Women's Cross Country
The York College women's cross country team picked up their third consecutive Capital Athletic Conference championship as the Spartans earned the 2018 title on a pleasant Saturday. York placed four players on the first team and one on the second team, one short of the school record of six that was set in 2016, the year of the Spartans' first championship. Head coach Stephen LoBianco was named the CAC Coach of the Year for the third time on the women's side while freshman Jordan Haberstroh was named the CAC Rookie of the Year. Senior Alayna De Bruin led the way for the Spartans as she finished fourth with a time of 24:19.9. Sophomore Emma Rogers was next as she was the first of three straight Spartans to cross the finish line. Rogers clocked in with a time of 24:33.1 to earn the sixth-place finish. Senior Jess DelViscio was York's next finisher as she placed seventh with a time of 24:38.5. Haberstroh made her first CAC championship a memorable one as she earned first-team All-CAC honors by placing eighth in the event. She crossed the line in a time of 24:42.5 to earn the eighth-place finish for York. Freshman Taylor Barkdoll also ran well for York as she earned second-team All-CAC honors by finishing 12th at the championships.
Men's Cross Country
The Spartan men’s cross country squad had a banner day on Saturday as they captured their fourth Capital Athletic Conference championship on Saturday. Senior Ray Smith was fantastic in the race as he finished second with a time of 26:33.9 for his first All-CAC finish. Senior Matt Zubrycki was York's second first-team All-CAC finisher as he placed eighth with a time of 27:01.4. York captured four of the next seven spots in the event. Senior Ben Linne earned his second All-CAC accolade as he placed 10th with a time of 27:08.2. Sophomore Jake O'Neill was York's next finisher as he led a trio of consecutive Spartans. O'Neill placed 14th to earn his first All-CAC finished. Fellow sophomore Drew Alansky was next in line as he placed 15th to earn his second-team All-CAC honors. Freshman Justin Smyth was York's sixth finisher to earn All-CAC honors as he placed 16th with a time of 27:38.7. Head coach Stephen LoBianco was named the CAC Men’s Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.
The Spartans had another strong week to end their regular season campaign. On Tuesday, the Spartans gave #10 Franklin & Marshall all they could handle before succumbing to the talented Diplomats on Tuesday night by a score of 3-2. York bounced back on Thursday to drill Frostburg State 6-1 in the regular season finale in Frostburg. Against F&M, York got on the board first with a Dana Meehling goal in the eighth minute. F&M tied the game a little over a minute later. Junior Greta Plappert gave York a short-lived lead in the 24th minute. Again, F&M bounced back to tie the score at two. The Diplomats got the game-winner with 17 minutes left in regulation. On Thursday, the Spartans opened the scoring 3:01 into the game as Plappert scored off a pass from senior Lindsay Nye. Nye then reached a career milestone in the 14th minute of the game as she sored a goal, giving her 100 career points in the Green and White. Nye became the fifth Spartan to reach the milestone and the third in the last two years. She finished the game with 101 points as she added an assist later in the game. Plappert had two goals in the win while Meghan Heary added a goal and a career-high three assists.
The Spartan volleyball squad had a great week as they went 3-1 including a home win over Salisbury that secured the third seed in the CAC Tournament. Salisbury blitzed York in the opening set but the Spartans came roaring back to win the next three sets to earn the win. Brooke Krebs led York with 15 kills and 11 digs while Tyler Williams added 10 kills for York. The Spartans had their season-high five match win streak snapped on Friday against a talented Eastern University squad but York bounced back with two wins on Saturday. York edged Arcadia 3-2 in the opener on Saturday and concluded the regular season with a 3-1 win over McDaniel on Saturday afternoon. In the win over Arcadia, Madyson Whitcomb had 14 kills and hit a blistering .700 in the victory. Krebs added 11 kills and 10 assists in the win. Against McDaniel, Krebs registered 14 kills and 13 assists as York concludes the regular season with a mark of 19-8.
