PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Vital stats: Dominick created problems for every opponent the Spartans faced this year. Beginning her high school career on defense, the five-year starter amassed 27 goals and 32 assists this season. In all five of her years, the Spartans captured Section 9 Class B championships. Their latest section title came at the expense of Rhinebeck in overtime, and Spackenkill coach Mike Corbett praised Dominick for helping keep the Hawks at bay.
Quotable: “She’s a dedicated soccer player,” Corbett said. “She plays all year round and she’s a team leader. She took all my corners and was tremendous on direct kicks — just a real force on the field for me. … She started as an eighth grader on defense, then she moved over into center-mid — she adjusted pretty easily. Her foot skills and strengths of her kicks helped get our offense moving.”
Vital stats: Barefoot recorded 11 shutouts to help Spackenkill remain flawless until a loss to Albertus Magnus in the state Class B regional semifinals. She also proved she could step outside the box and play offense, as she scored a goal against Millbrook playing midfield.
Quotable: “A big reason for Spackenkill being able to capture its fifth straight sectional title and the Mid-Hudson Athletic League championship, Savannah controls the defense and limits the opportunities of the opposition,” said Marlboro coach Keith Walker, who coaches Barefoot’s travel team. “She is very vocal in the goal and can be counted on to make the game-changing save.”
Vital stats: Campos stood as a leader of the Admirals’ defense, and wrapped up her career having helped Arlington to three league titles and one Section 1 Class AA championship.
Quotable: “As a captain both in her junior and senior years, she has led by example both on and off the field and is well-respected by both her teammates and opponents alike,” Arlington coach Kieran McIlvenny said. “She received her second All-Section award this season.”
School: John Jay
Vital stats: Durland made 11 saves in the Patriots’ Section 1 Class AA championship game against North Rockland. In the section semifinals against Clarkstown South, she made five saves and played what coach C.J. Greenwood called her best game as a goalkeeper.
Quotable: “Brianna is a three-year starter,” Greenwood said. “She is a very polished goalkeeper who does a great job organizing her defense. She is hard working and a great influence on the young keepers in our program.”
Vital stats: Giamportone finished with 26 goals and 11 assists. Had back-to-back hat tricks against Webutuck and Pine Plains. With her leadership, the Hawks stayed undefeated through the first 12 games of the season — a year in which they bumped up in enrollment from Class C to Class B.
Quotable: “She is just a dominant player who can do it all on the field,” Rhinebeck coach Matt Grande said.
Vital stats: Showing versatility, Hutchins played every position for the Hawks this year except goalie.
Quotable: “She started as a sweeper, ended as a forward and played midfield as well,” Grande said. “She finished with the second-most goals and assists on my team. She was a captain for two years and the only captain this year.”
School: Red Hook
Vital stats: A captain and All-Section choice, LaBarbera ended the season with 19 goals, eight assists and 46 points to lead in the Raiders in each category.
Quotable: “She was a large reason why our team was able to overcome the loss of 11 seniors (seven starters) and claim our 13th straight divisional title,” Red Hook coach Jason Pavlich said.
Vital stats: Lillis scored the lone goal in Spackenkill’s win over Rhinebeck on Oct. 14 — securing a perfect regular season for Spackenkill and ending Rhinebeck’s run at an undefeated campaign.
Quotable: “She was really my go-to utility player,” Spackenkill coach Mike Corbett said. “She used to play right wing for me, she was very versatile. She played right wing most of her career, I moved her to center-mid and put her in the spots to help us, whenever I needed her.”
Vital stats: Martin helped lead Haldane to the Section 1 Class C title and finished the season with 20 goals and eight assists.
Quotable: “She stepped her game up this year,” Haldane coach Gary Van Asselt said. “She was on most of the scoring chances and if she lost the ball, she’d be the first one to go back and get it. Her hustle out there was above and beyond what a coach expects.”
Vital stats: Over the course of three seasons, the Pace University-bound McCollum scored 80 goals and had more than 60 assists.
Quotable: “She’s the consummate soccer player. Any coach would love to coach a player like Bailey,” Van Asselt said. “She brought her ‘A’ game to every game and we wish her good luck at Pace University, where she’ll play for four years.”
Vital stats: The Conference I League A co-Player of the Year and an All-Section 1 choice, Murphy played a key role in the Admirals’ success this season.
Quotable: “Kira had a great season playing the defensive midfield role for the team, and also scored some vital goals when she moved into the offensive third,” McIlvenny said. “Kira has been playing varsity for four years, the last two years as a captain.”
Vital stats: Sullivan finished the season with 10 goals and eight assists. She also helped Marlboro out on defense.
Quotable: “Hannah did a wonderful job of controlling our midfield and orchestrating the offense,” Marlboro coach Keith Walker said. “Being without our number one striker Victoria Fino (recovering from a broken leg) there was more pressure on Hannah to carry the offense. She showed her maturity, being a team captain as a 10th grader, and took responsibility for getting the ball into the best position for our offense to get opportunities to score goals.”
School: John Jay
Vital stats: Theiller helped bring the Patriots a Section 1 Class AA title with a goal in John Jay’s win in the finals over North Rockland. She finished the season with 10 goals and 10 assists to be named co-Section 1 Player of the Year.
Quotable: “She was the offensive leader on our run to the section title,” Greenwood said. “She is great technically and tactically. She is well-respected by her teammates. Erin took on a lot of the offensive responsibility for us this season, due to a large graduating class.”
Arlington: Michaela Fasolino, Molly Feighan, Becky Gold, Rachael Moran, Emma Sbrollini, Haleigh Schanz, Casey Schweitzer, Molly Sobolewski
Arlington B: Ashley Cross, Claire Kirkus, Jackie Timm
Beacon: Chloe Antalek, Gabby Lucas
Dover: Anna Canzoneri, Honesti Crochran
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Kelsie McDowell, Deirdre Nolan, Abby Thomas
Haldane: Sara Labriola, Marissa Lisikatos
Highland: Brooke Harris, Celina McAleer, Danielle McGrath, Michaela Raffaele
John Jay: Danielle Angyal, Deanna Lomino, Melissa McHugh, Shea Olszewski, Claire Thoma, Abbie Urbanak, Meaghan Whelan
Marlboro: Gabriella Antich, Taylor DuBois, Eliz Fino, Kali Schindler
Millbrook: Claire Martell, Taylor Redl, Isa Rosensweig
New Paltz: Kate Demskie, Cerissa DiValentino, Erin Metzger, Fiona Weinstein
Our Lady of Lourdes: Julia Schlottmann, Dani Valdez
Pawling: Kelly Koerner
Pine Plains: Tessa Kilmer, Tia Fumasoli
Red Hook: Claire Dyal, Syr Esposito, Alexa Franceschi
Rhinebeck: Alex Dunn, Marissa Giamportone, Caroline Voorhis
Roy C. Ketcham: Jasmine Pesante
Spackenkill: Alyssa Barahona, Lexie Close, Eileen Fiore, Gabby Prichard, Julia Riehl, Brooke Scianna, Caitlin Speranza
Webutuck: Lara D’Alessandro, Abbygail Hoke, Cassandra Lopane, Hannah Lounsburry, Laura Mendez, Katherine Nethercott, Gabrielle Stoetzner, Daja Williams
COACH OF THE YEAR
School: John Jay
Vital stats: Greenwood led his Patriots to their first Section 1 Class AA title since 2009, as John Jay knocked off North Rockland 2-1 in the finals.
Quotable: “He’s great with the kids,” Haldane coach Gary Van Asselt said. “He loves the game of soccer and loves watching the game, and it was fun coaching against him this year. He actually got so excited that he beat us Haldane 2-1 that he left his clipboard with us. I gave it back to him at the sectional meeting. He’s a good coach, a good competitor and he’s great for girls soccer.”