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Female Athletes of the Week: Kailah Correa & Kylee Trostle (Week Ending December 30, 2023)

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Kailah Correa


Over the course of five games from December 18th through December 28th, Kailah Correa averaged 18.8 points per game, leading her Lebanon Cedars to a clean 5-0 record. Among those wins was a hard-fought victory over Northern Lebanon in the Lebanon Holiday Tournament championship game. The junior point guard is widely viewed as the best basketball player in the county, something that has drawn the attention of several college recruiters. In fact, last year she was selected as the Player of the Year and one could argue that she is looking even more impressive this season. This past week, her prowess caught the attention of our voters. This has resulted in her selection as a LebCo Female Athlete of the Week.

Lebanon’s Coach Jaime Walborn said of her leader, “Kailah is an exceptional basketball player who is known for her work ethic on the court. She constantly puts in extra hours to hone her skills and elevate her performance, and it pays off for her during the season.”

This work ethic led to Correa reaching the 1,000 point milestone prior to the end of her sophomore season. However, no matter how meaningful the individual achievements are to Correa, her main focus is how she can help her team leave the court with a victory.

Since Correa arrived at the varsity level, Lebanon has become a force to be reckoned with. The Cedars enjoyed an undefeated regular season last year before upsetting Haverford in the first round of the PIAA State Tournament. Correa, along with her teammates, are looking to build on that success. Following Friday night’s win over Cedar Crest, during which Correa scored 27 points, Lebanon currently has a record of 9-2. The list of victories includes one over Pittsburgh’s North Catholic, a perennial powerhouse on the statewide basketball scene.

Never one to shy away from big moments, Correa has honed her skills by always looking to play against the best competition. Coming up through Lebanon’s Biddy youth system, she played against the boys. Since then, she has continued to find elite competition outside of the high school basketball season, playing for Philly Rise, a prestigious AAU team that attracts some of the best talent from the region. As a member of Rise, she helped them to win the 2023 16U Nike National Championship.

Correa is hopeful that she can transfer the experience of winning at the national level to being able to celebrate with her Lebanon teammates deep into this year’s postseason. We wish Kailah and her teammates the best of luck in achieving their goals this season.

Photo Credit: Wiskay Pauleus




Kylee Trostle


ELCO does not currently have a Girls’ Wrestling Team, but that does not mean that they are without a female who has been dominating this season. Freshman Kylee Trostle is currently a member of the ELCO Raider Wrestling Team and, while taking on mostly male competitors, has been turning heads with the success she has found. During the post-Christmas Raider Duals, Trostle went 5-0. Days later, she then went on to pin one of her opponents at the Trojan Wars held in Chambersburg. The voters responded with their votes and selected Trostle as a LebCo Female Athlete of the Week.

Trostle has gained the respect of her teammates and her coach, Ben Moser, who said of his first-year varsity wrestler who took up the sport when she was five years old, “Kylee is a beast. She’s one of the toughest kids on the team. She doesn’t care if she’s wrestling boys, girls, or Sasquatch. She’s all in.” Moser went on to say, “It’s an honor to be Kylee’s coach. She’s a pioneer of female wrestling.”

Trostle said of herself that she aims to “Show that girls are tough to be in a male-dominated sport and can compete with guys.” With ten wins so far this season prior to Saturday’s tournament at Twin Valley. Her arrival at the varsity level comes at an interesting time, as many of the established female wrestlers are competing on female-only teams, whereas Trostle is fearlessly taking on the boys.

While she is helping ELCO to defend their Lancaster Lebanon League Section 3 Championship right now, when it comes to the postseason for individuals, Trostle will be wrestling solely against other females. Her goal is to place in the inaugural PIAA Girls Wrestling State Championship Tournament.

In her corner, cheering her on will be her brother, Zane Trostle, an ELCO junior who is a member of the wrestling and football teams. Her brother may be one of the few people who know that wrestling isn’t the only sport Kylee enjoys, having seen her enjoyment figure skating and rollerblading.

For now, her favorite activity is winning wrestling matches. We wish her luck wrestling against the boys and continuing to build those skills as she gets ready for the postseason.




Male winners will be announced shortly


For a full list of this week’s nominees, check out: Athlete of the Week Voting: Week of December 18 – 30.


Previous Winners

Kenzie Eckhart (Week of 12/4)

Laci Lesher (Week of 12/4)

Morgan Kline (Week of 12/11)

Mya Doster (Week of 12/11)



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