On February 22, 2019, Fontbonne Hall Academy lost a beloved member of our family - Anthony DiCarlo. Anthony was coach of our Junior Varsity soccer team and assistant coach of our lacrosse team. His wife Maria is an alumna of Fontbonne, and a member of our Board of Trustees. His daughter Maria is also an alumna, class of 2017, and his daughter Daniella is currently a senior here. In addition to being an integral member of our community, he was also a proud member of New York’s Finest.
He touched so many of our lives, and I wanted to give the students he coached the chance to express their thoughts and feelings, and say their goodbyes to the man who helped them grow into talented young women:
Anthony did everything he could to help everyone! We all love him so much and will miss him every day. Prayers and thoughts are with him and his family. And from her October 27, 2017 article on a JV soccer playoff win: “We also couldn’t have done this without Coach Anthony constantly pushing us … his game plan helped us win the game!”
- Mairead Buckley, member of JV Soccer & Lacrosse, Class of 2021
Anthony was our soccer coach. He helped us on and off the field to become better people. He will be missed greatly and always remembered.
- Caroline Gifford, member of JV Soccer and Lacrosse, Class of 2021
Anthony was my and many girls’ soccer coach for two or more years. He was loved by all and supported all of the girls he coached. He always made the girls play to the best of their abilities and helped them improve. Anthony was loved and will be missed by all.
- Kathleen Schmitt, member of JV Soccer and Lacrosse, Class of 2021
Anthony made all of us feel like we had a place on the lacrosse team, and everyone felt like they belonged during practices or games. He cared about everyone, regardless of how athletic or talented we were. We all love and miss you, and your family is in our prayers.
- Juliann Bianco, member of Lacrosse, Class of 2021
I will truly miss you so much, and I know I am not going to be the only person. You were the best coach that I and my other teammates could have ever asked for. You cared for everyone that you met and especially the girls who played soccer and lacrosse for you. You put your heart and soul into every practice and game. You will be missed by countless people who will take your advice and skills wherever they go. The passion and love you had for soccer and sports were unlike any other. And I will remember that forever. Thank you for all of the memories and good times, I will forever remember them.
- Grace Woods, member of JV Soccer and Lacrosse, Class of 2021
Anthony was one of my favorite coaches. He helped me build up my confidence when playing soccer. Anthony and I would make fun of each other and say mean things all in good spirit! I will not have that kind of relationship with any other coach. I will never forget Anthony and always remember him as my favorite coach.
- Alia Mansour, member of JV Soccer, Class of 2021
My thoughts are with the Dicarlo family. He will be missed.
- Marissa Amendolia, member of Lacrosse, Class of 2020
He was a funny and great person and he will be missed.
- Juliana Oliva, member of JV Soccer, Class of 2022
Anthony was one of the more caring and passionate coaches I have ever had. During practices, he would always encourage each and every player to try as hard as they can no matter what and to never give up. We will miss you so much during the next soccer season but we know that you will be watching over every game.
- Emma Keane, member of JV Soccer and Lacrosse, Class of 2021
Anthony was our soccer coach. He always made soccer enjoyable and fun. He helped us improve and supported us, so we could play to the best of our abilities and be the best versions of ourselves. We all loved him and he will be missed.
- Kaitlyn Potter, member of JV Soccer and Lacrosse, Class of 2021
Anthony was a great person. He had a great personality, and was so funny and kind. He will be missed as a coach.
- Paige O’Neill, member of JV Soccer, Class of 2022
Anthony was the reason I continued to play soccer when I wanted to quit. He encouraged me to keep playing.
- Cheyenne Seobarrat, member of JV Soccer, Class of 2021
Thank you for all of your help, kind words and enthusiasm. Thank you for teaching me to believe in myself and not overthink. Thank you for everything you've done for me and many others. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
- Keelin Hammill, member of Lacrosse, Class of 2019
Mr. DiCarlo was a very dedicated man who inspired everyone to work hard and be the best version of themselves they could be as athletes and as individuals. He will be missed by so many.
- Kaylie Walsh, member of Lacrosse, Class of 2021
Anthony was the best coach we could’ve asked for. His heart and soul was the game, he didn’t care how good or bad you were, he wanted to get everyone interested in the game. He was truly a great man and will live forever in the hearts of his players and every person he came into contact with. I know he will be on the field and at the games for many years to come with us girls. Anthony was not only my coach, but a neighbor and a friend. I will truly miss him so much. Thank you so much for always believing in us, for all the laughs and memories, rest in sweetest peace coach.
- Diana Willoughby, member of JV Soccer, Class of 2021
Anthony wasn’t just a coach, he was a friend. He always knew the right way to cheer us up, or push us to become better players. He took so much action in the Fontbonne community, which we are so thankful for. Soccer won’t be the same without him, and we will miss him so much.
- Maeve Murnan, member of JV Soccer and Lacrosse, Class of 2021
Coach Anthony was extremely encouraging and he definitely pushed us to a limit that we never knew we were able to reach. He helped us realize we’re much more capable than we believe.
- Liani Kane, member of Lacrosse, Class of 2019
Anthony believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. I will forever be grateful for the love I gained for soccer, all because of him. He will be missed by myself and so many.
- Sofia Casale, member of JV Soccer, Class of 2022
Anthony was one of the best coaches I have ever had because he believed in everyone and always pushed everyone to work their best and try their hardest. He will be missed greatly.
- Kaylee Hermance, member of Lacrosse, Class of 2021
Anthony was a great coach, and an amazing human. He will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.
- Colleen Bambury, member of JV Soccer, Class of 2021
Anthony was the best coach. He was so supportive of everyone and made our soccer team feel like a family. he was encouraging of everyone and made sure everyone felt welcome. I am so grateful that I had the honor of calling him my coach.
- Madelyn Billows, member of JV Soccer and Lacrosse, Class of 2021