Two Salisbury players named to first team
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 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).
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).
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).