Not only do Castle coaches lead on the travel circuit, but, they also play huge roles on the collegiate and scholastic scenes as well. Coaches Dwight Shaw (Castle G16U) and Chez Williams (Castle G15/13U) just concluded their season with the Caimans of Hostos Community College. It was no ordinary season, however, as they ended as the National Runner-Ups, suffering a 65-56 loss in the NJCAA DIII Women’s Basketball Championship Game. Hostos started the tournament as the No. 11 seed and chopped down all comers before falling to the No. 1 Owens Community College. It was rematch of the 2019 championship, a game that Hostos won. Great run Shaw and Chez. Now it is time to turn to leading the Castle teams to victory!!
Castle coaches are also still leading the way on the NYC scholastic court. Coach Anwar Gladden (G12U) continues his tremendous season at South Shore High School as the No. 1 seed, when the Lady Vikings meet Murry Bergtraum in the NYC “AA” Championship on St. Patrick’s Day, at 5:00pm, at the Barclays Center. Similarly, Coach Kenny Pretlow (B17U) keeps on truckin with Brooklyn Law and Tech, as they are in the NYC “A” semifinals this afternoon against Susan Wagner, at St. Francis College, at 5:00pm. Both South Shore and Brooklyn L&T have Castle student athletes on their rosters.
Even if you are not a fan of the schools, step up and cheer your coaches and fellow Castle players on to victory!! Congratulations coaches!!