Bishop Kearney honors its outstanding student athletes
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Pictured from left to right are special award winners Jacqueline Gallagher, Therese Gallagher, Gabrielle Monferrato, and Samantha Southard and Athletic Director Joseph Tiernan.
Pictured from left to right are special award winners Jacqueline Gallagher, Therese Gallagher, Gabrielle Monferrato, and Samantha Southard and Athletic Director Joseph Tiernan.
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Bishop Kearney High School honored its student athletes as its recent annual Sports Awards Dinner.

The cross-country team won the Brooklyn/Queens championship, with Lisa Fajardo winning the CHSAA championship and being named Brooklyn/Queens champion and the Mayor’s Cup champion.

Tessy Gallagher, Jackie Gallagher, Lisa Fajardo and Colleen Gallagher were selected to the CHSAA all-star team and qualified to compete in the New York State Federation championship.

During the indoor track season, Lisa Fajardo was the Brooklyn/Queens champion and the city champion in the 1500-meter. Jackie Gallagher won the Brooklyn/Queens championship in the 1000-meter and Tessy Gallagher was the Brooklyn/Queens champion in the 3000-meter.

Outdoor track results were also impressive. In the 1500-meter field, Lisa Fajardo won Brooklyn/Queens championship, city championship, qualified to compete in the state championship and set a new school record.

The swim team tied for first place in the GCHSAA B Division during the dual-meet season and took first place in the 200 and 500 freestyle at the B Division Championship meet.

The junior varsity volleyball team finished first in Brooklyn/Queens GCHSAA regular-season play. Jen Kaye was named to the 2015 Mayor’s Cup Basketball Team; Kailey O’Grady and Jen Kaye made The Tablet All-Star Basketball Team and Emily Bosiacki made The Tablet All-Star Basketball Second Team.

Each Kearney coach presented a most valuable player award to a member of their respective teams. They included Marie Holstrom (JV basketball), Kailey O’Grady (basketball), DinaGrace Gipli (boosters), Paulina Pazcowski (JV cheerleading), Stephanie Anderson (cheerleading), Brianna Floreal (tennis), Lisa Fajardo (cross country/track, Jenny Fahy (soccer), Nicole Pazarecki (JV softball), Jennifer Bove (softball), Tarah Drennan (swimming), Gabriella Rafaniello (JV volleyball) and Nicole Pazarecki (volleyball).

The Sister Geraldine Woods Award was given to Jacqueline Gallagher and the Erin Quinlan Memorial Award was presented to Gabrielle Monferrato. Samantha Southard received The Theresa Whitty–Kearney’s #1 Fan Award and Therese Gallagher received The Deborah Lovett Award.

Each year, the National College Athletic Association recognizes Kearney student athletes who earn an average of 95 percent or more while participating in sports. This year Valentina Acevado, JessicaMina Diaz, Lisa Fajardo, Colleen Gallagher, Jacqueline Gallagher, Therese Gallagher, Brianna Gelsomini, Marie Holstrom, Nicole Pazarecki, Bridget Pynn, Jessica Southard and Joanna Sullivan were honored.

The Special Award winners are pictured left to right, with athletic director, Joseph Tiernan: Jacqueline Gallagher, Therese Gallagher, Gabrielle Monferrato and Samantha Southard.

The National College Athletic Association recognized these students, pictured with Ms. Geri Martinez, Kearney’s assistant principal and Joseph Tiernan, athletic director. They included: Valentina Acevedo, Colleen Gallagher, Jacqueline Gallagher, JessicaMina Diaz, Therese Gallagher, Marie Holstrom, Nicole Pazarecki, Bridget Pynn, Samantha Southard and Johanna Sullivan.
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