Villanova College – AIC Champion Basketball School 2017 – Well Done Team!
It is now official, Villanova has won the AIC Basketball Aggregate by an extraordinary margin this year. This is now the third year in a row that Villanova has won the AIC Basketball Aggregate and is a wonderful achievement for the College. I believe we should all be very proud of ourselves and the efforts given over the entire season.
It is interesting and pleasing to note that whilst there are no official overall AIC rankings, our results from Term 3 sport, which includes, cross country, basketball and tennis, ranks Villanova College and Ashgrove as the equal top best performing schools in AIC. Not bad at all!
On behalf of the College, I would like to congratulate all coaches, managers, officials and the many others who supported Villanova’s tennis and basketball programs in 2017. Overall, Villanova won an astounding 18 premierships in basketball and one tennis premiership.
Overall, 24 out of our 31 basketball teams and eight out of our 17 tennis teams placed in the top three. I believe these results are a direct result of the hard work and dedication put in by all involved. Our teams were well organised, well trained and produced their best on game day in order for the College to produce these great results.
2017 AIC Basketball Aggregate Placings
First: Villanova College – 82.5
Second: St Patrick’s College – 69
Third: St Laurence’s College – 59.5
Our tennis boys also performed well throughout the season. Although we had only one undefeated team, the overall results showed a significant improvement from last year’s results with Villanova moving up two spots in the overall aggregate to fourth position. This year’s tennis competition was again fiercely contested. As mentioned all season, every win and loss is important in such a competitive competition. All players who attended all games and the regular training sessions should feel proud of their efforts knowing they produced their best for themselves and the College to gain fourth position in the overall aggregate.
2017 AIC Tennis Aggregate Placings
First: St Peter’s College – 97
Second: St Laurence’s College – 80
Third: Marist College Ashgrove – 70
Fourth: Villanova College – 58
Congratulations go to all the premiership teams listed below:
2017 AIC Basketball Premierships
Second Basketball – Coached by Mr Bill Lucas
Third Basketball – Coached by Mr Peter Meecham
11B Basketball – Coached by Mr Jock Lucas and Mr Aidan Dooley
10B Basketball – Coached by Mr Cameron Wicks and Mr Andre Ugrinic
10C Basketball – Coached by Mr Ryan Motley and Mr Tom Scanlan
9A Basketball – Coached by Mr Andy Sobieszuk
9D Basketball – Coached by Mr Lachlan Whiting and Mr Ben Porter
8B Basketball – Coached by Ms Rachel Nichol
8C Basketball – Coached by Mr Christo Vasil and Mr Tom Moses
8D Basketball – Coached by Mr Zac Genrich
7A Basketball – Coached by Mr Greg O’Neill
7B Basketball – Coached by Mr Justin Feuerriegel
7C Basketball – Coached by Mr Nic Milicevic and Mr Jared Pascoe
7D Basketball – Coached by Mr John Holroyd and Ms Jess Galpin
6A Basketball – Coached by Mr Steve Rouhliadeff
6B Basketball – Coached by Mr Adam Fry
6C Basketball – Coached by Mrs Melissa Liddy
6D Basketball – Coached by Mr Matthew Wilson
AIC Tennis Premiership/Undefeated Team
5B Tennis – Managed by Mrs Maria Mascadri
In order to further develop Villanova’s sports programme the Sports Department has implemented a number of initiatives including the formation of some specialised squads in an effort to develop our student athletes. The Andrew Slack Squad, the Ben Mowen Squad, the Emerging Cricket Talent Squad, First Volleyball Squad and the Swim Squad are all part of these programs. All information regarding these programs has now been dispersed and I wish all those who are involved the very best.
I encourage all students from Year 5 – 12 to give track and field the highest priority next term. There are only three weeks of training to go in Term 4, before the AIC Track and Field Championships are held. Please read the information below regarding training over the holiday period and the first meet which will be held in the first week of Term 4.
I wish all students a safe and happy break. Please enjoy!
Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport
Villanova Swimming – Mrs Juanita Jacobs, AIC Swimming Coordinator
The 2017 – 18 Villanova swimming season has commenced. Many thanks to the 15 students who have started the season with the Villanova squad. We hope to see the rest of the students at the pool as soon as possible, so we can develop the skills and speed that are required for a successful 2018 championship.
