The Sparks would like to congratulate Emily Weber from Shenendehowa High School and Ailayia Demand from Watervliet High School. The two Sparks were each named large and small school players of the year by the Times Union.
Both players are outstanding high school athletes who honed their skills with the Sparks. Senior Weber will be going to Division I Canisius in the fall on a full athletic scholarship. Ailayia led her team to a Class B sectional title this year.
In addition the Sparks would also like to congratulate Sydnie Rosales of Colonie, Mary Kate Cusack of Shenendehowa, Cassie Broadhead of Scotia and Lauren Woods and Madison Rowland of Shaker for being named to the Large school All-Star first team. Sparks Amanda Batzold of Columbia, MacKenzie Rowland of Shaker and Bridget Murphy of Bethlehem were also named to the Second Team Large School All-Stars.
In the Small School Division, Mikayla Deguire of Watervliet and MyAsis Alston of Cohoes were each named to the First Team. In addition, Lashona Tolliver of Watervliet and Sophomore
Jenna Erickson of Tamarac were each named to the second team.
Congratulations to all these Sparks for their efforts and achievements both in high school and AAU.
The Saratoga Sparks would like to congratulate Mary Kate Cusack, Cassie Broadhead and Emily Weber. Each have been named as News Channel 13 Allstars and all three are long time Saratoga Sparks. The organization takes great pride in all of them and each of their individual accomplishments.
We will have more details on each of their stories in the coming days, and will continue to watch as more awards are revealed.