Congratulations to TJ Pierce (Varsity Hockey) and Victoria Hladik (Modified Basketball) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of January 6th.
TJ Pierce (Varsity Hockey)
TJ plays on the GMSVS varsity hockey team. This is a 5 team merger between Guilderland, Mohonasen, Scotia, Voorheesville and Schalmont. The combined team is called the GMSVS Storm. TJ, who is one of five players from Mohonasen, scored his 4th goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Shenendehowa last week. This was the first time that the GMSVS Storm has ever beaten Shendehowa! Since beating Shenendehowa, the team has added wins over Albany Academy and Queensbury. They are unbeaten in league play (6 and 0). Next up is a showdown with Bethlehem.
Victoria Hladik (Modified Basketball)
Tori always works hard and stays positive for her team. She is always early to practice and many times the last one to leave. She cheers on her teammates and sets the tone for many of them. She is an amazing asset to the modified girls basketball team. Congratulations, Tori!
Dec. 30, 2019
Congratulations to Ben Fusco (Varsity Swimming) and Megan Hart (Varsity Basketball) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of December 30th.
Ben Fusco (Varsity Swimming)
Ben is undefeated so far in his individual races this season. He helped with the teams best relay times at the Shenendehowa Invitational. At that invitational, he placed 5th in the 100 breast stroke with a personal best time. Great job, Ben.
Megan Hart (Varsity Basketball)
Megan had her best game of the season vs Hoosick Falls in the Mohonasen Holiday Classic tournament. She scored 17 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 8 assists. She shot 72% from the field. She played every minute of the game and played as a Mohon Lady Warrior should. Congrats, Megan!
Dec. 16, 2019
Congratulations to Malachi Vice (Basketball) and Kate Sherman (Indoor Track) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of Dec. 16.
Malachi Vice (Basketball)
Malachi values team success over individual glory. He is never late to practice, never has a negative attitude, always listens to coaches and always pushes his teammates to improve. Coming off a JR season that ended with a torn ACL, Malachi is a regular contributor for the varsity basketball team this season. He is trusted to defend the opposing team’s leading scorer day in and day out and he does a great job. On Friday, Dec. 20, Malachi scored a career-high 11 points over Voorheesville. Malachi is a true Mighty Warrior. Congrats!
Kate Sherman (Indoor Track)
Kate had an outstanding meet at the prestigious Hall of Fame Invitational in NYC last weekend. She won the 3000-meter championship by 35 seconds! Her 10:27.75 broke the Mohonasen school record and qualified her for the New Balance National Indoor Track Championships. Kate is currently ranked #1 in Section 2 for all classes, #8 in NYS for all classes and #10 in the United States for all classes. Kate also led her 3200-meter relay team to the Hall of Fame Championship as well. The team is now ranked 3rd in Section 2 for all classes. Way to go, Kate!
Dec. 9, 2019
Congratulations to Josh Ross (Bowling) and Natalia Sawyer (Indoor Track) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of Dec. 9.
Josh Ross (Bowling)
The boys bowling team is off to a hot start. They are currently undefeated and Josh is a big reason why. During the week of Dec. 9, Josh won eight points for his team. He average 222 for the two matches. He has the highest average on the team through the early part of the season. Keep up the great work, Josh!
Natalia Sawyer (Indoor Track)
Natalia had an outstanding meet in Ithaca on Dec. 14. In the 300 meter dash, she won the championship by a full second, running in 41.79. In doing so, she broke the school record that was set in 2010, has the No. 1 ranked time in Section 2 in all classes, and is ranked seventh in NYS among all classes! Additionally, Natalia placed 2nd in the 55 m hurdles, also setting a school record in the event. She anchored her 1600 relay team to the championship as well. She scored 28 points to lead the Lady Warriors to a 5th place finish out of 50 teams. Outstanding, Natalia!
Dec. 2, 2019
Congratulations to Jordyn Hill (Varsity Wrestling) and Breanna Lott (Varsity Basketball) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of Dec. 2.
Jordyn Hill (Varsity Wrestling)
Jordyn is in his first year as a varsity wrestler and he has started out strong! He has gone 6 and 0 to start the season, including winning 1st place at the Mohonasen tournament in his weight class. This would prove important as Mohonasen won the tournament over Saratoga by two points. Jordyn devoted his entire offseason to wrestling and it is paying off!
Breanna Lott (Varsity Basketball)
Breanna scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a come from behind victory over Ichabod Crane last Friday. Breanna is 31 points shy of 1,000 in her varsity career at Mohonasen. If she is able to accomplish this feat, she would be one of a handful of female basketball players in Mohonasen history to surpass the 1,000-mark.
