BUFFALO – Buckhannon-Upshur standout Alli Robinson has been selected to play in the West Virginia North-South All-Star softball game Thursday at Buffalo High School.
The game will get underway at 1 p.m. with the skills competitions to begin at 10:30 a.m.
“I'm excited to be given the chance to play with and against some of the best players in the state,” remarked Robinson on being selected to the game. “I am also happy to be able to represent my school one last time before I move on to my college career.”
Robinson was just named to the West Virginia All-State First Team (see story above) and was named the Big 10 Conference Player of the Year.
She hit .457 her senior season as a shortstop and hit 11 home runs and drove in 48 runs.
Robinson recently signed to continue her softball career at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Joining Robinson on the North roster will be Rebekah Markwood of Moorefield, Ashley Tharp of Magnolia, Rachel Cunningham of Jefferson, Miranda Payne of Hedgesville, Jordyn Brown and Katie Dubyak of Washington, Kira Riffle of Notre Dame, MacKenzie Weasenforth of Petersburg, Lydia Knutsen and Taylor Gray of John Marshall, Catie Nesbitt of Wheeling Park, Walker of Oak Glen and Erica Simon of Philip Barbour.
North coaches are Amanda Orkoskey of Washington, Donnie Newland of Wheeling Park and Ed Cihy of Wheeling Central.
The South roster consist of Caiti Mathes, Taylor McCray and Zoey Dunlap of Hurricane along with Sydney Chapman and Kirya Kingery of Cabell Midland, Bryn Osburn and Riley Shirkey of Spring Valley, Randa Watts of Lincoln County and Olivia Arthur of Buffalo, Emma Groe, Grace Smith and Katy Darnell of George Washington, Rebekah Woody and Megan Seafler of Herbert Hoover, Nicole Kester and Ashleigh Sexton of Independence, Haylee Clendenin and Katlyn Jenkins of Sherman, Jenna Thomas of Sissonville and Holly Brehm of Wyoming East.
South coaches are Christian Watts, Matthew Holley, Joey Hudson and William Darabos of St. Albans and Mike Taylor of Nitro.
The 2019 North-South All-Star Softball Rosters:
Jordyn Brown – Washington
Rachel Cunningham – Jefferson
Katie Dubyak – Washington
Taylor Gray – John Marshall
Lydia Knutsen – John Marshall
Rebekah Markwood – Moorefield
Catie Nesbitt – Wheeling Park
Miranda Payne – Hedgesville
Kira Riffle – Notre Dame
Alli Robinson – Buckhannon-Upshur
Erica Simon – Philip Barbour
Ashley Tharp – Magnolia
Hanna Walker – Oak Glenn
MacKenzie Weasneforth – Petersburg
Coaches – Amanda Orkoskey (Washington), Donnie Newland (Wheeling Park) and Ed Cihy of Wheeling Central
Olivia Arthur – Buffalo
Holly Brehm – Wyoming East
Sydney Chapman – Cabell Midland
Haylee Clendenin -- Sherman
Katy Darnell – George Washington
Zoey Dunlap – Hurricane
Emma Groe – George Washington
Katlyn Jenkins – Sherman
Nicole Kester – Independence
Kirya Kingery – Cabell Midland
Caiti Mathes – Hurricane
Taylor McCray – Hurricane
Bryn Osburn – Spring Valley
Megan Seafler – Herbert Hoover
Ashleigh Sexton – Independence
Riley Shirkey – Spring Valley
Grace Smith – George Washington
Jenna Thomas – Sissonville
Randa Watts – Lincoln County
Rebekah Woody – Herbert Hoover
Coaches – Christian Watts (St. Albans), Matthew Holley (St. Albans), Joey Hudson (St. Albans), William Darabos (St. Albans) and Mike Taylor (Nitro).