Athlete Recognition


    Highlights from the Sports World of Ballston Spa
    (Information provided by Coaches)


    Capital Region Soccer Coaches' All-Star Banquet Sunday 12/8 - Ethan Shuhart was awarded the Suburban Council Goalie of the Year, Section 2 AA Goalie of the Year and was Selected to the All-State Large School All Star Team.  

    Varsity Swimming - Emma Hoffman
    placed 12th in the 200 freestyle at States. 

    Varsity Swimming - Sectionals 11/7 to 11/9 - 
    Emma Hoffman placed 2nd overall in both the 100 Free and 200 Free.  Corinne Pepper placed 2nd in the 100 Breast and 3rd in the 100 Free. The 400 Free relay team of Emma Hoffman, Megan Phelps, McKenna Phillips and Corinne Pepper placed an impressive 4th.  Emma Hoffman and Corinne Pepper will be representing Ballston Spa at the State Swimming Championships at Ithaca College on November 22 & 23.


    JV Volleyball - Mon. 10/28 Bethlehem at Ballston Spa - 
    Ballston Spa 1
    Shen           2
    24-26, 26-24, 17-25
    Season Record 11-6


    JV Volleyball - Thurs. 10/24 Ballston Spa at Bethlehem - 
    Ballston Spa  2
    Bethlehem    0
    25-17, 25-19
    Record 11-5

    JV Volleyball - Tues 10/22 Ballston Spa at Saratoga - 
    Ballston Spa  0
    Saratoga       2
    17-25, 23-25
    Record 10-5

    JV Volleyball - Thurs. 10/17 Ballston Spa at Albany - 
    Ballston Spa 0
    Albany         2 
    23-25, 24-26 
    Record 10-4

    JV Volleyball - Tues. 10/15 Schenectady at Ballston Spa - 
    Ballston Spa   2
    Schenectady  0
    25-21, 25-14


    Girls Varsity Soccer - Tues. 10/15 Schenectady at Ballston Spa - 
    Schenectady  0
    Ballston Spa  5
    Student-Athlete Highlights -  Tonight the Ballston Spa Scottie’s recognized their 16 seniors before their match against Schenectady under the lights.  Once the game began, it would be the Scottie’s taking control and the only thing preventing them from finding the back of the net was Schenectady’s goalie, Nicolette Knauf, who made some early on saves to keep the game tied at zero.  Twenty minutes and Ballston Spa finally broke through when Jordyn Ostrander took the ball herself and knocked it home for a 1-0 lead.  In the final minute, Keira Dashnow of BSpa would score two quick ones: first off an assist from Morgan Leggieri and the second assisted by Ostrander to finish the half 3-0.  Twenty minutes into the second half and BSpa senior Gigi (Gabriella) Payant scores increasing the lead to 4.  The final tally of the night came from another Ostrander cross that was redirected by senior Carleigh Wachtel earning her first varsity goal and completing the scoring for the match at 5-0.


    Varsity Boys Soccer - Thurs. 10/10 Burnt Hills at Ballston Spa - 
    Burnt Hills      3
    Ballston Spa 2
    Student-Athlete Highlights -Burnt Hill’s struck first, with Jason Scott scoring midway through the first half, assisted by Jaegur Derose. Burnt Hills scored again by Jack Wells, assisted by Jaegur Derose. Blake Heflin and Amir Abdellatif both scored Ballston Spa to tie the game. Park Scott scored in the second half unassisted to give Burnt Hills the victory. Burnt Hills 3 Ballston Spa 2


    JV Volleyball - Thurs. 10/10 Ballston Spa at Burnt Hills - 
    Ballston Spa 0
    Burnt Hills    2
    11-25, 8-25
    Record 9-3

    JV Volleyball - Tues. 10/1 Burnt Hills at Ballston Spa - 

    Ballston Spa  0
    Burnt Hills     2
    10-25, 15-25
    Record  8-2


    Varsity Girls Soccer - Tues. 10/1 Saratoga at Ballston Spa - 
    Saratoga        0
    Ballston Spa   1
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    The Ballston Spa Scottie’s hosted the Saratoga Blue Streaks for a non-league match.  After 74 minutes, it would be the Scotties’ Keira Dashnow who would put in the only goal of the game with the assist from Gillian SnyderBoth halves saw incredible saves by each team’s goalie with a first half tip by BSpa’s Shaylee Andress that knocked off the crossbar and back into play before being cleared.  In the second half, Saratoga’s Natalie Jilson had to dive low and hard to the right deflecting wide what appeared to be a guaranteed goal for Ballston keeping the score 0-0. Jilson recorded 16 saves of 17 shots. Andress recorded her fifth shutout of the season saving 14. 

