The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) has announced its Athletes of the Week selections in the sports of men's and women's basketball, men's volleyball, tennis, and baseball for the period running from February 20-26, 2017.
Men's Basketball: Medaille F Mike Hollenbeck had a huge weekend for the Mavericks, helping Medaille capture their fifth conference title in program history and second in three seasons. Hollenbeck was a force for the Mavs, averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds on 53.3% shooting from the floor. He also blocked five shots and connected on 72.7% of his free throw attempts. For his efforts, Hollenbeck was named to the AMCC All-Tournament Team along with teammate Meghale Ford.
Women's Basketball: La Roche F TiChina Mitchell averaged 23.5 points, 11 rebounds and 4.5 assists as the Redhawks won their seventh straight AMCC Championship. She had 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in their semifinal win over Behrend and 33 points and 12 rebounds in their Championship Game victory over Medaille. Mitchell was named to the AMCC All-Tournament Team.
Men's Volleyball: PS-Altoona OH Brandon Arentz had a pair of strong showings in two matches on Saturday. He helped Penn State Altoona to a 3-0 win over AMCC opponent Penn State Behrend with 15 kills and 12 digs. Later, he posted seven digs and four kills in a 3-0 loss to Southern Virginia. On the week, Arentz posted 19 kills (3.17 kills per set) and 19 digs (3.17 digs per set).
Baseball (Player): Pitt-Bradford OF Tim Brown hit a pair of home runs and drove in five runs in the team's season-opening win. He went 6-9 in 14 total plate appearances last week while scoring five runs. Brown hit .667, with a .769 on-base percentage, and 1.333 slugging percentage.
Baseball (Pitcher): PS-Behrend SR Jack Herzing threw four innings in game two on Saturday against Spalding. The junior lefty struck out 10 batters and gave up just one hit.
Men's Tennis: PS-Altoona JR Thomas Graden had a strong opening week for the Lions, going 2-0 in singles play and 1-1 in doubles. He posted No. 4 singles wins over PAC opponents Geneva and Saint Vincent, and he also won in No. 2 doubles against Geneva.