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Lentz, Kotofski, Little Earn Frostburg State Athlete of the Year Honors

FROSTBURG, Md. — Junior Chris Lentz (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) was awarded the Male Athlete of the Year, while seniors Karen Kotofski (Glen Burnie, Md./Northeast) and Tracey Little (LaVale, Md./Allegany) shared Female Athlete of the Year honors at the Frostburg State University Athletics Awards Banquet held Sunday, May 15.

Lentz, a linebacker, led the Bobcat football team with 90 tackles, including 63 assisted stops. He was second on the team with 3.5 sacks, third with 8.5 tackles for loss and three pass break-ups and fourth with 27 solo tackles 27.

For his efforts, he was named to the All-Atlantic Central Football Conference honorable mention squad. Lentz also excels in the classroom, carrying a 3.6 overall GPA.

Kotofski capped an excellent soccer career by winning the 2004 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Year award while being named to her fourth straight All-AMCC first team. She was also named to her third NCAA Regional All-American team.

Kotofski is an early childhood and elementary education major with a 3.71 GPA. She has been on the AMCC All-Academic Team and the College Sports Information Directors of America Regional All-American Academic Team since becoming eligible her sophomore year. This past fall season, she became Frostburg State’s first women’s soccer National Academic All-American.

During her career, Kotofski set nine FSU scoring records, including goals (83), assists (26) and points (192). She helped the Bobcats to a combined 57-21-7 overall record, four AMCC Tournament titles, four NCAA Tournament appearances and two AMCC regular-season crowns.

Little earned repeat honors as Co-Female Athlete of the Year after enjoying another outstanding season as a forward for the Bobcat women's basketball team. She led FSU with 19.4 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game as the Bobcats finished 21-7 overall and 16-2 in the AMCC, won both the AMCC regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Little posted 17 double-doubles, led the Bobcats in scoring 24 times and paced FSU in rebounding in 22 contests.

Little, who finished her career fourth all-time in scoring (1,650) and fifth in rebounding (933) at FSU, was named to the 2005 NCAA Division III Kodak/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-America Honorable Mention Team, the All-Atlantic Region First Team and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southern Division All-Star First Team.

Little was also honored for her outstanding performance in the classroom, earning 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Women’ s Basketball (College Division) Third Team accolades. She owns a 3.635 grade point average in wildlife and fisheries.

Each sports team also announced its Most Valuable Player at the banquet. Below is the list of those honorees.

2004-05 Frostburg State University Athletics Team MVPs
Baseball — senior Lance Williams (Herndon, Va./W.T. Woodson)
Men's Basketball — junior Dan Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall)
Women's Basketball — senior Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany)
Men's Cross Country — sophomore Andy Watson (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus)
Women's Cross Country — sophomore Bonnie Axman (Burke, Va./James Robinson)
Field Hockey — junior Kristin Cousin (Edgwater, Md./South River)
Football — junior Chris Lentz (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run)
Women's Lacrosse — senior Page Macey (Linthicum, Md./North County)
Men's Soccer— junior Matt Moffa (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech)
Women's Soccer — senior Karen Kotofski (Glen Burnie, Md./Northeast)
Softball — junior Trish Brown (Manchester, Md./North Carroll)
Women's Swimming & Diving — senior Melody Hanna (Frostburg, Md./Beall) & freshman Shannon Dunnigan (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright)
Men's Tennis — senior Gary Lyst (Silver Spring, Md./Blair)
Women's Tennis — senior Charlena Reeves (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett)
Men's Track & Field — senior Brian Bonn (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie)
Women's Volleyball — seniors Sam Seyfferth (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) & Lauren Patrick (Denton, Md./North Caroline)

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