2019 Mother's Day Madness Winners

Wednesday, May 01, 2019  

Congratulations to all our winners! Thank you for supporting our Saratoga Sparks organization! 

May 1  -   Molly Austin (7 Blue)

May 2 -    Kate Diaco (4 Orange)

May 3 -    Tori Russo (7 Blue)

May 4-     Kathy Baker (6 Orange)

May 5 -     Jen Fortune Gras (6 Orange)

May 6 -     Andrea Mook (8 Orange)

May 7-      Linda Enders (7 Blue)

May 8-     Katie Gifford (7 Orange)

May 9  - Sophia Lucarelli (sold by Sophia Lucarelli)

May 10 – David Perino sold by (Ella Perino -5 Blue)

May 11 – Brian Ortiz (sold by Jezabella Garag)

May 12 Mother’s Day Winner – Arletta Belewich (sold by Jordyn Gurney – 4 O)  Congratulations!! 

May 13 – M Martin (7O)

May 14 – Carol Dyrland (8O)

May 15- Debra LaPoint (8B)

May 16 – Lori Palmieri (sold by Grace O’Conner 8th)

May 17 – Nick Popolizio (6O)

May 18 – Susan Getman (5O – Ella Ryan)

May 19 – David Taylor (Angelina Christman)

May 20-Karen Thomas (sold by 7B)

May 21-Stacey Murphy (sold by 7B)

May 22-Scott McLaughlin (sold by 5O)

May 23-Colleen Adams (sold by 4O)

May 24-Deb Hollner (sold by 6B)

May 25-Jenelle Cardone (sold by 5O)

May 26-Colleen Messina (sold by 5B)

May 27-Anna Dirrado (sold by 7B)

May 28-Kim G

May 29-Chris Eifort(sold by 6B)

May 30-Judy Wright (sold by 8O)

May 31-Micah Ogburn (sold by 4O)


2019 Saratoga Sparks Thoroughbred Classic

Tuesday, April 02, 2019  

2019 Saratoga Sparks Thoroughbred Classic

SOLD OUT! 

June 8th & 9th 

18th Annual Saratoga Sparks “Original” Thoroughbred Classic Girls Basketball Tournament

All games will be played in Saratoga Springs. 

http://www.saratogasparks.com/documents.php?page_id=1&yrt=24 Registration form 

Hotel information: 

Hilton Garden Inn

125 S. Broadway

Saratoga Springs

$169

Our Contact is Laura

518-587-1500

 

Homes2 Suites by Hilton

103 Saratoga Village Road

Malta

$129

Our contact is Marcia

518-899-9100

 

Holiday Inn Express

18 Old Rt. 9

Clifton Park

$121 (2 beds)

$141 (2 bed Suites)

Our contact is DeeAnna

518-579-3000

 

Homewood Suites

42 Clifton Country Road

Clifton Park

$145

Our contact is Shawna

518-371-2000

All these hotels include breakfast. Please mention Saratoga Sparks Basketball when reserving your rooms. If you need help with hotel rooms contact Jack Simpson @ 518-229-2640 or email capitalteam@nycap.rr.com

 


Saratoga Sparks Alumni 2018-2012

Saturday, December 01, 2018  

Alumni 2018-2012

The Saratoga Sparks Girls AAU Basketball Program is extremely proud of the wonderful young women who have participated in our program over the years.  We plan to keep in touch with former Sparks players and follow their success as they attend college and beyond.  If you have information that will improve our Alumni page please contact the webmaster. Please see our Alumni page for past years. 

Class of 2018

  • Erin Fouracre, Colonie High School  *1,000 point Milestone 1st Team All Star 
  • Julianna Okoniewski, Bethlehem High School 2nd Team All Star 
  • Giuliana Pritchard, Amsterdam High School *1,000 point Milestone 1st Team All Star
  • Harmony Philo, Gloversville High School *1,000 point Milestone 1st Team All Star 
  • Kerri Hauser, Gloversville High School 3rd Team All Star 
  • Molly Kirby, Bethlehem High School 3rd Team All Star 
  • Lauren Hill, Coblesville-Richmondville High School 
  • Earlashia Ricketts, Colonie High School 
  • Briann Barringer. Saratoga Springs High School 5th Team All Star
  • Allie Pacatte, Cobleskill-Richmondville High School 3rd Team All Star 
  • Jasmine Gonzalez, Gloversville High School 
  • Kara Vamvalis, Saratoga Springs High School 5th Team All Star 

Class of 2017 

  • Julianna Taylor, Fonda High School, SUNY Brockport
  • Kara Vamvalis, Saratoga Springs High School 
  • Emily Wander, Bethlehem High School, Middlebury College
  • Kerri Hauser, Gloversville High School
  • Jordan Hipwell, Ballston Spa High School, Suffolk University 
  • Caitlin Estes, Scotia High School 
  • Briann Barringer, Saratoga High School 
  • Olivia Baumann, Guilderland High School, St. John Fisher 
  • Giuliana Pritchard, Amsterdam High School 
  • Monique Britton, Berne Knox Westerlo, SUNY Cobleskill 
  • Isley Sterling, Saratoga High School, Hartwick College
  • Ali Changa, Watervliet High School, SUNY Cobleskill

Class of 2016 

  • Kaitlyn Devine, Amsterdam High School 
  • Carly Domicolo, Shen High School 
  • Rachel Blow, Voorheesville High School 
  • Gess Patregani, Lansingburgh High School, Sage College 
  • McKenzie Bennett, Lake George High School, Keene State 
  • Maya Nichols, Cobleskill Richmondville High School 
  • Emily Padalino, Albany Academy, Dickinson College 
  • Olivia Allrich, Ballston Spa, SUNY Oneonta
  • Caitlin Estes, Scotia High School 
  • Lauren Almonte, Colonie High School 

Class of 2015

  • Nicole Conley, Scotia-Glenville, Union College
  • Courtney Lane, Bishop Maginn High School
  • Emily Parslow, Fonda-Fultonville, Sage College 
  • Cora Connolly, Lake George
  • Chelsea Johnson, Albany High School,
  • Sarah Jaromin, Columbia High School, Brandeis 
  • Macie Holmes, Mekeel Christian Academy, Sage
  • Courtney Pingelski, Mechanicville, MCLA 
  • Nastasja Johnston, Columbia High School
  • Erin Pepe, Shaker High School
  • Madison Barrett, Shaker High School
  • Becky Rossier, Shaker High School
  • Kaila DeLoriea, Watervliet High School
  • Atoria Elem, Catholic Central High School
  • Amber Yarter, Colonie High School
  • Carle McNulty, Scotia Glenville High School
  • Candace Demers, Albany Leadership High
  • Madelyn Egan, Mohonasen
  • Adele Haraughty, Glens Falls High School
  • Jaycee Volkmann, Ichabod Crane
  • Maddy Main, Mount Anthony Union High School
  • Vivian Jaworsky, Lake George High School
  • Colleen Felt, Shaker High School
  • Samantha Casale, Tamarac
  • Jennifer VanGelder, Columbia


Class of 2014

  • Merrick Rowland, Shaker High School, Queens College
  • Ashley Acker, Shenendehowa High School
  • Brittanie Clickner, Watervliet High School,
  • Teagan Clough, Watervliet High School,
  • Ryanne Olsen, Schalmont High School,
  • Allison Casey, Scotia-Glenville High School
  • Madison Shea, Shenendehowa High School, Clarkson University
  • Allison Hacker, Averill Park High School
  • Jenna Erickson, Tamarac High School, St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Adiya Henderson, Tamarac High School, St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Ally Setter, Shenendehowa High School, Army


Class of 2013

  • Sydnie Rosales, Colonie High School, Marist College
  • Ailayia Demand, Watervliet High School, LeMoyne College
  • Jackie Welch, Colonie High School, Niagara CC
  • Madison Rowland, Shaker High School, Queens College
  • Mikayla Dequire, Watervliet High School, Gannon University
  • Bridget Murphy, Bethlehem High School, UAlbany
  • Lashana Tolliver, Watervliet High School, Lincoln University
  • Alyssia Marsal, Shenendehowa High School, Clarkson University
  • Kit Small, Academy of the Holy Names, University of New Paltz
  • Sydney Hanson, Ballston Spa High School,
  • Cassie Broadhead, Scotia-Glenville High School, Brigham Young University


