Goff named D4 Player of the Year

Danielle Goff fires a pitch in a game from last season. The Blue Ridge Senior was selected the Lackawanna League Division IV Softball Player of the Year.. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

Coming off a junior season in which her hitting and pitching prowess stood in the shadows of Montrose Area’s all-state performer Madelyn Guinane, Blue Ridge senior Danielle Goff maintained her excellence and was named the Lackawanna League Division IV Player of the Year.

Goff won 12 games in the circle to lead the Lady Raiders to the Division championship. She held teams with a 1.79 ERA while striking out 112 of the 132 strikeouts she accumulated during the season.

While in the batter’s box, Goff hit .447 in league play on 21 hits while scoring 14 runs and collecting 14 RBIs.

In addition to her league accolades, Goff was also named Class 2A second team All-State on Monday.

Elk Lake’s Jenna Newhart made a splash in her freshman season leading Division IV in nearly every offensive category. Newhart led the league in hitting with a .521 average and was first in doubles (10) and runs (29) while also driving in 22 runs.

Newhart was named to the Class 2A first team on Monday.

Mountain View’s Regan Cameron was selected as the other pitcher for the all-star team. The sophomore hurler was impressive while fanning 116 batters and holding teams to 3.63 runs as the young Mountain View squad advanced to the District II Class 2A semifinals.

Cameron credited her teammates and those who helped her along the way for her success.

“I had a good team behind me,” said Cameron. “I owe a lot to my Dad and my coaches who helped me to get where I am.”

Along with her father Jason and Mountain View coach Dave Harvey, Cameron worked with area pitching coaches Gabby Wolfe, Bob Pavelski, and Ralph Welch.

“They all gave me a little something different to work and tips on little things I needed to do,” said Cameron.

Cameron also batted .390 on 23 hits while driving in 15 runs and scoring 15.  

Blue Ridge’s Savannah Glover joined her battery mate on the squad. The junior catcher batted .404 while clubbing nine double and two home runs and driving in 19 runs.

Elk Lake’s middle infield of Lucy Ives and Tamara Voda joined their infield mate Newhart.

Second baseman Ives scored 22 runs while hitting .327 while also playing stellar defense.

Voda, the hard-hitting shortstop led the division in homeruns with four and added four triples while driving in a league-high 23 RBIs.

Mountain View sophomore Emory Bewley was selected as an outfielder. Bewley hit a robust .451 for the Lady Eagles while driving in 22 runs.

Susquehanna’s Meaghan Kiernan was selected as a Utility Player after hitting .480 for the Lady Sabers while pitching and playing multiple infield positions.

The team was rounded out by Lackawanna Trail Outfielder Bella Coleman and the Forest City trio of Maddie Bailer, Madeline Shema, and Kary Gillette.

Third baseman Bailer batted .451 in league play on 23 hits while outfielder Shema hit .391 with 11 runs and 10 RBIs.

Gillette was selected as the Designated Player after hitting .500 while leading the league with 31 hits. She also recorded seven wins in the pitching circle while striking out 111 batters.

Receiving Honorable Mention honors were: Blue Ridge’s Bailey Allen, Katie White and Megan Sommer; Elk Lake’s Allana Warner, Lynda Lawrence, Charity Kasson, and Samantha Hunsinger; Maggie Kowalewski and Tomiann Holiday of Forest City; Montrose’s Vanessa Flynn, Riley Short, and Mia Amorino. Mountain View’s Marisa Ostir and Kelsey Rumola; and Susquehanna’s Kaylie Towner and Mackenzie Heath.

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