December 18, 1997 |
Notre Dame Academy's Maureen Delaney has always chosen academics over athletics. So, even though she probably could have earned a Division I basketball scholarship during last month's early signing period, Delaney decided to wait to hear from her first choice. The wait was worthwhile. On Monday, Delaney was accepted by Brown University, an Ivy League school where she had applied under the school's early-action program. "My parents have always stressed education," said Delaney, a 5-foot-11 guard-forward who averaged 11 points per game for the Irish last season.
October 24, 1996 |
Diana Caramanico yesterday became the third senior at Germantown Academy to give an oral commitment to a Division I women's basketball program, announcing she'll attend Penn. Previously, guard Monica Williams committed to Auburn and forward Mandy Olley chose Old Dominion. The Ivy League, unlike most NCAA Division I leagues, does not require athletes to sign letters of intent. Caramanico, who also is a member of the Germantown Academy boys' water polo team, had listed La Salle, Loyola (Md.)
April 2, 1998 |
Three members of Downingtown's PIAA Class AAAA championship basketball team are scheduled to join eight other area seniors on the girls' Suburban team in Sunday's All-Star Labor Classic at the St. Joseph's University Fieldhouse. The classic pits boys' and girls' teams from the suburbs against city teams made up of players from the Public, Catholic and Catholic Academies leagues. Karrie Cook, Tracy Kling and Heather McFarland will represent the Whippets. Joining them on the Suburban girls' team are Erin Crawford of Cardinal O'Hara, Maureen Delaney of Notre Dame Academy, Mandy Joachim of Springfield (Delco)
November 14, 1989 |
The Inter-Academic League championship girls' soccer game that was suspended because of fan interference will not be replayed. Notre Dame Academy, therefore, has won the title, based on its undefeated record. Notre Dame had been leading Germantown Academy, 2-1, with about 18 minutes left in the second half of their game Oct. 31 when referee Karen Kelly stopped the game. She cited as the reasons verbal attacks on her by a Germantown Academy fan who also scuffled with Notre Dame coach David McGinley.
November 16, 1999 |
Notre Dame Academy senior Colleen Fitzpatrick said yesterday that she would play basketball next fall for Lafayette College. Fitzpatrick, a 5-foot-11 power forward who averaged 16 points and eight rebounds per game last season, had narrowed her choices to Princeton, Lehigh, Towson and Lafayette. She said she decided to play for the Leopards after she visited their Easton, Pa., campus. "After exploring all the options I found that Lafayette was the best fit for me athletically and academically," said Fitzpatrick, who plans to study biology.
February 20, 2009 |
The 109th Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships, one of the largest prep school meets in the country, are set for today and tomorrow at La Salle University. But the field will not include Catholic League teams this year. The Catholic League teams will be competing for the first time in the District 12 championships at Widener University. Germantown Academy, Penn Charter, Episcopal Academy, Haverford School, Agnes Irwin, Notre Dame Academy, and Malvern Prep - all members of the Inter-Academic League - will be at the Easterns, along with Hill School, Westtown School and George School.
July 25, 1995 |
Stu Ingraham, the head professional at Overbrook Golf Club, birdied five holes and bogeyed one in winning the $11,000 Izod Club Classic of the Philadelphia PGA with a 4-under-par 67 yesterday at the Country Club of Harrisburg. Brett Upper, a former tour player from Bent Creek, was second at 68. SCHOLASTIC CLASSIC David Trainor of Archbishop Carroll shot a 71 at Plymouth Country Club and won the 54-hole Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Golf Classic with a 216 total. He competed in the Suburban Division.
November 8, 2000 |
The phone at Melissa Knight's home is not ringing as much anymore. But Knight, a Penn Charter senior, enjoys the silence. Today she will sign a national letter of intent to play basketball next year at the University of Miami. And that means no more late-night phone calls from college coaches. "It got a little old after a while," said Knight, a 5-foot-10 forward who averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds per game last season. "The first day the coaches could call, I had about 50 messages waiting for me. " Knight, a first-team all-city and third-team all-area selection by The Inquirer last season, visited Miami's campus on Oct. 7, when the Hurricanes played Florida State in football and won, 27-24.
December 17, 1997 |
The Western Maryland football team, which made it to the NCAA Division III playoffs this season before losing to Lycoming in the first round, had a distinct West Chester East flavor. Ty Grant, Nick Maglio, Stephen Peed, Michael Rankin and Brian Weersing, all graduates of East, and A.J. Ernst, a graduate of Great Valley, were members of the first Green Terrors team to qualify for the postseason in the 34 years of the NCAA playoffs. Western Maryland was 10-0 during the regular season, the third undefeated and untied team in the school's 103 seasons of football.
January 25, 2007 |
Coach Kathy McCartney attributes Villa Maria Academy's 54-45 win Monday night over Mount St. Joseph to a maturing process, particularly for freshman point guard Ellen Cannon. The win left the Hurricanes (13-3 overall) and the Magic (17-2) tied for first place in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies with 9-1 records. "There's a lot of pressure on the point guard, especially when she's a freshman," said McCartney, whose team lost to the Magic by 10 in their first meeting.