Lancaster Catholic vs Elco-LL Girls Final

Lancaster Catholic's Kiki Jefferson (30) goes to the hoop against Elco during second half action of the Lancaster-Lebanon League Girls Basketball Tournament at Manheim Twp. High School Friday Feb. 15, 2019. Lancaster Catholic won 66-42.

Presenting the 2018-19 LNP Lancaster-Lebanon League girls basketball all-star teams.

The section-by-section selections were determined by coach’s nominations and input. Players are listed alphabetically.


First Team

Alexcia Bryant, Manheim Township

Katie Bushong, Manheim Township

Morgan Miller, Penn Manor

Raven Morgan, Cedar Crest

Malia Taylor, McCaskey

Second Team

Alijiah Bonano, Manheim Township

Ella Hart, Penn Manor

Kate Levato, Penn Manor

Ahni-yah Parker, McCaskey

Morgan Thomson, Cedar Crest

Honorable mention: Lindsey Durkota, Hempfield; Hannah Woelfling, Cedar Crest.

Coach of the Year: Jim Donmoyer, Cedar Crest

The Falcons soared to the Section One championship — their third crown in the last four years — and under Donmoyer, Cedar Crest went 12-1 in league games and advanced to the L-L League semifinals. The Falcons also battled back for a seventh-place finish in the District Three Class 6A tournament, and Donmoyer will take his squad to the PIAA playoffs.


First Team

Gabbie Gerola-Hill, Ephrata

Marena Lonardi, Elizabethtown

Sydney Pierson, Elizabethtown

Lauren Pyle, Warwick

Kenzie Reed, Conestoga Valley

Second Team

Giahny Correa, Lebanon

Destiny Infante, Lebanon

Ainsley Raybold, Elizabethtown

Abby Rodgers, Warwick

Jocelyn Umana, Ephrata

Honorable mention: Sydney Bouder, Conestoga Valley; Carly Sedun, Elizabethtown.

Coach of the Year: John Myers, Elizabethtown

Myers and his staff guided the Bears to the Section Two title for the program’s first section crown since 2004. E-town went 11-2 in league games, was a league quarterfinalist, and Myers and his crew will play in the PIAA tourney after an eighth-place finish in the District Three Class 5A bracket.


First Team

Aleksa Burger, Solanco

Jess Cabrera, Solanco

Megan Fisher, Garden Spot

Emma Gochnauer, Lampeter-Strasburg

Grace Kreider, Solanco

Second Team

Jade Eshelman, Solanco

Laura Good, Manheim Central

Hanna Greenly, Cocalico

Corrie Lescoe, Cocalico

Karli Stoltzfus, Garden Spot

Honorable mention: Hannah Custer, Cocalico; Jenna Dombach, Solanco; Katie Heck, Cocalico; Nora Holmes, Lampeter-Strasburg; Kassidy Michael, Manheim Central; Rachel Nolt, Manheim Central.

Coach of the Year: Chad McDowell, Solanco

McDowell guided the Golden Mules to their first section championship since 2012, as Solanco unseated back-to-back section winner Lampeter-Strasburg and went 11-2 in league play. The Mules bowed out in the L-L quarterfinals, but earned the No. 1 seed in the District Three Class 5A bracket, where 20-win Solanco earned a fourth-place finish and will play in the PIAA playoffs.


First Team

Kiera Baughman, Donegal

Peyton Jaquis, Lancaster Catholic

Kiki Jefferson, Lancaster Catholic

Ryelle Shuey, Elco

Zara Zerman, Northern Lebanon

Second Team

Cheyenne Livelsberger, Donegal

Julia Nelson, Elco

Cassie Peris, Lancaster Catholic

Amanda Smith, Elco

Summer Steffy, Donegal

Honorable mention: Ayanna Cannon, Lancaster Catholic; Marlia Matters, Lancaster Catholic; Ashlyn Messinger, Northern Lebanon; Kenzi Misel, Lancaster Catholic; Jordan Rosengrant, Elco.

Coach of the Year: Ashli Shay, Elco

The Raiders have had a sensational season under Shay, keeping pace with Lancaster Catholic in the Section Four and District Three Class 4A races. Elco earned a second-place finish behind the Crusaders in the section hunt, and then beat a pair of section champs — Solanco and Cedar Crest, both on the road — to advance to the L-L title game. Elco fell to Lancaster Catholic — and again to the Crusaders in the district semifinals — but Shay will take her 20-win team to the state tourney.


First Team

Marlena Ferry, Pequea Valley

Ashanti Duncan, Lancaster Country Day

Abbey Leslie, Pequea Valley

Janeah Neal, Columbia

Mariah Wilson, Lancaster Mennonite

Second Team

Arianna Clay, Annville-Cleona

Annabelle Copeland, Lancaster Country Day

Anyzha Gibson, Lancaster Mennonite

Amber High, Lancaster Mennonite

Caroline Horst, Pequea Valley

Honorable mention: Bethany Bills, Pequea Valley; Mackenzie Burke, Columbia; Marissa High, Lancaster Mennonite; Cyleigh Horst, Lancaster Mennonite; Avery Hupp, Lebanon Catholic; Clara Neff, Pequea Valley; Lauren Schrader, Annville-Cleona.

Coach of the Year: Trevor Orr, Lancaster Mennonite

What a debut for the Blazers’ first-year skipper, who guided Mennonite to a 10-0 run through league play for the program’s first section championship since 2010. The Blazers knocked off Section Two champ E-town in the L-L quarters before falling to eventual champ Lancaster Catholic in the league semifinals. But Orr and his squad went on to finish third in the tricky District Three Class 3A bracket, and the 20-win Blazers are heading to the state playoffs.

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