The Federal League released its list of All Federal League selections Nov. 4, which included 26 Austintown athletes. The honors covered six different fall sports.
The selections were made at the end of the season. Austintown Athletic Director Rob Conklin explained how the selections are made.
“The athletes are selected primarily by a vote of the coaches with the exception of cross country, which is based upon their finish in the Federal League Championship meet,” Conklin said.
He said being named to the All Federal is considered an honor and can look good on a college resume.
The selectees do receive an award based on the level of the selection according to Conklin.
Selected for 2009 All Federal League honors are the following Fitch athletes:
In football, Jonathan Ballard and DeAndre Richardson were named to the first team. Named to the second team were Sam Mariano and Colby Jacobs. Honorable mentions went to Ken Burns, Bobby Matthews, Terry Terrigno, Tamron Smith and George Thomas.
Chrissy Volsko was named to the volleyball second team and teammate Jessica Maslach got an honorable mention.
In soccer, first team honors went to Kelsey Martin, Jen Shiley and Anthony Savko. Second team honors went to Tori Koch, Emily Durina, Ali Tolich, Adam Bohr and Ricky Smith. Soccer honorable mention went to Sara Ford, Christian Goleno and Chris Platton.
From the tennis courts, honorable mention went to Malissa Lynn.
Golf honors went to Shelby Kolat, named to the second team and Leah Infante who received honorable mention.
In cross country, Falcon runner Kyle Jones received an honorable mention.