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Posted: 5/16/2018




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Posted: 5/11/2017

Games to be played at RPI and Cohoes HS.

Capitals Classic/Queen of the Mountain Schedule is now posted. We did our absolute best to honor all requests. At this point we offer the final schedule.  We are looking forward to a great weekend of basketball!

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Rumble In the Bronx Champions!

Posted: 6/6/2016


Capitals In The News

Rumble in the Bronx Champions!

Posted: 6/6/2016


Loggins Chosen to All-East Region Team

Posted: 3/14/2016
Source: Clarkson Athletics

Ashley Loggins of the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team earned another individual honor on Monday when it was announced that she was selected to the All-East Region First-Team.


Channel 13 All Star #10

Posted: 3/11/2016
Source: WNYT

Leah Dollard is a 6-0 Senior Combo Guard from Albany High who averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Dollard will attend Saint Rose in the fall.


Channel 13 All Star #4: Selena Lott

Posted: 1/28/2016

Selena Lott is a 5-10 Junior guard from Columbia who averages 28 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists per game.


Channel 13 All Star #3: Sydney Brown

Posted: 1/21/2016

Meet player number three on our NewsChannel 13 Rensselaer Honda High School Girls All-Star Basketball Team. She is a repeat winner.

Congratulations to Sydney Brown from Shenendehowa.

The talented 6-foot-0 junior guard is averaging 14-points, 12-rebounds and seven assists per game.

Brown is a three-year starter for the Plainsmen, who is being recruited by a boatload of Division I schools, including UAlbany, Princeton, Seton Hall and Marquette.


Channel 13 All Star #2: Jenna Giacone

Posted: 1/14/2016

Congratulations to Bethlehem senior guard Jenna Giacone who is #2 on the NewsChannel 13 Rensselaer Honda girls high school basketball all-star team. The 5 foot 11 inch senior runs the show for the Eagles. Giacone averages 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Jenna chose Dayton over Virginia Tech and Virginia.


Channel 13 All Star #1: Carly Boland

Posted: 1/7/2016

Carly Boland, Shenendehowa: All Star #1


Four-Star Prospect Commits to Dayton Women's Basketball

Posted: 8/12/2015
Source: WHIO

DAYTON — The Dayton women’s basketball program picked up a verbal commitment from the 74th-ranked player in the class of 2016 on Wednesday night, giving the program three top-100 commitments.Jenna Giacone, a 5-foot-11 guard from Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, N.Y., announced on Twitter she will attend Dayton.


All-State Forward Carly Boland Commits to Binghamton

Posted: 8/4/2015
Source: Press & Sun Bulletin

VESTAL – The first win of Binghamton University women's basketball coach Linda Cimino's second season came in August. Cimino successfully wooed 6-foot tall scoring machine Carly Boland of Clifton Park, receiving an oral commitment from the highly-regarded small forward over the weekend.


Capitals Classic 2015

Posted: 2/23/2015

The 2015 Capitals Classic Invitational is set for May 16-17! Locations will be Siena College and RPI College, with a 4 game guarantee. For more information contact Guy @

Area's Fountain of Youth

Posted: 2/20/2015
Source: Times Union

Glens Falls

Having a first-year varsity basketball player lead the team in scoring is a bit of a rarity. Having first-year players from the same school top both the boys' and girls' squads in scoring is far more distinctive. How about two eighth-graders?


Channel 13 All Star #6: Selena Lott

Posted: 2/14/2015

Congratulations to sophomore Selena Lott from Columbia who is #6 on our NewsChannel 13/Rensselaer Honda Girls Basketball All-Star Team. The guard averages 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists per game.


Channel 13 All Star #5: Jenna Giacone

Posted: 2/6/2015

Congratulations to 6' junior point guard Jenna Giacone from Bethlehem. She joins her sister Gabby on the NewsChannel 13/Rensselaer Honda Girls High School Basketball All-Star Team. Jenna has several college's from the ACC knocking on her door. She averages 13 points, 7 assists and 6 steals a game.


Channel 13 All Star #3: Sydney Brown

Posted: 1/23/2015

Congratulations to Shenendehowa sophomore forward Sydney Brown who is number 3 on our NewsChannel 13/Rensselaer Honda Girls High School Basketball All-Star Team. Brown averages 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists per game.


