High School Girl Tryouts
Sunday, February 07, 2016  Sparks News
The Saratoga Sparks Basketball AAU organization will be having tryouts for High School Girls, grades 9-11 on Saturday, March 5th & Sunday, March 6th at Union College, Viniar Athletic Center, 807 Union St., Schenectady, NY.  Times will be announced soon. 
 
Tryout fee is $25.00, payable on the day of tryouts and includes your AAU enrollment for this season.
Registration can be completed online at www.saratogasparks.com. Registration link is on the left hand side. Please register before tryouts so we have all of your contact information. 
 
 
The 2015 College Showcase
Wednesday, April 15, 2015  Sparks NewsTournaments

Come join the Saratoga Sparks for a one night Showcase event at Skidmore College. We are inviting college coaches from all over the Northeast to attend and view the best talent the area has to offer.

Registration is only $70 which guarantees each participant three games and a Showcase jersey to take home.

Our approach is simple, we will create eight teams based on the information provided during registrations. Each player will be assigned a team for the evening and will play three games in front of as many college coaches as we can find.

This event is open to all high school aged players who are looking to play a little more basketball. Everyone is welcome regardless of AAU affiliations.

This is the first event of its kind in our area and we are looking to make it an annual event. It’s a great opportunity for all that attend to network and connect with new people who share the same love of the game.

If your team is attending the Thoroughbred Classic it would be a great idea to kick off the weekend on Friday night. Everyone is welcome to register. This event is hosted by the Saratoga Sparks as a way to promote all athletes, not just the ones who wear orange.

If your interested in participating, either as a player or a college coach, and have questions please contact Carlin DeMarinis (518) 496-7328 or by email at coach.carlin23@gmail.com.

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Nicole Conley NewsChannel 13 All-Star
Monday, March 30, 2015  Player InformationSparks News

The Saratoga Sparks congratulate long time Saratoga Spark Nicole Conley who was named as the final selection of NewsChannel 13's Girls High School Basketball All-Star Team.  Conley has enjoyed an outstanding senior season averaging 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks a game.  She is a 95 student and will study engineering and play her college basketball at Union next year.

 

It's Parslow at Number 8!!
Saturday, March 14, 2015  Player InformationSparks News

Congratulations to Fonda senior Emily Parslow who is #8 on our NewsChannel 13/Rensselaer Honda Girls High School Basketball All-Star Team. Emily became the school's all-time leading scorer this season scoring more than 1,374 points.  She is averaging 23 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds per game.

Small is Large for New Paltz, Gains Conference Honors
Wednesday, March 04, 2015  Player InformationSparks News
N.Y. – The State University of New York at New Paltz women's basketball team has earned two 2014-15 All-State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) honors, announced on Tuesday.
 
Sophomore guard/forward Kit Small (Slingerlands, N.Y./Academy of the Holy Names) was named to the Second Team while senior guard Shannan Walker (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) earned Third-Team accolades. Both selections are career firsts.
 
Small led the Hawks in scoring this season, averaging 12.0 ppg. The sophomore was tied for first with 2.2 assists per game and was second on the team in rebounding (6.2 rpg), steals (1.6 spg), field goal percentage (37.6 percent) and minutes played (25.0 mpg). Small finished the 2014-15 campaign scoring double figures in 15 of the final 16 contests.
 
Walker, meanwhile, wrapped up her collegiate career tied for second on the team in scoring, averaging 8.1 ppg. The senior made a team-high 57 three-pointers, shooting 33.5 percent from long distance, and shot 28-of-38 from the foul line (73.7 percent). Walker led the team in playing time (27.9 mpg) and was third on the team in assists (1.9 apg) and fourth in steals (1.3 spg).
 
Walker ranked fourth in the SUNYAC in both three-point field goal percentage (33.5 percent) and three-pointers made per game (2.1). For her career, Walker notched 132 three-pointers and dished out 188 assists, tied for eighth-most in program history.
 
Small and Walker helped lead the Hawks to the No. 3 seed in the 2015 SUNYAC Women's Basketball Tournament, earning a quarterfinal win over No. 6 seed Buffalo State before falling to No. 2 seed SUNY Cortland in the semifinals.
 
Under the guidance of ninth-year head coach Jamie Seward – who earned his 150th career win this season – New Paltz ended the season 18-9 overall (13-5 SUNYAC), marking a drastic turnaround after a 6-19 (4-14 SUNYAC) record in 2013-14. Small and Walker become the 15th and 16th players, respectively, under Seward to earn All-SUNYAC accolades.
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