Morelli, Donzo and Hicks among Section V performers named to Girls’ Soccer All-State teams

Top (l-r): Katie Diem, Chanel Alexander, Sydney Carpenter and Sabrina Trapani. Bottom (l-r): Maddie Keister, Grace O’Hara, Maria Karipidis and Oumou Donzo. (Photo contributions: MICHELLE MARTLEW DeHOND, DENNIS JOYCE, @Leroy_Knights and JULIE REINKE)

By JOHN LIKANJE

Mikayla Morelli led Webster Schroeder’s defense. Oumou Donzo was one of Section V’s top scorers. Lillian Hicks spearheaded a Fairport defense which led to a sectional title.

The trio of seniors earned All-State honors as announced by the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls’ Sports (NYSSCOGS) last Tuesday.

Morelli and the Lady Warriors held opponents to three goals or less in all 12 games, including shutouts in their four victories. The senior defender was named to the Class AA first team.

Donzo netted 12 goals and accumulated 24 points to earn Class AA second team honors for Rush-Henrietta. The senior forward’s goals total ranked tied for third in Monroe County (Churchville-Chili’s Amelia Breton and Greece Athena’s Wrianna Hudson) and 23rd in Section V.

Donzo’s teammate, Courtney Rowe, joined her on the Class AA fourth team. Rowe dished out six assists and scored a pair of goals.

Hicks led a Lady Red Raiders’ defense which only allowed 13 goals in 13 contests, including four shutouts, en route to the Class AA sectional championship. The senior defender was named to the second team.

Hicks’ teammate, Katie Diem, joined her on the Class AA fourth team. Diem was second on the Lady Red Raiders with five goals and two assists as well as 12 points.

Sydney Hayward (Hilton) and Delaney Tellex (Penfield) rounded out the list of Section V players named to the Class AA All-State list. Hayward led the Lady Cadets to the Monroe County Division I title and the Class AA sectional final with an 8-2-2 record. Along the way, the senior midfielder picked up four assists and two goals while being named the Division I Player of the Year. Tellex scored a team-high five goals and added three assists for 13 points.

Senior midfielders Grace O’Hara (Pittsford Mendon) and Corynna Rotoli (Spencerport) were named to the Class A first team. Both players were named Players of the Year for their respective divisions within Monroe County. Rotoli (Division II) led the Lady Rangers’ explosive offense with 40 points, 16 goals and eight assists. Her points total was the best in the entire county and ranked tied for 15th in Section V (Bath-Haverling’s Keegan Smith). Rotoli and the Lady Rangers cruised to their fifth consecutive sectional title as well.

O’Hara (Division III) led the Lady Vikings’ balanced offense with 30 points, 10 goals and 10 assists. Her points total was third in the county and tied for 28th in Section V. O’Hara and the Lady Vikings won the Monroe County Division III title as well with a 10-1 record.

Chanel Alexander (Aquinas), Hudson, Sabrina Trapani (Spencerport) and Shannon Trevor (Our Lady of Mercy) earned Class A second team honors. Trapani shared the Monroe County Division II Player of the Year award with her teammate, Rotoli. The senior midfielder netted four goals and handed out a pair of helpers.

Alexander led the Lady L’il Irish with 26 points, 12 goals and two assists. Her points total ranked fifth in the Private-Parochial Division and her goals tied for second (Bishop Kearney’s Emily Tytler). Alexander was named the Private-Parochial Division I Player of the Year as well.

Hudson accumulated the same statistics as Alexander for Greece Athena. The freshman forward finished tied for third in Monroe County in goals and tied for fifth in points. Trevor had seven assists and two goals for 11 points for the Monarchs.

Amelia Adiutori (Brighton), Maria Karipidis (Honeoye Falls-Lima), Ary Loughner (Pittsford Mendon) and Mari Spitz (Honeoye Falls-Lima) rounded out the list of Section V players named to the Class A All-State list. Karipidis, who won Monroe County Division IV Player of the Year, accumulated 33 points, 13 goals and seven assists. Her goals total was second in the county and points total 24th in the Rochester area. Spitz contributed a pair of assists. Adiutori was second on the Lady Barons with five goals and an assist. Lougher had three assists for the Lady Vikings.

