By The Daily Item
ANNVILLE -- Dr. Amy L. Zellers-Shrader, a Lewisburg High graduate, was inducted into the Lebanon Valley College Sports Hall of Fame this past weekend.
Dr. Zellers-Shrader is one of the Flying Dutchmen's all-time greats as a pitcher for the softball team. At the time of her graduation in 2000, she held the program records for career earned run average (1.72), wins (33), appearances (76), innings pitched (436.2) and strikeouts (424); she still remains ranked in the top four in each of those categories.
In 1998, she led NCAA Division III in saves and is Lebanon Valley's career leader with seven. At the plate, Dr. Zellers-Shrader was a career .313 hitter with a .432 slugging percentage. She was a two-time all-Centennial Conference selection, including a first-team pick after a senior season that saw her slug a Middle Atlantic Conference-best five home runs.
Dr. Zellers-Shrader is currently a family practitioner in Harrisburg.
Tyler Pratt, a Shikellamy High graduate, made his first career start at Kutztown University a memorable one, despite the Golden Bears' 43-26 setback to East Stroudsburg University.
Pratt, a redshirt freshman safety, had 10 tackles, a pass breakup and a hurry for Kutztown.
He made his season debut for Kutztown with two tackles against West Chester on Sept. 28, missed the next week against Slippery Rock, before returning against Cheyney. Pratt has 12 tackles on the season for the 1-7 Golden Bears.
Matt Ruby, a Selinsgrove High graduate, is a senior cornerback for Ursinus College, which just defeated Susquehanna University 30-10 on Saturday night. Ruby had his first interception along with seven tackles for the Bears. Ruby has 13 tackles this season for the Bears, who are 6-1 overall, 5-1 Centennial Conference.
Another Selinsgrove graduate, Matt Salsman, was named Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Week in men's soccer for his performance in goal for the Susquehanna University.