Congrats to the Feb. 17 Warriors of the Week!
Congratulations to Camrin Russell, Jake Deguire, Clay O’Connor (Varsity Wrestling) and Caitlyn Richmond (JV Basketball) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of February 17th.
Camrin Russell, Jake Deguire, Clay O’Connor (Varsity Wrestling)
Mohonasen will be well represented at the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships on February 28th and 29th at the Times Union Center. Clayton O’Connor (99 lbs), Jake Deguire (138 lbs) and Camrin Russell (285 lbs) all won Division 1 Sectional Championships in Glens Falls on February 15th. All in all, Mohonasen represents 3 out of the 15 Division 1 Sectional Champions that will be competing in the state tournament.
Congratulations on your sectional championships and good luck at the state tournament, boys!
Caitlyn Richmond (JV Girls Basketball)
Caitlyn scored 14 and 13 points respectively in her final two games of the season. She fought hard all year long in a challenging season. She hit the floor for loose basketballs and battled through injuries. She led the team in points and minutes played. Her efforts were rewarded as she was called up to the varsity team for sectionals. Congratulations, Caitlyn!
Congratulations to Tristin Bennett (Varsity Cheer) and Nico Rivera (Varsity Wrestling) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of February 3rd.
Tristin Bennett (Varsity Cheer)
Tristin is a true leader on this team. Aside from being very talented, Tristin is reliable and always supportive of her teammates. She brings a positive attitude to every practice, game and exudes true Warrior spirit on the competition floor. She is a big reason why Mohonasen cheer is off to an outstanding to their competition schedule (5 Consecutive Division Championships, 4 Grand Champions).
Nico Rivera (Varsity Wrestling)
Nico Rivera is the only 7th grader on the varsity wrestling team. He entered the Class B Sectional Tournament without much varsity experience. He earned an opportunity to compete in the tournament and took 3rd place. Nico hasn’t missed a single practice this year. He has started to focus more on his academics and is starting to see that hard work pay off as well.
Congratulations to Isaac D’Allaird (Varsity Indoor Track) and John Mauceri (Varsity Bowling) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of January 27th.
Isaac D’Allaird (Varsity Indoor Track)
At the Colonial Council Championships on Sunday, Isaac placed 2nd in the triple jump, 2nd in the long jump and 3rd in the high jump to score 24 out of the team’s 86 points. Isaac’s performances in the triple jump and long jump were personal records for him. Isaac also qualified for the state qualifiers in the triple jump.
John Mauceri (Varsity Bowling)
John has helped lead the Mohonasen boys bowling team to a perfect 14 and 0 record this season. In the last week of the regular season, John bowled a 727 and 707, his highest scores all season. John finishes ranked in the top 5 in average in the Colonial Council. John and the team will compete at sections on Thursday, February 13th at Boulevard Bowl.
Congratulations to Lucas Gannon (Varsity Swimming) and Rachel Miller (Varsity Indoor Track) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of January 20th.
Lucas Gannon (Varsity Swimming)
Lucas has steadily improved his 200 and 500 freestyle throughout the year and is currently ranked in the top 3 in Division 2 in the section. At a recent swim meet @ Glens Falls, Lucas took 1st place in both of his individual events as well as his relay team. Lucas works incredibly hard everyday, often doing practice sets that are longer and higher in intensity than the rest of the team. He is coachable and always does his best. We can’t wait to see how he does at sectionals.
Rachel Miller (Varsity Indoor Track)
Rachel, a 7th grader, has had an outstanding first season of indoor track. She has become one of our most important team members at the varsity level. At the Ocean Breeze Invitational on January 26th, Racehl won the Freshman 1 Mile Championship by over 5 seconds. Her mile time placed her as the #1 7th grader in the nation by 4 seconds. Her 3000 meter time is 2nd in the country for 7th graders. Rachel is mature beyond her age and works hard every day.
Congratulations to Katie Adamec (Varsity Bowling) and Javon Chestnut (Modified Basketball) for earning WOW (Warrior of the Week) honors for the week of January 13th.
Katie Adamec (Varsity Bowling)
Katie has been a consistent bowler for the Mohon varsity girls bowling team. She demonstrates great team leadership and sets a positive example for other members of the team by her composure on the lanes and her team spirit. Top scores for Katie this season have been:
Rotterdam Invitational- 268-640
Katie has earned her academic letter and has been on the honor roll every quarter of her high school career. She has also been a member of the Mohonasen Color Guard and the Marching Field Band program for the past 7 years. Congratulations, Katie!
Javon Chestnut (Modified Basketball)
Javon’s season has taken a full 180. He has really stepped up as a leader and role model to his teammates. Facing a 13 point deficit at Ichabod Crane on January 15th, Javon led his team in assists and went 6 of 8 from the free throw line to help his team come from behind for the win. Job well done, Javon. Keep up the great work!
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.