    JV Volleyball - Thurs. 9/26 Ballston Spa at Averill Park - 
    Ballston Spa   2
    Averill Park    0
    25-19, 26-24

    Varsity  Boys Soccer - Thurs. 9/26 Ballston Spa at Averill Park - 
    Ballston Spa   2
    Averill Park    0
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    Thursday 9/26/2019, Averill Park visited Ballston Spa. In the first half Michael Robyck scored for Ballston Spa, assisted by Brayden Box. In the second half Brandon Maiello scored and Jon Buckley assisted. Ballston Spa. Ballston Spa 2 Averill Park 0.


    Girls Modified 9 Soccer - Mon. 9/23 Bethlehem at Ballston Spa, Thurs. 9/26 Ballston Spa at Averill Park - 
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    Congratulations to the girls mod 9 soccer team for their 2-0 win against Bethlehem Monday and their 3-1 win against Averil Park last night! Goals were scored by Julia Crestman, Keria Barnes, Alex Coneally, Abby Carpenter, and Harriet Healey. Great Job Girls. Next game is Wednesday at home vs. Shen.


    JV Boys Soccer - Ballston Spa at CBA Tues. 9/24 - 
    Ballston Spa   7
    CBA                  3
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    The JV Boys Soccer team defeated CBA by a score of 7-3. Aidan Clark had two goals, and James Devizzio, Riley Box, Damon Schroter, Jake Visser, and Nick Verdile also had goals. Riley Box and Damon Schroter both had two assists, and James Devizzio and Evan Phelps both had one as well.


    JV Boys Soccer - Bethlehem at Ballston Spa Sat. 9/21 - 
    Bethlehem    2
    Ballston Spa 1
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    The Ballston Spa JV boys soccer team lost to Bethlehem by a score of 1-2. James Devizzio scored the Scotties’ lone goal on a header off of a free kick. The boys played the best soccer of the year so far and almost knocked off a Bethlehem team that has not lost a game yet this season.


    Varsity Boys Soccer - Bethlehem at Ballston Spa Sat. 9/21 -
    Bethlehem      0
    Ballston Spa   3
    Student-Athlete Highlights - Bethlehem visited Ballston Spa today, September 21. Ballston Spa took an early lead with a goal by Jeff Matthews, assisted by Michael Robyck. Jeff Matthews scored again to put Ballston Spa up 2-0 at the half.  Michael Robyck scored in the second half, assisted by Amir Abdellatif. Final Ballston Spa 3 - Bethlehem 0

    JV Boys Soccer - Troy at Ballston Spa Thurs. 9/19 - 
    Troy              0
    Ballston Spa 6
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    The JV Boys Soccer team defeated Troy 6-0. Nick Verdile scored twice. James Devizzio tallied a goal, as did Aidan Clark, Damon Schroter, and Cole McCarthy. Riley Box had three assists. Goalkeeper Ben Phillips allowed no goals for a clean sheet.


    JV Boys Soccer - Shaker at Ballston Spa Tues. 9/17 - 
    Ballston Spa 2
    Shaker          4
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    On 9/17, the JV Boys soccer team lost to Shaker by a score of 2-4. Riley Box and Damon Schroter scored the goals for the Scotties. En Tse Hsieh had an assist.

    JV Volleyball - Ballston Spa at Troy Thurs. 9/19 - 
    Ballston Spa 2
    Troy             0
    25-14,  25-23

    Varsity Boys Soccer - Troy at Ballston Spa Thurs. 9/19 - 
    Troy              2
    Ballston Spa 0
    Student-Athlete Highlights -
    Troy visited Ballston Spa, Troy got the first goal from Hamza Ahmadzal, assisted by Morgan Waters.  John Coonan scored in the second half, assisted by David Walczk..  Final Troy 2 Ballston Spa 0.


