The Westchester Con Edison Scholastic Sports Award "Athlete of the Week"
"The Con Edison Scholastic Sports Awards"
Athlete of the Week
with Bob Wolff
Sundays at 9AM
AM 1230 WFAS congratulates Joshua James of Stepinac High School!
This week the award for Con Edison “Athlete of the Week” was awarded to Joshua James of Stepinac High School. James is a 4thyear starter on the Crusaders varsity basketball squad. This past week, Joshua was named the MVP of the Slam Dunk Tournament, averaging 18 points and 6 rebounds per game. Stepinac gained wins over Iona, Mahopac, and New Rochelle in the tournament. Since coming to Stepinac, James has been named captain twice, MVP once, All-CHSAA, and All-Daily News. He had scholarship offers to play basketball at Iona, Manhattan, St. Peters, and Monmouth.
Off the court, James is a stellar student and member of the Stepinac Community. He has been named to the Honor Roll all four years of his academic career. Josh also spends time coaching and volunteering at the Theodore Young Recreation Center in Greenburgh. In the fall, Joshua has agreed to accept a scholarship to play basketball at Monmouth State in New Jersey. Congratulations Joshua, we wish you all the best!
Carolyn Binder from Rye Country Day School
Last week’s Con Edison Sports Award winner is Carolyn Binder from Rye Country Day School. Carolyn is a star basketball player and all around talented athlete who has quite a year in 2012. On the week of November 28th, Carolyn played Staten Island Academy in the Fieldston Tournament, December 1 and played against Fieldston in the finals where she averaged 15 points per game, 10 rebounds and 4 assists over the course of the three game week. In addition, Carolyn has two independent School State titles under her belt and incredibly broke the 1000 point mark in her Junior year. Carolyn fell just two points short of being the all time highest scoring female basketball player at RCDS last season, but she set the school record for points exceeding 1500 and has led the team to a 9-1 this season. Carolyn is currently committed to play at Columbia University in the Fall of 2013.
Carolyn is viewed as a leader with accomplished citizenship and character as she is not only the captain of the basketball team, but she has made time to create a Rye Country Day School chapter of Lucky Laces, an organization that raises funds and awareness for spinal chord injury, and she currently serves as president of that group. She has also gotten involved in a chapter of GoPink and the Community Action Organization as well. In addition, Carolyn is a disciplined student who maintains a high grade point average while taking AP courses and working a job on the side.