Hudson Valley girls basketball coaches Kristi Dini and Louis Kail have finalized their roster for the annual Summer Hoops Festival, hosted by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. The tournament will take place from August 5-7 in Johnson City.
Dini, who will be in her fourth year at the helm of the team, said this year’s tryout drew more than 30 players from around the area, nearly double the turnout of past years. Dini and Kail held three tryouts before making their final cuts. “We want to make sure we’re picking the team fairly,” Dini said a few weeks ago. “We want to make sure we’re giving everybody a fair opportunity.”
The final roster includes 12 players from Section 1, including eight all-state honorees this past season. The final roster is included below, along with the grade that each player will be going into in 2016-17.
- Natalie Alfieri, Westlake, Sr.*
- Claire Cody, Carmel, So.
- Korina Guerra, Ursuline, Sr.*
- Lindsay Halpin, Irvington, Sr.*
- Nyrie Holliman, Peekskill, Sr.
- Avery LaBarbera, Harrison, Jr.*
- Dani LaRochelle, Albertus Magnus, Jr.*
- Katie McLoughlin, Ursuline, Sr.*
- Katie Popp, Rye, Sr.*
- Maddie Siegrist, Lourdes, Jr.
- Lauren Schetter, Beacon, Sr.*
- Abby Weeks, Lourdes, Sr.
* — denotes player was all-state during the 2015-16 season