Alumni Update - Mark DeVita (Gannon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ERIE, Pa. - Gannon has landed four student-athletes on the  American Baseball Coaches AssociationDeVita Gannon (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region teams released Wednesday morning. Jared Wiesen (Girard, Ohio/Liberty) was named to the first team while Mark DeVita, Nico DiPaolo and Nate Cardy (Franklin, Pa./Franklin) earned second-team honors.

The teams were voted on by members of the ABCA in their respective regions. The first-team members now advance to the national ballot for all-america consideration announced May 30.

DeVita earned his first career all-region accolade three weeks after being named to the All-PSAC second team. The redshirt senior second baseman was lights out during his final collegiate season with a .351 average, .503 slugging percentage and .420 on-base percentage. He generated 42 runs, 11 doubles, three triples, three home runs, 37 RBIs, 86 total bases, 14 walks and 16 stolen bases in 45 games. DeVita hit .431 (47-109) with runners on base, .500 (4-8) with the bases loaded, .370 (27-73) with runners in scoring position and .476 (20-42) with two outs.

The North Hills graduate recorded 17 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI efforts. DeVita had a hit in 37 of 48 games this season. He produced a 10-game hitting streak March 15-April 1. DeVita ranks ninth all-time at Gannon in doubles (32), 12th in slugging percentage (.441), 12th in stolen bases (37), 12th in runs (85), 13th in triples (5) and 16th in RBIs (69).


(photo courtesy of Gannon University)


Alumni Update - Lauren Williams-Wiles (Washington and Jefferson)

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Four qualified Presidents traveled to Westfield State to compete in the 2016 Eastern College Athletic ConferenceWilliams Wiles WJ Outdoor Championships to finish the season.

Lauren Williams-Wiles, a North Hills graduate, competed in the women's long jump, placing eighth out of 26 competitors after landing at 5.29 meters.


(photo courtesy of Washington and Jefferson College)


Photo Journal: Baseball WPIAL AAAA First Round Playoffs - North Hills vs. Canon-McMillan (May 16)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

North Hills faces Canon-McMillan in the WPIAL First Round Playoffs, Monday, May 16, 2106 at North Allegheny High School. North Hills had the lead until the bottom of the 7th when Canon-McMillan came from behind to score three runs to win the game.  Final score Canon-McMillan 7, North Hills 6.

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Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Alumni Update - Emma Weaver (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENVILLE, Pa. – After posting a runner-up finish in the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference Tournament, the Saint Vincent women's lacrosse team saw five student-athletes named as All-Conference standouts and another on the Sportsmanship Team.

The Bearcats had a trio of First-Team All-ORLC performers in sophomore midfielder Maggie Nelson, junior attackWeaver SVC Hannah Carroll and junior defender Emma Weaver.  

Weaver helped anchor the defense and was consistent all season long, picking up a team-high 50 ground balls.

The North Hills graduate also set a new single-season program high with 25 caused turnovers. Weaver put together a strong showing against Transylvania on April 2, recording eight ground balls and causing three turnovers.


(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)


Baseball: North Feature Athlete - North Hills' Brendan Burke

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Brendan Burke
High School: North Hills
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher/Infielder

Background: Burke was an all-section performer as a junior last year and is one of the reasons why the Indians are headed for the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs this season. Burke has been an extremely effective pitcher and infielder for North Hills. He is one of the top hitters in Class AAAA and was, at one point, third in the classification in batting average. He is also one of the top pitchers in the WPIAL.