Fairfield University-bound Pete De Salvo and Iona Prep will now
be playing in the same league as St. Anthony’s and Chaminade.
(File photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Change is in the air, gang.
Way back, back, back in the spring – which already seems like years ago – we learned that cost-cutting geographically aligned leagues would make their way to Section 1 this coming season, meaning an end of the the power league.
But early last month, we reported on an even bigger change in the balance of power – one with potentially huge ramifications.
The Catholic League merger has now been officially adopted.
What does this all mean? Plenty.
In a nutshell, the New York Archdiocese approved a merger to form a 16-team league with those teams now in the Long Island Archdiocese.
There will now be an eight-team Super Division that will include such teams as St. Anthonys, Chaminade, Iona Prep and Fordham Prep, with all those teams eventually playing one another home-and-home during the regular season.
The combined New York Catholic League will include two divisions, with the most competitive teams in Division AA. Each division will have eight teams. The A Division will add Cardinal Spellman and Cardinal Hayes in 2011 when those schools field varsity teams for the first time.
In case you missed our original report, heres a breakdown:
New York Catholic League
St John the Baptist
Mount St. Michael
St Joes by the Sea
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