Lee, Mitchell named PSC Outstanding Male Athletes of the Year
|Campus President Leonard Colelli presented student athletes Evan Mitchell and Brandon Lee with Outstanding Athlete of the Year awards during Potomac State College of West Virginia University’s annual Athletic Hall of Fame banquet this spring. Also presenting was Athletic Director Shawn White.|
During the annual Athletic Hall of Fame banquet this spring at Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University, students Brandon Lee and Evan Mitchell were recognized as Outstanding Male Athletes of the Year for 2015.
Lee was a civil engineering major from Brisbane, Australia who served in the position of forward on the men’s soccer team. He was named to the NJCAA Division III 1st Team All-American and is only the second Potomac State player to be named 1st Team Men’s Soccer All-American in the school’s history.
His stats include 25 goals scored and 3 assists for a total of 53 points in 13 games played, and that was before an ankle injury slowed him for much of the second half of the season.
It’s been stated that Lee basically re-wrote the PSC record book during his two years at the College, scoring a total of 50 goals and nine assists, with 11 of those goals being the game-winner for the Catamounts.
According to Head Men’s Soccer Coach Ray Kiddy, “You don’t get the opportunity to coach a player like Brandon very often. We’re proud of his success here at Potomac State and know that he’ll be successful at the next level as well.”
Mitchell was a criminal justice major from Lynchburg, Va. and served as a pitcher on the Catamount’s baseball team. He was recently chosen as a 2015 Spalding NJCAA Division I Pitcher of the Year, an observation worth noting as this is the first time a Potomac State athlete has ever been the recipient of that distinction.
According to the NJCAA web site, “Despite falling one win short of reaching the NJCAA DI Baseball World Series, Potomac State enjoyed a successful season with a final overall record of 37-10. Accounting for nearly a third of those victories was the Catamounts’ outstanding right-hander, Evan Mitchell. Compiling a 1.16 ERA in 2015, Mitchell boasted the third-lowest earned run average in the nation. Opposing offenses accumulated 11 earned runs and 19 total against the sophomore. He made 15 appearances – including 11 starts – during the season, posting a 12-1 record to tie for the most wins in the country. Mitchell totaled 85 innings pitched and strung together six complete game performances. He compiled 65 strikeouts for an average of 6.88 strikeouts per nine innings pitched, giving up 34 walks in the process.”
Potomac State Head Baseball Coach Doug Little also had this to say, “It is a testament to hard work. Evan dedicated himself to have a great season; he worked to improve each and every day and I could not be prouder of him because he is such a quality person.