Matt Farrell

Next in Line
Five years ago, Point Beach boys basketball coach Nick Catania was trying to tell any college coach from a power conference who would listen that he had a point guard who would make their program very happy if they would just give him a chance...
Top Player: Beach's Farrell
Over the last five seasons of head coach Nick Catania’s nine-year tenure, the Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball team has boasted a number of All-Shore caliber players and even a few Division I players, and most of them would stand out more than senior guard Matt Farrell during the…
Farrell Commits to Notre Dame
Point Beach senior point guard Matt Farrell had been mulling over a verbal commitment to Notre Dame on Tuesday when a trip home after school sealed the deal.
"My grandfather went to Notre Dame, so it's always been a special place in our family,'' Farrell said...
Twice as Nice
POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Over the last month, the Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball team has encountered increasingly challenging circumstances compared to a run of routs it rolled up during the first month-and-a-half of games.
Throughout the course of this season, however, the Garnet Gulls had nev…
Coaches' All-Shore
The Shore Conference boys basketball coaches have made their selections for All-Shore and All-Division. All selections were made by voting from the coaches. 
Player of the Year
Matt Farrell, Sr., G, Point Beach (unanimous)
Coach of the Year
Tom Stead, Matawan
First Team
Dom Uhl, Sr...
Beach Day
From the minute basketball practices began in early December, Point Beach was expected to accomplish a feat that it had never achieved in the 77-year history of the Shore Conference Tournament.
Point Men
WEST LONG BRANCH – The first golden era of Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball ended in the mid-1960’s, and the last several years have seen the resurrection of Beach Ball, culminated by a 49-41 win over Christian Brothers Academy in the Shore Conference Tournament final Satur…
Getting All Defensive
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BRICK – Top-seeded Point Beach entered the Shore Conference Tournament as perhaps the Shore’s most explosive offensive team, a star-studded group dazzling crowds with dunks, long-range shooting and pinpoint passing...
Semifinal Picks
Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Brick Memorial High School
No. 1 Point Beach vs. No. 4 Matawan, 6 p.m.
For 23 games, Point Beach looked like a team that would not only win the Shore Conference Tournament, but reach the NJSIAA Group I semifinal without an opponent so much …
Garnet Gulp
Photo Gallery by Cliff Lavelle
LONG BRANCH – A dream season and a multi-year renaissance for the Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball team nearly began its downward spiral Sunday at Long Branch High School the same way it began its meteoric rise...
Knocked to the Mat
ROSELLE – The Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball team had been so dominant during its 18-0 start to the season that the starters were rarely on the court for any of the fourth quarters this season.
Sunday at the Primetime Shootout at Roselle Catholic High School, the Patrick School wore down those …
Noah's Arc
POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball coach Nick Catania admits he does not take losses well, but he takes them better than senior point guard Matt Farrell.
For the past 11 months, Farrell and the Garnet Gulls have been sitting on a loss to Lakewood in last year’s Shore Conferen…

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