Athletes named to All MCAC Teams
Panther Athletics had a successful 2010-11 basketball season as both the men’s and women’s teams qualified for postseason play and were awarded a number of conference honors. In all, seven student athletes from the teams received MCAC All-Conference honors.
Corey Standerfer, a 6’6” senior from El Reno, Oklahoma, was selected 1st Team All-Conference for the second straight season. The standout forward was also selected for the All-Regional Team by the NCCAA. Head Coach Delton Deal said, “Standerfer is definitely deserving of the honor. It has been a privilege to coach him for the last two seasons. He displays great character and leadership on and off the court.”
Desmond Strickland, a 6’1” guard from Wichita Falls, Texas, was awarded MCAC Honorable Mention. "Strickland is only just a sophomore and I'm glad to have him for 2 more years,” said Deal. “By the time his college career is finished, Strickland could be one of the leading scorers in York College history."
For the Lady Panthers, Lorena Medeiros, a 5’9” guard from Vitoria, Brazil, was named All-Conference for the second year in a row. “Lo has been so consistent for us the past couple of years and we are really going to miss her command and presence on the court,” said Head Coach Jen Spickelmier.
Keishell Paul, a 5’7” senior from New Orleans, Louisiana, was also named to the 1st Team, and in addition, she was picked MCAC Newcomer of the Year. “Paul led the team in scoring and really set the pace for our offense,” said Spickelmier. “This is the second year in a row a Panther was selected as the MCAC Newcomer with Lo Medeiros winning it last year.”
was the third YC player to be named 1st Team All-MCAC. “Rachelle was a force all year long, especially towards the end of the year,” said Coach Spickelmier.
Carrie Berger, a graduating senior from Cedaredge, Colorado, Mayara Santos, a junior from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Rachelle Tialavea, a junior transfer from West Jordan, Utah, were awarded MCAC Honorable Mention.
For the second season in a row the Lady Panthers qualified for postseason play but were defeated in the first round of the MCAC Tournament by the top seeded College of the Ozarks. Earlier in the season Spickelmier’s team provided the YC home crowd with a thrilling 74-57 upset of the ninth-ranked Bobcats to snap a 90-game conference winning streak.
Even though the men’s team regular basketball schedule is completed, their season has been extended with an invitation to play in the NCCAA Central Region tournament in Oklahoma City, beginning March 10th. Go Panthers!