The Lock Haven College Division of Athletics held its sixth annual Talons lately. This yr, the Talons have been held just about on social media.
Highlighting the evening was the announcement of the 2019-20 Charlotte E. Smith and Bald Eagle award winners.
Kayla Brathwaite (Area Hockey/Monitor & Area): The award is introduced to LHU’s high senior feminine student-athlete. The award goes to a senior feminine student-athlete in recognition of her accomplishments in ladies’s athletics, excellent management and educational achievement.
Brathwaite has been a mannequin student-athlete each on the sphere and within the classroom. The senior was named to the Atlantic-10 First Staff All-Convention this season and holds a 3.56 cumulative GPA. She additionally excelled on the observe, sitting second in LHU historical past with a time of 42.80 within the 300 meters. She can also be a part of college information in two relay occasions, the 4×200 meters and the gap medley relay.
Brathwaite earned All-Area honors from the Nationwide Area Hockey Coaches Affiliation (NFHCA) and helped lead the Bald Eagle Area Hockey staff to their first A-10 playoff look since 2014 and a 6-2 convention document. She was additionally named to the Division I NFHCA Senior All Star Sport.
Bald Eagle Award
DJ Fehlman (Wrestling): This award goes to a senior male student-athlete who has demonstrated total excellence in athletics, teachers, and repair, and whose efforts throughout his time at The Haven have made us all proud to have him characterize not solely his particular person staff, but additionally the athletics program as an entire.
Fehlman met and exceeded all of the qualities of the Bald Eagle Award over his Haven profession. A 3-time Division I Wrestling nationwide qualifier, he additionally was named a Nationwide Wrestling Coaches Affiliation (NWCA) Tutorial All-American 4 occasions and holds a cumulative GPA of three.8.
A 2019 EWL particular person champion at 133 lbs., Fehlman helped lead the Bald Eagles to back-to-back staff EWL championships in 2018 and 2019. Fehlman additionally reached the illustrious 100-win plateau as a Bald Eagle with a serious determination within the staff’s dominant victory over rival Bloomsburg. He completed his exceptional profession with 113 wins, which ties him for 10th all-time in LHU historical past.
Coach of the Yr
Aaron Russell (Head M&W Cross Nation/Assistant, Indoor and Outside Monitor and Area): Coach Russell led the boys’s cross nation staff to a runner-up end on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Convention (PSAC) Championships and a fourth place end on the Division II Atlantic Area Championships. He additionally led the ladies’s cross nation staff to a sixth place end within the PSAC and a fifth place end within the Atlantic Area. Moreover, he coached seven people to All-Convention Honors, 5 people to All-Area Honors, six people to All-Tutorial Honors, and three people to nationwide qualifier standing.
College Member of the Yr
President Robert Pignatello: President Pignatello has been a relentless supporter of Haven Athletics. Since being chosen as LHU’s 15th president in March 2018, Pignatello has turn into the student-athletes greatest supporter and will be discovered at practically each Bald Eagle house occasion.
Athletic Coach of the Yr
Dakota Rosenberg: Dakota is extraordinarily educated and at all times caring for accidents that come to him. He understands the significance of remedy and care and helps student-athletes in one of the simplest ways attainable to get them wholesome as shortly as attainable. In his time at The Haven, Dakota has demonstrated a real willingness to go above and past for the wellbeing of LHU student-athletes.
Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Yr
Luke Werner (Wrestling): Initially planning on redshirting, Werner ended that in early December and by no means appeared again on the best way to a 31-5 total document. The junior went 7-1 in duals and 4-1 in MAC duals, and earned Honorable Point out All-American honors from the NWCA. By means of a third-place end on the 2020 Mid-American Convention (MAC) Championships in March, Werner was set to make his NCAA Championship debut earlier than the match was cancelled.
