• Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Trying to attend an Ivy League school and play a sport there is a high standard for any high school athlete. But that's what Seton football player Sam Crowley wants to accomplish. "I just try to do the right thing all the time, and work my hardest," said Crowley. "I work my hardest on the field and in the classroom and try to maintain good integrity. I guess it has been working out for me." It certainly has worked out. In school on a GPA scale to 100, he has a 103. On the football field, he seems to be everywhere, playing both ways for the Saints. Basically, he's a coaches dream. "Just an absolute monster on the field and academic scholar," said coach Brian Mister. "He is every parents dream son, leader with the whole team, knows the perfect things to say every time, knows exactly how to act, picks everything up on the field. I mean he's just perfect." But what may say the most about him is this. When Seton voted for captains this season, he received all but two votes. So it isn't only his parents and coaching staff that look to Sam to lead, his fellow students do as well. "Not only is he a good player, but he acts great," said Mister. "He acts exactly how you would want him to be on and off the field. These other kids see this success that he is having and so they follow that example." But to Sam, it's nothing special, it's what he expects from himself. "When I get those assignments I try and go out there and do what I can do," said Crowley. "If I can go beyond that then that's great. I just try to give 100 percent of my effort all the time." Crowley has gone above and beyond plenty in his high school career. That's why he's this week's academic all-star.

  • Academic All-Star: Delaney Dower

    Oneonta, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Oneonta volleyball player Delaney Dower isn't shy about her height. As she'll tell you, she's "4' feet 11.6 inches" tall.

  • Academic All-Star: Madeline Flamik

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) She's ranked 21st in her class, but she's got her eye on 20th. She's set a school record for assists in a game, but she's shooting for more. Binghamton's Madeline Flamik has a goal to "be the best."

  • Academic All-Star: Kellsey Wiser

    Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) If Chenango Forks senior Kellsey Wiser started as a blank sheet of paper, by this point in her life, she's filled it up pretty well.

  • Academic All-Star: Natasha D'Oliviera

    Conklin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The steps Natasha D'Oliviera takes on a track have a purpose.

  • Academic All-Star: Matt Personius

    Town of Fenton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Baseball is full of numbers, and a lot of times they can define a player. The good news for Chenango Valley senior Matt Personius is he's a 'numbers' guy.

  • Academic All-Star: Matt Marsili

    Owego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Of all the things that make Owego's Matt Marsili stand out on a baseball diamond, the biggest one isn't his bat or his arm. It's his head.

  • Academic All-Star: Danielle Pasquale

    Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Union-Endicott softball coach Jim Testa says his senior leadoff hitter has some ninja-like qualities.

  • Academic All-Star: Michael Korchak

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) As a junior, Michael Korchak and fellow Seton pitcher Patrick Gosney's competition led to something special. A state baseball championship, which was the first in school history.

  • Academic All-Star: Troy Kimble

    Waverly, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Driven. It's the perfect word to describe Windsor's Troy Kimble.

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