Dr. Stacey Schroeder-Watt 2014


Grand Island Central Schools


Stacey Schroeder-Watt was one of the most exceptional track athletes in the state competing at Grand Island High School.  Her dominance in the shot put and discus led to a remarkable career including two NYSPHSAA State Championships in the shot put (1991, 1992) and one in the discus in 1992 when sheWatts shattered the girls state record, which still stands today. From 1988 through 1990 as an underclassman, she also earned spots in the NYSPHSAA State Championships after dominating Section VI in shot put and discus. Overall, Schroeder-Watt won five Section shot put titles and four Section discus crowns to go along with eight Niagara Frontier League championships. Her performances in the shot put and discus led to the honor of All- American status in 1991 and 1992 and being ranked number one in the country in 1992.     


Beyond track, Stacey also successfully participated in high school volleyball and basketball. In volleyball, she was a first team League All-Star in 1992 and second team All Star in 1991 while helping her team to a Section championship. As a center on the basketball team, she was a second team League All-Star in 1991 and Honorable Mention in 1990. Her athletic success propelled her to a full scholarship at the University of Florida where she contributed to the Gators success for four years. While in Florida she earned status as an Academic All-American, Academic All- SEC and became a two-time NCAA Division I All-American in the discus event. Stacey graduated from UF cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology and cell science. Following graduation from Florida, Stacey earned a Doctorate of Medicine at State University of New York Health Science Center (Syracuse). After medical school she returned to Buffalo where she completed her training to become a pediatric anesthesiologist. She practices in Buffalo and is program director for the pediatric anesthesiology fellowship program. 



Inducted into NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame in 2011