The District 3 playoffs are here. These are the top lacrosse, volleyball athletes to watch
The District 3 playoffs started this week in lacrosse and boys' volleyball.
They kick off next week in baseball and softball.
Here are the top players to watch from the GameTimePA coverage area (York and Adams counties, Lebanon County) in lacrosse and volleyball.
District 3 lacrosse:Results, updates from boys' and girls' tournaments
Here were last year's championship matchups:
Class 2A: Trinity 15, Susquehannock 6
Class 3A: Wilson 12, Hempfield 9
This year's District 3 tournaments will run from May 17 to May 26 in both classifications. The championship games will all be played at Central Dauphin's Landis Field. The rest of the playoff games will be played at the higher seed.
Jimmy Kohr, Central York
The Boston University commit was named YAIAA Player of the Year after scoring 48 goals and 17 assists for the Panthers. Central York is 17-1 and the No. 2 seed in District 3 Class 3A.
Dayton Bagwell, Central York
The junior led Central York in goals at 53 and added 13 assists. He led Central York 66 points.
Sam Czech, Central York
The junior was a first-team YAIAA defender and is considered by Panthers coach Ryan Muller to be the best defensive player in the YAIAA. He missed the league title game with a concussion, but Muller said he hopes he can return for the playoffs.
Alec Fahs, Central York
The senior was named the top defensive midfielder in the YAIAA. He scored 24 goals and 22 assists this season.
Brian McGarvey, Central York
The top FOGO in the YAIAA won 293 of his 349 face-off attempts this season (84%). He added six goals and four assists.
Mikey Wilburn, Red Lion
The Florida Southern commit has scored an astounding 85 goals and 22 assists (107 points) for the 14-3 Lions. According to MaxPreps, he's scored more goals than any player in Pennsylvania.
Sean Barley, Red Lion
The top defender on Red Lion team that is the No. 7 seed in the District 3 Class 3A playoffs and will face Penn Manor in the first round.
Damian Stafford, Red Lion
The junior has scored 52 goals and 30 assists for the Lions.
Jack Gulley, Red Lion
The junior was named first-team midfielder in the YAIAA. He scored 39 goals and added 24 assists.
Evan Mitchell, Dallastown
The junior scored 60 goals and 18 assists (78 points) to lead a Dallastown team that is 11-5.
Sam Deardorff, Dallastown
One of the top defenders in the YAIAA and the only first-team YAIAA all-star on the Wildcats. Dallastown is the No. 11 seed in District 3 Class 3A.
Matt Benzing, South Western
The first-team YAIAA midfielder led the Mustangs with 82 points (42 goals, 40 assists). South Western went 12-6 this season.
Nick Huff, South Western
The senior led South Western with 44 goals and added 13 assists. The Mustangs are the No. 12 and final seed in District 3 Class 3A.
Ben Tomasic, Susquehannock
The senior was the lone first-team all-star on the 17-1 Warriors. The attackman led Susquehannock with 54 goals and added 15 assists. The Warriors are the top seed in District 3 Class 2A.
Tristan Coleman, Susquehannock
Another attackman for the Warriors, Coleman led the Warriors with 76 points. He had 49 goals and 27 assists.
Dominic Eckels, Susquehannock
The second-team YAIAA midfielder scored 34 goals and added 17 assists.
Doug Reinecke, Susquehannock
The midfielder was third on the Warriors with 40 goals and 54 overall points.
Brad Bennett, Susquehannock
The Warriors' FOGO won 198 of his 246 face-off attempts (81%) this season.
Camden Elmo, New Oxford
The second-team YAIAA attackman led New Oxford with 63 goals and 87 total points. The Colonials went 12-5 and grabbed the No. 5 seed in District 3 Class 2A.
Ryan Carver, New Oxford
The sophomore midfielder led New Oxford with 44 assists and added 30 goals. He finished third on the Colonials with 78 points.
Others to watch:
Manny Rose, Palmyra
Jase Jones, Palmyra
Richie Kowalski, Palmyra
Brady Ward, Palmyra
Here were last year's championship matchups:
Class 2A: York Catholic 14, Twin Valley 8
Class 3A: Wilson 18, South Western 6
This year's District 3 tournaments run from May 16 to May 25 in both classifications. The championship games will be played at Central Dauphin's Landis Field. The rest of the playoff games will be played at the higher seed.
Red Lion and New Oxford were eliminated in the Class 3A bracket Monday.
Sydey Mentzer, York Catholic
The best player in the YAIAA, Mentzer scored 101 goals and 28 assists this season. York Catholic's career record-holder in goals, she should cross 300 for her career in the postseason. She's committed to Division I Elon.
Olivia Staples, York Catholic
A midfielder, Staples has scored 41 goals and added 45 assists this season. The Division I UMBC commit has her program's career record for draw controls. The No. 2 seed in District 3 Class 2A, York Catholic (19-1) will open the postseason in the quarterfinals against Palmyra Friday.
Grace Doyle, York Catholic
The senior midfielder has scored 41 goals and added 13 assists for an Irish team hoping to win a third consecutive District 3 title.
Katie Bullen, York Catholic
A freshman playing attack, Bullen is second on the Irish in goals (51) and points (91).
Addison Roeder, Susquehannock
The senior midfielder is one of the top players on the 16-2 Warriors ― who have only lost to York Catholic this season. She scored five goals, including the winner, in a 9-8 win over South Western in the YAIAA semifinals.
Rachel Stiffler, Susquehannock
The sophomore midfielder is capable playmaker and goal-scorer for the Warriors, who are the No. 3 seed in the District 3 playoffs.