If your son is interested in joining the swim squad, he can collect an information pack from the Sports Office. We recognise that many swimmers train with their own coaches and clubs and may not be able to attend the additional swimming sessions for school. Please let Mrs Jacobs know if this is the case, so we do have an indication of the boys who are in the pool training regularly. This assists us for future planning of competition meets.
Training sessions are held at Langlands Park Memorial Pool, 5 Panitya Street, Stones Corner under the direction of Mr Guilherme Santos (Years 9 – 12 coach) and Ms Kerry Holland (Years 5 – 8 coach). Training commenced last Tuesday for current Villanova students and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday morning until Thursday 28 September (the last week of the holidays).
Training will continue from Week 1, Term 4 2017 (Tuesday 3 October) for new students enrolled at Villanova in Years 5 and 7 in 2018 as well as all currently enrolled Villanova students as per the schedule below. These sessions will run up to and including Friday 22 December 2017.
We ask that students arrive at least 10 minutes before their allocated start time so that we are in the water commencing training on time.
||Students in Years 5 – 8 in 2018
||Students in Years 9 – 12 in 2018
||6:30am – 8:00am
||7:00am – 8:00am
||6:30am – 8:00am
||7:00am – 8:00am
||6:30am – 8:00am
||6:30am – 8:00am
The following Swimming Managers will be at Langland’s training sessions from Week 1, Term 4 to take the roll and answer any questions you might have.
|Villanova Swim Squad Staff
| Mrs Juanita Jacobs
|Mrs Kirstina Moss
||Swim Manager Years 5 and 6
|Mrs Terri Dillon
Mrs Theresa Henry
|Swim Managers Years 7 to 12
There will be a welcome breakfast for all swimmers on Friday 6 October at the Villanova College pool from 7am. THERE WILL BE NO TRAINING AT LANGLANDS ON THIS DAY. We look forward to meeting you all there and getting the swimming season underway.
AIC Water Polo
Due to low numbers, Villanova will not enter any teams in the water polo competition this year.
AIC Basketball – Mr Sean O’Neill, AIC Basketball Co-ordinator
The 2017 basketball season was another tremendous success. Having won back-to-back aggregate championships in basketball, we were well placed to do so again. To the credit of the players and coaches, we were able to achieve a third Aggregate Championship by an impressive 13.5 points. This again shows how dominant we are in this sport and a wonderful achievement from everyone involved.
Villanova entered 33 teams across Year 5 – 12 and of those, 18 won a premiership, while five teams were able to secure second place.
A special mention to the Year 6 and Year 7 teams who won premierships in all of their divisions.
What cannot be overlooked is the tremendous support and following that basketball has received from the Villanova community. Game day has become an entertaining spectacle with prizes, competitions, raffles and highly entertaining games. This has been due to the work of the Spirit Committee and all students and parents who come along and create such a wonderful atmosphere for the students to play in.
I would like to thank all coaches for their hard work and commitment they put in to teaching skill work and game play, this has been a considerable reason behind our recent success. This year we have been fortunate to have a wonderful line-up of coaches and the skill and experience they bring has been invaluable.
The other new initiative this year that has been a tremendous success is the two High Performance Squads, which ran throughout the first semester for selected students in Years 8 – 12. With training by an outside company to increase the agility, footwork, speed and fitness and then skill work with our two external coaches, our squad members were well prepared for the season. The dedication by these players was tremendous and certainly aided in being so successful this year.
Planning for 2018 planning is already underway with tours planned, High Performance Squad training and extra tournaments to ensure we continue with our momentum. I look forward to seeing us continue to improve the skills of all players in the program.
Hire Basketball Singlets
We ask all players from Year 5 – 12 to return their basketball hire singlet to the Uniform Shop as soon as possible please.
AIC Basketball Results v Ashgrove
AIC Tennis – Mrs Kath Underhill, AIC Tennis Coordinator
The 2017 tennis season commenced early with tennis clinics and training sessions well attended, and it was obvious that enthusiastic Villanovan players were ready to give it their best for the long season ahead. Additional support has contributed to a more successful season with our overall aggregate ranking climbing from sixth in 2016 to fourth in 2017!
