Basketball standouts Megan Desrats of Warwick and Zoe Mesuch of Wallkill were named the players of the year for Class AA and A, respectively, as announced by the Section 9 chapter of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.
Warwick’s Jim O’Brien, Wallkill’s A.J. Higby and Chester’s Lindsay Rock were named coaches of the year for their respective classes.
The Warwick girls won the Section 9 Class AA title, Wallkill won Class A and Livingston Manor won Class D.
The coaches selected the Top 50 players from Section 9, representing 28 different schools from the Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Dutchess county region.
BCANY Section 9 Top 50
Coach of the year: Jim O’Brien, Warwick
Player of the year: Megan Desrats, Warwick
All-stars: Kingston – Asia Lebon; Kalia Hylton-Jackson; Middletown – Ashley MacCalla; Monroe-Woodbury – Olivia Shippee; Ella Natal; Madison Fileen; Newburgh Free Academy – Isabella Suero; Daysha Simmons; Pine Bush – Ketura Rutty; Jah-esa Stokes; Valley Central – Riley Schmidt; Warwick – Meghan Selvaggio; Megan Desrats; Paige Girardi; Sarah Davis
Coach of the year: A.J. Higby, Wallkill
Player of the year: Zoe Mesuch, Wallkill
All-stars: Beacon – Reilly Landisi; Cornwall – Gabby Shapiro; Mia Dinnocenzio; Cara Malone; Goshen – Jillian Brosnan; Monticello – Aaliyah Mota; Roosevelt – Yadi Smith; Nkiru Awaka; Saugerties – Sage Fanelli; Molly Boek; Wallkill – Zoe Mesuch; Emma Schwarzbeck; Emma Spindler; Washingtonville – Reagan Brockway; Brianna Lang
Coach of the year: Andrew Makebish, Red Hook
Player of the year: Morgan Tompkins, Red Hook
All-stars: Burke Catholic – Michaela Byrons; Fallsburg – Ashley Grande; Marlboro – Gabriella Murphy; Hannah Palumbo; New Paltz – Jena Russo; O’Neill – Josey Arbogast; Aniyah Lewis; Audrey Elisondo; Red Hook – Morgan Tompkins; McKenzie Simmons; Emilie Kent; Rondout Valley – Magnolia Flamhaft; Maddie Malak; Spackenkill – Blythe McQuade
Coaches of the year: Lindsay Rock, Chester; Adam Peek, Millbrook
Player of the year: Natalie Fox, Millbrook
All-stars: Chester – Trinity Delgado; Allison Bono; Millbrook – Natalie Fox; Ella Wilson; Pine Plains – Lily Brenner; S.S. Seward – Shannon Sgombick; Sullivan West – Riley Ernst