Athletes of the Week: Jan. 3

This week we honor a basketball player who hit a career milestone and a cheerleader who is a sky-high athlete!

First up is Riley Maddison, a Hudson Falls senior and five-year varsity basketball player who scored his 1,000th career point at the Feb. 4 home game against Scotia-Glenville.

“Riley is an outstanding athlete all around – on and off the court, as well as on the field as member of our football and baseball teams,” said Varsity Basketball Coach Gregory Smith.

To become a 1,000-point scorer,  a player needs to have a consistency to their game, and either be a very good player from a young age or be a volume scorer. Riley is both, according to Smith. Riley is currently averaging 12.5 points per game this season.

Also honored this week is Kerrigan Lapointe, a sophomore on the varsity cheerleading squad.  Kerrigan is a flyer on the team.

“Kerrigan attends every practice and puts 110% into everything she does. She is extremely coachable and works hard to be the best she can be academically and athletically. She is also a silent leader on the team. We can always count on her to know what’s going on and when and is a positive role model for the newer members of the team,” said Varsity Cheerleading Coach Trish Ten Eyk.

Congratulations to this week’s winners!

Athletes of the Week, Kerrigan and Riley, for Jan. 3
(L-R) Congrats to this week’s winners, Kerrigan and Riley!