The New York State Sportswriters Association officially unveiled its 2015-16 all-state girls basketball selections Tuesday morning, which is compiled by various beat reporters across the state. I’m honored and thankful to be a part of the voting process for the second consecutive season.
All Section 1 honorees are listed below, sorted by class and alphabetical order. I’ve included the colleges seniors will play for next season, if available. The section had 31 players garner all-state recognition this year (15 seniors, five juniors, six sophomores, five freshmen).
I will announce my annual “All-LoHud” teams on Wednesday, combining the best of the best in Rockland, Westchester, and Putnam counties. As a reminder, we do not cover Dutchess County (Arlington, Beacon, John Jay-East Fishkill, etc.), so while players may be listed here, as part of Section 1, they are not considered for All-LoHud honors.
2016 all-state girls basketball selections
1st team: Aubrey Griffin, Ossining, Fr.
1st team: Shadeen Samuels, Ossining, Sr. (Seton Hall University)
4th team: Kayla Correa, New Rochelle, Sr. (Coppin State University)
6th team: Gabby Cajou, North Rockland, Sr. (Manhattan College)
7th team: Kailah Harris, Ossining, Fr.
8th team: Lindsay Kramer, Scarsdale, Sr. (Washington University)
10th team: Rachel Cohen, Scarsdale, Sr.
12th team: Samantha Fitzgerald, John Jay-East Fishkill, Sr.
Honorable mention: Jaida Strippoli, Ossining, Fr.
Honorable mention: Maria Violante, Fox Lane, So.
2nd team: Maddie Eck, Rye, Sr. (Amherst College)
2nd team: Lanay Rodney, Peekskill, Sr.
4th team: Katie Popp, Rye, Jr.
5th team: Katie McLoughlin, Ursuline, Jr.
5th team: Gabby Rosenzweig, Somers, Sr. (Gettysburg College lacrosse)
8th team: Frannie Merkel, Brewster, Sr. (Plattsburgh College)
9th team: Avery LaBarbera, Harrison, So.
11th team: Lauren Gallagher, Pearl River, Sr. (Georgetown University soccer)
11th team: Dani LaRochelle, Albertus Magnus, So.
12th team: Korina Guerra, Ursuline, Jr. (Sacred Heart University)
13th team: Lisana Burnett, Peekskill, Sr.
14th team: Mairead Durkin, Albertus Magnus, So.
14th team: Lauren Schetter, Beacon, Sr.
1st team: Lindsay Halpin, Irvington, Jr.
2nd team: Teisha Hyman, Woodlands, Fr.
4th team: Reena Olsen, Putnam Valley, Sr. (Cornell University)
7th team: Maddie Plank, Briarcliff, Fr.
8th team: Natalie Alfieri, Westlake, Jr.
10th team: Sam Morillo, Valhalla, So.
4th team: Allison Chiera, Haldane, So.