Friday, February 16, 2018

Results from Mass State Track Championship

Some amazing performances characterized AWHS Winter Track Team's final meet of the season.  Here are the highlights:

Chigozie Sumani - 4th place in the 55 Meter Hurdles.  Chigozie lowered her school record both in the preliminaries and finals to 9.20.  With the top 3 finishers automatic qualifiers to the All-State Meet, Chigozie still has a chance to qualify for the All-States as an at-large performance.  We will know on Sunday when all the divisional meets are completed.

Julia McRoberts - 6th place (33'11") in the Shot Put with her personal best performance of the season.

School Records 
Both the boys (11th place) and girls (16th place) 4 x 200 relays broke the school's records:
            Boys (1:38.28) - Jared Kennedy, Vijay Blair, Sean McA'Nulty, William Hua
            Girls (1:54.71) - Anna Romaine, Kristen Burke, Ashley Tran, Chigozie Sumani 

Great Job to our track team!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Archbishop Williams - State Class Meet Entries

Archbishop Williams

State Class Meet - Division V

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.


Field Events
4:30 p.m. Long Jump - Girls followed by Boys Blair
Shot Put - Girls followed by Boys McRoberts

Running Events - Girls followed by Boys
4:30 p.m. 55 Hurdles Trials and Finals Sumani, Mexil
55 Dash Trials and Finals Sumani

5 p.m. One Mile
5:30 p.m. 600 Meters Kelley, Kennedy
5:45 p.m. 1000 Meters Kelley
6 p.m. 300 Meters Tran, McA'nulty
6:15 p.m. 2 Mile
7:05 p.m. 4 x 200 Meter Relay Girls and Boys Teams
7:25 p.m. 4 x 800 Meter Relay
7:55 p.m. 4 x 400 Meter Relay Girls and Boys Teams

Girls' Relays: Kelley, Tran, Burke, Romaine, Sumani, Kubik, Miller

Boys' Relays: Hua, J. Kennedy, McA'Nulty, Blair, Mexil, Needel, G. Kennedy

*Time frame is approximate. The meet may move faster than the above schedule.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

AWHS Athletics Winter Blog #2

Winter Season in Full Swing

Written By:  Seniors Abby McCulloch & Liam Barnicle

Winter season has reached half-way point and teams are off to a fantastic start. As we approach the second half of the season, every Varsity team in the athletic program, except for one, has a record of .500 or better. The second half of the winter season should be a good one for all the teams. Abby & Liam sat down to take a look at each team!



The swim team continues to knock off teams in their path. After 5 meets, the Bishops find themselves at 4-1 on the season. After finishing the year 7-2 last season, Coach Lally and company find themselves on track to finish with a better record than last season, which was a record-breaking season in many ways. The only loss so far this season came against Bishop Fenwick, but that didn't stop the swimmers from bouncing right back with a huge CCL victory over St. Marys. In the latest victory, the swimmers won all but one event in the meet. 

The Rossini brothers continued their dominance on the season, winning every time they dove into the pool against Marys. Junior captain, Kelsey Harrington, got to the winner's circle in the 100 backstroke for the first time in her three year career. The Bishops will look to take on O'Bryant this Friday, at Randolph. Also, the Austin Prep meet has been rescheduled for January 29th! 


This season the cheerleading team will have competitions coming up in February. They’ve won CCL titles in the past and hope to add another one this winter season. A couple of days a week, the girls have been working extremely hard in practices to perfect their routines. They also have been great support at all of the boys' basketball games this winter.  The cheerleaders hope to have support at the competitions in February so we hope everyone comes out and supports the Cheer team!


The boys basketball team is looking forward to improving their 2-7 record in the second half of the season. Despite having 7 losses, the Bishops have been in a lot of games including a 5 point loss to Canton, 9 point loss to Fenwick, and a 2 point loss to Pembroke. Senior captain Tom Veasey says, "Our team has had a slow start but have improved greatly since the beginning of the season. We’re looking to get a few big road victories to get back on track. We are all so excited for the rest of the season!” The Bishops continue to work hard every day in practice and will need all the help that they can get with Cardinal Spellman coming to town on Friday and a road date next week with St. Marys. 

