History

Pope John takes great pride in our history of success.  Collectively, Pope John sports programs have won over 70 State and Sectional Championship titles, 24 NJAC Divisional titles, and 13 HWS Tournament titles. To date, over 120 student athletes have received All-American honors, and over 40 Pope John alumni are currently participating in college athletics.

Team Championships and Finals appearances

Baseball
SCIL titles: 5 (1988, 1989, 1992 co-championship with Newton, 1993, 2008)
NJAC titles: 3 (2010 National, 2015 American co-championship with Mount Olive, 2017 American co-championship with Mount Olive)
County titles: 3 (2008 SCIL, 2011 HWS, 2017 HWS)
County final appearances: 4 (2008 SCIL, 2011 HWS, 2015 HWS, 2017 HWS)
Sectional titles: 4 (1964 North, Non-Public C as Our Lady of the Lake, 1988 Non-Public, North B, 1998 Non-Public, North B, 2011 Non-Public, North A)
Sectional final appearances: 5 (1964, 1988, 1998, 2011, 2017)
State titles: 0
State final appearances: 3 (1988 Non-Public B, 1998 Non-Public B, 2011 Non-Public A)

Boys Basketball
SCIL titles:6 (1978, 1990, 1997, 2000 co-championship with Wallkill Valley, 2001, 2002 co-championship with Jefferson)
NJAC titles: 6 (2012 co-championship with Mount Olive and Sparta, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
County titles: 5 (; 5 HWS 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16)
County final appearances: (; 5 HWS 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16)
Sectional titles: 1 (2014-15 Non-Public, North A)
Sectional final appearances: 1 (2014-15 Non-Public, North A)
State titles: 1 (2014-15 Non-Public A)
State final appearances: 1 (2014-15 Non-Public A)
TOC titles: 0
TOC final appearances: 1 (2014-15)

Girls Basketball
SCIL titles: 3 (1994 co-championship with Sparta, 1997, 2009 co-championship with High Point)
NJAC titles: 1 (2016)
County titles: 
County final appearances:
Sectional titles: 1 (1998 Parochial A North)
Sectional final appearances: 4 (1996 Parochial A North,1998 Parochial A North, 1999 Parochial A North, 2016 Non-Public, North A)
State titles: 0
State final appearances: 0
TOC titles: 0
TOC final appearances: 0

Boys Cross Country
SCIL titles: 12
NJAC division titles: 2 (2012-13, 2013-14)
NJAC large school titles: 1 (2012-13)
County titiles: 17 (15 SCIL Festival 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; 2 HWS 2011, 2012)
NJCTC titles: 2
State titles: 3 (1993 Parochial B, 1994 Parochial B, 1995 Parochial B)
MOC top-six finishes:

Girls Cross Country
SCIL titles: 7
NJAC division titles: 3 (2009 National/American, 2015 American, 2016 American)
NJAC large school titles: 1 (2009)
County titiles: 8 (8 SCIL Festival 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; 0 HWS)
NJCTC titles: 5 (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016)
State titles: 2 (2001 Non-Public B, 2005 Non-Public A)
MOC top-six finishes: 4 (2004 6th, 2005 3rd, 2006 5th, 2008 4th)
MOC appearances: 10 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008)

Field Hockey
SCIL titles:
NJAC titles: 0
County titles:
County final appearances:
Sectional titles: 1 (1995 North 1, Group 2)
Sectional final appearances: 1 (1995 North 1, Group 2)
State titles: 0
State final appearances: 0

Football
SCIL titles: 18 (1975, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008)
NJAC division titles: 5 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015)
State titles: 20 (1971 Parochial C North, 1972 Parochial C North, 1975 Parochial B North, 1979 Parochial B North, 1981 Parochial B North, 1982 Parochial B North, 1983 Parochial B North, 1986 Parochial B North, 1987 Parochial B North, 1988 Parochial B North, 1989 Parochial B North, 1990 Parochial B North, 1991 Parochial B North, 1993 Parochial, Group 2, 1995 Parochial, Group 2, 1996 Parochial, Group 2, 1997 Parochial, Group 2, 1998 Parochial, Group 2, 2001 Parochial, Group 2, 2002 Parochial, Group 2)
State final appearances: 27

Boys Golf
SCIL: 9 (1998, 1999, 2000 co-championship with Sparta, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006 co-championship with Newton and Wallkill Valley, 2007, 2009)
NJAC: 1 (2011 American co-championship with Jefferson)
County: 
Sectional: 0
State: 0

