2007-12-14 / Sports

St.Saviour High School Winter Sports In Full Swing

The St. Saviour High School sports program has been in full swing this year as the varsity swim team and the Varsity and JV basketballers are competing at the present time. The fall sports teams had very competitive and encouraging seasons and are already looking forward to next year with great anticipation. First, a look at this year's teams.

The varsity soccer team secured a playoff spot for the first time in school history and will look to build on their performance for next season. The team was led by a number of experienced seniors, which included Rosemary Burke, Clare Kearney, Julia Morris, Kristin Binckes, Kristen Borowiec, Danielle Lopez, Johana Monroy, Catherine Hogg and Brittany Bowen.

The Pandas also have a number of first- and second-year players who will help them next year.

The varsity tennis team continued its solid play and again made it to playoffs losing in the semifinals to eventual champ Archbishop Molloy. The team did defeat both Fontbonne Hall and Christ The King in the first two rounds of the playoffs and look to build on this experience for next season. Seniors Nicole Toro, Erica Fredrickson, Michelle Harper and Stephanie Yahiayan led the team.

The varsity volleyball team, under the guidance of new Coach Mary Early, was able to win a number of matches in the 2007 season. It was an improvement over the 2006 season, during which the team did not win a single set or game.

Seniors Deirdre Kenny, Meaghan Soccoa and Christina Indart led this year's team. Along with juniors Victoria Russell, Stephanie Hvala and Tamara Obradovic, these returning players look to improve on this year's successes.

The varsity Swim team, which is competing in the "A" Division this year after 3 years of being the "B" Division undefeated champs, are holding their own with a much tougher schedule. The team is presently sporting a record of 4 wins and 3 losses and can boast victories over borough rivals Bishop Kearney and Fontbonne Hall, to claim the unofficial title of "Brooklyn Champs."

The team is being led by the Suh sisters along with Shavon Kelly, Deirdre Kenny, Diana DeLosSantos and Meaghan Soccoa and a group of other top-notch swimmers who are preparing for the Championship meets that begin in late January.

The varsity basketball team has gotten off to a solid start having defeated league opponents St. Edmund's, Bishop Loughlin and St. John's Prep. The team also defeated non-league opponent Academy of St. Joseph of Brentwood, LI and sport a 4-1 overall record, as they head into the Christmas recess.

The team has been playing solid defense and getting offensive contributions from a number of different players, which includes last years starting five, consisting of Kristin Binckes, Clare Kearney, Rosemary Burke, Danielle Lopez and Julia Morris.

Coach Bob Atanasio is also looking for solid performances from juniors Melissa DeLaRosa and Stephanie Hvala, along with senior Samantha Slatwinski, who had to sit out last year due to transfer rules. Another contributor has been freshman center Alyson Caiazzo.

The JV basketball team has been playing competitive basketball with a limited bench, presently own a 1-2 league record and look to improve as the season progresses. The team is being led by Nicole Juliano, Brittany Delaney, out with an injury until January, and Ana Guillandeaux and Gabriella DiGiacomo.

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