York-Adams League athletes capture all-state honors
- Eleven York-Adams League girls' volleyball players have earned all-state recognition.
- Red Lion, West York and Delone Catholic each had two players honored.
- Dallastown's Molly Lohss earned all-state honorable mention recognition in field hockey.
Eleven York-Adams League girls' volleyball players have been named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-State Teams.
In Class 4-A, three players earned the recognition. Red Lion seniors Lindsey Blevins and Lauren Enfield were named to the list, as was Central York senior Kamryn Stambaugh.
Blevins and Enfield were both outside hitters for the Lions, helping them to a 10-2 Y-A Division I record. The Lions eventually became league tournament champions. Red Lion then went on to win the District 3 4-A title, storming back from a two-games-to-none deficit against Hempfield to win a five-game thriller. The Lions lost in the first round of the state tournament to Garnet Valley.
Stambaugh was a middle hitter for the Panthers, helping them tie Red Lion for the Y-A Division I crown. Central made it to the quarterfinal round of the District 3 4-A tournament, losing to Hempfield in straight games.
In 3-A, the West York senior duo of setter Abbey James and middle hitter Marissa Krinock were named to the team, as was York Suburban junior outside hitter Ali Reinecker.
James and Krinock were key figures on the Bulldogs' team that won the Y-A Division II crown and made it to the semifinals of the District 3 tournament. West York wound up losing to Palmyra in the district semifinals and then lost to the Trojans in the third-place match, but avenged the loss to Palmyra in the state tournament's quarterfinal round before losing in the semifinals to eventual state champion Allentown Central Catholic.
Reinecker's Suburban squad went 10-4 in division play, finishing third in Division II. After capturing third place in the District 3 3-A tournament, the Trojans were ousted in the first round of the state tournament by Cardinal O'Hara. Reinecker will certainly be one of the main pieces returning for the 2017 season for Suburban.
In Class 2-A, the Y-A League had its most athletes named to the all-state team. Delone Catholic senior middle hitter Claire Kaufmann and junior setter Chloe Kindig both made it, as did York Catholic senior middle hitter Rachel Shelley, Hanover senior setter Lexi Daley and Littlestown junior setter Emily Staub.
Kindig and Kaufmann spear-headed another dominant Squirettes team that was a perfect 12-0 in Y-A Division III and went on to win the District 3 2-A gold medal. Delone Catholic won its first-round match of the state tournament, but eventually saw its season end in the quarterfinal round to North Star.
Shelley was strong force offensively for the Fighting Irish, a team that finished behind the Squirettes in Division III and then also lost to them in the District 3 championship match.
Daley's Nighthawks and Staub's Thunderbolts both qualified for the District 3 2-A tournament, but lost in the opening rounds.
Lohss earns all-state nod in field hockey: Girls' volleyball wasn't the only fall sport that saw a Y-A League athlete earn all-state recognition.
Dallastown senior Molly Lohss was named to the Pennsylvania Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State Class 3-A Honorable Mention Team over the weekend.
Lohss was the only York-Adams player to earn the recognition.
Lohss was a three-year starter for the Wildcats in the midfield and was the team MVP this year. As a captain, she scored 10 goals and added nine assists, helping Dallastown win its second straight Y-A League championship.
In the District 3 3-A tournament, the Wildcats won their first-round game, but were eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual District 3 champion and state runner-up Palmyra.
Overall, Dallastown went 17-5 this season and 13-0 in division play during the regular season.