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Basketball - Boys Varsity


Overview

The Blue Knights capped the 2017-2018 season with the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 championship and they went on to claim the District 2 Class 3A title with a win over Holy Redeemer. Sem defeated Mastery Charter, 62-47 in the first round of the PIAA Class A state tournament before losing to Neumann-Goretti in the second round of the state playoffs.

Dmitri Gnall ‘19 was named MVP of the division, while guard Jeremy Callahan ‘20 was a first-team all-star selection.

Wyoming Seminary has a tradition of academic and athletic excellence. The basketball program stresses the importance of working hard on and off the court as well as expecting players to handle themselves with dignity at all times. We play a competitive schedule that enables players to improve their basketball ability while taking a college-preparatory academic curriculum that prepares students for the rigors of college.

NEWS AND NOTES

Two former Blue Knight basketball players recently completed successful college basketball careers. Matt Swaback was a starter on the University of Scranton team, which made it all the way to the D-III Elite Eight, and senior Gary Robinson completed a successful career at Keystone College.

In addition, '08 gradute Max Saidman graduated from Muhlenberg College and is now working for the Hoop Group, which runs basketball camps and tournaments.

Mike Alvarado, who played for Sem from 2006 to 2008, recently graduated from Manhattan College where he was the starting point guard on a team that made the NCAA tournament in 2014.

 

 

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Type Result Score
vs.
Wallenpaupack Area HS
Home
vs.
Lehighton Area High School
TBD
Away
Nespoli Tournament at Berwick (Exhibition)
TBD
Away
Nespoli Tournament at Berwick (Exhibition)
TBD
Away
vs.
(Exhibition), Crestwood High School
Away
vs.
(Exhibition), Susquehanna Com. Jr/Sr HS
Home
vs.
(Exhibition), Dallas Senior High School
Away
vs.
(Exhibition), Abington Heights High School
Away
vs.
Northwest MS/SR High School
Away
vs.
Freeland MMI Preparatory School
Home
vs.
Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School
Home
vs.
Hanover Area Jr/Sr High School
Away
vs.
Holy Redeemer High School
Home
vs.
Greater Nanticoke Area Senior High School
Away
vs.
Berwick Area High School
Home
vs.
Wyoming Area High School
Away
vs.
Tunkhannock High School
Home
vs.
GAR Memorial Jr/Sr HS
Away
vs.
Elmer L Meyers Junior/Senior High School
Home
vs.
Northwest MS/SR High School
Home
vs.
Holy Redeemer High School
Away
vs.
Freeland MMI Preparatory School
Away
vs.
Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School
Away
vs.
Hanover Area Jr/Sr High School
Home

Roster

Name Class
Nicolas Bufalino 2019
Jeremy Callahan 2020
Gavin Flanley 2021
Nicholas Ganter 2019
Dimitri Gnall 2019
Shawn King 2018
Jacob (Jake) Koretz 2021
Andrew Maddock 2021
Tyler Maddock 2018
Alexander Meuser 2020
Ethan Meuser 2021
Aiden (AJ) Murphy 2021
Francis (Frankie) Nockley 2020
Daniel Paglia 2018
Todd Phillips 2020

Coaches

C.J. Kersey - Head Coach
C.J. graduated from Wyoming Seminary in 1990 and continued his education at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. He then worked for eight years as a teacher and coach at Culver Academies in Culver, IN. There, he served as varsity assistant for three years and varsity head coach for five years. In addition to coaching, Coach Kersey serves as a class dean, teaches Advanced Placement United States Government, and lives on campus with his wife, Catie, and their two kids.

For more information about the basketball program at Wyoming Seminary, contact Coach Kersey at CJKersey@wyomingseminary.org.

Sean McCormick - Assistant Coach
Sean McCormick is a 2003 graduate of Wyoming Seminary and he has coached at Sem since 2011. He is an assistant coach for both the JV and Varsity teams.

Josh Pstrak - Assistant Coach
Josh joined the Sem basketball coaching staff in 2011. He graduated from Hanover Area High School and played college basketball at Wilkes University. He currently serves as the assistant varsity coach.