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Track: Different scenery, same results for Seton-LaSalle athlete

Written by Brad Everett on .

Hickory High School's nickname is the Hornets.

On Saturday, Raja Rutherford traveled there and stung the competition.

Seton-LaSalle's standout senior - and only member of the team - claimed three gold medals and a silver at the City of Hermitage Track and Field Invitational.

Hickory is about a 75-mile drive from Seton-LaSalle, but the lengthy journey didn't limit Rutherford one bit. She set season bests in winning the 100, 200 and long jump. She also placed second in the triple jump.

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Lacrosse: South Feature Athlete - Seton-LaSalle's Cristiana Nicholas

Written by Joe Koch on .

HeadshotSetonGLacrosseName: Cristiana Nicholas
High School: Seton-LaSalle
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Position: Defense/Midfield

Background: Cristiana is a two-year starter for the Rebels. In a 17-16 overtime victory over Peters Township this past Tuesday, Cristiana took a charge in overtime that helped lead to the Rebels' game-winning goal. Christiana is an honor student who is involved in Rebels for Life, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Environmental Club and works in the school's Main Office. She also volunteers quite a bit at the Ronald McDonald House. Cristiana will attend Otterbein University where she plans to major in Biology and play lacrosse.

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Softball: Seton-LaSalle dealing with life after Zola

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

All-everything pitcher Lauren Zola led the way for Seton-LaSalle last season. The Rebels won an outright section title, reached the WPIAL semifinals and state playoffs behind Zola's arm. This year they are showing they still have the talent to hang with anyone in Class AA, but getting into the playoffs will not be easy. A year after finishing 12-0 in Section 4-AA, Seton-LaSalle (2-4, 2-3) is in fourth place behind South Park (5-2, 5-0), Steel Valley (5-2, 4-2) and South Allegheny (4-2, 4-2).

The Rebels have been getting their offense from Lexi Wagner, a Pitt recruit. She belted a three-run home run in the sixth inning to break a tie and help Seton-LaSalle upset then-ranked No. 4 Steel Valley, 4-1. Seton-LaSalle is just a few runs away from being in playoff contention. It has been on the losing end of three one-run decisions, including a pair of section losses, 3-2 at East Allegheny and 7-6 at South Allegheny. Seton-LaSalle resumes section play on Tuesday when it hosts Shady Side Academy at Brookline Community Center.

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Alumni Update - Lauren Zola (Indiana University of Pa.)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Lauren Zola went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA in three starts last week. The freshman tossed three complete games, including an 8-0, one-hitZola IUP shutout of Edinboro.

She had nine strikeouts against Edinboro and struck out 25 batters in 21.1 innings overall. Zola surrendered just two earned runs in 21.1 innings pitched.

The Seton-LaSalle graduate earned PSAC Central Division Pitcher of the Week.

 

(photo courtesy of Indiana University of Pa.)

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Track: South Feature Athlete - Seton-LaSalle’s Raja Rutherford

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Raja Rutherford
High School: Seton-LaSalle
Grade: 12
Sport: Track and Field
Events: 100, 200, long jump, triple jump

Background: Rutherford won all four of her events in what was an outstanding performance at last Saturday's Warrior Classic at Central Valley. Rutherford posted winning times of 12.70 in the 100 and 26.63 in the 200. She had a top leap of 16-6 in the long jump and 35-1 in the triple jump. Rutherford's showing in the triple jump was most surprising considering she had never attempted the event before. Her jump would have been good enough to place third at last year's WPIAL Class AA championships. Rutherford's top event is the long jump. She finished fourth at last year's WPIAL championships. Seton-LaSalle competes as a club team and Rutherford is the only member.