The Champlain Valley Athletic Conference has announced its 2012 All-Star team. Section VII singles champion Shawn Bissonette, of Saranac, headlines the boys’ team, while Beekmantown’s Bailey Waterbury, part of the Section VII girls’ doubles championship duo, leads the way for the girls’ team.
Peru’s Jim Neyenhouse was selected as Coach of the Year in boys’ tennis. Neyenhouse, Northeastern Clinton’s Dan Gallagher and Plattsburgh’s Amanda Oliver share the Coach of the Year honors for girls’ tennis.
Seton Catholic was selected as the sportsmanship award winner.
All-Star teams are selected by the coaches.
BOYS FIRST TEAM
Shawn Bissonette, Saranac- Bissonette was perfect throughout the CVAC season for the Chiefs and wrapped up his junior season with the Section VII singles title. A season ago he claimed the doubles championship with his brother, Corey.
Bissonette is a two-time all-star and a three-time state representative.
John McAuliffe, Peru- McAuliffe, in just his second year on the team, made the move from doubles last season to participate in singles this season. He constantly strives to improve his tennis skills and maintains the highest standard of tennis etiquette.
Conner Bond, Peru- Bond finished the CVAC season with a perfect record at No. 3 singles. Because of his efforts, the Indians were able to capture the Section VII Class B title.
Pat Daly/Sean Harrigan, Peru- Daly and Harrigan went unbeaten throughout the CVAC season at No. 1 doubles. Both seniors, they set a great example for their team and had some exciting matches during the year. Daly and Harrigan were the top seed in the Section VII doubles tournament.
Will Breyette/Spencer Keable, Beekmantown- For the second consecutive year, Breyette and Keable finished the season undefeated in the CVAC. The senior leadership they provided at No. 2 doubles allowed the team to compete in every match this season.
Mark Price, Beekmantown- Price, a senior, wraps up a stellar tennis career for the Eagles. In 2011, Price captured the Section VII singles title and was runner-up to Bissonette this season.
He is a three-time all-star and has finished his four-year career with an outstanding 35-2 record. Price was named the Section VII sportsman award winner at the state tournament a season ago.
Alex Racine, Plattsburgh- Racine, a sophomore, moved to No. 2 singles this season and suffered only one loss, while being a valuable member of this year’s Plattsburgh squad.
Dylan Christopherson, Saranac- Christopherson, a sophomore, also finished the season with a single loss. He makes the all-star team for the second consecutive year.
Joe Tobin, Saranac- Tobin, a senior, makes the all-star team for the first time at No. 3 singles. He finished the season with just one loss throughout the CVAC season.
Jarid Stiles/Dylan Riley, Beekmantown- Stiles and Riley teamed up this season for the first time and finished the season with a record of 5-1 and were seeded third in the Section VII doubles tournament. They played a large role for the Eagles this season and had several come-from-behind wins to help secure victories for Beekmantown.
Kyle Kemp/Pat Demarais, Peru- Kemp and Demarais went the entire season with just a single loss for the Indians. The pair worked well together and had some big wins for Peru during the Section VII Class B tournament.
Pete Daly, Peru. Aaron Cross, Saranac. Dave Ferris/Chirag Patel, Plattsburgh. Eli Beaudin/Ren Wakatsuki, Seton Catholic. Nick Stosiek, Lake Placid. David Miller, Northern Adirondack. Shawn Ko, Beekmantown.
GIRLS FIRST TEAM
Bailey Waterbury, Beekmantown- Waterbury, a senior, worked a perfect 8-0 CVAC season at No. 1 singles for the Eagles. She also teamed with Alexandra Provost to capture the Section VII doubles title this season.
Olivia Wyand, Beekmantown- Wyand, just a sophomore, finished the season with a 6-2 record for the Eagles at No. 2 singles. She played hard all season long and looks to take over the No. 1 spot next season.
Joan O’Leary, Lake Placid- O’Leary, a junior, went 5-2 during the CVAC season for the Blue Bombers.
Sam Banker/Katy Lawliss, Peru- Banker and Lawliss, both seniors, were strong leaders for the Indians. They had a strong season in doubles that helped Peru finish the season at 5-2.
Abbi Miller/Sarena Foster, Northeastern Clinton- Foster and Miller, both first year starters for the Cougars, went undefeated on the season and provided the margin of victory in more than one of their team’s matches. Foster displayed leadership and an aggressive style, while Miller had steady ground-strokes, which combined made them a solid doubles team.
Paige Southwick, Northeastern Clinton- Southwick, a senior and five-year starter, made the switch to singles this season after being a Section VII doubles champion. She was one of the league’s most talented and consistent players, and finished with a strong individual record that helped her team capture its second consecutive CVAC crown.
Margaret Mitchell, Peru- Mitchell, just a freshman, finished her third year on the varsity squad. She was a force in singles for the Indians and helped them to a 5-2 season record.
Kiana Archer, Beekmantown- Archer, a senior in her first year of tennis, finished with a record of 6-2 for the Eagles. She cruised to some victories and battled in her losses.
Erica Sorrell/Lacie Hogle, Northeastern Clinton- Sorrell and Hogle, both seniors, have been a huge part of the Cougars’ success for the past four years. They enjoyed a successful regular season and won a hard fought match against this year’s only previous undefeated doubles team to allow Northeastern Clinton to advance to the Section VII finals.
Euna Mae Namoc/Anna Stitt, Beekmantown- Namoc, a senior, went undefeated at No. 2 doubles this season with a 6-0 record. She also became a great mentor to her doubles partner in the second half of the season, Stitt.
Stitt, a freshman, moved into No. 2 doubles from the exhibition team halfway through the season and finished the year at 4-0.
Marle Curle, Plattsburgh. Abby Higgins, Peru. Anna Dorrance, Saranac. Tori Duprey, Northeastern Clinton. Victoria O’Leary, Lake Placid. Shannon Egan, Seton Catholic. Tessa King, Northern Adirondack.