NORTHPORT, New York, December 4
BY: Andrew Wroblewski
When Christine Michalopoulos’ high school career came to an end in 1987, it did so with a bang.
In her four years at Northport, Michalopoulos racked up four All-League honors; two All-County honors; a New York State All-Star selection by the Suffolk County Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (SCWBCA), along with an All-Tournament nod; a league title; Long Island championship; and appearance in the Final Four of the state’s girls tournament – all for her performance on the basketball court.
On the diamond with softball, Michalopoulos added some All-League, All-Conference and All-County honors to her list of achievements.
But it was basketball that the Tiger stayed with after Northport. At Pace University in New York, Michalopoulos used her basketball scholarship to become a player that was top-20 in both assists and steals on Pace’s all-time list. She was also named to the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) All-Conference team in 1991.
Michalopoulos would graduate from Pace in 1991, but she continued there as a coach of the women’s basketball team for a year before moving on to the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn., where she also earned her master’s degree.
She coached there for eight years and eventually moved on to girls basketball at both East Northport Middle School and Northport Middle School.
As a part of the Northport-East Northport Athletic Hall of Fame’s inaugural class, Michalopoulos was inducted into the hall on Sept. 20.
Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, December 4, 2014; A24)