The very first copies of my new book, “Fifty Amsterdam NY Top Ten Lists” have just come off the presses. Even though the title says “Fifty” I’ve actually given readers a bonus by including this 51st bonus list. Who are my picks for the top ten all-time AHS girl’s basketball team? Here are three of them. If you want to see who the other seven are you can now order your own copy of my new book here.
3. Angela Fedullo – One of the pioneers of Amsterdam’s Title IX efforts during the late 1970’s, Angela would have been a star in any era. She played basketball, softball and volleyball at AHS, and earned MVP honors in all 3 sports. On the hardwood, she scored over 800 career points and made the Big 10 All Star Team three seasons in a row. She then attended Siena and starred there in both basketball and softball. She has been enshrined in both the AHS and Siena Halls of Fame.
6. Kerry Ochal – The 1993-94 AHS Lady Rams’ basketball team coached by Mary Girol was at the time, the most successful squad in the program’s history, compiling a 21-2 record, a 19-game winning streak and a Big 10 title. None of that would have been possible without Kerry Ochal jumping center. She scored 385 points that season, pulled down a ton of rebounds and time and time again made key plays at key points of big games. Ochal ended her AHS hoops’ career with 792 career points.
9. Liz Hildreth – Just five feet tall, Hildreth fought the “too short to play basketball” stigma throughout her childhood to become one of the all-time great Lady Rams during her mid 1990’s tenure at AHS. By the time she graduated, she had amassed 651 career points along with the respect and admiration of the entire Big Ten girls’ basketball community.