Athletes of the Week
The fall sports coaches have chosen their Week 5 athletes of the week.
They are pictured (l-r): Kevin Hillman, Michael Smith, Greg Thompson, Alyson Knaak, Alanna Holman.
Below are brief write ups of why each student was chosen athlete of the week.
Kevin Hillman (Varsity Football)
Kevin has worked hard this season to improve as an athlete as well as working on making his teammates better athletes on the field. Kevin is a selfless player, he always wants to perform well and at the same time wants to see his teammates perform better than him. Last week Kevin had 137 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns in the win over Olean.
Greg Thompson & Michael Smith (JV Football)
Greg Thompson had 2 sacks, 6 tackles for losses, and an Interception return for TD. Michael Smith had an awesome day of Kicking Off. Team never got pass 35 yard line. Michael kicked one in the End Zone and one we got back on an onside kick. Both boys play their hearts out and were very great leaders for our team.
Alanna Holman (Varsity Cross Country)
Alanna placed 2nd in her race against Roy-Hart and Wilson last Tuesday. She led the girls’ team to their first victories of the season. She also placed 5th overall in the Pembroke Invitational competing against over 100 runners in her race.
Alyson Knaak (Varsity Soccer)
This is Alyson’s 2nd full season on Albion’s varsity soccer team. Alyson is one of the key defenders and is a leader of the defensive unit. More than anything else, Aly is a teammate who everyone else can count on. She treats every practice and every game with intensity and commitment. She is a leader who points out the accomplishments of her teammates before her own.
The fall sports coaches have chosen their Week 4 athletes of the week.
They are pictured (l-r): Bryce Froman, Deyonci Farley, Brendan LeBaron, Spencer Sietmann.
Below are brief write ups of why each student was chosen athlete of the week.
Bryce Froman, JV Football
Coach Bennett said, “Bryce had 10 tackles and scored a two point conversion. He played his heart out and was a great leader for our team.”
Deyonci Farley, Varsity Football
Coach Blanchard said, “Deyonce led the defense with 10 tackles to help post a shutout of the previously undefeated Lackawanna football team. Not only did he lead the team in tackles but he also played well in pass coverage knocking down a pass and almost intercepting one. On offense he recorded some big first downs for us with some hard fought short yardage runs up the middle.”
Brendan LeBaron, JV Football
Coach Bennett said, “Brendan had 5 sacks and 2 tackles for losses. He played his heart out and was a great leader for our team.”
Spencer Sietmann, Varsity Soccer
Coach Flynn said, “Spencer has been the backbone of our defense. He has been given the name “The Machine” by his teammates for his ability to run down players on the opposing team and get the ball from them quickly. Spencer has a great attitude on and off the field and is always giving 100%.”
The fall sports coaches have chosen their Week 3 athletes of the week.
They are pictured (l-r): Javon Jones, Jabari Johnson, Abby Scanlan, Omar Peterson and Amari Jones.
Below are brief write ups of why each student athlete was chosen athlete of the week.
Javon Jones, JV Football
The JV Football coaches commented that Javon was the spark that got rhe team going with his interception return for a TD. Javon then scored again on a 75 yard TD run.
Jabari Johnson, Varsity Football
Coach Krenning commented, I am nominating Jabari Johnson for the Purple Eagle athlete spotlight. Jabari is a sophomore playing varsity football and starting on the defensive line. He also wrestles as a winter sport. Jabari has shown great leadership skills and determination both on the field and in the classroom. He has worked very hard in the off season and did not miss a single weight and conditioning session over the summer. Jabari is not afraid of hard work and is very respectful of his peers and teachers. Jabari is very deserving of this recognition.
Abby Scanlan, Varsity Girls Soccer
Coach Orbaker and Coach King commented that Abby, a sophomore forward, helped her team earn two more victories this week. Abby scored five goals this week; three against Batavia Notre Dame, one against Barker, and one against Akron. As we have just passed the mid-point of the season Abby has a total of 14 goals, making her the Niagara-Orleans League's second leading scorer. Abby works very hard in practices and games, demonstrates good sportsmanship, and always encourages her teammates.
Omar Peterson, Varsity Boys Soccer
Coach Flynn commented that Omar has been utilized both in the goal and on the field this season. Omar has displayed incredible sportsmanship over the past few games and has been doing a great job of motivating his teammates. Omar uses his strong communication skills to help everyone on the field on a daily basis.
Amari Jones, JV Football
The JV Football coaches commented that Amari had 225 total yards and 4 TD’s during the game against Depew. Amari ran for 2 scores and threw for 2 TD’s to Ozzie Matos.
