Alumni Update: Valerie Dunlap (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson senior center Valerie Dunlap has claimed the inauguralDunlap WJ Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week honor for the 2014-15 season.

Dunlap, a Greater Latrobe graduate, earned tournament MVP honors as the Presidents won the Penn State Behrend Tip-Off Tournament over the weekend. Over the two games, the 6-3 senior averaged 9.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals.

In Sunday's 71-69 overtime championship win over Rochester Institute of Technology, the two-time All-PAC honoree led the Presidents with 17 points and 17 rebounds, plus four assists, a block and a steal.


On Saturday against Kenyon, she posted two points, seven boards and two crucial blocks with under a minute remaining to preserve the narrow, 58-56, victory.

(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Hockey: Latrobe surprisingly finds itself near the bottom of the league standings

Written by Keith Barnes on .

At first it looks like a misprint on the PIHL website. Someone had to have inadvertently inverted the wins and losses for the Latrobe hockey team.

But the standings are true to form. The Wildcats, which won their fourth state championship in six years in 2013, sit at 0-3-1 and, after a tie with Fox Chapel Tuesday at BladeRuunners in Harmarville, are one point in front of Norwin at the bottom of the Class AA Eastern Conference.


Alumni Update - Jake Reed (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The Saint Vincent men's golf team finished in fourth place among six schools competing at Southpointe Golf Club in the Peter C. Rossin Memorial Tournament, hosted by Washington & Jefferson College.  

Jake Reed, a Latrobe graduate, rebounded from an 83 in the opening round to shoot 77 on day two, moving up to 10th in the final overall individual standings.



Girls Volleyball: East Feature Athlete - Latrobe's Kennady Grejtak

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Name: Kennady Grejtak
High School: Latrobe
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist

Background Info: Kennady is nominated not only for her skills on the court, but the many immeasurable qualities she possess as a person.  She is one of the most positive and hardest workers I've had the pleasure of coaching. She belongs to the National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, has earned Distinguished Honors throughout high school, and has been student of the month for the Lions club (a school service organization where scholarship opportunities are available). Her athletic background consists of 6 years of competitive cheerleading, school cheerleading for 2 years, and 4 years of volleyball. She picked up the sport quick enough to earn a starting position as a sophomore, and has made great improvements each year after. She has been our starting outside hitter, playing the whole way around the court, for the past two seasons and is one of our top offensive threats this year.

Quotes from Latrobe coach Jordan Zeunges: "It's not often a coach has an athlete that would run through a wall for their team, but with Kennady the question isn't yes or no, it's "how big of a hole do you want?"  She has grown and impresses me not only as a player but even more so as a leader and a teammate, motivating the rest of her team on and off the court.