EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 15, 2013

Meet the Central Catholic girls basketball team


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — MADISON BORRELLI

: HOMETOWN: Salem, N.H.

HEIGHT: 5-8

YEAR: Freshman

FAMILY: Dean and Wendy Borrelli; sister, Alex (18); brother, Michael (12)

FAVORITE SUBJECT: Math

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Mocha chip ice cream

FAVORITE TV SHOW: Pretty Little Liars

IN 10 YEARS I’LL BE ...: A business owner and a coach

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT CENTRAL CATHOLIC: Meeting new friends and how we have so much school spirit, our intense athletics

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Winning at the Boston Garden and celebrating on and off the court with my teamates!

KEY TO WINNING STATE TITLE: Playing the toughest defense as a team and fighting until the very last second of the game, like we have been doing

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:CAITLIN DELL’ORFANO

: HOMETOWN: North Andover

POSITION: Guard

HEIGHT: 5’7

YEAR: Junior

FAMILY: Parents, Megan and Scott Dell’Orfano; brother Ryan (15)

FAVORITE SUBJECT: History

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Oreos and Coffee Ice cream

FAVORITE TV SHOW: Real Housewives

IN 10 YEARS I’LL BE ...: Living in California working for the news channel broadcasting sports or ESPN.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT CENTRAL CATHOLIC: My basketball team, my friends, and the athletic experience that Central has given me to opportunity.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Laying on center court at the Boston Garden with Amanda Williams after we won. We have been playing basketball together since fifth grade, and we both came to Central wanting that moment and to experience it together was a dream come true.

KEY TO WINNING STATE TITLE: Rebounding, defense, being tough, and pushing the ball. I’m confident in us as a team if we do those things we are the best team in the state and can beat anyone.

COLLEEN FREY

: HOMETOWN: Pelham, N.H.

POSITION: Guard

HEIGHT: 5-6

YEAR: Sophomore

FAMILY: Michelle and George Frey; brother Jack (13)

FAVORITE SUBJECT: English

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Oreos

FAVORITE TV SHOW: Friends

IN 10 YEARS I’LL BE ...: Traveling

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT CENTRAL CATHOLIC: All the close friendships I’ve made

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Playing at The Garden

KEY TO WINNING STATE TITLE: Playing as a team and always giving 100%, leaving it all on the court.

ERICA HADAD

: HOMETOWN: Salem, N.H.

POSITION: Forward

HEIGHT: 6-2

YEAR: Sophomore

FAMILY: Joseph and Patty Hadad

FAVORITE SUBJECT: Chemistry

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Rolos

FAVORITE TV SHOW: Friends

IN 10 YEARS I’LL BE ...: teaching 4th grade.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT CENTRAL CATHOLIC: The great friends I have made.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Playing at the Garden.

KEY TO WINNING STATE TITLE: Playing hard and playing as a team.

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TONI JOY

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HOMETOWN: Tewksbury

POSITION: Guard

HEIGHT: 5-5

YEAR: Sophomore

FAMILY: Parents, Marilyn and Robert Joy

FAVORITE SUBJECTS: Math and Science

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Ice cream

FAVORITE TV SHOW: Big Bang Theory

IN 10 YEARS I’ll Be ...: hopefully I’ll be doing something I really want to do and be happy

WHAT I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT CENTRAL CATHOLIC: All the opportunities this school has given me, especially allowing me to be a part of this varsity team and other activities like student council. We’re so lucky to have coaches, teachers and staff that care about us and want to help us succeed.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Playing at the Boston Garden and winning the East Finals!!

KEY TO WINNING THE STATE TITLE: Teamwork and pushing each other in practice will definitely be the key to winning the title. We need to challenge each other every day to be the best we can be on and off the court. Success will only come through hard work and dedication to the sport.

CASEY MCLAUGHLIN

: HOMETOWN: North Andover

POSITION: Forward

HEIGHT: 6-0

YEAR: Senior

FAMILY: Parents, Richard and Christine; sister, Kelly (20)

FAVORITE SUBJECT: Government

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Moosetracks Ice cream

FAVORITE TV SHOW: Real Housewives

IN 10 YEARS I’LL BE ...: Living on a beach in Southern California

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT CENTRAL CATHOLIC: All the great friends I have made that I would not have met if I did not come to Central, including all the girls on my team.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Winning the Eastern Mass Finals at the Boston Garden with my amazing teammates.

