Alumni Update - Dan Burt (Duquesne)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ATLANTA - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today the finalists forBurt Duquesne the 2014 Spalding Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year award, which honors a WBCA Division I head coach who has led his or her team to a successful season during his or her first year at the helm.

Among the finalists are Duquesne's Dan Burt. The Trinity graduate joins Bunky Harkleroad (Cal State Sacramento), Billi Godsey (Iona), Mike Neighbors (Washington) and Megan Gebbia (American).

The winner will be honored during the fourth annual WBCA Awards Show on Monday, April 7, in the Omni Nashville Hotel's Broadway Ballroom. This event is part of the WBCA National Convention, which is held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four.

(photo courtesy of Duquesne University)


Softball: Trinity gets leg up in section race

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

It was only one game, but Trinity has leapt to the top of Class AAA Section 3 with a win over Montour in the section opener for both teams. The win was significant for a number of reasons. For one it came against Montour, the second-place finisher from a year ago who appears to have the best chance to end Trinity's section title reign. The win also came on the road, at Montour. And lastly, the win was impressive, a 10-3 domination.

Trinity won the section last year with an 11-1 record ahead of Montour (9-3) and West Allegheny (8-4).

"The way that I see it, there are four teams looking to battle for those three spots, Trinity, West Allegheny, South Fayette and us," Montour skipper Sarah Capp said.


Alumni Update - Melissa Poach (Waynesburg)

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ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Waynesburg University men's and women's track & field teams traveled to the University of Mount Union on Saturday to compete in the Jim Wuske Invitational. The Yellow Jacket women's day was highlighted by a record-setting performance from senior Melissa Poach in the 500 meters.

Poach took second in the event with a time 1:26.20 and placed first amongst all non-scholarship competition in the event. The Trinity graduate also competed as a member of the 4x400-meter and distance medley relays.



Girls Basketball: Trinity shakes off mid-season slump

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Trinity girls basketball team. Click here to read his story.

"As his team exited the locker room after a tough loss at South Fayette, their fourth consecutive, Trinity basketball coach Bob Miles sensed some disappointment from his players but he did not sense panic.

After an 8-0 start this season quickly turned to an 8-4 record, Trinity relied on its leadership and experience to turn things around.

"I think when they walked out of the locker room there was obviously some disappointment," Miles said. "They became determined they weren't going to allow this to take them over. We got back to work, we relied on the defense and the kids responded."

The team was aided by a schedule that had them back in the gym the very next night for a home game against Ringgold."



Girls Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Trinity's Sierra Kotchman

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Name: Sierra Kotchman
School: Trinity
Grade: 9
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard

Background info: Sierra is starting in her freshman season for the Hillers, who are in second place in Section 5-AAA with a record of 6-2 following a 66-59 victory at Moon Area High this past Thursday night. She scored a team-high 18 points against the Tigers as the Hillers improved to 12-4 overall. In the fourth quarter of that game, Sierra converted five of eight free-throw attempts to secure the victory for the Hilers. She also is effective from the perimeter as she had three 3-point field goals. Sierra is averaging about 12 points and four assists per game. She is the daughter of former Trinity coach Jackie Kotchman. Sierra is an honor student.