Penn State Lehigh Valley Athletic Awards: 2018 Athletes

Penn State Lehigh Valley athletes from the 2017-18 seasons gathered after the Athletic Awards luncheon on April 19 in Centre Hall at the Lehigh Valley campus.

Image: Amber Campbell

2018 Penn State Lehigh Valley Athletics Awards Luncheon

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Athletics Department recognized the accomplishments and achievements of their intercollegiate teams on April 19 during their fifth annual awards luncheon at the Lehigh Valley campus. Golfer Evan Fahs and women’s basketball and volleyball player Ebony Sanders were named Penn State Lehigh Valley Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

A male student and female student posing in a hallway

Golfer Evan Fahs and women’s basketball and volleyball player Ebony Sanders were named Penn State Lehigh Valley Athletes of the Year.

Image: Amber Campbell

“We’re really proud of our team and what they have accomplished throughout the 2017-18 year, and how they’ve competed in the field, while excelling in the classroom.” said Lorie Khalil, head women’s basketball coach and coordinator of athletic programs at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

Below are the achievements of each program for the 2017-18 season.

Men’s Golf
Head Coach: Brian Exton

Individual Accomplishments

  • Evan Fahs: USCAA 1st Team All-American, PSUAC 1st Team All-Conference, PSUAC Championship Medalist.
  • Nick Engleman: USCAA 1st Team All-American, USCAA National All-Academic (3.5 or higher GPA)

Academic All-Conference (students must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher)

Nick Engelman, Brian Zinman, Evan Fahs, Liam Ross, Jared Neders and Jacob Danko

Women’s Volleyball
Head Coach: Joanie Guman-Troutman
Assistant Coach: Sarah Pasetsky

Individual Accomplishments

  • Ebony Sanders: PSUAC 1st Team All-Conference.
  • Tori Urbas: PSUAC Honorable Mention All-Conference.
  • Bryce Kollar: John Fritz Sportsmanship Award.

Academic All-Conference (students must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher)

Jennifer Bosques, Bobby Tubbs, Bryce Kollar, Ebony Sanders

Women’s Basketball
Head Coach: Lorie Khalil

Individual Accomplishments

  • Ebony Sanders: USCAA 2nd Team All-American, USCAA National All-Academic, PSUAC 1st Team All-Conference, PSUAC Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Andrea Watkins: USCAA 2nd Team All-American, PSUAC 2nd Team All-Conference.
  • Hannah Bankes: PSUAC 2nd Team All-Conference, USCAA National All-Academic Team (students with 3.5 GPA or higher), fourth player in school history to score 1,000 career points.
  • Myasia Taylor: USCAA National All-Academic Team.
  • Makayla Brown-Paul: John Fritz Sportsmanship Award.

Academic All-Conference (students must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher - BASED on SPRING 2017 GPA)

Ebony Sanders, Hannah Bankes, Kereece Seuren, Andrea Watkins and Myasia Taylor

Men’s Basketball
Head Coach: Mike DeCarolis

Individual accomplishments:

  • Jonathan Buie: USCAA Honorable Mention All-American, PSUAC Honorable Mention All-Conference, PSUAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
  • AJ Molettiere: USCAA National All-Academic, John Fritz Sportsmanship Award.

Academic All-Conference (students must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher - BASED on SPRING 2017 GPA)

AJ Molettiere, Jordan Young, Eric Gainor, Parker Jones and David Stevens

Contacts: 

Dennille Schuler

Public Relations Specialist
Penn State Lehigh Valley

Work Phone: 
610-285-5018