Stuart Robinson, new NYU AD, will step down as New Paltz coach

Varsity 845 2020 Boys Basketball coach of the year Stuart Robinson was named New York University’s athletic director Thursday.

Robinson, who led New Paltz to the last three Section 9 Class A titles, will step down as the school’s basketball coach. He informed his players of the decision earlier this week. Robinson won 75 games in six seasons for the Hugeonots.

New Paltz was primed for a four-peat in 2021 with the return of four junior starters from team’s 17-7 season.

Robinson leaves SUNY New Paltz after 20 years as its athletic director. His hiring is effective on August 3 and he will replace Christopher Bledsoe, who retired after 23 years.

Robinson served on the NCAA Division III championship and infraction committees while at SUNY New Paltz. He is the all-time wins leader for SUNY New Paltz men’s soccer, earning 96 victories in 15 seasons on the sideline.

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2020 Section 9 Football Schedule

Aidan Semo and two-time defending state Class A champion Cornwall are tentatively scheduled to open 2020 season at Section 9 Class AA champion Pine Bush on Sept. 11. KELLY MARSH/FOR THE TIMES HERALD

Section 9 football teams may be adding a game to their tentative 2020 schedules following Wednesday’s NYSPHSAA executive committee vote on a “Week Zero” game.

Schools would tentatively have the option of opening the season on the weekend of Sept. 4-5 rather than playing a scrimmage.

Of course, all schedules are subject to change due to COVID-19 guidelines and schools returning to in-school instruction for the 2020-21 academic year.

Here’s a look at the tentative Section 9 football regular-season schedule as posted on the OCIAA website:

Class AA: Middletown, Monroe-Woodbury, Kingston, Newburgh Free Academy, Pine Bush, Valley Central, Washingtonville
Class A: Cornwall, Goshen, Minisink Valley, Saugerties, Wallkill, Warwick
Class B: Burke Catholic, Highland, Marlboro, New Paltz, Port Jervis, Red Hook, Rondout Valley
Class C: Chester, James I. O’Neill, Liberty
Independent: Monticello, Roosevelt
Eight-man: Dover, Eldred, Ellenville, Millbrook, Onteora, Pawling, Pine Plains, Roscoe, Spackenkill, Sullivan West, Spackenkill, Tri-Valley

