Williamsville South's Abby Ferenczy powering Billies, named Super 7 Athlete of the Week

Posted at 2:33 PM, Oct 07, 2016

Williamsville South's Abby Ferenzcy has been a part of the Billies program since she can remember.  Two of her older sisters played for the Blue and White, and her mom, Mary, has been the head coach for more than two decades.

"I'd be forced to come to all the field hockey games, both home and away," Abby joked.  "I'd be the score keeper, clock runner.  Just seeing the game from there really drew me into it more."

Now in her senior year, Abby is still lighting up the scoreboard on game days, and currently leads all of Section VI in goals with 19 and assists with nine.

"I'm not really focused on who is scoring the goal, it's just about the outcome and working as a team with all the passing," she said. "If I have a shot at the top of the circle but see my teammate open, I'll chose to pass the ball instead of taking the shot myself."

The results have followed.  The Billies are 11-0-1 on the season and, as of Monday, first in the Class B standings.

"I know Abby is very driven and she's very vocal out on the field," her mom said.  "She's very driven to success athletically and academically."

All while savoring every minute between the lines in her final season.

"I'm just giving it all I got in my last high school season with all of my friends," she said. "And I don't know when I'm going to get that opportunity again.  I'm taking all the moments in with my teammates and my mom.  Giving it 110% at games and at practice."


#1 – Abby Ferenczy, Williamsville South Field Hockey
Currently leads all of Section VI with 19 goals and nine assists this season to help power the Billies to a 12-0-1 record.

#2 – Retsen Daley, St. Francis Football
Kicked the game-winning field goal with three seconds left in the Red Raiders 24-21 win over Aquinas last Saturday night as St. Francis picked up its first victory of the season.  He also had five catches for 61 yards.

“I told him to give it your best shot and he did.” – Jerry Smith, Head Coach

#3 – Ava Rinaldi, Sacred Heart Golf
Won the Monsignor Martin Championship by firing an 83 at Rothland Golf Club.

"Ava has been a solid contributing member of the team since she was a freshman, and has improved every year.  She's now a clear leader on the team. This season she medaled in two of our matches. We will miss her leadership next year." – Ken McKinnon, Head Coach

#4 – Richard Wagner, West Seneca East
Kicked the game-winning field goal in a 17-14 win over South Park last Friday night.

“Richard Wagner is a kicker who decided to come out for football his Senior year. He is a former soccer player. We are very glad to have him and he has played well for us during our first 5 games” – Jim Maurino, Head Coach

#5 – Tina Stasiuk, Lancaster Tennis
A #1 singles player, the senior helped power the Legends to the ECIC Championship, in a win over Orchard Park.

“Christina is our first singles player and has been for the past two seasons. She was team MVP as a junior and will be again this season. She has been the heart and soul of this team in our historic championship run. The team looks up to her and is motivated by her outstanding play and tenacious attitude. She has been a member of the team for 4 years and has been a starter in all four seasons. Her record this year is 12 wins and two losses. She is The number three seed in this week’s ECIC singles tournament. She has been selected to play in the ECIC tournament three times and made it to the second round of the section 6 tournament last year. At the end of this year she will have earned 4 varsity letters two MVP awards a rookie award most improved player and she will also be a first team All-Star selected as a junior and a senior. – Steve Insinna, Head Coach

#6 – Joe Pandolfi, Sweet Home Football
“Effort isn't an act – it’s a habit. He is one of our leading offensive lineman.” – John Faller, Head Coach

#7 - Kathryn Krchniak, Lockport Volleyball
Tallied 19 kills, 13 digs and 4 aces in a over Niagara-Wheatfield as the Lions improved to 6-2.

“When we needed someone to step up, she was the one to do it, with complete confidence and poise. She executed our game plan perfectly and was the leader on the court that night.  She kept pushing her team to stay focused and finish each game.  She works extremely hard each and every day and is very deserving of this tremendous honor.” – Kim Lockie, Head Coach