By The Leader-Herald
Johnstown's Courtney Cirillo was the area's lone selection on the recently announced New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports all-state basketball team.
Cirillo was selected to the ninth team in Class B.
Stillwater’s Abby Higgins, left, defends against Johnstown’s Courtney Cirillo during a Nov. 30 non-league game at Johnstown High School. Cirillo recently was named to the Class B all-state team. (The Leader-Herald)
Cirillo, a senior, averaged 11.6 points per game for the Lady Bills. Johnstown finished the season with an 11-9 overall record.
Cirillo was one of 30 Section II players selected to the all-state team.
Watervliet's Ailayia Demand was named to the first team in Class B, while Tamarac's Jenna Erickson was named to the fifth team.
Other Section II players named all-state in Class B were Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk's Kayla Hotaling (sixth team), Watervliet's Mikayla DeGuire (seventh team) and Hudson Falls' Ellie Gonyeau (10th team).
In Class AA, Albany's Emia Willingham-Hurst was named to the fourth team, Bethlehem's Gabby Giacone was named to the sixth team, Shaker's Madison Rowland was named to the seventh team, Colonie's Sydnie Rosales was named to the ninth team, Bethlehem's Bridget Murphy was named to the 10th team and Albany's Melissa Canty was named to the 12th team.
In Class A, Scotia-Glenville's Cassie Broadhead was named to the first team.
Also earning all-state honors in Class A were Troy's Kiana Patterson (second team), Holy Names' Hannah Friend (fourth team), Troy's Mary Pattison (fifth team), Averill Park's Kelly Donnelly (sixth team), Holy Names' Mary Kate Murray (seventh team)
In Class C, Hoosic Valley's Cassidy Chapko was named first-team all-state.
Also earning Class C all-state honors were Berne-Knox-Westerlo's Liz Harvey (second team), Hoosic Valley's Kim Kocienski (third team), Hoosick Falls' Frankie Pearson (fourth team), Maple Hill's Lindsey Mannion (fifth team), Mekeel Christian Academy's Macie Holmes (seventh team) and Voorheesville's Anna Feller (ninth team).
In Class D, Fort Edward's Sam Godfrey (second team), Argyle's Jacquelyn Miller (third team), Fort Ann's Jordan Aubin (fifth team), Fort Edward's Taylor Boucher (sixth team) and Warrensburg's Erin Langworthy (seventh team) earned all-state honors.
The state players of the year were Bishop Ford's Aaliyah Jones (Class AA), Long Island Lutheran's Boogie Brozowski (Class A), Irvington's Lexi Martens and Brittni Lai (Class B), Keshequa's Alexandra Flint and Bishop Kearney's Skyler Gausney-Jones (Class C) and Elba's McKenzie Bezon (Class D).
The state coaches of the year were Ossining's Dan Ricci (Class AA), Troy's Paul Bearup (Class A), Cardinal O'Hara's Dan McDermott (Class B), Harpursville's Kurt Ehrensbeck (Class C) and Oriskany's Angela Meiss (Class D).
NYSSWA GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM
Player of the Year: Aaliyah Jones (Bishop Ford-CHSAA)
Coach of the Year: Dan Ricci (Ossining-1)
Saniya Chong (Ossining), Katie Doherty (Sachem East), Aaliyah Jones (Bishop Ford), Aaliyah Lewis (Bishop Ford), Sierra Calhoun (Christ The King)
Cierra Dillard (Gates-Chili), Kori Bayne-Walker (Gates-Chili), Rebecca Musgrove (St. Anthony's), Alison Ricchiuti (Herricks), Amani Tatum (Archbishop Molloy)
Lubirdia Gordon (Mount Vernon), Sarah Bowles (Cicero-North Syracuse), Makeda Nicholas (North Babylon), Imani Tate (Bishop Loughlin), Jasmine Nwajei (Murry Bergtraum)
Cali Balfour (John Jay East Fishkill), Jalay Knowles (Ossining), Emia Willingham-Hurst (Albany), Margot Hetzke (Penfield), Aliyah McDonald (Uniondale)
