Bergen Catholic High School offers some of the finest athletic facilities and accommodations that a high school student-athlete can enjoy in all of New Jersey.
CRUSADER STADIUM & JACK MCGOVERN FIELD
With a picturesque backdrop which lends to its famously cozy feel, Bergen Catholic’s Crusader Stadium has been the site of numerous historic contests for the BC football, soccer, lacrosse and outdoor track programs.
In 2020, the stadium field was named in honor BC legend Jack McGovern ’75, the beloved Crusader athletic director and All-State football player. The field, now nicknamed “The Jack,” became the first “smart” multi-sport field in the area, with heat sensors within the turf that alerts field temperature as well field over usage areas via an app.
In 1998, following decades of having to deal with flooding issues surrounding the field, Crusader Stadium became the second high school field in the country to install a FieldTurf playing surface. The FieldTurf is made up of synthetic fibers and recycled rubber pellets.
Crusader Stadium also has a state-of-the-art digital LED video scoreboard, which enhances the gameday environment with
NICHOLAS G. SAINGAS TRAINING CENTER
Named in honor of Nick Saingas, a giant in the history of Bergen Catholic and its athletic program, the Saingas Training Center is the envy of many other schools at high school and college levels in the area.
BC student-athletes are afforded the best weight room equipment around in order to excel in their rigorous weight-training programs which prepare them for their respective athletic seasons.
On the top level of the Saingas Center is the state-of-the-art wrestling room, which houses practices for the Crusader wrestling program, regarded as one of the nation’s perennial wrestling powers.
Named after BC alum Robert Hoehl ’59, BC’s historic gymnasium is the home for the Crusader basketball, wrestling, and volleyball programs. The court is named in honor of BC’s legendary head basketball coach Chris Donfield.
Hoehl Gymnasium is routinely jam-packed for some of the biggest sporting events in the area, and has been the host site for the BCCA Jamboree basketball tournament in addition to the District 7 wrestling tournament.