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Athletes Honored at Penn State York

Photo of Logan Steckel receiving an award.
Logan P. Steckel, left, received a number of awards for his outstanding play on the court as part of the men's basketball team, and was also honored for his academic achievements with a PSUAC Academic All-Conference Award during the banquet.
7/17/2014 —

Penn State York honored its student athletes and coaches at the 43rd annual Athletic Awards Banquet Thursday, April 10, at Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center, York, Pa. The 2013–14 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 and Parrish Petry, Red Lion, Pa., head men’s basketball coach, being named Coach of the Year in his sport. Courtney Riggs, Hanover, Pa., a player on the women’s basketball team, made history and became the first female player to score 1,000 points in her college basketball career.

Six 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: Norbert Rodriguez, York, Pa., baseball; Logan P. Steckel, York, Pa., men’s basketball; Eros D. Linarez, Elizabeth, N.J., soccer; Steven D. Miller, York, Pa., soccer; Luis Rezande, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, soccer; and Megan H. Herr, Lititz, Pa. women’s volleyball.

Five students earned PSUAC 1st Team Honors. They are: Logan P. Steckel, York, Pa., men’s basketball; Paul Ambrose, Stewartstown, Pa., soccer; Richard Trey Chilcoat, New Freedom, Pa., soccer; Steven D. Miller, York, Pa., soccer; and Hannah L. York, York, Pa., women’s basketball.

Three students earned PSUAC 2nd Team Honors. They are: Joshua K. Jamison, Cockeysville, Md., men’s basketball; Tyler R. Martin, Lancaster, Pa., men’s basketball; and Courtney E. Riggs, Hanover, Pa., women’s basketball.

Logan P. Steckel, York, Pa., was named PSUAC Player of the Year in men’s basketball and Hannah L. York, York, Pa., was named PSUAC Newcomer of the Year in women’s basketball.

York athletes were also honored by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). Megan H. Herr, Lititz, Pa., women’s volleyball and Eros D. Linarez, Elizabeth N.J., soccer, were 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, Pa., men’s basketball, was named a USCAA 1st Team All-American and Hannah L. York, York, Pa., women’s basketball, was named a USCAA 2nd Team All-American. Paul Ambrose, Stewartstown, Pa., soccer; Richard T. Chilcoat, New Freedom, Pa., soccer; Joshua K. Jamison, Cockeysville, Md., men’s basketball; and Courtney E. Riggs. Hanover, Pa., women’s basketball, were named USCAA All-American Honorable Mentions.

Tyler R. Martin, Lancaster, Pa., 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.

Austin G. Beck, York, Pa., soccer, 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.

Eros D. Linarez, Elizabeth, N.J., 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.

Learn more about Penn State York’s athletic programs by visiting the website at sports.yk.psu.edu.

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