Athletes honored at Penn State York

Penn State York honored its student athletes at the 40th annual Athletic Awards Banquet Friday, April 8, 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.

Thirty-two Penn State York students earned the distinction of Academic All-Conference. This honor is bestowed on those student athletes who have a semester grade-point average (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: Baseball: Matthew B. Arentz, Hanover, Pa.; Donovan M. Blessing, York, Pa.; Robert A. MacCubbin, Delta, Pa.; Andrew D. Taylor, Delta, Pa.; and James E. Volz, White Hall, Pa.  Women’s Basketball: Hannah M.Kuhn, Red Lion, Pa.; and Laura A. Hoffman, Hanover, Pa. Soccer: Scott D. Barrera, York, Pa.; Patrick W. Betmarik, Hanover, Pa.; Stephen P. Higgins, Nathan R. Hunt, York, Pa.; York, Pa.; Mihir L. Jadhav, Mumbai, India; Cody J. O’Connor, Hanover, Pa.; Karan U. Shah, Mumbai, India; John F. Suarez, Dominican Republic; and Timothy J. Weikert, York, Pa. Team Tennis: Aaron M. Dunlevy, Dover, Pa.; Michael N. Duong, Howard County, Md.; Christopher M. Lawyer, York, Pa.; Anh T. Nguyen, York, Pa.; Zil B. Vyas, York, Pa.; and Janessa T. Wagner, Dillsburg, Pa. Women’s Volleyball: Sabryna D. Holmberg, Glen Rock, Pa.; Lauren R. Kline, York, Pa.;Hannah M. Kuhn, Red Lion, Pa.; and Erin R. Murphy, Hanover, Pa.  Men’s Basketball: Ryan R. Bradshaw, Baltimore, Md; Joshua D. Czerski, Baltimore, Md.; Johan Erimee, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Chemin F. Lambert, York, Pa.; David B. Salerno, Bethlehem, Pa.; and Seth A. Warren, Dover, Pa.

Eleven students earned Athletic All-Conference in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). This award is given to athletes chosen either by their coach or other coaches in the conference for their athletic performance. Recipients are: Women’s Basketball: Hannah M. Kuhn, Red Lion, Pa.; and Jennifer L. Fink, New Oxford, Pa. Men’s Basketball: Durant K. Harvin, Reisterstown, Md. Team Tennis: Mikesh J. Desai, York, Pa.; Michael N. Duong, Howard City, Md.; Nathan J. Gambino, York, Pa.; and Zil B. Vyas, York, Pa.

Durant K. Harvin, Reisterstown, Md., 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.

Gregory S. Ebersol, Leola, Pa.; 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 30 years to promote the campus’ athletic programs.

Corey J. Magliore, York, Pa.; 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 died 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 of the game of soccer and outstanding sportsmanship will always be remembered through this award.

Michael Arnold, York, Pa.; tennis coach at Penn State York, was named the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Coach of the Year in Tennis for the second consecutive year for his outstanding leadership.

In the PSUAC, Hannah Kuhn, Red Lion, Pa., was named to the All-Conference First Team in women’s basketball; and Jennifer L. Fink, McLean, Va., women’s basketball, and Durant K. Harvin, Reisterstown, Md., men’s basketball, earned Honorable Mention All-Conference.

Prior to the start of the awards presentation, Joel M. Rodney, chancellor of Penn State York, presented a plaque to Kerry Magni for her 10 years of service as the campus’ athletic director.  Magni is stepping down from that position.

Team coaches presented awards to their athletes:

Baseball (Head Coach Jason Aspito, Assistant Coach Joseph P. Royer, and Score Keeper Barbara Eshbach) First-year awards:  Jose J. Aracena-Tavarez, York, Pa.; Matthew B. Arentz, Hanover, Pa.; Christopher R. Farscht, York, Pa.; Nathaniel J. Gambino, York, Pa.; Robert A. MacCubbin, Delta, Pa.; Christopher M. Miller, Red Lion, Pa.; David L. Pottle Jr., York, Pa.; John S. Smith, Lancaster, Pa.; and James E. Volz, White Hall, Pa.  Second-year awards: Donovan M. Blessing, York, Pa.; Anthany L. Heindel, Downingtown, Pa.; Andrew D. Taylor, Delta, Pa.; Nicholas D. Wallin, Hanover, Pa.; and Kent T. Weibley, York, Pa.  Third-year-award:  Trevor E. Neff, Dallastown, Pa.

