Fillies' Sherkness named
D-11 Class A volleyball MVP
Marian's Marykate Sherkness was named the Most Valuable Player among District 11 Class A girls volleyball players.
Sherkness was one of three Fillies on the Class A first team. She was joined by Nikki Collevechio and Abby O'Donnell.
A total of five area players received honorable mention status on the three District 11 teams.
Marian's Grace Boyle and Abby Stankiewitch made the Class A team; Lehighton's...
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Goalie - Alesha Seifert (Sr., Wilson)
Defender - Alex Irr (Sr., Notre Dame of Green Pond), Abigail Kohler (Jr., Southern Lehigh), Tori Young (Jr., Saucon Valley)
Midfielder - Abbey Cerciello (So., Southern Lehigh), Callie Duliba (Sr., Palisades), Sara Jones (Sr., Northwestern), Sabrina Mertz (So., Northwestern), Shannon Moran (Sr., Notre Dame of Green Pond),
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Goalie - Casey Kiefer (Bangor)
Defender - Maria McDonald (Southern Lehigh), Brittany Onesto (Moravian Academy), Caroline Trimble (Saucon Valley), Stephanie Buck (Palmerton)
Midfielder - Emily Boyle (Bangor), Katherine Kistler (Moravian Academy), Sara Cinelli (Pen Argyl)
Forward - Emily Howell (Bangor), Kristen Moisey (Southern Lehigh), Elyssa Okken (Saucon Valley), Eleni Kotretsos (Bangor), Lauren Zellner (Northern Lehigh)
Goalie - Jonathan Phillips (Sr., Bangor)
Defender - Nathaniel Schrifffert (Sr., Saucon Valley), Luke Gutekunst (Jr., Moravian Academy), Brandon Herb (So., Northwestern), Wade White (Sr., Bangor)
Midfielder - Alec Talsania (Sr., Moravian), Kevin Barahona (Sr., Salisbury), Luke Masiado (Jr., Saucon Valley)
Forward - Sean Adams (Sr., Salisbury), Giovanni Mowrey (Jr., Notre Dame of Green Pond), Kyle Willis (Jr., Northwestern), Ryan Brown (Jr., Moravian...
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