USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Connecticut Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Keith Moyer, RHAM (Hebron)
The fourth-year head coach guided the Sachems to a 27-2 record and their first Class L state championship. RHAM was nothing short of dominant in the postseason, winning five state playoff games by an average of 26 points, including a 58-35 rout of Farmington in the state final.
Player of the Year
Bella Santoro, G, Mercy (Middletown), 5-10, Sr.
The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year helped lift the Tigers to a 27-1 season and the Class LL state championship. A Stonehill commit, Santoro averaged 16.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.9 steals per game.
Makenzie Helms, G, East Haven, 5-8, Jr.
A verbal commit to Nebraska, Helms averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4.5 steals per game in her first season with the Class M champ Yellowjackets.
Mary Baskerville, F/C, Enfield, 6-3, Sr.
The Providence College recruit paced the Eagles (23-5) with 21.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per contest.
Olivia Summiel, F, Marianapolis Prep (Thompson), 6-2, Jr.
An All-New England selection, Summiel averaged 14 points and 13 rebounds, leading Marianapolis into the NEPSAC Class A final.
Kylie Schlottman, F, East Haven, 5-9, Sr.
The school’s all-time leading scorer, Schlottman averaged 19.6 points, and 9.4 rebounds per game in her final season before joining the University of New Haven.
McKenna Frank, G, St. Luke’s (New Canaan), 5-9, Sr.
Katie Orefice, G, Weston, 5-6, Jr.
Sophia Widmeyer, G, Marianapolis Prep (Thompson), 6-0, Sr.
Meghan DeVille, F, Mercy (Middletown), 6-0, Sr.
Gabby Joseph, F, Notre Dame (Fairfield), 5-10, Sr.