On Monday, March 2, GJSD junior Anna Lee broke the 1,000 career point plateau in a sectional playoff game against Mekeel Christian Academy. The point guard is now recognized as one of only two players in GJSD history to break that mark. This season, she averaged 18 points per game and collected over 200 points during the season. In addition to basketball, Ms. Lee is also a key contributor to the GJSD girls’ varsity field hockey team which placed second overall in the 2019 NYSPHSAA Field Hockey State Championships – Class C.
“I’m thankful for my teammates, coaches and the GJSD students who come out each game to show their support,” she said. “I’m also extremely grateful to my family. Without their guidance and support, so much of what I’ve accomplished wouldn’t be possible. They have taught me to always have a positive mindset and play to the best of my abilities. I’m continuing to put in the hard work, both in the classroom and the court, to become a better student-athlete. We have high expectations for our team in 2020-21. It’s going to be a great season.”
Ms. Lee is also a dedicated student in the classroom. She currently holds a 95 average and is enrolled in the Advanced Placement (AP) program in the district. As she looks to her future, she knows that hard work and a positive outlook will continue to benefit her pathway in athletics/academia. As a senior, she will continue to research opportunities to play Division III basketball, while pursuing coursework related to radiology in the New Visions Health Careers program. The program is a one-year, honors-level course that is designed for high school seniors interested in a career in medicine. According to the Capital Region BOCES website, this is a competitive, rigorous, immersion-based program located at St. Peter’s Hospital and Ellis Medicine.
Congratulations to Anna! We’re looking forward to seeing what you and your team accomplish for next season!