On Dec. 9, 72 players, alumni, and families came out to support the first annual Paul VI Girls Varsity Basketball tip off breakfast.
This was the first girls basketball alumni event conducted with the Haddonfield school’s current coaching staff. The idea was inspired by Gregg Metzinger ’74, former assistant girls varsity coach, and a former basketball player under coach Art DiPatri. The primary goal for this gathering was to connect the current girl’s basketball family with the past girl’s basketball family in hopes to continue a rich tradition of athletics and school community.
“The breakfast turned out to be a good experience impressing upon our current players that they are a part of a legacy of Paul VI girls basketball. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet former players and coaches from the programs’ past years of success,” said Lisa Steele, current coach of the girls varsity team.
Donna Camardo, director of Team Development, said “I thoroughly enjoyed the Alumni Breakfast for Paul VI Girls Basketball. It was nice getting together with both former and current players as well as my former coach, Vicky Orzechowski.”
I am looking forward to the event again next year and hope even more former players are able to attend.”