Akelaitis earns top honors in softball
The Colonial League released this year’s softball all-star team last month during the league playoff tournament.
Northwestern saw six players honored, highlighted by pitcher Emily Akelaitis’ named to the first team as an at-large selection.
Tiger teammate Molly Mitman was named to the second team, while Ashley Sisco, Brynn Balliet, Morgan Farthing and Anna Akelaitis earned honorable mentions.
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).