By CARSON WERNER
Spencerport goalkeeper Catherine Wall, Pittsford-Mendon’s Grace O’Hara and Greece Olympia’s Grace Collins were all voted Monroe County Player of the Year in their respective divisions. Webster Schroeder’s Anna Hewlett earned Division I Co-Player of the Year alongside second-year recipient, Penfield’s Grace Murphy.
Three teams featured two players on the Monroe County Division I first team. Fairport (10-6-2) placed Kaitlyn Diem (midfielder; nine goals, four assists) and Class AA seventh team all-state member Lilian Hicks (defender; three goals, six assists) on the squad. Class AA sixth team all-state selection Autumn Edwards (midfielder/forward; 12 goals, seven assists) and Victoria Talone (defender/midfielder; one assist) for Hilton (8-6-4) both earned honors. Class AA seventh team all-state selection Oumou Donzo (forward; 19 goals, five assists) and Courtney Rowe (midfielder/forward; two goals, one assist) for Rush-Henrietta (7-10-0) also earned spots on first team All-County.
Following an undefeated season, Webster Schroeder’s Hewlett (midfielder/forward; 13 goals, four assists NYS Class AA second team and All-East Region), was joined by teammates Emma Leonardo (midfielder; two goals, one assist/fifth team all state), Ashley Jacobs (midfielder/forward; three goals, five assists), and Mikayla Morelli (defender). For the second straight year, Murphy (defender/midfielder Class AA third team all state and All-East Region; four goals, two assists) was named Player of the Year. Teammate Rebecca Rolland (forward; 12 goals, six assists) also earned first team honors for a second straight year. Victoria Sabel (midfielder/forward; four goals, two assists) improved from second team honors last season for the Patriots (13-2-4). Victor’s Olivia Damico (midfielder; seven goals, four assists) earned Class AA third team all-state honors and rounded out the Division I First Team All-County selection as the lone Blue Devil.
The Spencerport Rangers (15-4-3) and the Webster Thomas Warriors (6-7-3) made up half of the Division II first team selections. Division Player of the Year and Class A first team all-state member, Cat Wall (goalkeeper 142 saves, 95.30 save percentage, 1361 minutes played) was accompanied by teammates Corynna Rotoli (midfielder/forward; 14 goals, three assists), Maddie Tortora, a second team all-state inductee, (defender; one goal, four assists) and Sabrina Trapani (midfielder; four goals, three assists). Improving from 4-10-2 to 6-7-3 over the span of a year Webster Thomas’s head coach Scott Brown received Coach of the Year recognition and six players were voted into Division II’s first and second teams. Goalkeeper Annika Monfort (goalkeeper; 159 saves, 90.34 save percentage, 1330 minutes played), who earned Class AA fourth team all-state honors, Alyssa Ogi (defender/midfielder; one goal, one assist) and senior Paige Boulter (forward; seven goals, four assists) were the three first team selections for the Titans.
Class A fifth team all-state inductee, Hannah Shipley (midfielder/forward; seven goals, three assists) and Angelica Reina (defender/midfielder; two assists) represented Churchville-Chili (10-8-0) while Ashley McCullough (defender; two goals, one assist) and Alyssa Diaz (forward; eight goals, five assists) were chosen from Gates-Chili (3-11-3). Irondequoit’s Lillian Gillett (midfielder/forward; 10 goals) and Lilli Hebblethwaite (defender/midfielder; one goal, one assist) provided skillsets on both sides of the ball for the All-County squad.
Despite losing in the sectional finals to Spencerport, Pittsford-Mendon (14-4-1) won its division by outlasting Pittsford Sutherland (13-5-1) in the semifinal match, 2-0. Both Pittsford squads combined for 27 wins on the year and seven players named to the Division III All-County roster. Kira Bolanos (midfielder; two goals, four assists), Ary Lougher (goalkeeper; 67 saves, 90.54 save percentage, 953 minutes played), Addie Bryson (defender; three goals) and O’Hara, a Class A second team all-state inductee and DIII Player of the Year, (midfielder/forward; 19 goals, seven assists) led the Vikings throughout the 2019 season. For the Knights, it was Fiona Wilmot (midfielder/forward; six goals, one assist), Ava O’Niel (defender/midfielder; six goals, six assists) and Laura Bennett (defender/midfielder; four goals, two assists) to receive honors.
Greece Athena (4-12-1) supplied two players from its backfield; Class A third team all-state member, Ava Valachovic (goalkeeper; 200 saves, 84.75 save percentage, 1340 minutes played) and Larissa Johnston (defender). Class A third team all-state selection Emily Parker (forward; 17 goals, 13 assists) and Jenna McNulty (defender; one assist) led the Brockport Blue Devils (11-4-4) on either side of the field while Juliette Frischmann, a Class A fourth team selection, (forward; 16 goals, four assists) and Amelia Aduitori (midfielder; seven goals, five assists) bolstered Brighton’s offense throughout the year.
Greece Olympia (17-4-1) captured a Division IV title and concluded its season in the NYS tournament semifinals behind the play of four first team selections including Class B first team all-state selection Grace Collins (midfielder/forward; 19 goals, 13 assists). Class B second team all-state member Kuditra Derosa (goalkeeper/forward; 27 goals, 11 assists), Morgan Welch (midfielder; four goals, four assists) and Jacey Palmgreen (defender; two assists) were the other three Spartans to join Collins.
Although Honeoye Falls-Lima (5-10-1) had double the amount of losses than wins, six of its 10 defeats were by one goal this year and four of the six were by 1-0 scores. For its defensive posture, three players were selected from the Cougars backfield; Mari Spitz, a Class A sixth team member, (goalkeeper; 113 saves, 82.48 save percentage, 1190 minutes played), Lindsay Cody (defender/midfielder; two goals, one assist) and Brittany Alexander (defender; one goal, four assists). Batavia seniors Katie Moore, a Class B second team all-state inductee, (forward; 25 goals, three assists), Erica Flint (defender/midfielder; three goals, one assist) and Madeline Taggart (defender; three assists) received first team honors. Emma Fredrick (goalkeeper/defender; one goal) and Torrie Valle (goalkeeper; 223 saves, 80.22 save percentage, 1378 minutes played) represented Greece-Odyssey (6-12-0) while Sierra Manning (forward; 12 goals, one assist) was the lone representative for Eastridge (2-14-0).