GameTimePA.com boys' lacrosse all-stars
The top YAIAA athletes from the 2016 season, as selected by the GameTimePA.com staff
Meet the all-stars
First-team all-stars capsules, Player and Coach of the Year, and honorable-mention list
Introducing the YAIAA first-team all-stars for the 2016 season.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Collin Mailman, York Suburban, sr.
No one gave opposing coaches as many matchup nightmares as Mailman did this season. Several teams elected to double-team or face guard him, a clear sign of respect from opposing coaches. Mailman still managed to score 60 goals and add 18 assists while leading York Suburban to a third-straight winning season.
Tanner Bolton, Spring Grove, jr.
A year after posting 61 goals as a sophomore, Bolton scored 63 times as a junior. Bolton scored at least three goals in 14 of the Rockets' 16 games.
Anthony DeVincent, Susquehannock, sr.
In his first year with the Warriors, the Goucher College commit finished the regular season Top 5 in assists (33) and Top 10 in goals (43). DeVincent makes his second-straight appearance on the first team after scoring at least four goals in a game six times.
Sam Emig, Red Lion, jr.
Emig was the main benefactor from teammate Jac Gemmill's league-best assists total. Emig scored 74 times — 11 more than the league's next-best goal-scorer. It's the second-straight season Emig has surpassed 70 goals and led the YAIAA in scoring.
Dorian Faster, Susquehannock, sr.
Faster has been called one of the most skilled players in the league by opposing coaches and players for his shooting and passing abilities. Faster scored 43 goals while helping lead Susquehannock to a 12th straight winning season.
Jac Gemmill, Red Lion, sr.
Gemmill led the league in assists all year, totaling 54 in the regular season. In most cases, a player who focuses that much on assists has a lower goal total. Not Gemmill. The senior matched his assists numbers with 54 goals.
Alex Keough, Red Lion, sr.
While the Lions were more known for their high-powered offense, Keough held down the defensive end. The senior's physicality and strength in the groundball category made him the league's top defender.
Jack Marks, Dallastown, sr.
The Frostburg State commit led the league in save percentage from the start of the season all the way through the end. He was widely considered by opposing coaches and players to be the toughest goalie in the league.
Jacob Norton, York Catholic, sr.
Before an injury sidelined Norton in the postseason, the senior was York Catholic's top offensive weapon, evidenced by his 48 goals. Norton helped the Irish get into the playoffs, where they won their first YAIAA title and reached the district quarterfinals.
T.J. Ross, Central York, jr.
The junior attacker eclipsed the 50-goal mark in the regular season and added 17 assists while helping lead the Panthers to the YAIAA title game and a district playoff appearance.
Tanner Yanick, York Catholic, sr.
It was hard to tell if Yanick was a better passer or shooter because he did both so well. The York College commit recorded 30 goals and 31 assists in the regular season. Yanick had three or more assists in four games.
Katon Yantek, Central York, sr.
Yantek finished second in the league in assists (40) and added 35 goals in Central's high-scoring offense. Yantek will play at Ursinus College next season.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Shane Harper, York Catholic
Harper took a team that was projected to finish in the middle of the pack to its first YAIAA title and a district quarterfinal appearance. The Irish improved by nine wins in 2016 with a 15-4 record and averaged 15 goals per game — second best in the district.
Central York: Alex Kilgour, Sam Prowell. Dallastown: Nathan Downey, AJ Lentz. New Oxford: John Wilson. Red Lion: Mason Gauntt. Spring Grove: Bryce Kephart. West York: Nick Cintron, Trey Walton. York Catholic: Luke Brennan, Eli Doyle, York Suburban: Mike Sipes.
Video Q&As and more photos of the all-stars
Our first-team all stars discuss favorite songs, funniest moments and which superheroes they'd want to be.
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