• Windsor, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Standing at 6'7", Windsor's Nate Wrighter is taller than most high school golfers. It shouldn't come as a shock: he can really hit the ball. "Some kids have long irons, I have a wedge in my hand," Wrighter says. That advantage has helped Nate reach new heights. In his senior season, he led the Black Knights to an undefeated season. He won an individual sectional title in Class B, and he won the STAC individual championship, shooting a 2-over par at En-Joie Golf Course. "You think about it and you're like, 'Oh, I could be hitting the same shot that a professional did out there," said Wrighter. "You try to kind of do it kind of like how they did." Nate is a pro in the classroom. He holds a 96 average at Windsor, putting him in the top 10 in his class. "When you prepare for a test, you've got to study and know what you're going into," said Wrighter. "It's the same with golf, you've got to know the course that you're going to play the next day or a couple days and know the holes." "He analyzes what could possibly go wrong, what could possibly go right," said Windsor head coach Bruce Bedford. "He weighs the risk of certain things and the real key is, he has the talent to pull off risk in the right situation." Makes you think he's picked the right career choice. Nate will attend Bryant University and major in applied analytics. "He sits back and figures out how to solve the problems and then walks down that path and is able to do that," said Bedford. "I can't imagine, whatever career he decides to go into, that he wouldn't be successful." Nate will attend Bryant on a baseball scholarship -- he's also a pretty good pitcher. He says he's considering playing golf and baseball in college.

  • Academic All-Star: Sam Crowley

    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.

  • 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.

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