York, PA -
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Chris Sosa, York Catholic: The senior led the Irish to the Division III title and the District 3 Class A quarterfinals behind 13 goals and 16 assists.
An honorable mention all-star as a freshman, then a second-team all-star as a sophomore, Sosa has been the player of the year the past two seasons.
"Chris is strong, skillful player," York Catholic coach Milner Sosa said. "He's able to play multiple positions and help the team wherever it was needed."
Leo Arreguin, Bermudian Springs: The senior and two-time first-team all-star provided consistent play for the Eagles.
Nate Fox, Biglerville: Another talented Canners senior, he scored eight goals and assisted on 17 others. "Nate's throw-in has been implemented this season as an important part of our game," coach Jebb Nelson said. That was evident during the district semifinal win against Trinity, when Fox had all three of the Canners' assists, all on throw-ins.
Koby Griest, Biglerville: The junior scored nine goals and assisted on two for the 17-win Canners. "His athletic ability and high soccer IQ makes him able
Harley Weigle, Biglerville: The senior captain scored 15 goals and assisted on seven more. "He is a player than can play anywhere on the field at a very high level," Nelson said. The Canners finished as the District 3 Class A runner up and advanced to the PIAA Class A semifinals.
Zekiel Alejandrez, Littlestown: The senior defender helped the Thunderbolts to four wins. He was a second-team all-star in 2010 and 2011.
Anders Nordberg, Fairfield: The senior made six saves in the Green Knights' first-round district win against Conestoga Christian. Nordberg is a two-time all-star.
Dan Warner, Fairfield: The senior helped the Green Knights to 12 wins. Warner had an assist in Fairfield's first-round district victory against Conestoga Christian. He capped his high school career by scoring two goals in the league's senior all-star game.
Will Casagrande, York Catholic: The senior was a solid defender for the 12-win Irish. He scored a goal in a September win against Delone Catholic. Casagrande also supplied two assists in a win vs. Kennard-Dale.
Adam Hack, York Catholic: He was another senior cog in the Irish's 8-0-2 Division III campaign. Hack, a defender, "showed significant improvement throughout the season," coach Milner Sosa said.
Josiah Schendel, York Catholic: The senior and three-time first team all-star, was, "able to control the midfield and distribute the ball with skill," coach Milner Sosa recalled. Schendel handed out an assist in an October win against Littlestown -- which clinched the Irish's division.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Milner Sosa, York Catholic: For the second year in a row, Sosa is the division's coach of the year. The Irish went 8-0-2 in capturing the division crown. Catholic was a No. 4 seed in the District 3 Class A tournament and lost in the quarterfinal round to Biglerville to end its season.
"We were very happy to win the division title for the second year in a row," Sosa said. "I am very pleased with this team and their ability to play hard the entire season. They are a very close squad and supported each other throughout the season. Our numbers were low so each player had to play through injuries and with a lot of heart."
Gerry Lua, Biglerville; Luca Grippi, York Catholic; Zach Ingram, York Catholic; Brian Riley, York Catholic; Armando Rojo, Biglerville; Cole Herzing, Biglerville; Matt Cellucci, Biglerville; Mario Ortega, Biglerville; Quintin Smith, Fairfield; Devin Wilt, Fairfield; Jed Reese, Fairfield; William Jenkins, Fairfield; Connor Nace, Littlestown; Austin Albright, Littlestown; Shane Schlak, Fairfield; Jordan Dodson; Littlestown.
-- Ryan Dixon