James Dolan, another captain, is part of the captains council here at AWHS. When asked about the new class, Dolan had this to say: “captains council is a great way for all the leaders of each team to collaborate and talk about things we need to work on as a school and things we are doing well. Captains council allows us to listen to ideas of other students to help better our own teams.”


Girls basketball is off to another strong start in the first half of the season. Coming off a State Title is never easy, but the Lady Bishops find themselves at 9-1 in their first ten games. That is good enough to land them a top-5 ranking in the state of Massachusetts. Their only loss on the year came on the road in overtime against a very good Cathedral team. They avenged that loss this past weekend in New York against Kennedy Catholic, out of PA. “Girls Basketball has been having a great season so far and we are looking forward to improving after our loss to Cathedral. We are very excited for the rest of the season to come!” says senior captain Shannon Kelly. The girls are looking forward to another big game on the road against Spellman.

Along with showing leadership on the court, our winter captains participate in a captains council. Shannon Kelly says “Captains council is a good way to gather all the captains together to address how are teams are working and how we can each become better leaders by learning from one another.” 


The boys hockey team hopes to improved their record, which now stands at 3-3-5, as the season approaches the half way point. The Bishops still have their eyes set on their pre-season goal of making the playoffs. That goal became a whole lot more realistic after key wins against King Philip and St. Marys. The second half of the year is going to be huge for the Bishops on the ice. Their 5 ties could make-or-break if they can get into the playoffs and will need to turn those ties into wins in the second half of the Winter.

When asked on his thoughts of the season so far, Senior Captain Brendan Foley said "After a slow start I think the boys are ready to turn it around. Everyone's starting to gel together at the right time with a couple big games coming up. We'll always be the hardest working team in the building win or lose.” The Bishops will travel to Bishop Fenwick this Saturday night in a big CCL showdown.


The 7-2 girls hockey team is off to a very promising start in the first half of the season. The girls are still chasing the required points to qualify for some post season play, and if they keep up this success, there will be no doubt they will not only see a playoff birth, but also a very high seed. Coming off a big wins against Arlington Catholic,Whitman Hanson, Mount St. Charles, and Weymouth, the Lady Bishops will hope to clinch the tournament soon. 

When asked about the season Senior Captain Hannah Bell said “We’ve had a few tough losses after battling Austin Prep and Dennis Yarmouth. We are improving each day, we seem to be back on track and itching to get a spot in the tournament. Its important to keep our spirits up and keep our focus on working hard every day.” The Lady Bishops will host Stoneham tomorrow night at the Zap. Get out and root on the girls as they look for win #8.


Winter track got back over .500 last night with a convincing win over Marian/Matignon, 94-33. That puts both the boys and girls 3-2 on the season. In the meet, the Bishops took 1st place in 13-out-of-16 events, including very strong performances in both the 4 x 400 and 4 x 200 relays. The team continues to achieve personal bests each event, and continues to compete at a very high level in both boys and girls events. Coach Van Dorpe had this to say after the Lowell Catholic meet, in which he saw his team dominate early and often; "It was great to see just how focused everyone was from start to finish. It certainly hasn't been easy to prepare for these meets because of the weather we face each day during the winter season, but I am very proud of both our male and female student-athletes who have done an outstanding job staying motivated. We are looking forward to a strong end of the season."

