Click here to vote for your favorite fall all-star in our Athlete of the Year contest

Player of the Year

Calvin Luckenbaugh

Calvin Luckenbaugh, Central York, sr.: Luckenbaugh scored 16 goals and assisted on 14 others as the Panthers outscored opponents by more than 60 goals.

One of two team captains, Luckenbaugh led the Panthers to a league title, a run in districts and a state playoff berth.

"He's an extremely talented player who is tricky in tight spaces," Central York head coach Frank Lenno said. "He has great vision, and he is dominant in space in the middle of the field."

On mobile? Click here to view photo gallery

One of Luckenbaugh's season highlights came in the YAIAA semifinals against Division II powerhouse Gettysburg. Luckenbaugh assisted on a goal in the first half and scored the winner in the second half to advance the Panthers to the league championship.

"He had big points in big games," Lenno said. "He takes care of his teammates."

Was that Luckenbaugh's favorite moment of the season?

"When Igor (Gomes) scored against Dallastown in the league tournament was probably my favorite," Luckenbaugh said. "It was 1-0 and it was a big goal. We all really enjoyed that moment."

The center midfielder was named Division I Co-Player of the Year by coaches and was one of two players in the league to be selected to the PSCA all-state team.

All-star spotlight Q&A with Central York's Calvin Luckenbaugh

YAIAA coaches' all-star selections
Division I | Division II | Division III

GameTimePA's first-team all-stars

Jose Aguilar

Jose Aguilar, Hanover, sr.: After helping to lead Hanover to four wins this season after the program had gone four years without one, Aguilar received high praise from coaches around Division III.

Aguilar is naturally a midfielder, but head coach Soji Otuyelu moved him to striker because he was the Nighthawks' best offensive weapon. The move paid off as Aguilar scored 18 of the team's 24 goals and assisted on two others.

"He has the best right foot I've ever seen at that age," said Otuyelu, who played at the collegiate and semi-professional level. "Any college would be lucky to have him."

He was described as a selfless team leader who is the first to practice and the last to leave. He also convinced several teammates to try out for the team. The Nighthawks would have been five or six players short if not for Aguilar and his leadership, Otuyelu said.

Clay Ayres

Clay Ayres, Susquehannock, sr.: Ayres' head coach, Brett Maxwell, gave his senior the ultimate compliment: "Nobody worked harder on the field than Clay," Maxwell said. "He was the emotional leader for us."

Ayres was a fast center back, a tremendous ball winner and a key defensive player all season, Maxwell said.

Igor Gomes

Igor Gomes, Central York, jr.: Gomes scored 21 goals and added eight assists while helping lead the league champions to a state playoff berth in his first season at Central. The junior forward is highly technical on the ball, finds open spaces and has great strength to hold off defenders, Central head coach Frank Lenno said.

"As the year progressed, he became more comfortable in our system and really grew as a player," Lenno said.

Johnny King

Johnny King, Bermudian Springs, jr.: While playing mostly defense this season, King still made his presence felt on offense throughout the season, Bermudian Springs head coach James Zerfing said. King's timely assist late in a game against York Catholic helped push the Eagles' playoff run forward, the coach said.

"His passion and intensity as a captain caught fire with other teammates," Zerfing said. "And his best season is still yet to come in 2015."

Darian McCauley

Darian McCauley, West York, jr.: The 6-foot-3 goalkeeper was also named to the Division II first team by coaches.

One of McCauley's biggest performances was in the District 3 Class AA playoffs, when the junior recorded a 13-save shutout over Middletown.

"Darian has been a key player for us the past two years as the varsity keeper. He's athletic, knows the game and can read people. He's just a phenomenal keeper," Bulldogs co-head coach Dan Klinedinst said after the game.

McCauley also held York Suburban to one goal and added an assist in a crucial 4-1 midseason victory against West York's division rival.

Alex Rebich

Alex Rebich, Susquehannock, sr.: On most nights, Rebich was marked and double-teamed, Maxwell said, yet he still scored 17 goals and added nine assists. Rebich's size and speed allowed him to dictate offense from the forward position, Maxwell said.

The forward was named Division II Player of the Year by the coaches, and he was also named to the PSCA all-state team.

John Schmitt

John Schmitt, Dallastown, sr.: Schmitt, a three-year starter and senior captain, helped the Wildcats to a second-place finish in Division I, an appearance in the YAIAA title game against Central York and a run to the District 3 Class AAA quarterfinals. He was named co-Player of the Year in Division I by coaches.

Schmitt certainly had a clutch gene in his senior season. Among his highlights was a game-winning penalty kick in the final two minutes against Spring Grove and a goal and assist in the second half of the Wildcats's 2-1 win against New Oxford.

Anthony Trona

Anthony Trona, Central York, sr: Trona scored six goals and added six assists while serving as co-captain alongside Luckenbaugh. Panthers head coach Frank Lenno described Trona as a humble, blue-collar worker who leads by example and has a high soccer IQ.

Bobby Weikert

Bobby Weikert, Gettysburg, jr.: An incredibly versatile defender, he was given the green light to make runs forward this season, head coach Scott Hancock said, resulting in two goals and two assists. After earning a varsity letter for three years, Weikert became a team captain this season, and he played a big role in the Warriors' postseason run.

Adam Yingling

Adam Yingling, Gettysburg, jr.: After seeing varsity time as a backup goalkeeper during his freshman season, Yingling moved to offense and has racked up 27 goals in two seasons. He increased his goal output from seven in 2013 to 20 in 2014, and he added six assists as well.

Away from Gettysburg, Yingling was named to the all-star team at the U.S. Club National Championships, Hancock said.

Coach of the Year

Scott Hancock

Scott Hancock, Gettysburg: After losing a large senior class, Hancock and the Warriors extended their division winning streak from the Mid-Penn into the YAIAA. After 50 consecutive division wins, the streak came to an end, but the Warriors finished 17-6 and enjoyed postseason success.

Gettysburg won a game in the league and state tournaments and came within a goal of winning the District 3 Class AA title.

Honorable mention

Bermudian Springs: Travis Yost. Biglerville: Yovan Garcia, Stevie Daron, Matt Cellucci. Dallastown: Luke Nelson. Delone Catholic: Camden Nace. Dover: Robert Maze. Eastern York: Kyle Trebilcock. Fairfield: Ethan Yocum. Gettysburg: Michael Heeschen, Drew Wivell. Kennard-Dale: Thomas Lippiard. Littlestown: Justin Thomas, Jared Dodson. New Oxford: Marcos Garcia, Adam Orndorff. Red Lion: Noah Patmore. South Western: Ben Hollinger. Spring Grove: Darin Gordon, Chase Flickinger. West York: Eddie Rodriguez, Brett Strickler. York Catholic: Luca Grippi. York Suburban: Andrei Kin.

-- Brandon Stoneburg

Click here to see the rest of the fall 2014 all-stars

Read or Share this story: