2020/03/10

DeafDigest Sports – March 10, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— girls’ All-American basketball team and other honors

— basketball updates

— elite pro billiards player

— new player with a college basketball team

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girls’ All-American basketball team and other honors

All-Americans
Alabama – Alesia Jaramillo
Arkansas – Kiley Rhodes
Colorado – Priscilla Needs
Florida – Olivia Brown
Fremont – Esther Biser
Iowa – Molly McEvoy
Lexington – Ava Vitucci
Maryland – Crystal Salit
Maryland – Citrine Lummer
Minnesota – Dalina Schwartz
Model – Isabella Bucci
New Mexico – Mya Malone
Ohio – Sabina Bajgai
Oklahoma – Jacey Pawpa
Pennsylvania – Maysan Id-deen
Phoenix – Joannah Vasel
Rhode Island – Yasmin Sicaju
Riverside – Bree Goldstein
Rochester – McKenna Girod
South Carolina – Ashley Moss
St Mary’s – Kioney Alvira Jurado
Texas – Ashley Harlicker
Texas – Ashlene Etkie
Texas – Kalena Bumbala
Texas – Jewel Rocha
Washington – Emma McKinney
Western Pennsylvania – Danielle Fisher
Wisconsin – Madison Bongard

Team of the Year, Overall – Texas School for the Deaf

Coach of the Year, Overall – Brian Sipek, Texas

Player of the Year, Overall  – Bree Goldstein, Riverside

note:
one school would have been the Small Schools Team of the Year;
that school was not invited to submit nominations because it
stopped submitting scores and team updates despite repeated
requests, and therefore it became ineligible. For that reason,
the Team of the Year honor has been vacated. Hopefully things
will resume normalcy next season.

DeafDigest Sports hates to vacate a Team of the Year honor
because the players have worked so hard to make their
season a success only to have the national honor denied them.
It has happened once in the past to one school, and scars
still remain.

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Michigan boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

district playoffs

Wednesday – Genesee Christian-New Standard winner vs. Michigan School for
the Deaf

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

Maxwell 82

Roadrunners 48

The boys opened the first round of the state Class A playoffs with a 82-48
loss to the host team, Maxwell. The state’s number 2 seeded team had a
height and depth
advantage but the Boys were in the game from the start, with an opening
7-0 run before Maxwell clawed back to tie the game at the end of the 1st
quarter 9-9. In the
second quarter, their size and speed combined with an ability to
consistently make 3-point shots enabled them to jump ahead. In the fourth
quarter, we were able to
get within 15 but no further. Senior Luis  Villalobos closed out his
career with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore Bruce Brewer, battling
illness, contributed 14
points and 7 rebounds. The team completes their season at 17-9 with only
one senior graduating and no juniors.

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elite deaf athlete

Shane Van Boenig, South Dakota

professional billiards player

past of newspaper story

Rapid City Stevens graduate Shane Van Boening was a member of the Team USA
billiards squad that retained the Mosconi Cup, 11-8 over Team Europe
at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Mosconi Cup matches the five best billiards players from the USA
against the five best players from Europe over four days of playing.

Van Boenig is profoundly deaf but functions as a hearing person.

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college deaf basketball player

Jessica Velazquez

will be a freshman with the women’s basketball
team at Hope College (NCAA-III, Michigan)

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random DeafSports thoughts

A deaf schools athletic director wanted to know the
difference between Big Schools and Small Schools
(and especially Divison I and Division II)

Big Schools are these Clerc teams – Maryland, Model,
Indiana, Texas, Fremont and Riverside. And sometimes,
in certain cases, Alabama and Florida.

For all practical purposes, Big Schools is the same as
Division I and Small Schools as Divison II.

DeafDigestSports just calls these schools either
Big or Small, and not Division I and Division II.

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