Class of 2012

  • Alysa Chartrand,Watervliet High School, SUNY Cortland
  • MacKenzie Rowland, Shaker High School, Queens College
  • Amanda Batzold, Columbia High School,
  • Jennifer Sweeney, Ballston Spa High School,
  • MyAisa Alston, Cohoes High School,
  • Christina Spicer, Academy of the Holy Names,
  • Alyssa Craig, Fonda-Fultonville High School,
  • MacKenzie Pratt, Shaker High School,
  • Rachael McDonough, Lansingburgh High School, Cazenovia College
  • Roxanne Gibbs, Cohoes High School,
  • Emily Weber, Shenendehowa High School, Canisius College
  • Lindsey Ryan, Shenendehowa High School, Boston College
  • Mary Kate Cusack, Shenendehowa High School, St. John Fisher

Sparks Make Prime Time Appearance

Monday, October 04, 2010  
The Saratoga Sparks 14 year old Orange team was featured on the Fox23 new cast last night, much to the delight of the organization, the players, their parents and their coach. The team, made up of high school freshmen, traveled to Orlando in mid-July to participate in the 2010 AAU Nationals. When the dust settled in the Sunshine State, the Sparks stood tall, finishing the tournament with a 5-3 record, which secured them a sixth place finish in the forty team field.

On Monday night the team made their prime time debut, and sources close to the Nielson ratings reported that during the two minute documentary, rating on ESPN’s Monday Night Football dipped below their average draw.

http://www.fox23news.com/search/videosearch.aspx?search=saratoga+sparks

 


Plenty of Goals for 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010  
 
 
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Saratoga, New York. - 2010 looks to be a very exciting year for the Saratoga Sparks. With open auditions behind them the young college bound juniors are looking to make their last year of AAU basketball as meaningful as possible.

The Sparks goal of this season is very simple, to improve the skill and confidence level of each player while giving each the opportunity to play basketball in front of a variety of college coaches. This season is the last AAU experience for this group of Sparks, their last chance to travel with friends and family, their last chance to compete at several familiar venues, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and of course Penn State. After this season each of the players will (or in some cases, might) enjoy one more year of varsity basketball and then it’s off to college…. and then quickly after that the job market…
Saratoga, New York. - 2010 looks to be a very exciting year for the Saratoga Sparks. With open auditions behind them the young college bound juniors are looking to make their last year of AAU basketball as meaningful as possible.

The Sparks goal of this season is very simple, to improve the skill and confidence level of each player while giving each the opportunity to play basketball in front of a variety of college coaches. This season is the last AAU experience for this group of Sparks, their last chance to travel with friends and family, their last chance to compete at several familiar venues, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and of course Penn State. After this season each of the players will (or in some cases, might) enjoy one more year of varsity basketball and then it’s off to college…. and then quickly after that the job market…

This is why the 2010 Sparks will be entering the season with four very simple goals: First, work on aspects of each players game that need quick improvement, second, identify ways of drawing attention to their individual strengths. Third, keeping competitive in every game to allow playing time to stay balanced while keeping the attention of any college representatives in attendance. And last, but not least, have as much fun as humanly possible.

The Sparks schedule this season is very challenging. With road trips to four major events including the Coaches Choice USA challenge at Fordham University, the Cortland Shootout, The Commotion by the Ocean at the University of Rhode Island and the season finally the USA Blue Chip Invitational at Penn State University.

Quick translation: Great Italian food in the Bronx, a great steak house in western New York, lobster rolls in Newport and the best bacon you have ever had at State College.

The local schedule features the Gym Rat Challenge, and the Albany Spring Classic both at nearby Siena College, and of course the Thoroughbred Challenge.

As for winning and losing, “There is only one game I want to win this year” shared coach Frank Fazio. “And each year it’s the same game, July 5th at Penn State”

The Penn State tournament is structured unlike the traditional AAU tournament. The Sparks will play a game on July 5th, if they win, they will be placed in the winners bracket for the remainder of the tournament. Basically playing with the top 50% for the field, if they lose, they will be starting off in the losers bracket, the key word there being “losers”.

“We will be preparing all season for this one game, it’s huge for us, if I’m driving four and a half hours thought Amish country on the 4th of July weekend, you better believe I’m serious about winning our first round game... we are going to win this game… we have to” offered coach Turner. “I don’t plan on spending any sad nights at Mad Mex’s bar in the lobby of the Day Inn on Pugh Street, we will prepare, we will go, we will win and we will be seen… that’s the plan”