ARIANNE SMITH - Bishop Kearney HS (Rochester, NY)
Sports: Soccer / Basketball
Height: 5'5 Weight: 150 lbs.
Position: Forward - Striker / PG - SG Year: Class of 2016
High School: Bishop Kearney HS
GPA: 3.2 ACT: SAT:
Counselor: Kristin Brunetto (KBrunetto@BKHS.ORG)
Career Interests: Family Counseling
Awards / Accomplishments: 2009-Academic Achievement Award / 2012 1st year Varsity Soccer player Section V winner and Most Outstanding Player -Coach Paul Forte(Pforte@bkhs.org) / Second team all-conference as a freshman / 2012 Private Parochial leading scorer / 2012 Appeared in 18 matches started in 6 finished the season with 13 goals, 5 assists-leading scorer for school / 2012 1st year Varsity Basketball player; started in 9 out of 18 games as a freshman / 2012 Won Section V Class CC / 2012 Won NYSPHSAA Class CC Championship and received the Sportsmanship Award
Camps Attended: Aquinas Camp / Internation Soccer Camp
Bio: I began playing sports around the age of 6. I started playing basketball and soon fell in love with the sport of soccer. I played for various soccer clubs...Irondequoit Soccer Club 2005-2009 Coach Doug Buerkle....Greece Buccaneers Club 2010-2012 Coach Paul Brinkle Div. 1 : U11, U12, U14....Hilton Heat 2012-to date- Coach Fokoue / Coach Paul Brinkle- Div. 1 U15 Divisional Champions 2013.
Being successful in the classroom is my number one priority as I aim to become the best student-athlete I can be.
I am a honor student, I was inducted in the National Jr Honor Society as a 8th grader and received the Academic Achievement Award
I have Volunteered for two years at the Strong Hospital for kids with Heart complications.
My goal is to reach my highest potential and in order to do that I have set my goals to achieve a 90 average for the rest of my high school career and beyond. My sports aspiration is to continue build my leadership skills and to always look for improvements.
BROTHER AND SISTER PLAYING FOR STATE TITLES WITH BISHOP KEARNEY
This weekend's state basketball playoffs hold a greater meaning for one family at Bishop Kearney.
Jwan Smith is a senior guard for the Kings boys' basketball team, which is making a return trip to Glens Falls, while younger sister and freshman Arianne Smith will take the court with the Kearney girls squad in Troy."I'm very excited. It's my first time going to states so I'm kind of nervous and excited. It's been a lot of hard work but it's been a fun process. It's been very fun but I'm excited," Arianne said.
"I told her to enjoy the moment. It's the first time in school history that both boys and girls have been here, so just enjoy the moment and go out there and play it like it's a normal game and pull off the win," said Jwan.
Both see significant playing time and as expected, their styles mirror each other. Big brother sees a lot of himself in his little sister.
"Her drive. She wants to win. Her defensive effort, she wants to get the ball to help her team score and then try and help get a score at the other end," Jwan said.
"He teaches me things that he knows and since he's older, he has more experience with basketball so he teaches me about the game a lot," said Arianne.
That both brother and sister play their semi-final games at the same time at different sites on Saturday is the toughest part for mom and dad.
"Her mother is going to go to her game. I'm going to go to Jwan's game because I've been following him all his career," said Norm Smith. "What were going to do is, we'll be texting back and forth, scores, who's doing what and what they're doing. That's how I'll keep track of her game. I really hate to miss her game."
If things work out and the Kings advance, the family will get to see both championship games on Sunday.