Channel 13 All Star: Gabby Giacone

Posted: 1/16/2015

Gabby Giacone averages 25 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists per game. Gabby will attend Northeastern in the fall on a full athletic scholarship.


Channel 13 All Star: Carly Boland

Posted: 1/9/2015

Junior forward Carly Boland is number one all-star on our NewsChannel 13 Rensselaer Honda High School Girls All-Star Basketball Team.
Boland averages 21 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists per game.
Our team of All-Star scouts were unanimous in making Boland this year's number one selection.


Tamarac's Erickson Following Siblings' Examples

Posted: 1/8/2015
Source: Times Union

Being the third member of her family with a shot at playing five years of varsity basketball means a great deal to eighth-grade Tamarac point guard Emily Erickson, but the 13-year-old already wants to surpass siblings Ralph and Jenna in one regard — earning a Division I scholarship.


Capitals In The News

Marquee Colleges Pursuing Giacone

Posted: 12/22/2014
Source: Times Union

Before she had even reached high school, Jenna Giacone came to the realization basketball could really take her far — as in far away from home.


Boston Sways Giacone Decision

Posted: 11/30/2014
Source: Times Union

Making a college choice is often not easy, but a school did emerge among a list of top contenders for the 6-foot post player as Giacone has decided to compete for new coach Kelly Cole at Northeastern University of the Colonial Athletic Associtation


Le Moyne Women's Basketball Signs Madison Purcell

Posted: 11/29/2014
Source: Le Moyne Athletics

Syracuse, N.Y. – Le Moyne College head women's basketball coach Gina Castelli announced on Wednesday afternoon that Madison Purcell (Clifton Park, N.Y./Catholic Central) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Le Moyne and play for the Dolphins during the 2015-16 season.


Clarkson's Ashley Loggins Named MVP of Rose City Classic

Posted: 11/11/2014
Source: Clarkson University

Madison, NJ - Shooting nearly 60 percent from the floor and scoring 47 points in the second half, the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team outscored the College of Staten Island by 15 points in the final 20 minutes to claim the Rose City Classic Tournament title with a 74-64 victory on Sunday afternoon.

2014 Rose City Classic Champions - Clarkson University

Tournament MVP: Ashley Loggins (Clarkson)
All-Tournament Team: Madison Shea (Clarkson), Christina Pasaturo (CSI), Ashley Pledger (CSE), Hannah Miller (Drew)



14U Roster:

Posted: 11/3/2014

Capitals 14 Elite 2015 Roster

Erin Fouracre
Molly Kirby
Tessa Hughes
Maggie Kirby
Skye Lindsay
Mallory Wood
Sondra Slepski
Earlaisha Ricketts
Aliyah Wright
Amani Henderson
Lydia Williams
Ray Valley
Charlotte Macken

Please remit payment to:
Albany Capitals Girls Basketball
333 Thais Road
Averill Park, NY 12018

$500.00 fee
payable if full now or $250 now and $250 March 1st.
$102.00 uniform fee if one is needed.


Posted: 11/1/2014

Please note that 11th AND 10th grade will tryout on Sunday, November 2 from 9:30-11:30. Doors open at 9:00am. Don't forget about Daylight Savings!

Albany Capitals & Blue Star Basketball of Upstate NY Tryouts

Posted: 10/24/2014

Tryouts for grades 9-11 will be held November 1st and 2nd at Troy High School.

Saturday: doors open at 2:00 for registration
11th grade 2:30 to 4:00 pm
10th grade - 4:00 to 5:30 pm
9th grade - 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Sunday: doors open at 9:00am for registration (remember Daylight Savings!)
11th grade 9:30 to 11:00 pm
10th grade 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
9th grade 12:30 to 2:00 pm

***$25 tryout fee includes AAU membership***

USJN Premier Invitational Standouts: Gabby Giacone

Posted: 8/7/2014

CINCINNATI, Ohio—For the 11th year USJN helped kicked off the summer recruiting tour with the Premier Invitational held in metropolitan Cincinnati. This year 202 teams representing 22 states and Canada tipped off the evaluation period over the first three days of the NCAA July evaluation period.
Our Kevin Lynch was on hand and offers up a quick look at a few of the standouts in the Queen City.


