York Catholic's Amelia York to have ACL, MCL surgery
This winter got a little tougher for the York Catholic girls' basketball team after starting guard Amelia York tore her ACL and MCL this summer. Kevin Bankos, York's high school and AAU coach, confirmed the injury Tuesday and said she is scheduled for Aug. 1 surgery.
York might not be lost for the entirety of her senior season, Bankos said, adding she could return by early February.
York Catholic was set to return most of its team from last season's run to the PIAA Class AA championship game. The Fighting Irish graduated leading scorer Morgan Klunk and Katie McNamara, but their returning core includes center Hannah Laslo and recent UMBC commit Zaenna Echevarria. Both played with York on Bankos' AAU team, the Keystone Force.
In York, the Irish will miss their defensive leader on the perimeter. She played in all 32 teams as the Irish lost to Bishop Canevin in last season's PIAA championship game. It was their seventh appearance in eight state finals. They also won an eighth straight District 3 championship.
As for the upcoming season, York Catholic will have two regular-season games in February before postseason play. Those matchups include a Feb. 1 visit to Bishop McDevitt and a Feb. 4 home finale vs. rival Delone Catholic.