Abbey Timpano (Cicero-North Syracuse), Chastity Taylor (St. Anthony's), Julie Williams (Hauppauge), Val Oyakhilome (Lindenhurst), Ashanae McLaughlin (Murry Bergtraum)
Gabby Giacone (Bethlehem), Jena Cozza (MacArthur), Kerri Walsh (Monroe-Woodbury), Bianca Cuevas (Brooklyn Nazareth), Taylor Robertson (Moore Catholic)
Madison Rowland (Shaker), Sarah Saba (Lancaster), Haliann Fitzgerald (Valley Central), Shanice Allen (Riverhead), Kristen Olsen (Curtis)
Andra Espinoza-Hunter (Ossining), Marisa Romeo (Syracuse CBA), Amanda Schiefen (Horseheads), Mei Lyn Bautista (Manhasset St. Mary's), Maria Backman (Cardinal Spellman)
Alyssa Lawrence (Ursuline), Sydnie Rosales (Colonie), Kara Houppert (Webster Thomas), Kelly Bilodeau (Walt Whitman), Brianna Fraser (South Shore)
Bridget Murphy (Bethlehem), Anne Capmion (Jamestown), Nadine Hadnagy (Farmingdale), Siana Van Dyke (Kingston), Caroline Gallagher (Archbishop Molloy)
Shelby Zucker (Scarsdale), Julie Cuomo (Syracuse CBA), Diona Johnson (Gates-Chili), Rachel Pawlak (Niagara-Wheatfield), Morgan Roessler (Massapequa)
Melissa Canty (Albany), Maria Jackson (Churchville-Chili), Caroline Dalton (Fairport), Alexis Cheatom (Lockport), Lauren Van Buren (Massapequa)
Player of the Year: Boogie Brozowski (LI Lutheran-AIS)
Coach of the Year: Paul Bearup (Troy-2)
Maeve Parahus (Albertus Magnus), Cassie Broadhead (Scotia-Glenville), Lauren D'Hont (Pittsford Mendon), Boogie Brozowski (Long Island Lutheran), Kelsey Carey (St. Joseph Hill)
Kristen McLaughlin (Tappan Zee), Kiana Patterson (Troy), Casie Oursler (Grand Island), Jontay Walton (Buffalo Holy Angels), Shannon Duer (Islip)
Marissa Scognamiglio (Pearl River), Zakiya Saunders (Carthage), Rachel Merrill (Owego), Bridgit Ryan (Harborfields), Stacy Barrett (Long Island Lutheran)
Hanna Friend (Holy Names), Jennifer Deuel (Whitesboro), Julie Yacovoni (Maine-Endwell), Alex Parlato (Wantagh), Alex Cantwell (North Shore)
Mary Pattison (Troy), Cydney Goodrum (Jamesville-DeWitt), La'Trice Hall (Buffalo Sacred Heart), Emma Klis (John Glenn), Kelin Walsh (McKee/Staten Island Tech)
Kelly Donnelly (Averill Park), Kayleigh Cavanaugh (Jamesville-Dewitt), Victoria Dean (Maine-Endwell), Nicole Davis (Honeoye Falls-Lima), Lisa Bouffard (Wallkill)
Amanda Decourcey (Pearl River), Mary Kate Murray (Holy Names), Laura Stuart (Levittown Division), Caroline Robertson (North Shore), Alisha Jacobs (Massena)
Lanay Rodney (Peekskill), Ryan Doherty (Albertus Magnus), Melanie Patterson (Vestal), Jill Silvanic (Owego), Julianne Wilkinson (Red Hook)
Jen Shelp (Vestal), Emily Piacentini (Eastridge), Kelly Farrell (Buffalo Sacred Heart), Samantha Auricchio (Garden City), Carolyn Staudle (Cornwall)
Jacque Law (Pioneer), Kyla Gabriel (Red Hook), Chelsea Murphy (Wallkill), Emma Weiss (Goshen), Morgan Fountain (Malone)
Players of the Year: Lexi Martens and Brittni Lai (Irvington-1)
Coach of the Year: Dan McDermott (Buffalo Cardinal O'Hara-CHS)
Lexi Martins (Irvington), Brittni Lai (Irvington), Ailayia Demand (Watervliet), Emily Durr (Utica Notre Dame), Mariah Ruff (Oneonta)
Toni Pilla (Ardsley), Anna Ross (Westhill), Keyonte Edwards (Buffalo Cardinal O'Hara), Sam Burden (Carle Place), Paris Hodges (Southampton)
Austin Stevens (South Jefferson), Karissa Birthwright (Greece Odyssey), Leah McDonell (Buffalo Cardinal O'Hara), Katie Durand Cold Spring Harbor), Kesi Goree (Southampton)
Ally Silfen (Blind Brook), Allyson Freiermuth (Holland Patent), Sabrina Bowman (Waverly), Lauren Demming (Waterloo), Abby Kelly (Salmon River)
