Kevin Michael Stancavage

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  • January 12, 2024
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Kevin Stancavage is the type of athlete that Jazz Diminick always knew was so important to his team’s success. Never the star or headliner, but the “meat and potatoes” player that made all of his teams better. Kevin has been a mainstay of Mount Carmel Area Cross country for the last two years, posting a terrific 16-5 record. Although a late addition to the sport, Kevin established himself as an important component in the team’s success. Stancavage was able to manage a 9th place finish at the Heartland Conference League Championship and moved up one spot to an 8th place finish in the District IV Championships by running a personal best of 17:27. His top ten finish allowed him to compete at the PIAA State Championship meet in 2016 and had a very respectable 85th place finish. His coach Chris Catton – “He became a leader of our cross country team and led the squad to a third place finish at the District IV meet. He speaks to the blue collar attitude of our program and serves as an example for those to come.” He was chosen as the Ed Romance Chapter Athlete of the month for November.

Kevin has been a four-year member of the MCA boy’s track and field team for Coach Catton. Kevin has mainly competed in the distance events from the 800 to 1600 to 3200 meter runs. His personal bests are 2:11, 4:56, and 10:32 respectively. By virtue of their second place finish at the District IV meet, Kevin and his 4 x 800 meter relay team had the privilege of competing at the PIAA State Championships at Shippensburg in 2016. He joins a select number of athletes who have been able to compete at the state level in two sports.

Stancavage is ranked in the top 20% of his class at MCA and has been a member of the National Honor Society and is a Distinguished Honor Roll student. He is a member of the Calculus Club and Latin Clubs at MCA. He has assisted behind the scenes for 3 years as a member of the stage crew and for 2 years as a member of the WKMC TV studio.

Kevin also serves as an altar server at the Church of Our Lady in Mount Carmel and helped to set up and aid in any way for the annual church picnic for Father Karwacki. He plans to attend either Rochester, Bucknell, or Penn State to pursue a master’s degree in computer science and eventually work as a computer programmer. Kevin resides in Kulpmont with his mother Tammy Keretski and step-father Peter Keretski.

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