- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 12, 2024
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Ali Varano is also being recognized today for achieving the 1000 point mark in girls basketball. She is only the 11th female to surpass the plateau in MCA history. She joined the elite club on 1/15/2004 in a game against rival Montoursville. Ali has surpassed 1200 points in her career and has recorded over 400 steals, 500 rebounds and over 225 assists, making her one of the most complete basketball players ever at MCA.
In addition to her individual achievements, Ali was a vital part of MCA’s unprecedented four consecutive District IV Championships in 2011,2012, 2013 and 2014. During that time, the team has also won four consecutive PHAC Division II Championships and rounded that out with the overall PHAC Championship this season. She has been named too the first team PHAC all star team the past two seasons, and was named the Sunbury Daily Item Female Athlete of the Year as a junior.
Varano, and her mother, Head Coach Lisa Varano, have also won 97 games, while losing only 14 during their time together. The 97 wins represent the most wins ever in a 4 year period for either girls or boys basketball. She was also on the floor as her mother recorded her 100th coaching victory in a game against Warrior Run this past season.
Ms. Varano has achieved her success through hard work and a grit that is uncommon in today’s athlete, and she has done it while totally being a team player. She is the daughter of Rob and Lisa Varano.