Amanda Roberts

    At the ACHS Awards Assembly on June 10, 2016, Amanda Roberts was the twentieth recipient of the Angela Coniglio Memorial Scholarship. Amanda is a three sport athlete participating all four years in soccer, basketball and lacrosse.                     

   IIn Soccer in 2014, Amanda was Second Team All WNY/ECIC, and Defense MVP; a captain for the 2015 soccer season and Fifth Team All State, First Team All WNY, and First Team ECIC Division 3.   She was the recipient of the Tiger Award for her character and leadership for Junior Varsity Basketball and Lacrosse in both 2013 and 2014, and was an ECIC selection in Lacrosse for the 2014 season. She teaches youth soccer and has been a US Soccer Federation referee for four years.

    Besides athletics, Amanda is a member of the National Honor Society, and a recipient of the Distinguished Student Leader Award She challenged herself throughout high school with Honors courses and is graduating with over a 93 average.  She is a four-year member of the Symphony Orchestra, and will be pursuing studies in Health and Fitness Management/Physical Therapy at Alfred University, where she will also play women's soccer. 


Dear Coniglio Family,

I am truly honored to have received the Angela Coniglio Memorial Award. After hearing and reading all about Angela I can only hope to be half the woman she was. It is clear the Angela made a massive impact on her community and anyone who knew Angela, not only academically but on the field/court as well.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to read all about Angela and everything she encountered in her tire.  It is obvious that Angela was driven, determined, selfless, and kind and always pushed herself and others to be the best they can be. It is characteristics like Angela had that I strive to achieve and hope that I exemplify to do this award justice. It was very touching to read about how Angela would only play street hockey if her friend Jimmy could play as well. It is character like that which people nowadays lack, and if only more people were like Angela the community would be a better place.

It is evident that Angela had passion in everything she did, whether it was playing street hockey and skinning her knees, or being disappointed in herself for only being an alternate for the Western Scholastic Womens' Soccer Team. It is passion and love for Athletics that Angela and I share. No matter what, you always try your best to make yourself better and you never settle for anything less than your best. I can relate to Angela's busy schedule, playing three sports myself: soccer, basketball and lacrosse, going from one practice to another always changing in the car and staying up late to finish school work; it is always worth it in the end.

I hope that going on into the future I can represent my school and fulfill Angela's shoes and strive to be the best student athlete r can be. Next year r win be attending Alfred University majoring in Health and Fitness Management with a minor in Exercise Science so that I can continue to make an impact in the athletic community. Although I don't plan on teaching per se, it is my hope that I can influence as many lives as Angela did.

Thank you so much for giving me the honor of receiving this award and allowing me to get to know the kind of person Angela was.  Mr. Coniglio I want to thank you especially for presenting my award, I really enjoyed meeting you and getting to know about Angela. I hope that in the future I live up the standards that Angela has set and can make an impact in the community just like she did.


Amanda Roberts

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