SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- When she's not playing soccer or lacrosse, Camille Zakrzeski is shooting pellets with her school's rifle team. 

"It's taught me perseverance and integrity and like I said, 'I take after my sister' and like I said, 'she's my role model and I look up to her,'" said Zakrzeski.

For the all-season athlete, it's her favorite sport. 

"Like I found out two days ago about this bill and I honesty almost started crying," she said.

"No public school shall offer marksmanship and shooting programs," said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal.  

Late last week, Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Ronsenthal proposed a bill that would remove programs like the Central Square Rifle Team from New York public schools. 

"Having a school offer a program like that is sending the wrong message," said Rosenthal.

She says the bill is in part response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting. 

"Nikolas Cruz learned how to be an expert marksman at the very same high school where he killed 17 people," she said.

"I think it's a piece of trash that should have never been presented," said Central Square Rifle Team Coach Paul Menjik.

But for Menjik the sport has been a safe one since the state adopted it.

"Since that time, there has not been a reportable accident to an athlete in the rifling program," said Menjik.

He's hoping that the bill gains no momentum. 

"These are lifetime sports you are trying to eliminate," he said.

Rosenthal is hopeful the bill will gain co-sponsorship from the state Senate. 

"If parents are interested in having their kids learning about guns and how to learn guns, they can pay for or find a program for them," she said.

While 15-year-old Zakrzeski is just hoping to continue participating in the sport she loves. 

"Like everybody is connected to a sport in their own way and rifle is mine. I was sad and mad about it. That's my gut feeling," she said.