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    Gatorade New York State Player of The Year (Girls)
       Gatorade established an award honoring America's elite high school student-athletes in 1985 and now recognizes standouts in football (boys), volleyball (girls), boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, baseball (boys), softball (girls), and boys and girls track & field. State players of the year are selected for their outstanding athletic performance, academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

       The following athletes went on to be recognized as national players of the year:

    • Christie Welsh, soccer, 1998
    • Nicole Kaczmarski, basketball, 1999
    • Tina Charles, basketball, 2006
    • Aisling Cuffe, cross country, 2010
    • Breanna Stewart, basketball, 2012; also selected as overall national athlete of the year.
       For more information, visit the Gatorade site.

    1985-86 Sue Harnett Moore Catholic
    1986-87 Monika Kost Lindenhurst Forward
    1987-88 Tammi Reiss Eldred Guard
    1988-89 Laura Miele Christ the King Guard
    1989-90 Anita Kaplan Bethlehem Center
    1990-91 Anita Kaplan Bethlehem Center
    1991-92 Nakia Hill Christ the King Center
    1992-93 Tahnee Heins Ichabod Crane Guard
    1993-94 Chamique Holdsclaw Christ the King Center
    1994-95 Chamique Holdsclaw Christ the King Forward/center
    1995-96 Kelly Scanlon Shenendehowa Forward
    1996-97 Nicole Kaczmarski Sachem Guard
    1997-98 Nicole Kaczmarski Sachem Guard
    1998-99 Nicole Kaczmarski Sachem Guard
    1999-00 Bethany LeSuer Garden City Guard
    2000-01 Bethany LeSuer Garden City Guard
    2001-02 Shay Doron Christ the King Guard
    2002-03 Shay Doron Christ the King Guard
    2003-04 Nkolika Anosike St. Peter's Center/forward
    2004-05 Kia Vaughn St. Michael's Center
    2005-06 Tina Charles Christ the King Forward
    2006-07 Lorin Dixon Christ the King Guard
    2007-08 Samantha Prahalis Commack Guard
    2008-09 Bria Hartley North Babylon Guard
    2009-10 Bria Hartley North Babylon Guard
    2010-11 Breanna Stewart Cicero-North Syracuse Forward
    2011-12 Breanna Stewart Cicero-North Syracuse Forward
    2012-13 Saniya Chong Ossining Guard
    2013-14 Sierra Calhoun Christ the King Guard
    2014-15 Lauren "Boogie" Brozoski Long Island Lutheran Guard
    2015-16 Dominique Toussaint Christ the King Giard
    2007-08 Emily Lipari Roslyn
    2008-09 Emily Lipari Roslyn
    2009-10 Aisling Cuffe Cornwall
    2010-11 Aisling Cuffe Cornwall
    2011-12 Jillian Fanning Fayetteville-Manlius
    2012-13 Bella Burda Arlington
    2013-14 Jessica Lawson Corning
    2014-15 Bella Burda Arlington
    2015-16 Jessica Lawson Corning
    1997-98 Abby Wambach Rochester Mercy Striker
    1998-99 Christie Welsh Massapequa Forward
    1999-00 Courtney Smith Westhill Forward/defender
    2000-01 Elizabeth Roberti Southside
    2001-02 Marisa Kanela Wantagh Defender/midfielder
    2002-03 Meghan Rourke Honeoye Falls-Lima Striker
    2003-04 Lorraine Quinn Farmingdale Midfielder
    2004-05 Christina DiMartino Massapequa Midfielder
    2005-06 Marci Pasenello Honeoye Falls-Lima Forward/midfielder
    2006-07 Hannah Cerrone R.C. Ketcham Midfielder
    2007-08 Alaina Beyar Rockville Centre South Side Forward
    2008-09 Kim DeCesare Massapequa Defender/midfielder
    2009-10 Crystal Dunn Rockville Centre South Side Forward
    2010-11 Tatiana Saunders Rye Goalkeeper
    2011-12 Cari Roccaro East Islip Midfielder/defender
    2012-13 Alana O'Neill Washingtonville Defender
    2013-14 Kayla Cappuzzo Calhoun Midfielder
    2014-15 Keri Cavallo Rockville Centre South Side Forward
    2015-16 Hope Breslin Massapequa Forward
    1985-86 Therese Devlin Wantagh Middle distance
