WNY Shock 7th grade AAU heads to Cleveland

The WNY Shock girls’ 7th grade basketball team competed in 6 tournaments in their first season and took home FOUR 1st place championships! Their most recent win came the weekend of June 14-15 when they defeated the Tri Valley Thunder out of Rome, NY in the championship game by 2 points in the last seconds of the game. The WNY Shock girls’ 9th grade team, coached by Tom Filiatreau of Midlakes, competed in 7 tournaments this season and took home (3) 1st place championships from tournaments in Brockport, Ithaca and Canandaigua! Coach and Club President, Lance Daeffler, says, “It’s difficult enough to win just one tournament in a season against strong teams from all over NY, but to do it seven times between the two teams is remarkable for a first-year club. I couldn’t be more proud of these girls.”With just one more tournament in the season for the 7th grade girls in Cleveland, OH, Coach Daeffler is hoping his team will bring home one last championship trophy.Front Row (left to right): Logan Castiglione (Waterloo), Peyton Daeffler (Gananda). 2nd Row (left to right): Madison Barnett (Mynderse), Kari Jensen (Waterloo), Emma Drake (Gananda), Phyllis Reed (Wayne), Gabby Zenelovic (Wayne), Mia Wemesfelder (Wayne), Claire DeBoover (Midlakes). 3rd Row (left to right): Cassie Prinsen (Gananda), Gretchen Earl (Pal-Mac), Camille D’Alesandro (Gananda), Jamie DeBoover (Midlakes), Bri Lantrip (Midlakes), Aliyah Wright (Midlakes), Jade Ross (Geneva), Morgan Waasdorp (Wayne), Hannah Burns (Wayne). 4th Row (left to right): 9th Grade Coach Tom Filiatreau, 7th Grade Assistant Coach, Flamur Zenelovic and 7th Grade Head Coach and Club President, Lance Daeffler. (Missing: Hanna Zenelovic (Wayne), Skyla Sczucs (Wayne), Asia Arno (Waterloo), Alana Kornaker (Wayne), and Treasure Bruce (Geneva))The WNY Shock is already recruiting for next year. Parents of boys and girls in grades 5-11 are encouraged to visit www.wnyshock.com and to contact Coach Daeffler for more information.

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