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Athletics

Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

Albany High School

700 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12203

Phone: 475-6310

Fax: 475-6311

 

Kathleen Ryan, Athletics Director
E-mail: kathy.ryan@albany.k12.ny.us

Tom Murley, Assistant Athletics Director/Athletic Trainer
E-mail: tmurley@albany.k12.ny.us

Brenda Mangan, Secretary

E-mail: bmangan@albany.k12.ny.us

 

Meet the new Albany High football coach Dec. 22

All students, families, staff and community members interested in participating in or supporting the Albany High School football program are invited to a meeting with the Falcons’ new head coach at school Monday night.

 

The meeting will include a welcome from coach Joey DiPiazza, who will outline his vision for the program’s future. The evening also will include guest speakers from the local football community. Pizza and refreshments will be served from 6:30-7 p.m. outside the Albany High auditorium. The meeting will begin in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Please use the school’s main entrance on Washington Avenue.

 

'Beam Queen' Arduino accepts Division I gymnastics scholarship

Albany High School senior Mary Elle Arduino (pictured above with Director of Athletics Kathy Ryan) has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in gymnastics at Division I Towson University next year. The school recognized Arduino with a ceremony before the boys' varsity basketball game against Troy on Dec. 12.

 

Arduino, also ranked in the top 10 of her class academically with a 96 grade-point average, has participated in gymnastics since she was 18 months old. A specialist on the balance beam, she was the 2011 and 2014 New York state champion in the event and a national qualifier in 2012, among many other achievements. Her excellence in her sport's most difficult event earned her the nickname Beam Queen. Visit our Athletics News section to read more.

 

Winterball lacrosse program at Albany High

Calling all students in grades 3-12 interested in learning lacrosse! Come to the Albany High School gym for the Albany Lacrosse Club Winterball intramural program (see schedule below).

 

Please bring sneakers, a water bottle and a molded mouthguard. All other equipment will be provided. The fee is $20 for all sessions. Scholarships are available for those who inquire on an as-needed basis. For more information or questions contact Michele Fields at mfieldslax@gmail.com or Theresa Story at tstory@albany.k12.ny.us.

 

The remaining dates for Winterball:

Boys
Dec 21 – 3-5 p.m.
Jan 11 – 1-3 p.m.
Jan 18 – 3-5 p.m.
Jan 25 – 1-3 p.m.
Feb 8 – 3-5 p.m.
Feb 15 – 1-3 p.m.
Feb 22 – 3-5 p.m.
March 8 – 1-3 p.m.
March 15 – 3-5 p.m.

 

Girls
Dec 21 – 1-3 p.m.
Jan 11 – 3-5 p.m.
Jan 18 – 1-3 p.m.
Jan 25 – 3-5 p.m.
Feb 8 – 1-3 p.m.
Feb 15 – 3-5 p.m.
Feb 22 – 1-3 p.m.
March 8 – 3-5 p.m.
March 15 – 1-3 p.m.

Fall varsity teams earn scholar-athlete kudos

Seven fall varsity teams at Albany High School have received scholar-athlete recognition from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

 

The award is given to teams with a composite grade-point average of 90 or greater. Boys' teams named are cross country and soccer. Girls' teams named are cross country, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Click the highlighted text for a full list of the fall scholar-athletes.

 

Parents/guardians of varsity, JV and freshman athletes must view sports meeting info, sign form

If you're a parent or guardian of a student competing in winter sports and missed the Winter Sports Meeting on Nov. 18, please review the following information:

Once you have reviewed the information, please download, print and sign the acknowledgement form and have your son/daughter return it to the Athletics Office.

 

Basketball standout Chandler makes commitment to Colgate official                       

Albany High School senior Mylah Chandler, a standout performer on the court and in the classroom, made her college choice official Nov. 14, signing a National Letter of Intent to attend Division I Colgate University next year. Surrounded by her teammates on the Lady Falcons girls' basketball team, Chandler described Colgate as providing her the best combination of Division I athletics and top-flight academics. Visit our Athletics News section to read more. 

                                                 

Show your Falcon pride with Falcon apparel

You can wear your Falcon pride on your sleeve (and other places) thanks to a range of other apparel that's available online or at the school store, Falcon Rock. Click here or on the box in the upper right-hand corner of the page to shop online. During the school year, you also can visit Falcon Rock Tuesdays and Thursdays during all lunch periods (10:18 a.m.-1:18 p.m.). 

 

Director's Memo: Sports are a time commitment
Updated for the winter 2014-15 sports season
Sports are a time commitment.

If you are participating in a varsity, JV, freshman or modified (grades7-8) sport, please keep in mind that you are making a commitment to your team and that sport. To be fair, each player must make the commitment to be present at each practice and contest throughout the season before tryouts begin. This weighs heavily on the decisions made by coaches when they

determine their rosters. A schedule is given at the beginning of each team’s season and is also available before tryouts upon request. (MORE)

 

Student-Athlete Code of Conduct

Click here to read the City School District of Albany's Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.

 

Athletic offerings

The City School District of Albany offers students an opportunity for athletic competition in grades 7-12 at Hackett Middle School, Myers Middle School, North Albany Academy and Albany High School.

 

The district is a member of the Big 10 Athletic Conference, which operates in Section II of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). The district is also a member of the Tri-County Indoor Track League, Adirondack Swim League for men and the Aqua Swim League for women. 


The district offers 11 female sports activities on 25 teams at varying levels of competition, and 12 male sports activities on 27 teams at varying levels of competition. Each year more than 1,000 athletes go through the district's program coached by certified athletic coaches.

 

Girls' Athletic Teams
KEY: V=Varsity; JV= Junior Varsity; F=Freshman

Sport

Level

Season

Basketball

V, JV & F

Winter

Cheerleading

V & JV

Fall & Winter

Cross Country

V

Fall

Indoor track

V

Winter

Lacrosse JV Spring

Outdoor track

V

Spring

Soccer

V & JV

Fall

Tennis

V

Fall

Volleyball

V, JV

Fall

Softball

V & JV

Spring

Swimming

V

Fall

 

Boys' Athletic Teams

Sport

Level

Season

Baseball

V & JV

Spring

Basketball

V, JV & F

Winter

Bowling

V

Winter

Football

V & JV

Fall

Cross Country

V

Fall

Indoor track

V

Winter

Lacrosse JV Spring

Outdoor track

V

Spring

Soccer

V & JV

Fall

Swimming

V

Winter

Tennis

V

Spring

Wrestling

V & JV

Winter

 

Modified Athletic Teams
For those students in grades 7-8, there is interscholastic modified program. It includes the following sports:

KEY: Site = practice location

Fall Sports

Boys

Girls

Site

Cross Country

X

X

Albany High

Soccer

X

X

Myers Middle School

Football

X

 

Albany High

Volleyball

 

X

Myers Middle School

Winter Sports

   

Basketball

X

X

Held at respective middle schools

Swimming/Diving

X (co-ed)

X (co-ed)

Myers Middle School

Wrestling

X

 

Albany High

Spring Sports

   

Outdoor Track

X

X

Albany High

Baseball

X

 

Myers Middle School

Softball

 

X

Myers Middle School

Lacrosse

X

X

Albany High/Myers Middle School

 

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