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Diocese of Worcester Office for Youth Ministry sent 4 Teams to Region I Tournament Burlington, VT

After two weekends of games in a double elimination Qualifying Tournament sponsored by Your Diocesan Office for Youth Ministry held at St Leo Athletic Center in Leominster, the finals matches were held on Sunday March 11, 2012.

The matches each opened with introduction of the teams and coaches, the CYO Prayer, followed by the Oath of Good Sportsmanship and the National Anthem which was sung by Michael Kroll a 3rd Grade Student at St. Leo School. The winners of their respective games won the privilege to represent the Diocese of Worcester at the Region One New England CYO Tournament in Burlington VT on March 30,31 and April 1, 2012.

In the 5/6 grade girls division, St. Anne of Webster defeated St. Leo “1” of Leominster by a score of 24-4. The game MVP voted by officials, tournament coordinator and the director of Your Diocesan Office for Youth ministry was Evangeline Margaritis of St. Anne School.

In a highly competitive matchup that went down to the final seconds between Our Lady of the Valley School of Uxbridge and St. Anthony School of Fitchburg in the 5/6 grade boys division, OLV defeated St . Anthony by a score of 34-31. Ryan Hourihan of OLV was named game MVP.

The 7/8 grade boy’s final pitted St. Louis of Webster against St. Peter-Marian CC Jr. HS of Worcester with SPM prevailing by a score of 48-35. Game MVP was Seamus Leary of SPM.

The 7/8 grade girls contest required the playing of two games between cross town rivals St. Leo and St. Anna both of Leominster because of the double elimination format. St. Leo prevailed in the second game by a score of 36-32. The game MVP was Alana Keating of St. Leo.

Congratulations to all the winners ! Godspeed and Good Luck in Burlington,VT.

Our thanks go to all participants and to NEQT Tournament Coordinator Sal Ciuffetti and his committee for a job well done.
A special thanks to Msgr. John E. Doran pastor of St. Leo’s for his enthusiastic support of the NEQT and for the use of the wonderful athletic center for the two weekends of the Tournament. Also a special word of sincere gratitude for the warm hospitality of parents and everyone associated with the athletics program at St. Leo’s.

See everyone next year on the Basketball Court for the Qualifying Tournament.

PLEASE NOTE: The Diocese of Worcester will host this Region One Tournament on March 20-22, 2015 at various sites in the Diocese.