Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, senior offensive lineman Anthony Marin – a 2021 Tablet All-Star – is set to play this fall at Presbyterian College, Clinton, S.C. Meanwhile, Olivia Scarpaci, a standout basketball and softball player at Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, is heading to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
Emily Engstler, a small forward on the University of Louisville’s women’s basketball team, was named a finalist for the Naismith Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year Midseason Team. Engstler was a McDonald’s High School All-American while playing at St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows. Through her first 26 games this season, she’s averaged 11.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
The Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, varsity bowling team won this year’s city championship. In the final match, the Stanners defeated La Salle Academy, Manhattan, 3-2. Senior Dan Hickey bowled a 224 in Game 1 and a 206 in Game 2. In Game 3, freshman Nico Tolentino bowled a 240, which was the high mark of the city championship match. The team is coached by Vinny Leonardo.
Longtime local high school coach Lou Piccola has coached his final game. Piccola coached baseball and basketball at many levels, most notably Catholic Youth Organization basketball at St. Thomas Aquinas and baseball and basketball at Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge. He wrapped up his career coaching basketball at Colts Neck H.S., N.J.