PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Sammie Strausbaugh, Dover: The explosive junior followed last season's Division II first-team nod with this year's Division I player of the year. She led the Eagles in kills (534), blocks (69) and aces (57).
Strausbaugh helped Dover to a share of the YAIAA Division I title with Spring Grove, a team the Eagles beat in the YAIAA tournament championship. She had 25 kills and 28 digs that day.
Bayleigh Hoffman, Dover: The Eagles' setter was the perfect compliment this season to the Strausbaugh sisters. She collected 658 assists and handed out 56 serving aces, helping her team to the YAIAA tournament title.
Kelsey Lamond, Dallastown: The senior setter helped the Wildcats to a third-place finish in Division I. She has been a force for Dallastown since her freshman season. She ended her career on her birthday with a strong showing as a representative of York County in the District 3 all-star event.
Kadi McCoy, Dallastown: The "go-to" hitter for the Wildcats this season was always there when Dallastown needed a big point. Every team knew she was a forceful presence, yet that did not stop her from gathering 141 kills, 46 aces and 65 digs. Her play in the quarterfinal match against Garden Spot in the District 3 Class AAA tournament proved to be a turning point for Dallastown.
Claire Sindlinger, Spring Grove: The senior outside hitter/middle blocker led her team in kills and to an 11-1 division record, good for Division I co-champions with Dover. The repeat all-star struck fear into defenders around the league with her quickness and range, whether she was dropping a shot over the front line or spiking the ball for a quick point.
Brooke Sparks, Spring Grove: The Rockets' setter led the team in assists. Her play complimented Sindlinger's perfectly, allowing the Rockets to make runs in both the YAIAA and District 3 tournament before being bounced from both by rival Dover.
Casie Strausbaugh, Dover: Casie was the Swiss army knife for the Eagles this season and was everywhere she was asked to be for her team's coaching staff. The repeat all-star led Dover in digs (450) and was second only to her younger sister, Sammie, in kills (184).
Tayler Vebares, Red Lion: The Lions' senior earned all-star honors for the second year in a row. She improved on her own team record for blocks with 111 this season, all of which came in league matches. Her play in the opening round of the YAIAA tournament helped the Lions upset Division II champion Susquehannock.
Kayla Yingling, Spring Grove: The junior libero led the Rockets in digs this season. She was not afraid to make a diving save, and was known for her defensive prowess. She was an integral part of the Rockets finishing second in the YAIAA tournament.
CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR
Barb Grady and Bobbi Strausbaugh, Dover: Last year's Division II co-coaches of the year had no trouble in preparing their team this season for Division I play.
They led the Eagles to an 11-1 division record, which landed them in a tie as co-champions with Spring Grove. Dover would go on to prove that it was the better team in the YAIAA tournament, besting the Rockets in four games for their first tourney championship since 1989.
The coaches also were pleasantly surprised as the Eagles placed second in the District 3 Class AAA tournament and went on to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AAA tourney before being eliminated.
-- Scott Simmons