Fractured shins, a torn ACL and multiple shoulder surgeries. Sprained ankles, a broken foot and mononucleosis. Suffice to say, the six senior captains for the Nazareth Academy soccer team have experienced it all together, from the highest peaks to the lowest valleys.
They filed into the tiny office inside the school gymnasium, one by one, until there were six of them inside the cramped room. They rattled off the neighborhoods they hail from and grade schools they attended, from Fox Chase to Somerton to Mayfair; St. Cecilia to St. Matthew to St. Albert the Great.
As tends to be the case this time of year, excitement is abound amongst the area high school girls parochial basketball programs.
— An injury ended Samantha Gibson's pitching career; now she's at first base, and she also helps in her community.
— Here's a look at the winter-season basketball players and coaches who will be honored at the 27th annual Northeast Sports Awards Banquet in May.
Although the four local girls squads hailing from the Philadelphia Catholic League and Catholic Academies League have very different strengths and strategies, there seems to be one common theme shared on the hardwood this winter — youth.
St. Hubert senior Eireann Anastasi, an All-Catholic forward, is leading her team in scoring this season with 15 points per game.