Junior, Hoosac Valley
The versatile Rosse dominated the low post for the Hurricanes. The junior forward runs the floor extremely well, and her skill and basketball IQ allowed her to find a mismatch in every situation. Rosse could score in the post, but her outside shooting was an equally effective weapon.
Rosse averaged 15 points per game, shooting 55 percent from the field, 46 percent from 3-point land and 75 percent from the free throw line; while leading the team with 163 rebounds and 47 blocks. She's 25 points away from 1,000 for her career.
The coach's take: She's been such a huge factor for us. She's versatile and gives us a ton inside and out. Very good going to the basket. ... She can beat the girls guarding her down the court and we can get transition points out of that.
-- Ron Wojcik, Hoosac Valley coach
Senior, Hoosac Valley
Rodowicz was the defensive stopper for the Hurricanes, often responsible for guarding the opposing team's best player. A four-year varsity player, Rodowicz showed throughout the Hurricanes' playoff run that she was also a capable scorer, knocking down critical long-range shots. She averaged 8.5 points per game, recorded 43 steals and pulled down 130 rebounds.
The coach's take: [Defensively] we kind of knew and saw that skill in her as a freshman. She did tremendous job shutting down play and dictated the defensive toughness for our press.
Steinman was the catalyst for the Generals' offense this season. Leading the team in scoring and assists, the freshman guard was deadly when attacking the basket, and could pull up for long-range jumpers in transition as well. Very high basketball IQ, especially when considering her age.
The coach's take: Her basketball IQ is second to none. She's a student of the game, and she came in as a student of the game. The promise that she has a freshman is unbelievable.
-- Joe Racicot, Pittsfield coach
Carnevale may have the fastest motor of any player in Berkshire County. The forward goes all out when grabbing rebounds or diving for loose balls. Carnevale led the Generals in rebounding, and she could score in the low post, as well as attack the basket.
The coach's take: One of Lauren's personal missions is to get her hands on every rebound and every loose ball. She's got a motor that keeps running, and the dedication she has to get her hands on rebounds. ... You can't ask for more from a player.
Slaughter was the No. 1 scoring option for the Braves. Slaughter's strength and physicality made her a true low post scorer, dominating when catching the ball close to the basket. She led the team in rebounding, and was an efficient free throw shooter as well.
The coach's take: Nyanna's been great. Had some knee issues. Tore her ACL freshman year, and worked really hard to get herself back. Her effort and passion for playing at Taconic cannot be measured.
-- Matt Mickle, Taconic coach
Junior, Mount Greylock
Barrett became a member of the 1,000-point club during her junior year, and the guard is the top scorer in the county. She averaged 19.4 points per game, on 40 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent from 3-point range. Barrett has deep range on her jumper, and she's not hesitant to show it, pulling up from way beyond the 3-point line when given space. Barrett showed the ability to perform in the clutch as well, netting game-winners against Wahconah and Mahar. She scored in double figures in all but one game.
The coach's take: She's worked very hard on all aspects of playing. Spends a lot of extra time working on shooting and free throws; that in and of itself has increased her confidence. Does all the things she needs to do as a leader.
-- Paul Barrett, Mount Greylock coach
Mitts was the leader of a young Lenox team, and she finished near the top of the county in points, free throws and free throw percentage, while leading her team in scoring and rebounding. Mitts could score from anywhere on the court. She had seven double-doubles on the season, and finished with 826 career points. She was a three-year varsity player and a two-year varsity starter.
The coach's take: She's a leader by example on the floor. This year she had to do a little more and be a rebounder and passer, and she stepped into the role very well. She was a great captain and all-around great person. I loved watching her develop into the player she's become. ... a very positive role model.
-- Nicole Patella, Lenox coach
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(As selected by the county's coaches)
Emily Moulton, Drury; Morgan Lamarre, Drury; Dom Satrape, Pittsfield; Trinity Cookis, Pittsfield; Allie Hunt, Pittsfield; Alyssa Kelly, Lee; Nikki Laudon, Lee; Angela O'Neil, Taconic; Kirsten McNeice, Taconic; Kayla Aberdale, Monument Mountain; Heather Hassett, Monument Mountain; Vanessa Troiano, Monument Mountain; Maddie Sprague, Wahconah; Katie Dumas, Wahconah.
Jenna Benzinger, Mount Greylock; MacKenzie Flynn, Mount Greylock; Jaclynn Hathaway, Lenox; Alyssa Creamer, St. Joseph; McKenzie Robinson, Hoosac Valley; Madi Ryan, Hoosac Valley; Hannah Herrick, Mount Everett; Gwendolyn Carpenter, Mount Everett; Deseraye Conaway, Mount Everett.