CYO

AthleticsThe St. Anastasia sports programs are open to all children who attend The Divine Wisdom Academy or live within the boundaries of the St. Anastasia Parish.

Participants are not required to be parish members. We do not discriminate based on race or religion. Certain sports have age or aptitude requirements, which are indicated in the sports pages ahead.

CYOByLawsClinics are available for younger children who reside outside of the Parish and do not attend the school if space permits. Waivers (permission to join a St. Anastasia team even if one does not live within the boundaries of the St. Anastasia Parish) can be obtained in limited circumstances for CYO level sports. Please inquire about eligibility if you have any questions.

Spring Soccer Champions

girlsspring2016 boysspring2016Congratulations to the St. Anastasia Boys’ Midget soccer team. The Diocesan Spring Championship was claimed with a nail biting victory over Saint Luke’s in double overtime! And congratulations to the St. Anastasia Girl’s Intermediate soccer team. The Diocesan Spring Championship was also claimed with a nail biting victory over Our Lady of Hope in overtime! Congratulations boys and girls!

Fantastic Finish!

Intermediate Girls' team pictured with coaches Debbie Doreste and Cathy Conlon
Intermediate Girls’ team pictured with coaches Debbie Doreste and Cathy Conlon

Congratulations to the St. Anastasia Girls’ Intermediate soccer team. The Diocesan Fall Championship was finally claimed with a nail biting victory over Saint Francis De Sales of Rockaway in double overtime! Congratulations girls!

2015 Diocesan Champions

The team celebrating their victory and enjoying their trophies after the championship game
The team celebrating their victory and enjoying their trophies after the championship game
A HUGE congratulations to Coaches Bonavita and Blackman and the St. Anastasia 7th Grade Boys Basketball team. They are the 2015 champions of CYO Brooklyn/Queens Dioceses!!! The parish is so proud of them.

After a long season in the most competitive division of their level, a 51 team playoff bracket in the 7th grade division began in late February. In the early rounds, St. A’s rolled off victories against Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Mercy, and Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament. In the semi-finals they faced their arch rivals in St. Kevin’s. St. Anastasia fell behind early but came back to move on to the finals. In the finals, they faced last year’s finalist St. Francis de Sales. This very tough and disciplined team from the Rockaways jumped out to an early lead. However, St. A’s made the proper defensive adjustments and exploited de Sales weaknesses to even the score. After a nail-biting 4th quarter with the teams exchanging baskets, de Sales hit 2 key free throws with 1.7 seconds left to send the game into overtime. St. A’s was down 2 players because of foul trouble but the speed, athleticism and heart of the team was too much for the tired de Sales team to handle. St. A’s was put at the foul line 3 times in the last 58 seconds of the game and was clutch in making their free throws. St. Anastasia pulled out a 45-39 victory to become champions!!!

The team dedicated their championship to William T. Smith Jr, father and close family member of the team.

18-1, A Great Season!

3-4grade-basketballCongratulations to the St. Anastasia CYO 3rd and 4th grade girls basketball team. The girls coached by Alex Bonavita and Heather Gambeski had a regular season record of 14 wins and 0 loses. They went on to win 4 playoff games. Unfortunately, the team narrowly lost in the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan Championship game. The girls had a fantastic year and we are proud of their accomplishments.

Congratulations to Our Gold Medal Winners!

Intermediate girls team with head coach Debbie Doreste and assistant coach Cathleen Conlon
Intermediate girls team with head coach Debbie Doreste and assistant coach Cathleen Conlon

On February 28, 2015, Our Lady of Grace held the Intermediate Division 2nd Annual Indoor Soccer tournament at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Several parishes throughout the diocese participated in the event. St. Anastasia’s intermediate girls won the gold medal against very tough competition. Their soccer skills and sportsmanship throughout the event were commendable! Congratulations girls!

Gold Medal Team!

On January 10, 2015, Our Lady of Grace held the Squirt’s Division 2nd Annual Indoor Soccer tournament at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Several parishes throughout the diocese participated in the event. St. Anastasia’s second grade boys won the gold medal against very tough competition. Their soccer skills and sportsmanship throughout the event were commendable! Congratulations boys!

Second grade team with Head Coach Michael Conlon and Assistant Coach Cathleen Conlon.

Congratulations 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade Girls Soccer Teams!

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CYO Diocesan History was made Sunday 6/16 as two teams from the same parish competed for the championship in the girls soccer 5th/6th grade division. In a hard fought and competitive match, the 4th/5th grade Saint Anastasia girls defeated the 6th grade Saint Anastasia girls by a score of 3-1. Congratulations to our girls and coaches for making the parish proud. Below is a combined team photo of both teams celebrating after the match.

CYO registration is now open for next year. Please go to https://st-anastasia-cyo.sportssignup.com to access our online registration system. If you have questions about our programs, please send us an email at stanastasiacyo@gmail.com.