PSAC named two Raiders athletes — Jaxson Montross and Jazmin Petrantonio — to the conference’s inaugural Athletes of the Week program.
Jaxson Montross, football
Shippensburg University freshman Jaxson Montross (Tunkhannock, Pa./Tunkhannock Area) is the inaugural Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week. The league office chose him Monday morning after a record-setting debut.
In Shippensburg’s 25-17 victory over West Virginia State, Montross was 4-for-4 on field goals in his collegiate debut; including a school-record 50-yarder with 1:24 remaining that created the final scoring margin. That kick came after he previously made field goals of 41, 42 and 20 yards.
Montross is the first SU kicker to make four field goals in a single game since Jamie Reder did it Oct. 8, 2005 at Lock Haven. The previous school-record field goal was 49 yards by Drew Newcomer at Slippery Rock on Sept. 14, 2013.
It is the first time that an SU player has been named PSAC Eastern Division Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week since Sean Judge on Oct. 7, 2019. It is the first time that an SU kicker has earned the award since Billy Deane on Oct. 23, 2017.
Jazmin Petrantonio, field hockey
Shippensburg University senior Jazmin Petrantonio (Saenz Pena, Argentina/Colegio Nuestra Senora de la Misericordia) is this week’s PSAC Field Hockey Athlete of the Week. Monday’s choice comes on the heels of an impressive performance in the team’s season opener on Sunday.
In Sunday’s 7-2 win over Coker, Petrantonio scored five goals to propel the Raiders to victory. It is the 10th career hat trick for Petrantonio; and the third time in her career she has scored five or more goals in a game.
Petrantonio scored twice in the first quarter, twice in the second quarter (including once on a penalty stroke) and one final time with 10:06 to go to cap off the scoring.
It is the fifth time in her career that Petrantonio has been named the PSAC Field Hockey Athlete of the Week, with her most recent honor coming on Oct. 1, 2019.