Shippensburg women's volleyball dropped a 3-0 decision to Pitt-Johnstown on Tuesday night in the PSAC quarterfinals. It's the second loss to the club in four days. Set scores were 25-20, 25-19, 27-25. Kendall Johnson had 11 kills, Morgan DeFloria had 10 and Gabrielle Johnson had 10.
Juniata's Marybeth Weihbrecht, a Cumberland Valley grad, was named American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American First Team on Tuesday. The junior middle hitter tallied 324 kills in 33 matches this season and she had 17 solo blocks (and 75 block assists). Her .362 hitting percentage was No. 16 in the NCAA Division III. Her accolades this year include: Landmark Offensive Player of the Year, AVCA North Region Player of the Year and NCAA Tournament Westerville Region All-Tournament Team.
West Chester senior outside hitter Karleigh Lutz, a Cumberland Valley grad, was named the PSAC Southeast Division Athlete of the Week on Monday. Lutz led the Rams to regular season-ending wins over Stroudsburg and Kutztown, recording 30 kills and 26 digs over two matches. Kutztown is the No. 6 seed in the conference playoffs.
Two local football products made Tuesday's All-Centennial Conference Team. Mechanicsburg grad Don Bair, a Susquehanna senior offensive lineman, was named conference first team. And Carlisle's Bamasa Bailor, a McDaniel senior wide receiver, was named second team. He set career highs with 60 receptions and 763 yards while scoring five times. For Dickinson, sophomore linebacker James Turner was named second team with 113 tackles, junior defensive lineman John Minicozzi was named honorable mention for the second straight year, while freshman offensive lineman Cuba Birnbaum was also named honorable mention.
Shippensburg football product Cody Gustafson, now at Grove City, was named Presidents' Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year, the first Wolverine to do so. The freshman finished with 58 receptions, 815 yards and five touchdowns this year, ranking in the top five in the conference in catches and yards.
The Red Devil's Molly Sternick was named Centennial Women's Swimmer of the Week on Monday after winning six races in two meets last week. She claimed the top spot in the 200 medley relay, 50 free and 100 butterfly in both meets.
Penn State senior tight end Mike Gesicki is one of eight semifinalists for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation's best tight end. He has a reception in 24 straight games.