Stepinac coach Tim Philp was named the CHSAA “AA” coach of the year today when the league announced its award winners.
The Crusaders, in just their second season in the CHSAA’s “AA” division, finished the regular season 18-6, including a 12-6 mark in the league. They finished second in the New York Archdiocesan, highlighted by sweeps against longtime rivals Iona Prep and Fordham Prep and wins over St. Raymond and Archbishop Molloy. They also won the Slam Dunk in December.
Stepinac senior Josh James was also one of six players named first-team all-league. The 6-foot-1 junior is a three-year starter at guard who has committed to Monmouth. He was the MVP of the Slam Dunk.
Iona Prep, which placed fourth during its first season in the New York Archdiocesan’s “AA” division, placed sophomore Matt Ryan on the second team. The 6-foot-6 Ryan led the Gaels in scoring in his first season on varsity.
Below is a look at all of the players and coaches honored. First, here’s an incredible fact that hints at how strong the league will be next season: Of the 19 players honored, only eight are seniors. Ryan is one of 11 underclassmen named all-league. The CHSAA will have a lot of talent coming back next season.
Jon Severe, Sr., Christ the King
Coach of the Year —
Tim Philp, Stepinac
First team —
Khadeen Carrington, Jr., Bishop Loughlin
Shavar Newkirk, Jr., Cardinal Hayes
Jordan Fuchs, Sr., Christ the King
Josh James, Sr., Stepinac
Michael Williams, Jr., Bishop Loughlin
C.J. Davis, Jr., Archbishop Molloy
Second team —
Luis Santos, So., St. Raymond
Chaz Walter, Sr., Archbishop Molloy
Matt Ryan, So., Iona Prep
George Lambert, Sr., Xaverian
Chris Robinson, Jr., Cardinal Hayes
Jermaine Bishop, So., Holy Cross
Third team —
Tyler Wilson, Sr., Cardinal Hayes
Malik Harmon, Sr., Christ the King
Mustafa Jones, Jr., Cardinal Hayes
Troy Ferguson, Jr., St. Raymond
Marko Kozul, Sr., Archbishop Molloy
Michael Fields, Jr., St. Francis Prep