3/20/2013 - Foglia Selected to D3Hoops All-Region First Team
The junior guard was named to the organization's All-East Region First Team for the 2012-2013 season
2/21/2013 - Loggins Earns Three Liberty League Post-Season Honors
Ashley Loggins (Clarkson University) was picked as the Liberty League Rookie of the Year and more…
2/20/2013 - Olsen named Academic All-American!
Megan Olsen was named to the Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America second team
2/20/2013 - Shannon Allan Receives ODAC Honors for Season Efforts
The sophomore from Warwick, New York is second in the conference at 18.1 points per game
2/18/2013 - McCullough surpass the 1,000-point career milestone
Alex McCullough became just the third student-athlete in New Paltz women’s basketball history to surpass the 1,000-point career milestone
2/16/2013 - Adach becomes 18th Purple Knight with 1,000 points
Adach posted a game-high 19 points on Senior Day while grabbing six rebounds, as she now has 1,008 career points.
1/27/2013 - AAU the power broker for hoop scholarships
On the girls side, the top local program, the Albany Capitals. which was established 25 years ago…
1/14/2013 - Adach and Olsen earn NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll nods, Adach lauded for seventh time
Good week for the former Capitals!
1/7/2013 - Loggins Picked as Liberty League Rookie of the Week
Loggins currently ranks fourth in the Liberty League in scoring (17.7 ppg) and second in rebounding (11.1 rpg)
12/10/2012 - Adach lands on NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll for fourth time in five weeks
Adach paces the conference in shooting (58.4), is second in foul shooting (90.9), and stands third in scoring (17.6).
12/3/2012 - Loggins Picked as Liberty League Rookie of the Week
Loggins ranks fourth in the Liberty League in scoring (16.6 points per game) and is fourth in the conference in field goals made (42)
11/9/2012 - O'SHEA GIVES SAINT ROSE SEASON-OPENING WIN AGAINST POST
Junior guard Brittany O'Shea put in a lay-up with just 14 seconds remaining to give The College of Saint Rose a season-opening 53-51 win..
10/24/2012 - A Look At Women's Sophomore Saints
Tehresa Coles (Siena) is coming off a strong freshman season in which she played in all 29 games, starting in 22.
6/9/2012 - Ashley Loggins to play with the Clarkson Golden Knights
Ashley Loggins will be continuing her basketball career at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY this summer.
Ashley played with the Albany Capital’s the last five years and was on South Colonie High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team the last four years. The highlight of her career was winning the 2012 Section II Class AA Championship and being selected as a Section II Tournament Team All-Star.
Ashley was also selected to the Times Union Second Team Large School All-Stars as well as being featured as a Channel 13 Dunkin' Donuts High School Player of the Week. Ashley averaged 10.8 points and 9.7 rebounds per game with the Lady Raiders of Colonie and held a 3.49 GPA throughout High School.
Ashley has received many scholarships at recent ceremonies including the Milton L. Flood Girls’ Basketball Scholarship, President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Sand Creek Middle School PTA Academic and Achievement Scholarship, School Administrators Association of New York State Region 6 Scholarship, South Colonie Friends of Music Certificates of Merit, South Colonie PTA Council Academic Achievement Scholarships, and the South Colonie Superintendent’s Award for Perseverance.
The friendship that has been gained while playing with the Albany Capital’s will last a life time.
5/3/2012 - Long time Capitals' coach, Joe Murphy, now Shenendehowa head girls’ varsity basketball coach
Murphy’s hiring was unanimously approved at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.
4/28/2012 - Averill Park standout, Bridget Carney, to play at Mansfield State
Carney joins the ranks of an elite group of Lady Warriors alumni who have gone on to continue their basketball career at the collegiate level.
4/19/2012 - Capitals All-State selections
Congratulations Geena Gallo, Brooke O’Shea, Bridget Carney, Molly Lauver, Jax Miller and Sarah Madden.
3/4/2012 - O'Shea helps Warriors to win
Saturday afternoon was the latest installment of the Brooke O'Shea Championship Series at Hudson Valley Community College.
2/29/2012 - Saints' Coles impressive
Tehresa Coles, at 5-foot-9, has made a strong impression in her first year with the Siena Saints. She's averaging 25 minutes per game and cracked the starting lineup.
2/22/2012 - Lynchburg’s Shannon Allan Named to the All-ODAC Third Team
This season, Allan averaged 14.5 points per game and shot 43.9% from the floor.
