New York State will be well-represented at the 2012 National Development Camp to be held in Minnesota in July.
Named to the camp were:
Girls Select 14:
Defense: Brittani Mingoia, Ronkonkoma; Claire Werynski, Williamsville; Jordan Emerson, Potsdam
Forward: Abby Cleary, Buffalo; Michele Robillard, Orchard Park; Victoria Allard, Springville; Lila Toczek, North Tonawanda.
Goalie: Bailey Lewczyk, Buffalo.
Abby Cleary played U14 last year and will again in 2012-13. She has been with the Bisons since she was 5 years old. She also plays with the Selects Hockey. Abby is a center and was the team’s leading scorer for the past five years. She will attend Nichols School as a freshman in Fall 2013. Abby is the daughter of John, Maureen and has a brother Jack and sister, Ellie. Ellie will also play on the U14 team this coming season.
Victoria Allard plays for the Hamburg Hawks.
Girls Select 15:
Defense: Oliva Zafuto, Niagara Falls; Kylie McCloskey, Manorville; Caroline Ross, Brockport
Forward: Elizabeth Gerace, Jamestown; Catherine Crawley, Washingtonville; Kalie Grant, Potsdam; Cailey Hutchison, Hicksville.
Goalie: Katharyn Snyder, Lake Clear
Oliva Zafuto played with the Bisons for the past two years on the U14 team and will advance to the U16 team in Fall 2012. Prior to the Bisons she was a member of the Niagara Junior Purple Eagles and played varsity at Nichols School, Buffalo, this past season, where she is a sophmore. Oliva is a offensive minded defenseman. Oliva was selected for the National Camp in her first year of eligibility last year. She is the daughter of Steve and Marie and has a brother, Steven.
Caroline Ross came to the Bisons this past season from the Rochester Edge. She is currently in the 14U but will go to 16U next season. Caroline will be attending the NAHA in the fall. She attends Aquinas High School in Rochester and is the daughter of Ray and Terri. Caroline is described as a very intelligent, stay-at-home defenseman. This is her second trip to the National Camp.
Girls Select 16:
Defense: Toni Ann Miano, Bronx; Hannah Sorkin, Melville; Caroline Buckholtz, Greenlawn; Brandy Streeter, Morrisville; Taylar Cianfarano, Oswego; Madison Sansone, East Amherst; Annika Zalewski, New Hartford
Goalie: Julianna Iafallo, Eden
Girls Select 17:
Defense: Jennifer Ryan, Victor
Forward: Madeline Elia, Lewiston, Margret Troiano Ogdensburg.
We wish these young and talented players all the best and encourage them to have a great time!