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Local roundup: VBCA all-star rosters announced

  • Olivia Rockwood

Staff Reports
Published: 3/19/2020 8:56:53 PM
Modified: 3/19/2020 9:02:57 PM

WINDSOR — The rosters are all set and the awards announced for the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Games, even if the games themselves will never be played.

Windsor High senior Olivia Rockwood tops the list, winning the VBCA’s girls basketball player of the year award. Bound for the University of Maine this fall, Rockwood completed a stellar career by guiding the Yellowjackets to a 19-3 record and a share of the VPA Division III state title. She will graduate with 1,871 career points, the most in Windsor High boys and girls basketball history, with 248 3-pointers and a 27 points per contest average in five games played at Barre Auditorium.

Rockwood is joined on the D-III North girls roster by Windsor teammate Angelina Bigwood, Thetford’s Grace Davis and Casey MacVeagh, and Oxbow’s Melanie Neil and Tiffany Longmoore. The D-III South boys roster includes Sharon’s Olly Skeet-Browning, Rivendell’s Luke Senn and Zach Gould, and Thetford’s Alex Emerson and Eamon Deffner. Hartford contributed Kennedy Mullen to the D-II South team, with Woodstock’s Steve Landon serving as coach, and the Wasps’ Harrison Morse made the D-II South boys squad.

The VBCA named its Dream Dozen underclassman rosters earlier this week. The girls’ squad included Mid Vermont Christian’s Hayley Goodwin, White River Valley’s Sarah Howe, Oxbow’s Emma Parkin and Thetford’s Emi Vaughan. The boys’ roster has Oxbow’s Bryce Ilsley, Thetford’s Eli Dunnet, WRV’s Dominic Craven, Sharon’s Ty Chapin, Rivendell’s Kyle Carter and Windsor’s Owen Abrahamsen on it.

The VBCA games were scheduled to be played at Windsor High on Saturday but have been canceled due to coronavirus restrictions.

Thetford’s Davis leadsCapital Division selections

MONTPELIER — Thetford Academy senior Grace Davis led Upper Valley girls basketball players making the all-Capital Division team on Thursday.

Davis averaged a team-best 11.29 points per game in leading the Panthers to a 19-3 record and a share of the VPA D-II state title. She was the only area player to make the all-league first team.

Oxbow’s Tiffany Longmoore joined TA’s Casey MacVeagh on the second team. The Olympians’ Emma Parkin and the Panthers’ Emi Vaughan and Kelsey Smith earned honorable mentions.

MEN’S HOCKEYO’Connor makes all-ECAC first team

HANOVER — Dartmouth College sophomore Drew O’Connor made ECAC Hockey’s all-league first team earlier this week.

O’Connor, who recently signed a two-year contract with the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, was the first Big Green skater to ever lead the ECAC in goals (21) and the first Dartmouth player since another Penguins product, Nick Johnson, made the all-league first time in 2008.

O’Connor added a dozen assists for 33 points, good for fifth place in the ECAC. He’ll begin play for the Penguins this fall.

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