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Athlete of the Week Voting: March 25 – March 31


Presented in coordination with Froggy Valley 100.1/WiLBuR 99.7 & Lebanon Federal Credit Union, help us decide which male and female athlete should be honored for their outstanding efforts during last week’s local high school sports action.  While you may have a favorite school or athlete already, we still encourage you to read through the lists below and then click on the link to vote.

The winners will be announced at the end of the week. Linked below are the articles about our most recent winners of the award.

Voting will remain open until Thursday at 7 pm.  

Only one vote per email address, per day will be allowed.

While athletes can be nominated multiple weeks, the winners will be removed and updates will be provided as the season progresses.

While this may be a vote and emotions can run high, this is intended to bring attention to some of the best performances from our local student-athletes.

Nominations, which are made working with the schools, are listed below in alphabetical order.

Please read about each nominee, celebrate their accomplishment, and then go vote who you feel is most deserving of this week’s honor. 


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Female Nominees

Liliana Harrison (Lebanon / Jr.) – Track & Field: Against Warwick, the junior accounted for 11 points of Lebanon’s 41 points. She finished 1st in the Shot Put with a heave of 36’7.25”. Harrison also placed 2nd in Discus (105’8”) and 2nd in the Javelin (78’).

Abby Hassler (ELCO / Jr.) – Softball: Last week, ELCO went 2-0, pulling off a thrilling 4-3 victory over Annville-Cleona before overtaking the Cedars. In the win over AC, Hassler went 2-3, including an RBI triple. Against Lebanon, the junior broke the game wide-open with a 3-run home run as part of a 4 RBI day. Against Lebanon, she also pitched, tallying 8 Ks in 3 innings. The Raiders are now 3-0 to start the season.

Danika Setlock (Annville-Cleona / Jr.) – Softball: In a tough 4-3 loss to ELCO, Setlock provided the offensive spark for the Dutchmen, going 3-4 with 2 RBI. She finished the day a home run away from hitting for the cycle.

Halle Smith (Cedar Crest / Sr.) – Lacrosse: While Smith scored her first goal against Conrad Weiser, she serves as the leader of the Falcon defensive unit. She commands the field through constant communication that helps to direct her teammates to key positions on the field.

Maddie Waldron (Palmyra / Fr.) – Track & Field: Against Lower. Dauphin, Waldron competed in her first varsity meet. The freshman was impressive, leading Palmyra’s sweep in the 100m with a time of 13.31. She went on to win the 200m with a time of 27.42 and was a key leg on the winning 4x100m relay team.


LebCo Female Athlete of the Week: Katelyn Brenner (Week Ending March 24, 2024)


Male Nominees

Due to the fact that there were not any Northern Lebanon females in action, they were awarded two male nominees this week.

Caleb Dorshimer (Cedar Crest / Sr.) – Baseball: The Falcons went 2-0 with wins over Lebanon and Dallastown. Dorshimer went a combined 2-5 with 3 walks and accounted for 3 RBI. He also had the biggest hit of the week for Cedar Crest. When they were down to their last out trailing Dallastown 2-0, Dorshimer delivered a 2 RBI clutch hit that tied the game before his teammates were able to win in a walk-off.

Eddie Ferrer (Lebanon / So.) – Track & Field: Last week, the Cedars notched a major 78-72 win over Warwick. The sophomore jumper provided key performances in all three jumping events, taking 1st in the Long Jump (19’4.5”), Triple Jump (40’4”), and High Jump (5’8”). Ferrer led Lebanon in sweeping both the Long and Triple jumps. The Section 1 win was Lebanon’s first dual meet victory in five years.

Moises Gonzalez (Northern Lebanon / Sr.) – Baseball: Last week, the Vikings defeated Hamburg before falling just short on a comeback against Camp Hill. In the two games, the senior outfielder had 3 home runs, accounting for 7 RBI. He also added a walk and a stolen base. Through three games, Gonzalez is batting .500 with a 1.955 OPS.

Chad Keller (ELCO / Jr.) – Track & Field: In ELCO’s 108-41 win over Donegal, the junior distance runner won the 1600m (4:49) and the 3200m (11:09). Keller was also a member of the 4x800m Relay that took 1st with a time of 9:05.

Sam Kolacek (Northern Lebanon / Jr.) – Volleyball: The Vikings went 2-0 with wins over Reading and Kutztown. After losing the 1st set to Reading, the junior Outside Hitter took control at the net, accounting for 6 blocks and 5 kills in the 2nd set. Northern Lebanon would go on to win the match 3-1. Against Kutztown, Kolacek tallied 6 kills, 4 blocks, and 9 digs.

Jacob Lantz (Palmyra / So.) – Lacrosse: In two games last week, Palmyra lost a tough game to Central Dauphin before regrouping to defeat Cedar Cliff, 16-1. In the two games, Lantz touched the ball on over have of the team’s 21 goals, scoring 9 goals and setting up his teammates with 3 assists.

Colten Shaffer (Annville-Cleona / Jr.) – Baseball: The Dutchmen went 2-0 with wins over ELCO and Lebanon. Shaffer had 4 hits, including a double and a triple, on his way to collecting 6 RBI. In addition to weidling a hot bat, the junior appeared on the mound in both games, earning the save against ELCO and then pitching 5.1 innings on his way to 10 Ks against Lebanon.


LebCo Male Athletes of the Week: Ethan Spang & Paxton Thomas (Week Ending March 24, 2024)

Winter Athletes of the Week (2023-2024)

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