Rondout Valley’s Mutz named Section 9 MVP
Teammate Weismann on first team, along with Kingston’s Prizzi, Gavis and Lettre
Rondout Valley High’s Makaylah Mutz has been named Most Valuable Player by the Section 9 field hockey coaches.
KINGSTON >> Rondout Valley High’s Makaylah Mutz has been named Most Valuable Player by the Section 9 field hockey coaches.
Mutz helped lead the Ganders to a sixth consecutive sectional title and the first in Class C in 31 years. Rondout’s Erin Weismann was also named to the first team.
First-team All-Stars included Olivia Prizzi, Meghan Gavis and Alexandra Lettre of Mid-Hudson Athletic League and Class A champion Kingston; Julia Butts and Caroline Markonic of Webutuck; Hailey Mainieri of Onteora; Drew Bugna of Ellenville; Claudia Daley of Red Hook; Pine Bush’s Brittany Vasquez and Spackenkill’s Elizabeth Schwoerer. Mutz, Weimann, Prizzi, Butts and Vasquez were made All-State selections by the coaches.
CJ Bull-Knuth was named the Coach of the Year.
Rondout had seven total AllStars, including Sasha Stratton and Toni Hamilton on the second team, Paige Bogart and goalkeeper Courtney Smith on the third, plus Rebecca Foertsch on the honorable mention.
Kingston and Pine Bush had six All-Stars each. Along with the firstteam trio, the Tigers also had Brooke Gastin and Rieley Fitzgerald on the third team and Abby Mayone on honorable mention. Pine Bush also had Carlee Sherman and Helen Deretchin on the second team, Isabelle Pugliese and goalie Erin Vandemark on the third and Maddie Nicosia an honorable mention.
Also making the second team were Onteora’s Emily Downs, Sarah Bowen of Spackenkill, Red Hook’s Jessica Wilkinson, Michelle Ping of Rhinebeck and Sophia Capalbo of Pine Plains.
Third-team All-Stars included Megan Eckert of Ellenville, Onteora’s Allison Kim, Lauren Murphy of Spackenkill, Rhinebeck’s Sarena Toback and Pine Plains goalie Alice Wilser.
The honorable mention list also featured Red Hook’s Maddy Hackett, Grace Johnson of Rhinebeck, Pine Plains’ Kylie Gent, Ryan Wright of Onteora and Mia Unverzagt of Ellenville, as well as Spackenkill’s Sara Keith.
Kingston High’s Meaghan Gavis, playing against Germantown’s Lauren Saltis in September, was named a first-team all-star by Section 9 field hockey coaches.