The 2015-16 New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Team. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Catherine Avalone except where noted.
Complete Lineups (First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention teams)
Stats: Averaged 26.7 points, 15.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 3.7 steals and 3.5 blocks for the Class L state and CSC tournament champions. Led the Trailblazers to four straight state and league championships. Finished as the school’s career leader in points (2,233), rebounds (1,318), steals (389) and blocks (267).
Honors: A four-time All-CSC and a three-time coaches all-state selection.
Up next: Will play at Syracuse.
Coach of the Year
Stats: Guided the Black Knights to a 25-2 record, the Class LL state title and the FCIAC championship. Stamford also won the FCIAC Western Division title.
Honors: Stamford was named the Brenda Reilly Memorial High School award for the state’s most outstanding team by the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Morgan, 5-6, Sr., G
Stats: Averaged 26.0 points, 4.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game for the Huskies, who advanced to the Shoreline Conference championship game and to the Class M state quarterfinals. Finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,732 points).
Honors: A four-time All-Shoreline Conference selection and a two-time league MVP.
Off the court: Yearbook editor. Also plays volleyball.
Up next: Will play at Connecticut College.
E.O. Smith, 6-0, Jr., G/F
Stats: Averaged 20 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks for the CCC champions and Class LL semifinalists. Has scored 1,242 career points.
Honors: A three-time All-CCC and a coaches all-state selection. Team captain.
Off the court: High honors student. Holds dual citizenship (USA and New Zealand). Member of the New Zealand Under-19 National team. Also swims, where she won the Class LL title in the 50 and 100 freestyle events last fall.
Weaver, 5-5, Sr., G
Stats: Averaged 30.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game. Set a school record for career points (2,114).
Honors: An All-CCC and a coaches all-state selection. Named the Gatorade State Player of the Year.
Off the court: High honor roll, ranked No. 3 in her senior class, National Honor Society, a member of the student leadership team and an intern at the Capital Workforce program.
Up next: Will play at La Salle.
Stamford, 5-7, Sr., G
Stats: Averaged 19.1 points, 6.1 assists and 5.7 steals for the Class LL state and FCIAC champions. Finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
Honors: A three-time coaches all-state and All-FCIAC selection and was named to the MSG Varsity All-Metro first team and was the MVP of the HearstCT All-Star team.
Up next: Will play at St. John’s.
Amity, 5-7, Sr., G
Stats: Averaged 17.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.0 steals per game.
Honors: A two-time All-SCC and coaches all-state selection and a three-time New Haven Tap-Off Club pick. Named the SCC Player of the Year.
Off the court: A member of the national art honor society.
Up next: Will play at Fairleigh Dickinson.
New London, 5-10, Sr., F
Stats: Averaged 15.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 block per game for the Whalers, who advanced to the Class L state championship game. Helped New London complete an unbeaten regular season. Was a starter when the Whalers won the Class M title in 2014.
Honors: An All-ECC and a coaches all-state selection.
Mercy, 5-7, Sr., G
Stats: Averaged 12.0 points, 3.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game for the Tigers, who advanced to the SCC tournament championship game and the Class LL state quarterfinals. Guided Mercy to a 98-9 record during her career.
Honors: Captain. An All-SCC, a coaches all-state and a New Haven Tap-Off Club selection.
Up next: Interested in attending Keene State and Western Connecticut State.
Farmington, 5-10, Sr., G
Stats: Averaged 24.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game. Finished with more than 1,000 career points.
Honors: An All-CCC and a coaches all-state selection.
Up next: Will attend Nova Southeastern University.
Holy Cross, 5-4, Sr., G
Stats: Averaged 20.1 points, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game for the NVL champions and Class M state semifinalists.
Honors: An All-NVL, a coaches all-state and a New Haven Tap-Off Club selection. Named the NVL Player of the Year.
Up next: Will attend American International College.
Cromwell, 5-7, Sr., F
Stats: Averaged 16.0 points and 10.4 rebounds per game for the Class M and Shoreline Conference champions. Finished with more than 1,000 career points.
Honors: A two-time All-Shoreline and a two-time coaches all-state selection.
Up next: Will attend Eastern Connecticut State University.
Greenwich, 6-4, Sr., F/C
Stats: Averaged 18.0 points and 14.0 rebounds for the Cardinals, who advanced to the Class LL state championship game. Had 18 double-doubles this season and finished her career with more than 1,000 points.
Honors: A three-time All-FCIAC and a two-time coaches all-state selection.
Off the court: High honor roll, volunteer referee for youth girls basketball.
Up next: Will play at Northwestern.