The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, varsity tennis team won its second straight GCHSAA state championship on Oct. 19 with a victory over St. Anthony’s H.S., South Huntington, L.I. The title marks the school’s third state tennis championship in the past five years.
The team also won its seventh consecutive Brooklyn-Queens championship, defeating Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, as well as this year’s city championship with a win over Notre Dame Academy, Staten Island.
The Hilltoppers are led by first-year head coach Christina Cordes, ’11, and assistant coach Christina Martin.
Fresh off the announcement that he will be getting inducted into the Fordham University, the Bronx, Hall of Fame in the spring, the school’s longtime cross-country/track and field coach Tom Dewey was inducted Nov. 3 into the St. Augustine H.S., Park Slope, Lancer Hall of Fame.
In addition to Fordham and St. Augustine, his 53-year coaching career has also included stops at Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, and Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush.
Dewey was joined was fellow inductees Louis Anemone, ’63, Sal Mulia, ’65, Larry Bartlett, ’68, and Tom McGrann, ’68. The Lionheart Award was presented to Jim Konkel, ’54.
St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, Clinton, senior women’s tennis star Denise Trerotola capped off her career as the most successful student-athlete in program history by being named to the Skyline All-Conference Team for the third time.
The graduate of St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope, was a second-team all-conference selection. She became the Bears all-time leader in singles victories (22) and combined victories (35).
Trerotola is the first St. Joseph’s student-athlete in any sport to receive All-Skyline honors three times.