Four Long Island players were among the student-athletes honored as part of the Catholic High School Football League’s annual Msgr. Peters Golden Eleven awards, presented to 12 players who exemplify academic and athletic excellence.
Holy Trinity running back/linebacker Michael Williams, St. John the Baptist offensive lineman Jordan Normile, Chaminade linebacker Matthew Fiore and Kellenberg offensive lineman Douglas Black were the L.I. players chosen for the 2011 Golden Eleven.
The rest of the team included: Ben Andreycak, WR/DB (Fordham Prep); Robert Azzari, NG (Iona Prep); Nicholas Frangella, DB (St. Francis Prep); Michael McEnaney, RB/LB (Mount St. Michael); Colm Mulvany, OL (Xavier); James O'Neill, WR (St. Peter's), and Shyheim Wingate, RB/DB (Holy Cross).
The winner of the 2011 Msgr. Peter's Award as the CHSFL’s top scholar-athlete was Caleb Gilligan-Evans of Stepinac, a fullback/defensive tackle who will play football at Yale. Pat McHugh of St. Anthony’s, a Newsday first-team All-Long Island defensive linemen, won the National Football Foundation’s top scholar-athlete award from the CHSFL. He also will attend Yale.