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PRIVATE SCHOOL SENIORS DOMINATE FIRST TEAM

First team:
Kelly Regan
Nichols 6-3 senior center
PPG: 14.2 RPG: 13.8 BPG: 2.6
Strong post player who had a double-double in 22 of the Vikings' 26 games. She was named all-tournament in all five of the tournaments in which Nichols participated. She was named MVP of the Western Reserve Tournament. She signed early with Manhattan, an NCAA Division I program in the MAAC. She plans to study education or sports medicine.

Jaspers coach Myndi Hill considers her team fortunate to get Regan. She said they recruited Regan during her junior year and followed her during her AAU season with the Niagara Rapids. "She just keeps getting better," Hill said. "She's a great all-around person, with good character, enthusiastic. To find a 6-3 post with her skills is a dream come true."

Regan said the highlight of her season was the playoff win over Immaculata after losing to them in the regular season and beating Nardin, the No. 1-ranked large school at the time.
Carissa Ferrucci
Immaculata 5-5 senior guard
PPG: 12.9 APG: 4.8 SPG: 5.1
Coach Angelo Iafallo can still see Ferrucci getting the outlet pass after a missed Springville free throw and driving the length of the court to tie the game and force OT. It was one of many memorable plays for Ferrucci as she led the Bears to a 23-2 season.

Ferrucci dictated the tempo of a game, set up her teammates for easy baskets and held up well under pressure all season. She was named MVP of tournaments at Hamburg, Rochester, Ripley and played big in the 55-53 win over Nichols. She broke school records for career steals (425), assists (353) and single season steals (123).

She had a career-high 26 points in a win over Holy Angels in the championship of the Hamburg Tournament. She became the first player at Immaculata to surpass 1,000 points (1,073).

Ferrucci will attend Medaille College in Buffalo, an NCAA Division III school.

Meghan Macguire
Grand Island 5-2 senior guard
PPG: 10.4 APG: 6.6 SPG: 2.0
Tremendous leader who helped the Vikings to their second consecutive Section VI Class A championship. At 5-foot-2, Macguire was a giant among point guards. She could throw a touch pass or a thread-the-needle pass with equal accuracy. Her outside shooting opened up the middle for teammates Courtney Donovan and Ashleigh Frieday.

The steady play of Macguire helped carry the Vikings to a 14-0 record in the Niagara Frontier League. Macguire ends her four years as a starter with a 74-18 record, 763 points, 192 steals and 503 assists. She said the highlight of her career was advancing to the Far West Regional round in her last two years. She is the valedictorian of the senior class. She's considering Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh or the University of Rochester. She joins the first team this year after being on the third team last year.

Kelly Haslinger
Nardin 5-4 senior guard
PPG: 10.7 APG: 3.6 SPG: 2.8
The Gators had only one returning starter this season, but lucky for them it was Haslinger, who carried Nardin to the Monsignor Martin Association title. Haslinger creates openings to drive, is an excellent passer and has worked hard to develop a pull-up jumper.

She saved one of the best games of her career for last, scoring 15 points against eventual Federation champ Holy Trinity, in the Class B Catholic semifinals at Canisius College.

She was MVP of the Aquinas Tournament and All-Tournament at Lockport. She's a three-year starter who ends her career with 791 points.

"She's very, very unselfish. She was happy at other people's success," coach Jake Herlihy said. "She got our tall people involved in the offense, and she and (Natalie) Hojnacki worked so well together."

A 96 average student, Haslinger is deciding between Nazareth and SUNY Binghamton.

Mary Kate Wilson
Mount Mercy 6-0 senior forward
PPG: 18.0 RPG: NA APG: NA
Wilson, a returning all-WNY first-team pick, didn't go a game in which she didn't face a defense designed around stopping her. That didn't prevent her from earning a share of the Monsignor Martin Association's MVP award and ending her career as the all-time school's scoring leader (1,175 points).

The Magic won the MMA title in three of her four seasons. Wilson did everything this year from bringing the ball up to posting up and shooting threes. She scored 20-plus points in each of the three games against Nardin.

Wilson will continue her career at New York University, one of the country's top Division III programs.

"This kid could have played a ton of places," NYU coach Janice Quinn said. "The real Mary Kate Wilson story is the enormity of the decision she made. The scholars, the athletes and their character is what it's all about. These kids don't have egos."

Second team:
Christina Biedny
Clarence 6-5 senior center
PPG: 15.2 RPG: 7.4 BPG: 3.7
Biedny weighed several scholarship offers before signing with Hofstra University.

Biedny leaves Clarence as one of its most accomplished players. She led the Red Devils to their first sectional title since 1982-83. She was named team MVP for a third consecutive year. For her career she had a school record 313 blocks with 961 points and 650 rebounds.

