Lobdell earns second straight Region Pitcher, Player of the Year, nine other county athletes earn all-region nods

Warren shortstop Lex Nyquist (5) throws to first ahead of Grove City’s Chloe Saylor during the second inning of the District 10 Class 4A Softball Championship game at Penn State Behrend, Monday, May 27, 2019. Despite several outstanding defensive plays, the Dragons couldn’t get a run across in a 1-0 loss to the Eagles.

For the second consecutive year, Warren pitcher Ellie Lobdell took home both Region 7 Pitcher and Player of the Year honors when the region all-star teams were announced Friday.

Far from a one-woman show, the Dragons had seven other players earn first-team honors and another made second-team. Joining Lobdell on the first-team were Kiersten Hoffman (C), Celia Chase (1B), Julia Lobdell (2B), Alex Neureiter (3B), Lex Nyquist (SS), Gracie Wood (OF) and Kelsey Stuart (OF). Grace Wortman (OF) earned second-team honors.

In the circle, Ellie Lobdell was stellar. The senior, who will continue her career at California University (PA), pitched Warren to an 18-2 record with a nice 0.69 ERA. In 122 innings, she gave up just 59 hits, only eight for extra bases, with 27 walks, and 175 strikeouts. Ellie Lobdell also threw nine shutouts with four no-hitters and a perfect game.

She was equally dominant in the batter’s box where she slashed .477/.514/1.668 with six doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 29 RBI.

“As I told the girls at our banquet this week, this team, this group, was easy to root for,” said Warren coach Jon Sitler, “because they are even better people than players. So, for the other region coaches to recognize them on the field makes me smile. They deserve everything they get for everything they have put into this, which is nothing short of their heart and soul.”

Warren’s Julia Lobdell connects for a single during the fourth inning of the District 10 Class 4A Softball Championship game against Grove City at Penn State Behrend, Monday, May 27, 2019. Lobdell’s single was the only hit of the game for the Dragons who fell to the Eagles, 1-0.

Hoffman, an Edinboro signee, was the first-team catcher after switching from third base due to an injury to Wortman. She hit .460/.521/1.378 with eight doubles, a triple, five homeruns 24 runs scored and 15 RBI. Julia Lobdell, a senior, and Nyquist, a junior, formed a potent middle infield duo and provided a solid 1-2 punch as the top two hitters in the Dragons lineup. Nyquist was third on the team in average, hitting .437/.487/1.079 with eight doubles and a homerun. She scored 26 runs and drove in 19. Julia Lobdell hit .403/.441/.941 with three doubles and her first career homerun. She scored 17 times and drove in 15. She also led the team with seven sacrifice bunts.

Wood, a senior, earned her second straight first-team honor. She provided solid middle of the order pop offensively, and roamed centerfield defensively. She hit .434/.474/1.229 with eight doubles, three triples and a homerun. She had 17 RBI and scored 10 times. After earning first-team honors as a freshman outfielder, Chase found herself back on the first-team as a senior first baseman. Her offensive numbers were down a bit from a year ago (.234/.275/.666, seven doubles, a homerun, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored) but she provided stability at first with 121 putouts and only four errors on the season.

Sophomores Neureiter and Stuart made their first appearance on the all-region team this year. Stuart, who split time between right field and third base, hit .404/.407/.968 with six doubles, a homerun, 11 RBI and 18 runs scored. Neureiter stepped in as the primary third baseman once Hoffman moved to catcher, nearly became the seventh member of the lineup to hit .400 or better for the season. She finished with a .391/.417/.982 line with two doubles, a triple, three RBI and five runs scored.

Despite missing a number of games due to injury, and switching from catcher to right field once she returned, Wortman was solid enough in her new position to earn second-team honors. The junior hit .242/.297/.570 with a double, five RBI and a pair of runs scored. She also sported a perfect fielding percentage on the year.

