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Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame Clinic Announces All-Star Line Up of Coaches
February 27, 2013

Via All-Star Basketball Classic

BETHLEHEM, PA – Via of the Lehigh Valley announced today the talent laden coaching roster for the Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame Clinic presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association.  Coaches for clinic, hosted by Michelle Marciniak, include All-Americans, State and District champions, and city and school record holders.  All coaches are members of the Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall.

  • Jackie Adamshick
    1,848 career points at Central Catholic, McDonald's All-American top 100 players list in 2002
  • Michelle Marciniak
    Richard Baksa
    Head coach Central Catholic and Freedom High Schools, Four straight District XI 3A Championships - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 – setting the Central Catholic record for the most consecutive district championship wins.
  • Scott Coval
    Head coach DeSales University, PA State Basketball Champion 1982
  • Traci Cyr
    Won 7 championships  with a record of 259-59 as head coach at Notre Dame HS, University of Scranton Wall of Fame Inductee, 2002
  • Donna Kennedy
    Temple University’s 3rd All Time Leading Scorer, 1,963 points in her career at Catasauqua High School
  • Mary Lisicky
    Holds the girls’ all-time school scoring record at Whitehall (1,517 points) and led her team in scoring all four years.
  • Glenn Noack
    Bloomsburg University Hall of Fame member, PA State Basketball Champion 1982
  • Stacy Paukovitz
    1,628 career points at Catasauqua High School, 1988 PIAA 2A State Champions, Fordham University, 1,000 point scorer, All Patriot Team and Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • Cari-Lynn Piotrowski
    Allentown Central Catholic High School graduate.  She was awarded the first 12 Varsity Letter winner in Central Catholic history for B-ball, s-ball x- country.  Scored 1,000 points both in high school and college. Went on to coach collegiately at George Washington, Villanova and American University.
  • Doug Snyder
    Head coach Allen High School, played in 2 Ivy League and NCAA tournaments while at Princeton University
  • Ed Pheiffer
    1956 Allentown Central Catholic High School PCIAA championship, Associated Press Second Team All-State, UPI Honorable Mention All-State and East Penn League player as a senior.

Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame Clinic
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 3pm, check in 2:30pm
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road | Bethlehem, PA 18020

This year’s clinic will be run by Michelle Marciniak, former All American collegiate and professional basketball player.  Marciniak, Allentown Central Catholic standout, played point guard in the Women's National Basketball Association and is a member of the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

A leader on the court, Marciniak ran the University of Tennessee Lady Vols offense while guiding Tennessee to the 1995 and 1996 NCAA title games. In 1996, Marciniak led the Lady Vols to their fourth National Championship and secured Most Valuable Player honors.  Marciniak played in the WNBA for the Portland Fire and Seattle Storm, was an 11-year veteran of USA Basketball and was an assistant coach for the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team from 2003-2008. 

The clinic is designed to excite kids about the game of basketball with age specific drills and fundamentals in a positive learning environment.  The clinic is for beginner to the advanced and will feature age specific ball handling drills, passing drills, defensive drills and shooting drills.  Members of the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame make up the clinic staff. 

  • $30 per player
  • All players receive a t-shirt and the first 100 registrants receive a basketball
  • Athletes must be in 3rd to 8th grade to participate in the clinic.
  • Register by March 20 at www.ViaNet.org

Via All-Star Clinic for Kids with Special Needs
No Registration Fee  |  All Ages Welcome
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 1pm, check in 12:30pm
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road | Bethlehem, PA 18020

Marciniak

The Via All-Star Basketball Clinic is run by Traci Cyr, a member of the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame.  The clinic focuses on the fundamentals of basketball in a fun, inclusive setting.   Selected Via All-Stars from the current senior high school graduating class will make up the clinic staff. 

  • All players receive a t-shirt and the first 100 registrants receive a basketball.
  • Athletes must be eight years of age or older to participate in the clinic.
  • A parent or care-giver is asked to remain in the gym during the clinic.
  • Register by March 20 at www.ViaNet.org

The Via Basketball Clinic for Kids with Special Needs and the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame Clinic are presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA).

The Via All-Star Basketball Classic raises funds for Via’s services for children and adults with disabilities.  Via has been serving our community since 1954.  Via’s mission is to provide support and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities so they can live full, independent and productive lives within the community.

Via gives hope to families across our communities by working hand in hand with parents to give their kids a chance for early success through speech and physical therapy.  Via works every day to help people find jobs in our community so that they can have a satisfying job of their choice.  And Via helps people, from teens to those at retirement age, connect and live in their community by volunteering and participating in recreational activities.

 


Via All-Star Classic Schedule of Events
presented by First Niagara Financial Group

Via All-Star Basketball Legends & Youth Sunday
presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road | Bethlehem, PA 18020

  • Via All-Star Clinic for Kids with Special Needs @ 1pm
  • LV Basketball Hall of Fame Clinic @ 3pm
  • Via Youth All-Star Classic @ 6pm

Via All-Star Banquet
Keynote Speaker: Bill Walton
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
77 Sands Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18015

“Via Super Saturday”
featuring the Special Olympics Shoot Out
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 10:30 am
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road | Bethlehem, PA 18020
$5 at the door, $3 for students & seniors

Tickets, sponsor information and event details for the Via All-Star Basketball Classic, Clinics, Banquet and Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame are available online at www.ViaNet.org or by calling 610-317-8000 x489.  Hall of Fame nominations are accepted online at www.ViaNet.org.

 

For more information, contact:
Lisa Walkiewicz, Vice President of Communications
L.Walkiewicz@vianet.org | 484-893-5390