Sunday School GOYA Basketball



To join GOYA, children must be enrolled in the Cathedral’s Sunday School program. Regular Sunday School attendance is mandatory and required for certain activities. Events are open to all Sunday School students. Registration for GOYA is highly encouraged.


Celebrating a winning tradition of sportsmanship and camaraderie, the cathedral’s basketball program is open to all students of the Sunday school program. With practices once a week and many tournaments open to participation annually, the basketball program offers GOYANs the opportunity to develop their athletic skills in a fun team environment. Open to children ages 12-18. All skill levels are welcome, even if you have never played.

Basketball Practice
Practice is held during the year on Monday’s from 7:30-9:00pm at Wootton High School. Locations vary often so check your email’s for updates from George Wallace.

Basketball Tournaments
GOYA Basketball participates in many tournaments throughout the year, spanning across the DC Metro Area, to Delaware to New York.  All Basketball tournaments have a dance on the Saturday evening of the tournament weekend.  All GOYANs are welcome to attend the dances and the tournament whether they play basketball or not.  We also host our own tournament every year that has hundreds coming from eight churches along the East Coast.  This is a huge event for us and GOYANs, parents and family are all highly encouraged to volunteer with preparations and the event itself.



DIVINE LITURGY begins at 10:00 AM;

All students are asked to participate in the Liturgy with their families and then proceed to their classes AFTER Holy Communion.


Sunday School Youth Director

Effie Frankowski

GOYA Advisors

Stephanie Stratos

Christina Sardelis

GOYA Treasurer

Stavroula Koutris


Our Coaches

Program Director and Boy’s Head Coach: George Wallace (
Boy’s Assistant Coach: Evan Gaginis
Boy’s Assistant Coaches: Alec Economakis and Christian Sbily

Girl’s Head Coaches: Maria George (
Girl’s Assistant Coaches:  Angelica Ceccone and Stavroula Koutris



Reunions and Alumni participation

Saint Sophia has a very large, dedicated GOYA alumni program. Many alumni come back to help run GOYA, coach basketball, and later, bring their own kids into the program. We also have a yearly basketball reunion, where about 150 alumni, spanning many decades, get together. GOYA isn’t for just your teenager years, it’s your family for life!


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