GameTimePA.com girls’ soccer all-stars
The top YAIAA athletes from the 2015 season, as selected by the GameTimePA.com staff
Meet the all-stars
First-team all-star capsules, honorable mention list and Coach of the Year
GameTimePA.com unveils its first-team YAIAA girls' soccer all-stars for 2015. Sean Heisey
Brittany Arentz, Northeastern, so.
Arentz was an offensive threat on the field, highlighted by her five-goal performance against West York in early October. Arentz helped lead the Bobcats to a 16-5-1 season and reach the quarterfinals in the District 3 Class AA tournament.
Brooke Firestone, Dover, sr.
A returning all-star, Firestone had a memorable senior season, departing Dover for Messiah College with several records attached to her name. Firestone finishes her Eagles career with 115 goals, which makes her the school's all-time leading scorer, and she set the single-season scoring record with 37 goals in 2015. She was also named YAIAA Division II Player of the Year by the league's coaches.
Natalie Gettle, Dallastown, jr.
Gettle was one of four defenders who played a majority of the season for Dallastown. The Wildcats shut out their first 10 YAIAA opponents of the season, a feat that head coach Scott Austin credited largely to Gettle and Ali Shick. Gettle had a strong throw-in, and Dallastown also used her in the attacking third to create scoring chances. She finished the season with five assists.
Liz Johnson, York Catholic, sr.
Johnson's 44 goals helped the Fighting Irish reach the District 3 Class A championship game and the state tournament. Johnson's 100th career goal came in districts against Fairfield. Her aggressive attack with the ball and her ability to fight through defenders made her a big threat on the field. "She's smart, meaning she knows where to be,” York Catholic head coach Joe Nattans said. “Where to get the ball and where to attack. She's physical enough to withstand the pressure, and she's skilled enough to get around people and get good shots.”
Kennedy Little, Central York, sr.
The senior defender was a crucial piece of the Panthers defense. Little finished the season with two goals and was named a YAIAA first-team all-star by the league's coaches. Little will play Division I soccer next year at Elon University.
Hannah Logue, Fairfield, jr.
Half of the one-two punch that was the Logue sisters, Hannah finished the season with 38 goals and 13 assists. She is described by head coach Phomma Phanhthy as a pure goal scorer and a “good, hard-nose soccer player.” Phanhthy also noted Hannah’s never-give-up attitude even when the team was down.
Moriah Logue, Fairfield, so.
Like her sister Hannah, Moriah has been described as an all-around player. Phanhthy described her as someone who “understands the game” and is very intelligent. Moriah played several positions for the Green Knights, including the defensive side of the ball the last six games of the season. She finished the year with 16 goals and 10 assists.
Maddy Mummert, Susquehannock, sr.
The senior attacker led the Warriors in goals during the 2015 campaign, accounting for 20 of the Warriors' 37 goals. Mummert also registered four assists.
Sawyer Patrick, Northeastern, sr.
Patrick took home the YAIAA Division I coaches' Player of the Year honors. Although she played a more defensive role this season, Patrick still made her mark in the offensive zone. She contributed several times on the score sheet in 2015, including the winning goal in overtime to help her squad beat Central York in October.
Bre Sgrignoli, Central York, so.
Sgrignoli was a key contributor to Central’s offense in 2015. The sophomore attacker registered 20 goals and added four assists, earning YAIAA Division I first-team honors from the league's coaches. She scored the go-ahead goal for Central York during the Panthers' 2-1 win against Wilson in the District 3 Class AAA tournament.
Ali Shick, Dallastown, sr.
Like her teammate Gettle, Shick was a big part of Dallastown’s stout defense. But Shick wasn’t just a contributor on the defensive end: Austin also had her play on offense. “This year I asked her to get up and get high (in the play),” the coach said. “So she made a lot more runs out of the back and pushed up. Did a lot of overlapping and a lot of crosses. She scored and had assists.” Shick finished the season with four goals and three assists.
Ashley Stone, Susquehannock, sr.
Stone was a rock in net for the Warriors, who were a win away from advancing to the state semifinals. Stone had 11 shutouts on the season and went 16-3-3 in 22 games for Susquehannock. She had a 0.5 goals-against average and surrendered only 12 goals all season while making 118 stops. “Believe it or not, she is a better basketball player than soccer play. She plays soccer about two months a year,” Warriors head coach Pat Brubaker said. “She’s a phenomenal athlete and … I think she is easily the best goalie in York County."
Abbie Winkelmann, Gettysburg, sr.
The Warriors senior was a first-team YAIAA Division II coaches' all-star and team MVP. Winkelmann was also a second-year captain for Gettysburg and finished the year with seven goals and five assists. “She lead by her actions, very determined, passionate and driven player,” Gettysburg coach Elise Tebbetts said. “Her strengths was her vision on the field and her ability to make big plays, especially on direct and corner kicks. … The game excelled with her there. She made her teammates better and it was fun to watch her compete.”
COACH OF THE YEAR
Scott Austin, Dallastown
Austin's Wildcats were among the best defensive teams in the district. With a freshman keeper behind an experienced defensive line, the Wildcats committed to focusing on defense this season, Austin said, and it worked. Dallastown shut out its first 10 YAIAA opponents and gave up only four goals all season in league play.
Biglerville: Coral Wagner. Central York: Bri Hackos and Olivia Johnson. Dallastown: Paige Hartman. Delone Catholic: Katie Roth and Julia Whiteleather. Gettysburg: Emily Bertram. Northeastern: Brenna Schroter. Spring Grove: Leanna Miller. South Western: Taylor Gough.
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In the York Daily Record on Dec. 12; in The Evening Sun on Dec. 13.
In the York Daily Record on Dec. 13; in The Evening Sun on Dec. 13.
In the York Daily Record Dec. 14; in The Evening Sun on Dec. 17.
In the York Daily Record on Dec. 15; in The Evening Sun on Dec. 15.
In the York Daily Record on Dec. 16; in The Evening Sun on Dec. 15.
In the York Daily Record on Dec. 17; in The Evening Sun on Dec. 17.
In the York Daily Record on Dec. 18; in The Evening Sun on Dec. 17.
In the York Daily Record on Dec. 19; in The Evening Sun on Dec. 20.
Online Sunday. In the York Daily Record on Dec. 20; in The Evening Sun on Dec. 20.
GameTimePA.com is tentatively planning an end-of-the-year event to honor all of our first-team all-star selections and name our players of the year for the fall, winter and spring seasons.