BLOG: Five York-Adams boys get major lacrosse honors
Five York-Adams League boys' lacrosse players have earned either All-American or Academic All-American recognition from central Pennsylvania coaches.
Central York's T.J. Ross and Red Lion's Sam Emig were named All-Americans, while South Western's Carson Perry, Eastern York's Dom Particelli and Spring Grove's Tanner Bolton were selected Academic All-Americans.
The selections were made by head boys' lacrosse coaches from five central Pennsylvania leagues — the York-Adams League, the Mid-Penn Conference, the Berks County League, the Lancaster-Lebanon League and the Central Susquehanna-Nittany League.
Players were selected on their merits based on award criteria established by U.S. Lacrosse. In all, 20 regional players were honored.
Ross, a senior, has 79 goals and 43 assists for 122 points for the Panthers this season. He helped Central to an 18-1 record, the York-Adams League regular-season and tournament championships and a berth in the District 3 Class 3-A semifinals. He was previously named the All-County Offensive Player of the Year.
Emig, also a senior, had 68 goals and 31 assists for 99 points. He helped Red Lion to 12-7 season, including a York-Adams League and District 3 Class 3-A playoff berth. Emig was selected as an All-County First Team attacker.
Ross plans to play in college at New Jersey Institute of Technology, while Emig will play for Eastern University.
Bolton was named an All-County First Team Midfielder, while Perry and Particelli was All-County Honorable Mention selections as attackers.
The others on the 10-player All-American list are: Grayson Sallade, Manheim Twp.; Kyle Nolen, Palmyra; Conner VanZijl, Selinsgrove; Tyler Strobel, Wilson; Steven Peters, Cumberland Valley; Ben Puodziunas, Cocalico; Aaron Grill, Gov. Mifflin; and Zach Shrift, Hershey.
The others on the 10-player Academic All-American list are: Colby Smith, Hempfield; Gaige Barber, Lampeter-Strasburg; Evan Crawford, Warwick; Sean Scott, Trinity; Jackson Tenny, Central Dauphin; Travor Weis, Carlisle; and Ryan Chang, Hershey. Crawford also won the Bob Scott Award.
The Coach of the Year is Palmyra's Dave Ondrusek, the Man of the Year is Carlisle's Steve Kidder and the Assistant Coach of the Year is Warwick's Gary Minnich.