Girls Soccer: West Feature Athlete - Central Valley's Jessica Henderson

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Jessica Henderson
School: Central Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Soccer
Position: Defender

Background: Central Valley senior Jessica Henderson is one of a number of four-year starters on the Central Valley roster. She has been a stalwart on a defense that has won section titles, a WPIAL title and a state title.


Golf: Central Valley's McDanel places second at WPIAL Class AAA final

Written by Joe Koch on .

Central Valley's Maddy McDanel finished in a three-way tie for second place at the WPIAL Class AAA Girls Individual Golf Championships on Tuesday at Rolling Hills Country Club in McMurray.

McDanel shot a fairly even round with a 38 on the front nine and a 39 on the back nine. She was tied with two freshmen, Lauren Freyvogel of Pine-Richland and Christina Lewis of North Allegheny.

The top seven finishers advanced to the PIAA Western Regional which will be played on Oct. 19 at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville.


Alumni Update – Rachel Netherland (Geneva)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Latrobe, Pa. The Geneva women volleyball Golden Tornadoes earned their 17th straight win on Saturday at Saint Vincent. The GTsNetherland Geneva defeated Waynesburg in Latrobe 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-21), then defeated Saint Vincent 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-14).

The pair of wins raises Geneva’s overall record to 17-1, a perfect 7-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. The 17 straight wins is the second longest in any sport in the 126-year history of athletics at Geneva.

The only longer streak was the men’s basketball team’s 19-game streak in 1992-93.

Geneva has only dropped a single set – to Bethany on September 9 - since their season opener loss at Mt. Union.

Rachel Netherland, a Central Valley graduate, set up the offense with 30 assists. She also tallied three kills or her own, six digs and a block.


(photo courtesy of Geneva College)


Alumni Update - Elliot Taylor (California University of Pa.)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CALIFORNIA – The California University of Pennsylvania men's soccer team scored twice in the opening 10 minutesTaylor CalU of the contest to earn a 2-1 win against East Stroudsburg in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) play on Friday night at the Phillipsburg Soccer Facility.

With the victory, the Vulcans move to 5-3-0 on the year assisted behind a 3-2 record in league play. Meanwhile, the Warriors fall to 5-5 overall with a 2-4 record in the conference.

Cal U scored in the fifth minute of the game when junior Elliot Taylor, a Central Valley graduate, recorded his first goal of the year after deflecting a free kick from senior Lubos Kubik (Pardubice, Czech Republic/Roosevelt (Iowa)).


(photo courtesy of California University of Pa.)