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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New York State softball awards announced - Arceneaux's take two

The small town of Mechanicville has another reason to celebrate as sophomore pitcher Anna Arceneaux repeated as a New York State Public High School Athletic Association Player of the Year and was joined by her father, Don Arceneaux, was named Coach of the Year.

Last year Anna Arceneaux earned the honors at the Class C level, this year she led her Red Raider squad to its first-ever Class B state title and added another honor.

Also honored from the Capital Region softball squads were:

Class AA
  • Jenna Servidone, Columbia, pitcher, second team
  • Amanda Ferro, Shenendehowa, pitcher/center fielder, fourth team
  • Casey Madden, Saratoga, second base, fourth team
  • Caitlyn Schultze, Queensbury, catcher, fourth team
  • Mary Beth Dombrowski, Bethlehem, shortstop, fifth team
  • Shannon Dougherty, Columbia, catcher, sixth team

    Class A
  • Erin Glikes, Lansingburgh, pitcher, second team
  • Leanne Merchant, Burnt Hills, catcher, second team
  • Alexa Toole, South Glens Falls, shortstop, third team
  • Sarah Cipperly, Lansingburgh, shortstop, third team
  • Megan Volz, Lansingburgh, catcher, fourth team
  • Maddy Wheeler, South Glens Falls, pitcher, fourth team
  • Alli Pullen, Ichabod Crane, shortstop, fifth team

    Class B
  • Anna Arceneaux, Mechanicville, pitcher/second base, Player of the Year
  • Alysa Russell, Mechanicville, third base/shortstop, first team
  • Shannon McBride, Mechanicville, shortstop/pitcher, second team
  • Kelsey Hines, Mechanicville, third base/second base, third team
  • Aleshia Link, Taconic Hills, pitcher, third team
  • Bridgette Palmer, Schuylerville, first base, fourth team
  • Abby Maiello, Mechanicville, centerfielder, fifth team

    Class C
  • Rachel Quackenbush, Hoosick Falls, pitcher, first team
  • Colby Hochmuth, Duanesburg, pitcher, second team
  • Katelyn Callahan, Lake George, pitcher, second team
  • Aly Sanders, Duanesburg, shortstop, third team
  • Jenna Priore, Hoosick Falls, shortstop, third team
  • Samantha Anderson, Hoosic Valley, fourth team
  • Katie Carenger, Waterford, centerfield, fourth team

    Class D
  • Carissa Phillips, Germantown, pitcher, first team
  • Suzy Wright, Germantown, second base, second team
  • Jackie Petteys, Hartford, pitcher, second team
  • Taylor David, Fort Ann, second base, third team

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