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Five Bobcats Named AMCC Players of the Week

GIBSONIA, PA — Five Frostburg State student-athletes were named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Players of the Week Monday.

Senior Jodi Carpenter (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) earned her second AMCC Volleyball Player of the Week honor of the year after leading the Bobcats to a perfect 6-0 week.

The middle blocker averaged 4.1 kills per game and 1.1 blocks per game, and she posted a .572 hitting percentage. She currently leads the AMCC in hitting percentage (.395) and is fifth in kills per game (3.68).

FSU has won 12 straight matches, including the last 11 by 3-0 scores, and is 22-4 overall and 5-0 in the AMCC.

Freshman Curt Ruble (Mineral Wells, W.Va./Parkersburg South) took home the AMCC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week award for the third time this season after finishing sixth out of 180 runners at the Gettysburg Invitational Saturday. He covered the course in 27:02 and led the Bobcats to a fifth-place finish out of 17 schools.

Sophomore Bonnie Axman (Burke, Va./Robinson) earned her second AMCC Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week honor of the year after placing 11th out of 177 runners at the Gettysburg Invitational. She crossed the finish line in 23:37 as the Bobcats placed 10th out of 15 teams.

Senior Kelly Jones (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) was named the AMCC Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week for the first time in her career after helping the Bobcats to a pair of league shutout wins.

She played the first half of FSU’s 5-0 blanking of Penn State Altoona, making three saves to earn the victory, and she then made six saves in a 2-0 shutout of arch rival Penn State Behrend.

Jones, in her first season as FSU’s starting goalkeeper, is 6-2-1 with a 0.88 goals against average and two shutouts. FSU is 9-2-2 overall and is tied for first in the AMCC with Penn State Behrend at 6-1.

Freshman Kenny Dotter (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) earned his first AMCC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week honor, scoring once in all three of FSU’s games last week.

He netted the Bobcats’ lone goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to Penn State Altoona, had the only tally in a 1-0 victory over Division II Pitt-Johnstown and also scored the final goal in a 2-0 win over league rival Penn State Behrend.

The Bobcats are now 10-5-1 overall and sit second in the AMCC at 5-2.

FSU student-athletes have now earned 15 AMCC Player of the Week awards this year.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780