Bulldogs named to All-Star teams

Marissa Massare, Reporter

Every year, the Mid-Penn Conference releases the All-Star teams for the 4 divisions in the conference for high school sports athletes. The fall season teams have been announced and a handful of bulldog athletes have been chosen to the first and second teams as well as honorable mentions. Girls’ and boys’ soccer and field hockey athletes were announced last week. Winners were decided by the Mid-Penn Conference coaches who met together and rallied  to get their players named to the All-Star teams.

Bulldog soccer players named to the Colonial Division team include juniors Sarah McMullen on first team and Aria Clark on second team, and sophomore Sierra Green on second team as well. On the boys’ side, junior Noah Foster and sophomore Tyler Flood were named to the first team. Second team bulldogs include juniors Jared Gump and Nino Todaro, and freshman Connor O’Burn. Field hockey players named to first team include seniors Anna Sweger and Larissa Kelso, and juniors Kelly Shulenberger and Bailey Lehman. Senior Meredith Georgeff earned an honorable mention.

For field hockey players, being named to the team is more than just an honor, it also means that players, especially seniors, get to play one last game, even if it isn’t with their entire team. Senior field hockey player Larissa Kelso said, “I’m excited to play one last game even though it’s not with my team because I haven’t decided if I’m playing in college yet or not.” This is in some cases an opportunity for seniors to play the game they’ve played for years. These All-Star games are also an opportunity for players to meet with and be seen by college coaches. After the All-Star game, which takes place on November 15 at Milton Hershey, seniors will have the opportunity to speak with college coaches in attendance.

However for soccer, there isn’t a game in which all selected All-Star team members play a game against the other divisions in the Mid Penn Conference. Having been named to the All-Star team since freshman year, junior Aria Clark said, “If we played a game, it would feel more honorable, but it’s cool just being recognized.” For freshman Connor O’Burn, being named to the All-Star team was a great achievement. O’Burn said, “I was excited that my hard work paid off because I am only the second freshman ever to make it onto the All-Star team.”