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Alumni Update - Sarah Blagg (Penn State-Behrend)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ERIE, Pa. – Sophomore Sarah Blagg and junior Shannon McDonnell (Fayston, VT/Harwood Union) each earnedBlagg PSUB spots on the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South First Team.

Third base honoree Blagg, a Seneca Valley graduate, paced the squad with a .395 batting average for the season, along with hits (49), runs (37), RBI (32), home runs (3) and slugging percentage (.629). She was second in doubles with 12 and was 5-for-5 in stolen bases.

Blagg also had 14 multiple hit games, including an 11-game hit streak was the only Behrend player to post five hits and five RBIs in one game this season.

 

(photo courtesy of Penn State - Behrend)

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Alumni Update - Brenna Gallagher (Indiana Pa.)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – IUP seniors Amy Weinberg (Clarksville, Md./Atholton) and Brenna Gallagher have been named to 2016 All-Gallagher IUPAmerican teams by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), in a release on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Gallagher, a Seneca Valley graduate, had her best season, earning first team All-PSAC and All-South Region honors in addition to being a second team All-American. The defender led the Crimson Hawks with 53 ground balls, the second highest total in program single season history. She also tied Weinberg with a team-high 26 caused turnovers and finished second on the team with 63 draw controls.

 

Gallagher finishes her career as IUP's all-time leader in games played (73) and ground balls (161), and is second in caused turnovers (91).

 

Weinberg and Gallagher made up two of the five players from PSAC schools on the three total All-American teams, with Weinberg being the only first team selection from the conference.

 

The two helped lead IUP to a 13-6 overall record in 2016, including its third PSAC semifinal appearance in the last four seasons. The Crimson Hawks have been ranked in the top 20 in Division II in each of the last seven IWLCA national polls, reaching as high as 11th in the country.

 

(photo courtesy if Indiana University of Pa.)

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Alumni Update - Eric Abbott (Geneva)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Erie, Pa.The Geneva men’s tennis team traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania on Friday to compete in its first President’s Athletic ConferenceAbbott Geneva (PAC) Championship match since being reinstated as a varsity sport at Geneva College.


Eric Abbott, a Seneca Valley graduate, took his singles match to 6-3, 7-5 as he faced off against Grove City’s Jon Graber who is the number one single in the conference.
 

 

(photo courtesy of Geneva College)

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Track: Seneca Valley boys take second at Mars Invitational

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

The Seneca Valley boys took second at the Mars Invitational last week. The Raiders earned 69 points towards their silver medal, just one point behind Hickory.

Justin Gaydos earned the only gold medal of the day in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

Mark Smith took silver in the 300 hurdles with a mark of 41.11, after claiming third in the 100 (11.47). Matt Sloan jumped a distance of 42 feet, 5 inches for second place in the triple jump. He finished six inches behind Shaler's Michael Bagwell.

Sam Owori just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in the 1,600 (4:30.75). Ben Bachik also took fourth place with a distance of 5 feet, 8 inches in the high jump. Zach Gehm and Ryan DeBoer took fourth and fifth in the discus, respectively. Josh Panizales closed out the day with a fourth-place finish in the javelin (136-10).