By Tim Harfmann
It’s a highly-anticipated rematch on Catholic Schools Night as the second-annual ‘Collars v.s. Scholars’ game is set to take place at MCU Ballpark in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Currents News caught up with the reigning M.V.P., Sister Shirlee Tremont from Saint Bernadette Catholic Academy in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, earlier today. Sister Shirlee is playing for the scholars.
“I think it’s going to be an intense game with more offense this year,” said Sister Shirlee.
The hard-swinging sister delivered last year with two hits, driving in two runs. But the Collars squeezed out a victory, winning by just two runs.
Now, Sister Shirlee is ready for revenge, saying, “We got a slow start last year, but we’ve sized up the competition now a little better.”
The focus of the night is Catholic education and the students. Nearly fifty valedictorians and salutatorians from Catholic academies across Brooklyn and Queens are being honored for their academic excellence.
Sister Shirlee says the faith-based education is vital for children.
“Catholic education is the bedrock of our future of the Church. These are the kids that get to really know and live out, hopefully day-by-day, the Catholic faith, a life of prayer and Jesus Christ. There’s nothing more important than that,” she said.
Even though Sister Shirlee is keeping her pregame trash-talking to a minimum, she has a message for the priests before she meets them on the field.
“Just good luck!”