- Aug 4, 2021
Shane Panzini has come a long way since he first fell in love with baseball while playing T-ball at age 5. The 19-year-old recent graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New Jersey, is now among the ranks of professional baseball players.
When U.S. runner Sydney McLaughlin crossed the finish line to win the gold in the 400-meter hurdles Aug. 3 in Tokyo, she had the cheers of fans supporting her from the New Jersey Catholic high school where she graduated four years ago.
Thomas Wurtz, founder of Varsity Catholic, a division of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students with a specific outreach to student athletes, said the spotlight on mental health in sports should be a “good gut check.”
Australian Olympics rugby sevens squad member is a practicing Catholic.
As Cole Hocker approached the starting line for the biggest race of his life, he paused for a moment to follow his usual prerace routine of saying a prayer. In that moment, he asked God to be with him as he pursued his goal of representing the United States in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The road ahead is a busy and joyful one for 28-year-old Coryn Rivera, starting with the dream that she has been racing toward since she was 10: representing the United States as an Olympic athlete in cycling, the sport she loves.
There’s something in the holy water in the southern suburbs of Sydney, with three of Australia’s Olyroos Olympic soccer squad hailing from the area and having attended neighboring Catholic schools.
Hidilyn Diaz became the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal winner, set an Olympic record — and thanked her friends who prayed the Miraculous Medal novena.