PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kelci Scannapieco, Eastern York: The lone senior and captain of the Golden Knight squad put on quite a show this year.
Scannapieco led her team in kills (225) and blocks (43 solo), catapulting Eastern into the YAIAA tournament, where the Knights lost to Delone Catholic.
She was pivotal in an upset of Division II champion Susquehannock this season.
Jessica Brown, Kennard-Dale: Brown was everywhere and anywhere she needed to be this season for coach Stephanie Brown's Rams. She ranged from outside hitter to setter, but was still able make opponents respect her defensive ability and her strong serving.
Kacey Franz, Susquehannock: The Warriors needed someone to fill the shoes of Jess Franz, last year's Division II player of the year. Luckily for coach Rob Marrison, he was able to keep it in the family with younger sister Kacey. The junior led the Warriors with 664 assists and was a big part of the team's run to the District 3 Class AA finals.
Kellsie Groff, West York: The Bulldogs' lone senior earned 197 kills and 155 digs. She was a dominant outside hitter that opponents had to account for. She had six games of 15 kills or more this season.
Lindsay Miller, Susquehannock: The senior was everywhere on the court for coach Rob son's team, providing the leadership needed for the Warriors to take the Division II crown. She played wherever the coach needed her, allowing her to pick up 182 kills, 57 serving aces and 317 digs.
Jessica Myers, Kennard-Dale: The outside hitter was critical to the Rams' second-place finish this season. Her knowledge on the court even allowed her to range to the setter position, proving her versatility to the team.
Lexi Rhein, Eastern York: The sophomore setter was the quarterback of a young team. She amassed 422 assists and 131 digs, making her the perfect companion of Scannapieco.
Emily Sides, West York: The junior setter compiled 382 assists, 98 digs and 46 aces this season for the Bulldogs, with 36 of those team-high coming in one match against Eastern York.
Sherelle Walker, Susquehannock: The junior outside hitter led the Warriors with 254 kills and collected 52 blocks. Her athletic ability and quickness will be a valued asset next year. Walker was an integral part of the first-place Warriors' 11-1 division record.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jen Reichard, Eastern York: After four years as the Central York head coach, Reichard made the switch to Eastern with relative ease. She lives in the school district and her daughter is currently enrolled at the school.
In her first year as Golden Knights head coach, Reichard took a team that finished .500 in 2009 and went 9-3 in the division this year. Eastern finished tied for second place in Division II and earned a YAIAA tournament birth.
Reichard's squad featured just one senior this year and will look to make a deeper run next season.
-- Scott Simmons