Penn Manor seniors honored with athletic awards, scholarships

More than 60 Penn Manor High School student athletes were honored May 16 during the Senior Sports Awards Social in the high school cafeteria.

In all, more than 40 awards were presented, including Coach of the Year to Larry Bellew and Assistant Coach of the Year to John Terscha.

The top athletic awards went to:

  • Outstanding Penn Manor Male and Female Athletes — Anna Sugra, Emma DeBerdine, Hunter Enck and William “Billy” Briegel.
  • Penn Manor Coaches Association Scholarships — Anna Sugra, Riley Neuman, Aydan Hinkle, David Kramer, Jared Stephan, Ryan Glenn, Kyle Echterling and Shayna Warfel.

Here’s what their coaches had to say about the top award winners:

Anna Sugra is an outstanding swimmer and team leader. Her best events are the 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and sprint freestyle. She won all but one individual event during the regular season and was the 2019 L-L League Champion in the 200-meter freestyle, with a time of 1:57.21. Anna will be attending Bloomsburg University in the fall.  

Emma DeBerdine is recognized as one of the best field hockey players in the country. She has been a perennial All-Star/All-State player, National All-American, National Player of the Year, Academic All-American and member of the U17-19 USA Field Hockey National Teams. Emma was the consummate team player/leader, on and off the field. She will attend the University of Maryland next year and join her sister, Brooke, on the Terrapins nationally ranked field hockey team.

Hunter Enck is a two-sport athlete who exceled in soccer and volleyball. In soccer, he was a two-time Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star and a co-leader in goals scored his senior year. As team captain, he led by example and character. Hunter added volleyball to his repertoire his freshman year and quickly earned a place on the varsity squad. He earned First Team All-Star honors in the Section the last two years as the team’s libero. Hunter was a great ambassador, not only for the soccer and volleyball teams, but for Penn Manor School District as well.

Billy Briegel was a four-year starter for the lacrosse team. He started in 72 of a possible 73 games and was a three-time 1st Team All-League performer in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Over his career, Billy scooped up 324 ground balls and caused 152 turnovers. He was named an Academic All-American for the Central Pennsylvania Lacrosse Chapter. Billy’s leadership skills and work ethic will take him to wherever he wants to go.  Billy received a Division I lacrosse scholarship and will be attending the University of Hartford next year. 

Riley Neuman was a four-year starter on the lacrosse team. He was a two-time All-League performer during his career and was captain of the team as a senior. During Riley’s playing career, he scooped up 191 ground balls and caused 91 turnovers. His energy level and desire to compete at a high level made him stand out. Riley will be attending Temple University next year.

Aydan Hinkle was one of the top attackmen in lacrosse in the L-L League.  During his senior year, the team compiled a 7-3 record with Aydan in the lineup, and he scored 16 goals and had five assists. Aydan’s competitiveness is what made him stand out. He will be attending Penn State University next year. 

David Kramer is the sophomore and junior class record holder in the 800-meter dash and was a member of the school record-holding 4 x 400 team. He medaled in various events at invitational and league/district meets. David carries himself in a way that other athletes look up to. He is always where he needs to be when he needs to be there, competes with a drive to win and handles his wins and defeats with poise. David will continue his running career at West Chester University.

Jared Stephan was one of the hardest workers on the boys’ swim team. His best events were the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle, but Jared could swim any event and do well. He placed fourth at the L-L League meet in the 500 freestyle and was named to the L-L League Honor Roll by as part of the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay, with one of the top three times in those events. Jared will be swimming at Kings College next year.

Ryan Glenn was a member of the basketball and baseball teams. He was an L-L League First Team All-Star in baseball and was named to the All-Academic Team for basketball. He not only earned the respect of his teammates, but of other teams throughout the league with his play on the baseball diamond. Ryan has a 4.72 weighted GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, National High School Mock Trial and Grey Zone. He plans to attend Penn State University.

Kyle Echterling was a dedicated member of the boys’ swim team and was one of the most-improved swimmers in his senior year, which is difficult to accomplish. He qualified for the L-L League meet in the 200 freestyle and got a best time for his last swim of the season. Kyle always sought ways to improve his time and strokes during the season. He will be swimming at Lebanon Valley College in the fall.

Shayna Warfel was a four-year member (three years on varsity) of the volleyball team who played in 188 varsity sets and earned an L-L League First Team All-Star award. She had 486 kills and 316 digs in her playing career and led the team into league and district playoffs for the first time in five years. Shayna will continue her academic and athletic career at Bloomsburg University. 

See the full list of award winners here.