2/18/2012 - Gallo grateful for sectional shot
Gallo certainly has built a solid reputation around the Suburban Council with her hard work and dedication and she believed that things would get better.
2/13/2012 - Adach lands on NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll for fourth time of junior season
Adach averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals during a two-game week
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's basketball junior Nicole Adach (Schenectady, N.Y./Mohonasen) earned her fourth Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll accolade of the winter, drawing recognition for the week ending on Sunday, Feb. 12. Adach was also lauded three times in the first semester.
Adach averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals during a two-game week, shooting 53.8 percent from the floor and 91.7 percent (11-for-12) on free throws. In a 69-58 loss at home on Wednesday to No. 7 Bentley University, Adach poured in a career-high 25 points, just two short of matching the most yielded by the nationally-ranked Falcons this winter. Adach shot 9-of-17 from the floor and 7-for-8 at the charity stripe to go along with totaling three assists and three rebounds, all offensive. In a setback at Stonehill College on Saturday, she notched 14 points, six boards and three steals, shooting 5-of-9 on field goals and 4-of-4 on freebies.
Adach leads the Purple Knights in scoring (13.5), rebounding (7.0) and field goal shooting (46.1), and her team-best 95 free throws tie her for fourth in the NE-10. She has a career best in each of those four categories, as well as in blocks (15), steals per game (1.5) and assists per game (1.2). The 5-foot-11 forward is two points short of 600 for her career and has scored in double figures 20 times in 23 games this winter.
The Purple Knights, who have tied a school record by holding 15 opponents to 60 points or fewer, are 10-13 overall and 7-12 in the NE-10. With three contests remaining, Saint Michael's is tied for 11th in a conference that accepts the top 10 into its postseason tournament. The Purple and Gold heads to Merrimack College tomorrow, capping its road schedule with a 5:30 p.m. contest.
2/2/2012 - Olsen lauded with Capital One Academic All-District honor, advances to national ballot
Olsen selected for the Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-District 1 team.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's basketball junior
Megan Olsen (Glenmont, N.Y./Bethlehem Central) was among five
players selected for the Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-District 1
team, it was announced on Thursday. Olsen, who earned an accolade voted upon by
members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA),
advances to the Academic All-America national ballot.
Olsen, who was among three Northeast-10 Conference women's basketball players
to be honored, became the first member of her program to earn an Academic
All-District recognition since Jevy Rayner '07 during the
2006-07 season. An economics and psychology double major, Olsen is in her first
season playing only basketball, having also competed in soccer as a freshman and
sophomore. She was named NE-10 Academic All-Conference last spring and has
landed on the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll five times.
A versatile 5-foot-10 guard, Olsen is tied for first on her team in steals
(32), second in free throw shooting (83.3%), third in scoring (9.3), assists
(41), field goal shooting (44.8%) and three-pointers (16), and fourth in
rebounding (3.5). She stands ninth in the league in free throw percentage.
Olsen scored at least 15 points five times, including netting 20 versus
17th-ranked Franklin Pierce University on Nov. 27 and 17 at the University of
Massachusetts at Lowell on Tuesday, going 4-of-5 from three-point range. She has
been a major contributor to a defense that allows 56.5 points per game and has
tied a school record by yielding 60 points or fewer 15 times, in 20 games. Saint
Michael's is 10-10 overall and 7-9 in the NE-10.
To be nominated for the Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must
be at least a sophomore in academic standing, possess at least a 3.30 cumulative
grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve. The NCAA Division
II District 1 consists of members of the NE-10, Central Athletic Collegiate
Conference, and East Coast Conference.
This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America program, as
CoSIDA moved away from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a
College Division (all non-Division I) and aims to double the number of
scholar-athletes honorees. There are now four teams, one apiece lauding NCAA
Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the
College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
1/27/2012 - Jax Miller scored her 1,000th career point
Friday night Argyle's Jax Miller scored her 1,000th career point against Salem in an 85-15 Adirondack League girls basketball win.
1/2/2012 - Coles Earns Second Straight MAAC Rookie of the Week
Loudonville native and former Colonie High standout Tehresa Coles has been named the MAAC Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week
12/28/2011 - Coles Earns MAAC Co-Rookie of the Week Honors
Siena Women's Basketball freshman guard Tehresa Coles was honored by the MAAC Wednesday
12/12/2011 - Adach garners NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll selection for third time in four weeks
Adach notched a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds during a 60-40 victory over Merrimack College on Tuesday.
