Here are the 2023 NPF WVC Division 2 All-Stars. The list is compiled by feedback from the division coaches and NPF Staff. We have added a division MVP which exemplifies a player who makes the biggest contribitions on both sides of the ball.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Aaron Crossley, Sr. – Wyoming Area
There is a little doubt Crossley was the best overall player in the division. The film and numbers are evident. Add the fact he is a Division I recruit (Lehigh) which solidifies that notion. The Warriors would not be the same team without him as witnessed in the district semfinal. He rushed for 1,842 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2023.   For his career, he rushed for over 4,500 and 56 touchdowns. On defense, Crossley recorded 46 tackles including 10.5 tackles for loss from his linebacker position this past season.

OFFENSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Zack Fox, Sr. – Nanticoke
Fox will leave Nanticoke as the program’s all-time leading rusher. For the last several years, he has been the main part of the offense running behind a big offensive line. For 2023, he ran for 1,884 yards and 25 touchdowns. Fox showed bursts of speed through the hole, but also was physical his senior season. The Trojans were able to ride him on offense despite losing their quarterback at the beginning of the season and able to develop a passing game. He ended up with over 4,500 career rushing yards.

DEFENSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jaidyn Johnson, Sr. – Nanticoke
The improvement for Johnson from last year was noticeable. The effort on film was as well. He put up monster numbers and leaves the Trojans program with a record 60 career sacks, including 25 this season. He had 80 total tackles and knocked down five passes. Johnson was also impactful on special teams with six blocked punts on the season. He possesses great size which allowed him to be physical as a defender and also as a blocker at the tight end position.

 

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Ryan Wiaterowski, Sr. – Nanticoke

A staple on the Nanticoke front lines for the past four years, Wiaterowski was able to lead the way for one of the better running games in the WVC. The Trojans ran for 2,800 yards in 2023 and the senior tackle would even line up in the backfield as a fullback. In fact, he had 30 carries for 116 yards and seven rushing touchdown. Wiaterowski was also clogging up the middle of the line of scrimmage on defense as run-stopper, freeing up teammates to make plays.

 

COACH OF THE YEAR
Randy Spencer  – Wyoming Area
After a down season in 2022 that saw the Warriors moved up to Class 4A and sporting a young roster, they bounced back in 2023 to win the division and a district playoff game. Coach Spencer continues to run one of the best programs in NEPA as they finished unbeaten in the regular season against District 2 teams. The culture is a big reason why Wyoming Area is competitive each season and the head coach sets the tone for the program surrounding himself with quality assistants and having things done the right way during the season and the off-season.

 







FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

QB: Drew DeLucca, Sr. – Pittston Area
RB: Aaron Crossley, Sr. – Wyoming Area
RB: Zack Fox, Sr. – Nanticoke
FB: Luke Barhight, Sr. – Wyoming Area
WR: Lucas Lopresto, Fr. – Pittston Area
WR: Matt Walter, Jr. – Pittston Area
TE: Josh Mruk, So. – Wyoming Area
OL: Chase DeSanto, Jr. – Wyoming Area
OL: Jacob Krulick, Sr. – Wyoming Area
OL: Andrew Steinberger, Jr. – Wyoming Area
OL: Anthony VanAuken, Sr. – Wyoming Area
OL: Ryan Wiaterowski, Sr. – Nanticoke
ATH: Lidge Kellum, Jr. – Wyoming Area
K: Gavin Wolfe, Jr. – Pittston Area

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DL: Jacob Gustitus, Sr. – Wyoming Area
DL: Jaidyn Johnson, Sr. – Nanticoke
DL: Josh Mruk, So. – WyomingArea
DL: Seth Raymer, Sr. – Nanticoke
DL: Ryan Wiaterowski, Sr. – Nanticoke
LB: Aaron Crossley, Sr. – Wyoming Area
LB: Logan Ross, Sr. – Tunkhannock
LB: Matt Rutkoski, Jr. – Wyoming Area
LB: Brody Spindler, So. – Pittston Area
DB: Lucas Lopresto, Fr. – Pittston Area
DB: Jacob Morgan, Jr. – Wyoming Area
DB: Gavin Turak, Sr. – Nanticoke
DB: Kevin Wiedl, Jr. – Wyoming Area
P: John Turner, Jr. – Wyoming Area







SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

QB: Anthony DeLucca, Jr. – Wyoming Area
RB: Benjamin Dowling, Jr. – Lake-Lehman
RB: Logan Ross, Sr. – Tunkhannock
FB: Brody Spindler, So. – Pittston Area
WR: Chris Sholtis, Jr. – Lake-Lehman
WR: Kevin Wiedl, Jr. – Wyoming Area
TE: Seth Raymer, Sr. – Nanticoke
OL: Stephen Armstrong, Sr. – Nanticoke
OL: Trent Gaus, So. – Lake-Lehman
OL: Jacob Gustitus, Sr. – Wyoming Area
OL: Brandon Lockett, So. – Pittston Area
OL: Cooper Thomas, So. – Tunkhannock
ATH: Jaydon Skipalis, So. – Hanover Area
K: Liam Burke, Sr. – Wyoming Area

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DL: Matt Curry, So. – Hanover Area
DL: James Hizynski, Sr. – Wyoming Area
DL: Jacob McHenry, Sr. – Lake-Lehman
DL: Travis Pisano, Sr. – Lake-Lehman
DL: Sam Rau, Sr. – Wyoming Area
LB: Stephen Armstrong, Sr. – Nanticoke
LB: Michael Crane, Jr. – Wyoming Area
LB: Gavin Shoemaker, Jr. – Lake-Lehman
LB: Collin Smith, Jr. – Pittston Area
DB: Hayden Evans, Jr. – Lake-Lehman
DB: Damien Leftkoski, Jr. – Wyoming Area
DB: D.J. McDermott, Sr. – Holy Redeemer
DB: Joey Ross, Sr. – Tunkhannock







HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
RB: Michael Crane, Jr. – Wyoming Area; FB – Jim Mitkowski, Jr. – Lake-Lehman; WR: Deacon Eisenbach, Fr., Hanover Area; TE: Ciaran Bilbow, Sr. – Pittston Area; OL: Vlademer Lee, Jr. – Lake-Lehman, Travis Pisano, Sr. – Lake-Lehman; ATH: D.J. McDermott, Holy Redeemer

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
DL: Jaylen Hart, So. – Pittston Area, Skyler Pierce, Sr. – Wyoming Area; LB: Victor Narsavage, So. – Pittston Area; DB: Gage Speece, Jr. – Wyoming Area