INSIDE THE PRESS BOX: Girls Hockey
The 2016-17 Amateur Hockey Association-Illinois (AHAI) all-state team is highly populated with star players from Glenbrook, New Trier, Loyola Academy and the Lake Forest Scouts.
Glenbrook topped the list. Nine of its players were honored for their efforts, including sophomore goalkeeper Viola Chobak. The other selections include three defensive players (sophomore Madeline Dunham, junior Madision Itagaki and Allie Karakosta) and five forwards (sophomore Lily Cataldo, junior Hannah Jensen, junior Nicole Knudson, sophomore Katerina Poulos and senior Caitlin Schnedier).
Seven New Trier players made the squad: sophomore Hayden Snow (goalkeeper), sophomore Maddie Babnik (defense), senior Tay Munson (defense), freshman Julia Laden (forward), freshman Mae Olshansky (forward), senior Isabelle Sennett (forward) and freshman Claire VanDamme (forward).
Loyola had six players named to team: junior Tianna Lavalle (goalkeeper), junior Kaela Finegan (defense), senior Valerie Caldwell (forward), senior Tess Dettling (forward), senior Charlotte Langill (forward) and Greta Skarzynski (forward).
Along with senior goalkeeper Corynn Salazar, three forwards — senior Kyra Mangasarian, junior Victoria Soukup and freshman Kennedy Stein — from the Lake Forest Scouts were selected.
Lake Forest Academy had two players named all-state in sophomore MaryJane Alexander and junior Daniela Gendron. Both play defense.
The annual all-state game will be held on Feb. 13 (6:30 p.m.) at The Edge in Bensenville. LA, NT and LFA will represent the White Team. Glenbrook and Lake Forest will team up on the Red Team.
Other all-staters include Evanston’s Grace Giangreco (goalkeeper), Shea Marie Nelson (defense) and Valerie Ruley (forward); Maine Township’s Elizabeth Ahne (forward) and Jessica Krawitz (forward); Warren’s Kelsey Campbell (forward); Latin’s Alexandra Rodman (goalkeeper), Kate Pohl (forward), Kendra Nealey (defense), Sydney Sorkin (defense) and Audrey McMahon (forward); Barrington’s Delaney Calabrese (forward); and Fenwick’s Madeleine Shea (defense) and Erin Proctor (forward).