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SJA Crusader Score Report

CROSS COUNTRY:  The CYO Cross Country Championship Meet for Varsity will competed on October 14th at Notre Dame Cathedral High School. With an extremely high level of competition, our Crusaders held their own!  Cece Paglia took a 5th place finish!  Our girls took home 2nd Place and our boys brought home 3rd Place!  What a finish!! Congratulations! You should all be proud of your miles logged!

FLAG FOOTBALL:  SJA Crusaders took on Mater Dei Academy on Saturday and won!  They played in the cold and rain and came out victorious for their last season game with a score of 27-25. Great Job!

TACKLE FOOTBALL-ST. RITA FALCONS: Will Dottore, Ricky Holmes, and Jake Romanini played their last game yesterday at Walsh Jesuit High School against St. Barnabas.  It was an exciting game as part of the Sportsmanship Tournament. Unfortunately, they lost in the last seconds by three points!


Our Lady 7th Grade Volleyball team led by Coach Pisanelli: Our Undefeated Lady Crusaders came out on top in again in their POST season play beating St. Mark with an overwhelming score of 50-13.  These girls also beat Black-Urban Community School with a score of 50-37. On Saturday, October 20th.  They will take on St. John Vianney.  Location TBA. Good Luck!! Bump your hearts out!

The DEADLINE for basketball sign ups is this Friday, 10/19/2018.  Please remember to sign up ASAP for CYO Crusader Basketball (boys & girls) at:

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CYO Booster Club is a parish organization whose purpose is to provide participation in CYO sports programs for boys and girls of the parish (or surrounding parishes).  Athletic programs for the girls include volleyball, cross country, basketball, track & field, and softball. The boys programs include cross country, basketball, track & field, and baseball.  High School basketball is offered in the winter. These sports programs are meant to promote Christian values, teach basic athletic skills, and provide fun for all eligible children of the parish and community.

Volunteer Opportunities

The SJA CYO is a volunteer organization.  We are always looking for people who are willing to help out.  If you are interested in becoming part of our board or are willing to assist with any projects, contact our Athletic Director, Rena Panzica.  Your assistance keeps our programs running for our children.


Our volunteer coaches are the heart of our athletic programs.  If you are new to coaching CYO - now is the time to prepare by passing the CYO Coaches Certification, completing Virtus Training and being fingerprinted. More information on volunteering with children can be found here.  Please submit a Coach Application and tell us about your interest.

Sports Commissioners & Coaches

2018 Fall Sports Commissioners and Coaches
Cross Country Commissioner: Tony Iosue
Volleyball Commissioner: Wendy Pisanelli 
Cross Country Coaches - Tony Iosue / Gina Iosue
Volleyball Coaches - Colleen Alexander, Wendy Pisanelli (7th) / Tom & Nadia Wearsch (5th) / Colleen Ryan (3rd), Mike Smith, Rachel Krueger

CYO Forms

CYO Boosters 2018-2019 School Year

Board Members
President/Athletic Director: 
Rena Panzica (216) 870-9140
Vice President:
Joe Yeager 

Debbie Fitzmaurice 

Teri Corletzi (216) 533-1785
Donatella Beatrice
Communications:  Open

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

496 East Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
P: 440-247-7183
F: 440-247-2327

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