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Taylor Holohan of Averill Park Named to 2024 CDSWOY Class

ALBANY, NY – Taylor Holohan, a senior at Averill Park High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2024 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year organization.

Taylor, who competes in basketball, will be recognized at the Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on Monday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. Tickets are available online at or at the Proctors Box Office.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year organization (CDSWOY) honors the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State. The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics, and community service. More information is provided at the website:

Academically, Taylor had an 87.22 GPA and ranked 93rd in her class. She had a 92 GPA throughout her first three quarters of her senior year and made the Honor Roll.

Athletically, Taylor was a varsity basketball player for five years. She will attend Northeastern University in the fall on a full athletic scholarship. Four of her teams won the Section 2 Championship (there were no sectionals in her freshman year due to the covid pandemic). She was a member of three NYSPHSAA regional championships, and a New York State Class A championship. Taylor was a two-time Section 2 Class A Tournament Most Valuable Player and was a Section 2 Class AA Tournament MVP in her senior season. She was named the MVP of the Averill Park Tip Off Tournament in both her junior and senior seasons. Taylor was the Suburban Council Player of the Year in 2022-23 and 2023-24 and received the Albany Times Union Large School Player of the Year honor in both of those seasons. Taylor was the team’s Most Improved Player as a sophomore and the Team’s Most Outstanding Player in her junior and senior seasons. Also, athletically, she played for an Under Armour sponsored travel team, the New York Havoc, for five years. Out of all players on the 32 Under Armour teams in the league, she was ranked in the top five for points in her sophomore year. For her 2023 season, she was ranked second in blocks per game and third for most productive interior scoring. She was also a McDonald’s All-American Nominee in 2024.

Taylor’s community service includes volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, making meals and baked goods with family for people staying at the facility. Throughout her seasons she volunteered for the Averill Park Youth Basketball program, and she also assisted at a food pantry. Taylor has volunteered to hand out thanksgiving meals with Equinox and works in the track and field events for the Special Olympics when they happen locally.

Taylor becomes the fourth Averill Park student-athlete to be selected by CDSWOY in the organization’s five-year history. She joins Michelina Lombardi (2022), Anna Jankovic (2021) and Lydia Ware (2020). Lombardi and Ware each were also recipients of the Grand Scholastic Woman of the Year Award in their year.

A total of 10 high school and three college female student-athletes will be honored at the August 12 event. The next recipient will be announced on July 8.