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Warren right fielder Grace Wortman prepares to catch a fly ball during the first inning of a Class 4A District 10 Softball Semifinal game against Harbor Creek at Penn State Behrend, Thursday, May 23, 2019. The Dragons topped the Huskies, 11-0, in five innings to advance to Monday’s championship game against Grove City.

Courtney second-team Region 2 pitcher

Eisenhower hurler Alexis Courtney was named Region 2 second-team all-star pitcher Friday.

The junior assumed the full-time starter role midway through the season and helped lead the Knights to wins in four of their final six games. She was also key contributor in the middle of Eisenhower’s lineup.

The full Region all-star teams follow.

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Warren’s Kelsey Stuart smiles after holding on to second base by her tiptoes while Harbor Creek shortstop Regan Rand falls back after applying the tag during the fifth inning of their Class 4A District 10 Softball Semifinal game at Penn State Behrend, Thursday, May 23, 2019. The Dragons advanced to their seventh D-10 championship game since 2010 with an 11-0, five inning win over the Huskies.


First team

Taylor Truan Mercer 10 C

Chyenne Welch Sharpsville 12 1B

Amber Siegfried Wilmington 12 1B

Eisenhower pitcher Alexis Courtney throws a pitch during the second game of a doubleheader against Youngsville at Youngsville High School, Friday, May 3, 2019. The Eagles won the first game of the evening, 13-3, while the Knights took the second, 12-5.

Delaney Snyder Commodore Perry 10 2B

Kelly Park Reynolds 12 3B

Alyssa Nehlen West Middlesex 12 SS

Brooke Shrock Commodore Perry 11 SS

Grace Deschand Reynolds 12 OF

Warren’s Celia Chase smiles as she rounds third and prepares to high-five coach Jon Sitler following a 2-run homerun in the third inning of a game against General McLane at Legion Field, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The opposite field shot was part of an 8-run inning for the Dragons, who went on to top the Lancers, 15-0, in four innings.

