By Rob Potter and Jeanne Sager
March 22, 2002:
Overall record: 8-10
League record: 2-6 OCIAA Division IV
Team Leaders: Senior center Stacie Blaut led the Lady Yellowjacket scoring attack, averaging 15 points a game. She also grabbed a team-high 163 rebounds during the season (an average of nine per game). Sophomore guard Lauren Timan scored 7.9 points a game and resistered a team-high 56 steals. Senior guard Aimee Schneider averaged 5.5 points per game and led the Lady Yellowjackets in assists, dishing out 72 on the season.
Season highlight: I think it was the way we played when we faced bigger schools, Coach Frank Kean said. We had a six-and-four (win-loss) record against the large (Class B and C) schools. We really played well against those larger schools.
Season lowlight: It was how we played against teams in our own division, Kean said. We had only two wins there, so not doing well in our division was disappointing.
Other comments: I enjoyed the way our three sophomores Lauren Timan, Jenna Fredericks and Jenny Haas stepped up and performed this season, Kean said. Theyre going to be keys to our team next season. And I was happy with the way our seven seniors Stacie Blaut, Charlene French, Anja Meyer, Amanda Pierce, Becky Ryman, Aimee Schneider and Casey Williams played this year.
The Family School
Overall record: 6-14
League record: 2-8 OCIAA Division V
Team Leaders: Senior Meredith Angevine led the Lady Falcons this season with an average of 11 points and eight rebounds per game. Lori McLeod, a junior, averaged seven points per game and seven rebounds.
Senior Jessie Spinella dominated play under the net, grabbing an average of nine rebounds in each contest and adding 2.3 points per game.
Season highlight: According to Coach Carlton Williams, wins against Eldred and Chapel Field were the high points of the season.
I think also we played well against Livingston Manor, he noted. (The Lady Falcons were down by 19 at halftime, but returned from the locker room to bring the score to within one point.)
We lost by five, but it was a really good game, Williams said. That game was about the girls playing with all their heart and guts.
Season lowlight: Williams noted that one disappointment in the Lady Falcons season was not qualifying for sectional play.
The team doesnt get to start practicing until late in the season, Williams said. And, because the Family is a boarding school, only small numbers of players return each year.
We dont have a JV program, or a summer program, he explained. At times that makes it a little tough for us.
Other comments: The chemistry of the team was really good, Williams said.
The Family coach hopes to see that chemistry continue next season. He expects to see close to seven of the girls play together again next year, a record number of returning players.
Overall record: 19-4
League record: 12-0 OCIAA Division V
Team Leaders: Senior Kelly Ahart paced the Lady Blue Devils with 11 points per game and junior Cheyenne Smith averaged 9.8 points per game. Rose Miesner, a junior, posted 197 rebounds this year to fuel Roscoes run to the Section IX title. Senior Stacy Fersch had 102 rebounds this season.
Season highlight: According to Coach Becky Ahart, the high point of the Lady Blue Devils season was winning the Division V title with an undefeated record and capturing the Section IX crown.
Season lowlight: The one low point of the Roscoe girls season was losing the state quaterfinal game to Southold.
Other comments: I believe the girls had an excellent season, Ahart said. In particular, the seniors have had a good run through soccer and basketball.
Those senior girls have amassed a number of titles over their last few years, including two Section IX Class D soccer championships and two Section IX Class D basketball championships.