Kalocay, Webber named TribLive HSSN Girls Players of the Year, Stefko, Benton named Coaches of the Year

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TribLive HSSN 6A Player of the Year: Rylee Kalocay, Upper St. Clair

Kalocay, only a sophomore, averaged around 20 points per game this season. She led Upper St. Clair to a Section 2-6A title and got them to the WPIAL Championship game where they fell to North Allegheny. Even in the loss, Kalocay had 24 points for Upper St. Clair.

TribLive HSSN 6A Coach of the Year: Spencer Stefko, North Allegheny

Much like Blundo on the boys side, Coach Spencer Stefko knows how to get to the Pete as he has coached in the WPIAL Championship in 10 of the last 12 seasons. This year was a little different as the Tigers were not the top seed going into the WPIAL playoffs but still were able to come out on top.

TribLive HSSN 5A Player of the Year: Maddie Webber, South Fayette

In a team full of top players, Webber stood out a little more than the rest averaging 17.3 points per game, leading South Fayette to another WPIAL championship and their first ever state title appearance. Webber had some big moments in the playoffs as she hit a buzzer-beater three-pointer to get South Fayette to the state semifinals, then scored 24 points in the state semifinals to get the Lions to their first ever state title game. Webber is committed to Villanova.

TribLive HSSN 5A Coach of the Year: Eddie Benton, Oakland Catholic

Benton’s first season opened a lot of eyes around the WPIAL. Oakland Catholic was a team that typically made playoff runs but Benton made this Eagles team a legitimate contender as they won the Section 3-5A title and got to the WPIAL Championship. Oakland Catholic fell to South Fayette in both the WPIAL Championship and the state semifinals.

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