Feel free to go by GOBishops and check out the list of every one who is achieving personal bests on a weekly basis! Great work guys and girls!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

AWHS Winter Sports Blog #1

AWHS Winter Sports Blog #1

Written by: Seniors Abby McCulloch & Liam Barnicle

Boys Hockey

The boys’ hockey team looks to rebound from missing the tournament by one point last year. Although they lost some key players as they have moved on to college, young talent has come in looking to fill their role. The Bishops are looking to make a run this year under the guidance of the seniors and returners from last year. The team has improved and started to click in each scrimmage. Senior Ryan Brady had this to say about the season: “We have a really great group of kids this year, we have a lot of potential and looking to make playoffs and do some damage.” Junior Mark Blaney always weighed in on the season saying “Last year was very tough and seeing all of the seniors leave on that note, I don’t want to see that happen this year. The boys have been working hard and improving everyday. Looking to go deep this year and make a run.” The boys start their season away against the defending D2 State Champs Lowell Catholic on Saturday.

Girls Hockey

Girls hockey is already in full swing. The girls started their season with an 8-0 win over North Quincy on Saturday. The girls record is 2-0 and are off to a strong start. The team is looking to have a great season by putting in the work at practice. Senior Maggie Leonard recaps on last season, “Last year was very fun and exciting as we went 4-0 making it into tournament at the end of the season. With a sad loss in the first round we are determined to make it farther this year. I am confident in our team and I see us doing very well. I am excited to see the outcome and the accomplishments at the end of this season!” The girls have their next big game against Dennis/Yarmouth this Saturday at the Zap, come out and cheer them on!


The swim team looks to match their 7-2 record last year. Although they lost a few seniors and vital members, they still have a lot of key underclassmen returning. They have just come off a record-breaking season and have the goal to break even more records this season. The swim team roster is extremely balanced and will look for contributions from swimmers ranging from seniors all the way down to 8th graders. Behind the leadership of junior captains Kelsey Akoury and Kelsey Harrington as well as senior captain Joe-Yee Yip, the Bishops will look to get win number one against East Boston on December 15th.


Winter cheer for the girls has begun. They are showing great school spirit by cheering on our boys’ basketball team at home games.  Senior captain, Liv Riley, says "We're working hard it's gonna be a really competitive season and we hope to be really successful.” The girls are looking really well after their fall season, with new additions the team has depth. Come and cheer on with our cheerleaders at the home basketball games this season.

Girls Basketball

Girls basketball started off their regular season with a St. Mary’s win on Monday. As of yesterday, the girls record is 2-0, with the win over Bishop Feehan last night. As the girls prepare for the rest of their long season, they are looking strong. “Our season last year was very successful. We have been working hard since the very beginning. We are determined to win it all this year because we’ve won every odd year. Everyone has the same mindset to achieving that one goal which will guide us to the final game. Can’t wait to see what we accomplish this season!” says Senior captain Asiah Dingle. The girls are looking forward to the rest of the season and to continuing this strong start.

Boys Basketball

The boys’ basketball team is looking to have a successful season. The team has a lot of returners coming back this year. They are on the older side with mostly juniors and seniors on the team. They are improving in every game they have played despite the 0 and 3 start. I asked senior captain, James Dolan, on his thoughts for the season: “We are looking forward to improving from our tough year last year. The team has great chemistry on and off the court. Despite our winless start, we know that our work ethic in practice will turn into positive results shortly. It should be a very fun season.”

Winter Track

Winter track had their first meet of the season Tuesday. Despite the team’s loss in their first meet, they had plenty of positives to take away. As they continue to practice every day and put in their hard work, their season looks to be successful. “The new season has been challenging in the snow but it gives us a reason to work harder in practice. For the new members, they are still getting used to the routine and we trust them to get it done. We believe we will excel this year.” says senior Darnelle Stinford.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Boys Hockey Program Update - Email

Email sent to the boy's hockey program today - Saturday 2nd of December 2017

Good Morning,

You are receiving this email because you registered for the AWHS hockey program. We want to make sure that everyone is on the same page for today.

3:50 - Freshman/7th and 8th-grade candidates (All Athletes have been told)
4:50 - JV candidates (All Athletes have been told)

7:40 - Varsity candidates scrimmage vs. St. Peter Marian (Athletes have been notified)

We will be assigning players (who made the program) tonight to one three teams after the Varsity Scrimmage (Regardless all candidates will know whether they made the program or not); 

Freshman (with 7th and 8th graders)
JV (Jrs, So and Freshman are eligible)
V (all grades eligible) 

We appreciate your patience with the process and all candidates will know whether they made the program tonight. (there may be some team selection left at the varsity level).

