Bishop Hendricken athletes, past and present, earn big accolades

Across levels, current and former Bishop Hendricken athletes earn big recognition this week

WARWICK, RI (July 22, 2020) – Even despite a near standstill for sports across every level due to COVID-19, Bishop Hendricken athletes, both past and present, are making waves in big ways. Check out the following alumni and student athletics news from the past week.

1.) Michael King ’13 makes Yankees’ Opening Day roster
On Tuesday, Michael King ’13 was named to the New York Yankees’ 30-man Opening Day roster by pinstripes’ manager, Aaron Boone. King earned his spot after an impressive training camp, including a exhibition start against the New York Mets on July 18th where he recorded 3 strikeouts, 3 hits, and allowed only 1 run over 4 innings of work. Read more about King from ABC6, here.

2.) Kwity Paye ’17 featured on 3 national lists
As he enters his senior season for the University of Michigan Wolverines, Kwity Paye ’17 continues to turn heads across college football and beyond. This week, Paye topped Bruce Feldman’s 2020 Freaks List as the “biggest freak athlete in college football” by The Athletic. The same day, Paye was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list, an award annually presented to the nation’s most outstanding college defensive player. Last week, Paye was also named to the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list for top defensive player in the country, too.

3.) Tom Marcello ’95 tapped as RIIL’s #2
On Tuesday, the Rhode Island Interscholastic League announced the appointment of Tom Marcello ’95 as the league’s new assistant director. Marcello takes on his new role after serving as a teacher, coach, and athletic director for 18 years at Ponaganset High School. At Bishop Hendricken, Marcello played football and track before heading off to the University of Rhode Island. Read the full update from the RIIL, here.

4.) Jason Onye ’21 named to Sports Illustrated list
Last week, rising Bishop Hendricken senior and football standout Jason Onye ’21 was named to the Sports Illustrated All-American watch list. As part of the list, Onye was Rhode Island’s lone representative. Earlier this spring, Onye announced his verbal commitment to the University of Notre Dame. Read more about the honor from the Providence Journal, here.