- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 12, 2024
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The hall would like to recognize Zack Tocyloski on the achievement of reaching 1000 points during his basketball career at Mount Carmel Area High School. Zack becomes only the 12th player in MCA history to surpass the plateau, joining Tom Vershinski, Al Klokis, Bob Zavarick, Jed Karpinski, Paul Szymanski, Ron Zaleski, Mark Vottero, John Christian, Mike Zosh, Tim Watgo, and Shawn Collier. His record setting performance came in dramatic fashion as he hit a three for this milestone point in a game against Central Columbia. He then deliberately missed a foul shot, got a pass from Lee Amarose after the rebound, and hit a three at the buzzer, giving MCA a 53-52 win over the Blue Jays.
Zack has been a three-year starter for Coach Lazicki and has helped the Tornadoes to qualify for the playoffs in all three years. The Tornadoes had wins over Williamson in 2013 and Bloomsburg in 2015. This past year, Zack established a new single season record for three point goals with 84, in addition to, a new single game mark with 7. He surpassed Collier’s mark of 54 back in the 2003 season. His career total of 173 surpasses the 150, also set by Collier. Tocyloski’s totals also helped the team to establish a new record for threes in a season with 145 and threes in a game with 10. His 494 points scored during the 2015 season is the most since Chris McCarthy put up 597 during the 1991 championship season and ranks as the 8th best at MCA. His per game average of 20.583 is the best since McCarthy’s 20.586. He was named to the Heartland Conference all star team in 2014 and 2015.
Zack has also been a four year starter for Mount Carmel Area baseball, spending time at shortstop, second base, and occasionally on the mound. He has also completed his core courses at MCA and attends the A.C.E. program at Bloomsburg University. After graduation, he plans to attend Bloomsburg University to major in accounting and hopes to play baseball. He is the son of Sandy Nye of Natalie and Robert Tocyloski of Kulpmont.