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Player of the Year

Sophia Thomas, sr., Goalie, Cumberland Valley — If we tried to name all the accomplishments Thomas has reached in her career at Cumberland Valley we’d be here ‘til Halloween. Named one of her team’s captains to start the year, Thomas reached a milestone she had been eyeing for quite some time: 500 saves. Thomas, last year’s All-Sentinel POTY, is a Brine Nationals High School All-American, was named team MVP, won a Mid-Penn title with her team and was named the Mid Penn MVP. She is passionate about the sport of lacrosse and as an Arizona State commit, the Sun Devils are undoubtedly getting one solid goaltender.

Coach of the Year

Alanna Stuart, Trinity — Turning a team around from a doormat to a winner is no small task, and this season Stuart did just that. She took a team from 1-8 in 2015 to 8-10 in 2016 to a 12-7 team this season. To top it all off, Stuart led the the Shamrocks to their first District 3 Class 2A playoff appearance, even besting Lampeter-Strasburg in a first-round upset.

First Team

Madi Tare, so., Attack, Trinity — Scoring at least one goal in every game during the season will make you one of the best in the Mid-Penn (voted first team), and Tare definitely showed she more than earned that honor. Tare, a repeat first-teamer here, notched her 100th career goal this season, broke the 100-point plateau for the year and did it with her ability to move with precise, controlled motions.

Emily Reisinger, sr., Attack, Carlisle — Always a confident player when going to the goal. If you didn’t plan ahead for her, you were going to have a bad day, according to one coach. That confidence was enough to make Reisinger one of the best in the Commonwealth and a Mid-Penn first team selection (and her second All-Sentinel first team nod), notching her 42 goals and 49 points.

Ana Plastina, yr., Attack, Mechanicsburg — A completely unselfish player on and off the field, Plastina is the first person you could go to for game direction. She has solid vision on the field and helped lead the offense to the program’s first wins. Plastina, a Mid-Penn honorable mention, ended the season with 23 goals, 34 assists and 57 points.

Lindsey Shughart, jr., Attack, Carlisle — Like teammate Emily Reisinger, Shughart, a Mid-Penn first team selection and 2016 All-Sentinel honorable mention, was another confident soul when it came to charging the net. Solid in both the offensive and defensive aspects of the game, Shughart ended her junior season with 26 goals, 30 points and 28 takeaways.

Annabelle O’Neil, jr., Midfield, Trinity — Voted as a captain by her team, O’Neil, like teammate Madi Tare, has scored at least one goal in every game this season. She recorded her 100th career goal as well. O’Neil, voted Mid-Penn second team and 2016 All-Sentinel honorable mention, led the team in ground balls and interceptions and was unmatched on the draw control — an impressive 85 percent (118 of 139) were won by the junior.

Emma Eberly, sr., Midfield, Cumberland Valley — One of the best all-around players in the Mid-Penn and a second team honoree, Eberly has solid draw control and handles the ball like few others. As one player head coach Lilli Kane could count on to handle the ball and get it to the back of the net, Eberly notched over 100 career goals.

Kyra Place, so., Midfield, Cumberland Valley — As only a sophomore, Place should only continue to go up from here. A Connecticut commit and Mid-Penn first team selection, Place showcased she is an all-around player both with skills on both ends of the field and can handle the ball with ease. Her draws are precise and her speed is unmatched. She now has two career All-Sentinel first team nods.

Caroline Jamieson, sr., Defense, Cumberland Valley — Thou shall not pass through Jamieson. One of the best defensive players in the game (she was named Mid-Penn first team), Kane could count on Jamieson, a 2016 All-Sentinel honorable mention, to keep the ball carrier at bay and stonewall someone when she needed to. Her defensive positioning allows her to see the field and play well, and she led the defense as one of the team captains.

Katie Hersch, sr., Defense, Northern — Hersch, a Mid-Penn honorable mention, was the glue that held the defense together for Northern, using her voice to direct teammates in a pinch or who were unsure of what to do. She undoubtedly was the veteran leader for the back line.

Cara Katterman, sr., Defense, Trinity — Voted to captain the team alongside Annabelle O’Neil and Sophia Thomas, Katterman helped lead the defense vocally. An all-around skilled defenseman, Katterman was there to help shift the momentum when she needed to and notched some huge plays in pivotal moments to help the team to one of its best seasons.

Jessie Lissner, sr., Goalie, Carlisle — With a .543 save percentage this season, Lissner cemented herself as one of the best goaltenders Carlisle — and possibly the Mid-Penn — has ever seen. For her final season and second on the All-Sentinel first team, Lissner blocked 133 shots and stood strong in a 10-6 (3-2 Commonwealth) season for the Green and White.

Second Team

Rebecca Mott, sr., Attack, Trinity

Kelly Donaldson, sr., Attack, Northern

Grace Lippert, jr., Attack, Carlisle

Chelsey Bunner, sr., Attack, Cumberland Valley

Amanda Ernst, so., Midfield, Mechanicsburg

Annabella Robinson, yr., Midfield, Mechanicsburg

Jessica Rogers, jr., Midfield, Trinity

Kara Blazey, sr., Defense, Cumberland Valley

Rebecca Mott, sr., Defense, Trinity

Devon Sweeder, jr., Defense, Carlisle

Amy Corbett, jr., Goalie, Trinity

Honorable Mention

Katie Ayers, fr., Midfield, Northern; Elayna Barton, jr., Midfield, Northern; Emily Bowman, so., Defense, Cumberland Valley; Glynnis Carter, sr., Midfield, Cumberland Valley; Emma DiGilio, sr., Midfield, Cumberland Valley; Grace Dymski, jr., Attack, Carlisle; Hailey Erwin, jr., Goalie, Northern; Caroline Fehl, jr., Attack, Cumberland Valley; Winnie Gunther, jr., Defense, Trinity Mackenzie Hockensmith, sr., Attack, Mechanicsburg; Ellie Hoover, jr., Attack, Mechanicsburg; Lydia Hulshizer, sr., Midfield, Mechanicsburg; Caroline Kaiser, Defense, Cedar Cliff; Olivia Keyser, so., Midfield/Defense, Northern; Emily Middlekauff, sr., Midfield, Mechanicsburg; Maddie Montgomery, Midfield, Cedar Cliff; Alex Pavone, sr., Attack, Trinity; Amanda Willigerod, so., Midfield, Cumberland Valley; Maddison Young, jr., Midfield, Carlisle; Emmerson Zinn, jr., Midfield, Carlisle.

All-Sentinel teams are selected by the sports staff at the end of each season with the input of area coaches as needed. Stats and information provided by the teams or from the information provided to The Sentinel throughout the year.

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