Hammond's Kenyon Honored As NYS Class D Player Of Year
BY DAVE SHEA
High Scoring Hammond senior forward Avery Kenyon has been honored as the New York State Class D Player of the Year for the Fall I Girls Soccer season which was announced today by the New York State Association of Coaches and Sportswriters for Girls Sports.
"Avery Kenyon being Class D Player of Year is remarkable and so deserving for her. Not many know her hearing impaired situation and how she plays. The character she demonstrates. The talent she possesses. Her strength as a player. All the characteristics coach wants to see," said Hammond Coach Shawn Dack.
"And NEVER used her handicap as a crutch to fail. It instead EMPOWERED her to become the person she is today. An amazing inspiring young lady."
Kenyon, who also recently honored as the MVP of the Watertown Daily Times All-North Team, and Hammond's senior defensive leader Nora Pease were both named to the Class D First Team after leading Hammond to a second straight undefeated NAC West Division championship, a 12-0 record and a number two ranking in the New York State Class D Rankings.
The duo were also leaders in Hammond's march to the New York State Class D Final Four in soccer last season. Kenyon led all Section 10 scorers with 32 goals and nine assists and Pease with a stopper and an offensive starter from the stopper position where she tallied five goals with three assists,
"Norah Pease is a flat out PLAYER when it comes to soccer. She does many things on the field that do not get promoted in the papers or maybe noticed overall. Her hustle. Team concept. Grit. Talent. Leads by her own example. All the character a coach looks for. She played hard every second and I loved watching her play," said Hammond Coach Shawn Dack.
"I have been blessed to be able to coach at such a fantastic school who allowed these kids to thrive. A good credit goes to the teachers they have had over the years who have allowed them to grow and become who they are. For all the girls. All the players. And the Hammond community who always watches over each other’s children. The community truly raises the child. Our teachers. And administration allows them to grow and be who they become.
Hammond Central School is truly an AMAZING school. Always has been. Always will be."
Chateaugay halfback Chloe Champange was also named to the Class D First Team and forward Olivia Cook of Chateaugay and Emma Bloom of Parishvillle-Hopkinton were selected to the Second Team.
Mildfider Hannah Reed of Canton and defender Natalie Cowen of Potsdam were both honored with Third Team selection in Class B and Massena's Libby Rogers, who tallied 11 goals with seven assists in the Raiders eight-game season, earned a spot on the Third Team in Class A.
