February 13, 2013

Area lands 29 athletes on Fall All-State teams


PLATTSBURGH — Twenty-nine area high school athletes were recognized on All-State teams in football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball and boys’ and girls’ cross country.

Chateaugay’s Hannah Cook was honored with Co-Player of the Year honors in Class D girls’ soccer.

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Peru’s Tim Remillard and Saranac Lake seniors Matt Phelan and Kevin Morgan nabbed First-Team honors in football. The three players won Section VII championships in Class B and C, respectively.

Alexis Beach of Chateaugay and Chazy’s Megan Reynolds were recognized as First-Teamers in girls’ soccer. Beach’s Bulldogs lost in the state finals to Poland in overtime, 3-2.

Seton Catholic freshman Margaret Champagne placed seventh at the Class D state championship in girls’ cross country en route to a First-Team selection.


Class B

First-Team Defensive Lineman

Tim Remillard (Peru)

Remillard was a leader for a Peru defense that relied on physicality. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior helped the Indians’ defense limit opposing teams to 110 points this season, with opponents scoring more than 20 points on just two occasions. Remillard made the Fourth Team in 2011.

Second-Team Defensive Lineman

Austin Porter (Peru)

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive tackle plugged a lot of space on the defensive front. Porter helped a defense that attacked opposing quarterbacks by allowing just 583 passing yards all season. Porter was also on the Fourth-Team as a junior.

Third-Team Offensive Lineman

Alex Barrett (Peru)

The senior center manned an offensive line that helped rack up 434 points and more than 3,800 yards of total offense. Barrett, a two-year starter, immediately took over the position and made an impact throughout the season.

Honorable Mention: Mitchell Gallagher, Quarterback, (Franklin Academy). Rufus Guerin, Line, (Beekmantown). Zane Bazzano, Defensive Back, (Peru).

Class C

First-Team Quarterback

Matt Phelan (Saranac Lake)

The senior signal-caller completed 118-of-158 passes for 1,841 yards and 24 touchdowns with just two interceptions on the year. Phelan also ran the ball 72 times for 627 yards and 15 touchdowns. Phelan ended his varsity career with 44 touchdown passes, which ties for third all-time in Section VII and 3,282 passing yards, good for fifth.

First-Team Offensive End

Kevin Morgan (Saranac Lake)

Morgan caught 39 passes for 904 yards and 16 touchdowns. The senior averaged nearly 25 yards per catch and had at least one touchdown in every game except in the Red Storm’s season-ending loss to Hoosick Falls in regional play.

Second-Team Linebacker

Mike Burpoe (Saranac Lake)

Burpoe, who came in and played one of the toughest positions on the defensive side of the football, made an immediate impact. The senior anchored a defense that allowed just over 1,400 yards rushing on the season and was responsible for play calls, adjustments and set coverages.

Class D

Honorable Mention: Miles Austin, Running Back, (Ticonderoga). Cameron Wright, Running Back, (Moriah). Cory Daly, Line, (Moriah). Cody Henthorn, Line, (Ticonderoga).

Boys’ Soccer

Class B

Second Team

Kyle McCarthy (Northeastern Clinton)

McCarthy recorded 29 goals and five assists while leading Northeastern Clinton to a Section VII Class B championship. The senior forward also claimed the Northern Soccer League Division I Most Valuable Player award.


Josh Rabideau (Northeastern Clinton)

Rabideau capped his illustrious career as a member of the Cougars with 10 shutouts on the season to go along with two sectional victories and a final-four appearance.

Class D

First Team

Brandon Laurin (Chazy)

Laurin finished his senior season by helping Chazy to its sixth state championship since 2004. The NSL Division II Most Valuable Player finished the year with 47 goals, 12 assists and 106 points. He registered 126 goals in his career.

Third Team

Nathan Reynolds (Chazy)

Reynolds scored the game-winning goal against Section II’s Fort Ann in the state championship game. He finished the season with 21 goals, 16 assists and 58 points.

Girls’ Soccer

Class B

Third Team

Mallory Honan (Northeastern Clinton)

Honan finished the season as the area’s top scorer with 47 points (19 goals and nine assists) before being named the NSL Division I Most Valuable Player.

Third Team

Kallie Villemaire (Beekmantown)

Villemaire, a sophomore captain for Beekmantown, concluded the season as one of the league’s most dangerous offensive threats with 14 goals and 12 assists.

