After another exciting season of GCHSAA hoops action, here are the 2017-2018 Brooklyn/Queens girls’ high school basketball all-stars. The stats and pertinent information were provided by the league’s coaches.
The following GCHSAA teams won diocesan titles this season.
Matt Gilroy, a 33-year-old defenseman, recently suited up as an assistant captain for Team U.S.A.’s men’s ice hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This crowning achievement of his hockey career was even more special, since he wore his brother’s No. 97 on his back.
Our Lady of Grace, Howard Beach, hosted its fifth annual Invitational Indoor Soccer Tournament from January through the beginning of March at Aviator Sports Complex, Marine Park.
In her first season at St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, guard Kelly O’Donnell was named the Skyline Conference’s Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Year.
The St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, girls’ track team had a successful showing at the CHSAA indoor season intersectional championships.
Tim Leary, who coached boys’ varsity basketball for 43 years at St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, died Feb. 13 at the age of 73 after a nearly yearlong battle with gallbladder cancer.
In her last home game as a member of the Fontbonne Hall Academy varsity basketball team, senior guard Katie Marquardt scored her 1,000th career point on Feb. 7, a Senior Night victory over division rival Msgr. McClancy H.S.
The overall men’s basketball program histories for St. John’s University and St. Francis College have traversed much different paths. However, a former Terrier remembers a statement win over the Johnnies in 1954.
The Catholic Youth Organization hosted its first annual “Nothin’ But Net” Epilepsy Awareness Basketball Tournament Jan. 15 at St. Adalbert parish, Elmhurst.