Nicolette D’Itria celebrated Senior Night at St. Mary’s High School with another excellent performance and another victory.
D’Itria, a 5-foot-7-inch guard and captain from Revere, had 12 points, four rebounds, and four assists as the St. Mary’s girls basketball team routed Cardinal Spellman of Brockton, 75-27, Friday night at the Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium.
Nicolette was one of five seniors honored before the game. St. Mary’s head coach and director of athletics Jeff Newhall presented gifts to Nicolette’s parents, Mike D’Itria and Tami D’Itria, while her brother, Anthony, a rising sophomore outside shooting guard for the St. Mary’s boys’ varsity basketball team, also participated in the mid-court ceremony. Her cousin, Gianna, also attended the game.
Newhall hailed Nicolette and her fellow seniors’ contributions to the program, a superb run that includes last year’s 24-2 record and Division 3 state championship.
“The contributions of our seniors have been great,” said Newhall. “They’re averaging over 20 wins a year. They’ve been a state champion (2020) once and a state finalist (2019) another time. I think the expectations are very high for this year even though there is no state tournament. Great group. Great players. Great people, most importantly.”
D’Itria is off to an All-Scholastic-caliber start for the Spartans who are 6-0 heading into Wednesday night’s much-anticipated showdown against defending Division 1 South champion Bridgewater-Raynham.
“Nicolette is one of the best all-around players in the state and will go down as one of the best ever in our program,” said Newhall.
D’Itria is considering a number of colleges for the next stop in her academic and basketball career.
“My top choices are UMass-Dartmouth, Framingham, Endicott, Suffolk, and Southern New Hampshire,” said D’Itria.
Also highlighting Senior Night for the Spartans was Maiya Bergdorf, who scored the 1,000th point of her career in the game. The other seniors are Alyssa Grossi, Van Nguyen, and Pej’ae Parent.