Grace Godfrey Mercer 10 OF

Sarah May Commodore Perry 11 OF

Alyssa French Sharpsville 11 OF

Chloe Greer West Middlesex 11 DP

Savannah Bungar Mercer 10 DP

Courtney Frye Sharpsville 12 P

Mattison Arnett Commodore Perry 11 P

Second team

Taylor Dlugozima Wilmington 10 C

Makayla Schell Lakeview 11 1B

Amber Dawson Sharpsville 12 2B

Brandi Buxton Wilmington 11 3B

Remington Koi Wilmington 10 SS

Faith Morelli West Middlesex 12 OF

Ella Krarup Wilmington 10 OF

Addie Flanders Kennedy Catholic 11 OF

Ashley Hess Wilmington 11 DP

Remington Koi Wilmington 10 P

Amanda Bish Mercer 10 P

Meadow Whiting Wilmington 12 P

Lauren Bonner Reynolds 10 P

Region champion – Sharpsville

Region player of the year – Courtney Frye, Sharpsville

Region pitcher of the year – Courtney Frye, Sharpsville


First team

Allie VanDee Union City 12 C

Cyaira Zielinski Union City 10 1B

Kayleigh Bucci Northwestern 11 2B

Jordyn Brozell Union City 10 3B

Mackenzie Lybrook Iroquois 10 SS

Eliza Reynolds Union City 10 SS

Maddy Camp Northwestern 10 OF

Dani Pizzoferrato Northwestern 10 OF

Julie Burger Union City 10 OF

Kamryn Gates-Bowersox Union City 9 OF

Sarah Kegerreis Iroquois 10 DP

Abby Tingley Union City 9 P

Dani Pizzoferrato Northwestern 10 P

Second team

Courtney Kegerreis Iroquois 10 C

Sierra Jaskiewicz Iroquois 11 1B

Sydney Gilbert Union City 10 2B

Lauren Renick Northwestern 10 3B

Makenna Gordon Northwestern 9 SS

Alexis Vogt Northwestern 11 DP

Makenna Gordon Northwestern 9 P

Alexis Courtney Eisenhower 11 P

Region champion – Union City

Region player of the year – Eliza Reynolds, Union City

Region pitcher of the year – Abby Tingley, Union City


First team

Carlie Schlosser Saegertown 12 C

Cori Schmidt Cambridge Springs 12 1B

Courtney Hess Saegertown 12 1B

Sarah Swartout Saegertown 12 2B

Gabby Chaffee Cambridge Springs 11 3B

Julia Mailliard Cambridge Springs 12 SS

Sierra Spaid Cambridge Springs 12 OF

Olivia Leech Maplewood 12 OF

Megan Mudger Cochranton 12 OF

Kaylee Mulligan Saegertown 11 OF

Elizabeth Hasko Saegertown 12 OF

Jaylin McGill Cochranton 9 DP

Kaysea Thomas Maplewood 10 DP

Katelyn Young Saegertown 11 P

Tessa Deets Cambridge Springs 11 P

Second team

Maddie Woge Maplewood 10 C

McKenna Needler Cochranton 11 1B

Olivia Crowther Maplewood 11 2B

Vincena Reese Cochranton 11 3B

Lydia Peterson Rocky Grove 12 SS

Paige Verbanac Cambridge Springs 10 OF

Chloe Schultz Cambridge Springs 10 OF

Chloe Leech Maplewood 10 OF

Megan Wright Cochranton 11 P

Olivia Karns Cochranton 10 P

Region champion – Saegertown

Region player of the year – Katelyn Young, Saegertown

Region pitcher of the year – Katelyn Young, Saegertown


First team

Amanda Bentley Fort LeBoeuf 10 C

Johanna Rinderle Fairview 12 1B

Taylor Morrison Fort LeBoeuf 12 2B

Hannah Stull Girard 12 3B

Savannah Loucks Fairview 12 SS

Brittany Arndt Fort LeBoeuf 11 OF

Alyssa Wolford Girard 12 OF

Davina Masterson Girard 10 OF

Elise Dinsmore Fort LeBoeuf 11 DP

Sydney Wetzel Girard 11 P

Jordan Popowski Fort LeBoeuf 10 P

Second team

Megan Wassong Girard 11 C

Annalee Hagstrom Conneaut (Ohio) 11 1B

Tori Williams Girard 9 2B

Chloe McManus Fairview 10 3B

Morgan Donnell Fort LeBoeuf 11 SS

Sam Maenpaa Conneaut (Ohio) 12 OF

Jada McBride Fairview 10 OF

Liz Svetz North East 9 OF

Jess Mannion Conneaut (Ohio) 12 P

Hailey Komisarski Fairview 9 P

Region champion – Girard

Region co-players of the year – Sydney Wetzel, Girard; Chloe McManus, Fairview

Region pitcher of the year – Sydney Wetzel, Girard


First team

Brooke Joncas Corry 12 C

Emily Sonntag Corry 12 1B

Braydin Gwin Corry 10 2B

Dani Ficeti Jamestown 10 3B

Hope Hasbrouck Corry 12 SS

Davia Fisher Corry 12 OF

Aly Young Corry 12 OF

Lexi Frisina Corry 9 OF

Taige Peterson Corry 11 DP

Megan Dennis Corry 12 P

