June 9, 2001
LHU Baseball and Softball Players Merit ECAC
(Lock Haven, Pa.) Ė
baseball and softball players for Lock Haven University of
Pennsylvania were awarded Eastern College Athletic Conference
Division II South All-Star honors.
Among those recognized were the Bald Eagle baseball
teamís Dan Sowash (State College/State College)
and Jason Laubach (Mifflinville/Central Columbia)
and the Lady Eagle softball teamís Stacie Miller (Lock
Haven/Lock Haven), Tara Trabosh (Pottsville/Pottsville Area),
and Jocelyn Tutrani (Royersford/Royersford).
Dan Sowash makes his first appearance on the All-ECAC
list, taking his place among the First Team All-Star members.
A North Atlantic First Team All-Region and First Team
All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference pitcher, the junior
right-hander went 9-2 from the mound, setting a new LHU record
for season wins. He
posted a 1.16 ERA, setting another new school mark and holding
the best average in all of NCAA Division II as of May 20. Sowash
rewrote the history books again by throwing 74 strikeouts over
the course of the season. He
made a total of 11 appearances, throwing seven complete games
with five shutouts in 69.2 innings of work.
LHU outfielder Jason Laubach earns Second Team
ECAC All-Star honors. Laubach,
also a First Team All-PSAC West outfielder, paced the Lock Haven
offense with a .411 batting average (51-124) in 41 starts.
The senior Bald Eagle also led the squad and was among
conference leaders with nine doubles, five home runs, and 30
RBIs. On defense,
Laubach was flawless, securing 52 putouts and five assists with
Stacie Miller earned First Team ECAC All-Star
senior catcher for the Lady Eagles was the PSAC West Player of
the Year and also a First Team all-conference player.
Miller led Lock Haven and was among PSAC leaders in
batting average (.427), doubles (13), home runs (10), RBIs (36),
and slugging percentage (.818).
She recorded new school records for single season home
runs and slugging percentage, and her 36 RBIs tied the existing
LHU mark. With this
yearís numbers, Miller took over the Lock Haven career records
for doubles (41) and RBIs (75).
Junior first baseman Tara Trabosh earned Second
Team ECAC All-Star honors.
Trabosh was also named to the First Team All-PSAC,
hitting .318 including four doubles, a triple, and three home
runs. Her 15 RBIs
was second only to Millerís total.
Trabosh has led the Lady Eagles in fielding percentage
for the past two seasons, this year posting a .985 percentage
including a team best of 322 putouts.
Rookie third baseman Jocelyn Tutrani makes her
inaugural appearance on the ECACís All-Star list, being
selected to the Second Team.
A First Team All-PSAC infielder Tutrani posted 86 assists
and 37 putouts in her first season of collegiate action.
At the plate, she recorded 29 hits (4 doubles, 1 triple)
and seven RBI with a .302 batting average.
The Lock Haven baseball team finished off the 2001 season
with a 29-12 overall mark and a 13-7 PSAC West ledger.
The Lady Eagle softball team was 16-21 overall and even
at 10-10 in the PSAC Western Division.
June 9, 2001
Lock Haven's Miller Adds PSAC Top Ten To
List of Accolades
(Lock Haven, Pa.) Ė Stacie
Miller (Lock Haven/Lock Haven), a senior softball player
for Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, earned recognition as
a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Spring Top Ten Award
winner, as released last week.
The PSAC Top Ten awards recognize five male and five female
student-athletes from the PSAC who distinguish themselves in the
classroom, as well as in the arena of competition.
The conference designates Top Ten Award winners after
each of the competitive sports seasons, fall, winter and spring.
This season Miller was selected as the PSAC Western Divisionís
Player of the Year and a First Team All-PSAC catcher.
A four-year starting catcher for the Lady Eagles, Miller
led the squad and was among PSAC leaders in nearly every
offensive category, including batting average (.427), doubles
(13), home runs (10), RBIs (36), and slugging percentage (.818). Her totals for home runs and slugging percentage marked new
LHU season records, and her 36 RBIs tied the existing Lock Haven
record. Miller, now
a four-time All-PSAC player, also holds Lock Haven all-time
records in doubles (41) and RBIs (75).
has a cumulative 3.813 grade point average as a Health and
Physical Education major at Lock Haven, and also earned Verizon
Academic All-American honors this season.
be a candidate for the Top Ten Awards, a student-athlete must
have achieved a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative grade point average
and be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic
student-athletes from the Spring sports season are eligible for
the Spring Top Ten Awards.
Those sports include softball, baseball, golf, womenís
lacrosse, menís and womenís track and field, and menís and
Ten Awards provide the PSAC an extra tier in the recognition of
the top student-athletes on all PSAC squads with 3.25 cumulative
GPA's or better. Additionally,
the PSAC names the top Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the
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