With the playoffs coming to a close I figured it’s only fair that I post another set of Beast of the weeks.
Great performances around the section, but a handful really stood out.
Amber Alfonzo, North Rockland
I’m not sure there is a forward this season that has been as productive as Alfonzo in the playoffs. The sophomore seems to always score goals when it matters the most. Alfonzo registered two-goal games against Mamaroneck and Mahopac in the quarter and semifinals, respectively. She also scored in the Red Raiders’ 1-0 win over Clarkstown South in the sectional final. Talk about coming up clutch.
As impressive as the offense has been for the Bobcats, it was the defense that came up big for Byram Hills down the stretch. The Bobcats allowed only two goals in the entire playoffs and posted shutouts in the quarterfinals and final.
In addition to a solid back line, Giardina was the rock that helped Byram Hills put together such an impressive defensive effort. In the quarterfinals (16) and semifinals (10) she registered double-digit saves.
Mason Warble, Bronxville
In addition to being a major part of a defense that conceded just one goal in its run to a fourth-straight sectional title, Warble scored both of Bronxville’s goals in the sectional final. The freshman seemingly covered the entire field in the Broncos 2-1 win against Albertus Magnus in the final.
This was the toughest one to pick as the Blue Devils have a stable of worth recipients. In the end, Lahey took the honor for registering a team-high five points (two goals, one assist) in the playoffs, as the senior helped Haldane cruise to its third-straight sectional title.
2013 Beasts of the week—
Jenna DeSilva, Panas
Briana Jean-Charles, Clarsktown South
Monica DiDonato, Eastchester
Fallon Sheridan, Ardsley
Samantha Mueller, Hackley
Melina Couzis, Somers
Carly Barnett, Byram Hills
Erin McClave, Mamaroneck
Naomi Perez, Nyack
Megan O’Connor, Westlake