The NEPA Miners rebuilt their roster last year bringing back only four players from the season before. Despite finishing a win short of post season play, Head Coach Dan LaMagna developed a new core of players that the Miners staff expects will lead them back into the playoffs this season. Although many Miners players contributed in building a new team chemistry, there are only so many All-Star slots available.
Miners players representing the Keystone Conference as 1st Team All-Stars in the game and in the skills competition are cornerback Anthony Bodtmann, center Brian Alba, guard Jesse Hinkley and kicker Mike Berry. Alba is a West Pittston resident.
Honored as second team All-Stars but not playing in the game unless contacted as a replacement player are quarterback Justin Piontkowski, running backs Dodson Waterton and Nate Bowden, wide receivers Davelle Byrd and Tyler Serbin along with linebackers Brad Allen and Mike Robinson. Alba, Piontkowski, Bowden and Serbin all played their high school ball at Wyoming Area.
The skills competition will be played Saturday, May 21 after the teams morning practice and the All-Star showdown will be 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 22.