CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Max Haldeman, Central York: The junior attack scored 68 goals and assisted on 40 more for the Division I champion Panthers. "Max had a great season," Panthers coach Wade Noonan said. "He never came off the field. When we needed a goal, we went to Max, and he came up and played big when we needed him to."
Haldeman scored a goal in 18 of the 19 Central games and was selected as a high school All-American for his efforts, leading the Panthers to the YAIAA championship.
Jesse Schonbrunner, Kennard-Dale: The junior helped the Rams to a 7-3 record in Division II behind games such as his three goal, two assist effort in an April win against Red Lion. He also scored twice in a 13-11 win over Division I champion Central York. His balanced offensive ways showed again in a 13-7 win over Eastern York, when he scored five times and assisted on three others. The Rams finished 14-6 and upset West York in the first round of the District 3 tournament.
Related: All-Star Spotlight on Max Haldeman
Jake Mitchell, Dallastown: The two-time all-star scored two goals in his final high school game, a loss in the first round of districts. One of his standout games was a five -goal, three-assist performance in a win vs. Red Lion.
Seth Clauser, West York: The junior attack, "was one of our go to finishers," coach Rodney Tamblin said. He scored 69 goals and assisted on 26 others. He had 36 ground balls. Clauser had a hat trick in a May victory over New Oxford.
Collin George, Central York: The junior finished with 38 goals and 17 assists. "Collin came up big for us," Noonan said. One of his biggest games came during the YAIAA championship game when he scored two goals and assisted on two more.
Thomas Nace, Susquehannock: His three-goal effort helped the Warriors hand West York its lone divisional loss of the season. A key offensive cog for the nine-win Warriors, Nace also scored multiple goals in wins over Northern York and York Suburban.
Mitch Fuhrman, South Western: The two-time all-star defender played at a high level for the Mustangs.
Steven Wilson, West York: "He's one of those defenders that every coach would love to have," Tamblin said of the senior. "He wants a challenge every day and doesn't take a day off." Wilson finished with 61 ground balls and was selected as an All-American. He will continue his career at Cabrini College.
Austin Groff, West York: The junior captain, "does a lot of stuff on the field that he doesn't get recognized for," Tamblin said. "He can play offense or defense." He finished with 89 ground balls and three assists.
Shane Walker, Central York: The junior goalie "kept us in there when our defense wasn't playing up to par," Noonan said. He faced 426 shots for the season and made 216 saves. The bigger the game, the better Walker played, as evidenced by his 20-save effort in a win over Dallastown and a 21-save game in the YAIAA championship against West York.
Conrad Rhein, Eastern York: He was equally as effective as a scorer and distributor, as evidenced by his three assist effort vs. York Catholic in April. He scored a goal and assisted on four others in a win over Red Lion.
Mitch Hovis, York Suburban: The senior defenseman helped the Trojans to five wins. He scored a goal in an April win over York Catholic.
Tanner Gerace, West York: A four-year starter and captain he, "is one of the kids you want on the field to give you a chance to win," Tamblin said. The senior won 70 percent of his faceoffs. He had 29 goals and 17 assists and collected 160 ground balls.
Ian Desenberg, Jr., attack, Central; Freddy Seitz, Jr., attack, Kennard-Dale; John Witman, Jr., attack, Eastern York; Joe Didusch, Sr., midfield, Dallastown; John Wallace, Sr., midfield, New Oxford; Asyck Schildt, Sr., defense, Central; Addison Quinones, Soph., defense, Dallastown; Shane Silk, Soph., goalie, Susquehannock; Austin Barley, sr., short stick defense, Spring Grove; Matt Staub, Sr., long stick midfielder, New Oxford.
CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR
Wade Noonan, Central York: The Panthers were 10-0 in Division I and won a dramatic YAIAA championship game over West York. "When I started as head coach we went I think 2-14, so I think it's a pretty big accomplishment," Noonan said. "Getting my system in there and having the kids reacting to what we're teaching them." Central lost in the first round of the District 3 tournament to finish the season at 16-3.
Rodney Tamblin, West York: It was quite the first year as Bulldogs head coach for Tamblin. Not only did he lead his squad to the Division II crown, but he was also named the District 3 Coach of the Year. "We had a very young team, so the future is looking pretty good," Tamblin said. The Bulldogs were 9-1 in Division II and finished 17-3. "It's a huge honor," Tamblin said of the District 3 award. "I credit the kids for buying into the change I was bringing."