2001-12-29 / Sports

Awesome Season For Bishop Kearney Volleyball

Awesome Season For
Bishop Kearney Volleyball

The Bishop Kearney Volleyball Tigers had an awesome season, defeating teams from St. Edmund’s, Fontbonne Hall, Bishop Ford and Nazareth. They finished their season with a perfect 12-0 in Brooklyn-League play (CHSAA) and topped it with a (first) 3 out of 5 games against chief-rival, Christ the King Regional High School, in a non-league encounter, the first-time-ever defeat of this Varsity Team!! On Monday, October 29th, BK’s Varsity defeated St. Edmund’s Prep to clinch the Brooklyn Championship. This gives BK’s Varsity a 6-year Brooklyn championship run (Kings County teams).

On Thursday, October 25th, a special goodbye ceremony was held at the conclusion of the Kearney- St. Saviour’s match, which BK won. It was the last regular season home game, and it has been a tradition at BK for the non-Senior team members to honor the senior-members, and for the seniors to honor their mothers. In the presence of S. Joan McAvoy, the school principal, and Dr. Gregory Rossicone, the school’s associate principal, the "roasts" and "toasts" went on. It was a very moving ceremony, which was followed by an informal dinner for the varsity and JV teams and their parents. The seniors included Caitlin O’ Callaghan (Breezy Point), Nicki Nies (Breezy Point), Katie Maguire (Breezy Point), Katie Leota (BPSC), Katie Herchenroder (Breezy Point) and Valerie DiVeglio. It was a very moving ceremony and a sad night for the seniors.

The varsity Tigers entered the semi-finals at Queens College on Sunday, November 4th, at 2:30 pm, and won the game against Mary Louis Academy. They continued their winning streak, beating Christ The King to win the Brooklyn Diocesan Championship game at St. John’s University on Tuesday, November 6th.

The Tigers participated in the State Volleyball Championship Tournament on November 9th, 10th, 11th, and had a poor showing. But the following week, they took their never say die attitude to the CHSAA City Championship game against Cardinal Spellman High school and won the New York City Catholic high school championship in three straight games. Still on a winning streak, they beat PSAL city champs, Francis Lewis, in the New York City Metro Bowl, for the title of City-wide Champions. Congratulations to all!

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