Penn State Abington athletes, coaches rack up honors

Sports scoreboard: Week of Oct. 30, 2016
Penn State Abington coaches of the year

Coaches of the Year: Jose Rodriguez, men's cross country, and David Castellanos, men's soccer.

Credit: Penn State

ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington student-athletes and coaches earned all-conference, coach of the year, and athlete of the week awards as fall sports wrap up.

The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) last week honored Penn State Abington student-athletes and coaches with the following honors: 

Coaches of the Year: Men's soccer: David Castellanos; men's cross country: Jose Rodriguez

Golfer of the Week: Senior Mike Lam 

Men's soccer all-conference:

  • First team: Senior forward Richard Domico and junior midfielder Andrew Costa
  • Second team: Sophomore forward Hernando Villamil, freshman midfielder Chris Schlegal, sophomore goalkeeper Jose Arroyo  
  • Third team: Junior defender Thomas Vessels 

Women's soccer all-conference:

  • Second team: Junior forward Michelle Latronica, junior defender Greta Sheridan, and sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Friend
  • Third team: Sophomore defender Jessica Domansky

Volleyball all-conference: Senior Sam Amaro named first team for the third consecutive year.

Volleyball defensive player of the week: Isabel Hoch (third time this season)

The NCAA recognized Abington this week with its Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative, which includes a $500 award toward related programming. The NCAA singled out the college’s Diversity Leadership Retreat (DLR) for its impact on student athletes and the campus community.


NEAC playoffs: Abington athletics scores for the week beginning Oct. 30, 2016.

Men's soccer

Abington 2, State University of New York Polytechnic 1

Keuka College 4, Abington 1

Women's soccer

Abington 1, Penn College 1 

Abington eliminated on penalty kicks, 5-4


Gallaudet University 3, Abington 0


Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz campus, offers baccalaureate degrees in 18 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia. Nearly half of our 4,000 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more. The Lion’s Gate residence hall will open in August 2017.