Suburban Council announces all-league teams for baseball, girls’ lacrosse, softball

Smiling after signing is Dana Melby (Lafayette, Lacrosse), Brianna Sacks (UMass, Lacrosse) and Catherine Sexton attending the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 2015. Photo by Marc Schultz/Gazette PhotographerSmiling after signing is Dana Melby (Lafayette, Lacrosse), Brianna Sacks (UMass, Lacrosse) and Catherine Sexton attending the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 2015. Photo by Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Reporter

NISKAYUNA — All-league team announcements from the Suburban Council’s spring season are trickling out, and a variety of Niskayuna athletes were honored in baseball, girls’ lacrosse and softball.

Niskayuna’s Garrett Whitley shared Player of the Year honors for baseball with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Danny Maynard. Also from the Silver Warriors baseball team, honorable mentions went to pitcher Mike Gabriele, catcher Matt Toy and outfielders Nick Insognia and Zack LeBlanc.

After winning the Section II Class B championship, a host of Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse players received honors from the Suburban Council. First-team selections went to attackman Cat Sexton, midfielders Marisa DiVietro and Alissa Franze, and defenseman Dana Melby; earning a second-team spot was Bri Sacks; and honorable mentions belonged to defenseman Becca Curro and goalie Maya Manchester.

From the Silver Warriors’ softball team, Stacy Gordon was honored as a first-team selection as a utility player.

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Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.