On Monday evening, March 12th, SYBA celebrated Championship Monday! Four teams were crowned their division's champion in what was truly a fun night of games for all involved.
Congratulations to all of our 2017-2018 Winter Recreational League Champions!
U10 Division Champions:
UConn Huskies Variety Collision Center
Players (Left to Right): Lawsen Fevrier, Noah Albaret, Christian Snowman, Jacob Mollis, Michael Blais, Brendan Carlson and Nick Gulino Head Coach: Dan Snowman
In a highly anticipated match-up the #2 seeded UConn Huskies of Variety Collision Center upset the #1 seeded URI Rams of Parma Doors and captured the U10 crown with a 22-17 victory. The Huskies had to survive a thrilling, double overtime semi-final victory just to get to the Championship game so congratulations to the boys on a great playoffs and a very well earned victory! Congratulations also to the Rams for their great season and to the rest of the U10 coaches and participants for both an educational and fun-filled year.
U12 Division Champions:
Michigan Wolverines Cavanaugh Company
Top (Left - right): Zade Abuzahra, Evan Pereira, Hayden Patenaude, Sean Smith,:Asst Coach: Derek Cicchitelli, Bottom: Head Coach: Frank Smith, Logan Siekiera, Michael Sands, Brennan Duquette, Ben Cicchitelli
The U12 Championship game ended as a coronation of sorts for Cavanaugh Company's Michigan Wolverines. The team followed up a terrific 10-2 regular season record with a first round bye in the playoffs and a decisive 49-28 victory over the #3 seeded Rutgers Scarlet Knights of Richard Appraisal in the Championship Game. Congratulations to Michigan, Rutgers and all of the U12 boys on a fine season!
U14 Division Champions:
Kentucky Wildcats Vision Associates
Top (Left - right): Head Coach Jeff Swallow, Jacob Waskiel, Matt Swain, Travis Cobain, Nick Collins, Jeff Orticerio :Bottom: Jackson Swallow, Chris Currie, Alex Nardolillo, Nate Gagner, Braden Crough
In what may have been SYBA's most competitive division this winter the #4 seeded Kentucky Wildcats of Vision Appraisal eeked out a 45-43 victory over the #3 seeded UNLV Runnin' Rebels of Sonic Drive-In. The game was decided on a thrilling, last-second jump shot that gave them the Division Title. The exciting, hard fought contest was just the latest in these playoffs as both teams barely escaped the semi-finals with razor-thin victories decided by four points or less. Congratulations to the Wildcats, the Runnin' Rebels and to all of the boys who competed this season in U14!
U18 Division Champions:
Warriors Laura's Grill
Back (Left - right): Tom Frezza, Connor Safford, Head Coach Brian Meehan, Robert Bowker Front: Allen Currie, Nick Cerroni, Mike Mancino, Andrew Ferragamo, Cole Meehan
Much like their NBA namesake the Warriors of Laura's Grill dominated the competition in U18. Relying upon the same stout defense that had earned them a 10-1 regular season record and a first round bye in the playoffs they throttled the competition en route to capturing the title with a decisive 48-30 victory over the Celtics of Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home. Congratulations to the Warriors, the Celtics and all of the high school age boys who competed in the U18 program for a fine season all around!