Thirty Wyoming Valley Conference field hockey players were honored by the Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Coaches Association with All-Academic honors for the 2012 season.
Crestwood's Rachael Ritz capped a season in which the Comets won the Class 2A championship by earning state All-Academic honors. Also on the Class 2A team were four players from Wyoming Seminary -- Hannah Dressler, Emily Granger, Devin Holmes, Kristen Mericle – which went to the state tournament.
Class 3A state playoff entry Coughlin had three players named – Madysen Jones, Haley Waslasky and Caitlin Wood.
Hazleton Area, Lackawanna Trail, Wyoming Valley West and Lake-Lehman each had four selections, tying Wyoming Seminary for the most players honored this season.
Sixteen Class 3A seniors from the WVC were chosen and 14 seniors from Class 2A were honored.
Coughlin: Madysen Jones, Haley Waslasky, Caitlin Wood
Delaware Valley: Katie Murphy
Hazleton Area: Brianna Dalesandro, Hannah Levine, Alison Machey, Alyssa Machey
Lackawanna Trail: Jessica Bowman, Cameron Crock, Courtney Ditchey, Aliza Furneaux
Wyoming Valley West: Maura Anistranski, Sauni Davenport, Nicole Sott, Erika Stefanides
Crestwood: Rachael Ritz
Dallas: Evonna Ackourey
GAR: Candice Hartman
Holy Redeemer: Morgan Mancini
Lake-Lehman: Carly Gromel, Amanda Mathers, Karli O'Brien, Kait Yoniski
Wyoming Area: Gabby Albergi, Serra Degnan
Wyoming Seminary: Hannah Dressler, Emily Granger, Devin Holmes, Kristen Mericle
Penn State Wilkes-Barre's women's basketball team got 21 points and 20 rebounds from Tiaira Brathwaite, 19 points and 31 rebounds from Tiffany Denny-Rochester and 16 points from Katie Beach in a win at home against Central Penn.
Misericordia dropped its second straight Freedom Conference contest at DeSales.
Hannah Seely led the Cougars with 19 points while Tyann McDaniel and Lauren Smicherko added 14 and 12, respectively.
Misericordia suffered its first Freedom Conference loss of the season at DeSales.
Cael Evans notched 17 points to lead the Cougars while Justin Grotevant added 12.