Alumni Update: Evan Lestini (Washington & Jefferson)

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HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College men's golf team posted a second-day score of 320 and placed fifth Monday at the two-day Hershey Cup. The Presidents, who were in second place after the opening 18 holes, totaled 625 strokes on the Par 71, 7,061-yard Hershey Country Club East course.

Evan Lestini, a South Fayette graduate, was W&J's top finisher over the two-day event as he tied for 11th place in the 81-golfer field with 155 strokes (76-79). Lestini had 12 pars on his day-two scorecard after recording a pair of birdies and 10 pars on Sunday.



Alumni Update - Sean Lubin (La Roche)

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PITTSBURGH, PA – La Roche Baseball improved to 14-11 overall and 5-1 in the AMCC ConferenceLubin La Roche with a 22-1, 15-3 double-header sweep of Medaille College on Sunday afternoon.

Sean Lubin, a South Fayette graduate, went 3 for 4 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs.


(photo courtesy of La Roche College)


Track: South Feature Athlete — South Fayette’s Amanda Oliver

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Name: Amanda Oliver
School: South Fayette
Grade: 9
Sport: Track and Field

Background: Oliver placed second in the 100 (12.91) and third in the 200 (26.49) at the Mt. Lebanon Invitational Saturday. Oliver qualified for both state indoor championships this winter in both the 60 and 200.

South Fayette coach Joe Winans: “She’s going to be something to watch these next four years.”


Alumni Update - Nick Carr (Washington & Jefferson)

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Washington & Jefferson College's Nick Carr's bid for a NCAA Division IIIcarr WJ wrestling championship came up just two points short Saturday night as he fell to Wartburg's Cole Welter 5-3 in the 165-pound title match at the U.S. Cellular Center.

The loss was Carr's first (12-1) since transferring midseason to W&J from Division II Seton Hill.  Carr started his collegiate career at Division I Kent state after a earning three PIAA medals at South Fayette High School.

Carr helped W&J place 25th in the final teams standings at the national tournament.

Welter, the 165-pound bracket's No. 2 seed, wrapped up a 34-1 season with his victory.  The bout was scoreless after one period and after Carr picked up 1:07 in riding time to start the second period, Welter escaped for a 1-0 lead. With the riding time edge, Carr chose the neutral position in the third period, but two takedowns by Welter proved to be the difference. Carr notched a late reversal, but ultimately ran out of time.



Swimming: South Fayette makes diving championships a family affair

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South Fayette had four top ten finishers at the WPIAL Class AA diving championships and three are cousins. Senior Stephen Zombek headlined the day by winning his second consecutive WPIAL diving championship with a score of 423.55. His twin brother Evan Zombek was not far behind with a score of 345.00 and teammate Trevor Mahoney took fifth place with a score of 326.30. The Zombek's cousin, Nate Petrow finished tenth for the Lions at the event at South Park. While South Fayette had three top five finishers and four top ten finishers, no other Class AA program had more than one top ten finisher. The Zombek twins and Mahoney now advance to the PIAA Championships at Bucknell University on March 12.