By Eric Schuman
It was a quiet week for AP Sports as the winter postseason has come to an end. The spring season has begun, and AP will be featuring baseball, softball, boy’s tennis, boys and girls track, and boy’s and girl’s lacrosse.
Make sure to support the Warriors in their first games and scrimmages as the road to Sectional Championships begins soon.
The baseball team will open up its season with an away game at Green Tech on 3/25. Their first home match will be the day after against Maple Hill.
Softball begins their season at home against Bethlehem on 4/5.
Boy’s tennis will take on Ballston Spa away on 3/25, followed by a home match versus Columbia on 3/27.
The first track meet will take place on 3/27 at home against Colonie for both the boys and the girls. The girl’s lacrosse team will take on Schuylerville on 3/26 in an away match. Their first home game is on 3/30 against Colonie.
Finally, the boy’s lacrosse team has their first home game on 4/2 against Bethlehem.
I will be back next week with more AP sports updates!
This week’s scholar athlete is Will Fleming. Will is a returning captain on the Varsity Lacrosse team. Will has played lacrosse for 12 years after his father first introduced him to the
sport. Now, Will is beginning his fifth season playing lacrosse at the high school level. To prepare for this year, Will has spent his offseason “working primarily on stick skills and agility
as well as running and lifting. I also watch a lot of film on college players to help improve my game.” Will’s dedication to the sport has helped not only himself, but the entire lacrosse team grow. From enduring a winless season, Will and the team developed tremendously as they have now reached multiple sectional semifinals. This year Will hopes to reach the sectional finals, a goal he has held since his Freshman year.
Will has demonstrated hard work not only in lacrosse, but in his academics as well. Will has maintained a GPA of 91 throughout high school. This achievement was recognized last Fall when Will was inducted into the National Honor Society. After high school, he will be attending Gordon College where he will pursue a degree in political science as well as continue
to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.
Will’s greatest role model is his father. “He works long hours and travels frequently to provide me with a lot of great opportunities he never had. His work ethic is inspirational, and I’m incredibly blessed to have him as a role model.” Additionally, Will would like to thank his coaches, Coach Fogel and Coach McPartlin, for helping him develop to where he is today.
We all wish Will the best as he begins his collegiate career in August.