ATHENS LANDS SIX ON LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAMS, INCLUDING THREE ON FIRST TEAM

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | October 31, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger

 
ATHENS LANDS SIX ON LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAMS, INCLUDING THREE ON FIRST TEAM
 

ATHENS — Athens had six players honored with NTL all-star selections, including three first-teamers — seniors Ally Thoman, sophomore Addy Wheeler, and junior Mya Thompson.

Freshman Kaitlyn Sutton, junior Lizzy Shaw, and senior Karlee Bartlow earned second-team honors.

The NTL “Player of the Year” and All-State selection was Wyalusing junior Olivia Haley, while Troy junior Addy Parker was selected “Offensive Player of the Year,” and Troy’s Caelyn Pine senior was the “Defensive Player of the Year.”

FIRST TEAM
Forwards
Ally Thoman, senior, Athens:
Fast and physical with a penchant for getting in position to score, Thoman found the back of the net 18 times, and doled out six assists.

Also selected first-team forwards were: NEB senior Kayleigh Thoman, Wyalusing junior Olivia Haley, and Troy junior Addy Parker.

Midfield
Addy Wheeler, sophomore Athens:
A heady and athletic player, Wheeler had three goals and eight assists.

Also selected first-team midfielders were: NEB junior Melanie Shumway, Wyalusing senior Layla Botts, Troy senior Caelyn Pine, and Troy senior Camille McRoberts.

Defense
Mya Thompson, junior, Athens:
A fast, athletic, and heady defender, Thompson was the anchor of the Wildcat defense. She had one assist on the season.

Also selected first-team defense were: NEB junior Lani Thomas, Wyalusing senior Sydney Friedlander, Wellsboro senior Rylie Boyce, and Troy junior Chloe Swain.

Goalkeeper
Wellsboro senior Annie Gehman.

SECOND TEAM
Forwards
Katelyn Sutton, freshman, Athens:
A key contributor early in the season, Sutton had a good freshman season with nine goals and two assists.

Also selected second-team forwards were: Williamson sophomore Tori Stratton, Troy freshman Saydi Renzo, and NEB senior Kierra Thoman.

Midfield
Selected as second-team midfielders were: Wellsboro senior Jordan Abernathy, Towanda sophomore Anna Dunn, Troy freshman Alexis McRoberts, North Penn-Mansfield freshman Brooke Wilcox, and Towanda junior Katherine Dunn.

Defense
Lizzy Shaw, junior, Athens:
A physical presence on the back line, Shaw was a key part of the Wildcat defense.

Also selected second-team defenders were: NEB senior Mikayla Post, Towanda senior Bella Hurley, Williamson sophomore Maddie Millard, Troy sophomore Maddie Palmer.

Goalkeeper
Karlee Bartlow, senior, Athens:
A good all-around athlete, Bartlow logged 1,382 minutes in net, registering 107 saves, two “clean sheets” (shutouts), and allowing 40 goals.

 

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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.