Basketball awards night began with an award for David Fawcett of the Manassas Journal Messenger for his sports articles on Seton. Mr. Fawcett graciously spoke of not only Seton sports, but also of the Seton community which impressed him as something special. The girls team graduated three seniors which Mr. P honored and had one DAC All-Conference player: Sophomore, Sarah Blanchard.
The boys basketball team honored ten seniors and three All-Conference players: Pat Stevens (co-MVP), Mark Sewell (1st team), and Neil Blanchard (2nd team). After the awards, Mr. Frank Spicer gave a touching tribute to Coach Tom Vander Woude, junior varsity coach for many of the boys basketball players in ’07-’08. It was fitting to end the evening with an eye on the real prize.
While Seton lost in the quarterfinals last night to #2 Cape Henry (37-75), it was still a huge victory for Seton Basketball to have such a great season and to be ranked in the State. Congratulations Seton boys!! Many thanks to the parents, students and alumni at the game… which was over 3 1/2 hours away and very late!! Thanks for the support! Small photo op: here.
The mother of Father Cilinski, pastor of All Saints and big Seton supporter, died this past weekend. Cathy Cilinski was 81 years old. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. And may her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
Her wake and funeral were on Monday and Tuesday. If you want to mail a card to Father Bob his mailing address is:
Father Bob Cilinski
All Saints Church
9300 Stonewall Road
Manassas, VA 20110
Seton wins the first round of the Division II State Tournament against Hampton Roads at home in front of a HUGE home crowd with a score of 35 – 29. They advance to the quarterfinals vs. #2 Cape Henry down in Virgina Beach at 7:00 pm. Thanks to all the Seton students, parents, alumni, and friends who came to cheer on the team!! Go Seton!!
The Varsity Boys State Game is HOME tonight against Hampton Roads at 5:30. Seton fans wear white!!
FYI – Seton activities fee doesn’t apply to state games. VIS sets admission costs at the gate: $5 for adults; $3 for students; Preschoolers free (Family max $15).
Winners advance to play at Cape Henry for the quarterfinals on Wednesday.