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This Tuesday academy winter athletes celebrated their accomplishments and recognized their achievements for the 2019-2020 winter season. Winter CYO coaches were invited to share their reflections on the season.

7/8 Girls – Gold Team 

The team had a successful season with the following record:

  • Regular Season   8 Wins,  5 Losses
  • Playoffs: Win, 1 Loss

– Justin Sigler

3/4 Girls Basketball

“The 3rd/4th girls basketball team went undefeated this season led by Coach Larry Hearn. We had 14 spirited, young ladies on the team.” – Katie Schmitt

5/6 Girls Basketball

“I was very impressed on how the team performed this year.  As a team, we prayed before and after ever practice, before and after every game, between halves, and after we took the court for pregame warm ups.  This team knew who came first and what we wanted to represent.  We had 11 players on the team, ten 5th graders and only one 6th grader, Becca Berney.  Two players had never played basketball before, three players from last year’s team, and only one starter returning.  Our record was 12-1.  The only loss was by one point and we played that game without one of our starters due to sickness.  We were undefeated in the division and undefeated in the Everest year end tournament.  So the Everest 5/6 grade girls black team finished as division champions and tournament champions.  I am very proud of how these girls came together to be a great team!” -Dave Berney

7/8 Boys Black Team

“The 7/8 boys black team finished season with 4-6 record.  The team lost in first round of playoffs.  All losses were to teams that made the Sweet 16 of the CYO Tournament.  This young and inexperienced team learned how to compete at the next level of CYO basketball.  Close losses never deterred the team’s effort and commitment to each other.” -John Haezebrouck

5/6 Boys Basketball

“Our season was very exciting with several close games.  We finished the year 5-5, which was quite an accomplishment considering we started 2-4 after the first six games. We were fortunate to win three of our last four games. A season highlight was was in our last game against OLL. We entered the 4th quarter down by three.  Jimmy McGrath scored six points and our defense held them to just two points in the 4th……we won by one! Another exciting game was against St. Joe’s. The score was tied with about 10 seconds left; we had the ball.  Eddie Werner hit a jump shot with eight seconds to go to win the game.” -Eric Dale

3/4 Boys Basketball

“The team did a great job this season.  The developmental league is the best since it is the first year for many of the players to wear their school uniform.  It is special to see the pride the boys have in representing their school.   The  motto for the team this year was effort and attitude.  Much was demanded of the boys in terms of working hard to get better at basketball, but even more was emphasized in what it takes to be a great man.  They have set a solid foundation for the next seven or eight years of their athletic careers here at Everest as they continue to work toward sainthood.” -Michael Pruchnicki