St. Helen’s CYO Boys Intermediate Team has just completed a rollercoaster season – on a winning note.
The 8th graders won championships in both the St. Mary Gate of Heaven Tournament, beating the Ozone Park home team in a thrilling victory on Saturday, March 28, and the St. Joe’s Tournament, again ousting the Astoria home team, 72-55.
The boys from St. Helen are now moving on to high school. They close out their six-year grammar school CYO career with a great run, which included 10 championships and a coveted CYO Diocesan Championship.
“We have seen many school teams change year after new with new players,” said Nick LoPrinzi. “We are proud to have the heart of this team return year after year – since they were in 3rd grade. That shows it is not all about size and talent, it is more about heart and desire. These kids are very special and never quit, no matter how big the other teams are.”