One day after being named the Atlantic Region Player of the Year, Shippensburg's Jazmin Petrantonio was named the 2018 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II National Player of the Year on Wednesday.
The sophomore is the fourth Raider to be named the country's best player, joining Bre White (2012, 2013) and Kristina Taylor (2010).
Petrantonio was fourth in the country in goals per game (1.22) and points per game (2.7). Her 28 goals and 62 points led the PSAC in 2018, and she had five goals and an assist during the Raiders' NCAA championship run. She had all four in the semifinal victory over West Chester. She already holds the NCAA tournament record for career goals with nine.
- Messiah women's basketball's Maci Thornton joined the program's 1,000-point club Wednesday, dropping 12 points in the Falcons' 56-47 win over Stevenson. She is the 23rd Falcon to reach the milestone. Alecia Rohrer recorded her 11th double-double (23 points, 13 rebounds).
- Messiah men's basketball could not survive a triple-double (25 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) from Montaque Wright in an 80-66 loss at Stevenson. Collin Sareyka had 16 points, and Josh Darville and EJ Porter each had 13 for the Falcons.
- Shippensburg men's basketball used a late run to knock off Millersville 75-66 for the Raiders' seventh PSAC win of the year. John Castello led all scorers with 21 points and added nine rebounds. SU tied a season high with 12 3-pointers.
- Millersville mounted a 30-13 run in the final 10 minutes to beat Shippensburg women's basketball 89-76. Ariel Jones did her best to stave off defeat, though, with 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Lauren Pettis had 17 points and 10 boards.