By Rob Potter
SULLIVAN COUNTY April 19, 2005 In the interest of naming a 2005 Sullivan County Democrat Girls Basketball All-Star Team, Democrat staff members recently contacted the varsity girls basketball coaches at local high schools and asked them to choose a Most Valuable Player, a five-player first team of all-stars and five-player second team of all-stars.
Those coaches were allowed to select players from their own teams, if they so desired. They were asked to choose players from the eight high school teams here in Sullivan County as well as players from The Family School. Although The Family School is located in neighboring Delaware County, the Lady Falcons played many Sullivan County high school teams this season as part of their Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) schedule.
After the votes for the MVP, First Team and Second Team were tallied, the top five vote-getters were named to the Honorable Mention team.
And the 2005 Sullivan County Democrat All-Stars are
Most Valuable Player (MVP): April Ackermann Sullivan West.
A junior forward, Ackermann was the Lady Bulldogs leading scorer and rebounder this season. She averaged 11.1 points and 9.3 points per game.
Jessica Cherry Eldred
A senior forward, Cherry led the Lady Yellowjackets in scoring and rebounding this past season. She averaged 17 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Erin Gilmore Fallsburg
Only a freshman, Gilmore was named the Lady Comets team MVP at last months Fallsburg Central School Fall/Winter Athletic Awards Assembly.
April Hodge Roscoe
A senior forward, Hodge was the Lady Blue Devils leading scorer this season. She averaged 15 points per game.
Carrie Lewis Livingston Manor
Lewis, a senior forward, was the Lady Wildcats leading scorer during the 2004-2005 season as she averaged 13.4 points per game. She also grabbed nine rebounds per contest.
Lacey Moore Tri-Valley
A senior center, Moore helped the Lady Bears post a 13-8 record this season. She scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a Section IX Class C semifinal game versus Millbrook.
Kate Fanning Sullivan West
Liila Mack Monticello
Shauna Murry Tri-Valley
Jamie Poulos Tri-Valley
Sarah Lander Sullivan West
Ana Rivera Monticello
Steph Berger Eldred
Keely Hamlin Liberty
The Family School
Ashley Mann Livingston Manor