Madison Hillard Jamestown 12 P

Second team

Amber Scott Titusville 11 C

Sarah Lander Oil City 12 1B

McKenna Houck Titusville 11 1B

Kelci Matters Jamestown 11 2B

Emily Finley Titusville 11 3B

Lindsey Kemp Titusville 12 SS

Sadie Lute Oil City 12 OF

Kaitlyn Hulver Oil City 12 OF

Iresha Norris Sharon 9 OF

Maddy Berkson Sharon 12 DP

Maddy Berkson Sharon 12 P

Lizzy Hoovler Oil City 10 P

Audrey Herman Titusville 9 P

Region champion – Corry

Region co-players of the year – Dani Ficeti, Jamestown; Lindsey Kemp, Titusville

Region pitcher of the year – Megan Dennis, Corry


First team

ChristaRose Hawke Franklin 10 C

Camdon Bashor Franklin 9 1B

Julia Hart Slippery Rock 11 2B

Morgan Huey Hickory 12 2B

Ashton Andrews Conneaut 11 SS

Autumn Black Hickory 12 SS

Bailey Arkwright Conneaut 12 OF

Morgan Shingledecker Grove City 12 OF

Jordyn Anderson Grove City 12 OF

Hannah Clokey Grove City 12 DP

Gracie Stryffeler Franklin 11 P

Lizzie Malczak Grove City 11 P

Second team

Julianna Hutchinson Slippery Rock 12 C

Kelly McClearn Grove City 12 1B

Chloe Saylor Grove City 12 2B

Taylor Balint Slippery Rock 11 SS

Emily Bortnick Conneaut 10 OF

Camryn Billig Grove City 12 OF

Casey MacVay Franklin 12 OF

Mackenzie Hartley Slippery Rock 10 DP

Kiersten Shrock Conneaut 12 P

Autumn Black Hickory 12 P

Region champion – Grove City

Region player of the year – Morgan Huey, Hickory

Region pitcher of the year – Lizzie Malczak, Grove City


First team

Kiersten Hoffman Warren 12 C

Haley Andrzejewski General McLane 12 1B

Celia Chase Warren 12 1B

Julia Lobdell Warren 12 2B

Samantha Herberg General McLane 10 3B

Alex Neureiter Warren 10 3B

Lex Nyquist Warren 11 SS

Gracie Wood Warren 12 OF

Kelsey Stuart Warren 10 OF

Jenna Babay Harbor Creek 11 OF

Ali Benim Harbor Creek 12 OF

Macy Stoddard Harbor Creek 11 DP

Madison Hess Villa Maria 9 DP

Ellie Lobdell Warren 12 P

Macy Stoddard Harbor Creek 11 P

Keara Sweet General McLane 12 P

Second team

Della Mamani General McLane 11 C

Sydney Schuster General McLane 11 2B

Kayla Freyermuth General McLane 12 SS

Grace Wortman Warren 11 OF

Megan Fay General McLane 11 OF

Jenna Van Dee Villa Maria 9 OF

Region champion – Warren

Region player of the year – Ellie Lobdell, Warren

Region pitcher of the year – Ellie Lobdell, Warren


Lauryn Rougeux McDowell 12 C

Anna Grychowski Erie 10 C

Eva Dillaman Meadville 10 C

Erika Enzbrenner McDowell 12 1B

Alexis Marzullo Erie 11 1B

Rachel Helsley McDowell 11 2B

Nayelimar Quinones Erie 11 2B

Faith Renwick McDowell 11 3B

Kira Hillhouse McDowell 12 SS

Angelina Conners Erie 10 SS

Olivia Kruszewski McDowell 12 OF

Kacie Irwin McDowell 11 OF

Corinne Bechtold McDowell 11 OF

Amanda Wingenbach Erie 11 OF

Keyonce Harris Erie 11 OF

Rachel Marsden McDowell 12 P

Region champion – McDowell

Region player of the year – Rachel Marsden, McDowell

Region pitcher of the year – Rachel Marsden, McDowell

Note: Per District 10 rules, a region must have at least four teams for a first and second team, but Region 8 has just three teams.

The all-region teams, the region players of the year and the region pitchers of the year are based on voting by the coaches

Warren centerfielder Gracie Wood throws the ball to second base during a game against General McLane at Legion Field, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The Dragons won the Region 7 contest, 15-0, in four innings.

Warren's Alex Neureiter ducks out of the way of a pitch during a game against General McLane at Legion Field, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The Dragons beat the Lancers, 15-0, in four innings.

Kiersten Hoffman and the Warren Dragons take on Harbor Creek in the D-10 semifinals on Thursday at Penn State Behrend (3 p.m.).


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