John Turner knew it would take the world to beat Gwynedd Mercy and have his Nazareth Academy basketball team advance. And although it didn’t come close to happening, this particular Pandas squad still means the world to their coach.
Four-year starting guard Marissa Sylvester leads the Nazareth Academy basketball team back to districts.
Karli Visconto has become so skilled at balancing her hectic schedule that it’s a surprise she hasn’t taken up the trapeze by now.
As tends to be the case this time of year, excitement is abound amongst the area high school girls parochial basketball programs.
— 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.
"I think we’ll get to the championship. It’s going to be rough because some of the teams we play are tough. We definitely have the talent, and I think we’re strong because if one player isn’t doing well, the others will pick her up. We all keep each other positive." — Danielle Gasperi
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.