Five Y-A League softball players earn all-state selections

Patrick Strohecker
York Dispatch

Two months after the 2017 high school softball season ended, there's finally an all-state team.

Courtney Coppersmith delivers against Dallastown for the Central York Panthers, Monday, May 8, 2017. Coppersmith was named a first-team all-state selection for her performance this past spring. She went 16-2 with a 0.76 ERA, helping the Panthers reach the state tournament. John A. Pavoncello photo

The Pennsylvania High School Softball Association released its all-state selections recently and five York-Adams League athletes found their names on it. More than 400 people had a hand in the voting, with a combination of coaches and media members selecting players.

In Class 6-A, Central York was the only team from the league to have two players selected, with junior Courtney Coppersmith and senior Briannah Dobson both making the team. Coppersmith was named a first-team pitcher and Dobson a second-team catcher. Coppersmith was lights out in the circle for the Panthers this season, going 16-2 with a 0.76 ERA and recording 184 strikeouts. Dobson, meanwhile, hit .417 and drove in 25 runs. The pairing helped Central win the Y-A League tournament, take third place in the district tournament and advance to states.

In Class 5-A, Bryn Sporer of Spring Grove was named a second-team outfielder. The sophomore led the Rockets to a breakout season, hitting .388 with 25 RBIs. Spring Grove made it to the District 3 5-A championship game and a berth in the state tournament.

Class 4-A had the final two Y-A League selections, with Kennard-Dale and West York each having a player selected. Sophomore Crystal Mullins led the Rams to a Division III and District 3 4-A title by hitting .483, earning her a first-team selection for outfielders. 

For the Bulldogs, Paige Weekly nearly hit .500 on the season, finishing with a .493 average, 33 RBIs and nine home runs. The junior earned a second-team selection at first base.

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