Throughout the 2023 season high school softball season, there were several outstanding individual performances that paced the LebCo teams. Working with the coaches/representatives from each program, we narrowed down the list to a much smaller group than the number of overall talented young ladies who played this past season.
Now, we need your help in determining who deserves the following awards: Pitcher of the Year, Player of the Year, and Rookie of the Year. You will then also be asked to give us your opinion on who you feel who deserves to be named as the LebCo Softball MVP for the 2023 season.
It is very important to note that while voting is involved, the main purpose is to draw attention to the hardworking athletes that competed for LebCo’s high schools this past season.
Read about the accolades of the nominated athletes from each school, then go vote!
Voting will remain open until Sunday, July 9th at 10 pm.
For additional information, check out our recently published recap of the 2023 LebCo Softball Season.
Pitcher of the Year
Meda Pulaski (Annville-Cleona)
Junior. Won 10 games with a 2.99 ERA in 110 innings pitched. Struck out 145, while walking 65. Offensively, she hit .438 with a .538 OBP, with 28 hits and a slugging % of .719 after hitting 4 home runs over the course of the season. She had 20 RBI. Selected as a 1st Team Section 4 All-Star.
Reese Arnold (Cedar Crest)
Junior. Won 2 games, striking out 68 in 59.1 innings. 7.81 ERA. Offensively, she had a .407 OBP to go with a .273 BA. Earned Honorable Mention honors in Section 1.
Gabby Smith (ELCO)
Sophomore. Won 6 games with a 3.97 ERA, pitching 86.1 innings and striking out 151 batters. Endured the entire season with a torn muscle in hip. Offensively, she had a .455 BA / .513 OBP / 30 Hits, while scoring 28 runs and stealing 6 bases. She was a 1st Team Section 3 All-Star and a nominee for All-State honors.
Sereniti Zidik (Lebanon)
Sophomore. Won 2 games, recording 69 strikeouts in 85 innings of work. Offensively, she slashed a .341 BA / .431 OBP / 15 Hits. She collected 6 RBI, led the Cedars with 12 runs scored, and hit 2 home runs with a .545 slugging %. Finished the season as a 1st Team Section 2 All-Star selection.
Lynsie Mauser (Northern Lebanon)
Sophomore. Won 7 games, pitching 74.1 innings with a 2.54 ERA. She claimed 133 victims via strikeout. Offensively, her stats were .459 BA / .558 OBP / 31 Hits, on her way to 30 RBI and 18 Runs. Selected as a 1st Team Section 4 All-Star.
Mollie White (Palmyra)
Senior. 11 game winner, pitching 111 innings with a 1.76 ERA. She struck out 230 batters, walking only 28, and finished her high school career with 618. Two of her wins this season were no-hitters. At the plate, her stats were as follows: .446 BA / .516 OBP / 25 Hits. She was selected as the Mid Penn Keystone Player of the Year.
Player of the Year
Danika Setlock (Annville-Cleona)
Sophomore. Stats: .400 BA / .494 OBP / 26 Hits. Racked up 4 Home Runs with a slugging % of .738. Collected 25 RBI and scored 27 runs. At shortstop, was given 68 opportunities to make plays and only committed 4 errors. Selected as a 1st Team Section 4 All-Star.
Riley Rohrer (Cedar Crest)
Junior. Stats: .311 BA / .380 OBP / 14 Hits. Slugged 2 home runs on a way to a .489 slugging %. Commited only 2 errors over the course of the season, offering defensive stability for the Falcons. Earned Honorable Mention honors in Section 1.
Morgan Wilson (ELCO)
Sophomore. Stats: .355 BA / .487 OBP. Hit 10 doubles and 2 home runs on her way to driving in 23 runs. Made the move from shortstop to catcher after the first game of the season due to an injury to the starter and learned the position on the fly without much of any previous experience. Provided needed heart and leadership to the ELCO team, which helped them to win 10 games, and was named the Team MVP. Was also a 1st Team Section 3 All-Star and an nominee for the All-State Team.
Jenna Seyfert (Lebanon)
Sophomore. Stats: .326 BA / .420 OBP / 14 Hits. Slugged 3 home runs on the way to posting a .604 slugging %. Earned Honorable Mention honors in Section 2.
Brooke Beamesderfer (Northern Lebanon)
Junior. Stats: .484 BA / .582 OBP / 31 Hits. She had 10 extra base hits, with 8 doubles, a triple, and a home run. She had 18 RBI and scored 29 times. Over the season, she stole 9 bases. Her defense in centerfield resulted in many diving catches the robbed the opposing teams of scoring chances. Selected as a 1st Team Section 4 All-Star.
Emily Cutman (Palmyra)
Senior. Stats: .542 BA / .605 OBP / 33 Hits. Out of her hit total, she had 11 doubles, a triple, and a home run. She also drew 10 walks and 3 times reached base after being hit by a pitch. Once on base, she stole 21 bases and scored 25 times. She drove in 6 runs. Earned a nod as a 1st Team All-Star in the Mid Penn Keystone.
Rookie of the Year
Abby Evans (Annville-Cleona)
Freshman. Stats: .343 BA / .397 OBP / 23 Hits. Collected 12 RBI and scored 13 Runs. Stole 4 bases. Selected as a 1st Team Section 4 All-Star.
Addison Nolen (Cedar Crest)
Freshman. Stats: .273 BA / .304 OBP / 12 Hits. Collected 7 RBI to lead the Falcons.
Chloe Shirk (ELCO)
Freshman. Stats: .371 BA / .436 OBP / 26 Hits. Batted clean-up and hit 3 home runs with a .626 slugging % on the way to amassing 32 RBIs, a new ELCO single season record besting the previous mark of 29. Finished the season as a 1st Team Section 3 All-Star and nominee to the All-State Team.
Ana Weaber (Lebanon)
Junior. Stats: .222 BA / .349 OBP / 8 Hits. Drove in 6 RBI during her first season playing softball for the Cedars. She also stole 2 bases.
Addison Hollenbach (Northern Lebanon)
Freshman. Offensive Stats: .394 BA / .476 OBP / 28 Hits. She had 12 RBI and scored 25 runs, while also stealing 2 bases. On the mound, she claimed 5 wins, pitching 42.2 innings. She finished the season with a 3.28 ERA and struck out 65. Selected as a 1st Team Section 4 All-Star.
* Palmyra did not have a nomination for this category.
When all of the voting is finished, the fan voting will be calculated in with voting from coaches and the panel from LebCoSports.com to determine the winners of each category. The selections will be announced soon after voting is complete.
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