Friday, Sept. 11
Goshen at Washingtonville, 6:30 p.m.
Red Hook at New Paltz, 6:30 p.m.
Rondout Valley at Marlboro, 6:30 p.m.
Chaminade at Newburgh Free Academy, 7 p.m.
Warwick at Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m.
Middletown at Minisink Valley, 7 p.m.
Cornwall at Pine Bush, 7 p.m.
Valley Central at Wallkill, 7 p.m.
James I. O’Neill at Highland, 7 p.m.
Fallsburg at Dover, 7 p.m.
Sullivan West at Millbrook, 7 p.m.
Ellenville at Pine Plains, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12
Kingston at Saugerties, 1 p.m.
Roosevelt at Liberty, 1 p.m.
Chester at Monticello, 1 p.m.
Port Jervis at Burke Catholic, 1:30 p.m.
Spackenkill at Tri-Valley, 1:30 p.m.
Roscoe at Onteora, 1:30 p.m.
Eldred at Pawling, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17
Monticello at Red Hook, 4 p.m.
Highland at Rondout Valley, 4 p.m.
Pawling at Tri-Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Dover at Roscoe, 4:30 p.m.
Liberty at Marlboro, 6:30 p.m.
Onteora at Fallsburg, 6:30 p.m.
Minisink Valley at Newburgh Free Academy, 7 p.m.
Washingtonville at Kingston, 7 p.m.
Valley Central at Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m.
Pine Bush at Middletown, 7 p.m.
Warwick at Wallkill, 7 p.m.
Saugerties at Cornwall, 7 p.m.
James I. O’Neill at Roosevelt, 7 p.m.
Burke Catholic at Goshen, 7 p.m.
New Paltz at Port Jervis, 7 p.m.
Bronxville at Chester, 7 p.m.
Pine Plains at Sullivan West, 7 p.m.
Millbrook at Eldred, 7 p.m.
Ellenville at Spackenkill, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25
Burke Catholic at New Paltz, 6 p.m.
Newburgh Free Academy at Washingtonville, 6:30 p.m.
Wallkill at Kingston, 7 p.m.
Monroe-Woodbury at Middletown, 7 p.m.
Pine Bush at Valley Central, 7 p.m.
Marlboro at Warwick, 7 p.m.
Cornwall at Goshen, 7 p.m.
Saugerties at Minisink Valley, 7 p.m.
Woodlands at Chester, 7 p.m.
Liberty at James I. O’Neill, 7 p.m.
Ellenville at Sullivan West, 7 p.m.
Pine Plains at Dover, 7 p.m.
Millbrook at Onteora, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 26
Roosevelt at Monticello, 1:30 p.m.
Highland at Red Hook, 1:30 p.m.
Port Jervis at Rondout Valley, 1:30 p.m.
Fallsburg at Tri-Valley, 1:30 p.m.
Spackenkill at Pawling, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 2
Valley Central at Washingtonville, 6:30 p.m.
Monticello at James I. O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.
Marlboro at New Paltz, 6:30 p.m.
Pine Bush at Newburgh Free Academy, 7 p.m.
Kingston at Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m.
Port Jervis at Middletown, 7 p.m.
Warwick at Minisink Valley, 7 p.m.
Cornwall at Wallkill, 7 p.m.
Burke Catholic at Chester, 7 p.m.
Liberty at Highland, 7 p.m.
Fallsburg at Ellenville, 7 p.m.
Tri-Valley at Eldred, 7 p.m.
Roscoe at Sullivan West, 7 p.m.
Pine Plains at Spackenkill, 7 p.m.
Dover at Millbrook, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3
Roosevelt at Voorheesville, 1 p.m.
Rondout Valley at Red Hook, 1 p.m.
Goshen at Saugerties, 1:30 p.m.
Onteora at Pawling, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9
Dover at Pawling, 6 p.m.
Eldred at Fallsburg, 6:30 p.m.
Newburgh Free Academy at Valley Central, 7 p.m.
Middletown at Kingston, 7 p.m.
Monroe-Woodbury at Pine Bush, 7 p.m.
Washingtonville at Cornwall, 7 p.m.
Saugerties at Warwick, 7 p.m.
Minisink Valley at Goshen, 7 p.m.
New Paltz at Wallkill, 7 p.m.
Red Hook at Port Jervis, 7 p.m.
Highland at Marlboro, 7 p.m.
Chatham at James I. O’Neill, 7 p.m.
Roscoe at Ellenville, 7 p.m.
Millbrook at Pine Plains, 7 p.m.
Onteora at Spackenkill, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10
Rondout Valley at Burke Catholic, 1 p.m.
Ithaca at Monticello, 1:30 p.m.
Chester at Liberty, 1:30 p.m.
Tri-Valley at Sullivan West, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 16
Middletown at Newburgh Free Academy, 7 p.m.
Kingston at Pine Bush, 7 p.m.
Washingtonville at Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m.
Goshen at Valley Central, 7 p.m.
Warwick at Cornwall, 7 p.m.
Minisink Valley at Wallkill, 7 p.m.
Saugerties at Roosevelt, 7 p.m.
Red Hook at Chester, 7 p.m.
Port Jervis at Highland, 7 p.m.
Burke Catholic at Marlboro, 7 p.m.
Tri-Valley at Ellenville, 7 p.m.
Sullivan West at Eldred, 7 p.m.
Dover at Spackenkill, 7 p.m.
Pawling at Millbrook, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17
New Paltz at Rondout Valley, 1:30 p.m.
James I. O’Neill at Liberty, 1:30 p.m.
Fallsburg at Roscoe, 1:30 p.m.
Pine Plains at Onteora, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23
James I. O’Neill at New Paltz, 6:30 p.m.
Sullivan West at Fallsburg, 6:30 p.m.
Newburgh Free Academy at Kingston, 7 p.m.
Cornwall at Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m.
Valley Central at Middletown, 7 p.m.
Washingtonville at Pine Bush, 7 p.m.
Goshen at Warwick, 7 p.m.
Port Jervis at Minisink Valley, 7 p.m.
Valhalla at Chester, 7 p.m.
Burke Catholic at Highland, 7 p.m.
Ellenville at Eldred, 7 p.m.
Pawling at Pine Plains, 7 p.m.
Onteora at Dover, 7 p.m.
Spackenkill at Millbrook, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24
Roosevelt at Rondout Valley, 1 p.m.
Liberty at Monticello, 1 p.m.
Marlboro at Red Hook, 1 p.m.
Wallkill at Saugerties, 1:30 p.m.
Tri-Valley at Roscoe, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 30
Middletown at Washingtonville, 6:30 p.m.
Pine Bush at Warwick, 6:30 p.m.
Chester at James I. O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.
Monroe-Woodbury at Newburgh Free Academy, 7 p.m.
Kingston at Valley Central, 7 p.m.
Minisink Valley at Cornwall, 7 p.m.
Wallkill at Goshen, 7 p.m.
New Paltz at Highland, 7 p.m.
Marlboro at Port Jervis, 7 p.m.
Eight-Man quarterfinals, TBA

Saturday, Oct. 31
Red Hook at Burke Catholic, 1 p.m.
Rondout Valley at Liberty, 1 p.m.
Monticello at Saugerties, 1:30 p.m.
Roosevelt at Ithaca, 1:30 p.m.
Eight-Man quarterfinals, TBA

Friday, Nov. 5
Monticello at Roosevelt, 7 p.m.

Section 9 has yet to release official playoff schedule for Class AA, A, B and C

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College bound: Where Class of 2020 is competing at next level

Pine Bush senior Kenny Holland, a Section 9 champion quarterback and one of the state’s top triple jumpers, announced his commitment to play football and compete in track and field at Division II New Haven Thursday.

Here’s a working list of where Varsity 845 2020 graduates will be competing in college this fall.