KEY TO WINNING STATE TITLE: Mental toughness and out hustling our opponent on every possession.

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DARION SUMMERS

HOMETOWN: Windham, N.H.

POSITION: Guard

HEIGHT: 5-6

YEAR: Senior

FAMILY: Parents, Valerie and James Martin; brothers Noah and Lucas; sisters, Melissa and Taylor

FAVORITE SUBJECT: Science

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Kettle cooked BBQ chips

FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

IN 10 YEARS I’LL BE …: A registered nurse living in the south, and very much still on the basketball court.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT CENTRAL CATHOLIC: The faculty and staff are not just mentors but friends who are always willing to help students.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Beating Andover in that playoff game. We haven’t been able to get past them.

KEY TO WINNING A STATE TITLE: Hard work and heart. Anything can happen in the playoffs and CCHS needs to be the more composed, confident team that is willing to leave everything on the court to win.

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ALEX NAGRI

HOMETOWN: Salem, N.H.

POSITION: Guard

HEIGHT: 5’1”

YEAR: Junior

FAMILY: Parents, Colleen and Bob Nagri; brother Kyle (15)

FAVORITE SUBJECT: Math

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Anything chocolate

FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Real Housewives

IN 10 YEARS I’LL BE ...: living on Lake Winnipesaukee

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT CENTRAL CATHOLIC: The school spirit and the athletics

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Beating Braintree at the Garden in the state semi-finals

KEY TO WINNING STATE TITLE: We have to run and rebound. Just play our game and be the toughest team on the court. We have to fight as a team and finish this incredible journey.

COURTNEY WALSH

HOMETOWN: Windham, N.H.

POSITION: Point guard/ Guard

HEIGHT: 5-7

YEAR: Junior

FAMILY: Michele and Bob Walsh; brothers Brendan (22) and Cam (20); sister, Kaleigh (13).

FAVORITE SUBJECT: Physics with Mr. Cavanaugh.

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Ice cream

FAVORITE TV SHOW: Pretty Little Liars

IN 10 YEARS I’LL BE ...: Hopefully working as a dentist and traveling the world.

MY FAVORITE PART OF CENTRAL CATHOLIC: The close friendships that I’ve made with my soccer and basketball teammates.

MY MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Was beating Braintree at the TD Garden.

KEY TO WINNIGN A STATE TITLE: Playing as a team and leaving everything we have on the court.

NATASHA SANTANA

HOMETOWN: Lawrence

POSITION: Point guard

HEIGHT: 5’2

YEAR: 2014

FAMILY: Mother- Wendy Gonzalez (37), Sister- Verioska Santana (22)

FAVORITE SUBJECT: Math

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Doritos

FAVORITE TV SHOW: Criminal Minds

In 10 years I’ll be: Out of college helping others. What I love most about Central Catholic: Is that its family oriented.

Most memorable moment this season: Winning at the TD Garden

Key to winning state title: Working together as a team.

ALLISON TIERNEY

HOMETOWN: Tewksbury

POSITION: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

HEIGHT: 5-8

YEAR: Senior

FAMILY: Jim and MaryBeth Tierney

FAVORITE SUBJECT: Biology

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Ben and Jerry’s Half-Baked Ice cream

FAVORITE TV SHOW: Gilmore Girls

IN 10 YEARS I’LL BE ...: Working in a research laboratory to find cures for genetic diseases.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT CENTRAL CATHOLIC: The encouraging working environment and the friends I have made.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Beating Andover on Senior Night.

KEY TO WINNING STATE TITLE: Rebounding and believing each other.

AMANDA WILLIAMS

HOMETOWN: North Andover

POSITION:Foward

HEIGHT:5-11

YEAR:2014

FAMILY: Tim and Patti Williams; brother Kyle (19)

FAVORITE SUBJECT: History

FAVORITE JUNK FOOD: Popcorn

FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Lying Game

IN 10 YEARS I’LL BE ...: A singer

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT CENTRAL CATHOLIC: It’s in Lawrence.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS SEASON: Winning at the Garden.

KEY TO WINNING STATE TITLE: Teamwork is the key to winning a state title, Stay together and play as a team, like we’ve done all season.