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Penn State York Honors Athletes

4/28/2006 —

Penn State York honored its student athletes at the Thirty-fifth Annual Athletic Awards Banquet Friday, April 7, in the Lion’s Den of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center at the campus. Awards were presented following a 6 p.m. dinner.

Forty Penn State York students earned the distinction of Academic All- Conference. This honor is bestowed on those student athletes who have a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher during the semester of competition or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and completion of at least 24 credits. Recipients in their sports are listed below. Soccer: Joseph M. Abror, York; Cory L. Kite, Red Lion; Philip S. Powers, Lebanon; Kevin J. Shumberger, Wellsville; and Tyler M. Yohe, York. Team tennis: Carlos C. Alejandre, York; Sean C. Breach, York; Prashant K. Chahwala, Palmyra; Bryan L. Group, Lewisberry; Robert V. Hechinger, York; Jason A. May, Dallastown; Katherine F. May, New Freedom; Bhargav N. Modi, York; Allen S. Na, Chester, NJ; Henry N. Ngo, York; Hardik H. Patel, Hanover, and Hoai-Viet Vinh, York. Women’s volleyball: Rachel A. Brenner, York; Alaina C. Leber, York; and Amanda A. Urey, Red Lion. Women’s basketball: Rosina C. Calderone, Thomasville; Brittany M. Green, Dover; Ariane E. Grove, East Berlin; Lindsay A. Kline, Schererville, IN; and Kate M. Musso, York; Men’s basketball: Derek A. Bennett, New Freedom; Jared F. Cook, York; Zachary W. Dinwiddie, Red Lion; Richard Ly, Lancaster; and Derek T. Myers, York Haven. Baseball: Brent B. Berger, New Oxford; Troy D. Bonitz, New Freedom; James R. Cooper, Airville; Justin A Heyne, New Freedom; Ryan W. Liggitt, Windsor; William M. Newton, Glen Rock, PA; Christopher R. Pratt, Willow Street; John S. Simmons, Glen Rock; Danny C. Smith, Red Lion; and Chad W. Thoman, Dallastown.

Most valuable players are: Brittney L. Ilyes, Seven Valleys; and Amanda N. Russell, Glen Rock, women’s volleyball; Clinton A. Kohler, Crofton, MD, and Jennifer M. Shaw, Spring Grove, team tennis; Garrett R. Allison, York, soccer; Tanya R. Myers, Spring Grove, women’s basketball; Derek T. Myers, York Haven, men’s basketball; and Luke T. Keeny, York; baseball.

Earning All-Conference in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSU-AC) are: Garrett R. Allison, York, soccer; Clinton A. Kohler, Crofton, MD; team tennis; Hardik H. Patel, Hanover, team tennis; Jennifer M. Shaw, Spring Grove, team tennis; Brittney L. Ilyes, Seven Valleys, women’s volleyball; Amanda R. Russell, Glen Rock, women’s volleyball; Derek T. Myers, York Haven, men’s basketball; Tanya R. Myers, Spring Grove, women’s basketball; and Luke T. Keeny, York, baseball.

Derek A. Bennett, New Freedom, and Cody J. Zarilla, Dover, received the Trimmer Award in basketball. This award is named in honor of former Penn State York Basketball Coach Ron Trimmer and is given to the most improved player. Trimmer presented the award to the players. Thong Nguyen, York, received the Broadbent Award given in honor of Bruce Broadbent, Ph.D., former assistant professor of kinesiology at the campus and division head of health and human development at the Commonwealth College. Broadbent was the campus’ first athletic director and worked for more than thirty years to promote the campus’ athletic programs. Tyler M. Yohe, York, received the Christopher C. Miller Sportsmanship Award for soccer. This award is given to an athlete who displays a high level of sportsmanship not only on the soccer field but also in everyday life. The award was established in 2002 to honor the late Christopher C. Miller, the son of former Penn State York Soccer Coach George Miller, who passed away on July 9, 2001 at the age of 16. During his soccer career, Christopher played between 350 and 400 soccer games and never received a yellow or red card for unsportsmanlike play. His love if the game of soccer and outstanding sportsmanship will always be remembered through his award.