If we are missing anyone, please send us a direct message on Twitter @Varsity845


Aaron Bennett (Wallkill) Morgan State
Josh Popoca (Middletown) Marist
Derek Schrag (Cornwall) Marist
Amin Woods (Cornwall) Marist
Division II
Kenny Holland (Pine Bush) New Haven
John Mack (Minisink Valley) Bloomsburg
Connor Mills (Pine Bush) New Haven
Division III
Tyrell Augustus (Wallkill) Curry
Armani Banton (Marlboro) Hartwick
Freddy Blue (Port Jervis) Alfred
Josh Borowicz (James I. O’Neill) Alfred State
Bryce Brown (Cornwall) Utica
Matt Brown (Marlboro) Alfred
Chris Carrington (Burke Catholic) Keystone
Christian Castellanos (Warwick) Alfred State
Jorden Cook (New Paltz) Keystone
Nate Depew (Valley Central) Western Connecticut
Anthony DiMeglio (Marlboro) Brockport
CJ Faircloth (Marlboro) Morrisville
Rob Filancia (Port Jervis) Alfred
Louie Francese (Cornwall) Cortland
Gio Frisenda (Marlboro) Brockport
Bruce French (Middletown) Utica
Matt Giordano (Goshen) Hartwick
Logan Hammock (Port Jervis) Hartwick
Ryan Hendricks (Washingtonville) Springfield
Logan Hickey (Warwick) Utica
Dan Jankowski (Monroe-Woodbury) Western Connecticut
Tyler LaCatena (Middletown) Morrisville
Troy McEwen (Marlboro) Keystone
Logan Mullane (Goshen) Hartwick
Colin Murray (Chester) FDU-Florham Park
Sean Neely (Monroe-Woodbury) Western Connecticut
Vincent Quintana (Monroe-Woodbury) Western Connecticut
Trey Pinkham (Warwick) Ithaca
Justin Rodriguez (Wallkill) Hartwick
Kevin Rudolph (Goshen) FDU-Florham Park
Nick Scancarello (Monroe-Woodbury) Western Connecticut
Dylan Teneyck (Marlboro) Alfred
Jesse Thompson (Warwick) Hartwick
Tyler Villani (Valley Central) WPI
Chris Washington (Middletown) Utica
Dan Weslowski (Burke Catholic) St. John Fisher
Freddie Callo (Marlboro) Hudson Valley
Anthony Nelson (Wallkill) Hudson Valley
Elijah Price (Goshen) Sussex County

Sprint football
Anthony Bush (Middletown) Saint Thomas Aquinas
Caden Cabrera (Marlboro) Saint Thomas Aquinas
Shareef Zil (Middletown) Saint Thomas Aquinas

Boys soccer
Division I

Jaiden Pean (Cornwall) Marist
Chris Shust (Burke Catholic) Bellarmine
Division III
Benson Arnold (Mount Academy) Eastern University
Cody Green (Warwick) Utica
Gabe Ilioiu (Pine Bush) Western Connecticut
Lorenzo Nunez (Pine Bush) Oneonta
Colby Quackenbush (Warwick) DeSales
Frankie Palumbo (Wallkill) Plattsburgh
Ethan Rodriguez (Goshen) Suffolk
John Ziobro (Minisink Valley) Penn State Behrend
Ethan Zirilli (Goshen) Houghton

Girls soccer
Division I

Liz Allen (Monroe-Woodbury) Sacred Heart
Kyla Burns (Kingston) Temple
Angela Fini (Monroe-Woodbury) Siena
Emily Harwood (Monroe-Woodbury) Marist
Gabi Rusek (Warwick) Miami, Fla.
Kaelyn Salatto (Monroe-Woodbury) Iona
Division II
Brooke Harris (Highland) Lewis (Ill.)
Kiley Metcalf (Monroe-Woodbury) St. Thomas Aquinas
Gabby Mpasiakos (Monroe-Woodbury) Pace
Kassie Ryder (Minisink Valley) East Stroudsburg
Shannon Selvaggio (Warwick) Pace
Division III
Kayla Bauer (Monroe-Woodbury) Cortland
Kienle Burns (Cornwall) Potsdam
Courtney Connolly (Warwick) Utica
Miah Frisbie (Wallkill) Cortland
Marissa Key (Monroe-Woodbury) Sage
Chloe Kennedy (Goshen) Hartwick
Shannon MacDougall (Warwick) Marywood
Madi McGuire (Goshen) Hartwick
Leah Nemec (Goshen) Hartwick
Josephine Sorce (Monroe-Woodbury) Marywood
Mikayla Walsh (Warwick) RPI
Bradyn Wood (Wallkill) Cortland

Cross country/Track and Field
Division I

Behailu Bekele-Arcuri (Warwick) Penn State
Cam Burley (Warwick) Buffalo
RJ Decker (Minisink Valley) Manhattan
Caroline Fatta (Warwick) Binghamton
Evelyn Gonzalez-Valle (Monroe-Woodbury) Manhattan
Ryler Gould (Newburgh Free Academy) Miami, Fla.
Cameron Green (Middletown) Rhode Island
Justin Gumbs (Monroe-Woodbury) Binghamton
Jenise Medenard-Miller (Goshen) Iona
Stephne Perrillo-Sullivan (Goshen) Manhattan
Nick Villanueva (Monroe-Woodbury) Buffalo
Division II
Adrienne Crawford (Kingston) Mount Olive
Kenny Holland (Pine Bush) New Haven
Division III
Caden Ceriello (Marlboro) Brockport
Christian DiTroia (Monroe-Woodbury) Scranton
Isabel Fabrizio (Cornwall) Oneonta
Olivia Fisher (Monroe-Woodbury) Cortland
Amarian Hughes (Marlboro) Cortland
Andrew Johnson (Goshen) Union
Gaby Joseph (Goshen) Geneseo
Marissa Lombardi (Goshen) Delhi
Mackenzie Mesuch (Wallkill) Mount Saint Mary
Julyanna Sauschuck (Port Jervis) Utica
Sofia Warren-McCann (Warwick) Cortland

