The top swimmers from the 2017 season, as selected by GameTimePA.com. Sean Heisey, GameTimePA.com
Logan Brockway, Dallastown, jr.
After winning YAIAA championships in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, Brockway picked up District 3 medals in those events. He placed third in the 200 IM and fifth in the back. He capped the season at the PIAA championships.
Nico DeAngelo II, Gettysburg, jr.
DeAngelo overcame injury in time for a terrific postseason, finishing fifth in both the 100 butterfly and 100 free at the District 3 Class 2A meet, reaching states. He notched a silver in the 100 free at the YAIAA competition.
Aidan Fryar, York Suburban, jr.
Fryar finished second in the 50 free at the YAIAA meet and at 2A districts. He added a seventh-place medal at the PIAA meet. He also placed sixth in the 100 free at districts and was a huge part of the Trojans' relays.
Jared Herr, Gettysburg, jr.
The top distance swimmer in District 3 Class 2A, Herr won both the 200 and 500 freestyles at districts and went on to medal in both at states. He took fourth in the 500 and eighth in the 200.
Logan McFadden, Susquehannock, fr.
The YAIAA 500 free champ won a district 2A silver medal in the event, as well as a bronze in the IM. He qualified for states in both, placing ninth in the 500 and 11th in the IM.
Justin Reed, Susquehannock, sr.
After winning two YAIAA silver medals (100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke), Reed earned district bronze in the fly and seventh in the breaststroke. He finished his Warriors career swimming the fly at the PIAA championships.
Karl Schmittle, York Suburban, sr.
Schmittle closed an outstanding career with four swims at the PIAA championships. He earned his way there by placing sixth and eighth in the 100 butterfly and 100 free, and by swimming on the Trojans' second-place 200 medley and 400 free relays at districts.
Garrett Sommer, Central York, sr.
The senior repeated as YAIAA diving champion and made the most of the opportunity to take a fourth-place medal at the District 3 Class 3A championships, qualifying for states.
Jake Stoner, Dallastown, sr.
Stoner claimed district gold in the 100-yard butterfly, winning the race by nearly a second. The next day, he placed fourth in the 100 freestyle. The YAIAA champion in both events, Stoner went on to earn a fourth-place medal at the uber-competitive PIAA Class 3A meet. He was also a key cog on the Wildcats’ relays. After helping the Wildcats win four straight YAIAA Division I titles, Stoner will turn his attention to his academics at the next level.
Lucas Tate, Central York, fr.
The youngster burst onto the swimming scene in the postseason by winning the YAIAA championship in the 100 breaststroke. He also placed fifth in the 200 individual medley and went to districts in both events.
Drew Wilson, Northeastern, jr.
The YAIAA champ in the 200 free, Wilson also placed second in the 500. At 3A districts, he was sixth in the 200 free and eighth in the 500. He qualified for states in the 200.
Alex Yokem, South Western, sr.
Yokem led the Mustangs’ gold-medal contingent at the YAIAA championships. He won the 50 free individually and swam on the team’s 200 medley and 200 free relays. He also reached districts in the 100 free after placing third at the league meet.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Rich Howley, Dallastown
The longtime coach has reached the end of the road after winning a combined 50 YAIAA championships in his tenure across the boys' and girls' programs. Howley built the Wildcats swimming program into a powerhouse, guiding six swimmers to individual state championships and more than 40 to individual district gold. This year, the Wildcats sent two individuals and a relay team to the boys' state championship meet and claimed one District 3 gold medal in the tough Class 3A meet. In his career as a coach and teacher, Howley molded countless swimmers and students, a legacy that made him the clear choice for his final Coach of the Year selection.
Dallastown: Joel Dunnigan, Patrick Jacobson, Seth Schuler, William Wise
Dover: Tobias Kwasnjuk
New Oxford: Alex Pecher
Red Lion: Jacob Lorenzen
South Western: John Gill, Todd Jones, Ben Shoul
Spring Grove: Brian McGlynn
York Catholic: Miles Cox
York Suburban: Trent Golden, Devon Lonergan, Matt Peters
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YAIAA ALL-STAR WEEK
It's YAIAA All-Star Week at GameTimePA.com! Each day, look for a new set of all-stars from the YAIAA winter sports season, both online and in the print edition of the York Daily Record and Hanover Evening Sun. Here's the schedule:
Online now | In YDR April 3 | In Evening Sun April 2
Online now | In YDR April 4 | In Evening Sun April 4
Online now | In YDR April 5 | In Evening Sun April 4
Online now | In YDR April 6 | In Evening Sun April 6
Online now | In YDR April 7 | In Evening Sun April 9
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