Please remember our "meet the coaches night" on Wednesday the 6th at 7PM (Varsity Hockey will have a makeup due to their pending scrimmage, all others will attend).

Please pass the word and let me know if you have any questions.

On behalf of the coaching staff,

Mr. Gordie McClay, CAA, CIC
Athletic Director
twitter - @goAWathletics

Archbishop Williams H.S.
80 Independence Ave
Braintree, MA 02184

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

2017-18 Winter Tryout Info

Welcome to the 2017-18 Archbishop Williams Winter Sports Season.

We begin on Monday the 27th of November. Please make sure you are registered with Family ID and cleared to play. You can check your status on Family ID.

We will open our Winter Sports Apparel store on 24 November and it will close on 1 December to ensure that the items are delivered by Christmas. Info will be posted on

Our tryout times are posted on each program will announce who will attend the next day tryout and the time.

Here are the first day of tryouts and location;

Swimming - Required to provide own transportation
220 Broad St.
Weymouth, MA

Boys Hockey - Required to provide own transportation
TJO Sports Center (formerly Canton Sportsplex)
5 Carver Circle
Canton, MA

10, 11, 12th Grade - 3-4:40PM
7, 8, 9th Grade - 5-5:50PM
Girls Hockey - Required to provide own transportation
Zapustas Arena (Randolph)
240 North Street
Randolph, MA

3:40 PM
Boys Basketball
80 Independence Ave
Braintree, MA

7, 8, 9th Grade - 5:30 - 7PM
10, 11, 12th Grade - 7-9PM
Girls Basketball
80 Independence Ave
Braintree, MA

7, 8, 9th Grade - 2:30 - 4PM
10, 11, 12th Grade - 4-5:30PM

Cheer Tryouts will begin on Friday.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Archbishop Williams Girls Soccer - State Finals

MIAA D3 State Soccer Finals

AW Girls Soccer vs. Sutton 
Saturday, November 18th 2017 12:30
Worcester State Univerisity 

The girl's soccer team heads to the D3 MIAA State Finals this Saturday at 12:30 at Worcester State University. They will play Sutton HS. Ticket prices are $10/$7 and are set by the MIAA.

The girls regular season record was 15-1-2 and during the tournament have defeated 5 teams to get to the finals; Case HS, Bristol Plymouth Regional HS, East Bridgewater HS, Dover-Sherborne HS and Newburyport HS. Their journey began on August 24th at tryouts and comes to a close on November 18th. The season start to finish is 85 days. The girls have physically been together in a soccer capacity 76 of the 85 days (of the 9 days off, the team did a run on 2 of the days). This is a huge commitment and a testamony to their dedication. We wish them the best of luck in the Finals and certainly hope to see a good crowd there.

Roster and other info are available at

Here is some info on parking/directions;

Directions/GPS Address: Personal vehicles will enter through the North Entrance across from the Chandler Magnet School. The street address for Worcester State University is 486 Chandler Street, Worcester MA. However, for more accurate GPS directions to the North Entrance, an address of 525 Chandler Street, Worcester can be used. Detailed directions to WSU can be found at 

Personal Vehicle Entrance/Traffic Pattern:
Due to the large number of vehicles expected on-campus throughout the day, the following one-way
traffic pattern will be implemented between the hours of 9:00am-6:00pm:
 All personal vehicles entering campus will be directed to the North Entrance (across from
Chandler Magnet School - 525 Chandler Street).
 Personal vehicles will be directed by parking staff to a specific lot depending upon availability.
 All traffic will depart from the South Entrance and directed right on May Street.
 Drivers are requested to turn on flashers when departing to signify to parking staff their intent to
leave campus.