SU sports: Raiders student athletes honored

Raiders student-athletes were honored this month for their performances in a variety of sports.

Pettis was PSAC’s top basketball athlete

Shippensburg University junior Lauren Pettis (Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township) has received a Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week award from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division.

Shippensburg posted double-digit victories Nov. 12 over Virginia Union and Bowie State, two teams that qualified for the 2020 NCAA Tournament. SU’s defense limited both teams below 40-percent shooting from the field.

Pettis had 15 rebounds (7.5 rebounds per game) and blocked six shots (three in both games) in addition to picking up four steals during the 2-0 weekend. She was a team-high +16 against Virginia Union and a team-high +21 against Bowie State; meaning that the Raiders scored 37 points more than they allowed while she was on the floor. Additionally, Pettis drew a team-high nine fouls against Bowie State.

The opponents’ starting forwards managed just 18 points over the two games, and SU’s opponents totaled just 54 points in the paint in that span.

It is Pettis’s first weekly honor, either as an Athlete or Defensive Athlete. She was the PSAC Eastern Division Freshman of the Week on March 4, 2019. It is the first time a Raider has been a PSAC East Defensive Athlete of the Week since Kryshell Gordy on Feb. 17, 2020.

READ: SU women’s basketball: Bowie State falls to Raiders

Petrantonio, Wink, Womer selected to 2021 NFHCA Senior Team

Shippensburg University seniors Jazmin Petrantonio (Saenz Pena, Argentina/Colegio Nuestra Senora de la Misericordia), Caitlyn Wink (Princess Anne, Md./Delmar) and Sarah Womer (Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South) are on the 2021 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II Senior Team.

NCAA Division II teams selected 38 seniors for the honor. The traditional coach-led trophy presentation at the NFHCA Senior Games was cancelled because of limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; instead, coaches had the opportunity to announce the name of their Senior Team honoree(s).

Seth Crabbe named to 2021 All-PSAC East Men’s Soccer First Team

Shippensburg University sophomore forward Seth Crabbe (Kent, England/Wrotham School) is on the 2021 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Men’s Soccer First Team. The league’s head coaches vote on the positions.

It is Crabbe’s first All-PSAC classification. He is the third SU forward in the last 11 years chosen for the First Team, joining Cole Kropnick (2018) and Miles Harriger (2010). He is also just the 10th Raider forward in 39 years to earn First Team honors.

In 16 matches this season, Crabbe led the Raiders with seven goals, 16 points and six multi-point matches. It is the second consecutive season he has led the team in goals. He ranked in a tie for seventh in the PSAC in goals. Of his six games with points, Crabbe scored two goals in a league match with Bloomsburg.

KK O’Donnell, Kendra Barlow named to 2021 All-PSAC East Women’s Soccer Team

Shippensburg University senior forward K.K. O’Donnell (Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford) and sophomore goalkeeper Kendra Barlow (Painesville, Ohio/Gilmour Academy) are on the 2021 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Teams. O’Donnell is on the Eastern Division First Team, while Barlow is on the Second Team.

Voting is conducted by the league’s head coaches.

It is the second consecutive year that Shippensburg has had multiple players earn All-PSAC accolades, as O’Donnell was named a Second Team midfielder in 2019 and Izzy Weigel was named a Second Team forward.

It is the first time that SU has had a First Team forward since Katie Leverentz in 2010. Overall, O’Donnell becomes the fourth First Team forward in school history, joining Leverentz, Gayle Kuntzmann (2006, 2008, 2009) and Lisa Trombetta (1997).

O’Donnell becomes the 14th player in school history to become a two-time All-PSAC honoree. She led the team with six goals and 15 points and ranked second in assists with three. On Senior Day, a 3-1 victory over No. 20-ranked West Chester, O’Donnell scored twice. She had at least one point in seven games.

Barlow becomes the third SU goalkeeper in SU history to earn All-PSAC honors, joining Beth Long (2008 First Team, 2007 Second Team) and Meredith Yakscoe-Markle (2005 First Team, 2004 First Team). She totaled 107 saves, tied for third-most in the PSAC, and recorded an .843 save percentage – which ranks fourth in the PSAC. Barlow had four matches with double-digit saves, including a career-high 14 at East Stroudsburg, and also made nine saves in a victory over nationally-ranked West Chester.