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Scholastic Roundup: For Howard Kellman, dreams do come true

September 2, 2022 Andy Furman
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After calling nearly 6,000 games for the Indianapolis Indians over 46 years, Howard Kellman will handle play-by-play Friday (tonight) for the Yankees on radio WFAN (660-AM) and the Yankees Radio Network.

“I’ll be working with Suzyn Waldman,” said Kellman, the kid from P.S. 206, East 23rd Street and Avenue V and later Sheepshead Bay High School.

The Yankees are on the road playing at Tampa Bay.

Kellman started behind a microphone as a Brooklyn College student.

“I did their basketball games on the student station, WBCR,” he told Scholastic Roundup. In his junior year, Kellman was calling play-by-play for St. John’s University basketball on WRVR (106.7 FM) and St. John’s football on WNYC-TV, Channel 31. 

Yankee Stadium was where he practiced his craft. 

“I got permission from then Yankee owner George Steinbrenner to sit in vacant radio booths to do practice broadcasts,” he said.

Tonight, he’ll be doing it for real.

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Malcolm Mungin will take over as jayvee football coach at Nazareth High School in the Fall of 2023. Nazareth will not compete in the Catholic League.

Katie Bell is the new assistant director of athletics for compliance and student-athlete services as well as senior women administrator at St. Joseph’s University. Bell will provide oversight for the athletic department’s compliance with the NCAA and the Skyline Conference – monitoring recruiting and student-athlete eligibility – and will be a sport administrator for several sports. She comes to St. Joseph’s University after five years working in Southern California at her alma mater, Chapman University. 

As a Division III soccer student-athlete, Bell was All-Southern California intercollegiate Athletic Conference Second Team. She was also a three-time honoree on the league’s All-Academic Team from 2015 to 2017.

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13 St. Francis College women’s water polo team members were named to the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Academic Honor Roll. The MAAC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who compete in the conference and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or higher.

Olga Antoniadi, Erin Breakey, Paula Fernandez Lopez, Olivia Gallego Saez, Sofia Kovolou, Julie Kostka, Emma Leto, Mia Leto, Natalie Mahalec, Elsah Nidjam, Tate Renata, Thea Simpson and Megan Stafford are represented the Terriers on the Honor Roll.

This is the third consecutive year where ten or more women’s water polo team members have received this honor.

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The Brother Urban Gonnoud, O.S.F.  Memorial Terrier Open is set for Thursday, September 29th at Dyker Beach Golf Course.

The Shotgun Start is set for 1 p.m., with a buffet Dinner and Open Bar and Prizes in the evening. For more information: [email protected]; or call: (718) 489-5377, Visit: sfc.edu/BroUr22.

The Open benefits the St. Francis Fund.

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Former Terrier standout Nevena Dimitrijevic – an All-Northeast Conference (NEC) point guard – has signed a contract with BAXI Ferrol in Spain’s second division, LF Challenge.

The native of Serbia finished her collegiate career eighth in program history for career assists (354) and third in single-season assists (174). She was the second student-athlete in program history to be named NEC Rookie of the Year and first to be named Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year.

The Terriers had two players named to the weekly NEC awards – senior Margaret Motolese was named NEC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week and Izzy Gollette was named a Prime Performer.

Motolese had a two-goal performance against Hartford last week – her second career multi-goal game and her second career game winning score. Gollette scored two goals over two games last week, including her first of the season against Hartford and her first penalty of the season against Iona on Sunday.

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LIU’s field hockey team opened the season with a 5-1 loss to Villanova, last Friday. Redshirt freshman Jules Kuzmich, making her collegiate debut, scored a second-quarter goal. Maggie Streichert made 10 saves in goal.

LIU’s women’s volleyball team rallied from a two-sets-to-none deficit to defeat Arizona State, 13-25, 19-25, 25-23, 32-30, 15-9 in last weekend’s Arizona Cactus Classic.

Amaris Smith, a freshman from Castle Rock, Colo., led LIU in kills: with a team-high eight kills against the Wildcats, then produced 24 kills against Alabama State.

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Shelby Thomas has been named Brooklyn College’s new Compliance Coordinator. Thomas comes to Brooklyn from St. John’s University where she was a Graduate Assistant for Compliance.

Having earned her BS in Sports Management from St. John’s, the Baltimore, Md., native is currently pursuing her Master’s of Professional Studies in Sports Management at St. John’s.

Andy Furman is a Fox Sports Radio national talk show host. Previously, he was a scholastic sports columnist for the Brooklyn Eagle. He may be reached at: [email protected] Twitter: @AndyFurmanFSR


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