Hello, folks! It’s been a bit. Sorry for my absence the last week. I assure you that I’m back and have no trips planned for the foreseeable future.
The list of honorees was led by Sky Williams (pictured right). He propelled Tuckahoe to just the second state championship in program history this season and his latest reward was being named Class C state player of the year.
The 6-foot-2 guard led Section 1 in scoring and broke the Tuckahoe all-time scoring record in the process. He also went on to earn MVP honors at the section and state tournament as the Tigers finished a perfect 25-0.
Mount Vernon’s Isaiah Cousins and Mount St. Michael’s Malik Gill (Class AA); Tappan Zee’s Pat Peterson (Class A); and Albertus Magnus’ Tyler Sayre (Class B) were all first-team all-state selections in their respective classes. Cousins, Peterson and Sayre all led their teams to Section 1 championships; Gill, a New Rochelle resident, led his into the CHSAA’s AA Archdiocesan championship game.
Mount Vernon, the Class AA state champ, was one of just eight schools statewide to have three players named all-state.
This also proved to be a particularly strong season for Rockland County, which had seven players from its school placed on all-state teams, including two each from Tappan Zee and Albertus.
Player of the year: Omar Calhoun, Sr., Christ the King
First team: Isaiah Cousins, Sr., Mount Vernon; Malik Gill, Sr., Mount St. Michael (New Rochelle resident)
Third team: Mike McCahey, Sr., Clarkstown South
Fourth team: Jalen Jenkins, Sr., Cardinal Hayes (Yonkers resident)
Fifth team: Randy Stephens, Sr., Mount Vernon
Sixth team: Jarrel Marshall, Sr., Mount Vernon; Will Trawick, Sr., Fox Lane
Ninth team: Josh James, Jr., Stepinac
12th team: Nick Segarra, Sr., John Jay-East Fishkill
13th team: David Haye, Sr., Ramapo
Player of the year: Dajuan Coleman, Sr., Jamesville-DeWitt
First team: Pat Peterson, Sr., Tappan Zee
Third team: Chandler Pierce, Sr., Peekskill; Thiago Randazzo, Sr., Kennedy
Fourth team: Billy O’Shea, Sr., Tappan Zee
Fifth team: Felix Abongo, Sr., Iona Prep
Sixth team: Dave Solano, Sr., Eastchester
Eighth team: Jeff Lynch, Jr., Byram Hills
Ninth team: Jarell Brown, Sr., Beacon; Jack Dignan, Sr., Brewster
10th team: Tim McCarthy, Sr., Iona Prep
11th team: Joe Clinton, Sr., Pearl River
Co-players of the year: Ryan Frankel and Connor Huff, Collegiate
First team: Tyler Sayre, Sr., Albertus Magnus
Second team: Pat McGuinness, Sr., Albertus Magnus
Fifth team: Ian Thom, Jr., Croton-Harmon; Eric Paschall, So., Dobbs Ferry
Seventh team: Reece Williams, Sr., Woodlands
Eighth team: Antoine Saliba, Sr., Blind Brook
10th team: Brian Daniels, Jr., Briarcliff
11th team: Thomas Fleming, Sr., Dobbs Ferry
12th team: Alex Gendelman, Sr., Rye Country Day
Player of the year: Sky Williams, Tuckahoe
Second team: Justin Nolan, Sr., Tuckahoe
Eighth team: Will Hoffman, Sr., Haldane
Player of the year: Zach D’Alessandro, Sackets Harbor
(No local representation)