Billies top rival
Goaltending is a huge part of field hockey, and so far Williamsville South has been very good in that department. The Billies’ Rachel Makowiak picked up her third shutout of the young season in a 2-0 win over Williamsville East.
“Rachel has been a steady goaltender,” Williamsville South coach Mary Ferenczy said. “She made 10 saves in this game. She had a big game against Orchard Park with 12 saves. Rachel has been steady back there, orchestrating the defense.”
Abby Ferenczy and Linden Merrill contributed to the offense with a goal each as the team moved to 4-1-1.
“Each day we’re trying to improve,” Mary Ferenczy said. “Yesterday’s focus at practice was on passing. We encompassed that in our game plan. It’s been a good week – we tied” Williamsville North “and beat” Williamsville East.”
Sunny day for Wilson
The championship game of the field hockey’s Barb Field Tournament proved worth the wait for Wilson. The squad captured the title with a 3-1 win over Sacred Heart. The title matchup originally was scheduled for Saturday, but was postponed due to the heavy rain.
Erin Boyle, Courtney Wheeler and Rachael Cobo scored for Wilson, and Boyle took home tournament honors as Most Valuable Player. Kaitlyn Drew-Mead scored for the Sharks.
Lakemen have great day
In golf, Wilson set a school record with a combined score of 198 in a win over Akron (234) at Dande Farms. Brandon Seider led the way as medalist with a 36.
Sacred Heart downed Nardin in girls golf, 231 to 259, as Lauren Kase led the way with a 37.
Top Marauders honored
Some of the best athletes in St. Joe’s history will be honored as part of Hall of Fame Weekend. The activity begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Those who will be saluted are:
• Domonic Cook ’97: a three-sport All-Catholic competitor in track, basketball and football. He holds many school records, including most touchdown receptions in a career.
• Joseph Cormier ‘94: An All-Catholic football player and captain of the ’93 championship team. He never lost to Canisius in four years. Cormier also was a baseball team captain.
• Sandro DeAngelis ’00: He is the first St. Joe’s football player to win the Connolly Cup. He holds four school records and attended Nebraska on a full scholarship. DeAngelis played in the Canadian Football League with Calgary.
• Steve Robida ’64: A two-time All-Catholic choice in baseball, he received a scholarship at Kentucky and was signed by the Baltimore Orioles. Robida is a member of the Western New York Baseball Hall of Fame.
• The 1979 Varsity Baseball Team: Went 17-1 and won the Georgetown Cup championship. Six players were named to first-team All-Western New York squads.
Park picks Hutchins
The Park School of Buffalo has appointed Marcus Hutchins to the position of Director of Athletics.
Hutchins comes to Park from the University at Buffalo, where he served as Senior Associate Director of Recreation and Intramural Services. He also is the founder and chief executive of The Unit Promise, a non-profit organization that works with youth.
A graduate of UB, he holds an Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Leading for Diversity, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Public Affairs.