The 2017-18 GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball First Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Portrait photos by Catherine Avalone. Cover photo by Gerry deSimas Jr.. Video packages produced by Noah Finz, Vantage Sports Network. Cover and web designs by Sean Patrick Bowley and Pete Paguaga..
State Player of the Year
Stats: The 6-foot-3 senior center averaged 21.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.7 blocks and 2.3 steals for the CCC a tournament champions. Scored 1,870 career points, a school record, and grabbed almost 1,000 rebounds. Had career-high of 48 points.
Honors: Two-time all-state and all-CCC selection.
Off the court: Member of DECA.
Up next: Will play at Providence next season.
State Coach of the Year
Stats: Led RHAM to a 26-2 record and the Class L state championship over fellow CCC school Farmington. It’s the first state title in school history. Co-divison champions with Enfield. Reached the state semifinals for the first time this season.
Off the court: Previously coached boys basketball at Lyman Memorial. Has taught construction technology at RHAM for 12 years.
Stats: The 6-foot senior center averaged 14.0 points and 9.5 rebounds for the Class LL state and SCC tournament champions. Scored over 1,000 career points
Honors: Three-time All-SCC selection and two-time All-Area and New Haven County Tap Off Club pick. SCC tournament Most Outstanding Player.
Off the court: Also plays golf.
Stats: The 5-foot-5 senior guard averaged 15.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.5 steals for the Class L state semifinalists.
Honors: Two-time All-SCC selection.
Off the court: High honors student throughout high school career. Also captain for both the soccer and track teams.
Stats: The 5-foot-2 senior guard averaged 17.0 points for the Class M state finalists. Finished with over 1,000 career points.
Honors: Two-time All-Area, All-SCC and New Haven County Tap-Off Club selection. Also two-time Team MVP.
Off the court: Previously was a sprinter for the track and field team.
Stats: The 5-foot-8 junior guard and transfer from Loomis Chaffee averaged 17.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 3.0 steals for the Class M state tournament champions and SCC tournament runners-up.
Honors: All-SCC and New Haven County Tap-Off Club selection.
Off the court: High honors student (4.72 GPA).
Up next: Has already verbally committed to play at Nebraska.
Stats: The 5-foot-7 senior guard averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals for the two-time FCIAC tournament champions. .
Honors: First Team All-FCIAC and coaches all-state selection.
Off the court: Honor roll student and member of DECA.
Up next: Will play at Eastern Connecticut State next season.
Stats: The 5-foot-6 senior guard averaged 11.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals for the Class L state tournament champions.
Honors: Two-time All-CCC selection.
Off the court: All-Academic team. Former all-league standout in soccer. Member of the National French Honors Society, Student Council and DECA.
Up next: Will play soccer at Quinnipiac next season.
Stats: The 6-foot-1 senior forward and center averaged 17.3 points, 13.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the Class L state finalists. Scored 436 points, including a career-high of 32 against Torrington.
Honors: Two-time All-CCC selection. Selected to play in the JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic, the GHPA Senior All-Star game and the CHSCA All-Star Game.
Off the court: Honors student throughout her career. Also part of the Spanish National Honors Society, the Red Cross Club and Interact.
Up next: Will play at Franklin Pierce next season.
Stats: The 5-foot-10, senior guard and Durham resident averaged 17.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.9 steals for the SCC and Class LL state champions. Shot over 48 percent from the floor. Scored over 1,100 career points.
Honors: Gatorade State Player of the Year. Three-time All-SCC and New Haven County Tap Off Club selection. Two-time Register All-Area and All-State pick. Chosen to play in the JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl All-Star game.
Off the court: Member of the Peer Ministry, a Eucharistic minister, school ambassador, member of the MYARC Club and an honor roll student.
Up next: Will play at Stonehill next season. Intends to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.
Stats: The 5-foot-11 senior forward averaged 19.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks for the Class M state champions. Holds school record with 1,693 points and 849 rebounds and single-game record of 40 points.
Honors: Four-time Register All-Area and three-time Register All-State pick. Three-time New Haven County Tap Off Club selection. Two-time SCC Player of the Year. Team MVP.
Off the court: President of the National Honors Society and her HOSA Chapter and vice president of the Class of 2018.
Up next: Will play at the University of New Haven next season. Intends to pursue a career in dental hygiene.
Stats: The 5-foot-10 junior guard averaged 24.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals for the Green Dragons. Already has surpassed 1,000 career points.
Honors: Two-time All-Area, All-SCC First Team and New Haven County Tap-Off Club selection.
Off the court: All-SCC Academic Award recipient and a high honors student.
Stats: Senior 5-foot-10 guard averaged 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals for the Blue Knights. Scored over 1,200 career points, second all-time in school history.
Honors: All-CCC and coaches all-state selection.
Off the court: Also competes in track and field, captain of the Powder Puff team and President of the National Honors Society.
Up next: Will play at Tufts next season.