Alumni Update – Emily Rabenold (Grove City)

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GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Recent Grove City College graduate Emily Rabenold and junior Nick Betz (Colorado Springs,Rabenold GC Colo./Discovery Canyon) each earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Cross Country/Track and Field Academic All-District First Team honors Thursday afternoon from the region's sports information directors.

As First Team selections, Rabenold and Betz will now advance to the nationwide CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. The Academic All-America teams for cross country/track and field will be announced in June.

A 2015 Third Team CoSIDA Academic All-American, Rabenold earned her third straight All-District honor. Last fall, Rabenold earned Presidents' Athletic Conference Most Valuable Performer honors in cross country for the third straight season. She also qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 2013 and 2014.

Rabenold, a Hampton graduate, concluded the 2014-15 season by placing 13th in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships in Canton, N.Y. She earned Presidents' Athletic Conference Most Valuable Performer honors in outdoor track in April 2015 after winning the steeplechase, 5,000 and 10,000. Rabenold also received the conference's inaugural indoor track MVP after winning league titles in the mile and 5,000 meters.



Boys Lacrosse: Lack of depth, injuries hurt Hampton

Written by Joe Koch on .

Hampton coach Jim Vollberg had no doubt that his team could give Mars everything it could handle in the WPIAL Division 2 boys championship game on Friday night at Highmark Stadium.

Especially when the defending champion Talbots sliced a five-goal deficit to two entering the fourth quarter. But two factors combined to hurt the Talbots in a 15-10 loss to Mars.

"Our guys don't stop," he said of his 13-7 Talbots. "But we over-ran a lot of guys, and with our lack of depth and some injuries, that hurt us. With it being 90 degrees on the field, that hurt us, too."

The Talbots cut the lead even more to 11-10 on a goal by Ross Andersson with 8:08 left in the game. But two goals from the Planets' Zac Sicher and single tallies from Andrew Moyer and Jake Porter put this game out of reach.


Lacrosse: Hampton grad helps Marquette lacrosse take flight

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles Hampton graduate and Marquette lacrosse player Andy DeMichiei.

"Andy DeMichiei retrieved a pass from teammate Ryan McNamara, averted a hard-charging defender, then ripped a sinking shot past Denver goalie Alex Ready in the championship game of the Big East Conference tournament.

"Got it low enough to get it by him," said DeMichiei, a Hampton High School graduate.

This was no ordinary goal for the junior on the Marquette lacrosse team. It was the game-winner against the nation's No. 1 team and defending national champion.

DeMichiei not only finished with two goals on the afternoon of May 7, but with the satisfaction that the 11th-ranked Golden Eagles had clinched their first NCAA postseason berth in just their fourth active season. They also snapped Denver's national-best 22-game home winning streak."


Track: North Feature Athlete - Hampton's Kurt Eberhardt

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Name: Kurt Eberhardt
High School: Hampton
Grade: 12
Sport: Track and field
Events: Sprints, hurdles, relays

Background: Eberhardt set a personal record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.28. He also had a personal best of 40.61 in the 300-meter hurdles and led the second-place 1,600-meter relay team at the Pine-Richland Invitational. His performance earned him the title of male track MVP.


Alumni Update - David Cricks (Gannon)

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ERIE, Pa. - Gannon's David Cricks has been named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) WesternCricks Gannon Division Baseball Pitcher of the Week.

Cricks tossed six shutout innings during his only start of the week, leading to a 2-0 victory against Slippery Rock. The sophomore improved to 4-3 after allowing only a fourth-inning single. He struck out five and walked two. Cricks began the week with one inning of work during the resumption of a suspended game against Mercyhurst.

The Hampton graduate limited the week's opposition to a .154 average (2-13) with runners on base and .091 mark (1-11) with the bases empty. Cricks didn't allow a hit in five at-bats with two outs last week. In the process, he lowered his ERA 86 points.


(photo courtesy of Gannon University)