Girls swimming and diving
Division I
Jess O’Brien (Monroe-Woodbury) Manhattan
Jessica Pryne (Cornwall) LSU
Madison Yager (Minisink Valley) James Madison
Division III
Isabella Amaro (Kingston) Nazareth
Claire Armstrong (Monroe-Woodbury) Oneonta
Jess Ebner (Monroe-Woodbury) Misericordia
Adelle Leger (Minisink Valley) SUNY Maritime
Korianne Moore (Goshen) University of New England

Division I

Tori Boulay (Kingston) Central Connecticut
Taylor Pannell (Pine Bush) UConn
Division II
Madison Dembroski (Wallkill) LeMoyne
Taylor Jones (Pine Bush) Southern Connecticut
Angela Mayer (Wallkill) Saint Rose
Division III
Isabel Fabrizio (Cornwall) Oneonta
Nicole Fitzpatrick (Minisink Valley) Wilkes
Jenna Greenhill (S.S. Seward) Western Connecticut
Julyanna Sauschuck (Port Jervis) Utica

Field hockey
Division II
Bridgie Loughlin (Kingston) Saint Michael’s
Division III
Kara Hogan (Rondout Valley) RPI
Victoria Quick (Kingston) New Paltz
Julie Ruzzi (Rondout Valley) Hartwick

Girls tennis
Division I
Jane Bockman (Goshen) Marist

Boys basketball
Division II
Kyle Dalhouse (Warwick) Belmont Abbey
Division III
Will Fuchs (Monroe-Woodbury) SUNY Maritime
Ryan Graham (Washingtonville) Mount Saint Mary
Pablo Quinones (Monroe-Woodbury) Delhi
Jack Schwarzbeck (Marlboro) Castleton
Kevin Stein (Chester) Oneonta
Romeo Aquino (Washingtonville) Orange
Josh Castro (Monroe-Woodbury) Orange
Josh Gattling (Monticello) Orange

Girls basketball
Division I

Erin Lofaro (Marlboro) UMass-Lowell
Division II
Erin-Rose Cooney (Valley Central) Adelphi
Toni Neely (Monroe-Woodbury) Roberts Weslayan
Jamie Waldron (Monroe-Woodbury) Mercy
Division III
Toni Adipietro (Pine Bush) Norwich
Katie Burke (Minisink Valley) Hunter
Alexa Roach (S.S. Seward) Misericordia
Erin Smith (Goshen) Mount Saint Mary
Caitie Unger (Warwick) Hartwick

Boys swimming and diving
Division I

Andrew Smolar (Washingtonville) Rider
Division III
Liam Allen (Monroe-Woodbury) Oneonta

Division I

Tommy Askey (Pine Bush) Appalachian State
Joey McGinty (Monroe-Woodbury) Hofstra
Division II
Grace Pauls (Minisink Valley) East Stroudsburg
Mia Macaluso (Minisink Valley) East Stroudsburg
Nick Picariello (Minisink Valley) East Stroudsburg
Division III
John Antonelli (Marlboro) Oneonta
Jake Chenier (Kingston) Oneonta
Armel Duke (Middletown) Johnson & Wales
Brian Giacchi (Middletown) Castleton
Jeremy Mazzella (Warwick) Ithaca
Santos Ocasio (Monroe-Woodbury) Oneonta
James Oosterom (Port Jervis) Alfred State
Josh Sam (Middletown) RIT
Jordan Suarez (Minisink Valley) Johnson & Wales
Joseph Velazquez (Middletown) Cortland
Dylan Bullock (Chester) Sullivan
Gabe Galarza (Pine Bush) Sullivan
Kwalin Gonzalez (Chester) Sullivan
Devin McGovern (Chester) Sullivan
Isaiah Price (Goshen) Sullivan

Division I

Dylan Beers (Monroe-Woodbury) Rhode Island
Devin Boone (Warwick) Marist
Matt DuBois (Pine Bush) Saint Peter’s
Justin Guiliano (Ellenville) Canisius
Cole Hentschel (Pine Bush) Richmond
Kelvin Marte (Middletown) FDU
Kevin Marte (Middletown) FDU
Brendan Ortiz (Warwick) Binghamton
Richie Paltridge (Burke Catholic) Penn State
Lucas Prokosch (Newburgh Free Academy) FDU
Bryce Reimer (Sullivan West) Bucknell
Brady Short (Kingston) Stony Brook
Division II
Cal Caruso (Monroe-Woodbury) Franklin Pierce
Matt DePolito (Minisink Valley) Dominican
Sean Lynch (Monroe-Woodbury) Saint Thomas Aquinas
Chris Palmieri (Warwick) Dominican
Division III
Mike Alfieri (Cornwall) Cortland
Ben Crowley (Monroe-Woodbury) Mount Saint Mary
Jake Danyluk (Newburgh Free Academy) Oswego
Kieran DeHaan (Burke Catholic) Scranton
Brendan Douthit (Burke Catholic) Scranton
Scotty Marsh (Highland) Keystone
Pete Mastropolo (Monroe-Woodbury) Stevens
Christian Pskowski (Burke Catholic) Juniata
Joe Schatz (Goshen) Alfred State
Bryan Taveras (Burke Catholic) Alvernia
Greg Bandura (Pine Bush) SUNY Orange
Freddie Callo (Marlboro) Hudson Valley
Casey Dailey (Goshen) SUNY Orange
Logan Heilfurth (Minisink Valley) SUNY Orange
Seth Logan (Valley Central) SUNY Orange
Tom Mazany (Minisink Valley) SUNY Orange
Sal Mecca (Pine Bush) SUNY Orange
Cole Popowick (Wallkill) SUNY Orange

