WTO 2018 Fall All-Freshmen team
This young Eisenhower Knight certainly didn’t play like a freshman, as he made an immediate impact on both offense and defense. He had a big impact on the defensive side of the ball, registering 30 tackles, 7.5 of which came for loss. Offensively, he carried the ball 36 times for 203 yards and a pair of touchdowns, showing the promise of a future feature back. A standout wrestler as well, this is just the beginning for Black.
Annabel Sheldon and Lynzie Grubbs (Sheffield volleyball)
Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay knew she had a young squad entering the 2018 season. And, while there were certainly growing pains along the way, two freshmen who made an immediate impact were Sheldon and Grubbs, who not only held their own, but, along with many of their younger teammates, provided a glimpse of what is a very bright future, which included a thrilling win over Brockway in their season finale. Sheldon and Grubbs spent the season making major contributions to the varsity squad, and will only get better.
Alyssa Andersen and Lennon Dailey (Warren girls soccer)
This was a breakthrough season in many ways for the Lady Dragons, as they beat longtime nemesis Meadville in the D-10 semifinals and nearly knocked off powerhouse Hickory in the finals. Andersen, a keeper, and Dailey, a defender, saved their best for last, both playing outstanding in the D-10 final. They looked like seniors, not freshmen, in that game, and both played key roles in helping their team get to that point. The future is bright.
Katie Madigan and
This duo played primarily JV, and their weren’t many, if any freshmen in the entire state that would have cracked the lineup of the state finalist Lady Dragons. That being said, both got valuable varsity experience and played very well at the JV level. With a special group of seniors graduating, a number of younger players will have to step up next season, and Madigan and Mineweaser are two of those candidates.
(Warren cross country)
Carr had a very strong freshmen campaign for the Dragons, consistently finishing about the top runner in region meets. He capped it off with a 29th place finish (19:22) at the District 10 championships at Sharon’s Buhl Park, setting the stage for what is to come.
(Youngsville cross country)
The Lady Eagle freshman was consistently the top finisher for her team in region meet this season. She had a very strong first District 10 meet, running to a 48th place finish with a time of 25:11. She has a very bright future.