|Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner honored the NYSPHSAA Class B Champion CBA Girls Lacrosse team at a ceremony at City Hall on Monday.
Miner declared the day as “CBA Girls Lacrosse Day” in the city of Syracuse.
CBA defeated Brighton, 14-7 on June 8 at Cortland State. Harvard bound Marisa Romeo scored six goals and had two assists and Syracuse University bound Taylor Poplawski chipped in with four goals. The team finished the season with a 19-2 record. Miner congratulated the team on their hard work and dedication.
“What people frequently don’t recognize is all of the hard work off the field,” Miner said.
After going undefeated in league play, the Brothers captured the Section III Class B Championship with a 22-4 win over Watertown. They defeated Vestal, 21-2 in the first round of States, followed by a 17-13 victory over John Jay Cross River in the semifinals.
Romeo led the team in scoring this season with 115 points (73 G; 42 A), while Poplawski finished with 76 points (46 G; 30 A).
Members of the team include: Seniors Romeo, Poplawski, Olivia Pitonzo, Alyssa Pitonzo, Maddie Calkins, Rachel Perla and Sydney Murphy; juniors Hailey Dobbins, Alexa Bonner and Bella Corieri; sophomores Alexa Radziewicz, Evie Lopoo, Katie Anderson and Hannah Werner; freshmen Amanda Fess, Adriana Fess, Alexandria Fess, Lexi Luthringer, Kate Derrenbacker, Rachel Vercillo, Maddie Cook, Emily Ehle and Lillie Hunt and eighth grader Rachel Ziemba.
In addition to Romeo and Poplawski, Olivia Pitonzo (Marist), Alyssa Pitonzo (Marist), Calkins (Marist) and Perla (St. Bonaventure) will take their game to the college level in the fall.
This is the second State Title for the CBA girls lacrosse program in three years. The Brothers defeated Mount Sinai to win the Class C Championship in 2011.
- CAMPUS MINISTRY