Sunapee's Katie Frederick tops All-Eagle Girls Basketball
You don't win three consecutive state championships or 72 games in a row without a talented cast of athletes on the team. That was the case in Sunapee (as you will see if you read on). However, even though the Lakers boasted a multi-talented cast of players, there was one team member who stood out on the hardwood.
Katie Frederick, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, has played a vital role in Sunapee's trio of titles and 72 wins over the past three seasons. During the 2016-17 NHIAA Division IV state championship season, she led the team in points per game (17.4), rebounds per game (15.2), assists per game (5.2) and blocks per game (4.1). She also averaged 3.3 steals per game and during her final season surpassed 1,500 career rebounds and 1,000 career rebounds.
The Eagle Times Girls Basketball Player of the Year has earned several honors this season, to include Player of the Year for the Granite State Conference – South, NHIAA Division IV All-State First-Team, Division IV Player of the Year and Ms. New Hampshire Basketball, which is awarded to the top female basketball player in the entire state (all divisions).
Following is the rest of the All-Eagle team.
Taylor Goodell, Bellows Falls
The freshman could play the guard or forward positions and became a key contributor as the season progressed. She was chosen a Marble Valley League C Division honorable mention.
Murphy Hicks, Bellows Falls
The senior forward was a valuable rebounder for the Terriers. She was named a Marble Valley League C Division honorable mention.
Hannah Kelly, Bellows Falls
The senior forward was named a Marble Valley League C Division first-team all-star.
Keri Ticino, Bellows Falls
The senior point guard did a solid job running the BF offense. She was selected a Marble Valley League C Division honorable mention.
Brooke Aumand, Fall Mountain
The senior forward averaged 14 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and three blocks and played a key role in the Wildcats' 13-3 regular season (17-4 overall). She was named NHIAA Division III All-State Second Team and played in the New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Organization Senior game.
Zoey Luopa, Fall Mountain
A junior guard/forward, she averaged 11 points, nine rebounds, six assists and five steals. She was selected to the Zero Gravity Holiday Basketball Tournament All-Tounament team and was an NHIAA Division III All-State honorable mention.
Ella Stewart, Fall Mountain
The sophomore standout, who could play guard or forward, averaged 17 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and five steals per game. She was the Zero Gravity Holiday Basketball Tournament MVP and was also selected to the NHIAA Division III All-State Second Team.
Kassidy Cummings, Green Mountain
The senior guard was GM's leading scorer and led the team to a 9-12 overall record and a spot in the VPA Division 3 playoffs.
Hanna Veysey, Green Mountain
The second half of the team's backcourt, the senior guard's quickness proved to be an asset to her team. She would also play in the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Division 3 Senior All-Star game.
Alexis Matte, Mt. Royal Academy
The 5-8 sophomore guard was instrumental in the Knights' success in their first year as a sanctioned varsity program. Mt. Royal would post an 8-10 record and qualify for the NHIAA Division IV playoffs.
Selena Coronis, Newport
The sophomore guard brought quickness to the offense.
Alexis Hurd, Newport
A junior forward, she was a dominating presence in the paint at both ends of the court.
Kyrstin Kibbey, Newport
The senior forward rebounded from a lengthy knee injury to become a solid offensive threat.
Anna Pysz, Newport
The junior forward's never-quit attitude and aggressive play mad her a key asset to the Tigers.
Hannah Crosby, Springfield
The sophomore guard became the Cosmos' most consistent and leading scorer and emerged as a leader on the court for a young and inexperienced team. She was selected a Marble Valley League B Division first-team all-star
Hailey Perham, Springfield
Only a freshman, the point guard did a solid job running the offense. She was chosen a Marble Valley League B Division honorable mention.
Alexis Aiken, Stevens
A consistent scorer, the freshman guard played a key role in the Cardinal offense.
Sydney Miller, Stevens
The freshman guard/forward was strong ball handler and solid all-around player.
Faith Larpenter, Sunapee
A deadly 3-point shooter, the senior guard averaged 16.2 points per game. She also averaged 5.4 boards, 3.8 assists and 3.9 steals per game. Larpenter surpassed 1,000 career points this season and was named Division IV All-State First Team and All-Granite Conference – South
Sydney Clark, Sunapee
The senior guard led the Lakers in steals per game (4.1) and also averaged double digits in scoring (12.3). She also averaged 3.3 rebounds and assists per game and eclipsed 1,000 career points. Clark was also selected to the Division IV All-State Second Team.
Mary Grzanna, Sunapee
A senior guard, she complemented both the offense and defense well, averaging 8.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, three assists and two steals per game. Grzanna was named a Division IV All-State Honorable Mention.
Meghan Frederick, Sunapee
A six-foot senior, she assumed the role of point guard this season and was credited with being unselfish and putting scorers in position, and with moving the ball up the floor to allow the offense to flow. Frederick averaged six points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals per game.
Jessica Parsons, Sunapee
A senior forward, Parsons was the consummate role player whose coach said was “very smart on both ends of the floor.” Credited with being a great interior passer with a very high basketball IQ, she was also praised for being a great mentor to younger players as well. She averaged five points and five rebounds, and two steals per game.
Anika Abrahamsen, Windsor
A senior forward, she played a key role in the rebounding department and was solid both offensively and defensively despite playing with a recurring back injury. She was selected to play in the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Division 3 Senior All-Star game, but sat out due to the back problem.
Olivia Rockwood, Windsor
The freshman guard stole the show on several occasions, posting numerous 20-point performances during the season. Her efforts earned her a Marble Valley League B Division first-team all-star selection.
Ashleay Wilcox, Windsor
The senior point guard spearheaded the Yellow Jackets' run to a 20-4 record and a berth in the VPA Division 3 state championship game. Her command of the floor was second to none. She was named a Marble Valley League B Division first-team all-star and played in the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Division 3 Senior All-Star game, where she was the leading scorer. She also won the VBCA D-3 3-point shooting contest.
Fall Mountain – Dana Dearborn, Grace Bushway; Green Mountain – Annie Lamson; Mt. Royal – Jacinta Hogan, Marylin LaRose; Newport – Anna Pysz; Springfield – Cassidy Otis, Aunna Parker, Madee Stagner; Sunapee – Hannah Cooney, Kalleigh Durkee, Elizabeth Bennett; Windsor – Angelina Bigwood, Erica Gray, Yvette Gray, Kaycee Herschel, Brooke McKeen