Ballston Spa Athletic Teams Complete Fall Season
Interscholastic Athletic Accomplishments for Fall 2020
It was a High School athletic season like no other. The beginning of fall sports was delayed in August as the state faced the COVID-19 virus and the corresponding health and safety precautions and requirements put forth by the various government entities and the NYSPHSAA, Section 2 Suburban Council (SSC). By late September, the district was offering the opportunities for student athletes to participate in five varsity-level sports, while other sports were pushed to a Fall 2 season in the spring of 2021.
All five of the Ballston Spa fall varsity teams qualified for recognition as a NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Team based on the academic accomplishments of 62 student athletes (combined GPA of 96.84). Congratulations to all! #GoScotties
The Girls Swim & Diving Team had 17 NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete team members with a composite GPA of 97.883. They completed the season with a 7th place at the Suburban Council Championships. Emma Hoffman was the Suburban Council 50 Freestyle Champion, chosen for the First Team Suburban Council and received the Most Valuable Swimmer Award. Corinne Pepper was awarded the True Scottie Swimmer Award and Olivia Winslow received the Most Valuable Diver Award.
The Boys Cross Country Team included nine NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete team members with a composite GPA of 96.240. They finished the SSC League season with a 5-3 record and a 10th place finish in the Suburban Council Meet. Ethan Huff received the Most Valuable Runner Award, Gabe Wettig was chosen for the Best Newcomer Award and Joseph Fodera received the Most Improved Award.
The Girls Cross Country Team had nine NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete team members with a composite GPA of 97.662. They completed the season with an SSC League record of 6-1 and a 7th place finish at the Suburban Council Meet. Nathalie Canteauneuf received the Most Valuable Runner Award, Makayla Kruzinski received the Best Newcomer Award and Madalyn Wilson also received the Best Newcomer Award.
The Boys Golf Team had 10 NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete team members with a composite GPA of 95.845. They finished with a 6-4 record in the SSC League and received 9th place in the Suburban Council Tournament. They also won the Ballston Cup vs Burnt Hills tournament. Gavin Tribley was awarded the Consistency Award, Emma Duval and Christopher Desmond both won the Medalist Award.
The Girls Tennis Team had 17 NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete team members with a composite GPA of 96.572. They were the Suburban Council Grey Division Champions, earned 4th place at the Suburban Council Championships and finished the SSC League season 8-4. Isabella Kaldy received the Most Improved Award, while Lucy Ehmann and Ryann Ashby were awarded the Most Outstanding Award.
Additional information on student athlete achievements as well as all athletic team information is posted on the athletic department page of the district website. Also, follow on Twitter @B_Spa_Athletics or on the Live Twitter Feed.