Division I

Julia Garcia (Cornwall) Maryland-Eastern Shore
Hannah Hennessy (Warwick) James Madison
Sophia Perez (Cornwall) Stony Brook
Division II
Kaitlyn Tudico (Marlboro) Saint Thomas Aquinas
Nevaeh Via (Washingtonville) Saint Thomas Aquinas
Division III
Edasia Armstrong (Middletown) Delhi
Erin Bickerdyke (Middletown) Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Gianna Cancelleri (Washingtonville) Oneonta
Amy DeSena (Pine Bush) SUNY Poly
Olivia Ferara (Middletown) Mount Saint Mary
Christina Kania (Pine Bush) Oswego
Sam Miller (Newburgh Free Academy) New Jersey City
Nicole Palmer (Monroe-Woodbury) Mount Saint Mary
Victoria Reich (Cornwall) Cortland
Alyssa Santiago (Ellenville) Fredonia
Chloe Jamieson (Warwick) SUNY Orange
Gabby Magie (Liberty) Onondaga
Sam Ryan (Monroe-Woodbury) Chattanooga State
Erin Werner (Monroe-Woodbury) Herkimer

Boys lacrosse
Division I

Justin Longo (Kingston) UMass-Lowell
John Prizzi (Kingston) Albany
Division II
Ty Carpino (Kingston) Southern New Hampshire
Kevin Collins (Kingston) Lincoln Memorial
Kenton Mears (Warwick) Mercy
Tanner Mejias (Kingston) Lincoln Memorial
Chapman Parker (Kingston) Lincoln Memorial
Division III
Kobi Buffa (Kingston) Susquehanna
Narius Caesar (Monroe-Woodbury) Lycoming
Caiden Frey (Rondout Valley) Utica
Andrew Gibel (Warwick) SUNY Poly
Nate Jaloszynski (Pine Bush) Messiah
Brendan Keegan (Pine Bush) Wilkes
Javier Lucen (Monroe-Woodbury) Susquehanna
Owen Neubauer (Monroe-Woodbury) Cortland
Sam Serrano (Rondout Valley) Utica
Christian Augustin (Kingston) Hudson Valley
Chris Masker (Goshen) Onondaga

Boys tennis
Division I

Gabe Castillo-Sanchez (Washingtonville) Marist

Girls lacrosse
Division I

Eliz Fino (Highland) Central Connecticut
Rosella Nardi (Kingston) Delaware State
Division II
Annavictoria Mazariegos (Minisink Valley) Saint Thomas Aquinas
Jazmine Molina (Middletown) Dominican
Micaela Ross (Monroe-Woodbury) Saint Thomas Aquinas
McKenzie Schlechtweg (Goshen) Saint Thomas Aquinas
Division III
Isabella Astorino (Warwick) Hartwick
Natalie Daigle (Warwick) Vassar
Emily Martucci (Monroe-Woodbury) Misericordia
Jessica Roberts (Monroe-Woodbury) Sweet Briar College
Larkin Uhl (Kingston) Oneonta
Paige Wilkinson (Cornwall) Oneonta

Division I
Amber Pennington (Rondout Valley) Delaware State

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ALL-STATE BOYS HOOPS: Chester’s Stein leads Class B picks

Chester 1,000-point scorer and Varsity 845 first-team all-star Kevin Stein was named to the state Class B third team Thursday.

Stein, a 6-foot-3 senior forward, averaged 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds for Section 9 finalist Chester, which finished the season 22-1. He made 47 3-pointers this season and 115 in his career. Stein is committed to Division III SUNY Oneonta.

Section 9’s future was represented by Marlboro sophomore forward Korbyn Samuels’ selection to the Class B sixth team. Samuels was Section 9 Class B champion Marlboro’s leader in scoring (15.2), rebounds (6.2), assists (5.5) and steals (3.2) and blocks (1.1).

James I. O’Neill senior guard Darius Boben, who scored 1,433 points in his career and averaged 22.0 points and 10.6 rebounds on the season, made the seventh team in Class B.

Chester senior guard/forward Anthony Feliz was picked for the 13th team after averaging 11.5 points.

The Class AA and A state all-stars will be released later this month.

