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Fifth Grade CYO Team Wins Prestigious Sportsmanship Award

The Nassau Suffolk CYO has announced the winners of the Girls Basketball Programs 2009/1010 Sportsmanship Awards. Congratulations to Michael Miller and Pete Klimuszko fifth-grade team for winning this prestigious award.

“The Margaret McGorry Sportsmanship Award is the highest award that CYO gives. Sportsmanship is the key to the values that CYO stands for and it is an outstanding accomplishment to have a team win this award. It is often said that aside from parents and teachers, coaches are the most influential force in a young person’s development,” explained St. Mary’s CYO Director John Kiggins, “For these coaches to conduct themselves accordingly and be role models for their players on how to conduct themselves speaks to the quality people they are. The girls are to be congratulated for not only their competitive effort but also for their sportsmanship and fair play. The parents are also to be thanked for their commitment to the program and instilling good sportsmanship in their daughters. ”

Msgr. John McCann, pastor of St. Mary’s added, “I offer my congratulations and thanks to Mike and Pete and to the girls and their families on the exemplary way they represent St. Mary’s.”

The Church of St. Mary’s CYO especially appreciates the effort of the players and coaches. Congratulations to: Mike and Pete and players Rebecca Kinsley, Melinda Keogh; Madison Miller, Alexia Terenzi; Amanda Kelly; Sara Weppler; Caitlin O’Connor, Lily Sheridan, Maggie Klimuszko, Emma Fleishman, Lia Frankis, Mary Stingi and Kimberly Keiss.