The "Fidelis Care High School Sports Athlete of the Week" program will recognize players who are stars on and off-the-field. Student athletes from the Capital Region, southern Vermont and western Massachusetts who demonstrate leadership, dedication and perseverance in school and in the community can be nominated by coaches, athletic directors and sports fans for this honor.

The program will recognize not only the best athletes on each team, but also those who dedicate time to youth groups, volunteer organizations, or have overcome a personal obstacle or illness.

Send your story ideas and nominations to the WNYT Sports Department at sports@wnyt.com.

Congratulations to all of our athletes!

Athlete of the Week 2015-16

Elizabeth Pugliese, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Averill Park High School senior takes "in sync" to the next level in the pool and in the classroom.


Kelsey Cox, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Guilderland High School senior has an effervescent personality that makes her a perfect fit for Best Buddies, but an intensity that helps her excel on the lacrosse field.


Tedi DeMaria, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Bethlehem Central School senior is setting the bar awfully high in Section 2 and New York State


Isabelle DeChiaro, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Isabelle DeChiaro - Cohoes High School


Giovanni D'Ambro, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Mechanicville Central School senior is a 3-sport star and a physical therapist in the making.


Maddie Chudy, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Saratoga Springs High School senior's most indelible mark left on her community may not be on the basketball court or lacrosse field due to her unending strive to help others.


Jake Shephard, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Niskayuna High School senior is a captain on the football and lacrosse teams and brings that leadership to positively impact his community


Brendan MacPhee, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Shaker High School senior is Ivy League-bound and leaving an indelible mark on his North Colonie community


Alex Hohman, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Queensbury alpine racer is a sectional and state champion and has an affinity for classic cars and charitable contributions


Elliott Hungerford, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Saratoga Springs High School senior is chasing a 2nd NYS Championship and soon, a career as a teacher.


Alexis Brown, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Alexis Brown - Albany High School Senior


Jesse Haraden, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Jesse Haraden - Ballston Spa Central School Senior


Katie Buck, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Argyle Central School senior is a leader on the basketball court, a black belt in Karate and at home on the open water


Joe Pignatelli, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Joe Pignatelli - Mechanicville Central School Senior


Justyn Lacy, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Justyn Lacy - Catskill High School Senior


Kellyann Averill, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Kellyann Averill - Saugerties High School Senior


James Blanchfield, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

James Blanchfield - Schenectady High School Senior


Leah Moran, Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Leah Moran - Holy Names Senior


Ryan Brown - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Ryan Brown is a 6-foot 5-inch 220 pound senior who may not have been given everything in life and yet knows enough to take nothing for granted.


Charles LaBelle - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Charles LaBelle is just one in a long line of successful wrestlers at Watervliet, but it's the captain's commitment to help others off the mat that sets him apart from his peers.


Evan Paddock - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Evan Paddock - Shenendehowa High School Senior


Estelle Yedynak - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Estelle Yedynak - Columbia High School Senior


Ali Bartolotta - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Ali Bartolotta - Hudson High School Senior


Will Matz - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Will Matz - Shaker High School Senior


Bri Eagan - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Bri Eagan - Mayfield Central School Senior


Bryan Stanavich - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Bryan Stanavich - Amsterdam High School Senior


Matt Espey - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Matt Espey - Hoosic Valley Central School Senior


Mitch Capitula - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Mitch Capitula - Watervliet High School


Kayley Fountain - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Kayley Fountain - Maple Hill Central School Senior


Maddy Chao - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Maddy Chao - Albany Academy Senior


Lydia Pleasants - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Lydia Pleasants - Saratoga Springs High School Senior


Jake Dooley - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

Jake Dooley - Schuylerville Central School


Kate Isaksen - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Burnt Hills senior is the rock of the Spartans' defense in volleyball and a dedicated volunteer for Nick's Fight to Be Healed Foundation as the Technology Chair


Colleen Beamish - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Hoosic Valley Central School senior stars in soccer and softball while giving back to her church through teaching 3rd and 4th graders


Andrew Bolton - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Shaker High School senior is a dynamic running back, headed to Brown University next year with an entrepreneurial spirit


Liz Ryan - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

The Hoosick Falls junior field hockey star is a HOBY award winner who has made a difference through a fundraiser for a police officer battling cancer.


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