Wednesday, October 5, 2022

CVC athletes earn All-District honors

The Northeast Lakes District on Monday announced its girls’ basketball all-star teams and a host of Chagrin Valley Conference athletes were included among Northeast Ohio’s top players.

Independence head coach Mike Marcinko also was named Division III Coach of the Year after guiding the Blue Devils to an undefeated regular season and the school’s first sectional title in 15 years.

First team selections included Geneva’s Jordan Vencill, Orange’s Kaydan Lawson and West Geauga’s Athena Hocevar in Division II and Independence’s Riley Wilson and Kirtland’s Lauren Snyder in Division III.

Players included on the second team are Perry’s Madyson Hacking in Division II, Independence’s Haylee Dmitruk and Berkshire’s Lydia Kastor in Division III, and Fairport’s Olivia Eldridge and Cuyahoga Heights’ McKayla Spicer in Division IV.

Third-teamers included Perry’s Elle Infalvi and West Geauga’s Nikki Ehrbar in Division II.

Honorable mention selections by division:

Division I

  • Lakeside: Mandy Strong, Hailee Aguinaga, Shayla Christian

Division II

  • Beachwood: Sarah Brown, Madison Prince
  • Chagrin Falls: Bella Dalessandro, Carolyn Bencko, Julia Santamaria, Katie Kwasny, Lily Karyo
  • Edgewood: Kaci Kanicki, Sidney Melaragno, Alaina Neczeporenko
  • Geneva: Hope Stanley
  • Harvey: Cynthia Grimes, Tamia Alston
  • Hawken: Makayla White, Maya Dori
  • Lutheran West: Paris Mather, Hope Kiraly, Albers, Ellerbruch
  • Orange: Mahogany Sanford
  • Trinity: Anna Ibos, Rani Thigpen, Janyah Bohanon, Jaida Malone

Division III

  • Berkshire: Lexi Boyk, Mollee Chapman, Maddy Triskett, Kylie Neumore
  • Cardinal: Haley Domen, Brianna Doolittle
  • Grand Valley: Alexi Mahaffey, Analise Canfield, Hallie Soltis
  • Independence: Riccela DiGeronimo, Madison Stepanik, Anna Weber
  • Kirtland: Julia Camino, Macy McIntosh, Reilly Greenlee

Division IV

  • Cuyahoga Heights: Julia Harris, Mia Spicer
  • Fairport Harding: Kara McFadden
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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