The Kennard-Dale softball team will bring back most of its lineup after winning a District 3 title and reaching the PIAA playoffs this season.


The 2017 YAIAA softball coaches all-star teams were released recently. Here is a rundown of each divisions' player and pitcher of the year.

Division I

Player of the Year: Courtney Coppersmith, Central York 

Coppersmith established herself as the league’s dominant starter in the 2017. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County commit went 12-0 with 128 strikeouts and a 0.71 ERA in the regular season as Central York cruised to its third straight league title. The junior also batted cleanup for the Panthers and hit .477 with a  team-high 28 RBIs.  

Pitcher of the Year: Alanna Molz, New Oxford 

Molz carried New Oxford through a tough Division I schedule, leading the Colonials to a 12-8 record and the District 3 playoffs. She shut down some of the league's top offenses and also batted third in New Oxford's lineup. 

Division II

Player of the Year: Haley Updegraff, Northeastern 

The sophomore leadoff hitter batted .606 and drove in 17 RBIs to help the Bobcats win Division II. She also picked off 12 runners as a catcher. 

Pitcher of the Year: Taylor Lamparter, Dover

The junior was the top player on an Eagles team that came one game away from winning the division. She struck out 12 batters in a complete game, 5-2 win over South Western on April 24. 

Division III

Player of the Year: Jaedyn McKeon, Kennard-Dale

The freshman shortstop hit .568 and racked up 27 RBIs and 38 runs scored. She helped the Rams capture both division and District 3 titles and reach the PIAA playoffs. 

Pitcher of the Year: Maelynn Leber, Eastern York 

Leber went 13-7 and struck out 81 batters for a Golden Knights team that reached the District 3 Class 4A title game and won a game in the state playoffs. The freshman also hit .528. 

Division IV

Player of the Year: Katie Ernst, Delone Catholic

Only a freshman, Ernst hit .510 with 18 RBIs and 18 runs scored for Delone. She also had eight extra-base hits and played catcher.

Pitcher of the Year: Marlee Lackey, Delone Catholic

The junior went 7-0 with a 1.20 ERA for the Division IV champion Squirettes. She also struck out 64 batters in 47 innings. 

More all-stars: 2017 YAIAA baseball coaches all-stars released

Here is a list of the remaining YAIAA coaches all-stars.

Division I

First team

Briannah Dobson, Central York

Erin Cabry, Central York

Lorna Colberg, Central York

Megan Teal, Red Lion

Hailey Inguanti, Red Lion

Lyndee Anders, Dallastown

Kelsie Merriman, Dallastown

Kirsten Dell, New Oxford

Kaitlyn Chell, South Western

Bryn Sporer, Spring Grove

Julia Wivell, Spring Grove

Briana DiCandeloro, Spring Grove

Caraline Cornman, Spring Grove

Second team

Briana Smith, Central. Karly Fink, Central York. Natalie Craig, Central York. Delaney Boylan, Central York. Taylor Radziewicz, Red Lion. Kaitlyn Collins, Red Lion. Hayley Taylor, Red Lion. Elena Rosas, Dallastown. Delaney Kolb, Dallastown. Krista Flemmens, Dallastown. Bailey Rapson, Spring Grove. Hailey Kessinger, Spring Grove. Morgan Adams, New Oxford. 

Division II

Belle Bortner, Northeastern

Krista Anderson, Northeastern

Peyton Eckenrode,Northeastern

Nikki Stone,Northeastern

Briana Crushong,Gettysburg

Tyler Williams, Susquehannock  

Kendra Gemmill, Susquehannock

Paige Weekly, West York

Gabriel Ilyes, West York

Abby Lower, Dover

Second team

Shanna Martin, Gettysburg. Cassandra Root, Dover. Allyson Koller, Susquehannock. Anna Bryan, Susquehannock. Gabbi Almiroudis, Susquehannock. Skylar Sweitzer, West York. Leah Jamison, West York. Brianna Harvey, West York. Torie Knight, Northeastern. Madson Wrightstone, Northeastern. Ciarra Coombes, Northeastern. 

Division III

First team

Morgan Winter, Eastern York

Katie Lehman, Eastern York

Amber Forry, Eastern York

Crystal Mullins, Kennard-Dale

Lexi Kopko, Kennard-Dale

Alexis Hurley, Kennard-Dale

Amanda Dyson, Littlestown

Chelsey Walls, Littlestown

Sarah Hartinger, York Suburban

Alexis Jury, York Suburban

Zoe Prats, York Suburban

Second team

Kierstin Grove, Eastern York. McKenzie Buchmyer, Eastern York. Amber Belt, Kennard-Dale. Margueritre DeFranco, Kennard-Dale. Lindsey Snyder, Littlestown. Katelyn Frock, Littlestown. Jill Gauthier, Littlestown. Emily Myers, York Suburban. 

Division IV

First team

Rebecca Baum, York Catholic

Gena Eicher, Farifield

Ryleigh Bolyards, Fairfield

Maggie Rickrode, Delone Catholic

Lauren Little, Delone Catholic

Courtney Harbaugh, Fairfield

Mya Miller, Biglerville

Lexi Daley, Hanover

Alazaya Watts, York Tech

Second team

Ashley Roberts, Farifield. Haylee Wastler, Fairfield. Ali Sowers, Biglerville. Morgan Kime, Biglerville. Lauryn King, Delone Catholic. Callie Shearer, Delone Catholic. Sydney Keith, Delone Catholic. Avery Martz, Hanover. Brooke Glass, York Tech. 

Honorable mention

Grace Gardini, York Catholic. Katie McClausin, Biglerville. Sierra Stevens, Hanover. Alexis Fournier, York Tech. Jordan Pryor, Fairfield. 

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