benevento, Don. "Raiders, Eustace wrestling champs", Courier-Post, February 16, 2009. Accessed July 10, 2011. "Bishop Eustace also brought home a state championship with a 55-24 victory over Hudson Catholic. It was the third state title for the Crusaders."
- Girls Senior Eight - Robert Engman Trophy, Stotesbury Cup, updated March 28, 2010. Accessed July 10, 2011.
- 2007 Results Archived May 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Henley Women's Regatta. Accessed July 10, 2011.
- New Jersey Scholastic Rowing Championship May 22, 2010 Cooper River Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., New Jersey Scholastic Rowing Championship. Accessed July 10, 2011.
- Anastasia, Phil (March 15, 2011). "Tennis coach Ipri retires after 45 years". The Philadelphia Inquirer. philly.com. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
- Kelli James, USA Field Hockey. Accessed December 19, 2007.
- Billy Lange profile, CSTV. Accessed July 17, 2007. "A native of Haddon Heights, N.J., Lange played basketball at Bishop Eustace (N.J.) High School for his father, Bill Lange Sr., and at Rowan College before moving into the coaching ranks in 1995. In his first and only season as the head coach, taking over for his father who was in a life-threatening accident just one week into the season, Lange led Bishop Eustace to a 20-6 record and an appearance in the state New Jersey State Championship game."
- The Game I'll Never Forget: Bill Melchionni, Basketball Digest, January 2001.
- Vecsey, Peter. "DALY LIVED, AND COACHED, DREAM; BAD BOYS LEADER HAD HEART OF GOLD", New York Post, May 10, 2009. Accessed August 7, 2012. "As coach of Bishop Eustace (N.J.) High school ([Hubie Brown] showed up in his gym in the mid-1960s to recruit Gary Melchionni), Casey would scout [Jack McCloskey]'s squad, or study Harry Litwack's Hall of Fame zone precepts at Temple, or what Jack Ramsay was concocting at St. Joseph's."
- [http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jane-von-bergen/20150316_Virtua_CEO_learned_of_patients__needs_early_in_life.html Philadelphia Inquirer (Von Bergan, Jane). March 16, 2015. Accessed April 21, 2017.
- Seattle selects Eustace grad Miller at MLS Draft. South Jersey Sports Digest (Shute, Mike). January 15, 2015. Accessed March 14, 2016.
- Major League baseball player profile: Blaine Neal, accessed December 10, 2006.
- Staff. "John Olive", Philadelphia Inquirer, April 7, 1992. Accessed August 7, 2012. "Olive, an assistant at Villanova for the last seven seasons, was Massimino's first Villanova basketball recruit and enjoyed a successful playing career with the Wildcats, ranking among the top scorers and rebounders in school history when he graduated in 1977. Olive played his high school ball at Bishop Eustace Prep in Pennsauken."
- DiUlio, Nick. "The Anointed One: Camden Mayor Dana Redd; Can Camden Mayor Dana Redd break her city’s sad cycle of poverty, drugs and violence?", New Jersey Monthly, June 11, 2012. Accessed April 19, 2017. "After graduating from Bishop Eustace High School in 1986, Redd studied business management and accounting at Rutgers-Camden, attending night classes while working full time and taking care of her younger brother."
- "A S. JERSEY GIRL TAKES THE CROWN AS MISS AMERICA \ BUT SHE'S MISS ILLINOIS.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 14, 1977. "Moorestown native and Bishop Eustace graduate Katherine Shindle was named Miss America 1998 last night, topping an all-vocalist field of five finalists in the 77th annual competition."
- "Former Eustace baseball star Devin Smeltzer hopes to be drafted this weekend". Philly.com. June 9, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2017.