Colonie Senior Isabella Franchi Named to Capital District Sports Women of the Year 2023 Class

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Isabella Franchi

Isabella Franchi, a Colonie Central High School senior, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2023 by the esteemed Capital District Sports Women of the Year (CDSWOY) organization. The organization honors the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital Region This well-deserved recognition celebrates Franchi’s exceptional accomplishments in academics, athletics, and community service.

Throughout her high school journey, Franchi has consistently demonstrated excellence both on and off the sports fields. Academically, her dedication to her studies earned her a spot on the high honor roll for all four years and her pursuit of academic excellence was complemented by her membership in the National Honor Society.

Franchi’s love for sports shone brightly in basketball and soccer. She was named to the Section 2 Girls Basketball All-Star Team and received accolades as a Second Team Suburban Council All-Star and a Second Team Suburban Council Senior All-Star. Moreover, Franchi’s leadership qualities were recognized when she served as the captain of her basketball team during her senior year. Franchi’s passion for basketball has also led her to pursue her athletic career at the collegiate level. She has been offered a full scholarship to St. Michael’s College, where she will continue to shine on the court and represent the Colonie community with pride.

In addition to academic and athletic skills, Franchi’s dedication to community service is equally commendable. She was actively involved with the Capital District Girls Basketball League as a coach, showing her commitment to nurturing young talent. Additionally, her charitable endeavors were highlighted when she organized a student-staff charity basketball game at Colonie High School, bringing the community together for a noble cause.

“Isabella’s exceptional contributions to both athletics and the community have garnered well-deserved recognition,” said Colonie Athletic Director Bill Roemer.” Not only is she a recipient of the prestigious Capital District Sports Women of the Year award, but she was also honored with the Suburban Council Excellence in Leadership Award in 2023. These accolades are a testament to her hard work, dedication to multiple sports, and qualities as a leader on and off the field.”

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala will be held on Monday, Aug. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. This event will honor Franchi and other outstanding female student-athletes from high schools and colleges across the Capital District. It’s an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the achievements of these exceptional young women. More information can be found here: