USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA New York Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Rob Powers, Heuvelton
Just the second Section X team to ever win a girls Class D state title, Heuvelton went back and did it for the second season in a row. Powers’ Bulldogs capped a perfect 28-0 season with a 62-60 win over Panama in the championship game, increasing Heuvelton’s overall win streak to 31 games.
Player of the Year
Dominique Toussaint, G, Christ the King (Middle Village), 5-10, Sr.
One half of one of the nation’s most potent backcourt combos, Toussaint averaged 19.7 points, 6.8 rebounds , 3.5 assists and 2.7 steals for the 18-9 Royals. The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year and Miss Basketball, Toussaint will play next year for the University of Virginia.
Sydney Zambrotta, G, Christ the King (Middle Village), 5-8, Sr.
The other half of Christ the King’s guard tandem, the Louisville commit led the team with 21.0 points per game.
Shadeen Samuels, F/G, Ossining, 6-0, Sr.
The first player in state history to play on four Class AA state champions, Samuels averaged 24.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists.
Jenna Giacone, G, Bethlehem (Delmar), 6-0, Sr.
A Dayton signee, Giacone notched 17.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per contest.
Emma Guy, F, Penfield, 6-3, Sr.
The future Boston College Eagle was the leader of a 22-2 Patriots team, posting 15.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
Carly Boland, G/F, Shenendehowa (Clifton Park), 6-0, Sr.
McKayla Roberts, G, Cicero-North Syracuse (Cicero), 5-3, Sr.
Sarah Mortensen, F, Long Island Lutheran (Brookville), 6-1, Sr.
Corinn Baggs, F, Staten Island, 5-10, Sr.
Jasmine Brunson, G, Mary Louis (Jamaica Estates), 5-6, Sr.