Volleyball stars named All-State

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Six Schuylkill League volleyball players were named All-State by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association.

All six players were named to the 40-player Class A team. They are: Catherine Amoriello of District 3 Class A champion Halifax, Marykate Sherkness and Nikki Collevechio of District 11 Class A champion Marian, Tara Nahodil and Taylor Troutman of Schuylkill League champion Tri-Valley and Megan Curry of Nativity.

Amoriello is a sophomore; the other five are all seniors.

Schuylkill League Coaches All-Stars


Player of the Year - Sasha Thomas, sr. OH, Pottsville

First Team

Brittney Moyer, soph. MH, Blue Mountain

Alexis Hammer, jr. S, Blue Mountain

Jordann Seasock, sr. MH, Blue Mountain

Amanda Schwenk, sr. OH, Blue Mountain

Carter Green, jr. OH, North Schuylkill

Haley Drum, jr. OH, Pottsville

Hannah Corbacio, jr. S, Pottsville

Devan Sweeney, sr. OH/MH, Tamaqua

Honorable Mention

Shannon Green, sr. MH, Jim Thorpe; Maura Gownley, jr.

L, North Schuylkill; Jill Toomey, sr. L, Pottsville; Karlena

Bartashus, jr. MH, Pottsville


Player of the Year - Samantha Bertasavage, sr. MH,

Pine Grove

First Team

Peyton Klembara, jr. L, Lourdes

Kellie Linkchorst, sr. OH, Mahanoy Area

Alyssa Hay, sr. L/DS, Mahanoy Area

Kristyn Gates, sr. L, Panther Valley

Richelle Van Horn, jr. S/OH, Panther Valley

Kayla Bressler, soph. S, Pine Grove

Rachael Zimmerman, sr. MH, Pine Grove

Lauren Thompson, sr. OH, Pine Grove

Honorable Mention

Shaina Leshko, jr. S, Mahanoy Area; Kelsey Van Horn,

fr. S/OH, Panther Valley; Holly Martin, soph. L, Pine

Grove; Johannah Bilansky, jr. S, Schuylkill Haven


Player of the Year - Taylor Troutman, sr. OH, Tri-Valley

First Team

Catherine Amoriello, soph. S, Halifax

Ashley Unger, sr. OH, Halifax

Amber Coppula, sr. OH, Halifax

Tess Kieffer, sr. MH, Halifax

Bryanna Burke, jr. OH, Millersburg

Tara Nahodil, sr. MH, Tri-Valley

Haley Deibert, sr. S, Tri-Valley

Whitni Rudisill, jr. MH, Upper Dauphin

Honorable Mention

Mackenzie McCutcheon, sr. MH/OP, Halifax; Amber

Roach, soph. S, Millersburg; Katie Rabuck, jr. RS, Tri-Valley; Triana Graff, sr. MH, Williams Valley


Player of the Year - Marykate Sherkness, sr. OH, Marian

First Team

Nikki Collevechio, sr. L, Marian

Abby O'Donnell, soph. S, Marian

Grace Boyle, jr. OH, Marian

Megan Curry, sr. S/OH, Nativity

Samantha Pogash, sr. MH, Nativity

Emily Field, jr. OH, Nativity

Ali Semanchik, sr. S, Shenandoah Valley

Nicole Sacco, sr. MH, Shenandoah Valley

Honorable Mention

Abby Stankiewitch, fr. MH, Marian; Meg Schwalm, fr. L,

Minersville; Jessica Jones, jr. L, Nativity; Ahna Huss, sr.

OH, Shenandoah Valley; Shannon Sarosky, jr. S, Weatherly

2012 Republican-Herald Girls' Volleyball All-Area Team

Player of the Year

Marykate Sherkness, senior, Marian

Rookie of the Year

Brittney Moyer, soph., Blue Mountain

Coach of the Year

Heather Drumheller, Tri-Valley


Sasha Thomas, Pottsville Senior OH

Taylor Troutman, Tri-Valley Senior OH

Tara Nahodil, Tri-Valley Senior MB

Catherine Amoriello, Halifax Soph. S

Nikki Collevechio, Marian Senior L

Abby O'Donnell, Marian Soph. S

Megan Curry, Nativity Senior S/OH


Sam Bertasavage, P. Grove Senior MH

Haley Deibert, Tri-Valley Senior S

Ali Semanchik, Shen. Valley Senior S

Grace Boyle, Marian Junior OH

Amber Coppula, Halifax Senior OH

Hannah Corbacio, Pottsville Junior S

Kristyn Gates, Panther Valley Senior L


Jordann Seasock, sr. MB, Blue Mtn.; Carter

Green, jr. OH, North Schuylkill; Haley Drum, jr.

OH, Pottsville; Jill Toomey, sr. L, Pottsville; Kellie

Linkchorst, sr. OH, Mahanoy Area; Macey Markovich, soph. OH, Panther Valley; Samantha

Pogash, sr. MH, Nativity; Heidi Griffith, sr. S,

Minersville; Ahna Huss, sr. OH, Shen. Valley

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