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York Catholic’s Maggie Boyle, who is a member of the York Invaders Lacrosse Club, has been named a 2016 Brine National All-American and has been selected to represent Wrightsville at the 2016 Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held in Richmond, Virginia, from Tuesday through Friday.

Boyle will be a sophomore in the fall.

The Brine National Lacrosse Classic brings the top high school lacrosse players in the nation to one venue, where regional teams compete to become a national champion. The event puts players in front of college lacrosse coaches in a recruiting showcase.

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York Catholic's Lindsey China, left, and Kayleigh Pokrivka,

US Lacrosse has named four York County players to its 2016 High School All-Academic Teams.

York Catholic’s Lindsey China and Kayleigh Pokrivka were selected for the girls’ team, while Red Lion’s Alex Keough and Spring Grove’s Ethan Clark were selected for the boys’ team.

This is the second year China has achieved the honor.

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Patrick Strohecker, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerTo go along with his York-Adams League Offensive Player

The York-Adams League is trying to establish itself on the high school lacrosse landscape, both in the state and across the nation.

That effort received a big boost recently when six York-Adams athletes earned national recognition for their play this past season.

Two boys and four girls from the local league were named to the US Lacrosse All-America list on Friday.

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ELIJAH ARMOLD, 505-5406/@YDSportsThe Kennard Dale Rams celebrate after winning the District

Saturday, the season continues for three York County teams in their quests for PIAA state titles.

The day starts in West Grove at Avon Grove High School, where the Kennard-Dale girls’ lacrosse team takes on Conestoga in a second-round contest. The District 3 champion Rams (23-1) advanced to this game by defeating Pine-Richland, 12-9, on Wednesday. Conestoga (21-1) began the season 18-0 before falling early in the District 1 tournament and eventually securing the final state spot out that district.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerKennard Dale vs. Pine Richland girls Lacrosse

MECHANICSBURG — With a storied program, such as the Kennard-Dale girls’ lacrosse team, it’s rare to find an instance like the one that arose during Wednesday’s PIAA first-round state tournament game at Cumberland Valley.

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, 505-5406/@YDSportsPHOTOS: Red Lion vs York Catholic in York-Adams semi-final girls' lacrosse

The York Catholic girls’ lacrosse team knew it had quite a fight on its hands if it wanted to make the PIAA tournament.

Standing in its way was a District 3 third-place game against formidable former champ Manheim Township. The Blue Streaks were fresh off taking one on the chin Tuesday, losing in the semifinals to Kennard-Dale. It was their first loss in 31 district games, a run that saw them claim the first seven district titles.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: Kennard Dale vs Exeter in District 3 girls lacrosse championship

HERSHEY — On a local level, the Kennard-Dale girls’ lacrosse program has long been the cream of the crop.

K-D has won five of the six York-Adams League titles and is the only team to ever compete in the state tournament.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: Kennard Dale vs Exeter in District 3 girls lacrosse championship

After pulling off the biggest upset in District 3 girls’ lacrosse history on Tuesday night by knocking off seven-time defending champion Manheim Township, the hardest thing that Kennard-Dale head coach Kelly Wetzel had to do was get his team re-focused for one more game.

It would’ve been easy for the Rams to act like Tuesday’s win was the ultimate achievement, but the only problem was that they still had one more game to finish the job.

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, 505-5406/@YDSportsPHOTOS: Kennard Dale vs. Manheim Township in District 3 girls lacrosse

It’s shaping up to be a banner season for York-Adams girls’ lacrosse.

It’s one that is starting to firmly cement the league’s place among the sports establishment outside the area.

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, 505-5406/@YDSportsPHOTOS: York Catholic vs Exeter in District 3 girls lacrosse

HERSHEY — When his team fell behind by four goals with 17 minutes, 14 seconds left to play, Kennard-Dale girls’ lacrosse coach Kelly Wetzel called timeout and delivered a simple message to his team.

“Believe.”

Their faith would be rewarded.

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