The Story Behind The Story:
Women Raising South Jersey Sports Image
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Sunday's Courier Post (November 13, 2022) profiled 50 South Jersey women who have raised the profile of women in sports in this year, the 50th anniversary of the implementation of Title IX which evened the
playing field for all sports and genders. Three of those women are from Gloucester City. They are Lisa Angelotti Gedaka of Gloucester Catholic, class of '84; Megan Light Mason of Gloucester High School, class of 1998; and Bernadette McGlade, Gloucester Catholic, class of 1976. Here are their profiles.Lisa Angelotti Gedaka pictured with Monsignor Edward Luccitt scored over 2,000 points in her playing career.Lisa Angelotti Gedaka - "The Carino-South Jersey Player of the Year in 1984. ...Earned Big East Player of the Year honor in 1988 while playing for Villlanova University, which has retired her jersey (No. 25.) ...Inducted in the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1995. ...A full-time nurse, in addition to coaching at Gloucester Catholic, where she has compiled 671 wins in her 33 seasons. The Courier-Post Coach of Year in 2013. ...The all-time winningest female coach in South Jersey history."A four-year starter in field hockey, basketball and softball at Gloucester, High, Megan Light-Mason scored 2,443 career pointsMegan Light Mason - "A four-year starter in field hockey, basketball and softball at Gloucester, who scored 2,443 career points on the hardwood and was the Courier-Post athlete of the year as a senior. ...Scored 1,169 career points and handed out 400 assists at Fairfield University, and helped her team to an NCAA Tournament berth in 2001. A member of the athletic halls of fame at both Gloucester and Fairfield. ...Succeeded her father as head softball coach at Gloucester and won a sectional title in 2017."In 1976 at Gloucester Catholic Bernadette McGlade was named the Carino South Jersey Basketball player of the yearBernadette McGlade - "The Carino South Jersey basketball player of the year in 1976 and a South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame inductee in 2000. ...Still the career leader in rebounds at the University of North Carolina, where she played from 1977-80, and was named in 2002 to the ACC 50th Anniversary team. ...Named women's basketball coach at Georgia Tech at the age of 23 served for seven years in that capacity. ...Became Atlantic-10 commissioner in 2008 and in that role, added George Mason, Virginia Commonwealth and Davidson as new members.The article also mentioned former coaches including Gloucester High's own Betty Millerabout whom they said "Named to the All Century National Field Hockey Team. Served as gym teacher, head field hockey coach and athletic director at Gloucester High."