Salisbury pitcher Emily Silberman is in her second year as a member of Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team, coached by Blake Morgan.
“I don’t think it’s really different than last year, but it’s still nice to be able to meet new girls, and I actually know more of the girls this year,” said Silberman.
The Lehigh Valley team bonded this past Wednesday at an Iron Pigs game.
Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.
The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, a double-elimination tournament that is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies and features high school all-star teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.
Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.
“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”
Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor Society and Math League.
Salisbury High School senior John Yurconic II was named District 11 Male Tennis Scholar-Athlete on May 31 at a banquet at the Best Western in Bethlehem.
“Honestly, it’s a great feeling,” Yurconic said. “I thought I already had the icing on the cake, so I think this is something on top of that. It’s been an amazing four years.”
Yurconic played four years of varsity singles tennis for the Falcons, compiling a record of 77-21. He is the 2017 District 11 Class 2A singles tennis champion, and he was a PIAA state doubles tennis champion with his cousin Mason Groff in 2016.
Salisbury High School senior Leandra Roelker was named District 11 Female Tennis Scholar-Athlete on May 31 at a banquet at the Best Western in Bethlehem.
“It’s such an honor to even be considered,” Roelker said. “I could have been happy to go home a [nominee].”
Roelker’s record was 21-3 at No. 1 singles this year and was a First Team All-Colonial League selection.
Salisbury High School center midfielder Ethan Heydt and Quakertown High School forward Victoria Sturgess were named 2016 Soccer Scholar Athletes at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet on Jan. 29 at Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.
Heydt and Sturgess were among 76 nominees from 40 high schools throughout the area who were selected jointly by their coaches and the school administration. The Soccer Scholar Athlete Committee then selected the overall winners.
Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team ended its run last Wednesday with a 2-1 loss in 10 innings against Tri-Cape after defeating Chester County 8-3 at FDR Park in Philadelphia.
“We were hitting right at people, or they made some good defensive plays,” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “It was just one of those days. We just didn’t get that break.”
Weather and time worked against Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team as it was eliminated from the tournament last week after losses to Tri-Cape and Burlington County.
Lehigh Valley's first game last Wednesday resulted in an early morning 5-2 loss to Tri-Cape, but Lehigh Valley came back with a 4-0 victory over Olympic Colonial in the afternoon.
Salisbury infielder, Meghan Williams, had two hits in the game against Olympic Colonial. Her first-inning double scored Northampton's Hannah Peters, who had also hit a double to get on base.
Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team, which includes Salisbury players Jenna Keet and Meghan Williams, defeated Philadelphia Catholic's Carpenter Cup team, 10-5, in its first game of the double-elimination tournament on Monday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.
Keet played in left field for the first four innings, contributing a line drive up the middle, a walk, and two RBIs. Williams' stats were unavailable as of Press deadlines.
Philadelphia Catholic took a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
"We weren't really [concerned] because we knew we could hit," Keet said.