Oct. 28, 2019
Congratulations to Tyler Reinke, Alek Britten (Football) and Emma Sinisgalli (Varsity XC) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of Oct. 28.
Tyler Reinke and Alek Britten (Football)
Tyler Reinke and Alek Britten had big games in a convincing 23-0 victory at Columbia last Wednesday. Reinke finished the game with 22 tackles and a sack. This was Tyler’s second 20-plus tackle game of the season. On the offensive side of the ball, Alek Britten broke the school record for most career passing yards (3,597). Alek finished the season with 1,763 passing yards and 13 passing touchdowns.
Emma Sinisgalli (Varsity XC)
Emma ran a big race yesterday at SPAC in the Class B Cross Country Sectional Championship. Emma finished in seventh place. She finished the course in 18 minutes and 47 seconds, averaging 6 minutes and 11 seconds a mile. Emma and teammate Kate Sherman both qualified for the NYS Championship meet on Nov. 16 in Plattsburgh.
Oct. 21, 2019
Congratulations to Liam LaRoe (Football) and Nate Belcastro (Varsity XC) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of Oct. 21.
Liam LaRoe (Football)
Liam proved all season long to be a great teammate while doing his best to lead a JV football team through a very difficult schedule. Liam was called up to the varsity team last week for its crossover game @ Gloversville. Liam started at running back and at safety. He excelled at both positions. As a running back, Liam broke out for several long runs, setting up scoring drives for the Warriors. As a safety, Liam recorded his first career interception! Liam has constantly stepped up when called upon and will undoubtedly be a great leader for the varsity team in the near future.
Nate Belcastro (Varsity XC)
Nate placed 6th at the Colonial Council championship meet at SPAC on Friday, leading his team to a 1st place finish over Albany Academy by 21 points. The 1st place finish at the league championship meet clinched a league championship for the boys XC team for the first time since 1960! In addition to running a big race on Friday, Nate was honored as a Colonial Council first team all star this season. Way to go, Nate!
Oct. 14, 2019
Congratulations to Loren Cuomo (Varsity Tennis) and Mary Kate Conway (Varsity Swim) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of Oct. 14.
Loren Cuomo (Varsity Tennis)
On Tuesday, Loren defeated Katrina Setchenkov (Guilderland) in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) to earn her third consecutive Section 2 individual tennis championship. Loren is only a sophomore! She advances to the NYS tournament, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Tri-City Fitness in Latham. Best of luck to Loren at the state tournament!
Mary Kate Conway (Varsity Swim)
Mary Kate is an incredible swimmer. She currently holds school records in five different events. This season, she has qualified for the NYS Championships in seven different events. She is currently ranked No. 1 in Section 2 in the 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 100m freestyle. She had an outstanding meet at the Colonial Council Championships on Saturday, Oct. 19 where she placed No. 1 in all four of her events. Best of luck to Mary Kate at sectionals and at the NYS Championship meet.
Oct. 7, 2019
Congratulations to Kayla Hopkins (Varsity Volleyball) and Connor McCarthy (Modified Soccer) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of Oct. 7.
Kayla Hopkins (Varsity Volleyball)
Kayla has been playing phenomenal all year. She has excelled in her new position as right side. She currently has 36 kills and 13 blocks this year. Last week against Watervliet, Kayla recorded 4 kills, 2 aces and 2 blocks. Unfortunately, Kayla fractured her wrist during the Powder Puff game and it is uncertain if she will play again this season. Despite her injury, Kayla has remained positive and shown leadership for her team on the sideline during practices and games.
Connor McCarthy (Modified Soccer)
Last week, Connor scored 4 goals in 2 games for his team. He also had strong defensive games. Connor is a leader on the field. He is also a leader in the classroom. Connor has a 97 GPA. His teachers rave about how much of a pleasure he is to have in class. Congratulations, Connor!
Sept. 30, 2019
Congratulations to Alex Skoda (Varsity Soccer) and Michael Donvito (Modified Football). They are Mohonasen’s WOW (Warrior of the Week) award winners for the week of Sept. 30.
Alex Skoda (Varsity Soccer)
In two contests during the week of Sept. 30, Alex scored an incredible nine goals and had three assists in wins against Watervliet and Lansingburgh. Alex is a dynamic player who holds herself to extremely high standards. Alex has battled some injuries, but has remained resilient and has continuously performed. Her ability and leadership are big reasons why the team is off to an undefeated start and currently ranked No. 1 in the state.
Michael Donvito (Modified Football)
Michael is a great team leader and an excellent football player. He is one of our top touchdown scorers and our leader on defense. At the time of earning this award, Michael had six touchdowns on the season and a significant amount of tackles on defense. He also organized a fundraiser walk/run for our team for the Maddie’s Mark 5K. We can’t say enough good things about Mike, who also has a 95.12 overall GPA!
