Below the headlines there are many efforts that contribute to team success. NEPA Sports Nation takes a weekly look at some of those contributions. Here are the Key Contributors from the week of Nov. 15-21:
MAGGIE BARILLA, Wyoming Seminary field hockey
The senior was the center back on a Wyoming Seminary defense that allowed just three goals in seven district and state playoff games. Barilla earned four state gold medals as a prominent part of the only four-state championship streak in the 48-year Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association field hockey tournament history. The Blue Knights held Line Mountain without a shot in the semifinal, then duplicated the 6-0 shutout in the final against Oley Valley.
MATT COLE, Valley View football and boys soccer
Cole was 4-for-4 on extra-point kicks in a 42-7 District 2 Class 4A championship game victory over North Pocono. A goalie on the soccer team, he made the UNICO Cup, a senior all-star doubleheader for Lackawanna League seniors, and scored in the boys game on a penalty kick.
AIDAN COLLERAN, Scranton Prep football
Colleran was one of the defensive leaders of a 28-0 shutout of Wyoming Area in the District 2 Class 4A football championship game. He had three tackles, including one for a loss, along with two assists and a pass rush. He also was one of three Cavaliers to catch a pass, gaining nine yards on the reception.
ANGELO FUMANTI, Old Forge football
Fumanti had nine tackles, including a sack, in a 26-7 PIAA Class A state playoff victory over Williams Valley. Also the team’s season leader in tackles and co-leader in sacks, Fumanti also forced and recovered a fumble.
ANNA MOZELESKI, Wyoming Seminary field hockey
Mozeleski had three assists each in the state semifinal and final to help Wyoming Seminary roll to a state title repeat, the fourth during the high school career of the future National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I University of Indiana player. Mozeleski had assists in six of seven playoff games to finish with 22 on the season.
PREVIOUS KEY CONTRIBUTORS
Oct. 25-31: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-10/.
Oct. 18-24: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-9/.
Oct. 11-17: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-8/.
Oct. 3-10: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-7/.
Sept. 27-Oct. 2: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-6/.
Sept. 20-26: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-5/.
Sept. 6-12: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-3/.
Aug. 30-Sept. 5:https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-2/.
MORE WEEKLY STANDOUTS
District 2 Honor Roll: https://nepasportsnation.com/district-2-honor-roll-13/.
Center City Print District 2 Athlete of the Week: https://nepasportsnation.com/valley-views-hilling-produced-with-runs-both-short-and-long/.