Team coaches presented awards to their athletes:

Women's Volleyball (Head Coach Meggan Clancy and Assistant Coach Joshua Bixler) First-year awards: Kendra L. Bortner, York; Rachel A. Brenner, York; Brittney L. Ilyes, Seven Valleys; Alaina C. Leber, York; Amanda N. Russell, Glen Rock; and Ashley R. Slagle, Seven Valleys. Second-year awards: Mandy L. Ciesluk, Coal Township; and Amanda A. Urey, Red Lion.

Team Tennis (Head Coach Michael Arnold) First-year awards: Peter M. Bottros, York; Prashant K. Chahwala, Palmyra; Sang Y. Chung, Mechanicsburg; Robert V. Hechinger, York; Marylynn T. Johnson, York; Daniel Keo, York; Clinton A. Kohler, Crofton, MD; Katherine F. May, New Freedom; Jason A. May, Dallastown; Bhargav N. Modi, York; Henry N. Ngo, York; Hardik H. Patel, Hanover; and Hoai-Viet Vinh, York. Second-year awards: Sean C. Breach, York; Bo Jin, Decatur, GA: Carrie L. Matthews, Shrewsbury; Allen S. Na, Chester, NJ; Hung M. Nguyen, Lancaster; and Jennifer M. Shaw, Spring Grove. Third-year awards: Bryan L. Group, Lewisberry; and Prajay A. Patel, Hanover. Fourth-year awards: Carlos C. Alejandre, York.

Soccer (Head Coach Rich Chilcoat, Assistant Coach Tim Brokopp) First-year awards: Joseph M. Abror, York; Nayler D. Abror, York; Samantha J. Allen, York; Garrett R. Allison, York; Leonardo D. Gomez, Dallastown; Ryan C. Harman, Etters; Cory A. Havanas, Dallastown; Lance A. Klahold, Leesport; Thong Nguyen, York; Jennen F. Palm, York; Philip S. Powers, Lebanon; Matthew D. Robinson, Dallastown; and Kevin J. Shumberger, Wellsville. Second-year awards: Christopher D. Douts, Washinton Boro; Benjamin C. Suarez, York; Khoa D. Tran, York; and Berlin Vilfort, York. Third-year awards: Cory L. Kite, Red Lion; Tyler M. Yohe, York.

Women’s Basketball (Head Coach Brent Harvey) First-year awards: Brittany M. Green, Dover; Lindsay A. Kline, Schererville; Kate M. Musso, York; Nicole A. Myers, York; Ciara L. Rossum, York; and Alicia M. Thompson, Red Lion. Second-year awards: Rosina C. Calderone, Thomasville; Mandy L. Ciesluk, Coal Township; Ariane E. Grove, East Berlin; and Tanya R. Myers, Spring Grove.

Men's Basketball (Head Coach Steve Baublitz) First-year awards: Timothy S. Azer, York; Derek A. Bennett, New Freedom; Peter M. Bottros, York; Zachary W. Dinwiddie, Red Lion; Richard Ly, Lancaster; Dave B. Lydner, York; Zachary E. Mann, York; Prince M. Perkiss, York; Dyshan L. Saahir, York; and Cody J. Zarilla, Dover. Second-year awards: Jared F. Cook, York; and Cody L. Correll, York. Fourth-year award: Derek T. Myers, York Haven.

Baseball (Head Coach Dr. Ron Workinger and Assistant Coach Joe Royer) First-year awards: Brent B. Berger, New Oxford; Troy D. Bonitz, New Freedom; Gregory M. Books, Dillsburg; James R. Cooper, Airville; Ivan De La Cruz, York; Travis A. Denison, Three Springs; Justin A. Heyne, New Freedom; Luke T. Keeny, York; Christopher J. Konrad, Dover; Christopher R. Krouse, York; Ryan W. Liggit, Windsor; William M. Newton, Glen Rock; Christopher R. Pratt. Willow Street; Joshua A. Seidenstricker, York; John S. Simmons, Glen Rock; Danny C. Smith, Red Lion; Chad W. Thoman, Dallastown; James L. Thompson, York; Joshua R. Todd, Glenville; Robert A. Whaley, Dover; and Leah L. Vogely, York.

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