Ten Penn College Athletes Named All-Conference

Published 05.14.2007


Ten Pennsylvania College of Technology spring and winter athletes have earned Penn State University Athletic Conference All-Conference honors, it has been announced.

Named All-Conference from the championship women's softball team were freshmen Lisa Miller (Cogan Station), Samantha Mills (Harrisburg) and Michelle McNett (Canton). Receiving honorable mention were Renee Craig (Millville) and Kristin Bernard (Hastings), also both freshmen.

Miller hit .427 with seven triples and 18 runs batted in. Mills led the team with a .506 batting average, had a team-high six home runs and team-high 38 RBI. McNett hit .500 with four home runs and 26 RBI. "They were the heart and soul of the team. Those three girls, in the 2-3-4 holes, were just incredible. They were just incredible," coach Roger Harris said.

Craig and Bernard both were pitchers. Craig posted nine wins without a loss on the mound and had a 3.75 earned run average, while Bernard had a 6-2 record and 4.50 ERA during the team's 23-6 campaign.

In baseball, where the Wildcats went 22-11 and finished fourth in the conference, twin brothers Philip and James Woodring were named all-conference along with Mark Shaffer. Levi Bailey was named honorable mention.

Philip Woodring, a sophomore shortstop from Waynesboro, hit .472 with 23 runs batted in and two home runs. His brother, James, a junior second baseman, hit .417 with 12 RBI. Numerous times during the fall and spring seasons, Penn College coach Chris Howard praised the Woodrings for the defensive strength they provided in the middle of the infield. Shaffer, a sophomore from Hanover, posted a 6-0 record with a 2.14 earned run average. Bailey, a freshman infielder-outfielder from Harrisburg, led the team with a .552 batting average and drove in 12 runs.

Cited in women's basketball was Erin Mahoney, a 5-foot-7 sophomore guard from Linesville. During the Lady Wildcats' 10-15 season, which ended in the conference semifinals, Mahoney averaged 5.2 points, 3.4 assists and 2.7 steals per game.

Commenting on her value to the squad, coach Ron Kodish said, "Erin's value to the team cannot be measured totally by her statistics. Erin's game improved tremendously over the course of the season, not only physically, but mentally. She became a confident player on both ends of the court, and a leader on the team.

Kodish also noted that, in two seasons, Mahoney has not missed a practice or game.