photo of Sophomore Sam Roselli
Roselli named All-American/All Conference & Conde All Conference
Two of the Penn State DuBois men's basketball members were honored this week with post season awards. Sam Roselli (Ridgway, Ridgway Pa) was named second team all PSUAC (Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference) as well as USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) honorable mention All American. Louie Conde (Ewing, Ewing NJ) was named PSUAC honorable mention.
Sam, a 6'5" sophomore center from Ridgway High School lead the PSUAC in field goal percentage 64.8%, 8th in scoring at 18.3 points per game, and also added 8 rebounds per game.
Louie, a 6' Junior point guard from Ewing High School averaged 12.3 points per game, shot 60.5% from the field, 82.2% from the free throw line, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists a game this year.
PSUD finished with a second semester record of 8-7, Sam and Louie were both big contributors to the improved second semester.
Coach Dylan Howard commented "It's nice when your guys get recognized for their hard work. These awards are individual, but they are also a reflection on the team. Sam & Louie are both good kids that work hard in and out of the class room. They both are very coachable and play with passion."
PSUD will look to continue that second semester momentum next season as they welcome back 6 players (Sam & Louie included) that played significant minutes. PSUD looks to get back into the PSUAC playoffs for the first time since they won the title in 2012. That year was also the last season they made the USCAA Division II National Tournament which consist of the top 10 teams in the nation.
NOTES: PSUD also won the PSUAC title in 2007. They also finished in the top 4 of the PSUAC from the 2007-2012.