College Basketball Spotlight On Rockaway Stars
By Elio Velez
Boston University's Kevin Fitzgerald is a starting point guard who was named one of the three captains for the Terriers. The 6'3, 198 pound junior point guard from Belle Harbor led the NCAA Division I American East last season with an assist to turnover ratio of 2.52-1. He has started every game in his first two seasons and is on pace to be in the all time top 5 of in assists for the Terriers.
Thomas McCormick, from Breezy Point, is a junior point guard at Adelphi University. A starter this season at Adelphi, Thomas originally transferred from Belmont Abbey College. McCormick has averaged almost 10 points and 30 minutes a game. McCormick was named captain and MVP of the CHSAA Tournament when he attended Xavier High School
Tom's brother Ryan played at Adelphi University from 1997-2001. Ryan was the 2000-2001 NCAA II Men's Basketball Player of the Year and first team All- American. Ryan is currently playing professionally in the Italian Basketball League for the Metis Varese team, where he is currently the starting point guard.
Janelle McManus, who transferred from Boston College to Fairfield University last year, will be eligible to play for the Stags in January.
Belle Harbor native Clare Droesch entered her second year as guard/forward of the Boston College Eagles. She averaged 10 points a game last season and shot 40% from three-point land.
Tricia Tubridy starts her junior year as guard/forward for the Harvard women's basketball team. A 6-0 starter, Tricia started 27 of 28 games in her sophomore year and was second on the team in assists.
Your Assistance Is Needed
With Men's and Women's College Basketball just underway, the Wave would like to feature those people who are playing in winter collegiate sports. We would like your help in submitting present players who have lived in Rockaway, Broad Channel or areas where this paper is viewed. Last year, the Wave featured Rockaway players such as Clare Droesch, who plays for Boston College, Sharif Fordham, who attended St. John's University in Queens and Taylor Murphy, who plays for the Monroe "Mustangs" (5-0) of New Rochelle, Westchester County N.Y.
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