With the fall sports season officially over for Elizabethtown Area High School, all that’s left is for the Lancaster-Lebanon League to release its All-Star honors for each sport. Boys soccer, cross country and golf were already announced, and now, every other sport aside from football has joined them.
Two Lady Bears received All-Star nods in Section Two for girls soccer. Senior Ally DeBerry was named to the first team, while junior Alicia Underkoffler made the second team. While she had just one goal on the season, DeBerry did have 4 assists and was one of the few players on Elizabethtown’s roster to play in every game, sometimes through injury.
Meanwhile, Underkoffler was a key fixture on defense for the Lady Bears. She previously made the second team last year as well. Senior Kaylee Altimore also received an academic All-Star award. Some notable omissions were junior Kaelynn Sheetz, who led the team in goals with 8, and sophomore Kaitlyn Snyder, who was third in the L-L League in saves with 113 at goalkeeper.
After its sixth straight trip to the district playoffs, the girls volleyball team saw three of its players receive All-Star honors. Senior Julia Rathsam was named to the Section Two first team. She ranked in the top five of every statistical category for the Lady Bears. Rathsam was also named to the third team for District 3 as a whole.
Junior Hayden Calaman and freshman Sydney Stewart each made the second team as well. Calaman led the team in assists with 379 in her first full-time season as a setter. Stewart had the team high in both kills (over 200) and service aces (56) at outside hitter.
Finally, the field hockey team saw two of its players get All-Star honors. Junior Alyssa Hamilton made the Section Two second team as a back. She had 11 defensive saves during the season. Fellow junior Mackenzie Hammaker was named as an honorable mention as well at forward, while both of the Lady Bears’ seniors, Jenna Brinkman and Liz Ortiz, won senior academic awards. The team as a whole was also recognized with a GPA award, which required an average of 92 percent across the roster.
No one from the Elizabethtown girls tennis team was recognized as an All-Star this season. The All-Stars for the football team will be announced at the year-end banquet for the L-L League in the coming weeks.