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Volleyball: Point Park honors Greensburg C.C. grad

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Alex Woodin profiles Greensburg Central Catholic graduate Rachel Roddy, who will be inducted the Point Park Athletic Hall of Fame.

"Point Park University is honoring one of the most accomplished women's volleyball players in school history.

The Downtown school announced that Rachel Roddy, 26, of Greensburg, will be one of two former athletes inducted for the Class of 2015 in September.

Roddy said she is surprised that the school's hall of fame committee selected her, but that she could not be happier."

 

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Baseball: Greensburg C.C. pitcher opts to play for Pitt

Written by Brad Everett on .

One of the WPIAL's top pitchers was thrown a curveball, and because of that his college plans have changed.

Collin Liberatore, a recent Greensburg Central Catholic graduate who led the Centurions to their first WPIAL baseball championship this spring, was planning on attending Campbell University, a Division 1 school in North Carolina. However, towards the end of the season, Liberatore learned that Campbell was put on probation for a year because of an academic issue and would be ineligible to compete in the 2016 postseason.

Not wanting to miss out on postseason baseball, Liberatore requested a release from his letter-of-intent, and he was granted it. His recruitment open again, Liberatore had several schools reach out to him. In the end, Liberatore picked Pitt.

Liberatore announced his decision via Twitter last Friday, tweeting "My college plans have changed. I'm excited to say I'm going to Pitt. Can't wait to be a Panther and to play ball in the ACC! #H2P."

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Alumni Update - Eddie Kilkeary (Saint Vincent)

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DANBURY, Conn. – Following a strong freshman season for the Saint Vincent baseball team, outfielder EddieKilkeary SVC Kilkeary was named an ECAC South Division III Second Team All-Star, the organization announced earlier this week.

 

Kilkeary, a Greensburg Central Catholic graduate, made an immediate impact in his first season as a Bearcat, proving to be one of the league's top sluggers. Kilkeary, a local product from Greensburg Central Catholic, finished second in the league in home runs (6), third in batting average (.436), third in stolen bases (13), third in triples (4) and fifth in RBIs (34). Kilkeary also compiled an impressive on-base percentage (.504) and slugging percentage (.726).


He was previously recognized as a First Team All-Conference selection by the Presidents' Athletic Conference. Kilkeary was one of just three student-athletes from the PAC to earn recognition by the ECAC, as W&J sophomore pitcher Riley Groves was named ECAC South Co-Pitcher of the Year and Waynesburg pitcher Brian Resnik joined Kilkeary on the Second Team.

 

(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)

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Alumni Update - Carolyn Appleby (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Carolyn Appleby is a 5-5 guard who averaged 20.7 points per game as a senior at Greensburg Central Catholic.

 

She helped the Centurions to a 21-5 overall record as they advanced to the second round of the PIAA Class AA State playoffs.

 

Appleby was an honorable mention all-state selection as a senior while also earning first team all-conference honors.

 

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Baseball: Greensburg C.C. ends banner year

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Drew Karpen profiles the Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team.

2015 0612 GreensburgCC Baseball(Photo: Greensburg Central Catholic pitcher Cole Reese was a driving force on the mound this season for the Centurions. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"There weren't many boxes that couldn't be checked off in the affirmative during Greensburg Central Catholic's first season back in WPIAL Class A.

In their inaugural season back in the small-school classification, the Centurions finished with a 21-4 record and can hang section and WPIAL championship banners in their gymnasium.

"Clearly it went very well," Centurions coach Anthony Manley said. "We accomplished all our goals. Winning the WPIAL title in our first year was certainly impressive. The kids worked hard to earn that.

"From Double-A to Single-A, our goals stay the same. Going in it was Serra Catholic's section and we took it from them. It was a dominant performance all season.""