12/12/2011 - Gaugler earns weekly honor
Megan Gaugler was named a women's basketball Liberty League Performer of the Week for the second time this season.
12/6/2011 - Rookie of the Week - Taliah Pounds
Taliah Pounds was a force on the interior against SUNY Canton on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 9-for-16 shooting to go along with nine rebounds in the Golden Knights' 86-50 victory.
11/28/2011 - Capitals Alumna, Taliah Pounds Athlete of the Week!
Taliah Pounds aaascored a team-best 21 points in an 86-50 victory over SUNY Canton on Sunday as Clarkson enjoyed its largest rout of an opponent since the 2003-04 campaign.
11/28/2011 - Madden receives Liberty League Women's Basketball Performer of the Week honors
Madden averaged 14.3 points and had a total of 10 rebounds and eight assists in three games
11/21/2011 - Capitals Alumna, Megan Gaugler
Gaugler was named a women's basketball Performer of the Week after leading the Thoroughbreds to a 3-0 start.
11/21/2011 - Capitals Alumna, Nicole Adach
Adach garners NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll accolade, helps Saint Michael's to 2-1 mark.
11/21/2011 - Capitals Alumna, Staci McElroy
The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) named Buffalo State junior guard Staci McElroy Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
8/1/2011 - 13 National Team ranked 17th in the country
The National AAU Girls Basketball Power Rankings (D1) have our 13N team at #17 in the country. This ranking is based on strength of schedule and performance. Congratulations to Don Kimmey, Matt Bixby and of course, the girls!!
7/10/2011 - 13's Trip to AAU Nationals - Orlando, FL
Congratualtions to our 13 National Team. They represented the Albany Capitals, and our community well in Orlando, Florida at the 2011 AAU National Championship Tournament!
Submitted by Head Coach, Don Kimmey - July 10, 2011
Capitals arrive on Friday 7/1 to acclimate themselves to 95-97 degree heat in Orlando. Saturday was registration day for all teams and also the coaches meeting. Saturday afternoon coach Bixby had his volley ball team on a roll. They finished second which was to be a good omen.
Sunday night first up was the OK Storm. They were big and fast. Their fans were a bit unruly as they called our girls BIG & SKINNY. Well they found out the big and skinny kids from NY could play. Girls got off to a fast start but up only 4 after first period. Second quarter Caps were on a roll but OK wouldn't go away until Kianna Patterson's 3 at buzzer took the heart out of the Sooners. Caps were never thretened again - winning by 21. Gabby Giacone 16 and Kianna Patterson 15 lead the way in scoring. Hanna Friend had a huge game on the glass. Team played great "D."
Up next # 1 Fairfax Stars the reining 11U & 12U National Champions.
Caps started off fast against # 1 Stars. Coach Dix ( FFS ) used two timeouts in the first 4 minutes. Caps down 4 after first quarter and 8 at the half. Girls realized that they could play with FFS if they followed the game plan. FFS go off to a monster start to the third quarter as Caps down by 17. Coach Bixby called TO and asked the girls to chip away at the lead. At the end of 3 quarters of play Caps down by only 12. 4th quarter saw the Caps come out play some great ball. The lead was cut to 4 with 1:30 to go. The crowd was buzzing and fans from other games were coming over to watch our game. Now FFS hasn't lost a game in 2 years. Caps had an excellent shot to cut the lead to 2 but shot rimmed out. FFS hung on to win by 6. FFS are not only a quality team but also a team with class. Gabby Giacone 20, Hanna Friend 10 lead the scoring. Special kudos go to Madison Purcell and Kianna Patterson for their D on FFS point guard # 13 Snyder. They held her to 8 points. Caps played awesome team D.
Game 3 has Caps playing Rock Solid out of the Mid Atlantic in winner moving into winners bracket.
Caps again off fast 15-2 but RS wouldn't go away. Caps had 33 - 21 half time lead. Third quarter was all Caps as Gabby G poured in 12 of her 23 and Kiana Patterson added 6. Caps lead by 20 entering 4th quarter. Caps continued on a roll with D and nice shooting from Madison Purcell and Jenna Giacone. Caps move into winners bracket with a 76-54 win. Gabby 23 Hanna 21 and Kianna 13 lead the scoring. Huge win as Caps move out of pool play. Again great team D.
