CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. Croton High Schools Jesse Mainiero, John Brennan and Kyle Ricciardi were first-team selections and teammate Dennis OConnell a second-team choice for the New York State Sportswriters Association 2011 All-State Football teams announced in Classes, B, C and D Wednesday.
Mainiero was the quarterback for the 11-1 Tigers who were Class B Section 1 and State Regional champs before falling in the Class B state championship game. Brennan was a star two-way lineman and Ricciardi a defensive standout at linebacker.
Bronxville High School running back Christian Conway was named the Class C Player of the Year.
The Westchester Area All-State Selections
First team Jesse Mainiero, Sr., Croton-Harmon, QB; Tom Whalen, Sr., Nanuet, OL; OL; A.J. Wolf, Sr., Hackley, OL; John Brennan, Sr., Croton-Harmon, DL; Kyle Ricciardi, Sr., Croton-Harmon, LB; Sam Stern, Sr., Rye Country Day, DB.
Second team Jon Marrero, Sr., Briarcliff, WR; Tommy Hopkins, Jr., Westlake, OL; Dennis OConnell, Sr., Croton-Harmon, DL; Andrew Miller, Sr., Rye Country Day, LB; Garrett Washington, Sr., Rye Country Day, DB.
Third team Dan Stein, Sr., Ardsley, QB; Kevin Degnan, Sr., Irvington, RB.
Player of the year Christian Conway, Sr., Bronxville, RB.
First team Eddie Ritch, Sr., Dobbs Ferry, RB; John Yozzo-Scaperrotta, Sr., Dobbs Ferry, DL; Darien Bica, Sr., Dobbs Ferry, LB.
Second team Tim Soave, So., Dobbs Ferry, RB; Malcolm Downey, Sr., Woodlands, RB; James Cole, Sr., Woodlands, WR; Sean Callahan, Sr., Bronxville, OL; Spencer Avalos, Sr., Dobbs Ferry, QB, DB; Sean Triandis, Sr., Bronxville, DL; Jackson Conway, Sr., Bronxville, LB; Jeremy Sosa, Sr., Albertus, LB.
First team Gary Moss, Sr., Tuckahoe, DL.