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PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Salisbury junior pitcher Emily Silberman was named to the Colonial League All-Star team recently. PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Salisbury junior pitcher Emily Silberman was named to the Colonial League All-Star team recently.
PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZPeyton Stauffer gets under a fly ball during a recent district playoff game. PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZPeyton Stauffer gets under a fly ball during a recent district playoff game.

Two Salisbury players named to first team

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Colonial League released this year’s softball all-star team last month during the league playoff tournament.

Two members of the District 11 runner-up Salisbury team were selected to the first team, while two other Falcons earned honorable mention recognition.

Senior outfielder Peyton Stauffer earned a place on the first team, along with pitcher junior pitcher Emily Silberman. Teammates Gretchen Helsel, a senior first baseman, and Sara Lamana, a senior catcher, were named as honorable mention selections.

The following is this year’s All-Colonial League softball team.

FIRST TEAM

First Base - Kailah Altemose (Sr., Palmerton); Second Base - Sydney Stine (Sr., Southern Lehigh); Third Base - Brianna Coyle (Jr., Wilson); Short Stop - Ashley Errico (Jr., Wilson); Outfield - Paige Shupp (Sr., Palmerton), Peyton Stauffer (Sr., Salisbury), Gianna Ianni (Sr., Pen Argyl), Caitlyn Frederick (So., Notre Dame GP); Catcher - Sara Harvat (So., Bangor); Pitcher - Lexi Merkel (Jr., Palmerton), Emily Silberman (Jr., Salisbury); At Large - Emily Akelaitis (Sr., Northwestern), Lauren Hoffman (Jr., Northern Lehigh).

SECOND TEAM

First Base - Mollie Veres (Jr., Wilson); Second Base - Gabrielle Weaver (Sr., Pen Argyl); Third Base - Amanda Lalik (Sr., Palmerton); Short Stop - Bridget Shields (So., Notre Dame GP); Outfield - Morgan Karasek (Jr., Bangor), Molly Mitman (So., Northwestern), Madison Finley (Sr., Palmerton); Catcher - Cassie Yesalonia (Sr., Southern Lehigh); Pitcher - Ashlee Wood (Sr., Wilson).

HONORABLE

MENTION

First Base - Sky Gilligan (Jr., Bangor), Ashley Sisco (Sr., Northwestern), Gretchen Helsel (Sr., Salisbury); Second Base - Jenna Learn (Sr., Bangor); Third Base - Brynn Balliet (Fr., Northwestern), Cheyenne Guinan (Sr., Palisades), Emma Rudolph (Fr., Saucon Valley); Short Stop - Morgan Farthing (Fr., Northwestern), Morgan Benner (Fr., Southern Lehigh), Dani Hess (Jr., Bangor); Outfield - Lia Boyd (Sr., Southern Lehigh), Mackenzie Rooks (So., Wilson); Catcher - Erin Binner (Jr., Wilson), Sara Lamana (Sr., Salisbury), Anna Akelaitis (Jr., Northwestern); Nikki Smith (So., Bangor).