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Student-athletes honored

December 24, 2012
The Leader Herald

Athletic Director James Robare of the Greater Johnstown School District Athletic Department selected Morgan?Ruggeri, left, and Alyssa Hadcock of the girls bowling team (pictured) and Ben Empie, left, and Jim Marshall of the boys bowling team as the Student-Athletes of the Week. Hadcock has helped Johnstown to wins against Broadalbin-Perth and Queensbury. "She is very dedicated to do her best during practicesessions as well as match play," Johnstown coach Sarah Maiello said in a news release. Hadcock's high single game against Broadalbin-Perth was 223. She has rolled one 600 series so far this season and her league average is 171. Ruggeri, a co-captain, rolled her 1st 300 game during her first game of the match against Queensbury on Dec. 12. She continued to roll six more consecutive strikes in the second game for 18 strikes in a row. "Her fine work ethic and athletic ability is contributed to her cool and calm state of mind. Bowling is a sport that can play games with your mind," Maiello said in the release. "That's not the case with Morgan. She always is in a zone and stays focused. Ruggeri rolled a high series of 779 against Queensbury and has a 222 league average. Empie had high game of 234 against Broadalbin-Perth and has rolled one 600 series this season. Empie's league average is 196. Marshall had a high single of 267 against Queensbury and a high series of 732 against Broadalbin-Perth. "Jim's abiity to stay focused, along with his athletic ability are great attributes to his success," Maiello said in the release. The award is chosen weekly and submitted by the Johnstown Athletic Department.

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