Austintown Fitch Senior Megan Sefcik is the 2014 Starting Five Player of the Year. Sefick averaged 19.6 points per game, 6.3 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 2.3 blocks. She is the Falcons’ 2nd all-time leading scorer, finishing with 1,528. She led the program to sixty wins in her high school career, and was recently named 3rd-team All-Ohio, and will is verbally committed to play collegiately at The University of Akron.
Hickory Senior Holly Grober makes the cut, after helping lead the Hornets to their first District 10 title since 1983. On the season, Grober played an integral role in the Hornets posting a school-record 27 wins, with 2 Region 5 titles. She is third all-time in scoring at Hickory with 1,475 points, with a career average of 14.3 points per contest. She also tallied 831 career rebounds, for an average of 8.1 caroms per game, as well as 151 career blocks, 291 career steals, and 229 assists. Grober will attend Walsh on a full basketball scholarship.
Lakeview Senior Alli Pavlik lit up the scoreboard during the 2013-14 season, scoring a total of 650 points during the campaign. She averaged 26 points per game, which led all players in the area. She also added 3.6 rebounds, and 3.8 assists this year, while shooting an impressive 45% from the floor. Defensively, she averaged an All-American Conference best 6.2 steals per game, and was recently named Trumbull County Player of the Year. She will play college soccer at Ohio Dominican.
West Branch’s Melinda Trimmer is the lone Junior in the Starting Five Class of 2014, helping lead the Warriors to a record of 67-11 in three years. As the Warrior’s leading scorer for the third straight year, Trimmer racked up a school record 500 points this season, for an average of 17.9 points per game. She also broke her own school record with a team-high 193 assists, averaging 6.9 per game. In addition, she tallied 67 steals (2.4 per game), 80 rebounds (2.9 per game), while shooting 41% from the floor, 34% from 3-point range, and 82% from the free-throw line. She scored her 1,000th career point, and currently ranks second in school history with 1,177 career points. Trimmer is also the program leader with 538 assists. Trimmer is verbally committed to play college basketball on a full scholarship at Youngstown State.
Rounding out this year’s class is Struthers Senior McKenna Shives. She led the Wildcats with a team-high 18 points per game, while shooting 44% from the floor. She also connected on 74 3-pointers this season, shooting 36% from outside the arc. The Wildcats’ standout also led the team with 3.4 steals per game, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists this season. She ends her career with 1,148 career points.