GameTimePA presents the top YAIAA girls' soccer players of 2016. Sean Heisey, GameTimePA.com
Annabel Anderson, Fairfield, fr.
Trouble for future Green Knights' opponents: Anderson isn't going anywhere any time soon. The super-smooth freshman netted 30 goals and 18 assists last season while playing alongside Hannah Logue and fellow freshman Nora Clarke.
Brittany Arentz, Northeastern, jr.
Simply put, Arentz is one of the top athletes in YAIAA girls' soccer. She can run by the opposition and can finish, evidenced by her 35 goals on the season. She added four assists.
Amanda Bentz, Northeastern, jr.
Blessed with great vision, Bentz ran the Northeastern midfield with precision. She had a knack for anticipating scoring plays, a benefit when playing next to 30-plus goal scorer Brittany Arentz. Bentz finished the season with 21 assists, and she also netted 16 goals.
Abby Erlemeier, Spring Grove, sr.
A dangerous player in space, Erlemeier is tough and will battle the opposition. She finished the season with 12 goals and four assists. She committed to play at the University of Richmond in April.
Taylor Geiman, South Western, so.
An impressive overall athlete, Geiman started her career in an attacking position for the Mustangs before being moved to center-back. She still managed to cover a lot of ground, scoring five goals this season.
Natalie Gettle, Dallastown, sr.
Gettle is known for her remarkable skill on throw-ins, a unique danger for opposing teams to defend. She had 10 assists last season and added three goals for the Wildcats.
Hannah Logue, Fairfield, sr.
A high-octane player to say the least, Logue led Fairfield to a state championship as one of the state’s most prolific goal scorers. She finished the season with 50 markers and put up a whopping 49 assists. Logue capped her high school career with 171 goals in a Green Knights' uniform.
Melanie Matthews, York Catholic, sr.
Matthews scored 20 goals and dished out nine assists for an Irish team that went 14-8, reached the YAIAA tournament final and avanced to the PIAA tournament.
Catie McCarty, West York, sr.
McCarty was an athletic goalkeeper who kept the 4-11 Bulldogs in games throughout the season. McCarty recorded three shutouts on the season and averaged over 6.5 saves per game. She is committed to play at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Lynsey Nicholas, Central York, sr.
Nicholas was a gutsy player for the Panthers, playing through injury during the second half of the 2016 season. That didn't stop her from cashing in some big-time performances. Nicholas played midfield at Central, yet the team wasn't afraid to play her in attack, either. She finished the year with a team-high seven goals and six assists.
Taylor Tannura, Susquehannock, sr.
A super athlete, Tannura was named YAIAA Division II Player of the Year by the league's coaches and was named to the all-state team. She finished the season with 13 goals, including four game-winners.
Rachel Wilhelm, Central York, sr.
Wilhelm started the season at right back before being moved to sweeper. A smart player, she delivered timely goals down the stretch of Central's season. Wilhelm finished the season with three goals and two assists for the Panthers.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Phomma Phanhthy, Fairfield
Is this even a question? Phanhthy led Fairfield to the best season in team history. The team went 25-1 and won the school's first state team championship in any sport. The Green Knights don't appear to be done, either. While the team will lose Hannah Logue to graduation, they return a number of standout young players including rising sophomores Annabel Anderson and Nora Clarke.
Central York: Rachel Szczypinski. Eastern York: Haley Spyker. Fairfield: Nora Clarke. Kennard-Dale: Gillian Zimmerman. New Oxford: Jenn Conn. South Western: Sierra Ghougasian. York Catholic: MaCayla Welsh. York Suburban: Paige Bulgarelli.
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YAIAA ALL-STAR WEEK
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GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL | Online now | YDR Dec. 12 | Evening Sun Dec. 13
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GIRLS' TENNIS | Online now | YDR Dec. 15 | Evening Sun Dec. 15
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY | Online now | YDR Dec. 16 | Evening Sun Dec. 18
GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY | Online now | YDR Dec. 17 | Evening Sun Dec. 18
FOOTBALL | Online now| YDR Dec. 18 | Evening Sun Dec. 18