Maddie Keister (LeRoy), Juliet Marino (Hornell) and Smith garnered Class B first team honors. Smith led the Lady Rams to the Class B2 sectional title with 40 points, 16 assists and 12 goals. Keister guided the Lady Oatkan Knights to the Class B2 sectional final and an 8-6-1 record with 38 points (tied for 18th in Section V with Arkport-Canaseraga’s Julia Flaitz), 14 goals and 10 assists. Marino compiled 35 saves and only allowed seven goals in 560 minutes defending the net for the Lady Red Raiders.

Natalie Bates (Newark), Maya Ikewood (Palmyra-Macedon) and Ella Yartym (Bath-Haverling) were named to the Class B second team. Yartym ignited the Lady Rams’ offense with 47 points, 21 goals and five assists. The freshman attacker’s points total ranked ninth in Section V while her goals were tied for fifth (Bolivar-Richburg’s McKinlee Harris, Warsaw’s Chloe Hubbard and Avon’s Maggie Vanderbilt). Ikewood was third in Section V with 62 points and 23 goals to lead the Lady Red Raiders to a 12-1-0 record. Bates had two points and one goal for the Lady Reds.

Sophia Konstantinou (Williamson) rounded out the list of Section V players named to the Class B All-State list. The senior midfielder led the Lady Marauders with 22 points, 10 goals and two assists.

Bianca Brumsted (Byron-Bergen), Ellie Cochrane (Avon), Abby Kreher (Geneseo) and Natalie McLoud (Gananda) earned Class C first team honors. Cochrane was one of the top players in the entire Rochester area, leading Section V in both points (66) and goals (25) while finishing tied for second in assists (16) with Palmyra-Macedon’s Ikewood, Keshequa’s Heather Moriarty, Fillmore’s Grace Russell, Bath-Haverling’s Smith and Fillmore’s Sophia Templeton. Cochrane led the Lady Braves to the Class C1 title as well.

Kreher contributed to the Lady Blue Devils’ Class C2 title run with eight assists and four goals. Brumsted led a Lady Bees’ defense which shut out eight of their 16 opponents. McLoud had 15 points, five goals and five assists for the Lady Blue Panthers.

Jessica Bolton (Red Creek), Kihara Gotshall (Addison), Bridget Hayes (Avon) and Halee Passarell (Holley) rounded out the list of Section V players named to the Class C All-State list. Bolton led the Lady Mules with 39 points (17th in Section V), 16 goals (tied for 13th in Section V with Dansville’s Maddison Lee and Spencerport’s Rotoli) and seven assists. Passarell paced the Lady Red Raiders with 26 points, nine goals and eight assists. Gotshall had four goals and an assist for the Lady Knights. Hayes contributed one goal and an assist for the Lady Braves.

Flaitz, Niyah Rosado (Wheatland-Chili) and Templeton were named to the Class D first team. Flaitz accumulated 38 points, 14 goals and 10 assists to lead the Lady Wolves to the Class D1 sectional title. Templeton led the Lady Eagles to the Class D1 sectional final with 50 points, 17 goals and 16 assists. Rosado had 30 points, 12 goals and six assists for the Lady Wildcats.

Autumn Mathisen (Notre Dame Batavia), Moriarty, Grace Russell and Maureen Stuckey (Arkport-Canaseraga) rounded out the list of Section V players named to the Class D All-State list. Russell was one of the top players in the Rochester area, finishing second in points (64), goals (24) and assists (16). Moriarty led the Lady Indians with 46 points, 16 assists and 15 goals. Stuckey was second on the Lady Wolves with 28 points, 10 goals and eight assists. Mathisen spearheaded the Lady Fighting Irish with 29 points, 12 goals and five assists.

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