South Colonie Board of Education President Brian Casey presented the President’s Spotlight Award to South Colonie athletes during the rescheduled Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 21.
“The Board of Education and I would like to recognize these students and their coaches for their outstanding athletic accomplishments this season,” said Board of Education President Brian Casey. “Your hard work and dedication have truly paid off and we could not be more proud to recognize you all this evening.”
The following athletes and teams were recognized:
Evynne Farrell competed at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Girls wrestling championships in Syracuse. Farrell finished in 6th place in the 126 division at the first-ever Girls wrestling state championships.
Coaches: Lisa Anson and Matt Stuart
The Boys 4×200 Relay team finished in 3rd place in states and 7th in federations with a 1:30.83 time at the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track Championships in NYC.
The 4×200 relay team consists of athletes Connor Ploof, Dylan Fox, Jordan Goddard, Derrek Casabonne and alternate, Nick Rushford.
Coaches: Head coach is Lisa Paparone, assisted by Mike Palmer, Jake Johnson and Gabe Young.
The competitive cheer team had a 4th place finish in Division I Large at the NYSPHSAA Championships in Binghamton. The team also won the Section II Championship in Division 1 Large.
The team consists of Kaylie Batchelder, Ella Bedinotti, Olivia Bedinotti, Gianna Carlino, Kendra Charland, Kaylee Connell, Keira Fitzgerald, Desiree Frisbee, Gia Girgenti, Aubrey Giroux, Alexis Hulett, Savannah Hulett, Alyssa Lyman, Madison MacFawn, Cailey McCarthy, Sophia Nicklaus, Hannah Pakatar, Ryleigh Place, Sydnie Snyder and Madison Szczepkowski.
Coaches: Head coach Ann Grasso-Little, assisted by Christina Boisvert-Sand
Amy Chrzanowski finished in third place at the NYSPHSAA Girls Bowling Championships in Syracuse.
Coach: Pete Grugan
Ashley Murray (Beam) and Izzy Trimarchi (Alternate Floor) competed in the NYSPHSAA Girls Gymnastics Championships in Buffalo.
Coach: Keshia Powell
Will Hotaling finished 4th in the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships. Hotaling won the Section II Championship in Albany.
Vincent Mastrianni also competed in the NYS Wrestling Championships.
Coaches: Head wrestling coach is Matt Stuart, assisted by Matt Stenglein, Henry Rosenzweig, Jeremy Eggleston and John Dolny.