NYSCOGS FALL I ALL-STATE GIRLS SOCCER Class D NYSSCOGS Player of the Year: Avery Kenyon (Hammond-10) NYSSCOGS Coach of the Year: Jason Potempa (Poland-3) 1st Team 03 12 D Amanda Sweet (Poland) 03 10 M Logan Cookinham (Poland) 03 11 A Alexis Bates (Poland) 05 11 M Sophia Templeton (Fillmore) 05 12 A Niyah Rosado (Wheatland-Chili) 05 11 D/M Julia Flaitz (Arkport/Canaseraga) 07 12 A Analise Burdo (Boquet Valley) 10 12 A Avery Kenyon (Hammond) 10 12 M Nora Pease (Hammond) 10 12 M Chloe Champange (Chateaugay) A 12 M Elizabeth Gallagher (Staten Island Academy) 2nd Team 03 12 M Grace Jackson (Faith Heritage) 03 10 M Aubree Smykla (Copenhagen) 03 12 A Brooke Smykla (Copenhagen) 05 10 M/A Autumn Mathisen (Batavia Notre Dame) 05 12 A Heather Moriarty (Keshequa) 05 09 A Grace Russell (Fillmore) 05 10 M/A Maureen Stuckey (Arkport/Canaseraga) 06 11 M Lina Young (North Collins) 07 12 D Mackenzie Chapman (Chazy) 10 10 M Olivia Cook (Chateaugay) 10 12 M Emma Bloom (Parishville-Hopkinton)
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Class A NYSSCOGS Player of the Year: Bridgid Malloy (Buffalo Nardin Academy-CHSAA) NYSSCOGS Coach of the Year: Danny Samimi (Albertus Magnus-1) 1st Team 01 12 M Lily Winters (Albertus Magnus) 01 11 D Josie Cavallo (Albertus Magnus) 02 11 M Merry Gaylord (Averill Park) 03 12 A Emma Herrmann (Central Square) 03 10 A Anna Rayhill (New Hartford) 03 10 G Isabelle Chauvistie (East Syracuse-Minoa) 05 12 M/A Grace O'Hara (Pittsford Mendon) 05 12 M/A Corynna Rotoli (Spencerport) C 12 M Brigid Malloy (Buffalo Nardin Academy) 06 12 M Emma Klein (Amherst) C 10 D Victoria Terranova (SI St. Joseph Hill) 2nd Team 01 11 D Reilly Traynor (Rye) 01 10 A Isabel DiPrima (Albertus Magnus) 02 10 M/D Ella Blesi (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) 03 11 D Alison Falvo (New Hartford) 05 09 M/A Wrianna Hudson (Greece Athena) 05 12 M Sabrina Trapani (Spencerport) 05 12 M/A Chanel Alexander (Rochester Aquinas) 05 12 M/A Shannon Trevor (Rochester Mercy) 06 10 M Ella Rudney (Grand Island) 06 11 M Sarah Woods (Lewiston-Porter) C 10 M Natalie Bala (SI St. Joseph Hill) 3rd Team 01 12 D Catherine Labriola (John Jay Cross River) 03 12 A Cora Keohane (Central Square) 03 11 M Madison Wisheart (Whitesboro) 05 11 M Amelia Adiutori (Brighton) 05 10 M/A Maria Karipidis (Honeoye Falls-Lima) 05 12 G Mari Spitz (Honeoye Falls-Lima) 05 12 G Ary Loughner (Pittsford Mendon) 06 12 M Erin Weir (Niagara-Wheatfield) 06 11 A Avery Mondoux (Grand Island) 06 11 A Emma Scalione (Williamsville East) 10 12 M Libby Rogers (Massena) ..... Class B NYSSCOGS Player of the Year: Katie Moses (Pleasantville-1) NYSSCOGS Coach of the Year: Craig Polston (East Aurora-6) 1st Team 01 12 A Katie Moses (Pleasantville) 01 11 A Lily Jebejian (Bronxville) 02 12 M Isabella Trostle (Greenville) 03 12 G Kaitlyn Williams (Clinton) 03 12 D Shannon Kellar (Marcellus) 05 12 M Maddie Keister (LeRoy) 05 11 G Juliet Marino (Hornell) 05 09 M Keegan Smith (Bath) 06 10 A Anna Bean (East Aurora) C 09 M Linda Ullmark (Buffalo Nichols) C 11 D Mirann Gocioch (Buffalo Nichols) 2nd Team 01 12 D Analese Picart (Pleasantville) 02 11 M Hannah Esslie (Cairo-Durham) 03 12 M Rory Richard (Holland Patent) 03 12 D Olivia Bolesh (Westhill) 03 12 M Gwendolyn Williams (Clinton) 03 11 M Olivia Lindsey (Little Falls) 05 09 A Maya Ikewood (Palmyra-Macedon) 05 09 A Ella Yartym (Bath) 05 11 D Natalie Bates (Newark) 06 11 A Kara Choate (Royalton-Hartland) 07 12 G Peyton Couture (Saranac) 3rd