2011 Detroit Catholic Central

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The Catholic Central Varsity Academic Team finished off the 2010-2011 season with two state titles, winning both the KMO and NAQT State Championships. The Varsity A and B teams took first and second place at the NAQT State Championship in March with the outcome of the final match separating the two teams by a mere ten points. The Varsity A Team was represented by seniors Ryan Dillon, David Ciccarelli, Matt Messana, Robert Cernak, junior Bobby Dorigo-Jones, and sophomore Brandon Roach. Representing the Varsity B Team were seniors Connor Teevens, Chris Wolfe, Kevin Wegienka, juniors Jimmy Haubert, Connor Gibney, and Alex Morgan. In April the Varsity A Team took first place at the KMO State Championship defeating Dexter High School by a score of 425-325. Senior Robert Cernak was named to the Michigan All-Academic Team. It also marked the first undisputed state championship since the 2006 season.

The Varsity B Team competed against some of the best academic teams in the country at the invitation only NAQT National Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. The B Team made it all the way to the quarterfinals, finishing 8th a field of 224 teams. Representing Catholic Central’s Varsity B Team were seniors Connor Teevens, Robert Cernak, juniors Jimmy Haubert, Alex Morgan, Aaron Walters, sophomore Collin Parks. In Evanston, Illinois, the Varsity A Team finished in tenth place at the PACE National Tournament. Representing the A Team were seniors Connor Teevens, Matt Messana, Ryan Dillon, David Ciccarelli, junior Bobby Dorigo-Jones, and sophomore Brandon Roach.

The Varsity A Team finished its season with an overall record of 194-31. The A Team brought home ten individual tournament titles and the freshmen and junior varsity teams earned nine more, for a combined total of 19 tournament victories in five different states for Catholic Central Academic Teams.

The Freshmen team coached by second year coach Christopher Gismondi won four tournament championships at the novice division. The Junior Varsity Team coached by third year coach Ben Herman won five tournament championships in three different states on the junior varsity level. Considering the successes had by the Freshmen and Junior Varsity Teams this year, the Academic Team seems well-positioned to continue its success for several years in the future.


Varsity A

  • Overall Record: 194-31
  • Tournament Wins: 10
  • NAQT and MHSCT State Champions
  • 13th at HSNCT
  • 10th at NSC

Varsity B

  • Overall Record: 84-34
  • Tourament Wins: 0
  • 8th at HSNCT
  • 29th at NSC