2017 Mirror softball all-stars

Mirror photos by Gary M. Baranec 2017 Altoona Mirror softball first-team all-stars include (from left): First row—Claysburg-Kimmel’s Keyara Morgan, Penn Cambria’s Casey Reese, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Kameryn Harris, Maggie Peck and Maddie Lucas, Bellwood-Antis’ Saige McElwain, Altoona’s Lindsey Fasolo. Second row—Everett’s Jacie Martin and Sydney Reffner, Cambria Heights’ Kat Cox, Glendale’s Lexi Mulhollen and Makenzie Lukehart, Central’s Jenna Ritchey and Olivia Smith. The late Mikayla Focht of Hollidaysburg was also a first-team pick.


Lindsey Fasolo C Sr. Altoona

Notable: Provided the Lady Lions with power behind the plate, hitting four homers and driving in 19 runs in 19 games. Finished with a .339 batting average.

Maggie Peck 1B Sr. Philipsburg-Osceola

Notable: Became Lady Mounties’ career home run leader, hitting 11 as a senior to finish with 22. Returning first-teamer also clubbed eight doubles, scored 35 runs.

Jenna Ritchey 2B Jr. Central

Notable: Run-producer who drove in 27 while batting .412 for the Lady Dragons. Hit for plenty of power with nine doubles and four triples.

Mikayla Focht SS Sr. Hollidaysburg

Notable: Three-time Mirror first-teamer and Saint Francis recruit was batting .533 with two homers before her tragic death five games into season.

Olivia Smith SS Jr. Central

Notable: One of the area’s quickest players also hit three homers and five doubles for Lady Dragons. Batted .476 and scored 33 runs.

Keyara Morgan 3B Sr. Claysburg-Kimmel

Notable: Reached 100-hit mark late in year, finishing with 107 for career. Batted .494 with 11 doubles, four triples, 28 runs and 20 RBIs.

Maddie Lucas OF So. Philipsburg-Osceola

Notable: Had a breakthrough season in which she belted eight home runs, 14 extra-base hits and a remarkable OPS of 1.617.

Makenzie Lukehart OF Jr. Glendale

Notable: All-ICC and District 6 center fielder batted .452, with eight doubles, two homers and scored 38 runs while driving in 17.

Saige McElwain OF Sr. Bellwood-Antis

Notable: All-ICC North player ranked among the regional leaders with six home runs this season. Also had four doubles and knocked in 23 runs.

Kat Cox DP Sr. Cambria Heights

Notable: Makes second first-team appearance after finishing a career that saw her record 107 hits and 92 RBIs. Batted .446 this year with three homers.

Sydney Reffner UT Jr. Everett

Notable: Athletic Lady Warrior shortstop hit .487 with 29 runs and fielded .948. ICC South and Sideling Hill all-star reached base 52.9 percent of the time.

Kameryn Harris RHP So. Philipsburg-Osceola

Notable: Did it with her arm (16-1 pitching record, 1.24 ERA, 104 strikeouts) and her bat (six homers, four doubles, 26 RBIs) as Lady Mounties made state semis.

Lexi Mulhollen RHP So. Glendale

Notable: Moves up from the second team after leading Lady Vikings to first district title since 1992 by going 16-4 with a 2.50 ERA and 115 strikeouts and hitting seven homers.

Jacie Martin RHP Jr. Everett

Notable: In first year as Lady Warriors’ starter, put up a 16-4 record with 160 strikeouts in 134 innings in the circle. Finished with a 1.31 ERA.

Casey Reese RHP So. Penn Cambria

Notable: Went 13-2 with a 1.83 ERA, tossing a one-hitter, a two-hitter and two three-hitters. Also helped her own cause with a .487 batting average.


Kylie Thal C Jr. Philipsburg-Osceola

Alissa James 1B Sr. Altoona

Niki Shank 2B Sr. Chestnut Ridge

Kara Dividock SS Fr. Portage

Ashley Clark 3B Sr. Tussey Mountain

Emma Garrison OF Jr. Cambria Heights

Cierra O’Shell OF Sr. Glendale

Alaney Vereshack OF Fr. Glendale

Cameryn Feathers DP Fr. Central

Kady Belinda UT Jr. Juniata Valley

Kayla Diehl RHP So. Chestnut Ridge

Courtney Garver RHP Sr. Claysburg-Kimmel

Emma Simmons RHP Jr. Bishop Carroll

Alexa Young RHP Sr. Altoona


Catcher: Corrie Barnett, Tussey Mountain; Sydney Berish, Bishop Guilfoyle; Chloe Blake, Moshannon Valley; Kaitlyn Cappella, Hollidaysburg; Adie Divido, Bishop Carroll; Olivia England, Williamsburg; Tierney Fernandes, Central; Lauren Gill, Cambria Heights; Kristen Hewitt, Glendale; Brooke Lieb, Northern Cambria; Leah Reed, Huntingdon; Lexi Strasser, Penn Cambria; Ally Young, Tyrone

First base: Clare Alexander, Huntingdon; Kecia Cogan, Everett; Sydney Gallaher, Glendale

Second base: Riley Anderson, Penn Cambria; Caitlyn Palazzi, Altoona; Hallie Sisk, Bedford

Shortstop: Emily Claar, Claysburg-Kimmel; Maizie Husick, Tussey Mountain; Sydney Reese, Penn Cambria; Kylie Shea, Huntingdon; Sydney Sheredy, Northern Cambria; Krystina Taylor, Bellwood-Antis; Hannah Thompson, Philipsburg-Osceola; Makayla Weyant, Chestnut Ridge

Third base: Alyson Adams, Altoona; Alex Iseminger, Everett; Hannah Heintzelman, Huntingdon; Paige Hillegas, Bedford; Emma Kissell, Portage; Tori Longenecker, Central; Faith Patton, Bellwood-Antis

Outfield: Mikalynn Bauman, Claysburg-Kimmel; Mackenzie Blake, Cambria Heights; Brooke Colledge, Everett; McKenna Curfman, Tussey Mountain; Morgan Devlin, Central Cambria; Montana Feathers, Altoona; Taylor Glass, Portage; Peyton Leidy, Northern Bedford; Ashley Negley, Central; Emily Pavelko, Northern Cambria

Designated player: Destiny Biemesderfer, Huntingdon

Utility: Sidney Lewis, Moshannon Valley (RHP-OF)

Pitcher: Cate Baran, Tyrone (RHP); Kaitlyn Kudlawiec, Northern Cambria (RHP); Abby Lobick, Cambria Heights (RHP); Hailey Schmidt, Bellwood-Antis (RHP)

High honorable mention in bold