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Softball: Chartiers Valley grad having a blast at Cal

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles Chartiers Valley graduate Lindsay Reicoff, who is now a standout softball player at California University.

"Upon hitting her first collegiate home run, Lindsay Reicoff of California University of Pennsylvania dropped her bat and briskly circled the bases. No jogging. No fancy home run trot.

"Business," Reicoff said, laughing. "All business."

Perhaps Reicoff didn't know any better, given she was a self-described "contact hitter" at Chartiers Valley High School. Or, maybe she realized this was about to become a regular occurrence.

"We changed a couple things with my batting stance – and there it went," said Reicoff, who launched that first homer in the sixth game of her freshman season. "I started to put more weight on my back foot. It changed everything.""

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Alumni Update - Mariah Wells (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Seton Hill returned to PSAC West action on Saturday afternoon as they traveled to California PA to take on the defending nationalWells SHU champions.  

California led by as many as 16 points but the Griffins battled back to force overtime after Alexandra Hay's three pointer at the buzzer which tied the game at 70.  

The Griffins then closed out the game with a defensive stand to preserve the 83-81 victory.  SHU improves to 9-7 overall and 5-5 in PSAC play.

Mariah Wells scored seven of the Griffins first ten points as they trailed the Vulcans 12-10 at the first quarter media timeout.  

Wells, a Chartiers Valley graduate, led the Griffins with 16 points. 

 

(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)

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Hockey: South Feature Athlete – Chartiers Valley junior Alex Evans

Written by Keith Barnes on .

 

Name: Alex Evans

School: Chartiers Valley

Grade: 11

Sport: Hockey

 

Background: Evans was selected to play in the PIHL Class AA all-star game, a year after the Colts did not have a representative. Has scored five goals and eight points in 13 games this season after notching only two goals a year ago. Scored two goals in the season opener against Quaker Valley and chipped in an assist in a win against Norwin in the team’s most recent game.

 

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Alumni Update – Christian Kuntz (Duquesne)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

 

Duquesne University junior linebacker Christian Kuntz received three additional FCS football honors on Dec. 18Kuntz Duq as he has been named a 2015 Walter Camp FCS All-America, an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association (ECAC) FCS All-Star and the ECAC FCS Defensive Player of the Year.

The 6-1, 220-pound Chartiers Valley graduate, has also been named a 2015 Athletics Directors Association All-America, an Associated Press Second Team All-America, STATS FCS First Team All-America, College Sports Madness Third Team All-America, Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and NEC First Team All-Conference choice.

He leads the nation in tackles for a loss with 26 for a total of 114 yards.

A two-time NEC Defensive Player of the Week and the STATS FCS Defensive National Player of the Week on Nov. 23, he also led the Dukes with four interceptions for 61 yards and two touchdowns, 11 sacks for a loss of 70 yards, six pass breakups and six quarterback hurries.

He finished the season third on the team with 72 total tackles (47 solo).

 

(photo courtesy of Duquesne University)