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Patrick Strohecker

The York-Adams League announced its 2017 All-County Team on Monday, with Central York earning the Offensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors.

Panthers' attackman T.J. Ross captured the Offensive Player of the Year award, while head coach Tom Mayne was named Coach of the Year. They helped guide Central York to a perfect 13-0 mark in league play and the top seed heading into the Y-A League Tournament. Dallastown's A.J. Lentz was named the Defensive Player of the Year.

Central York's TJ Ross, right, looks to score a goal as York Catholic's Adam Bittner, left, and Sam Shinsky defend during lacrosse action at Central York High School in Springettsbury Township, Monday, April 10, 2017. Central York would win the game 17-10. Ross was named the York-Adams League's Offensive Player of the Year. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The Panthers and Wildcats led the league with six players named to the All-County Team, while Red Lion had five players named and York Catholic had four.

Ross is committed to playing for NCAA Division I New Jersey Institute of Technology next year, while Lentz will stay local and take to the field for York College next year.

Ross was joined on the first team attack list by the Fighting Irish's Eli Doyle and the Lions' Sam Emig.

In the midfield, first-team honors went to Spring Grove's Tanner Bolton, Eastern York's Jimmy Kurnik and West York's Cody Richter. On defense, along with Lentz, Nate Hale of Red Lion and York Catholic's Ricky Pokrivka were named to the first team.

Other first-team members were Susquehannock's Jason Weger (short-stick defensive midfield), Central York's Kollin Vaught (face-off, get off), Dallastown's Nate Downey (long-stick midfielder) and South Western's Nick Race (goalie).

Several players who made the All-County list are among some of the state's leaders in many categories, according to

Doyle leads the state with 80 goals and 102 points, while Ross is third in goals (66) and tied for second in points (101). Emig registered 64 goals, good for fourth, while Kurnik is tops in assists with 52 and fifth in points with 98. Dominic Corto of York Suburban is just behind Kurnik with 48 assists, while Elijah Workinger of Red Lion is fourth with 40 assists and Ross is fifth with 35. Vaught and Red Lion's Mason Gauntt are first and second, respectively, in ground balls, with Vaught collecting 229 and Gauntt scooping up 180. In goal, Eastern York's Kevin Royce is second in the state in goals-against average (3.2 per game) and save percentage (.788), while Blake Haze of Central York is fifth in goals-against average, allowing just 5.5 per game.

Red Lion's Sam Emig, left, takes a shot on goal while being covered by AJ Lentz of Dallastown, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Lentz earned the Y-A League's Defensive Player of the Year award. John A. Pavoncello photo

The following are the second team and honorable mentions for each category:


Attack: Ethan Pickett (Dallastown), Dylan Griffiths (Spring Grove), Adam Rebich (Sus)

Midfield: Alex Kilgour (Central York), Elijah Workinger (Red Lion), Tanner Haines (Dallastown)

Defense: Chris Brandstedter (Central York), Justin Shocker (York Suburban), Cole Shutika (South Western), Brandon Sanders (West York)

Short-Stick Defensive Midfielder: Robbie Pugh (Dallastown)

Face-Off Get Off: Mason Gauntt (Red Lion)

Long-Stick Midfielder: Jay Nazarenus (Red Lion)

Goalie: Blaze Hake (Central York)


Attack: Dom Particelli (Eastern York), Dominic Corto (York Suburban), Carson Perry (South Western)

Midfield: Cole Witman (Eastern York), Steven Nigro (York Catholic), Cole Jesmer (Dover)

Defense: Steve Werner (Dallastown), Pat Lichty (West York)

Short-Stick Defensive Midfielder: Zac Miklitsch (Central York)

Face-Off Get Off: Drew Snelbaker (York Catholic)

Long-Stick Midfielder: Seth Bilbie (Susquehannock)

Goalie: Nick Serrano (Red Lion)

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