The DLS Varsity Golf Team finished 14th at State Finals this past weekend, led by senior Martin VanderHagen. His 155 for 36 holes was one of the top 20 in the State.
Also competing for DLS were seniors Matt Jozefczyk and Kevin Campion, junior Jonathan Brillati, and freshman Anthony Comito.
This was the Pilots’ 19th trip to the state finals with Coach Doug McKay since 1994.
The PIlots qualified for the finals at the Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids after finishing second in regional competition last week. The Pilots narrowly missed first place to Grosse Pointe South.
At the District competition, the Pilots beat the Blue Devils by one stroke to take the District Championship. Read more
Senior Mickey Davey placed 5th overall in the 3200m run, with a new school record of 9:11.23, and earned All-State Honors.
The previous 3200m record was 9:23, set in 2009 by Ben Miller.
Earlier this season, on May 1, at the Saline Golden Triangle Invitational, Mickey also broke Miller’s 2009 record of 4:16 with a run of 4:15.3.
Mickey is headed to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
Congratulations to senior Brandon Piwinski, who repeated as the State High Jump Champion at the MHSAA Finals on May 30. Brandon’s jump was 6’7″.
Brandon broke the school record in 2014, at 7 1/4″.
Brandon has been selected to represent the State of Michigan in the Midwest Meet of Champions. He was selected by the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association. This is an invite only meet for the top seniors in the state to compete against teams selected from other Midwest states. Brandon will compete on June 13t at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Earlier this year, Brandon committed to the University of Michigan to participate in their Track and Field program.
Congratulations to Mrs. AnnMarie Michol, recipient of the 2015 Bishop John Quinn Teacher of the Year Award. Mrs. Michol was recognized at the 40th Annual Recognition Dinner sponsored by the Catholic High School League and the Office of Catholic Schools on June 1, 2015.
Principal Patrick Adams said, “AnnMarie Michol is a reason DLS is so special. She loves her students and expects the very best from them. And, of course, she gets their very best!!! We are blessed to have her.”
Mrs. Michol coached varsity tennis at DLS for several years before joining the Faculty in 1998.
Her teaching responsibilities are in the English Department, and she is also the moderator of the Student Council.
Mrs. Michol was selected as Teacher of the Year for DLS by her DLS colleagues. Mr. Adams then submitted her name to the Catholic League for review.
In presenting the award, Vic Michaels, Director of the CHSL, noted Michol’s dedication to her students, and love of her profession. He said, “Countless students come back each year and say that her class was the one class that prepared them most for college writing.”
The Pilots took a close second with 66 points, losing narrowly to Dakota (71 points) at the May 21 Macomb County Championships.
DLS had two individual County Champions, who earn All-County 1st team:
Senior Brandon Piwinski repeated as County Champion and holds the county record of 7′ 1/4″ set in 2014.
Sophomore, Allen Stritzinger’s time in the 110M Hurdles is just short of the 2014 school record, 14.50, set in 2010 by Alex Guyon.
Earning All-County Second Team Honors:
Earning All County 3rd Team Honors
Also scoring points in the County Meet:
The Pilots next meet will be State Championship meet on Saturday, May 30, in Rockford.
Congratulations to the Varsity Golf Team winners of the District Championship, held May 20, at the St. Clair Shores Golf Club.
The Pilots’ winning score of 304 bested second place Grosse Pointe South by one, and third place Grosse Pointe North by four. Ten teams competed at De La Salle’s District, with the top six advancing to Regionals on Thursday, May 28, at De La Salle’s home course, The Orchards.
Twelve teams will be at the Regional, with the top three teams advancing to the State Finals. The top five individuals from non-qualifying teams will also advance.
Senior Martin VanderHagen won a thrilling sudden death play-off on the first hole to determine the overall district individual winner. He shot a 70- even par. Senior Kevin Campion shot a 76 and was a medalist. Jonathan Brillati, a junior, and Anthony Comito, a freshman, both shot 79 to round out our scoring. Junior Joe Taras also competed and shot 82.
photo ID Kevin Campion, Joe Taras, Coach Doug McKay, Martin VanderHagen, Jon Brillatti, Anthony Comito, and Matt Jozefczyk.
Students in Mr. James De Haan’s AP Physics and Honors Physics classes, and Mr. Robert Black’s AP Chemistry class recently visited the Axalta Manufacturing Plant in Mt. Clemens, MI. The 40 students learned about careers in engineering, attending a Paint 101 presentation and touring the plant to learn first-hand how paint is produced. The program is part of Axalta’s initiative to motivate students to consider careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Mr. De Haan said, “The trip to Axalta was an amazing opportunity for the De La Salle students who are interested in engineering careers. The tour gave the students a chance to see and talk to engineers in their working environment. It gave the students valuable insight that will help them make decisions as they continue on to college and their careers. Overall, the Axalta field trip provided our students with an experience that they couldn’t get in a classroom.”
Axalta is a global company with 145 years of experience focused solely on coatings. The company serves more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries.
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Congratulations to these recent graduates, named as recipients of special athletic awards. These young men will be honored at a dinner for them and their families on June 2.
Congratulations to the DLS Track and Field Team, 2015 Regional Track Champions. The Pilots were also Regional Champs in 2014. The finals are May 30 at Rockford High School.
The Pilots took first place with 124 points, and placed in 13 of 17 events. The top two in each event qualify for states, although the Pilots’ 4 x 400m team is an additional qualifier based on time. St. Clair Shores Lakeview was second, with 105.5 points, and Detroit Cass Tech took third with 88 points. Full results.
Related story: Macomb County Results
Through May 18, the Class of 2015 has earned nearly $13.24 million in academic scholarships. This amount does NOT include scholarships awarded for athletic participation.
“This amount is a tribute not only to our students’ work ethic and perseverance, but to the exceptional Faculty and Staff that support our exemplary educational system here at the Collegiate,” said Principal Mr. Patrick Adams.
“The Counselors worked closely with their seniors to help them apply for scholarships, and the students’ and counselors’ hard work in seeking financial awards has definitely paid off.”
Mr. Anthony Albani, DLS Counselor, reports that the 224 graduates are still receiving scholarship notifications from their selected colleges.
“As students receive these notifications, we ask them or their parents to please notify us in the Counseling Office of these awards,” said Mr. Albani.