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Brytney  Moore

Member of the CDSWOY Class of 2020
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Written by Adam Shinder, The Daily Gazette Staff Writer

Growing up in the small lakeside community of Northville, Brytney Moore has always understood the value of a close-knit group. It’s something she’s relied on throughout her life, both on and off the athletic field.

A three-sport standout at Northville in soccer, basketball and softball who is also projected to be the valedictorian of her class, Moore is one of 10 high school honorees for the inaugural Capital District Sports Women of the Year awards, which also sees three college athletes recognized.
Moore? She’s leaned on a supportive community to get where she is.

“It can be hard, at times, but most of the people around you are doing the same thing and they’re motivating you,” Moore said. “All of your teachers are checking in on you, and all of your coaches are interested in what you’re doing. It’s really just time-management and making sure you surround yourself with the people that are pushing you to succeed. I’ve had support from all of my coaches in everything that I do, and my athletic director is pushing for the best for me.”

Moore’s greatest athletic achievements came on the soccer field, where she spent five years establishing herself as one of Section II’s top small-school strikers. She finished her career with 111 goals, and was part of the Falcons’ Section II Class D championship teams in both 2017 and 2019.

As a senior this past fall, Moore was a first-team all-state selection after captaining Northville back to the state semifinals for the first time in nine years, scoring both the game-tying and go-ahead goals in the Falcons’ regional final win over Mount Academy.

It was a crowning achievement for a group that had grown immensely during its time together.
“We’d been building that for three or four years, starting really young,” Moore said. “I’d been on the team for five years, so I knew the capability of everyone on the team and I realized that we could really get it done.”

In addition to her athletic achievements and her academic exploits, Moore is deeply involved in the communities of Northville and neighboring Edinburg through various outlets, including the Adirondack Cycle Event, the Northville Youth Program Halloween Carnival, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the American Red Cross.

“Our community is so behind us in everything,” she said. “Whether it be me helping with the booster club for fundraising money, or working with different programs in Edinburg and Northville with the younger kids, it’s really important to give back to the community because you realize how much they’re supporting you in everything you do.”
Though she plays three sports, Moore said “soccer’s definitely my No. 1,” and relished her team’s accomplishments this past season beyond anything else in her athletic career.

“This was the year, if we were going to do anything, because we had such an incredible team and an incredible bond,” she said. “We pushed ourselves as far as we could go.”

That spirit of community carried into Northville’s basketball season, where Moore helped the Falcons to their deepest run in many years, reaching the Section II Class D semifinals.

She’s also helped to revitalize softball as a varsity sport at Northville as part of a group that started together as a modified program and built for several seasons before bringing the sport back to the varsity level in 2019.

When practice opened this spring — before things were halted by the COVID-19 pandemic — participation was at a new high.

“We have that bond going from sport to sport,” she said, “which is a plus of being in such a small school.”
This article appeared in the 2020 CDSWOY Awards Program on August 18, 2020.

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