At Deer Park's Saints Cyril and Methodius School (SSCM), there was
much celebration among Girls' Volleyball teams, as the Gold and Blue
Squads enjoyed some end of season cheer.
The Catholic Middle
School Athletic Association’s (CMSAA) provides a structure for
interscholastic athletic competition among middle schools in the Diocese
of Rockville Centre, offering a variety of sports each season, ranging
from Baseball, Softball, Basketball and Soccer to Volleyball, Lacrosse,
Bowling, and Cross Country Track.
year’s enthusiastic group of young Volleyball players was headed up by
parent volunteers, Tyrone Peterson and Hilary Troy, who led two SSCM
teams, the more veteran Gold Squad of mainly 8th graders with a handful
of 7th graders and the newly formed Blue Squad, consisting of energetic
6th and 7th graders. The Blue Squad held their own nicely, placing 5th
in the Angels Division. Meanwhile, the Gold Squad came crashing out of
the gate from the very first matchup, sweeping the first three games
against St. Patrick’s and keeping that momentum going throughout the
season, for a final ranking of 2nd place in the Diocese.
Saints Cyril and Methodius has participated in CMSAA
programs for over six years and this year’s Volleyball Team includes 16
girls from the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, whose practices and meets take
them to a diverse range of Long Island locations. At the heart of the
CMSAA’s Mission Statement is their role in helping develop well-rounded
athletes, so the program’s volunteer coaches seek to promote physical
endurance and good sportsmanship, while fostering teamwork and Catholic
values in all of their players.
Congratulations to all of
SSCM’s Volleyball players and a tremendous thanks to Mr. Peterson and
Mrs. Troy for their hard work and dedication.