Xavier’s hybrid swim and dive

Grace Hull '22, Gracie Munk '22, and Jordan Herrera '21 line up on their blocks.

Sienna Martinez, Club Writer

September 30, 2020

Xavier’s Swim and Dive team has had to undergo a variety of adjustments to adapt to the new challenges posed by Covid-19. Swimming and diving remained closed when sports came to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic. Unable to lead the swimmers through daily practices, coach Mark Rankin said, “It...

Xavier volleyball earns AVCA Academic Award

Xavier’s varsity volleyball players along with the coaches start off their practice in a socially-distanced group circle.

April Tanner, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

On July 20, 2020, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (ACVA) announced that the Xavier College Preparatory’s varsity volleyball team, along with 1,324 other volleyball teams in the United States, earned the United States Marine Corps/American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award...

Fall sports: How are they adapting during these times of uncertainty?

Baby gator Ashley Mansour gets ready to return the ball during after school frosh tennis practice!

Natalia Gomez del Campo, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

As the reopening of schools is up in the air, so is the continuation of fall sports. Despite the fear of returning to normal life, schools are trying to implement strict rules that will allow sports to continue.   When the lockdown hit the country in March, the closure of schools also called for the c...

Xavier Basketball and Gatorline Honor Senior Athlete

Varsity Basketball Coach Gillom speaks to fans, family members, and members of the Basketball and Gatorline teams. Coach Gillom thanked senior athletes for their hard work and recognized families for their commitment. Photo by Caroline Hink '20.

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor

February 10, 2020

Towards the end of every athletic season, Xavier takes time to honor the commitment and leadership of senior student-athletes by organizing Senior Nights for each sports team. This year, February 4 marked a celebration of Gatorline and Varsity Basketball seniors. Xavier Gatorline consists of eight seniors, ...

Introducing Esports!

Esports hard at work practicing their game tactics! 
Photo Credit: Esports XCP webpage

Sienna Martinez, Sports and Fitness Editor

December 11, 2019

Are you interested in a competitive environment supported by wonderful teammates, but dislike strenuous athletic activities like running or shooting hoops? Maybe Esports is for you! Esports has been described as a world of competitive, organized video gaming. This growing industry has emerged within the...

Ten Gators Sign National Letters of Intent

Megan Onofrei signed to play soccer at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Photo by Caroline Hink '20.

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

For decades, Xavier College Preparatory has been both an academic and athletic powerhouse. In addition to preparing students for the rigor of college courses, Xavier continually develops outstanding athletes.  Xavier’s renowned athletic teams are a large source of student involvement and pride on ...

In a League of Their Own

The Yankees vs Diamondback baseball game on April 30, 2019 at Chase Field located in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo credits: Emma McCarthy '21.

Emma McCarthy, Connect Editor

October 22, 2019

Will you watch the Major League Baseball World Series this year? Xavier College Preparatory students may be able to think of a few teachers who certainly will watch it based on their known passion for baseball. Mr. Long, Mr. Ahern, Mr. Iacovo, and Señor Maresca are four teachers who have grown up in t...

Xavier Cross Country Team Interview

The 2019 XCP Cross Country team pose for their team photo. 
Photo Credit: Duke Photography.

Maia Weingard, Class Writer

October 21, 2019

Cross Country is a sport that requires pace, training and a lot of endurance! Though many people may think running is easy or boring, we should consider the perspectives of Cross Country runners themselves before forming an opinion. The Xavier Cross Country Team is performing well this season. Er...

Senior Sports Highlights of the 2018 – 2019 Seasons

Pictured is the entire varsity soccer team from this season on senior night. The parents of the seniors and the coaches are also in the picture. Photo Courtesy of Megan Onofrei '20.

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor

May 2, 2019

Xavier College Prep has a variety of aspects that make up its excellence and success across the board, one of those elements being the presence of a competitive athletic environment. Athletes are given the opportunity to strive in the classroom and on the field/court due to the passion that Xavier has ...

Spring National Letter of Intent Signing Day

On Wednesday, April 24, eight Xavier seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play collegiate sports. Congratulations to these Xavier gators on this great accomplishment, we can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the future! Photo Courtesy of Helen Innes ‘19.

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor

April 24, 2019

Xavier College Prep’s excellence in the classroom has carried over to athletics, as eight athletes signed national letters of intent to play collegiate sports on the morning of Wednesday, April 24. Carrying on the tradition from previous signing events this year, in both Nov. and Feb., this event ...

The Importance of Exercise

Xavier College Preparatory local gym. There are many ways teenagers can incorporate exercise into their lives, even during school. Taking a few minutes out of lunch to get some exercise in is an easy way to assimilate exercise in. Photo Courtesy of Lily Tierney '19.

Lily Tierney, Class Writer

April 1, 2019

Exercise is often overlooked in teenagers’ busy lives, but it is one of the most important activities that teens require. Exercise not only controls weight and benefits every part of the human body, but it reduces the risks of certain diseases and increases the chances of a long life. In fact, there ...

Xavier Track and Field – 2019 Season

Xavier’s sprint team for the 2018-2019 Track and Field season. Pictured from left to right: Kolbe Pierce ‘19, Jhonnie Mitchell ‘19, Leila Grant ‘19, Jada Simms ‘19, Amaka Alilonu ‘20, Taylor Brown ‘20, Alessandra Galasso ‘20, and Sophie Brohard ‘20. Photo Courtesy of Taylor Brown ‘20.

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor

April 1, 2019

Xavier’s Track and Field team has been in season for a few months now, continuing to vigorously compete to reach their full potential. Track and Field teams often consist of large numbers: Xavier’s team consists of 70 athletes. These girls have split their athletic talents among running, jumping ...

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