On Sunday, March 5, Section 2 of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association held their annual Girls’ Basketball Scholar Athlete Brunch at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. The purpose of the event was to recognize area high school athletes for their achievements in the classroom, community, and on the basketball court. Each Section 2 varsity basketball coach nominated a member of his or her 2022-2023 girls’ basketball team to attend the event. Each athletic league also choose one player to be their league’s scholar athlete. The WASAREN League coaches selected Greenwich senior Norah Niesz as their 2023 Scholar Athlete.
Niesz has been a four-year starter for a Greenwich girls’ basketball program. During her tenure, the Witches have an overall record of 76-8. This year Norah and her teammates won the Section 2 Class C girls’ basketball championship and are still competing in the state tournament. In addition to her success on the basketball court, Norah was also a member of Greenwich’s NYS champion softball team last spring and the Greenwich Section 2 Class C finalist girls’ soccer team last fall. As a student, Norah has also excelled. Norah has a GPA of 99 and is a member of both the National Honor Society and concert band. Next fall Norah will be attending St. Lawrence University, where she will play basketball and study biomedical science.
Pictured below are Coach Jason Slater, Assistant Coach Eric Whitehouse, and Norah Niesz