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Player of the Year

Morgan Day

Morgan Day, Kennard-Dale, sr.: After scoring an astonishing 126 goals in her senior season, the St. Francis University commit finished her high school career with a national-record 469 goals. Day was one of three girls' lacrosse players in District 3 to be selected to the U.S. Lacrosse Girls' High School All-American Team. The Rams were easily the most dominant team in the league, racking up an 82-11 record during Day's four years with the program. Day recorded at least a hat trick in every game this season and added 33 assists while leading the Rams to a third-place finish in the district.

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First-team all-stars

Addison Billings

Lyndsey Duty

Haley Martinez

Maura Palandro

Laura Silver

Katelyn Welch

Brooke Davis

Rachel Marshner

Shannon Moore

Braxtin Reddinger

Ashley Valway

Steve Marshner

Addison Billings, Central York, jr.: The lone Panther on the list, Billings found the back of the net 62 times this season while drawing double teams on several occasions. "She was a remarkable young lady who quarterbacked our offense and played her guts out in each and every game," said Central York head coach Leif Johnson. "It was exciting and inspiring to watch her play."

Brooke Davis, Kennard-Dale, sr.: Davis was the senior anchoring the Rams defense that held opponents to five or fewer goals eight times this season. Davis recorded 33 ground balls, 16 caused turnovers and five interceptions as Kennard-Dale won the league title, finished third in the district and earned a trip to states.

Lyndsey Duty, Kennard-Dale, sr.: Duty may have played the Scottie Pippen role to Player of the Year Day's Michael Jordan, but don't overlook her talents. Duty was among the best scorers in the league, racking up 46 goals and 37 assists. She will continue her lacrosse career at Old Dominion University next season.

Rachel Marshner, Susquehannock, so.: One of the Warriors' stellar young defenders, Marshner proved to be a scoring threat as well, evidenced by her 16 goals, 14 assists and 63 draw controls. Marshner typically covers one of the opponent's top offensive midfielders or attackers, according to head coach Steve Marshner, and she also led the team in opponent forced errors.

Haley Martinez, Susquehannock, so.: Coach Steve Marshner spoke highly of his sophomore defender, calling her "one of the county's best sliding defenders." "Martinez is an aggressive, close defender with deceivingly fast feet and she covers one of the opponent's top attackers," he added. "She is extremely strong on ground balls and is a key player in getting the ball to our offense."

Shannon Moore, York Catholic, sr.: No one in the YAIAA assisted on more goals in 2015 than the Kennesaw State University-commit (45). Moore leaves York Catholic as the all-time assist leader with 128. Moore was a staple in the league's top 10 goal-scoring list all season, finishing with 52 goals.

Maura Palandro, York Catholic, jr.: Palandro, who is committed to play D-I lacrosse at LaSalle University, led the 11-5 Irish squad in draw controls (82), ground balls (71) and forced turnovers (36). She kept the crease clean for goalkeeper Dom Shellenberger as the Irish limited opponents to single-digit scoring in all but four games.

Braxtin Reddinger, New Oxford, jr.: Changing uniforms didn't slow down the University of Maryland-Baltimore County commit. Reddinger was the top-scoring junior in the league with 77 goals and 27 assists in her first year as a Colonial. Her addition was felt right away: She led New Oxford to its best season in program history (9-7).

Laura Silver, South Western, jr.: When South Western lost several key players and the only coach it had ever had after last season, more responsibility was placed on Silver to step up. She did just that, leading the league in save percentage (56.7 percent) and finishing second in total saves (134). Despite stiff competition at the goalkeeper position, Silver was also honored by the coaches as a first-team all-star.

Ashley Valway, Susquehannock, sr.: Even with Day having a record-breaking year, Valway stayed right on her heels all season for the goal-scoring title and nearly eclipsed 100 goals. One of four Warriors to earn a spot on the first team, Valway posted an impressive stat line — 96 goals and 25 assists — in her senior campaign.

Katelyn Welch, Susquehannock, sr.: Welch and Valway formed an impressive duo on Susquehannock's offense. Welch was top five in the league with 31 assists and added 48 goals. The senior recorded at least two assists in 11 games before her postseason was cut short by a stress fracture in her foot during the YAIAA title game.

Coach of the Year

Steve Marshner, Susquehannock: A highly respected coach among his peers, Marshner led Susquehannock to its best season in program history (18-4) and a district playoff appearance. Under the tutelage of Marshner, four Warriors were named to the first-team and three more made honorable mention.

Honorable mention

Raleigh Bateman, New Oxford

Erin Brown, South Western

Lisa Casagrande, York Catholic

Lindsey China, York Catholic

Emmie Dressel, Kennard-Dale

Kayla Held, Susquehannock

Amber Orner, Susquehannock

Kayleigh Pokrivka, York Catholic

Emily Robbins, Red Lion

Samantha Richards, Spring Grove

Lauren Schmidt, South Western

Peyton Shima, Red Lion

Gena Speights, Susquehannock