Congratulations to the St. Anastasia Girls’ Pee Wee soccer team. They finished first place in their division with a 5-1-2 record. They won their Championship game against St. Andrew’s 5 to 1. The girls had an amazing season. This is the girls 2nd Championship.
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.
Congratulations 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.
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!
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 to the St. Anastasia’s Girls PeeWee soccer team. The girls had an undefeated season.
They won their Championship game against St. Patrick’s 3 to 0. The girls had an amazing season.