Mark Casasanto Jr. has perpetually pursued renown for his soccer clubs but has never coveted individual merit. The 20-year-old acquired the former in the fall, as his Community College of Philadelphia Colonials captured their first Eastern States Soccer League title and accepted the latter last week in receiving the Conference Player of the Year distinction.
Each time Wayne Knight’s character would annoy Jerry Seinfeld on the latter’s eponymous sitcom, the comedian would declare his displeasure by blaring “Newman!”
When Letty Santarelli became the girls’ basketball coach at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., in 2012, she knew her team, though coming off a solid season that included a District 12 Class AA City Title loss to Prep Charter, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., possessed second fiddle status at the East Passyunk Crossing-based institution because of the success of the boys’ squad.
When the School District of Philadelphia shuttered Edward Bok Technical High School, formerly 1901 S. Ninth St., in June, Michael Riley developed doubts about the scholastic and sporting integrity of his next stop, South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St.