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Albany, NYThe Albany FireWolves are excited to name the High School Student-Athletes of the Week presented by Dave & Buster’s – Albany for the week of March 25. These two student-athletes have shown their commitment to athletics, to their community, and to working hard in the classroom.  

These student-athletes will receive a prize pack courtesy of Dave & Buster’s – Albany and tickets to an upcoming Albany FireWolves game. The student-athletes will be honored during the FireWolves’ next home game on Saturday, April 6 for their accomplishments on and off the field.  

To nominate student-athletes please fill out the form at this link: https://albanyfirewolves.com/high-school-student-athlete-of-the-week/ 

The Albany FireWolves Student-Athletes of the Week for the Week of March 25 are Matthew Soden from Waterford Halfmoon High School and Eniola Elefontuyi from Niskayuna High School.  

Matthew Soden – Waterford-Halfmoon High School – Senior – Baseball 

Matthew has been a three-sport varsity athlete since 9th grade (soccer, basketball and baseball). He has been a captain for the last 2 years in each of the 3 sports. Matthew leads by example, he is always at practice early and the last one to leave, and he gives everything he has on the field/court. He has been a Scholar Athlete for all 4 years of High School on each of his teams. Matthew has been a member of the Marion Raney Chapter of the National Honor Society at Waterford High School for the last 3 years. Matthew is also very active volunteering to coach and referee youth sports camps, help at the Anthony Blaauboer Kindness Day, and events like Toys for Tots. 

Eniola Elefontuyi – Niskayuna High School – Senior – Girl’s Lacrosse 

Eniola has been on the varsity girl’s lacrosse team for 3 seasons. She is a captain and a leader. She was first team all-suburban council in 2023 and an Academic All-American in 2023. She is a leader and staple of Niskayuna lacrosse’s defensive unit. Eniola is committed to play college lacrosse at Springfield College.  

Congratulations to Matthew and Eniola! The FireWolves wish them continued success in the classroom and on the field this spring sports season. The FireWolves and Dave & Buster’s -Albany are proud to be a part of the Capital Region community and support youth and high school athletics throughout the area. More winners will be chosen each week during the high school spring sports season. 

Past Winners: 

Week of March 18

Marcus Robinson – Mechanicville High School
Josie Bullock – Shenendehowa High School

Join the FireWolves at their last regular season home game at MVP Arena for Retro Night on Saturday, April 6! $3 Beers will be back and the FireWolves will be wearing replica Albany Attack jerseys during the game, which will be auctioned off the week of the game. For more information regarding tickets, visit www.albanyfirewolves.com or call/text the FireWolves ticket hotline 518-612-4196.     

About Albany FireWolves 

The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves. 

About the National Lacrosse League 

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

About MVP Arena 

MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com/ 

About Dave & Buster’s – Albany

Discover the ultimate destination for sports enthusiasts, foodies, and arcade aficionados – Dave and Buster’s! Conveniently located at 1 Crossgates Mall Road, this entertainment hub offers an unrivaled experience that caters to a diverse range of interests. Whether you’re in search of an exceptional sports bar near you, a delightful restaurant, or simply looking for fun-filled family entertainment like our fun-filled arcade, D&B has it all! So gather your crew and head over to experience the joy, excitement, and camaraderie that awaits you at Dave and Buster’s – the ultimate entertainment destination.

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