Player of the Year
Brendan Tribeck, sr., Attack, Trinity — A seemingly under-the-radar player for the Shamrocks, Tribeck surprised everyone with explosive offensive and defensive prowess this season. He holds the record at Trinity for the most points scored in a single season with 116 (33 goals, 83 assists) and even surpassed last year’s POTY Jesse Altmeyer (112). The Washington & Jefferson lacrosse commit will undoubtedly be a vital piece of the team’s puzzle.
Coach of the Year
Dave Heisey, Trinity — Heisey did what no other Trinity boys lacrosse coach had done in history: make it to states. The feat was short-lived with a first-round loss to Springfield-Delco 12-5, but the feat was a year in the making no less. After Jesse Altmeyer and Mark Mandak graduated last season, players like Jordan Altmeyer and Brendan Tribeck stepped in to help make Heisey’s dream a reality and end with a solid 15-6 record, the highest win total the team has had in its seven-year history. He’s reached the 100 career win milestone in nine seasons of coaching and was included in this year’s inaugural class of the Central PA Chapter U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Steve Hergenroeder, sr., Attack, Trinity — The Shamrocks’ lead goal-scorer with 60, Hergenroeder was a vital addition to the state-bound team. Seemingly everywhere on the field, his quick-thinking and smooth passing allowed Hergenroeder, an honorable mention last year, to rack up a total of 89 points to end the season, second behind Brendan Tribeck.
Clayton Miller, jr., Attack, Cumberland Valley — The University of Delaware commit notched another high intensity season behind 72 goals, 34 assists and 106 points. He helped lead the Eagles to another state appearance and a Mid-Penn Championship. With one more year to go, the powerhouse that is Miller gives CV the help it needs to try for that coveted District 3 title. He was All-Sentinel first team last year and Mid-Penn first team this year.
Jordan Altmeyer, sr., Attack, Trinity — Stepping up after older brother Jesse left, Jordan made a name for himself that wasn’t just “Jesse Altmeyer’s lacrosse-playing little brother.” Notching just 10 goals while his big brother was gracing the field, Jordan exploded this season for 41 goals, 27 assists and 68 points — a far cry from a glanced-over attackman.
Alec Martin, sr., Attack, Mechanicsburg — Notching 45 points last season, Martin once again stayed on the up-and-up with another solid campaign. He had 48 goals, 24 assists and 72 points. The Kings College commit, a repeat first-teamer, ends his high school lacrosse career with 149 points (115 goals, 46 assists).
Stevie Peters, sr., Midfield, Cumberland Valley — Peters, who is bound for Villanova in the fall, was a veteran leader the rest of the Eagles could rely on to get the job done in tight games or seemingly bleak situations. Always one to set the tone for how a game may go, Peters’ athletic abilities allowed him to notch 51 goals, 22 assists and 73 points in 2017. He was Mid-Penn first team this year and All-Sentinel honorable mention last year.
Payden Masaracchia, sr., Midfield, Trinity — This Norwich University commit was breaking ankles with his ability to avoid hits on a dime to make a play. A grinder day in and day out, Masaracchia racked up an impressive 62 goals, 17 assists and 79 points to end his senior season.
Scott Simpson, jr., Midfield, Trinity — A vital faceoff specialist and one of the best in the Mid-Penn, Simpson won 69.9 percent (262 of 375) of his draws. Simpson was the man to go to for making plays happen. More than likely if the team was in a pinch and needed a boost, Simpson could help get the fire started.
David Shook, sr., Defense, Trinity — “Act now, ask questions later” may have been the motto for Shook, who showed he’s one of the best defensemen in the Mid-Penn. His 54 ground balls and 23 takeaways may have been why the Washington and Lee University commit had his opponents, shall we say, shook.
Matt Hager, sr., Defense, Cumberland Valley — According to Eagles coach Matt Healey, when Hager talks his teammates and coaches listen. Hager, who was first team last year and Mid-Penn first team this year, holds the swagger of a highly-knowledgeable, quick-thinking player on the field and his defensive abilities show it. With 50 ground balls and 32 takeaways to end the season, Hager will be one piece the Eagles will miss on the back line.
Phillip Weis, sr., Defense, Carlisle — Although Carlisle was knocked out in the quarterfinals of the District 3 Class 3A championships, Weis proved to be a vital piece on the Thundering Herd’s back line. A quick response time and quick turnaround to get the ball moving are just some of the abilities Weis held.
Josh Miller, jr., Goalie, Trinity — If you want highlight reel saves, you’ve come to the right goalie. Miller, an All-Sentinel honorable mention in 2016 and Mid-Penn first-teamer this year, stood strong in front of the cage for the Shamrocks and racked up 233 saves in his team’s historic season — even making plays and saves while sprawled out on the ground or on his head.
Alex Dudziak, jr., Goalie, Cumberland Valley — Stepping in for Nic Brown, last year’s All-Sentinel first team goalie, may have been a bit of a nerve-wracking experience, but if it was, Dudziak never outwardly showed it. Behind a capable defense, he made it a mission to never let his teammates down. For this season, that mission was accomplished with around 136 saves in the books.
Ryan Godfrey, jr., Attack, Carlisle
George Faller, sr., Attack, Carlisle
Connor Ball, sr., Attack, Cumberland Valley
Jordan Weldon, sr., Attack, Red Land
Austin Blakely, sr., Attack, Cedar Cliff
Reilly Oliverio, sr., Midfield, Trinity
Danny Scott, fr., Midfield, Trinity
Mitch Schalles, jr., Midfield, Cumberland Valley
John Green, so., Midfield, Red Land
Sam Moyer, sr., Defense, Mechanicsburg
Max Seeber, jr., Defense, Cumberland Valley
Jackson Wilken, jr., Defense, Cumberland Valley
Adam Rothermel, jr., Goalie, Red Land
Hunter Andrey, Midfield, Cedar Cliff; Jared Eby, Defense, Cedar Cliff; Jake Goretski, sr., Defense, Northern; Devon Heckman, sr., Midfield, Cumberland Valley; Jon Heller, sr., Midfield, Northern; Jarod Howe, sr., Midfield, Cumberland Valley; Zach Ihnat, Attack, Mechanicsburg; Brendan Johns, sr., Midfield, Mechanicsburg; Ryan McGinnus, fr., Attack, Red Land; Reilly Oliverio, sr., Midfield, Trinity; Jake Palmer, so., Midfield, Cumberland Valley; Aubron Swartley, jr., Goalie, Mechanicsburg; Danny Tare, sr., Midfield, Trinity; Christian Thropp, sr., Midfield, Trinity; Grant Travis, sr., Midfield, Cumberland Valley; Donovan Wallace, so., Midfield, Carlisle; Dylan Wright, sr., Attack, Red Land; Josh Wurster, Midfield, Cedar Cliff.