St. Rose High School
|St. Rose High School|
|607 7th Avenue
Belmar, New Jersey, (Monmouth County) 07719
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School district||Diocese of Trenton|
|President||Sister Kathleen Nace, SSJ|
|Principal||Sister Kathleen Nace, SSJ|
|Vice principal||Eleanor MacIsaac|
|Faculty||36.6 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||489  (2013-14)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.7:1|
|Athletics conference||Shore Conference|
|Team name||Purple Roses|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|School fees||$500 (re-enrollment)|
|Director of Admissions||Maryanne Bedford|
|Director of Technology||Michael Falgares|
|Athletic Director||Daniel White|
|Director of Guidance||Carly Londrigan|
|Director of Advancement||Nancy McGaughan|
St. Rose High School is a co-educational four-year Catholic high school in Belmar, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The school operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton. The school was founded in 1923 by the Parish of St. Rose and the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
The St. Rose High School Purple Roses compete in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore. 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).
The girls basketball team won the Parochial South B state sectional championship in 2000 with a 66-40 win over Sacred Heart High School in the tournament final. The 2004 won the South B state sectional title with a 47–36 win against Holy Spirit High School in the tournament final.
The 2002 boys basketball team won the Parochial South B state sectional championship with a 67-46 win over Wildwood Catholic High School in the tournament final. The 2004 team repeated the victory in the South Parochial B state sectionals, taking the title with a 58–46 win over Wildwood Catholic.
The boys won the Non-Public Group B title in 1949 and 1962 (over Immaculate Conception High School of Montclair), in 1963 (vs. Phillipsburg Catholic High School) and in both 1966 and 1977 (against Our Lady of the Valley of Orange). The girls basketball team won the Non-Public Group A title in 1983 (over Paramus Catholic High School), won the Group II state championship in 1976 (against Lyndhurst High School) and 1977 (vs. Union Catholic Regional High School) and the Group B titles in 1993 (against DePaul Catholic High School of Wayne) and in 1998 and 2000 (vs. Marist High School of Bayonne in both years).
The greatest boys player in school history is Bob Verga, a prolific scorer at both St. Rose and Duke University who went on to play in the now-defunct ABA and hooked on with at least one NBA team post-merger. He set a state record with 1,033 points scored during his senior year at St. Rose and led his team to consecutive state championship in 1962, when he scored the winning points in a game against Phillipsburg Catholic High School despite being triple teamed, and again in his senior year in 1963.
In 2002, the boys soccer team took the South Parochial B state sectional championship with a 5-0 win against Wildwood Catholic High School.
The tennis team won the 2000 South B sectional state championship with a 4–1 win against Sacred Heart High School.
The 2005 baseball team won the South Jersey Non-Public B state sectional title with a 10–3 win over St. Joseph High School of Hammonton, New Jersey, with nine of the runs coming with two outs in the sixth inning. The 2005 team won the Non-Public B State Championship over Morristown-Beard School by a score of 4–0, with pitcher Anthony Ranaudo throwing a complete game two-hitter and hitting a first inning three-run home run that gave St. Rose all the runs it needed.
The boys cross country team was the subject of the 2007 book God on the Starting Line: The Triumph of a Catholic School Running Team and Its Jewish Coach by Marc Bloom.
- Nicole Atkins (born 1978), singer.
- Bill Carmody (born 1951), college basketball coach.
- Tim Hauser (1941-2014), founding member of pop-jazz quartet The Manhattan Transfer.
- Ken Lolla (Class of 1980), head coach of the Louisville Cardinals men's soccer team, author and speaker who was a 1980 High School All-American for St. Rose.
- Tom McGowan (born 1959), actor.
- Bob Verga (born 1945), former professional basketball player.
- Anthony Ranaudo (born 1989), MLB pitcher for the Texas Rangers.
- Tommy West (born 1942), record producer and singer-songwriter who co-founded The Criterions with Tim Hauser, a predecessor to The Manhattan Transfer.
- School Data for St. Rose High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 26, 2015.
- Saint Rose High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 26, 2015.
- Saint Rose High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, backed up by the Internet Archive as of March 30, 2012. Accessed May 26, 2015.
- Registration Fees, St. Rose High School. Accessed September 21, 2016. "Current students are required to pay a $500(non-refundable) re-enrollment fee, due March 11, 2016.... Tuition payment options for the 2016-2017 school year is $11,750."
- School Listing: St. Rose High School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton. Accessed May 26, 2015.
- A Brief History: 80 Years in the Making, St. Rose High School. Accessed July 17, 2007.
- School Info, Shore Conference. Accessed March 9, 2008.
- League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 26, 2015.
