Maddy Siegrist, Joe Toussaint, Michael Green III and Alan Griffin are all Catholic high school graduates from the archdiocese who enjoyed strong seasons on the college basketball court.
Click here to read their stories from this week’s Catholic New York.
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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.
It’s a great start for Maddy Siegrist’s collegiate career.
The Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate was named first team All-Big East, earned a spot on the Big East All-Freshman Team and was the unanimous pick for Big East Rookie of the Year, the conference announced.
Siegrist, who was red-shirted in 2018-2019 due to an ankle injury, is the first Villanova University freshman to receive first team All-Big East honors.
Siegrist led the Wildcats during the regular season in scoring (19.1 points per game), rebounds (8.8) and three-point field goals (59).
Siegrist led the Big East during the regular season with 20 or more points in 14 games and double-doubles with 11. Her 19.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game both ranked second in the conference. She tied a conference record by being named the conference rookie of the week 10 times.
Her 19.1 points per game ranked her second among freshman scorers in the country.
Following the regular season, Siegrist averaged 15 points and 10.5 rebounds in two Big East Conference tournament games.
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Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate Maddy Siegrist was named the Big East Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for a fifth consecutive week and eighth time this season on Monday.
The Villanova University freshman averaged 21 points and nine rebounds in leading her team to victories over Penn and Georgetown.
Siegrist’s eight double-doubles lead the Big East. She’s averaging a conference-high 20.2 points per game and she’s second in the conference with 9.3 rebounds per game.
On Dec. 23, Siegrist earned conference player and freshman of the week honors after scoring 41 points in a win over La Salle.
Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate Maddy Siegrist was named Big East Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for the seventh time this season Jan. 13.
The Villanova University freshman had 23 points and 18 rebounds in a win over Xavier and 11 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Butler.
Siegrist is leading the conference with her 20.1 points per game and is second with 9.3 rebounds per game.
Maddy Siegrist was named Big East Women’s Basketball Freshman Player of the Week for the sixth time this season.
The Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate averaged 20 points and 12.5 rebounds in road victories over Seton Hall and St. John’s. In a loss to Creighton, Siegrist had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Siegrist is averaging 20.6 points per game to lead the Big East.
Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate Maddy Siegrist earned the Big East Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week award for the fifth time this season.
The Villanova University freshman finished with 18 points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist in a conference-opening win over Providence.
Siegrist was leading the Big East Conference with her 21.6 points per game and was third in rebounding at 8.1 per game through Dec. 29. She was fifth in field goal percentage at 51.1 percent and fifth with 1.5 blocks per game. She was shooting 73 percent from the free throw line, good for 12th in the Big East.
Villanova has matinees scheduled for Dec. 31 against Creighton, Jan. 3 against Seton Hall and Jan. 5 versus St. John’s. The 2 p.m. game with St. John’s is being televised by the CBS Sports Network.
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