Athletics

Be Great Today. Be Great Together!

No matter the sport, the success of Hendricken athletes is not measured by championships or trophies, but by teamwork and character.

It’s no secret that Hendricken Athletics is a pedigree of their own. To date, Bishop Hendricken teams have amassed more state championships in boys’ high school sports than any other high school. Period.

But, what you might not know is that this unparalleled success isn’t predicated on ability, training, or facilities. Hendricken Athletics is a family, first and foremost, and success is only possible because of the bonds our teams form over the course of a season, a career, and a lifetime.

Without teamwork, character, and passion, there are no banners.

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Rhode Island State Championships

Our Teams

Baseball

22 State Titles: 1977, 1981, 1987-1989, 1992, 1997-2000, 2003-2005, 2008-2010, 2012-2016, 2019
Teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity & Freshman
Season: Spring
Head Coach: Ed Holloway ’73

Basketball

19 State Titles: 1979, 1981, 1983, 1989, 1995, 1997, 2004-2010, 2014, 2016-2018, 2020*, 2021
Teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman & 8th Grade
Season: Winter
Head Coach: Jamal Gomes ’91

Cross Country

25 State Titles: 1978-1982, 1984-1986, 1989, 1997-1998, 2000-2003, 2005, 2008-2013, 2017, 2018, 2021
Teams: Varsity & 8th Grade
Season: Fall
Head Coach: Jim Doyle
Twitter: @BHHSXCTF

Esports

5 State Titles: Season 0 (2019), Season 1 (2019), Season 2 (2019), Season 2 (2019), Season 3 (2020)
Teams: Varsity
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring
Head Coach: Steve Markesich

Football

17 State Titles: 1968, 1981-1982, 1994-1996, 2010-2016, 2018-2021
Teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity & Froshmore
Season: Fall
Head Coach: Keith Croft ’95
Twitter: @hendrickenfb

Golf

6 State Titles: 1983, 1997, 2000-2001, 2017, 2021
Teams: Varsity & Junior Varsity
Season: Spring
Head Coach: Rick Angeli ’84

Hockey

7 State Titles: 2006, 2007, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021*
Teams: Varsity & Junior Varsity
Season: Winter
Head Coach: Mike Soscia ’91
Twitter: @MikeSoscia

Indoor Track & Field

30 State Titles: 1980, 1982-1988, 1995-2011, 2013, 2017, 2019-2021
Teams: Varsity
Season: Winter
Head Coach: Jim Doyle
Twitter: @BHHSXCTF

Lacrosse

5 State Titles: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011
Teams: Varsity & Junior Varsity
Season: Spring
Head Coach: David Haddeland

Outdoor Track & Field

25 State Titles: 1979-1980, 1982-1989, 1991, 1998-2006, 2008, 2010, 2016, 2018-2019
Teams: Varsity
Season: Spring
Head Coach: Jim Doyle
Twitter: @BHHSXCTF

Rugby (Club)

4 Massachusetts State Titles: 2011, 2014, 2017-2018
Teams: Varsity, competing in Connecticut
Season: Spring
Head Coaches: Phil Humphrey & Skip Barry

Sailing (Club)

Teams: Varsity, sailing out of East Greenwich Yacht Club
Season: Spring

Soccer

4 State Titles: 1981, 1982, 1987, 1998
Teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity & Froshmore
Season: Fall
Head Coach: Mickey Rooney

Swimming

34 State Titles: 1981-1983, 1990-2013, 2015-2021
Teams: Varsity
Season: Winter
Head Coach: Dave Hanson

Tennis

7 State Titles: 1982, 1985-1986, 1988-1989, 1993, 2018
Teams: Varsity & Junior Varsity
Season: Spring
Head Coach: Vin Palumbo

Unified Basketball

1 State Title: 2011
Teams: Varsity
Season: Spring
Head Coach: Steve Markesich

Unified Volleyball

5 State Titles: 2013-2014, 2016-2018
Teams: Varsity
Season: Fall
Head Coach: Steve Markesich

Volleyball

8 State Titles: 1998-1999, 2003, 2005-2007, 2010-2011
Teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity & 8th Grade
Season: Spring
Head Coach: Mike Harrington

Wrestling

12 State Titles: 1965, 1976-1978, 1980, 1981, 2004, 2013-2016, 2019
Teams: Varsity
Season: Winter
Head Coach: Kevin Hennessey

Hawks at the Next Level

At Bishop Hendricken, we are extremely proud of the rich tradition of success that our athletic program has experienced. Many alumni are currently pursuing the highest level of their respective sport, while others are taking their careers to the next level in college.

Currently Professional

  • Noel AcciariNHL - Florida Panthers
  • Rocco Baldelli '00MLB - Minnesota Twins (Manager)
  • Billy Baron '09Euro League Basketball - Zenit St. Petersburg
  • Kyle Ciquera ’15Major League Rugby - New England Free Jacks
  • Michael King '13MLB - New York Yankees
  • Mike MaloneNBA - Denver Nuggets (Head Coach)
  • Joe Mazzulla '06NBA - Boston Celtics (Asst. Coach)
  • Thomas Pannone '12MLB - Los Angeles Angels
  • Kwity Paye '17NFL - Indianapolis Colts
  • Kyle Rowley '97AFL
  • Matt SalhanyECHL - Adirondack Thunder
  • Billy Stewart '12Major League Rugby - New Orleans Gold

Retired Professional

  • Jeff Beliveau '05MLB
  • Will Blackmon '02NFL
  • David Emma '87NHL
  • Steve Furness '68NFL
  • Rob Gaudreau '88NHL
  • Steve King '87NFL
  • Ricky LedoNBA
  • Matt Sherry '03NFL