    JV Volleyball - Ballston Spa at Shaker  Tues. 9/18 - 
    Ballston Spa  2
    Shaker          1
    23-25,  25-15,  25-14
    Record 6-1

    JV Boys Soccer - Ballston Spa at Niskayuna  Thurs. 9/12 - 
    Ballston Spa 1
    Niskayuna    2
    Student-Athlete Highlights -
    The boys lost to Niskayuna 1-2, but played tough and well. Freshman Nick Verdile scored for the Scotties and nearly had what would’ve been the game-tying goal in the closing minutes. Next up is Shaker on Tuesday.


    JV Volleyball - Niskayuna at Ballston Spa Thurs. 9/12 - 
    Ballston Spa 2

    Niskayuna    0
    25-20, 25-21


    Varsity Girls Soccer - Niskayuna at Ballston Spa Thurs. 9/12 - 
    Niskayuna    0
    Ballston Spa 1
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    Ballston Spa’s Mikayla Kelley capitalized on a 16th minute penalty kick to give the Scottie’s the 1-0 win over Niskayuna.  Sarah Rule was on the attack dribbling through the box when she was fouled earning the PK.  Niskayuna would create heavy offensive pressure throughout the rest of the match but the Scottie’s defense was up to the challenge consisting of Ava Durfee, Ali Sgambati, Kristen Lewza, Grace Foti, along with midfielders Mikayla Kelley and Maddy Barnum, and keeper Shaylee AndressBallston Spa GK Shaylee Andress saved 8 of 8.

    JV Volleyball - Columbia at Ballston Spa Tues. 9/10 - 
    Ballston Spa 2
    Columbia     0
    25-22, 25-19


    Varsity Girls Soccer - Columbia at Ballston Spa Tues. 9/10 - 
    Columbia      2
    Ballston Spa 3 
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    It took Ballston Spa 89 minutes to get the go ahead goal that would ultimately decide the game.  The Scottie’s started off the scoring in the 11th minute with Gillian Snyder finding the feet of Maddy Barnum who put the first tally on the board.  Equaling the game was Columbia’s Isabella Perrett with 15 minutes left in the half.  It would be Megan Sanbrook who would shoot car post past a diving Shaylee Andress to take Columbia 2-1 into halftime.  The Scottie’s wasted no time needing only 43 seconds into the second half to find the back of the net thanks to the foot of Mikayla Kelley and the help of Jordyn Ostrander.  Both sides saw great chances with amazing saves by Shaylee Andress of Bspa and Kyra Russo of Columbia.  Shay had a tip save in the waning seconds of regulation to keep the game tied at 2.  Nine minutes into overtime and this time it would be Kelley with the assist to Keira Dashnow giving the Scottie’s the lead and the win.  The Scottie’s are now 3-1 In the Suburban Council and 5-1 overall. 

    Ballston Spa Goals: 
    Maddy Barnum assisted by Gillian Snyder
    Mikayla Kelley assisted by Jordyn Ostrander 
    Keira Dashnow assisted by Mikayla Kelley 

    Ballston Spa Goal Keeper Shaylee Andress 15 saves of 17 shots

    JV Boys Soccer - Ballston Spa at Columbia Tues. 9/10 - 
    Ballston Spa 3
    Columbia      0
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    The Ballston Spa JV boys soccer team beat Columbia 3-0. Riley Box scored twice, and Noah Datka added a goal as well. The defense and keepers kept the opposition scoreless for the first time this season. Damon Schroter and Aiden Fletcher anchored the defense as usual, and Jhayde Gomez joined the unit for the first time, playing tremendously.


    JV Volleyball - Sat. 9/7 - Broadalbin - Perth Tournament -
    Student-Athlet Highlights - 
    The JV Volleyball team played awesome at the Broadalbin tournament on Saturday. Ballston Spa beat Columbia in the quarterfinals, but lost to Queensbury in the semi. 8th grader Makenna Catherall was picked for the all-star tournament team (only 9 players total from of pool of 16 teams were selected).  

