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2001 Catholic

The Catholic players celebrate their Division III national championship in 2001. (AP File Photo)

Catholic featured five seniors on its Division III 2000-2001 championship team. That senior class posted a remarkable 100-21 record and dominated the competition during its run. Cocah Mike Lonergan became the winningest coach in school history due to his team's success over its four-year stint. They relied on a prerimeter game, starting three guards, and seldom scored in the paint unless one of the guards penetrated. The astonishing accomplishments of this team should in now way be diminished but against even a low-teir Division I team, they could probably not compete (they lost to Columbia 63-58 in the season opener). If Maloney and some of their guards got hot though they could put a scare into a major team in one game.

Point Guard

Pat Maloney, 15. 6 ppg, 4.8 assists/game
An excellent outside shooter and floor leader who got Catholic's offense in the right sets consistently.


Andy Rice, 9.2 ppg, 4.8 rebounds/game
The team's fourth-leading scorer and one of its better rebounders.


Tim Judge, 9 ppg, 2.3 assists/game
Consistent performer, supplemented the skills of his teammates.


Will Morley, 10.7 ppg, 4.4 rebounds/game
Provided some inside presence and shot over 50 percent from the field.


Matt Hilleary, 12.5 ppg, 2.4 blocks/game
Even though he was only 6 foot, 6 inches tall he still gave Catholic solid skills in the paint.

Rest of the Roster
Guard: Adam Dickman
Guard: Kevin Wise
Guard: Craig Avallone
Guard: Ben Gibson
Guard: Kyle Hyland
Guard: Mike Hartman
Forward: Chris Altenburger
Forward: Blair Mills
Forward: Brian Meyer
Center: Kurt Zeisler

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