- Parochial Sectionals - Parochial South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
- 2004 Girls Basketball - Parochial South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
- 2002 Boys Basketball - Parochial South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
- 2004 Boys Basketball - South Parochial B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
- PUBLIC GIRLS PAST STATE CHAMPIONS, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed April 17, 2012.
- Boys Basketball All-Century Top 10, The Star-Ledger. Accessed July 16, 2011. "Bob Verga, St. Rose (Belmar), Final season: 1962-63. Key statistics: Scored 1,033 points, then a single-season state record, in his senior year to lead St. Rose to a second straight Parochial B championship. Though triple-teamed, he hit a jumper with four seconds to play to lift his team over Phillipsburg Catholic, 82–80, for the 1962 title."
- 2002 Boys Soccer - South Parochial B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 18, 2007.
- 2000 - Parochial B South Sectional, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
- Staff. "St. Joe implodes in 6th inning, St. Rose of Belmar scored nine runs in the inning to oust the shocked Wildcats, 10-3.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 9, 2005. Accessed July 16, 2011. "Leading by two runs and just four outs away from capturing its first sectional baseball championship since 1977, St. Joseph of Hammonton suffered through a nightmare ending in yesterday's NJSIAA South Jersey Non-Public B final. St. Rose of Belmar scored nine sixth-inning runs – all with two outs – to erase a 3–1 deficit and outlast a dazed St. Joseph, 10–3, at sun-drenched Mercer County Park."
- Waldeyer, Debbie. "Roses in bloom", Asbury Park Press, June 12, 2005. Accessed July 16, 2011. "Ranaudo's hit cleared the right-field wall 330 feet from home plate for a three-run homer in the first inning and cleared the way for St. Rose's 4–0 win over Morristown-Beard in the NJSIAA Non-Public B baseball championship."
- Staff. "Holy Spirit falls short to Montclair Kimberley in quest for softball title", Courier Post, June 12, 2005. Accessed July 16, 2011. "Anthony Ranaudo pitched a two hit, complete game shutout and launched a three-run home run to lead St. Rose to a 4–0 win over Morristown-Beard."
- Kriftcher, Noel. "Review of God on the Starting Line: The Triumph of a Catholic School Running Team and Its Jewish Coach by Marc Bloom", Jewish Book Council. Accessed May 26, 2015. "Responding to a desire to coach, Bloom takes the only job he can get, that of cross-country coach at St. Rose, a small Catholic high school at the New Jersey shore."
- Carlson, Jen. "Nicole Atkins, Musician", Gothamist, March 13, 2007. Accessed June 20, 2011. "I'll never forget the first time I… played my first gig. it was in the cafeteria of st. rose high school in belmar nj. we...did "the end" from the doors for our encore. i was so out of it i screamed..right in the vice principal's face and the place went wild. i had weekend detentions for way too long after that one."
- Coach Bill Carmody Follows a Legend, Princeton University Sports, December 25, 1996. Accessed December 3, 2007. "Bill Carmody is the fifth of 11 children born to a Spring Lake, New Jersey, family. He played basketball at St. Rose High School in Belmar, and was good enough to attract the interest of a number of college coaches, including Carril."
- Warner, Jay. "American Singing Groups: A History from 1940 to Today", p. 135. Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006. ISBN 0-634-09978-7. Accessed June 20, 2011. "16-year-old SPANlELS-influenced Tim Hauser and several friends went to see Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers perform at the Convention Center but instead wound up in a near riot.... Then in February 1958 a classmate at St. Rose High School named Tommy Picardo, who had heard about the encounter with his idol Frankie Lymon, came over to Tim in the schoolyard."
- Ken Lolla, Louisville Cardinals men's soccer. Accessed May 26, 2015. "Lolla holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Duke, which he received in 1983. He was a high school All-America pick in 1980 at St. Rose High School in Belmar, N.J. and also played on the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival teams in 1979 and 1983."
- Mann, Virginia. "Preserving a Distinctive New Jersey Flavor", The Record (Bergen County), June 19, 1992. Accessed August 9, 2008.
- via Associated Press, "Bills Pleas: Hey, Look Me Over!", The Palm Beach Post, February 15, 1968. Accessed June 20, 2011. "Drescher, 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, played two years with a St. Rose High School team in Belmar, N.J., which won state championships in its parochial Class B. Division each year. As a senior, he averaged 14 points a game and 10 to 12 rebounds. A teammate, Bob Verga, plays with Dallas in the American Basketball Association."
- Sullivan, T.R. "Readying for spring, Ranaudo feels 'welcome' in Texas", MLB.com, February 3, 2015. Accessed May 26, 2015. "Ranaudo went to St. Rose Belmar (N.J.) High School. The Catholic school on the North Jersey Shore has an enrollment of 562, but the Rangers still found him in 2007, selecting Ranaudo in the 11th round of the First-Year Player Draft."