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PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tanner Martin, York Suburban: The senior was the "spark plug" for the Trojans' run into the District 3 Class AA tournament. Behind Martin's 12 goals and 17 assists, Suburban went undefeated in division play and claimed the No. 2 seed in districts.
A team captain, Martin was voted the Trojans' most valuable player by his teammates.
"As the season went on Tanner recognized that teams were double and triple teaming him so he led our team by sharing the ball instead of scoring," Trojans coach Tony Kowalewski said.
It's the second straight season a Suburban player has captured the player of the year award, with Ryan Donahue being honored last season.
Cristian Bonilla, Dover: The senior had a goal and an assist in an October win against Kennard-Dale as the Eagles amassed seven wins. Bonilla was a second-team all-star in 2010.
Austin Jeffrey, Eastern York: The senior scored a goal and added an assist in an October win against Dover. Jeffrey also added two assists in a win vs. Susquehannock in September.
Paul Ambrose, Kennard-Dale: The senior keeper made 125 saves for the Rams this season. Ambrose made seven saves in a September win against Dover and pitched a shutout vs. Spring Grove during the same month.
Jason Cooper, Kennard-Dale: The senior had five goals and four assists. Cooper, who started every game for the Rams for four seasons, also won the team's sportsmanship award as a sophomore and junior and was the schools MVP the last two years.
Matt Bentz, Northeastern: The junior had a nice offensive season for the Bobcats. Bentz scored two goals in an overtime loss to Dover and notched the team's lone goal in a defeat to West York in September. He also played for the Bobcats football team.
Nathan Bilbie, Susquehannock: The junior's most exciting goal of the season came in an overtime win against York Catholic in the YAIAA tournament quarterfinal round. The Warriors lost in the first round of the District 3 Class AA tournament to finish at 9-10-1.
Ryan Chilcoat, Susquehannock: The junior helped the Warriors to a 7-5 mark in the division with a goal in a win vs. Dover and an assist in a victory against Kennard-Dale.
Nick Geller, West York: The senior defensive midfielder helped the Bulldogs claim second place in the division with a 9-3 record. Geller had a goal in an October win vs. Northeastern.
Griffin Vinarski, York Suburban: The senior co-captain scored 10 goals and assisted on two others for the division champions. "Not only did he anchor our defensive midfield with tenacious play, but he provided valuable offense at key moments in games," Kowalewski said. He scored two game-winning overtime goals.
Zach Landis, York Suburban: The senior scored three goals and had five assists as he returned from a 2011 knee injury. "His ability to switch the point of attack both across the field and diagonally was a valuable weapon offensively. I don't recall any other player in our league that can pass the ball diagonally 50 to 60 yards with Zach's precision and accuracy on a consistent basis," Kowalewski said.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Tony Kowalewski, York Suburban: The Trojans captured their first division title since 1993 behind a 12-0 showing in divisional play.
"Although winning our division was our primary goal, an undefeated season was not on our minds at the start," the coach said.
Suburban finished the regular season at 17-0 and won its first-round district contest against Susquehannock before falling to eventual champion Tulpehocken to end its season at 18-2.
Dan Snyder, Susquehannock; Ryan McNamara, Susquehannock; Timmy Wilson, Susquehannock; Connor Fitzgerald, York Suburban; Andrei Kin, York Suburban; Ryan Myers, York Suburban; Kyle Cook, Dover; Nick Schaefer, Eastern York; Chris Markle, West York; Chris Toth, West York; Adam Vautel, West York; Nate Mikolinis, Kennard-Dale; Joe Zeller, Kennard-Dale; Zach Mallamphy, Kennard-Dale; John Stoltenberg, Kennard-Dale; Travis Solomon, Eastern York; Logan Billet, Eastern York; Brendan Warren, Dover; Dalton Heim, Dover; John Stoltenberg, Kennard-Dale.
-- Ryan Dixon