Nine B-P senior student-athletes to play collegiate sports this fall

Nine Broadalbin-Perth student-athletes recently signed their letters of intent to continue playing collegiate. Pictured, from left, are Brodryk Benton, Brady Goodemote, Michael Piska, Kasie Corcuera, Cassy Bown, Hailey Parrotti, Niko Mancini, Jacob Galarneau and Nicholas Geren. (Photo submitted)

BROADALBIN — Nine Broadalbin-Perth Patriots will be playing collegiate sports this fall. Athletics Director Matthew Ehrenreich recognized each student-athlete for their accomplishments on and off the field.

“This is the first year every B-P varsity team has been a scholar-athlete team,” Ehrenreich said in a news release. “This group truly defines the term ‘student-athlete.’ I am confident they will follow suit as members of the NCAA. It is quite an achievement to play any level of collegiate sports.”

Each one of B-P’s 16 varsity teams maintained at GPA of 90 or higher.

The group includes Jacob Galarneau, Brodryk Benton, Cassy Bown, Kacie Corcuera, Nicholas Geren, Brady Goodemote, Niko Mancini, Hailey Parrotti and Michael Piska.

Jacob Galarneau,

St. Thomas Aquinas College

— College Sport: Baseball and Track and Field

— Academic Major: Criminal Justice

Galarneau will be attending St. Thomas Aquinas on a Division II track and field scholarship. He will also playing baseball. While attending B-P, Galarneau played three varsity sports. He played baseball and football for three years. He ran indoor track and field for three years, while participating in outdoor track and field for two years. Galarneau was a member of the 2018 indoor track and field Foothills championship team and the 2018 indoor track and field Section II championship team. He qualified (weight throw) and attended the 2018-19 Indoor Nationals meet in New York City and the Outdoor Nationals (hammer throw) in Greensboro, North Carolina that same year. This Class B North Division all-star linebacker was given the 2018 Patriot Award for football. He was voted “most improved” for indoor track during the 2018-19 season. Jacob hold the school record to “weight throw” set in 2018-19. Galarneau is a three-time scholar-athlete award winner. He’s been named to the principal’s list and qualified for honor roll five times.

Brodryk Benton, St. Rose

— College Sport: Baseball

— Academic Major: Criminal Justice/Behavior and Law

Benton played three varsity sports during his time at Broadalbin-Perth. He is a two-time Broadalbin-Perth football player of the year. He was also named  the Broadalbin-Perth baseball player of the year. As an honor roll student, Benton is active in helping running youth sports clinics.

Cassy Bown, Thiel College

— College Sport: Volleyball

— Academic Major: Biology

Bown played four years of varsity volleyball and served as team captain. She also participated in one year of track and field. On the court, she was named MVP of the Patriots volleyball team as a senior and most improved player as a junior. Bown was named to the all-state second team and all-conference first team for volleyball, the MVP of the Fall Finale and KSA Team, and received the New York State Championship Sportsman Award. Bown has also served as class co-secretary and co-president of Spanish Club. Ranked ninth in the Class of 2019 Top Ten, she has been part of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Ski Club, SADD, Scientific Research Club, chorus and track and field. Her awards include the BPHS Principal’s List and the RIT Computing Medal. She served on B-P’s prom committee and was named to the homecoming court. Outside of school, Bown volunteers as a candy striper at Nathan Littauer Hospital, with the Just Run program, for the annual Great Sacandaga Triathlon, and as an assistant volleyball coach. She is team captain of the Sacandaga Volleyball Club.

Kacie Corcuera, Sage College

— College Sport: Soccer

— Academic Major: Occupational Therapy

During her athletic career at B-P Corcuera played three years of varsity soccer and served as a team captain. She earned Section II second-team all-star honors for her time on the pitch. She also played three years of varsity basketball. Her athletic achievements also include the Coach’s Award for soccer. This honor roll student donates her time to the community by helping run BYC soccer and basketball clinics.

Nicholas Geren, Utica

— College Sport: Football

— Academic Major: Animal Behavior

Geren is a three-sport varsity athlete. He played football, basketball and baseball all four years while at B-P. He was named to the 2017-18 all-area football team. He qualified for B-P’s honor roll.

Brady Goodemote, Sage College

— College Sport: Soccer

— Academic Major: Business

While playing varsity soccer Goodemote was recognized as a Section II Honorable Mention selection.

Niko Mancini, Cerritos College

— College Sport: Track and Field

— Academic Major: Physical Therapy

Mancini was named a Foothills Council All-Star, a two-time outdoor track and field Section II Champion, a two-time outdoor Foothills Council Champion and an indoor track Foothill Council Champion. Off the track, Mancini is a member of National Honor Society.

Hailey Parrotti, Assumption College

— College Sport: Track and Field

— Academic Major: Nursing

Parrotti was a two-sport athlete while at B-P, playing soccer and running both indoor and outdoor track. She served as the indoor track and field team captain and holds seven different B-P indoor track records (800m relay, 4X55 high hurdles relay, triple jump, long jump, 200m, 55m and 45m). Parrotti was named a first-team Foothills All-Star in long jump and triple jump and a second-team Foothills All-Star in 55. She is a Section II Division 3 champion for indoor long jump. Parrotti holds three school records for the outdoor season (100, long jump and triple jump), where she also served as team captain. She was named a second-team Foothills all-star in outdoor triple jump. Away from the field, Parrotti made the Principal’s List all four years and was a member of National Honor Society.

Michael Piska, HVCC

— College Sport: Golf

— Academic Major: Business

In addition to golf, Piska was also a member of B-P’s varsity bowling team. As a member of the golf team he earned Rookie of the Year (2015) and the Coach’s Award (2017). He secured four top three finished in the Section II sectional tournament.

By Paul Wager

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