Fifth Team

Marle Curle (Plattsburgh High)

Curle had one of her most productive seasons in four years as a member of the Plattsburgh High squad, scoring 13 goals and five assists. The forward also made the NSL Division I First Team for the second time in her career.

Class D

Co-Player of the Year

Hannah Cook (Chateaugay)

Cook was joined as co-player of the year with Remsen senior forward Erin O’Connor. Cook, a midfielder, played a pivotal roll in Chateaugay’s 21-1 campaign by contributing 11 goals and 16 assists for the Bulldogs. The junior notched the overtime goal that sent Chateaugay to the state final four in a 1-0 win over Elizabethtown-Lewis.

First Team

Alexis Beach (Chateaugay)

Beach helped Chateaugay reach the Class D state championship by tallying a hat trick in a 6-1 win over Section 11 champion Smithtown-Christian. Beach finished the year by leading her team in scoring.

Megan Reynolds (Chazy)

Reynolds finished her career with appearances in the Class D state final four in four of the last five years and captured two state championships. The senior tallied 10 goals and nine assists, good for 29 points.

Second Team

Courtney Boyea (Chateaugay)

The senior forward accumulated 26 goals and eight assists while concluding her four-year varsity career with a state runner-up finish.

Third Team

Makenzie Winslow (Minerva/Newcomb)

A sophomore, Winslow led her team in scoring with 20 goals and six assists. The NSL First-Team Division III All-Star will return next season in hopes of avenging of last season’s 4-1 quarterfinal loss to Moriah.

Fourth Team

Kylee Cassavaugh (Elizabethtown-Lewis)

Cassavaugh finished the year with a team-high 20 goals and assisted on six. She scored the first goal in Elizabethtown-Lewis’ 2-0 defeat of Chazy in the Section VII Class D title game.


Class B

Second Team

Shannon Ryan (Beekmantown)

In just her third season of organized volleyball, the middle hitter averaged 13 kills, 10 points, seven digs and four blocks per contest. A sophomore, Ryan had a season-high 19 kills in Beekmantown’s regional playoff game against Johnstown.

Third Team

Kendra LaFountain (Beekmantown)

A senior captain, LaFountain led Beekmantown in dig percentage en route to the squad’s 17-1 record this past fall. The libero also earned First-Team All-CVAC honors.

Class C

Third Team

Miranda Sheffer (AuSable Valley)

Sheffer was a key contributor to the AuSable Valley offense. In the sectional championship, her 12 points, seven aces and nine digs helped the Patriots in a win over Plattsburgh High.

Fourth Team

Noelle Miller (AuSable Valley)

During the sectional title game against Plattsburgh High, Miller had 12 points and 14 kills with one block. The junior will return next season for a shot at back-to-back sectional championships.

Class D

Fourth Team

Hannah Charland (Northern Adirondack)

In the Section VII Class D title match, Charland had 23 points, six aces, five digs and eight kills, leading Northern Adirondack to the sub-regional round against Hartford.

Boys’ Cross Country

Class C

Fourth Team

Jeriqho Gadway (Plattsburgh High)

Gadway was the highest-finishing Section VII runner in the NYSPHSAA Championships with a 24th-place showing in 16:54. He then finished 47th in the New York State Federation Cross Country Championships.

Class D

Second Team

Mitchell Ryan (Seton Catholic)

The senior finished ninth at the state meet in 16:53.9 and finished second in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Championship in 16:31.

Evan Page (Seton Catholic)

The junior finished seventh in the CVAC championship in 17:15 and fourth in the state qualifier in 16:01. Page also took second in the regular-season finale and then placed 14th overall among Class D runners in the state meet.

Fourth Team

Tyler Belden (Ticonderoga)

Belden helped lead Ticonderoga to a fifth-place finish at the state championships with an individual finish of 22nd in 17:20.7. He also finished fourth at the Class D state qualifier (ninth overall), and 10th at the CVAC Championship in 17:34.

Honorable Mention: Javeed Nazir (Ticonderoga), Shawn Silliman (Ticonderoga).

Girls’ Cross Country

Class D

First Team

Margaret Champagne (Seton Catholic)

As a freshman, Champagne finished 100th overall in the Federation meet, 33 spots higher than her 2011 race. At the Class D state championship, she placed seventh in 19:40.4 after winning the state qualifying race by 25 seconds.

Honorable Mention: Nina Armstrong (Lake Placid).