• Roman Catholic High School
  • Philadelphia, PA
Front row (left to right): Will Felder, Sebastian Edwards, Bryce Hillman, Xzayvier Brown, Robert Cottrell, Jayden Roundbehler
Back row (left to right): Sammy Jackson, Erik Oliver-Bush, Anthony Finkley, Shareef Jackson, Justin Ezeukwu, Jermai Stewart-Herring


# Name Pos. Height Grade Year
1Xzayvier BrownG6' 2"SR2023
2Jermal Stewart-HerringG6' 2"SR2023
3Robert CottrellG6' 0"JR2024
4Erik Oliver-BushG/F6' 4"SR2023
5Anthony FinkleyG/F6' 5"SR2023
11W/10PBryce HillmanF6' 4"FR2026
12Jayden Roundbehler G/F6' 3"JR2024
14Justin EzeukwuF6' 4"SO2025
15Will FelderG6' 2"SO2025
24Sebastian EdwardsG6' 1"SO2025
30Sammy JacksonG6' 4"FR2026
44Shareef JacksonF6' 7"SO2025

Team Profile

Roman Catholic looks forward to defending its 2022 PIAA state title with a mix of seasoned veterans and youthful exuberance. Seniors Xzayvier Brown(2021-22 Philadelphia All Catholic first team) and Anthony Finkley are both committed to St. Joseph’s University. Our season begins with our participation in the prestigious Gonzaga D.C. Classic, where we appreciate the opportunity to do battle with some of the best teams in the East while experiencing the rich historical traditions of our nation’s capital. The team travels to Myrtle Beach, S.C. over the Christmas holidays to take part in the Beach Ball Classic, before kicking off Philadelphia Catholic League competition. Roman alumni currently playing Division I basketball are Daquan Davis (Albany), Khaleel Farmer (Hofstra), Lynn Greer (St. Joseph’s), Hakeem Hart (Maryland), Seth Lundy (Penn State) and Dan Skillings (Cincinnati).

Team Information

  • Head Coach: Chris McNesby
  • Assistant Coaches: Bill Goebig, Kyle Bernard, Manny Taylor
  • Managers: Ahmed Keita, Joe Dever
  • Moderator: Dennis Seddon
  • Scorekeeper: Mike Griffenberg
  • Statistics: Tom McKenna
  • Mascot: The Cahillites
  • Colors: Purple and Gold

School Profile

Roman Catholic, or simply “Roman”, as it is often called, was founded by Thomas E. Cahill, a 19th century Philadelphia merchant. He saw the need to create a school that offered a free Catholic education for boys past their grammar school years. He died before he saw his vision come to life. However, the wishes that he laid out in his will were followed. Roman Catholic opened its doors in 1890 and offered a free education to its students. As the costs of staff and facilities increased over time, tuition free education at the school ended in the 1960s. The first free Diocesan Catholic high school for boys in the nation, Roman Catholic High School continues its tradition of excellence as it strives to offer a comprehensive academic curriculum within a disciplined Catholic environment. Enriched by its cultural, racial, and religious diversity, Roman Catholic provides a community where each young man can learn to appreciate and respect the uniqueness of others, while becoming a man of personal integrity. Roman Catholic High School strives to bring the Gospel values of Jesus Christ to its students, while forming a Catholic community that embodies the Christian spirit of service to all. Mindful of the Church’s constant teaching on the role of the parents as the primary educators of their children, Roman Catholic High School strives to integrate the parents into its educational mission. This partnership creates a structured environment in which young men can develop their God-given talents as they grow toward Christian adulthood. Attracted by the school’s policy of open enrollment that extends to all parts of the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania, students who attend Roman Catholic High School become part of and contribute to the rich racial and cultural diversity which is a hallmark of the school. Their choice challenges them to become witnesses to the Christian values of brotherhood and charity which they are taught and encouraged to demonstrate in their lives.

School Information

  • President: Rev. Joseph Bongard
  • Principal: Mr. John Curry
  • Asst. Principals: Mr. Brian Conroy, Ms. Maggie Canavan, Mr. Christopher Buck
  • Athletic Director: Mr. Brian Haas
  • Location: Phileadelphia, PA
  • Website: www.romancatholichs.org


Date Opponent Location
12/2/2022Plymouth WhitemarshHome
12/9/2022Gonzaga DC ClassicAway
12/10/2022Gonzaga DC ClassicAway
12/11/2022Gonzaga DC ClassicAway
12/16/2022West PhiladelphiaAway
12/28/2022Beach Ball Classic Myrtle Beach SCAway
12/29/2022Beach Ball Classic Myrtle Beach SCAway
12/30/2022Beach Ball Classic Myrtle Beach SCAway
1/3/2023Archbishop WoodHome
1/6/2023Cardinal O'HaraAway
1/13/2023Archbishop RyanAway
1/20/2023Lansdale CatholicHome
1/22/2023West CatholicAway
1/26/2023Devon PrepHome
1/30/2023Father JudgeHome
2/5/2023Lasalle College High SchoolHome
2/10/2023St. Joe's PrepAway
2/12/2023Archbishop CarrollHome