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Joseph Abraham Award

The Joseph Abraham Award is given annually by the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association to the high school that has provided outstanding athletic injury care to the student – athletes of their school.


History of the Award


Joe Abraham was a pioneer during his 40 years as an athletic trainer. Joe was one of the first professionals to recognize the need for quality athletic training programs at the high school level. During his career, Joe served his profession as NATA District Director, EATA Secretary-Treasurer for 17 years and played a strong role in NYSATA. He served as an athletic trainer at both the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and at the Lake Placid Games in 1968. As a result of his outstanding career, Joe was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 1970.

Application Form

Abraham Award Rubric

Joseph Abraham Award Winners

2023    Honeoye Falls Lima High School

           Renee Davis

           Jim Porcella

2022     Marlboro High School

             Megan Gebert

2021    Colonie Central HS

            Aimee Brunelle & Kurt Pfaffenbach

2019    Yorktown High School; David J. Byrnes

  Eastridge High School; Jarett Rhoads

2018    East Syracuse-Minoa High School

2016    Longwood High School

  Sweet Home High School

  Amsterdam High School

  Riverdale Country School

  Trinity School

2014    Hendrick Hudson High School

2010    White Plains School District 

2009    Bedford Central School District

2008    Harborfields Central School District

2007    Port Washington UFSD

2006    Arlington High School

2005    Clarkstown North High School

2000    East Syracuse-Minoa High School

1999    Poly Prep High School

1998    Jericho High School

1996    Horace Mann High School  

1994    Rome Free Academy

1993    Sachem High School

1992    Smithtown East High School

1991    Charles W. Baker High School

1990    Half Hollow Hills East High School

1989    Lewiston Porter School District

1988    Frontiere High School

1987    Sweet Home High School

1986    Ithaca High School

   Lewiston Porter School District

Meg Greiner, MS, ATC
Athletic Trainer
Hendrick Hudson High School
2166 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY 10548

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