The Latest Headlines from the New York State Public High School Athletic Assocation
July 2017
NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017
Congratulations to the NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017
(From L to R, seated to standing)

Hank Roth-Section I, Administrator/Coach
Lloyd Mott-Section 2, Administrator/Coach
Mark Ward-Section VI, Administrator
Pat Pizzarelli-Section VIII, Administrator/Coach
Richard Castellano-Section XI, Coach
Ed Danowski-Section XI, Athlete (Posthumously)
Central Committee Meeting Recap
The 94th annual Central Committee Meeting was held July 25-26 in Clayton, NY. 

Many important items were voted on by the committee including championship venue approvals for 2018-2020:

Girls Swimming and Diving-Ithaca College

Boys Volleyball-Albany Capital Center

Girls Gymnastics-Cold Spring Harbor High School

Other noteworthy items voted on were Football and Girls Volleyball classification numbers cut-offs for the Fall 2018 season, adding 2 minutes of playing time per period to Boys Ice Hockey, moving up the Modified sports start date, and revisions to the graduated scale for the combining of teams.

West Inducted into National High School
Hall of Fame
2016 NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame inductee Missy West was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame on June 25th as part of the Class of 2017.

West was chosen as the Induction Class Speaker to deliver the address for all eleven inductees. You can see here entire speech above.

Missy was a standout high school student-athlete at Franklin Academy in Section X.
Hazing Prevention Course Being Offered
NYSPHSAA, along with AliveTek and Having are offering a Hazing Prevention Course. 

The course costs $100 for up to 50 facilitators. If you have questions about the course or want more info, please contact Director of Special Programs Kristen Jadin
Upcoming AD Workshops-

-Mon., August 21, 11:30am-Section VI
(Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca)

-Tues., August 22, 8:00am-Section V
(Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford)

-Tues., September 12, 8:30am-Section VII
(Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid)

-Thurs., September 14, 8:30am-Section XI
(Holbrook Country Club)

-Fri., September 15, 8:30am-Section VIII
(Nassau County BOCES, Garden City)

-Mon., September 18, 8:30am-Section I

-Tues., September 19, 9:30am-Section IX
(Wallkill High School)

-Thurs., September 21, 8:30am-Section X
(St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, Canton)

-Tues., September 26, 9:00am-Section IV
(Chenango Valley High School)

-Wed., September 27, 8:00am-Section 2
(VanPatten Country Club, Clifton Park)

-Thurs., September 28, 8:30am-Section III
(Rusty Nail, Canastota)

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Members Chosen for 2017-18
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is pleased to announce the members of the 2017-18 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

This year 13 new members will join the SAAC teaming with the nine returning members who served as juniors last year. Members were chosen based on an academic resume which included GPA, extracurricular activities, and participation in sports. In all, the SAAC is made up of two student-athlete representatives from each of the eleven sections in New York State.

*indicates new member

The 2017-18 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Section                                 Student                                                School

        I                             Matthew Lucido               Clarkstown High School South
                                      Kiera Jackson                  New Rochelle High School

      2                              Cameron Bleibtrey           Queensbury High School
                                      Grace Wysocki*                Hoosick Falls Jr/Sr High School


       III                            Jake Geitner                       G. Ray Bodley High School

                                      Kathleen Starr                   Cortland Jr/Sr High School


      IV                            Jasper Koota*                    Delaware Academy High School

                                      Lizzy Rayle*                       Ithaca Senior High School


       V                             Alana Kornaker                 Wayne Central High School

                                      Payton Powers*                 Dalton-Nunda High School          


       VI                            Clayton Osborne*              Williamsville-East High School

                                       Lillian Wozniak*                Orchard Park High School


        VII                          Paul Fine-Lease                Willsboro Central School

                                       Allison Post*                      Peru Secondary School


         VIII                         Olivia Rodriguez*             South Side High School

                                        Kathryn Rosshirt*            South Side High School


         IX                            Deeya Modhwadiya*        Newburgh Free Academy

                                        Andrew Strobach*             Wallkill Senior High School


        X                              Claire Donaldson              Lisbon Central School                                                                    Alex Steele                      Heuvelton Central School


         XI                            Amanda DiDonato*          Mount Sinai High School

                                       Matt Weltmann *                Half Follow Hills High School East

New Partnership with Legend Rings
NYSPHSAA is proud to announce a new partnership with Legend Rings. Legend is now the Official Ring Supplier for 2017-18 Championships and the 2017 NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame.

For more information about the partnership read the release here
Sport Coordinators Meeting-
Reminder, the annual Sport Coordinator Meeting will take place:

Wednesday, August 9th at the Albany Capital Center

Something to Think About
 "Just keep going, everybody gets better if they just keep at it".

-Ted Williams 
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