Penn State York Athletics

2011-12 Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball 2011-12

Coach: Kathy Little
Semester: Fall/Spring

Entering the 2012 portion of the 2011-12 season, the Penn State York Lady Lions will take the court with one theme: new coaches, new players, and a new optimism.

Kathy Little, first-year head coach, welcomed five first-year players to the roster as the season began along with Terri Van Slyke, assistant coach, who works in the York admissions department as a counselor. The additional players to the roster have given the team much needed depth; one of the coaching staff’s goals heading into the season. Led by Amanda Ball, a junior and team captain;  Katie Claycomb, sophomore; and Courtney Riggs, Shakayla Mitchell, and Taylor Kahn, freshmen; the Lady Lions currently have a record of 3-5 with a 2-1 conference record.

The second semester will bring even more new faces as freshmen Lauren Riggelman and Paitten Yanover are added to the roster. The optimistic Lady Lions welcome these two talented players and look to surpass last year’s win total. Come see the Lady Lions in action in 2012 as they have seven home games in the months of January and February.

If you are interested in playing women’s basketball you may complete an online student-athlete prospect form.

2011-2012 Women's Basketball Roster
MiscJersey #NamePositionHeightClass-Yr.High School
40Amanda BallForward5'8"JuniorMcLean High School
12Ruta DandekarGuard5'4"JuniorIES's Chandrakant Patkar Vidyalay (India)
21Sarah FieldsGuard5'1"FreshmanChambersburg Area High School
10Taylor KahnGuard5'6"FreshmanNorth Carroll High School
33Lauren RigglemanPoint Guard5'5"FreshmanSusquehannock High School
24Courtney RiggsGuard5'6"FreshmanDelone Catholic High School
Wins: 5| Losses: 15| Winning Percentage: .250

2011-2012 Women's Basketball Schedule
November 9, 20116:00 p.m.HACC HomeL39-63
November 16, 20117:00 p.m.McDaniel CollegeAwayL42-81
November 19, 20112:00 p.m.Trinity CollegeAwayL54-63
November 21, 20117:00 p.m.Notre Dame of Maryland UniversityAwayW51-39
November 30, 20116:00 p.m.Penn State Mont AltoAwayW50-45
December 4, 20111:00 p.m.Penn State FayetteAwayL68-87
December 6, 20116:00 p.m.Penn State ScrantonAwayW65-57
January 8, 20121:00 p.m.Penn CollegeHomeW63-60
January 11, 20126:00 p.m.Central PennHomeL70-43
January 13, 20126:00 p.m.Penn State Greater AlleghenyAwayL83-52
January 23, 20126:00 p.m.Penn State Mont AltoHomeW51-45
January 25, 20126:00 p.m.Penn State BrandywineHomeL36-69
January 28, 20121:00 p.m.Penn State BeaverHomeL37-72
February 1, 20126:00 p.m.Trinity CollegeHomeL45-77
February 4, 20121:00 p.m.Penn State Wilkes BarreAwayL45-79
February 6, 20126:00 p.m.Penn State SchuylkillHomeL40-57
February 8, 20126:00 p.m.Penn State HazletonHomeL36-73
February 11, 20121:00 p.m.Penn State DuBoisAwayL50-99
February 14, 20126:00 p.m.Penn State BrandywineAwayL39-81
February 18, 20121:00 p.m.Penn State SchuylkillAwayL57-59

Awards will be announced at the awards banquet.

Coach: Kathy Little
Cell Phone: 717-891-9449
Office Phone: 717-771-4038
Home Phone: 717-630-0773
Semester: Fall/Spring


  • Western Maryland College (McDaniel) Graduated 1988 BA; 1991 MS
  • Delone Catholic High School, Graduated 1983

Coaching History:

  • Basketball – Varsity Head Coach – Delone Catholic 1995-1999
    • Three-year State Qualifier
    • District Runner-up
    • Area Coach of the Year
    • District III All-Star Coach
  • Volleyball – Varsity Assistant Coach – Western Maryland College 1993-1995; 1989-1991

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor (PE/Exercise Science) – Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) Gettysburg and York 2010-present
  • Franchise owner and representative – College Prospects of America, Inc., 2009-present
  • Elementary school physical education teacher – Carroll County Public Schools 1991-2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Women’s Basketball Coaching Association (WBCA)
  • Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF)
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