The St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, women’s soccer team participated in a Run for Rett Syndrome Awareness on Oct. 31 in support of Erika Van Giesen and the entire Rett Syndrome community. Erika is the younger sister of women’s soccer co-captain Brianna Van Giesen. Erika was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in 2004 and as a way to raise awareness, Brianna and the women’s soccer team created Erika’s Dream Team.
The women’s soccer team ran 5 miles and helped raise over $6,000 for Rett Syndrome awareness.
Along with a Brooklyn-Queens championship, the freshmen girls’ cross-country team from Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, won the GCHSAA city and intersectional championships.
The sophomore girls’ cross-country team at St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, won this fall’s Brooklyn-Queens GCHSAA city and intersectional championships.