Imani Tilford (Woodlands), Jenna Erickson (Tamarac), Maggie Carpenter (Cazenovia), Angelica Hauer (Binghamton Seton Catholic), Maggie Moore (Olean)
Kayla Hotaling (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk), Jordan Vaught (Bishop Grimes), Natalie Vanderlaan-Meyering (Oneonta), Lindsay Johnson (Waterloo), Lauren Melville (Coleman Catholic)
Shayna Gaskins (Somers JFK), Mikayla Deguire (Watervliet), Elyssa Hapanowicz (Clinton), Jenny Borfitz (Norwich), Shannon Ryan (Beekmantown)
Shea Foster (Canastota), Kelsey Baker (Oneonta), Brandi Lauer (Newark), Brittany Mesler (Wellsville), Angelica DeSantis (Marlboro)
Courtney Cirillo (Johnstown), Michaela Transue (Chenango Forks), Jamie Curry (Wilson), Khee Nance (Dunkirk), Megan Dodge (Ogdensburg)
Ellie Gonyeau (Hudson Falls), Reylyn Schwartzhoff (Waverly), Ashley Vanderwall (Palmrya-Macedon), Marle Curle (Plattsburgh), Julia Occhi (Onteora)
Players of the Year: Alexandra Flint (Keshequa-5) and Skyler Gausney-Jones (Rochester Bishop Kearney-5)
Coach of the Year: Kurt Ehrensbeck (Harpursville-4)
Cassidy Chapko (Hoosic Valley), Kristin Dodge (Fabius-Pompey), Miranda Drummond (Harpursville), Alexandra Flint (Keshequa), Skyler Gausney-Jones (Bishop Kearney)
Maia Hood (Alexander Hamilton), Liz Harvey (Berne-Knox-Westerlo), Kristin McGraw (Thousand Islands), Kayli O'Keefe (Harley Allendale-Columbia), Mckenna Maycock (Randolph)
Kim Kocienski (Hoosic Valley), Savannah Murray (Harpursville), Bailey Hixson (Red Jacket), Kharisma Bryant (Bishop Kearney), Carolyn Binder (Rye Country Day)
Frankie Pearson (Hoosick Falls), Genevieve Schoff (Little Falls), Brittany LaForce (Weedsport), Olivia May (Elmira Notre Dame), Mardelle Jean (Chester)
Tiffany Corselli (Alexander Hamilton), Lindsay Mannion (Maple Hill), Sumer Murdock (Cooperstown), Sheridan Hiene (Elmira Notre Dame), Meghan Strong (AuSable Valley)
Alexis Fauvelle (West Canada Valley), Amanda Off (Unadilla Valley), Brittany Anderson (Mynderse), Taylor Saltus (AuSable Valley), Katelyn Greffrath (Tri-Valley)
Macie Holmes (Mekeel Christian), Nicole Cring (Cooperstown), Casey Manzanero (Unatego), Abby Kelley (Byron-Bergen), Taylor Heinhold (Immaculata)
Jasmine Robinson (Alexander Hamilton), Abby Shields (Lyons), Shawna Raymond (Frewsburg), Simone Ayer (Chester), Emily Rexford (Canton)
Anna Feller (Voorheesville), Abby O'Keefe (Harley Allendale-Columbia), Darci MacFall (Gananda), Briana Fedele (East Rochester), Kaylah Pinkney (Tuxedo)
Player of the Year: McKenzie Bezon (Elba-5)
Coach of the Year: Angela Meiss (Oriskany-3)
Christina Graziadei (Oriskany), Jordan Beers (Franklin), McKenzie Bezon (Elba), Melanie Taylor (Batavia Notre Dame), Alyssa Crosby (Hammond)
Sam Godfrey (Fort Edward), Riley Norton (Batavia Notre Dame), Jamie Marshall (Elba), Elle Reed (Sherman), Lily Whalen (Elizabethtown-Lewis)
Jacquelyn Miller (Argyle), Carly Dziekan (New York Mills), Elissa Starheim (Jefferson), Zoe McDonald (Romulus), Meg Smith (Indian Lake/Long Lake)
Shannon Van Shufflin (Oriskany), Kayla Craft (South Kortright), Tally McDonald (Romulus), Danielle Reinwald (Clymer), Courtney Boyea (Chateaugay)
Jordan Aubin (Fort Ann), Lorraine Beard (Alexandria Bay), Janae Hamilton (Ellicottville), Shonna Brooks (Elizabethtown-Lewis), Courtney Bova (Hammond)
Taylor Boucher (Fort Edward), Logan Wheeler (Copenhagen), Marisa Cawley (Franklin), Shannon Farrell (Indian Lake/Long Lake), Bridget Beldock (Madrid-Waddington)
Erin Langworthy (Warrensburg), Addy Lawson (Milford),Sarah Haight (Davenport), Samantha Scott (Livingston Manor), Maddie St. Pierre (Heuvelton)