Area players named Foothills all-stars

Johnstown pitcher Alex Thiessen throws to the plate during a May 4 game against Gloversville. Thiessen was named an honorable mention Foothills Council all-star. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Several area softball players were among those named to the Foothills Council all-star team.

Amsterdam freshman Sydney Szczepanik was the area’s lone first-team selection.

Amsterdam’s Megan LaMont (junior), Shelby LaMont (eighth-grader) and Emma Patrei (senior), and Gloversville’s Michaela Ponticello (sophomore) and Jen Vickery (senior) were named to the second team.

Earning honorable-mention status were Amsterdam’s Madison Carmona (junior), Nicole DeRose (junior) and Giuliana Pritchard (senior); and Johnstown’s Joelle Bump (freshman), Alex Thiessen (senior) and Grace Giarrizzo (freshman).

South Glens Falls senior Maddy Capozucca was named the Foothills Council Most Valuable Player. The Bulldogs, who won the league title, had senior Hannah Mosher named a Foothills Council Section II all-star. Sarah Powers, Emily Joss, Celyna Shaw and Leah Vanderwarker were named first-team all-stars for South Glens Falls, while Kasen Lemay and Haylee Scarincio were named to the second team. Aleigha McAllister and Jadin Swartz earned honorable-mention status for the Bulldogs.

Gloversville catcher Jen Vickery (12) waits for the pitch as Mayfield's Shelbylyn VanNostrand swings at the offering from Huskies pitcher Michaela Ponticello during an April 24 non-league game at Gloversville High School. Both Ponticello and Vickery were named second-team Foothills Council all-stars. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Schuylerville had senior Caitlin Kelleher and sophomore Teagan Andrews named Foothills Council Section II all-stars, while senior Chrissy Putnam and senior Emily Vallee were named first-team all-stars.

Junior Grace Pelletier-Hoblock was named to the second team for the Black Horses, while sophomore Molly Elder and senior Katelyn Weed were named honorable mention.

Rounding out the first-team all-stars were Glens Falls junior Stephanie Meehan, Hudson Falls senior Kate LaPan, Queensbury senior Jordan Knapp, Scotia-Glenville senior Grace Purvis and Scotia-Glenville senior Lauren Zeglen.

Glens Falls’ Taylor Scarincio and Callie Woodell were named second-team all-stars, along with Queensbury’s Emma Guilfoil and Jasmin Pepe.

Also named to the second team were Scotia-Glenville’s Megan Charnews, Hudson Falls’ Kate Dunlavey and Scotia-Glenville’s Kelly Mayette.

Queensbury had Samantha Brayton, Megan Chamberlain, Justice Colvin and Karley Hertzner named honorable mention.

Rounding out the honorable-mention selections were Glens Falls’ Lexi Cutter and Mattie Benway; Hudson Falls’ Grace Davis and Maggie Hogan; and Scotia-Glenville’s Jenna Stuart and Mary Zeman.

Broadalbin-Perth did not have any players named to the all-star team.

2018 Foothills Council Softball All-Stars

MVP: Maddy Capozucca (South Glens Falls)

Section II All-Stars

Caitlin Kelleher (Schuylerville), Hannah Mosher (South Glens Falls), Teagan Andrews (Schuylerville)

First Team

Sydney Szczepanik (Amsterdam), Stephanie Meehan (Glens Falls), Kate LaPan (Hudson Falls), Jordan Knapp (Queensbury), Grace Purvis (Scotia-Glenville), Lauren Zeglen (Scotia-Glenville), Chrissy Putnam (Schuylerville), Emily Vallee (Schuylerville), Emily Joss (South Glens Falls), Sarah Powers (South Glens Falls), Celyna Shaw (South Glens Falls), Leah Vanderwarker (South Glens Falls)

Second Team

Megan LaMont (Amsterdam), Shelby LaMont (Amsterdam), Emma Patrei (Amsterdam), Taylor Scarincio (Glens Falls), Callie Woodell (Glens Falls), Michaela Ponticello (Gloversville), Jen Vickery (Gloversville), Kate Dunlavey (Hudson Falls), Emma Guilfoil (Queensbury), Jasmin Pepe (Queensbury), Grace Pelletier-Hoblock (Schuylerville), Megan Charnews (Scotia-Glenville), Kelly Mayette (Scotia-Glenville), Kasen Lemay (South Glens Falls), Haylee Scarincio (South Glens Falls)

Honorable Mention

Madison Carmona (Amsterdam), Nicole DeRose (Amsterdam), Giuliana Pritchard (Amsterdam), Lexi Cutter (Glens Falls), Mattie Benway (Glens Falls), Grace Davis (Hudson Falls), Maggie Hogan (Hudson Falls), Joelle Bump (Johnstown), Alex Thiessen (Johnstown), Grace Giarrizzo (Johnstown), Samantha Brayton (Queensbury), Megan Chamberlain (Queensbury), Justice Colvin (Queensbury), Karley Hertzner (Queensbury), Molly Elder (Schuylerville), Katelyn Weed (Schuylerville), Jenna Stuart (Scotia-Glenville), Mary Zeman (Scotia-Glenville), Aleigha McAllister (South Glens Falls), Jadin Swartz (South Glens Falls)

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