BOYS' GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Avery Jones, York Suburban: Jones also was the Division II Golfer of the Year in his junior season. He dotted his senior campaign with a runner-up finish at the YAIAA tournament, a top-five finish in District 3 after falling short in a playoff for the title, and an eighth-place spot at the PIAA championships. His York Suburban team finished second in Division II.
GIRLS' GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Aislynn Merling, West York: This past season was one of many accomplishments for Merling, a senior. A repeat Golfer of the Year, she first helped the Bulldogs to an undefeated season and a YAIAA Division II title by having the second-best division average (78) among all female and male competitors. She followed that up by winning the YAIAA girls' individual crown, a third-place finish at the District 3 tournament and a tie for 15th at the PIAA tourney.
Nick DiStefano, West York: A consistent senior for the Division II champs, DiStefano held the seventh-best average in the division (83). A YAIAA tournament qualifier, the difference between DiStefano's worst and best divisional rounds was only six strokes, 86 and 80, respectively.
Derek Fenstermacher, Dover: The Eagle was third in the division with a 78.3 average, the senior also scored in the 70s for six of his seven division rounds. His 71 gave him medalist honors at the Division II tourney at Cool Creek.
Ben Purtell, West York: He follows up an All-Star selection in his sophomore year with another in his junior campaign. Another solid player from the dominant Bulldog squad, Purtell had the division's sixth-best scoring average (81.2). He finished third at the YAIAA tournament and added a top-25 finish at the District 3 event. His showing there earned him first-alternate status for the PIAA tourney.
Josh Rinehart, West York: The freshman broke onto the YAIAA golf scene in a major way this year by capturing the YAIAA boys' individual championship at Briarwood. Rinehart helped pace the Division II champs by having the fifth-best division average at 80.8. He also advanced to the second day of the District 3 tournament and was an alternate for the PIAA East Regionals.
Cameron Sprenkle, York Suburban: A senior, Sprenkle's fourth-best division average (79.4) was given a boost when he tied with teammate Avery Jones for the low round of the Division II event at Royal Manchester with a 76. His seventh-place finish at the YAIAA tournament earned him a spot in the District 3 field and the PIAA East Regional.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Bill Ackerman, West York: Last season Ackerman was a Co-Coach of the Year, and his Bulldogs finished second in Division II. This year was even better, as West York won the Division II crown -- as well as the YAIAA team title -- helping Ackerman take the title outright. He also led West York to a third-place team finish in District 3.
-- Elijah Armold