GASD names Athletes of the Week – Week 7

The Greater Amsterdam School District announces its Athletes of the Week for the spring season.

Week No. 7

Sydney Hoefs (Lacrosse) – Sydney scored her 50th goal of the season Wednesday night in our Senior Night game vs South Glens Falls. She had 11 shots, 3 goals, 3 assists and 8 draw controls.

Chris Tilley (Lacrosse) – Christ played great defense only allowing 3 goals in 2 league games, had 25 ground balls, forced 6 turnovers, and scored as a defender.

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Chris Tilley (Lacrosse)
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Sydney Hoefs (Lacrosse)

Other nominated athletes for Week No. 7

Noah Marshall (Baseball) – Noah was the winning pitcher and pitched a complete game to give his team the opportunity to play Wednesday for the Foothills championship. He recorded 11 strikeouts and went 2-3 at the plate with a double with one run scored

Joe Lopez Dejesus (Unified Basketball) – In the teams’ second game against Fort Plain, Joe had 4 assists, 5 rebounds, 17 points, and 2 blocks.

Rosie Sculco and Yomilka Valerio (Softball) – Although sidelined this season, Rosie and Yomilka were a huge part of this year’s softball team. Rosie spent most of the season coaching first base and Yomilka kept score and provided us with excellent sunflower seeds. Both players were always attentive to the games and encouraging their teammates. They were excellent leaders on the team and we can’t wait to see them on the field next year!

Mariangely Rodriguez (Track) – Maria is a top student/athlete. Her enthusiasm and dedication have made her a truly beloved leader on our squad. Every team would benefit from having an athlete llike her!

Jeff Alvarado (Track) – Jeff has been one of our top sprinters this season. He is a leader on the team and a major contributor in the scoring heats of the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 4 X 100-meter relay.

Week No. 6

Shelby Lamont (Softball) – In three games this week, Shelby went 10-13 at the plate with a walk with 12 RBI and 6 runs scored (.769 batting average, 785 on base percentage). Of those 10 hits, three were home runs, two were doubles. One of those homeruns was a 3-run walk-off vs. Johnstown on Senior Night.
Da’Qwon Pittman/Gustavo Toledo (Unified Basketball) – Together, Da’Qwon Pittman/Gustavo Toledo racked up 16 points, 9 assists, and 10 rebounds in the team’s first win against Gloversville.
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Da’Qwon Pittman/Gustavo Toledo (Unified Basketball)
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Shelby Lamont (Softball)

Other nominated athletes for Week No. 6

Payton Hoefs (Lacrosse) – In this week’s games, Payton had 17 shots on goal, 6 goals, and 2 draw controls.

Anne Stanavich (Track) – Anne captured first place in triple jump and 4 x 800-meter relay and second place in 800-meter and 4 x 400-meter relay in the Scotia dual meet.

Cody Hamm (Lacrosse) – Cody had 33 saves in two games against the top teams in the Foothills. He had 15 saves against Queensbury (7-2) and 18 saves against South Glens Falls (10-0)

Anthony Serrano (Track) – In the dual Scotia meet, Anthony place first in 110-meter hurdles with a personal best time and place third in 400-meter hurdles with a personal best time.

Kai Brennan (Baseball) – Since Friday, Kai is hitting 500 (6-12). He has had 4 doubles, 2 stolen bases, 6 runs scored, 4 RBI, and got the win pitching on Wednesday.

Week No. 5

Garrett McHeard (Track) – Garrett broke two school records at the Warrior Classic Invitational. These included a 54-year-old Shot Put school record with a throw of 53-05. (51-10 – 1968). This also included a 29-year-old Discus school record with a throw of 156-07 (142-01 – 1993). Both records helped him win first place in his meet against Broadalbin-Perth.

Ryleigh Phillips (Track) – In a dual meet vs Broadalbin-Perth, Ryleigh placed first in high jump, second in 100-meter hurdles, and second in the 100-meter relay race.

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Garrett McHeard (Track)
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Ryleigh Phillips (Track)

Other nominated athletes for Week No. 5

Nani Cintron (Softball) – The softball team has been struggling through injuries and illness. Nani stepped up and volunteered to pitch in the games that our regular pitchers are not available even though she hasn’t tried to pitch since modified softball. Her show of sportsmanship and putting the team first is an attitude that all athletes should have.

Olivia Dion (Lacrosse) – Olivia an average of 15 saves as goalie within the last two games, aggressively blocking shots around the crease.

Brady Naish (Lacrosse) – In 3 games this week, Brady had 13 goals and 11 assists in two wins and one loss.

Manny Santos (Baseball) – Manny pitched a complete game shutout Monday with two hits. He had two more hits his next game and hit his first varsity homerun. He also had six stolen bases. He been defensively sound, recording no errors.

Week No. 4

Spencer Cotugno (Baseball) – Spencer went 4-7 at the plate with 8 RBI and hit his first Varsity homerun.

Julia Dion (Lacrosse) – Julia had three goals off of her six shots on goal as well as three draw controls. She also won the teams’ “Scoop Award” for her hard work and high effort level.

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Spencer Cotugno (Baseball)
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Julia Dion (Lacrosse)

Other nominated athletes for Week No. 4

Ailani Aleman-Rivera (Track) – Aliani captured first place in 400-meter, 4 X 400-meter, and high jump during the Johnstown track meet.

Natalie McNeil (Softball) – Natalie went 4-5 at the plate (2 doubles and 2 singles), one run scored and 7 RBI in the team’s 9-8 win over Johnstown on Wednesday.

Chris Tilley (Lacrosse) – Chris scored a goal and had an assist as a defenseman, secured 14 ground balls, and played excellent defense against Troy and South Glens Falls (top ranked team in the Foothills and defending section champs). He has been the leading defender as a sophomore and a leader on the field.

Justin Irizarry-Cruz (Track) – Justin captured first place in the 400-meter and 4 X 400-meter relay during the Johnstown meet.

Week No. 3

Giovanna Crespo-Julia (Track) – Giovanna won first place with personal bests in the 1500-meter, 800-meter, and the 4 X 400-meter races. She is a huge role model as a sophomore to her teammates.

Noah Marshall (Baseball) – Noah pitched a complete game shutout. He had 13 strikeouts as well as an RBI single to help with the 4-0 win against Schuylerville.

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Giovanna Crespo-Julia (Track)
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Noah Marshall (Baseball)

Other nominated athletes for Week No. 3

Elianna Tirado (Softball) – Elianna went 3-4 against Mayfield with two doubles, a single and one run scored.

Joseph Santiago (Track) – Joseph won first place in 1600-meter, 800-meter, 4 X 400-meter and the 4 X 800-meter races.

Nick Covey (LAX) – Nick had one goal, one assist and 10 round balls against Johnstown.

Sydney Hoefs (LAX) – Sydney controlled the game against Johnstown in GASD’s first win of the season. She won 13 draws, had 10 shots with five goals, and two assists.

Athletes of the Week No. 2

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Sydney Hoefs (LAX)
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John Carbone (LAX)

Athletes of the Week No. 1

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Shasha Cooper (LAX)
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Christian Bottisti (LAX)