Sports Round-Up July 17

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


Tier 2

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


Tier 3

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.