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Athlete of the Week Voting: April 1 – April 7


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 Wednesday 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

Abby Berarducci (Palmyra / Sr.) – Track & Field: At Saturday’s Bruce Dallas Invite, the senior took 4th place in the 1600m. Her time of 5:17.4 was three seconds better than her best time last season.

Makenna Haas (ELCO / Jr.) – Track & Field: At the Bruce Dallas Invitational, Haas won the Long Jump with a top leap of 16’8.75”, placed 5th in the Triple Jump (34’5.5”), and helped the 4x100m relay to a 5th place finish. In the dual meet against Annville, the junior won both the Long Jump (17’6”) and Triple Jump (34’7”) and was on the winning 4x100m team.

Liliana Harrison (Lebanon / Jr.) – Track & Field: In Thursday’s dual meet against Cedar Crest, Harrison once again came up big for the Cedars, taking two firsts. She won the Shot Put with a top throw of  36’ 3.5” and the Discus with a mark of 104’ 5’’.

Abby Palkovic (Northern Lebanon / Sr.) – Softball: In her return from an injury that left her out her entire junior season, Palkovic was clutch, helping the Vikings start their season with wins over Lancaster Catholic and Manheim Township. She went 4-4 with a home run and two doubles, accounting for 3 RBI in the 10-1 win over Catholic. Against Township, Palkovic went 1-3 with a double, a walk, 2 RBI, and a run scored.

Eliana Schneider (Cedar Crest / So.) – Track & Field: In the dual meet against Lebanon, Schneider took three first places, winning the 200m (29.2), Javelin (122’8”), Long Jump (19’9.5”), and High Jump (5’4”). Then at the Bruce Dallas Invitational, Schneider won the Javelin with a new PR of 147’5” and also took silver in the High Jump after clearing the bar at 5’3”.

Mackenzie Stellmach (Annville-Cleona / So.) – Track & Field: In Annville’s win over ELCO, Stellmach won the 1600m and 3200m while also running a key leg on the 4x400m. The sophomore’s wire-to-wire victory in the 1600m set a new PR of 5:36.5. Her 3200m clocked in at 12:16.5.


LebCo Female Athletes of the Week: Abby Hassler & Danika Setlock (Week Ending March 31, 2024)


Male Nominees

Tyler Burgess (Palmyra / Jr.) – Track & Field: Against Susquehanna Township on Thursday, Burgess set a Palmyra School Record in the 110m High Hurdles with a time of 14.17. He came back on Saturday to win both the 110m High Hurdles (14.4) and the 300m IM Hurdles (39.7) at the Bruce Dallas Invitational.

Carson DiBiaso (Cedar Crest / So.) – Baseball: The sophomore went 2-3 with a double, a walk, and 2 RBI in a close 10-8 loss to Manheim Township.

Jalik Hill (Lebanon / Sr.) – Track & Field: In the dual meet against Cedar Crest, Hill won both the 100m (11.1) and the 200m (23.5). This effort helped to lead the Cedars to winning eight events on the Track.

Travis Hostetter (Annville-Cleona / Jr.) – Boys Tennis: Last week, Hostetter went 3-1, with his only loss coming in the semifinals of the Lebanon County Championship Tournament. In his three wins, the scores were 6-1, 6-2; 6-0, 6-1; and 6-0, 6-1.

Camden Marquette (ELCO / Sr.) – Track & Field / Tennis: At the Bruce Dallas Invite, the senior won the 800m with a time of 2:00.22. Earlier in the day, he completed in the Lebanon County Tennis Championships. During Thursday’s dual meet against Annville-Cleona, Marquette won the 400m (52.8) and ran a leg on the winning 4x400m relay team.

Andrew Via (Northern Lebanon / So.) – Baseball: In Friday’s 10-3 win over Lancaster Catholic, the sophomore went 4-4 with a double and 3 runs scored. On Saturday, he followed it up with an effort that helped the Vikings defeat Lancaster Mennonite 14-3, going 1-2, with an RBI, a walk, a sacrifice fly, and scoring twice.

LebCo Male Athlete of the Week: Sam Kolacek (Week Ending March 31, 2024)

Winter Athletes of the Week (2023-2024)

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