Winter Athletics Roundup

Our winter sports season has concluded with significant accomplishments by Providence Schools athletes and their teams. Below is a summary of highlights achieved by winter sports teams in our high schools that has been provided by their athletic directors. Congratulations to all of our athletes for their dedication and hard work!

Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex girls win state title; boys win sportsmanship awards

The girls basketball team won the Division II State Championship. They also made it to the Final Four of the Open State tournament, losing to LaSalle Academy. 

JSEC also boasts two first-team All-State athletes: Miguel Prieto for boys basketball and Davida Dale for girls basketball.

The boys basketball team was awarded the Spirit of Sport Award from the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and the boys indoor track team earned the Sportsmanship Award from the Rhode Island Track Coaches Association.


Hope High School wrestling and girls indoor track teams receive state honors

The girls indoor track team was named the state runner-up. Receiving All-Division Honors are Quashira McIntosh (55m, 300m, 4x200m relay and 4x400m relay) and Chevell Burgess (55m hurdles, 300m, 4x200m relay and 4x400m relay), Whitney Jackson (high jump, long jump, 4x200m relay and 4x400m relay) and Isis Hack (4x200m relay and 4x400m relay).

McIntosh, who has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Nebraska, also achieved All-State Honors along with Hack, Jackson and Burgess.

Hope’s wrestling coach Ed German was named Rhode Island’s Wrestling Coach of the Year with four of his matmen achieving state rankings. They are Ellery Costa (3rd), Marcoy Adotevi (3rd), Ray Richards (5th) and Adonis Toribio (5th). Adotevi and Toribio were named to the 1st Team All-Division while Costa and Dimetri Narvaez were named to the 2nd Team All-Division.

Achieving All-Academic Honors with a GPA of 3.5 and above are wrestlers Elijah Akindolie, Ruben Blanco and Austin Forestier.

The boys basketball team went to the divisional round of the state playoffs with Eli Lewis named to the 1st Team All-Division and Jonell Roberts and Angel Rivera named to the 2nd Team All-Division.

In girls basketball, Nathalie Rosado was named to the 2nd Team All-Division.


Classical High School achieves in basketball, swimming, chess, gymnastics and track

With an overall record of 12-13 and 8-8 in their division, the boys basketball team earned a playoff berth in the Division I tournament. They made it past the first round and lost in the semifinal to Barrington. All-Division Honors went to William Leviton, 1st Team, and Rodney Theodore, 2nd Team. Bryce Daily was named to the Brockton Holiday Invitational All-Tournament Team. The junior varsity boys team made it to the JV State Championship final and lost to LaSalle by 1 point.

The girls basketball team won the Providence City Championship Tournament. They achieved a winning record for the season to reach the divisional playoffs, where they lost in a quarterfinal game. Jordan Sheperd was awarded 1st team All-Division Honors and 2nd team All-Class Honors. Raquel Fitzpatrick was awarded 2nd Team All-Division Honors and Honorable Mention All-Class Honors. Debbie Rosso was named Honorable Mention All-Division.

The girls swim team finished the regular season with a winning 7-2 record and went on to finish as state runners-up in the Division III State Championship. Winning All-Division Honors for the girls was Marina Chatterton in the 100m breast stroke.

The boys swim team finished their regular season 3-2 and 4th at the Division III State Championship meet. Keda Song finished All-Division in the 200m medley relay, 200m individual medley, 100m backstroke, and was named to the All-State 1st Team in the 200m individual medley.

The Classical chess team finished the regular season 3rd overall in their division with a regular season record of 7-2. They also finished as State Championship Runners-up at the state finals at Rhode Island College. Colon Gui finished All-State 2nd Board as the second-best chess player in the state.

Individual Gymnast Elizabeth Myrus finished fifth in the state and will make the 1st Team All-State squad for the all around. She will represent Classical at the New England Championships.

The boys indoor track and field team finished 8-0 and won the Metropolitan Division Regular Season Championship. They went on to finish as runners-up at the Class B State Championship and won the City of Providence Championship, finishing 7th at the Open State Championship. The following athletes made All-Division and All-Class Honors:  John Vargas, Nathan Narcisse, Jalani Gallaway, Mike Phenglee, Jarimah Banto, Joe Murphy, Christian Pichardo, Gayee Myers, and Mike Falaye.

Nathan Narcisse and Newell Roberts made 1st team All-State Honors, Christian Pichardo made 2nd Team All-State Honors, and Academic All-State Honors went to Mike Phenglee, Corval Akoiwala, Newell Roberts and Christian Pichardo. Mike Phenglee qualified for the Indoor National Championships in the 25 lb. weight throw.

The girls indoor track and field team finished the regular season 7-1 as the Class A State Runners-up, regular season Division Runners-up, and Division Championship Meet Runners- up. They finished 3rd place overall in the Open State Championships. The following made All-Division and All-Class Honors: Alva Hicks, Lysah Russell, Funumbi Yusuff, Ava McCartin, May Stern, Michelle Ricci, Krysan Davidson, and Meg Walker. The following athletes made All-State 1st team honors: Alva Hicks, May Stern; 2nd team: Lysah Russell, Funumbi Yusuff and Krysan Davidson. The following made Academic All-State Honors: Kailynn Fiueroa, Alva Hicks, Erica Matos, Michelle Ricci, and Kayeawon Mendee. Alva Hicks was chosen MVP of the state meet for her accomplishments.

Hicks went on to the New England championships and won the weight throw and was second in the shotput for All New England Honors. She then went on to the National Championships to finish 4th in the United States in the 20 lb. weight throw and received All-American Honors. She has signed with Wake Forest University, where she received a track scholarship.

Junior Lysah Russell finished 2nd in the weight throw at the New England Championships to earn All-New England Honors  She went on to the National Championships to finish 5th in the United States in the weight throw and earned All-American Honors.


Mt. Pleasant High School scores in basketball and track
The boys basketball team reached the state semifinals, played at URI’s Ryan Center, where they lost to the eventual state champion, LaSalle Academy, by five points.

Francy Mata, a senior at Alvarez, who competes for Mt. Pleasant in the Alternative Sports Program, placed eighth in the U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championship in the 25 lb. weight throw.