Select GameTimePA's YAIAA Athletes of the Year for 2021-22

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These selections are never easy to make.

Which is why we're giving you a say.

The GameTimePA staff has selected an overall YAIAA Athlete of the Year for both boys and girls since 2016. A selection was not made in 2020 when the spring season was canceled due to COVID. We've also let readers make their own selections since 2018.

We have picked seven finalists on both the boys' and girls' sides for readers to chose from. We considered athletes who played at least two sports, and excelled at a high level across the board. All-star selections, individual medals and team success were considered.

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Keeping the list of nominees small was not easy, so some excellent athletes did not make the cut.

Here are the finalists, listed alphabetically by last name:

Girls' finalists

  • Anne Bair, Gettysburg senior (basketball, track and field)

  • Maddie Lehker, South Western senior (basketball, track and field)

  • Sydney Mentzer, York Catholic senior (soccer, lacrosse)

  • Bailey Oehmig, Bermudian Springs senior (soccer, basketball)

  • Lillian Peters, Bermudian Springs senior (field hockey, basketball, track and field)

  • Addison Roeder, Susquehannock senior (field hockey, lacrosse)

  • Lydia Tolerico, Dallastown senior (cross country, track and field)

Boys' finalists

  • Conner Barto, Dallastown junior (basketball, baseball)

  • Austin Bausman, Eastern York junior (basketball, baseball)

  • Michael Carlson, Bermudian Springs senior (football, track and field)

  • Luke Forjan, York Catholic junior (basketball, volleyball)

  • Kenny Johnson, Dallastown junior (football, basketball, track and field)

  • Matthew O'Brien, Susquehannock junior (cross country, track and field)

  • Danny Pham, Central York junior (football, track and field)

The polls are below. They opened 5 a.m. Tuesday and will run until 5 p.m. Friday.

GameTimePA will release its own selections next Monday.

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Girls' poll

Boys' poll

This article originally appeared on York Daily Record: Select GameTimePA's YAIAA Athletes of the Year for 2021-22