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Weaver and Williams selected as PSU’s top student-athletes

Posted 7/11/17

Men’s soccer forward Victor Weaver and cross country/women’s track and field standout Ashley Williams are Penn State Harrisburg’s 2016-2017 Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year.

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Weaver and Williams selected as PSU’s top student-athletes

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Men’s soccer forward Victor Weaver and cross country/women’s track and field standout Ashley Williams are Penn State Harrisburg’s 2016-2017 Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year.

The Penn State Harrisburg Student-Athlete of the Year is awarded to the male and female student-athlete who has excelled above and beyond normal standards academically and athletically, according to athletic director Rahsaan Carlton. In addition, the recipients of this award demonstrated strong leadership abilities.

Weaver had a tremendous junior year for the men’s soccer program by helping to lead the Lions to a fourth-place regular-season finish in the Capital Athletic Conference and a trip to the conference playoffs. After the conference playoffs, the Lions were selected to compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament, where they lost in the semifinals.    

Weaver led the CAC in assists as well as being the top point-earner for the Lions. He either scored a goal or had an assist in 11 of the 13 wins for Penn State Harrisburg last season.

Weaver claimed All-CAC second team honors along with being named All-ECAC and making the ECAC All-Tournament team. 

“Victor is a great teammate, puts others first, and is truly a leader who leads by example,” said his coach, Dan Krzyzanowicz. “As captain, instead of pushing responsibility on others, he helps with equipment daily and also helps all his teammates on and off the field.”

Weaver has a 3.33 GPA, even though he considers English his second language. 

Williams is a three-sport athlete. She started her fall with the cross country team before moving to her dominant sports of indoor/outdoor track and field.

Williams not only led Penn State Harrisburg’s indoor track and field team last winter, she came home with a CAC championship in the 60 meter hurdles.  She broke her own championship meet record when she claimed a second straight victory at the CAC indoor championship. Her record-breaking time earned her a trip to the ECAC championships, where she took first place and a trip to the NCAA Championships. She earned second team All-American status after placing 11th at the indoor nationals. 

“Growth, trust and transformation remain a constant theme for Ashley Williams on her journey to being a national champion. This year she took a great step toward that goal by making it to the national championship. She is a trailblazer for our team for women’s sports at Penn State and for her family,” her head coach, Danielle Lynch, said. “As she gets stronger, faster, and more mature, she refocuses her sights on the title for next year.”

She finished with a 3.37 GPA. 

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