11 YAIAA softball players named to all-state team
Eleven YAIAA softball standouts were named to the all-state team selected by the Pennsylvania High School Softball Association. More than 220 high school coaches and 160 sportswriters were part of the process to pick players in each classification.
Four Central, three Dover, two West York and two Red Lion players were selected from the YAIAA.
In AAAA, Central York's Rachel Butler, who was named the GameTimePA softball Player of the Year, was selected as a first-team pitcher after going 13-2 with a 0.96 ERA. Sophomore Courtney Coppersmith (second-team first baseman), sophomore Erin Cabry (second-team shortstop) and senior Cheyenne Miller (second-team outfield) were also selected from Central. All three fielders hit at least .430 for the Panthers.
Red Lion was represented with two selections in AAAA. Freshman Kaitlyn Collins was named a second-team second baseman after hitting .391 and committing just one error and Taylor Radziewicz, who hit a blistering .514 with four home runs, was picked as a second-team shortstop.
The rest of the YAIAA representatives came from the AAA ranks. Dover had three selections — Taylor Lamparter (honorable mention pitcher), Natalie Cutright (first-team shortstop) and Alyssa Lawton (first-team outfield). Lawton, who is committed to George Mason, hit .449 and went a perfect 19-for-19 in steal attempts. Cutright will play at James Madison next season. The senior hit .456 with 31 RBIs. And Lamparter struck out 128 batters in 125 innings pitched.
Gabrielle Ilyes and Paige Weekly represented West York. Ilyes was named second-team outfield after hitting .397 and not recording an error in the outfield all season. Weekly crushed five home runs and was selected as an honorable mention designated hitter.