P.O. Athletes of the Week, May 1-6
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Courtney Coy, Shippensburg
"This last week helped out team a lot," Coy said. "We want to be higher in the playoffs and we really pulled together as a team. I always want to do better than the year before, and the first three games of the season I had more hits than my entire freshman year. I was so close to getting my 100th hit, and it felt so good to set the tone for the game and give my team momentum."
Position: Pitcher, center field
Parents names: Ronda and Toby Coy
Other interests: Coy also plays field hockey for the Greyhounds
Surprising fact: She writes 6+4+3=2 (double play) on her arm every game.
Favorite athlete: Monica Abbott, team USA softball pitcher
From coach Mike Peters: "Against Big Spring you couldn’t have asked for a better script for Courtney Coy. She got us going with that grand slam, and hitting one over the centerfield fence (at Shippensburg U's field) - that’s a big hit.
Statistics: Coy blasted a grand slam home run for her 100th career hit, then slugged a three-run home run ball over the fence in a 16-0 win over Big Spring. She also threw a three-hit shutout in the win. A day later Coy hit a two-run home run against Boiling Springs.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kelton Chastulik, Chambersburg
"This past week was a really good week of practice," Chastulik said. "My throw on Tuesday culminated three years of hard work. I started looking at that record three years ago and it was nice to get that in the last dual meet of my high school career."
Sport: Track & field
Events: Shot put, discus
Parents names: Kelly and Tim Chastulik
Other interests: Chastulik played football for Chambersburg and also enjoys playing the guitar and reading.
Surprising fact: Chastulik was listening to "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac before the Public Opinion called him for his Athlete of the Week interview.
Favorite athlete: Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Wizards
Favorite team: John Wall, guard on the Washington Wizards
From coach Bob Walker: "Kelton is a huge part of (our success) and he's a team leader. He's going to be sorely missed point wise, and performance wise, but he really rallies the guys and gets them going, he's a great leader and that's a big part of why he's going to Princeton - he's got the whole package."
Statistics: Chastulik broke the school discus record by 12 feet with a heave of 178-1 in a Mid Penn Commonwealth dual meet, then won the shot put and the discus at the Stan Morgan Invitational.