GameTimePA.com boys' swimming all-stars
The top YAIAA athletes from the 2015 season, as selected by the GameTimePA.com staff
Meet the all-stars
First-team all-stars capsules, Coach of the Year and honorable mention list
Introducing the YAIAA boys swimming all-stars, as selected by the GameTimePA.com staff.
Logan Brockway, Dallastown, so.
A top relay swimmer for the Wildcats, the sophomore can swim multiple strokes well. He reached states in the 200 IM after taking seventh at districts.
Aidan Fryar, York Suburban, so.
Fryar turned it on in the postseason, finishing second at districts and fourth at PIAA Class AA meet in the 50 free. The sophomore swam on three district medal-winning relays for the Trojans.
Jared Herr, Gettysburg, so.
One of Gettysburg’s trio of standout distance swimmers, the sophomore kept dropping time in the 200 and 500 freestyles. He earned silver in the 500 and fourth in the 200 at districts.
Spencer Hill, Dallastown, sr.
Immediately after competing at the PIAA championships, the senior verbally committed to study and swim at Drexel. Of course, before that he took home three medals from his final state meet: seventh 200 medley relay, seventh 100 butterfly, eighth in backstroke. At districts, Hill was second in 100 butterfly and third in the 100 back.
Casey Marshall, Dover, sr.
Reaching the consolation finals in his last state meet, the senior placed 10th in the 100 butterfly, a solid follow-up to his district bronze. He also swam on a relay that qualified for the PIAA meet.
Dylan North, Red Lion, sr.
The West Chester-bound senior can swim anything. He followed his third-place 500 freestyle performance at districts with a trip to states and was able to reach the consolations there.
Alec Peckmann, Central York, so.
A state medal might have eluded him as a rookie, but the super sophomore took seventh in the 100 free at this season's PIAA meet, after earning a pair of silvers (100, 200 free) at districts. He battled Hill all season for top YAIAA times in many events.
Karl Schmittle, York Suburban, jr.
He finished sixth in the district backstroke and qualified for states, yet the junior’s biggest impact is on relays that medal. He helped the Trojans' 400 free relay take second in the district, fourth in the state.
Garrett Sommer, Central York, sr.
After winning the YAIAA title, the senior was fifth at districts and qualified for the PIAA championships, where he impressively made it into the final 16.
Matt Spinello, York Suburban, sr.
He closed his high school career in terrific fashion, notching district silver in the 100 freestyle then improved his time for a fourth-place fourth at states. Spinello also swam on the Trojans’ medal-winning relays.
Jacob Stoner, Dallastown, jr.
His standout district meet included silver in the 50 free and bronze in the 100 butterfly. The junior nearly made the state finals in the butterfly and ended up 10th. He also played a huge role on Dallastown's relays.
Alex Sun, Red Lion, fr.
The youngster Sun earned fourth place hardware in the 200 IM at districts. He ended up 16th in the event during his first PIAA meet.
Jesse Tate, Central York, sr.
The versatile senior helped the Panthers’ 200 free relay place 13th at states. Individually, Tate placed eighth in both the 100 butterfly and 200 IM at districts.
Grantz Wertz, Dallastown, so.
He posted the area’s best breaststroke time during the regular season. Although illness forced him to missed districts, he came back for the Wildcats' medal-winning medley relay at states.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Amanda Turner, Gettysburg
A coaching veteran in her second YAIAA season, Turner guided the Warriors boys’ team to a second-place finish in Division II. However, her impact was likely felt more with the amount of swimmers she prepared for postseason success, which culminated in a combined four district medals won by Jared Herr, Chandler Desotelle and Logan Hyde.
Dallastown: Niccolo Scrivani, Patrick Dunnigan. New Oxford: Alex Pecher, Kyle DuPree. Central York: Will Hartzell, Anthony Gemma. South Western: Alex Yokem. Northeastern: Drew Wilson. Gettysburg: Chandler Desotelle, Logan Hyde, Nico DeAngelo II. Dover: Cameron Aspey, Hunter Link, Tobias Kwasnjuk. York Suburban: Devon Lonergan, Trent Golden. West York: Jake Spangler, Greg Landis. Susquehannock: Justin Reed.
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See the rest of the fall all-stars and find out when to look for them in print.
In the York Daily Record on March 30 | In The Evening Sun on March 31
In the York Daily Record on March 31 | In The Evening Sun on April 3
In the York Daily Record on April 1 | In The Evening Sun on April 5
In the York Daily Record on April 2 | In The Evening Sun on April 5
In the York Daily Record on April 3 | In The Evening Sun on April 3
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