The suspense has been building for long enough. Congratulations to Matt Willows, the Rockland athlete of the season, and Marc Flory, theWestchester/Putnam hockey player of the year. And here’s the “all-star” team for Westchester/Putnam and the “all-county” team for Rockland.
There were only six programs in Rockland, so I held a coaches meeting and we selected the team democratically. There wasn’t a big enough conference table in Westchester, so I called all the League 1 coaches and a selection of coaches from Leagues 2, 3, 4 and the CHSHL and compiled the results.
One quick disclaimer — the teams are selected based on the 2008-09 hockey season. Not career or travel accomplishments. With the unprecedented success of Section 1 this year — two state finalists, 14 all-state selections, and lots of parity throughout the leagues — it was a very difficult process, but that’s good — it means there were a lot of outstanding seasons to consider.