Sydney Marusko, Susquehannock
The senior plays attack and has scored five goals in a game at times this season. Susquehannock could face York Catholic for the third time in the District 3 semifinals.
Katie Yocum, South Western
The Kutztown commit topped 150 goals in her career earlier this season. She helped lead South Western to a District 3 title game appearance last season. She scored four goals in the Mustangs 15-7 win over Carlisle in the first round of the Class 3A tournament against Carlisle Monday.
Lexi Plesic, South Western
The junior midfielder topped 100 goals earlier this season and scored four goals against Carlisle Monday. The Mustangs are the No. 7 seed with a 17-3 record this season.
Kloey Batchellor, South Western
The sophore attacker has already topped 100 career goals. She scored three goals against Carlisle Monday.
Morgan Melucci, South Western
The senior goaltender topped 300 career saves earlier this season.
Lily Cantabene; Alexis Federline; Katie O’Rourke, Dallastown
The trio helped lift Dallastown to its first District 3 playoff win in program history with Monday's 13-11 win over Lower Dauphin. With the score tied 8-8, the trio combined to score four straight goals. Dallastown (11-7) will play at No. 1 seed and powerhouse Manheim Township Wednesday.
Victoria Zerbe, Eastern York
The senior topped 100 career goals this season. Eastern York (10-7) is the No. 11 seed and will play Wyomissing in the first round of the District 3 Class 2A playoffs Tuesday.
Morgan Lantz, Palmyra
A sophomore, Lantz reached 100 career goals this season. A No. 7 seed, Palmyra (13-6) won its opening game, 23-7, over Trinity.
Avery Russell, Palmyra
The junior registered her 100th career goal in the win over Trinity. Palmyra will play No. 2 seed York Catholic in the quarterfinals Friday.
Katie Lintz, Palmyra
Here were last year’s championship matchups:
Lower Dauphin 3, York Suburban 2
Hempfield 3, Northeastern 1
This year’s District 3 tournaments will run from May 19 to May 26 in both classifications. The Class 2A and Class 3A consolation and championship matches will be played at Central York HS and Dallastown HS, respectively. Earlier matches will be played at the higher seed.
In Class 2A, York Suburban (15-1) is the No. 2 seed and York Catholic (13-3) is the number five seed. They are in opposite sides of the bracket and could only meet in a consolation or championship.
Both teams have first-round byes, and will open district play on Saturday. The top three teams advance to states.
In Class 3A, No. 10 Northeastern (10-5) will play at No. 7 Central York (11-2) at 7 p.m. Friday in a first-round match. The winner plays at No. 2 Palmyra at 1 p.m. Saturday. Friday’s match will be the third time in just over two weeks that the teams have faced each other. Central York won both matches.
No. 11 Red Lion (10-6) will open districts at No. 6 Hempfield (12-2) at 7 p.m. Thursday. All three York County teams are on the same side of the bracket. The top four teams advance to states.
Players to watch
Jacob Brenner, York Suburban
Every fire begins with a spark, and the senior is that spark for the Trojans. He is fun to watch and guaranteed to get a positive response from his teammates after a strong attack.
Christian Bucks, Central York
The sophomore will be fun to watch for years to come. He is capable of running off long strings of points with a dangerous serve and is equally effective at the net.
Tyler Finch, Northeastern
New coach Lamar Fahnestock needed a setter after losing most of the varsity team to graduation. Finch gave it a shot, and has improved to point where he doesn’t look like a first-year setter.
Tyler Good, Red Lion
Asked to pick the team’s freshman simply by watching a match, chances are you wouldn’t pick Good. Well, you’d be wrong. Just like he plays much bigger than his listed 5-11, he plays with more experience than his class status.
Zack Kilpatrick, Northeastern
A lot of fun to watch move across the front row. The junior is a fiery hitter and strong blocker who uses his enthusiasm to motivate his teammates.
Joey Kozak, Red Lion
The senior is the shortest of the team’s triple towers at 6-6, but his play is much bigger. He uses his ferocious leaping ability to be at, or near, the top of the hitting stats.
Devon Marsh, Central York
The junior seems to make everyone look like an elite hitter. He consistently puts the ball at the right spot for his hitters, regardless where he sets from on the court. He moves well without the ball and is usually in the right spot for a timely dig.
Luis Montalvo, York Suburban
He has one job … feed the hot hand. And the junior does. A smart player, he delivers the ball from anywhere on the court, giving his hitters their best chance for success. He’s not the tallest player on the court, but he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty at the net.
Matt Smyser, Central York
One of only two seniors on the team that graduated 12 last year, Smyser is setter Devon Marsh’s go-to guy. A smart player, he is able to work around blocks with a strong left-hand attack.
Brady Stump, York Suburban
The league’s “big gun,” the senior St. Francis recruit can hit from anywhere on the floor. And at 6-7 with a good vertical jump, he gets head and shoulders above the competition. Literally. Don’t blink when he serves, you’ll miss it.
Others to watch:
- Brennan Bower, Red Lion libero
- Jackson Bryant, York Suburban attack
- John Forjan, York Catholic setter
- Luke Forjan, York Catholic attack
- Owen Kohr, Northeastern attack
- Chase McGuire, Red Lion attack
- Kyle Renner, Northeastern attack
- Ryan Roberts, Central York attack
- Ethan Schick, Northeastern attack
- Gabe Sedora, Red Lion attack
- Lance Shaffer, Central York libero
- Matthew Torres, York Suburban attack
- Brady Walker, York Catholic attack