Capitals In The News

13U Capture Second at Gym Rat; Capitals Teams Well Represented as All-Tourney Selections

Posted: 6/19/2014
Source: Gym Rat Challenge

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY-It’s not easy to win a GymRat CHALLENGE championship. Nothing so worthwhile ever comes easily.
But the 2014 girls’ event, which featured a record field of 240 teams and more than 2,800 players participating at various sites throughout New York’s Capital Region over Father’s Day weekend, showed that there are some team-oriented traits that make the task just a little less daunting.


Unity Will Propel Albany Capitals At Deep South Classic

Posted: 3/31/2014
Source: All Star Girls Report

The Albany Capitals have a strong core that has grown together in recent years, and that unity should serve them well this summer.

“This is probably the best team that we have had, and we’ve had some good ones,” said Coach Steve Lombard. “We may not have the type of players who will play for a Top 10 Division I team, but we have Division I talent, and they have played together for three, four, five years. We have some great young players, and they are working hard. I’m looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish.”


Foglia Named to WBCA All-America Team

Posted: 3/20/2014
Source: Hartwick Athletics

ATLANTA, GA- The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today its selections for the All-America Team. Hartwick senior guard Maria Foglia (Rensselaer, NY/Catholic Central) received Honorable Mention. She was one of 29 players in all of Division III to be bestowed the honor.


Ashley Loggins earns Liberty League All Star honors

Posted: 3/3/2014

Sophomore Ashley Loggins (Albany, NY) of the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team earned Liberty League All-Star notice on Monday when the conference announced its post-season all-star teams. Loggins was chosen as a Liberty League Second-Team All-Star for the second straight season.


Channel 13 All Star: Gabby Giacone

Posted: 2/28/2014

Gabby Giacone is a 6-0 junior forward who averages 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists per game. She is being recruited by Division One Schools from the MAAC, America East and the Patriot League


Channel 13 All Star: Jenna Giacone

Posted: 2/21/2014

Jenna Giacone is a 5-11 Sophomore guard for Bethlehem. She is averaging 14 points, 8 assists and 4 steals per game.


Channel 13 All Star: Nicole Riddick

Posted: 2/10/2014

Nicole Riddick is a 5-9 Senior guard from Colonie. Nicole averages 17 points and 10 rebounds per game. She will attend UMass-Lowell in the fall on a full athletic scholarship.


Benton glad to be back in the game

Posted: 2/9/2014
Source: Troy Record

Emilie Benton grew up with a basketball in her hand.

The Catholic Central sophomore guard, who transferred to the school this year after playing for Niskayuna last season, has faced some serious ups and downs over the past few months of her career, but as Benton worked through injury and change, one thing has remained the same; there’s still a basketball in her hand.


Channel 13 All Star: Mary Pattison

Posted: 1/16/2014

Mary Pattison is All Star No.2 on our NewsChannel 13/Rensselaer Honda High School girls basketball team. She will attend Hartford on a full scholarship in the fall.


Capitals In The News

Nelson boosts Wildcats' streak

Posted: 1/12/2014
Source: Times Union

Maple Hill junior guard Bella Nelson is enjoying the finest season of her career, averaging 13.0 points per game - including a career-high 25 points vs. Hudson Jan. 5.

A 15-and-under team member with the Albany Capitals in 2013, Nelson has helped Maple Hill maintain a Patroon Conference winning streak that is now up to a Section II-record 120 games.


Coles Named Student Athlete of the Month

Posted: 1/6/2014
Source: Siena College

Basketball standout Tehresa Coles is one of two December recipients of the Leo Dufort Student Athlete of the Month Award.

The junior captain led the MAAC with 90 steals last season, the third most in program history, and ranked 28th nationally with 2.9 steals per game. She has started 65 of the 72 games she's played in her career, averaging 7.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest. Her 6.2 rebounds per game this season rank second on the team.

This past summer, Coles completed an internship at the Ayco Company, L.P., a financial counseling firm in Albany.

"Tehresa is the epitome of what you want in a student athlete," women's coach Ali Jaques said. "She excels in the classroom with a very difficult curriculum, and she's our captain and leader every time she steps on court."


Shannon Allan Joins 1,000-point Club

Posted: 12/15/2013

Shannon Allan became just the seventh Lynchburg College women's basketball player to join the 1,000-point club


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