Four eighth grade teams participated in the CYO Basketball league this year, and celebrated their successes on and off the court at the 8th Grade Basketball Banquet on Wednesday night. All the players were recognized for their commitment to their teams and school, with a shout out to the girls’ team coached by Tom and Joette Longuillo, who celebrated their third championship win this season. Special awards were given to athletes who demonstrated exceptional skill, sportsmanship
and leadership throughout their sports careers at SJS.
K.C. Miller Spirit Award
was given to Bella L. and Evan C. for honoring the memory of K.C. Miller by displaying energetic and enthusiastic support of their team,
school and parish.
Lyndsey C. and Jerry F. received the
Greg Iarrobino Sportsmanship Award
for maintaining the highest ideal of sportsmanship on and off the basketball court.
Finn M. and Genna L. received the
Bill Dobranski Leadership Award
for acting with honor and distinction and displaying an ability to inspire their teammates.
Natalia V. and Ethan V. received the
Merritt Brown Award
for their unwavering dedication and unselfish and cooperative attitude.
Paul McGuiness Award
was given to Angelica S. and Jack M. for displaying
a strong love for the game of basketball through their unselfish play
as well as commitment and dedication to their team.