Girls Golf
County:
Sectional: 0
State: 0

Ice Hockey
Gorden Cup: 0
Gorden Cup final appearances: 1 (2017)
State: 0

Boys Lacrosse
NJAC titles: 1 (2017 United)
County titles:
Sectional titles:
Sectional final appearances:
State titles: 0
State final appearances:

Girls Lacrosse
NJAC titles:
County titles:
Sectional titles:
Sectional final appearances:
State titles:
State final appearances:

Skiing
State titles: 1 (2008)

Boys Soccer
SCIL titles: 1 (2000-01 co-championship with Sparta)
NJAC titles: 
County titles: 0
County final appearances: 1 (2012 HWS)
Sectional titles: 0
Sectional final appearances: 
State titles: 0
State final apperances: 0

Girls Soccer
SCIL titles: 2 (2002, 2003)
NJAC titles: 3 (2012, 2013, 2014)
County titles:
County final appearances:
Sectional titles: 0
Sectional final appearances: 2 (2012 Non-Public, North A, 2013 Non-Public, North A)
State titles: 0
State final appearances: 0

Softball
SCIL titles: 3 (1976, 1995, 2009)
NJAC titles:
County titles:
County final appearances:
Sectional titles:
Sectional final appearances:
State titles:
State final appearances:

Boys Swimming
SCIL titles: 4 (1994, 2005, 2006, 2007)
NJAC titles:
County titles:
Sectional titles:
Sectional final appearances:
State titles:
State final appearances:

Girls Swimming
SCIL titles: 12 (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003 co-championship with Vernon, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
NJAC titles: 8 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
County titles: 
Sectional titles: 3 (1990 North 1B, 1994 Parochial B North, 1995 Parochial B North)
Sectional final appearances: 4 (1990 North 1B, 1994 Parochial B North, 1995 Parochial B North)
State titles: 1 (1995 Parochial B)
State final appearances: 1 (1995 Parochial B)

Boys Tennis
SCIL titles: 3 (1982, 1983, 1984)
NJAC titles:
County titles:
Sectional titles: 1 (1982 Parochial B North)
Sectional final appearances: 1 (1982 Parochial B North)
State titles: 1 (1982 Parochial B)
State final appearances: 1 (1982 Parochial B)

Girls Tennis
SCIL titles:
NJAC titles:
County titles:
Sectional titles: 3 (1982 Parochial B North, 1983 Parochial B North, 1984 Parochial B North)
Sectional final appearances: 3 (1982 Parochial B North, 1983 Parochial B North, 1984 Parochial B North)
State titles: 0
State final appearances: 0

Boys Indoor Track and Field
State Relays: 1 (2003-04 Group 2)
NJCTC titles: 2 (2008-09, 2009-10)
State titles: 2 (2003-04 Group 2, 2006-07 Group 1)

Girls Indoor Track and Field
State Relays: 5 (2006-07 Group 1, 2007-08 Non-Public, 2011-12 Non-Public, 2012-13 Non-Public A, 2013-14 Non-Public A)
NJCTC titles: 7 (2001-02, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2011-12, 2012-13)
State titles: 3 (2006-07 Group 1, 2012-13 Non-Public A, 2013-14 Non-Public A)

Boys Outdoor Track and Field
SCIL titles:
NJAC division titles:
NJAC large school titles:
County titiles:
Sectional titles: 0
State titles: 4 (1990 Parochial B, 1991 Parochial B, 1993 Parochial B, 1994 Parochial B)

Girls Outdoor Track and Field
SCIL titles:
NJAC division titles:
NJAC large school titles:
County titiles:
Sectional titles: 6
State titles: 12 (1984 Parochial B, 1985 Parochial B, 1986 Parochial B, 1987 Parochial B, 1988 Parochial B, 1989 Parochial B, 1990 Parochial B, 2006 Non-Public A, 2007 Non-Public A, 2012 Non-Public A, 2013 Non-Public A, 2014 Non-Public A)

