The Hazleton Area Cougars, photo by Jacqueline Dormer

Megan Trivelpiece’s high school softball career may have come to an end nearly two months ago, when Hazleton Area lost in the state championship game.

But Thursday’s release of the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association (PaHSSBCA) all-state team brought reason to celebrate, as the Cougars first baseman was named Player of the Year in Class 6A.

State finalists Hazleton Area and Tunkhannock each had five players selected all-state, as did 2015 and 2016 state champion Holy Redeemer.

Rounding out the list are Pittston Area and Nanticoke Area, which had two selections apiece, bringing the Wyoming Valley Conference to 19 all-state players.

Class 3A
Abby Shorts, Holy Redeemer, 2nd-team catcher
Tiana Wren, Holy Redeemer, 1st-team outfield
Morgan Bienkowski, Holy Redeemer, 1st-team DH/DP
Kristen Coffay, Holy Redeemer, 2nd-team DH/DP
Brittany Hebda, Holy Redeemer, 2nd-team 3b

Class 4A
Miranda Bohn, Nanticoke Area, 1st-team pitcher
Kendra Schultz, Tunkhannock, 2nd-team pitcher
Faith Jones, Tunkhannock, 2nd-team shortstop
Jenna Lipowski, Nanticoke Area, 1st-team 3b
Jena Simmons, Tunkhannock, 2nd-team 3b
Paige Mokychic, Tunkhannock, 1st-team outfield
Hope Jones, Tunkhannock, 2nd-team DH/DP

Class 5A
Alexa McHugh, Pittston Area, 2nd-team 1b
Lexi Felinski, Pittston Area, 2nd-team 2b

Class 6A
Hope Kinney, Hazleton Area, 2nd-team catcher
Megan Trivelpiece, Hazleton Area, Player of the Year 1b
Marissa Trivelpiece, Hazleton Area, 1st-team shortstop
Tiana Treon, Hazleton Area, 2nd-team 3b
Taylor Kaschak, 2nd-team 2b