Dallastown, Red Lion and Eastern York were well-represented on the Daily Record/Sunday News YAIAA field hockey all-star teams.

Red Lion junior Ali Posey was the Division I Player of the Year.

After posting 17 goals and seven assists to earn player-of-the-year honors as a sophomore, opposing coaches started stacking their defenses to try stopping her.

"Teams double, even triple teamed her," Red Lion Coach Carol Gillmen said.

The result? She doubled her production this season, knocking in 34 goals.

In the process, she surpassed 2011 graduate Lexi Ferrell (42 career goals) to become the school's all-time leading scorer at 59 career goals and counting.

"Ali Posey is a very unique player in our league," Dallastown Coach Jeri Myers said. "She is very skilled. She has good one-on-one moves. She can get by people."

Posey also is well-versed at shooting off corners, making her - in Gillmen's words - "a threat from anywhere on the field."

Here's a rundown of the other area all-stars:

DIVISION I

Ashley Chioda, Dallastown: Just a junior, the Division I champions' team MVP is an all-around player who is in on corners at both ends of the field.

"She has good game sense. She knows where the next play will be," Dallastown Coach Jeri Myers said.

Niki Bream, Dallastown: Only a junior, Bream moved into second on Dallastown's career shutouts list with the 16 she posted this season.


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A starter since her freshman season, Bream will enter her final year 12 shutouts shy of Carly Marquet's school record 52.

Paige Barefoot, Dallastown: A senior forward, Barefoot led the division champions with 12 goals.

A speed merchant, Barefoot is being recruited by PSAC schools.

Morgan Kuehne, Red Lion: Just a junior, Kuehne combined with Posey to give Red Lion a potent scoring attack.

In two seasons, she has scored 21 goals and dished out seven assists.

DIVISION II

Leaha Shermeyer, Eastern York: The Golden Knights' offensive player of the year, Shermeyer was the one who would bring the ball up field to get Eastern's offense started.

Together with fellow senior Michelle Runkle, they covered field well enough to allow Coach Joni Oswald to switch from a three-midfielder look to two.

Michelle Runkle, Eastern York: A repeat all-Division II pick, Runkle was Eastern's best with the ball and named the team's defensive player of the year.

Oswald said the Runkle-Shermeyer combo in the midfield could cover the field sideline to sideline and end line to end line.

- CHRIS A. COUROGEN