Villanova sophomore guard Kelly Jekot, a Cumberland Valley grad, was named the Big 5's Most Improved Player, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Mike Jensen on Wednesday. Jekot, who won three PIAA championships in high school, was named the Big 5 Rookie of the Year last season after averaging 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. This season she helped the Wildcats to the second round of the NCAA tournament, averaging 32.7 minutes, 11.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, all top three on the team. She also shot a team best 81.4 percent from the foul line.
Shippensburg softball split Wednesday's doubleheader with Shepherd, falling 8-7 then winning 1-0. Tara Bicko went 3-for-7 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. She scored the only run of the second game when she doubled, advanced to third on a sacrifice and then tagged up on a fly to center.
No. 10 Dickinson men's lacrosse was stunned at home, blowing an 11-4 lead early in the third quarter against Gettysburg to fall 12-11. Michael McCormick scored the tying and winning goals for Gettysburg. The Red Devils got five goals from Dylan Mahr.
Messiah women's lacrosse got six goals from Mckenna Edwards and three from Courtney Wagner to beat Widener 21-4.
The men's team won 11-6 behind a pair of goals from Brady Franks and Paz Gismondi.
Messiah softball went 1-1 against Lebanon Valley (losing 5-2, winning 5-0). Haylee Anders finished 4-for-7 on the day and scored in the second game.