Yosemite basketball and soccer players receive all league honors

16 Badgers selected by North Sequoia League

Brian WilkinsonApril 3, 2013 

Sixteen Yosemite High School basketball and soccer players were recently named to North Sequoia League All league teams by league coaches.

The list of athletes includes nine soccer and seven basketball players, with eight of the 17 receiving first team honors.

Senior Dahlia Lopez and junior Sierra Dominici were named to the offensive all league first team and junior Kaley Mumm and sophomore Veronica Miller made the defensive all league first team for girls' basketball. Junior Rylie McConnell was named to the second team for offense.

The team was 16-10 on the season and 9-1 in league. It was the 11th consecutive year the Lady Badgers have shared or won the league title outright.

Lopez, who was a candidate for league Player of the Year, scored 225 points on the season (8.7 points per game average), had 183 rebounds (seven per game average) and had 57 steals.

Dominici scored 204 points during the season (9.7 per game average), grabbed 53 rebounds and had 62 steals. This was her second year being named to the first team.

Mumm scored 139 points during the season (5.6 per game average) to go with 32 assists, 154 rebounds, 20 blocked shots and 33 steals.

Miller scored 200 points (7.7 per game), had 24 assists and led the team in rebounds with 227 (8.7 per game). She also had 34 steals and made the first team in her first year as a varsity starter.

McConnell, who was named first team last year, had 206 points on the season (7.9 average) and led the team in made three-point shots (46), assists (71) and steals (72).

For the boys, senior Dillon Moran, who led the team in blocked shots, was named first team defense. Senior Luke Blate was selected to the second team on offense after leading the Badgers in scoring, assists and steals during a 2-21 season.

First team boys soccer players are junior Alex Mello and Chris Grant. Second team selections are Alex Statkus, Zack Voltmer and Oliver Curley. Curley, a sophomore, was named the league's co-underclassman player of the year along with Eric Rico of Washington Union.

The Badgers finished the season with an overall 9-12-4 record and finished in third place in league with a 4-4-2 record.

The team lost to Roosevelt in the first round of the Central Section Division III playoffs.

The team scored 51 goals on the season, 22 of them by Mello. Grant had nine goals for the season, Voltmer had five and Statkus had three.

Two Badgers, Daphne Norman and Regan Samora, were named to the girls soccer all league first team. Christen Cogdell was voted to the second team and Allie Donnell received all league honorable mention.

The Badgers had an overall 4-14-3 record, 2-6-2 in league.

Norman was the team's leading scorer with five goals on the season and Samora had two. Norman recorded seven steals on the season while Samora had four take-a-ways.

-- Staff report

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