Johnstown’s Delgado, Etherton named to all-state team
A pair of Johnstown players were among those named to the New York State Sportswriters girls lacrosse all-state team.
Senior attack Madison Etherton and junior defender Madison Delgado were named fifth-team all-state in the small-school division.
The pair helped the Lady Bills claim the Section II Class D title this season. Both also were named first-team Foothills Council all-stars.
Johnstown, which won its first sectional title since 2006, went 16-2 overall this season, losing to eventual state runner-up Bronxville of Section I in the state Class D quarterfinals.
The only other Section II players named to the small-school all-state team were Hoosick Falls’ Lillian Hickey (third team) and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Molly Boone (fourth team).
In the large-school division, Bethlehem’s Jenna Calabufo was named to the first team, while Shenendehowa’s Aislinn Sweeney and Saratoga Springs’ Lindsey Frank were named to the second team.
Other Section II players earning all-state honors in the large-school division included Queensbury’s Maddie Montgomery (fourth team), Ballston Spa’s Sam DeVito (fifth team), Guilderland’s Amanda Nieman (sixth team), Niskayuna’s Hannah Aronowitz (seventh team) and Queensbury’s Jordan Bentley (honorable mention).
Eastport-South Manor’s Kasey Choma was named the large-school player of the year.
Cold Spring Harbor’s Caroline DeBellis and Hackley’s Leah Holmes shared the small-school player of the year award.
Choma had 71 goals for Eastport-South Manor, which won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B title.
DeBellis had 74 goals and 19 assists to help Cold Spring Harbor to its second straight New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D title.
Holmes had 98 goals this season to help Hackley claimed the New York State Association of Independent Schools title.
2019 New York State Sportswriters Girls Lacrosse All-State Team
Section II Selections
Player of the Year: Kasey Choma (Eastport-South Manor)
Jenna Calabufo (Bethlehem)
Lindsey Frank (Saratoga Springs), Aislinn Sweeney (Shenendehowa)
Maddie Montgomery (Queensbury)
Sam DeVito (Ballston Spa)
Amanda Nieman (Guilderland)
Hannah Aronowitz (Niskayuna)
Jordan Bentley (Queensbury)
Co-Players of the Year: Caroline DeBellis (Cold Spring Harbor), Leah Holmes (Hackley)
Lillian Hickey (Hoosick Falls)
Molly Boone (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake)
Madison Etherton (Johnstown), Madison Delgado (Johnstown)