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.
Four student-athletes from The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sports careers in college.
Just over a year ago, James Lally took over as the athletic director at St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, and the Bears’ athletic program is experiencing an unprecedented wave of enthusiasm and success.
Raven Pitt, a senior guard on the St. Joseph’s H.S., Downtown Brooklyn, girls’ varsity basketball team, signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her hoops career at Wagner College, Staten Island.
The fall CHSAA season came to a close with championships in several sports.
Anthony Iapoce, the hitting coach of the Texas Rangers, will be hosting the inaugural New York Baseball Coaches Clinic on Dec. 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Division Avenue H.S., Levittown, L.I.