Resolution J1134-2013

Congratulating the Albany Academy Boys Basketball Team and Head Coach Brian Fruscio upon the occasion of capturing its first New York State Class A Federation Championship

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 5, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Albany Academy Boys Basketball
Team  and  Head  Coach  Brian Fruscio upon the occasion of capturing its
first New York State Class A Federation Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports  can  be  achieved
only  through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
  WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of  teamwork,  encouraging  a  standard  of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Albany  Academy  Boys  Basketball Team are the New York
State Class A Federation Champions; the Cadets represented  the  Associ-
ation  of  Independent  Schools Athletic Association with a victory over
PSAL champion John Adams 50-36 at the Times Union Center in Albany,  New
York, on Saturday, March 23, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Winning  the  championship in the year of the School's 200th
Anniversary, the Albany Academy Cadets are the only Capital Region  Team
to  ever  win  a  Class  A  Federation Title; in winning its first state
title, Albany Academy had destiny on its side after the Cadets scored on
a buzzer-beating three pointer with 1.7 seconds left to beat Nazareth in
the Friday, March 22, 2013 semifinal; and
  WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is  due  in  great
part  to  the  efforts  of Coach Brian Fruscio and Assistant Coaches Jim
Hart, Jim Mextorf, Hamlet  Tibbs,  Patrick  Neary,  Larry  Knapek,  Greg
Davis,  and  Vince Zabinski, skilled and inspirational tutors, respected
for their ability to develop potential into excellence; and
  WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 16-4  is  outstanding,  and  the
team  members  were  loyally  and  enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
  WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Albany  Academy  Boys  Basketball  Team,
from  the  opening  game of the season to participation in the Champion-
ship, were a brotherhood of athletic ability, of good sportsmanship,  of
honor  and  of  scholarship,  demonstrating  that these team players are
second to none; and
  WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members  have  proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
  WHEREAS,  Head Coach Brian Fruscio and his dedicated staff have done a
superb job in guiding, molding and inspiring  the  team  members  toward
their goals; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment,  and  Coach  Brian  Fruscio and his outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is  a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Albany  Academy  Boys  Basketball  Team;  its  members:
Anthony Sidoti, Darren White, Riley Naclerio, Andrew Dufort, John Mouto-
poulos,  Steve Low, Rory Flaherty, Matt Knezovic, Ray Jerome, Nick Frus-
cio, Sal Arena, Dan Padalino, Jack Morrow, Teigue  Donohoe,  Ben  Brown,
Evan  Mextorf,  Anthony  Brock,  Karl  Signor, Rob McCormick, and Marcus
Jackson; Coaches: Brian Fruscio, Jim Hart, Jim  Mextorf,  Hamlet  Tibbs,
Patrick  Neary,  Larry  Knapek,  Greg Davis, and Vince Zabinski; Head of
School Dr. Douglas North;  Associate  Head  of  School  Scott  Milliken;
Athletic  Director  Paul Gallucci; Athletic Trainer Ron Hutchins; Equip-
ment Manager Tom Frame; Score Keeper Paul Perrotta; and PA Announcer Jim

Malone; as well as Student Managers Adam  Grego,  Kam  Filanova,  Lamine
Gueye,  and  E.R.  Spada  on  their  outstanding season and overall team
record; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to the Albany Academy Boys Basketball Team and to the aforemen-
tioned coaches and staff.

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