PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Sammie Strausbaugh, Dover: Strausbaugh entered her senior season as the key player on a team that had reached the state semifinals a year before, but Dover had to replace four starters lost to graduation. Strausbaugh helped ease the transition as the Eagles reached the state quarterfinal round in 2011. The Division I Jacksonville recruit notched more than half of her team's kills (582) and aces (113).
She averaged 6.6 kills, 4 blocks, 2.9 digs, 2.9 assists and 1.3 aces per game in her final year with the Eagles.
Strausbaugh earned all-state honors for the fourth straight season. During her career she notched 330 aces, 1,689 kills, 860 assists, 221 blocks and 1,068 digs in 317 games. She will enroll at Jacksonville in January.
Katie Harman, South Western: The senior outside hitter registered 206 kills in the regular season. She also hit 27 aces and recorded 174 digs.
Bayleigh Hoffman, Dover: She led the Eagles with 519 assists, averaging 5.9 assists per game. She ranked second on her team in kills (186) and aces (43). She earned all-state honors.
Karli Mummert, Spring Grove: A three-year letter winner for the Rockets, Mummert led her team in kills
Brooklyn Smith, Central York: The senior libero had 266 digs, 77 aces and four kills. She had a 2.42 passer rating.
Sarah Smith, Spring Grove: Before suffering off-the-court, season-ending injuries, she had more than 200 digs. Her serve receive was 2.26 on the season, and she served as the team's vocal leader on the court.
Hadley Swartz, Central York: The junior outside hitter had 252 kills for the Panthers. She also had 58 aces, 33 blocks and owned a 2.11 passer rating.
Erin Wetzel, Dover: She averaged almost four digs a game (3.9), leading the Eagles with 330 digs this season.
Kayla Yingling, Spring Grove: The senior libero led the Rockets with more than 550 digs. Yingling also earned all-state honors.
CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR
Barb Grady/Bobbie Strausbaugh, Dover: The co-coaches finished their 15th and final season together in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament. They guided their team to a successful season despite losing several starters from their state semifinal squad from the year before.
Dawn Myers, Spring Grove: The Rockets won the YAIAA Division I championship and placed fourth in the district. Spring Grove rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Central York for the Division I regular-season title.
-- Jim Seip