Alumni Update - Josie Madden (Washington & Jefferson)

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Josie Madden led W&J into the PAC postseason with a goal and three assists in W&J's 6-0 rout of Thiel at AlexandreMadden WJ Stadium.

She played a part in the first four scores for the Presidents, assisting on the first, second and fourth goals while scoring the third.

The Elizabeth Forward graduate earned PAC Offensive Player of the Week.

(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Football: Meyers delivers for Elizabeth Forward

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Jordan Greer profiles Elizabeth Forward football player Jake Meyers.

"Following a close 14-13 loss at Laurel Highlands in the season opener, it was difficult to see what more Elizabeth Forward senior running back Jake Meyers could do to get his team a victory.

Meyers finished the game with more than 30 carries and nearly 300 yards rushing.

"The team actually played better the first week as far as assignments," Elizabeth Forward coach Mike LeDonne said. "Unfortunately, we fumbled the ball six times. It's tough to win that way.

"We rushed for 300 yards the first week and lost, which is pretty rare.""



Cross Country: South Feature Athlete - Elizabeth Forward's Tyler Wachs

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Name: Tyler Wachs
School: Elizabeth Forward
Grade: 12
Sport: Cross Country

Background: Grice placed second at the River Trail Cup Cross Country Invitational with a time of 19:00.

Coach Ted Grice said: "Tyler is a four-year member of our team. If he keeps it up could have a shot at going to states. He also has convinced his girlfriend, Courtney Brogna, to run this year and she has a ton of heart and is doing well."



Alumni Update - Ryan Abel (Waynesburg)

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GREENVILLE, Pa. – In honor of the 60th anniversary of its creation in 1955, the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) recently released its 60th anniversary football team. Waynesburg University was represented amongst the 60 honorees by four of the finest players to ever suit up for the Yellow Jackets after the program joined the PAC in 1990.

Waynesburg's four honorees are Ryan Abel, Scott Cree, Mike Czerwien and Adam Moses.


Ryan Abel, a four-year starter at running back, is statistically the top rusher in Jacket football history. Abel, an Elizabeth Forward graduate, was a first-team All-PAC selection in each of his four seasons at Waynesburg and, to this day, remains the program leader in scoring (270), touchdowns (45) and all-purpose yards (4,173).

He also ranks fourth in total offense (3,989). Abels scored at least 10 rushing touchdowns in each of his four seasons and averaged 5.4 yards per carry while averaging just under 100 yards rushing per game (99.6). He finished his career with 3,985 rushing yards on 734 carries and 43 rushing touchdowns.



Elizabeth Forward 2014 Football Preview

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The Warriors have made two consecutive WPIAL playoff appearances since Mike LeDonne began his second coaching stint three years ago. The Warriors placed fourth in the Big Nine Conference and finished with a 6-4 record after losing in the first round of the playoffs to Mars.

Quarterback JaQuan Davidson has graduated after rushing for 2,133 yards and throwing for 1,561 yards the past two seasons. Also gone are receiver Matt Bernadowski, who caught 58 passes in two years, and tailback Ryan Wardropper, who rushed for 959 yards in three seasons.

"We lost our quarterback, our top running back and our top receiver," LeDonne said. "They were the key to our offensive success the past two years. That really hurts."