Waverly's Bowman girls' basketball All-Region Player of the Year
Waverly went undefeated behind the play of shooting guard Sabrina Bowman.
And shooting is Bowman's specialty as she led the area in three pointers made and scoring but her attributes go beyond that. Her leadership, competitiveness and two way play was instrumental as Waverly won the IAC title.
That's why Bowman is the Daily and Sunday Review All-Region Girls' Basketball Player of the Year.
Defensively two players stood out this season.
Williamson's Lori Horton dominated the boards and the paint while Athens' Rachael Donnelly was a great man to man defender for the Wildcats. Even though they do different things they were both critical to their team's respective success this season.
That's why they are the Co-Defensive Players of the Year.
Wellsboro's Mackenzie Marple was the NTL's top scorer this year and led a young Hornet's team to district play where they upset Warrior Run in the preliminaries. Marple's consistency this season earned her the Offensive Player of the Year honor.
Liberty freshman Chelsea Repard is the Rookie of the Year. Repard had a strong season playing point guard for the Mountaineers.
The Coach of the Year is Athens' Kelly Burkhart who led the Wildcats to their first District IV title in 10 years.
Those four are joined on the First Team by Sayre's Mollie Robinson, Athens' Monica Dougherty, North Rome Christian School's Cristen Mosier and Northeast Bradford's Angelia Laudermilch.
Robinson's all-around play was key for Sayre to earn their first state appearance, Dougherty's ball handling and shooting was instrumental in Athens' district title, Mosier's two way play helped NRCS win a league title, May's leadership and scoring was key for Notre Dame's success this year and Laudermilch's offensive consistency and toughness helped a young Northeast Bradford team turn the corner.
Wyalusing duo MacKenzie Martin and Arielle Kneller headline the Second Team. Martin led the Rams in scoring while Kneller was one of the most prolific rebounders in the area.
Also on Second Team are Mansfield's Molly Wood, Athens' Christin Dunkling, Williamson's Kim Daugherty, Northeast Bradford's Calla Martin, Tioga's Hannah Manwaring and Notre Dame's Sheridan Heine.
Wood, Dunkling and Manwaring led their teams in scoring while Martin's two way play this year helped the Panthers reach the PIAA playoffs. Daugherty's versatility was key for Williamson while Heine's guard play was a good combination with May at Notre Dame.
The Third Team features guards Kelly Villanti of Sayre, Callie Patsellis of Tioga and Emily James of Mansfield, forwards Kaitlin Hallabuk of Towanda, Reylynn Schwartzhoff of Waverly, Kaitlyn Garverick of North Penn, Danielle Stopper of Athens and Latascia Shadle of Galeton.
The All-Defensive team features Horton, Donnelly, Cowanesque Valley's Hayley Painter, Sayre's Adrienne Malorzo, Troy's Faith Ceely and Waverly's Emiley Myers.
Joining Repard on the All-Rookie team are Wellsboro's Jada Jackson and Sarah Ingerick, Williamson's Jenna Hugic, Northeast Bradford's Lydia Werner and Mansfield's Ali Hillson.
North Penn's Mariah Berguson earned the shooter award, Sullivan County's Addie Jordan earned the top guard award and Sayre's Kelsey Young earned the rebounder award.