Congratulations to six Amsterdam High School student/athletes who signed their letters of intent today, June 9 to continue their playing careers in football, basketball and baseball at the collegiate level next academic year while studying for their degrees.
Signing with their parents, siblings, friends and coaches alongside them were Sydney Hoefs – SUNY Oswego (Basketball), Sierra Goodson – SUNY Cobleskill (Basketball), Noah Marshall – SUNY Cortland (Baseball), Xavier Acevedo – Utica University (Football), Alex Simon – Utica University (Football), and Christian Robinson – Hartwick College (Football). Good luck to all of them. Their athletic bios are below.
Sidney Hoefs is attending SUNY Oswego to play basketball. She was a four-year varsity performer for the Lady Rams and one of the top point guards in all of Section 2. As a 5-9 senior, Hoefs led the Amsterdam High School baseball team in many statistical categories including minutes played, 2-point field goals made, foul shots made, assists, defensive rebounds, blocked shots, steals and deflections. Hoefs was named to the All-Foothills 1st team as a senior. She also made All League honors as a sophomore. Hoefs finished her senior season with 96 assists and just 58 turnovers – an outstanding assist to turnover ratio for a high school point guard.
Sierra Goodson is attending SUNY Cobleskill to play basketball. Goodson was a three-year varsity starter and senior captain for the Lady Rams. As a 5-10 guard, Goodson was able to use her length to get her jump shot off versus defensive pressure and from distance. She ended her Rams career with 82 made 3-point shots and Top 10 on the all-time list at Amsterdam. As a sophomore, Goodson made six, 3-point shots in one game, and five, 3-point shots as a senior, both games versus Broadalbin-Perth. During her senior year she earned a spot on the All-Foothills Honorable Mention Team and participated in the Senior All Star Game.
Noah Marshall is attending SUNY Cortland to play baseball. Marshall is a player that takes the time to not only build on his own skills but help those around him to grow. He was a leader on the field who continued to grow as a leader as the year went on. Statistically, Marshall was the “ace” on the mound and a hitter his teammates wanted up to bat when the team needed that big hit. He was also always the guy you wanted to be on the mound with the game on the line. He not only would accept the challenge, but he would embrace it. Marshall is a player that finds a way and still wants to do more. He wants to build on today to make himself better tomorrow regardless of today’s success. Cortland is getting not only a good ball player but a great person next season.
Xavier Acevedo is attending Utica University and playing football. He is majoring in Physical Education. Acevedo is a three-year varsity football letterman at wide receiver and safety. He was a major leader for the Rams on and off the field this past season. He led the team in both receptions and yards with 40 receptions for 578 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Acevedo had 35 tackles and 3 interceptions. He was a major contributor on special teams, returning punts and kickoffs. He had long returns of 24 and 28 yards, respectively. Acevedo was named 2021 Section 2 Class A 1st team Capital Division All League wide receiver.
Alex Simon is attending Utica University and playing football. He is major in Physical Education. Simon is a four-year varsity football letterman, starting on both the offensive and defensive lines. He was a player that opposing teams really had to game plan against because of his strength and agility on both sides of the ball. Simon finished the season with 56 tackles (4 for a loss) 3.5 sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries. He was named 2021 Section 2 Class A 1st team Capital Division All League Offensive Lineman, 2021 Albany Times Union 2nd team Offensive Lineman for large schools, and was named 2021 2nd team Offensive Lineman for the Daily Gazette All-Area team. Simon also represented Amsterdam in the 2021 Section 2 All-Star game.
Christian Robinson is attending Hartwick College and playing football. He is majoring in Forensics. Robinson was a four-year varsity letterman for the Rams, starting on both the offensive and defensive lines. He was a force on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. His craft on the defensive side really made opposing coaches game plan against him. Robinson totaled 73 tackles (15 for a loss), 10 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and 3 fumble recoveries. He was named 2021 Section 2 Class A 1st team Capital Division All League Defensive End, 2021 Albany Times Union 1st team Defensive End for large schools, 2021 1st team Defensive Lineman for the Daily Gazette All-Area team, and was selected as 3rd team Defensive Lineman for New York State. Robinson also represented Amsterdam in the 2021 Section 2 All-Star game.