During Columbus Day Weekend, a number of Catholic Youth Organization parishes participated in the annual “Pink Games” basketball tournament to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Destiny Howell, a senior guard on the St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, girls’ basketball team, has committed to continue her hoops career at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, hosted its 31st Annual P.O. Hoban Memorial Run on Sept. 15. The 5-mile run keeps alive the memory of P.O. Christopher Hoban, ’80, who gave his life in the line of duty in 1988 at the age of 26.
Margaret Alaimo, a graduate of Stella Maris H.S., and former basketball standout at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, was named a new director of athletics and recreation at St. Joseph’s College, Clinton Hill.
The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Class A short-season affiliate of the New York Mets, won the New York-Penn League championship on Sept. 10 with a 4-3 victory over the Lowell Spinners.
Xaverian graduate Chris Alesi was recently named the new head men’s basketball coach at Manhattanville College, continuing the family tradition of hoops in the Alesi family.
St. John’s University, Jamaica, will host a Dribble for the Cure event, Sept. 21.
Women’s soccer is the newest NCAA Division I sport at St. Francis College.
Two former members of the St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, men’s basketball team are continually their professional careers overseas.
It’s fitting that infielder Joe Panik, the newest member of the New York Mets, actually played a game at Citi Field before the Mets themselves.