After a victory over St. Lawrence Central in the Section X Overall Semifinals, Canton Central Senior Katie Chisholm was recognized by the NNY Officials Board as the 2020 recipient of the Jan Reetz Award.
The Jan Reetz Award is the highest honor given to a girls basketball player in Section X, and is based on the criteria of ability, leadership, sportsmanship, academic success and citizenship. She was also named to the First Team All-Northern on Wednesday night.
Katie Chisholm is the daughter of Scott and Martha Chisholm and a four year member of the girls varsity basketball team. She has been a captain on the team the past two seasons.
Head Coach Jim DiSalvo said he was proud to be coaching two Golden Bears who were nominated for the Jan Reetz Award this season.
“Katie being named the Jan Reetz Award winner has solidified her varsity career with the Golden Bears,” DiSalvo said. “Katie has been a leader to her teammates and a relentless worker on the floor. She thrives in pressure situations and steps her game up to another level in big games. An outstanding person off the court.”
Chisholm was a member of the Don Petty All-Tournament Team her freshman, sophomore, and junior years. This season she was named the Petty Tournament MVP. Earlier this year, on Feb. 12 in a game against Potsdam, Chisholm reached the 1,000 point mark for her career with the Golden Bears during a 17-point performance for the Bears in a 63-42 win over Potsdam to finish the girls’ season undefeated in league play. She has averaged 15.7 points per game for the Bears this season, accumulating 346 points in her senior campaign, according to Max Preps.
Chisholm was a member of the All-Tournament Team at last season’s New York State Final Four as well as a Third-Team All-State member in Class B. She was also a Watertown Daily Times All-North second team selection last season. Chisholm received an All-Tournament Award at the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic played at Bishop Grimes. She was a Second-Team All-Northern her sophomore season and a First-Team All-Northern as a junior. She has been an Academic All-Northern for three consecutive years and a member of the National Honor Society.
Sieminski, also a senior at Canton Central, was recognized as a finalist for the Jan Reetz Award on Wednesday night. She is the daughter of Randy and Mary-Beth Sieminski.
“Sarah, another outstanding person off the court, is also deserving of the Jan Reetz nomination,” DiSalvo said. “Sarah exhibits extraordinary effort and attitude on the court. She is respectful at all times to the opposition and to the officials. Sarah has confidence in taking the big shot and has delivered several times. She battles and has the refuse to lose attitude.”
Sieminski was also named to the First Team All-Northern Wednesday night. She has averaged 12.7 points per game and accumulated a total of 272 points in 22 games played this season, according to Max Preps, and has been a consistent contributor for the Golden Bears.