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Falcons commit to continue as scholar-athletes

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 7, 2019) – The academic and athletic determination of a select group of Albany High School seniors was on display during the College Commitment Ceremony on May 7.  


Nineteen college-bound Falcons signed letters committing to continue their athletic involvement in their respective sports when they begin the next chapter of their academic journeys in the fall.  


Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Kathy Ryan noted that the commitment is not just to athletics, but to continuing their educations as well. She added that Albany High's teachers, coaches and students would always be there for them. 


The seniors recognized included:

  • Dasani Adams, Herkimer Community College, basketball

  • Olivia Aguado, Hudson Valley Community College, softball

  • Michael Benitez, Ulster Community College, basketball

  • Wendell Colon, Hudson Valley Community College, basketball

  • Marcello Fazio, University at Albany, soccer

  • Jaden Gary, Alfred State, football

  • Sophia Goldsmith, SUNY Adirondack, soccer

  • Noah Greenblatt, SUNY Adirondack, soccer 

  • Aine Haugh, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, soccer/track

  • Morgan Johnson, SUNY Brockport, basketball

  • Cheryl Jones, Hudson Valley Community College, softball

  • Junasia Lanier, Mohawk Community College, basketball

  • Q'Aliyjah Lomack, Hudson Valley Community College, track

  • Emma Marlay-Wright, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, soccer

  • Elaina Moisidis, Sage College, volleyball

  • William Traynor, Hudson Valley Community College, football

  • Patrick Trippany, Hudson Valley Community College, lacrosse

  • Varona DeNia, Herkimer Community College, basketball

  • Mohammed Yehia, The College of Saint Rose, soccer 


To view a Facbook photo album from the ceremony, follow this link. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district serves about 9,300 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

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