The Spartan men’s soccer opened their week with a bang as they drilled Salisbury 5-0 in their regular season finale on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for York, that would be the highlight as they saw their season come to an end on Saturday night in the opening round of the Capital Athletic Conference first round, as the Spartans fell 3-1 at Frostburg State. In the win over Salisbury, York got goals from Marc Murgo, Nathan Bilbie, Keith Witherell, Ali Demiri, and Chase Crable in the blowout. The Spartans had the better of the play in the tournament game at Frostburg as they outshot the Bobcats 21-14. Frostburg scored in the game’s 17th minute to take the early lead. York got the equalizer in the 66th minute only to see Frostburg get two goals in the final 11 minutes of the game to salt away the win. York finished the year with a mark of 10-6-2.
The Spartan women’s soccer squad had an uneven week as they earned a hard-fought 2-1 road win at Salisbury on Wednesday but then suffered a 1-0 loss to St. Mary’s at home in the opening round of the CAC Tournament. The win at Salisbury enabled the very young Spartan squad to earn the home field berth in the CAC tournament. Against the Sea Gulls, York got goals from freshman Megan Stoltzfus and junior Georgia Gillcrist to earn the win. Unfortunately for York, St. Mary’s earned their second win of the year in York with a second half goal on a miserable weather day in York. The Spartans outshot the Seahawks but it didn’t mater as the bowed out of the tournament with the heart-breaking loss. York finished the year as the third seed in the CAC Tournament and concluded the campaign with an overall record of 8-10 against a strong non-conference schedule.
The York College women's golf squad capped a successful fall campaign with a seventh place finish at the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational hosted by Berry College. The Spartans shot a two day total of 660 as they fired a 330 on Monday and duplicated that on Tuesday with another 330. York was four strokes out of sixth and 11 strokes out of a top five finish. Freshman Jordan Koller led the Spartans as she shot a total score of 160 with an opening round 80 followed by an 80 on Tuesday. Koller finished tied for 17th place with the 160. Freshman Anna Moore was York's next finisher as she placed tied for 29th with a score of 166. Moore shot an 84 on Monday followed by an 82 on Tuesday. Freshman Shelby Tapman finished one stroke back of Moore as she totaled a score of 167. Tapman shot a nine-over-par 81 on Monday while she carded an 86 on Tuesday. Tapman tied for 34th in the 79-player field.
The York College men's golf squad finished the fall portion of their 2018 schedule with a 16th place finish at the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational hosted by Berry College in Georgia. The two-day tournament was held at Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome, Georgia. The Spartans shot a two-day total of 627 as they shot a team score of 315 on Monday followed by a 312 on Tuesday. Sophomore Luke Fayocavitz led the way for York as he shot a two-day total of 155 as he finished tied for 44th. Fayocavitz shot a four-over-par 76 on Monday and followed that with a 79 on Tuesday for his total. Senior Tyler Newton was York's next finisher as he was one stroke back of Fayocavitz with a score of 156. Newton shot a 79 on Monday and bounced back to shoot a five-over-par 77 on Tuesday.
The York College men's swim squad picked up their first conference win of the year as they downed Salisbury University 113-89 in a Capital Athletic Conference meet in York on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans had four swimmers win individual events including sophomore All-American Keven Stahl earning another three wins in the meet. Stahl won the 1000 and 500 freestyle and the 200 IM. Keaelan Dowdall (100 fly), Greg Williams (100 backstroke), and Tyler Maggio (100 breaststroke) also earned wins for the Spartans.
The York College women's swim squad picked up their first conference win of the year as they downed Salisbury University 121-75 in a Capital Athletic Conference meet in York on Saturday afternoon. York had six different Spartans record individual wins while the reigning CAC Women's Swimmer of the Week, Justine Wantz, picked up two wins for the Green and White as she won the 50 free and the 100 backstroke. Andrea Sturgis (1000 freestyle), Alyssa Coon (200 freestyle), Madeline Mann (200 IM0, Margaret Stein (100 butterfly), and Adrianna Ayala (100 freestyle) also picked up wins for the Spartans.