By Jerry Lee/Special to the Advance
The PSAL flag football season is now three weeks old and eight games are in the books. Susan Wagner and Tottenville have established themselves as members at the head of the class teamwise. The remaining three squads have proven to be competitive, however, and are improving with each outing. What they all share in common is players who provide outstanding performances from week to week.
The Advance/SiLive.com ranked the top performers from the past two weeks for our second installment of Players of the Week. They are listed below in descending order. Scroll down to read about these terrific outings and check back every week for more top PSAL flag football performances.
Port Richmond’s Fiqrete Marke had 60 yards rushing and quarterback Giovanna Caputo completed 13 of 20 passes in a loss to New Dorp; Quarterback Georgiana Carnabuci completed 11 of 22 passes for New Dorp in a win over PR; Tottenville’s Julianna DiMarzio was 8 for 14 for 75 yards and two TDs in a win over CSI/McCown; Susan Wagner’s Olivia Rijo had 4 catches, 67 yards and a TD in a win over New Dorp.
7. Jaice Dorsey, Susan Wagner — The talented freshman had seven tackles and five sacks in Falcon wins over ND and CSI/McCown.
6. Amaya Bravo, CSI/McCown — The middle linebacker had seven tackles and an interception in a win over PR and the senior added five pass receptions in a loss to Tottenville.
5. Jayla Cuomo, New Dorp — The senior amassed 85 all-purpose yards, 60 receiving yards and 25 rushing yards in a sparkling outing in the Central Cougars’ win over PR.
4. Amina Muratovic, Susan Wagner — The Falcons’ linebacker had two terrific outings in wins. The senior had four tackles and three interceptions, two of which she returned for touchdowns in a victory over ND and added four more tackles vs. CSI/McCown.
3. Francesca Cusenza, Tottenville — Making her second straight appearance on this listing, the Pirate standout did it all on both sides of the ball in a big win over CSI/McCown. The senior had 2 tackles and 4 sacks from her linebacker spot and contributed 3 receptions, one for 34 yards and a TD, as well as two PATs as a receiver.
2. Gabrielle Greeley, CSI/McCown — The Dragons’ quarterback continued to shine. The junior completed 20 of 28 pass attempts for 220 yards and two TD passes (one to Victoria Fastaia and the other to Julia Fratto) in a win over PR. She also had a nifty 17-for-25, 135-yard outing against Tottenville and was 15 for 24 for 145 yards vs. SW.
1. Julia Catella, Susan Wagner — The Falcons two-way star was dominant in a pair of wins as she earned the top spot for the second straight listing. The QB was 11 for 19 for 185 yards and 3 TDs vs. ND and was 9 for 18 for 108 yards and a touchdown against CSI/McCown. As a linebacker in those games, the senior amassed 12 tackles and an interception.