Alumni Update - Jake Evans (Waynesburg)

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Waynesburg University wrestling team wrapped up its two-day run at the CitrusEvans Waynesburg Invitational on Wednesday by placing seventh in the 11-team field. Senior Gordan Beiber, Junior Ryan Shank and freshman Jake Evans paced the Yellow Jackets with third-place showings in their respective weight classes.

Speaking of tough tests in the semifinal rounds, Evans not only drew the top seed in his first contest of Wednesday, but Augsburg's Donny Longendyke is ranked number one in the country at 285 pounds, is a former Division I wrestler and is the defending Division III national champion.

Though Evans was pinned by Longendyke, he lasted longer than any opponent of the eventual tournament champion.

The Jacket rookie standout from Elizabeth Forward shook off the victory with an 11-3 major decision in the consolation semifinals and a 5-1 triumph in the third-place match.


(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)


Alumni Update - Josh Vasko (Washington & Jefferson)

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The Washington & Jefferson men's and women's swimming and diving teams were both topped by Saint Vincent in aVasko WJ Presidents' Athletic Conference matchup, with the men falling 193-101 and the women were downed 156-132.

Josh Vasko, an Elizabeth Forward graduate, placed first in both of the one meter dive events with scores of 171.90 and 233.40.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Alumni Update - Hanna Saunders (Penn State - Behrend)

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ERIE, Pa. – Senior Lindsay Bean (Waterford, PA/Fort LeBoeuf), senior Courtney Hopson (Erie, PA/McDowell) and sophomoreSaunders PSUB Hannah Saunders have been named to the 2015 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) women's volleyball team, announced on Thursday.

Saunders, an Elizabeth Forward graduate, is a repeat all-conference selection after being named to the second team a year ago.

The sophomore led the team and ranked third in the conference in assists (780). Saunders also tallied 182 digs (fourth best on team) along with 31 blocks and 15 aces.

She recorded five double-doubles this season and registered a career-high 47 assists in a 3-1 win over Gordon.


(photo courtesy of Penn State - Behrend)


Alumni Update - Jeremy Staffen (Pitt-Johnstown)

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Jeremy Staffen and D.J. Vogelman each scored goals for Pitt-Johnstown, but East Stroudsburg broke open a tied match with fourStaffen PJU unanswered second half goals in a 6-2 PSAC victory over the Mountain Cats, Saturday afternoon in East Stroudsburg.  


Pitt-Johnstown slipped to 0-4-0 overall and 0-1-0 in the conference.


Staffen, an Elizabeth Forward graduate, finished Colton Demberger's assist to put Pitt-Johnstown front in the 28th minute.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Johnstown)