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Girls Basketball: Dwyer, Hoeg selected to all-state teams


The greatest season in Mattituck girls basketball history has been in the books since early March. But the accolades keep rolling in. 

Two Mattituck players received all-state honors following an official announcement Tuesday morning by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Senior Katie Hoeg was fourth team all-state for Class B and her teammate Liz Dwyer, a sophomore, was ninth team.

It was the first time the Tuckers had an all-state player since 2010 when Stephenie Pisacano was honored on the seventh team. It was the first time the Tuckers had two players honored in the same year since at least 2005, which is as far back as records go on the NYSSA website.

Hoeg and Dwyer helped lead the Tuckers to a 20-3 season that saw the team capture the first county and Long Island titles in program history. The Tuckers won League VII for their fifth league title and first since 2010.

It was Hoeg and Dwyer who often carried the scoring load for Mattituck. Dwyer led the team with 18.5 points per game along with 7.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.6 blocks. In the team’s regional final loss against Marlboro, she scored a team-high 28 points.

Hoeg averaged 13.3 points per game along with 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.6 steals and 2 blocks. The University of North Carolina-bound Hoeg has led the girls lacrosse team to an 8-3 record so far this spring now to follow up her stellar winter season.

Last month, the all-state boys team was announced and Mattituck senior Joe Tardif was selected as an 11th team player for Class B following a season where he averaged 16.6 points per game.

Photo Caption: Mattituck sophomore Liz Dwyer and senior Katie Hoeg both earned all-state honors. (Credit: Garret Meade)