Boys Volleyball
State titles: 0
State final appearances: 0

Girls Volleyball
State titles: 0
State final appearances: 0

Wrestling
SCIL titles: 2 (1977, 1986)
NJAC titles: 2 (2016 American, 2017 American)
County titles: 1 (2017 HWS)
Sectional titles: 8 (1980 Parochial B North, 1981 Parochial B North, 1982 Parochial B North, 1983 Parochial B North, 1986 Parochial B North, 1988 Parochial B North, 1992 Parochial B North, 1994 Parochial B North)
Sectional final appearances: 
State titles: 5 (1982 Parochial B, 1983 Parochial B, 1986 Parochial B, 1992 Parochial B, 1994 Parochial B)
State final appearances:
District titles:

Individual Championships and Honors

Baseball
100 career hits: 
HWS MVP: 2 (Brendan Mayers 2011, Sean Roberts 2017)

Boys Basketball
1,000-point scorers: 10 (Jim Morrison, Joe Sweeney, Gunner Frauenpreis 1974-78 1,300, Dave Carty, Rick Barry, Jamie Fox 1986-90, Kevin Vaughn 1995-99, Marty O'Hora 1997-2001, Sam Mushman 2004-08 1,335, Moustapha Diagne 2012-15 1,287)
HWS MVP: 5 (Jermaine Lawrence 2011-12, Ryan Izzo 2012-13, Matt Zignorski 2013-14, Moustapha Diagne 2014-15, Reuben Montilus 2015-16)

Girls Basketball
1,000-point scorers: 5 (Patti Hoffman 1973-77 1,640, Bridget Fox 1986-90 1,175, Donna Dolan 1994-98 1,403, Vanessa Moore 2005-09 1,257, Alexis Breheny 2008-11 1,398)
HWS MVP: 0

Boys Cross Country
SCIL champions:
HWS champions: 0
NJCTC champions:
State Group champions:
MOC winners:
MOC medalists:

Girls Cross Country
SCIL champions:
HWS champions: 0
NJCTC champions:
State Group champions:
MOC winners:
MOC medalists:

Field Hockey:
100 career goals:
HWS MVP: 0

Boys Golf
SCIL champions:
HWS champions: 0
NJAC champions: 0
Sectional champions:
TOC winners:
TOC qualifiers:

Girls Golf
HWS champions:
NJAC champions:
Sectional champions:
TOC winners:
TOC qualifiers:

Boys Lacrosse
100 career goals:
HWS MVP: 0

Girls Lacrosse
100 career goals: 4 (Kateri Brooks 2011-14 135, Mairi Brooks 2013-16 129, Kristina Worts 2013-16 121, Maria Olivia 2014-17 155)
HWS MVP: 0

Skiing
State champions:

Boys Soccer
100 career goals:
HWS MVP: 0

Girls Soccer
100 career goals: 2 (Kaley Guthrie 2000-03 136, Emily Carrollo 2005-08 128)
HWS MVP: 0

Softball

100 hits:
HWS MVP: 2 (Christina Marinaro 2013, Gabby Bubba 2017)

Boys Swimming
SCIL champions:
HWS champions:
MOC champions:
MOC medalists: 

Girls Swimming: 
SCIL champions:
HWS champions:
HWS MVP: 2 (Jaime Lumkong 2009-10, Sarah Slepian 2013-14)
MOC champions:
MOC medalists: 

Boys Indoor Track and Field
NJCTC champions:
State Group champions:
MOC Winners:
All-Americans: 

Girls Indoor Track and Field
NJCTC champions:
State Group champions:
MOC Winners:
All-Americans: 

Boys Tennis
HWS champions:
State champions:

Girls Tennis
HWS champions:
State champions:

Boys Outdoor Track and Field
County champions:
HWS MVP (Track) winners: 2 (Jon Hillary 2010, Raul Green 2012)
HWS MVP (Field) winners: 2 (Cole Farrand 2010 and 2011)
NJAC large school champions:
Sectional champions:
State Group champions:
MOC winners:
MOC medalists:
All-Americans: 


Girls Outdoor Track and Field
County champions:
HWS MVP (Track) winners: 2 (Devin Smith 2012, Marissa Evans 2014)
HWS MVP (Field) winners: 0
NJAC large school champions:
Sectional champions:
State Group champions:
MOC Winners:
All-Americans: 

Wrestling
County champions:
District champions:
Region champions:
Region top-four finishers:
State champions: 5 (Mike Frick 1969 at 98 pounds, 1971 at 115, 1972 at 123; Jim Frick 1983 at 130; Brian Unkert 1990 at 145)
State placewinners:
State qualifiers:
100 career wins:
District Outstanding Wrestler:
Region Outstanding Wrestler:
State Outstanding Wrestler:

 

 
 

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