July 3, 2012


Homer slugger Sinclair among the state’s elite

Homer Central senior first baseman Katie Sinclair has been named to the New York State Sports Writers and Coaches Organization for Girls’ Sports softball Class B all-state first team.
Sinclair, who was also named OHSL Liberty Division Player of the Year and a member of the all-league first team — both for the second year in a row — led the Trojans with a .612 batting average this season. She also led the team in hits (41), doubles (eight), home runs (three), RBIs (23) and runs scored (27).
For her career she batted .488 with 142 hits, 27 doubles, 12 triples, nine home runs, 97 RBIs and 96 runs scored, along with 40 walks and 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts.
Junior pitcher Kayla Doty from state champion Chatham out of Section 2 and senior pitcher Jessica Calvini from Section 1’s Rye Neck are Class B Co-Players of the Year, and Chatham’s John Brantley in the Class B Coach of the year.
Joining Sinclair on the first team among area players are Chenango Forks junior utility player Michaela Transue and Windsor senior infielder Kelly Costello. The second team includes Windsor junior pitcher Morgan Starley, Susquehanna Valley senior catcher Lindsey Haskell and Chenango Valley teammates Chelsea Henige (freshman catcher) and Taylor Stupski (senior outfielder).
Windsor senior outfielder Shelly Tucker is a member of the third team, while the fourth team includes Syracuse CBA junior pitcher Jordan Sheridan, Altmar-Parish-Williamstown junior pitcher Victoria Stanton, General Brown senior pitcher-left fielder Abigail Monroe and sophomore pitcher-shortstop Katie Pitkin and Oneonta senior pitcher Seneca Baldwin.
Westhill junior pitcher Kelly Mascari, South Jefferson sophomore catcher Jackie Decker and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill senior utility player Ashley Palmer are on the fifth team.
Senior shortstop Caitlin Attfield from Niagara-Wheatfield from Section 6 is the Player of the Year. Sharing Coach of the Year honors are Todd Banaszak from state champion Clarence from Section 6 and Ken Conrade from Kellenberg of the Catholic High School Athletic Association.
Area first-teamers are junior pitcher Sydney O’Hara from Cicero-North Syracuse and senior pitcher Quincy Lewis from Corning. C-NS teammates Brittany Paul (senior first baseman-center fielder) and Sydney Harbaugh (senior second baseman) are on the third team, along with Corning junior shortstop Chaylen Andolino.
C-NS junior catcher Lindsey Silfer is on the fifth team, while Liverpool senior third baseman Carrie Stoddard and Union-Endicott senior second baseman Griffin McGiver are among the sixth-teamers and Horseheads senior shortstop Brooke Owen is on the seventh team.
Section 11 Sayville, the state champion, has both the Player of the Year in senior pitcher Merissa Selts and the Coach of the Year in Tiffany Rowan.
Jamesville-DeWitt senior third baseman Mary Young is on the second team, while senior pitcher Brittney Sears and J-D sophomore pitcher Kerri Keeler are both members of the third team. Included on the fourth team are Phoenix senior shortstop Jenna Zaia, Oneida sophomore shortstop Jenna Didio and Maine-Endwell senior outfielder Sidney Bendert, with Oneida senior utility player Maria Rocco on the fifth team.
Section 2 swept the top awards, with senior shortstop Dani DeGregory from state champion Greenwich and Mechanicville senior shortstop Alysa Russell the Co-Players of the year and Greg McGuirk of Greenwich the Coach of the year.
Area first-teamers are Sandy Creek junior pitcher Chelsea Claflin, Elmira Notre Dame junior pitcher Olivia May and senior catcher Sydney Dimon and Greene senior pitcher Rebecca Hanrahan. The second team includes Utica Notre Dame senior catcher Delaney Buckley, Greene seniors Taylor Ellis (third baseman) and Caitlin Willis (shortstop), Elmira Heights senior pitcher Elizabeth Warren and Watkins Glen senior utility player Taylor Chaffee.
Elmira Heights sophomore catcher Katelyn Warren is on the third team, and Sandy Creek sophomore outfielder Karintha Myslivecek is among a member of the fourth team. Bishop Ludden senior twins Kayla Kibling (catcher) and Korey Kibling (pitcher) are on the fifth team, as is Thousand Islands senior utility player Allie Barton.
State champion Batavia Notre Dame from Section 5 has been honored with both the Player of the Year in senior pitcher Carly Pike and Coach of the Year in Rick Mancuso.
The first team includes Hamilton freshman pitcher Becca Rogers and senior shortstop Katie Weeks, Oriskany senior catcher Alyssa Balfe and Deposit senior third baseman MacKenzie Martin. Alexandria Bay senior pitcher Jordan Bush is on the second team, along with Afton senior catcher Taylor Briggs and sophomore pitcher-right fielder Payton Cutting, and, from Deposit, senior shortstop Hannah Freyer and junior pitcher Justina Ellis.
Among the third-teamers are New York Mills senior pitcher Corinne Flihan and Afton freshman pitcher-right fielder Cassidy Phillips. Area fourth-teamers are Oriskany senior pitcher Meghan Carlo, Hamilton senior center fielder Katherine Keever, Franklin sophomore catcher Jordan Beers and Hancock senior pitcher Lindsay McGraw.


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