The athletics department has named their athletes of the week for the week of September 16- 21.
They are pictured (l-r): Ozzie Matos, Junior Morales, Breanda Johnson, Charley London, Claire Squicciarini, and Chris Shabazz.
Each athlete's spotlight play from the coaches is listed below.
Ozzie Matos, 10th grade, JV Football
Ozzie had an interception return for a TD. In addition, he is one of our captains and is a great leader for our football program.
Junior Morales, 10th grade, JV Football
Junior had three tackles for loss, lead the defense in tackles and scored a TD on offense. He is a captain with Ozzie and together they are great leaders for our football program.
Breanda Johnson, Varsity Volleyball (12th grade)
Bre led the girls to a 5-set win against Newfane on September 12th. She had a record setting 12 aces, 26 assists, 8 digs and 2 kills. She also was selected to the all-tournament team at the Albion "Tip Off" Tournament the previous Saturday.
Charley London, JV Soccer (10th grade)
Charley has been a dominant defender through the first month of the soccer season. Her work ethic is outstanding as she leads by example setting the tone for her team during practices and games. As a leader, her coaches and teammates respect how she encourages and challenges her team in positive and constructive ways. She scored a goal on a direct kick during an early season tournament game and she has been the backbone of a defense that has only allowed 4 goals to be scored through 6 games!
Claire Squicciarini, 11th grade, Varsity Soccer
Claire Squicciarini is a junior midfielder/forward. Claire has played a key role as her team has started the season with a record of 4-2. Claire has scored four goals and earned three assists. Claire puts constant pressure on the opponents, wins the ball and initiates our attacks. Her extraordinary work ethic affects everyone on the team. She encourages her teammates, always demonstrates excellent sportsmanship, and exemplifies our team motto “I’ve Got Your Back”.
Chris Shabazz, 11th grade, Varsity Football
Chris has played very well for the varsity football team in their first 2 weeks. In week 2, Chris made his presence known to the offense of Springville. Late in the 2nd quarter Chris picked off a pass, and with the help of his teammates, ran it all the way back to the end zone. This was Chris’s 2nd pick of the year and also 2nd pick six of the year. He will have to continue his stellar defense in week 3 as the Purple Eagles take on the Depew Wildcats in a B3 divisional match up.
The athletics department has named their athletes of the week for the week of September 9-13. Congratulations to the following athletes (l-r): Mariah Plain, Patrick Ricker, Tyray White, Angel Rosario, Aurora Serafin.
Spotlight play from the coaches:
Mariah Plain, senior - Varsity Girls Soccer (Coach Orbaker)
Mariah is a senior captain and has played a key role as her team has started the season with a record of 3-1. Mariah earned three assists in our first victory over Honeoye, an assist against Holley as we won the Holley Tournament Championship, and an assist against York at the Kendall Tournament. Mariah helps her team win the midfield, she dominates air balls, consistently wins 50/50 situations, and excels in distributing the ball to her teammates. Mariah works hard in practices and games. She welcomes new teammates, is a leader by example, and demonstrates positive sportsmanship. Congratulations, Mariah!
Patrick Ricker, senior - Varsity Golf (Coach Dambra)
Patrick shot scores of 43, 44 and 40 to help lead the golf team to a 2-1 record. Patrick was medalist (low score) for two of the three matches. The highlight was a hole-in-one on hole #3 at Hickory Ridge during our win over Barker. Congratulations, Patrick!
Tyray White, senior - Varsity Football (Coach Krenning)
Tyray has been a tremendous leader and a strong voice for the football program this year. He always does the right thing when it comes to practice and game time. For the game on September 6th, Tyray ran for over 128 yards, 1 touchdown and led the team in tackles with 12 solo tackles. Congratulations, Tyray!
Angel Rosario, senior - Varsity Soccer (Coach Flynn)
Angel has scored a goal in each of the games that we have played so far. He has done a great job motivating his teammates to not give up during the back- to -back overtime periods we faced this weekend in Byron-Bergen. Congratulations, Angel!
Aurora Serafin, sophomore - JV Soccer (Coach Price)
Aurora has demonstrated the ability to be a strong leader as well as an impact player to start this soccer season. As a captain, she has led her team to a 3-1 record. She led the charge as her team won the Kendall soccer tournament this past weekend. She played solid defense, and when on offense, she scored a goal in both tournament games. As a result of her outstanding play, she was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Congratulations, Aurora!