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The SYC’s 6th Grade Team Season Culminates In A Hard Fought Finale

On March 2nd, SYC faced Burke in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL) 6th Grade Championship game at Luther Jackson Middle School.  This competition pitted an 14-1 SYC squad against a formidable 15-0 Burke team.  SYC were led by three FCYBL All-League players, Sarah Chawki, Genesis Schneeberg, and Nina Velandria.  Great team defense kept the Burke’s FCYBL League Most Valuable Player(MVP), Josie Clayton in check most of the game, but Clayton made plays at critical moments to put her team up by 5 with 1:20 left in the game.  SYC’s LaLa Jones closed the gap to three points on a beautiful jumper at the 33 seconds mark, giving SYC two chances to tie the game with a three point play on inbound plays.  Unfortunately, SYC was unable to convert with the final score of 30-27.  The SYC 6th Grade Select team is composed of eight members of the MachinePro 2025 National Team who fought valiantly with their teammates to win another SYC championship.  Several members of the MachinePro 2025 National Team won the FCYBL 5th grade championship during the 2016-2017 season as 4th graders.  The SYC 6th Grade Select team is coached by MachinePro Coach Maurice Duckett.

Three MachinePro 6th Grade Players Earn FCYBL All-League Honors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On March 2nd, the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL) recognized Sarah Chawki, Genesis Schneeberg, and Nina Velandria as members of the 6th Grade FCYBL All-League team at Luther Jackson Middle School.  These young ladies led the SYC 6th Grade Select team to a 14-2 record, culminating in an appearance in the Championship game against Burke. Sarah and Nina are members of the MachinePro 2025 National Team.  Genesis is an active participant in MachinePro year-round training.  The SYC 6th Grade Select team is coached by MachinePro Coach Maurice Duckett.

MachinePro 5th Grade Player Earns FCYBL All-League Honors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On March 2nd, the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL) recognized Dawn Houston as a member of the 5th Grade FCYBL All-League team at Liberty Middle School.  Dawn led the SYC 5th Grade team in points, steals, shooting percentage, and free throw percentage as the team point guard.  Dawn is a member of the MachinePro 2026 National Team.  The SYC 5th Grade Select team is coached by MachinePro Coaches LaTrent Burdette and Rob Goodman.

Coach Duckett Selected as FCYBL 6th Grade Coach of the Year

On March 2nd, the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL) recognized MachinePro Coach, Maurice Duckett as the 6th Grade FCYBL Coach of the Year at Luther Jackson Middle School.  Coach Duckett coached the SYC 6th Grade Select team to a 14-2 record, culminating in an appearance in the Championship game against Burke. Coach Duckett coaches the MachinePro 2025 National Team.