By Keith McShea
There are not many that can win a match of cards with Chelsea Dantonio of Lancaster.
Dantonio has put together an incredibly impressive list of accomplishments -- and she's not even finished with her junior season -- which is why she has been named the Prep Talk Player of the Year for girls golf.
Dantonio won her third straight Section VI championship recently, which was also her fourth title in five years. She will compete at the state championships at SUNY Delhi next weekend.
At this year's championships, Dantonio shot a 5-over-par 77 at Gowanda Country Club to earn a four-stroke victory.
Last week she verbally committed to play Division I golf at Winthrop University.
VIDEO: On Thursday, Dantonio was one of three Lancaster female athletes who won Prep Talk Player of the Year honors in their respective sports to appear on PrepTalkTV.
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All Prep Talk Players of the Year will be honored at the inaugural Prep Talk Awards on June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed and Janet Snyder of Kiss 98.5. The Prep Talk Awards will honor Prep Talk Players of the Year in more than 30 sports, along with the All-Western New York first teams in football and basketball.
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Our Countdown to the Prep Talk Awards will feature a different Prep Talk Player of the Year each day until the big night.
The list thus far:
Countdown to the Prep Talk Awards / Prep Talk Players of the Year
May 15 -- Boys soccer: Brandon Galanti, Frontier
May 16 -- Girls soccer: Carissima Cutrona, Williamsville South
May 17 -- Girls swimming: Dina Rommel, Clarence
May 18 -- Boys swimming: Jack Boyd, Canisius
May 19 -- Wrestling: Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer, Cheektowaga
May 20 -- Boys bowling: Chad Mee, Frontier
May 21 -- Girls bowling: Haley Carroll, Williamsville South
May 22 -- Boys volleyball: Brian Costello, Canisius
May 23 -- Girls volleyball: Lainy Pierce, Eden
May 24 -- Boys gymnastics: Noah Roberson, Williamsville South
May 25 -- Girls gymnastics: Courtney Bondanza, Lancaster
May 26 -- Field hockey: Giovanna Fasanello, Clarence
May 27 -- Boys cross country: T.J. Hornberger, Lake Shore
May 28 -- Girls cross country: Sophia Tasselmyer, Starpoint/East Aurora
May 29 -- Boys indoor track: Devon Patterson, Williamsville South
May 30 -- Girls indoor track: McKenzie Keuhlewind, Lancaster
Today -- Girls golf: Chelsea Dantonio, Lancaster
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