    1986-87 Kim Batten Rochester East Jumps/hurdles
    1987-88 Christine Gentile Babylon Middle distance
    1988-89 Cheri Goddard Saragota Springs Distance
    1989-90 Jennifer Finnegan Sidney Middle distance
    1990-91 Jen Norton East Islip Distance
    1991-92 Stacey Schroeder Grand Island Shot/discus
    1992-93 Karen Elliot Penfield Hurdles
    1993-94 Erin Davis Saratoga Springs Distance
    1994-95 Gina LoMonaco Half Hallow Hills Discus
    1995-96 Tamieka Grizzle George Washington Middle distance
    1996-97 Keyon Soley Uniondale Sprints
    1997-98 Keyon Soley Uniondale Sprints/long jump
    1998-99 Jen Donovan Half Hollow Hills East Middle distance
    1999-00 Shanae Dawkins New Rochelle Sprints/hurdles
    2000-01 Stacey Ann Livingston Boys and Girls
    2001-02 Molly Huddle Elmira Notre Dame Distance
    2002-03 Nicole Blood Saratoga Springs Distance
    2003-04 Nicole Blood Saratoga Springs Distance
    2004-05 Mary Saxer Lancaster Long jump/pole vault
    2005-06 Lindsey Ferguson Saratoga Springs Steeple/distances/hurdles
    2006-07 Dalilah Muhammad Cardozo Hurdles
    2007-08 Charlene Lipsey Hempstead Sprints
    2008-09 Shelby Greany Suffern Distances
    2009-10 Melissa Kurzdorfer Lancaster Shot/discus
    2010-11 Aisling Cuffe Cornwall Distance
    2011-12 Mary Cain Bronxville Distance
    2012-13 Sabrina Southerland Cardozo Middle distance
    2013-14 Zola Golden Arlington Sprints
    2014-15 Sammy Watson Rush-Henrietta Middle distance
    2015-16 Sammy Watson Rush-Henrietta Middle distance
    1995-96 Tori Seibert Sweet Home Middle hitter
    1996-97 Tracee Brown North Rockland Middle hitter
    1997-98 Bitsy Mayhle Sweet Home Middle hitter
    1998-99 Bitsy Mayhle Sweet Home Outside hitter
    1999-00 Lindsay Matikosh North Tonawanda Middle hitter
    2000-01 Rachael Rush Sweet Home Setter
    2001-02 Ashley DoEpp Eden Outside hitter
    2002-03 Ashley DoEpp Eden Outside hitter
    2003-04 Franci Girard Fieldstone School Outside hitter
    2004-05 Stephanie Jansma Lancaster Setter/outside hitter
    2005-06 Sarah Morton Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Middle blocker
    2006-07 Alyssa D'Errico Byron-Bergen Outside hitter
    2007-08 Erin Little Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Middle blocker
    2008-09 Mary Cushman Irondequoit Outside hitter
    2009-10 Mary Cushman Irondequoit Outside hitter
    2010-11 Heather Feldman Eden Setter
    2011-12 Melissa Rigo John Glenn Outside hitter
    2012-13 Luisa Schirmer Pittsford Sutherland Outside hitter
    2013-14 Luisa Schirmer Pittsford Sutherland Outside hitter
    2014-15 Leah Meyer Lancaster St. Mary's Middle blocker
    2015-16 Sam Burgio Eden Outside hitter
    1997-98 Veronica Maher Warsaw Pitcher
    1998-99 Barbara Cook Susquehanna Valley Pitcher
    1999-00 Lauren Bettinelli Bay Shore Pitcher/shortstop
    2000-01 Lauren Bettinelli Bay Shore Pitcher/shortstop
    2001-02 Laura Sweeney John Jay Shortstop
    2002-03 Jennifer Martinez Bellport Pitcher/shortstop/1st base
    2003-04 Mary Beth Puccio Bay Shore First base
    2004-05 Maddy Coon Horace Greeley Pitcher/shortstop
    2005-06 Lauryn DePaul Liverpool Shortstop/3rd base
    2006-07 Chelsea Plimpton Williamsville South Pitcher
    2007-08 Cassie Reilly-Boccia Yorktown First base
    2008-09 Olivia Galati St. John the Baptist Pitcher
    2009-10 Tammy Wray Somers Shortstop
    2010-11 Marissa Diescher Livingston Manor Pitcher
    2011-12 Kristen Brown MacArthur Shortstop/pitcher
    2012-13 Sydney O'Hara Cicero-North Syracuse Pitcher
    2013-14 Julia DiMartino Brockport Pitcher
    2014-15 Toni Polk Niagara Falls Shortstop
    2015-16 Sarah Cornell W.T. Clarke Pitcher

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