WAVERLY LANDS FOUR ON IAC DIVISIONAL ALL-STAR TEAMS
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 21, 2022 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
WAVERLY — Waverly had four players — two first-team and two second-team —
honored with IAC South Large School Division all-star recognition in
recent voting by the division’s coaches.
Sophomore Joey Tomasso and senior Brennan Traub earned first-team honors, while seniors Liam Traub and Davis Croft were second-team selections.
Watkins Glen’s Adam Pastore was honored as the divisional MVP.
Joey Tomasso, sophomore, Waverly: A tremendous athlete, with a smooth and deadly jumper, Tomasso averaged 19.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 2.3 steals per game. He shot 49 percent from the field, and also knocked down 35 3-pointers.
Brennan Traub, senior, Waverly: A dangerous 3-point shooter, who could finish in transition, Brennan Traub averaged 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.7 seals per game. He made 35 3-pointers on the season.
Also named to the first team were: Watkins Glen’s Owen Scholtisek and Cameron Holland, and Notre Dame’s Steven Gough.
Liam Traub, senior, Waverly: Strong in transition, and a good 3-point shooter, Liam Traub averaged 9.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.1 steals. He shared the team lead with 16 blocked shots, and knocked down 19 3-pointers.
Davis Croft, senior, Waverly: A strong all-around player with a good basketball IQ, Croft averaged 7.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. He led the team in assists, shot a team-best 49.5 percent from the field, shared the team-lead in blocked shots, and was second in rebounds.
Also named to the second team were: Watkins Glen’s Mitchell Pike, and Notre Dame’s Malaki Owens and Eric Bukowinski.
About the Author
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.