Women’s Basketball (Head Coach Eric Leese and Assistant Coach Tom Leese) First-year award:  Hannah M. Kuhn.  Second-year-awards:  Amanda G. Ball, McLean, Va.; Jennifer L. Fink, New Oxford, Pa.; and Laura A. Hoffman, Hanover, Pa.  Third-year-award:  Lindsay E. Mumma, Dover, Pa.  Fourth-year-award:  Kaitlyn O. Toomey, Dover, Pa.

Men's Basketball (Head Coach Parrish Petry and Assistant Coach Alex Knox) First-year awards: Ryan R. Bradshaw, Baltimore, Md.;  Zachary A Harlem, York, Pa.; Chemin F. Lambert, York, Pa.; David B. Salerno, Bethlehem, Pa.; and Seth A. Warren, Dover, Pa.  Second-year-awards:  Johan Erimee, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Durant K. Harvin, Reisterstown, Md;  Matthew V. Rotonda, Tom’s River, NJ; and Xavier E. Smith, Bel Air, Md.  Third-year-award: Joshua D. Czerski, Baltimore, Md.

Soccer (Head Coach Richard Chilcoat, Assistant Coach Ben Otterson) First-year awards: Scott D. Barrera, York, Pa.; Adam M. Beck, York, Pa.; Daniel H. Brinkley, Camp Hill, Pa.; Jeffrey S. Childress, Dallastown, Pa.; Michael G. Chronister, York, Pa.; Lelish A. Depaso, York, Pa.; Gregory S. Ebersol, Leola, Pa.; Jordan E. Fair, Hershey, Pa.; Stephen P. Higgins, York, Pa.; Mihir L. Jadhav, Mumbai, India; Daniel J. Lynd, Hanover, Pa.; Cody J. O’Connor, Hanover, Pa.; Nicholas J. Ridolfi, Dallastown, Pa.; and Karan U. Shah, Mumbai, India.  Second-year-awards:  Aldin Avdic, York, Pa.; Patrick W. Betmarik, Hanover, Pa.; Cole J. Houser, Thomasville, Pa.; and Corey J. Magloire, York, Pa.  Fourth-year-awards:   Joseph D. Dizio, York, Pa.; Nathan R. Hunt, York, Pa.; John F. Suarez, Dominican Republic; and  Timothy J. Weikert, York, Pa.

Team Tennis (Head Coach Michael Arnold) First-year awards: Matthew A. Culler, Dover, Pa.; Christopher D. Dill, York, Pa.; Michael N. Duong, Howard City, Md.; Christopher M. Lawyer, York, Pa.; Anh T. Nguyen, York, Pa.; Zil B. Vyas, York, Pa.; and Janessa T. Wagner, Dillsburg, Pa.  Second-year-awards:  Mikesh J. Desai, York, Pa.; Aaron M. Dunlevy, Dover, Pa.; and Nathan J. Gambino.

Women's Volleyball (Head Coach William Hahn) First-year awards:  Tessa M. Berger, White Hall, Md.; Kathlyn M. Claycomb, Hanover, Great Britain; and Hannah M. Kuhn, Red Lion, Pa.  Second-year-awards:  Sydney R. Bondar, Reisterstown, Md.; Sabryna D. Holmberg, Glen Rock, Pa.; and Lauren R. Kline, York, Pa.  Third-year-awards:  Lindsay E. Mumma, Dover, Pa., and Ann P. Shaw, Spring Grove, Pa.  Fourth-year-award:  Erin R. Murphy, Hanover, Pa.

Learn more about Penn State York’s athletic programs by visiting the website at http://www2.yk.psu.edu/currentstudents/studentservices/athletics/.

 

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Last Updated April 12, 2011