Penn State York honors athletes for 2014-15

April 16, 2015

Penn State York’s honored its student athletes and coaches at the 44th annual Athletic Awards Banquet Thursday, April 9, at Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center, York, Pennsylvania. The 2014-15 athletic teams had successful seasons with most of them making it to the playoffs.  

Highlights of the season included the Penn State York men’s basketball team again capturing the Penn State Athletic Conference (PSUAC) championship title -- a three-peat -- and Parrish Petry, head men’s basketball coach, being named Coach of the Year in his sport for the second year in a row. Three men’s basketball players passed the 1,000 points scored in their college careers – Joshua  Jamison, of Cockeysville, Maryland; Logan Steckel, of York, Pennsylvania; and Tyler Martin, of York, Pennsylvania. All three players were a part of the three championship teams.

Twelve Penn State York student athletes earned the distinction of Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) 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: Akshae Arora, York, Pennsylvania, soccer; Jasmine M. Berry, York, Pennsylvania, volleyball; Whitney Brown, Richmond, Virginia, volleyball; Ryan M. Gardner, York, Pennsylvania, men’s basketball; Candace E. Kottmyer, York, Pennsylvania, women’s basketball; Nicholas T. Ridolfi, Dallastown, Pennsylvania, soccer; Roger S. Schuman, New Freedom, Pennsylvania, men’s basketball; Logan P. Steckel, York, Pennsylvania, men’s basketball; William R. Vaughn-Geib, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, men’s basketball; Michael Wakeling, York, Pennsylvania, baseball; Hannah L. York, York, Pennsylvania, women’s basketball; and Molly York, York, Pennsylvania, women’s basketball.

Five students earned PSUAC 1st Team Honors. They are: Paul Ambrose, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, soccer; Adam Beck, York, Pennsylvania, soccer; Logan P. Steckel, York, Pa., men’s basketball; Jonathan A. Taylor, Dover, Pennsylvania, soccer; and Jeremy A. Weibley, Manchester, Pennsylvania.
 
Three students earned PSUAC Honorable Mention. They are: Jasmine M. Berry, York, Pennsylvania, women’s volleyball; and Joshua K. Jamison, Cockeysville, Maryland, men’s basketball.

York athletes also were honored by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). Roger S. Schuman, New Freedom, Pennsylvania, men’s basketball, was named to the USCAA All-Academic Team. This honor is bestowed on those student-athletes who have a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher during the semester of competition or a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and completion of at least 24 credits.  Logan P. Steckel, York, Pennsylvania, men’s basketball, was named to the UCCAA 2nd Team All-American; and Joshua K. Jamison, Cockeysville, Maryland, men’s basketball, was named a USCAA All-American Honorable Mention.

Lucas B. Jewel, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, men’s basketball, received the Trimmer Award in basketball. This award is named in honor of the late former Penn State York Basketball Coach, Ron Trimmer, and is given to the most improved player.  Martin was also named to the USCAA Championship All-Tournament Team.

Mohammad Fakhry Jelani, York, Pennsylvania, soccer, received the Broadbent Award given in honor of Bruce Broadbent, 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.

Jeremy A. Weibley, Manchester, Pennsylvania, soccer, 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 of the game of soccer and outstanding sportsmanship will always be remembered through this award.

See photos from the athletic awards banquet here.  Learn more about Penn State York’s athletic programs by visiting the  website at http://sports.york.psu.edu.
 

  • York athletic awards 2015

    Chris Beaverson, right, presented the Coach of the Year Award to Parrish Petry, left, men's basketball coach at Penn State York.  This is Petry's second year in a row receiving this honor from the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC).  Petry led his team to their third PSUAC championship in row.

    IMAGE: Barbara Dennis
Last Updated April 16, 2015