Boys Basketball All-State
Class B
Third team: Kevin Stein, Chester, Sr., F
Sixth team: Korbyn Samuels, Marlboro, Soph., F
Seventh team: Darius Boben, James I. O’Neill, Sr., G
13th team: Anthony Feliz, Chester, Sr., G/F
Honorable mention: Hector Borgos, James I. O’Neill, Sr., C; Jake Stern, Onteora, Sr., G/F; Jayden Bennermon, Spackenkill, Sr., G

Class C
Seventh team:
Liam Flaherty, Millbrook, Jr., G
Honorable mention: Adam Funk, Pine Plains, Sr., G

Class D
Honorable mention:
Case LeRoy (Livingston Manor, Jr., F)

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Recruiting: Goshen’s Giordano, Mullane to team at Hartwick

Goshen quarterback Matt Giordano and wide receiver Logan Mullane will continue their connection at next level for Division III Hartwick.

Giordano, a 2019 Varsity 845 first-team pick, threw for more than 5,000 yards and 49 touchdowns in three seasons. Marist, a Division I-AA (FCS), had shown interest in Giordano.

Mullane caught 30 passes for 558 yards and five touchdowns as a senior.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Mullane said. “We’ve been close friends ever since we were little so playing another four years together is going to be great.”

Playing together in college didn’t factor into the seniors’ decisions, Mullane said.

“We were both looking at a bunch of schools and we both ended up choosing Hartwick,” Mullane said.

According to MaxPreps, Giordano passed for 5,361 career yards, which would rank third in Section 9 history, and threw just 10 interceptions in 533 career attempts. Mullane averaged 18.2 yards on 46 career catches.

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PODCAST: Section 9 Wrestling

Looking to fill your sports fix, wrestling beat writer Sal Interdonato and photographer Josh Conklin talk Section 9 wrestling including the Varsity 845 first-team all-stars, college commitments, college recruiting and more.

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BCANY Girls Basketball All-Stars

Player of the Year, Class AA:  Toni Neely

Player of the Year, Class A:  Erin Smith

Player of the Year, Class B: Erin Lofaro

Player of the Year, Class C/D:  Erin Fox

Coach of the Year, Class AA:  Dave Powers

Coach of the Year, Class A:  Chris Miller

Co-Coach of the Year, Class B:  Andy Occhi

Co-Coach of the Year, Class B:  Marion Appler

Coach of the Year, Class C/D:  Adam Peek

BCANY Top 50

Kingston: Kalia Hylton-Jackson

Newburgh: Daysha Simmons, A’Mya Brock

Washingtonville: Michaela Beyers

Valley Central: Shaina Cooney, Madeline Feller, Katie Crofoot, Deanna Murdock

Middletown: Kiarra Kennedy, Keyara Maxwell

Monroe-Woodbury: Toni Neely, Taylor Neely, Jamie Waldron, Savannah Paul

Pine Bush: Tea Griffith

Goshen: Erin Smith, Madison Clark

Wallkill: Emma Schwarzbeck

Warwick: Kristen Desrats, Isabella Astorino

Cornwall: Alanna Malone, Eliana Bulusan, Norah Wingfield

FDR: Kelsea Demelis, Deliah Smith, Jaelen Daubon

Saugerties: Christie Collins

Red Hook: Morgan Tompkins

New Paltz: Kate Geisler, Ruby Santos

Marlboro: Erin Lofaro, Elizabeth Lofaro

Highland: Dehana Stevens

Liberty: Ally Roth

Chester: Allison Bono

Fallsburg: Amanda Zeno

Spackenkill: Avery Rossman

Rondout Valley: Darrian Slater

Burke Catholic: Brenna Costello, Jackie Costello, Caileigh Costello

Onteora: Lucciana Robertson, Ashley Hillard, Monroe Maki

Tri-Valley: Victoria Swett

Seward: Alexa Roach

Eldred: Jissela LaBuda

Sullivan West: Riley Ernst

Millbrook: Erin Fox

Livingston Manor: Samantha Severing

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2020 Friends of Section 9 Wrestling Awards

Pine Bush’s Tommy Askey was honored by Friends of Section 9 Wrestling as its Troy Bouzakis Senior Wrestler of the Year.

Askey captured Pine Bush’s first state title since Bouzakis in 1990. He finished the season with a 41-0 record.

Marlboro senior John Antonelli earned the Officials Sportstmanship Award. Minisink Valley seniors Sean Savacool and JC Cabrera received the Dave Simmons Courageous Wrestler Award and Comeback Wrestler of Year Award.

Savacool competed with a knee injury throughout the season and captured his second straight Section 9 Division I title.

Cabrera returned to wrestling after an absence to win the Section 9 Division I 220-pound title.

Middletown senior Josh Sam received the Pat D’Aliso Scholarship.

