Handball player for life.

USHA National One-, Three-, and Four-Wall Championships (doubles) – double trouble for 3- and 4-wall players – as New Yorkers dominate most divisions.





Tyree Bastidas (red trunks) plays at Victory Field during the USHA National One-Wall Big Ball Championships.


Some of the players on this list walked away with either the singles or doubles title and only a few walked away winning both events. Again, New York players swept most of the divisions in all three handball versions.

Tyree Bastidas is the only player to hold USHA records in more than one handball version.

The following records are established and set in stone as of June, 30, 2011, and includes; 

Open: The 1-wall nationals (NY) in August, the 4-wall nationals in June and the 3-wall nationals in Ohio.                                                                                                                                             Juniors: The 1-wall nationals (NY) in June or July, the 3-wall nationals (CA) in July, and the 4-wall nationals in December.


USHA National One-Wall Championships

Men’s Open doubles division:

Albert Apuzzi (NY) – (8) doubles crowns


Women’s Open doubles division:

Theresa McCourt (NY) – (6) doubles crowns


Boys’ doubles division:

Tyree Bastidas (NY) – (3) doubles crowns


Girls’ doubles division:

Sandy Ng (NY) – (3) doubles crowns


USHA National Three-Wall Championships

Men’s Open doubles division:

Dave Dohman - (9) doubles crowns


Women’s Open doubles division:

Rosemarie Bellini (NY) – (11) doubles crowns


Boys’ doubles division:

Tyree Bastidas (NY) – (4) doubles crowns


Girls’ doubles division:

Event not held


USHA National Four-Wall Championships

Men’s Open doubles division:

David Chapman – (9) doubles crowns


Women’s Open doubles division:

Lisa Gilmore – (11) doubles crowns



Boys’ doubles division:

Robert McCarthy - (5) doubles crowns


Girls’ doubles division:

Aisling Reilly – (5) doubles crowns


2010-2011 Spring PSAL Wingate Award Winners - Midwood HS stands out with three Award-recipients.





Above: Serena Wu (second from left), Coach Jennifer Rogers (fourth from left) and Jack Wong (second from right), accompanied by family members.

Above: Serena Wu, Jack Wong and handball Coach Jennifer Rogers, surrounded by NYC officials.



Posted on 06/01/2011 on PSAL.ORG


The PSAL Wingate Award honors New York City Public High School student-athletes in their senior year for their outstanding achievements in their respective sports. The coaches and sport’s coordinators nominate athletes for this award. A committee, comprised of PSAL staff, reviews the nominated candidates and chooses the most accomplished student-athlete in each sport as the recipient of this most prestigious award.

Each of the PSAL Wingate Award Winners (Fall, Winter and Spring) will be honored at an awards ceremony and dinner on Monday, June 13th, 6:00 P.M. at St. Francis College.

The 2010-2011 Spring PSAL Wingate Award Winners are:

Baseball       Williams Jerez    Grand Street Campus

Cricket        Imdad Khan        Aviation Career and Tech High School

Double Dutch Keziah Watters Thomas Edison High School

Girls Fencing Jin Yee Li          Townsend Harris High School

Boys Golf    Xander McDonald Smith The Scholars Academy

Girls Handball Serena Wu       Midwood High School

Boys Handball Jack Wong      Midwood High School

Girls Lacrosse  Megan Kane   Tottenville High School

Boys Lacrosse  Artur Zych      Midwood High School

Girls Outdoor Track Chamique Francis Benjamin Cardozo High School

Boys Outdoor Track Shane Green Erasmus Hall Campus

Boys Rugby William Rosa      Eagle Academy

Girls Rugby Catharine Perez   South Bronx (Validus Prep)

Softball        Kayla Hill & Victoria McFarland James Madison HS & Tottenville HS

Boys Tennis Quinton Vega      Beacon High School

Girls Tennis Leighann Sahagun Benjamin Cardozo High School

Boys Volleyball Troy Gaugler  William C. Bryant High School

Alternative League

Girls Basketball Brittany Allen Queens Academy High School

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2011 USHA National Juniors One-Wall Championships - next teen handball star – Who will fill Tyree’s shoes?





T. Bastidas plays in Manhattan in the Men's open division at the age of 17.


The search is on for the next big teen handball star. The handball community is scrambling to fill the teen star void now that talented Tyree Bastidas has aged out of the junior divisions.

Joshua Garcia and Sandy Ng from Brooklyn along with Theodore Mleczkowski and Andy Chen from Queens are still viable teens talents, but they are not enough to fill the gaping hole that Tyree has left – meaning there is room for a new crop of teen stars to shine and morph into big handball stars.

Familiarize yourself with these names, because soon, they’re going to be everywhere you look.

Sandy Ng, Joshua Garcia, Theodore Mleczkowski, Andy Chen, Jason Cen, Frank Mai, Michael Elferis, Danny Zhu, Cheryl Chen, etc.

The 1-wall junior national is around the corner and will take place at Victory Field in Queens from July 14-17. It will be a great opportunity for handball players to show off their handball skills.

Current national champion T. Bastidas will try to be on site to ref some of the games, and to present the trophy to the new USHA national champion.

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2011 Mayor’s Cup – tournament draws the best players on the planet – record entry for 17th Annual Anniversary.





Above (l-r): Sarah Au and her friend Catherine smile for the cameras.

T. Bastidas in action during the 15th Annual Mayor's Cup in Central Park.


The best outdoor 1-wall championships, second only to the USHA nationals, will take place in the heart of Manhattan from July 09-10.

It will mark the 17th Anniversary since Paul Williams started this event in the 90’s. It has attracted record entries of more than 500 players in the past, and continues to draw talent from around the Northeast.

This year, the ICHA has gone out of its way to celebrate this occasion by offering discounts to the players. All players responded by registering in record numbers (almost 170 players) in recent memory.

Come out to celebrate watch the best games in town with the 1-wall handball community. Current National champions Peewee Castro (big ball) and Tyree Bastidas (small ball), will be part of this special event. Sarah Au will also make her first appearance at the Mayor’s Cup in almost three years. She will be joined by current national champions Sandy Ng and Danielle Daskalakis. All three players are destined to rule the women’s open divisions for the next ten years.

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Blending the Past and the Present.





For The Record:


Sandy Ng (16) and Tyree Bastidas (17) are the youngest teenagers to ever reach the finals of the Women's and Men's singles open division respectively in the Annual Mayor's Cup Handball Tournament.

Sandy reached the finals of the 2009 Mayor's cup, while Tyree reached the finals of the 2008 Mayor's Cup.