DURHAM >> Cromwell senior Janelle Harrison has had a storied career for the Panthers. Now, she’ll add another accolade to her impressive resume.
Harrison was named the Shoreline Conference girls basketball Player of the Year Tuesday night during the SLC tournament semifinals. It was the second straight season Harrison has won the prestigious award, which is voted by the league’s coaches.
“It’s a big accomplishment,” said Harrison, who will play at Division I Hartford next year. “I’m happy to win it again. My team has really helped me. We have great chemistry and work really well together.”
Harrison has scored a little over 1,400 career points. She averaged 18.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3 steals per game while leading the Panthers to a 19-1 record this season.
“Janelle’s a better all around player this year,” said Cromwell coach Kelly Maher. “Her assists have gone up and she’s getting others involved. She has really developed as a player and it’s due to all of her hard work.”
Joining Harrison on the All-Shoreline Conference First Team were Mia Neas (Old Saybrook), Sami Ashton (Morgan), Kim Romanoff (Coginchaug), Maya Savino (Haddam-Killingworth), Trayneice Mims (Hyde), and Jen Dawson (Morgan).
Earning All-SLC Second Team honors were Morgan Kuehnle (Coginchaug), Lauren McCann (Haddam-Killingworth), Sabrina LeMere (North Branford), Meghan Orbann (East Hampton), Maya Villard (Cromwell), and Robin Schreck (Westbrook).
The SLC coaches also recognized these Honorable Mention all-league players: Caryn Sibiskie (Coginchaug), Emily Appleby (Cromwell), Gyanna Russell (East Hampton), Halie Serbent (Haddam-Killingworth), Emily Traceski (Hale-Ray), Adasia Beard (Hyde), Tori Hopkins (Morgan), Justine Johnson (North Branford), Hannah Behringer (Old Lyme), Paige Trabucchi (Old Saybrook), Jill McGrath (Portland), Kiernan Decker (Valley Regional), and Angelina Raffone (Westbrook).
Westbrook’s Bill Bernard was voted the SLC Coach of the Year.