Team 03 12 M Katelyn Courcy (Syracuse CBA) 03 12 M Sophia Caron (Westhill) 03 12 M Lili Gavitt (Cazenovia) 05 12 M Sophia Konstantinou (Williamson) 06 12 A Kara Seguin (Akron) 06 12 M Allison Lundmark (Southwestern) 07 12 A Danielle Dyke (Beekmantown) 07 10 M Sydney Myers (Saranac) 07 12 M Marlie Sample (Northeastern Clinton) 10 12 M Hannah Reed (Canton) 10 12 M Natalie Cowen (Potsdam) ..... Class C NYSSCOGS Player of the Year: Shae O'Rourke (Lancaster St. Mary's-CHSAA) NYSSCOGS Coach of the Year: Scott Stone (Frewsburg-6) 1st Team 02 11 A Alayna Fletcher (Maple Hill) 02 12 M Hannah Taylor (Chatham) 03 12 G Alexa Shepperd (Sauquoit Valley) 05 11 A Ellie Cochrane (Avon) 05 12 M Abby Kreher (Geneseo) 05 12 D Bianca Brumsted (Byron-Bergen) 05 12 D Natalie McLoud (Gananda) 05 12 A Lainey Scoville (Geneseo) C 11 A Shae' O'Rourke (Lancaster St. Mary's Lancaster) 06 10 M Alexandra Hultberg (Frewsburg) 06 11 A Tyra Clark (Frewsburg) 2nd Team 03 11 M Alyssa Shepherd (Sauquoit Valley) 03 11 A Ryle Lamphere (Dolgeville) 03 12 A Mary Muller (Westmoreland) 03 12 M Emma Byrne (Tully) 05 12 D Bridget Hayes (Avon) 05 12 M/A Halee Passarell (Holley) 05 12 A Jessica Bolton (Red Creek) 05 12 D/M Kihara Gotshall (Addison) 06 12 G Angel Busch (Westfield) 06 11 A Mandy Hurlburt (Ellicottville) 07 12 A Mikenna Valentine (Moriah) ..... Class AA NYSSCOGS Player of the Year: Sophia DeMura (Shenendehowa-2) NYSSCOGS Coach of the Year: Mike Brehm (Shaker-2) 1st Team 01 12 A Teresa Deda (New Rochelle) 02 12 D Sophia DeMura (Shenendehowa) 02 11 M Maya Wheeler (Shaker) 03 12 A Hannah Mimas (Baldwinsville) 03 11 A Lauren Clark (Fayetteville-Manlius) 05 12 D Mikayla Morelli (Webster Schroeder) 06 11 M Abby Bishara (Clarence) 06 11 G Shealyn Vanderbosch (Lancaster) C 12 A/M Ava Nielsen (LI St. Anthony's) C. 12. G Kylie McShea (LI Kellenberg) C 10 M Riley Mullen (Brooklyn Xaverian) 2nd Team 01 11 M Casey Stowell (Arlington) 01 12 A Mia Klammer (Mahopac) 01 12 M Hailey Pereira (Mahopac) 02 12 G Molly DeCaprio (Guilderland) 02 12 M Bella Tronco (Shaker) 03 12 D Leah Burrer (Baldwinsville) 03 09 M Morgan Goodman (Fayetteville-Manlius) 05 12 D Lillian Hicks (Fairport) 05 12 A Oumou Donzo (Rush-Henrietta) 06 10 A Kailey O'Brien (Clarence) C 11 M Emily Riggins (LI St. Anthony's) 3rd Team 01 10 D Waverly Meyers (Clarkstown South) 01 12 D Shannon McGovern (North Rockland) 02 12 D Olivia Martuscello (Shaker) 02 12 D Lauren Conti (Guilderland) 02 11 M Georgia Greene (Shenendehowa) 03 12 A Sarah Petrus (West Genesee) 05 10 M/A Delaney Tellex (Penfield) 05 12 M Sydney Hayward (Hilton) 06 11 D Jada Ghee (Williamsville North) C 12 D Colleen Dorrian (LI Sacred Heart) C 12 D/M Sarah DeFreitas (LI Kellenberg) 4th Team 01 12 M Ava Allen (Arlington) 01 12 G Cassandra Coster (Arlington) 02 12 M Lindsay Matthews (Niskayuna) 03 12 D Anna Aiello (Cicero-North Syracuse) 05 11 M Katie Diem (Fairport) 05 12 M/A Courtney Rowe (Rush-Henrietta) 06 11 M Peyton Payne (Clarence) 06 12 A Raelyn Stranc (Lancaster) C 12 M Chiara Greco (LI St. Anthony's) C 10 M Jenna Como (Brooklyn Xaverian) C 11 D Jamie Strahm (SI St. Joseph by-the-Sea)