Central York's Courtney Coppersmith leads 10 area players named all-state in softball

  • Ten York-Adams League softball players have earned all-state recognition.
  • The Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association made the selections.
  • Central York's Courtney Coppersmith was named to the Class 6-A all-state first team.

Central York High School pitcher Courtney Coppersmith enjoyed one of the best seasons in York County softball history in 2018.

Central York's Courtney Coppersmith pitched a shut-out against Dallastown, Monday, May 7, 2018, leading the Panthers to a 8-0 win. John A. Pavoncello photo

Her stellar senior campaign was rewarded on Wednesday when she was selected to the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association Class 6-A All-State First Team.

She was one of 10 York-Adams League players to earn all-state recognition, including seven from York County.

Coppersmith has committed to play on the NCAA Division I level with Maryland-Baltimore County. She went 16-2 this past season with a 0.36 ERA and 250 strikeouts. At the plate, she hit .440 with four homers and 22 RBIs. She helped the Panthers win the York-Adams Division I championship and advance to the District 3 6-A championship contest.

Fairfield had two players on the Class 2-A all-state first team — junior shortstop Ryleigh Bolyard (.636 average) and sophomore second baseman Haylee Wastler (.600 average). The Green Knights finished as the District 3 2-A runner-up.

Seven other Y-A players earned second-team honors in their respective classifications.

Central senior shortstop Erin Cabry (.481 average) and Panthers junior third baseman Natalie Craig (.420 average) were named to the 6-A second team.

Spring Grove had three players on the 5-A second team — senior shortstop Bri DiCandeloro (.458 average), sophomore third baseman Hannah Gartrell (.441 average) and  junior outfielder Bailey Rapson (.441 average). The Rockets finished second in Y-A D-I behind Central.

Northeastern junior catcher Haley Updegraff also made the 5-A second team after hitting .501. She helped the Bobcats win Y-A D-II. 

Fairfield senior catcher Gena Eiker made the 2-A second team after hitting .463.

The all-state teams were selected by the 13 active members of the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association after receiving nominations from more than 250 high school coaches and 140 media members.