NYSPHSAA names scholar athletes

Falcon goalie Courtney Fish blocks ball.

The City School District of Albany is proud to announce that for the fall 2019 sports season, The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) designated six Falcon teams as scholar/athlete teams. That means the team's average GPA for 75% of their roster must be equal or greater than 90. Congratulations to: boys' cross country, girls' cross country, girls' swimming and diving, girls' tennis, girls' volleyball and girls' soccer. 

Additionally, 90 of 199 of our varsity scholar-athletes earned a GPA of at least 90 - that's 45%!

Boys' Cross Country (team average 95.6)

  • Matthew Baker
  • Neal Chittur
  • William Eveleth
  • Andrew Farrell
  • Isaac Fong
  • Graham Gordon
  • Noah Graber
  • Devin Hendricks
  • Chai Kam
  • Cosmo Martinelli
  • Cantino Martinelli
  • Kevin McLeod
  • Asa Mohammed
  • Themba Pieterse
  • Banjamin Quist
  • Maxwell Roper
  • Elior Schwartz

Girls' Cross Country (team average 95.23)

  • Amelia Colafati
  • Brianna Dollar
  • Ella Hubbell
  • Hannah Lamont
  • Shira Levin
  • Dalia Levy
  • Natalie Penna
  • Rylyn Swierzewski
  • Sarah Tierny

Girls' tennis (team average 95.05)

  • Madeline Bateman
  • Sarah Bearden
  • Kathleen Berry
  • Kamela Cenko
  • Cole Churchill
  • Carol Conroy
  • Sadie Engel
  • Ashley Martin
  • Tonema Mitra
  • Mimi Morse
  • Liv Nevo
  • Farzaneh Nouri
  • Janille Alessan Nuqui
  • Macy O'Neil
  • Olivia Penna
  • Aliyah Rivera
  • Jena Maria Rubi
  • Kieran Sleasman
  • Angelina Sorese
  • Caroline Stenard

Girls' Swimming and Diving (team average 95.05)

  • Maggie Carroll
  • Aaliyah Dallard
  • Edith DeRosa-Purcell
  • Sarahi Diaz De La Cruz
  • Eleanor Farrell
  • Anna Flanders
  • Kennedy Foley
  • Biana Grabocka
  • Sarah Heller
  • Adina Kligerman
  • Faith O'Toole
  • Mackenzi Stevenson
  • Delia Weinstein

Girls' Volleyball (team average 93.7)

  • Joselyn Andrades
  • Pryanka Zen Ayahao
  • Leah Gonzalez
  • Htoo Hay Ma
  • Riley McGinn
  • Teadan McGinn
  • Ryann Murray
  • Suzanne Penna
  • Ther Wah

Girls' Soccer (team average 92.87)

  • Mya Noe Aung
  • Cecile Bamberger
  • Kaitlyn Bliss
  • Erika Bopp
  • Polina Cassella
  • Courtney Fish
  • Alison Hayes
  • Janikwa Hoke
  • Ashantea Jarrett
  • Onovu Otitigbe-Dangerfield
  • Sophia Pearlman

Student-athletes with at least a 90 GPA

  • Diavion Brown (cheer)
  • Jacob Choudhri (boys' soccer)
  • Sydney Gaddy (cheer)
  • Nicholas Hillengas (boys' soccer)
  • Tamia Jarrett (cheer)
  • Zslone Mantica (cheer)
  • Christian Mariscal-Dreby (boys' soccer)
  • Alyrah Pettiway (cheer)
  • Kwali Poole (football)
  • Daniel Pollydore (boys' soccer)
  • J'Ana Smith (cheer)
  • Veryonica Vanderhall (cheer)
  • Israel Washington (boys' soccer)