St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, will be adding two new varsity sports to the fold in the next few years. Men’s volleyball and women’s soccer are set to be the school’s newest NCAA Division I programs.
Three local baseball standouts were selected in this year’s MLB draft. Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, senior shortstop Jaylen Palmer was chosen by the hometown New York Mets in the 22nd round.
St. Francis College has named Linda Cimino its new head women’s basketball coach. She is the 13th coach in program history.
For the 59th year, legends of the game gathered to relive their vast hoops memories. Held May 4 at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights, the dinner is a spring tradition that continues going strong.
The Catholic Youth Organization of Brooklyn and Queens will host its annual Hall of Fame Mass, dinner and induction ceremony June 1 at the Immaculate Conception Center.
With all the rumblings surrounding corruption in college basketball and the NCAA in general, this year’s NCAA Tournament has been a breath of fresh air in the form of Sister Jean from Loyola University Chicago.
In her first season at St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, guard Kelly O’Donnell was named the Skyline Conference’s Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Year.
The overall men’s basketball program histories for St. John’s University and St. Francis College have traversed much different paths. However, a former Terrier remembers a statement win over the Johnnies in 1954.
Casey O’Shaughnessy, a junior guard on the Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, varsity basketball team, scored her 1,000th career point on Jan. 31.
Chris DiStefano, a 2006 graduate of St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, was inducted Jan. 21 into the Bears Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place on Alumni and Family Day during halftime of the St. Joe’s matchup with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, L.I.