York County athletes earn All-CAC recognition


A pair of York County graduates earned Capital Athletic Conference honors for their York College soccer teams.

York College defender Ryan Ockford gets a hug from teammate Nathan Bilbie after scoring on a penalty kick recently. Bilbie, a Susquehannock High School graduate, was honored by the Capital Athletic Conference this week. Amanda J. Cain photo
Maxine Herman

For the women’s squad, junior forward Maxine Herman, a Dover High School graduate, earned second-team All-CAC honors.

Herman led the Spartans with 17 points on eight goals and one assist. She also had a team-high three game-winning goals and finished tied for third in the CAC in goals scored and seventh in points.

"Max had a really good season for us," said Spartan head coach Vicki Sterner in a news release. “She provided us with a goal-scoring presence that enabled us to play well in the offensive third. She had a great second half, which allowed us to go on a run at the end of the year."

Herman now has 35 points on 17 goals and one assist in her 46 games for the Spartans.

Also from the women’s team, senior defender Emily Chambers earned a second-team honor.

From the men’s team, sophomore midfielder Nathan Bilbie, a Susquehannock graduate, earned a second-team All-CAC honor.

In his first season with York, Bilbie finished with 12 points on six goals, two of which were game-winning goals. Bilbie’s year with the Spartans got off to a good start when he scored in the season-opening win over Randolph. He also tallied two goals in the Sept. 24 loss to nationally ranked Messiah.

"Nathan gave us a dangerous presence in the middle of the field," York head coach Evan Scheffey said in a release. "His ability to create scoring chances and his ability to finish proved to be an important part of our success this year. I think, with a year in our system under his belt, he can be really dangerous player for us next fall."

Also from the men’s team, junior defender Ryan Ockford earned a first-team spot, while senior forward Matt Freibaum earned second-team honors.