And unprecedented achievement is being experienced on the athletic field as well as in the classroom.
“Nativity’s teams have had the right formula for success – athletic determination and great sportsmanship,” said Principal Terri Bianchini.
It started with an undefeated season and a Catholic Youth Organization city championship for the third- and fourth-grade kickball team, which was coached by Ali Leffler and Lisa Agresta.
Next, the fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball team under the tutelage of Jay Scheil and Seth Lindsey finished second in the city.
School history was made when the seventh- and eighth-grade football team won its first championship for coaches Nate Leffler, Brian Beckman, Bill Tucker and Scott Phillips.
The second half of the year started strong for the Titans as Scheil’s high school girls basketball team was runner-up in the city tourney.
Basketball continued to be good for Nativity as the seventh- and eighth-grade A team won the city title. Then the team, coached by Nate Leffler and Brian LeBeau, made more school history by becoming the Titans’ first archdiocesan state champions.
“We are very fortunate to have a great group of kids and families and some of the top coaches in all of CYO,” athletic director Bill Babcock said.
The Rev. Pat Doyle, Nativity’s pastor, praised the commitment of parents and other adults who volunteer as coaches. “They teach our student-athletes not only the necessary athletic skills, but more importantly, they model the values of our faith that will become the foundation of their lives.”