THE 2015 LISTING OF SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION ITEMS, PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW:
January 28, 2015
Alex and Ani of Saratoga Springs will donate 15% of their sales to help support the Ronald McDonald House of Albany.
Visit Alex & Ani
January 29 between 6pm – 9mp
or you may purchase via phone by calling 518-871-1638
10th Grade Class – Community Service Fundraiser
January 27, 2015
January 22, 2015
SENIOR NIGHT ON THE COURTS!!
Monday, January 26th
Join us as we celebrate our Senior Boys and Girls Athletes in Basketball and Cheerleading!
Girls Games begin at 5:30pm at SCC
This night will be extra special as proceeds for that nights events will help one of our own!
Help us Give Danny a LIFT!
Danny Mantia, 11 year old son of Ken and Mary Beth Mantia who will be heading to Baltimore, Maryland in March where he will be having some extensive surgery to lengthen his leg.
The specialist for this procedure practices at Mount Sinai Hospital where Danny and his family will need to stay there for a minimum of two months while Danny undergoes physical therapy.
As we are all grateful for health insurance, it can only cover so much! Danny will need physical therapy twice a day for 2 full months and only 30 visits are covered. The faculty, staff and students are grateful for all that the Mantia family does for our school and we want to help them out. Please join us at the game. Concession proceeds, attendance and raffle will also be going to the family to offset costs.
If you are unable to attend this evenings game and would like to help out the family you can send in money or a card to:
c/o Give Danny a LIFT
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The Knights of Columbus will also be hosting a Spagehetti Dinner on Thursday, February 27th. Details to follow.
January 13, 2015
Spring Driver's Education Spring 2015 Driver's Ed Registration is now ope for the Spring 2015 Driver's Education course. The first class will be on Monday, February 9th at 4:00 pm. The session will run through the beginning of June. Registration forms and payment must be be submitted by Friday, January 30th, 2015 to Mrs. Bailey.
January 5, 2015
SARATOGA CATHOLIC SENIOR TO PLAY FOR DIVISION II MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE
By David Johnson, The Saratogian
Saturday, January 3, 2015
SARATOGA SPRINGS >> Two years ago, Liam Rice was unsure if he’d ever be able to play soccer at a high level again.
A major surgery left the high school sophomore unable to walk for about two months and he wasn’t cleared for contact sports for month later.
Today, the Saratoga Catholic senior isn’t just playing at a high level, he’s committed to play NCAA Division II soccer at Merrimack College next fall.
Returning to the field after major leg surgery was difficult for Rice, but also left him with an appreciation of the sport he loves.
“The recovery was absolutely brutal,” he said of the surgery in which doctors cracked his patella, or kneecap, and readjusted it to the correct position. “I couldn’t walk for two months and when I got back to walking it was still really slow. I hit the ground hard. It took me six or seven months to finally be able to kick a ball. It was rough.”
When he did finally get clearance to play, everything on the field came much more difficult to him and because he didn’t alter his diet after the surgery. He had gained a lot of weight without realizing it.
“After the surgery I was starting to play soccer again I was terrible,” Rice said. “I’m just glad I made it back to where I was and I can strive to where I once thought I’d be.”
Those who played against Rice at the highs school varsity level the past two years might not believe he had a nearly six month setback.
Rice transferred to Saratoga Central Catholic from Saratoga Springs before his junior year for academic reasons and his impact on the Saints soccer program was immediate. The junior’s 20 goals and added nine assists to lead the squad to a Class C playoff home game in which the Saints won in a penalty kick shootout. His senior year was even more impressive as Saratoga Catholic finished second in the Western Athletic Conference North Division. He added 22 more goals to his tally to give him 44 total with 15 assists in his Saratoga Catholic career.
“It took me until summer of this past year to get 100 percent,” Rice said of his post surgery recovery. “Now I’m finally better than where I was as a sophomore and I’m taking steps in the right direction.”
Even with his full recovery, finding a college to play for was difficult for Rice.
He went to several tryouts with multiple colleges in attendance and got the same response from coaches every time.
“I just got a bunch of, ‘Nos,’ right in the face,” Rice said.
This fall, a club soccer coach made a call to get the attention of Merrimack coach Tony Martone to set up another tryout. This time he performed at his best.
“I went with probably 15 other kids they were considering,” Rice said. “We just scrimmaged the whole time. He just wanted to see us in game situations. He put me at center mid, which is what I wanted to play. I just went as hard as I could and I played extremely well.”
Rice’s performance gave him a choice of three Division II teams — Stonehill, Merrimack and Assumption — all of which play against each other in the Northeast 10 Conference. Martone led Merrmack to a 15-5-2 last season and the Warriors finished as the No. 15 ranked team in the nation.
Rice also considered the school’s business program and future scholarship money available when he made his choice.
“We went through good business schools in the Northeast that I could get into and play for,” Rice said. “Now there’s this weight off my shoulders knowing I’m going to be playing at the next level. My sights, like any other kid, were set way higher but after the injury I’m just grateful that I’m here and playing.”
December 4, 2014
Attention All SCC Athletes!
FREE MOUTH GUARD CLINIC
Friday December 5, 2014 2:30PM at the School
According to the the National Youth Sports Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Inc., dental injuries are the most common type or oral-facial injury sustained during participation in sports. It is estimated by the American Dental Association that mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone. Football where mouth guards are required, 0.07% of the injuries were oral-facial. In basketball where mouth guards are not routinely worn, 34% of the injuries were oral-facial. Victims of total tooth avulsions can face a lifetime dental cost of $10,000 – $15,000 per tooth and hours in the dentist’s chair.
This Friday and next Wednesday, Dr. Marc A Johnson of Smiles for Life Dental Care along with SCC student volunteers with an interest in Dentistry are doing a Winter Mouth Guard Clinic. Any SCC student athlete may receive a professionally fitted custom mouth guard as a public service and at NO charge. These Lab Processed Mouth Guards typically cost $225-$400 to have made in a dental office. Most of the clinic volunteers are Seniors and I hear their Prom Fund could really use a donation if you are so inclined:)
Fri Dec 5 or Wed Dec 10 at 2:30PM at SCC
1st Visit: Impressions Taken (students must bring signed consent form)
Wed Dec 10 or Friday Dec 12 2:30PM at SCC
2nd Visit: Delivery/Fitting of Mouthguard
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Marc A Johnson DDS
If you are interested in this your child must have the form below completed and returned to the school: