2014 New Haven Register All-Area girls basketball team

Area MVP

Tanaya Atkinson
Career, Sr., G/F

Stats: Averaged 23 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three assists per game. She scored 1,700 career points.
Honors: Southern Connecticut Conference Player of the Year, CHSCA All-State selection and two-time Area MVP.
Off the court: She is an English Language Learner Teacher.
Up next: She will play at Temple University.

Coach of the Year

Michelle Martinik
Amity

Stats: Led Amity to school-record 21-4 overall record and a share of the Southern Connecticut Conference Housatonic Division title.
Honors: Southern Connecticut Conference Coach of the Year.
Off the sideline: She was a Register All-State selection as a player at Masuk and helped lead Southern Connecticut State University to a national championship in 2007, setting a record for the most games played.

Sami Ashton
Morgan, So., G

Stats: Totaled 382 points, 129 assists, 112 rebounds and 85 steals this season.
Honors: All-Shoreline Conference First Team.
Off the court: She also runs outdoor track and plays volleyball for the Huskies.

Missy Bailey
Cheshire, Sr., G

Stats: Averaged 16 points, five assists and four rebounds and joined the 1,000-point club.
Honors: All-Southern Connecticut Conference Housatonic Division and New Haven County Tap-Off Club All-Area Team.
Off the court: She is in the peer health educators, helps with Unified Sports and holds a 3.7 GPA.
Up next: She will play at Franklin Pierce.

Chloe Brinton
Amity, Sr., G

Stats: Averaged 15 points, six rebounds and five assists per game en route to scoring her 1,000th career point.
Honors: All-Southern Connecticut Conference Housatonic Division and New Haven Tap-Off Club All-Area Team selection.
Off the court: Also played soccer.
Up next: She is deciding between Southern Connecticut State and Western Connecticut State.

Carly Fabbri
Lauralton Hall, Sr., G

Stats: Averaged 17 points, six assists and five rebounds per game.
Honors: All-SWC, SWC tournament MVP, CHSCA All-State and selected to the JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic.
Off the court: Yale Book Award, four-year honor student, Key Club secretary, National Honor Society Vice President and a peer mentor.
Up next: She will play at Quinnipiac.

Maura Fitzpatrick
Mercy, Jr., F

Stats: Averaged 16.4 points, 6.4 rebounds
and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 49.3 percent from
the field.
Honors: CHSCA All-State, All-Southern Connecticut Conference Quinnipiac Division and New Haven County Tap-Off Club All-Area Team.
Up next: Receiving interest from Richmond, Fordham, Marist, Drexel, Fairfield and James Madison.

Sophie Joel
Hand, Sr., G

Stats: Averaged 11 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
Honors: All-Southern Connecticut Conference Hammonasset Division.
Off the court: She volunteers at an animal shelter.

Joelle MarkAnthony
Sheehan, Jr.,F/C

Stats: Averaged 16.4 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
Honors: Academic All-Star team, All-Southern Connecticut Conference Housatonic Division selection.
Off the court: She is in the student government, JA Global Connection Program and Peer Advocates of Wallingford. She also plays soccer.

Emma McCarthy
Lauralton Hall, Sr., F

Stats: Averaged 15 points, 15 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game.
Honors: All-SWC pick, SWC Leadership Award and New Haven Tap-Off Club All-Area Team selection.
Off the court: National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society. She is also a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions.
Up next: Will play at Fairfield University.

Teneya McLaughlin
Foran, Sr., G

Stats: Averaged 16 points, six assists and five rebounds per game.
Honors: All-Southern Connecticut Conference Hammonasset Division.
Off the court: Ran cross country.
Up next:
She will play at Assumption College.

Nicole Mierzejewski
Lyman Hall, Sr., F/C

Stats: Averaged 11.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.
Honors: All-Southern Connecticut Conference Housatonic Division.
Off the court: Outstanding achievement in biology, algebra I and II, Latin and geometry.
Up next: Will play at Western Connecticut State.

Taylor Mierzejewski
Lyman Hall, Sr., G

Stats: Averaged 12 points per game for the SCC Housatonic Division
co-champions.
Honors: All-Southern Connecticut Conference Housatonic Division.
Up next: She will play at Western Connecticut State University.

Shyla Osmond
Hillhouse, Sr., G

Stats: Averaged 17 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 5.0 steals per game for the Academics.
Honors: All-Southern Connecticut Conference Hammonasset Division.
Off the court: Spanish Honor Society and Honor Roll.
Up next: She is looking at New Haven, Post, Delaware State and Felician.

Rachel Plotke
Hamden Hall, Sr., G

Stats: Averaged 16.8 points per game and made 80 3-pointers. She finished her career with 1,730 points and a school-record 319 3-pointers.
Honors: Fairchester Athletic Association All-Star, All-NEPSAC.
Up next: She will play at Muhlenberg College.

Bianca Tomassini
Hamden Hall, Jr., G

Stats: Averaged 12 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game and is 22 points shy of 1,000 for her career.
Honors: NEPSAC All-Star, Fairchester Athletic Association All-League Team.
Off the court: She is a peer leader, in the Diversity Committee, Interact Club, Swarm and the student
government.

Comments

  1. Fat Mike says

    Congratulations to the girls. Two glaring omissions here in Kendra Landy and Jill Johnson.
    How is this group compiled? Should prep schools be included at the expense of deserving CIAC players?

    • Henry ChisholmHenry Chisholm says

      Great questions! Well as far as how I pick my teams, and I do this for every sport, I send out an email to all the coaches in the area asking them to nominate three players on their team and three on other teams. Players who get the most votes make the team, I use my judgment for close votes, and if I think a player really deserves it over someone else who may have received more votes for a reason not related to the sport. That did not occur this year. I try to make sure this team is a solid representation of what I think and what the coaches think, too. As print reporters, which regardless of the focus on the web we are still essentially print guys, we don’t see as many games. Therefore I need feedback from people that see these games every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

      As far as prep schools, I think they deserve it. Prep schools tend to get left out, which isn’t fair but happens since there are more CIAC schools to cover in the area than FAA schools. However, if it’s all area and they’re in the area, they should be in.

  2. ACL says

    Congratulations to all the girls! A special congrats to Rachel. In 8th grade, she played in my travel league (Milford Youth Basketball League) and was the only girl in the league. Not only was she the first player off the bench for the league champs (GNHJCC lead by Dave Teitlman), she was the best shooter in the league, without question! Good luck at Mulenberg Rachel!

  3. Coach Lynch says

    Great job Henry! There will always be a few people that think someone they saw should have been on it, you can’t please everyone and I think this is a great group. Also, great selection for Coach of the Year! Michelle did a great job this year but has also built that program up since she took over a few years back!
    Great job this year Henry, like always!!

  4. gobballfan says

    NIce job. At least it’s not like those “ALL” Whatever football teams, where just about every kid who starts makes some sort of team.

    • bballfan says

      Great Job, Henry! You did a great job with all the coverage and special articles etc.
      Hope you’ll be back next year.

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