Last Year's Summary: 4th in CHSAA, 1st in in NYCHSAA-BQCHSAA
CHSAA Titles: 1931, 2016, 2017 CHSAA Individual Winners:
Monsignor Farrell (Lions)
Last Year's Summary: 2nd in CHSAA, 3rd in NYCHSAA-BQCHSAA
Iona Prep (Gaels)
The 8th place Gaels were rated 3rd in the 2018 preseason but never really found a strong enough 5th spot after the transfer of a key runner. Everyone is back on a senior-only top 5, and Pedro Bravo and Brendan Mulvany should again be finishing very high up in the CHSAA on a team that needs an infusion of young depth.
Fordham Prep (Rams)
Last Year's Summary: 9th in CHSAA, 8th in in NYCHSAA-BQCHSAA
CHSAA Titles: 1958, 1959 CHSAA Individual Winners:
Donald Anderson (1947), William Berrgren (1978), Joseph McGovern
(1959), Brian Faraci (1970), Mike Cleary (1978), Rey Mendez (1992),
Brian McCabe (2003), Conor Lundy (2015)
Outlook: The Rams are another team with basically everyone back, and like Iona Prep they have two highly rated guys leading a senior-heavy team. Junior Eamonn Sullivan and senior Niall Ryan return from high places in the 2018 CHSAA, but more depth may be needed to get up for a top 5 place after Fordham Prep's 9th place finish last year.
Last Year's Summary: 6th in CHSAA, 4th in NYCHSAA-BQCHSAA
CHSAA Titles: CHSAA Individual Winners:
Outlook: The Raiders are among the smaller of the CHSAA schools and are always in need of plumping up the roster. A 4th in 2017 and a 6th in 2018 shows that Regis can hang with the big schools, and with James Gallagher, Luke Ellwood, and James Molz back from last year's top 40, the Raiders could be looking at a top 5 finish if they can find some depth.
St. John the Baptist (Cougars)
Outlook: The Cougars have their top 5 back from last year's 7th place squad, so there is good potential for moving way up. John O'Connell, Fernando Sanchez, and Brian Healy return from the CHSAA's top 40.
Saint Anthony's (Friars)
Outlook: Despite the 1-2 places of Matthew Payamps and Brendan Dearie, the Friars fell back to 3rd in the CHSAA last year, the first non top-2 finish since 2007 and only the second in 14 years. With six of last year's preseason top 7 gone, Saint Anthony's has a huge rebuilding job behind top-50 finishers Robert Doherty, Griffin Kudla, and Joshua Chung. But the Friars seem to be always well-stocked each year by their huge JV team, and there are a lot of possibilities for filling in the holes and going for that semi-elusive 20th CHSAA title.
Archbishop Molloy (Stanners)
The Stanners couldn't have written a better script for last year's dream season as they pulled everything together on championship day to win their first title in 43 years. Twins James and John Loeffel and Demir Degirmenci are gone from last year's top 5, but top 20 finishers John Ostling and Matisse Barreira are back to lead Molloy's bid for its first repeat championship in 55 years.
Last Year's Summary: 5th in CHSAA, 2nd in NSCHSAA
St. Joseph's Collegiate (Marauders)
Last Year's Summary: 1st in Monsignor Martin - Buffalo CHSAA
Outlook: The Marauders have five of their top 7 back, so they should be well set for their battle with Canisius in the Monsignor Martin championship. Evan Hilbert will lead St. Joe's, and he is the big favorite for the individual title.
St. Peter's (Eagles)
The Eagles fell back 9 spots to 12th after losing their top 3 to graduation in 2018. Everyone is back for this year's team, and though getting back to a 3rd place finish would be a big stretch, getting back in the top 10 should be doable for St. Peter's.
Outlook: The Crusaders missed a Monsignor Martin championship by 1 point last year, but they have five of their top 7 back and should be able to contend closely with St. Joe's with Lucas Beyer and Ethan Beck on the lead.