If you are looking for an opportunity for your seventh and eighth grade students to participate in a competitive sports league, then your local Catholic elementary school may be the place for you.
Years ago, Catholic schools on Long Island offered few, if any, inter-school athletic programs. The Catholic Middle School Athletic Association (CMSAA) has changed all that.
in Seaford, joined the CMSAA in the fall of 2006 with a boy’s basketball team. The following year girl’s basketball and boy’s baseball was added.
Now, the school competes with girl’s volleyball and softball teams too, bringing a tremendous amount of school spirit and excitement to the entire St. William community. Fans fill the stand for games and the cheerleading squad pumps up the crowd.
Success prevails at St. William the Abbot. For the second year in a row, the girl’s basketball team won the Catholic Middle School "A" Championship after an undefeated season. The girl’s volleyball team also finished the season with no losses. The boy’s basketball team finished their season in second place after an exciting championship game decided by just one basket.
The CMSAA is a run by volunteers from each participating school. At St. William the Abbot, Tobie McGovern and Nancy Delaney have worked countless hours building the middle school sports program. They and the many volunteer coaches share their gifts and talents with the students enabling St. William to offer successful programs that promote good sportsmanship and Catholic values.
The CMSAA sports are funded entirely by the students’ families. Typically it can cost between $75 and $125 per season; a very reasonable cost for middle school sports. At a time of austerity and cuts in local school budgets, St. William the Abbot offers an array of middle school sports opportunities that is tough to beat!
For more information, on these programs and other activities at St. William the Abbott School, go to www.stwilliamtheabbot.net or call 516-785-2752.