HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Mountain View's Addison Kilmer is the Class 1A All-State Player of the Year

Ahead of their trip to Hershey for the PIAA Class 1A girls basketball championship game, the Mountain View Lady Eagles had a good-luck sendoff parade through the halls of the elementary school.

The kids showered the players with adulation, applause, congratulatory signs and high fives.

At 6 feet, 1 inch tall, Addison Kilmer shook the most hands because they looked up to her as an inspiration.

For the second straight season, Kilmer riled up the community as she led the Lady Eagles on an unforgettable journey to the final, where they lost to Bishop Guilfoyle. Despite falling short of the goal, her dominance through the state playoffs earned her Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class 1A Player of the Year on Friday.

Kilmer headlines the team, while Bishop Guilfoyle coach Kristi Kaack is the Class 1A Coach of the Year.

“She has really sparked energy in this community,” Mountain View coach Bill Simons said. “With her leading the way, the success of the team has also inspired the younger kids. It was amazing to see the support our program received and how much interest at the lower levels is growing, and she has played a very big part in that.”

The Lady Eagles returned determined after a season where Kilmer and her teammates made a push through the state playoffs all the way to the semifinals as underdogs.

Kilmer worked in the offseason. She had an expanded shooting range that made her a threat in the lane and from beyond the arc.

She led the Lady Eagles to the Lackawanna League Division IV championship, the District 2 Class 1A title and the subregional crown, and she entered the state postseason determined to advance further than they had the year before. Kilmer, for a second straight year, proved too much of a force, and Mountain View powered its way to the final.

“It was awesome getting as far as we did,” Kilmer said. “It would have been nice to win, obviously. It was an exciting season, but it was also difficult because it was a long season and it was a grind. We had intense practices so we could get better, but we also had a lot of fun doing it.”

During the state playoffs, Kilmer scored 121 points. For the season, she had 16.9 points per game, 316 rebounds, 130 blocks and 45 3-pointers.

After two seasons and all of that success, Kilmer and the Lady Eagles will move up to Class 2A next season after an increase in enrollment. She will do so with 968 points, 58 3-pointers, 712 rebounds, 273 blocks and 128 steals in her career.

“This honor means a lot to me,” Kilmer said. “It’s a little crazy. I am surprised, and it is super cool.”



First team

Mary Bolesky, Lancaster Catholic, 5-4, Sr., 14.4

Ryan Carter, Penn Charter, 5-11, Fr., 17.1

Mallory Daly, Seton LaSalle, 5-8, Sr., 23.8

Brie Droege, Columbia, 5-10, Sr., 18.2

Christiana Gordon, Westmont Hilltop, 6-0, Jr., 21.6

Logyn Greer, Friends’ Central, 6-3, Jr., 14.8

Jordyn Palmer, Westtown, 6-1. Fr., 17.9

Ava Persichetti, River Valley, 5-9, Jr., 20.3

Second team

Savannah Curry, Westtown, 5-11, Sr., 13.0

Alaina Dadzie, Loyalsock, 6-0, So., 18.4

Olivia Jones, Westtown, 5-10, Jr., 10.0

Rylee Kraft, Lancaster Catholic, 6-0, Sr., 12.8

Olivia Kulyk, Mercyhurst, 6-0, Sr., 17.9

Makayla Presser-Palmer, Northwestern, 6-1, So., 24.7

Third team

Nal’La Bennett, Friends’ Central, 5-7, Jr., 13.1

Kaylinn Bethea, Penn Charter, 5-9, Jr., 17.3

Jocelyn Goldstein, Masterman, 6-2., Jr., 26.7

Lia Krarup, Wilmington, 5-7, Jr., 19.3

Lacey Kriebel, Loyalsock, 5-11, Jr., 12.1

Jessie Moses, Westtown, 5-10, Fr., 14.0

Maggie Spell, Shady Side, 5-10, So., 19.8

Player of the year: Jordyn Palmer, Westtown

Coach of the year: Brittany Eisenhuth, Westmont Hilltop


First team

Shaye Bailey, Freedom Area, 5-8, Sr., 23.4

Layke Fields, Kennedy Catholic, 6-0, Jr., 20.6

Erica Gribble, Greensburg Central Catholic, 5-8, So., 19.4

Lauren Patnode, Perkiomen School, 6-0, Sr., 15.4

Iyanna Wade, Clairton, 5-4, Jr., 40.1

Second team

Lydia Miller, Marion Center, 5-6, Sr., 14.3

Aubrey Pollard, Northern Lehigh, 5-10, Sr., 17.8

Gianna Gallucci, Bishop McCort, 5-7, Sr., 21.3

Mylee Harmon, Redbank Valley, 5-7, Jr., 19.0

Bella Magestro, Kennedy Catholic, 5-8, So., 12.0

Third team

Jenna Burkett, Portage, 5-9, Sr., 16.4

Maddison Maynard, Panther Valley, 5-8, Sr., 17.0

Carly Minchoff, Marian Catholic, 5-10, Sr., 14.9

Monique Vincent, Kennedy Catholic, 5-5, Jr., 11.3

Kayce Raczka, Minersville, 5-11, Sr., 14.2

Cloe Price, Everett, 5-8, Sr., 18.5

Caitlin Stephens, West Middlesex, 5-11, Sr., 20.9

Player of the year: Layke Fields, Kennedy Catholic

Coach of the year: Amy Trimble, Marion Center


First team

Addison Kilmer, Mountain View, 6-1, So., 16.9

Kelly Cleaver, Union (New Castle), 6-0, Sr., 16.0

Emma Larkin, Geibel, 5-6, So., 29.8

Gigi Parlante, St. John Neumann, 5-10, Sr., 16.1

Julie Spinelli, St. Joseph, 5-11, Sr., 21.2

Second team

Naomi Crispin, St. Joseph’s, 5-5, So., 20.4

Ayla Hileman, Williamsburg, 5-8, Sr., 16.6

Coral Prosser, Berlin Brothersvalley, 5-9, Fr., 16.6

LeeAnna Royer, Williamsburg, 5-5, So., 15.6

Lily Homan, North Clarion, 5-6, Sr., 19.7

Third team

Kailey Devlin, Meadowbrook Christian, 5-8, Sr., 15.6

Kylie Fruehstorfer, Union (New Castle), 5-5, Jr., 13.0

Courtney Good, Linville Hill Chrisian, 5-6, So., 13.6

Ciara O’Hara, Kimberton Waldorf, 5-6, Jr., 18.7

Masie Reed, Lourdes Regional, 5-8, Sr., 12.5

Morgan Ruggery, Bishop Guilfoyle. 5-8, Fr., 10.8

Player of the year: Addison Kilmer, Mountain View

Coach of the year: Kristi Kaack, Bishop Guilfoyle