PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Hadley Swartz, Central York: The outside hitter had one killer season, surpassing a milestone along the way. Swartz finished her high school career with more than 1,000 kills.
She also was selected by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association to the Class AAA all-state team.
A standout in the classroom as well as the court, Swartz made the distinguished honor roll for most of her high school career. She is in the process of narrowing down her college choices after having about 40 schools reach out to her.
In the Panthers' District 3 Class AAA quarterfinal match against Garden Spot, the senior served up seven consecutive points -- including four straight aces -- to dig the Panthers out of a late-game hole and give the team momentum in an eventual sweep.
Leah Deter, Susquehannock: One of the Warriors' team captains, Deter was a leader on the court. The senior was a consistent all-around player, finishing the season among the team leaders in kills, aces, digs and blocks. She posted 12 kills and 18 digs in her final match, a district title-match loss to Cumberland Valley.
Rachel Moltz, Susquehannock: Moltz led the
Erin Harman, South Western: The outside hitter was a force for the Mustangs this fall. Harman registered 12 kills and 12 digs along with two aces in a match against York Suburban. The junior hit 250 kills, 42 aces and saved 271 digs.
Erin Dobbeck, Central York: Dobbeck proved to be a true team player, often earning double digits in assists. The junior dished out 48 during a close district match against Chambersburg.
Sarah Bortner, South Western: The Mustangs' senior libero put up some impressive numbers this fall. The four-year varsity player finished with 367 digs this season, amassing 1,014 for her career. She also added a career-high 62 aces this season.
Bayleigh Hoffman, Dover: The outside/setter impressed with the Eagles this season. She notched a quadruple-double (19 kills, 13 digs, 14 assists, 10 aces) against York Suburban in September and gave five triple-double performances, including a 34-dig, 20-kill and 19-assist game vs. Susquehannock. The junior hit 50 aces with 220 kills and dished out 198 assists this season.
Mariah Krumrine, South Western: The setter was a varsity player all four years, earning an impressive 1,499 assists during her career, including 557 this season. She notched 38 aces this fall, bring her career number to 108. The senior had a big night against Hanover early in the season, notching 31 assists, 12 digs and nine kills.
Caroline Savin, Susquehannock: The 6-foot middle hitter gave opponents fits this season. Savin helped the Warriors succeed with a balanced attack. She notched 11 kills and seven blocks against Dover and six kills against York Catholic in the YAIAA tournament.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Rob Marrison, Susquehannock: Marrison led the Warriors to the District 3 Class AAA quarterfinals and a 13-3 record in a challenging season that saw the team bumped up to Division I in the YAIAA.
For a squad that has had a taste of success in recent years, the coach was under some pressure to continue the trend. Marrison was up to the challenge, as was his team. Under his watch, his six seniors -- whom he had coached since they were in seventh grade -- stepped up and claimed the division title.
"I told them I don't really care about last year, I care about this year," Marrison said early in the season.
Honorable mention: Central York: Jordan Benton, Sydney Gallagher; Red Lion: Marley Vebares; Spring Grove: Katie Baynum, Mia Bennett; Susquehannock: Abigail Bentz, Beth Garrison, Genna Weger.
-- Sherry Coons