Game 4 Caps vs. NC Newton Flames.
Flames were big, fast and good. # 1 seed out of NC and winners of their pool. Close first quarter with Caps 19-17 lead. The second quarter was Gabby G scoring 15 points. This broke open a close game with Caps holding a 46-31 half time advantage wouldn't quit and cut lead to 11 entering 4th quarter. Gabby and Kianna lead the way in the 4th each scoring 6 to help Caps earn a hard fought 80-68 win. Gabby G lead the way with 32 in a dominating performance. Hanna Friend did an outstanding job on the glass. Hanna 13 Purcell 11and Patterson 10. Again a BIG "D" effort by the entire. Up next Dayton Lady Hoopsters.
Girls were told that DLH would be an exceptional shooting team. Coach knows this from playing DLH in Nationals at Dayton.
Caps off to a 11-2 lead but it wouldn't last. Caps were playing great D but DLH found an open girl who continually knocked the 3 ball. At one point they hit 5 straight 3's. Caps were only down by 3 at the half but when fatigue set in against a very, very talented DLH team it was all over. Again DLH were a class act. Hanna 17 Gabby 16 lead the way in scoring.
Game 6 against Tenn Team Pride.
Girls off to very sluggish start against a big powerful front line that TTP has. Shots that were falling first 5 games were now misses. TTP entered tournament as # 7 seed so you can't have a bad shooting day against them. 11 missed free throws also didn't help. Girls played hard all the way to the end. Hanna 14 and Erin O'Donnell with 10 lead the way. Girls had an outstanding tournament against top competition.
The coaching staff would like to thank all parents and players for making this AAU season a successful one.
6/15/2011 - Colonie Standout Talks About Future With Siena
We caught up with incoming women's basketball freshman Tehresa Coles.
5/12/2011 - McClain Makes it Official; Signs with Bloomfield
Two schools - each with great campuses, each with solid basketball programs.
5/2/2011 - Former Capitals Coach, Rich Hurley teaching "The Game"
All Basketball Inc. - Basketball training in the Capital Region of New York and beyond.
Now accepting 2011 applications!!! Space Limited to the FIRST 12 players in each group.
3/16/2011 - Sarah Madden and Anna Feller
Madden and Feller have enhanced the other's skills throughout the season and the Blackbirds now are depending even more on the inside tandem.
3/13/2011 - O'Shea comes up big as game winds down
O'Shea ensured Averill Park earned the upset at Liverpool High School by making two steals in the final 15 seconds, making the game-winning foul shot and deflecting a final inbounds pass as the Warriors emerged with a thrilling 53-51 state regional victory.
3/10/2011 - Agan selects Saint Rose
Holy Names senior guard/forward Sarah Agan has provided College of Saint Rose coach Karen Haag her oral commitment to compete for the Golden Knights of the Northeast 10 Conference.
3/10/2011 - Jaci Oskam - Channel 13 All-Star
Congratulations to Jaci Oskam for being selected as a Channel 13 All-Star!
3/8/2011 - Carney takes on a bigger role
Carney not only excelled as a member of the Albany Capitals during the spring and summer, she also worked to improve her strength and her foot speed with her father.
3/4/2011 - Jessica Coles named to MAAC All-Academic Team
This was the third year in a row that Coles achieved the honor after being named to the 2008-09 and 2009-10 teams.
3/3/2011 - Lea McClain - Channel 13 All-Star
Congratulations to Lea McClain for being selected as a Channel 13 All-Star!
3/1/2011 - Amarando Named All SUNYAC
Taylor Amarando of the Plattsburgh State women's basketball team was tabbed All-Conference for the third time in her career
2/28/2011 - Coles, Player of the Week
Player of the Week: Tehresa Coles, Colonie: The senior, who will next play at Siena College, surpassed the 1,000-point plateau Tuesday by scoring 18 points in a 67-17 verdict over Troy. She also scored 10 points Saturday to push her career total 1,024 points.
2/25/2011 - McClain drives home a point
Between high school and playing with the Albany Capitals, McClain has transformed into one of the elite players in Section II.
2/25/2011 - Pintka Earns NE-10 Women's Basketball All-Conference Third Team Honors
Saint Michael's College women's basketball senior Logan Pintka was named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference Third Team, it was announced by the conference office on Friday afternoon.