Johnstown’s Delgado, Etherton named to all-state team

Johnstown's Madison Delgado ooks to fire a shot on goal while under pressure from Bronxville's Kiki Tormey during the state Class D quarterfinals May 31 at Mohonasen High School in Rotterdam. Delgado was named to the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state team. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

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).

Madison Etherton fires a shot past Greenwich goalkeeper Liz Okenski during Foothills Council action April 1 at Knox Field in Johnstown. Etherton was named to the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state team. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

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

LARGE SCHOOLS

Player of the Year: Kasey Choma (Eastport-South Manor)

First Team

Jenna Calabufo (Bethlehem)

Second Team

Lindsey Frank (Saratoga Springs), Aislinn Sweeney (Shenendehowa)

Fourth Team

Maddie Montgomery (Queensbury)

Fifth Team

Sam DeVito (Ballston Spa)

Sixth Team

Amanda Nieman (Guilderland)

Seventh Team

Hannah Aronowitz (Niskayuna)

Honorable Mention

Jordan Bentley (Queensbury)

SMALL SCHOOLS

Co-Players of the Year: Caroline DeBellis (Cold Spring Harbor), Leah Holmes (Hackley)

Third Team

Lillian Hickey (Hoosick Falls)

Fourth Team

Molly Boone (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake)

Fifth Team

Madison Etherton (Johnstown), Madison Delgado (Johnstown)

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