facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Girls basketball: AAC American Division at a glance



Published: Sun, December 2, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

AUSTINTOWN FITCH

Conference: All-American Conference American Division

2011-12 record: 11-10.

Head coach: Stacie Cepin, fourth season, 27-36.

Projected starters: Brenda Thompson, senior, guard, 5-6; Megan Sefcik, junior, guard, 5-9, 15.6 points per game; Cassie Custer, junior, guard, 5-10; Sarah Melfe, junior, forward, 5-10; Brianna Edwards, senior, forward, 5-11.

Other varsity players: Aaliyah Sadler, sophomore, guard, 5-8; Carlie Chepke, junior, guard, 5-6; Serina Colon, senior, guard, 5-5; Alexandria Coe, junior, guard, 5-4; Maura Bianco, junior, forward, 5-9; Paige McClendon, junior, forward, 5-11.

Team’s outlook: Cepin says her goal is to utilize her bench more in an effort to have the Falcons play an uptempo pace.

League prediction: Cepin thinks Canfield is the team to beat in the conference. She sees Struthers, Poland and Howland as contenders.

CANFIELD

Conference: All-American Conference American Division

2011-12 record: 17-8.

Head coach: Pat Pavlansky, 18th season, 276-117 (312-166 overall).

Projected starters: Abby Baker, senior, guard, 5-8, 8 points; Paige Baker, senior, guard, 5-3, 2.5; Rachel Tinkey, sophomore, guard, 5-6, 7.5; Kayla Barko, senior, forward, 5-11, 3.5; Sabrina Mangapora, senior, forward, 6-1, 20.2.

Other varsity players: Allison Pavlansky, senior, guard, 5-11, 4.5; Crissy Gelonese, junior, guard, 5-3; Jamie Giambattista, junior, guard, 5-6; Lynnae Whitehead, junior, guard, 5-5; Erin Risner, sophomore, forward, 5-9.

Team’s outlook: Pavlansky said the experienced Cardinals return six players from last year’s team that reached the Division II regional semifinals.

League prediction: Pavlansky sees Struthers, Fitch, Poland and Howland as the teams to beat for a league crown.

HOWLAND

Conference: All-American Conference American Division

2011-12 record: 22-2.

Head coach: John Diehl, 19th season, 280-133.

Projected starters: Gabby Cvengros, junior, post, 5-11; Taylor Ginnis, senior, forward, 2.3 points; Trisha Ginnis, sophomore, point guard; Jordan Entler, junior, guard; Lexi Ross, sophomore, guard.

Other varsity players: McKenzie Miles, junior, post, 5-8; Haley Chill, senior, guard; Victoria Rappach, frashman, guard; Jada Pagan, sophomore, guard; Olivia Donadio, sophomore, forward.

Team’s outlook: Unlike recent seasons, the Tigers lack experience and size. After four straight league titles, the Tigers are rebuilding.

League prediction: Diehl expects Canfield, Fitch and Struthers to finish at the top of the standings.

HUBBARD

Conference: All-American Conference American Division

2011-12 record: 3-18.

Head coach: Kacie Mosora, second season, 3-18.

Projected starters: Julia Clemente, senior, point guard, 5-6, 7 points; Emily Manion, sophomore, guard, 5-7, 5.4; Alena Burzynski, sophomore, guard, 5-5, 5; Mindy Gigax, senior, post, 5-7, 5; Amanda Irwon, senior, post, 5-7, 5.

Other varsity players: Justine Goldner, senior, post, 5-9, 7.5; Melissa Thomas, junior, point guard, 5-4.

Team’s outlook: Mosora says the Eagles’ strengths are experience from seven letterwinners and quickness on defense. Her concerns include breaking in a new point guard and staying out of foul trouble.

NILES

Conference: All-American Conference American Division

2011-12 record: 3-17, 2-6.

Head coach: Erica Wilson, second season, 3-17.

Projected starters: Megan Morris, senior, guard, 5-1; Katrina Harris, senor, forward, 5-8; Ashley Cline, sophomore, forward, 5-7; Sara Marz, freshman, guard, 5-9; Makayla Butler, freshman, guard, 5-4.

Other varsity players: Tricia Marz, senior, forward, 5-8; Angel Gordon, semior, guard, 5-1, Sana Hughes, junior, forward, 5-6; Kirsten Cvengros, sophomore, forward, 5-8; Braley Hale, sophomore, guard, 5-8.

Team’s outlook: Wilson is counting on her three experienced starters to lead by example.

POLAND

Conference: All-American Conference American Division

2011-12 record: 13-9.

Head coach: Nick Blanch.

Projected starters: Rachael Robertson, 5.2 points; Kasie Serich, 2; Liz Suess, 3; Aleah Hughes, 3.

Other varsity players: Marissa Trevis, Phoebe Bush, Korinna Sherman, Emily Shields, Madison Walkama, Theodora Constantine, Libby Rubesa, Claire testa, Kathryn Wilson.

Team’s outlook: Blanch says his team is inexperienced and has big shoes to fill after losing five to graduation.

League prediction: Blanch says Canfield and Struthers are the top teams in the league.

Staff report


Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.

News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Services
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2016 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes