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Pearl River Honors Former Coach with Buonocore Award; Celebrates Women in Sports Day

The Pearl River Athletic Department presented the 2013 Lauren Buonocore National Girls & Women in Sports Day Award to Brenda Sommerlad.

Each year the Pearl River Athletic Department presents the Lauren Buonocore National Girls & Women in Sports Day Award to honor past and current contributors to women's athletics in the district.

Pearl River High School science teacher Brenda Sommerlad, a former track and basketball coach in the district, received the award for 2013. 

Sommerlad, a member of current Pearl River girls basketball Head Coach Lorraine Moylan's Federation Championship team at Albertus Magnus in 1990-91, gave up coaching to spend more time with her family, but in addition to teaching in the district, she runs the scoreboard at home basketball games.

Buonocore was the first varsity lacrosse coach at Pearl River High School and the district's National Girls & Women in Sports Day Award was renamed for her after she passed away from breast cancer. 

The theme for 2013 National Girls & Women in Sports Day was Girls in Sports, an Investment in the Future. 

The full list of winners of the Pearl River National Girls & Women in Sports winners includes:

  • 1990 Lorraine Moylan
  • 1991 Kathy Scrima
  • 1992 Della Haley
  • 1993 Marilyn Falt
  • 1994 Carmen Roberts
  • 1995 Jean Cary
  • 1996 Trudy Rogers
  • 1997 Lauren Buonocore
  • 1998 Josephine Mosella
  • 1999 Mary Mulderig
  • 2000 None
  • 2001 Lisa Linehan
  • 2002 Laurie Mayernik
  • 2003 Noreen Apicella
  • 2004 Arlene Kramer
  • 2005 Jeanne Donnelly
  • 2006 Lauren Daley Bell
  • 2007 Julie Crowe
  • 2008 Diana Gillule
  • 2009 Jon Smith
  • 2010 Patricia Flynn
  • 2011 Marni Torgersen
  • 2012 Marie Walmsley
  • 2013 Brenda Sommerlad

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