Athlete of the Year
Carter Luckenbaugh, Central York, sr.
Central York’s unquestioned leader: Luckenbaugh allowed Central to avoid being one-dimensional. Luckenbaugh handcuffed opponents by moving the ball around to all of Central’s offensive weapons. He finished with 1,314 assists, averaging 10 assists per set. He leaves the program after his team secured league, district and state championships in his final season. A four-sport athlete, Luckenbaugh is headed to Bloomsburg University to play soccer.
Cole Johnson, Central York, jr.
For stretches he could dominate matches like no other player in the YAIAA and arguably the state. He recorded a breakout season, coming off a broken growth plate in his leg from the year before. The bigger the game, the better Johnson played. He recorded 28 kills in the YAIAA tournament final, a 3-2 Central win. He then uncorked 22 kills, 11 digs and five aces in the state title match. He finished with 505 kills, averaging 3.8 per set, and 142 aces. Penn State, UCLA, USC and Loyola (Chicago) have all shown interest in the 6-foot-7 rising senior.
Cole Brillhart, Northeastern, jr.
The Bobcats’ biggest offensive force down the stretch, Brillhart enjoyed a seamless transition in his first season at Northeastern. He helped the Bobcats secure District 3 and PIAA Class 2A titles. Brillhart helped bring home the state medal, crushing four of his 29 kills in the final game of a tense 3-2 PIAA semifinal victory against Manheim Central. He added 30 kills in the state title game. He finished with 533 kills, 72 blocks and 52 aces this season.
Dakoda Hoffman, Northeastern, sr.
One of the few holdovers from Northeastern’s state championship club from last season, Hoffman smashed home the state-title clinching kill for the Bobcats. One of the senior leaders for the Bobcats, Hoffman is a repeat selection to the first team. He finished with 214 kills, 62 blocks and 22 aces in his final high school season. He will play at Arcadia next season.
Jack Schultz, York Suburban, sr.
The Trojans’ big man was the biggest offensive weapon for Suburban during another standout season. One of only two players this year to return to GameTime’s first-team, Schultz recorded 316 kills, 76 blocks and 116 digs. He will enroll at North Carolina State.
Nathan Darr, Dallastown, sr.
Dallastown showed some of the most dramatic improvement of any YAIAA club during the season, moving into the state’s top-10 rankings by year’s end. In a loaded field, Darr helped the Wildcats reach the final at the Koller Classic. Darr recorded 352 kills, 310 digs, 66 blocks and 55 aces. He will enroll at Penn State University.
Coach of the Year
Todd Goodling, Central York
Central York went undefeated against YAIAA competition, and it won every hardware game to take home the YAIAA tournament, District 3 and PIAA championships. Goodling, a longtime assistant coach at Central, earned his first state title as a head coach, finishing with a 21-0 match record.
Zackery Kakos, Central York
Peyton Ranck, Dallastown
Braden Richard, Central York
Ben Seebold, Central York
James Toomey, Northeastern
Ben Ward, Dallastown
Dallastown: Jake Bixler, Avery Terroso
Dover: Zack Noll
Northeastern: Jacob Cheuvront, Wyatt Hughes, Nate Wilson
Red Lion: Colby Myers
Spring Grove: Aaron Gunarich, Luke Hoffnagle, Noah Wilson
York Suburban: Nate Bowman, Nick Bowman, Zach Weinstein.
GameTimePA presents the YAIAA's top boys' volleyball players for spring 2017. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record
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 York-Adams spring sports season, both online and in the print edition of the York Daily Record and Hanover Evening Sun. Here's the schedule:
Boys' track and field
Online | In YDR June 25 | In Evening Sun June 25
Girls' track and field
Online | In YDR June 26 | In Evening Sun June 25
Online | In YDR June 27 | In Evening Sun June 27
Online June 27 | In YDR June 28 | In Evening Sun June 28
Online June 28 | In YDR June 29 | In Evening Sun June 29
Online June 29 | In YDR June 30 | In Evening Sun June 29
Online June 30 | In YDR July 1 | In Evening Sun July 2
Online July 1 | In YDR July 2 | In Evening Sun July 2
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