Welcome to AQ Athletics!
Aquinas has such a rich tradition of academic and athletic excellence. Throughout its long and proud history, Aquinas Institute has embraced a philosophy that a well-rounded athletic program is an integral part of the Aquinas educational mission. As a Catholic institution, Aquinas espouses Christian values and principles, as well as promoting the development of the human spirit, mind and body. Aquinas athletics will continue to serve as a vehicle for these qualities, as well as fostering a safe, fun, and friendly environment for our student athletes to develop strong character, integrity, loyalty, and a strong sense of team work and sportsmanship.
Aquinas is proud that a large percentage of it’s student body participates in athletics. These students will not only develop athletic skills by working with our outstanding coaching staff, but will also benefit from an athletic philosophy that promotes fitness for life, and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle free of drugs and alcohol.
The 2011-12 season proved one of our most rewarding ever with the crowning of 4 sectional champions – football, baseball, boys and girls basketball. We also had individual sectional champions in boys and girls tennis and track. For the second year in a row boys and girls basketball travelled to Glens Falls to compete in the final four. In addition members of our boys and girls track teams competed at both the state and national levels, achieving honors in each. As usual, the vast majority of our varsity teams achieved scholar athlete status, which is an honor we are extremely proud of. In terms of football we are pleased to be able to maintain four levels at a time of dwindling participation and dropping of programs across section V and New York State. This is a testimony to our commitment to a tradition-rich program. We would like to extend a welcome to the students and parents of Siena who have joined our modified team as part of the Aquinas football family.
Due to the generosity of our fine alumni Aquinas has some of the finest athletic facilities in the state. However we all know that it is the people of AQ who make it such a wonderful place.
Aquinas success is truly due to the coaches, players, parents, faculty, administration, alumni, and fans that have helped make Aquinas athletics a first class program.
Best wishes to the student athletes and coaches for a successful and blessed season. We pray you will all continue to represent Aquinas with class, dignity and respect while demonstrating competitive spirit and fair-play.
Above all, develop life-long friendships and a true devotion to Aquinas which give true meaning to our school’s Alma Mater; “Aquinas Ever More.”
Anthony Bianchi ’81
Director of Athletics