State High School Athletic Association announces fall Scholar-Athlete teams



LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has recognized 3,373 Scholar-Athlete teams and 46,480 individuals who participated in varsity programs this fall.
The figures represent a 14.65 percent (431 more teams) and 9.27 percent (3,945 individuals) increase compared to Fall 2016 in honoring teams and individuals who attain a 90.0 GPA or greater.
Starting in 2016, the NYSPHSAA adjusted its criteria to recognize individuals with a 90.0 GPA or greater whose athletic team did not qualify as a Scholar-Athlete team. Furthermore, the criteria was adjusted to allow for “small” teams to be recognized and 75 person of a team’s roster be considered when determining a team’s average GPA.
Here’s a breakdown of local schools, their teams and the number of athletes on each Scholar-Athlete team:
John S. Burke Catholic High School • Boys Cross Country 7
• Boys Soccer 15
• Football 16
• Girls Cross Country 11
• Girls Soccer 9
• Girls Swimming and Diving 5
• Girls Tennis 12
• Girls Volleyball 5
George F. Baker High School • Girls Volleyball 9
Monroe-Woodbury High School • Boys Cross Country 42
• Boys Soccer 17
• Football 23
• Girls Cross Country 39
• Girls Soccer 17
• Girls Swimming and Diving 34
• Girls Tennis 18
• Girls Volleyball 10
Warwick Valley High School • Boys Cross Country 24
• Boys Soccer 16
• Football 17
• Girls Cross Country 37
• Girls Soccer 24
• Girls Swimming and Diving 32
• Girls Tennis 11
• Girls Volleyball 9