    JV Volleyball - Thurs. 9/5 Colonie at Ballston Spa - 
    Ballston Spa  2

    Colonie         0
    25-22, 25-19
    Record 3-1


    Girls Varsity Soccer - Thurs. 9/5 - Colonie at Ballston Spa
    Colonie          3
    Ballston Spa  5
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    Colonie’s Ianah Mackey scores first to make it 1-0 seven minutes into the game.  The next five goals would go to the Scottie’s.  Jordyn Ostrander scores unassisted to the game.  Sarah Rule puts the go ahead in with an assist from Ostrander.  After the half it would be a cross from Gillian Snyder to Kaia Hemming making it 3-1.  Three minutes later Rule picks up her second goal heading Maddy Barnum’s service.  Sophomore Maddy Wania knocks in the Scottie’s final goal with the assist of Izzy Griswold.  Sixteen minutes left in the game saw a rally from Colonie with Vanessa Jones placing the ball at Corinne Jackson’s feet who knocked it home 5-2.  Ianah Mackey completes Colonie’s scoring with her second goal assisted by Jackson to complete the score 5-3. BSpa keeper Shaylee Andress saved 17 of 20.

    Girls Varsity Soccer - Tues. 9/3 Guilderland at Ballston Spa- 
    Guilderland  3
    Ballston Spa 1
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    The Scottie’s hosted the Lady Dutchmen this afternoon for their first game of Suburban Council league play.  Though the Scottie’s came out strong maintaining possession and creating multiple opportunities including a Sarah Rule crossbar hit in the first ten minutes, it would be Riley Grimm’s first half hat trick that would ultimately win the game for Guilderland.  Riley had two assists from Margot Nezaj and one from Zoey Kmack.  The second half saw a Bspa rally with Jordyn Ostrander cutting off a corner kick immediately finding Sarah Rule that assisted Kelly DuBois who beat the keeper to make it 1-3.  Kelly DuBois would then assist Samantha DeVito who battled the keeper and won with a header to narrow the margin down to 1.  

    Girls Varsity Soccer - Sat. 8/31 Scott J. Retersdorf Tournament at Gloversville High School - 
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    Ballston Spa traveled to Gloversville for the final of the 5th Annual Scott J. Retersdorf Memorial Tournament.  The Scottie’s took on the home town Lady Dragons in what turned out to be a perfect night for playing soccer.  This is the 5th time these two teams have met in the finals and it was Ballston Spa who took home the cup with a 6-0 victory.  The Scottie’s saw a fair amount of the possession and Sarah Rule would complete her second hat trick in two days. Kaia Hemming opened up the scoring for the Scottie’s with an assist by Sarah Rule.  Sarah Rule would then put two in before the half making it 3-0 with assists by Maddy Barnum and Maddy Wania.  Three minutes into the second half Maddy Barnum found Jordyn Ostrander who tucked it to the lower corner making it 4-0.  Sarah Rule would complete her hat trick with the help of junior Scottie Gillian Snyder. Jordyn Ostrander would complete the Scottie’s scoring with an upper ninety tip to make it 6-0. BSpa keeper Shay Andress completed another shut out saving all five shots on goals.

    Boys Varsity Soccer - Fri. 8/30 - Utica Proctor at Ballston Spa - 
    Utica Proctor 1
    Ballston Spa  3 
    Student-Athlete Highlights - 
    Friday August 30, Utica Proctor visited Ballston Spa. In the first half Brayden Box scored for Ballston Spa, and several minutes later Utica Proctor tied the game. In the second half Michael Robyck and Blake Heflin both scored for Ballston. Ethan Shuhart had 5 saves in goal for Ballston Spa. Ballston Spa 3 Utica Proctor 1

    Girls Varsity Soccer - Fri. 8/30 Scott J. Retersdorf Tournament at Gloversville High School - 
    Student- Athlete Highlights - 
    The Ballston Spa Girls Varsity Soccer team opened their season with a non league game against Northville.  The game is the first of two in the Scott J. Retersdorf Memorial Tournament hosted by Gloversviile.  Senior Sarah Rule of the Scottie’s earned her first career hat trick with all three goals assisted by senior Maddy Barnum.  The first goal was fed up the middle to Rule running on who tucked it away in the corner.  The second goal was a corner from Barnum that found Rule’s head and then the back of the net.  Scottie’s freshman  Keira Dashnow scored her first goal as a varsity player after intercepting a pass from the Northville defense and beat the keeper to make it 3-0 going into half.  It would again be Barnum to Rule who cut left and fired near post upper ninety to complete the hat trick. Goal number five was an own goal. Ballston Spa Goalie Shaylee Andress had 3 saves on 3 shots.  The Scottie’s face the winner of the semifinal match between Gloversille and Mayfield tomorrow night at 7pm on the Gloversville turf.