Central Jersey Hawks 14U (DiPillo
recently captured the 14U Division at USJN's Big Apple Classic
in Newark, NJ by going 5-0. Led by Casey Filiault's 18 points,
the Hawks opened play on Saturday with a convincing 41-19
victory of Hoop Dreamz. That was followed up with a 32-31
victory over the Va. Diamonds after Christina DiCindio knocked
down two free throws with 7 seconds remaining to provide the
final margin of victory. Guards Jasmin Watson, Megan Volker and
Brianna Love led a balanced Hawks attack on Sunday to convincing
victories over the NY Crush Elite in the Semifinals and the WBA
Lady Knicks in the Championship Game. The Hawks current season
record sits at 19-2. Their three remaining tournaments include
Gym Ratz (Albany, NY), Nike Tournament of Champions (Chicago,
IL) and USJN Nike National Championship (Washington, DC).
RECENT VERBAL COMMITMENTS
Grace Stant - Villanova
Tori Wagner - St. Francis of Brooklyn
Alex Barazotti - Loyola
Kat Phipps - St. Francis of Brooklyn
Morgan Graziano - Manhattan
Andy Lennon - Caldwell
Jessica Louro - Mid Tennessee State
Sam Sullivan - Wagner
Eva Hart - Pace
Cassie Fontana -
Nicole Parriski - Chestnut Hill
Cardaci - Clemson
Morgan Graziano - Manhattan
Central Jersey Hawk, Morgan Graziano (2015) recently signed
to play at Manhattan
College. See Morganís story at
Congrats to the girls, their teammates, coaches and parents on
all of their hard work.
FORMER HAWKS IN THE NEWS
Former 2013 CJ Hawk player Tara Inman was named Rookie of
for the Seton Hall Womenís Basketball program.
Inman appeared in 31 games this season and provided a critical boost
off the bench for the Pirates all year. An intense defensive player,
she also displayed the ability to shine during pressure situations.
She hit two clutch free throws with under a minute to play in a
win over Princeton in the second round of the WNIT and had a career-high
four steals in the Pirates' three-point win over American in the
first round of the postseason. She scored a career-high 11 points
on 7-for-8 shooting from the line against UMass Lowell.
For the second week in a
row, Adelphi Senior
forward Jessica Kitrys earned Spalding Player of the Week honors
for the week of February 24.
Saturday, the 6-foot forward became Adelphi's all-time career points
leader, with 1,598 points.
statistics have Kitrys ranked second in the conference and tenth
in the country in field-goal percentage (59.6 percent) and first
in the Northeast-10 with 19.4 points per game on 60% shooting.
Kitrys is also averaging 7.2 rebounds on the year. Jessica played
on Coach Martorelli's 2010 CJ Hawk team for 3 years.
Senior co-captain Lauren
(Colts Neck, N.J.) was named to the Capital One
Academic All-District First Team in an announcement made by CoSIDA
on Thursday. As a First Team honoree, Clarke is eligible for Capital
One Academic All-American consideration with First Team selections
from the other seven districts.
Clarke, Brown's leading scorer, also ranks second overall in
the Ivy League with 16.4 points per game and third with 39 three-pointers.
On January 3 against New Hampshire, she tallied a career-high 28
points and has scored in double figures in 14-of-16 contests this
A 2012-13 Second Team All-Ivy honoree and Business, Entrepreneurship,
Organizations concentrator, Clarke ranks 11th on Brown's all-time
scoring list with 1,122 points and currently sits atop the record
book with 178 career treys. Lauren played on coach Martorelli's
2010 team and Coach Ryan's 2009 squad.