Each week the TimesLedger sports staff selects one high school athlete from Queens as the TimesLedger Athlete of the Week. This week the honor goes to Archbishop Molloy hockey player Paul LiVecchi.
Name: Paul LiVecchi
School: Archbishop Molloy
Hometown: Richmond Hill
With the opening game of the CHSHL Class B best-of-three championship series tied at 2, Paul LiVecchi scored back-to-back goals to help lift Molloy past Holy Cross, 4-3 Tuesday night at the Ice Hutch in Mount Vernon.
Of course LiVecchi didn’t do it by himself. With the help of longtime line mate Jimmy Grogan and defenseman Jonathan Pflug, LiVecchi put the Stanners ahead for good with 3:22 left in the second period.
Less than a minute into the third period LiVecchi stuck again as his one-timer on a feed from Grogan beat Holy Cross goalie Matt Cammarata to put Molloy in front, 4-2 after falling behind 2-0 early in the first period.
LiVecchi also had a natural hat trick in the Stanners’ 12-4 win over Christ the King Friday to clinch the best-of-three semifinal series.
Tina Charles scored 18 points with 17 rebound sot lead the Christ the King varsity girls’ team to a 54-46 win over Archbishop Molloy and help the Royals capture their 20th consecutive Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan championship. Charles and teammate Nakejia Kelly scored 28 apiece in the team’s 80-62 semifinal win over St. Francis Prep. Meghan Sullivan paced Prep with 20 … Jessica McEntee and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude both scored 22 points to lead Molloy to a 63-52 win over Bishop Loughlin in the diocesan semifinals … Jennifer Anglero and MaryGrace Brady both scored 13 to lead Stella Maris to its second straight Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan Division II title … Jessica Fuller scored 14 points with 15 rebounds and eight blocks to help lead the Francis Lewis Patriots over FDA, 58-47, in the PSAL ‘A’ quarterfinals. Teammate Dawn Coleman had 15 points and 12 rebounds … Sundiata Gaines scored 22 for the Molloy boys team in its heartbreaking 68-67 loss to Rice in the CHSAA quarterfinals … Bryan Geffen scored 18 for St. Francis Prep in the team’s quarterfinal loss to Xaverian … Dwayne Johnson was the high man for the Cardozo Judges with 13 points in the team’s quarterfinal win over Banneker.