All-Sectional Team Omissions
The following players deserved a spot on the
All-Sectional Team, but for some reason
they were omitted, not
receiving any recognition at all. Below is a list of some key omissions
from both the boys' and girls' All-Sectional teams:
Joey Dalesandro/Ian Ivkovich/Scott DePuy (Neuqua)
Hard to pick from this list of Neuqua Valley players because all of them
were major contributors for a team that won 18 games and beat Waubonsie
Valley before bowing out to the top-ranked team in the state in the
semifinals (NN). All three scored in the win over the Warriors and
Dalesandro racked up double-digit steals in the game.
Matt Kearney (Loyola)
Kearney continues to excel in big games, part of the reason Loyola has
entered the state tournament ranked second. He led the team with 11 goals
at the Stevenson Tourney, which included wins over Fenwick, Oak Park, and
Stevenson. He scored 6 key goals as the Ramblers won the MCAC Tourney with
wins over Fenwick, St Ignatius, and St Rita. And he put in 7 goals in
victories over New Trier and Niles West to help Loyola win the GBS
Sectional. That's quite the resume.
Colleen Ahern (Loyola)
The Ramblers fell one goal shy of a repeat appearance at the state
tournament, but it wasn't for a lack of effort from Ahern in goal. She
made 23 saves in the final round of the Catholic League Tournament,
blocked 10 shots to help Loyola get to the GBS Sectional final, and helped
keep her team in the title game with several key stops before the Ramblers
fell to New Trier 7-6 last Saturday.
Jenna Zitkus (Maine South)
Zitkus performed at a high level throughout the season and capped off her
ten-week effort with 4 goals in Maine South's sectional quarterfinal
victory over Hersey last week. She also had plenty of fine regular season
performances, like her 10 goal effort at the St Viator Tournament.
Karissa McBride (Evanston)
McBride was a key contributor on both ends of the pool for an Evanston
team that rapidly rose up the rankings to the #8 spot at the end of Week
10. Her name was constantly filling up the scoresheet for the Wildkits as
they racked up 22 wins and ended up one victory shy of the state
Katie Difiglio/Katie Quinn (STC North)
Difiglio and Quinn played vital roles in the North Stars' 18-win season
that saw them end Week 10 ranked #21. They were consistent scorers all
season long, but punctuated their fine seasons when Quinn drew an ejection
that led to Difiglio's game winning goal with six seconds left in North's
13-12 win over Hinsdale Central in the sectional quarterfinals.
Maggie Hennigan (Mother McAuley)
Hennigan could prove to be one of the most dangerous weapons at the state
tournament; she started the run that helped the Mighty Macs overtake
Bremen in the sectional finals and led the team with 3 goals in the
crucial victory. She regularly contributed key goals in wins over
Mundelein, Loyola, Lyons, Stevenson and the list goes on.