Photo of student athletes Morgan Miller, Erik Hinkle, Hunter Sipel, Lily Sugra and Emily Riggs.

Senior student athletes, PM coaches honored with awards, scholarships

More than 50 Penn Manor High School student athletes were honored May 12 during the Senior Sports Awards Social in the high school cafeteria.

In all, more than 40 awards and scholarships were presented, including Coach of the Year to Megan Collins (girls’ basketball) and Assistant Coach of the Year to Cathy Riggs (softball).

The top athletic awards went to:

  • Outstanding Penn Manor Male and Female Athletes — Emily Riggs (softball), Morgan Miller (basketball), and Hunter Sipel (baseball).
  • All-Around Male and Female Athletes — Lily Sugra (soccer and basketball) and Erik Hinkle (football and lacrosse).
  • A. Landis Brackbill Scholar Athlete Award – Lily Sugra and Emily Riggs.

Here’s what their coaches had to say about these student athletes:

Lily Sugra is a two-sport athlete who excelled in both soccer and basketball. She helped guide the girls’ soccer team to finish as co-section champs and league champions. In basketball, she averaged 17.7 points per game and helped Penn Manor win its first section championship in 47 years. Lily was selected as a first team All-Star, as well as the Section 1 MVP. Lily plans to attend East Stroudsburg University in the fall.

Hunter Sipel led the baseball team in several key categories his senior year, including ERAs, strikeouts and RBIs, home runs and extra-base hits at the plate. He hit a game-winning, two-out grand slam vs. Wilson in the seventh inning, and had dominating shutout performances vs. Manheim Township and Hempfield. Hunter earned a scholarship to play for Division I Kent State in the fall. 

Emily Riggs has the rare combination of the desire to win and instinctual play during games, making her one of the best softball players to come through the Penn Manor program. A four-year varsity player, she compiled a .542 batting average, including 117 hits, 99 RBIs and 15 home runs. Her ERA as a pitcher was 1.33, and she had nine wins, eight saves and 134 strikeouts. Emily plans to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the fall.

Erik Hinkle was a two-time Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star in football. He led the team as captain and was a leading tackler for two years. In lacrosse, Erik was the heartbeat of the team and was voted first team in his junior and senior years. Erik controlled the faceoff “X” against some of the top teams in District 3, including going 95 percent from the “X” against Lampeter Strasburg. He has been accepted at Penn State.

Morgan Miller scored over 900 points in her high school basketball career.  As a team captain, she helped lead the Comets to their first section championship in 47 years and was selected a first team All-Star for Section 1. Morgan is planning to attend Randolph Macon College in the fall.

See the full list of award winners here.

Photo of student athletes Morgan Miller, Erik Hinkle, Hunter Sipel, Lily Sugra and Emily Riggs.
From left, Morgan Miller, Erik Hinkle, Hunter Sipel, Lily Sugra and Emily Riggs.