AHS volleyball team honors their seniors

The Amsterdam High School Lady Rams varsity volleyball team honored their three senior members on Thursday night before the team’s match with Foothills Council rival Scotia-Glenville. Alanna Kaminiski, Jessica Anderson, and Danielle Heck, all members of AHS’ class of 2016, each started and saw plenty of action against the Lady Tartans. After the game, they reflected on their time as part of the volleyball program.

“I’ve played with many different people and it’s been a pleasure to call them my teammates,” said Kaminski, a two-year varsity starter and captain of this year’s squad. “They will all hold a memory in my heart.”

Kaminski, a setter for the AHS team, contributed five assists against Scotia-Glenville and had a team high 14 assists in the Lady Rams win over Glens Falls earlier this season.

Her teammate Jessica Anderson, a three-year member of the varsity team, also reflected on her memories on varsity.

When asked what she will remember most about being on the varsity team, Anderson said, “Having a great coach and good teammates.”

Anderson contributed two assists and two blocks to her team’s cause on Thursday night.

Danielle Heck, like her senior teammates, has been a part of the AHS program since the modified level and has been with the high school program during all four years at AHS. Thursday was her first start of the season and she helped her team with two digs and three assists. Heck said she will remember her teammates most of all.

“We have memories every single practice,” said Heck, who earlier this year posted season high marks with two points and four assists against Gloversville. “We’re always smiling, and this team always keeps me smiling.”

As for the match, the Lady Rams managed to rally in game three of their match with the Lady Tartans, but came up short, falling 25-6, 25-7, 25-20. Sophomore Giulianna Pritchard led AHS with three points, three kills and two blocks. Junior Morgan Durinick contributed four points and two aces. Cinderea Chryzynowski helped her team’s cause with three points and ten digs. Maria Lomanto had two points, one ace, and two kills for the Lady Rams. Kateland Cooks had a pair of kills, and one block, Ashlyn Glionna had two digs and two assists, and Gianna Petrone had one assist for Amsterdam (1-6 Foothills Council).

Amsterdam’s remaining schedule includes a home match against Hudson Falls on Wednesday, and matches at Johnstown on October 16, and at Broadalbin-Perth on October 20. Amsterdam will also host a crossover game on October 23.

(Photos by Scott Mulford)

Scott Mulford

Scott Mulford has been covering local sports for over 20 years. He previously wrote for the Amsterdam Star and The Free Press of the Mohawk Valley.