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Player: Brianne Arthur

School: Watertown

Year: 12

Position: Forward

Statistics: 18 goals, 7 assists

College Plans: Binghamton University to play lacrosse

Coach’s Quote: “To score 18 goals when you know you’re a marked player and everybody’s trying to shut you down, is just a fantastic accomplishment. It’s really a tribute to how hard she works out there.”

— Mike VanNostrand, Watertown coach



Player: Hannah Cook

School: Chateaugay

Year: 11

Position: Midfield

Statistics: 11 goals, 16 assists

College Plans: Undecided

Coach’s Quote: “She was such a great player offensively and defensively. She pushed up and helped the offense and she stepped back and played defense. She’s such a great runner so she could do both. She has a sense of when to go, and when to back up.”

— Steve Lang, Chateaugay coach



Player: Alexis Beach

School: Chateaugay

Year: 12

Position: Midfield

Statistics: 26 goals, 9 assists

College Plans: SUNY Potsdam or Clarkson

Coach’s Quote: “She’s a great ballhandler and she can shoot with both feet. She also had a bunch of assists. She received a lot of passes from her sister (Katie), so that was pretty cool that we had the sister combination.”

— Steve Lang, Chateaugay coach



Player: Courtney Boyea

School: Chateaugay

Year: 12

Position: Forward

Statistics: 26 goals, 8 assists

College Plans: Undecided

Coach’s Quote: “She’s a role model and a leader of the whole community. She’s been our left winger for four years and she’s as happy when she passes the ball as she is when she scores herself.”

— Steve Lang, Chateaugay coach



Player: Jackie Decker

School: South Jefferson

Year: 11

Position: Goalkeeper

Statistics: 11 shutouts, 9 goals allowed, 18 games

College Plans: Looking to attend Syracuse, LeMoyne or Canisius.

Coach’s Quote: “Jackie is an excellent athlete whose leadership, tenacity and fearlessness in the goal made a good team better. She’s become a ‘personality’ for us.”

— Terry Burgess South Jefferson coach



Player: Abigail Lynch

School: Indian River

Year: 12

Position: Defense

Statistics: Team allowed 11 goals in 17 games

College Plans: JCC to study sports medicine or physical therapy

Coach’s Quote: “Abby is a rugged defender who mixes speed and aggressiveness to stop all the leading scorers in the league. We had ine shutouts this year, giving up only .65 goals a game and Abby was a big part of that.”

— Duane Dusharm, Indian River coach



Player: Keshara Moore

School: Carthage

Year: 12

Position: Defense

Statistics: Team registered six shutouts

College Plans: Considering University of Virginia, University of Richmond and San Marcos College (Texas).

Coach’s Quote: “After she started the season at sweeper, she was at the top of the defense at stopper and also pushed up and was part of the offense as well. She was very key for us and as a coach you don’t see many players like her come along.”

— Marty Weaver, Carthage coach



Player: Anna Platz

School: Lowville

Year: 12

Position: Midfielder

Statistics: 6 goals, 5 assists

College Plans: Considering SUNY Cortland or Ithaca College

Coach’s Quote: “Anna has been an extremely hard working player throughout her career. ... Anna is one or the best players I have ever had in the air, she has been dominant in this aspect of the game for two years. She was a pleasure to coach.”

— Leo Sammon, Lowville coach



Player: Claire Stackel

School: Copenhagen

Year: 9

Position: Midfielder

Statistics: 18 goals, 11 assists

College Plans: Undecided

Coach’s Quote: “Claire’s ability to hold the ball under pressure, beat opponents on the dribble, deliver a perfect pass, or score make her extremely dangerous as a player and difficult to shut down.”

— Katherine Stackel, Copenhagen coach



Player: Dominique Valancius

School: Massena

Year: 12

Position: Forward

Statistics: 6 goals, 8 assists

College Plans: Castleton University

Coach’s Quote: “She definitely was a big part of our offense and our attack. She drew a lot of (defensive) attention. She created a lot of opportunities for others to score because of that attention.”

— Ryan Hayes, Massena coach



Player: Kayleigh Zappia

School: Massena

Year: 12

Position: Defense

Statistics: Team made 12 shutouts

College Plans: Undecided

Coach’s Quote: “She dominated games. She controlled our defense and we had 12 shutouts. She was a big part of that. She makes very few mistakes in the back and she rarely gets beat.”

— Ryan Hayes, Massena coach







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