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Press photo by Rob MerchantLiberty goalie Blake Koski was named the EPC MVP recently. Copyright - Digital_Media_Magic_LLC_Nazareth_PA Press photo by Rob MerchantLiberty goalie Blake Koski was named the EPC MVP recently. Copyright - Digital_Media_Magic_LLC_Nazareth_PA
Press photo by Linda RothrockKate Bonshak was recently named the EPC girls soccer MVP Copyright - Digital_Media_Magic_LLC_Nazareth_PA Press photo by Linda RothrockKate Bonshak was recently named the EPC girls soccer MVP Copyright - Digital_Media_Magic_LLC_Nazareth_PA
Press photo by Linda RothrockKresstoph Whittick was named to the EPC first team. Copyright - Digital_Media_Magic_LLC_Nazareth_PA Press photo by Linda RothrockKresstoph Whittick was named to the EPC first team. Copyright - Digital_Media_Magic_LLC_Nazareth_PA

Zephs Kate Bonshak is girls soccer MVP

Friday, November 15, 2019 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced its boys and girls soccer all-stars recently.

Whitehall’s Kate Bonshak took home league MVP honors. It marks the second-straight year the senior forward was named MVP, as she scored 21 goals on the season and recorded nine assists.

Liberty goalkeeper Blake Koski (senior) took home boys MVP honors and Liberty head coach Ian Larimer was named Coach of the Year.

The Hurricanes had three first-team all-stars, as senior defender Maxwell Molloy and senior midfielder Chris Schray also made the list. The Hurricanes finished the regular season 16-2 and earned the top-seed in the EPC playoffs

Senior forward Kresstoph Whittick of Whitehall was named to the first team for the boys. Junior Nate Walker made the second team as a defender. Another WHS defender making the team was Abdul Ojulari-Sulyman, a senior, who made the third team. Jake Gier was a third team forward as a junior.

The WHS made it all the way to the district finals before falling to Emmaus.

Sofia Pittas, a senior, was named a second team defender from Whitehall for the girls.

BOYS

First Team

Goalkeeper: Blake Koski, senior, Liberty (MVP).

Defenders: Maxwell Molloy, senior, Liberty; Palmer Poston, senior, East Stroudsburg South; Jaeden Amato, sophomore, Emmaus.

Midfielders: Chris Schray, senior, Liberty; Dat Pham, senior, Easton; Marco Silva, junior, Emmaus; Eric Johnson, senior, Emmaus.

Forwards: Chris Tambasco, senior, Pocono Mountain West, Jake Groh, senior, Emmaus; Kresstoph Whittick, senior, Whitehall

Second Team

Goalkeeper: Tyler Pastula, senior, Easton.

Defenders: Pappa Micah, senior, Allen; Wesley Young, senior, Freedom; Nate Walker, junior, Whitehall; Mason Heitczman, junior, Stroudsburg.

Midfielders: Alec Wilsterman, senior, Parkland; Sebastian Garces, sophomore, Freedom; Jaden Longdon, junior, East Stroudsburg South.

Forwards: Andrew Gaines, senior, Emmaus; Hunter Radowitch-Ambearle, senior, Easton; Hatungimana Salem, senior, Liberty.

Third Team

Goalkeeper: Christian Beebe, senior, Stroudsburg.

Defenders: Bryce Shalbert, senior, Parkland; Nate Horn, junior, Northampton; Jake Seed, sophomore, Parkland; Abdul Ojulari-Sulyman, senior, Whitehall.

Midfielders: Ben Sweeney, junior, Stroudsburg; Daniel Cilli, senior, Stroudsburg; Daniel Ramirez, junior, Freedom.

Forwards: Jake Gier, junior, Whitehall; Jonathan Morello, senior, Easton; Jonah Lukaszewski, senior, Stroudsburg; Isaac Hernandez, junior, Allen.

GIRLS

First team

Goalkeeper: Alexa Ryan, senior, Emmaus.

Defenders: Lily Schmitt, senior, Emmaus; Jocelyn Fowler, junior, Parkland; Emma Kilarski, senior, Nazareth.

Midfielders: Brooke Bisko, senior, Becahi; Abby James, junior, Nazareth;

Forwards: Alex Marsteller, junior, Parkland; Ava Schaller, senior, forward; Kate Bonshak, senior, Whitehall (MVP); Haley Gschrey, junior, Freedom; Abbi Szarnecki, senior, Northampton;

Second Team

Goalkeeper: Samantha Merklin, sophomore, Pleasant Valley.

Defenders: Sofia Pittas, senior, Whitehall; Ella Muir, freshman, Pleasant Valley; Erica Lincoln, senior, Parkland.

Midfielders: Gianna Albanese, senior, Emmaus; Caroline Weirich, senior PMW; Raine Korpics, sophomore, Northampton; Avery Francis, senior Stroudsburg.

Forwards: Zoe Schutter, senior, Parkland; Aminah Baruwa, freshman, Easton; Carly Pyatt, junior, PME.

Third Team

Goalkeeper: Payce Korpics, senior, Northampton.

Defenders: Grace Eisenhard, senior, Emmaus; Natalie Protyniak, sophomore, Easton; Skylar Jordan, sophomore, Nazareth; Maeve Leonzi, junior, Parkland.

Midfielders: Lyndsay Geiger, junior, Easton; Danielle DiMarco, senior, Pleasant Valley; Alicia Rodriguez, junior, Easton; Anita Vera, junior, Nazareth.

Forwards: Lindsay Phillips, senior, Emmaus; Kathryn Wescoe, junior, Liberty; Erika Dietz, junior, Central; Hayden Berner, junior, Nazareth.