Penn State-Altoona baseball's Hunter Breon (Boiling Springs) was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week on Monday. The Lions went 6-0 last week with the sophomore batting .609 with 13 runs scored, 10 RBIs, five doubles, a triple and a stolen base. He was named Pitcher of the Week earlier this season.
Messiah baseball swept the MAC Commonwealth awards this week, with Jordan Nichols and Kyle Wickenheiser (Camp Hill) being named Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively. Nichols fired 7.2 innings to beat Albright, striking out 13. Wickenheiser hit .591 in five games to break out of a 3-for-32 slump. he had three homers, 10 RBIs, seven runs scored, and three stolen bases.
Shippensburg baseball's Zack Sims (Middletown) was named the PSAC Eastern Division Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season. Sims threw a complete-game shutout Friday in a win over East Stroudsburg and threw a scoreless inning of relief against IUP before that. He struck out 11 and allowed five hits.
Shippensburg's Ben Hurda was named the PSAC Men's Outdoor Field Co-Athlete of the Week after throwing 213-05 in the javelin at the Paul Kaiser Classic on Saturday. He's currently 10th in the NCAA Division III performance list.
Dickinson men's lacrosse's Cole Pellicano was named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this year. He had 30 combined saves in wins over Franklin & Marshall and Ursinus as the Red Devils locked up the No. 2 seed in the upcoming conference playoffs.
The Shippensburg University Department of Athletics named Morgan DeFloria (women’s volleyball & women’s outdoor track and field) and Ryan Zapoticky (football) as its 2017-18 Student-Athletes of the Year on Monday at an on-campus dinner. Zapoticky ranked second in the PSAC in yards per completion (14.12), third in points responsible for (192) and fourth in both passing yards (2,952) and passing touchdowns (25). DeFloria was named to the All-PSAC Second Team after leading the Raiders with 386 kills and 3.27 kills per set. Those totals ranked sixth and 10th in the PSAC respectively.
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