Mel Peluso, who coached Catholic Youth Organization baseball at St. Mary Gate of Heaven, Ozone Park, passed away. Peluso also was the announcer for basketball games in the gymnasium and was known for his emphatic calls when a player scored a basket.
Congratulations to the Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, boys’ varsity and junior varsity lacrosse teams for each winning their respective city championships this spring.
The following varsity high school softball players were named to this season’s GCHSAA All-League teams:
Tier 1 East
Katherine De Sarno, Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood
Angelina Rama, Archbishop Molloy
Emily Mauro, Archbishop Molloy
Ashley DeStefano, Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst
Elizabeth Russo, St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows
Tori Parente, St. Francis Prep
Natasha Bohack, The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates
Tier 1 West
Santina Arena, Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge
Kayla Rolon, Fontbonne Hall Academy
Brianna Riccardi, St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay
Raina Meed, St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope
Kelly Baker, Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge
Olivia Scarpaci, Xaverian
Sam Biancoviso, Xaverian
Kimberly Johnston, Holy Cross H.S., Flushing
Linet Coste, Holy Cross
Maria DelGreco, Holy Cross
Jazmyn Barrios, St. John’s Prep, Astoria
Bryn Geraghty, St. John’s Prep
Victoria Miller, St. John’s Prep
Ashley Orellana, Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene
Amanda Ramirez, Christ the King H.S., Middle Village
Angie Santiago, Christ the King
Madison Orellano, Christ the King
Nichole Robinson, Cristo Rey Brooklyn H.S., Flatbush
Nyla Cox, Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush
The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA), Jamaica Estates, varsity lacrosse team captured the school’s first-ever GCHSAA city championship title. TMLA is also the first Queens high school to win a city title in girls’ lacrosse – winning the championship game 10-3 over Cardinal Spellman H.S., the Bronx.
In other TMLA sports news, the varsity badminton team completed their season with a new program record 11 wins. The team finished as city championship runners-up to St. John the Baptist H.S., West Islip, L.I.