Friends of Section 9 Wrestling Special Awards
Troy Bouzakis Senior Wrestler of the Year: Tommy Askey, Pine Bush
Officials Sportsmanship Award: John Antonelli, Marlboro
Dave Simmons Courageous Wrestler Award: Sean Savacool, Minisink Valley
Comeback Wrestler of Year: JC Cabrera, Minisink Valley
Pat D’Aliso Scholarship: Josh Sam, Middletown
DeCapua Scholarships: Joey Amato, Port Jervis; John Antonelli, Marlboro; Tommy Askey, Pine Bush; Jake Chenier, Kingston; Evan Gibbons, Warwick; Jeremy Mazzella, Warwick; Joe McGinty, Monroe-Woodbury; Matt Morris, Red Hook; James Oosterom, Port Jervis; Nick Picariello, Minisink Valley; Josh Sam, Middletown
Friends of Section 9 Coach of Year: Ryan Pullman, New Paltz
Frank Tschan Team of Year: Minisink Valley
Most Improved Team: Red Hook
John Bell Section 9 Lifetime Achievement: Matt Urciuoli, Kingston
Friends of Section 9 Person of Year: Sandy Strauss, Valley Central
Presidents Award: Anthony Ng (Wallkill/SUNY Sullivan)
Referee of the Year: John Scesa
Mark Faller Coach of Year: Scott Hendershot, Minisink Valley
Assistant Coach of Year: Will Parks, Newburgh Free Academy
Modified Coach of Year: Doug Morse, Rondout Valley
Scorekeepers of Year: Madison Garcia, Washingtonville; Riley Sauschuck, Port Jervis, Alexis Greer, Pine Bush; Maddie Noble, Newburgh Free Academy
Special Recognition Award: Kristen Rummel, Newburgh Free Academy
Parent of the Year: Tara Landrigan, Middletown
Coaches Wife of Year: Lauren Gartiser, Monroe-Woodbury
Fan of Year: Kjerstin DeCapua, Newburgh Free Academy

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2020 Section 9 BCANY Boys Basketball All-Stars

Pine Bush senior forward Chris Cain, Monticello senior guard Josh Gattling and Chester senior forward Kevin Stein were named players of the year in their respective classes by the Section 9 Basketball Coaches Association of New York.

Cain averaged 23.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and blocked nearly six shots per game for Class AA finalist Pine Bush. He shot 90 percent from the free-throw line.

Gattling led Class A finalist Monticello in scoring at 20.6 points per game and steals (75). He was second on the team in rebounds (147) and assists (96) and finished with 1,067 career points.

Stein helped Chester to a 22-1 record and a berth in the Class B finals. He averaged 18.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals. Stein’s 1,245 points were second in school history.

Newburgh Free Academy’s Frank Dinnocenzio (Class AA), New Paltz’s Stu Robinson (Class A) and Monticello’s Chris Russo (Class A), Chester’s Jon Marsilio (Class B) and Livingston Manor’s Adam Larson (Class C/D) were named coaches of the year.

Class AA
Player of the year: Chris Cain, Pine Bush, Sr., F
Coach of the year: Frank Dinnocenzio, Newburgh Free Academy
All-Stars: Romeo Aquino, Washingtonville, Sr., F; Josh Castro, Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., G; Will Fuchs, Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., G; Ryan Graham, Washingtonville, Sr., G; Raysean Johnson, Valley Central, Fr., G; Jah’likai King, Newburgh Free Academy, Soph., G; Tim Linton, Pine Bush, Jr., F; Clayton Pattillo, Kingston, Jr., G; Shy’quan Royal, Kingston, Jr., G; Brady Short, Kingston, Sr., G; Amarri Tice, Newburgh Free, Jr., G/F; Nakai Wheeler, Newburgh Free Academy, Jr., G/F
3-point champion: David Miskovic, Washingtonville, Jr. (49 percent)
Free-throw champion: Chris Cain, Pine Bush (92 percent)
Sportsmanship Award: Washingtonville

Class A
Player of the year: Josh Gattling, Monticello, Sr., G
Co-coaches of the year: Stu Robinson, New Paltz and Chris Russo, Monticello
All-Stars: Brandon Cahill, Red Hook, Sr, G; Dylan Craft, Roosevelt, Sr., F; Luke Crittendon, Red Hook, Sr., G; Justin DeMaria, New Paltz, Jr., G; Matt Giordano, Goshen, Sr., G/F; Alex Krupinski, Minisink Valley, Jr., G; John Mack, Minisink Valley, Sr., F; Justin Noelizaire, Wallkill, Fr., G; Mike Noto, Cornwall, Jr., G; Jordan Ruggiero, Monticello, Jr., G; Mat Shea, Wallkill, Soph., G; Chris Shust, Burke Catholic, Sr., F; Matt Simmons, New Paltz, Jr., G; Jackson Soper, New Paltz, Jr., F; Andrew Tanous, Minisink Valley, Jr. G
3-point champion: Jake Dunn, Warwick (42.1 percent)
Free-throw champion: Andrew Tanous, Minisink Valley (78.3 percent)
Sportsmanship Award: Roosevelt

Class B
Player of the year: Kevin Stein, Chester, Sr., F
Coach of the year: Jon Marsilio, Chester
All-Stars: Zach Angelone, Highland, Jr., F; Chris Bayer, Liberty, Sr., G; Darius Boben, James I. O’Neill, Sr., G; Hector Borgos, James I. O’Neill, Jr., F; Kymanni Dennis, Liberty, Sr., F; CJ Faircloth, Marlboro, Sr., F;  Anthony Feliz, Chester, Sr., G; Gianni Johnson, Chester, Sr., G; Antwon Lewis, James I. O’Neill, Soph., G; Sean Pettway, Ellenville, Sr., G; Jessie Rodriguez, Ellenville, Sr., F; Korbyn Samuels, Marlboro, Soph., G; Jake Stern, Onteora, Sr., F
3-point champion: Jake Stern, Onteora
Free-throw champion: Nick Fraser, Fallsburg (82 percent)
Sportsmanship Award: Liberty

