In Wednesday’s print edition of The Journal News, the Player of the Year features for each county will be published.
In both editions, there will be a Player of the Year story, First and Second Teams, honorable mentions and Coach of the Year awards.
For purposes of full disclosure, suggestions were made to me regarding the Rockland first and second team by the Rockland coaches. This is common practice in other sports as well. (Since our paper’s office is in White Plains, I inherently saw more Westchester/Putnam teams). While I did watch 4/7 Rockland teams play this season, I appreciate the coaches suggestions.
The final call for all of the awards, though, rested with me and it’s clearly not an easy task to pick the 22 top players from a pool of 45 teams.
I’ve also received the official list of the Field Hockey Coaches Association Elite Player Awards (broken down by conference and includes honorable mentions and All-State player awards). I’ll share the list shortly as well.