Barker trio heads annual N-O All-League field hockey team
Undefeated (12-0) champion Barker has placed three players on the first team of the Niagara-Orleans All-League field hockey squad.
The Lady Raiders trio includes senior forwards Katrina Clare and Ciara Gregoire and junior midfielder Madison Gancasz. All are repeat selections.
Clare, a three-time first team honoree who was named N-O Player of the Year, led Barker with 18 goals and 21 assists. Gregoire had 17 goals and 2 assists and Gancasz 5 goals and 6 assists.
Runner-up Medina is represented on the first team by the senior duo of forward Lacey Kenward and midfielder Mary Flores.
Kenward led the Mustangs with 14 goals and also had 4 assists while Flores had 5 goals and 5 assists.
Akron likewise had two first team honorees, midfielder Jenelle Kieffer and defender Emerson Polkowski, both sophomores. Kieffer scored 5 goals.
Rounding out the first team are Roy-Hart senior midfielder Samantha Choate, Wilson senior defender Emilee Muoio, Newfane senior defender Madison Klumpp and Kenmore junior forward Jessica Botham. Klumpp is a repeat selection.
Choate had 5 goals and 7 assists, Muoio 7 goals and 5 assists and Botham 4 goals and 4 assists.
Barker also has three players on the second team including senior Rachel Hurtgam and juniors Lena Fazzolari and Ella Fox. Hurtgam had 12 goals and 7 assists.
Medina is represented by seniors Grace Cook and Abi Neuman.
Completing the second team are junior Lydia Blueye and sophomore Alexandrea Roland from Akron, senior Abby Ander from Roy-Hart, senior Ryleigh McCoy from Newfane, senior Sierra Shepherd from Wilson and Izzy DiGesaire from Kenmore.
Players receiving Honorable Mention, listed by school, are as follows:
Barker – Kaedynce Schumacher, Ginger Alexander and Serena Harris.
Medina – Hannah Kenward, Tessa Pecoraro, FaithAnn Vanderwalker and Layna Viloria.
Akron – Sophia Jones and Madison Brege.
Roy-Hart – Sophia DiCenso
Wilson – Anna Meyers and Olivia Mocarski.
Newfane – Kaylee Christy, Elizabeth Klumpp, Alex Donovan and Sarah Nola
Kenmore – Kat Torres