Holy Redeemer senior Justice Shoats and Dunmore junior Ciera Toomey were named Players of the Year to lead the all-District 2 squads selected by our partner website, NEPABasketball.com.
Veteran Holy Cross boys coach Al Callejas and Jeff Gregory, the second-year leader of the Pittston Area girls program, received the Coach of the Year honors.
The all-District 2 squads followed a 12-day stretch of daily releases of the website’s all-star teams for each boys and girls division in the Lackawanna League and Wyoming Valley Conference.
Shoats, a first-team, all-District 2 selection as a sophomore and a second-team choice last season, helped make Holy Redeemer one of three District 2 boys teams to reach the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state semifinals. The Royals also were unbeaten Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 champions and won the District 2 Class 3A title.
Toomey, who announced her verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina Monday, led Dunmore to an unbeaten Lackawanna League Division 3 championship before the Lady Bucks won a District 2 Class 4A title. She had been a first-team, all-District 2 choice as both a freshman and sophomore.
Jason Shields from Scranton was a repeat, first-team, all-District 2 boys selection.
Moriah Murray, who led Dunmore to the state Class 4A quarterfinals after Toomey’s season ended with a knee injury in the district championship game, made first-team, all-District 2 for the fourth time. Rachael Rose, a 2021 Scranton Prep graduate, was the only previous player to be first-team, all-District 2 or Player of the Year in all four seasons.
Riverside’s Kylie Lavelle made it for the third time and Holy Cross’ Kaci Kranson joined them in repeating on the first team.
To find the full all-District 2 teams or any of the divisional all-star teams, visit those stories on NEPABasketball.com.
All-District 2 boys: https://nepabasketball.prestosports.com/2021-22/All-Stars/AllDistrictBoys.
All-District 2 girls: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/AllDistrictGirls.
Lackawanna League Division 1 boys: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/LackDiv1Boys.
Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 boys: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/WVCDivision1Boys.
Lackawanna League Division 2 boys: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/LackDiv2Boys.
Lackawanna League Division 3 boys: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/LackDiv3Boys.
Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 boys: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/WVCDivision2Boys.
Lackawanna League Division 4 boys: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/LackDiv4Boys.
Lackawanna League Division 1 girls: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/LackDiv1Girls.
Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 girls: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/WVCDivision1Girls.
Lackawanna League Division 2 girls: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/LackDiv2Girls.
Lackawanna League Division 3 girls: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/LackDiv3Girls.
Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 girls: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/WVCDivision2Girls.
Lackawanna League Division 4 girls: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/LackDiv4Girls.