Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:45

Athlete of the Week: Haley Waghorn

Photos provided. Photos provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS ­— While most people feel at home cooking in their kitchen or sitting on their couch, Haley Waghorn feels at home when she plays shortstop on her college softball team. 

A graduate from Saratoga Springs City School District, Waghorn is now a freshman at Saint Michael’s College. An avid athlete, she played on her high school softball and field hockey team, but decided to focus solely on softball when she started in college.

“I absolutely love the school and softball is going great. I love the team, everyone is really supportive and it’s been an immediate family,” Waghorn said. “Honestly the people and the atmosphere and just walking around the campus I feel right at home and the coach was super nice, just like the previous coaches I’ve had.”

Waghorn said the biggest difference between high school and college is the atmosphere. She said she feels right at home when she walks around campus. 

At Saint Michael’s she plans to pursue a biology major and a minor in chemistry.

“I was originally thinking to go into ophthalmology but that might change…” Waghorn said. 

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery that deals with diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders.

When Waghorn isn’t attending classes or doing homework, she practices five times a week with her softball team. She said the team is constantly working in the cage and in the indoor facility. She likes to play shortstop and third base.

“I’ve been playing shortstop for a while and I feel at home there. I play a little bit of third [base] too and those positions have been my home base. I think that just experience is what made me that player in those positions,” Waghorn said.

This past fall, Waghorn said the team played a few games and practiced outside. Now that softball is in season, the team has played a few games.

Waghorn said he biggest supporter is her dad, Brian Waghorn.

“He taught me so much. He’s been my coach for a while so I definitely have the sport connection with him. He teaches me a lot about the mental game as well. 

Read 1000 times
Login to post comments

Blotter

  • Vincent E. Curtis, 20, of Milton, was charged May 26 with one count criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree and one count criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, both felonies. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Curtis is suspected of selling cocaine within Saratoga County. He was released and is scheduled to appear before the town of Milton Justice Court at a later date. John Jara, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 21 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.  Joseph LoPresti, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 22…

Property Transactions

  •   BALLSTON SPA 101 Scotch Bush Rd., $245,000. Ajmal Khosbin sold property to Ryan Foster. 43 Kasey Pass, Unit 43, $253,279. Brookview Court Inc./ Pigliavento Builders DBA sold property to Joanne Mare. 160 East High St., $210,820. Ashley Gardner sold property to Charlotte Bailey. 1451 Saratoga Rd., $165,000. Cheryl and Donald Stevenson, Sr. sold property to Briscoe Property Ventures LLC.  CLIFTON PARK 17 Trice Dr., $264,000. David Edwards sold property to John Turner. 15 Cheviot Court, $410,000. Christian and Suzy Ballantyne sold property to Dennis Walpole. 8 Wall Street, Unit 414, $174,000. Clifton Park Senior Living LLC sold property to…
  • NYPA
  • Saratoga County Chamber
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau
  • Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association