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WVC lands 34 players on All-State teams

Seven athletes from state champ Wyoming Seminary are awarded with the honors.






Just as it did in the regular season, the District 2 playoffs and PIAA tournament, Wyoming Seminary dominated the Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Star Team.

The rest of the Wyoming Valley Conference didn’t do too shabby, either.

The PIAA Class 2A champion and undefeated Blue Knights (24-0) landed seven selections on the all-state team, while the WVC was represented by a total of 34 players on the first-, second- and third-team all-state list, which was announced over the weekend.

Seminary senior goalkeeper Erin McGinley earned her third all-state selection and was joined on the first team by teammates Kendra Sirak (senior), Kat Sharkey (junior), Abby Sordoni (senior), Kelsey Kolojejchick (sophomore), Najia Hasan (junior) and Devon Gagliardi (sophomore). Sharkey and Kolojejchick were repeat first-team selections.

Crestwood landed four players on the squad, including seniors Amy Daniel, Melanie Leo and Jordan Petchel and junior Alisha Moran. Lake-Lehman was represented on the first team by seniors Jaime Lipski and Tina Watkins and sophomore Kelsey Amy.

Coughlin, which won the District 2 Class 3A crown, was represented by repeat first-team selections Randi Segear, a senior, and Heather Susek, a junior.

WVC players earning second-team honors were: Meyers’ senior Katy Watters and junior teammates Jenera Quinones and Erin Conrad; Wyoming Seminary seniors Elizabeth Blaum and Kate Snyder; Coughlin seniors Lauren Susek and Alison Popielarski; Crestwood senior Caroline Suitch; Lake-Lehman senior Caroline Boris and Delaware Valley junior Rebecca Sherman.

Honorable mention selections from the WVC were: Lake-Lehman seniors Joscelyn Mahon, Alyson Paulauskas and Aime Sgarlat; Hazleton Area seniors Jennifer Bayzick and Allison Sampson; Coughlin junior Mary Potorski; Wyoming Valley West senior Cassandra Puhalla; and Delaware Valley’s Brooke Edwards, a junior, and Christie Lonsky, a sophomore.

Also announced over the weekend was the Academic All-State Team. In order to be considered, a player must be a starter or key reserve and have at least a 3.5 or 92 percent grade-point average at the end of their junior year and through their first quarter grades of their seniors year.

The following WVC players were chosen to that squad: Meyers’ Allison Evans, Amy Falzone, Colleen Hoban, Kirby Rinker and Watters; Lake-Lehman’s Erin Sutliff, Emily Deubler, Elyse Apaliski, Caroline Boris, Watkins, Sgarlat and Lipski; Lackawanna Trail’s Caitlyn Christensen, Mari Dwyer, Erika Johnson, Katelyn Klimer; Nanticoke Area’s Amanda Blank, Jenna Butzek, Amanda Coughlin and Kelly Kizminski; Crestwood’s Sarah Parks, Daniel, Leo and Suitch; Wyoming Seminary’s Sirak; Coughlin’s Lauren Susek, Popielarski, Potorski and Segear; Tunkhannock’s Melissa Charles, Samantha Ide and Jennifer Parduski; Hazleton Area’s Allison Sampson, Dana Kavitski and Bayzick; Wyoming Valley West’s Ellen Siracuse, Jacqueline Lukas and Puhalla.

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