Sept. 23, 2019
Congratulations to Mickey Polsinelli (Varsity XC) and Kate Sherman (Varsity XC). They are Mohonasen’s WOW (Warrior of the Week) award winners for the week of Sept. 23.
Mickey Polsinelli (Varsity XC)
Mickey was the overall winner of the meet on Tuesday, September 24th against Schalmont and Cobleskill, helping his team improve their record to 4 wins and 0 losses. Then, after being sick on Thursday and Friday, Mickey finished a solid 37th place at the EJ Herrmann Invitational in Utica.
Kate Sherman (Varsity XC)
Kate was also the overall winner of the meet on Tuesday, September 24th. She is actually undefeated lifetime in Colonial Council XC meets. It’s been an incredible season for Kate. Earlier in the season, she set a course record at an invitational in Oneonta. Later, she placed 5th at the Pre-State Meet in Plattsburgh. She has a speed rating of 124, the highest ever for a Mohonasen girl. She is also an outstanding team leader and one of the teams captains. She sets the standard for high expectations, giving 100% at practices and meets, and works hard to build a positive team culture.
Congratulations to Evan Schmidt (Varsity Soccer) and Caroline Pecor (Varsity Swimming & Diving). They are Mohonasen’s WOW (Warrior of the Week) award winners for the week of Sept. 16.
Evan Schmidt (Varsity Soccer)
Evan scored a hat trick in the span of 10 minutes on Saturday’s clash with rival, Schalmont. The team would go on to win that game 5-1. Evan has 11 total goals on the season. He is a team captain, a leader on the team and an impact player that often plays 80 minutes each game. He is a versatile player, who has shined on defense, at midfield and at striker. Wherever he lines up, the opposing team must always account for him.
Caroline Pecor (Varsity Swimming & Diving)
Caroline has been a trooper, joining the ranks of the swimming part of the team since she was unable to practice diving for the first month of the season due to renovations in the pool. She has come to every practice, swam in every meet and cheered for every teammate. After almost two years off the diving board, Caroline made an incredible comeback after only have one practice since the diving boards were installed back in the pool. At Thursday’s meet, Caroline qualified for sectionals in diving! We could not be more proud of her.
Sept. 9, 2019
Congratulations to Spencer Pease (Modified Football) and Mattia D’Elisis (Cheer). They are Mohonasen’s WOW (Warrior of the Week) award winners for the week of Sept. 9.
Spencer Pease (Modified Football)
Spencer is a true example of what a leader is. Each day, he leads his team through their warm-up routine and ends making sure all of the equipment is picked up and the field is clean. On the field, he stars as the team’s quarterback and linebacker. He plays the game the right way, always putting forth outstanding effort. Spencer is a true Mohonasen Warrior.
Mattia D’Elisis (Cheer)
Mattia is a new athlete and a first-time cheerleader. Her effort and determination are more than noticeable. It’s a pleasure to have a new athlete who works so hard side-by-side with athletes who have been doing it for years. She comes with a positive attitude and wants to learn and grow as a person, cheerleader, athlete and Mohonasen Warrior. Mattia is a pleasure to have as part of our team and we are looking forward to watching her grow during the season.
Sept. 12, 2019
Congratulations to Alex Gannon (Varsity Football) and Liv Raucci (Varsity Girls Soccer). They are Mohonasen’s first WOW (Warrior of the Week) award winners of the year. Each week, we will highlight one male and one female student-athlete (modified, JV or varsity level) for athletic accomplishments based on the following criteria:
- The athlete should have made a significant impact to a contest within the nomination time frame, which is the week prior to selection; or…
- The athlete must have shown excellent leadership, sportsmanship, noticeable improvement/effort, community service and/or other notable trait(s).
Alex Gannon (Varsity Football)
The Mohonasen varsity football team earned a convincing win in their season opener over South Glens Falls, 58-14 and Alex Gannon was a big reason why. Alex scored a total of four touchdowns on the night! He rushed for two scores, had a receiving touchdown and returned a kickoff for a touchdown. He also intercepted a pass on defense. Alex and the team will travel to Queensbury this Saturday for their Week 2 matchup.
Liv Raucci (Varsity Girls Soccer)
Liv Raucci was a top performer last week for the girls soccer team. Liv scored five goals and had two assists in the season opener victory over Lansingburgh. She scored another two goals in a victory on the road over Ichabod Crane in her next game to give her seven goals and two assists in one week! Liv led the team in goals last season, scoring 19 as a junior. Her coach describes her as a great role model, who is always positive and hungry to learn.