Seminary Triumphs in Annual Contest - 05/05/11

For the first time in recent memory St. Tikhon’s Seminary has bested St. Vlad’s in the annual basketball game.

This year it was St. Vladimir’s turn to host this much anticipated event.

The contest was held at the Stamford Athletic Club in Stamford CT and was sponsored by the Archangels Greek Orthodox Church who provided the post game hospitality. We are indebted to them for their kindness and generosity.

Thank you to all the students and families who made this possible. 

The team came prepared and focused with a clear plan in mind and as a result we were able to get a win. 
It will be remembered alongside the other remarkable events of this most remarkable year.

Fr. Atty regretted that his strenuous fundraising schedule kept him from personally attending this event but he wished to convey the following message. 

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and alumni I would like to give a special thanks to the students who took the extra time, on-top of all their other responsibilities, to prepare themselves both mentally and physically for this event.

You honored your school with your excellence.

Opening Prayer
The game began with hugs.
The hugs would continue for all four quarters.
Our nemesis from last year. Affectionately dubbed "pony-tail-guy."
Their strategy was clear this year. Bring more "pony-tail-guys."
It was clear no one on either team had a shoe endorsement deal.
Our guys came with a clear plan as well. Control the boards...
...and control the boards...
...we did.
Giving our shooters twice as many shooting opportunities as the other team.
After the old guys tired the other old guys out, we sent in our secret weapon.
Who had, without a doubt, the most exciting shot of the evening. A baseline-behind-the-backboard-one-hand-behind-the-back-splitting-the-defenders-no-look-off-the-glass-miracle.
The second phase of our strategy was simple. We brought our own "pony-tail-guy."
Who quickly became the hardest working man in show business.
In the end it was a hard fought contest with a couple lead changes as well as a time of fellowship between two schools with the same goal: To bring the truth of Christ to a lost and dying world.