Class C/D
Player of the year: Adam Funk, Pine Plains, Sr., G
Coach of the year: Adam Larson, Livingston Manor
All-Stars: Shawn Behrent, S.S. Seward, Sr., G; Gabe Campanelli, Sullivan West, Sr., F; Andrew Cox, Tri-Valley, Soph., F; Austin Delaney, Tri-Valley, Sr., G; Isaiah Edmunds, Millbrook, Jr., G/F; Liam Flaherty, Millbrook, Jr., G; Tyler Funk, Pine Plains, Sr., G; Zach Funk, Pine Plains, Sr., G; Connor Gorr, Livingston Manor, Jr., F; Case LeRoy, Livingston Manor, Jr., G/F; Cody Powell, Sullivan West, F; Aaron Steele, Roscoe, Jr., F; Daryll Walker, S.S. Seward, Sr., F
3-point champion: Shawn Behrent, S.S. Seward (32 percent)
Sportsmanship Award: S.S. Seward

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Section 9 Boys Hoops Championship Breakout Previews

Breaking down the championship matchups in Class AA, A and B where a case can be made for all finalists to hold the Section 9 plaque.

Class AA
No. 1 Newburgh Free Academy (19-2) vs. No. 3 Pine Bush (15-6)

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Mount Saint Mary, Newburgh
State rankings: Newburgh No. 9; Pine Bush honorable mention
Newburgh Free Academy probable starting five: Jr. 6-6 G/F Amarri Tice; Jr. 6-3 G/F Nakai Wheeler; Soph. 6-0 G Jah’lakai King; Jr. 6-5 F George Patsalos; Jr. F Ernest Elliot.
Pine Bush probable starting five: Sr. 6-8 F Chris Cain; Sr. 5-8 G Kenny Holland; Sr. 6-2 G Nate Jaloszynski; Sr. F Elijah Johnson; Jr. 6-3 F Tim Linton;
Breakdown: Newburgh is bidding for its first section title since 2014. Pine Bush seeks its third section championship in the last four years. The team split in the regular season with both teams winning on the road – Newburgh 68-53 on Jan. 9 and Pine Bush 54-52 on Feb. 18. Newburgh has risen as high as No. 2 among Class AA schools in the state rankings. Pine Bush held Newburgh to three 3-pointers and limited the Goldbacks to three free throws in the win. Chris Cain and Tim Linton combined for 46 points in that game.

Class A
No. 2 Monticello (16-6) vs. No. 4 New Paltz (16-6)

When: 4 p.m. Saturday, Mount Saint Mary, Newburgh
State rankings: Monticello honorable mention; New Paltz not ranked
Monticello probable starting five: Sr. G 5-9 Josh Gattling; Sr. 6-2 G/F Trevon Gray; Sr. 6-3 F Damorn Hall-Rucker; Jr. 5-9 G Jordan Ruggiero; Sr. 5-11 G Alonzo Stergis.
New Paltz probable starting five: Sr. 6-2 G Jorden Cook; Jr. 6-3 G Justin DeMaria; Jr. 5-11 G Jeffrey Reynoso; Jr. 6-foot G Matt Simmons; Jr. 6-3 F Jackson Soper
Breakdown: Monticello and New Paltz will meet for the first time this season. New Paltz is looking to become the first school to win three straight Class A titles since the state expanded to five classifications in the 2003-04. Monticello’s last section championship was 2002 in Class B. New Paltz will likely be without senior 6-foot-7 center Patrick Murphy. Can New Paltz slow down Monticello, which is averaging 85.8 points over its last four games? Game will feature great backcourt matchup between 1,000-point scorer Josh Gattling and Jordan Ruggiero of Monticello against New Paltz’s Justin DeMaria and Matt Simmons.

Class B
No. 1 Marlboro (15-6) vs. No. 2 Chester (22-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Mount Saint Mary, Newburgh
State rankings: Marlboro honorable mention; Chester No. 4
Marlboro probable starting five: Soph. 6-foot G Collin Casey; Sr. F 6-foot CJ Faircloth (11.5 ppg, 5.6 rebounds per game); Jr. 5-10 G Alex Grzechowski; Soph. 6-1 G Korbyn Samuels (16.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg); Sr. 6-4 F Justin Schwarzbeck
Chester probable starting five: Jr. 6-6 F Tristan Brideweser (9.5 ppg); Sr 6-3 G/F Jacob Delgado (7.8 ppg); Sr. G Gianni Johnson (4.2 ppg); Sr. G Anthony Feliz (12.0 ppg); Sr. 6-4 G/F Kevin Stein (18.4 ppg)
Breakdown: Marlboro and Chester did not meet in the regular season. Chester’s last loss came in the 2019 Section 9 Class B quarterfinals to Marlboro 52-48. Marlboro seeks its third section title in the last five years. Chester is looking for its first Class B title and first section title since 2016 when it was a Class C school. Stein’s 1,227 points are second in school history. Sophomore guard Matt Drake has hit 33 3-pointers for Marlboro.

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