Some fixtures were very close, and our boys must to be commended for their resilience under pressure. There is indeed a surge of talent coming through for the future of Villanova tennis, with the mighty Mascadri 5B team being undefeated Premiers for the 2017 season. This is a fabulous start to their tennis journey at Villanova.
My thanks go to the efforts of all managers who worked so patiently with all teams: Maria Mascadri, Michael Mascadri, Paul Mead, Sean Conway, Barbara Dewis, Matt Pertnikovs, Matt Donegan, Ben Stuart and Michael Burchett. We also wish to acknowledge the support and professional input from Clive and the gang from Morningside Tennis Centre. The icing on the cake this year was having so many wonderful parents, who came along week after week to support their own sons and others. Your presence and cheering was invaluable.
The First IV had a quality, but challenging season as a reasonably young squad. Credit must be given to our players for their ability to fight on and enjoy themselves. While they did not always get the scores they wanted, they competed every week with pride and were supported with great encouragement and tactical advice from their coaches and Manager Extraordinaire Sean Conway. I wish to personally thank Sean, who extended his services to the benefit of Villanova tennis in 2017.
Finally, to the players, well done on a hard-fought season. All the best to our Year 12 tennis aces, you have certainly added to the atmosphere of the courts with your jocularity and spirit. I look forward to working with Villanova tennis again in 2018.
AIC Tennis Results v Ashgrove
Villanova College Open Tennis Championships
The tennis season finished on Monday with the running of the annual Villanova Tennis Championship. Year level champions were decided during the final two weeks of tennis training. These boys then progressed through to the Annual Championship to compete for the overall title. Well done to the boys listed below for taking out this year’s title:
Junior School Tennis Champion:
Sebastian LoGiudice – Year 6
Runner up: Oliver Simmons – Year 5
Overall Villanova Tennis Champion:
Shayle Korander-Matheson – Year 11
Runner up: Callum Moses – Year 9
AIC Track and Field – Holiday Sessions
All Villanova track and field athletes are encouraged to attend the holiday training sessions listed below. These sessions are conducted by external coaches the College uses for our track and field program. Please note that Villanova will not supply staff supervision at these sessions. Parents are encouraged to attend these sessions themselves.
These sessions are open to all athletes from Year 5 – 12 and are free of charge. All sessions will go for approximately 1.5 hours at the venues listed below. Simply turn up and let the coaches know you are from Villanova College.
AIC Track and Field – Training and Meet in Term 4
It is now only three weeks of training to go before the AIC Championships! We require all boys to fully commit to the track and field program in Term 4.
Villanova’s track and field program will continue next term with training to be held every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon together with three AIC Track and Field Meets as listed below. Please note training will commence the first Tuesday afternoon back in Term 4 as per the schedule below.
Buses will transport boys to and from each training sessions as per normal returning at approx. 5.40pm. Buses will also transport students to and from the AIC Meets.
Tuesday 3 October – Training at Villanova Park 3.45 – 5.10pm
Thursday 5 October – AIC Track and Field Meet at UQ
Tuesday 10 October – Training at Villanova Park 3.45 – 5.10pm
Thursday 12 October – AIC Track and Field Meet at UQ
Tuesday 17 October – Training at SAF 3.45 – 5.10pm
Thursday 19 October – Training at SAF 3.45 – 5.10pm
Friday 20 October – AIC Track and Field Meet at SAF
Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 October – AIC Track and Field Championships
Track and Field – AIC Invitational Meet
Please see details below for the first AIC Track and Field Meet next term:
Date – Thursday October 5
Venue – University of Queensland, St Lucia
Year 5 and Year 6 students – bus departs Villanova at 2pm, return approx. 5:50pm
Year 7 to Open students – bus departs Villanova at 3:10pm, return approx. 8:20pm
Parents are welcome to pick up their son from the venue.
SCHEDULE OF TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER AT UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Volleyball – Ms Barbara Dewis, AIC Volleyball Co-ordinator
Commencing in August this year we welcomed the start to yet another volleyball pre-season, with two teams from Year 6 heralding the start to what can be described as a busy schedule to Villanova’s volleyball season. These two teams competed in the Primary Schools Cup Volleyball where both teams finished a creditable sixth place.
