Local athletes named to Foothills volleyball, soccer, and tennis all-star teams

Amsterdam senior Kateland Cooks, and Broadalbin-Perth senior Jordan Marshall were named to the first team for the 2016 Foothills Council volleyball all-stars when the league recently announced it’s lists for fall sports teams.

Cooks was among the Lady Rams best in blocks and kills, and was a force at the middle of the net helping the Lady Rams record its highest win total in three years. Marshall was among the leagues’ top hitters and led the Lady Patriots to its fourth straight sectional championship game. Marshall was also a starter on both the 2014 and 2015 NYSPHSAA Class C final four BPHS volleyball teams.

The Lady Rams and Lady Patriots each had two members on the Foothills Council second team as well. Amsterdam seniors Cinderea Chrzanowski and Maria Lomanto were also starters for the Lady Rams this season, and Broadalbin-Perth freshman Maddie Fariello, and sophomore Eliana Frasier were part of the Foothills Council runner up Lady Patriots team. Chrzanowski was a dependable key player for the Lady Rams defense as the teams libero. Lomanto’s role was at the net as an outside hitter and recorded a season high 19 kills in a five game match against Glens Falls at the end of the season. Fariello had served as the Lady Patriots varsity team’s libero as an eighth grader last in her first season in 2015, yet showed exceptional versatility in becoming the team’s setter in 2016. Frasier stepped up as a hitter and was a key part of the Lady Patriots success at the net. Also earning second team nods were Johnstown’s Claire Guzielek and Janay Douglas, who helped the Lady Bills earn a Section 2 Class B playoff bid.

Amsterdam senior Morgan Durinick was named as an honorable mention choice along with Johnstown’s Jordan Rose, Alexys Hutchins, and Raina Danylak, and Gloversville’s Aspen Darling, Bri Port, and Macey Salvione.

BPHS boys soccer places five on first team all-stars

The Broadalbin-Perth boys varsity soccer team placed five on the 2016 Foothills Council first team when all-stars were announced for boys soccer. Seniors Stephen Spraker, Griffin Goodemote, and Jake Bunker, and juniors Jan Halloran, and Will Austin were all part of a Patriots team that completed an unbeaten season in the Foothills Council this year. Their teammates Ryan Zajazceskowski, and Zach Monks were named to the second team. John Person was named to the third team.

Johnstown’s Jacob Bella was a second team choice for the Sir Bills. Gloversville’s Cameron Biche and Sam Poulin were also named to the second team.

The Amsterdam Rams boys varsity soccer team had five players named as honorable mention selections. Elias Sanchez, Ever Arevalo, Kevin Vargas, Misha Murdoch, and Tim Kline represented AHS.

Gloversville girls place seven among all-stars

The Gloversville girls varsity soccer team placed three members on the first team and three on the second team for the 2016 Foothills Council girls soccer all-stars. Charli Morgan was named to the first team and was also selected as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. Joining Morgan on the first team were teammates Alex Benfatti and Amanda Batyka. Second team choices were Madison Fancher, Sierra Fancher, and Harmony Philo. Gloversville’s Sydney Loux was chosen as an honorable mention.

Broadalbin-Perth’s Corinne Casey represented the Lady Patriots on the first team. Casey’s teammates Naomi Frasier was named to the second team, and Bella Magliocca was an honorable mention choice.

Amsterdam’s Lucia Liverio and Gabrielle Stanavich represented the Lady Rams as honorable mention choices, as were Johnstown’s Grace Fitzgerald, Molly Sear, and Abby Gottung.

Monge, DiSalvi, named to first team in girls tennis

Amsterdam’s Molly Monge and Gabrielle DiSalvi were named to the first team for the 2016 Foothills Council girls tennis all-stars. Monge and DiSalvi were the number one and number two singles players for a talented Lady Rams team over the past two years. Joining the pair on the first team was Johnstown’s Chloe Salisbury.

Scott Mulford

Scott Mulford has been covering local sports for over 20 years. He previously wrote for the Amsterdam Star and The Free Press of the Mohawk Valley.