Town honors local lax standout

Nisky player picked for women's national lacrosse team

Niskayuna High School junior Kayla Treanor was selected for the 24-woman roster of the 2011 United States U-19 women's national lacrosse team competing in Germany this summer.

The Niskayuna Town Board presented a resolution congratulating Kayla Treanor on being selected for the national lacrosse team during its meeting on Thursday, May 19. Treanor is a member of the school's varsity lacrosse team, varsity basketball team and varsity soccer team. ESPN RISE writer Tom Peace selected Treanor as the number two junior recruit in the nation for lacrosse. While she still has another year left of high school, she's already committed to play lacrosse for Syracuse University after graduating.

I've had the pleasure of working with Kayla over the last three years, and I have never had a player more committed than Kayla Treanor, said her lacrosse coach Peter Melito. "I've never had a player with a stronger sense of desire to be a champion than Kayla Treanor, and she is more than deserving of all these accolades she has received these past couple of years."

Councilwoman Denise Murphy McGraw also applauded Treanor for her accomplishments.

"To have the accomplishments she has at this age is just unbelievable," said McGraw.

Treanor also has worked as a counselor for the town's Blatnick Park summer camp, noted McGraw. To also be a role model for children in these camps, she said, is a way Treanor has given back to the town.

"She is somebody that girls can really look up to," said McGraw.

Treanor said she always played sports growing up and a bunch of her friends play lacrosse so she got interested in the sport.

"It is the fastest-growing sport in the country. It is just growing and it is getting more popular and popular," said Treanor about lacrosse. "I want to make my mark in the sport and make a change, so that is why I really enjoy it."

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