In Term 4 Villanova will also be entering a Year 7 and a Year 8 team in the Junior Schools Cup Volleyball tournament from Friday 13 – Sunday 15 October. This is the first time that the College has entered teams in this tournament.
This week we begin the trials for Firsts volleyball as well as preparations for Villanova’s second year in Provence Cup. The competition for Provence Cup will run for six weeks and is played at different venues, please refer to the College’s website for further details. Villanova will host a round of this competition on Wednesday 18 October in Goold Hall from 6pm. If you ‘dig it’ feel free to come and observe volleyball at its best. All volleyball trials begin in Week 5 Term 4.
Villanova College Sportsman of the Year Award and the Father Tom Mescall Award for Excellence in Sport
The College has commenced the process of selecting the Villanova College Sportsman of the Year Award as well as the Father Tom Mescall Award for Excellence in Sport. Mr Stariha has spoken with all Year 12 students at their form meeting this week to run through the process of selection and the selection criteria.
Students wishing to nominate for either award must see Mr Stariha in order to complete a ‘Sporting Involvement Form’. This form is also available on the College webpage within the ‘Locker Room’ section.
Villanova College Sportsman of the Year Description
The Paul Finnimore Memorial Shield for Sportsman of the Year is awarded to a Year 12 student who has made an outstanding contribution to the College’s sporting program. The student will have represented the College in a minimum of three sports during their senior year displaying not only outstanding sporting ability but also exemplary sportsmanship and conduct. Of these three sports there must be a combination of both individual and team sports. The recipient of the Sportsman of the Year Award would not be in contention for the Father Tom Mescall Award.
- Success in sport representing Villanova in the AIC competition as well as any other representative honours
- Breadth of participation representing Villanova in at least three sports in the AIC competition including both team and individual sports
- Sportsmanlike attitude both on and off the field at training and on game day
Note – the last criterion of which takes precedence over the other two.
Villanova College Sportsman of the Year Selection Process
- The co-curricular data is collected in TASS throughout the year and is entered in by the Co-Curricular Departments – Sport, Ministry and Music.
- Students who have participated in three or more sports during the calendar year will be asked to complete a Sporting Involvement Form (see attached). Students who nominate have the responsibility of including all of their sporting achievements on the form.
- The Director of Sport collates the Sporting Involvement Forms and presents a short list and recommendation of the Sportsman of the Year to the Head of Senior, Middle & Junior School, Deputy and Yr12 Co-ordinator.
- This group discusses the nominations and makes a recommendation to the CLT/ Principal for final approval.
Father Tom Mescall Award for Excellence in Sport – Award Description
The Father Tom Mescall Award for Excellence in Sport is presented to a Year 12 student in recognition of their sporting excellence. This award may or may not be awarded each year and may be awarded to more than one student in any given year. The Father Tom Mescall Award is a way to recognise those students who have succeeded at a first level (or Division 1 Level) in a variety of sports at Villanova as well as reaching a very high representative level in any given sport.
Best wishes go to Rhys Lanskey who will be representing Queensland in the PCA National Championships in Tetrathlon (running, swimming, shooting and show jumping) in Toowoomba during the first week of the holidays. In the second week of the holidays Rhys is travelling to Roma where he is representing Metropolitan Zone 1 at the PCQ State Sporting Championships in the Formal Gymkhana, Sporting Gymkhana, Campdraft, Stockman’s Challenge and Mounted Games.
Villanova College Sports Club AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Villanova College Sports Club will be held on Wednesday 4th October commencing at 6:00 pm in Goold Hall.
The Sports club holds five meetings a year on a Wednesday night at which sporting and fundraising events are discussed. The Sports Club works with Mr Stower and the College community to identify current needs and discuss future vision.
Nominations are now open for the positions of Club President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Should you require any further information, please contact Jackie Harding, Villanova College Sports Club Secretary or refer to the Facebook group, Villanova Sports Club.
Mrs Jackie Harding, Secretary – Villanova College Sports Club