Feminine Breakthrough Athlete of the Yr
Rileigh Devine (Ladies’s Basketball): Devine etched her identify in LHU historical past this season as she reached the 1,000-point milestone and completed with college information for 3-pointers made in a sport (8), whole season 3-pointers made (70) and whole profession 3-pointers made (203). She additionally earned her second All-PSAC honor this season and completed second within the PSAC in free throw proportion for the 2019-20 season.
Staff All-In Award
Area Hockey: Lock Haven’s discipline hockey staff had a standout season, ending second within the A-10 convention with a dramatic ending to their season by virtually pulling off an upset towards the No. 12 ranked staff in Division 1, Saint Joseph’s. General, the staff ended their season 11-Eight and their A-10 playoff look was the staff’s first since 2014. The Bald Eagles completed the common season on a roll, concluding the season with a four-game win streak. All 4 wins got here by means of shutout victories, as Lock Haven outscored its opponents 11-Zero within the closing 4 video games. In all, LHU received seven of its closing eight video games throughout the common season, which included A-10 wins over La Salle, Virginia Commonwealth, Saint Louis and Saint Francis.
Male Rookie of the Yr
Andrea DiSomma (Males’s Soccer): DiSomma wasted no time transitioning to the collegiate sport, scoring a PSAC-best 17 targets in his rookie season, placing him third in all of Division II in targets for the 2019 season. He completed fifth all-time at LHU for single season targets, and his three hat-tricks tied the LHU document. DiSomma was certainly one of simply two freshmen to be named a D2CCA All-American and earned each first staff All-PSAC and All-Area.
of the Yr
Marena Lonardi (Ladies’s Basketball) and Jazmin Palma (Area Hockey): Lonardi made an on the spot influence on the ground and led the Bald Eagles in scoring as a real freshman, averaging 13.Four factors per sport. She additionally shot a powerful 40.5% from the ground, averaged 4.Zero boards per sport, and was second on the staff with 36 steals. Lonardi helped lead the Bald Eagles again to the PSAC playoffs for the second straight season with an total 15-13 document.
Palma shone in her freshman season on the sphere hockey staff. She took the league by storm and ranked among the many Atlantic 10’s offensive leaders in most classes as she was named A-10 Rookie of the Yr together with incomes First Staff All-Convention and All-Rookie Staff honors. Palma led the A-10 in photographs with 66 and led LHU with 16 factors, thanks to 5 targets and a team-best six assists. Palma scored in 5 totally different video games, with two of her 5 targets coming as game-winners. In wins over Colgate and Wagner, she registered 4 factors in every sport.
Male Most Precious Participant
Kyle Shoop (Wrestling): Shoop closed out his senior season in fashion as a four-time NCAA qualifier and twice was the NCAA Division I technical falls chief. He was a Division I All-American in 2019, and a three-time Southern Scuffle placewinner. He leads all Haven wrestlers because the LHU technical falls chief with 45, and this season he cemented his place in LHU wrestling historical past as he completed second all-time for profession wins on the Haven (131).
Laurel Moyer (Ladies’s Cross Nation/Monitor & Area): Moyer persistently scored an abundance of factors for each cross nation and observe & discipline as she continued to interrupt college information and make program historical past. In cross nation, Moyer ran to 3rd place finishes on the PSAC and Atlantic Area Championships on path to her first NCAA Nationwide Championship berth. Accompanying her have been All-Convention, All-Area and All-Tutorial honors. In indoor observe she ran to highschool information within the 1,000 meters, the mile and the three,000 meters. Moyer dominated on the PSAC Championships, profitable the 5km run and ending second within the 3000m and mile as she scored 26 of the Bald Eagles 35.5 factors.
Neighborhood Management Award
Males’s and Ladies’s Cross Nation/Monitor & Area: The Cross Nation and Monitor & Area Groups exemplified all the pieces about what it means to be a Bald Eagle. From volunteering at Lily’s Run, to serving to conduct a highschool tri-meet at their house course, to aiding within the Susquehanna River Cleanup. The staff was a mannequin of group service and management.
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