VIENNA, W.Va. — The West Virginia Sports Writers Association has released the 2016 Class A all-state softball teams, featuring one Mason County athlete.
For the second straight season, Wahama center fielder Rachel Roque was the lone Mason County representative on the Class A all-state list, being selected as an honorable mention. Roque — a senior who is committed to play for Ohio University-Chillicothe next season — was a first team all-state center fielder as a junior.
Roque was the leadoff batter for the Lady Falcons this spring and helped the Red and White to a 18-11 record and their first-ever regional final appearance.
Wheeling Central sophomore pitcher Riley Bennington was the first team captain, while Man junior pitcher Haylee Daniels was named second-team captain.
WVSWA Class A all-state team
P – Riley Bennington, Wheeling Central, So. (captain)
P – Katie Gasvoda, Madonna, So.
P – Marissa Garlitz, Wheeling Central, So.
P – Emilee Walker, Man, So.
IF – Courtney Dotson, Williamstown, Jr.
IF – Courtney Walker, Cameron, So.
IF – Taylor Cosper, Paden City, Sr.
IF – Abbey Ammons, Clay-Battelle, So.
IF – Cydnee Lambert, Man, Sr.
OF – Jordan Fox, St. Marys, Sr.
OF – Courtney Swenskie, South Harrison, Jr.
OF – Savannah Kite, Moorefield, Sr.
UTIL – Chelsea Gale, St. Joseph, Sr.
UTIL – Nellie King, Williamstown, Jr.
UTIL – Chase Christy, Buffalo, Sr.
UTIL – Allie Cook, Wheeling Central, Sr.
C – Sophia Recrosio, Madonna, Fr.
C – Skylar Bogan, Wirt County, So.
P – Talia Corbett, Charleston Catholic, Sr.
P – Ashley Fridley, Fayetteville, So.
P – Haylee Daniels, Man, Jr. (captain)
IF – Caitlyn Kassay, Clay-Battelle, Fr.
IF -Rachel Payton, St. Marys, Jr.
IF – Kendell Carson, Charleston Catholic, Sr.
IF – Paige Metzgar, St. Joseph, Jr.
IF – Kaitlyn Ferns, Wheeling Central, Fr.
OF – Courtney Hamilton, Fayetteville, Jr.
OF – Brooklyn Hinzman, Doddridge County, Fr.
OF – Madison West, Tyler Consolidated, Jr.
UTIL – Kira Riffle, Clarksburg Notre Dame, Fr.
UTIL – Abbey Mele, Bishop Donahue, Sr.
UTIL – Bethany Smith, Moorefield, Jr.
UTIL – Katlynn Rasnake, Buffalo, So.
UTIL – Vanessa Templeton, Tyler Consolidated, Jr.
C – Sydney Keffer, Man, Jr.
C – Sommer South, Bishop Donahue, Sr.
Special honorable mention
Cheyenne Currey, Doddridge County; Hope Ruza, Bishop Donahue; Kelsie Meintel, Cameron; Cheyenne Currey, Doddridge County; Julia Hahn, East Hardy; Faith Norris, Fayetteville; Haley Wanstreet, Gilmer County; Bayley Wellings, Gilmer County; Makayla Adkins, Greenbrier West; Meredith Lauderdale, Greenbrier West; Courtney Kaczmarek, Madonna; Taylor Thompson, Madonna; Ashley Mordan, Notre Dame; Aubrey Neff, Paden City; Nikki Santonio, Sherman; Tori Stout, South Harrison; Avery Korne, St. Joseph; Mady Hardbarger, Wirt County
Brooke Persinger, Buffalo; Tori Allen, Calhoun County; Marissa Meintel, Cameron; Nicole Mossor, Doddridge County; Mikala Keplinger, Doddridge County; Alexa Roles, Fayetteville; Sarah Travaglino, Madonna; Haley Ingraham, Montcalm; Katie Devericks, South Harrison; Jordan Martin, South Harrison; Jordyn Rowh, Notre Dame; Cora Younts, Richwood; Cloey Toney, Sherman; Natalie Payton, St. Marys; Rachel Roque, Wahama; Hannah Mozingo, Wheeling Central; Kristin Harmon, Williamstown; Jessi Lockhart, Wirt County
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.