Boys Volleyball: East Feature Athlete - Plum's Colin Dedert

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Name: Colin Dedert
High School: Plum
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter

Quotes from Plum coach Rick Peterson: "Team leader in kills and aces, Colin has enjoyed a good season individually even thought the team itself has struggled. Colin brings a positive attitude to his game that is infectious and can take over a game with his blocking and defense when he wants to. He will be continuing his volleyball career at Penn State Behrend."


Alumni Update - Jordan Seneca (Saint Francis)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Junior Jordan Seneca was named NEC Player of the Week, senior Ethel Santai (Pine Grove, Pa./Pine Grove Area) earned NEC PitcherSeneca SFU of the Week and freshman Abby Trahan (Kaplan, La./Kaplan) was named NEC Co-Rookie of the Week.  All three players helped the Red Flash to sweeps at Bryant and Central Connecticut State this weekend.

Seneca, a Plum graduate, has won her sixth NEC Player of the Week honor this season. SFU has had an NEC Player of the Week in eight of the 11 weeks the award has been given out.

Seneca batted .462 this week, going 6-of-13 from the plate. She hit two doubles and three homers, while driving in seven runs and scoring five. Seneca also stole three bases.


(photo courtesy of Saint Francis University)


Alumni Update - Andrew Dawson (Allegheny)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

MEADVILLE, Pa. –Visiting The College of Wooster spoiled the Allegheny baseball team's 2017 Senior Day, claiming aDawson AC total of three wins on a sun-splashed Sunday at the Robertson Athletic Complex.


After Wooster held off a wild Gator ninth inning rally to complete a 16-13 win in a game that was halted due to darkness 16 hours earlier, the seventh-ranked Scots used a ninth inning rally of their own to claim a 3-2 win in the opener of the regularly-scheduled doubleheader, before they jumped out to a big lead early on from which the Gators were unable to recover.


Following Sunday's action, Wooster's record moves to 16-4 overall and 6-2 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, while Allegheny's mark stands at 14-9 overall and 4-4 NCAC.

The two teams combined for 32 hits in the wild affair, with 11 different Gators finding the hit column.  Andrew Dawson, a Plum graduate, led the way, going 4-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs scored


(photo courtesy of Allegheny College)


Baseball: East Feature Athlete - Plum’s Ryan Kircher

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Ryan Kircher
School: Plum
Grade: 11
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher

Background: With all-everything star Alex Kirilloff now playing professionally , Plum has turned to one of Kirilloff's relatives to be the team's No. 1 pitcher (Kirilloff married Kircher's sister last summer). Kircher, a Kent State recruit, might have been No. 2 behind Kirilloff last season, but he played a big part in Plum reaching the WPIAL and PIAA Class 4A championship games. Kircher went 5-1, pitched five scoreless innings while picking up the win against Hempfield in the PIAA quarterfinals, and suffered his first and only loss after giving up two runs over six innings in a 4-1 loss to Boyertown in the PIAA final. Plum finished 25-2 last season and was 3-0 heading into Monday's home game against Shaler. The Mustangs are competing in 6A Section 2 this season.


Alumni Update - Frank Casile (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Saint Vincent men's lacrosse team earned its first victory of the season by downing WabashCasile SVC College 10-6 at Worthington Kilbourne High School in Ohio.

Frank Casile, a Plum graduate, paced the Bearcats with a game-high four goals, while the freshman also added six ground ball pickups.


(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)