Penn College Announces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014
Pennsylvania College of Technology has announced the 2014 inductees to its Athletics Hall of Fame.
The class is just the third to be inducted after being established in 2012 by Athletic Director Scott E. Kennell.
“I could not be prouder of this induction class,” Kennell said. “Now in our third year, we have continued to show what outstanding athletes and coaches Penn College has had. It’s such a testament to our tradition of excellence.”
The inductees are Mark Cordeiro (Class of 2009), Lisa Miller (’09), Mike Paulhamus, Andy Richardson and Phillip Woodring (’09).
The induction ceremony will be held Friday, Oct. 10, during Penn College’s Homecoming celebrations. The official website for the Hall of Fame is located via the Penn College’s Athletics website. Nominations for future induction classes can be made online.
The class of 2014:
Mark Cordeiro was a three-year member of the Penn College cross-country team. From 2008-09, Cordeiro became only the second runner in Penn College history to win back-to-back individual conference championships. In 2008, after helping the team win its fifth consecutive conference team championship, he placed third at the national meet, earning All-American status. He repeated the feat again in his final year, this time placing fifth at nationals.
Lisa Miller was a three-year member of the Penn College softball team. As a freshman, she helped the Lady Wildcats capture their first-ever conference championship. As a sophomore, Miller was an offensive leader, being named an All-Conference selection after batting an impressive .390 with 20 RBIs and 30 runs scored.
Mike Paulhamus was one of the most successful coaches at Penn College since his start in 2001. He was named Men’s Cross-Country Coach of the Year 11 times and Women’s Cross-Country Coach of the Year twice. From 2003-12, his men’s teams were undefeated and claimed 10 consecutive conference championships. In 2009, the Wildcat men had their best finish under Paulhamus as the USCAA National runners-up.
Andy Richardson was the first men’s soccer coach in Penn College history. From 1994 to 2004, his team’s amassed an impressive 105-50-10 (.667) overall record, won two conference championships and had seven postseason appearances. He was a two-time Coach of the Year selection whose teams’ legacies live on, holding 11 school records.
Phillip Woodring was a four-year member of the Penn College baseball team. From 2006-09, the shortstop helped the Wildcats to three conference championships (’06, ’08, ’09) with an impressive 124-44 (.738) overall record. He was a two-time All-Conference selection and a USCAA All-American Honorable mention in his senior year after helping the team to its first-ever berth in the national tournament.