Lisa had three loves in her life: her family, her friends, and basketball. To know Lisa was to know her family. They were her bastion of support for her every endeavor. Lisa loved her family deeply and Lisa's family loved her as much. She was a devoted and loving daughter to Butch and Donna, sister to Lori, Sherry, and Debi, aunt to Heather, Jewel, Jess, and Anthony and sister-in-law to Jimmy and Greg.
Lisa was an amazing basketball player but what was more impressive was her ability to make friends wherever she went. The diversity of these friends is a true testament to Lisa's innate ability to transcend any groups boundaries. Lisa's acceptance of people regardless of background is what allowed her to love all of her friends so passionately. As Lisa's intensity on the court brought up everyones level of play, her vibrant personality and humor caused those around her to enjoy life as much as she did.
Lisa's basketball career began at St. Martin de Porres CYO in 4th grade where she won Archdiocesan Championships. In 7thgrade Lisa embarked on her six year Ketcham varsity career where she scored 2021 points - the leading scorer in the Wappingers Central School District. In the off-season, Lisa played for the Hudson Valley Knights and empire state teams. She went on to play basketball on a full scholarship to Sacred Heart University where she continued to excel. As a freshman she led her team in three-point shooting percentage, and she set the Sacred Heart record for three-pointers in a season during her junior year.
Lisa had plans for starting a Masters degree in Education and becoming a teacher. To those who had the privilege of knowing Lisa she will forever be remembered for her loving personality and beautiful smile.
Amount of Award(s):
Number of Awards:
Type of Award:
One-time scholarship payable to school
Conditions For Continuation:
Current High School:
Roy C. Ketcham High School
Current Level of Education:
High School Senior
- Graduating high school female athletes from Roy C. Ketcham High School
- Participation in sports sportsmanship, community service, and mentorship of other athletes
NOMINATION PROCEDURES: Eligible students must be recommended by a school faculty member or a coach who must explain how the recommended student meets the scholarship criteria.
With the completed Nomination form you will also need to attach the following:
- Recommended students will be required to provide a copy of their high school transcript and indicate their post high school plans.
Unless a special deadline is noted all applications must be submitted to the Community Foundation by May 1.