By Nicholas Lowe & Doug Brustman SSN Contributor 



The NC State commit finished her high school career with 1,913 points and would have been cleared 2,000 if not for the Covid season. This past year she averaged 22.5 points a game and what might be a more impressive stat, 158 steals during the season. She scored a career high, 35 points, this season against Life Center.  She followed that up with 30 points against the #1 ranked in the country, Long Island Lutheran, to lead SJV to the victory. Brooks battled an injury throughout the postseason but was able to help SJV win the SJ Non Public A title by scoring 33 points including the game winner as time expired.

 1st Team

Nina Emnace – Junior – Trinity Hall

Emnace, who also won SSN Defensive Player of the Year, had a great season on the offensive end of the floor as well. She averaged 19.5 points a game and just under 5 steals a game to help lead Trinity Hall into the quarterfinals of the SCT for the second straight season. The Harvard commit scored a career high 29 points against Rumson in a game that showed the Shore Trinity Hall can take on the best.

Megan Sias – Junior – Toms River North

Sias did not miss a step returning from ACL surgery that sidelined her last season. She averaged 14.7 points and 9.4 rebounds a game for TRN. Sias finished the season with 11 double-double including one against Jackson Memorial to help TRN clinch the A South title. She can also cause problems on the defensive end of the floor. Sias finished with 46 blocks and 86 steals on the season.

Julia Corsentino – Senior – Rumson

The Marist commit finished her high school career with 1,421 points and she earned every one of them. Corsentino is one of the toughest competitors on the court and would do anything she needed for Rumson to succeed. She averaged 16.3 points a game her final season and had a career high 70 assists this season.

Devyn Quigley – Junior – Manchester

Quigley had one of the best seasons in the Shore Conference finishing with 977 points on the season. She also became the leader to the young Manchester team, which won B South and helped her teammates get better as the season progressed. Quigley averaged just under 35 points a game and 11.3 rebounds a game for the Lady Hawks.

Rylee Drahos – Senior - Shore Regional

Drahos finished with another great year, leading Shore Regional to back-to-back CJG1 titles. The Rochester commit finished her high school career with 1,660 points, 684 rebounds and 315 steals. In her senior year she averaged 18.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 4.3 steals per game.  She finished with a career high 138 assists her final season.

Ashley Sofilkanich – Senior – SJV

Sofilkanich had a great senior season averaging 11.2 points and 5.4 rebounds a game. The Bucknell commit took her game to the next level in the second half of the season, scoring double digits 12 out of the last 13 games. She quickly became the second option for the #1 team in the state with opposing teams having a hard time defending her.

 2nd Team

Julia Karpell – Junior – SJV
Karpell, who recently committed to Fairfield, saw an increased role this season and started the season off with a career high 16 points against nationally ranked Bishop McNamara. Karpell also did a great job getting her teammates involved, finishing with 72 assists on the season.

Zoie Maffei – Senior – Jackson Memorial
Maffei missed the first couple weeks of the season due to injury but was able to come back and dominate the court like she did last season. The St. Francis-Brooklyn commit finished the season with 426 points, averaging 17.7 points a game. Maffei finished her career with 1,076 points and 637 rebounds for the Jaguars. She help lead them to back-to-back CJG4 titles the last two seasons.

Jada Lynch – Freshman – St. Rose
Lynch proved that her ability matched her pre-season hype as she led St. Rose to a share of the C North Championship.  Lynch averaged 13.1 points,, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 2 steals per game,  In the biggest games this season for St. Rose, Lynch rose to the occasion.

Allison Cannon – Junior – Holmdel
Cannon, who was also SSN Most Improved Player of the Year, led Holmdel in scoring averaging just under 15 points a game. She also did it on the defensive end of the court coming up with 109 steals which led to a lot of easy points for Holmdel. Cannon’s passing stood out the most, racking up 117 assists on the season.

Katie Collins – Junior – Manasquan
Collins is a player who continues to improve and had a bigger role for Manasquan this season. She causes problems are both ends of the floor for opposing teams. On offense she uses her size in the post and gets a lot of put backs from attacking the boards, but she can also step outside and shoot outside the paint. On defense she makes it hard for opposing teams from scoring inside either by blocking a shot or forcing a bad shot.

Tessa Carman – Sophomore – RBC
It is hard to shine with a roster like RBC, but Carman was able to step up in some of the biggest games for the Caseys. She scored 17 points in the semifinals of the SCT against Manasquan in one of her most dominant performances of the season. She averaged just over 8 points a game for RBC.

 3rd Team

Alexandra Loucopoulos- Senior, Holmdel
Loucopoulos finished up a great career at Holmdel with 808 points, after only becoming a full time starter during her Junior season.  Loucopoulos finished the 2022-2023 season averaging 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.  Undecided on her college plans, Coach Venturelli will have trouble replacing Loucopoulos' aggressive play and leadership.

Chloe Messer- Senior, Jackson Memorial
Messer, a Monmouth Soccer commit, had a great season for Jackson Memorial on their way to the Central Jersey Group 4 Championship.  Becoming a full time starter as a senior, Messer finished her career with 696 points, 413 of which came this season.  Messer averaged 13.3 points, 2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game during the 2022-2023 season.  Coach Goodale will have a tough time replacing the intangibles that messer brought on a daily basis.

Haley Poser- Sophomore, Ranney
Poser, only a sophomore, is well on her way to a stellar career at Ranney.  Stepping up her play with some huge performances during the Shore Conference and State Playoffs, Poser averaged 18.5 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist per game.  A deadly 3 point shooter, Poser connected on 43 triples this season.

Hope Masonius- Junior, Manasquan
Masonius, Manasquans do everything Junior, had a great season for Coach Kukoda and the Warriors.  Masonius averaged 13.1 points, 7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.  Masonius produced 6 double-doubles on the season.  Masonius will look to lead a Manasquan team that returns 4 of it's starters for the 2023-2024 season.

Eli Clark- Junior, Ocean Township
Clark improved in each of her offensive categories during her Sophomore year for Coach Lasur and the Spartans.  Clark finished the season averaging 12.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.  Clark had some monster games along the way, eclipsing the 30 point mark twice, leading the Spartans to a C South Championship, as well as a deep run in the Central Jersey Group 3 Playoffs.

Josie Munson- Senior, Red Bank Regional
Munson, an NYU commit (ranked the #1 team in D3 Women's hoops) had a sensational Senior season for Coach Truhan and the Bucs.  Munson finished her Shore Conference career (just under 1 1/2 seasons) with 654 points.  During the 2022-2023 season, Munson averaged 17.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2 assists per contest, including a 30 point 15 rebound game vs Atlantic City.  In her short time at RBR, Munson left an impact that will be tough for Coach Truhan to replace.

Honorable Mention

Gabby Ross – Senior – Donovan
Emily Tvridk  – Junior – Wall
Janie Bachman – Senior – SJV
Raquel Guidetti – Junior – Rumson
Addy Nyemcheck – Freshman – RBC
Erin Frauenheim – Sophomore – Point Beach
Rosie Scognamiglio - Senior - St. Rose
Emma Thornton - Sophomore - Barnegat
Katie Liggio - Freshman - RBC
Christina Liggio - Sophomore - RBC


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