2016-2017 Southwestern Maine Activities Association Girls B

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2016-2017 Southwestern Maine Activities Association Girls B

Postby AtTheRim » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:26 am

2016-2017 Southwestern Maine Activities Association Girls Basketball All-Stars

Class AA

First Team All-Stars

Name School Class
Emily Esposito Gorham Senior
Sophie Glidden Scarborough Junior
Meghan Graff South Portland Junior
Alexandra Hart Thornton Academy Junior
Mackenzie Holmes Gorham Sophomore
Tasia Titherington Deering Senior

Second Team All-Stars

Abby Cavallaro Cheverus Junior
Delainey Haines Deering Sophomore
Brooke Malone Scarborough Senior
Abi Ramirez Deering Senior
Maggie Whitmore South Portland Freshman

Third Team All-Stars

Name School Class

Alisha Aube Thornton Academy Senior
Kaylea Lundin Gorham Senior
Eva Mazur South Portland Junior
McKenzy Ouellette Massabesic Sophomore
Emme Poulin Cheverus Junior

Class A

First Team All-Stars

Name School Class

Jordyn Beers Marshwood Sophomore
Natalie Hermold Marshwood Sophomore
Grace Martin Biddeford Sophomore
Elora Montgomery Marshwood Junior
Courtney Thims Marshwood Sophomore
Mikayla VanZandt Westbrook Sophomore

All-Rookie Team

Name School Class

Paige Cote Sanford Freshman
Amy Fleming Noble Freshman
Raegan Kelly Noble Freshman
Serena Mower Maine Girls’ Academy Freshman
Courtney Thims Marshwood Sophomore
Hannah Tolan Windham Freshman
Mikayla VanZandt Westbrook Sophomore
Maggie Whitmore South Portland Freshman

All-Defensive Team

Name School Class

Emily Esposito Gorham Senior
Alexandra Hart Thornton Academy Junior
Mackenzie Holmes Gorham Sophomore
Eva Mazur South Portland Junior
Abi Ramirez Deering Senior

Ron Cote SMAA Coach of the Year: Mike Giordano, Scarborough

SMAA Co-Players of the Year (Class AA): Emily Esposito, Gorham; Mackenzie
Holmes, Gorham

SMAA Player of the Year (Class A): Grace Martin, Biddeford
Lisa Blais Manning Student-Athletes of the Year: Kaylea Lundin, Gorham

All-Academic Team

Name School

Alisha Aube Thornton Academy
Maddy Beaulieu Maine Girls’ Academy
Natalie Bushey Bonny Eagle
Summer Camire Sanford
Kristen Curley Gorham
Brooke Dawson Cheverus
Emma Desrochers Massabesic
Emily Esposito Gorham
Hannah Fife Marshwood
Kerri Fleming Noble
Lillian Friars Noble
Audrey Gorman Noble
Rose Griffen Portland
Lydia Henderson South Portland
Kate Johnson Portland
Taylor Jordan Thornton Academy
Annie Ledue Sanford
Andrea Lynch Portland
Lucy Macomber Thornton Academy
Kaylin Malmquist Cheverus
Samantha Marash Bonny Eagle
Kristen O’Connell Sanford
Benedetta Raponi Massabesic
Isabella Robinson Thornton Academy
Taylor Sargent Portland
Kendra Silvers Noble
Julia Symbol Westbrook
Taylor Tarr Marshwood
Allison Tillotson Cheverus
Jennifer Turner Bonny Eagle
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Re: 2016-2017 Southwestern Maine Activities Association Girl

Postby Bigticket » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:25 pm

That first team is loaded with talent. I would bet on them for an ol' fashion pick up game any day of the week!

For once I think the voters were spot on. What an honor to be selected and congrats to all the recipients!
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Re: 2016-2017 Southwestern Maine Activities Association Girl

Postby AtTheRim » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:30 am

How does a Division 1 Scholarship Athlete make the Third Team All SMAA? Bueller Bueller.
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Re: 2016-2017 Southwestern Maine Activities Association Girl

Postby jake » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:53 am

At the Rim


Our first instinct is always to call foul instead of congratulating kids or players for their accomplishments. I don't know who you're speaking about but it's unfortunate you can't or don't recognize the performances of those listed. All those on the first team are uniquely talented in their own way, have helped their respective teams get to regional finals, state finals, win gold balls, win regional finals and have provide outstanding leadership etc. Maybe instead of being bitter, you can look inward, Beuller Beuller.... No one on that list isn't deserving of the selection...
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Re: 2016-2017 Southwestern Maine Activities Association Girl

Postby Bigticket » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:10 pm

At the rim,

A D1 scholarship doesn't automatically get someone a bid for 1st team awards for high school. High school may encompass several aspects of being selected that college coaches are not aware of as they particularly pay attention to the AAU setting only. Such things as being a team player, what was the role a specific player had for their team - what was their contribution/impact. Was the player well rounded in all aspects of the game (multi contributor) or simply a one dimensional player. Obviously there is a particular individual you are referring to, but no names have been communicated who that player is. Would you feel confident replacing any 1st team player with said D1 player?
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Re: 2016-2017 Southwestern Maine Activities Association Girl

Postby AtTheRim » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:37 pm

Lets revisit with a different question. How is it that a player is a Third Team SMAA Selection and also an All State Selection? I am in no way demeaning the achievements of any of the other SMAA selections. It is just bad optics and takes away from the credibility of the process. Not the players but the process.
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Re: 2016-2017 Southwestern Maine Activities Association Girl

Postby ExpoEddie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:01 pm

The easy answer is coaches select SMAA and writers All State both at PPH and BDN. Now some sports writers call coaches for feedback about players they played against, not coached. A Bangor writer on the fence and he called me about Chloe Smedley. My input said she was vastly underrated and one of the best players I coached against last two years. She got picked. My sentiment must of been felt by others.

Either criteria different or coaches weigh information differently. D1 coaches rarely get it wrong. My personal feeling is I must not of seen enough to make a good judgment call and the PPH & Butler got it right. Good for her. SMAA weighed something different it would appear in their selections. This is not a critical posting, but just some feedback as each selected player is deserving and congratulated.
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