Niskayuna’s Izzy Lynch named first-team all-state in soccer

Led girls back to sectional title game
Izzy Lynch was named first-team all-state in soccer.
Izzy Lynch was named first-team all-state in soccer.

Niskayuna senior forward Izzy Lynch has been named to the all-state Class AA first team for girls’ soccer after leading the Silver Warriors back to the Section II championship game.

The Suburban Council co-Player of the Year scored 15 goals and assisted nine times, with two of those goals coming in a 2-1 Section II semifinal win over Bethlehem before Niskayuna’s 1-0 title-game loss to Shenendehowa.

Lynch helped guide Niskayuna to Section II championships as a sophomore and again as a junior, when she was selected to the all-state second team. Lynch has committed to the University of Connecticut.

Section II goal-scoring leader Brooke Pickett of state runner-up Stillwater is among a trio of Class C all-state first-team selections. Pickett piled up 49 goals, including four when the Warriors beat Schoharie 4-2 for the area title, and three when they knocked off Notre Dame-Elmira 4-2 in overtime in the state semifinals. Pickett, a sophomore forward, has 98 goals in her three varsity seasons.

Schoharie senior midfielder Carrie Krohn and Stillwater freshman midfielder Keelyn Peacock also made the Class C first team.

Krohn totaled 41 goals and 18 assists while earning Western Athletic Conference most valuable player honors. Peacock excelled defensively, yet also collected 11 goals and 11 assists.

First-team all-state laurels also went to Cohoes senior forward Natalie Ricci in Class B, and Northville senior forward Hannah Coupas in Class D.

Among the second-team selections are Ava Sullivan of Shenendehowa and Grace Hotaling of Bethlehem in Class AA; Tanya Leggiero of Scotia-Glenville in Class A; Sofia Cassano of Schalmont and Mackenzie Bowie of Mechanicville in Class B; Taylor Mann of Hoosick Falls in Class C; and Sarah Paige of Fort Ann in Class D.

Leggiero, a junior midfielder, had 19 goals and 14 assists for the Section II Class B champion Tartans. Cassano, a sophomore forward, had 20 goals and 11 assists for the Section II Class B champion Sabres and was tabbed the Colonial Council’s top player.


Class AA
Izzy Lynch, Niskayuna, 12, F (first team); Grace Hotaling, Bethlehem, 11, M (second); Ava Sullivan, Shenendehowa, 12, M (second); Ali Greco, Niskayuna, 12, M (third); Cait Wood, Shaker, 12, F (fourth); Holly Moore, Bethlehem, 12, M (fifth); Kelsey Kohler, Shenendehowa, 12, G (fifth).

Class A
Tanya Leggiero, Scotia-Glenville, 1, M (second); Lexi Canavally, Mohonasen, 12, F (third); Alexandra Skoda, Mohonasen, 10, F (fourth); Jessica Haskins, Averill Park, 10, D (fourth); Sydnee Smith, Scotia-Glenville, 12, F (fifth); Aly Fish, South Glens Falls, 11, M (fifth); Mollie Boone, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 11, M (sixth); Lauren Hosner, Scotia-Glenville, 12, G (sixth).

Class B
Natalie Ricci, Cohoes, 12, F (first); Mackenzie Bowie, Mechanicville, 12, F (second); Sofia Cassano, Schalmont, 10, F (second); Lea Hickey, Mechanicville, 12, F (third); Vanessa Wainwright, Schalmont, 11, M (third); Amy Moreau, Schuylerville, 12, M (fourth); Samantha Dayter, Cohoes, 12, G (fourth); Kaelyn Lawson, Voorheesville, 10, F (fifth); Alyssa Duvall, Fonda-Fultonville, 11, M (fifth); Ava Panto, Holy Names, 10, F (fifth); Molly Older, Schalmont, 12, M (fifth).

Class C
Brooke Pickett, Stillwater, 10, F (first); Carrie Krohn, Schoharie, 12, M (first); Keelyn Peacock, Stillwater, 9, M (first); Taylor Mann, Hoosick Falls, 12, F (second); Faith Sheehan, Stillwater, 12, D (third); Gabby Marchellon (Lake George, 10, M (third); Megan Krohn, Schoharie, 9, M (third); Miranda Secord, Cambridge, 12, F (fourth); Darian Morgan, Hoosick Falls, 12, F (fourth); Sarah Kohls, Lake George, 11, F (fifth); Madelyn Pratt, Bolton/Warrensburg, 12, D (fifth); Keegan Deyo, Cairo-Durham, 11, G (fifth).

Class D
Hannah Coupas, Northville, 12, F (first); Sarah Paige, Fort Ann, 10, F (second); Amanda Godfrey, Fort Ann, 11, M (third); Brytney Moore, Northville, 10, M (third); Neva DiBlasi, Salem, 12, M (third); Bella Masi, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville, 10, D (fourth); Morgan Razzano, Heatly, 12, M (fourth); Emily Shepard, Northville, 12, M (fourth).

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