Citron Wins Top Honor

Sonia Citron received New York State’s Class AA Girls Basketball Player of the Year from the New York State Sportswriters Association.

The 6-foot-1 junior guard helped The Ursuline School to a 24-0 record and 2019-2020 Section 1 championship in 2019-2020.

Citron announced earlier this month she will attend the University of Notre Dame in 2021-2022.

Citron was one of 11 Catholic High School players in the archdiocese to be recognized by the state sportswriters association. Joining Citron are:

CLASS AA: Paulina Paris, Albertus Magnus, second team; Ava Learn, Our Lady of Lourdes, third team; Alexa Mustafaj, Ursuline, ninth team; Tanasha Mills, Albertus Magnus, 13th team.

CLASS A: Amber Abusbeih, Moore Catholic, third team; Ashley Marrocco, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, sixth team; Jordan Welle, Moore Catholic, ninth team; Gianna Samuels, Notre Dame Academy, 13th team; Shanice Sinclair, Cardinal Spellman, 15th team.

CLASS B: Marie Cari, Notre Dame School, eighth team.

PHOTO OF SONIA CITRON COURTESY OF TEAM USA BASKETBALL

 

Citron Commits to Notre Dame

Sonia Citron of The Ursuline School announced on Twitter last week that she will be attending the University of Notre Dame for the 2021-2022 school year.

“So blessed and excited to announce my commitment to the University of Notre Dame. Thank you to everyone that has helped me along the way. I wouldn’t be where
I am today without you,” she said in her Twitter announcement.

Citron led Ursuline to the Section 1 Class AA championship and a 24-0 record in 2019-2020. The season came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic before the state regional semifinal against Monroe-Woodbury.

The 6-foot-1 guard was named the 2019-2020 Gatorade New York State Girls Basketball Player of the Year. In 2019, she earned all-tournament honors after leading Team USA to International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) U16 Americas Championship in Chile.

PHOTO COURTESY OF USA BASKETBALL

 

CYO Basketball Camp in Goshen

Orange County CYO is hosting boys and girls basketball camps this summer at John S. Burke High School in Goshen.

The boys camp is scheduled for June 29-July 2, and the girls camp follows July 6-9.

The camp, which is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, is for children entering grades 4 through 8. Registration is $95 per child.

Click here to learn more and to register.

 

Giorgis Wins Kay Yow Award

Marist College women’s basketball coach Brian Giorgis was presented the Kay Yow Award as the nation’s top Division I coach.

Giorgis received the award from collegeinsider.com after guiding the Red Foxes to a 26-4 record and a share of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title. The 26 wins marked the ninth time Marist won 25 or more games in Giorgis’ 18 seasons as head coach. Giorgis has a career record of 425-160 at Marist.

Prior to his arrival at Marist, Giorgis coached the Our Lady of Lourdes High School girls basketball program to nine state championships and a 451-44 record in 19 seasons. He’s the only high school coach in state history to coach four different programs — basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball — to the state final four.

Yow won 737 games in 34 seasons as North Carolina State head coach and coached Team USA to a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics. She first was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and died of the disease in 2009.

Davis, Citron Net Honors

Archbishop Stepinac High School’s R.J. Davis and The Ursuline School’s Sonia Citron each received basketball for their play during the 2019-2020 season.

Davis was named Mr. New York State Basketball by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York, and Citron received the Gatorade New York State Girls Basketball Player of the Year award.

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NYSPHSAA Cancels Playoffs

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has cancelled the remainder of its winter sports state tournaments, the NYSPHSAA announced Monday.

The NYSPHSAA was in the middle of state regional tournaments for boys and girls basketball, state semifinals for ice hockey and boys and girls bowling state tournaments.

The Ursuline School won the Section 1 Class AA championship, and was scheduled to play Monroe-Woodbury in a state regional semifinal when the playoffs were suspended.

NYSPHSAA Suspends Championships

All winter regional and state championship events have been suspended indefinitely by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

The NYSPHSAA made this announcement late Thursday. The Ursuline School, John S. Burke, Our Lady of Lourdes and Albertus Magnus high schools are Catholic schools in the archdiocese that compete in the NYSPHSAA.

The Ursuline School won the Section 1 girls basketball championship and was competing in the state regional tournament.