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Girls' Basketball

About the Team
The Morris Catholic Girls' basketball team has held a strong presence in their conference over the years. In the 2017-2018 season, the team finished 24-3, won the Conference Championship and the Boundbrook Christmas tournament. Many of the players also received acclaim for their season. This team is competitive, hard working, and builds strong players.
2017-2018 Achievements
  • Danielle Mills, Named to Coaches All County Team
  • Emily Schum, Named All County MVP
  • Shani Newell, Named All County Coaches Award Recipient
Beyond the MC Court, Crusaders Playing in College
Emma Duerr '19 - University of Tulsa
Feyisara Idea '19 - NYU
Danielle Mills '19 - Kean University
Stella Johnson '16 - Rider University
Alexa Giuliano '14 - Columbia University & Fordham University
Charlotte Schum '14 - TCNJ
Anna Toke '14 - Stevens Institute
About the Coaches
William Lovett, Head Coach
Coach Lovett has over 10 years of basketball head coaching experience. He most recently was the Head Coach of East Orange Campus Boys' Basketball program where he was voted back to back Essex County Conference Coach of the Year in 2014-2015. Previously, he coached at Weston High School in Weston, CT and led the school to their first ever Southwestern Conference Championship and State Championship which was accomplished in his first year of coaching the team. Prior and led them to the Fairchester Athletic Association League Championship and New England Prep School Championship.
Coach Lovett has also coached in the AAU ranks. He led the New York Gauchos to the #1 ranking in the country and won the prestigious Peach jam Nike National Championship and led the New England Playaz to a Top 10 ranking in the country. During his career he has helped over 30 players receive Division I basketball scholarships.
Coach Lovett played for Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley, Sr. at St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, NJ where he was an All-State player and McDonald's All-American Nominee. He was voted MVP of the State Championship Game and Tournament of Champions as a junior. He earned a basketball scholarship to Fordham University where he played in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Coach Lovett graduated with a degree in Marketing and Communications. Upon leaving Fordham he played basketball professionally in Europe for five years. Coach Lovett currently resides in Randolph with his wife and four children.
Thea Arico, JV Coach
As an Alum of Morris Catholic, Coach Thea Arico returned in 2018 as the Freshman Volleyball coach and JV Girl's Basketball head coach. While a student at MCHS she was involved in Girl's soccer, Girl's basketball and was the first female member of the golf team. She was also Head Campus Minister and served on Student Government.
Coach Arico earned her BS in Early Childhood/Special Education from Misericordia University in Dallas, PA. While a student at Misericordia she was a member of the Women's basketball team and was a 2 year captain of the Women's golf team. 
Coach Arico's coaching philosophy is focused on development in character, skill and self - both on the court and in the community. 
Kimberly Miller, Freshmen Coach
Coach Miller holds coaching positions for girls' basketball, girls' lacrosse, and boys' soccer. During her time with the boys soccer program, Miller assisted in leading the team to their first state championship. Coach Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Teaching, Certification of Physical Education from The University of South Carolina. While at South Carolina, she was a member of the women’s soccer team, serving as captain, and leading her team to the SEC Tournament two years in a row. Miller’s coaching philosophy focuses on creating an environment that encourages student-athletes to learn and develop on and off the playing field.