MSJ Chooses David Randall to Lead Its Men's Basketball Program

posted Sep 11, 2014, 8:03 PM by Kathy Bove

David Randall, who has coached at both the high school and college levels, has been named head coach of the Mount Saint Joseph Academy men's basketball team. He takes over a program that has consistently been a playoff contender and won its last state championship in 2012 in Division II. Coach Randall stated, "I am very excited to be given the opportunity to coach at a quality program like MSJ, with its long tradition of athletic success and proven track record of academic excellence." He added that his role is "to assist in the development of young men through athletics and to prepare them for life after high school basketball." View the full article here.



posted Jun 27, 2014, 3:26 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org

Coach Will Bring His College Coaching Experience to Historic Saint Peter’s Field
Phil Hall


RUTLAND – Carlton “Phil” Hall has been named the head coach of the Mount Saint Joseph Academy football program.  Coach Hall has served as the offensive line coach at Castleton State College during the last two seasons.  


During his time coaching at Castleton, Coach Hall impressed those around him.  “We are thrilled that Coach Hall will be coming to MSJ to lead the football program,” said Andrew Costello, Chair of the Mount Saint Joseph Academy Advisory Board.  “He comes highly recommended on the basis of his work ethic, knowledge of the game, and concern for student-athletes.”  


Hall had a fantastic football career playing at Castleton, where, among other things, he was a member of the USA Stars and Stripes National Team, was named in both his junior and senior years to the all-ECFC Team and to the ECFC All-Academic Team, and was inducted into the National Football College Hall of Fame-Vermont Chapter.  David Wolk, President of Castleton State College explained, “Phil Hall was a stellar student athlete at Castleton, continually making us proud in the classroom, on the field, off the field, on the President’s List and in the community.  He is a winner in every important way.”


Coach Hall has credited his many football coaches with “having a profound impact on my development, not only as a football player and an athlete, but as a student and a man.”  Coach Hall stated that, as head of the MSJ football program, he “will take the initiative to challenge the players to improve not only on the field, but in the classroom and community.”


Hall also said that, “I am excited to be taking over the most storied football program in the state of Vermont.  It’s a real honor.”  MSJ’s football team has won seventeen state championships in football, more than any other high school in the state.


The Mount has seen increased numbers on its roster during the past three seasons, and intends to build on that progress under Coach Hall.  Rich Alercio, who coached Hall at Castleton State College, and who now coaches at Saint Johnsbury Academy, said “[a]s a junior Captain, Phil lead a group of freshmen and sophomores in only the second year of a program’s existence to a second place finish in the conference.  Phil will be able to take the reins from Jeff Cassarino and build on the good work he did during his tenure with the Mounties.”


MSJ’s varsity football team will kick off another season of football on August 30th at BFA-Fairfax.  


Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school located in Rutland, Vermont, specializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century. MSJ's tradition of academic excellence in the Rutland region dates back to its founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882.  For more information, visit www.msjvermont.org or call (802) 775-0151.

PRE-ORDER: Peter Huntoon Print of MSJ Painting

posted May 28, 2014, 9:45 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org   [ updated May 28, 2014, 9:45 AM ]

Peter Huntoon Prints of MSJ Painting Available for Pre-Order
Great news!! Peter Huntoon is working on a painting of MSJ that will be completed very soon. He tells me that there will be prints available sometime during graduation week. The prints will be available to be pre-ordered from Kathy Bove or Joann Fair in the Alumni Relations and Development Office. You can place your order by May 28 and we will have the prints for you by the day of graduation or before. Or you can wait to see the print and we will place another order with Peter that will be available after graduation. The prints will sell for $35.  Below please find the order form, if you would like to place your order right away!

