Let the debate begin.
Hopefully, there isn’t much to haggle over. I spent a lot of hours over the last few weeks talking with people close to the game and switching names back and forth between first team and second team. A lot of thought goes into these teams.
Not a single blogger was consulted.
Click here to see the Westchester/Putnam selections.
Click here to see the Rockland selections.
Picking a player of the year in Rockland was easy. Kevin Norwin so obviously stood above the competition, even on a roster filled with standouts. On this side of the river, it was an impossible choice. Richie Prunesti had the best individual season. Matt Oliverio was a great story. In the end,I honestly couldn’t find anyone to argue the downside of picking somebody like Ryan McGee. And if you don’t understand the choice, you probably didn’t see him play much.
As for the first- and second-team picks, I rely on the input of people who see even more games than I do. These aren’t necessarily based on skill level. I also think it’s very important to weigh a player’s impact on his teammates and the kind of season his team put together.