Wyoming Area Catholic holds all-sports banquet, honors state championship team

Staff reports | May 24th, 2016 11:58 am

EXETER — The Wyoming Area Catholic School recently held its all-sports banquet at Fox Hill Country Club.

The state champion girls basketball team was honored along with all other school athletes. Holy Redeemer standout basketball player Rebecca Prociak, a Jenkins Township resident, was principal speaker, along with Alyson Manley. Prociak was named the Wyoming Valley Conference Most Valuable Player and selected to the Pennsylvania All-State girls basketball team.

Also at the banquet, eighth grade girls basketball player Cameron Marcinkowski was honored for scoring her 500th point during the Cougars’ championship run.

On Sunday, March 13, the Cougars beat Our Lady of Peace School, 31-24, to win the Pennsylvania State Catholic Youth Organization School Grade Championship. Wyoming Area Catholic represented the Diocese of Scranton at this tournament. They won the diocesan championship by defeating St. Clare/St. Paul School of Scranton in the Diocesan Championship, 41-26, on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Holy Cross High School.

The Cougars last won the diocesan championship in 1976. This is the Diocese of Scranton’s third girls state championship.

Head basketball coach Don Cassetori, center with trophy, stands with coaches and players from this year’s Pennsylvania State Catholic Youth Organization School Grade Championship basketball team during Wyoming Area Catholic School’s All-Sports Banquet held Friday, May 20. First row, from left, Courtney Iskra, Camryn Cassetori, Samantha Yencha, Cameron Marcinkowski, Livia Moore, Annie Bagnall, Cassie Benderavich, Coach Brian Marcinkowski, Cassetori, Jillian Foley, Lynzie Skoronski, Makaylee Crake, Leana Lombardo, Gabby Morgan, Tessa Romani, Coach Leann Skoronski. Second row, Coach Leo Skoronski.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_WAC-Sports-Banquet-1.jpegHead basketball coach Don Cassetori, center with trophy, stands with coaches and players from this year’s Pennsylvania State Catholic Youth Organization School Grade Championship basketball team during Wyoming Area Catholic School’s All-Sports Banquet held Friday, May 20. First row, from left, Courtney Iskra, Camryn Cassetori, Samantha Yencha, Cameron Marcinkowski, Livia Moore, Annie Bagnall, Cassie Benderavich, Coach Brian Marcinkowski, Cassetori, Jillian Foley, Lynzie Skoronski, Makaylee Crake, Leana Lombardo, Gabby Morgan, Tessa Romani, Coach Leann Skoronski. Second row, Coach Leo Skoronski. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Former Wyoming Area Catholic student athlete and high school basketball standout for Holy Redeemer Rebecca Prociak speaks during the Wyoming Area Catholic All-Sports Banquet on Friday, May 20 at Fox Hill Country Club. Prociak, a senior at Holy Redeemer, was named the Wyoming Valley Conference’s Most Valuable Player and was selected to the Pennsylvania All-State girls basketball team. Prociak resides in Jenkins Township with her parents Michael and Patty Prociak.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_WAC-Sports-Banquet-2.jpegFormer Wyoming Area Catholic student athlete and high school basketball standout for Holy Redeemer Rebecca Prociak speaks during the Wyoming Area Catholic All-Sports Banquet on Friday, May 20 at Fox Hill Country Club. Prociak, a senior at Holy Redeemer, was named the Wyoming Valley Conference’s Most Valuable Player and was selected to the Pennsylvania All-State girls basketball team. Prociak resides in Jenkins Township with her parents Michael and Patty Prociak. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Ethan Kozden, varsity basketball player, receives a congratulatory handshake from Coach Ali Baur at the Wyoming Area Catholic sports banquet on Friday, May 20 at Fox Hill Country Club.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_WAC-Sports-Banquet-3.jpegEthan Kozden, varsity basketball player, receives a congratulatory handshake from Coach Ali Baur at the Wyoming Area Catholic sports banquet on Friday, May 20 at Fox Hill Country Club. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Eighth grade basketall player Annie Bagnall, center, walks through a gauntlet of coaches as she accepts her gift bag as a graduating student from Wyoming Area Catholic School.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_WAC-Sports-Banquet-4.jpegEighth grade basketall player Annie Bagnall, center, walks through a gauntlet of coaches as she accepts her gift bag as a graduating student from Wyoming Area Catholic School. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Head girls basketball coach Don Cassetori, right, presents eighth grade graduating student Cameron Marcinkowski with a commemorative ball for reaching her 500th point during the Cougars’ championship season.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_WAC-Sports-Banquet-5.jpegHead girls basketball coach Don Cassetori, right, presents eighth grade graduating student Cameron Marcinkowski with a commemorative ball for reaching her 500th point during the Cougars’ championship season. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

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