2017 Saratoga Sparks Teams

Wednesday, February 01, 2017  OrganizationPlayer InformationSparks News

Congratulations!

4th Grade Orange
Allison Boler
Claire Campana
Morgan Vien
Emma Taylor
Ava Jacques
Mia Tyler
Ronwyn Foulke
Shea Canavan
Ally Teitsch
Nadia Clifford
Eva Gitto
Alexis Montanez
Mya Melito
Sydney Pleat

5th Grade Orange
Ryan Carroll
Gracemary Baumann
Ella Genoy
Gabrielle Martin
Chelsea Mesick
Sophia Serravillo
Kendall Abraham
Kylie McLaughlin
Lyra Clifford
Logan Allen

5th Grade Blue
Victoria Russo
Alyssa Romano
Salihah Webster
Taylor Talmadge
Amber Gata
Addy Hart
Marleigh Delisle
Niamh Kelly
Madison Lent

 

6th Grade Orange
Aislynn Dixon
Kaleigh Montanez
Brianna Carey
Lily Czub
Maya Carpenter
Ava Pearson
Lauren LaFountain
Kelly Augeri
Isabella Franchi
Cameryn Wilders
Audrey Shields
Abigail Mesick
 
6th Grade Blue
Miranda DeMura
Olivia Verdile
Destiny Snyder
Briana Dorr
Carlie Herba
Liana Rizzo
Jayla Tyler
Kassidy Flayter
Sophia Ventosa
Mariana Hithcock
Samantha Drake
 
 
7th Grade Orange
Sydney Genovese
Laila Cowsette
Cecilia Boisvert
Sarah Jacques
Adria Castracane
Ashley Upson
Emma Shields
Olivia Geniti
Jillian Huerter
Macie Trimarchi
 
7th Grade Blue
Francesca Vassilakos
Katie Marlowe
Anna Cholakis
Brynden Lavery
Lyra Lawyer
Jeanora Hooten
Abby Teitsch
Madelyn Delisle
Madelyn Cozzens
Emily Skillings
Sophia Lucarelli
Sophia Boler 
 
7th Grade White
Samantha Hansen
Ashlyn Hutchinson
Olivia Scaccia
Caitlin Keating
Madison DeForest
Shivani Randive
Abigail Sheehan
Ava Diaz
Norah Eisnor
 
 
8th Grade Orange
Anna Jensen
Abby Ray
Rylee Carpenter
Sydney LoPresti
Sara Stalica
Grace Henzel
Celia Ralph
Meagan Huerter
Marley Mueller
Sam Lee
 
8th Grade Blue
Mia Sitts
Camille Sterling
Grace Solomon
Lauren Sanderson
Emily Sullivan
Mya Cordy
Tess Cody 
Maclyn Seeger
 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017  OrganizationSparks News

2017 Saratoga Sparks Girls AAU Basketball Tryouts January 28th/29th

2 day tryout *Must attend both days* Please contact the Tryout Coordinator with any conflicts you may have PlayerDevSaratogaSparks@gmail.com

Union College-Viniar Athletic Center 807 Union Street Schenectady, NY 12308 

Please register before tryouts on our website (Left side on website home page-Tryout registration-not team registration) 

4th & 5th grade 8am-9am 

6th grade 9am-10am 

7th grade 10am-11am

8th grade 11am-12pm 

Please arrive early for check in. There is a non-refundable $25 tryout fee (CASH/CHECK ONLY) due at the time of tryouts. This is a closed tryout. A Parents Meeting will be held once the girls start the tryout. 

2017 Orange Team Coaches 

4th-Sam Clifford 

5th-Bobby Mesick

6th-George Pearson

7th-Jim Shields

8th-Tom Huerter 

If you are interested in coaching a Blue Team please let us know at tryouts. 


Warm-Up Tournament Schedule

Thursday, January 01, 2015  OrganizationSparks NewsTournaments
    Court - 1 Court - 2 Court - 3 Court - 4   1 Sparks O - Mesick  
Saturday             2 Sparks B- Delisle  
  8:30am 25 -vs- 26 19 -vs- 11 7 -vs- 9 1 -vs-3   3 Niskayuna- Birmingham  
  9:40am 13 -vs- 18 21 -vs- 20 14 -vs- 12     4 Albany Falcons    
  10:50am 17 -vs- 26 24 -vs- 27 16 -vs- 15     5 Sparks-Romeo    
  12:00pm 23 -vs- 11 19 - vs- 20 1 -vs- 6 4 -vs- 8   6 Rome Select    
  1:10pm 25 -vs- 24 21 -vs- 28 22 -vs- 13 5 -vs- 3   7 Sparks Pearson    
  2:20pm 18 -vs- 17 16 -vs- 14 2 -vs- 4 10 -vs- 12   8 Rome Lady Rebels- Jackson
  3:30pm 22 -vs- 23 27 -vs- 28 6 -vs-7 15 -vs- 5   9 CD Storm- Poissant  
  4:40pm 9 -vs- 10 8 -vs- 2       10 Albany Falcons    
              11 Sparks- Domicolo  
              12 Empire Night Hawks  
Sunday   Court - 1 Court - 2 Court - 3 Court - 4   13 Lightning    
  8:30am 28 -vs- 24 17-vs- 22 25 -vs- 27 7 -vs- 16   14 OBGC Fury    
  9:40am 21 -vs- 19 6 -vs- 4 15 -vs- 23 8 -vs- 3   15 Sparks W - Lawson  
  10:50am 26 -vs- 27 28 -vs- 25 11 -vs- 9 1 - vs- 2   16 Rome Lady Rebels- Larkin
  12:00pm 19 -vs- 23 10 -vs- 13 16 -vs- 12 14 - vs- 7   17 Syracuse Nets    
  1:10pm 18 -vs- 9 17 -vs- 20 5 -vs- 8 6 -vs- 3   18 Sparks- Shields  
  2:20pm 26 -vs- 24 12 -vs- 13 15 -vs- 10 11 -vs- 14   19 Brunswick Lady Bearcats
  3:30pm 21 -vs- 22 18 -vs- 20 4 -vs- 5     20 Albany Falcons    
              21 Sparks - Holland  
              22 Niskayuna- Wood  
              23 Rome Lady Rebels-Roland
              24 CD Storm- Hausen  
              25 Uncle Sam Lady Hoopsters
              26 Sparks - Huerter  
              27 STNY Flyers    
              28 Rome Lady Rebels- Ehlinger
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       

Sparks Make Prime Time Appearance

Monday, October 04, 2010  OrganizationSparks News
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  OrganizationSparks News
 
 
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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”