St. Anastasia of Newtown Square won the girls state CYO championship March 17 by beating St. Gabriel’s of the Pittsburgh Diocese 36-21 to win the title game at Lancaster Catholic High School.
St. Anastasia’s girls won the archdiocesan CYO championship the week earlier and the right to represent the Archdiocese in the state tournament.
Shown below with their championship trophy, the team includes Colleen Joslin, Madeline Sutter, Megan Foster, Kristin Denoncour, Mackenzie Gardler, Molly Paolino, Monica McGinnis. Alli Dreger, Olivia Young, Olivia Andrisani, Kaitlyn Roccio and Emily Helms, plus Kaitlyn Roccio (not shown); and coaches Chris Gardler, Tom Roccio and Mark Lange; along with scorekeeper Tom Young.
Members of the team and their friends and classmates raised more than $27,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation during the 2012 Christmas season.