Castle 15 Boys Run the Table in Orlando

The Castle Athletics boys 15U team traveled to Orlando to compete in the AAU Memorial Day Classic and returned undefeated and with a championship in hand. In pool play, the team took down FG-Miami Dynasty Black 51-39, Team Dynasty 59-38, and Ultimate Warriors-Armour 60-35. In the knockout round, Castle again beat Ultimate Warriors-Armour 54-32 in the Semi-finals and then bested Mayaguez PR LJJB 70-52 for the championship. Coach Mejia noted that the team has truly come together and played cohesively throughout the tournament, getting contributions from all players. Coach Mejia referenced the strong inside play of Steven Solano (7 blocks, numerous dunks and countless rebounds) and Moussa Samake, outside shooting of Clive Thompson, defensive presence of Tyson Clark and all-around play of Mathew Morales and Dayn Campbell.

Steven has received numerous scholarship offers from high-major programs and Tyson has garnered offers from several mid-major programs.

The team continues its play in June and July, including attending several high-level events during the “live period”.

Castle Lady Knights Queens of the Court

This weekend, the Castle girls 5th through 7th grade teams ran the table at the Zero Gravity Queen of the Court tournament, claiming championships in the 5th grade through 8th grade divisions.  That is correct!!  The 7th grade team split in two, with one team playing at the 8th grade level.  Even playing up, the girls took the crown and won the group final with a 63-47 victory.  The 5th grade squad (11U) took the chip with a 39-13 win and the 6th (12U) and 7th (13U) grade teams won their final games by the same score, 47-41.  Congratulations ladies!!  Keep working hard, on and off the court!!

Castle Girls Teams Head Off to Pennsylvania to Continue March Through Select Events Teams

The Castle Lady Knights 14-17 teams are streaking into Happy Valley, PA this weekend to continue their phenomenal play in the Select Events league.  Each team has dominated in early play and everything points to a continuation of their play.  Importantly, each team has one hundred percent participation and completion of tutoring hours each week.  Good luck Lady Knights!!

Boys 15U Squad Garnering Attention and Scholarship Offers

The Castle Boys 15U team, led by Coach Josh “Herc” Mejia, continues to roll through opposition, winning events and showcasing team play and future stars.  Already, Steven Solano and Tyson Clark had received scholarship offers from major and mid-major institutions.  This week, the team travels North to play in the Hoop Group New England Jam Fest.

Castle Shootathon Set for Next Week

Next week, May 22nd, Castle Athletics will be holding its inaugural Basketball Shootathon, a fundraiser where players and coaches will be put to the test of making foul shots in an effort to collect pledged monies.  As one of the few programs in the City that does not assess a fee from its student athletes in order to participate, the Shootathon presents an opportunity for many folks to show their appreciation to Castle Athletics and help continue the positivity generated.  Each team has a $5,000 goal and many of the teams already surpassed the goal.  In you are interest in helping a team, a player or the Castle Athletics program in general, tap this link and play your part.