Five Milford, Lake players earn All-State softball honors

STATEWIDE – After both making state tournament appearances this year, the Milford High and Lake Forest High softball squads each had multiple players finish off the season with All-State selections.

Lake Forest’s Brooke Glanden capped her high school career with a spot on the All-State First Team, along with six other players from the Henlopen Conference.

In addition to the nine First-Team selections, there were also 11 First Team At-Large selections, 14 Second Team selections and 18 Honorable Mention selections.

Milford’s Darby Brennan earned a Second Team selection to finish off her high school career.

Lake’s Katie Stahre and Milford juniors Morgan Petty and C.J. Kohel each earned Honorable Mention spots.

Jessica Anderson, starting pitcher for the state champion Smyrna Eagles, won the state’s Player of the Year award.

The full list of All-State selections can be found below:

First Team

P: Jessica Anderson, Smyrna senior
C: Mallory Weir, Appoquinimink junior
1B: Brooke Miller, Appoquinimink senior
2B: Natalie Paoli, Caravel junior
3B: Brooke Glanden, Lake Forest senior
SS: Tayler Vitola, Appoquinimink sophomore
OF: Julia Bomhardt, Indian River senior
OF: Kaelyn Press, Smyrna senior
OF: Jakalya Sample, Sussex Tech junior
AL P: Delani Sheehan, DMA sophomore
AL OF: Bella Hagen, Newark Charter junior
AL 1B: Zoey Jones, Padua sophomore
AL C: Nicole Marcon, Caravel junior
AL 3B: Autumn Boothe, Delmar freshman
AL SS: Annie Penrod, Archmere sophomore
AL UT: Katie Dunlap, Dover senior
AL P: Caitlin Pontak, Newark Charter senior
AL 3B: Taylor Evick, Sussex Central senior
AL OF: Katie Twardarski, Padua junior
AL 3B: Clare Henry, DMA sophomore
AL P: Gracelyn Frost, Conrad freshman

Second team

P: Olivia Farris, DMA sophomore
C: Courtney Paolantonio, Red Lion sophomore
P: Kaisey Reed, Sussex Central senior
2B: Darby Brennan, Milford senior
P: Teagan Bradley, Mt. Pleasant freshman
SS: Ashley Steiner, Wilmington Charter sophomore
P: Katie Burawski, Polytech junior
SS: Brooklynne Johnson, Hodgson senior
P: Savannah Sheets, Caravel junior
2B: Kayla Wilson, Smyrna sophomore
P: Kourtney McNatt, Appoquinimink sophomore
P: Taylor Wroten, Sussex Tech junior
SS: Caitlin Baxter, Padua junior
1B: Morgan Burton, Sussex Central senior

Honorable mention

OF: Morgan Petty, Milford junior
C: Courtney Kohel, Milford junior
P: Katie Stahre, Lake Forest senior
OF: Taylor Gillis, Wilmington Charter junior
UT: Indira Purnell, William Penn senior
3B: Alex Musial, Padua junior
C: Madison Drummond, Smyrna senior
1B: Alexis Novotny, DMA senior
OF: Alicia Bruce, Appoquinimink sophomore
3B: Ali Clemons, Middletown senior
SS: Alexis Moore, Smyrna sophomore
3B: Andrea Johnson, Appoquinimink senior
2B: Nikki Elliott, DMA sophomore
OF: Kandice Schlabach, Delmarva Christian freshman
OF: Paige Lynch, Delmar junior
SS: Gracie Fetterman, Delmarva Christian freshman
OF: Val Clark, McKean senior
OF: Gabby Frabrizzio, Padua senior

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