2014-15 Course Descriptions and Book List

posted May 16, 2014, 10:01 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org

They Course Descriptions and Book List for next year can be found here: Academics


posted Apr 11, 2014, 5:12 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org   [ updated Jul 10, 2014, 10:26 AM by Diane Graves ]


posted Mar 25, 2014, 8:26 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org   [ updated Jul 10, 2014, 10:16 AM by Diane Graves ]


posted Feb 26, 2014, 5:53 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org   [ updated Jul 10, 2014, 10:30 AM by Diane Graves ]



Contact: Kathy Bove, Mount Saint Joseph Academy– kbove@msjvermont.org(802)775-0151


RUTLAND, VERMONT --The MSJ community is rallying support for Nolan Alberty, age two and a half, who is battling leukemia.  Nolan's mom, Mary (Crawford) Alberty graduated from MSJ in 2002. She was a wonderful student and athlete, and helped lead her varsity basketball team to a state championship in 2002.  Her sisters Katharine and Sarah also graduated from the Mount.

Mary went on to marry Matt Alberty and they currently have two sons.  Nolan is the older of the two.  Nolan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) before his second birthday.  Recently, MSJ had a "jeans day" to raise funds to help with costs incurred by Nolan's treatments.

The MSJ women’s basketball team has decided to dedicate tomorrow night's semifinal game at the Barre Auditorium to Nolan.  The Alberty family has sent along blue wristbands that the team will be wearing at the game.   Royal blue is Nolan’s favorite color, and the team members will also be wearing royal blue socks. 

Visit https://www.facebook.com/nolanalberty to learn more about Nolan's story. 

Located at 127 Convent Avenue in Rutland, Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school specializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century.  For more information, please visit www.msjvermont.org or call (802) 775-0151.

Pictured: The MSJ women’s basketball team, who has dedicated tomorrow night's game to Nolan Alberty, with a thank you note and wristbands from the Alberty Family

January Counseling Bulletin is Online!

posted Jan 29, 2014, 11:42 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org

Dear MSJ Community,

Please see the attached January School Counseling Bulletin (also linked in blue) to read about the following:
  • Summer enrichment opportunities for high school students
  • VSAC College Pathways workshops for Sophomores, Juniors & Parents (a great event to attend especially if you're new to the college planning process!)
  • CCV VSAC workshops & Financial Aid resources
  • Scholarships
  • Upcoming ACT & SAT tests and registration deadlines
Contact Ms. Tallon with any questions!

MSJ Yearbooks are Online (1939 - 1974 so far!)

posted Jan 28, 2014, 10:30 AM by Kathy Bove

MSJ Yearbooks are online through the Rutland Historical Society Website from 1939 through 1974!!!  And very soon they will all be available!  Special thanks to all the Rutland Historical Society and Rutland Free Library volunteers!
Go to www.rutlandhistory.com, click on the Link for Historical Resources, and then Click on "Yearbooks".  

PRESS RELEASE: MSJ Senior Receives Appointment to West Point

posted Jan 18, 2014, 1:20 PM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org   [ updated Jan 18, 2014, 1:22 PM ]


Contact: Keturah Tallon, Mount Saint Joseph Academy– ktallon@msjvermont.org(802)775-0151



RUTLAND, VERMONT- Mount Saint Joseph Academy (MSJ) Senior Claire Schmelzenbach has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy.   She intends to attend this historic institution, often referred to as “West Point.” 

Miss Schmelzenbach was previously nominated by members of Vermont’s congressional delegation for a number of military academies.  Like the other Vermonters nominated, she then had to wait to see if she would receive an “appointment,” which is equivalent to admission.  West Point was her top choice—and she has now received the coveted appointment. 

“This is a tremendous honor, of which Miss Schmelzenbach, her family, and Christ the King School and Mount Saint Joseph Academy should be very proud,” said Navy Vice Admiral (Retired) Barry Costello who, like Miss Schmelzenbach, is an alum of Christ the King School (CKS) and MSJ.

Miss Schmelzenbach is the President of the MSJ student government, and leads the MSJ social justice committee and the choir.  She has consistently been an honor roll student throughout her high school career.  She plays multiple sports, including soccer, basketball, and track.  So far this year, she has been an integral part of the very successful MSJ soccer team and a key member of the currently undefeated MSJ basketball team.

Claire Schmelzenbach is the daughter of Thomas and Jeanne Schmelzenbach.  Her sister, Monica, is also a student at MSJ, and her brother Luke attends CKS.

Located at 127 Convent Avenue in Rutland, Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school specializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century.  For more information, please visit www.msjvermont.org or call (802) 775-0151.

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