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Athletics program ranks tops for girls, third overall statewide

posted Jul 30, 2015, 9:54 AM by Doreen Dedrick   [ updated Aug 27, 2015, 7:46 AM ]
[July 30, 2015] The 2014-15 Kerr Cup results are in and Suffern High School finished as the top AA school in New York State for girls athletics, third for overall athletic program among AA schools and fourth in the state for the overall athletic program among all schools. There are roughly 250 AA schools in the state and more than 700 schools total.

The Kerr Cup rankings are determined by the New York State Sportswriters Association according to a point system based on regional and state competition accomplishments. Suffern High School’s ranking belies its relative size compared to other AA schools, which have enrollments double its size—or greater.

“This award is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of the student-athletes, the parents who support their children, and our experienced and accomplished coaching staff who provide the leadership needed to achieve this type of accomplishment,” noted Director of Athletics, Physical Education, Health & Wellness Andy Guccione.

Guccione credits a longstanding tradition of Mountie Pride for the program’s success.

“When I attended Suffern High School in the 90's, some coaches and athletes lightheartedly referred to our program as the ‘Suffern Sports Academy,’” he said. “Athletics has always been considered a vibrant part of students' overall education here.  The groundwork was laid out by teachers and coaches many years ago, and we have been fortunate enough through the years to have coaches who have continued to build on this tradition of high achievement. There is a strong sense of pride in the Suffern community for our athletic programs, and this support base has been an integral part of our success.”

The 2014-15 rankings are the highest ever for Suffern High School. The highest prior ranking was fourth place for girls athletics in 2012-13.

For more information on the 2014-15 Kerr Cup: http://www.newyorksportswriters.org/asc/index.shtml