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By Nicholas Wagner

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Editor’s note: The Times Leader recently selected its fall sports first-team all-stars. Here is a list of the Greater Pittston area players selected to their respective teams.


Jeff Skursky, Wyoming Area, junior LB

Two-time coaches Small School all-star and All-WVC pick last year. … Led the team with 76 tackles and seven tackles for loss despite missing a game. … Became a workhorse on offense, rushing for over 800 yards in the last five games to finish with 1,082 and 16 rushing TDs.

Second team: Hassan Maxwell, Pittston Area, Senior LB


Second team: Bree Bednarski, Wyoming Area, sophomore, Honorable Mention All-State; Sally DeLuca, Wyoming Area, senior, (2g, 4a, 8p); Dana Maurizi, Pittston Area, senior (10g, 4a, 24p); Abby Thornton, Wyoming Area, senior, (2g, 3a, 7p), Second team All-State.


Allie Barber, Pittston Area, junior

Barber’s flashy speed and playmaking ability made her a PSCA All-State representative. The junior led a Patriots team that played a more fluid offense than years past. Scoring her 100th goal in September, Barber came second in the league in goals and points. She finished with 34 goals, 14 assists for 82 points.

Katelyn Pugliese, Pittston Area, junior

Pugliese’s stellar defense bandaged the Patriots’ Achilles’ heel for the past few seasons. On offense, she had five goals and four assists for 14 points. Defensively, she helped the team post a 12-2-1 regular season record. Her speed and toughness helped mark the fastest forwards in the league, excelling in one-on-one opportunities. Pugliese was 4-for-4 on penalty kicks.

Second team: Sam Mayers, Pittston Area; Madison Mimnaugh, Pittston Area; Sara Ruby, Pittston Area


Jordan Consagra, Pittston Area, senior

Talk about a phenomenal season and career, Consagra did just about everything for the Patriots in his four years. This season, his 18 goals and 45 points were second-most in Division II of the Wyoming Valley Conference. His best season came as a sophomore when he piled up 30 goals and 72 points. For his career, the Patriot amassed an astonishing 70 goals, 36 assists and 176 points, the most of any senior in the WVC this season.

Second team: Matt Tavaglione, Pittston Area; Josh Donvito, Wyoming Area


Samantha Acacio, Wyoming Area, senior

Acacio was a steady performance for the Warriors under first-year head coach Nick Diaco. Always with a smile on her face, the senior middle was second in the conference in kills with 193, and added 34 blocks as the Warriors qualified for the District 2 Class 2A playoffs.

All statistics compiled from games reported to The Times Leader and the Sunday Dispatch.


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