Biedny said the highlight to her season was beating Orchard Park to earn a share of the ECIC I title, and then eliminating them for the Class AA-1 title.

Brenlyn Campbell
Lew-Port 5-10 senior forward
PPG: 13.7 APG: 2.1 SPG: 2.5
Strong inside player and a good finisher. When the Lancers needed a big basket they looked to Campbell and she delivered. She scored a career-high 38 points in the Lancers' win over Springville in the Class A-2 title game. She added 16 against Grand Island in the Class A crossover. She's a four-year starter who ends her career with 1,240 points. Campbell came back strong after ACL surgery.

She will attend Medaille College, which is coming off a 20-win season. She plans to study criminal justice.

Elyse Monte
Sacred Heart 5-5 junior guard
PPG: 14.6 APG: 4.8 SPG: 4.2
Monte was named co-MVP of the Monsignor Martin Association after leading the Sharks to a 20-7 season and a trip to the MMA finals. She was named MVP of the Sweet Home and Al Pastor Tournaments. Her season high of 30 points came against Holy Angels. The two-year starter ended her junior season with a 17-point performance against Kellenberg in the New York State Catholic Class B semifinals. She's a returning Buffalo News All-WNY shortstop on the softball team. She's an honor roll student with a 3.45 average.

Shannan Scarselletta
Nichols 6-0 senior forward
PPG: 11.9 RPG: 9.8 BPG: 2.9
Whether she used a drop step, turnaround or fade-away, Scarselletta found a way to beat opponents. She had 14 double-doubles in 26 games and made three all-tournament teams.

Scarselletta finished her four-year career with 1,053 points. She scored 1,420 on her SATs.

She will continue her career at Cornell. "From Day One of the recruiting process, we were impressed with her toughness and competitiveness on the court," said Big Red coach Dayna Smith. "More importantly, we love her attitude and her work ethic."

Erin Zahariev
Hamburg 5-10 senior forward
PPG: 16.0 RPG: 12.0 APG: 5.0
Her strong play inside and out led the Bulldogs to the Section VI Class AA title. "She worked hard for everything she got," coach Scott DeJohn said.

Zahariev's passion for the game was pretty evident. She played the last two seasons with a titanium rod and screw in her leg after breaking her tibia and fibula playing soccer the summer before her junior year.

A four-year starter, she ends her career with 1,071 points, leaving her third all-time at Hamburg. With a 94 average, she's looking to continue her career at John Carroll and study education.

Third team:
Lindsay Bergman
Holy Angels 5-10 senior forward
PPG: 14.1 RPG: 10.3 APG: 2.5
Bergman was at her best in the Angels' biggest games. She had 14 points in the overtime loss to Bishop Ford of Queens, 17 against our Lady of Mercy and 20 against Sacred Heart in the MMA playoffs.

She will attend either Canisius College or St. Lawrence.

Bergman was the undeniable leader of the team, making everyone around her better. She showed no effects of the ACL injury that snuffed out the end of her junior season.

Ashleigh Frieday
Grand Island 5-10 junior forward
PPG: 17.5 RPG: 8.0 SPG: 2.5
Frieday helped her team in so many ways -- with a three-pointer at a crucial time, a rebound when they had to have possession or a free throw with the game on the line. She can play guard or forward. Against the best team the Vikings faced all season -- Honeoye Fall-Lima -- Frieday connected for 18 points. She's a three-year starter. Carries a 3.4 academic average.
Megan Hathaway
Niagara-Wheatfield 5-5 senior guard
PPG: 19.8 APG: 3.2 SPG: 3.9
Her quick first step and her ability to drive to the basket fearlessly helped Hathaway finish her four-year career as the No. 3 scorer in school history (1,514 points). She had a season-high 29 points against North Tonawanda. She's planning to attend Bucknell University of the Patriot League and run track. She's ranked 17th in her class of 275.

Amanda Lickfeld
Nichols 5-10 senior guard
PPG: 12.9 APG: 6.0 3s: 52
Lickfeld gave Nichols the outside threat it needed. She had a school record 52 three-pointers. She was used at the top of the 1-2-2 zone because she deflected so many passes with her quick hands. She could also rebound if the team's big girls got in foul trouble.

"She kept the team going. She was the cool leader on the floor," coach Bob Torgalski said.

Tracy Wangelin
Olean 5-10 senior forward
PPG: 14.8 RPG: 7.6 SPG: 2.0
Wangelin's consistency and a strong inside game helped her earn MVP of CCIAC I. The Huskies won or shared the CCIAC I title in her three years as a starter. She's an honor roll student who plans to continue her basketball career at Genesee Community College. "We almost had to have her on the court all the time to be effective," coach Martha Altmire said.