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Milewski Field

Groundbreaking.jpgGroundbreaking ceremony for red artificial turff on Milewski Field.

Msgr. Milewski Field, home of 5-time State Champion St. Mary’s Preparatory Eaglet football, was named in honor of Rev. Msgr. Stanley E. Milewski, P.A. (P‘47, C‘51), Chancellor of the Orchard Lake Schools from 1977 to 2000, on Homecoming, September 21, 1996. The field is adjacent to the St. Mary’s Athletic Complex, home of the 3-time State Champion St. Mary’s Preparatory Ice Eaglet hockey team, and to Dombrowski Fieldhouse, home of the 4-time State Champion St. Mary’s Preparatory Eaglet basketball team.

Msgr. Milewski Field is bordered by the Alumni and Friends Memorial Track, dedicated on October 11, 2003, and home to the St. Mary’s Preparatory Eaglet track and field team. The six-lane polyurethane all-weather track was the result of a fund-raising campaign boosted by a bequest from the estate of the late Msgr. Joseph Krysztofik (P‘42, C'46), a member of the Board of Regents until his passing in January 2002. The track campaign also received major contributions from the late Msgr. John R. Gabalski, P.A. (P‘41, C'45, S'48), a longtime track and cross country coach at St. Mary’s Preparatory.

Msgr. Milewski was honored again in 2004 for his long-time dedication to Eaglet athletics as a statistician/reporter/publicist with a Banner of Excellence that hangs in Dombrowski Fieldhouse. In 1995, he was named to the St. Mary’s Preparatory Athletic Wall of Fame that is located in St. Albertus Hall, the Prep Dormitory. In 1983, Msgr. Milewski was named to the Catholic League Hall of Fame for Distinguished Service, and again in 2000 as a Catholic League “Legend”.

Since 1996, the Eaglets’ record at Msgr. Milewski Field is 53-11.

The Spring of 2010 saw Msgr. Milewski Field enclosed by a new brick pillar and decorative iron fence.

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